Android 8 Settings

  • Developer Options
    • Turn on by clicking version in about phone 7 times
  • Sharing
    • Turn on DLNA
  • Screen
    • Turn on screen for notifications
    • Auto brightness
  • Display
    • Night Shield: Reduce blue light from screen at night
    • App Display in full screen
  • Face Unlock
    • Face app lock
    • Face lock private space
    • Skip Lock Screen
    • Calibrate brightness in low light
    • Don’t unlock when eyes closed
  • Sound
    • Vibrate only when silent
    • Turn off vibrate on touch
    • Turn off dialpad tone
  • Quiet Time
    • Ring for repeated calls
  • Navigation Keys
    • set gestures to “Back on the right” to match button actions
    • Hide gesture guide bar
    • enable mistouch prevention
  • Screen On Gestures
    • Wake phone on picking up ie Raise to turn on screen
  • Screen Off Gestures
    • Double tap to turn on screen
    • Camera and Torch gestures
    • Music gestures
  • Smart Lock
    • On body detection: keeps unlocked while you’re holding phone
    • Add trusted places
    • Voice match unlock
  • Sim card lock
  • show passcode (while being entered
  • allow app install from unknown sources
  • Screen Pinning
  • USB OTG Connection
  • Sync
    • Enable all accounts for sync
  • Smart Call
    • Auto call when put to ear
    • auto answer when put to ear
    • auto switch from speaker to receiver when put to ear
    • flip to mute calls
  • 3 finger screenshot
  • Storage
    • Clean storage
  • Video call special effect turn on
  • Turn off oppo smart assistant
  • Time
    • turn off 24 hr format
  • Find my device
    • Turn on
    • Visit http://android.com/find to remotely ring or erase devicef
  • Assistive Ball
    • turn off
  • Clone Apps
    • For whatsapp with dual sim
  • App split screen
    • swipe up with 3 fingers to split app
    • OR pull down app card in task view and choose to split
  • Contacts
    • Import VCF Contacts from other source
    • Import sim contacts
    • save contacts to gmail
    • contacts to display: ALL
    • Merge Duplicates
  • Messages
    • Enable Intelligent Information Service
    • display in card view
    • display in pop up window
    • fetch delivery report
  • Set app cleaner reminder
  • Camera
    • Set volume button for shutter or zoom
    • turn on flip selfie to flip selfies and make left right correct
  • Call
    • disable call recording
    • turn on call waiting
    • setup voicemail
    • call forwarding
  • Default Apps
    • Use default music app only for screen of next / prev gestures
    • change
      • browser to chrome
      • video to vlc
      • photos to google photos
      • messages to android messages app
      • pdf to word
  • App Settings
    • Google Assistant
      • Google Assistant
        • Use “ok google” when screen off
        • Use “ok google” voice recognition to unlock phone
        • Custom “Routines”
          • Turn phone silent and show commute traffic alerts on “reached office” hotword
          • Turn silent off and show commute traffic alerts on “left office” hotword
          • “bedtime” put phone on silent, tell tomorrow’s events and ask alarm time
    • WhatsApp
      • Auto Backup to google drive every week
    • Photos
      • Auto sync
      • Setup folders to sync
      • assiatant settings
        • rediscover this day
    • Chrome
      • Enter sync passphrase
    • Youtube
      • limit mobile data usage
      • double tap to seek
      • Download videos to SD Card
      • Notifications
        • when subs are updated with new vids
        • daily digest
      • Captions
        • set custom styles
    • Maps
      • Get progress on train on bus
        • have maps open and transit selected and it’ll notify when to get off
      • Set home and work
      • Distance units set to KM
      • Set commute times
    • Gmail
      • set mail swipe actions
      • auto advance
      • enable instant apps
    • VLC
      • Black theme
      • Don’t save playback speed
      • disable resume playback after call
      • save brightness level
      • audio boost
      • double tap to seek
      • resume audio on headset insertion
      • show hidden files
      • casting:
        • control if audio is cast as well OR NOT
    • Remember the Milk
      • Start view: Today
    • Aldiko
      • Delete original books after import
    • Feedly
      • Auto mark asread on scrolling
      • Default save tool : Pocket
      • volume button navigation
      • double tap to close
      • Night theme
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KODI ALTERNATIVES

As a result of increased pressure from copyright holders and ISPs, many third-party addons are no longer working. That’s why many people are searching for alternative apps to watch movies, TV shows, and live streams on their PC, Mac, Android, or Fire Stick.

Here’s a list of all the top Kodi replacements you can use on your FireStick or Android TV Box:

  1. SPMC
  2. Kokotime
  3. Plex
  4. Terrarium TV
  5. Mobdro
  6. Popcorn Time

Kodi Getting started

  • Install
  • Custom Builds: A Kodi Build is a nice way of getting everything up and running within Kodi. The build will install everything that you need to run Kodi with one click. That includes add-ons, settings, skins, and electronic program guide among others. Normally, after you have installed Kodi on your device, you will take time to customize it how you want. That is, you will find add-ons, skins, and settings that suits your intended useHowever, Kodi Builds offers you with a one-click option of installing all these add-ons and skins that comes with plenty of content. By going the Kodi Builds way, you will save a lot of time that you might have otherwise used in searching and selecting specific add-ons. In my experience, using Kodi Builds is the easiest way to download and stream content quickly and sufficiently.
  • Addons
  • Add online movies to your library for better control of what to watch
  • Multiple user profiles are supported out of the box
  • Setup Helper
  • Real-Debrid kodi speed booster
    • Real-Debrid itself is not an add-on but a tool to facilitate unrestricted-downloads through the add-ons you already use
    • If you are looking for more new and working sources for full HD streaming, high-speed download, and fix for Kodi buffering issues, Real-Debrid is what you would like to consider.
    • With the free account, you can use Real-Debrid only between 6 AM and 12 PM Central European Time (5 AM to 11 AM GMT).
    • Setup
  • Kodi Buffering fix
  • GUIDES
    • https://www.technadu.com/ultimate-kodi-guide/8468/
      • Kodi is one of the most popular home theater software. It has been around close to 15 years now and went through a lengthy development process. It was initially conceived as an application that extended Xbox’s capabilities. In the beginning, Kodi was used as a media player capable of playing different kinds of file types. However, it didn’t take long for Kodi (known as XBMC ie XBox Media Center back then) to go beyond Microsoft’s gaming console.
      • Kodi V18 is first time Kodi has added support for Windows 64bit.
      • The latest version of Kodi is capable of storing and using the following types of content and data:
        • Movies and TV Shows: You can use Kodi to store and organize your library of movies and TV shows. These files are presented via large artwork images along with detailed information about each entry.
        • Music: Kodi is a fully-functional music player. Once you get into this category, you will see that there are different ways to filter and sort music files. Album artworks are visible, along with information about artists, albums, and songs. Here’s how to add music to Kodi.
        • Pictures: This is often one of Kodi’s underutilized features. Instead of keeping your library of photos in a separate application, you can use Kodi to store libraries and create photo albums.
        • Live TV and PVR: Kodi is capable of acting as a TV box. You can watch live TV and even record movies and TV shows.
        • uPnP is a feature that connects two computers running Kodi so each computer can use another computer’s content library. If you’re willing to do some tinkering, this can be an amazing solution to double your content library.
        • Web Interfaces can be used within Kodi to connect to different services. For example, you can use them to install add-ons, connect to your home’s media HUB that uses Wi-Fi, or connect a remote controller.
        • Addons, Skins, and Builds are third-party components. You can easily change how your Kodi looks like, as well as add different kinds of features and options not found in Kodi by default.
      • When it comes to updating Kodi, you should know that this application doesn’t have an automatic update tool. Instead, you’ll have to download a new version and install it over your existing Kodi installation.
      • Repositories, as their name says, are collections of different add-ons. First, you first need to install an online-based repository to your Kodi. Then, you need to access that repository within Kodi to install specific add-ons. For more information, here’s our overview of the currently popular repositories
      • Add-ons can be seen as applications for Kodi. Some of them provide access to different types of content, while others can be used as maintenance tools.
      • Skins are able of transforming your Kodi’s interface. They don’t bring any new features but instead change the overall layout. However, it’s impressive what some of the best Kodi skins can do.
      • Builds also change how your Kodi looks like. However, you can think of them as combinations of skins and builds. When you install a build, Kodi’s interface will completely change. In addition, you will be granted access to different addons. Some of the most popular builds are the Misfit Mod LiteBoom ShakalakaJayhawk Build, and Kryptikz ZT.
      • Official Community Forum
      • Reddit – Kodi
      • Reddit – Kodi Addons

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Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 is a good alternative too with stock Android, dual cameras and a massive 5,000mAh battery.
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