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Which file manager do you use?

I use one called X-Plore. It’s actually very good. Even has a WiFi server, conpressed archive support, etc. but the downsides are that it’s close sourced and some features are behind a paywall (though IMO they are worth it). …

I had mixed emotions when I first read this, like how can you take so long to update a phone? But then I did realise that most Android manufacturers supports a phone only 2 or 3 years for security patches and updates (Apple of course sets the example here for 7+ years). …

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Creating android app without android studio ?

I have few app ideas I wanted to create, so I thought I give flutter a try. Downloaded it and as recommended with android-studio… It was horrible bloated and very very slow I could NOT develop with it. …


No matter how well we think we know our phones, there’s always something or other that manages to evade our attention. Don’t believe me? If you’ve got a Samsung phone, chances are you didn’t know that your Gallery app contains a hidden menu, chock full of secret options. …

Donate to microG

If you use microG, consider donating to support its development. …

This is one area where Apple seriously falls behind Android. Shortcuts just pales in comparison to the power and depth that Tasker offers Android users. Tasker lets you delve into reading and often modifying all sorts of system and app variables. For example on iOS I still cannot test (read only) fo…

Are there any brands/phones that particularly root-friendly?

Right now I have a Nokia 8 and it cannot be rooted because the bootloader cannot be unlocked. Which sucks a lot. …

wifi manager

i wish there was a foss app that allowed you to prioritize some AP over others.
also thresholds:…


Defeating Huawei’s draconian security measures wasn’t an easy task, but a developer named Andrey Smirnoff actually managed to decipher the bootloader unlock code generation algorithm for devices that are based on HiSilicon Kirin 960/659/655 chipsets. Apart from that, what makes PotatoNV possible is …

Is the Fairphone 3+ supposed to be slower than a first generation Pixel XL on single core compute?

I just got my Fairphone 3+ recently, and noticed that apps feel a bit more sluggish than my old first generation Pixel XL. I ran Geekbench 5, and got a single-core score of 263 and a multi-core score of 1203 on the fairphone, but 323 and 964 respectively on the Pixel. …

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