CM12: How to Enable Privacy Guard

Privacy Guard is CyanogenMod 12’s version of individual rules for application permissions. Sadly, it isn’t enabled by default so today I’m going to show you how to enable CM12 Privacy Guard on your smartphone or tablet.   The permission system...

Galaxy S5: How to Boot into Download Mode

Some Android OEMs add a Download Mode to their device as a way to allow low-level communication between the device and a certain PC program. Since this is a vital process needed to modify your Samsung device, I’m going to show you how to boot into the Galaxy S5...

Galaxy S5: How to Wipe the Cache Partition

One of the most common reasons for issues with various applications boils down to the bad/corrupt cache for the app. So today I’m going to show you exactly how you can wipe the Galaxy S5 Cache Partition.   Applications and services use Android’s cache...

Galaxy S5: How to Boot into Recovery Mode

Sometimes we need to get into the Android recovery to do a factory reset, wipe the cache partition or apply an update via ADB. So today I’m going to show you the step by step process on how to get into the Galaxy S5 Recovery Mode on your device.   Even...

How to Get Silent Mode Back in Lollipop

Even though Google has removed Silent Mode from Android 5.0 Lollipop, there is now a way to get the functionality back to your device. This guide will show you exactly which app you need to install to regain this much-needed Lollipop Silent Mode feature.  ...

Galaxy S5: How to Boot into Safe Mode

Safe Mode is used to help determine if a 3rd party application is somehow interfering with your device. Today I’m going to show you what the Galaxy S5 Safe Mode is and how to boot into it.   3rd party applications for Android can be very powerful at times....

2nd Hunger Games Book is Free in the Google Play Store

For any fellow book lovers out there, you might be interested in knowing that the second book of The Hunger Games is now on sale, completely free, in the Google Play Store right now. There’s no telling how long this deal will be going on so you might want to nab...

New Website Design

You probably already know by now that AndroidExplained.com is using a brand new WordPress theme. It might look as flashy but there are a lot of functions under the hood that should make things much better going forward   Some might have thought the original theme...

Galaxy Note 4 Starter Guide

Whether you just purchased the Galaxy Note 4, or you are new to Android modifications, this starter guide will walk you through the tutorials you need to look at(and in the proper order) to go from start to finish.   I want to thank the people over at...
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