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How to Install Android 13 on any Smartphone [Download]

Google Android 13 is now Official. It comes with all New Material You. It is Safe, is Secure and made to adapt with you. Google say Android 13 is based on everything you love about Android and it focuses on building a personal phone that adapts to your usage, it is secure by default and privacy by design (Cool lines Google), and this all makes your devices work better together.


Note - We've used Google Official Guide to Install Android 13. We are not responsible for data loss, bricked devices, dead SD cards, broken IMEI, or broken features. Download and Install it on your own Risk.


How to Install Android 13 on any Smartphone


Download Links (Manual Install via PC)


Device Driver - Download via Developer Android (Google)


SDK Fastboot and ADB - Download via Developer Android (Google)


How to Install ADB on Windows / MacOS / Linux - XDA Guide


Pixel 4 (Stable Android 13 Beta) GSI - Download ( Via NIPPON GSI) (April, 2022)


AOSP GSI - Download via Developer Android (Google)


If you're a OnePlus user and Want to Extract VBMeta and Boot.img from OxygenOS Firmware - Follow this Guide 


Commands Windows


fastboot flash boot_a boot.img
fastboot flash boot_b boot.img

fastboot -w flash system <your Treble ROMs name>.img

fastboot --disable-verity --disable-verification flash vbmeta vbmeta.img

fastboot reboot


Commands MacOS

cd /Users/ <Folder name> /Desktop/platform-tools/

./fastboot flash boot_a boot.img
./fastboot flash boot_b boot.img

./fastboot -w flash system <your Treble ROMs name>.img

./fastboot --disable-verity --disable-verification flash vbmeta vbmeta.img

./fastboot reboot






Nothing Phone 1 - Nothing OS BEST LOOK


Nothing is all set to launch the Nothing Phone 1 and the highlight of that device is it's Nothing OS which is coming with some Exciting features and changes. The Nothing OS will be based on Google's Android 12 and Nothing plans to use it's own Retro Dot-Matrix Design language, this along with using most Google apps with Material You Finish.

The launch event gave us some hints what to Expect from Nothing OS, So we made a Concept accordingly. The Most Exciting Part of Nothing OS is of-course the Quick Settings, coz it is way different than basic Pixyish or OnePlus, Samsung’s Interface. Yeah you guys can see on top we’ll have two circular elements containing the information about your data pack, or balance, and connected devices with the battery level. In this Image, you guys can see the swipe-able interface, Tesla and Nothing ear 1 are connected devices and when you tap on that, you’ll see this pop-up menu with tons of options, so I guess one can control the connected devices easily from there. Nothing Says Non-Nothing devices will also connect with NOTHING os, that is gonna be awesome.




Nothing Official Launcher is live on Play Store, this is a basic launcher with basic icons, but we do have sone Dot-Matrix widget, like this cool weather widget, Digital and Analog clock. You guys can select a transparent or solid style of Digital Clock. Fun part is you can enlarge an icon which you use most, like I use twitter a lot, so it is gonna be easy for me to find and click on that app.

Nothing is also working on their icons, which I guess may look like this, icons made from dots, and I hope they give us an option to turn off and turn on the Dot theme. Nothing says this OS will be bloatware free, so no third part apps I guess, and Nothing of course is working with Google for this OS, they’re using almost all Gapps, so I think will surely see Material You design interface in there. Yes Google has done so many nice changes, like all Nothing has to do is, use them, So yeah again I think Pixel style Interface all over with Material You finish, some Nothing Exclusive Addons like Widget, Voice Recorder, Music Player and of course the awesome Quick Settings interface which I hope can connect to and control all smart devices with an ease.

Samsung Smartphones getting OneUI 4.1 (Android 12) Official Update


Samsung has started rolling out Official Android 12 OneUI 4.1 Update for Galaxy Smartphones. OneUI 4.1 first came with the Galaxy S22 Series with some new features.

Samsung OneUI 4.1 (Android 12) will be soon available for Galaxy S21 Series (Samsung Galaxy S21 FE), Latest Galaxy A Series and Tab S7 FE. Samsung plans to extend it to even more devices - S20 Series, Z Fold, Z Flip, Note Series, S10 Series, Galaxy A and Tab S Series in the coming months.

Some Exciting OneUI 4.1 Features includes iOS Style Smart Widget which won’t need much space and can swipe between different widgets allowing users to keep a single widget on screen, saving space, and at same time you guys can use all widgets like clock, Samsung notes, date and time. There are new Quick Settings as well, Samsung have done small changes in the Text, it is now Medium than Bold in OneUI 4. Now I’m gonna show you guys the Animation and System Apps Interface, but there are small changes, but you won’t notice much.
 


In the Camera application Pro mode, you can now switch to Main, Ultra Wide, Telephoto 3x and Telephoto 10X, in ONEUI 4 it just Wide and Main. There are some new features in the Settings, like the Storage Section has an Option RAM Plus, which is like a visual RAM, by default it was 4 Gigs in OneUI 4, and now in 4.1, you can choose 2 Gigs to Max out 8 Gigs. 

Finally the Lockscreen Wallpaper service has a new option Samsung Global Goals, you can get daily messages about the figures, on how much change Samsung have done in the society, so a nice initiative. The OneUI 4.1 is not only about the Features, but the animation is now faster than ever and I really like this change. This is Samsung OneUI 4.1 vs Pixel OS, and honestly speaking, I like the Color Pallet Picker of OneUI.

/ Samsung Newsroom | Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 

Google Android 12 - Material You Battery Widget

The Material You Style Battery Widget is now Live for Google Pixel Devices running Android 12L (It's a Part of March Google Pixel Feature Drop. Google's Material You is next stage for Material Design which is made for You. Yes, Personal Styling, the Widgets and Color Accent, Interface adapts to the Wallpaper Colors. 


The new Material You Battery Widget shows the Battery Percentage Level of your Pixel Smartphone and other Wireless Devices. Battery Widget works on Pixel Buds, Sony Buds, OnePlus Buds, Xiaomi Buds, Samsung Galaxy Buds, but Apple AirPods / Pro. 


We connected our AirPods to the Google Pixel 6 and it doesn't show it's Battery Percentage Level. 


"And the new Pixel battery widget can show up-to-date battery information for your Pixel, as well as Bluetooth connected devices like Pixel Buds). Add the widget to your home screen to keep an eye on battery life across your devices."

 

 

Snapdragon 898 Clocked at 3.09GHz.!!

sanpdragon 898

Qualcomm is all set to launch its new flagship processor the Snapdragon 898 and according to the rumors the new SoC 898 will be a major improvement over the Snapdragon 888. The Snapdragon 898 will give a much better performance than any of its previous processors.

The biggest highlight of the Snapdragon 898 will be its core that will be clocked at 3.09GHz, which can create a huge difference in the performance of a phone the only major problem that can be faced by this new processor is some unnecessary heating issues just like the Snapdragon 888. Because of the heating issue with the Snapdragon 888, there were a lot of criticisms that Qualcomm had to go through.

Now, talking more about the cores of the Snapdragon 898. The Snapdragon 898 will have four efficiency cores, then three performance cores, and one ARM X2 core that will be clocked at 3.09GHz. The Geekbench score for the Snapdragon 898 was 1250 for single-core and 4000 for multi-core.

The Snapdragon 898 will be a major improvement and considering the known specs it will definitely stand on top regardless of its competitor. The released date of the Snapdragon 898 is still not revealed yet but we can aspect it to be launched soon in the near future.



Mediatek new 4nm chipset. Better than Snapdragon 898?

Mediatek

Mediatek has finally made a new announcement about its brand new upcoming flagship processor, the name of the processor is not out yet but the officials have declared that they will be launching a new 4nm 5G Soc by the end of this year.

The current Mediatek flagship processor is the Dimesity 1200 which is built on a 6nm chip and the other flagship processor which is built on a 5nm chip is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888. Mediatek can become the first to launch a 4nm chip in the smartphone market.

So, now the main question is whether the new Mediatek 4nm chip can beat the upcoming Snapdragon 898 SoC or not? Considering the performance of their previous flagship processor the Dimensity 1200 and the Snapdragon 888, the snapdragon was a clear winner in every aspect but the Mediatek Dimensity 1200 was not far behind, and now with a 4nm chipset, MediaTek has promised a much better performance compared to any other chipset.

So, when will we be able to see the new Mediatek chipset running on a phone, according to the announcement we can see new phones coming with this 4nm chip in early 2022 until then we have to wait for any official benchmark score.


Android 12 Beta 3.1 arrived with lots of bug fixes

 


Android 12 beta 3.1 finally arrives today with a lot of bug fixes. Most important bugs like boot loop, System UI crash, and memory issue that was killing processes are fixed in the update. Apart from the last update, it doesn't have any improvements or UI enhancements but instead, it fixes the required bugs which are there in the last update.

Almost after 2 weeks of the release Android 12 beta is getting several complaints as more and more users are engaging in the preview. The last update is enriched with features and improvements and also comes with lots of bugs of which users are complaining about from day 1 of the preview.

The full release note is:
  • Fixed an issue that caused some devices to get stuck in a boot loop after restarting the device. (Issue #193789343)
  • Fixed an issue that sometimes caused the System UI to crash.
  • Fixed an issue that sometimes caused the Android low memory killer daemon (lmkd) to excessively kill processes.
The new update is available Pixel 3, Pixel 3a, Pixel 4, Pixel 4a, and Pixel 5 right away. To install Android 12 beta on other phones you can check out this articleAndroid 12 Beta 3.1 (SPB3.210618.016) rolling out as an OTA for Pixel devices and it is a very small update in terms of size as for Pixel 4a it just requires 797kB and 2.93MB for Pixel 5.

If you're already on the beta program, the update can be easily installed by heading over to Settings -> System -> System Update, or else if you're not enrolled in the beta program you have to manually flash the factory image. The link for the Factory Image and OTA are mentioned below.

Android 12 beta 3.1:- Factory Image | OTA

[How to] Get iOS Like Google Widget on your Android Smartphone

With the all new iOS 14 and Google's Special Widget for iPhone, it's all Clear Google cares more about widgets on iPhone than Android. Good News is, you now can get the same Widget on your Android Smartphone with KWGT.


Credits to Joseph for making this Incredible Fully-Functional Widget for Android, All you need to do is Install the Pro Version of KWGT, Download the Kustom Widget, and Download a few Google Applications mentioned below for the Google Lens, Google Assistant, and Incognito Mode Buttons to work. 




[Steps] How to Get iOS Like Google Widget on your Android Smartphone

  1. Download KWGT Pro from Google Play Store
  2. Download Kustom Widgets Zip File (Made by Joseph) and Extract It.
  3. Download Google Assistant, Google Lens and Incognito Browser
  4. Make a new KWGT Widget on your HomeScreen.
  5. Open KWGT Pro, Open Folder (Near Search), and Select Widget from the Extracted Folder
  6. Tap On that Widget, Set the Size According to your HomeScreen Size (Use Layer - Scale).
  7. Enjoy



Joseph Plans to make other iOS 14 Like Widgets, So make sure to Follow him and Ofcourse we'll update this Article whenever he posts something new.

Cool.. Right? Post your Screenshots in the below Comment Section.


Sorry, Android. Google Widget on iPhone is Cool

So Google just made this Cool new Widget Available for iPhones running iOS 14. Apple iOS 14 finally comes with an Option where you can place Widgets inbetween your Applications and that's Something Android has been doing for years, but you know, when Apple do it, it's Cool.


This new Search Widget looks really nice and is available in different sizes for iOS 14. It Got a Search Bar, Lens, Voice Search and Incognito Option right there. Sadly it's not available for Google's own Android, Google likely want it to be iOS Exclusive.

This is not the first time we're seeing something like that from Google's side, Google got a sweet spot for iOS. Motion Stills, Photovine and there are many Cool Google Applications first came to iOS and then made their way to Android.

As an Android user, this makes me feel like Google loves iOS more than Android. Not Cool Google.

Image /Chris Welch

OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro Gets One-Handed Mode with OxygenOS Open Beta 8

OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro Gets One-Handed Mode with OxygenOS Open Beta 8
OnePlus is now rolling out another Software update to the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro users in the form of OxygenOS Open Beta 8 which is based on Android 10.0 Q.

With OxygenOS Open Beta 8 adds One Handed Mode, Fixes a couple of Camera issues and updates the Android security patch level on the two smartphones to December 2019.
  • System
    • Optimized the mistouches when the phone was in pocket
    • Fixed the display issue on the uninstalling page
    • Updated Android security patch to 2019.12
    • Improved system stability and fixed general bugs
  • Camera
    • Fixed the crash issue while opening the App 
    • Fixed the black screen issue
You'll need to do is flash the Open Beta firmware on your OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro. Once you migrate to the Beta path, you will continue to receive Open Beta OTAs. You will NO LONGER receive the regular Official Stable OTAs.

Stay tuned to our FacebookTwitter, and Telegram to get the first News.

Motorola One Power Receiving Its Android 10 Update


The Motorola One Power is now receiving its Official Android 10 update. We've seen the update coming through Motorola One Power in India (RETIN). It weighs around 1.2GB and features December 1, 2019 Security patch.

Android 10 update includes new Gesture Navigation, System-wide Dark Theme, and better notifications control with suggested actions and silent groups. You also have more control over privacy and security.

The stable build is rolling out as QPT30.61-18 for the Motorola One Power. Motorola’s instructions explain that for a successful installation, the battery in your phone should be at least 50% charged and your device should be connected to a Wi-Fi network or LTE.

If you haven't got the notification of this new software update yet, Just go to Settings - About Phone - Software updates, and It will automatically start downloading the latest update. The update will take around 10-15 minutes to get Installed on your device.

Got the latest update? Let us know in comments!


Unremovable malware "xHelper" infects 45,000 Android devices

Spotted back in March 2019, xHelper is an unremovable Malware which has already infected 45,000 Android Smartphones. Reports are xHelper is making on average 131 victims per day and 2,400 victims per month.

According to Malwarebytes, xHelper gets installed via Unknown Third Party Applications which are not downloaded via Play Store. Worst part is you just cannot Uninstall this Malware, even performing factory reset of the entire device won't do anything good.

/Malwarebytes

Work on LineageOS 16 (Android 9.0 Pie) has started

Work on LineageOS 16 (Android 9.0 Pie) has started
The Lineage team has already started work on LineageOS 16 (Android 9.0 Pie) although we’re yet to see a working ROM out in the wild for users to try out.

The team posted on Github the Initial manifest files for LineageOS 16 based on Android Pie, although that doesn't mean a LineageOS 16 release date is available.

With Android 9.0 Pie, you'll get new Swipe Gesture navigation, Rotation suggestion, Adaptive Battery and Adaptive Brightness, Smart replies, App actions, Text selection, Redesigned Quick Setting tiles and Notification Panel, Redesigned Volume Options, Brand new Settings, Privacy, Digital Wellbeings (Dashboard) and Winddown Mode, and more...

That said, we'll keep you updated with every news of the LineageOS 16. Stay tuned to our FacebookTwitter, and Telegram to get the first News.


[Download] Android 9.0 Pie Gapps (Gapps For SDK 28)

Google recently launched the Next Iteration of its Android Operating System Android 9.0 Pie. The Tech Giant also pushed Android Pie source code to AOSP, helping the developers develop custom ROMs for their devices based on Pie.

Most of the developers already got working Android 9.0 Pie (AOSP or Lineage OS 16) build on their devices. AOSP based ROMs don’t come with Google services pre-installed, so you'll need to download and install Android Pie based Gapps on your device otherwise, you won’t get Google Play Services on Oreo based ROMs.

For now only Micro Gapps package is available for ARM64 bit processor. Before downloading you'll need to find your device's CPU type. You can install CPU Z that gives you a readout about your device's hardware.

Download Android 9.0 Pie Gapps

Open Gapps (Micro) for ARM 64

How to Install Android 9.0 Pie Gapps

  • Download Gapps from the above link
  • Flash your Custom ROM (LineageOS 15 or AOSP)
  • Install Gapps
  • Reboot
  • EZ?
Share your thoughts or queries in the below comment section!!

Android 9.0 Pie Goes Official!!!

Wait is Over, Android 9.0 Pie is now Official... Sweet

"The latest release of Android is here! And it comes with a heaping helping of artificial intelligence baked in to make your phone smarter, simpler and more tailored to you. Today we’re officially introducing Android 9 Pie."

This release has version PPR1.180610.009, PPR1.180610.011 for Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, PPR1.180610.009, PPR1.180610.010 for Pixel and Pixel XL.

You can also grab the new Android Pie images here and OTA files here.


Android 9.0 P is Ready for Pixel Smartphones according to Verizon

Android 9.0 P is Ready for Pixel Smartphones according to Verizon
According to Verizon's Software support page, Stable Android 9.0 P is ready for Google Pixel Smartphones with Software build PPR1.180610.009 and latest August 2018 Security Patch.

Verizon has also mentioned the changes and features you'll be getting along Android 9.0 P including new and simpler UX with gesture navigation, slices, and app actions.

"Verizon Wireless is pleased to announce a new software update for your Google Pixel. Android 9.0 P improves your mobile experience with several new features and enhancements. This update also includes the latest Android security updates and bug fixes."

Slices

Slices are dynamic interactive templates that provide a rich UI experience when using Search and Assistant. For quick access to desired actions and apps, click on the Search bar and begin typing in the app name.

App Actions


App Actions help you get to your next task more quickly--playing your favorite Spotify playlist, for example--by predicting what you want to do next. App Actions are arranged throughout Android in places like the Launcher, Smart Text Selection, Play Store, Google Search and Google Assistant. With Android P, we're going beyond simply predicting the next app to predicting the next action you want to take. We call this feature App Actions.

Simple (UI/UX)

We're introducing a new system navigation. The design recognizes a trend towards smaller screen bezels—the borders between a screen and a phone's frame--and places an emphasis on gestures instead of hard to press buttons at the edge of the screen.
  • Swipe up a single clean home button to see an updated Overview, where you can resume recently used apps in a more glanceable view
  • Smart Text Selection works in Overview, so you can tap on some text and get an action to launch relevant apps
  • You can quickly tap one of 5 predicted apps, or continue to swipe up to get to All Apps
So... Stable Android 9.0 P Drops today? 

Source: Verizon | Via: DroidLife

Android 9.0 P and Notches!!!

Android 9.0 P Final Build is due for August and today Google released guidelines on supporting phones with display cutouts on Android P.

Google says that there are currently 16 cutout devices from 11 OEMs, including several Android P beta devices, with more on the way. Basically, Google wants Developers and OEMs to provide great experience across devices with one or maximum two display cutouts.

Great news is, you'll be able to render your application content in the cutout area to provide a more immersive, edge-to-edge experience for users, especially for content like videos, photos, maps, and games.




Android 9.0 P Developer Preview 5 (Beta 4) Released! Download It Now!!!

Android 9.0 P Developer Preview 5 (Beta 4) Released! Download It Now!!!
Google just released the Android 9.0 P Developer Preview 5. According to Google's release schedule, this is the final beta build for Pixel Smartphones.

Android P Developer Preview 5 should be the most stable version available right now. This release is version PPP5.180610.010 for all four phones.

The Android P Developer Preview 5 is available to the Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, and Pixel 2 XL. If you want to get a taste, you have a bunch of options. You can either flash Preview 5 Images or OTAs, or just sign-up for the Android Beta and wait for the OTA update.

Here's a link to sign-up for the Android Beta program.You can also grab the new Android P DP5 images here and OTA files here.

Android 9.0 P Developer Preview 4 Released! Download It Now!!!

Android 9.0 P Developer Preview 4 Released! Download It Now!!!
Google just released the Android 9.0 P Developer Preview 4. According to Google's release schedule, this is the candidate builds which includes the final APIs and near-final system images for development and testing.

Android P Developer Preview 4 should be the most stable version available right now. This release is version PPP4.180612.004 for all four phones.

The Android P Developer Preview 4 is available to the Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, and Pixel 2 XL. If you want to get a taste, you have a bunch of options. You can either flash Preview 4 Images or OTAs, or just sign-up for the Android Beta and wait for the OTA update.

Here's a link to sign-up for the Android Beta program.You can also grab the new Android P DP4 images here and OTA files here.

Android P Beta available for non-Pixel devices including Nokia 7 Plus, OnePlus 6, Essential Phone

Android P Beta available for non-Pixel devices including Nokia 7 Plus OnePlus 6, Essential Phone
Google just released new Android P Build (Developer Preview 2) with exciting new features, and also announced a huge expansion of the Android Beta program. The company is now allowing non-Google devices to be a part of the beta program.

You'll be able to install the latest Android P DP2 on OnePlus, Xiaomi, Nokia, Essential, Sony, Vivo, and Oppo Smartphones. Specifically, the phones are:
  • Sony Xperia XZ2
  • Vivo X21UD
  • Vivo X21
  • Essential Phone
  • Nokia 7 Plus
  • Oppo R15 Pro
  • Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S
  • OnePlus 6
In case you want to Install it on above mentioned devices, you can do it via downloading files and flashing them manually via adb. You can follow the link below and grab the instructions from OEMs to get Android P.

Note that the OnePlus 6 will get the Android P beta firmware on May 16, the same day the phone is launched.

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