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  1. DroidModderX

    Some Verizon Pixel 2 Users Are Able To Unlock Their Bootloader

    The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are the perfect phones for those who are still interested in rooting their device, that is as long as you are not the owner of a Verizon variant. Verizon has decided to lock down the bootloaders on their devices making rooting a thing of the past on their network. Last...
  2. DroidModderX

    The Pixel 2 Out Shines Competitors In OIS Test

    Optical Image Stabilization is a huge factor you should consider when comparing phones. Great OIS can be the difference between clear and high resolution photos and photos that are blurry. This can also make a huge difference when taking video. Digital Image stabilization has worked out for...
  3. DroidModderX

    You Can Now Install Google's AR Stickers On Some Rooted Phones

    Google's AR Stickers is a new feature that is currently only officially available for 1st and 2nd gen Pixel phones. The feature allows you to overlay AR images over the image your viewfinder is currently on. There are all kinds of fun stickers from Star Wars to Stranger Things and more. The...
  4. DroidModderX

    Pixel 2 Experiencing Random Reboot Issues

    The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL have experienced one of the sloppiest Google phone launch ever. It all started with display issues with the Pixel 2XL. Those issues were followed by the PIxel 2 speakers making popping noises. The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL is now experiencing random reboots for some...
  5. DroidModderX

    Free Google Mini and $100 Play Store Credit With Pixel 2 Purchase For Cyber Monday

    While Google won't be giving any deep discounts on the Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL for Black Friday and Cyber Monday they will be giving your some free goodies for buying either devices. Google is offering up a free Google Mini and also $100 Play Store credit. Once you buy either device you will...
  6. DroidModderX

    Pixel 2 Camera Exhibits Strange Banding Under LED Lights

    In most conditions whether it be low light or bright natural light the Pixel 2 takes incredible photos with natural yet vibrant colors, industry leading dynamic range, and unmatched clarity. That being said the camera is exhibiting some strange behavior under LED lighting. Some users are...
  7. DroidModderX

    Google Explains Their Technique For Video Stabilization In The Pixel 2

    While Google may be catching a bad rap for the display tech featured on the Pixel 2 XL there is no denying that they have managed to produce the best cameras ever to be featured on a smartphone. One of the main features of those cameras is the ability to record super stable video. Google...
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    Soft Bricked Pixel 2

    I was trying to install some custom kernel and then eventually root my phone, however during the process I have soft bricked my phone. It is basically stuck on the bootloader screen. I tried flashing a number of pixel 2 ( walleye) factory images, ranging from .010 build number to 0.025 build...
  9. DroidModderX

    Clicking Noises In Pixel 2 Is Being Fixed In An Upcoming Update

    Earlier in the week we found that the PIxel 2 devices were exhibiting an annoying clicking noise. This has been addressed by Google. Apparently it was being caused by NFC in the phones. Google has already said that they are working on an update to fix this issue. According to Google you can also...
  10. DroidModderX

    Google Responds To Display Dismay Will Provide Updates To Fix Consumer Concerns

    This past week has seemed to be pretty deathly for the Pixel 2 XL. Just about every tech media outlet has reported various deal breaking problems with the device's display. This lead to Google launching a full fledged investigation to see if there was anything that actually needed fixing. Google...
  11. DroidModderX

    Turn On Saturated Colors On The Pixel 2 With Oreo Colorizer

    One of the main complaints about the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL is the fact that Google opted to go with sRGB for the display color scheme. As a result colors are more natural and muted which is fine for some, but others would like the option to customize the colors. Thanks to a new app called Oreo...
  12. DroidModderX

    Google Lens Now Available For The OG Pixel and Pixel XL

    One of the most innovative features of the new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL is Google Lens. The new feature builds on what we saw with Google Googles by utilizing ARCore and the Google Photos App. Google Lens allows you to point your phone at just about anything for identification. It's like the...
  13. DroidModderX

    First Factory Images Arrive For The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL

    If you are looking to do any type of modding to your Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL you will want to go ahead and grab a factory image this way you can always return your device to factory settings if something goes awry. These are the current builds which are running on the devices now and do not...
  14. DroidModderX

    Pixel 2 Units Making Weird Sounds For Some Users

    The past several days have not been very good for Google when it comes to hardware. Some are calling the Pixel 2 XL launch a complete and utter failure thanks to the issues with the display. Now we are getting the first small complaints with the HTC made Pixel 2. It seems some users are...
  15. DroidModderX

    Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL Bringing Back The Menu Button

    In the beginning the Android Nav bar consisted of the home button, back button and menu button. As Android matured so did the hardware. Eventually phones could handle keeping several apps available in the background. Pretty soon Android replaced the menu button with the recent apps button...
  16. DroidModderX

    Pixel 2 XL Display Woes Continue With New Burn In Issues

    As the Pixel 2 XL finally started hitting doorsteps last week we were inundated with complaints and reports of terrible Pixel 2 XL displays. LG has been putting LCD displays in their flagship phones for years. They decided to go with their POLED display in the 2 XL. Customers instantly found...
  17. danDroid

    Change the Pixel 2’s Active Edge Action with Button Mapper

    Button Mapper has been updated with a work-around that will let you change it, though it’s not as simple as just installing an app and tapping on a couple of things. Instead, you have some work to do, including a bit in adb. Check out the video below or continue reading @ Droid-Life
  18. DroidModderX

    The Pixel 2 Can Recognize These 10,000+ Songs

    Now Playing is a new Google Pixel 2 feature that can automatically detect songs that are playing in the background. When Now Playing detects a song playing it will display information on the lockscreen. The ambient lockscreen feature can work even while the phone is off line. The data base is...
  19. DroidModderX

    Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL Devices Have Now Started Shipping

    The other day we discussed the fact that Google had finally started charging cards for Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL orders. This generally means that they are preparing devices for shipment. Google started to send out shipment notifications yesterday which means some of those who paid extra for...
  20. DroidModderX

    You Can Buy Your Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL From A Google Pop Up Store

    Last year Google decided to show off their Pixel and other Google devices at various Pop Up stores. You could go to those stores and get your hands on the device to help you make your decision as to whether or not you would buy those devices at Google's online store. There was no option to buy...
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