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.

Wipe Cache Partition

Galaxy Note 4: How to Wipe the Cache Partition

If the Galaxy Note 4 that you got from Samsung isn’t running properly, wiping or clearing the cache partition of Android just might fix it for you. Android makes wiping the cache partition very easy and today I’m going to show you how do this for the Galaxy Note 4.

Safe Mode

How to Boot the OnePlus One into Safe Mode

Third party applications can wreck havoc on your OnePlus One. If you are having any random issues that just don’t seem normal, a 3rd party application might be the culprit. So today I’m going to show you exactly how to boot up your OnePlus One into Safe Mode.

SuperSU Thin

How to Root the OnePlus One

We’re getting close to the end of our OnePlus One series and afterwards you should be ready to modify just about anything you want with your device. So today I’m going to show the step by step process on how to gain root access to your OnePlus One.

Install Custom ROM

How to Install a Custom Recovery on the OnePlus One

So far we have talked about booting your OnePlus One into Fastboot Mode and unlocking the Bootloader. Today I’m going to show you exactly how you can install a custom recovery on your OnePlus One so that you can make backups and install custom kernels and custom ROMs.

Unlock Bootloader

How to Unlock the OnePlus One Bootloader

In order to gain install a custom recovery, gain root access and install custom ROMs on the OnePlus One, you first need to unlock the bootloader. So today I’m going to show you exactly how to unlock the OnePlus One bootloader so that you can start working on modifying your device.

OnePlus One Fastboot Mode

How to Boot the OnePlus One into Fastboot Mode

If you are looking to root and modify your OnePlus One, the first thing you need to do is to learn how to boot up into Fastboot Mode. This is a very simple process and it shouldn’t take you very long to master.

Developer Mode

How to Enable Android Developer Mode

To gain quick access to some additional features of your Android device we sometimes need to enable Developer Mode. So today I’m going to show you a very quick step by step tutorial about how to enable this hidden menu in Android.

Stock LG G3

How to Downgrade the LG G3

Unless you bought the LG G3 before a certain date, you most likely have a version of Android that can no longer be rooted. So today I wanted to take you through the step by step guide on how to downgrade your LG G3 so you can root it.

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