Tips

Android is full of options to customize and control your device as you see fit. This section lists the tips, tutorials, and tricks we think every Android user should know. They may not all be relevant to you but they may be useful. Here are some of the highlights, but feel free to browse the entire section.

Android Hacks

Verizon Samsung Galaxy S III bootloader can be unlocked thanks to devs

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Out of the four major American carriers, Verizon was the only one who required a locked bootloader on its version of the Samsung Galaxy S III.  Naturally, this upset many developers and Android enthusiasts who…

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8 months later, I finally rooted my Verizon Galaxy Nexus because WugFresh makes it too easy not to

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Rooting my phone and then flashing a custom ROM is something I’ve done on every Android device – except my Galaxy Nexus until 16 hours ago. The Nexus was the first phone I’ve ever used to provide access to ev…

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CyanogenMod team reveals plans for CM10 — Jelly Bean ROM

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Ever since Google Android 4.1 Jelly Bean was officially announced, many Android enthusiasts turned to CyanogenMod and other developers in order to find out when a custom ROM based on Android 4.1 would be avail…

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Android Apps

Google Now hack enables use on rooted devices with AOSP ROM’s (US English only)

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I have a love affair going on with Google Now. Though the Nexus 7 and Jelly Bean as a whole got all the headlines at I/O last week, Google’s new voice search and command feature has easily become my favorite a…

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Any.do releases Chrome extension that links with kick ass to do list app for Android

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Any.Do ranks among the best Android to do list managers around. The gesture-based task manager that we raved about is simple but sophisticated enough to match most competitors, and it also syncs with Google Ta…

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Android App Reviews

MultiPicture Live Wallpaper is a great way to spice up your phone

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Attention all chronic themers and phone hackers! You know who you are. You venture the deepest recess of the internet to find that single wallpaper that will make your lockscreen look spiffy. You change wallpa…

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Android Tricks

Instagram fixes import and camera crashes, custom camera apps can improve experience [TIPS]

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The Instagram Android app debuted only three days ago and it’s already been updated twice. The latest update is an important one that addresses two of the biggest complaints I brought up in the review: ca…

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ICS update for AT&T Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket leaks out, seems to be fully functional

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Even though we all expected to see most of today’s high-end Android smartphones already updated to Ice Cream Sandwich, a surprisingly wide number of devices have still been left behind and are continuing to en…

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Will my phone get Ice Cream Sandwich through CM9? Here’s a chart to guess

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Since Android phone makers started confirming which phones will be updated to Android 4.0 – whether by directly naming them or through unwittingly confirming by saying nothing – people have tur…

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Nook Tablet gets first Ice Cream Sandwich taste with CyanogenMod 9 Alpha

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Even though it has been released for some time, Android’s latest version, 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, runs on very few devices. Actually, as we found out yesterday from the past two weeks’ Android Platform Version…

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Google Voice adds Google+ Circle management on desktop

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Google+ is trickling into all aspects of Google’s products, including a new feature in Voice that lets users apply custom settings to their Circles. Software engineer Tom Ford made the announcement e…

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CyanogenMod 9 pre-alpha released for Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Wi-Fi version

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The leader and namesake of CyanogenMod has announced the availability of a pre-alpha version of CM9 for the Galaxy Tab 10.1 Wi-Fi only model. The software is meant only to be a preview of what’s to come; ho…

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Tablets

Deal of the day: Refurbished 16 GB HP TouchPad for $169.99, 32 GB model for $220

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If you failed to pick up an HP TouchPad a few months ago when it was available for 100 bucks (granted, only for a couple of hours), you can today take advantage of a special deal and get the 10-inch tablet for……

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How to turn your Windows 7 desktop into an Ice Cream Sandwich treat in ten (not so) simple steps

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Ever since we first laid eyes on Android Ice Cream Sandwich’s look, we fell in love hopeless and completely, which is why we are craving for an Android 4.0 gadget of our own. But what if you could have that simple an…

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CM9 update for HP Touchpad is almost ready, according to official video

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Just hours after finding out that the CyanogenMod family includes more than one million users, we are happy to inform you that the brilliant minds from CM are very close of releasing what should be their take on A…

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