Doug

I have been building websites since the mid-90s AOL days when websites were written in notepad. After creating a few sites surrounding my interests, I have been writing about Android since 2012. You'll find my work on websites like here, Reddit, Phandroid, XDA-Developers, Play Store Sales, and more.

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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What is Deep Press?

There are a number of ways to interact with UI elements on an Android device. The most common ones are tapping, swiping and long pressing but some smartphones have more. Apple made this feature popular on iOS and called it Force Touch (or 3D Touch) but Deep Press is the official name of the feature on Android. Apple …

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