For those of you installing Android 4.4.4 AOSP ROMs (What is AOSP?), here’s a list of Gapps you can download and should work with any Android 4.4.4 custom ROMs.
America is probably one of the best places to live in my opinion (why I live here) but also worst place to get wifi tether working, especially on the four major carriers like AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, and Verizon.
Recently, I’ve noticed there’s more apps that check for root on your Android smartphone/tablet device and won’t let you run the app because you have a rooted Android device. Usually, these are safety precautions that companies take in case of hackers stealing your private information but I honestly think they are going overboard as Android is built on Linux, which is not susceptible to viruses like Windows. Most rooted Android devices are in fact probably safer because the user has full control over the phone, not the other way around.
Many users have told me their 3G/4G LTE data network connection is broke after installing a custom ROM. Well, in most of these cases, it can easily be fixed by manually setting the APN (Access Point Name). This applies to any GSM networks such as AT&T or T-Mobile. For CDMA networks like Sprint or Verizon, they also use APNs but you don’t have to set them and should work out of the box.
I know many of you don’t have a Nexus 5 and can’t enjoy the latest and great Google Keyboard that will supposedly be on the next Android 5.0 BUT if you have a rooted Android smartphone/tablet, you can install the latest Android L Preview keyboard easily by following tutorial below.
Google has released a “preview” version of upcoming Android 5.0 KeyLimePie dubbed “Android L Preview”. This isn’t the final version nor is it recommended as daily driver but there’s some drastic UI changes.
For rooted Android smartphones and tablets, sometimes you may need to flash IMG files (files ending in .img). Whether you are flashing recovery image such as CWM or TWRP recovery or flashing boot image, it’s always a complicated task involving fastboot command with a computer OR terminal emulator with dd commands.
For those of you who want to enable Adobe Flash Player on your Android smartphone or tablet with latest Android 4.4.2/4.4.3/4.4.4 KitKat, here’s how to do it easily using Flash Player 11.1 APK file and Dolphin Browser. For Android ICS or Jelly Bean, see How to Install Flash Player on Android ICS Android or Jelly Bean! instead. For Android 5.0, 5.0.1, 5.0.2, and 5.1 Lollipop, see How to Install Flash Player on Android Lollipop! instead.
I’ve tried countless portable USB chargers in the past and if you are looking for the best portable USB charger for your Android smartphone or tablet, definitely take a look at Cheero Danboard USB chargers.
For those of you who want to cut your micro-SIM to nano-SIM card, probably the best way to do this is not cut at all and take a visit to your local smartphone store. U.S. carriers like AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon will most likely give you one for free.
Today, we will be talking about Wireless Charging.
Many new phones like Nexus 4, Nexus 5, and the new Nexus 7 support wireless charging out of the box as it ships with a wireless charging module embedded.
Thinking about getting an HTC One M8?
Well, I just got the brand, new HTC One M8, here’s a video unboxing of it. For the record, I did not read any reviews or specs, I skimmed most of the reviews, so I didn’t know anything about the specs of the phone before unboxing to keep it “unbiased”.
Do you use your smartphone or tablet before you go to sleep?
Do you use it when you watch TV?
Probably the most innovative smartphone feature of the year 2014 is the Download Booster on the latest Samsung Galaxy S5.What is Download Booster?