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.

How to Boot the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro into Recovery Mode

Android has several special boot modes with a popular one being called Recovery Mode. It has been given that name because most people use it to recover their smartphone from some sort of issue (such as a bootloop). If you run into this case then follow these steps to boot the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro into …

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How to Unbrick the Redmi 7 and Return to Stock MIUI?

Tinkering with Android software can sometimes cause a smartphone to bootloop. There are some who may want to experiment with Magisk and TWRP but only temporarily. Thankfully, there’s a fix for both of these situations. You will want to follow this tutorial to unbrick the Xiaomi Redmi 7, or if you want to return it to stock MIUI …

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How to Activate Google Assistant in Android Q With Full Navigation Gestures Enabled

The release of Pie, we saw a new navigation system added to the core AOSP version of Android. Google is trying something different with Android Q beta 3 by adding a new, gesture navigation option. However, this feature changes how to activate Google Assistant. So let me show you how to trigger it with the new navigation gestures …

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How to Disable the Galaxy S10 Fast Charging Feature?

Some people are wary about fast charging technology with a smartphone that can cost over $1,000. With most smartphones, this means they are forced to buy a 3rd-party charger that is slower than their stock one. This isn’t the case for the Samsung Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+, and Galaxy S10e as we can disable the feature via the …

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