Author: Max Lee

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How to Install Custom ROM on OnePlus 6!

OnePlus 6 custom ROMs do require certain steps different from normal Android smartphones, especially on Android 9.0 Pie ROMs.  In this video tutorial I outline the following steps to ensure your custom ROM boots and also camera/sound works flawless.  This is one of the “quirks” of installing ROMs on the OnePlus 6 but with this method you will be able to install ROMs and make them work flawless.

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Why I am NOT Buying Galaxy Note 10 “Right Now”!

Every year, Samsung releases the Galaxy Note series about 6 months after the S series.  For example, the Galaxy S10 was launched in March earlier this year and the new Galaxy Note 10 will be available at end of August.   This timing “gap” allows means you are getting much of the same but paying a lot more.

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Galaxy Note 10 LEAKED by FCC!

FCC accidentally put some of the upcoming Galaxy Note 10 photos on their website.

According to the photos, Galaxy Note 10 will have no notch(as usual with Samsung thank God) and the camera seemed to be in the bezel area, not in-display like the Galaxy S10/S10 Plus.  Which I think is much better since I am always swiping over the front camera with my Galaxy S10.

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How to Root Xiaomi Mi 9!

In this tutorial, I will be showing you how to root the Xiaomi Mi 9.   We will be following the Xiaomi Bootloader Unlock Guide and original Xiaomi Universal Root Guide I wrote last year since the process is exactly the same.  And this root method is also same on all Xiaomi smartphones so you can follow along even if you have another Xiaomi device, only thing different is the TWRP recovery you will be using for your specific model of Xiaomi Android smartphone.

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How to Change Samsung Pass Autofill to Google SmartLock or LastPass!

For those of you with Samsung smartphone, you may have noticed something odd, that Samsung phones default your app passwords to Samsung Pass, which is Samsung’s own password manager.  Now, before Samsung Pass, Google Android already had its own password manager system using Google’s own SmartLock.   A few years back when Samsung started changing the default autofill to Samsung Pass, I suddenly could not use my Google SmartLock to enter my app passwords automatically.  While the solution is very simple, I was too lazy to fix it and just started hating Samsung for using Samsung Pass.

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I DROPPED my Pixel 3A XL Screen on 3rd Day of Use! [PSA:WATCH BEFORE BUYING!]

So, I own around 200 Android smartphones, have grown from smartphones with Gorilla Glass 1 all the way to the latest Gorilla Glass 6 and have never broken a screen when dropped onto flat surface.  On my 3rd day of using my brand, new Google Pixel 3A XL with a case(that Google sent me), I dropped it while taking out of my pocket but thankfully it was only a 1-foot drop as I caught it sort of in mid air and didn’t catch it.  Upon picking it up, I notice two cracks that appeared.  Since I dropped it on a flat surface with the case on, the case’s lip actually prevented the screen from touching the ground.  So it got me wondering, how did it break?