How to Enable Developer Options in Android 4.2 Jelly Bean

• November 2, 2012

Google seems to have made a few changes in Android 4.2 regarding the Developer options / settings that you used to see in Settings for Android phones and tablets. When you buy the Nexus 4 or get an Android 4.2 software update on your Android phone / tablet, don’t freak out that you no longer see the Developer options in Settings. They have not vanished, just buried deep inside Android. Why? Most of Android users do not need to know or use these various Developer settings. They are average users who install apps, make calls, watch videos or play music. […]

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How to Enter Recovery Mode on Any Android Device

• September 13, 2012

Recovery mode in Android provides a number of additional actions that you can perform on an Android phone and tablets. You can manually install system updates, wipe data / factory reset or wipe cache partition. And if you have a custom recovery installed on your phone, you get more options to install custom ROMs, perform Nandroid backups and even modify your phone with various system tweaks. You can access recovery mode with various methods. We prefer the hard way by running the ADB command from our computers, but there are easier methods as well. First, you can access recovery mode […]

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Android Secret Dial Codes List

• September 2, 2012

The mobile OS we all love, Android, have a set of secret dialing codes that when entered in the phone dial app can trigger your phone to do a built-in function that is otherwise not really possible to access from the front-end i.e Settings. These codes have been in Android since the very first release of the OS and over time, Google and manufacturers have modified, removed or added new dialing ones. We have a list of secret Android dialing codes that have been known so far. Just a reminder, many of these codes might not work on your Android […]

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How to Enable USB Debugging in Android Phones

• June 25, 2012

USB debugging in Android allows you to connect your phone with the computer and use the Android SDK with it. You can take screenshots, take a log of your phone or even test live apps as you develop etc. The option for enabling or disabling USB debugging is available on every Android device, but is usually disabled. We have put together a simple tutorial on how to enable USB debugging on Android 4.0 and on previous Android releases. It is also recommended to enable USB debugging before trying out any mods on the phone or doing anything related to where […]

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How to Check Battery Percentage in Android Phones

• June 25, 2012

Battery is one major issue in almost every Android phone out there in the market. Ofcourse, some new high-end Android phones like the Samsung Galaxy Nexus or the Galaxy S III come with big batteries and have relatively better battery timings as compared to others. You might want to check our big guide on battery saving tips on Android phones. Many of us consider checking our remaining battery with the exact percentage figure instead of the battery icon at the top right available in Android phones. This gives us the exact amount of juice left in our phone before it […]

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