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iPhone X clear back mod will make you think twice

iPhone X clear back mod will make you think twice

The switch, or return, to having glass rather than metal or plastic on the back of phones has a few advantages. Those include wireless charging, some rather fascinating designs, and the ability to have a clear back cover. The latter seems to have become a niche fad among enthusiasts, one that has inspired many to risk breaking their phones in the process. Naturally, the $1,000 iPhone X is no exception, and EverythingApplePro embarked on the journey so that you won’t have to. And after seeing this, you really might not want to.

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Cary42 turns an arcade cabinet into a wooden briefcase

Cary42 turns an arcade cabinet into a wooden briefcase

In an ideal world, gamers would love to have their non-handheld games with them anywhere and everywhere. That is why consoles like the Nintendo Switch and mods like the XBOOK and XSTATION are such a hit. But what if you’re more of the old school, button-smashing, stick flicking type of gamer? Surely you can’t cram an arcade cabinet for two into a portable form, right? Wrong! At least not if you ask craft shop Love Hulten, who has just made the Cary42 for that exact purpose.

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XDA One Handed Mode makes large Android phones more usable

XDA One Handed Mode makes large Android phones more usable

Gone are the days when you can comfortably fit and use your smartphone in one hand. While the disappearance of bezels promise bigger screens inside the same phone size, most smartphones 5.5-inches (traditional size) and higher often require another hand to reach the top. Some OEMs like Samsung and LG implement a one-handed mode, but not all Android smartphone have that. XDA has just released its own One Handed Mode app that mimics iOS’ Reachability for any Android phone, no root required.

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Homemade Nintendo Switch runs on Raspberry Pi, plays all your retro games

Homemade Nintendo Switch runs on Raspberry Pi, plays all your retro games

If you want to enjoy the experience of playing classic Nintendo games on modern gaming hardware, your choices are either to buy a Nintendo Switch, and hope the company sells the games you want via its digital store, or buy the new SNES Classic. Modder Tim Lindquist has combined the best of those two options with a homemade take on the Switch that runs any classic game imaginable via a Raspberry Pi.

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Galaxy Note 8 Zero Camera Mod enables QHD 60fps, HDR recording

Galaxy Note 8 Zero Camera Mod enables QHD 60fps, HDR recording

As powerful as our smartphones today may be, they’re actually not as powerful as they can be. For one reason or another, OEMs choose to sometimes limit otherwise capable hardware. The already impressive Galaxy Note 8 camera, for example, is, on paper, able to do such things as record QHD video in 60 fps rates or 4K video with HDR enabled. If those power user features are important to you, then you might want to do the work of rooting your smartphone to install this Zero Camera Mod to get those and more.

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Super Mario 64 mod unleashes a multiplayer frenzy

Super Mario 64 mod unleashes a multiplayer frenzy

Super Mario 64 is considered one of the best games ever created, but for the past 21 years, it's been a strictly single-player affair. That all changes today, with the release of a mod that turns Super Mario 64 into a multiplayer title for you and up to 23 of your friends. If you think that 24-player Super Mario 64 sounds like a hectic ordeal, well, you're right on the money.

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Wii U Compustick mod puts Windows 10 inside a handheld

Wii U Compustick mod puts Windows 10 inside a handheld

While portable gaming devices have long been in existence, the Nintendo Switch sparked the imagination of many makers and modders. While some of those have resorted to replicating the experience using a Raspberry Pi as the base, modder Banjo Kazooie went down a road less trodden. What he did was to basically stuff an Intel Compute Stick inside the shell of a Wii U handheld to create a gaming PC you can take with you and play on almost anywhere.

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Hyperkin SmartBoy pre-order starts, finally shipping this month

Hyperkin SmartBoy pre-order starts, finally shipping this month

It was a dream two years in the making and one that didn’t even start out as a dream. Instead, the Hyperkin SmartBoy started out as an April Fools joke to goad gamers into thinking they can revive their old Game Boy or Game Boy Color cartridges and slot them onto a smartphone. Well, the joke was on Hyperkin who received so much demand that they just had to make the SmartBoy real. At long last, you can indeed do all of the above and, better yet, actually buy this throwback to gaming history in two weeks’ time.

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Magisk blocked by Google SafetyNet again, fix coming

Magisk blocked by Google SafetyNet again, fix coming

The back and forth between Google developers and Android modders is an eternal cat and mouse chase. But unlike in the cartoons, this is hardly entertaining. It is also a battle where both sides are right and wrong at the same time. Case in point is the latest tug of war between Magisk developers and Google’s SafetyNet root detection system. While the upper hand currently belongs to Google, Magisk developers are just as passionate and committed and are already on the verge of releasing a fix to turn the tide again.

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Enable call recording on OnePlus phones [APK Download]

Enable call recording on OnePlus phones [APK Download]

There are definitely times when root is still needed in the Android world, especially for features that use hardware that is already there but have been disabled by the manufacturers for one reason or another. The fingerprint sensors in Sony Xperias come to mind, and so does call recording on recent OnePlus devices. The latter is a feature that is only enabled in some variants of the OnePlus 3T. Fortunately, you can also get the same functionality in other models as well. The only catch is that you need to be rooted.

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TWRP for Galaxy S8, S8+ Snapdragon models: here’s how to get it

TWRP for Galaxy S8, S8+ Snapdragon models: here’s how to get it

Although rooting is no longer as big a thing compared to the earlier days of Android, installing custom recovery still has a ton of uses no Android app can provide. Although commonly associated, root and custom recovery are two different processes and, while you need a custom recovery like TWRP to be root, it's not true the other way around. To install TWRP, however, you do need an unlocked bootloader first, which is why this particular unofficial version of TWRP for the Galaxy S8 Snapdragon models is rather significant.

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Sheikah Switch makes you feel like Link using a Sheikah Slate

Sheikah Switch makes you feel like Link using a Sheikah Slate

This Nintendo Switch mod gives you a taste of inception by making you feel like Link holding a Sheikah Slate to control Link holding a Sheikah Slate. Convoluted, confusing, and absolutely wonderful? Definitely! And expensive too. But if you're a die-hard Zelda fan and collector, this latest MakoMod creation will be too good to pass up. Especially if it's a one of a kind "skin" that trumps whatever Zelda-themed Switch Nintendo may or may not, and most likely won't, come up with.

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