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.

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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.

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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.

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Lollipop Navigation Bar

How to Disable the Navigation Bar

here’s a quick and simple way to disable the Navigation Bar completely on Android. It requires root but once you have your smartphone or tablet rooted, then you can get rid of the annoying Navigation Bar(aka Soft Keys).

GMD Full Immersive Mode

How to Hide the Navigation Bar

Today I’m going to walk you through a step by step guide on exactly how to hide the Navigation Bar on Android. This will not disable it completely(I’ll talk about that tomorrow), but it will hide it and allow you to bring it back anytime you want.

LG G3 Over Sharpening

How to Fix the LG G3 Over Sharpening Effect

Since the release of the LG G3, a lot of people have complained about an over sharpening effect that LG has decided to use. After months of testing the issue can now be fixed with a simple custom kernel and I will show you how.

Nexus 5 Root

How to Root the Nexus 5 on Android 5.0 Lollipop

Google officially launched Lollipop a couple of weeks ago and as every day passes there are more people accepting the OTA update onto their device. Today I wanted to write about the step by step process of how to root your Nexus 5 now that it is running Android 5.0 Lollipop  for Windows, Mac and Linux.

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How to Root the Nexus 9

The Google Nexus 9 tablet is finally available for purchase. After you have unlocked the bootloader, you will probably want to root it. Today we’re going to go over the step by step process on how to root your Nexus 9 tablet.

Nexus 9 Unlock Bootloader

How to Unlock the Bootloader of the Nexus 9

Some of you might have gotten your hands on Google’s latest Nexus tablet and are looking to unlock and root the device. Today I’m going to walk you through the steps needed in order to unlock the bootloader of the Nexus 9 tablet.

Nexus 5 Unlock Bootloader

How to Unlock the Bootloader of the Nexus 6

We are just a couple of weeks away until the release of the 2014 Nexus flagship smartphone, the Google Nexus 6. In preparation of the release I wanted to go through the step by step process of how to unlock the bootloader of the Google Nexus 6.

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How to Root the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact

We’ve talked about unlocking the bootloader and installing a custom recovery for this device lately. So, today I’m going to go through a step by step guide on how you can gain root access to your Sony Xperia Z3 Compact(D58XX).

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