dotTech » Android http://dottech.org Professional Technologians Mon, 26 Jan 2015 14:16:14 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1 How to root Motorola Moto Maxx in Android 4.4 KitKat [Guide] http://dottech.org/173113/how-to-root-motorola-moto-maxx-in-android-4-4-kitkat-guide/ http://dottech.org/173113/how-to-root-motorola-moto-maxx-in-android-4-4-kitkat-guide/#comments Fri, 23 Jan 2015 14:38:09 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=173113

The Motorola Moto Maxx is the third smartphone under the “Maxx” name. It comes with Android 4.4 Kitkat out of the box and its initial release was during November of 2014. It’s a great phone with long battery life. You likely…

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How to install TWRP Recovery in Motorola Moto Maxx [Tip] http://dottech.org/173218/how-to-install-twrp-recovery-in-motorola-moto-maxx-tip/ http://dottech.org/173218/how-to-install-twrp-recovery-in-motorola-moto-maxx-tip/#comments Fri, 23 Jan 2015 14:14:41 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=173218

We already showed you how to root the Motorola Moto Maxx and now we’ll show you how you can install an unofficial custom recovery image on your device. The recovery we are using is Team Win’s TWRP recovery. ClockworkMod recovery…

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How to root Samsung Galaxy A5 SM-A5000 in Android 4.4.4 KitKat [Guide] http://dottech.org/173233/how-to-root-samsung-galaxy-a5-sm-a5000-in-android-4-4-4-kitkat-guide/ http://dottech.org/173233/how-to-root-samsung-galaxy-a5-sm-a5000-in-android-4-4-4-kitkat-guide/#comments Fri, 23 Jan 2015 14:13:03 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=173233

The Samsung Galaxy A5 is the mid-ranger in the new galaxy A-series, meaning it doesn’t carry the top of the range specs like the A7 and it’s not the bottom of the group of phones either. The A5 mixes affordability with specs to give…

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How to enter Recovery Mode in Motorola Moto Maxx [Tip] http://dottech.org/173224/how-to-enter-recovery-mode-in-motorola-moto-maxx-tip/ http://dottech.org/173224/how-to-enter-recovery-mode-in-motorola-moto-maxx-tip/#comments Fri, 23 Jan 2015 14:10:49 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=173224

The recovery mode is available for any Android smartphone or tablet is a place where users can flash official software updates and perform a factory reset. As the name suggests, you can recover your device from a frozen or black state where it…

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How to root Sony Xperia Z3 Compact in Android 4.4 KitKat [Guide] http://dottech.org/173092/how-to-root-sony-xperia-z3-compact-in-android-4-4-kitkat-guide/ http://dottech.org/173092/how-to-root-sony-xperia-z3-compact-in-android-4-4-kitkat-guide/#comments Thu, 22 Jan 2015 15:07:52 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=173092

The Sony Xperia Z3 Compact is the smaller sister phone to the flagship full-size Z3 which is one of the most popular phones in the world. Smaller in size usually means less specs and less money over the counter when paying for the device. Both of…

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How to install TWRP Recovery in AT&T LG G3 D850 [Guide] http://dottech.org/172931/how-to-install-twrp-recovery-in-att-lg-g3-guide/ http://dottech.org/172931/how-to-install-twrp-recovery-in-att-lg-g3-guide/#comments Wed, 21 Jan 2015 12:54:17 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=172931

A custom recovery is necessary if you want to install a custom ROM or custom firmware. The stock recovery bootable partition lets us flash official firmware while the custom recovery helps us flash the unofficial build. It also comes in handy…

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How to install TWRP Recovery in International LG G3 D855 [Guide] http://dottech.org/172955/how-to-install-twrp-recovery-in-international-lg-g3-guide/ http://dottech.org/172955/how-to-install-twrp-recovery-in-international-lg-g3-guide/#comments Wed, 21 Jan 2015 12:52:32 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=172955

The official Team Win TWRP custom recovery is up for grabs for most LG G3 smartphones. It’s available across several phone carrier networks in the United States and there’s also an International model number. If you own the International…

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How to install TWRP Recovery in Canadian LG G3 D852 [Guide] http://dottech.org/172977/how-to-install-twrp-recovery-in-canadian-lg-g3-guide/ http://dottech.org/172977/how-to-install-twrp-recovery-in-canadian-lg-g3-guide/#comments Wed, 21 Jan 2015 12:49:30 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=172977

If you are the owner of the LG G3 and live in Canada you can now anytime install the official TWRP custom recovery image on your device by connecting with a computer and using the command prompt. The same guide is up for grabs on all variants. However,…

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How to install TWRP Recovery in LG G3 for Sprint LS990 [Guide] http://dottech.org/172867/how-to-install-twrp-recovery-in-lg-g3-for-sprint-guide/ http://dottech.org/172867/how-to-install-twrp-recovery-in-lg-g3-for-sprint-guide/#comments Tue, 20 Jan 2015 16:05:16 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=172867

The unofficial TWRP recovery is a must on the LG G3 smartphone for all people looking to customize their devices with a custom recovery or firmware. There are two main sides to Android smartphones: stock official Android and those who open up…

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How to install TWRP Recovery in LG G3 for Verizon VS985 [Guide] http://dottech.org/172848/how-to-install-twrp-recovery-in-lg-g3-for-verizon-guide/ http://dottech.org/172848/how-to-install-twrp-recovery-in-lg-g3-for-verizon-guide/#comments Tue, 20 Jan 2015 16:03:39 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=172848

All Android smartphones and tablet come with a stock recovery. It’s in here where you can do vital tasks such as performing a factory reset or flashing official firmware files. If you are planning to root your device and install a custom…

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How to enter recovery mode in LG G3 [Guide] http://dottech.org/172851/how-to-enter-recovery-mode-in-lg-g3-guide/ http://dottech.org/172851/how-to-enter-recovery-mode-in-lg-g3-guide/#comments Mon, 19 Jan 2015 14:00:40 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=172851

The LG G3 is the current flagship under the LG name. If you want to do some tweaking of your Android device you must do that from a custom recovery first. There are two main version that are the most popular option in the world. They include ClockworkMod…

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How to root Galaxy Note Edge SM-N915G [Guide] http://dottech.org/172624/how-to-root-galaxy-note-edge-sm-n915g-guide/ http://dottech.org/172624/how-to-root-galaxy-note-edge-sm-n915g-guide/#comments Mon, 19 Jan 2015 13:09:18 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=172624

The Samsung galaxy Note is available in a few different model numbers throughout the United States and other parts of the world such as Korea, Russia and Australia. The following applies for the Aussie version of the Edge only. Do not install…

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How to root Google Nexus 7 in Android 5.0 Lollipop [Guide] http://dottech.org/172388/how-to-root-google-nexus-7-in-android-5-0-lollipop-guide/ http://dottech.org/172388/how-to-root-google-nexus-7-in-android-5-0-lollipop-guide/#comments Mon, 19 Jan 2015 13:06:12 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=172388

Android Lollipop is now running on just 1% of total devices. A large part of that percent is dedicated to the folks with any of the Google Nexus range of smartphones and tablets. If you are the owner of the second generation Nexus 7 2013 and running…

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How to root Galaxy Note Edge (SM-N915S) in Android 4.4 KitKat [Guide] http://dottech.org/172513/how-to-root-korean-galaxy-note-edge-in-android-4-4-kitkat-guide/ http://dottech.org/172513/how-to-root-korean-galaxy-note-edge-in-android-4-4-kitkat-guide/#comments Fri, 16 Jan 2015 13:45:47 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=172513

The Samsung Galaxy Note Edge is available for numerous phone carrier network in the United States. However, it’s also available for some parts of the world outside of the US. here we are referring to the Korean variant of the same that …

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How to root T-Mobile Galaxy Note Edge on Android 4.4 KitKat [Guide] http://dottech.org/172505/how-to-root-t-mobile-galaxy-note-edge-in-kitkat-guide/ http://dottech.org/172505/how-to-root-t-mobile-galaxy-note-edge-in-kitkat-guide/#comments Fri, 16 Jan 2015 13:37:58 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=172505

If you own the T-Mobile version of the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge, you can gain root access by following the guide below. The model number for this smartphone is SM-N915T. You can verify which model you have by navigating to Settings followed by…

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How to root Sprint Galaxy Note Edge on Android 4.4 KitKat [Guide] http://dottech.org/172500/how-to-root-sprint-galaxy-note-edge-in-android-kitkat-guide/ http://dottech.org/172500/how-to-root-sprint-galaxy-note-edge-in-android-kitkat-guide/#comments Fri, 16 Jan 2015 13:36:04 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=172500

The Samsung Galaxy Note Edge is available from many of the big name phone carrier networks in the United States. The following presents the step-by-step guide on how you can root the Sprint variant. The model number is SM-N915P. You can verify…

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How to root Moto G 2014 in Android 5.0 Lollipop [Guide] http://dottech.org/172405/how-to-root-moto-g-2014-in-android-5-0-lollipop-guide/ http://dottech.org/172405/how-to-root-moto-g-2014-in-android-5-0-lollipop-guide/#comments Fri, 16 Jan 2015 13:32:58 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=172405

The Motorola Moto G 2014 is the latest smartphone under the same name and the first since breaking away from being a Google company. It’s the Lenovo name that has the rights to this phone, although Google and Motorola are still seemingly…

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How to install Google Nexus 10 Root Toolkit [Guide] http://dottech.org/172396/how-to-install-google-nexus-10-root-toolkit-guide/ http://dottech.org/172396/how-to-install-google-nexus-10-root-toolkit-guide/#comments Fri, 16 Jan 2015 13:30:48 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=172396

Usually rooting guides aren’t too difficult now-a-days because of the abundance of third-party developers we have offering support combined with an Android open source operating system that’s always been easy to hack. Even…

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How to root Google Nexus 5 in Android 5.0 Lollipop [Guide] http://dottech.org/172367/how-to-root-google-nexus-5-in-android-5-0-lollipop-guide/ http://dottech.org/172367/how-to-root-google-nexus-5-in-android-5-0-lollipop-guide/#comments Thu, 15 Jan 2015 14:22:38 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=172367

The Google Nexus 5 is running the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop software update. The Google nexus range was the first to see Lollipop since they are a Google company. If you want to try out new custom ROMs based on fresh Lollipop installments, or…

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How disable ‘Seen’ reports in Hangouts for Android [Tip] http://dottech.org/172429/how-disable-seen-reports-in-hangouts-for-android-tip/ http://dottech.org/172429/how-disable-seen-reports-in-hangouts-for-android-tip/#comments Thu, 15 Jan 2015 14:10:02 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=172429

Unlike WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger, Hangouts does not exactly let its users know whether a message has been read or not. It will just show the status of your contact based on its last login session. So when you view your chat conversation,…

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How to root Samsung Galaxy S3 LTE SHV-E210K [Guide] http://dottech.org/172296/how-to-root-samsung-galaxy-s3-lte-shv-e210k-guide/ http://dottech.org/172296/how-to-root-samsung-galaxy-s3-lte-shv-e210k-guide/#comments Wed, 14 Jan 2015 14:37:55 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=172296

The Samsung Galaxy S3 has been around for years, but would you believe me if I told you there’s still new variants pumping out of the factories? Well, it’s true. The folks over in Korea recently have a new device in their smartphone…

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How to root Motorola Moto E with SuperSU [Guide] http://dottech.org/172285/how-to-root-motorola-moto-e-with-supersu-guide/ http://dottech.org/172285/how-to-root-motorola-moto-e-with-supersu-guide/#comments Wed, 14 Jan 2015 14:23:56 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=172285

The Motorola Moto E is the cheapest smartphone coming out of Motorola in the last few years. When the “Hello Moto” company created the Moto G, they instantly new they were in a winner as it quickly became the most popular device in…

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How to root Google Nexus 6 [Guide] http://dottech.org/172346/how-to-root-google-nexus-6-guide/ http://dottech.org/172346/how-to-root-google-nexus-6-guide/#comments Tue, 13 Jan 2015 15:21:17 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=172346

The Google Nexus 6 if the top-end smartphone under the Mountain View companies name for around the next three quarters of the year. Usually what we see with Google Nexus-based devices is having to side-load, using ADB or Android SDK with flashing…

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How to root Galaxy S5 Plus with CF-Auto-Root [Tip] http://dottech.org/172224/how-to-root-galaxy-s5-plus-with-cf-auto-root-tip/ http://dottech.org/172224/how-to-root-galaxy-s5-plus-with-cf-auto-root-tip/#comments Fri, 09 Jan 2015 18:34:31 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=172224

The Samsung Galaxy S5 Plus is the newer S5 that comes with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 system chip. If you were one of the lucky ones who got it as soon as it came out several months ago, you are likely looking to rekindle the love with some new tweaks.…

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How to add a number row to the default Android keyboard [Tip] http://dottech.org/171669/how-to-add-a-number-row-to-the-default-android-keyboard-tip/ http://dottech.org/171669/how-to-add-a-number-row-to-the-default-android-keyboard-tip/#comments Wed, 07 Jan 2015 13:48:57 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=171669

As you may have already noticed, your default Android keyboard does not have a dedicated number row. So if you want to enter numbers, you’ll need to press the “?123” key first. If you want to add a dedicated number row to your default Android…

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How to create manga-style collages in Android [Tip] http://dottech.org/171671/how-to-create-manga-style-collages-in-android-tip/ http://dottech.org/171671/how-to-create-manga-style-collages-in-android-tip/#comments Wed, 07 Jan 2015 13:45:39 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=171671

In Android, there are a wide range of photo and collage apps. Some apps would even allow you add some custom text and stickers to your photo collages. Now, what if you want to create a photo collage that would appear like a page from a manga? If that’s…

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How to share content to nearby users in Android [Tip] http://dottech.org/171624/how-to-share-content-to-nearby-users-in-android-tip/ http://dottech.org/171624/how-to-share-content-to-nearby-users-in-android-tip/#comments Tue, 06 Jan 2015 12:34:54 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=171624

In the world of social media, users are used to sharing content through their friends and followers. If you’re lucky, your content could become viral. Speaking of which, there’s one app that takes viral content to a whole new level. It’s…

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How to replace the swipe up gesture with a custom action in Android [Tip] http://dottech.org/171577/how-to-replace-the-swipe-up-gesture-with-a-custom-action-in-android-tip/ http://dottech.org/171577/how-to-replace-the-swipe-up-gesture-with-a-custom-action-in-android-tip/#comments Mon, 05 Jan 2015 13:45:19 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=171577

By default, the swipe up gesture is reserved for Google Now. If you swipe up from the home button, your Android device will immediately take you to Now. It’s a handy option but what if you’re not an avid Now user? Is it possible to replace the…

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How to add Facebook stickers to photos in Android [Tip] http://dottech.org/171531/how-to-add-facebook-stickers-to-photos-in-android-tip/ http://dottech.org/171531/how-to-add-facebook-stickers-to-photos-in-android-tip/#comments Mon, 05 Jan 2015 13:43:46 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=171531

At last, Facebook users can now add stickers to their photos. So if you’re wondering if it’s possible to make your photos look more interesting by adding various stickers, well now you can. Thanks to Facebook’s new “Stickered for Messenger

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How to delete sent photos and add interactive filters in Android [Tip] http://dottech.org/171383/how-to-delete-sent-photos-and-add-interactive-filters-in-android-tip/ http://dottech.org/171383/how-to-delete-sent-photos-and-add-interactive-filters-in-android-tip/#comments Fri, 02 Jan 2015 14:04:42 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=171383

Apps like SnapChat are a hit. Unlike other instant messaging services, they provide an option that would allow users to “auto-destroy” or “auto-delete” their photos. The thing is once the photo has been deleted, you can no longer …

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How to launch apps by shaking Android phone or tablet [Tip] http://dottech.org/171375/how-to-launch-apps-by-shaking-phone-tip/ http://dottech.org/171375/how-to-launch-apps-by-shaking-phone-tip/#comments Tue, 30 Dec 2014 14:15:22 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=171375

In Android, there are so many ways to customize your device settings and actions. For example, you can use swipe gestures to launch apps. You can also use voice commands to enable certain actions.

Speaking of which, there’s another interesting…

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How to reorder the filters in Instagram [Tip] http://dottech.org/171284/how-to-reorder-the-filters-in-instagram-tip/ http://dottech.org/171284/how-to-reorder-the-filters-in-instagram-tip/#comments Tue, 23 Dec 2014 13:39:30 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=171284

Instagram has recently updated its mobile app. Along with its redesigned photo editing interface, it has also added five more filters for you to enjoy every time you take some snaps.

Speaking of which, the photo app has also added a new option…

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How to manually install the Play Store app in Android [Tip] http://dottech.org/170946/how-to-manually-install-the-play-store-app-in-android-tip/ http://dottech.org/170946/how-to-manually-install-the-play-store-app-in-android-tip/#comments Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:58:01 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=170946

Most Android users prefer to download apps from the Play Store. Simply put, the Play Store is a place where you can find, download and install legit apps. Now, what if you have an Android device that supports a different app market? How do you manually…

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How to add a countdown widget to the Android home screen [Tip] http://dottech.org/170952/how-to-add-a-countdown-widget-to-the-android-home-screen-tip/ http://dottech.org/170952/how-to-add-a-countdown-widget-to-the-android-home-screen-tip/#comments Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:07:54 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=170952

Most of you are probably looking forward to spending time with your family and friends this Christmas and New Year. While waiting, you can’t really help but get busy with other things such as planning your holiday events and gift shopping.…

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How to backup contacts and call logs in Android [Tip] http://dottech.org/170722/how-to-back-up-contacts-and-call-logs-in-android-tip/ http://dottech.org/170722/how-to-back-up-contacts-and-call-logs-in-android-tip/#comments Wed, 17 Dec 2014 20:22:34 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=170722

Whether you’re switching phones or performing a factory reset, you definitely need to consider the idea of backing up your contacts and call logs. If you’re performing factory reset, then it’s most likely for your data to be wiped out.…

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