dotTech » Android http://dottech.org Professional Technologians Mon, 02 Mar 2015 13:40:05 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.1 How to root Galaxy A5 A500H in XXU1ANL1 Android 4.4.4 KitKat [Guide] http://dottech.org/175715/how-to-root-galaxy-a5-a500h-in-xxu1anl1-android-4-4-4-kitkat-guide/ http://dottech.org/175715/how-to-root-galaxy-a5-a500h-in-xxu1anl1-android-4-4-4-kitkat-guide/#comments Mon, 02 Mar 2015 13:27:47 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=175715

The Samsung Galaxy A5 sure is a sweet smartphone coming from Samsung over the last few months. It comes out of the box with Android KitKat which was part of the reason why they managed to sell them so cheaply since Lollipop was just around the …

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How to root Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 T535 LTE in Android 4.4.2 KitKat [Guide] http://dottech.org/175709/how-to-root-galaxy-tab-4-10-1-t535-lte-in-android-4-4-2-kitkat-guide/ http://dottech.org/175709/how-to-root-galaxy-tab-4-10-1-t535-lte-in-android-4-4-2-kitkat-guide/#comments Mon, 02 Mar 2015 13:26:22 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=175709

If it’s an affordable tablet you are after, there’s no better place to look than the Samsung galaxy tab range. While it is true Samsung provide an enormous range from cheap to expensive, so just about any tech enthusiast can enjoy…

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How to root Galaxy A3 A300H in XXU1AOA4 Android 4.4.4 KitKat [Guide] http://dottech.org/175725/how-to-root-galaxy-a3-a300h-in-xxu1aoa4-android-4-4-4-kitkat-guide/ http://dottech.org/175725/how-to-root-galaxy-a3-a300h-in-xxu1aoa4-android-4-4-4-kitkat-guide/#comments Mon, 02 Mar 2015 13:24:37 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=175725

The Samsung Galaxy A3 is the bottom of the range of the A-series from Sammy during 2014, but just because it’s the cheaper variant doesn’t mean there are numerous third-party developers creating awesome custom ROMS and other …

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How to record a video without audio in Android [Tip] http://dottech.org/175692/how-to-record-a-video-without-audio-in-android-tip/ http://dottech.org/175692/how-to-record-a-video-without-audio-in-android-tip/#comments Mon, 02 Mar 2015 13:16:27 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=175692

If, for some reason, you would like to record a video without audio using your Android device, then you can do the following steps below. It’s a great option especially if your device does not allow video recording without audio by default.…

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How to install new apps without adding shortcuts to home screen [Tip] http://dottech.org/174769/how-to-install-new-apps-without-adding-shortcuts-to-home-screen-tip/ http://dottech.org/174769/how-to-install-new-apps-without-adding-shortcuts-to-home-screen-tip/#comments Mon, 02 Mar 2015 12:53:02 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=174769

By default, a shortcut icon will be automatically added to your home screen every time you download and install a new app from the Play Store. It’s a common setting for Android users. However, this can also make your home screen appear messy…

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How to flash stock recovery in OnePlus One smartphones [Guide] http://dottech.org/175500/how-to-flash-stock-recovery-in-oneplus-one-smartphones-guide/ http://dottech.org/175500/how-to-flash-stock-recovery-in-oneplus-one-smartphones-guide/#comments Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:40:54 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=175500

Sometimes people elect to unchain the system internals with root access so they can begin installing custom ROMs, rooted applications and custom firmware. If you decided to take your device away from the stock version of Android with a stock…

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How to block distracting apps for better focus in Android [Tip] http://dottech.org/174378/how-to-block-distracting-apps-for-better-focus-in-android-tip/ http://dottech.org/174378/how-to-block-distracting-apps-for-better-focus-in-android-tip/#comments Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:05:39 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=174378

Whether you are working on a project or preparing for an exam, your main focus is to free yourself from all forms of distractions. This, of course, includes apps and websites that can divert your attention. If you do not to want to constantly get…

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How to free up storage by removing unwanted photos in Android [Tip] http://dottech.org/174777/how-to-free-up-storage-by-removing-unwanted-photos-in-android-tip/ http://dottech.org/174777/how-to-free-up-storage-by-removing-unwanted-photos-in-android-tip/#comments Wed, 25 Feb 2015 13:08:35 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=174777

Did you know that the photos that you’ve stored on your device can take up a significant amount of storage? Now, if you really think about it, you might have stored some photos that you don’t really need (ex. duplicates, blurry shots, ugly

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How to flash stock CyanogenMod 11S in OnePlus One smartphones [Guide] http://dottech.org/175397/how-to-flash-stock-cyanogenmod-11s-in-oneplus-one-smartphones-guide/ http://dottech.org/175397/how-to-flash-stock-cyanogenmod-11s-in-oneplus-one-smartphones-guide/#comments Tue, 24 Feb 2015 13:46:01 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=175397

As most OnePlus fans would know, the OnePlus One smartphones come pre-loaded with CyanogenMod 11S ROMs after they struck a deal. That doesn’t mean you are restricted to using the CyanogenMod ROM, though, as many third-party developers…

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How to unroot and lock the bootloader in OnePlus One [Guide] http://dottech.org/175389/how-to-unroot-and-lock-the-bootloader-in-oneplus-one-guide/ http://dottech.org/175389/how-to-unroot-and-lock-the-bootloader-in-oneplus-one-guide/#comments Tue, 24 Feb 2015 13:39:08 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=175389

The OnePlus One is one of the coolest smartphones to come out over the last couple of years. It did come pre-loaded with CyanogenMod, but unfortunately that partnership when pear-shaped not long ago. Still, they are bringing a second edition…

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How to unroot the Asus Padfone X without a PC [Guide] http://dottech.org/173979/how-to-unroot-the-asus-padfone-x-without-a-pc-guide/ http://dottech.org/173979/how-to-unroot-the-asus-padfone-x-without-a-pc-guide/#comments Mon, 23 Feb 2015 12:50:07 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=173979

The Asus Pafone X tried to revolutionize the market with it’s combo idea for a tablet with a phone coming out the back. It wasn’t a huge success but it did get it’s fair share of the tablet and mobile phone market with some sales.…

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How to root the Asus Memo Pad FHD 10 in 4.6.2 firmware [Guide] http://dottech.org/173975/how-to-root-the-asus-memo-pad-fhd-10-in-4-6-2-firmware-guide/ http://dottech.org/173975/how-to-root-the-asus-memo-pad-fhd-10-in-4-6-2-firmware-guide/#comments Mon, 23 Feb 2015 12:45:46 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=173975

The Asus memo Pad FHD 10 is a neat little tablet with thick edges, but if you want to get passed its looks and focus more with what’s on the devices display, you’ll need to start thinking about installing some custom ROMs and custom…

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How to edit and annotate PDF files in Android [Tip] http://dottech.org/173983/how-to-edit-and-annotate-pdf-files-in-android-tip/ http://dottech.org/173983/how-to-edit-and-annotate-pdf-files-in-android-tip/#comments Mon, 23 Feb 2015 12:23:29 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=173983

There are numerous ways to edit and annotate PDF documents in Chrome and Windows. Now, what if you want to do the same on your Android phone? Is there any easy way to edit and annotate PDF files in Android? Well, there is. If you want to learn how, …

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How to unroot Samsung Behold 2 for T-Mobile [Guide] http://dottech.org/174084/how-to-unroot-samsung-behold-2-for-t-mobile-guide/ http://dottech.org/174084/how-to-unroot-samsung-behold-2-for-t-mobile-guide/#comments Fri, 20 Feb 2015 12:55:32 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=174084

There’s nothing like opening up the ports with root access on your secondary device to have some fun with custom ROMS and other things alike. However, sometimes we wish we could return back to the stock Android and use the device how it …

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How to root Samsung Behold 2 for T-Mobile [Guide] http://dottech.org/174082/how-to-root-samsung-behold-2-for-t-mobile-guide/ http://dottech.org/174082/how-to-root-samsung-behold-2-for-t-mobile-guide/#comments Fri, 20 Feb 2015 12:52:11 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=174082

The Samsung behold 2 is one of the original smartphones to come out of the Samsung range featuring an operating system version of Android 1.6 back in it’s day. Even back then rooting methods were possible and if you still have this phone…

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How to root Galaxy A3 SM-A900F in Android 4.4.4 KitKat [Guide] http://dottech.org/175131/how-to-root-galaxy-a3-sm-a900f-in-android-4-4-4-kitkat-guide/ http://dottech.org/175131/how-to-root-galaxy-a3-sm-a900f-in-android-4-4-4-kitkat-guide/#comments Fri, 20 Feb 2015 12:48:05 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=175131

If you want to get the most out of your new smartphone in the Samsung Galaxy A3, you must open up the system internals away from the restrictions that are in place no thanks to the manufacturers. They like keeping things under wraps for their own…

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How to root Galaxy A3 SM-A9000 in Android 4.4.4 KitKat [Guide] http://dottech.org/175105/how-to-root-galaxy-a3-sm-a9000-in-android-4-4-4-kitkat-guide/ http://dottech.org/175105/how-to-root-galaxy-a3-sm-a9000-in-android-4-4-4-kitkat-guide/#comments Fri, 20 Feb 2015 12:46:20 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=175105

The Samsung Galaxy A3 is the baby in the new A-series. With that being said, it still does run the Android 4.4.4 KitKat the other models also have going under the hood. Neither of the mare finding the latest Android 5.0 through to Android 5.0.2 …

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How to root Lenovo Ideatab S6000F in Android 4.2 Jelly Bean [Guide] http://dottech.org/174976/how-to-root-lenovo-ideatab-s6000f-in-android-4-2-jelly-bean-guide/ http://dottech.org/174976/how-to-root-lenovo-ideatab-s6000f-in-android-4-2-jelly-bean-guide/#comments Thu, 19 Feb 2015 13:29:30 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=174976

The Lenovo S6000 is the base model smartphone that is found in several different places around the globe. From there you usually get regions or phone carrier networks which make of the last digit–in this case that’s the ‘F’.…

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How to install Xposed in Android 5.0 Lollipop [Guide] http://dottech.org/174909/how-to-install-xposed-in-android-5-0-lollipop-guide/ http://dottech.org/174909/how-to-install-xposed-in-android-5-0-lollipop-guide/#comments Wed, 18 Feb 2015 13:17:32 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=174909

The Alpha build for Xposed in Android 5.0 Lollipop was recently released. Once a user has root access, the Xposed framework lets people have features normally found in custom ROMS without the need of installing any unofficial custom ROM on …

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How to root ZTE ZMax in Android 4.4 KitKat [Guide] http://dottech.org/174864/how-to-root-zte-zmax-in-android-4-4-kitkat-guide/ http://dottech.org/174864/how-to-root-zte-zmax-in-android-4-4-kitkat-guide/#comments Wed, 18 Feb 2015 13:14:48 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=174864

The ZTE Zmax is a smartphone that runs Android 4.4 KitKat out of the box. There are two root methods which are known as working for this device. However, one of them does not work if you are running a kernel version past mid 2014. That’s the…

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How to install ClockworkMod Recovery in HTC Vivid [Guide] http://dottech.org/174700/how-to-install-clockworkmod-recovery-in-htc-vivid-guide/ http://dottech.org/174700/how-to-install-clockworkmod-recovery-in-htc-vivid-guide/#comments Tue, 17 Feb 2015 13:04:49 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=174700

The HTC Vivid is one of the older HTC smartphone that still comes with a design that’s modern thanks to being well ahead of its time. many other devices look outdated and some shapes from three years ago you don’t see them today. The…

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How to root HTC Merge in Android 2.2 Froyo [Guide] http://dottech.org/174791/how-to-root-htc-merge-in-android-2-2-froyo-guide/ http://dottech.org/174791/how-to-root-htc-merge-in-android-2-2-froyo-guide/#comments Tue, 17 Feb 2015 13:01:50 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=174791

The HTC merge is a smartphone that’s coming of age now and the last update it had was 2.3.4 Gingerbread. If you are running the 2.2 Froyo on your device you can use this guide. Do not apply the following steps if you are running the later gingerbread…

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How to unroot ZTE Zmax [Guide] http://dottech.org/174796/how-to-unroot-zte-zmax-guide/ http://dottech.org/174796/how-to-unroot-zte-zmax-guide/#comments Tue, 17 Feb 2015 12:57:04 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=174796

The ZTE Zmax is a smartphone that came out close to the end of 2014. It comes out of the box with Android 4.4 KitKat. There are two phone carrier networks in the United States that let you pick this one up still today including T-Mobile and MetroPCS.…

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How to unroot Motorola Bravo [Guide] http://dottech.org/174678/how-to-unroot-motorola-bravo-guide/ http://dottech.org/174678/how-to-unroot-motorola-bravo-guide/#comments Mon, 16 Feb 2015 13:43:57 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=174678

The Motorola bravo is one of the more rounded smartphones you’ll see. Most modern-day designs have come with a much more square look, so if you like the rounded edges you might be keen to check this on out. You can apply root by using the Z4Root…

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How to unroot HTC Vivid [Guide] http://dottech.org/174687/how-to-unroot-htc-vivid-guide/ http://dottech.org/174687/how-to-unroot-htc-vivid-guide/#comments Mon, 16 Feb 2015 13:42:15 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=174687

The HTC Vivid is a smartphone that comes out with the Sense 3.6 UI. Compare that with the Sense 6.0 user interface that’s integrated in the latest smartphones such as the HTC One M8 and it’s easy to see why people might be interested…

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How to root HTC Vivid in Android 4.0.3 [Guide] http://dottech.org/174696/how-to-root-htc-vivid-in-android-4-0-3-guide/ http://dottech.org/174696/how-to-root-htc-vivid-in-android-4-0-3-guide/#comments Mon, 16 Feb 2015 13:39:16 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=174696

The HTC Vivid is a smartphone released during 2011 but interestingly still has many of the same looks that the same company uses today. It also comes with a display size that’s bigger than most of the iPhone series with 4.5-inches. It’s…

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How to add a recycle bin in Android [Tip] http://dottech.org/173937/how-to-add-a-recycle-bin-in-android-tip/ http://dottech.org/173937/how-to-add-a-recycle-bin-in-android-tip/#comments Fri, 13 Feb 2015 12:54:03 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=173937

Once you delete a file in Android, it would be difficult to recover. It’s not like Windows wherein you can opt to send your files to Recycle Bin. However, that doesn’t mean that you cannot add a similar feature to Android. As a matter of fact,…

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How to unroot Samsung Captivate Glide [Guide] http://dottech.org/174088/how-to-unroot-samsung-captivate-glide-guide/ http://dottech.org/174088/how-to-unroot-samsung-captivate-glide-guide/#comments Fri, 13 Feb 2015 12:36:17 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=174088

If you dabbled in the custom scene and opened up your device internals with root access, you might want to put those same restrictions back in place again. Luckily there are third-party developers out there who make that possible with dedicated…

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How to root Galaxy Admire for MetroPCS in 2.3.4 Gingerbread [Guide] http://dottech.org/174080/how-to-root-galaxy-admire-for-metropcs-in-2-3-4-gingerbread-guide/ http://dottech.org/174080/how-to-root-galaxy-admire-for-metropcs-in-2-3-4-gingerbread-guide/#comments Fri, 13 Feb 2015 12:33:42 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=174080

The Samsung Galaxy Admire is also known as the SCH-R720 and is commonly owned on the MetroPCS phone carrier network. You’ll know that from the large MetroPCS stamped just above the front display. if you want to find an easy way of gaining…

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How to root Samsung Galaxy S Captivate i896 [Guide] http://dottech.org/174086/how-to-root-samsung-galaxy-s-captivate-i896-guide/ http://dottech.org/174086/how-to-root-samsung-galaxy-s-captivate-i896-guide/#comments Thu, 12 Feb 2015 13:46:48 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=174086

The Samsung Galaxy S captivate is a smartphone that’s starting to age, yet we know people are still using it as their daily drive. Furthermore, once a phone begins to get older, they make the ideal choice to use as a secondary phone and get…

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How to root Samsung Captivate Glide in 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich [Guide] http://dottech.org/174091/how-to-root-samsung-captivate-glide-in-4-0-ice-cream-sandwich-guide/ http://dottech.org/174091/how-to-root-samsung-captivate-glide-in-4-0-ice-cream-sandwich-guide/#comments Wed, 11 Feb 2015 13:08:59 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=174091

It seems as though Ice Cream Sandwich is one of the forgotten versions of Android now that the Lollipop version is doing the rounds on many devices today. The Samsung Captivate started with 2.3 Gingerbread and later was lucky enough to be included…

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How to root HTC Desire 510 and install TWRP Recovery [Guide] http://dottech.org/174390/how-to-root-htc-desire-510-and-install-twrp-recovery-guide/ http://dottech.org/174390/how-to-root-htc-desire-510-and-install-twrp-recovery-guide/#comments Wed, 11 Feb 2015 13:06:02 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=174390

There are a few different smartphones under the HTC Desire name and none of them are as difficult to find root access as the 510 variant. With that being said, we have found a way to get it done thanks to a kind poster on the XDA Developers forum. If…

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How to install ClockworkMod Recovery on Samsung Captivate i897 in Android 2.3.5 [Guide] http://dottech.org/174094/how-to-install-clockworkmod-recovery-on-samsung-captivate-i897-in-android-2-3-5-guide/ http://dottech.org/174094/how-to-install-clockworkmod-recovery-on-samsung-captivate-i897-in-android-2-3-5-guide/#comments Wed, 11 Feb 2015 13:02:04 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=174094

The Samsung Captivate is a great device for the budget market, but the software updates are limited by the manufacturer, Android and the phone carrier networks which it runs over. That means there’s little to do after you get to know the…

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How to unroot Samsung Galaxy S Captivate i896 [Guide] http://dottech.org/174096/how-to-unroot-samsung-galaxy-s-captivate-i896-guide/ http://dottech.org/174096/how-to-unroot-samsung-galaxy-s-captivate-i896-guide/#comments Wed, 11 Feb 2015 12:59:11 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=174096

It’s only natural to want to tinker with the operating system of your smartphone after you are accustom to using all the features which come with your version of Android. Checking out the applications and bloatware from various manufacturers…

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How to root Samsung Conquer 4G in 2.3.4 Gingerbread [Guide] http://dottech.org/174098/how-to-root-samsung-conquer-4g-in-2-3-4-gingerbread-guide/ http://dottech.org/174098/how-to-root-samsung-conquer-4g-in-2-3-4-gingerbread-guide/#comments Mon, 09 Feb 2015 14:15:53 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=174098

During its initial market release, the Samsung Conquer was one of the cheapest 4G phones you could find. Now we all know that equals blazing speeds, but what does it mean for operating system performance and features? Unfortunately, nothing.…

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