Category: Android HOWTOs

How to Root Nexus 6! [Windows/Mac/Linux]

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.

How to Backup/Restore ROM using TWRP Recovery!

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.

How to Prolong/Store Gadgets with Lithium Ion Battery!

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).

How to Make Android Halloween Costume!

Every year, I always wait until last minute to get my Halloween costume.  Well, this year I did the same thing but on the day of Halloween (today), I decided to make my Android Halloween Costume.

How to Recycle Android into Security Camera Liveview!

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.