Category: Android HOWTOs

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How to Pass Magisk SafetyNet Check on GSI ROMs!

For those of you who have “basicIntegrity” pass(check mark) but still does not pass SafetyNet due to “ctsProfile” not passing even with MagiskHide ON, you can easily fix this(which happens on all GSI ROMs) by changing your device fingerprint to a certified phone like a Pixel 4 XL.

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How to Install Android 10/11 GSI on Galaxy S10/S20/Note 10/Note 20/A Series!

In this tutorial, I show you how to install Android 10 or Android 11 GSI ROMs on the Samsung Galaxy S10 series(S10 Plus, S10 5G, and S10e), S20 series(S20, S20 Plus, S20 Ultra), Note 10(Note 10, Note 10 Plus) and Note 20(Note 20, Note 20 Plus). This will work on ANY Exynos models or Chinese Snapdragon models. If you have U.S. model you cannot unlock the bootloader so please next time buy an Exynos model or Chinese Snapdragon model.

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How to Bypass NYTimes/Forbes/WashingPost Subscription Paywall!

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Tired of annoying subscription paywalls that appear while reading news sites like New York Times, Forbes, and Washington Post? Too broke to sign up? Simply don’t feel like paying money for articles? Well, here’s how to easily bypass any website with a paywall without installing anything! If you understand how websites work, this is one of the easiest method to get around paywalls.

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How to Fix OnePlus 8 Pro “Storage Space running out”!

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So for the first time using my OnePlus phone, the OnePlus 8 Pro, I got the “Storage Space running out” error. Now, if you just try to delete your photos and videos, they don’t actually delete it until you do this. This should be the same for all OnePlus phones so next time this happens to you, you will know how to fix it!

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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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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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[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.