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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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Here’s how to get a DCI-P3 color gamut on your OnePlus 3T

Here’s how to get a DCI-P3 color gamut on your OnePlus 3T

The arrival of the OnePlus 5 was a bittersweet moment for the company’s fans. On the one hand, it meant a great new and somewhat still affordable flagship smartphone. On the other hand, given recent events, it might be a death sentence for the somewhat young OnePlus 3T. The startup did promise that Android 8.0 would come to last year’s flagship before the year ends, fingers crossed, but owners need not wait that long to get at least one new feature for their device. Apparently, some OnePlus 3T models and the OnePlus 5 use the exact same display panel, which meant that the latter’s wider color gamut is also available on the older smartphone.

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Nintendo Switch dock built from old Game Boy Advance SP

Nintendo Switch dock built from old Game Boy Advance SP

If you're a Nintendo Switch owner, you can count yourself among the lucky who no longer have to struggle with the ongoing console shortages. The trade-off, however, is that you now get to deal with expensive accessories, like the $90 price tag on an extra dock. But if you're need of connecting your Switch to more than one TV and are skilled at DIY experiments, you could just make your own dock out of an old Game Boy.

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XSTATION lets you have both an Xbox One and PlayStation 4

XSTATION lets you have both an Xbox One and PlayStation 4

The console wars are often drawn between the Xbox and PlayStation camps (sorry Nintendo), but, whether you'd like to admit it or not, there will always be games from the other side of the fence you wish you could play on your favorite console. The most obvious solution would be to get both consoles, but that would quickly become a management nightmare. Fortunately, console modder extraordinaire EdsJunk has come up with a cleaner and smarter solution. Meet the XSTATION, your Xbox One and PS4 in one gateway to gaming paradise.

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This app replaces the Galaxy S8 navigation buttons with Pixel ones

This app replaces the Galaxy S8 navigation buttons with Pixel ones

After years of stubbornness, Samsung has finally moved away from hardware or capacitive navigation buttons to on-screen ones. Not that it had a choice anyway, with its new Infinity Display design. There are, however, two catches. The order and design of the buttons don't adhere to Android guidelines. The order is easily changed via Samsung's own settings. Changing how the buttons, look, however, is almost impossible. Not unless you use this third-party overlay app which lets you make those buttons look like a regular Pixel or Android phone.

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You can also make a transparent LG G6 if you’re brave enough

You can also make a transparent LG G6 if you’re brave enough

Is clear going to be the new black? While it's probably never going to be offered by OEMs officially, the idea has appealed so much to JerryRigEverything that he's doing it again. After divesting the Galaxy S8 of its colors, he is now giving its closest rival, the LG G6, the exact same treatment. Of course, if you do attempt this at home, be prepared to end up with a non-functioning phone. If you, or the LG G6 rather, manages to survive unscathed, then you're rewarded with a nifty-looking piece of tech.

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This SNES mod is the latest Nintendo console-portable hybrid

This SNES mod is the latest Nintendo console-portable hybrid

If you've been paying to the launch of the new Nintendo Switch at all, you know that its greatest feature is its ability to seamlessly transition from home console to hand-held portable. Unfortunately, at this point its biggest drawback is the lack of a wide selection of games — you know, besides the new Zelda. But you know what system has a huge library of great games? The Super Nintendo (SNES). That's why one Japanese modder has the right idea by turning his old console into the perfect portable machine.

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Xbox One S laptop made real, courtesy of Ben Heck

Xbox One S laptop made real, courtesy of Ben Heck

Benjamin “Ben” Heck might be best known for tearing things apart, but he also leaves an army of rebuilt, modded, and re-designed gadgets in his wake. The latest to get the privilege of being reincarnated in a new body is the Xbox One S, which Heck tore down late last year. Feeling uninspired to put it all back together again, Humpty Dumpty style, he decided to put it instead into the most portable form for a gaming console. And thus the Xbox One S laptop was born!

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Doom 3 BFG mod brings the game to virtual reality

Doom 3 BFG mod brings the game to virtual reality

Virtual reality and first person games are often thought to be the perfect pair. After all, both try to let you experience virtual worlds from the point of view of a character, rather than watching from behind or above. In reality, the perfect VR FPS is harder to pull off than you’d think, because of frame rates, controls, and game mechanics. modder Codes4Fun, however, might have just stumbled on the perfect formula to make that happen, with a mod that makes the Doom 3 BFG edition actually playable on the HTC Vive.

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