Android

Tips, tricks, tutorials and guides for various features found in Android.

download files folders with adb pull

How to Download Files to the Computer with ADB Pull

There are multiple ways to copy files to and from your Android smartphone or tablet. Most will simply use the standardized USB MTP Transfer Mode but you may not have that option available to you. So, let me show you how to use the unique ADB Pull command to transfer files and folders to your personal computer. I …

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Android 10 Battery Percentage

How to Display the Battery Percentage in the Notification Shade?

A surprising number of companies have already pushed out its first OTA update to Android 10. We usually don’t see a wave like this until much closer to the holiday season. This update now shows you the device’s estimated battery life left instead of the battery percentage but I can show you how to change it back. I …

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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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How to Change the Current Active Partition Slot?

Some of my more recent tutorials have centered around Android’s Seamless System Update feature. This feature requires the smartphone or tablet to have dual partition slots (slot A and slot B) so it can switch between the two during updates. However, we can use this system to our advantage and manually switch slots ourselves using a Fastboot command. …

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A B Partition Slot Support

Does My Smartphone Support A/B Partitions?

A couple of years ago Google released the Android 8.0 Oreo software update. Among many other changes, this update added an option for OEMs to include an A and B partition slot for Seamless System Updates. Not all companies have added support for this feature though but there’s an application that checks to see if they have or …

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How to Check if You’re on Partition Slot A or Slot B?

With the introduction of Android 8.0, Google included a new partition system for the operating system. Instead of having one set of partitions for the OS, the OEM could implement 2. It can be very useful to know if partition slot A or slot B is currently active and you can learn how to check by using this …

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Move Status Bar Clock to Right

How to Move the Status Bar Clock to the Right in Android 9 Pie

With the release of Android 9.0 Pie, Google shifted the clock in the Status Bar from the top right corner of the screen to the top left. If you’re not a fan of this then rest assured knowing there’s a way that you can move it back. It requires root access and Substratum, but it’s very easy to …

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