How to force-update an Android phone — A guide with all the info that you actually need

The guide is now considered to be fully-functional and ready for use by anyone! Do not be afraid of looking up other guides if you ever feel that this guide lacks any details, however. 🙂 The risk of bricking is somewhat low: Even if you do end up with no Android version on your phone, you can still use the recovery environment(s) and the phone’s bootloader to remedy the issue in some or another way. If you do somehow brick it, however, I am not responsible for anything bad that do/has/will occur (nor for any of the faults that the phone manufacturers have committed).

There are twenty fantasillion guides out there on how to install custom updates on your Android phone. You’ve heard talk everywhere about them. Cyanogenmod, Ubuntu Touch, LineageOS, SailfishOS, or just a promise to install a new Android version that your phone manufacturer (or in rare cases your cellular service) couldn’t be arsed to send out to you. And then you look up guides on how to do it, and you quickly realize that the guides omit vital details, fail to cover entire chunks of the process, and are written by such stuck-up nerds that they assume that you already know all this stuff.

Therefore I will write a summary on how to do it, the right way. This has been tested with LineageOS 14.1 (a vendor-edited version of Android 7.1) on my own Lenovo Vibe K5 (A6020a40 system structure), on the 4th of June 2017, as well as Cyanogenmod 11 on an HTC Wildfire S. I see no reason why this wouldn’t work with other phones too, although some differences may occur for users of Samsung phones and other smug brands, as they’re notorious for changing vital Android system functions to their own liking. Let’s delve into this, shall we?

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How to force-update an Android phone — A guide with all the info that you actually need

The Wide Cartoon World of Sports: Sofia the First

This will be the first in a new series of extremely infrequent articles, in which I analyze sports competitions that take place in cartoons, and analyze their feasibilities compared to real-life sports.

Today it will be about the Flying Derby episodes of Sofia the First, which are S1E01 where Sofia tries out for the derby team, and S2E03 where her team competes in the latter stages of Enchancia’s national derby competition. Most focus will be given to the latter episode, since it shows more details about how the sport is organized.

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The Wide Cartoon World of Sports: Sofia the First

How to run the worst presidential campaign ever

Donald Trump. The world’s biggest PR product. A goldmine for people who write political comedy for a living. A man who has failed to strike down on a Republican Party that has gone on a crusade against all non-Christians.

Ever since the surprising day in early November 2016 in which Donald Trump landed a surprise victory, people have asked themselves and each other the big question: How did he win? Was there brainwashing, Russian hacking, PR skills, an ungodly budget, or corruption?

There is just one problem with that question. They’re looking at this the wrong way. The solution is not what Trump did right, since he barely did anything right. It is what Hillary did wrong. I feel confident in saying that Hillary Clinton ran the worst presidential electory campaign in the history of the United States (and in some other countries), for reasons I will discuss in haphazard details further below.

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How to run the worst presidential campaign ever

Sterling-Zejgar style review: Regal Academy

Reviews, including professional ones, are something that can cause anger. They are filled to the brim with emotions, but they don’t always resonate well with every single reader out there.

Jim Sterling did an admirable attempt to write a fully objective review once, back before he became too angry for mankind’s own good, so therefore I will try out whether I have the ability to write a review in that style too!

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Sterling-Zejgar style review: Regal Academy

How to loot your dead laptop for good parts

So your laptop has said farewell. Kicked the bucket. Heard the fat lady sing. Completely refusing to work anymore. So you figure out that the best thing you can do, is to throw the whole thing in the wastebin.

But wait! What about the photos you had? Your good Wi-Fi signal? And your 8GB of RAM?

Today we’ll take a closer look on which parts you need to get out of your dead laptop, before you throw it away.

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How to loot your dead laptop for good parts

How to use roleplaying to turn you into the complete you

There are many people out there whose minds may be conflicted. Their minds may be broken, nervous, escaping, or in absolutely any other way not understanding itself.

Among many other ways to unite the mind with itself, there is one recently discovered opportunity that hasn’t been much researched by medical sources. It is strongly related to the Western definition of a tulpa; but it is my profound belief that most of the modern practitioners of it are completely botching it, with hitherto negative consequences for that person, since they don’t understand what is really going on nor what they’re playing around with.

However, if it is done correctly, it can have an absolutely gigantic positive effect for you. If you need a “Too long Didn’t read” preview of the guide, it’s basically “Make some roleplay characters to get to know yourself better.”

There are a lot of nuances you’ll need to deal with, and there are going to be a lot of things that you’ll be uncertain about during the process. Therefore the parts of the guide will be written in much closer detail further below!

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How to use roleplaying to turn you into the complete you