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It is true that rooting your Android device does unleash a world of new possibilities and opens up the full potential of your Android device.
But, many people dont prefer going through the daunting process in order to get the most out of their device. However, there are plenty of cool Android hacks that don't actually require rooting.
If you are looking for some of the tricks, then this post is absolutely for you. Let's take a look.
Control Your Desktop from Android Smartphone
Google has recently rolled out an application named Chrome Remote Desktop which lets you control your desktop right from your smartphone. To get started, you just have to download the app on your smartphone and add the Chrome extension of the same name on your desktop and you are good to go.
If you have a kid back in your home or a teenager who keeps on taking your smartphone to play games, make sure you have one of these apps - Rec, AZ Screen Recorder or Shou installed on your phone.
These apps doesn't require rooting and can record all the activities on your phone. This way you can monitor your childre or siblings.
Bypass Security Check
If you are a WiFi user and want to bypass the step of inputting the PIN every time you connect Smart Lock is your solution. All you have to do is go to your security settings>Smart Lock> Enter your WiFi PIN >hit Trusted places. This way you will no longer need to enter a PIN code to unlock your phone while you're in that place.
Keep Track on Your Incoming and Outgoing Calls
Apps like Automatic call recorder doesn't require any rooting of your Android smartphone. You just need to download the app and launch it. It works in the background and automatically records all the calls taken place on your phone.
Add Back/Home/Soft Button on Homescreen
These days not all smartphone have the physical home, soft or back buttons. However, you don't need to change your phone in order to get it. These is an app that can do it for you named as Back Button (No root). As the name suggests, you do not require any rooting for this.
Turn Navigation Buttons Into App Shortcuts
Using the old but ever-useful app Home2 Shortcut, you can assign various shortcuts to your navigation buttons letting you access your favorite apps instantly from any screen.
Play YouTube Videos in Background
By default, YouTube gets turned off automatically once you switch to any other function on your phone. But by using a third party app called Awesome Pop-Up Video you can actually multi-task without closing the playing video.