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How to flash a Factory Image on a Nexus or Pixel device

Download the appropriate system image for your device below, then unzip it to a safe directory. Connect your device to your computer over USB. Start the device in fastboot mode with one of the following methods: Using the adb tool: With the device powered on, execute: adb reboot bootloader Using a …

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How to: Change channel on Chrome OS

Chrome OS is fun, it’s a fast growing operating system, which means you can get features fast, and if you want them faster you can run a slightly more risky version of Chrome OS with newer features, but how do you do it. First a bit of background. Chromebooks, Chromebases, …

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How to: Powerwash your Chrome OS device

One of the greatest things about a Chrome OS device is the option to basically factory reset it almost instantly. Something not behaving quite right? Powerwash it. You’ll be back online with all your extensions, apps etc almost instantly once you’ve signed in again. But how do you do it? …

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How to unlock your Nexus 5X bootloader

So you (like me) bought a Nexus 5X and over time have become disheartened with the software performance of the device; it’s quite likely that lag and/or the deplorable camera performance are featuring in your issues with the device. Take heart, there is a path to that new phone feeling …

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How to: Root Your Nexus 6P

On Christmas eve last year I wrote the following statement: Once upon a time everyone who bought a Nexus device rooted it for the purpose of installing a custom ROM. Fast forward to now [December 2014] and there are many people who buy a Nexus just for stock Android and …

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How to add ADB and Fastboot to your system $PATH

We’ve previously published a guide to setting up ADB on your Mac or Windows PC. At the end of that article I mentioned that you can add the platform-tools directory to your $PATH. What this does is allows you to simply type “adb” instead of “/Users/username/really/long/path/etc/adt-bundle-mac-x86_64-20140702/sdk/platform-tools/adb”, or navigating to that …

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How-to: Root the Samsung Galaxy S6

So you’ve got your brand new Samsung Galaxy S6, and you’re looking for the next level of customisation. Here’s Ausdroid’s guide on how to get root access on your brand new phone. We’ve put together this guide together based on others available elsewhere, and while we’ve edit: confirmed it works on …

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How To: Capture an OTA update

Once Google releases a new version of Android, it’s usually around two weeks before Nexus at least receive their updates. You can wait, or you can side-load the OTA update once some lucky soul captures the URL that the OTA is coming from. We often get reports from people saying …

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How To: Side load an OTA update

With Android, one of the most exciting times, is seeing the ‘System Update Available’ notification on your phone or tablet. Especially if it’s a major release, but even with point releases, the updates can be long-awaited due to fixes for niggling bugs that affect different people. While it can take …

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How To: Root Your Nexus 6

Once upon a time everyone who bought a Nexus device rooted it for the purpose of installing a custom ROM. Fast forward to now and there are many people who buy a Nexus just for stock Android and feel there is no need to root your device any more. I …

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