Category: Android HOWTOs

How to Install Android 8.0 Oreo on Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus 6P/5X! [Video Tutorial]

In this video I show you how to install the latest and greatest Android 8.0 Oreo on your Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus 6P, or 5X.  Google will push out Android 8.0 Oreo update via OTA(over-the-air) eventually but if you are too impatient to wait or you are on a rooted phone with custom ROM, you can manually install it using Google factory images.

How to Film Sliding Shots w/ Android Smartphone!

For those of you who want to get that cinematic look, you will definitely want to invest in a slider.  In the past, I have been using Edelkrone slider, which is an awesome slider but after buying its motorized slider unit, the total cost comes to over $1000 plus it is very heavy.

How to Install Galaxy S8 AOD(Always-On-Display) on Galaxy Phones!

For those of you who want to try out Samsung Galaxy S8 AOD(Always-On-Display) on your Galaxy phone (such as Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge, or any older Galaxy devices running S7 Edge Ported custom ROM), you can easily do it with the Galaxy S8 AOD APK file, which was pulled straight from a real Galaxy S8.  This will give you several new features including swipe actions in your always-on-display and also you can set your edge screen as AOD (edge screen feature only works if you have edge screen phone).  There also may be some other new features I may have missed.  So, let’s go do this!

How to Install Android O Preview on Pixel or Nexus 6P/5X!

In this quick tutorial, I am going to show you how to install the latest Android O Preview, Google’s next iteration of Android operating system, quick and easily using fastboot and your computer.  You can use Windows, Mac, Linux, or even Chromebook to install the new Android O firmware image files.  For Mac or Linux, please substitute the code I outline below instead of the one I used in the video tutorial.

Easy Home Automation w/ Google Home! [HOWTO]

Google Home is probably the best way to setup your home automation over Amazon’s popular Amazon Echo as it allows you to easily control every appliance in your home with voice.  What’s good with Google Home is that the voice-control also works with any Android smartphone running Google Assistant.  Google has rolled out Google Assistant for all Android devices running Marshmallow or Nougat, meaning you should be able to control your whole house with any Android smartphone if your phone runs Marshmallow or Nougat.