Tips

Here are a number of Android tips and tricks for things that simply are not tied down to just one specific smartphone or tablet.

How to Install ADB and Fastboot on Linux

We need ADB and Fastboot to issue commands to Android devices. On Windows this is done in a few different ways as described here, for Linux though, it takes a few commands via the Terminal to setup.

How to View Dismissed Notifications

Dismissing a notification by accident is annoying and it used to mean that it was gone forever. Android has a Notification Log built-in and here is how you can access it.

CM12: How to Disable Privacy Guard Notifications

The biggest complaint that I see about Privacy Guard seems to be from the persistent notification that it has in the Status Bar. So today I’m going to show you exactly how to disable the Privacy Guard notification for individual applications.

CM12: How to Enable Privacy Guard

Privacy Guard is CyanogenMod 12’s version of individual rules for application permissions. Sadly, it isn’t enabled by default so today I’m going to show you how to enable CM12 Privacy Guard on your smartphone or tablet.

How to Get Silent Mode Back in Lollipop

Even though Google has removed Silent Mode from Android 5.0 Lollipop, there is now a way to get the functionality back to your device. This guide will show you exactly which app you need to install to regain this much-needed Lollipop Silent Mode feature.

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.

How to Enable Android Developer Mode

To gain quick access to some additional features of your Android device we sometimes need to enable Developer Mode. So today I’m going to show you a very quick step by step tutorial about how to enable this hidden menu in Android.

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