Android

  • How to Increase Maximum Volume on Mediatek-Based Android Devices through Engineer Mode

    Android devices often have varying levels of “maximum” volume output – even if you’re using the same exact headset between devices. This may not always be due to the device’s internal DAC or audio mixer, especially on Mediatek-based devices. In fact, it is likely due to how your Mediatek-based Android…

  • Fix: Error 492 When Installing or Updating Apps from the Google Play Store

    As any Android user would already know, the Google Play Store is the official marketplace for all devices running on the Android Operating System. From music and books to games and applications, the Google Play Store has it all. The Google Play Store brings anything and everything an Android user…

  • How to Fix Lenovo K8 Plus Baseband Unknown and IMEI Invalid

    Android users will sometimes run into the problem of their baseband reporting “Unknown” status, or the IMEI reporting as “Invalid”. This typically happens in several scenarios: Dirty flashing your stock ROM. Installing third-party ROMs on untested device. Your device suddenly deciding to be a pain. What basically happens is that…

  • How to Root the Moto G6 with TWRP and Magisk Beta

    Motorola’s Moto G6 is the latest budget-device in their hottest selling G-series lineup. It features Android Oreo, a Qualcomm SDM45 Snapdragon (Octa-core 1.8GHz Cortex-A53), and the Adreno 506 GPU. It’s quite a nice device for the price, and now we’re able to fully root it using TWRP and Magisk! However,…

  • How to use a GIF as your Android Navbar Home Key

    Some brilliant minds in the Android community figured out how to modify your navbar to use an animated .gif as your home key, and Appuals has the guide to do it! Warning: This is a fairly involved process. You need to decompile your SystemUI.apk, mess with some important files, and…

  • How to Easily Deodex Android Stock ROM without PC

    Deodexing your Android’s stock ROM opens up a whole new range of customization features, especially if you plan on modifying things like SystemUI.apk by yourself. Of course, if you want to truly customize your Android device, its better to install a custom ROM (like LineageOS or similar) that already has…

  • How to Root the Chuwi Hi9 Air

    The Chuwi Hi9 Air is a recently released mid-range tablet that sports some pretty good specs, especially for mobile gamers. With its 10.1” screen, 4GB RAM, and MTK6797 Helio X20 Deca Core SoC with the ARM Mali-T880 GPU, not to mention an incredible 8000mAh battery, its certainly a great device…

  • Samsung 5nm Process

    Samsung smartphones found to have the highest failure rate in Q1 2018

    Data security firm Blancco has released its “State of Mobile Device Repair & Security” report for the first quarter of this year. The report reveals that in the January-April 2018 period, Samsung smartphones had the highest failure rate. The report is based on internal mobile diagnostics and mobile erasure data…

  • How to Increase PUBG Performance on Android with GFX Tool

    PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) has become one of the most popular PC and mobile games, but many people have trouble running it at a playable (or enjoyable) framerate – especially on mobile devices. Its really recommended to have a premium mobile device when trying to play PUBG, something with one of…

  • How to Root the HTC U12+

    The HTC U12+ is the newly released flagship HTC device – It features the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC, 6GB of RAM, and 64GB / 128GB storage versions. One of the most interesting design changes on the HTC U12+ is the newly introduced “pressure sensitive” volume and power buttons – the…

  • How to use Android as Guitar Amplifier

    For musicians on the go who want to quickly record some awesome guitar riff they just thought of, or just otherwise jam out when you don’t have an amplifier handy, there are numerous ways to use your Android phone as a guitar amp simulator. In this Appuals exclusive guide, we’ll…

  • How to Disable Volume Warning on Android

    Many Android users want to know how to disable safe volume warning on Android devices. It can be annoying when you want to maximize your volume and have to accept a dialogue to raise the volume past a certain amount. The reason Android phones do this is due to regulations…

  • Samsung Good Lock – Install Latest Update on any Samsung Oreo Device

    Samsung just released the latest version of their Good Lock app that works for any Samsung device running Android Oreo – the Galaxy S7, S8, Note 8, S9, and any other Samsung device that you’ve loaded an Oreo ROM onto. Unfortunately, Samsung only released the app in South Korea (for…

  • How to Install TWRP for Galaxy S9 Snapdragon

    An exploit in the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ Snapdragon variants has recently been discovered that allows us to flash TWRP. Please note this requires an unlocked bootloader – which means most US versions of the Galaxy S9 / S9+ Snapdragon variant will not be able to take advantage of…

  • How to Enable Android File Browsing in Chrome OS

    Chrome OS has been integrating further with Android features – access to Android apps and the Google Play store was a great addition some time ago, and its been recently reported that Chrome OS will soon unveil integration with Android Messages. The only major nag that’s been plaguing all this…

  • How to Remove Samsung Pass from Knox Tripped Devices

    Samsung device users who root their device or otherwise do anything that trips Knox will find that Samsung Pass no longer functions for them. Samsung Pass is a biometric authorization software that basically allows you to use fingerprint, facial recognition, or signature for logging into various platforms. But once you’ve…

  • How to Use WhatsApp without a SIM Card

    WhatsApp is literally the most popular instant messaging and voice calling apps for Android in the international market. The only drawback is that it asks to connect to your SIM card number, and it builds your contacts list from your Android contacts. If for some reason you want to use…

  • How to Enable Google Feed in Any Country

    Keeping up with the latest news is a great aspect of the Google app, but for whatever reason, Google has disabled its Google Feed in various countries – for a long time, Google Now was only available in the U.S., and was rolled out to other countries when it was…

  • How to Install Leaked MIUI 10 ROM on Xiaomi Devices

    With the Xiaomi Mi 8, Mi 8 Explorer Edition, and the Mi 8 SE all recently being announced at an event in China, Xiaomi users also learned of MIUI 10 being released for several devices. The new MIUI 10 has many features, such as a completely redesigned lock screen, quick…

  • How to Build Lineage OS on Windows 10

    LineageOS, the forked successor to CyanogenMod, is the most popular custom ROM for Android. Its been ported to over 200 phone models and has a huge range of features compared to the stock Android experience. However, while there are many devices with LineageOS ports, there are even more without. In…

  • How to Unlock Bootloader of Verizon Pixel XL with ADB

    The Google Pixel (and Pixel XL) is one of the best Android phones around, considering Android is a Google project after all. Unfortunately, some telecoms like Verizon are infamous for locking down the bootloaders of their versions of the popular Android device. A locked bootloader is a terrible thing for…

  • How to Create Basic Android Game with Unity

    In a previous Appual’s tutorial titled “How to Create a Basic Unity Platform Game” (and its part 2), we went over using Unity and the built-in WebGL plug-in to create a simple HTML5-based browser game – in this similar tutorial, we’ll be going over how to create a basic Android…

  • How to Use SD Card as Extra RAM in Android

    RAM is a crucial part of smartphones – mostly, it holds your phone’s data and allows for multitasking. The sweet spot seems to be around 4GB of RAM. Phones with 1GB of RAM suffer tremendously in performance, whereas phones with 6B of RAM see barely any performance gains over 4GB.…

  • How to Root the OnePlus 6

    The OnePlus 6 is the latest flagship device from OnePlus, released just this month of May. It sports a 6.28” screen at 1080×2280 resolution, the Snapdragon 845 with Adreno 630 chipset, 8GB of RAM, 128GB/256GB internal storage versions, and a 16MP primary camera. Rooting the OnePlus 6 is a fairly…

  • How to Configure NoxPlayer for Android Gaming on PC

    NoxPlayer is one of the most popular Android emulators for PC – it’s fast, stable, and developed with Android gamers in mind. Unfortunately, no emulator is flawless, and while NoxPlayer can be very stable and efficient, there are a number of things to do to make it work much better…