Developer Options

How To : Activate Developer Options on Your Galaxy S9

You don't need to have a fully modded and rooted Galaxy S9 to appreciate what developer options brings to the table. Besides the obvious USB debugging, which lets you use ADB, this hidden menu lets you tweak your phone's animations or change its DPI to better suit your needs — ...more

How To : Activate Developer Options on Your Galaxy S10

Developers options is one of the first things tinkerers unlock on a new phone. However, even the less tech-savvy users will find some benefits to revealing this hidden menu, as it enables features such as GPS spoofing and faster animations. By default, this menu is hidden awa ...more

How To : Activate Developer Options on Your Galaxy Note 9

Just because Developer Options is hidden by default doesn't mean you shouldn't unlock it. While for rooters its benefit are obvious, even for the average user it opens the door for tools which enhance your experience. From animation speed to improving gaming graphics, Develope ...more

How To : Enable Developer Options on Your Nexus

Unlocking "Developer options" on an Android device is useful for many things. You can limit or stop transition animations for a snappier device, enable USB debugging to run fastboot commands, and more. But of course, the first step to making these tweaks is to unlock the hidde ...more

How To : Enable Developer Option in Android

There are number of android devices available in the market. Interface of every phone varies. Most of the people search for Developer Options to tweak the performance of the mobile phone. There is application available on google playstore to access the developer option, but it ...more

How To : Change Your Home Screen Icon Shapes on Android 10

For those of you who like to frequently change the icon shapes on your home screen, the process has changed in Android 10. The setting is buried and now applies to more than just home screen icons. In previous versions of Android, specifically Oreo and Pie, you could long-pre ...more

How To : Get Dark Mode in Google Photos

Dark mode is everywhere. Both Android 10 and iOS 13 added the feature natively, and many of your favorite apps now include the option. So far, Google has been on a mission to add it to all their apps, and we just got another one, Google Photos. As with all of Google's dark mo ...more

How To : 5 Easy Ways to Speed Up a Lagging Android Phone

All phones (yes, iPhones too) slow down over time. As your device gets bogged down by various apps and you begin to run out of storage, it's just an inevitability. That doesn't make it any less frustrating ... I mean, is there anything more annoying than a slow phone? My answe ...more

How To : Unlock the Bootloader on Your OnePlus 6T

Before you can dive into customizing your OnePlus 6T, you must take the initial step of unlocking the bootloader to gain the ability to install TWRP, Magisk, custom ROMs, and other mods. A bootloader is a program that starts up on a device that states what operating system it ...more

How To : Get New Themes for Your Pixel on Android 10

In Android 10, Google is letting you adjust the accent colors to give your phone a bit of flair. When combined with the new system-wide dark mode, you are looking at eight different color combinations. That is seven more than we had in the previous version and seven additional ...more

How To : Force-Enable Dark Mode for All Apps in Android 10

Google brought its official dark mode to Android 10 not long ago, but it might take a while for all apps to support the new feature. That doesn't mean you have to wait around for each app developer to add dark mode — just follow this guide to learn how you can force all apps i ...more

How To : Unlock the Bootloader on Your OnePlus 7 Pro

The OnePlus 7 Pro is truly the best phone that the company has ever created to date — it's even one of the hottest phones around regardless of OEM. It offers an awesome display with minimal bezels, a smooth 90-hertz refresh rate, a pop-up selfie camera, and the best triple cam ...more

How To : Turn Off All Tracking Sensors on Android 10

Apps can collect a lot of data. Even if they don't have permission to access your GPS or camera, they can still read other sensors and learn a lot more than you'd think. Your gyroscope could be used as a keylogger. The light sensor could read your visited links. But if you're ...more

How To : Enable the Built-in Screen Recorder on Android 10

UPDATE: The official version of Android 10 disabled the built-in screen recorder found in the early beta versions. We're still looking for a way to unlock it, but in the meantime, we recommend MNML Screen Recorder. END UPDATE Downloading third-party screen recording apps ca ...more

How To : Unlock the Bootloader on the Essential PH-1

Although the Essential PH-1 got off to a rocky start, thanks to steady updates, it has slowly become one of the best Android phones to come out in recent years. For $499, the Essential Phone is a cheaper Pixel, receiving updates almost as soon as the Pixel lineup does. What's ...more

How To : Install Android 7.1.1 on Your Verizon Nexus 6P

Android 7.1.1 stock images for the Nexus 6P were released last week on December 5, 2016. However, Verizon users seem to have been excluded from the update. Google's factory image page states "All carriers except Verizon" next to version number NMF26F. This doesn't seem fair, e ...more

How To : Unlock the Bootloader on Your Pixel 4

The Pixel 4 is one of the most talked-about phones of 2019, and it has many things going for it, especially in the world of rooting and modding. Just as with previous Pixel generations, unlocking the bootloader is the gateway to realizing your device's true potential. It can m ...more

How To : Root Your T-Mobile LG V20 Using Dirty COW

It's been little over a month since the official release of LG's latest flagship phone, the LG V20. Despite a few minor hiccups, the V20 has been attracting attention from all over for being an amazing phone. But like with most Android phones, there's no better feeling than ro ...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 : Cheat Android's Hidden Flappy Droid Game

With every version bump, Android gets a new Easter egg that can be accessed by tapping the "Android version" entry in Settings. For the most part, these have generally been little animations or live wallpapers that depict the Android code name, but starting with version 5.0 Lo ...more

How To : Enable Dark Mode in WhatsApp for iPhone or Android

Dark mode helps battery life and low-light viewing, and it also just looks better. This is why apps like Facebook Messenger, Twitter, and Chrome are adopting dark themes, and it's why iOS 13 and Android 10 both added a system-wide dark mode. So where you at, WhatsApp? Don't M ...more

How To : Install Android O on Your Pixel or Nexus Right Now

Android O has finally arrived—well, it's technically a beta version, but that isn't stopping Android enthusiasts from going crazy about it. The first Developer Preview was released earlier today and is available right now to install on Nexus and Pixel devices. While Android O ...more

How To : Get Oreo's Battery Menu Back on Android Pie

One odd change found in the Android Pie update is that the "Battery" menu no longer lets you see apps that are draining your battery, nor gives access to usage details. However, one quick menu tweak will bring the Battery menu back in line with Android Oreo's, only there's a h ...more

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