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 Find Your Samsung Galaxy CSC Region Code?

After using a Samsung smartphone for a few years, I’ve learned that not everyone is aware of their device’s CSC Region code. This isn’t something the average customer would need to know, but it can be useful for us enthusiasts. So let me show three different ways you can figure out your smartphone or tablet’s CSC letters. So …

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How to Set a Custom Battery Charge Limit?

We used to live in a world where virtually all mobile phones were released with a removable battery. Over time, companies have chosen to embed these batteries so they can increase in size while also offering water resistance. This has resulted in people needing to optimize their charging patterns to reduce degradation and we can automate part of …

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How to Root the Galaxy S10, S10+, S10e, and S10 Lite with Magisk?

It’s been a while since I dedicated a tutorial to Samsung’s 2019 flagship smartphone, but I delayed this one for long enough. Now that Samsung has Android 10 on it, I wanted to show you how to root the entire Galaxy S10 series with Magisk. The only requirement here is that your bootloader must be unlocked ahead of …

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How to Fix Smartphone Overheating When Using Video Chat Apps?

There’s been a rise in popularity of video calling and video conferencing apps these days. Partly because we’re becoming a more digital society but also due to shelter in place orders around the world. People are expecting their smartphones to handle these apps during prolonged sessions but have actually ended up experiencing overheating and battery life issues. Table …

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How to Fix Samsung Video DRM Errors for Amazon, Netflix, and Others?

DRM is a very touchy subject on smartphones and tablets these days. Devices need the ability to decrypt streaming videos from services such as Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, my5, and more. However, tripping Knox on some Samsung devices will result in these streaming apps displaying a DRM error, or they will simply refuse to begin playing the video. …

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How to Remove Samsung Galaxy S20 Bloatware?

Samsung has partnered with a number of other companies with the release of the Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+, and Galaxy S20 Ultra. These partnerships result in the company’s 2020 flagship smartphone coming pre-installed with a number of 3rd-party apps. Sadly, we cannot uninstall them like normal, but we can use a simple ADB command to get rid of …

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How to Customize Android’s Screen Timeout Setting?

By default, Android includes a handful of times that you are able to choose for its screen timeout feature. These options tend to be rather limited and are usually short times so it can save you battery life. Thankfully, Android is very customizable and we can set this number to anything we want using a number of methods. …

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How to Turn Off Fast Charging on the Samsung Galaxy S20?

The number of things we use our smartphones with is increasing and this has put a strain on the battery. To compensate, OEMs have increased battery capacity while also allowing them to charge faster. Not everyone needs the Galaxy S20 charged that quickly though so let me show you how to disable Fast Charging and/or Fast Wireless Charging. …

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