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Sunday, April 15, 2012

Samsung Galaxy mini S5570 – Steps to Install Cyanogen mod 9 ICS 4.0.3 Firmware

Samsung Galaxy mini S5570 users can now easily update their phones with the latest beta 7 version of ICS Android 4.0.3 firmware with the help of some simple steps which we will be checking out in the due course of this article. Please be informed that this is not an official firmware update released by Samsung Electronics and also there won’t be any official updates for this device which is a very unfortunate event. But not to worry as constant coverage on updates can be found over here on Android Advices. Since it’s a beta firmware, there will be some bugs, but as in when the time progresses, we will get to see many updates which will fix the issues if at all there are any. Please note that this firmware will only work on the rooted devices.
Working:
  • boot
  • GSM (phone/messages/GPRS/EDGE/3G)
  • Wifi
  • Bluetooth
  • HW acceleration (full)
  • Sound
  • Headphones
  • GPS
  • All sensors (proximity, roration etc)
  • CyanogenMod settings (not all, it’s not fully merged by CyanogenMod team, not my fault)
  • Market (now you can download all apps available for Gio with GB)
  • Fixed animations (now it looks so good)
  • Facebook sync
  • Buttons backlight
  • BLN support
  • GMail fully works
  • Browser fully works
  • ICS keyboard
  • Games – works as smoothly as on Gingerbread
  • YouTube
  • Deep sleep
  • Wifi signal indicator
  • Native Android mass storage
  • Without flickering
  • Almost working HW video acceleration
  • Smooth YT (LQ right now)
  • Live Wallpapers
Change log of Beta 7:
  • New Adreno200 libraries for ICS
  • Fast and smooth system
  • Live Wallpapers working – won’t slow down your system, like on Gingerbread! (I’m using Phase Beam, it’s beautiful)
  • Gallery and calculator fully working all the time
  • Gmail working without any problem
  • Browser working really good (smooth and fast)
  • All apps with graphic problems, like Power amp, now working without any
  • Updated AOSP/CM9 sources
  • (development info) New gralloc and hwcomposer
  • Updated Macław’s audio libriaries
Disclaimer: Neither we, nor developer should be held responsible for any damage happened to your device in the process of following the instructions mentioned in this article. It’s very unlikely that there will be any issues but just in case if at all there are any issues then we are committed to help you in solving the same.
Rooting Information: For applying this ICS Cyanogen mod 9 update, you need to root the device and once you root the device, the warranty will get lost. The only way with which you can regain the lost warranty is by reapplying the official update.
Pre Requisites:
  • All the data present in your Samsung Galaxy mini S5570 handset should be backed up only with the help of below mentioned options. Don’t make use of KIES to back up the data as KIES won’t support the custom ROM firmwares. In the process of the firmware update, there is a possibility that the data may get lost or corrupted.
SMS – Use “SMS Backup & Restore app”,
Images, Songs, Videos, Files – Copy to internal / External SD Card,
APN and MMS Settings – Note down from the path “Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names
  • Minimum charge left in the device should be at least 60% so as to ensure that device doesn’t get turned Off in the middle of firmware update.
  • Disable all the antivirus suites in your computer and uninstall the same in your device as these tools generally tend to interrupt the process of firmware update.
  • Enable the USB Debugging in Galaxy mini S5570 from the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging”. The USB Debugging option should be ticked as shown in the below screen capture.
  • Irrespective of the current firmware you are ON, you need to ensure that you have rooted the same as this firmware can only be applied on the rooted firmwares.
So, once you finish following all the above mentioned instructions you can now proceed to the next page where we have summed up a detailed list of tutorial which you need to follow so as to update your Galaxy mini S5570.
Procedure to Update Galaxy mini S5570 with ICS Beta 7 Cyanogen mod 9 Firmware:
  • Now, turn Off the device so that it can be then entered into the recovery mode.
  • The recovery mode in the Galaxy mini S55700 can be entered by Holding Menu Button and then Power ON the device. If the device turns ON in the normal mode then you need to try again to enter into the recovery mode. In recovery mode, select “Wipe data/factory reset” & “Wipe Cache partition” so that this will clear the cache which is there in your device.
  • Select “install zip from sd card” > “choose zip from sd card” > “ICS CM9 Package for Galaxy mini S5570 Beta 7”. It may take up to 10 minutes to process the update file.
For Users Facing Force Close Errors:
  • Turn off your device so that it can then be entered in the recovery mode.
  • In recovery mode select “Wipe data/factory reset” & “Wipe Cache partition” so that this will clear the cache after which select “++++ Go Back ++++” and select “reboot system now” which will restart the Galaxy mini S5570.
Tip: Due to some reasons if the update process gets failed or interrupted, then you need to apply the update again by following the steps again from the start. Don’t forget to restore the backup which you have taken in the initial steps.
Do share with us in the comments section just in case if you face any issues as we will try our level best to sort out the same at the earliest. Congratulations, you have now successfully applied the update of ICS in your Galaxy mini S5570.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Avast antivirus for your device




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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

How to Update Galaxy Nexus with Official ICS 4.0.4 Firmware with Odin


Galaxy Nexus LogoSamsung’s Galaxy Nexus smartphone users who couldn’t apply the update of ICS Android 4.0.4 with the help of recovery image method which we came with the same few days back can now install the firmware with the most popular sort of the method that is via KIES. The build number of this ICS Android 4.0.4 update is the IMM76Dand also in the process of this article we will be checking out on what are the pros and cons of this release. Additionally, we will also be checking out on what are the list of pre requisites you need to follow along with the detailed tutorial on how to apply this update.
Change Log of ICS 4.0.4 for Galaxy Nexus:
Pros:
  • Time Lag in application shift has been considerably reduced,
  • Battery is now optimized more than before,
  • Camera bug related to shutter lag has been fixed,
  • Camera now from lock screen loads faster,
  • 3D apps now render faster than before,
  • Animation issues with some apps has been addressed,
  • User Interface is much more fluidic,
Cons:
  • Ringtones are the same as which were for earlier version,
  • Kernel has been updated but the version is old one,
  • Some applications like launcher and Games still lags
  • We recommend you to back up all the data present in your device with the help of below mentioned steps. Don’t use KIES to back up the data as it will not support the phone after this update since it’s a custom ROM firmware.
Procedure to Update Galaxy Nexus with Official IMM76D ICS 4.0.4 Firmware
  • All the data present in your Galaxy Nexus should be backed up with the help of below mentioned instructions so that just in case if the data gets erased or corrupted, the same can be easily restored with the help of below mentioned steps.
SMS – Use “SMS Backup & Restore app”,
Contacts – Sync with the Gmail application,
Call Log – Call Log and Restore
Images, Songs, Videos, Files – Copy to internal / External SD Card,
APN and MMS Settings – Note down from the path “Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names
  • Minimum charge left in the phone should be 60% so as to ensure that the phone doesn’t get turned Off in the middle of firmware update. (If you don’t follow this step then the chances are more that your phone may get DEAD for which we should not be responsible).
  • Disable all the security suites installed in your computer and uninstall all antivirus tools in your computer so as to ensure that the firmware update is not interrupted in the middle of the process.
  • Enable the USB debugging in your phone from the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging”. The USB Debugging option should be ticked. USB Debugging Mode can only be enabled once you disconnect the phone from computer. USB Debugging should be ticked.
USB Debugging
Assuming that you have followed all the above mentioned steps, you can now proceed to the next page where we have summed up a detailed tutorial on how to apply this update.
Procedure to Update Galaxy Nexus with IMM76D ICS 4.04 Firmware:
  • Once you have downloaded, extract he firmware package to get the TAR File and open the Odin in your computer. After this, you need to turn off your Galaxy Nexus so that it can be entered in the Download Mode.
  • The download mode in Galaxy Nexus can be entered by pressing the Volume Down button + Power Button till you see the download mode screen on your phone.
  • Connect your Phone to the computer with the Original USB cable and then you will see that the ID: COM section will turn Yellow which will mean that all the drivers have been successfully updated.
Odin Galaxy Nexus
Note: if the ID : COM section doesn’t turn Yellow, you need to check with two things which are mentioned below,
  • Install the USB Drivers in your computer &
  • Go to the Path “Settings > Wireless & Network > USB Settings” and ensure that “Samsung KIES” option is ticked before connecting the phone to the computer.
  • Click on “PDA” and then select “CF_YAKJU_IMM76D_full.tar”. After this, all you need to do is to just click on “Start” to start the firmware update.
SELECT PDA IN ODIN
  • Once the update is successfully completed, the device will be restarted and once you see the home screen then disconnect the phone from the connected computer.
  • Now, just in case if you face any issues like force close then you need to turn Off your device and enter the device in the recovery mode. With the help of below shown video, you can easily learn on how to enter your phone in the recovery mode. The recovery mode can be entered by holding the Volume up rocker key and press the Power button to turn it ON in the download mode.
  • In recovery mode, select Wipe data/factory reset and also you need to select Wipe Cache partition and then reboot your device by selecting reboot system now with the help of Volume rocker keys. Once it’s done, you then will have to select the option of “reboot system now” for restarting the device.
Note: At any point of time just in case if the process of firmware update gets stopped due to any reason, all you need to do is restart the process from the start by re inserting the battery.
Congratulations, you have now successfully applied the update of ICS Android 4.0.4 in your Galaxy Nexus. Do let us know in the comments section below just in case if you face any issues as we will try our level best to sort out the same.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Smartcam Package[Make Your Phone Work As Web-cam]

This is a awesome app for your Phone either its an android, bbos, java enabled, or symbian operating system phone
it make your cellular device work as webcom by a Bluetooth or TCP/IP(WiFi).

download this application
i) install the .exe file to your PC.
ii)then copy the file which is supported by your cellular device
iii) install the app in your phone
iv)open smartcam in PC and phone
v)connect to Bluetooth or Wifi.
vi) most important Enjay it.

if problem persist comment.

How to turn your Android handset into wireless mouse and keypad


It’s a free application for phones running Google’s Android operating system, such as the Droid (Verizon Wireless) and the G1 (T-Mobile). So how to go about, don’t worry I’ll just guide you with the simple steps which will help you in setting up remote droid server on your computer.
Procedure to set up Remote droid server on your PC:
  • After downloading the remote droid server software tool, open the file and install the “remote droid server.zip” file with the help of Win RAR or even Win zip and then extracting the file contents as its a zip file.
extract droid server download file
  • After successful extraction of the file, go to the extracted file and click on “Remote droid server” batch file after which a new screen will be opened wherein the remote droid server will be started and along with that your ip number will be displayed and also you will have to enter the ip address on the start screen of the remote droid application on your phone to begin. Note down your ip number as you will be requiring this in later stage while configuration.
remote droid server dashboard
Procedure to set up droid remote application in your Android device:
Now when you have downloaded the Remote droid server on your computer, now it’s time to set up this application on your phone.
  • First all you need to do is to go to the “Android Market place” from your Android device and search for Remote Droid application and install the same. After installation of the file, go to the main menu and find for “Remote droid” application icon and open the app.
remote droid application
  • Now after opening the remote droid application,you will have to enter the ip address of your computer which will now pair phone with the computer. After entering the ip tap on “Connect” option.
enter ip
  • Now after tapping on “connect”, a large square box will be coming which is a mouse capture box, the left green box will act as a left mouse button and the right green box acts as right mouse button.
mouse capture box
  • You can see that there is a keyboard icon between the two green boxes which brings up the keyboard input window so that you can type on your computer.
full qwerty keypad
So, you can now enjoy the benefit of wireless mouse and wireless key board right from your Android phone.
So you have successfully completed setting up both the pc setup of droid remote application and the mobile setup of droid remote application in just 7 simple steps.

Watch Live IPL Matches with Squads, Fixtures, Records, Standings


When we talk of Android based applications then not all the applications which end up having words like “PRO” comes for FREE. But an app called “Cricket Pro” comes for free which comes packed with all the info which you always wanted about Cricket. Right from the IPL matches to the match squads, fixtures, records and also the standings after every game. Cricket Pro application ensures that you make the most out of your cricketing awareness as this app is highly responsive and the info is updated almost instantly. This is the latest application which has been released in the Android Market place on account of IPL. Also, additionally this app also runs as the Widget which can be customized as per your requirements. So, all you need to do is to just lean back in your office or college till you go back home to switch on the LIVE experience on television.
Features of Cricket Pro Android App:
  • Easy and Customized Widget Setup
  • Intuitive and Simple User Interface
  • Customize alerts with Sounds
  • Sync fixtures with Calendar
  • Faster notifications and score updates
  • Detailed scorecard of live and recently concluded matches
  • Event specific notifications like for start on innings, end of match, wickets, 50′s and 100′s
  • Share the information to your friends by all Social mediums including via sms
How to download and install Cricket Pro Application?
You will have to first download the Cricket Pro Application either by scanning the QR Codebelow or from the Android Market Place directly and as soon as the app gets downloaded, you can either select the application from the home screen or from the Applications list which is “iWorks Cricket Pro” as shown below and also if you want to know the tips regarding the apps then you can continue reading tips by tapping on “Next Tip” or else if you don’t wish to read the tips then proceed to application by tapping on “Dismiss”,
App DownloadediWorks Cricket ProOpening Cricket ProCricket Pro Tips
As soon as you tap on the Application,you will see all the live and recent matches along with the list of upcoming ones after which just tap on the even which you wish to know more about it and then all the info will be displayed on the screen ranging from Summary to the team squads with the list of Match officials as shown in the below screen shots.
Live & Recent MatchesEvent SummarySquads
Now, if you wish to control all the notification settings then just tap on the Menu key in your phone after which you will fins an option called “Notification Settings”, just select the same and you will find all the parameters which you want to control or play with as it is as shown below. You can control the settings like Notification Status, Live Matches, Alert type etc.
Tap on MenuNotification Settings
Now, if there are multiple matches on a particular day then you can also select the match for which you wish to track rather than finding two different options, for this just tap on the “Live Matches” option which is there in the “Notification Settings” and you will find the list of matches on that particular day, just select with the radio tick box.
Live MatchesShare
Now, after configuration, if you now want to share the scores and other details then just tap on the Menu first and then select the Share App after which you will see that you can easily share the live score updates and everything in just a flash. So, that’s it you have now completed knowing about this app, you are now ready to be updated about the latest Cricketing extravaganza.
Download Cricket Pro:
QR Code Cricket Pro
Scan QR Code to download