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Android 11 with One UI 3.1 arrives unofficially on the Samsung Galaxy M20 and Galaxy M30

One UI 3.1 looks to be the best version of Samsung’s custom Android skin yet. With a number of new productivity features and several UI/UX enhancements, the Korean OEM’s flavor of Android is looking better than ever. If that has you excited, then you’ll be happy to know that you can flash an unofficial port of the One UI 3.1-based Android 11 firmware right now on the Samsung Galaxy M20 and the Galaxy M30, courtesy of XDA Senior...

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T-Mobile OnePlus 7 Pro and OnePlus 7T finally get the Android 11 update with OxygenOS 11

A lot of Android enthusiasts here at XDA not only want major version updates as quickly as possible, but they also want to receive those monthly security updates as soon as they are announced. However, there’s another segment of the community — people who are not particularly fond of Android’s OTA updates and have actually become afraid of them due to a bad incident in the past. Depending on which side of the fence you fall on,...

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Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8 can now run Android 11, unofficially

Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S and Note lineup are usually offered in two different processor variants around the world. While devices in the US, Canada, China, etc. receive the Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset, most other regions receive devices with an Exynos chip. The bootloader unlocking situation on the Snapdragon-powered models is somewhat complicated, thus the custom ROM development for the Galaxy devices is normally centered around...

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HMD Global’s Nokia 2.2 can now be bootloader unlocked

Back in 2019, HMD Global’s efforts at producing a budget-friendly smartphone yielded the Nokia 2.2. Despite the company’s substantial efforts at marketing the device with its “Android One” goodness, enthusiasts weren’t impressed. The first thing that made XDA users hesitate with the purchase more than anything was HMD Global’s weird stance towards bootloader unlocking. Yes, you can make calls, browse the web, get quick...

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Kernel sources released for OnePlus 9 series, Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite series, Mi 11 Ultra, Mi MIX FOLD, and Google ADT-3/2

Whether you like OnePlus as a brand or not, one cannot deny that the smartphones offered by the Chinese OEM are some of the easiest-to-mod devices currently available on the market. The devices are really popular on our forums since they’re relatively easy to bootloader-unlock and root, and with readily available kernel sources, they’re also a boon for custom ROM/kernel development and overall modding. We saw OnePlus publish the...