How to make your Android device awesome again

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The fast tempo at which innovative smartphones and tablets are launched onto the consumer market is a double-edged sword: on the one hand, you have a lot of great new products, with the latest hardware and software to fulfill your tech dreams, but on the other, your recently bought device quickly becomes outdated. This is the reason why we’ve created a series of articles called ‘make your device awesome again’ where our AndroidPIT editor Sterling has featured all the popular devices, like the Galaxy S3 and the LG G2, that our readers are using, and ways to spruce them up. Here they are again if you have missed yours.

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Galaxy S3

The third generation Samsung Galaxy smartphone has known an amazing success and even now, after four years, is still loved by many. The 8MP camera and many smart features are some of its asset, not to mention that the Galaxy S3 of various regions has received the Android 4.4. KitKat update.

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Want to breath new life into the Galaxy S3? Check out our tips & tricks. / © Samsung

Galaxy S4

After the S3 came the S4, and with it a lot of innovation. Samsung packed it full of features, but you either love or hate (or tolerate) the built-in software (otherwise known as bloatware). The Galaxy S4 can also receive a fixer-up, as it is just over one year old.

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The Galaxy S4 isn't old when you think that it came out only a year ago. / © NextPit

Nexus 4

The Nexus 4 is covered completely by glass, and is still quite fast with a Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, which ain’t bad for something that came out in 2012. The Nexus 4 may be old, but it’s still kicking. Here are some ways to spruce it up as well.

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The Nexus 4 is a great Android smartphone.  © NextPit


I really love the LG G3, but the LG G2 isn’t bad either. It was the first smartphone to come with back-facing buttons and the Knock On feature to activate the display by tapping. There are many ways to make the best of your LG G2 and we’ve got them here for you.

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The first device to come with back-facing buttons: LG made the G2 more ergonomic. / © NextPit

Nexus 10

Google’s tablet, the Nexus 10, may very well be the last of its kind, so it is a good idea to preserve it. Also a 2012 device, the 10-inch tablet has a good resolution on its Gorilla Glass 2-protected display. The ways to make your Nexus 10 awesome again are easy, as explained in the article.

10-inch tablets are great to use, and the Google Nexus 10 is a very popular device of a possibly dying series.... / © Amazon

Nexus 7

Whether you have the Nexus 7 2012 or Nexus 7 2013, there are many ways to improve the Google tablet, which we have highlighted in the article. Give it some spring cleaning and make the best of one of the greatest tablets on the Android market.

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Even more popular than the Nexus 10 is the Nexus 7, both the 2012 and the 2013 versions. / © NextPit

Galaxy Note 2

The Galaxy Note 2, predecessor to the Note 3, is still a popular device, thanks to its S Pen and productivity features that make life easier for busy people. There are ways to improve even this great Android phablet.

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The Note 2, the second of the Note series, is a handy phablet thanks to the S Pen. / © Samsung

Galaxy S2

At the time of its launch, the Galaxy S2 was considered innovative. Though the same can’t be said now, it still is a decent phone if you need something useful for calling, texting and other low-resource apps. Here are some great ways to make it awesome again.

The Galaxy S2 is an older Samsung device, but it is still kicking! / © NextPit

HTC One (M7)

The HTC One (M7) was HTC’s claim to fame with its metal chassis, a truly beautiful design. Though it isn’t very old, there are a lot of ways to make this device the best that it can be. Here are some cool things to do with the HTC One (M7).

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The HTC One (M7) showed the world that phone's don't need to be made of plastic. / © NextPit

Have we missed your device in this series? If so, let us know if you would also like to receive some tips and tricks on how to make your Android smartphone or tablet awesome again.

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  • Chris Rosa Jun 14, 2014 Link to comment

    I've been hearing that the Nexus Tabs might be abandoned. First it was a rumor about a Nexus 8 that would be running some very serious Intel processors. It was HTC, then back to ASUS. When I bought the N7(2013) I was a little disappointed about the slower frequencies the CPUs ran at, but now I know it was an almost perfect combination with the 2GB of RAM, CPU frq, and 323dpi to battery drain ratio was just that, perfect. I just got my OTA Android OS 4.4.3. So far so good.

  • Kenny Sigat Jun 12, 2014 Link to comment

    How about Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 GT-P6800? How to make it awsome again?

    • Loie Favre Jun 12, 2014 Link to comment

      Hey Kenny! There are some ways to improve your Galaxy Tab 7.7, such as being a better battery owner. To extend the battery life of your tablet, try adjusting the screen brightness, not using live wallpapers, switching off networks when not in use (WIFI, Bluetooth, GPS), adjusting update intervals for widgets or downloading a battery monitoring app such as JuiceDefender. Other ways to clean up your Android device to make it run faster can be found here: Feel free to ask some more questions in our AndroidPIT forum where we have a lot of users to help you out:

  • Michael Athas Jun 11, 2014 Link to comment

    What about news for the Droid ultra

  • Stacy Allen Jun 9, 2014 Link to comment

    same here

    • Loie Favre Jun 9, 2014 Link to comment

      The link should now be working. :-)

  • Angel Ramos Jun 8, 2014 Link to comment

    I've been trying to click the s4 link since this was posted and all it does it continuously load. been on 3 different Wi-Fi networks and even off Wi-Fi and nothing. anyone else having this problem?

    • Sterling Keys Jun 9, 2014 Link to comment

      Hey Angel. I fixed something in the link for the Galaxy S4 guide. Does it work for you now?

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