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 Enable the 120Hz Display on the Galaxy S20?

Samsung’s flagship smartphones come equipped with some of the latest smartphone display technology. The thing is, most of these features are turned off by default with the Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+, and Galaxy S20 Ultra. One of its highly-requested features, the 120Hz display, is set to 60Hz by default but I can show you how to enable it. …

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How to Boot the Samsung Galaxy S20 in Download Mode?

With more people getting their hands on the Samsung Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20 Ultra, and Galaxy S20+, we’re going to see requests for how to boot into Download Mode. This is a special boot mode that Samsung uses on its Android smartphones and tablets which require you to press a couple of buttons during the boot cycle. Download …

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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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