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.

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.

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 Check if the Galaxy Note 10 Knox Counter is Tripped?

Many will associate Samsung’s Knox efuse to whether or not their warranty has been voided or not. While this isn’t always the case, it can negatively affect your experience with the device. So let me walk you through the steps to show you how to check and see if your Galaxy Note 10 Knox counter has been tripped. …

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How to Install the Best Google Camera on the Redmi 7?

Google has done some tremendous work in the post-processing department when it comes to its camera application. We’ve seen these ports do wonders for smartphones with cameras that just don’t rise to the occasion. The stock camera app of the Xiaomi Redmi 7 isn’t bad for the price, but images captured from this Google Camera port look much …

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How to Download Files to the Computer with ADB Pull

There are multiple ways to copy files to and from your Android smartphone or tablet. Most will simply use the standardized USB MTP Transfer Mode but you may not have that option available to you. So, let me show you how to use the unique ADB Pull command to transfer files and folders to your personal computer. I …

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Android 10 Battery Percentage

How to Display the Battery Percentage in the Notification Shade?

A surprising number of companies have already pushed out its first OTA update to Android 10. We usually don’t see a wave like this until much closer to the holiday season. This update now shows you the device’s estimated battery life left instead of the battery percentage but I can show you how to change it back. I …

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Galaxy Note 10 Unbrick Bootloop

How to Unbrick the Samsung Galaxy Note 10?

Smartphones have become so ingrained in our everyday lives that most people keep theirs within arm’s reach 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. So when something happens that “bricks” the device, it can be quite a stressful event. There isn’t anything to worry about though as I can help you unbrick your Samsung Galaxy Note 10 …

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Galaxy Note 10 Fix Bluetooth Connections

How to Fix Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Bluetooth Connection Issues?

Two times a year Samsung releases a smartphone that demonstrates the best it is able to mass-produce (for a profit) at that time. These are almost always great pieces of hardware paired with a (debatable) good software package. Sadly, thousands of people experience Bluetooth connection issues but I may be able to help you fix them. Bluetooth is …

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