How to uninstall apps on realme devices without root

OEMs preload phones with apps to improve user experience, but not all the preloaded apps and features are important to all users or some users have their own preferred app for a particular task, for example, most of the users prefer Google Calendar and Keep Notes over Custom Calendar and Notes apps that come pre-installed with the device. If you use a phone running a forked version of Android like MIUI, realme UI or ColorOS, you must have found some apps unnecessary at some point in time. Continue reading “How to uninstall apps on realme devices without root”

How to uninstall apps on Samsung devices without root

Most Android OEMs these days ship devices with a bucketload of preinstalled apps. But, not all the apps are used by most of the users. In fact, people often opt for services that work on most platforms instead of locking themselves into an app that’s available only on devices from one manufacturer. For example, people are likely to opt for services like Evernote or Google Keep rather than using MIUI Notes app, or OneUI Notes app. If you use a phone running a forked version of Android such as OneUI, MIUI, ColorOS, or RealmeUI, you might have found some apps unnecessary at some point in time.

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How to Uninstall Clean Master Service on Xiaomi and realme devices without root

Towards the end of June, the Indian Government announced it’s plan to ban 59 Chinese apps including TikTok, ShareIt, and Clean Master. Cheetah Mobiles, the company behind Clean Master was in news a few months back when Google decided to pull off quite a few of their apps from Google Play Store including the Antutu benchmark. Apps like Clean Master were popular amongst users which helped in clearing the cache of the phone. To those unaware Cheetah Mobiles is a subsidiary of Kingsoft Corporation. Xiaomi CEO and co-founder Lei Jun has also served as CEO and Chairman of the Kingsoft in the past.

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How to transfer channel or group ownership in Telegram

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 As we all know by now, Telegram is a messaging app works similarly to WhatsApp, Signal, and Facebook Messenger. Founded by brothers Nikolai and Pavel Durov, people behind Russian social network VK, this messaging platform comes equipped with an array of innovative and useful features. 

Last year, Telegram released a slew of updates for its Android and iOS users bringing the ability to transfer group ownership, among others. 

Through this feature, admin can choose to transfer the powers of a group or channel to another administrator id they wish to. Also, there is an option called ‘Transfer Ownership’, which allows users to change the owner easily. Continue reading “How to transfer channel or group ownership in Telegram”

How to install MIUI 12 live ‘Super Wallpaper’ on any Android phone?

Xiaomi introduced its next-generation custom Android skin – MIUI 12 earlier this week and it brings improved visual effects, new wallpapers, privacy improvements, and more. One of the interesting addition in MIUI 12 is the new live ‘Super Wallpaper’ that indeed looks gorgeous. While it was designed exclusively to Xiaomi devices, thanks to developers at XDA who have ported the same to all android smartphones. In this post, we will show you how to install the MIUI 12 ‘Super Wallpaper’ on your android device. Continue reading “How to install MIUI 12 live ‘Super Wallpaper’ on any Android phone?”

How to enable Monochrome mode on Xiaomi smartphones

Google announced the Digital Wellbeing feature last year aimed at being responsible with smartphone usage. Digital Wellbeing helps users understand their smartphone usage better, app usage timers help users limit the usage, visuals detailing how many times the phone was unlocked each day and how many notifications were received. The Wind Down feature limits notifications and also gradually turns the display greyscale, to make it easier on the eyes and to encourage you to unplug. Earlier, we shared a workaround to enable Digital Wellbeing, and now we are sharing a workaround to enable monochrome mode on Xiaomi smartphones Continue reading “How to enable Monochrome mode on Xiaomi smartphones”

MIUI Game Turbo 2.0 Overview

Xiaomi introduced MIUI Game Speed Booster back in 2018 and introduced MIUI Game Turbo back in March this year, it is a framework enhancement that results in CPU and GPU smart allocation, and more system resources for games. During the Redmi K20 series launch event in India, Xiaomi unveiled MIUI Game Turbo 2.0 that comes with performance mode 2.0, touch enhancements 2.0, and enhanced visuals 2.0.

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How to enable Digital Wellbeing on Xiaomi phones

Xiaomi recently introduced Screen time feature with MIUI Global Beta ROM, it is similar to Digital Wellbeing that helps you understand your phone usage better, app usage timers so that you can limit the usage, visuals detailing how many times you unlock your phone per day and how many notifications you receive. Screen time feature is available only on MIUI Global Beta ROM but you can install Digital Wellbeing on your Xiaomi device in case you own a device running Android Pie based MIUI Global Stable ROM, read this step by step guide to learn how. Continue reading “How to enable Digital Wellbeing on Xiaomi phones”

The almost perfect dark MIUI theme

Colors displayed on the screen affect the power consumption of the display and this is where dark mode helps on AMOLED devices. In last few months, Google gradually rolled out dark mode for some system apps including Phone, Contacts, Messages and recently it introduced system-wide dark mode with Android Q Beta 3 that was announced at Google I/O 2019. Continue reading “The almost perfect dark MIUI theme”

Get Android 9.0 Pie on OnePlus 2 with Pixel Experience ROM

Launched in 2015, OnePlus 2 was one of the popular devices from the OnePlus portfolio, even though it didn’t take off well among the customers. Post few months after the launch, OnePlus announced the second-generation device won’t be receiving an update to Android Nougat after all. With this, OnePlus promised its users an update it couldn’t deliver. Continue reading “Get Android 9.0 Pie on OnePlus 2 with Pixel Experience ROM”

How to get Android 7.0 Nougat OTA update instantly for your Google Nexus device

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Google last night started rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat OTA update for select Nexus devices and it will gradually roll out to Nexus 6, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus 9, Nexus Player, Pixel C and General Mobile 4G (Android One) users over the coming weeks. Continue reading “How to get Android 7.0 Nougat OTA update instantly for your Google Nexus device”

Top 10 Android Smartphones under Rs. 10,000

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Looking to buy an Android smartphone below Rs. 10,000 price bracket? Here is something you should definitely look at before making a final choice. Continue reading “Top 10 Android Smartphones under Rs. 10,000”

How to root Nokia X and install Google Play Apps

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We had unboxed the Nokia X a while back, right after it launched in India. Only a few weeks back, Espoo’s first bold entry into the low end Android smartphone segment was revealed at MWC. The phone might be running Android, a Google owned entity, but is completely devoid of anything that resembles Google services. Nokia completely forked the open source variant of Android, just like Amazon did, by choosing not to include Google services and apps, which are obviously a conflict of interests for the company. But being open source, the malleable Android is always willing to bend to our will, and soon enough, enterprising developers who got their hands on the Nokia X, devised a way to install Google apps and services onto this neat little device. We followed their path, and made a video, so that willing users can take advantage of it too –

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A guide to secure your personal data before disposing your phone

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As global smartphone sales have gone off the charts, not many fully understand the concept of data security. Many assume that phone companies take care of this well. Actually this is not true. There is this other scenario where the data you save can be retrieved no matter what you do over the years. How is this possible? Lets start with the basics. Everything I explain here has an Explanation and a Technical Explanation for a better understanding.

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How to setup an ad-hoc WiFi network on your laptop for any Android phone without root

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After some digging and going though a lot of paid apps to share WIFI hotspot, I have stumbled upon a very simple way to share your Laptop WIFI as ad hoc (Infrastructure mode) and use it on any Android phone without having to root and install a custom ROM that supports ad hoc like CyanogenMOD.

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