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 Unlock the OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro Bootloader

Unlocking the bootloader of a smartphone allows us to do a number of different things including installing unsigned code (aka mods). However, it can also be a lifesaver as it allows you to recover the smartphone and install the stock factory images. So let me show you the bootloader unlock process for the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 …

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How to Boot the OnePlus 7 & 7 Pro into Safe Mode?

Safe Mode is one of the many special boot modes that Google builds into Android. It’s mainly used for troubleshooting various issues including force closes, lagging, overheating, poor performance, and bad battery life. 3rd-party apps can cause these issues so let me show you how to check if they causing random issues on the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus …

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How to Check if Your OnePlus 7 Pro has Ghost Touch Issues?

OnePlus made a lot of headlines when they announced the OnePlus 7 and the OnePlus 7 Pro to the world. The more expensive of the two is the company’s first 1440p smartphone but some people have been experiencing Ghost Touch issues. Today, I want to show you what this means and how to check if your smartphone is …

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How to Boot the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro into Recovery Mode

Android has several special boot modes with a popular one being called Recovery Mode. It has been given that name because most people use it to recover their smartphone from some sort of issue (such as a bootloop). If you run into this case then follow these steps to boot the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro into …

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How to Install Redmi Note 7 OTA Updates While Rooted

TWRP and Magisk add a lot of features to a smartphone but it also disables the ability to install official OTA updates. For the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 and Redmi Note 7 Pro, this means you can’t install these over the air updates using the built-in updater. To bypass this, you will need to manually download and install …

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How to Unbrick the Redmi 7 and Return to Stock MIUI?

Tinkering with Android software can sometimes cause a smartphone to bootloop. There are some who may want to experiment with Magisk and TWRP but only temporarily. Thankfully, there’s a fix for both of these situations. You will want to follow this tutorial to unbrick the Xiaomi Redmi 7, or if you want to return it to stock MIUI …

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