Doug Lynch

Hi, I have been building websites since the mid-90s AOL days when websites were written in notepad. I have always gravitated toward creating content that helps people do specific things. I began using Android back in 2012 and instantly got interested in the custom ROM community.

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How to Enable the Galaxy Note 10 Developer Mode Menu?

Like other Android smartphones and tablets, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 series has a hidden Developer Mode in its Settings application. This is hidden by default, but it can be enabled very easily. Let me walk you through the quick, step-by-step tutorial that will reveal the Developer Options menu so you can tinker with secret options. Android is …

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How to Stop the Galaxy Note 10 From Force Closing Background Apps

Android has a feature called Adaptive Battery that will analyze the apps you use and keep unused apps from using too much battery life. This can result in the Galaxy Note 10 killing music streaming apps including Spotify, YouTube Music, Apple Music, & more. To prevent this, we can either disable it or add them to an exempt …

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How to Fix the “Cannot Load ‘twrp.img’: No Such File or Directory” Error?

Installing TWRP onto a smartphone or tablet typically requires you to use a Fastboot command to overwrite your current recovery system. Some people have trouble with the Command Prompt and in turn end up getting a cannot load twrp.img error, or being told there is no such file or directory. But there is a way to fix it. …

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How to Install the Google Recorder on the Pixel 3, Pixel 2, and Pixel 1?

Earlier this year Google launched a number of hardware devices alongside new apps and additional features to existing applications. One new app is called the Google Recorder but it is only available on the Pixel 4 right now. Thankfully though, we can manually install this on any Android 9.0+ smartphone out there (including older Pixel devices as well). …

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What is Screen Attention, AKA Adaptive Sleep?

There are many features that OEMs create on their own that eventually make their way into the core Android OS. Samsung has been responsible for many of them & the release of Android 10 adds one that’s similar to Smart Stay. Google calls this Screen Attention in its Pixel devices but developers will likely know it as Adaptive …

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How to Enable Galaxy Note 10 Wireless PowerShare Charging?

For the last few years, Samsung has been betting on wireless charging technology. This began with its change to a more premium smartphone design (with a glass back) and has continued through the Galaxy Note 10 series. With it comes a feature called Wireless PowerShare that actually lets you wirelessly charge other devices with your very own smartphone. …

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How to Enable Astrophotography Mode on the Pixel 1 and Pixel 2?

Google just announced and subsequently released the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL smartphones. During the launch event of these two smartphones, the company revealed a unique new software featured called Astrophotography Mode. This was said to be limited to the Pixel 3 and Pixel 4, but I can show you how to use it on the older …

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How to Make the Galaxy Note 10 Button Bring up the Power Menu

As more people get their hands on the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+ they will notice that holding down the Power Button doesn’t bring up the Power Menu. At least, it doesn’t work that way by default. Instead, it will bring up Bixby but thankfully we can change this to how you expect it to …

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How to Force the Galaxy Note 10 to Shutdown and Restart

For the most part, the Android OS runs stable and won’t run into any issues during day-to-day operations. However, anomalies can happen and the software can freeze up causing it to become unresponsive. Thankfully, Google has built in a way to force a device to reboot but Samsung has made their tweaks to the Galaxy Note 10 software. …

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