Android 101

The goal of Android Explained has always been to teach everyone how their hardware and software works. So even if you have never touched an Android device before this section will help you learn the basics from the community lingo to the core features of the OS.

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Device Tutorials

There is barebones vanilla AOSP Android and then there are the versions that OEMs put on their phones. This means two phones running the same version of Android can look completely different. So this section will be for showing you how to use your new device.

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Android Tips

Whether you know the basics or are completely familiar with your smartphone you can still benefit from a number of Android tips. Here you will find mods, unique applications, hidden app features and just a whole lot of different things that we are able to do with our Android devices.

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How to Copy a File from the Computer to Android with ADB Push

Most people will let their PC mount the smartphone automatically and then switch over to MTP mode (aka file transfer mode) to access files on the device. This isn’t possible in Android’s special boot modes though so let me show you how you can send files from your computer to your Android smartphone or tablet device with ADB. …

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How to Fix the “ADB_Vendor_Keys” Not Set Error?

Quite often we’re using ADB and Fastboot tools to interact with our smartphone or tablet. This requires us to manually grant USB debugging permission when we connect the phone to the PC. We’re also given the option to save these keys for future reference. If they cannot be accessed then you’ll see an ADB Vendor Keys error. You’ll …

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How to Disable and Uninstall Samsung’s Bixby Assistant?

Samsung announced it would launch Bixby, its digital personal assistant, with the Galaxy S8 series. Many features were brought over from S Voice and the company has added many more throughout the years. Lately, they have been pushing it even harder with an added hardware button but I want to show you how to uninstall it. Relatively speaking, …

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How to Install TWRP Recovery on the Galaxy Note 10?

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 comes with the stock Android recovery software out of the box. This offers a fair number of features but there are much more available in custom recovery options. So let me walk you through how to replace the stock recovery with the popular custom solution known as TWRP for both Snapdragon & Exynos …

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How to Install an OTA Update on a Rooted Galaxy Note 10?

Samsung is actively blocking people from checking to see if their device has an OTA update waiting on them if the Galaxy Note 10 bootloader has been unlocked. Thankfully, there’s a way for you to manually download the update, patch it with Magisk, and install it using Odin without having to lose any of your personal data or …

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How to Disable the Reddit App’s Watermark Feature?

Millions of people are browsing online communities using the official Reddit application. A new feature was recently added where people are seeing a watermark added to photos and images they download using this app. It has sparked a bit of outrage online but thankfully this “feature” can be disabled very quickly by simply diving into Settings. It took …

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How to Stop Samsung Devices from Sending Data to Qihoo 360 Servers?

I knew this was going to be a hot-button issue when it was published on /r/Android but I wanted to wait a bit. Now, there is more information available so I have decided to write up this tutorial. Today, I will be showing you how to stop Samsung Galaxy smartphones from sending your data to Chinese Qihoo 360 …

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