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Sony Xperia XA Ultra Simple Rooting Guide

Remember those days when rooting was a simple set of steps that anyone with basic computing knowledge could follow? Pepperidge Farm XDA Developers remembers, and especially XDA Senior Member rrvuhpg who has kindly put together a very easy-to-follow rooting guide for Sony's phablet, the Xperia XA Ultra. Every device manufacturer has its own set of quirks and hoops...

How to Get the Google Assistant on Android 5 Lollipop (No Root)

https://youtu.be/AnDYjIcLD8k TK is at it again with another useful tip, this time it's getting the Google Assistant to work on Android Lollipop. The kicker - no root is required for this setup. Even though it still has a few improvements to sort out, it has definitely come a long way since its initial release. The only...

Tips for Editing RAW Photography — Get the Most out of Your Smartphone’s Camera

­­ After exploring the RAW capabilities of my OnePlus 3T and Sony NEX-5 cameras, an array of readers responded with questions and comments on RAW photography and their experiences. Many expressed the desire to better learn how to edit photography and particularly how to deal with RAW file formats on both mobile devices and desktop operating...

Become A Git Pro With Git 101

One of the key aspects of smart and mature development is version control. One of the most popular methods is Git. It was developed by Linus Torvalds himself back in 2005 and even Google uses it to maintain Android. Well, the major part of it. While many developers use Git on daily basis, for some...

Unlock, TWRP and Root the OnePlus 3

Before you begin, you will need ADB and Fastboot setup correctly on your computer. Check out a guide on how to do this here. Download Super SU here. Download TWRP here. This process includes wiping everything from your device, so make sure you have a backup before you begin. Plug your device into your computer VIA USB Navigate...

How to Do Everything With Android

Below is our compendium of how-to guides, tutorials, best-of lists, and more. Reading these will be more entertaining than listening to your nagging mother, which actually isn't entertaining at all. Keep an eye on this page as we're always adding more guides!  

How To Install Custom ROM on Android

Custom ROMs are one of the best things about Android! If you’re ready to ditch your stock ROM and reap the many benefits of loading a custom ROM such as improved battery, better performance, and updates to the latest Android versions, then follow this guide. Backup your data before you proceed! If you want to learn...

What is an Android Custom ROM?

  In the world of Android, you’ll often hear people talking about “Custom ROMs”. This article will explain why you might want one. So don't be shy, read on. The term ROM, which stands for Read Only Memory and really has very little to do with what a custom Android ROM actually is, can be confusing. A...

How to Install CyanogenMod 12

For this guide you will need: Root access Unlocked bootloader Step 1: Download CyanogenMod Installer Visit get.cm from your Android device and download the .apk file. Step 2: Enable Unknown Sources Go to Settings > Security > Check Unknown Sources Step 3: Install the App Open the .apk file that you downloaded earlier, and install it. Step 4: Follow the instructions The CyanogenMod Install app...

How to Install a Custom Recovery

Installing a Custom Recovery allows you to flash custom ROMs, backup your phone, restore from backups and much more. Every phone has a specific method to install a recovery, so in this post we will get you started with the basics then point you in the direction of more information. As always, make sure you...

How To Download and Install Google Apps

If you want to access the glory that is Google apps and services on your Android phone, you need Google Apps, or GApps. Each GApps package will include Play, Camera, Keyboard, Gmail and much more. Of course, if you have the Play store, along with obligatory Play Services, you'll have access to the entire catalogue...

How to Boot Into Recovery

Each phone will have a specific method by which you can access the recovery on your device. Button Combo Recovery Boot Step 1: Power off your phone. Step 2: Consult the table below or the XDA forums to find the correct button combo for your device. Samsung Galaxy POWER + VOLUME UP + HOME LG POWER + VOLUME DOWN Hold until the...