Category: Android HOWTOs

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[OnePlus5T/5]How to Install HydrogenOS Pie Beta on OxygenOS!

In this tutorial, I am going to show you how to install HydrogenOS Pie Beta on OxygenOS for the OnePlus 5T or OnePlus 5 using the system local upgrade feature, no root required and no unlocked bootloader either.  OnePlus smartphones have one of the best system firmware update feature and you can use this to easily switch between OxygenOS and HydrogenOS as most of underlying files are the same, the only real difference is in localization such as Chinese apps versus Google Play Store.  This tutorial is intended for those of you who want to try out the new Android 9.0 Pie Beta on your OnePlus 5T or 5 running OxygenOS since official Pie is not available.

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How to Fix LG G7(Or Any LG) Bootloop & Flash Another Country Firmware!

Recently, LG G7 European model LM-G710EM has been causing endless bootloops for LG G7 users.  While you can get it fixed by sending back to LG(which I recommend), there is also a way to fix it yourself by installing another country firmware.  If you are in a dire situation where you have to absolutely get your LG G7 working, this tutorial should help you factory reset your LG G7 then flash another country firmware(which shouldn’t have the SIM reboot issues) and get your phone working.

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How to SIM Unlock T-Mobile Smartphones using Device Unlock App! [100% FREE]

For those of you who want to SIM unlock your T-Mobile smartphones, there is an easy way to do it using T-Mobile’s Device Unlock App.   Now, the Device Unlock App only works if you have paid off your EIP in full(you have to pay off your installment plan).  As soon as you pay off your EIP, you can unlock SIM right away and in this SIM unlock tutorial I paid for my EIP and was able unlock SIM within 5 minutes of paying off EIP.  Also, if you have paid full for your device you can easily unlock SIM.  Yes, this 100% FREE.

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How to Install Android 9.0 Pie ROM on Xiaomi Mi8!

This is a tutorial on how to install Android 9.0 Pie ROM such as the LineageOS 16 ROM, Pixel 3 ROM, or Pixel Experience ROM on your Xiaomi Mi8.  There are several guides floating on the internet but none of them work 100% of the time so I had to figure out exactly how to install Android 9.0 Pie ROMs on my Mi8 and here’s the process I came up with that works everytime so you don’t have to spend 2 days like I did trying to install a ROM and end up in a bootloop.   The Xiaomi Mi8 is slightly complicated beast compared to other Android phones and even as an Android expert, it took me a quite awhile to figure this out so follow the tutorial if you want to save yourself some headache and most importantly spend more time with your family.  Doing it right will only take you 10-20 minutes.

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How to Convert AT&T/Sprint/Verizon LG G6 to Canadian!

In this tutorial, I show you(well more like make a video while doing it) how to convert AT&T, Sprint, or Verizon LG G6 to Canadian. For AT&T & Sprint users, this will also FULLY unlock your SIM. For Verizon, I think it actually unlocks all the GSM bands(not 100% sure yet) and also gets rid of Verizon bloatware/warning messages.  You WILL need a Windows computer as LG tools are only for Windows.

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How to Install Pixel 3 Camera Night Sight on Pixel/Pixel XL/Pixel 2/Pixel 2XL/Pixel 3/Pixel 3XL!

Google Pixel 3’s Night Sight is available now if you install the modded Pixel 3 camera APK for all Pixel smartphones including Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2XL, Pixel 3, and Pixel3 XL.  Now, this is a “beta” Night Sight that Google is probably working on, this is not the official Night Sight.  Upon trying the Night Sight, it looks very promising.  From what I understand, the Night Sight is basically HDR+ Enhanced super powered by taking more than 5 exposures and stitching them together to bring  you even brighter photos in low light.

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How to Install Pixel 3 Camera for Pixel or Pixel 2!

For those of you who want to get some of the Pixel 3 camera features, you can get it now already for those of you with a Google Pixel, Pixel 2, Nexus 6P Android smartphones. (And may work on other devices running Android 9.0 Pie but I am still testing.)  The Pixel 3 Google Camera APK has been floating on the internet since the launch of Pixel 3 this morning and this is straight off the Pixel 3 smartphone.  Luckily, it is 100% compatible with original Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, and Pixel 2 XL smartphones.  And no, no root is required to install, you just need to have Android 9.0 Pie running on your Pixel smartphone.

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How to Shoot Stars w/ Android Smartphone! [Astrophotography]

In today’s tutorial, I will be showing you how to shoot stars with an Android smartphone.   For this to work, you will need an Android smartphone with shutter speed of 20 to 30 seconds.  I do highly recommend the latest LG V40 or Huawei P20 Pro, both which can do up to 30 seconds.  All LG smartphones also can do this such as LG G7, LG V30, LG V20, and LG G6 and I think most Huawei phones can do it also.  Just avoid Samsung for star photography as Samsung Galaxy smartphones are not recommended as maximum shutter speed is only 10 seconds(you will be able to get some stars but not enough). I will be using the LG V40 for this tutorial.

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How to Film Professional Videos w/ Android Smartphone! [Part II]

In my first article about How to Film Professional Videos w/ Android Smartphone, we covered the basic of using a tripod, fluid-head, and using the LG V20 manual video mode to get professional quality videos from a smartphone.  In this part II, we go in more depth by taking our smartphone out in the field with the latest LG V40, which has a ton of improvements over the V20.  Of course, you do NOT need an LG V40 but preferably a phone that has good video quality such as the Galaxy Note 9, Galaxy S9/S8, or even Xiaomi Mi8 or Pocophone would work.

Tip 1 – If your smartphone has EIS, TURN IT OFF!
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How to OTA Update Rooted Pixel Phones Without Computer!

In this tutorial, I am going to show you how to apply OTA(Over-The-Air) update on rooted Pixel Phones(such as Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 3, and Pixel 3 XL) without a computer by using Google’s very own OTA files, which you can actually flash with TWRP recovery.  You can also keep root and TWRP after doing the OTA by simply flashing Magisk again and TWRP again.  And you can do this ALL without a computer, which makes it simple and you can do it from anywhere in the world.