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How To : Make your Android phone feel faster

If you're looking to get a faster Android phone without resorting to installing a custom ROM, check out this helpful video to learn seven tips for speeding up an Android smartphone. There are a number of easy adjustments to the standard Android settings that will make the phon ...more

How To : Add a Dancing Music Visualizer to Your Nav Bar

CyanogenMod, the popular custom ROM available for many Android devices, has a nice little feature that displays a music visualizer beneath your on-screen navigation keys while you're listening to your favorite songs. It's a subtle touch, but it makes for a more immersive exper ...more

How To : Get CyanogenMod's Audio Mixer on Your Nexus 6

CyanogenMod continues to be the most popular custom ROM for a good reason. Their team of developers always stay on top of the latest trends, and ensure that their software is packed with nice tweaks and awesome features. One such feature is an audio equalizer that allows you t ...more

How To : Root an HTC Tattoo Google Android smartphone

Unlock your HTC Tattoo's hidden potential by rooting it! Rooting your phone will enable you to do a great number of fun, against-the-rules things: Interested in running a custom ROM? It's easy. Want to turn your Milestone into a wireless hotspot with free WiFi tethering? Go ah ...more

How To : Unlock the Bootloader on Your OnePlus 6

If you ever want to root your OnePlus 6, install TWRP, get Magisk and Xposed, or flash a custom ROM, the first thing you'll need to do is unlock your bootloader. Your bootloader is a piece of firmware that loads up the operating system on your phone. Normally, it's programmed ...more

How To : Dual-Boot Multiple ROMs on Your Nexus 6

Desktop users have taken advantage of dual-booting operating systems for decades now. If your core system software is lacking in any regard, dual-booting a secondary OS can give you access to those features that you're missing out on. When it comes to Android devices, there's ...more

How To : All the Reasons You Should Root Your Phone

Rooting. As an Android user, I'm sure you've heard the word once or twice. According to Kaspersky, 7.6% of all Android users root — but for the 92.4% who don't, we wanted to talk to you. Rooting allows you to remove barriers and open Android to a level of unprecedented contro ...more

Android Basics : A Series of Tutorials for Beginners

All across the web, you'll find guides on setting up various apps and mods for your Android device—but while these are certainly useful, they all seem to be working under the assumption that the reader has a certain level of knowledge about Android. For someone that's just get ...more

How To : Enable Free WiFi Tethering on Android Marshmallow

Starting in Android 4.3, Google added some code to AOSP that tagged your internet traffic when you were running a mobile hotspot, which made it incredibly easy for carriers to block tethering if you didn't have it included in your plan. But as of Android 6.0, this "tether_dun_ ...more

How To : Install Cyanogen OS 12 on Your OnePlus One

They might be a little late to the party, but the Cyanogen team has finally released their newest ROM for the OnePlus One, Cyanogen OS 12. The launch had to be pushed back a few times due to some technical issues, but now we finally get to see what the Cyanogen team has cooked ...more

How To : Change the Color of Android's Clock Widget

When it comes to theming your Android device, it's the little things that matter most. Whether you're tweaking your navigation buttons or changing the color of system menus, no theme is complete until even the smallest element matches the rest of your color palette. As a stap ...more

How To : Save Call & SMS Logs on Android—No Root Required

Android automatically clears entries in your call log after 30 days. While this might be fine in most cases, sometimes you need to find a number that called you more than a month ago. Or perhaps you want to keep detailed records for business purposes, and 30 days just isn't lo ...more

How To : Hack Boosts the OnePlus One’s Max Volume Limits

Though they share the same name, the HTC One and OnePlus One have completely different sound quality. HTC had put a lot of time and effort into fine-tuning their BoomSound technology, while OnePlus is still fairly new to the game, with brand recognition being a much greater ob ...more

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