Recovery Mode

How To : Use recovery mode on the Sony PSP

Watch this video to learn how to use recovery mode on the PSP. Recovery mode allows you to go into the PSP and change settings you normally can not. Recovery mode requires a Custom firmware.

How To : Put an iPhone or iPod Touch into DFU Recovery Mode

Here's how to enter recovery mode on your iPhone or iPod touch the easy way. No need to press the sleep button and the home button at the same time for x amount of seconds, just turn your device off, if the device is frozen and can't be turned off normally just hold the above ...more

How To : Downgrade Your iPhone from iOS 8 Beta to iOS 7.1.1

Downgrading your iPhone from iOS 8 beta back to iOS 7.1.1 is a really simple process, and a very necessary one if you're experiencing frozen screens and apps that either unexpectedly quit or don't even work at all. In my experience, any app that uses Safari to bring up pages, ...more

How To : Downgrade iPhone 3G To 3.1.X

So, you're all excited you went ahead and 'upgraded' your iPhone 3G to IOS 4.0X so you could reap all the benefits of all the new features. As it turns out, many of the best features in IOS 4.0X are not available for the 3G, such as the Bluetooth keyboard, selectable backgrou ...more

How To : Spot a Counterfeit iPhone or Android Smartphone

Cheap Chinese knockoffs have been around for ages, but recently, skyrocketing demand has led to a massive influx of counterfeit smartphones. Sellers on Craigslist seem to have no trouble getting ahold of these fake devices, then passing them off as the real deal and turning a ...more

How To : Restore an iPod Touch Without Using iTunes

The iPod changed the music and electronics industries when it was first introduced way back in 2001. It is credited with ushering in the age of "connected devices," and has held a huge market share of around 70% for years. At the height of its popularity, the iPod made up almo ...more

How To : Factory Reset Your Android the Right Way

Whether you're performing a factory reset to get your device ready for sale or trade-in, or you're wiping your device in the hopes of fixing software issues, there's a right way and a wrong way to go about it. Sure, it seems like a simple task on the surface, but if you're not ...more

How To : Downgrade iOS 9 Back to iOS 8

If you couldn't wait to test drive iOS 9 before its official release this fall, you probably have the beta software on your iPhone right now. However, if you're not a fan of all the bugs and glitches that accompanies it, it's not too late—you can still downgrade back to the la ...more

How To : Restore an iPod Touch to fix freezing and errors

This how-to video is about how to restore iPod touch to fix freezing and other errors. To restore the iPhone/iPod touch we need to put the iPhone in recovery mode so that we can restore it. When we restore iPod it goes back to last synchronization state with iTunes. To restor ...more

How To : Unjailbreak Your iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch

Jailbreaking permits root access to the iOS file system, allowing you to install third-party apps and tweaks on your iPad or iPhone that aren't available in the iOS App Store. It opens up a whole new realm for what your device can do, but jailbreaking does have its downside. ...more

How To : Put an Apple iPod Touch or iPhone into DFU mode

Need to know how to put your Apple iPod Touch or iPhone into DFU recovery mode? It's easy! So easy, in fact, that this home-computing how-to can present a complete, step-by-step overview of the process in about four minutes! For details, including step-by-step instructions, wa ...more

How To : Turn Your Nexus 4 into an Android/iOS Hybrid

Alright, I'll admit it, iOS can be quite nice. Android loyalist that I may be, I'm not so stubborn that I can't recognize a good thing when I see it. Apple's iOS has a lot of strengths, and our Nexus 4s, god bless 'em, are growing a little long in the tooth. But the Android p ...more

How To : Unroot & Restore a Galaxy S5 Back to Stock

There are many different reasons that you might want to revert your Samsung Galaxy S5 back to stock. The main one would probably be that you need to return your device to the manufacturer for warranty purposes. And if you've used root to modify system-level files and component ...more

How To : Get Android Lollipop on Your HTC One Right Now

After a few unforeseen delays, the Android Lollipop update is finally here for Google Play Edition HTC Ones. This means that if you have an official GPE M7 or M8, or if you have simply converted your HTC One from a carrier-specific, Sense-based model to a Google Play Edition, ...more

How To : Reboot your iPod Touch fast

In this tutorial, we learn how to reboot your iPod Touch fast. First, hold the power and the home button at the same time for ten seconds, then release the power button and continue to hold the home button for eight more seconds. Next, open up iTunes and look at your iPod to m ...more

How To : Jailbreak the iPhone 3GS on 3.0 with PurpleRa1n

In this video from sjsharksiPodtouch we learn how to jailbreak your iPhone 3Gs with firmware 3.0 using a Windows machine. With your iPhone plugged it, download the PurpleRa1n file and click make it rain. Then your iPhone will enter into recovery mode. You'll see the PurpleRa1n ...more

How To : Reset your iPod Touch from a jailbroken state

In this video from iPT2gGeec we learn how to restore your tethered or semi tethered iPod 2G jailbroken device. To do this, open the Red Snow application. Go to Step 3 and click upload DFU file. Unplug your iPod for 2 seconds and plug it back in. You should get a white screen. ...more

How To : Jailbreak an iPod Touch running firmware v. 3.0

In this Electronics video tutorial you will learn how to jailbreak an iPod Touch running firmware v. 3.0. First open up iTunes, right click and select back up. It is better to back up first so that you don't lose any important data in case something goes wrong. Now hold both b ...more

How To : Downgrade iPhone 3.1.3 firmware to 3.1.2

In this how-to video, you will learn how to downgrade an iPhone or iPod Touch to 3.1.2. First, download the correct firmware model. Hold the home button and power button. Release the power button when the screen turns off. Make sure the device is plugged in while doing this. T ...more

How To : Jailbreak & unlock 3.1 iPhone 3G & iPhone 2G

In this video from sjsharksipodtouch, he teaches us how to jailbreak and unlock your iPhone 3G and iPhone 2G. First make sure you are on firmware 3.0 or 3.0.1. Also make sure you are using iTunes 9 or higher. Then download a custom restore file from the video description, put ...more

How To : Restore iPod Touch from lockout

To restore an iPod Touch from lockout or forgetting a password, pull up iTunes on whatever computer you are using. Plug the USB cord into the iPod touch and plug the USB cord into the computer. The iPod will say "locked out" or "access pass code" and the computer will says tha ...more

How To : Install the slim color patch plugin on a PSP Fat

This video will show you how to install the slim color patch plug-in for slim colors on the PSP Fat. With this plug-in you can use 27 of 30 backgrounds at PSP Color Themes. To install the plug-in just use the following instructions: Download the Slim color patch plug-in pack. ...more

How To : Install the ultimate vshmenu plugin on a PSP

Vincentwiliamphilips teaches you how to install the ultimate vshmenu plug-in on a PlayStation Portable. This is an improved version of the vshmenu plug-in, with added features. You download the needed file, called Ultimate VSH Menu v2.00 for 5.00m33-6. Open the file and extrac ...more

How To : Install the day viewer plugin on a PSP

This video describes how to install the day viewer plug-in on a PSP. This plug-in is used to add features of Battery Percent, Month Name, Day of the Month, Day Name next to the battery. Firstly, download the Day viewer v5 zip file from the website link, now connect the "PSP" w ...more

How To : Root Your OnePlus 5 & Install TWRP Recovery

The OnePlus 5 had been in the hands of the public for a meager twenty hours before developers on XDA released a custom recovery image to be used in conjunction with SuperSU to root the device. The installation process is simple enough, but it can be somewhat confusing if you'r ...more

How To : Install Android 7.0 Nougat on Your Nexus Right Now

Android 7.0 Nougat has finally arrived—well, technically, it's in the process of arriving on Nexus devices across the globe. Google uses a staged rollout system to prevent excessive server load when issuing Android updates, which means even though Nougat has made its official ...more

How To : Root Your HTC 10 & Install TWRP

There are many great reasons to root your phone, but if you're not experienced with tools like ADB and Fastboot, it can seem like a daunting task. Fret not, because if you want to root your HTC 10, we're here to walk you through the process. Rooting is the only way to take fu ...more

How To : Turn Your Nexus 4 or Nexus 5 into an LG G2 Clone

The advent of a new Nexus phone begins with the bigwigs at Google partnering with a manufacturer, then selecting that manufacturer's flagship as the model for the new Nexus hardware. Samsung's Galaxy S and Galaxy SII were the base for the Nexus S and Galaxy Nexus, respectivel ...more

How To : 7 Ways to Bypass Android's Secured Lock Screen

If you somehow forgot the pattern, PIN, or password that locks your Android device, you might think you're out of luck and are destined to be locked out forever. These security methods are hard to crack by design, but in many cases, it's not entirely impossible to break into a ...more

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