Tutorials

How to Enable System UI Tuner to Modify the Status Bar in EMUI 4+

After years of minimal customization options, Android Marshmallow finally introduced some basic customization features that had existed in custom ROMs for ages through the inclusion of the System UI tuner. This feature is included in all Android 6.0+ Google devices, and in order to access it you need to pull down the status bar and long-press on the...

How to Add Third-Party Music Apps to EMUI’s Music Lock Screen [Root]

EMUI, like many OEM skins, modifies the stock lock screen to fit its theme and incorporate features that the company believes their users will need quick access to. One of the features that EMUI's lock screen offers is the ability to display the currently playing music track with beautiful, full screen album art and large track...

How to Disable Bluetooth Automatic Playback on any Android Phone

Have you ever connected your phone to your favorite Bluetooth speaker or car kit and found that applications like Google Play Music, Pandora, or Soundcloud automatically start playing? This can be quite annoying for those users who would prefer to select their own preferred application for media playback. Unfortunately, unless your particular Bluetooth device allows you...

How to use EMUI’s App Twin Feature on any Launcher

A few days ago, I shared a tutorial outlining how to use EMUI's App Twin feature with any installed application or game on your device. If you own a Huawei or Honor device that is on Android 7.0 Nougat with EMUI 5 (such as the Huawei Mate 9 family, Huawei P9/P9 Lite, Honor 6X, or Honor...

Anyone Can GitHub: Get started with File Hosting

This community is primarily focused on Android enthusiasts, but without the support of developers and their contributions the community would cease to exist. We would just become another "fanboy club." As a member of our community, you might already be aware of what GitHub is, how it works, and what functionality it offers. However, acknowledging the fact that...

How to Reduce the Long Press Delay Beyond its Lowest Setting

If you've skimmed through any of those listicles on a mainstream technology website promising a trick to "greatly improve" your device's performance, you've probably come seen this one a dozen or so times: lower your phone's animation scale to speed up your phone! By now, I would think that the vast majority of readers on our forums...

How to Clone any Application with EMUI’s App Twin Feature [No Root]

If you've recently purchased a Huawei Mate 9 or you're one of the lucky few to partake in the EMUI 5.0 beta for some Huawei/Honor devices, then you might have heard of the new "App Twin" feature. Evidently, Huawei must consider this feature one of EMUI's biggest selling points, since they stuck it in the top-most...

Minimal & Elegant Watch Face with Tasker integration [Giveaway]

If you are a Tasker fan and own a smart watch, you are probably aware of AutoWear. However useful it is, it's not going to replace your watch face anytime soon. I have been missing a simple way to display some Tasker information directly on my watch face for some time. Fortunately, I came across the...

How to Automatically Disable the High Volume Warning without Root

Those of you who live in one of the member nations of the European Union have probably come across the warning when trying to raise the volume of your headphone as shown in the feature image above. According to regulations set by the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standarisation (CENELEC), all electronic devices capable of media playback sold...

How to Enable System-Wide Immersive Mode without Root

As phone screens have become larger and larger, sometimes we want to hide the status and navigation bar so we can view our content using the entirety of the crisp, beautiful HD screen. Starting with Android 4.4, applications could implement Immersive Mode to truly bring a full-screen experience to an end-user. Unfortunately, Google and OEMs have...

Enable “OK Google” Always-on Hotword Detection on Huawei/Honor Phones [No Root]

Last week, I showed you how to force OK Google hotword detection to work on any device when its screen was off. While it can certainly be useful in some cases, it requires users to have root access to enable and is also somewhat battery hungry because it prevents your device from entering a deep sleep...

Enable Double Tap to Wake on some Huawei and Honor Devices [Root]

Double tap to wake is one of those features that you never knew you needed until you actually have it. The feature is especially useful in larger screen devices, as it makes it easier to turn the screen on across the table without having to fiddle with the buttons. While most LG devices have a double...