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[Tips] 3 Android Hacks Without Rooting For Xiaomi Devices

2018-08-21 13:23:20
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Hello Xiaomian,
Today we discuss three useful android tricks for Xiaomi devices. Hope you will enjoy.
#1 Install Linux On Android Phone

Usually installing Linux on Android devices requires rooting of your smartphone. However, you can install Linux on your Android devices without the need of root.

Installing Linux On Android Without Rooting:
Step 1. First of all, you need to download and install a cool Android app in your Android that is GNURoot this is the only app that will let you install Linux files on your Android and that too without rooting as it will be creating a fake Linux running platform on your Android.

Step 2. In this app you will find lots of distro Linux roots that are Wheezy, Fedora, Aboriginal, and Gentoo, these are the platforms that will allow other Linux application to run on them choose any of then simply tap on “Create New Rootfs” and wait for the process to get complete.

Step 3. Now after the download is complete, simply select the distro in the second drop-down list and then simply tick on the option “Launch as Fake Root” and then tap on Launch Rootfs that will launch all Roots file on a fake platform and you will be able to do so using this cool app.

That’ it, you are done, Linux is successfully installed on your Android device and now you can easily install the extra packages on your Android device that you wish to have on your Android like a command terminal packages and any of the other packages that you will get over the internet and then install it on your device.

#2 Play YouTube Videos in Background

Actually, if you have a rooted Android smartphone then you might know about Xposed installers which allow you to perform numerous tweaks which also includes playing Youtube Video in Background.

How to Play YouTube Videos in Background Without Rooting Android
The method is very straightforward and easy and just requires a cool Android app that will allow you to play your favorite Youtube videos in the Android background. So follow the steps below to proceed with the complete guide below.

Steps To Play YouTube Videos in Background In Android:
Step 1. First of all, you need to download and install the app Awesome Pop-up Video from Google play store.

Step 2. Once installed, you need to open the app, and it will load their recommended videos for you.

Step 3. You need to hit the search button and search for your preferred videos there.

Step 4. Just tap on the video that you want to play in the background. It will load the video for you to play in the background. Once loaded, you will see a pop-up appears loading the Youtube video.

That’s it you can now do whatever you want, your videos will always run in the background, you can do any task without closing the playing video

Using Flytube
This is another app just like Pop-up videos, but this app has been removed from Google Play store.
Step 1. First of all, download and install Flytube on your Android smartphone

Step 2. Now open the app, and you need to grant some permissions that it will ask. Must remember to remove all the Youtube links. Simply disable the YouTube app before using Flytube.

Step 3. Now you will see a similar screen as below. You can search for your YouTube video just like you do in YouTube app.

Step 4. Now click on the video, and it will ask you to choose the app to open the video. Just select Flytube.

Step 5. Now do whatever you want on your Android device your video will be playing in a small pop-up video bar.

So above is all about How to Play YouTube Videos in Background Without Rooting Android. With this method, you will not need to stick to the particular Youtube app to listen to the audio of your favorite Youtube video. Just use the above method, and you can easily play these videos in the background, and there will be no need of rooting at all. Hope you like this cool solution, do share with others too. Leave a comment below if you have any related queries with this.

#3 Using Android Device As Second Monitor

You can use your Android device screen as a second monitor for your Windows computer or MAC. The best thing is you don’t need to root your device for that. We just need to use the iDisplay app on our smartphone and computer to use our Android as a second monitor.
Steps to Use an Android device as Second Monitor for your PC or MAC:
Step 1. First of all, install the App named iDisplay on your Tablet or computer, and also get the iDisplay driver on the computer. Double click on the downloadeddriver fileand then agree with the prompted screen which you could see on your computer device. For agreeing just click on the Yes option on the prompt message and you shall be allowed for the installation process of the driver.

Step 2. After that, the driver shall be installed automatically by covering up the process and you won’t need to do anything besides clicking through.

Step 3. Restart your computer system and then after that check the system tray for the driver is installed or not. Most probably the driver would get installed but for some users, there could be causing the issue that protects it from doing so. You could now launch the idisplay on your Windows computer just through searching for the app or by just clicking on its icon on the desktop if you have placed it there.

Step 4. Launch the iDisplay on the tablet or Android device, from the beginning of the app it would not require any type of settings and will just start searching for the computer signal straightforward. The iDisplay uses up the hybrid connection so it could be either connected to the USB or just by the Wifi connection. Once your computer is found by the Android app just go ahead and connect it to the options. A warning message will pop up on the screen of the computer, just hit that away by clicking on Always Allow, hit another warning too and you shall be ready for the process.

Step 5. Now once the procedure is complete, you would find that your connected Android device will show up the same screen which your computer monitor is showing up.

Step 6. You could now set up the settings for the display resolution, color etc directly through the display settings of the Windows and know that the Android screen will behave like if it is the monitor of the computer, no way could differentiate from the other screen.

Use an Android device as Second Monitor for Your PC or Mac
Disconnecting is also just easy, do that from the iDisplay icon in the action center of the app!

Using Spacedesk
Spacedesk is an awesome app available for Android and Windows computer that allows you to easily turn any Android device into a second display for your Windows computer. Let’s know how to use Spacedesk to use Android as a second monitor.
Step 1. First of all, you need to download and install Spacedesk drivers on your Windows PC. You can get the file from this link.

Step 2. Install Spacedesk on your Windows computer. For that, launch the downloaded file and then install it normally.

Using Spacedesk
Step 3. Now after completing the Windows part, you need to download and install Spacedesk on your Android device.

Step 4. In the next step, you need to connect your Android to your computer. For that, just make sure your Android is connected to the same wifi network as your pc. Launch Spacedesk app on your phone and then it will show you the computer. Tap on ‘Connect’

Step 5. You are actually done! Now you will see your entire Windows desktop on your Android smartphone.

That’s it, you are done! This is how you can use Spacedesk to use your Android as the second monitor for your PC.
And this was the method through which you could use any Android device as the second monitor for your PC or Mac and keep up the track of your tasks using two screens. As from the article, you have got that the method isn’t too difficult or complex but any moderate user could apply it without any issues. It’s now your time to apply this method and hence utilize your Android screen as the second Monitor. Hope you would like up the method, don’t forget to share your views.

Hope you guys like it. Feel free to share your feedback :D
Eid Mubarak.


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aalakib07 | from Redmi Note 5


Thanks for sharing
2018-08-21 13:46:36

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2018-08-21 13:56:40

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thanks for sharing
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cool tips,,thanks for share :)
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