Android Posts on Guiding Tech

Here are the Android posts we've published on Guiding Tech. You'll find how-to articles, guides, app reviews, comparisons, lists and much more.

How to Root OnePlus One Running KitKat (Unlock Bootloader and Install Custom Recovery)

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The OnePlus One is a pretty awesome phone. Especially after the Nexus 6 turned out to be an overpriced monster. And now, it’s also relatively easy to acquire. There’s an open sale every week and invites are easier to get. I like to say that OnePlus One is the new Nexus. It’s a mid-range phone with […]

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge: How to Use the Edges Like a Pro

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When I first heard that Samsung was showcasing a phone with touchscreen edges, my reaction was somewhere between “A what??” and “No. Just no.” How could a screen that extends along the sides of your phone be practical, and moreover, why would that increase convenience or productivity at all? Sounded rather gimmicky to me. But then I saw […]

How to Easily Control and Manage Volume on Android

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One thing I like about Samsung phones that I don’t find on other devices is how they handle volume when any of the volume rockers are pressed. When either button is pressed, you first get the option to control ringtone volume, but then, using the settings button next to it you can configure notification, media, alarm […]

4 Ways to Fix OnePlus One’s Battery Draining Problems

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When I bought the OnePlus One, I was looking for a beast and not just performance wise. The reviews all reported great battery life (3100 mAh!). A friend of mine consistently gets 7-8 hours of screen time per charge. And it easily makes it beyond 1 day for him. So I was surprised when my OPO […]

Top 6 MIUI 6 Features That Make it Stand Out

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I was introduced to the awesomeness of MIUI 6 with the Mi 4 review unit and even after using MIUI 5 for months, there was so much to explore in the new version. Everything looked more polished and features that already used to stand out when compared to stock Android, got even better with revision 6. […]

How to Securely Wipe Your Android Phone Before Selling It

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So you’re buying a new Android phone. That’s great. Congratulations. But what are you going to do with the old one now? Sell it, probably. Or hand it down to a family member or a friend. Either way, you’re going to need to make sure no personal data makes the transition. You’ll need to wipe the […]

Top 7 Tips and Tricks for Customizing Cyanogen OS 11S on OnePlus One

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One of the best things about OnePlus One is the software that comes with it – Cyanogen OS 11S (based on Android KitKat 4.4). For the uninitiated, Cyanogen OS (which is the commercial version of CyanogenMod) is a third party custom ROM for Android. OnePlus One is one of the first devices to bundle it as […]

How to Open Links Directly in Incognito on Android (Chrome and Firefox)

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Chrome’s Incognito Mode or Firefox Private Window, be it on the computer or on Android, is a great way to browse the web without piling up a browsing history and to prevent cookies from being stored on the device. Once you are done browsing, even the device doesn’t remember if you have ever visited the […]

Flud vs tTorrent vs uTorrent: Which Is the Easiest Torrent Downloader for Android?

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If you’re reading this, chances are you’ve got a monster in your pants. I mean your pants pocket. We’re all moving around carrying what can only be described as miniature computers. They have RAM in GBs, bus speed that rivals that of desktop computers and 5.5 inch screens with resolution higher than the 15.6 inch […]

Flynx vs Javelin vs Link Bubble: The Battle of the Popup Link Browsers on Android

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While Android is known for its openness and hackability, it’s not often when developers harness it to create something totally new, unique, and useful. This is one of these rare moments. There’s a new kind of Android browser out there. It goes by many names. The popup browser. The bubble browser. The multitasking browser. Android […]

Xiaomi Redmi 2 Review: A Showstopper for Budget Smartphones

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Xiaomi has become one of the most talked about smartphone brands in India. For those who thought of it as yet another cheap Chinese company, Xiaomi has proved them wrong time and again with devices like Mi3, Redmi Note 4G, and the Mi 4. The company really knows that we love to get the best […]

How to Activate Google Now Voice From Any Screen on Android

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Ever since I upgraded my Nexus 4 to KitKat, I’ve been a fan of the Google Now Launcher. It was clean, it was fast and it signified what was to come next – Lollipop. I was floored by the big beautiful icons. And when I finally got touch-less Google Search using OK Google, things got so […]

Top 8 Firefox Add-ons for Android

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Sure, Firefox is no longer the hottie in the browser space. On desktop, Chrome still rules. On Android, Chrome is the default for many phones. But ol’ Firefox still has some fire in it. Especially if you’re a pro user who wants to enhance your browsing experience using add-ons or extensions. I like to tell […]

8 Reasons Why EverythingMe Is the Simplest Yet Most Powerful Android Launcher

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I honestly think that Android launchers are made to be a bigger deal than they should be. Sometimes I wish it was like iOS’s Springboard. Just one, awesome, well thought-out way of getting around. But of course, that’s not possible in Android. Android is messy. There’s always too much going on. And where there’s a mess, […]

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