Doug

Hi! I began using Android back in 2012 with the Nexus 4 and instantly became entrenched in the custom ROM community. The Android OS can feel overwhelming at times so I hope that my tutorials will be able to help those who need a little assistance learning the software.

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How to Boot Recovery Mode on the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8, 8T, & 8 Pro?

Xiaomi’s MIUI Android firmware includes some of the more basic features while removing others. One feature the company left in and created software for is the Redmi Note 8 Recovery Mode. But not many people know how to boot into this special mode so today I want to walk you through the process from start to finish. Table …

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How to Install ADB and Fastboot Tools on Your PC [3 Ways]

Most of us interact with our smartphones through one method: tapping the screen. These are generally called “user-facing features” as they are what the OEM presents to us in the firmware. We can do change things with the Android OS over the command prompt as well, but first, you need to have ADB and Fastboot tools installed. Table …

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How to Find Your Samsung Galaxy CSC Region Code?

After using a Samsung smartphone for a few years, I’ve learned that not everyone is aware of their device’s CSC Region code. This isn’t something the average customer would need to know, but it can be useful for us enthusiasts. So let me show three different ways you can figure out your smartphone or tablet’s CSC letters. So …

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How to Set a Custom Battery Charge Limit?

We used to live in a world where virtually all mobile phones were released with a removable battery. Over time, companies have chosen to embed these batteries so they can increase in size while also offering water resistance. This has resulted in people needing to optimize their charging patterns to reduce degradation and we can automate part of …

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How to Root the Galaxy S10, S10+, S10e, and S10 Lite with Magisk?

It’s been a while since I dedicated a tutorial to Samsung’s 2019 flagship smartphone, but I delayed this one for long enough. Now that Samsung has Android 10 on it, I wanted to show you how to root the entire Galaxy S10 series with Magisk. The only requirement here is that your bootloader must be unlocked ahead of …

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How to Fix Smartphone Overheating When Using Video Chat Apps?

There’s been a rise in popularity of video calling and video conferencing apps these days. Partly because we’re becoming a more digital society but also due to shelter in place orders around the world. People are expecting their smartphones to handle these apps during prolonged sessions but have actually ended up experiencing overheating and battery life issues. Table …

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How to Fix Samsung Video DRM Errors for Amazon, Netflix, and Others?

DRM is a very touchy subject on smartphones and tablets these days. Devices need the ability to decrypt streaming videos from services such as Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, my5, and more. However, tripping Knox on some Samsung devices will result in these streaming apps displaying a DRM error, or they will simply refuse to begin playing the video. …

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How to Remove Samsung Galaxy S20 Bloatware?

Samsung has partnered with a number of other companies with the release of the Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+, and Galaxy S20 Ultra. These partnerships result in the company’s 2020 flagship smartphone coming pre-installed with a number of 3rd-party apps. Sadly, we cannot uninstall them like normal, but we can use a simple ADB command to get rid of …

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How to Customize Android’s Screen Timeout Setting?

By default, Android includes a handful of times that you are able to choose for its screen timeout feature. These options tend to be rather limited and are usually short times so it can save you battery life. Thankfully, Android is very customizable and we can set this number to anything we want using a number of methods. …

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