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.

Align Camera Hole Punch Camera Cut Out Wallpapers

How to Align Hole Punch Wallpapers Perfectly

You’ve probably seen dozens of different wallpapers that were made specifically with devices like the Galaxy S10 and Note 10 series in mind. They used the front-facing camera cutout when creating wallpapers and this spawned multiple communities around it. These wallpapers don’t always align perfectly though but we can fix this so they look perfect on your phone. …

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Cache Partition Explained

What is the Cache Partition? And How Does it Work?

A well-known troubleshooting suggestion within the Android community is to wipe the device’s cache partition. This is recommended to fix all sorts of random issues that people experience (especially after an OTA update). However, not many people know what the cache partition is, how it works, or that it isn’t even used in newer versions of Android. If …

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Download Samsung Updates

How to Manually Download Samsung Android Firmware Image Files

I wanted to take a day off from Samsung Galaxy Note 10 tutorials in order to cover this one today. There will be times that you need to have Samsung’s Android firmware files on your PC. There are many, many methods of doing this and I’ll cover a few of the more popular options which are currently available. …

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Galaxy Note 10 Uninstall Bloatware

How to Uninstall Galaxy Note 10 Bloatware?

It’s common for these companies to partner with app developers to get their services preinstalled onto smartphones. The bad thing is that this can be done in a way that makes it difficult for users to uninstall them. So let me show you how to remove those pesky applications that cannot be uninstalled through the traditional method. I …

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How to Take a Screenshot on the Galaxy Note 10?

Samsung has been ruffling features since the introduction of Bixby and its dedicated hardware button. The Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+ changed things up by switching back to a 3-button layout but changing how the power button functioned. So with that now changed, let me show you how to take a screenshot on these new Samsung …

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Galaxy Note 10 Unlock Bootloader

How to Unlock the Bootloader of the Galaxy Note 10?

Samsung has released three different versions of its Note 10 series. The Galaxy Note 10, Galaxy Note 10+, and the Galaxy Note 10+ 5G. If you have the Exynos variant of any device in this series then you should know the bootloader can be unlocked. This tutorial will show you how it’s done and that it takes less …

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Galaxy Note 10 Download Mode

How to Boot the Galaxy Note 10 into Download Mode?

Samsung doesn’t have a Fastboot Mode on its smartphone and instead opts for what is called Download Mode. The two share some similarities but offer vastly different features and experiences. So today I will be walking you through how we can boot the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 as well as the Galaxy Note 10+ into and out of …

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How to Boot the Galaxy Note 10 & 10+ into Safe Mode?

Smartphones these days are built upon layers and layers of different technologies. They are all set up to function properly with each other but some times layers can go a bit haywire. This leads to the common issues you see reported online and the Galaxy Note 10 Safe Mode feature is a great way to start troubleshooting the …

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