How to remove ‘Google’ from the Gboard Spacebar

A recent update to the Google Keyboard Gboard has added the word ‘Google’ to the keyboard spacebar at the bottom. I personally didn’t like this addition to the app and at present, I cannot find a way to disable it in the latest version. There is however a solution to this problem, you can roll back your Gboard app to stock and not update it again. Beware that it will reset your keyboard settings in doing so (such as the theme). To do this, Open the Play Store app. Swipe in from the left and choose ‘Settings’. Select ‘Auto-update apps’… Continue reading How to remove ‘Google’ from the Gboard Spacebar

Cerberus for android – It’s awesome

So I bought Cerberus for android and installed it on all my devices for about 2 years, and its pretty great, not only does it provide you with the standard ‘find your device’ features that common apps do, but its also got ROOT permission stuff as well, the online console looks like this   The online console also shows when a command is both sent and recieved Here is a list of features from the dropdown menu (As HTML) <option value=”START_TRACKING”>Start tracking</option> <option value=”STOP_TRACKING”>Stop tracking</option> <option value=”DEVICEINFO”>Get device info</option> <option value=”HISTORY”>Get location history</option> <option value=”LOCK”>Lock with code</option> <option value=”UNLOCK”>Unlock</option> <option… Continue reading Cerberus for android – It’s awesome

Unlocking BOOTLOADER on HTC devices

When rooting or developing apps on your android, you may need access to the bootloader to install custom roms or recovery menus of your HTC, this is relatively simple compared to some phones, HTC comes with it’s bootloader locked, so in order to unlock it, HTC has a special and useful website, HTCDEV.COM to unlock bootloader and give you a key to unlock it. Unfortunately when unlocking bootloader, you also ‘factory’ reset your phone, so make sure to take a backup using an app, or HTC’s own backup service. Before I begin I should note that unlocking bootloader on your HTC, or… Continue reading Unlocking BOOTLOADER on HTC devices