Locate with Google

How to locate your phone using Google

Most Android phones now come with Find My Device (formerly Android Device Manager) built in. This service will automatically track your phone’s location, so if it ever goes missing you can hop on your laptop or a friend’s phone and find its last known location, ring your phone if it’s nearby and you need a hint, or (more…)

Google Home

Locate your phone in your house using Google Home

It’s embarrassingly easy to lose your phone by putting it down somewhere in your house; and forgetting where you placed it. If you own a Google Home speaker, you can use Google Assistant to help find your phone. Your Android phone must be logged into the same Google account as your Google Home speaker; you must (more…)

Fastboot/Recovery/Bootloader

Boot Android Devices into Fastboot / Recovery / Bootloader Mode

Whether you own an Android Smartphone or a tablet device, whether you are a noob, basic or advanced user, you need to be aware of certain things about your device. Booting your device into Odin/download/fastboot/ bootloader or recovery mode (stock or recovery) is a piece of knowledge you must have. An Android device is a myth to (more…)

Xiaomi

Fastboot & Recovery Mode for Xiaomi Phones

The button combinations mentioned below work for all Xiaomi devices from the original Xiaomi Redmi to the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4, Redmi Note 5, Redmi Note 5 Pro, Redmi Note 6, Redmi Note 6 Pro and devices like the Xiaomi Mi A1, Mi A2, Xiaomi Mi5, Mi6, Mi8, Mi Mix, Mi Mix 2, Mi Mix 3, etc. (more…)

Xiaomi

Fastboot & Recovery Mode for Xiaomi Phones

The button combinations mentioned below work for all Xiaomi devices from the original Xiaomi Redmi to the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4, Redmi Note 5, Redmi Note 5 Pro, Redmi Note 6, Redmi Note 6 Pro and devices like the Xiaomi Mi A1, Mi A2, Xiaomi Mi5, Mi6, Mi8, Mi Mix, Mi Mix 2, Mi Mix 3, etc. (more…)

Nokia

Fastboot & Recovery Mode for Nokia Phones

To boot your Nokia device into fastboot mode, you’ll need to connect it to a charger or a PC using a USB cable while it is powered off.  Fastboot mode Power off the device. Connect the device to a charger. Press and hold Volume Down + Power button. Keep the keys pressed until the device vibrates and you see Download mode on (more…)

Asus

Fastboot & Recovery Mode for Asus Phones

The button combination mentioned below should work across all new Zenfones such as Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1, Asus Zenfone 5Z, Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2, etc. Recovery Mode Press and hold Volume Down + Power button together while the device is powered off. Let go of the Power button when you see the Asus logo but continue to hold the Volume Down button. Release the (more…)

SONY

Fastboot, Flash & Recovery Mode for SONY Phones

The instructions below will work for all the Sony Xperia devices. This includes the new XZ series as well as devices from the forgotten Xperia Z series, even older devices such as the Xperia SP. Fastboot mode Power off the device. Now press and hold the Volume Down button and connect the device to a PC (more…)

Motorola

Bootloader & Recovery Mode for Motorola Phones

Motorola has been fairly consistent about this. But like many things that have changed about the company since being acquired by Lenovo, the button combination to boot into fastboot mode may also be changing. Here’s how you can boot Motorola devicesinto the fastboot and recovery modes. Fastboot mode While the device is powered off, press and (more…)

LG

Fastboot/Recovery, Factory & Download Mode for LG Phones

LG is one brand which hasn’t quite figured this out itself. The OEM has been quite inconsistent with the button combinations for its devices that put them in different modes. Moreover, most of these button combinations pair up with a USB connection so you won’t be able to perform them without a computer. We’ll mention (more…)