If your phone has an unlocked bootloader, you can use Fastboot commands to flash factory images. That may sound like a bunch of technical jargon, but when it comes down to it, this is the best method for updating a rooted device, fixing a bricked phone, reverting to stock, or even getting new Android updates […]Read more "The Complete Guide to Flashing Factory Images Using Fastboot"
These days, that pocket-sized computer we call a smartphone is home to your entire digital life. But with the onset of mobile payments and online banking, the line between your virtual world and the physical realm is becoming increasingly blurred.We vigilantly remember to lock our doors and close our curtains at night to help keep […]Read more "MAKE YOUR SMARTPHONE MORE SECURE"
If you somehow forgot the pattern, PIN, or password that locks your Android device, you might think you’re out of luck and are destined to be locked out forever. These security methods are hard to crack by design, but in many cases, it’s not entirely impossible to break into a locked device. There are several […]Read more "7 Ways to Bypass Android’s Secured Lock Screen"
Most websites prevent you from saving embedded videos, but if you have the Xposed Framework installed on your Android device, a cool module from developer Ashish Bansal will now let you download almost any video. The way it works is simple—just start playing a video in your favorite web browser, then you’ll see a notification […]Read more "Download Any Video in One Tap"
There are two things you’re not supposed to talk about in a social setting: religion and politics. When it comes to the latter, though, a certain orange-hued reality TV star has made it all but impossible to stay mum about the goings-on in DC. For a minimum of four years, we’ll all be talking about […]Read more "Get a Boot Animation That Shows Donald Trump Flipping Off the Whole World"
Android is all about customization: “Be together. Not the same,” as Google’s latest ads for the platform put it. Changing your device’s boot animation, for instance, is one of the many great ways you can add a touch of personal flair. Up until now, though, boot animation mods mainly consisted of swapping out one low-resolution […]Read more "Create Custom Video Boot Animations on Android KitKat"
Selecting text on a touchscreen device has always been a major pain point. Those tiny little arrows that let you adjust the selection area are always too hard to actually adjust, making precision all but impossible. Then there’s the issue of some apps not even allowing text selection in the first place, so the entire […]Read more "Microsoft Just Made Selecting Text on Android Easier Than Google Ever Has"