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How to fix the missing OEM Unlock button on the Samsung Galaxy S9/S8/Note 8

On any smartphone running Android 5.0 Lollipop and higher, you may find an option called ‘OEM unlocking’ in developer options. By toggling this option, you’ll get the ability to unlock the bootloader on your device. Unlocking the bootloader lets you install a custom recovery such as TWRP, root your device to access system files, flash custom…

New Android Oreo Beta Rolling Out to the Exynos Galaxy S8 Brings Bug Fixes and January Security Patch

In November, Samsung launched the Android Oreo beta program for the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+, which we reviewed in detail. Since then, the beta program’s been expanded to more countries and updated with the December 2017 Android security patch. A week ago, a notice in the Samsung Experience application indicated that the Android 8.0 Oreo beta would…

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ Oreo Beta Might End on January 15

The Android Oreo and Samsung Experience 9.0 beta for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, which kicked off in November 2017, might finally be drawing to a close. On the Galaxy S8 subreddit Thursday, redditor shivamchinu posted a screenshot of an updated onboarding message in the Samsung Experience app’s Notices section. It contains new language that points to January…

Android Oreo Beta for the Samsung Galaxy S8 Adds App Permission Monitor

Older versions of Android used to grant carte blanche permissions to every new app installed on a user’s device. This wasn’t great for privacy, as some apps had a habit of requesting permissions that they didn’t need. Google added a permissions management framework called App Ops in Android Jelly Bean to address the issue, and custom ROMs…