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.

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.

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.

End of the Year Android Game Clearance Sale

Both Google and Amazon are having incredible sales on Android games right now. With so many different genres included in these sales, there has to be something for everyone for free or discounted up to 97% off.

How to Enable the Nexus 6 Double Tap to Wake Feature

For anyone that has used an LG smartphone in the last couple of years you might know how useful the double tap to wake feature can be. Now, anyone with a Nexus 6 can regain this functionality and you don’t even have to have root access to do it.

Free Movies in the Google Play Store for December

Google has just marked three different movies for free in the Google Play Store. Each one is tied to a specific country and they will only be free for a limited time so hurry before it’s too late.

Raiden Legacy is on Sale for $0.99

Raiden Legacy, a compilation of four classic arcade scrolling shooter games, is currently on sale in the Google Play Store for only $0.99. These games are worth the full price of $4.99, so $0.99 makes this a steal.

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).

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