Android Guides

How to Unlock and Root the OnePlus 3T

Note: You will need ADB installed on your computer. See this guide for how to install ADB on Windows computers. You should also have a backup of all your user settings stored somewhere, because one of these steps will involve factory-resetting your phone. Please pay attention to the steps in …

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How to Unlock, Root, and Brick Recover the Huawei Mate 9

This guide will walk you completely though unlocking the bootloader, installing custom recovery, and rooting your Huawei Mate 9. Pay special attention to all the steps, because they may vary depending on your regional firmware. Rooting this beast of a Chinese phone is a far more technically involved process than …

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How to Install adb on Windows 7, 8 and 10

The Android Debug Bridge (ADB) is an important command-line tool for controlling your Android device from your computer. With ADB you can perform many useful commands to back-up your data, sideload .zip files you would otherwise flash in custom recovery, unlock your bootloader on Nexus devices, and several other uses …

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How to Unlock Xiaomi Mi5 Bootloader and Root via TWRP

Xiaomi’s flagship Mi5 is one of the most incredible smartphones available on the market, offering hardware specs and performance comparable to the Samsung S7, at a fraction of Samsung’s cost. Unlocking the Xiaomi boot loader and rooting the device is a bit of an adventure, however. This guide will walk …

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How to Backup and Restore Sony Xperia Z+ DRM Keys and Keep DRM Functionality after Root

Sony’s line of Xperia phones are well-known for their incredible cameras and features like BionZ, built-in noise-cancelling, and X-Reality engine. However, fans of Android modding were disappointed to discover that all of these incredible Sony features operate via DRM key built into the devices TA partition, and unlocking the devices …

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How to Debloat Samsung Phones With or Without Root

When you buy a new Samsung phone, it may be advertised as having, for example, a 32gb ROM (internal storage). However, you’ll find that only perhaps 24gb or less of it is actually usable – unfortunately, this is due to the practice of manufacturers or carriers shipping their phones with …

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Fix: Phone Not Receiving Texts ‘Android’

Although we rely increasingly less on classic text messages, sending an SMS is still more reliable than using an instant messaging app. If you paid good money for a flagship Android that is on the forefront of technology, you’d probably expect it to be able to send and receive text messages, …

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Fix: Samsung account session expired

I’ve always had a rocky relationship with Samsung. It blows my mind how they manage to innovate stay among the leading pack but fail to listen to their customers and fix underlying issues that have been around for ages. If you own a Samsung smartphone, chances are that every once …

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How to: Root Huawei Y210

This guide will show you step by step instructions to root the Huawei Y210. This particular guide will be rooting via CWM (ClockworkMod) recovery and it’s one of the simplest root procedures for the Huawei Y210 currently available. Make sure to follow our guide carefully. Despite the straightforward steps, it …

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Fix: SIM Not Provisioned MM2

The Sime not provisioned mm#2 problem is quite common especially among the people who buy a new phone with a new sim card or transfer their number to a newer sim card. The Sim not provisioned mm#2 error will be shown on your phone with emergency calls option only. With …

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How to Root the Huawei Y3II (LUA-U22)

In this guide we’ll take you through the necessary steps to root the Huawei Y3II (LUA-U22) successfully. Follow the steps carefully to avoid any mistakes and you’ll be rooted and on your way to new customization in no time. For this guide, you will need the following equipment and software. …

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How to Install Kali Linux On Android

Kali Linux is one of the best operating systems hackers, security researchers and pentesters use. It provides hundreds of pentest tools and it’s ease of use suggests why it’s part of every security professional’s toolbox. Fortunately, Android is based on Linux, which makes it quite possible for Kali to be …

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How to Root Cubot Rainbow

Cubot Rainbow is an MTK 6580 based Android phone running Android 6.0 and 1GB RAM. Rooting the Cubot Rainbow is as simple as rooting any mediatek device. Before we delve into how to root this smartphone, you need to download and extract this file. Install the 65xx drivers on your …

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How to Root Samsung Galaxy S4 SHV-E300S

The Samsung Galaxy S4 SHV-E300S, which is the Korean variant, has been finally updated to Android 5.0.1 and this is most probably the final official OS this phone is going to get. You may want to root your phone because you lost root access during the update or you want …

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How to Transfer Movie Files from Android Device to iPad

If you’re looking to transfer files from your Android device – whether it’s internal storage or an external SD card – to your iPad, then you have a number of options. This is as simple as moving the file from your SD card via a wireless or wired connection, and …

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How to Unlock the Bootloader on Asus Zenfone 2 Laser (ZE550KL)

You’re probably here to root or install a custom ROM on your Asus ZenFone 2 Laser (ZE550KL) and you’re required to have an unlocked bootloader. Just as you may know, unlocking your bootloader allows you to flash custom ROMs, kernels, etc, onto your device. Custom ROMs such as Resurrection Remix …

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How to Unlock the Bootloader on Asus Zenfone 2 Laser (ZE551KL)

You’re probably here to root or install a custom ROM on your Asus ZenFone 2 Laser (ZE551KL) and you’re required to have an unlocked bootloader. Just as you may know, unlocking your bootloader allows you to flash custom ROMs, kernels, etc, onto your device. Custom ROMs such as Resurrection Remix …

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How to Fix Lost IMEI on Xiaomi Redmi Note 3

In most cases, you can lose your Redmi Note 3’s IMEI number during a failed ROM flash or failed update. Either ways, you’ll be unable to use cellular services like making calls and sending texts or log into you Mi account. When this happens, your IMEI, when you dial *#06# …

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How to Change Default Dialler App on Mi Max and Android Smartphones

At a first glance it seems as if it’s impossible to change the default dialler app on the Mi Max or any other Android smartphone, but by using a workaround method it can be achieved. By default, the Android operating system is quite restrictive when it comes to altering default …

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How to Install Super Mario RUN APK on Android Phones

For now, Super Mario Run is only available on iPhones, although the Android edition is in the works. However, hackers have created a version that looks exactly like the original on iOS in a quest to steal your details. After getting you to install what appears to be the game, …

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How to Root Android in Systemless Mode

Rooting as we know it, is a method of gaining administrative privileges on Android by install the su binary. Since Android 4.3, the su daemon needed to handle requests for root access had to run at startup and with enough permissions in order to work efficiently. This involved modifying the …

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How to Control your TV with your Android Smartphone

Being able to control your TV with your Android smartphone can open a new level of convenience. Whether your remote battery life has run dry or you’re a fan of keeping everything accessible from a single device, learning how to your TV with your smartphone can come in handy. By default, …

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How to: Move Android Contacts and SMS to Computer

The feature to move Android contacts and SMS messages to your computer isn’t explained very clearly when you use a smartphone for the first time. Moving Android contacts and SMS messages to the computer isn’t only possible, but it’s easy with the help from either existing software found on the new …

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How to Fix process “com.android.calendar” stopped working

Are you getting a message that reads “The process “com.android.calendar” stopped working when you try to open the Android default calendar app? Here’s the solution. Whilst this problem can often happen to any application, this particular guide will show you how to resolve the specific com.android.calendar stopped working glitch on …

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How to Retrieve Deleted WhatsApp Pictures on Android

WhatsApp is a great platform for sharing photos with your friends and loved ones. But what happens if you accidentally delete the WhatsApp images you sent to other contacts or something unfortunate happens to your smartphone? In this article, I’ll show you how to recover sent images (and other media) …

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