Category: Android HOWTOs

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How to Install Custom ROM using TWRP Recovery! [FAILPROOF METHOD]

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).

The only difference between the usual method and this one is that we will also be formatting /system partition, which if not formatted sometimes causes bootloops when installing new custom ROM.

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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.

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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).

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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.

The biggest problem was making the Android head.  Somehow, I had to make an elliptical Android head shape.  By looking at some of the Halloween costume How-to articles online, I found it very baffling as many people used insulation material, painting, and most people took hours to make the costume.

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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.

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How to Install Verizon ROM on Sprint Galaxy S5/S4/S3 and Note 3!

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?

We’ve always thought this process took a bit of coding and porting from Verizon ROMs to Sprint ROMs but in my recent findings show that you can actually get Verizon ROMs working on Sprint Galaxy phones fairly easily by adding APN and using 3rd-party SMS app to get MMS send working.