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Introducing Android 10 Q

XDA Android Q for Google Pixel

Android Beta Enrolment for Google Pixel Devices

Android Preview Downloads for Google Pixel Devices

Android Bulletins

Security - General

Security - Pixel

Official Google Android Bridge ADB Platfrom Tools

git clone
cd android-udev-rules
sudo cp -v 51-android.rules /etc/udev/rules.d/51-android.rules
sudo chmod a+r /etc/udev/rules.d/51-android.rules
sudo groupdel adbusers
sudo mkdir -p /usr/lib/sysusers.d/ && sudo cp android-udev.conf /usr/lib/sysusers.d/
sudo systemd-sysusers
sudo usermod -a -G adbusers $(whoami)
sudo reboot

Official Full Factory and OTA Images for Nexus and Pixel Devices


Gmail 4.9

Google+ 4.9

Google Nexus 4


  1. Power off the Nexus 4. (see section below)
  2. Press and hold at the same time Volume Up, Volume Down and Power buttons.
  3. When you’re at the Bootloader / Fastboot main screen press Volume Up until the Start text turns to Recovery mode.
  4. Press Power to boot the Recovery Mode. Shortly you will see a green Android laid on its back with a red exclamation mark.
  5. Press and hold Power button and immediately press the Volume UP.
  6. This will open the Stock Recovery mode of your Nexus 4.

Thanks -


  • First hold down the power button and then hold down the down volume button
  • When the phone finally powers off keep holding both buttons down for a further ten seconds to avoid it restarting



Download TWRP

Download CM

Download Google Apps


sudo -i
fastboot devices
fastboot erase boot
fastboot erase cache
fastboot erase recovery
fastboot erase system
fastboot erase userdata
cd /path/to/Google/Factory_Images/Nexus_4/5.1.1/
tar -xzf occam-lmy47v-factory-b0c4eb3d.tgz 
cd occam-lmy47v/

Google LG Nexus 5

Official Google Nexus Help

XDA Link -

Lineage 15.1 Android 8.1

  1. Install ADB
  2. Enable USB Debugging
  3. Unlock the Bootloader
  4. Install Custom Recovery (TWRP)
  5. Push LineageOS + OpenGapps Files to Phone
  6. Install LineageOS + OpenGapps from Custom Recovery

Lineage 14.1 Android 7.1

  1. Install ADB
  2. Enable USB Debugging
  3. Unlock the Bootloader
  4. Install Custom Recovery (TWRP)
  5. Push LineageOS + OpenGapps Files to Phone
  6. Install LineageOS + OpenGapps from Custom Recovery

Stock Factory Default Android 6.0.1

HOWTO: ROOT: Without Wiping Data

YouTube tutorial

APK File download

XDA Forum thread

Some antivirus packages may see the APK as a threat.

This may work for other devices, but the forum thread runs to over five thousand posts you will need to check for yourself.

HOWTO: ROOT: After You Have Unlocked Boot Loader

  1. Download SuperSU for TWRP or CWM
  2. Power Off phone
  3. Hold down VOLUME DOWN + POWER
  4. In Nexus Boot Loader menu, press VOLUME DOWN until you see RECOVERY
  5. Press POWER button
  6. In CWM, choose Install ZIP, then ZIP From SDCARD
  7. Use VOLUME key to scroll until you see
  8. Press POWER, scroll to YES, press POWER
  9. Go BACK
  11. In app drawer, start SuperSU
  12. In app drawer, start Root Checker Basic, press GRANT
  13. Job, done!

HOWTO: ADD: Custom Ringtones

/Internal Storage/Ringtones

When placed here you custom ringtones will appear in Settings / Sound / Phone ringtone

HOWTO: ENABLE: Developer Mode

Settings --> About Phone --> Click on 'Build Number' ten times.

Developer options will now be visible under 'Settings'

HOWTO: HARDWARE: Replace Screen

Nice instructional video on replacing the screen & frame assembly.

Google Pixel (sailfish) G-2PW4200



  • download TWRP + google platform tools + lineageos + opengapps arm64 + magisk to your computer
  • volume down + POWER or adb reboot bootloader
  • fastboot boot twrp
  • adb sideload lineageos
  • reboot bootloader
  • fastboot boot twrp
  • adb sideload opengapps + wipe cache/dalvik
  • reboot system
  • adb reboot bootloader
  • fastboot boot twrp
  • adb sideload magisk
  • reboot system
sudo -i
cd /home/plittlefield/Downloads/Google/platform-tools
./adb devices
./adb reboot bootloader
./fastboot devices
./fastboot boot /home/plittlefield/Downloads/TWRP/twrp-3.3.0-0-sailfish.img
./adb sideload /home/plittlefield/Downloads/LineageOS/
./adb reboot bootloader
./fastboot devices
./fastboot boot /home/plittlefield/Downloads/TWRP/twrp-3.3.0-0-sailfish.img
./adb sideload /home/plittlefield/Downloads/OpenGapps/
./adb reboot
./adb reboot bootloader
./fastboot devices
./fastboot boot /home/plittlefield/Downloads/TWRP/twrp-3.3.0-0-sailfish.img
./adb sideload /home/plittlefield/Downloads/Magisk/
./adb install /home/plittlefield/Downloads/Magisk/MagiskManager-v7.3.2.apk
./adb reboot

How To Install

XDA Thread



  1. Unlock Bootloader
  2. Android with no Google Account (Skip, Skip, Skip, No Account, No Lock Screen, etc.)
  3. TWRP
  4. Magisk
  5. Titanium (by push APK)
  6. Reboot
  7. Test Titanium with Call Reminder APK
  8. Reboot
  9. Add Google Account


  1. Unlock Bootloader (adb reboot bootloader or Volume Down + Power)
  2. Login To Phone / Setup Account
  3. Reboot
  4. Enable Developer Options + USB Debugging + Security Unknown Sources
  5. Reboot
  6. Download TWRP files (bootable img + installable zip) to your computer
  7. USB cable > adb push /sdcard/
  8. USB cable > adb devices + adb reboot bootloader
  9. USB cable > fastboot devices
  10. USB cable > fastboot boot twrp-3.2.3-1-sailfish.img <-- very very important, do not install!
  11. TWRP > Install >
  12. TWRP > Flush Dalvik + Cache
  13. TWRP > Reboot System

Magisk Systemless Root

  1. Download the latest Magisk to your phone
  2. Reboot to TWRP Custom Recovery
  3. Install
  4. Reboot to System
  5. Install Magisk Manager App
  6. Open to verify root and Google’s SafetyNet check


OTA Updates

Flash System Image but NOT Wipe User Data

Edit the or flash-all.bat file and remove the -w from the last line...


fastboot -w update


fastboot update

Remove TWRP Restore Normal Boot Image

Download the factory image for the version of Android that you're currently running. Look inside the zip and you'll find another zipped file. Open that and you'll see a file in there that's named boot.img. Extract the boot.img file the same folder as your fastboot is in, open a command prompt in that folder flash it with fastboot.

fastboot flash boot_a boot.img
fastboot flash boot_b boot.img

That will get you back to the stock bootloader and stock recovery.

Unofficial PixelDust ROM

  1. Instructions
  2. TWRP for sailfish
  3. How to Install TWRP Recovery on Android Using Fastboot
  4. How to Unlock Bootloader on Any Android Phone – Using Fastboot

Unofficial LineageOS 16

Official LineageOS

Date of Manufacture


HT = Where it's been built (HTC Hsinchu, Taiwan)
6 = Year of production (2016)
9 = Month of production (September)
M = Day of production (21)

Google Factory Images


XDA Pixel - Help


fastboot too old error fix

How to Unlock Bootloader

How to Relock Bootloader

Root using OTG and TWRP (latest)

TWRP (go for latest .img and .zip)

How to install LineageOS

LineageOS Downloads > XDA Thread

Official LineageOS Downloads for Pixel (nothing yet)

GSM Arena


72 Hour Account Lockout

Pixel Lockout


Google Pixel Official Web Site

Google Nexus 7 (2012) Tablet

Codename: Grouper


LineageOS 14.1 Grouper

FS Trimmer

OpenGapps Config TXT File


ME370T WiFi (No 3G),_Wi-Fi_only,_32_GB)

Skipsoft Android Toolkit (Windows)

ROM - Factory Original

3g -> tilapia (device) -> nakasig (ROMs from Google)
WiFi -> grouper (device) -> nakasi (ROMs from Google)  <-- this one

Nexus 7 WIFI 2012 (nakasi) – Android 4.4.4 (KTU84P) Fixed Download


Latest Android 7.1.1

Free Stuff

Play Store > Log In > Wait 20 minutes > Free Credit.

Google Wallet > Google Mastercard Prepaid Card > NFC Technology.

Videos > Transformers: Dark of the Moon.

Play Books > Bourne Dominion.

Camera App

Play Store > Search > Camera Launcher for Nexus 7.

Easter Egg

Settings > About Tablet > Android Version > Tap 3 Times > Jelly Bean > Tap for Game.

Changing Wallpaper

Tap and Hold an empty part of any Home screen.

Taking Screenshots

Hold down the Power and Volume Down buttons together.

Playing MKV Videos

Google Nexus 7 - 2013 - WiFi

Installing CyanogenMod