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.

Galaxy Note 4: How to Root

Now that you have had your brand new Galaxy Note 4 for a little while, you might be looking for a way to truly customize it. Today I’m going to show you how to get Galaxy Note 4 root access by following these very simple steps.

Galaxy Note 4: How to Factory Reset

Sometimes you can experience some odd and random bugs from time to time with the Galaxy Note 4(and Android in general). One way to resolve these issues is to do a factory reset so today I’m going to show you how it’s done.

CM12: How to Change the Lock Screen Wallpaper

Customizing the lock screen on CyanogenMod is generally pretty straight forward but while the team is working on implementing the proper front end for this, I wanted to show you exactly how to do it for any CM12 nightly that is going out right now.

Galaxy Note 4: How to Boot into Recovery Mode

Recovery Mode for the Galaxy Note 4 is something that you might need access to in order to wipe the cache partition, perform a factory reset and a handful of other useful tasks. So today I’m going to show you how to boot up your Galaxy Note 4 into Recovery Mode.

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.

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.

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.

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