Some of these Android hacking tricks & tips can come in handy for your personal safety as well.
Over the last few years, Android has remained at the top position in the field of mobile applications and has defeated iOS several times in the race of the best mobile operating system (OS). One of the key factors behind Android’s escalating success is the highly customizable flexibility offered by its open source. It opens Android to a nearly endless range of apps created by tens of thousands of the world’s best developers which simply delivers an added layer of icing to the cake.
1. Re-function Your Status Bar using System UI Tuner
You can add or remove certain options from your status bar by using a hidden settings menu known as “System UI Tuner”. To do this, hold the settings icon on the notification bar, a display will pop up saying System UI Tuner has been enabled.
Now, in the settings menu, you will find an option System UI Tuner Menu, by using this option you can arrange any apps or icon in your status bar. Thus, you can customize your status bar as per you like.
Note that, this hidden feature is not available for phones with their custom UI like EMUI/MIUI.
2. Enjoy Linux On Your Android Phone Without Rooting
Surprised???? Well, yes!! You can actually enjoy Linux on your android phone with rooting it. You will be able to open a command prompt and Linux interface on your phone. Rooting your phone is not an easy task, it requires a bit of experience and proper knowledge.
But by using Debian No root application, you can install Linux Distribution Debian on your phone. It is a Linux based Operating System that allows users to install GIMP, LibreOffice, and other open source software.
All you need to do is to download ‘Debian App’ from the Google play store.
3. How to Block Internet Access in Specific Apps on Android
For Android users, we are here with the excellent method for How to Block Internet Access in Specific Apps on Android.
Today there are lots of apps installed on your android device that uses internet access as most of the apps installed on the device works on the internet. But the worst thing that you can face with these apps is the slow internet and sometimes these apps may distract you lot. And at that time you must be looking for any solution to handle this to restrict internet access for a specific app. To sort out this problem, I have started a detailed guide. As in this guide, I will tell you the way by which you can easily restrict or block internet access to any app on your android mobile. So have a look at complete guide discussed below to proceed.
Here in this method, you will have to restrict the app internet access manually in a particular app with the app settings. Follow the steps to proceed.
Step 1. In your android phone proceed to Settings -> Data Usage and there click on three dotted buttons and then select the option Restrict Background Data.
Step 2. Now this will restrict the apps to use the background access to data.
Step 3. In the latest version of Android, there is the option Data Saver you can enable it and select the apps to un-restrict from data access.
4. Track your Android Smartphone
Ever lost a phone? if yes, then you might have had an awful experience as I did after losing my phone at the restaurant. At times, we misplace our phones and the worst part is if we kept them on silent, then there’s no other way you can get it back except using Google’s Find My Phone app.
The best part with Android is that if you added a Google Account to your Android device, then Find My Device is automatically turned on. So, whenever you lose your device, just head over to android.com/find in any browser and log in with the same google account. Now, you can see the location of your device and can further erase all the data remotely, lock it down with a message or make it ring loud (even if it’s in silent mode), provided that your lost device has access to the internet and location is on.
Moreover, if you want to track a cellphone for free of your friends, family or partner secretly out of suspicion, using any spy apps like Spyzie.
5. Force Control the Orientation
In certain phones, the manufacturers give the charging port and headphone jack on the bottom frame which halts the user experience when using the phone when plugged in or listening music using wired earphones while lying flat on the bed. This is where the Adaptive Rotation Lock app comes to rescue.
It is a very lightweight and ad-free app which lets you manually set the orientation of content being displayed on your screen. You can switch between Reverse Portrait (upside down), Force Landscape, Reverse Landscape and Force Auto options from notification toggle, giving you the freedom to use your device normally even if you are holding it upside down.
It is also helpful for certain apps and especially home-screen which don’t support the default rotation system natively.