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How to remove Facebook bloatware from the OnePlus 8 series and OnePlus Nord

Android and bloatware are two spheres that have co-existed since the very beginning of the OS's existence. The story started off with carriers bundling a variety of useless or functionally-duplicate-yet-inferior apps onto smartphones sold under their network. From there, the story expanded to OEMs themselves bundling duplicate apps, and even to apps from Facebook and...

Free Android screen mirroring app “scrcpy” adds seamless copy-paste, stay awake option, and more

Working and interacting between devices with different operating systems can be a pain sometimes. There are few first-party tools available to set up multi-platform connections, and many of them require that you own devices from the same brand. Fortunately, third-party tools are there to save the day. A free and open-source project called scrcpy allows...

Android 11 will introduce a new “App Compatibility” Developer Option to help devs test new platform changes

Every year at Google I/O, Google highlights some of the most exciting changes coming to the next version of Android. While most users judge Android versions by the visual changes that affect their experience, each Android update also comes with a ton of changes to APIs and platform behavior. These changes are important for app...

Tasker 5.9.2 beta lets you run ADB shell commands without being tethered to a PC

When it comes to automation apps on Android, Tasker is undoubtedly the preferred choice of a majority of users. Despite the fact that the app doesn't have a beginner-friendly UI, Tasker is the go-to choice for many power users due to the vast variety of plugins it offers. For instance, the developers released Tasker v5.9...

Android backups to Google Drive have been broken for many, here’s how to fix it

One of the pain points in migrating from one Android smartphone to another is the fact that you are unlikely to land in the same device state as you started off, in the context of your app data. The problem is even more prominent when you migrate across different OEMs, as specific OEM solutions are...

Android 11 may finally bring a proper, native Wireless ADB implementation

For Android app developers, ADB is an indispensable tool for debugging applications. With the ability to generate logs, push and pull files, sideload APKs, and enter the shell, ADB gives developers a lot of control over a test device while using a PC. While it's possible to use ADB wirelessly by connecting to your device...

Scrcpy v1.9 can mirror your screen even with the display off

Microsoft's Windows 10 Insider Builds have been advancing in leaps and bounds as far as mobile integration goes. The Your Phone app is becoming ever more feature-rich, now supporting notification syncing over both Wi-Fi and mobile data. Your Phone also supports screen mirroring, albeit only with select devices. Your Phone is more of an all-encompassing...

Google warns that ADB backup and restore may be removed in a future Android release

Setting up a new Android phone has gotten a lot easier over the years. Android Oreo's Autofill feature has made it much easier to sign in to all your apps, and some apps even carry over all your preferences too. Switching between phones from the same OEM is especially easy as most have their own...

How to disable any pre-installed system app bloatware on Android without root

What we define as "bloatware" is subject to personal preference, but I think we can all agree that some manufacturers and carriers are more guilty of including it on their smartphones than others. Bloatware can, depending on your point of view, range from being a pre-installed app like Facebook to the stock, non-Google Photos gallery...

Manual Google Drive backup support is now in testing in Android Pie

Upgrading your Android smartphone can be annoying if you aren't getting a device from the same brand. That's because, unless you have a rooted device with TitaniumBackup, you may find yourself having to set up all your apps again since the built-in backup solution isn't that robust. While the built-in solution can backup contacts, call...

Future Android release will bring manual Google Drive backup support

According to a correspondent for the Android development team on the Google Issue Tracker, a future Android release will allow users to start a manual app data backup to Google Drive. This includes backing up your application data, call history, device settings, and text messages. As it stands, your backups go to Google Drive automatically...

TWRP 3.2.2-0 brings ADB fixes and improvements to OTA updates

The most famous custom recovery, Team Win Recovery Project (known as TWRP) has been updated to version 3.2.2-0. This release brings a number of fixes and improvements over the previous version. Notable fixes include proper support for the adb backup feature, along with improving the installation of OTA updates so that you don't need to...