For Shoppers - Use these Black Friday Hacks To Shop and Get All You Want!


Okay, it's 24 hours left before Black Friday officially blows up on 26th and 27th of November 2015, we believe this Black Friday 2015 (in Nigeria) is going to be tha bomb!
Online malls are ready and I believe you too is ready to grab what they have for you at the lowest prices that come only once in a Year.

Now, the aim of this post here is to get you ready, there are cool shortcuts, tricks or hacks which the smartest shoppers will use to buy goods online ( I want you to be among them), these Online malls know this tip but they have not told you, they won't even tell you, but we will reveal them so it will:

  • Make you Shop very smartly and brilliantly,
  • It would save you time, 
  • and help you buy most of the stuffs you want on Black Friday. Nothing like RUNNING OUT OF STOCK ( I hate that message with Passion )

1. Have a Budget:

Just like you will normally do when moving out to buy groceries at the market near your street, have some amount (save some if you haven't), this will help you not spend beyond your limit, even if you do, it won't be a big impromptu expense.

2. Have a Shopping list and WishList:

Make a list of what you want to buy and be sure they fall into the category of the Items that will have nicest discounts on Black Friday, I have confirmed some of such items will include:

  • latest TV, 
  • mobile phones (especially Infinix, Innjoo, Samsung, iPhone ),
  • Laptops, computers and its accessories 
  • Electronics and Gaming systems (especialy Sony PlayStation 4) 
  • Fashion items, 
  • Beauty products and Care accessories,
  • Home Appliances 
  • and Kitchen appliances. 

Now add those items to your wish list in your account of the online malls so you can easily find them on Black Friday, just incase those items will get massive discounts (they do many times so far they fall into the categories we listed up there)

3. Be Prepared: 

How do you Prepare for Black Friday?
i.) Charge Everything! Your Phones, Tablets and Laptops, whatever you'll use to Shop, ensure the batteries are full.
Get a Power Bank if need be, for back ups in case of power failure.
ii.) Get your Internet connections ready:
Have enough data, and make sure you have network coverage that is fast.

4. Come Early, Stay on the Online mall and Be Fast :

You might say "why should you stay there so early, don't I have other things to do?", Sure you have other things to do, and shopping that day is among them right?

Why You Should Be early Online -
Well, I am sharing this with you based on my personal experience, people don't mind, they will come early, wait there, and grab all the deals.

Because FLASH SALES will Hold - 
Quickly, let me flash back to June 2015 during Jumia Mobile Week, after a lot of hyping, people expected 50% OFF for even iPhone 6! Come onnn! You want a company to wreck?
People expected Jumia to make shopping easy but they didn't, they took us by surprise which got many shoppers annoyed, Jumia used a lot of Flash Sales to do 50% OFF on mid-range smartphones and few other items which the fastest shoppers still used, although it took a while but I later understood the trick.

DURING FLASH SALES, Jumia will announce a time the flash sales will start, and a Voucher which you will use to get the Discount, Note, the Stock is LIMITED, hence it's fastest fingers first.  So you are to be online, mark the time, and be there before the Time.
Simply open another tab and choose the Item then Confirm You are buying till you reach CHECK OUT Page where you have Total amount and where to ADD VOUCHER, immediately the time CLOCKS a voucher will pop up on your Screen, Copy the Voucher Code, apply it ASAP.
That's the system they used for Mobile Week, and it seems they may use it again.
You will need to be very FAST During Flash sales , fastest finger grabs it all.

For those Shopping on Konga, their (Black Friday known as Fall Yakata holds for 2 days being 26 and 27th November) Yakata Starts 6AM while Jumia holds only on 27th.
Kaymu Online market place will also be among in the Black Friday Sales.

HERE ARE THE BLACK FRIDAY PAGES FOR THE ONLINE MALLS, they all have Mobile Apps which you can also use. You can choose where you'll shop from:

And incase you're asking, there will be Free delivery, I think for Items worth from 10,000NGN or so.
This post may be updated as we gather more tips to use that day.

Any questions or contributions, pls tell us, and don't forget to hit the Share Button Below.
This 26th and 27th, Black Friday is Upon us!


SNOKOR ROCKET Z5000 Review - Affordable and Efficient

Hi there, today we'll review and show you a really nice Android smartphone called SNOKOR - ROCKET Z5000 with its Specs and Price. 
What actually caught my attention, was after seeing the good specifications of this smartphone, it ended up having a cheap price tag.

The SNOKOR ROCKET Z5000 is an affordable Android device that sports a clear 5 MP Rear Camera, 2MP front camera, a 1GB RAM, 8GB ROM,  Quad core processor and running Android Lollipop 5.1 OS that is backed up by an efficient 3600mAh battery that stays alive for up to 2 days, the device also supports OTG.




Screen Size -
5.0 inches
Screen Resolution -  1280 x 720 pixels, 295 pixels per inch (PPI)

Back Camera - 5MP,
Front camera - 2MP,
GC2755 1.6um BSI high pixel front camera
  ROM - 8 GB
  (External Memory Card Support - 32GB Maximum)


 Quad-Core - 1.2GHz
 MediaTek chipset

OS (Operating      System) :         
 Android 5.1 (Lollipop)
  Dual SIM, (Micro-Sim card)
CONNECTION & OTHERS :   - WiFi - 802.11b/g wireless internet
  - Hotspot Functionality
  - Bluetooth - 4.0

 Capacity - 3600 mAh Battery
   Black, White, Blue, Yellow, Red

Where To Buy Snokor Z5000 in Nigeria and Kenya



If you'd like to compare, the specs and price reminds us of Infinix Hot X507 which would be a good match.
Even if SNOKOR ROCKET Z5000 may not be among the trending brands in this part of our country Nigeria, where Tecno, Infinix, Huawei, Samsung etc are everywhere, Rocket Z5000 features some really good specs that can suit the needs of the buyers, considering the fact that it has an impressive hardware, the latest software (Operating system) and the battery is efficient.

If you want to buy for yourself or your younger one without spending much, this device is precisely one of the best you can choose.


Without Limits - The Innjoo Max 2 Review - Specs and Price in Nigeria

In as much as Innjoo had launched quite some good number of models this year 2015, which includes Innjoo One HD, Innjoo Fire and Halo, they are back one last time with the last models for the year, the new phones from Innjoo are Max series ( Innjoo Max 2 and Max 2 Plus ).


They will be launching this set of models this November but this post is specifically about the first, or younger brother known as Innjoo Max 2, the model will come with cool 8MP front camera and 13MP Back camera followed by Android Lollipop OS running with a 1.3GHz processor backed up with a nice 4,000mAh battery.

More couple things about the device you will find below, just in case you may want to buy the Innjoo Max 2 device after seeing this review.


Screen Size -
5.0 inches

Screen Resolution -  1280 x 720 pixels, 295 pixels per inch (PPI)
DragonTrail display, IPS capacitive LCD touchscreen with 16,000,000 colors

 Back Camera - 13MP,  Front camera - 8MP,  (With Dual LED Flash Auto Focus for both Cameras).
  ROM - 16GB
  (External Memory Card Support - 128 GB Maximum)


 Quad-Core - 1.3GHz
 MediaTek chipset

OS (Operating      System) :         
 Android 5.1 (Lollipop)
  Dual SIM, (Micro-Sim card)
CONNECTION & OTHERS :   - WiFi - 802.11b/g wireless internet
  - Hotspot Functionality
  - Bluetooth - 4.0

 Capacity - 4000 mAh Polymer Battery
Champagne Gold, Titanium Grey,
Milk White and Romantic Pink

Where to Buy Innjoo Max 2

Innjoo Max 2 Price - 23,500NGN - PRE-ORDER AT JUMIA =>  BUY NOW 

It's quite intriguing how these devices got a pretty low price, precisely due to competition among the OEM smartphones going on right now. Truth is, they do this normally for buyers to patronise hence if you see the low price it's not a reason to wait if you are interested in buying the device because the prices may tend to go higher later on, we would advice that if you like it, you waste no time in buying the Innjoo Max 2 now.


IT'S OFFICIAL! #InfinixBIG6 will be Infinix NOTE 2 (See More Photos & Win Prizes)

Nigerian’s are going to know more about Infinix Mobility's next device on November 27TH during Black Friday, biggest sales event of the year.

Hopefully full specs and pictures of the device had been leaked on Infinix BBS forum, Nairaland and Nigerian tech blogosphere. "It’s not the first time information’s are going viral" according to a Nairaland user but we are still going to publish the undiluted review of the device here on EDITWEAKS real soon.

Today we are here again with more better photos of the device for you.

We gave up us some clues about what the device may be called in our previous post, now it's been confirmed. The new Infinix device is Officially to be called Infinix NOTE 2 with a slightly thicker body and a new design line.

With this device, Infinix Mobility the No.1 online smartphone brand in Africa is opening its 3rd series, the NOTE series. Remember that the previous Infinix HOT NOTE was under the HOT series but this is unique, this is INFINIX NOTE 2!

Future users of this device are going to get:

- An impressive front design,

- An optimized front and back camera

- A bigger screen size

- A strong and reliable battery

- New user interface and new applications

Let’s confirm with pictures below showing a fully assembled Infinix NOTE 2 and software insights.

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Infinix Hot Note 2 pictures2

Infinix Hot Note 2 pictures3

Infinix Hot Note 2 pictures4

In addition, there's a good news for you reading this, the company have started an online campaign allowing users to win BIG gift using this funny and well-designed micro site. 
More stuffs to be won includes even the Infinix NOTE 2 smartphone, recharge cards and power banks among the prizes.

Try to be the lucky winner by following this link => http://www.infinixmobility.com/note2ng/


YouTube Brings Virtual Reality To Viewers with This Amazing Video

May be you are hearing of virtual reality for the first time. Let's quickly describe, in less than 5 seconds...
Virtual Reality is the computer-generated simulation of a three-dimensional image or environment that can be interacted with in a seemingly real or physical way by a person using special electronic equipment, such as a helmet with a screen inside or gloves fitted with sensors.
For a simpler understanding let's just say Virtual reality is bringing "Virtual" into Reality.

With all the rumors we had been getting and even the virtual reality products that is already available in the markets, products like Facebook's Oculus and the Samsung VR Gear, if you were at TECH PLUS 2015 that took place in Lagos mid of this year, you may have seen Samsung VR in action during one of the conferences, these are interesting and helpful gadgets we hope to share with you in our future posts someday but today, I'd like to tell us that YouTube in partnership with Apple Music and GoPro Camera (more about the camera after the video) had already implemented this and released a totally awesome virtual reality video having an artiste, to whom I am a fan of, speaking of XO's Abel, popularly known as The Weeknd, this was a video of his hit track's Remix "The Hills".

In this video, you find this guy coming out of a building, acting dizzy, but that's not the point, the interesting part is You, the viewer, can tap into the reality of that video, with the navigation button found on the top left, you can have a move and look around the whole scene. This puts you into "virtual reality" , we don't wanna say much, just watch the video below.

The virtual reality video shoot was made possible through the use of an extra-ordinary video camera GOPRO 6-camera virtual reality rig, officially called "ODYSSEY". This camera is quite very expensive, around $15,000 and it's not for everybody, only "professional content creators and producers" are allowed to get and use it, this is probably the reason why you see mighty Apple Music doing this video using the camera.

Cool stuff isn't it? Please Share or tell us what you think. :)

Top 10 Of The Best Tecno Smartphones in 2015

The year 2015 is almost ending, I mean there’s only a month left and we’d be done right?

Throughout the year, TECNO MOBILE released quite a lot of various models of their smartphones, they did as many as possible to suit the needs and budget of each of their customers.

We have taken a look at the models they released in and before 2015 and decided to give you some of the best out of the many, you’ll definitely agree because with the specs here, some of the models are either the sophisticated and very remarkable ones, or they’re the most Popular Tecno phones and their Bestselling devices in Online and Offline stores and markets.

In descending order,here are... the Best or Top 10 Tecno Smartphones in 2015.

10. TECNO P5

If we're not mistaken, the Tecno P5 recorded one of the most successful sales since the inception of Tecno Mobile into the African market. The model is a simple, strong and totally useful smartphone that fits almost every person's budget, which means it's been reasonably cheap. 
Tecno P5 comes with a 5MP camera, 1GHz processor, 512MB RAM, 4GB built-in storage with Memory card support, Android 4.2 OS (Jelly Bean) and a 1800mAh.





After Tecno H5 which sported 1.0GHz was released, a better model known as the Tecno H6 followed it up, it comes with an 8MP back Camera and 2MP front camera, powered by 1.3Ghz Processor, 1GB RAM and 8GB ROM that supports upto 32GB memory card, Android 4.4 Kitkat OS and it stays alive using a 2350mAh Li-on Battery.





Tecno H7 is a better predecessor of H6 in the H-series, the range sports a better processor, The device is pretty slim, it features some really cools specs, a Quad core processor of 1.3Ghz, a 1GB RAM , 4GB ROM, 5 inches in size. The edge design on the body is quite similar to the Tecno R7, although the R7 is a bit slimmer in width and has high Specs than this H7.

The camera is 8MP at the Back and 2MP in front, the device runs on Android 4.2 JellyBean as it was released at the time Kitkat OS had not gone viral, the devices works with a 2020mAh Battery.





A very slick, slim and Light device with an Camera of Quality and good battery life, those were the major reasons people loved Tecno R7. it runs Android 4.2 Jellybean, with an Awesome 13MP Back camera, 5mp in front, powered by 1.5Ghz Processor with 2GB RAM and 16 ROM. The device is considered a Phablet (5.5 inches) and comes with a 2430mAh Li-Ion battery.




After Y3, Y4, and Y5, the Tecno Y6 is One of the best in the Tecno Y-series, Tecno Y6 sports a 1GHz Processor, 5MP rear camera with flash, 2MP front camera, Android 4.4 Kitkat OS, the Battery capacity is 2,350mAH and the phone is 5 inches in size. The Y6 is A simply cool Android Smartphone loved by many especially for its Outlook, bright color casings and User Interface, it delivers daily needs and is still not expensive, another reason why it attracted a lot of attention.





This is a Younger brother range to Y6 in the Y-series, it’s a classified under the low Specs category but it still delivers, it sports a Processor 1GHz with 512MB RAM, 8GB ROM, 2MP Rear Camera, 0.2MP front camera, 2020mAH Battery and runs Android Kitkat 4.4 OS. It’s very much a simpler Android smartphone, very cheap price and covers user needs, the various pretty colors available is also one of the selling point of the device.





It would be a huge mistake to leave this One out of this list, Phantom Z remains one of Tecno’s biggest breakthroughs competing high-end devices like Samsung and Htc etc. As a matter of Fact, most of the models of the Phantom Series are regarded successful.
Phantom Z sports a very good 16MP Back camera, 8MP in front, powered by 2GHz Octa-core Processor with a 2GB RAM and 32GB ROM backed up with a strong 3030mAh battery.

Just like the latest Phantom 5, the Phantom Z is also premium and has a unique Look and Feel. Phantom Z used to be one the Best models from Tecno Mobile, till they released the latest Phantom 5 which is definitely a more powerful gadget.





If you're thinking about Music, then you're probably thinking of this device, the Tecno Boom J7 was designed for Music at its highest quality and the major selling point of the device is due to the fact that most people who love music are the ones getting it for that reason.
The 5 inched Boom J7 phone features a new BOOM Music Player App designed by Tecno themselves.
The device features 1GB RAM, 16GB ROM, Android 4.4 (KitKat), a 2020mAh battery and a 1.3GHz Quad Core processor.





Camon C8 arrived the smartphone market bragging about its CAMERA but do you really think a Tecno smartphone’s Camera can stand that of an Iphone 6? That’s what Camon C8 was trying to prove.
Camon C8 is a Smart phablet with a pretty-looking User interface, 13MP quality camera, the new Android Lollipop OS yet not so expensive as the quality that it comes with.
Under the hood, Tecno Camon C8 sports 1.3GHz processor, 1GB RAM and 16GB ROM storage backed up by a large 3000mAh battery. So far, Camon C8 users had been good with the device especially those that got it for its camera and battery.





Tecno Phantom 5 is the latest model from the Tecno mobile manufacturers, it’s actually the best flagships device they have produced so far.

Although Tecno is very well known for their cheap price of Android phones, the Phantom 5 seems to be an exception.
The device is totally Premium, it comes with a 1.5GHz Octa-core processor, 3GB RAM, 32GB ROM, 13MP Back camera, 8MP Front camera (both camera have flash), also the device runs on Android Lollipop 5.1 and for the first time a Fingerprint Scanner on a Tecno smartphone! It also comes with a very reliable 3000mah battery. However, most of these models are available in this section of Kaymu online marketplace.
Most specs of the Tecno Phantom 5 had made it the highest rated and best flagship which Tecno Mobile had produced so far.



Are these models worth being here among this list? Is there any good Tecno smartphone you know we didn't mention? Tell us your opinion in the comment box below.


Here is a Flashback to Yakata 2014 in View of Yakata 2015

BlackFriday in Nigeria is really close at hand and just 2 weeks away from now, which we already shared how you too can partake in the event here in this post.

In anticipation of the biggest online sale in Nigeria, Yakata 2015 here is a flashback to the facts and figures of Yakata 2014.

The 2014 Yakata Sales promo offered up to 70 per cent savings on select items across categories. Some of the hottest deals available on the site during the period included the Haier Thermocool 3KVA remote control generator which sold at about N49,000 at a discount of almost 60 percent; and the Lenovo A3300 tablet which sold at N17,000 instead of N28,000.

Click the Image above to see Konga Yakata Deals

During Yakata 2014, Konga.com recorded sales of more than N600 million while delivering revenue in excess of N200 million for its merchants daily. It was processing sales in excess of N50 million per hour during the peak periods of the two days of the sales promo. The 2014 Yakata Sales registered a record-breaking 1,440 per cent year on year increase in online revenue over its 2013 edition. Also Konga sold 500 per cent more items in the two days of Yakata sales than it did in all of 2012.

These figures however are just a tip of the iceberg of the anticipated Yakata 2015.With the rapid growth of e-commerce in Nigeria in the past year, the 2015 edition Yakata will certainly going to be mind-blowing with unbelievable discounts across fully stocked categories.

Watch the 2015 Yakata Karaoke sing-along video https://youtu.be/Nt7qmQh8qkg

[This is an Official Press Release]


File Manager comes to Infinix Hot 2 after Minor Update

Phew! This was the sound I made after installing the update and seeing new Icons on my Infinix Hot 2 Menu.
It was around 8 or 9pm, 11th Novemeber 2015.

I got the update and installed it and viola! I found a File Manager on the Infinix Hot 2, this should be the second or third OTA update since the Android One smartphone was launched into the market in August.

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With the New File Manager you can:
Set Music files as Ringtone.
Set as notification sound
Set as alarm
You can Copy, Cut, Paste or delete files etc

File Manager comes to Infinix Hot 2

The data size of the OTA update is around 65MB, and it comes with 4 apps after you install it:

  • File Manager
  • Online Shopping
  • Lazada
  • Device Assist (From Google)

Getting the OTA On Your Infinix Hot 2 X510

Simply switch On and use WiFi or use your networks data connection to get the update (make sure you Unroot before installing the OTA).


Although we were told that updates or upgrades will be managed by Google themselves, this particular update seemed to have come from Pakistan because of the language of those 2 added apps (Online shopping& Lazada) that came with the OTA, perhaps it was their XUI developers over there who arranged it.

To me, only the File Manager and Device Assist are useful, I uninstalled the other two shopping apps.

Before the File Manager App update, I already had been using ES Explorer to handle my files but hope this update answers the queries of those that had been complaining that the device doesn't come with File Manager (reason being that it's Android One and most Android One phones come purely with only Google Apps and without any modifications).

Something else I noticed is if you DELETE a file using the new File manager, the deleted file won't disappear unless you navigate out and come back to the file location then you'd notice you already deleted the File. I think that's a Bug they will need to fix.


Top 5 Games For 2015 You Should Install on Your Iphone Right Now

Picking the Best Games to install and play on your Apple Iphone can be a bit challenging to some people, be it on Iphone 4, 5, 5S, or the newest iPhone 6 and 6plus.
If you're the simple type of person that enjoys not necessarily heavy games, then this post should come in Handy for you, in descending order; below are Top 5 Games For 2015 You Should Install on Your Iphone right now.



Hitman Go is quite of an adaptation of the popular Hitman game that is available on Sony PlayStation and PC Consoles, Hitman Go was launched and announced on February 2014 and it's really amazing game, the game was developed by Square Enix Montreal and published by Square Enix, the game was later released for iOS (iphones) on April 17th 2014 and after a little while, they released it on Android as well in June that same year.

ALSO READ: Things To Consider Before Buying a Smartphone This 2015

The game gained a nice traction from players coming in everyday hence Microsoft Windows phones also joined the wagon and got a version of it too.
Get your daily fix of Agent 47 with this elegant, strategy-based Hitman game!
5/5 Slide to Play: "…this is one to check out."
Available on iTunes => Get it HERE


Knightmare Tower is a game developed by Juicy Beast Studio, which was released on iOS on August 1, 2013 and on Windows, OS X, and Linux on June 16, 2014.
Windows, Linus and OS X followed up in having the game on their operating systems.
Despite it was regarded as a flash game, Knightmare Tower features a powerful combination of light RPG elements in a stylish and colorful manner for everybody anywhere and at anytime.
The game features interesting combats at different stages and has so far gained reputation and popularity for mobile gamers all over the over.
KNIGHTMARE TOWER is a very fun and interesting game to play and is available on both the Google PlayStore and iTunes store.
Available on iTunes => Get it HERE 

3. DROP 7

Drop7 was developed by Area/Code Entertainment and definitely is an interesting Game that was later acquired by Zynga.
Drop7 is a puzzle game for play on devices running the operating systems Android and iOS.
In January IGN ranked the game 8.5/10 and was at number 2 in the Top 25 Games for IPhone, the Game is still attracting millions of players till date.
Although you can earn up to 70,000 Points from playing Drop7 after clearing the discs from each stage, when you win, this is just 70K points.
Drop7 is available for play on Google PlayStore as well as iTunes store.
Available on iTunes => Get it HERE 


This one is a totally different from many others. Device 6 was developed by a Swedish company Simogo for iOS in October 17, 2013.
Device6 uses texts, images and sounds to guide the player through a set of puzzles where by a protagonist called Anna, needs to solve those puzzles to escape from an unknown island. There are elements in the game which players will use the buttons to utilize when playing.
The Gameplay is based on texts, and is really unique game iOS users love to play alot.
Device 6 is a surreal thriller in which the written word is your map, as well as your narrator.

Available on iTunes => Get it HERE 

1. 80 DAYS

You would agree that 80 Days deserves Number one spot in this list if you had experienced the gameplay before.
Merely seeing the title of the game, you can easily guess it means you'll be going on a long journey.
80 Days was developed by Inkle, the game was first launched on iOS platform and has not only gained alot of players and audience, it had also won Awards for being one of the best interactive fiction game in July 2014.
After attracting massive players the game was later introduced on Microsoft Windows and OS X on September 29, 2015.
The story-line of the game, 80 Days is based on a novel writteen by Jules Verne, called "Around the world in 80 Days"
A movie starring super star, action-comdey Actor, Jackie Chan had also be released based on this same story from the novel, where Monsieur Phileas Fogg has placed a wager at the Reform Club that he can travel round the world in eighty days or less.
The game first appeared on iTunes App store and was later made available on Google Playstore for Android OS.
Available on iTunes ==> Get it Here


Getting Back Your Hacked or Hijacked AdSense Account + Tips To Protect Your Accounts

There's something funny about success, while you are busy struggling to achieve it, some other people are also busy, trying to see how they will bring you down successfully... whether people succeed in doing good or Bad, it's still called Success, ironic isn't it?

This also comes to play in the issue of hijacked or hacked Google AdSense accounts with some friends of mine (Entertainment Bloggers) who fell Victim few months back.

Photo credits: expertbeacon.com

Many Publishers and website Owners who use Google AdSense as their major Source of revenue online would agree with me that once a while they come across or hear these Several Issues of Hijacked or hacked Google AdSense accounts.

Two Signs that Prove your AdSense Account Has been Hacked or Hijacked

1. You are unable to Login to your Google Account, it tells you Password Changed.
2.  You have access to your Account but You NO Longer have Admin rights over your AdSense Dashboard.

It's really a pathetic and sad situation as the Account is Lost with all your hard-earned money gone with it, so today; I'll be showing you How You may get back your Accounts, plus Tips to Prevent Hacked or Hijacked AdSense or Google Account from Happening to you.

I have to explain this because it's VERY IMPORTANT...

If we may know, A Google account, and AdSense account are two different things, reason is AdSense is only a Google product, like others for example - Gmail, Google Docs, Google Maps, AdWords, Google Calender etc. AdSense is a Google product for publishers.

Despite Adsense is a Google product, we will need a Google account to successfully own an AdSense account or to be able to use any of Google products.

This Google Account can have any Email as its Primary Email when signing Up, but they Automatically recommend you create a Gmail address (their own product) for you to use as primary Email when you Sign up for a Google Account, this makes it all easier and Faster for you to have everything Synchronised.

If you can use other email address as your Primary mail address, this now means an AdSense account can use any 3rd Party Email as Primary Email, not necessarily Gmail; that's that about how AdSense and Google accounts are Related and still different from each other.
Understanding this will help you since we'll refrain back to this concept and see how it applies as you read on.

Hijacked Google & AdSense account - A Case Study of my 2 friends:

There are 2 pals I know who experienced this issue, my first pal's Google account got hijacked, my second pal's AdSense was hijacked, (similar but different things).

The first guy's account got hacked, password changed, but before the Hijacker could infiltrate his AdSense, He got his account back.
The second was less lucky, after his account was hijacked, his primary email was removed from admin rights, then the thief changed Payee details to his own and received his earnings for that month, it was a terrible time for my pal, although the issue was later resolved after my pal reported.
Fortunately AdSense was kind enough to refund his earnings despite paying to the wrong person, it was good news after all and I'll show you how they handled it.

If your Google Account was hacked/hijacked, the Hijacker will NOT have Access to your AdSense unless the Gmail of the account is the Primary email of the AdSense.
This is Why you must be careful how you use or give people your Gmail or any (primary) mail address that is linked with your AdSense account.

Getting Back Your GOOGLE or ADSENSE account

You can get back your Google or AdSense account, and prevent the trouble from repeating itself.


All you need is your FULL NAME, primary email and publisher ID of your AdSense account, you can easily find the publisher ID in the javascript of your Ad code.
Now head to this page and report your case ==> ADSENSE LOGIN RESOLUTION PAGE


If you still have access to the account but you Suspect your Google account have been hacked, compromised or tampered with, Take the steps below:

i. Change your Password, use a stronger password this time. 
ii. Activate 2-Step Verification immediately
You can do that on this page

If your account have been hijacked and you no longer have access to it, we advise you use the Forgot Password on Google Login page OR go to the ACCOUNT RECOVERY PAGE and fill the form

Hope this was helpful in recovering your account with AdSense or Google. Be Safe.