The other day, Twitter user M14xr2 asked me, “hey can you use a macro lens on a Nexus 6?”
Category: Android HOWTOs
For those of you who want to replace the screen on your Galaxy Note 4, there are actually several methods. The first one involves replacing your glass only but this is only possible if your touchscreen is still working. If you broke it pretty hard and your touchscreen does not work, you will have to replace the whole screen digitizer assembly.
For those of you who want to root your Nexus 6, remember that in order to root a Nexus device, you will have to unlock the bootloader first. Unlocking your bootloader WILL ERASE EVERYTHING on your phone so we highly recommend you to root your Nexus 6 as soon as you receive it in the mail. Also, copy EVERYTHING (all your photos/videos) to your computer so you don’t lose them.
For those of you who want to install custom ROM using TWRP recovery, here’s a fail-proof method that will make your new custom ROM boot every time (in my experience).
For those of you who want to install custom ROMs on your Android smartphone or tablet, you will want to certainly learn how to backup and restore ROM. This will work on most Android smartphones with TWRP recovery installed including Galaxy Note 4/3/2/1, S5/S4/S3/S2, Note Edge, HTC One, Nexus 6/5/4/7/10, and many more.
Whether you own an Android smartphone, tablet, or even a laptop, you will probably want to make sure to take care of your gadgets so the battery doesn’t die. Number one rule for properly maintaining or storing your gadgets is to never let the battery deplete to 0%. Leaving your gadgets discharged completely for months will surely kill your battery. Think of how many gadgets in your house right now that has a dead battery, I am sure you have at least one. Think back, and I am sure you probably left that gadget with zero charge for months (and it died because of it).
Recently, I’ve setup a new security camera liveview system with TinyCam Pro app and my Korean Note 2 (which I don’t use) by my front door. Ever since I moved to my new house couple years back, I have been working on my own DIY IP security camera project to make my house more secure and also so I can watch my house when I am traveling. I know many of you probably have Android devices that are collecting dust somewhere in your garage and this is a great way to put your older Android devices into new uses.
For those of you who want to root and install custom ROMs on your Motorola Android smartphone, you will first need to unlock the bootloader. Unlocking bootloader allows you to install custom recovery like ClockworkMod (CWM) or TWRP recovery, both which can root your Motorola device and also let you install custom ROMs.
For those of you with a Sprint Galaxy phone like the Galaxy S5, Galaxy S4, Galaxy S3, or the Note 3, did you know you can also enjoy more custom ROMs by installing Verizon custom ROMs?
For those of you with a Galaxy Android device like AT&T Galaxy S5 that has a locked bootloader, you are stuck to using Safestrap recovery instead of the normal CWM or TWRP recovery.