Tutorials

Nexus 5X Bootloop Fix Helps you to Finally Boot the Phone

Has your LG/Google Nexus 5X stopped booting, or rather, ends up stuck in an endless boot sequence? This is something we term a "bootloop" and it can occur for various reasons. Most bootloops can be fixed by flashing the stock firmware or factory resetting, but in the case of a hardware bootloop, there's generally nothing...

How to Manually Change the Galaxy S8 Navigation Bar Color

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are the first flagship smartphones from Samsung that ditch their traditional capacitive buttons in favor of software navigation keys. Besides allowing us to customize the layout of the keys, we can also change the navigation bar color as well. Among a selection of standard colors that we had...

Nexus 6P Bootloop Fix Has Been Found, Makes Your Phone Use 4 Cores

Have you been affected by the Nexus 6P Bootloop of Death? If you are one of the unlucky few with a Nexus 6P tucked away in some drawer, you'll be happy to know that a fix has been found that'll enable you to fully boot up your device once more. This has been achieved by disabling...

How to Hide the Persistent Notification for Background Apps in Android O

Android O is looking to bring major enhancements to the Android OS we all know and love. Picture-in-picture mode for phones, notification channels, smart text selection, autofill services, and under the hood many, many changes to enhance your battery life, performance, and security. One feature that is supposed to help users sort out issues with...

How to Permanently Remove the Google Chromecast Notification

The Google Chromecast can be incredibly convenient as it makes it quick and easy for you to instantly stream a song, video, or even just a picture from your device onto another device such as a TV or wireless speaker system. There aren't any wires to connect between your phone and the casting device, and...

How to Freeze Any App’s Background Processes without Root on Android 7.0+

Android has always been considered the more "powerful" mobile platform when compared to iOS because of how much freedom its 3rd-party applications have. This enables a lot of automation to take place simply because Android applications can do more tasks while they're running in the background. However, this comes with a downside as it opens the...

How to Enable the Preferred WiFi Calling Option on the Verizon Pixel & Pixel XL

WiFi calling has become a popular feature on smartphones these days as they can offer an increase in call quality, especially when your signal is rather poor. Consider the fact that most cellular voice calls are sent using aging technologies which is why most standard phone calls don't sound as crisp and clear as VoIP...

How to Uninstall Carrier/OEM Bloatware Without Root Access

More and more carriers and OEMs are locking down their devices and installing various pieces of bloatware onto our smartphones and tablets. Admittedly, bloatware is a rather subjective term and can range from Samsung's own messaging application to Google's own music player application to even actual spyware like DT Ignite. Because many of our phones and...

Use Xposed Edge Pro to Auto-Start FireStarter or AppStarter on the Amazon Fire TV

A few days ago, the Playing With Fire Mod was published that allows you to essentially turn your Fire TV box/stick into an Android TV device. Following upon that, XDA Senior Member Y314K has published a guide showing you how to use Xposed Edge Pro to get FireStarter/AppStarter working on a a Fire TV/Fire TV Stick and...

Make your own Clipboard Manager with Tasker and AutoTools

For some time now, I have been trying to get around the issue of not having a clipboard manager on my phone. There are third-party applications and some keyboards that come with their own clipboard manager built in, but I personally find many third-party keyboards to be slow and clunky, therefore I generally stick with...

PSA: Spotify (and other apps) not working with Android Auto? Here’s a fix.

For those of who you are lucky enough to own a vehicle with Android Auto integration built-in, some of you may have come across a rather annoying issue when trying to get certain music applications such as Spotify to work. It just refuses to show up in the dashboard. Why does this happen, and what...

How To Control Your Media Volume By Default

https://youtu.be/6DGpBbKym9s Here Miles takes a look at a slew of different apps here, not all of which do the exact same things, but they all offer ways to control the media volume by default. Links to all the apps mentioned: Buttons Remapper: This is pretty nice to use for this function, although the UI isn't very exciting, it gets the...