How to Install Windows OS on Android Phone

With this below steps, you can install Window XP/7/8/8.1/10 on an android tablet or android phone. You can do this if your smartphones run on Android KitKat, Lollipop or even android marshmallow.

Things needed

  • Android Phone or tablet
  • PC or Laptop.
  • Change My Software. (Download from http://ow.ly/xTBl309o8fd)
  • Mcent free recharging app for the PC
  • Xender file transferring app for your PC

Steps

Step 1: From your Android device go to Settings -> Developer options -> Turn on USB debugging. If you didn’t find it, go to ‘About Phone’, head on to ‘Build Number’, tap on it continuously till you see a message saying ‘You are now a developer’.

Step 2:
 Now download the ‘Change my Software’ from the link mentioned above.

Step 3: Once downloaded, connect the device to your PC, and launch ‘Change My Software’.

Step 4:
 Now, select Android -> Windows (8/8.1/7/XP) to install the windows on your Android device.

Step 5: Click continue and choose a language if asked

Step 6: Once you select the language, the windows driver download will automatically start. When it is completed, click on the “Install” button.

Step 7: You will get an option ‘Remove Android’. If you want to dual boot it, you can ignore the message, if not tap on the option there itself.

Step 8: 
Wait till the process gets done on your device. If the files have been installed, the device will automatically reboot.

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How to enable ‘Saturated’ mode on your Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL display

Since Google launched its Pixel 2 handsets on October 5th, there have been numerous complaints about the larger Pixel 2 XL‘s display, from issues with image retention and image burning on the phone’s OLED screen to users not being happy with the panels muted colors. Google posted some UI changes in the November Security patch to mitigate the first two issues, but what about the display and its dull representation of colors? Well, Google has also addressed this as well, and now there is an option in Settings to make the colors pop a little more. Join us after the break to find out how you can get additional color saturation on your Pixel 2 XL.

Before the November Security patch, users simply had the options Balanced and Vibrant in the display settings to change the color profile ever so slightly. Since the patch and the roll-out of Android 8.1 Developer Preview 2 OTA, we can now choose from Natural, Boosted, and Saturated. To change the color profile of your Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL, you’ll need to do the following:

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How to control your Android smartphone using a PC

For this, we are going to use a tool called Vysor, which is an screen mirroring app that allows you control your phone on PC. This app comes handy, when you want to play mobile games on your computer. Follow the below steps

Step 1: First off, you need to enable the ADB on your computer and it works only for Windows as of now. In order to enable, you need to install the ADB drivers. If you are a Mac user, you can skip this step and start from the next one. Once the app is installed, you can open it, then follow the prompts for installation.

Step 2: Now enable the ADB on your Android device. Also make sure that it’s set to always allow connections from your computer. Once done, connect your phone to your computer and open the Settings menu on your Android device. Head on to the Developer options and turn on the toggle for USB debugging as well.

Step 3: Now it times to add the app to your Chrome Browser. Click here and click on the “Add to Chrome” button at the top of the screen to add the Vysor app to your Chrome browser

Step 4: Once you are done, click on “Find Devices” button on Vysor’s main menu. Now choose your device from the list upon which your screen will start mirror over your computer within seconds.

Step 5:
 Now you can control your Android mobile on your PC with mouse or keyboard to navigate. In case, if you open an app with landscape orientation, the window on your computer will automatically rotate to fit the contents of your screen.

By: Gizbot Bureau

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How to Download Android 8.1 to Get Pixel 2 Features on Your Old Phone

How to Download the Android 8.1 Preview

Installing the latest version of Android is easy, but first you’ll want to make sure you have a device that supports the update. For now, it’s limited to Google’s own gadgets. That includes the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, along with last year’s Pixel and Pixel XL phones. It also covers the Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P and the Pixel C.

When you’re ready, head to the Android Beta Program website and you’ll be asked to log into your Google account. Once you do that, you should see a page explaining the preview system with a section titled, “Your eligible devices.” Click on the device you want to update and the Android 8.1 preview should start to download automatically over the air.

What’s New in Android 8.1 Oreo?

Google hasn’t officially revealed what’s included in Android 8.1, but Gadget Hacks already uncovered a handful of new features. Many of them come from the Pixel 2, while a couple are simple fixes for annoying things about Android 8.0.

The best new feature might be the dark theme, which Google introduced with the Pixel 2. To switch it on, just change your home screen wallpaper to a dark image and your menus and folders will change to match it automatically. That’s great if you don’t feel like looking at a white screen all day, and especially at night right before going to sleep.

Android 8.1 brings the semi-transparent notification shade from the Pixel 2 for a nice visual upgrade. You’ll also get the new power menu introduced with Google’s newest smartphone. It slides out from the side of the device where the physical power button is located and features a sleeker design than the old menu.

By Jacob Kleinman

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How to Get the Android 8.0 Oreo Beta on Your Galaxy S8

Here’s what you need to know to get your hands on Samsung’s Android 8.0 beta as soon as possible.

How to Prepare for Samsung’s Android 8.0 Beta Test

Samsung hasn’t officially confirmed when it plans to release the first beta, but we may already have the details. One Reddit user recently did some digging in the Samsung Plus app (which offers tips and access to special programs in the U.S.) and discovered multiple mentions of something called the Oreo Beta Program.

According to the leak, Samsung will open up its Android 8.0 beta for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus on Nov. 2 at 11 a.m. (no timezone mentioned), when you’ll be able to access it via the Samsung Plus app. In the U.S., the beta is available for T-Mobile, Sprint and unlocked versions of the phones, with just 7,500 spots open for each.

In the leak, Samsung also notes that the beta program is “First come, first served,” so you’ll want to act fast. In the meantime, it’s worth making sure you have the Samsung Plus app ready to go on your phone.

By Jacob Kleinman

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Tips to free up your smartphone space

Most likely you have found different ways to clear up your phone’s space. If you’ve owned a handset for awhile, you likely have some best practices. But, maybe there’s something else to learn. We might have a trick or to to help. Whether it is a microSD card or the built-in storage of your phone we are going to discuss ways to get you more space on a phone.

Make sure to clear the cache

Sometimes downloaded apps contain extra files to be supported to run the apps, or any activity you do with the apps. These activities are stored for your convenience to save the files for future usability.

If those activities, which are saved in the cache, are not important for you, then clearing cache will give you some space. To clear it up on most Android phones, go to the settings, then “application” and “application manager.” When you tap any app there, you will see the button “clear.” Tap that button to clear the cache. Each phone is a little different but you’ll find the option to clear cache when drilling down into apps.

Nobody necessarily wants to clear up all of the cached data of all apps as there are often vital things inside. Plus, because they’re cached, they work quicker and respond faster. But, this is a way to help if you download big files on your phone. Sometimes we have apps we don’t use very often — or have not in quite some time.

To clear up additional cache go to settings, then storage and tap “cached data,” this button will delete all caches of all apps. As indicated above, you might have a different set of menus or order, but storage is a great place to start when looking for space to clear up.

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How to Erase data from your lost Android device

Unfortunately, at times, we lose our smartphone/tablet or it might get stolen as well without our knowledge. However, it likely contains a good amount of data some of which is probably sensitive personal/official data.

However, if you prevent prying eyes from getting to that data, plus apps to help you find a lost device, we have lots of app on the app store. Today, we guide you on how to erase the content, lock the device and with little luck retrieve the phone. Today, we are going to do the above-mentioned process using Find My Device is on by default for Android devices. In order for the ‘Find my device to work’, your device must be turned on, signed in to a Google Account, connected to the Internet either by data or wifi, Location and Find my device turned on. Once you see your device in ‘Find my phone’, it will show your device’s last location, and the device gets a notification.

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8 Best Ways to Reduce Your Mobile Internet Data Usage

In recent years, mobile data usage has skyrocketed. Apps have become more data hungry and are constantly pushing new versions for an update. Earlier, web surfing used to be mostly in text. Now, video streaming services have gained widespread popularity, and social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram have also integrated video services as a mainstream appeal. It has become increasingly difficult to reduce data usage on Android.

Here we have compiled some of the most effective ways you can save Android data.

Best Ways to Reduce Data Usage on Android

1. Limit your data usage in Android Settings.

Setting a limit to your monthly data usage is the easiest thing you can do to avoid using surpass amounts of data without your knowledge. You can limit your mobile data usage on Android via the Settings app. Head over to the Settings and tap on DataUsage>>Billing Cycle>>Data limit and billing cycle. There you can set the maximum amount of data you intend to use in a month. Additionally, you can also opt for automatic disconnection from the network once the data limit is reached.

2. Restrict App background data

Some apps keep consuming mobile data even when the smartphone is not in use. Background data allows you to keep your apps monitored and updated while multitasking or when the screen is off. But every app doesn’t need to use background data at all times.

Go to Settings >> Data Usage and you can see the statistics for which app is consuming how much of data.

By Abhilekh Das

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