Android

How to Expand Notifications with One Finger in Xiaomi’s MIUI

The Chinese technology company Xiaomi has come a long way since its early days. Their cheap smartphones with good hardware like the Redmi/ Redmi Note series have been extremely popular in countries like India and China. Xiaomi’s smartphone operating system MIUI, (built on top of Android) has also grown to …

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How to Flash Galaxy 8 Unlocked Firmware and Keep Carrier Features

This is a guide for flashing the unlocked CSC / XAA stock firmware for the Samsung. This is for users who want to unlock their carrier-locked devices via firmware, but at the end of this guide, I will instruct you on how to regain carrier-specific features such as VoLTE and …

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How to Install SP Flash Tool on Ubuntu for MediaTek Android Flashing

Many of Appual’s guides for rooting and flashing Mediatek-based Android devices rely on a tool called SP Flash Tool. For users of Windows PCs, this is usually no problem at all, as the SP Flash Tool runs flawlessly after installing all the proper Mediatek VCOM drivers. However, the latest versions …

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How to Transfer PicsArt Stickers from Android to PC

PicsArt is one of the most popular apps for photo editing on mobile devices, as it offers a huge library of filters and effects to apply to your photographs. It also offers high-quality clipart, frames, and backgrounds to create really amazing artwork with your photos. The best part about PicsArt …

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How to Dual Boot ROMs on Galaxy S8 and Note 8 Series

Many Android enthusiasts enjoy installing custom ROMs such as LineageOS and Paranoid Android on their devices, but this typically comes at loss of the stock ROM. For Samsung Galaxy S8, S8+, and Note 8 owners who want to be able to dual-boot between custom and stock ROMs, or even multiple …

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How to Install Kali Nethunter on the Galaxy S8

Kali Nethunter is an Android ROM that was developed specifically for Nexus devices, but has been ported to various other brands as well. Kali’s main focus is on net security, and thus it’s become known as “The Hacker’s Paradise”, as Kali Nethunter comes with over 600 tools for security testing …

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How to Customize the Galaxy S8 and Note 8 Navigation Bar Without Root

The Samsung Galaxy S8, S8+ and Galaxy Note 8 originally shipped with color customization options for the navigation bar, yet for whatever reason, they removed this feature in the June OTA update. Fortunately, we can use ADB commands to tweak the navigation bar to our liking, and it only takes …

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How to Port the Galaxy Note 8 DualMessenger Feature to the Galaxy S8

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 came with a feature called Dual Messenger, which allows you to use two separate accounts for the same messaging app. In a nutshell, it ‘installs’ a second version of the app with a separate icon, so you can easily launch both apps and use both …

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How to Root the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Exynos

The Samsung Note 8 is the latest high-end premium device from Samsung’s Note series, sporting 6GB RAM, 64GB storage, and the Samsung Exynos 8895 or the Snapdragon 835 CPU variants, depending on the region. This guide is only for the Exynos CPU variant, so if you have a Snapdragon version …

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How to Migrate from an Android Phone to an iPhone

Let’s say you are an Android user and you want to move to iOS. Or maybe, you’ve already moved to iOS, but you still have valuable information on your Android. I am sure that this sounds familiar to you. And, keep in mind that you are not dealing with this …

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How to Add and Enable Subtitles in Kodi v17 Krypton

At a first glance, Kodi is just a free, simple, open-source media player. But Kodi is capable of playing most of the formats you can throw at it, which makes it really reliable. Furthermore, what makes it really appealing for users around the world is the plethora of add-ons and …

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How to Improve the Download Speed on Your PS4

When it comes to picking a side in the console wars, I’ve always backed Sony. But I can’t help but admit that slow downloads speeds have plagued the PlayStation console for as long as I remember. Games got a lot bigger in the last couple of years. It’s now common …

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How to Enable and Configure Push to Talk in Discord

Discord quickly rose up to be among the most used chat services by gamers around the world. The VOIP service puts an emphasis on gaming and was built upon a lot of Slack’s principles. While the group chat is super straightforward, you can do more advanced stuff like organizing custom …

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How to Create and Configure a Discord Server (Windows & Android)

TeamSpeak is no longer the undisputed king of VOIP services. If you played multiplayer games, chances are your friends are already making you join them on Discord. If you haven’t heard about Discord, it’s a free chat service with a focus on the gaming industry. It borrowed a lot of …

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How to: Stream Kodi To Chromecast from Android, PC or MAC

Even if you’re not a big fan of Google, you have to acknowledge that Chromecast is one of the best streaming kits out there. You can simply plug in the Micro USB end in the back of your TV and enjoy 4k streaming and HEVC content. If you compare the …

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How to Remap Bixy Button on Samsung Galaxy S8 and Note 8

If you were to choose a pocket assistant, I’m willing to bet you won’t go for Bixby. Samsung was so committed to forcing Bixby upon its users that it even included a hardware button on Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8 Plus and Galaxy Note 8. But the reality is, Bixby is …

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How to Disable Annoying Bixby on Your Samsung S8 and Note 8

If you bought a Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8 Plus or a Galaxy Note 8, chances are you were unimpressed by the new digital assistant. Bixby was Samsung’s attempt at competing with Google Assistant. Samsung went all in with Bixby and even included a hardware button dedicated solely to the new digital …

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How to Enable Google Assistant on Any Android (Without Root)

When it first launched, Google Assistant was Google’s answer to Amazon’s Alexa. Slowly but surely, it evolved into the world’s smartest personal assistant. Google Assistant has now expanded to a lot of platforms since it’s initial unveiling. Even though it was designed to be a Google Pixel exclusive, some XDA …

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iPhone X vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 8: Beauty vs. Beast

Today is a great time to be alive, especially if you are a smartphone enthusiast. Apple for the first time announced 2 different flagship lines: iPhone 8 and iPhone X. However, other leading smartphone manufacturers welcomed the iPhone announcement ready with even more top-notch devices. Samsung, for example, besides the …

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iPhone 8 vs. Samsung Galaxy S8: Which one you should buy?

Last month, Apple revealed 2 different iPhone concepts to the public. The one is iPhone X, which they call “the future of smartphones.” And, the other one is iPhone 8, which design-wise doesn’t differentiate much from its predecessor. So, if iPhone X is the best from Apple, does it mean …

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How to Get Android Oreo Adaptive Icons on Your Smartphone

Android 8.0 Oreo is out for quite a while, bringing some unique and useful features as well as improved customization. Aside from the other improvements of the ecosystem, this time Android Oreo introduces an Adaptive Icons feature. It unifies the shape of the icons and creates a more-consistent and better-looking …

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5 Best Android Apps for Your Toddler to Play With

Did you know that some Android games and apps are beneficial for your child’s mental health? Yes, you read it right. In fact, many Android apps are crucial for a proper cognitive development. So, how can you choose the right, safe and educational apps for your child? Do not lose …

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Fix: Unfortunately, Messaging has stopped

Nothing hurts more than spending close to a 1000$ on a new flagship only to find out that you are unable to send text messages. The “Unfortunately, messaging has stopped error” doesn’t discriminate between devices. You can see this error message on any manufacturer from Samsung to HTC and Huawei. …

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Best Android Puzzle Games

You can blame Android for a lot of things, but not for its lack of content. I don’t usually play games on my Android device, but when I do, it’s usually a puzzle game. Google Play Store is filled with quality brain games that will keep you busy. The recent …

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How To Remove FindForFun Virus (AdWare) from Android

Android doesn’t have that many viruses when compared to PC. But it makes up for it with an entire plethora of adware. If you recently got the FindForFun virus, you’ve come to the right place. FindForFun isn’t actually a virus and is classified by security specialists as a browser redirect or …

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