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11 Amazing Android Live Wallpapers for Summer

What’s Summer without having the mood set with live Android wallpapers? If you don’t take a minute to stop and enjoy the short season, it’ll pass you by. Once Fall is here, Summer is at its furthest point from us, […]

How to Root Your Android Device (TowelRoot Method) (Video)

Thanks to Geohot, that kid who first jailbroke an iPhone a long time ago, we have a root method that works for most Android device that are running Kitkat. After his long history of working in the jailbreaking community for […]

How to Use Text Shortcuts in Android

Text shortcuts are essentially phrases or words you can add to your device’s dictionary and use custom abbreviations to call them when typing instead of having to type them out entirely. Do you type your email a lot? Your street […]

How to Sync and Backup All of your Apps and Their Data in Android (Video)

Technically this app doesn’t require root access, BUT it definitely makes it much cooler. The app I’m referring to is called Helium and it’s creator, Koush, needs no introduction in the rooting world. He’s responsible for creating some of the […]

How to Root an Android Device in One Click (Kingo Method)

Rooting is the process of gaining root access on a device. This allows us full access to all aspects of the device’s operating system. The most popular thing to do once you gain root access is to flash a custom recovery […]

What is ART and How to Enable It on your Android KitKat Device (Video)

A quick overview of what ART is and why you might want to install it. Any app on Android has to be compiled (translated to run on the device from the raw app code) to run on your device. The […]

How to Screen Record in Android 4.4 (KitKat)

Screen recording on an Android device isn’t a new concept to those with root access, they’ve been doing it for years frankly. But for the millions of users that don’t root, screen captures (still shots as opposed to video recordings) […]

How to Install the New Google Home Launcher on Most Android Devices

When Google recently announced that their new Google Home launcher would be able to run on older versions of Android and not just Android 4.4, I figured some of you might want it, too. Let’s face it, anytime I can […]

How to Get the New Hangouts with SMS Integration on Android

I’m all for combining apps. So when Google announced the new Hangouts app that allows me to use SMS from inside it, I wanted it. Let’s face it, anytime I can replace the Samsung TouchWiz UI, or LG UI, with […]

How to Use Windows 8 on Android or iOS Using Remote Desktop (Video)

Microsoft recently released an iOS and Android version of their remote desktop application for WIndows 8. Why should you care? Well, if you have a Windows 8 PC at home, this will allow you to access it directly from your […]

How to Make Any Android Device Look Like Stock Android without Root (Video)

Most Android manufacturers put some type of custom UI on top of their Android devices to help differentiate theirs from the pack (and it’s a huge pack). Some of these can add nice features, but all of these usually come […]

How to Show Only Unread Messages in Android Gmail App (Video)

One thing I don’t understand when it comes to the Gmail app for Android versus the one for iOS is the fact that the iOS one has the ability to display only unread messages while the Android one doesn’t. I […]

How to Add Yahoo Contacts to Your Android Device

This post is sponsored by Moborobo, a great free all-in-one Android management tool to manage contacts, apps, and even SMS from your desktop. Still have all your contacts in Yahoo? Haven’t joined the Google bandwagon yet? Eh, no big deal. […]

How to Get the Facebook Home on Any Android Device (Updated 04.16.13)

You might have heard about Facebook’s new app, Facebook Home, that replaces the home screen on your Android device. This new app launched on April 12th in the Google Play store but is only currently available for a handful of devices. […]

How to Root the Verizon Samsung Galaxy S III Running Android 4.1.2

After the OTA, it seems it’s a bit trickier to root the Verizon version of the Samsung Galaxy S III. Have no fear though, thanks to developers over at XDA, it’s now possibly and pretty easy in fact. Here’s a […]