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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Samsung Galaxy Beam 2 Projector Android Phone Official in China – Specs and Details

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Earlier we have seen the Samsung SM-G3858 Android Phone leaks with built-in Projector and a metal back, now this device from Samsung has been unveiled officially in China, named as the Samsung Galaxy Beam 2 that will be the successor of the Samsung Galaxy Beam back in 2012 that had a plastic body. This new Samsung Galaxy Beam 2 will be having a built in projector and also is a 3G variant.
This Samsung Galaxy Beam 2 has a 4.66 inch with (480 x 800 pixels) touch screen display and will be running on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean Operating system. This smart phone is powered by a quad core processor clocking at 1.2 GHz. There is a 2600 mAh of battery at the back of the device which should be enough for this projector phone.

The Smart phone has a 5 MP rear facing auto focus camera with LED flash and has a VGA camera on the front. The details about on-board memory of the device is now available but will have a micro SD card slot to extended it up to 64 GB. The connectivity of the device includes 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n2.4 GHz, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS + GLONASS. The Samsung Galaxy Beam 2 has the dimensions of 134.5 x 70 x 11.64 mm and weights 165 grams.

Specifications of Samsung Galaxy Beam 2

  • 4.66 inch touch screen display
  • 480 x 800 pixel resolutions
  • Built-in projector
  • 1.2 GHz quad-core processor
  • Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS
  • 5 MP Auto focus rear camera with LED flash
  • 0.3 MP front facing camera
  • Internal memory, micro SD slot available to extend up to 64 GB
  • Connectivity: 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n 2.4GHz, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS + GLONASS
  • 2600 mAh battery
  • Metal Rear cover
  • Dimensions – 134.5 x 70 x 11.64 mm
  • Weight 165 grams
The Samsung Galaxy Beam 2 will be going on sale in China soon, but there is no word on the pricing and global roll out of the device yet. We have not seen many projector Smart phones in the market so this device might just be making a buzz around, but still we have to wait and see until it gets officially launched.
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How to Activate Kids Mode on Samsung Galaxy S5

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The Kids Mode in the Samsung Galaxy S5 is something very interesting and good for those who really care about the content and personal stuff in the device, but don’t want to see their child disappointed on not being given the smartphone for playing around with it. The S5 is for everyone, and the Kids Mode is what vouches for it. The Kids Mode changes the entire interface of the smartphone, and makes it look like one of those toys for the kids with some options to play around with.
To activate the Kids Mode on Samsung Galaxy S5, you need to go to the home screen where there is a shortcut for the same, or you could locate that even in the app drawer. Initially, it would require you to download a file from the Internet for the installation, and once you install it, you would be asked to enter a Pin for you to enter the actual interface.
After that, you can enter the profile of your kid with all the details and select the apps which you wanted your kid to get access to, and even if you choose no app from there, there is a neat list of modified apps ready for the kids.

There are multiple home screens with some interesting apps listed on one, and a dinosaur doing some crazy stuff on the other. The kid has all the fun activities here, with the apps for camera, a painting tool, media player, voice recorder and player with different faces and actions etc.
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The sound record option is something which most of the kids might have already seen in the apps such as Talking Tom, Talking Ginger and such, but here you see a mic and the changeable faces, and the playback making it interesting for the kids.
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The best part about this app is that the parent gets to see and understand what their kid has been doing on the phone, and which app was used the most frequently, in the last week or in the last month. This even gives the parents an idea on what they like and what they don’t.
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The settings include the application permissions, the toggling of 3D tilting effect on the home screen, block key, changing of the parental PIN and also setting the daily playtime limit if you wanted your kid to spend only a set amount of time rather than using it for hours.
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Overall, it’s pretty easy to use and setup, while there is a lot for the kid to explore and play around in the Kids Mode on the Samsung Galaxy S5. Check out the Galaxy S5 section for more tips and tricks, and for the different hidden features of the smartphone.

Monday, April 28, 2014

How to Set up Blocking Mode (Do Not Disturb) on Samsung Galaxy S5

A smartphone is supposed to be smart with the functions, and one of them is the possibility to make a few functions available only at particular times, and this has to be automatic. The Do Not Disturb mode, which is available in most of the high-end smartphones now, is also there in the Samsung Galaxy S5, but the name is a bit different as they call it as “Blocking Mode” although it does the job in no different way.
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What does the Blocking Mode in Galaxy S5 do?
Blocking mode would turn off the notifications, alarms and timers, and most importantly, it would block all the calls and for that, you don’t need to be entering the device into airplane mode. The good thing about this is the timing you can set for this to get activated automatically.
How to Activate Blocking Mode and set it up?
To activate the blocking mode in your Samsung Galaxy S5, you need to go to Settings > Personalization > Blocking mode
Toggle the option on, and then you will be able to select the particular options based on what you want to block. You can choose to keep the incoming calls coming while disable all other notifications, the alarm and timer. The blocking mode can be set for always, or for particular times which we usually prefer for nights, where unneeded calls are to be blocked.
Samsung Galaxy S5 Blocking Mode
There is an option to filter contacts from whom you want the incoming calls and notifications, even when the Blocking mode is turned on. The options available in the “Allowed contacts” section include:
  • None
  • All Contacts
  • Favorites
  • Custom – which can be edited and you can add particular contacts who you want to allow
Go into that you can add the contacts in that list. The custom list would be kept saved if in case you select the other options and again in future, wanted the same custom list to be allowed for contacting you when the device is in blocking mode.
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It’s no rocket science again, but an important feature and tip for the Samsung Galaxy S5 users. Check out about the Hidden menu key in Galaxy S5 and learn more tips and tricks in the Samsung Galaxy S5 section.

Download and install Update Galaxy S3 GT I9300 with Kitkat 4.4.2 Android Firmware (OmniRom)

Omni ROM Android custom ROM firmware is one of the most used custom ROM firmware by all Galaxy S3 users. So for all those who want to experience the best of Kitkat 4.4.2 Android firmware can now make use of this custom ROM firmware as it comes lots of new features. This firmware comes with many bug fixes along with the additional customizations which even allows you to play with different boot screens. So after checking out the detailed list of quick pre requisites, we will be checking out on what are the instructions with which you can apply this Omni ROM in your device.
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Quick Pre Requisites:
  • All the data in your Galaxy S3 should be backed up with the help of below mentioned manual steps. Don’t make use of KIES for backing the data up as it may not help you detect the device as this being the custom ROM firmware.
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
  • Head over to the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging” in your Samsung Galaxy S3 so as to enable the USB Debugging Mode.
Disclaimer: We should not be held responsible in any manner for any damage happened to your Galaxy S3 due to not following the instructions mentioned in the article.
Let’s head over to the detailed guide which will empower you to update your Galaxy S3 with this latest update.
Procedure to update Galaxy S3 with OmniROM Kitkat 4.4.2 Firmware Update:
  • Disconnect the device from computer and check on whether your device is rooted or not which can be checked with the help of Root Checker app. You can download Root Checker app from Google PLAY Store. Just in case if your device is not rooted, you need to root the same with the help of below mentioned 2 steps.

  • You need to root the device so as to continue. Once done, you now need to download the “ROM Manager” app from Google PLAY Store and install the custom recovery image in your Galaxy S3.
  • Once custom recovery image is installed successfully, open the ROM manager app to enter the device in recovery mode.
  • Alternatively, recovery mode in Galaxy S3 can be entered by holding the Volume Up button + the Home key button (the middle button). While holding these both buttons, you need to switch ON your device.
  • In recovery mode, select options to clear and wipe the data present in your phone by selecting the options like “Clear Data” and “Wipe Cache”.
  • Once done, you now need to select the option of “install zip from sd card” and then select the firmware zip file which you have placed in the device and then followed by the Google Apps Package. It will take around 4 -5 minutes to apply both the zip files in your device.
  • Once done, select “go back” and choose the option of “reboot in normal mode” for rebooting the device normally. Please note that it may sometime take more than 4 -5 minutes for rebooting the device in the normal mode.
  • To check on whether the firmware is update or not, you need to head over to the path “Settings > About Phone” where the current firmware will be mentioned as Kitkat 4.4.2 firmware.
Note: If at all your Galaxy S3 gets in the boot loop sequence then you need to turn off the device and then reapply the update from the start. To turn off you can reinsert the battery or say you can long press the power button.
So there you go, you have now successfully learnt on how to update with the latest version of Kitkat 4.4.2 Android firmware. Do let us know in the comments section just in case if you face any issues in the process of firmware update.

Download and install Manual Update Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 with Kitkat 4.4.2 XWUANA1 Android firmware

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Procedure to Update Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 with Kitkat 4.4.2 Android OS:
  • Download Kitkat 4.4.2 Android OS package and Odin from here to your computer. Once downloaded, you need to extract the odin in your computer and firmware package in your device.
  • Turn off your Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 and after 5 seconds or when your device gives a small vibration, hold the Volume Down button + the Home key button (the middle button). While holding these both buttons, you need to switch ON your device to see the Green Robot on the screen.
  • Connect your device in Download mode with the computer in which you have opened the Odin. In Odin you will see that the ID:COM section will turn yellow indicating that all the drivers are installed successfully.
  • Once done, click on “PDA” / “AP” depending upon the Odin version to choose the firmware tar file which you got after extraction and click on “Start” to start the process of rooting. It will take around a minute for rooting the device. In some cases it may take even longer time than expected.
  • Once the firmware is updated successfully, the tablet will be rebooting on its own and will install all the apps.
Note: Just in case if your Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 gets in the boot loop sequence then you need to turn off the device and then reapply the update from the start. To turn off you can reinsert the battery or say you can long press the power button.
So there you go, you have now successfully updated the latest version of firmware update in your device. Do let us know in the comments section just in case if you face any issues in the process of firmware update. We will very soon be coming out with the process which will help you root the device so that you can then install custom ROM firmwares.

Download and install Manual Update Galaxy S GT I9000 with Kitkat 4.4.2 Android os Firmware

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Procedure to Update Galaxy S I9000 with Kitkat 4.4.2 Android OS:
  • For applying this update, you will have to root the device. To check on whether your phone is rooted or not, you will have to download “Root Checker” app from the Google PLAY Store and check on whether the device is rooted or not. Please note that just in case if you haven’t rooted your device, then with the help of below links you can easily update and root the device.

  • Turn off your Galaxy S  and after 5 seconds or when your device gives a small vibration, hold the Volume Up button + the Home key button (the middle button). While holding these both buttons, you need to switch ON your device to see the Green Robot on the screen.
  • Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 can be entered in the recovery mode by pressing the Volume Up Key, Center button, and holding both simultaneously press the Power Button.
  • In recovery mode, select Wipe data/factory reset and also you need to select Wipe Cache partition which will clear out all the cache data present in your device, if you skip this step then you may face issues like force close issues in your Galaxy S.
  • Select “install zip from sd card” > “choose zip from sd card” and then choose the custom ROM firmware package to select “Yes” with the help of Volume rocker keys and Menu button. Once the file is selected, it will take around 5 – 7 minutes for applying the same.
Note: Just in case if your Samsung Galaxy S gets in the boot loop sequence then you need to turn off the device and then reapply the update from the start. To turn off you can reinsert the battery or say you can long press the power button.
So there you go, you have now successfully updated the latest version of firmware update in your device. Do let us know in the comments section just in case if you face any issues in the process of firmware update. We will very soon be coming out with the process which will help you to make the most of your android device.

Download and install Manual Update Galaxy Note 3 N900 with Kitkat 4.4.2 Android Firmware

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Procedure to Update Galaxy Note N900 with Kitkat 4.4.2 Android Firmware:
  • Press and hold Home + Power + Volume down buttons to enter the device in the Download Mode. If your Galaxy Note 3 enters in the Normal mode, then you need to re try the process of entering the device in the Download Mode.
  • Click on “AP” tab in the Odin to select the tar file which you got after extracting the firmware package to click on “Start” in Odin.
  • Once you click on “Start”, you will now need to wait for the whole process of firmware gets finished. The whole process of firmware update will take around 3 -4 minutes and once done, the phone will be rebooted automatically.
Note: If at all your Galaxy Note 3 smartphone gets in the boot loop mode, then you need to turn off the device and then reapply the update from the start. To turn off you can reinsert the battery or say you can long press the power button.
So there you go, you have now successfully updated the firmware of your galaxy Note 3 with the latest version of Kitkat 4.4.2 Android firmware. Do let us know in the comments section just in case if you come up with any issues. We will very soon be coming out with the detailed guide which will root the device on this firmware.

Download and install Manual Update Galaxy S2 GT I9100 with Kitkat 4.4.2 Android OS

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Procedure to Update Galaxy S2 GT I9100 with Kitkat 4.4.2 Android OS:
  • Download KitKat 4.4.2 Android Firmware package and Google Apps Package from here to your computer. Once downloaded, connect your device to the computer with the help of original USB cable and place the two zip files in your device.
  • Press and hold Home + Power + Volume Up buttons to enter the device in the Recovery Mode. If your Galaxy S2 I9100 enters in the Normal mode, then you need to re try the process of entering the device in the Recovery Mode. You can also enter the device in the recovery mode with the help of ROM Manager app.
  • In recovery mode, you need to clear and wipe the data present in your phone by selecting the options like “Clear Data” and “Wipe Cache” options.
  • Select “install zip from sd card” and then select the firmware zip file which you have placed in the device. It will take around 4 -5 minutes to apply both the zip files in your device.
  • Once done, select “go back” and choose the option of “reboot in normal mode” for rebooting the device normally. Please note that it may sometime take more than 4 -5 minutes for rebooting the device in the normal mode.
  • To check on whether the firmware is update or not, you need to head over to the path “Settings > About Phone” where the current firmware will be mentioned as Kitkat 4.4.2 firmware.
Note: If at all your Galaxy S2 I9100 smartphone gets in the boot loop mode, then you need to turn off the device and then reapply the update from the start. To turn off you can reinsert the battery or say you can long press the power button.
Do let us know in the comments section just in case if you face any issues in the process of firmware update. You have now successfully updated the latest version of Jellybean 4.3 Android firmware in your Samsung Galaxy S2 I9100 Android smartphone.

Download and install Manual Update Galaxy Note 2 N7100 with Official Kitkat 4.4.2 Android OS

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Procedure to Update Galaxy Note 2 N7100 with Offiical XXUFND3 Kitkat 4.4.2 Android Firmware:
  • Open Odin in your computer and turn off your device so that it can be entered in the download mode. Now, turn off your Galaxy Note 2 so that it will now have to be entered in the Download Mode. Download Mode.
  • Galaxy Note 2 can be entered into the Download mode by holding the Volume Down button + the Home key button (the middle button). While holding these both buttons, you need to switch ON your device.
  • If Note 2 enters in the normal mode, then you will have to retry the process of entering the device in the download mode.
  • Click on “PDA” tab in the Odin to select the firmware tar file which you got after extracting the firmware package to click on “Start” in Odin.
  • Once you click on “Start”, you will now need to wait for the whole process of firmware gets finished. The whole process of firmware update will take around 3 -4 minutes and once done, the phone will be rebooted automatically.
  • As soon as the firmware updating process gets completed, you will now see that the device will be rebooted and it will take around 3 -5 minutes for setting up the device.
Note:  If at all your Galaxy Note 2 gets in the boot loop sequence then you need to turn off the device and then reapply the update from the start. To turn off you can reinsert the battery or say you can long press the power button.
So there you go, you have now successfully updated the device with the latest firmware of Kitkat 4.4.2 Android OS. We will very soon come up with the article which will even help you root the device.

Root Galaxy Note 2 N7100 on Official Kitkat 4.4.2 XXUFND3 Firmware

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Procedure to Root Galaxy Note 2 N7100 on Offiical XXUFND3 Kitkat 4.4.2 Android Firmware:
  • Download Odin along with the Rooting Tar in your computer and extract both the zip files.
  • Open Odin in your computer and turn off your device so that it can be entered in the download mode. Now, turn off your Galaxy Note 2 so that it will now have to be entered in the Download Mode.
  • Galaxy Note 2 can be entered into the Download mode by holding the Volume Down button + the Home key button (the middle button). While holding these both buttons, you need to switch ON your device.
  • If Note 2 enters in the normal mode, then you will have to retry the process of entering the device in the download mode.
  • Click on “PDA” tab in the Odin to select the rooting file which you got after extracting the firmware package to click on “Start” in Odin.
  • Once you click on “Start”, you will now need to wait for the whole process of firmware gets finished. The whole process of firmware update will take around 3 -4 minutes and once done, the phone will be rebooted automatically.
  • As soon as the device is rooted, you will now see that the device will be rebooted and it will take around 3 -5 minutes for setting up the device. You can check on whether the device is rooted or not with the help of Root Checker app which can be downloaded from the Root Checker app.
Note:  If at all your Galaxy Note 2 gets in the boot loop sequence then you need to turn off the device and then reapply the update from the start. To turn off you can reinsert the battery or say you can long press the power button.
So there you go, you have now successfully rooted the device with the latest firmware of Kitkat 4.4.2 Android OS. We will very soon come up with the custom ROM firmwares for your Galaxy Note 2 based on the Kitkat 4.4.2 and 4.4.3 firmwares.

Download and install Manual Update Galaxy Note 10.1 N8000 with Official Kitkat 4.4.2 Android Firmware

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Procedure to Update Galaxy Note 10.1 N8000 with Kitkat 4.4.2 Firmware:
  • Turn Off your device so that it can be entered in the download mode. Download mode in Galaxy Note 10.1 can be entered by holding the Volume Down button + the Home key button (the middle button). While holding these both buttons, you need to switch ON your device. If the tablet enters in the normal mode, you need to retry the process of entering the device in the Download mode.
  • Open Odin in your computer and connect your Galaxy Tab 10.1 device to the computer while in the download mode to see ID: COM section turns Blue. Once it turns blue, it will indicate that all the required drivers are installed successfully and select below mentioned files in Odin.
- Add AP_N8000XXUDND5.tar.md5 to AP
- Add BL_N8000XXUDND5.tar.md5 to BL
- Add MODEM_N8000XXUDND2.tar.md5 to CP
- Add CSC_OXA_N8000OXADND5.tar.md5 to CSC
  • Make sure re-partition is NOT ticked in Odin. Once the above files are selected, click on “Start” to start the process of firmware update. It will take around 3 -4 minutes for applying the update. Once the firmware is applied, tablet will be rebooted automatically.
  • It will take 5 – 7 minutes for loading all the apps and applying the update in the device. Don’t disconnect the device from Odin till you see the home screen in your tablet. Once you see the home screen, you need to disconnect the device from computer.
  • Head over to the path “Settings > More > About Tablet” to check out the latest version of firmware which will be mentioned as Kitkat 4.4.2 OS with the version detail as XXUDND5.
Note:  If at all your Galaxy Note 10.1 N8000 gets in the boot loop sequence then you need to turn off the device and then reapply the update from the start. To turn off you can long press the power button.
So there you go, you have now successfully applied the latest firmware update of Kitkat 4.4.2 Android OS in the tablet manually. Do let us know in the comments section just in case if you face any issues in the process of firmware update.

Download and install Upgrade Galaxy S3 I9300 with Official Jellybean 4.3 XXUGND1 Firmware

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Procedure to Update Galaxy S3 GT I9300 with Jellybean 4.3 XXUGND1 Android OS:
  • Turn off your device so that it can be entered in the Download Mode. Press and hold Home + Power + Volume down buttons to enter the device in the Download Mode. If your Galaxy S3 i9300 enters in the Normal mode, then you need to re try the process of entering the device in the Download Mode.
  • Connect your device to the computer using the original USB cable to see that the ID: COM section turns Blue which indicates that all the drivers have been installed in the computer.
  • Now, in Odin, select Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time options. But, the Re-Partition option must be checked.
  • Click on “AP” to choose the tar file which you got after extracting the firmware file. Once the tar file is selected, click on “Start” to start the process of firmware update. Please note that the whole process of firmware update will take around 4 -5 minutes and once done, you now need to wait to see “PASS” in Odin.
  • Once the firmware is applied successfully, you need to head over to the path Settings > More > About Phone where the current version of firmware will be mentioned as XXUGND1.
  • If you get to see the Google Apps crashed, you need to enter the device in the recovery mode. Press and hold Home + Power + Volume Up buttons to enter the device in the recovery Mode.  In recovery mode, select “Clear Cache/ Wipe Data” options to clear the cache and wipe the data.
Note: If at all your Galaxy S3 I9300 smartphone gets in the boot loop mode, then you need to turn off the device and then reapply the update from the start. To turn off you can reinsert the battery or say you can long press the power button and repeat the whole process again.
So there you go, you have now successfully applied the firmware of XXUGND1 in your Galaxy S3 device. Very soon we will also be coming out with the detailed guide which will help you root the device and install the custom ROM firmwares.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Samy Deluxe 4 ROM for the Galaxy S3 is here


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Samy Deluxe ROM 4 : Description and Download
Samy Deluxe 4 ROM based XXUGNA7 the basis and was visually adjusted greatest territory to the new Galaxy Tab Pro Series or to the Galaxy S5.
The launcher comes this time from the S4 and not the Note 3 , so it is again possible to hide apps in the drawer . Moreover, the RAM usage is somewhat lower.Nevertheless, it is still recommended unneeded apps , such as Titanium Backup to freeze .
There are also many little things that I can not go into detail now . I hope you like it .

installation InstructionsTo install a current version Philztouch is required. Anyone who wants to can make a fullwipe , but need not .
Detailed installation instructions for beginners, intermediate and Flashoholics are located in a separate article here .
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Factory Reset of Samsung Galaxy S5 & Wipe the Data

Before you get into the actual process which is quite easy, there are a few things you need to take care of -
  • Transfer the photos, music or any personal files to the MicroSD card storage
  • Pop the SD card out before the factory reset
  • Ensure that there is at least 75% of battery left in the device, or plug the device for charging
Once you have done the above steps, follow the below ones to do the factory data reset of your Samsung Galaxy S5.
Go to Settings by either opening it from the App list, or by dragging the notification panel down and tapping the wrench icon
In the settings, scroll down to reach the “User and Backup” section, and under that, open “Backup and reset”
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In this section, you get to see the various options such as backing up of the data, the backup account and automatic restoring of the data when an app is reinstalled in the smartphone. You need to select the last option, i.e. “Factory data reset”.
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When you tap on that, you will see a warning about what you are going to do. The data such as music, photos, user data, decryption key for files on SD card etc. along with the Google account, settings and the downloaded apps are all going to be deleted if you choose to perform the factory data reset. And that was your intention, right? if yes, you need to tap on the bottom “Reset device” option and then enter the alternative password to confirm.
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Once you are done with that, you will be seeing the phone restarting and showing you the welcome page as a new user does when starting the phone for the first time. Head over to the Samsung Galaxy S5 section to learn more about the device, and read more tips and tricks if you own an S5.

Download and install Manual Update Galaxy Note 3 N900 with Official XXUDNC4 Kitkat 4.4.2 Firmware

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  • Press and hold Home + Power + Volume down buttons to enter the device in the Download Mode. If your Galaxy Note 3 enters in the Normal mode, then you need to re try the process of entering the device in the Download Mode.
  • Click on “AP” tab in the Odin to select the tar file which you got after extracting the firmware package to click on “Start” in Odin.
  • Once you click on “Start”, you will now need to wait for the whole process of firmware gets finished. The whole process of firmware update will take around 3 -4 minutes and once done, the phone will be rebooted automatically.
Note: If at all your Galaxy Note 3 smartphone gets in the boot loop mode, then you need to turn off the device and then reapply the update from the start. To turn off you can reinsert the battery or say you can long press the power button.
Do let us know in the comments section just in case if you face any issues in the process of firmware update.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Download and install Galaxy S4 Mini I9195 Android Phone with XXUBNB3 Jellybean 4.2.2 Android OS

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  • Download the Jellybean 4.2.2 Firmware package for Galaxy S4 mini from here to your computer along with the Odin. Once downloaded, extract both the packages and open Odin in your computer.
  • Turn off your Galaxy S4 mini so that it can then be entered in the Download Mode. To get your device in the download mode, hold the Volume Down button + the Home key button (the middle button) and while holding these both buttons, switch ON your device to see the Green Robot on the screen which is nothing but the download mode.
  • If your phone boots up in the normal mode, you need to again turn off the device and re try the process of entering the device in the download mode.
  • Assuming Odin is opened in your computer, connect your phone in Download mode to computer with the help of original USB cable. Once you connect, you will note that ID:COM section will turn yellow/ green indicating that all the drivers are installed successfully. If the drivers are not installed, you need to re install the same from official Samsung’s website.
  • Once done, click on “AP” to choose the Firmware file which you got after extracting and click on “Start” to start the process of updating. It will take around a minute for updating the device. In some cases it may take even longer time than expected.
Note: Just in case if Galaxy S4 Mini gets in the boot loop sequence then you need to turn off the device and then reapply the update from the start. To turn off you can reinsert the battery or say you can long press the power button.
So there you go, you have now successfully installed the latest update of Jellybean 4.2.2 in your tablet which can be checked from the path “Settings > More > About Phone”. In coming days, we will also be checking out on what are the custom ROM firmwares based on Jellybean 4.2.2 and Kitkat 4.4.2. Do let us know in the comments section just in case if you come across any issue.

Download and install Update Galaxy Star Pro GT-S7262 with XXUANC1 Jellybean 4.1.2 Firmware

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  • Download the appropriate firmware package from below to your computer along with the Odin. Once downloaded, extract both the packages and open Odin in your computer.
Jellybean 4.1.2 for India
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Jellybean 4.1.2 for Nepal
  • Turn off your Galaxy Star Pro so that it can then be entered in the Download Mode. To get your device in the download mode, hold the Volume Down button + the Home key button (the middle button) and while holding these both buttons, switch ON your device to see the Green Robot on the screen which is nothing but the download mode.
  • If your phone boots up in the normal mode, you need to again turn off the device and re try the process.
  • Assuming Odin is opened in your computer, connect your phone in Download mode to computer with the help of original USB cable. Once you connect, you will note that ID:COM section will turn yellow/ green indicating that all the drivers are installed successfully. If the drivers are not installed, you need to re install the same from official Samsung’s website.
  • Once done, click on “AP” to choose the Firmware file which you got after extracting and click on “Start” to start the process of updating. It will take around a minute for updating the device. In some cases it may take even longer time than expected.
Note: Just in case if Galaxy Star Pro gets in the boot loop sequence then you need to turn off the device and then reapply the update from the start. To turn off you can reinsert the battery or say you can long press the power button.
So there you go, you have now successfully installed the latest update of Jellybean 4.1.2 in your tablet which can be checked from the path “Settings > More > About Phone”. In coming days, we will also be checking out on what are the custom ROM firmwares based on Jellybean 4.1.2 and Kitkat 4.4.2. Do let us know in the comments section just in case if you come across any issue.

Download and install Update Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 with Kitkat 4.4.2 XXUANC4 Firmware

Galaxy-Note-pro-12.2

  • Turn off your Galaxy Note Pro and after 5 seconds or when your device gives a small vibration which indicated that the device is turned Off completely. Now, hold the Volume Down button + the Home key button (the middle button) and while holding these both buttons, switch ON your device to see the Green Robot on the screen.
  • Connect your device in Download mode to computer with the help of original USB cable. In Odin, the ID:COM section will turn yellow/ green indicating that all the drivers are installed successfully. If the drivers are not installed, you need to re install the same from official Samsung’s website.
  • Once done, click on “AP” to choose the Firmware file which you got after extracting and click on “Start” to start the process of updating. It will take around a minute for updating the device. In some cases it may take even longer time than expected.
Note: Just in case if your Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 (3G) SM-P901 gets in the boot loop sequence then you need to turn off the device and then reapply the update from the start. To turn off you can reinsert the battery or say you can long press the power button.
So there you go, you have now successfully installed the latest update of Kitkat 4.4.2 in your tablet which can be checked from the path “Settings > More > About Tablet”. In coming days, we will also be checking out on what are the custom ROM firmwares based on Kitkat 4.4.2. Do let us know in the comments section just in case if you come across any issue.

Root Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 (3G) SM-P901 on Kitkat 4.4.2 Firmware

Galaxy-Note-pro-12.2

Procedure to Root Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 (3G) SM-P901:
  • Download CF Root for your Galaxy Note Pro and Odin from here to your computer. Once downloaded, you now need to enter your Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 (3G) SM-P901 in download mode.
  • Turn off your Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 (3G) SM-P901 and after 5 seconds or when your device gives a small vibration, hold the Volume Down button + the Home key button (the middle button). While holding these both buttons, you need to switch ON your device to see the Green Robot on the screen.
  • Connect your device in Download mode with the computer in which you have opened the Odin. In Odin you will see that the ID:COM section will turn yellow indicating that all the drivers are installed successfully. If the drivers are not installed, you need to re install the same from official Samsung’s website.
  • Once done, click on “AP” to choose the CF Root Package and click on “Start” to start the process of rooting. It will take around a minute for rooting the device. In some cases it may taken even longer time than expected. Once rooted, the device will be rebooted on its own and then it will install all the apps again.
  • Download the “Root Checker” app from the Google PLAY Store to check on whether the device is rooted or not. Just in case if the device is not rooted, you need to retry the process of rooting by following the above instructions from the start.
Tip: Since rooting voids warranty, if you need to get back the lost warranty, you need to update the device with the stock firmware again.
Note: Just in case if your Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 (3G) SM-P901 gets in the boot loop sequence then you need to turn off the device and then reapply the update from the start. To turn off you can reinsert the battery or say you can long press the power button.
So there you go, you have now successfully rooted your Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 (3G) SM-P901. Do let us know in the comments section just in case if you come across any issue.

Disable S Voice Shortcut for Faster Home Button Response For Galaxy S5

Today the Samsung Galaxy S5, the latest flagship from Samsung has been released and on this note I would like to give a tip that will make you Samsung’s Smart phone home button bit more responsive if you feel if it s lagging a bit than it was when it came out of the box. There are many Smart phones that face this issue and this list includes the Galaxy S5 also.
Many of the Samsung devices have the S Voice feature that takes voices commands and it can be activated just by double tapping the home key. So the problem is when you press the home button the system will be waiting if you would give the second tap and in the process we feel its bit slow in responding.
s5 s voice 1 s5 s voice 2
The S Voice feature is a good enough feature that lets you to search content on the web quickly just by voice commands and by this but it makes you wait when you are pressing the home button so, to solve this issue you can just turn off or disable this S Voice shortcut by heading in to the S voice and double tapping the shortcut or go to the app drawer and you will find a menu button on the top right corner, then go to Wake-up option and Open the via home key and disable it.
s5 s voice 3 s5 s voice 4
By doing this you can find that your device is responding faster than it used to respond before the S voice was disabled. So many of you might be wondering how to use the S Voice feature, well you can still do that by tapping the S Voice from the app drawer and the Galaxy S5 users can find this option via toolbox feature that is given to it. So this is a small tip that will work on many of the Samsung devices and we would be coming up with many other tips in our future posts.

How to Root any Samsung Galaxy S5

Samsung Galaxy S5 Electric Blue

  • Download appropriating CF Root package from below mentioned list along with Odin from here to your computer. Once downloaded, you now need to enter your Galaxy S5 in download mode.
SM-G900F (International Qualcomm): CF-Auto-Root-klte-kltexx-smg900f.zip
SM-G900H (International Exynos): CF-Auto-Root-k3g-k3gxx-smg900h.zip
SM-G900M (Middle and South America?): CF-Auto-Root-klte-klteub-smg900m.zip
SM-G900R4 (US Cellular): CF-Auto-Root-klteusc-klteusc-smg900r4.zip
SM-G900T (T-Mobile US): CF-Auto-Root-kltetmo-kltetmo-smg900t.zip
SM-G900P (Sprint): CF-Auto-Root-kltespr-kltespr-smg900p.zip
SM-G900T1 (Metro PCS): CF-Auto-Root-kltemetropcs-kltemetropcs-smg900t1.zip
SM-G900W8 (Canada): CF-Auto-Root-kltecan-kltevl-smg900w8.zip
  • Turn off your Galaxy S5 and after 5 seconds or when your device gives a small vibration, hold the Volume Down button + the Home key button (the middle button). While holding these both buttons, you need to switch ON your device to see the Green Robot on the screen.
  • Connect your device in Download mode with the computer in which you have opened the Odin. In Odin you will see that the ID:COM section will turn yellow indicating that all the drivers are installed successfully. If the drivers are not installed, you need to re install the same from official Samsung’s website.
  • Once done, click on “AP” to choose the CF Root Package and click on “Start” to start the process of rooting. It will take around a minute for rooting the device. In some cases it may taken even longer time than expected. Once rooted, the device will be rebooted on its own and then it will install all the apps again.
  • Download the “Root Checker” app from the Google PLAY Store to check on whether the device is rooted or not. Just in case if the device is not rooted, you need to retry the process of rooting by following the above instructions from the start.
Tip: Since rooting voids warranty, if you need to get back the lost warranty, you need to update the device with the stock firmware again.
Note: Just in case if your Samsung Galaxy S5 gets in the boot loop sequence then you need to turn off the device and then reapply the update from the start. To turn off you can reinsert the battery or say you can long press the power button.
Do let us know in the comments section just in case if you face any issues in the process of rooting as we will be more than happy to help you out.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

List of Android Phones getting Android 4.4 KitKat Firmware Update [Sony, HTC Official List, Samsung, Micromax Updated List]

Android Phones KitKat Update 
The Android 4.4 KitKat version was recently announced and it is soon to be officially launched by Google when they would be coming up with the next version of Nexus, the Nexus 5 device. But it would always be a guessing game for the users, to see whether the 4.4 update would be coming to their device or not. With most of the high-end devices that were launched recently, one can easily expect that they would be receiving the KitKat update, but for the earlier devices, you will have to wait to see whether the manufacturer is deciding to send the update and whether the device hardware would be able to support it.
For now, keep checking the list below (updated daily) as soon as we get the information from the sources on the devices which are going to get the next big version of Android OS.


Update: Nexus Phones Android 4.4 Update
The Galaxy Nexus won’t get Android 4.4 as quoted by Google, because it has crossed the 18 month window period, while the later devices such as the Nexus 7, Nexus 10 would be getting the Android 4.4 update soon. The Nexus 5 which was launched today, would be coming with the 4.4 out of the box.

Samsung Phones to get Android 4.4 Update

For now, there is an internal Samsung Knox document which was leaked, and which showed a few devices which are going to get the Android 4.4 update, and the document actually showed the devices which would get the Samsung Knox in the coming update. The devices are as follows:
  • Samsung Galaxy S4
  • Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom
  • Samsung Galaxy S4 Active
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 3 – Update Rolling out in UK, India
  • Samsung Galaxy Mega (no confirmation whether the 5.8, 6.3 or both)
  • Samsung Galaxy S3
  • Samsung Galaxy Note II
  • Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 & Tab 2
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0
The Galaxy S3 and Note II have been facing a few regional lock issues and that is what is prompting Samsung to come up with a major update on these devices, as confirmed by one of the Samsung representatives. But again, the document mentions it is the S3 which has 2GB of RAM, and that is the U.S. version which might be getting the update, and the International users might have to wait and watch if Samsung has made it ready for their devices too or not.
* A report from SamMobile has now suggested that the Galaxy S4 mini, Galaxy S3 mini, Galaxy S Advance, Galaxy Ace 3, Galaxy Core, Galaxy Fame, Galaxy Ace 2, and the Galaxy Fresh are the devices which they are testing the new OS version on, so it would be a possibility for these devices to run the Android 4.4 KitKat, not very soon though.

Sony Phones to get Android 4.4 Update

Sony has officially updated the list of the Android phones in the Xperia range which are going to receive the Android 4.4 KitKat update, and these mostly include the recent high-end smartphones. The exact dates are not mentioned, but here are the smartphones which would receive the KitKat update sooner or later.
  • Sony Xperia Z1
  • Sony Xperia Z
  • Sony Xperia Z Ultra
  • Sony Xperia ZL
  • Sony Xperia Tablet Z
  • Sony Xperia SP (the official website has listed KitKat in the future updates of the smartphone)
The company did mention a few devices which are supposedly going to get the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update and that directs us to a point that these devices aren’t going to receive the KitKat update any time soon. The Xperia T, Xperia TX and Xperia V are the ones which would get the Android 4.3 update directly from Android 4.1 JB, and the devices mentioned above will be getting the Android 4.3 before they see the KitKat update rolling out.

HTC Phones to get Android 4.4 Update

The HTC One Max is to be announced very soon, and that should be anyways getting the update after the launch, but the devices which are expected to get the Android 4.4 KitKat update after its launch, includes HTC One.
Update: HTC has officially named a few devices on its Twitter account, and these are the smartphones which would be getting the Android 4.4 KitKat update.
HTC One (Verizon Wireless) – end of Jan 2014
HTC Droid DNA – around the end of Quarter 1, 2014 after the approval from the carrier
The other phones where the update is still expected, but with no official update from HTC, include:
  • HTC One – Update to US rolled out, Canada coming soon
  • HTC One X+
  • HTC One X
  • New Desire series phones launched in 2013
  • HTC Droid DNA
  • HTC J
  • HTC Butterfly

LG Phones to get Android 4.4 Update

We did hear that the LG Optimus G Pro might be receiving the update a little later, but the LG G2, latest flagship smartphone from the company is sure to get the KitKat version of Android very soon after the launch.
  • LG G2
  • LG Nexus 4
  • LG Optimus L7, L5, L3
  • LG Optimus G
  • LG Optimus G Pro
  • LG Optimus VU

Micromax Phones to get Android 4.4 Update

There is a new rumored list of Micromax Android phones which are going to receive the Android 4.4 KitKat update, but this is not an official list from the company itself. Check whether you own one of these devices, which could be getting the KitKat version of Android sooner or later. This is through a photo uploaded by MMXNewscaster, one of the sources which leaks the information about Micromax phones.
  • Micromax A110 Canvas 2
  • Micromax A110Q Canvas 2 Plus
  • Micromax A111 Canvas Doodle
  • Micromax A114 Canvas 2.2
  • Micromax A116 Canvas HD
  • Micromax A116i Canvas HD
  • Micromax A117 Canvas Magnus
  • Micromax A200 (Rumored Canvas smartphone)
  • Micromax A210 Canvas 4
  • Micromax A240 Canvas Doodle 2
  • Micromax A250 Canvas Turbo
This is just the initial list, which is subject to change anytime once we keep seeing some actual confirmation or leak from the sources. We would try to keep updating this page every time there’s some news flowing around.
Note: Do comment which Android phone you own, and we will be letting you know whether the KitKat update would be coming to that device or not.

Download Latest Adobe Flash Player for Android Apk ( version : 11.1.112.60 )

Adobe Flash 11.1 Logo 
Seems like despite the announcement of no fresh Flash support by Adobe for Mobile, updates seem to be rolling out as of now and recently an all new update of flash has arrived which is dubbed as 11.1.112.60 which may even vary with different devices, especially with ICS laden devices. Though Adobe confirmed on some noted bugs but has promised to solve all of these bugs in the next probable update of Adobe Flash 11.2 for Android which will be rolling out somewhere in the January 2012. There are just few things when compared this Adobe flash version with the earlier one, this all new  update not only comes with the Ice Cream Sandwich Support but also comes along with the basic performance fixes with bug fixing wherein it used to crash for some critical phone apps. This adobe flash application supports both Android Phones as well as tablets.
Now, when Adobe Flash player listing is being removed from the Google PLAY Store, you have no other option for making your device supported with the Flash pages
Known Issues which Still Exist in New Adobe Flash:
  • Seeking while video is paused will not update the frame on ICS device
  • Stage Video using On2 and Sorenson does not work on ICS devices
  • PHDS content plays with audio pops
  • OS does not prioritize incoming call – audio remains playing before and after call is received
  • Enter key does not work on the multi-line text input field
This all new Flash update can be applied by all the users who have a minimum of ARMv7 processor with Vector FPU, Minimum 550MHz, OpenGL ES2.0, H.264 & AAC H/W Decoders, supports devices powered by Android 2.2, 2.3, 3.0, 3.1, 3.2 and 4.0 Firmware versions.
Best Part: This all new Flash update further enhances the overall Web Browsing Experience by supporting more web pages thereby giving you a rich overall experience.
So, let’s get started on how you can install the latest version of Flash 11.1 in your Android phone by following a small tutorial below.
Procedure to download and Install Adobe Flash 11.1 version on Android:
  • Download Adobe Flash 11.1.112.60 APK File from here to your computer. Connect your phone to the computer using the USB cable in the mass storage mode and then copy the Flash APK File which you downloaded to your device.

Samsung Galaxy S5 Tips and Tricks – Best Hidden Options & Features

Kids Mode
There is a dedicated kids mode in the Galaxy S5, and this isn’t just another feature which would do a limited stuff, but there is a lot included, and the kids gets to see a totally different interface which not just helps them get some interactive things to do, but at the same time, all your personal settings, apps and folders would go hidden and are kept safe.
Not just this, the kids can try to play around with the camera where there are options such as editing and placing effects while capturing the photo, and there are shortcuts to gallery, drawing and music but everything is limited. To enter the Kids Mode in the Samsung Galaxy S5, you need to set it up with the Pin unlock setting in the device.
Samsung Galaxy S5 Kids Mode 1 Samsung Galaxy S5 Kids Mode 2 Samsung Galaxy S5 Kids Mode 3
How to check Heart Rate with Galaxy S5
The Samsung Galaxy S5 comes with the heart rate sensor on the rear side, just below the camera. To check the heart rate using this sensor, you don’t download any special apps because the S Health application does the job perfectly, with a feature named Heart rate. You need to open the S Health app and go to Heart Rate.
When it says “Ready Place your finger on the sensor.”, place the finger horizontally over the sensor on the back, and you don’t need to press it. It would start measuring and would record the heart rate for a minute, before the average is shown to you.
Samsung Galaxy S5 Heart Rate 1 Samsung Galaxy S5 Heart Rate 2
Control Samsung Gear Fit – Change Clock & Wallpaper
The Samsung Gear Fit, a fitness tracker which was launched by Samsung alongside the S5, is compatible with only this smartphone for now. And the compatibility and functioning is so good that you can instantly change the wallpaper and clock on the Gear Fit by just a touch of the option on your smartphone. The syncing and change in options happens instantly.
To change the wallpaper or clock, you need to open the app called “Gear Fit Manager” which is a pre-installed app in your smartphone. There you would first need to connect and pair these two devices if you haven’t done it already, and then check for the options “Clocks” and “Wallpapers” under Edit home screen. That is where these can be changed.
Samsung Galaxy S5 Gear Fit Manager Clocks Samsung Galaxy S5 Gear Fit Manager Wallpapers Samsung Galaxy S5 Gear Fit Manager
Using Download Booster
The Download booster is a new feature in the Galaxy S5 which would help in downloading large files faster via Wi-Fi and mobile networks simultaneously. Everything is done by the phone itself and the only thing you need to ensure is that both the Wi-Fi and Data network connectivity are turned on.
To activate the download booster, you need to go to Settings > Download booster and then drag the download booster switch to the right to turn it on. To do it in a faster way, there is a direct toggle in the quick settings in the notification panel.
Samsung Galaxy S5 Download Booster 1
One of the best parts about the download booster that I notice is that the feature would turn off automatically if the device is getting heated a lot while trying to download the file using both the connections simultaneously.
How to use Emergency Mode
The emergency mode is something which does two things at the same time – enter the smartphone in a mode where the standby time is increased in an emergency situation so that the device is running for a longer time while it sends sound alarms, location information via messages and turns on the flash, reducing the other functions of the phone.
To activate the emergency mode, press and hold the power buttons until you see the window that is shown in the screenshot below. Tap on Emergency mode to activate it. Alternatively, you can even go to Settings > Safety assistance > Emergency mode and turn it on from there.
Samsung Galaxy S5 Emergency Mode 1 Samsung Galaxy S5 Emergency Mode 2
Receive Weather Notifications via Geo News
The Galaxy S5 comes with a feature where it would let you know of any calamity in the nature by checking for the location and then would let you know of any severe weather conditions around the set location. To activate the Geo News, you need to go to Settings > Safety assistance > Geo News and then drag the Geo News switch to the right to turn it on.
To receive the notifications, you need to tick Notification pop-ups. Whenever you receive a notification through a pop-up window for any severe weather condition, you can directly make emergency calls or send emergency SMS to the preset contacts. There is even a Geo News widget available for direct checking of the weather conditions.
Samsung Galaxy S5 Geo News 1 Samsung Galaxy S5 Geo News 2
Activating Power Saving Mode
The power saving mode in the Galaxy S5 comes with the options such as blocking background data, restricting performance, greyscale mode and there is an even better ultra power saving mode. The standby time as well as the usage time is increased as many functions are changed. The greyscale mode is to set the device to display colors on the screen as grey tones. To activate the power saving mode on your Galaxy S5, you need to go to either the Settings app and select the option, or there is a shortcut to it in the quick settings section in the notification panel.
Samsung Galaxy S5 Power Saving 1
Using the Galaxy S5 as Smart Remote
There is a pretty excellent app provided by Samsung in the Galaxy S5, which would make the device work as a smart remote. To use as a remote, you need to set it up by opening the Smart Remote application from the app list and then select the location, TV service provider and then it is just the touch of the buttons which would do the functioning like a standard remote. This feature was there on the LG G2 and G Pro 2 already, but still is quite good for the Samsung devices.

Source: androidadvices .com

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