Category: Android HOWTOs

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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.

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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.