Galaxy S9/S9 Plus coolest feature? We show you how to use videos as lockscreen!
Category: Android HOWTOs
In this tutorial/quick HOWTO, I show you how to use animated GIF in your AOD(Always-On-Display) with Samsung Galaxy S9 or S9 Plus. P.S. Also works on any older Galaxy phones running S9 ROM.
Samsung has stopped updating the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge since Android 7.0 Nougat and for those of you who want to still get latest Android 8.1 Oreo + root, here’s how to do it. Now, this is NOT a Samsung Touchwiz firmware, rather custom ROM or AOSP(What is AOSP?) But you will get much better performance and battery life over Samsung Touchwiz plus the latest and great Android 8.1 Oreo so I don’t see why not. The NexusOS ROM comes with all the standard features of latest Android 8.1 Oreo and a few additions like Always On Display.
For those of you who want to get Google Pixel 2’s portrait mode on your Galaxy phone(supports all Galaxy phones including Galaxy S9+, S9, Note 8, S8, S8 Plus, S7, S7 Edge, S6, S6 Edge, etc…etc… running Android 7.0 Nougat or 8.0 Oreo), you can now easily get it without having to buy the Pixel 2. While newer Samsung phones like S9+ and Note 8 have live focus feature, Google’s HDR camera does much better job with portrait mode allowing you to be also much closer to your subject. Best of all, you also get front portrait mode working, which I think is the coolest feature.
Here’s how to install Android P developer preview on your Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, or Pixel 2XL. You can also use the same method to install any stock firmware or unroot your Pixel.
In this tutorial, I am going to show you how to convert any of your photos into HDR photo with Snapseed app. Now, this is not true HDR but using Snapseed, you can improve your photo and also give it HDR look, especially those you took in bad lighting conditions, this will make your worst photos usable again so you can post better photos on Instagram. First, download the Snapseed app, it is available for both Android and iOS.
Portrait mode is really awesome especially on my Pixel 2, which has a front portrait mode and the results are amazing as if shot with a DSLR camera. Well, even if you don’t have a Pixel 2, you can fake portrait mode on any smartphone using Snapseed(available for both Android and iOS).
Chromecast has been probably one of the most innovative devices that allows you to easily “cast” online videos such as YouTube, Netflix, Hulu, etc…etc… Now, one of the missing features of Chromecast is that it cannot by itself stream movies on your phone. Also, if you want to stream 4K movies, that’s even near impossible to do.
For those of you who may have took bad photos like all of us will do at some point in our life(or do it more often), here’s how to easily fix terrible, bad photos with blown-out highlights or too-dark scenes. If you have Galaxy Note 8, S8, or S8+ you can use the Photo Editor Pro which has load of options and customization just like Photoshop but better optimized for phones.
If you absolutely want to convert your Android smartphone into iPhone X, there’s an easy way using the XOutOf10 app for Android. With this app, you will no longer have ability to check all of your notifications nevermind checking how much battery percentage you have left. Best of all, you can even get the notch for your forehead which will fully convince your friends that you indeed have an iPhone X not Android. Now, we advise you use caution when using this conversion method as you may end up picking up a lot of girls. This app works on all Android smartphones so definitely give it a go and let us know if you are able to trick people into thinking you have iPhone X.
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.
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.
In this tutorial, we show you stuff you absolutely MUST DO after buying the Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus to take full advantage of its new features.
For those of you who want to use rooted Android device yet you cannot use apps that detect root and block you, you can use Magisk root method to hide root from these apps. Best of all, you won’t have to disable root, Magisk Manager can “hide” root from apps like Snapchat, Android Pay, and Pokemon Go, allowing you to run rooted apps and apps that block root simultaneously!