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.

download files folders with adb pull

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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How to Align Hole Punch Wallpapers Perfectly

You’ve probably seen dozens of different wallpapers that were made specifically with devices like the Galaxy S10 and Note 10 series in mind. They used the front-facing camera cutout when creating wallpapers and this spawned multiple communities around it. These wallpapers don’t always align perfectly though but we can fix this so they look perfect on your phone. …

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Cache Partition Explained

What is the Cache Partition? And How Does it Work?

A well-known troubleshooting suggestion within the Android community is to wipe the device’s cache partition. This is recommended to fix all sorts of random issues that people experience (especially after an OTA update). However, not many people know what the cache partition is, how it works, or that it isn’t even used in newer versions of Android. If …

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Download Samsung Updates

How to Manually Download Samsung Android Firmware Image Files

I wanted to take a day off from Samsung Galaxy Note 10 tutorials in order to cover this one today. There will be times that you need to have Samsung’s Android firmware files on your PC. There are many, many methods of doing this and I’ll cover a few of the more popular options which are currently available. …

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