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 S10 Fastboot Mode

How to Boot the Galaxy S10 into Fastboot Mode?

I’ve been talking about a number of different boot modes that are available on the Samsung Galaxy S10, S10+, and the S10e. Things like Safe Mode, Recovery Mode, and even Fastboot Mode are on virtually all Android devices. However, you should know that Samsung doesn’t use Fastboot Mode which means it’s not accessible on the S10 series. I …

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Galaxy S10 S10+ S10e Unbrick

How to Unbrick the Galaxy S10, S10+, and S10e?

Android typically uses Fastboot Mode to unbrick the device but Samsung is different. Since it doesn’t have a Fastboot Mode we have to boot into Download Mode (also called Odin Mode) to get your smartphone working again. This means you need Odin and a freshly downloaded firmware for your specific Galaxy S10. Using a program with a GUI …

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Galaxy S10 Bixby Button Google Assistant

How to Open Google Assistant When Pressing the Galaxy S10 Bixby Button?

Samsung is finally letting us remap the function of the Bixby button but sadly the feature is incredibly limited. Not only can we not get rid of it from opening Bixby entirely, but we also cannot use it to open other virtual assistants. Thankfully though, there’s a way to bypass this limitation and open Google Assistant. Samsung has …

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Galaxy S10 Recovery Mode Main Menu

How to Boot the Galaxy S10 into Recovery Mode?

There are a number of special “boot modes” that virtually every Android device has. A popular and very essential one is called Recovery Mode and it is available on the Samsung Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+, and the Galaxy S10e. Today I will be walking you through the process to boot these smartphones into this special boot mode. The …

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