Top Reasons to Root your Android for Summer 2016

Summer 2016 is just around the corner and there’s never been a better time to root your Android device. Rooting has remained hugely popular for Android users throughout 2016, and summer always sees a spike in the number of roots performed. Looking for an excuse to root your Android? Let’s take a look at some of the most popular reasons people are rooting their Androids for summer 2016. Install Various Versions of Android News about Android N is just coming out right now. But you probably won’t get Android N until late in 2016 or even early in 2017. Why? Well, manufacturers and carriers need to perform their own modifications to these updates, and that takes way more time than it should. Fortunately, an active Android modding community brings Android updates to your phone or tablet months before your manufacturer. In many cases, these updates are even available before…

How to Update a Rooted Android Without Losing Data or Root Access

If you look at the pros and cons of rooting, you’ll often see something like “rooting is bad because you miss OTA updates from your carrier”. That’s only true if you install a new custom ROM. You can root your phone and keep your stock ROM, in which case you get OTA updates. However, there are some downsides even with this method. You have to re-root your phone after OTA updates, for example, and you may lose your customization options and other data. Fortunately, renowned…

How to Remove Bloatware Without Root Access

Removing bloatware has always been an age-old struggle for Android users. It’s always been there, on our devices, taking up space in our app drawers and valuable megabytes on our storage. Thankfully, rooting Android lets you remove all bloatware. But what if you don’t want to root your phone? Well, thanks to an app called Debloater, you can remove bloatware from your phone without root access. Debloater Disables Apps System-Wide If you’re using an unrooted Android device, then…

How to Download and Install Android 7.0 N On Your Device Today

News about Android 7.0 “N” is just beginning to trickle out, but that hasn’t stopped some Android users from already installing the OS on their devices. If you feel like living life dangerously, and want to install one of the official experimental builds from Android, then we’re going to show you how to do it. What You Need Android N is only available on the following devices: -Nexus 6/9/5X/Player -Pixel C -General Mobile 4G (Android One) -Sony Xperia Z3 Got one…

How to Easily Switch from iPhone to Android

There’s a war going on that you don’t often hear about. It’s the war between mobile OS-switching technologies. These are the apps that help you transition from Android to iPhone and vice versa. Apple’s Android to iPhone transitioning process is notoriously difficult, as one New York Times reporter discovered last year, claiming the process required “patience and persistence.” Switching from iPhone to Android, however, doesn’t have the same difficulty factor. But it’s…

4 Important Security Improvements Coming in Android N

Android’s newest update, Android N, is just around the corner. We’ve already talked about the many performance and UI improvements in Android N. But there are a bunch of security improvements included in Android N as well, and many of them are very powerful and very important. With that in mind, let’s take a look at 4 security improvements coming in Android N. 4) Direct Boot Direct Boot fixes one of the biggest Android problems that you didn’t know existed. Before Android N,…

How to Easily Manage Default Apps on Android

Managing default apps on Android doesn’t have to be hard. Today, we’re going to show you how to easily manage default Android apps using one third-party app. Typically, most of us learn how to manage default apps when we accidentally choose the wrong app after playing a new type of file. Whether that happened to you or not, here’s how to easily manage default apps on Android. Changing Application Defaults Using Android Lollipop If you don’t want to install third-party apps, then…

Top 9 Things You Need to Know About Android N

Google’s I/O event last week told us valuable information about Android N. You probably don’t want to watch the full keynote address, so we’ve summed up the most important information for you here. 1) Google Identified Three Areas of Focus Google has specifically narrowed down three areas of focus with Android N, including: -Performance -Security -Productivity Now, these three improvements are found on pretty much all Android updates. But Android N will bring a special focus…

New Dark Sky Android App Gives You Ultra-Precise Weather Updates

If you live in a big city, then you know the struggle of looking up weather reports, only to realize the weather in your part of the city is totally different than the weather downtown. That’s a problem a popular iOS app called Dark Sky solved for iPhone users. Now, the “hyperlocal’ weather app has arrived on Android. The app is free to download and use, although there’s a premium tier membership priced at $2.99 a year. The free version comes with a full 24 hour forecast, a 7…

iPhone 7 Release Date, Rumors, and Features About Apple’s Next Flagship Phone

iPhone 7 Release Date, Rumors, and Features About Apple’s Next Flagship Phone

the iPhone 7 will inevitably be released in September, 2016. But so far, we know very little about Apple’s next flagship device. Will the iPhone 7 match the Galaxy S7 with its waterproof design? Will Apple finally allow features like expandable storage? Let’s take a look at what we know about the iPhone 7 release date and feature rumors. iPhone 7 Release Date let’s start with an easy one. Pretty much every iPhone ever made has been released in the last few weeks of September. All…