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.

What is Magisk Explained

What is Magisk?

There are a number of consumer products on the market that have computers in them. They run an operating system but it’s set up in a way that limits what the user can do. Bypassing these limits is commonly referred to as “gaining root access,” and one of the most popular methods for Android right now is Magisk. …

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Galaxy S10 Disable Apps

How to Disable Preinstalled Apps on the Galaxy S10?

Smartphones are becoming so common these days. So many people use them so they are now prime targets for advertising and marketing pushes. This means the Samsung Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+, and S10e are going to come with a number of pre-installed 3rd-party applications. Thankfully, we are able to disable most of them directly from within Android. Whether …

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Viewing Notifications on the Galaxy S10 Lock Screen

How to View Notifications on the Galaxy S10 Lock Screen?

With the introduction of Android 5.0 Lollipop, Android devices began showing notifications directly on the lock screen. Some enjoyed this feature while others disliked it. Samsung has made a compromise with this change on the Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+, and Galaxy S10e. By default, these are minimized but you can view them with a single tap on the …

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Redmi Note 7 China MIUI to Global MIUI

How to Switch the Redmi Note 7 from China MIUI to Global?

Xiaomi has a history of releasing a smartphone in China with their native version of MIUI on it. Then, a few months later they release the device around the world with their Global MIUI installed. If you ended up importing your Redmi Note 7 with Chinese MIUI then follow this tutorial to switch over to the Global version. …

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