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One of the reasons Android users brags alot about Android powered smartphones against other mobile platform like iOS is the limitless customization they can do to their devices.

The Android ecosystem allows the users to tweak(modify) their devices according to their wishes. But also, the Android has certain limitation when the users has no prior knowledge on how to play around tweaking the device interface.

Companies like, Samsung, Hauwei, Xiaomi etc already integrates theme engine with their customised OS allowing users to modify their user interface to some extent. But for devices that come with Google stock OS such as Google Pixel, Nexus etc has no theme engine installed.

However, with the help of substratum theme engine, those running on stock Google Android OS can now use the free substratum app from playstore to modify their devices. Substratum is a unified theme engine which allows customisations on rooted Android devices

How To Install Substratum Theme Engine On Android Without Root

The step by step guide below is dedicated towards devices running the latest Android OS (Oreo 8.0). The Substratum app is a free app on Google Play store and currently works on rooted Android Oreo devices. But if you don’t have root authority on your device and still want to use the substratum theme engine on your device, you'll need to download and install an add-on for substratum app on Google Play store called Andromeda

Andromeda costs around 1.99$ for a limited time. For Samsung Galaxy users who may need the substratum experience on their devices will not find Andromeda in play store because it currently doesn't  is support Samsung Phone but instead you guys will find Sungstratum, which again, is a 1.99$ app on Google Play store.

How To Install Substratum Theme Engine on Android Oreo

Installing Substratum and Andromeda on your un-rooted device alone won't perform the task of modifying your device interface, you still have to run a batch file using your PC to make both app functional on your device. 

Things to know:
  • Your device should be on Android OreoT
  • The below produce is for devices without root.U
  • USB Debugging must be enabled to enable communication between your device and PC.

Steps To Install Substratum And Andromeda On Your Device

Step 1: Download Andromeda Script with respect to your PC 
Step 2: Download and Install Substratum App and Andromeda App from Google Play store.

Step 3: Now, launch Andromeda Desktop Client (Mac OS) / Script (Linux and Windows).

Step 4: (i) For windiws: Connect your device to your PC, Download and extract the ZIP file for windows and double click on the batch file inside the folder. Make sure no other device is connected and press any key to continue. You will now see the script run in a Command Prompt window and it will auto launch substratum on your phone.

Step 4: (ii) For Mac: Open up the DMG and double click on Andromeda Client (purple icon), then you'll get an option to select the disk image that you just mounted in the file browser. Click on OK then wait for your device to launch Substratum.

Step 4: (iii) For Linux: Unzip the archive and run ./start_andromeda.sh. Wait until the script finishes executing and then you're done.

Now you should see Substratum running on your device.  We're done with the whole process. Head to Google playstore and download some free themes and customize your device.
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YouTube Already Rolling Out Dark Mode For iOS App
Apple iPhone and news forum member yesterday shared a report following the recent update on dark mode on YouTube latest iOS App update.

While the option is not yet available for all users, a Reddit user shared a screenshot of the dark mode option appearing just above the Restriction mode option in the iOS app settings and and some other viewers have noticed the appearance in the newly released YouTube iOS App update (13.0.1).
Dark mode Screenshot via Redditor OustedHoChiMinh

The Dark mode first appear on YouTube last year on the desktop version as part of its overall redesign and speedier framework. One other Reddit posted was reported to have gotten the option by force closing and reopening YouTube App but TechCrunch said they tested the method and didn't work for them. 

The Dark mode is one feature I find very useful because it is easy on the eyes and allows users to focus more on content same way as the night light feature in windows 10 PC. Dark mode has long been requested by YouTube users and even some test has proven the Dark mode feature to safe battery.

Once the feature is rolled out to all users, you can activate this option by navigating to settings in the YouTube app and just above the Restriction mode option, you can toggle on and off Dark mode.

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[Nougat][7.1.2] Mokee Custom OS For Tecno Y3

MoKee Open Source is based on the Google AOSP. We update our source code frequently to keep up with the latest development, and not forgetting to merge in special features of our own at the same time.

A small group of people from around the world who are interested in Android launched this project on the 12th of December 2012, and is committed to make this ROM better and better. Like most contributors of open source projects (Omni, CyanogenMod, Slim AOSPA etc), we are doing all these in our free time as our passion

  • Features :
  • Listview animation
  • Interpolation animation listview
  • Update over the air can download the download website only incremental, it helps lower faster update and upgrade more easily:
  • Some icons and own layouts
  • Manager for Google services, so no need to use a large gapps, you can only download necessary at MokeeCenter
  • Ringtones, Alarms, Notification, UI sounds are all different CyanogenMod, thus bringing a beautiful charm to rom
  • bootianimation own
  • information integrated into MokeeCenter
  • Settings to add speed data network
  • Settings for navigation bar
  • Settings for Statusbar
  • Intelligent control settings to configure the newer apps and others.
[Nougat][7.1.2] Mokee Custom OS For Tecno Y3
[Nougat][7.1.2] Mokee Custom OS For Tecno Y3
[Nougat][7.1.2] Mokee Custom OS For Tecno Y3
[Nougat][7.1.2] Mokee Custom OS For Tecno Y3
  • Main Highlight

  • Latest Build From Source - 26/12/2017
  • 5 December Security Patch
  • GPS Fixed
  • Camera Fixed
  • Substratum Working
  • Both Storage Mounting In PC And Phone
  • Loud Sound
  • Both SIM Working
  • FM Radio In Earphone [Framework Not Patched]
  • Offline Charging
  • OTG Fixed

  • Known issues:
  • VPN

How to Flash Mokee Custom OS On Tecno Y3

  • Download All ROM Files From link below
  • Boot your device Into TWRP Recovery Only
  • Goto wipe menu and Perform a factory reset
  • In advance wipe menu, Wipe Cache, Dalvik Cache/ART, System, Data
  • Return to TWRP main page and select install
  • Flash ROM and other fixes
  • Reboot
  • Enjoy

  • Mokee Dev's
  • Aditya Kumar
  • TribetMan
  • Fire855
  • Josemar
  • RajKumar
  • Teja K
  • Attached2Android
  • Pascal Chibuike
GAPPS:: Download
3G fix:: Download 

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How to Install TWRP Custom Recovery V3.2.1 On Razer Phone

Razer Phone now official TWRP support from TeamWin. The smartphone which is designed and focused on gamers can now be rooted using latest TWRP 3.2.1. By installing TWRP Custom recovery on your Razer Phone unlocks many possibilities of tweaks or mode; you can easily install a custom ROM, take nandroid backups, NVRAM backup etc.

In the guide ahead, we have put together the complete step in which you can install TWRP custom recovery on your Razer Phone. Unlike any other Android smartphone, installing TWRP custom recovery on Razer Phone is slightly different from previous methods we may have seen on this blog or others.

See Also: How to unlock bootloader and install TWRP on OnePlus 5T

What's New in TWRP 3.2.1

  • MIUI fixes(cryptomilk)
  • Better android 8.0 compatibility in ROM trees (Dees_Troy)
  • Fix missing library in Oreo (nkk71)
  • Fix inconsistent SDcard naming (DevUt)
  • Default to TWRP restore instead of adb backup restore to fix restore
Disclaimer: Make sure you’ve backed up all important files / data on your device before proceeding to installing TWRP on your device. All tool, custom roms or mods mentioned or used in this site's tutorial belongs to their respective Devs. This site or its author will not be responsible if you damage your device.
Before we can proceed to installing TWRP 3.2.1, we need to unlock bootloader on your Razer Phone.

How to Unlock Bootloader On Your Razer Phone

1. First you need to have adb and fastboot tool installed on your PC
2. Enable USB Debbuging mode on your Razer Phone 
3. Enable OEM unlock on your device. Goto  settings> Developer options and check OEM unlock
4. Launch adb and fast from desktop icon / hold shift key in adb and fastboot installation folder and right click then select open command windows here
5. while the phone is connected to the computer, type in the command.
adb reboot bootloader
6. Once your device boots up in the bootloader, type in the command
fastboot flashing unlock
7. You'll get a notification pop-up requesting comfirmation to unlock bootloader, select yes using the power button and navigate using the volume buttons
8. Once process completes, reboot and enjoy
fastboot reboot

Congrats on unlocking bootloader on your Razer Phone, now, we'll  continue to installing TWRP custom recovery on it. 

How to Install TWRP 3.2.1 Custom Recovery On Razer Phone

1. Launch adb and fastboot tool you used in unlocking your bootloader
2. Download TWRP 3.2.1 Recovery and installation zip package for Razer Phone.
Now, turn off your device.
3. Boot your device into fastboot / download mode (hold down the down volume key while the phone is off and connect a USB cable which is connected to your PC
4. Now, run this command through adb.
adb shell getprop ro.boot.slot_suffix.
The command should return either
[ro.boot.slot_suffix]: [_a]
[ro.boot.slot_suffix]: [_b]

5. Turn off the device by holding the power button for 5 to 15 seconds.
6. Boot your device into fastboot / download mode again.
7. Now, we need to switch the boot slot. The suffix you found in Step 5, you would have to switch to the opposite one. If it was a you got in the output, switch to b and similarly, if it was b then you need to switch to a.
So, if you had boot slot a previously:
fastboot --set-active=_b
If you had boot slot b previously:
fastboot --set-active=_a
8. Copy the download TWRP image and installer zip to adb and fastboot folder. Now type in the command.
fastboot flash boot twrp-3.2.1-0-cheryl.img && fastboot reboot
9. Your device should now boot into TWRP. Now, we need to push the Installer ZIP file to your SD card directory. Copy the installer zip to the same folder with adb and fastboot Do so, by typing in the following command.
adb push twrp-installer-3.2.1-0-cheryl.zip /sdcard
10. Now you need to install the ZIP package you just pushed. Do that by tapping on Install. Select the ZIP package and confirm installation.

That's it, you've successfully installed TWRP recovery on your Razer phone.

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Nokia  Announced New Gadget At CES called Nokia Sleep
Nokia announced a new gadget at CES called Nokia sleep. The Nokia sleep is a smart mattress pad that tracks your sleep patterns. Over the years, people have been using smart watches to track their sleep cycles and only a few weeks ago I changed my thoughts on sleep tracking being useless after Apple watch saved a man's life by reporting unusual heart beats.

The Nokia sleep which is WiFi connected syncs all your sleep data to Nokia's Health Mate App. In addition to sleep tracking, Nokia sleep also looks at your snoring pattern and analyzes data to give you a daily sleep score.
Nokia sleep will be shipping at $99 in the first quarter of this year. The Nokia sleep integrate with popular home assistant, Amazon Alexa and automation app, IFTTT. With Alexa you can request your sleep progress from the Health Mate App and control what happens in your room when you goto sleep with the help of IFTTT. For example, you can set it up to turns off the light and room temperature reduces once you're asleep or to open the blinds when you wake up while all of these smart home appliances are all connected to a WiFi.

Nokia Sleep is designed to be positioned on the side of the bed, at chest level, that way it is able to distinguish one's body movement and also reports changes in heart and respiratory rates.