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Fix: Pandora Not Working Unless Connected to Wi-Fi

Arguably one of the easiest ways to fine new music based on your preferences, Pandora is a music streaming service with automatic music recommendation available in the US, Australia and New Zealand. Although Pandora’s features are undoubtedly great, a lot of users have reported problems when trying to use Pandora …

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Fix: FoxFi Not Working

FoxFi, now part of PdaNet+ is an app that enables Wi-Fi Hotspot on your Android phone without the need of a tether plan or root privileges. With multiple connection options like USB, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, PdaNet+ is one of the leading Android apps for tethering mobile data traffic. Users with …

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Fix: Android ‘Network error, please try again later’ Error

Receiving error notifications via toast can be a bit annoying, especially if you have no idea which app is causing it – toast errors are unlike “com.xxxx has stopped working” error messages, because those generally tell you which app is misbehaving. But with toast errors, it can be maddening trying …

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Fix: Android Auto Not Working from Third Party App Stores

Android Auto is Google’s answer to easily operating your Android device whilst driving, as it connects to your dashboard head unit. While it’s a useful app, there are some quirks with the system – for example, it refuses to launch third-party apps that were not downloaded from Google Play store. …

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How to root Oukitel K6000 Plus

The Oukitel K6000 Plus is a newly released budget-range Android phablet, which sports the MTK6735 chipset that is popular in most budget devices. While the devices specs are nothing fancy, it boasts a 6000mAh battery with an estimated 365 hours of standby life, and it can also charge other devices …

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How to Remove Bloatware from Android without Rooting via ADB

Android users are sadly all too familiar with carrier bloatware. Whether it’s manufacturer specific apps like Samsung Fitness, or legitimate spyware like Verizon’s AppFlash, manufacturers and carriers don’t seem to get the picture that we don’t want it – they make too much money from selling our personal data to …

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How to Make Your Android Look Like Galaxy S8

Samsung Galaxy S8 is the best looking phone on today’s market. There is no doubt about it. It has an edge to edge display, rounded corners, solid feel in hand and very appealing software experience. If you are like me, you are probably in love with the new cool flat …

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The Best Custom ROMs for Galaxy Note 3

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is a flagship released in 2013. That makes it a 4-year-old device, and you may think that it is not worth having. But Galaxy Note 3, even from today’s perspective has a great hardware with a fast processor and 3GB of RAM. That makes Galaxy Note …

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Best Custom Kernels for Androids

The Android kernel is a bridge between your device’s hardware and software. It tells the device how to react to various commands from the applications. Basically, the kernel is responsible for your device performance and battery life. Since we are talking about an Android, yes, you can change your kernel …

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How to Share Internet from Windows, Mac or Linux to Android device

Most people are aware that Android devices can be used as a USB tether for sharing mobile data to a computer, but a nifty trick is the same procedure in reverse – that is, sharing a computer’s internet connection with the Android device. It’s known as “reverse tethering”, and it’s …

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How to enable USB WiFi dongle on Remix OS

Remix OS, the Android operating system designed for desktop PC, is compatible with many WiFi devices after installation, using generic drivers. But a number of users report that certain brands of USB WiFi adapters, and USB dongles / pocket WiFi especially, are not recognized by the system. Some of them …

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How to Increase Your Android Cell Phone’s Battery Life

Most people are using Android phones nowadays because those phones have a lot of cool, user-friendly features. But did you know that you cannot keep your android battery long lifetime because these features are wasting it? So I want to tell you 10 small, but clever tricks how to increase …

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How to Install Fleksy Skin on Gboard Android

Are you a fan of the old Fleksy keyboard look? The now abandoned keyboard style is making a big comeback via Gboard. One developer from the XDA community managed to achieve the old-school Fleksy look while maintaining all the awesome features from Gboard. What’s even nicer is that you don’t …

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What Makes Lineage OS the Best for Android Phones

If you are using an Android device for quite a while, you’ve probably heard of CyanogenMod. It was the biggest, most widely used Android custom ROM. Recently, the developers of CyanogenMod discontinued the project. But, they didn’t stop there. They created a new custom ROM, called Lineage OS. Lineage OS …

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The Most Stable ROMs For Galaxy S8

You own a brand new Samsung Galaxy S8, and you are happy about it. It is shiny, beautiful, and everything is great. OK, maybe not everything, but at least from the hardware perspective. When we talk about the software, it may not be so flawless. But, I am not judging …

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How to Increase Pattern Lock Size on Android

Our smartphones are full of sensitive data, since we use them to store everything from personal photos to credit card details. Some Android users chose ignore this security risk, thus becoming vulnerable to data theft. Luckily, most Android users have some sort of security in place that is meant to …

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How To Fix Google Play Store Error BM-GVHD-06

The Google Play Store often comes with a lot of issues and errors. One of the errors encountered by Android users is Error BM-GVHD-06. This error appears when trying to use a Google Play card and it occurs in several countries as well. In this article we’ll see how to …

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Prevent NetD from Destroying Sockets when Android Device is Not Charging

Users of Android Marshmallow and Nougat sometimes report that Netd destroys sockets when their device is not charging. Often the Logcat will display something like this: 06-23 12:38:17.576   522  2676 I Netd    : Destroyed 3 sockets for UidRanges{ 10000-2147483647 } skip={1001 1027 10010 10013 10018 10021 10035 10037 10064 10081} …

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How to Root the Samsung Note 3 N9005 LTE

The Samsung Note 3 N9005 LTE is a 4G-compatible variant of the Galaxy Note 3 – the Galaxy Note 3 was released in 3 different versions, with almost exactly the same hardware specs. The only difference between the 3 versions is network compatibility, SIM slots, and chipset. Everything else is …

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How to Fix 02:00:00 MAC Address in Android Custom ROMs

Some people have encountered an issue with flashing custom ROM suchs as LineageOS, OxygenOS, CyanogenMod, etc. to their Android device; after flashing the ROM, their MAC address becomes corrupted and displays as 20:00:00:00 or some other incorrect number. This is effecting a range of devices, and it seems to be …

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Top 5 Best Xposed Modules for your Android Device

Rooting your Android device opens up a whole new world of ROMs, kernels, and mods for you. But, if you want to experience the most simplified, easy, and still powerful way of customization for your rooted device, without a doubt you should check the Xposed Framework. It is a framework …

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How to Print Contacts from Android Phone

Managing contacts on an Android device has gone as far as contact management on a phone can go, but still one question lingers. How can one print out the contacts on paper? The Android devices let you share messages with multiple contacts but some people feel that the paper gives …

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How to Turn Android Phone into a Wifi Extender

Nearly everyone knows about hotspot sharing on Android devices – creating a WiFi network on your phone that shares your data connection with other devices. It’s impossible to enable WiFi and Mobile Hotspot together on 99% of Android phones, to the chagrin of people who Google this question every day. …

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How to Install Complete Android OS on a PC

When people think of running Android on PC, they often think of emulators. But today I’m going to show you how to actually install Android as a complete operating system on your PC. This has tremendous benefits over simply running an Android emulator on your desktop. For one, the Android …

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How to root the Lenovo Vibe B

The Lenovo B is an entry-level phone with 4G/LTE network compatibility, which makes it stand out from other devices in similar price range. It was launched in March 2017. As a sub-$100 phone, its hardware specs are nothing remotely impressive, “packing” only 1GB of RAM, a 5MP rear camera, and …

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