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Unroot Moto E (1st Gen)

How to Unroot the Motorola Moto E (1st Gen)

Should you ever face a critical software issue on your Motorola Moto E (1st Gen), the first solution that you should try is to unroot the device using the stock firmware. In most cases, flashing back the stock firmware solves almost all the software relates issues since the process removes all the customizations from your device which might be causing issues and puts everything back to stock on the device. That way, your device ends up the same as it was when you first unboxed it. It will then only have stock apps, stock launcher, and everything stock. Here’s how …

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Custom ROMs

Beginner’s Guide to Custom ROMs, Kernels, & Recoveries

Common users of phones, tablets and other smart devices running the Android operating system may have heard of rooting,which is often compared to jailbreaking on Apple devices. Find out all you need to know (all the basics, anyway) about advanced Android customizations, like custom ROMs and recoveries, starting with rooting and unlocking a phone. What Is Root? Rooting is the act of unlocking root permissions on a device, and essentially it means allowing deeper hardware and software capabilities. Android originates from the Linux kernel, and so it shares some similarities — root is one of them. Essentially, root users, also …

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How to Unroot the Samsung Galaxy Ace 4

If you’re here to unroot your Samsung Galaxy Ace 4, you probably have a strong reason as to why you’re unrooting your device. Whether it’s to get the phone back to stock so you can send it in for warranty or just to get it back to stock cause you may have gotten carried away with flashing custom ROMs. In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to unroot the Galaxy Ace 4 by flashing a stock ROM or firmware to the device using Samsung’s own flashing software called Odin. By flashing the stock ROM, you’re going to not only remove the …

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How to Change the App Icon Color to Match the App Icon (JB Tweak) (Video)

What makes something look great sometimes is that it matches. What I mean is that, if something needs to look great, everything should blend very well around it — especially the colors used. While Apple has taken every care to ensure that the app icons blend well with the overall appearance of the device, the notification icons need a slight change for them to better match with the app icons they originate from. While there’s no option to change the color for the notification icons by default, you can have one added using a Cydia tweak. Using ColorBadges to Change the App Icon …

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How to Root the LG G4 (International Version)

While it’s quite a tough task to root the carrier variants of the LG G4, rooting the international LG G4 is darn easy. Thing is, carriers often put locks on your devices that prevent you from touching the files that the carriers themselves added to the device (and would rather you didn’t remove). That makes the whole job of rooting the device that much more difficult for developers. Fortunately, the international variant of the LG G4 is carrier agnostic so no carrier bloatware in the first place means no carrier panicking if you try to root it. Once you’ve rooted yours, …

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Back Button

How to Enable a Back Button for iOS 8 (JB Tweak) (Video)

If you’re coming from an Android device, the one thing that you’ll miss the most on an iPhone is the back button. There’s no way to go the previous app using a back button like you had one on your Android device. In order to go to the previous app, you’re required to double-press the Home button on your iPhone and then select the app you wish to continue working with. If you don’t like this way of iOS to switch between apps, you can use a Cydia tweak that lets you add a back button to your iPhone instead. Install …

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How to Use WhatsApp Web on an iPhone (Video)

So, the wait is finally over. Here comes WhatsApp with its web version for iPhone users — a feature that has long been enjoyed by pretty much every other mobile operating system besides iOS for some time now. Finally, both Apple and WhatsApp have settle whatever reasoning there was for them not cooperating in the first place and enabled access for the WhatsApp Web client iPhone users. The web client allows you to text your friends right from your computer using any web browser. As is the protocol here, we do a how to guide whenever something comes up and excites us. So for …

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How to See Who’s Typing in The Status Bar on Your iPhone (Video)

Admit it, we all become impatient when someone’s typing a message to us. Maybe it’s a message from someone you love or maybe it’s just someone you need a quick response from so you can finish making plans for the day. Either way, being impatient is obvious. If you have iMessage on your iPhone, you now have a Cydia tweak that lets you see who’s typing in the status bar on your iPhone instead of having to be looking at the messaging app already. Now, you no longer need to launch the app to see who’s going to message you as you can now …

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How to Add a Fifth Icon to the iPhone Dock (Video)

No matter the amount of functionality you get from your device, you always want more. Don’t worry, it’s not just you, we all do it. And one of the things that the Apple users – especially those with the larger screen sizes of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus – have always wanted is more icons for their dock. While you get to add four icons in the dock on an iPhone, for some users, that’s just not enough. Having apps in the dock makes them much easier and faster to access. Thankfully, you have a Cydia tweak that can help slightly, by adding …

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How to Root the Lenovo K3 Note

One of the best ways to get the most out of an Android device is to root the device and then start using custom software on it. This is especially the case when you root your Lenovo K3 Note. The custom software that you can run on your K3 Note after rooting it includes root-only apps, custom recoveries, custom ROMs, and more. If you haven’t tried these things before, you’d be surprised to know what they can really do for you. For instance, a custom ROM, aka a new version of the operating system for the device, can change the entire appearance and functionality …

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LG Optimus G

How to Root the LG Optimus G (Korean)

No matter whether it’s the original variant of the device or it’s a custom variant, you generally will get a root method when you have a really popular Android device. In this case, we’re talking about the Korean variant of the LG Optimus G. If you’ve got this version of the device you can thank the popularity of it’s other variants for the root access. Once rooted, the device will be administrative unlocked and you can remove system files (bloatware), add new software, etc. Here’s how you can go about rooting your LG Optimus G from Korea. I. Before You Begin 1. This …

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How to Root the Huawei Honor 3X

More and more older devices are getting root access, all thanks to the universal rooting tools that combine several root exploits in a single package to be used for rooting multiple Android devices. Rooting the Huawei Honor 3X is now possible using the universal Root Genius tool that that is one of those tools. All it takes for you to root your Honor 3X is clicking a few buttons in the tool, waiting for it to do its magic, and getting your device rooted. As soon as it’s done, you’ll have the freedom to do all the things on your device that come …

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How to Root the LG Volt (New Method)

While Towelroot worked fine to root the LG Volt for some time, it seems it doesn’t work anymore to root that device. But, as with the norm in the Android world, there’s usually someone ready to step up to the challenge. The LG Volt now has a new root method that seems to be working just fine. It lets you gain root on your device within a few seconds for you to enjoy many of the root-only apps on your device. Here’s how: I. Before You Begin 1. Just like any other rooting method, this should also void the warranty of …

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Root Asus Zenfone 2

How to Root the Asus Zenfone 2

The Asus Zenfone 2 is one of the devices with Android 5.0 Lollipop running on it out of the box –unlike most other devices that come loaded with KitKat and then require you to either manually install an update to get to Lollipop, the Zenfone 2 eliminates that hassle for you by letting you use the latest and the greatest version of Android right away (something other manufacturers could learn from). While Android Lollipop has everything you need to get your tasks done, there are those of us out there that demand a bit more than what they get with a …

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Unroot the Oppo R1L

How to Unroot the Oppo R1L

If you’re reading this, it means the time has come for you to unroot your Oppo R1L. There could be many reasons why you want to unroot your device. Maybe the root-access didn’t deliver the functionalities that you were looking for, or maybe you’re going to it’s time to sell the device or even send it in for warranty. Unrooting removes the root-access from your device and puts it back to a stock-like state. Once you have unrooted your Oppo R1L, you will not be able to access any root-only apps on it nor will you be able to access system …

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