Month: March 2014

How to Root Your Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM G900F)(Exynos)(International) Quick and Easy

Samsung Galaxy S5 India and Exynos Variant Rooting guide

Things required:

  1. Samsung Galaxy S5 G900F
  2. A windows pc
  3. Software and CWM file
  4. Data cable
  5. A bit of time and patience
Step 1

Determine your Samsung Galaxy S5 G900F. First, make sure you have either International exynos G900F model which is available in India.

Step 2

Download required file after determing the model number

Download software and drivers from below
Download appropriate CWM or TWRP recovery for your Note 3 (Make sure you download the CORRECT version for your Note 3 model!!!)
Step 4



Turn off your Samsung Galaxy S5 and Hold down, Volume Down, Center Home, and Power buttons together for about 2-3 seconds then let go of all buttons when you see a warning screen  hit Volume Up button to enter Download mode. like below

Step 5

You should now see Download mode. This is the ODIN download mode where you can use ODIN to install custom recovery.  Plug a micro-USB cable from your Galaxy S5 to your computer.

Step 6

Run ODIN program you downloaded earlier in Step 1. (only for Windows or use VMWare on Linux/Mac).
Note: On windows vista/7/8 right click on odin.exe and run as administrator

Step 7

You should see a yellow-highlighted box with a random COM number in ODIN program.  If you do not see it, download and install Samsung USB drivers then unplug/re-plug the micro-USB cable.
Also, you may have to use a USB 3.0 cable supplied with your Galaxy S5, try plugging it in a USB 3.0 port first and if that doesn’t work plug it into a regular USB 2.0 port.  One of them should work.
Step 8
DO NOT TOUCH ANYTHING ELSE but choose “PDA” in ODIN program then find the .tar file from chainfire root package you downloaded first then hit Start button.
Step 9
Your Note 3 should now reboot. When rebooted, copy the SuperSU zip file you downloaded in Step 1 to your Note 3 internal storage.
Step 10
Hold down, Volume Up, Center Home, and Power buttons together for about 6-7 seconds then let go of all buttons.
Step 11
You should now be in CWM recovery. Choose “Install zip”, then “Install from sdcard”, then choose the SuperSU zip file you downloaded earlier.
Step 12
Reboot and your Galaxy S5 should be rooted.  You can verify by downloading and running Root Checker app from Play Store.

Sony Xperia M receiving Android 4.3 update

Sony is rolling out Jellybean 4.3 update to Xperia M which has is quiet popular among youth as it looks and runs good. The single sim version of phone is currently receiving update and this takes the build number to 15.4.A.0.23.


According to Sony Official Changelog Changes are

This upgrade for your Xperia™ smartphone includes many improvements, such as:

  • Google Android 4.3 (Jellybean), bringing smooth UI and graphics enhancements
  • New version of Battery STAMINA Mode for longer battery life
  • Updated camera interface bringing Burst Mode, Superior Auto & More
  • Updated applications from Sony featuring Walkman, Album, Movies & More
  • Latest security enhancements from Android 4.3

New firmware is already available through OTA or Sony PC Companion.

OTA can be done by going to Settings > About phone > Software updates > System updates.

It is recommended to switch on to WiFi for update and have a minimum 50% charge.

Samsung launches Galaxy S5, Gear 2, Gear Neo & Fit in India

Samsung after announcing the Samsung Galaxy S5 at MWC 2014 has launched the Samsung Galaxy S5 in India though actual price has not been disclosed but according to leading retailers it will cost ₹ 51,500.

Along with Samsung Galaxy S5, Samsung India has launched Gear 2, Gear Neo and Gear Fit. Gear 2 will cost ₹ 21,900 and Gear Neo and Fit both are priced at ₹ 15,900.

Samsung will be launching the Exynos Variant in India which has Samsung’s Exynos 5 Octa 5422 processor with four 1.9GHz Cortex-A15 cores and four 1.3GHz Cortex-A7 cores. This is real Octa-Core unlike previous chips found in Samsung Galaxy S4 and Note 3. Indian variant will provide 4k video recording and will be available in 16GB variant in all four colors i.e Blue, Black, White and Gold.

Samsung Galaxy S5 will be available in India starting April 11 and Samsung Cafe will start receiving the demo units by 1st April so if you want to try you can go to store in major cities.

HTC One (M8) now Official, Dual Camera, Sense 6 and Snapdragon 801 inside

HTC in an simultaneous event in London and New York has launched the highly anticipated HTC One(M8) and its just like it predecessor got the killer looks with improved software.

HTC One M8 has retained the unibody design and now its more metallic than ever as plastic parts are limited to bottom and top edges and every thing else is metallic.

HTC One M8 has a beautiful gorgeous 5″ display with 1080p resolution which is enough for sharp picture quality. It has powerful 2014 flagship CPU i.e Snapdraagon 801 clocked at 2.3GHz with Adreno 330 GPU coupled with 2GB RAM which makes sure HTC new Sense 6.0 looks beautiful as always.

HTC One M8 also features Dual Speaker with Boomsound and Dual Rear Camera with various enhancement. One camera is for depth and other Ultrapixel camera is for image and after taking image the focus can be adjusted and background can be blurred just like DSLR. There’s a 5-megapixel front camera for some excellent selfies which are quiet popular in today time.

HTC One M8 has usual bunch of connectivity options that a flagship posses like Dual Band WiFi 802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz, ac, Bluetooth 4.0, LTE, 42.2mbps HSDPA+, NFC, DLNA, Miracast, MHL, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, Infrared etc.

HTC One M8 will come in 4 colors Grey, Black, Silver and Gold and has Storage options 16/32/64 GB but good news is there is external storage slot this time enabling us to add additional 128GB using micro-sd card. There is 2600mAH battery and its available for purchase immediately in US and UK while global rollout will start from April.

HTC One M8 is expected to arrive in India by mid April and will cost below  ₹ 45000.

LG L90 and LG L70 on sale at ₹ 17499 and ₹ 14500

LG after regaining momentum with Nexus 4, Nexus 5 and G2 has understood the user demands and rectified its past mistakes and with launch of LG L90 and L70 it expects to regain mid-range smartphone market.

LG L90 and L70 runs on Android 4.4 Kitkat and have 1GB of RAM in common. While L90 is powerd by Quad Core Snapdragon 400 CPU clocked at 1.2GHz, L70 is powered by dual core Snapdragon 200 CPU clocked at same speed with Adreno 302GPU.

L90

LG L90 has 4.7″ qHD diaplay with Gorilla Glass 2, Dual SIM, 3G, 8GB Internal Storage and external storage options. There’s a 8-megapixel rear camera along with LED flash and 1.3-megapixel front camera. LG L90 has 2450mAh battery..

L70

While LG L70 has 4.5″ 800×480 IPS Display, Single SIM, 3G, and 4GB Internal along with 32GB expandable storage. There’s a similar 8-megapixel rear camera with flash and 1.3-megapixel front camera. It is just 9.5mm thick and has 2100mAh battery.

Both devices

have usual set of connectivity options like WiFI, GPS, Bluetooth and L90 is priced at ₹ 17499 while L70 is priced ₹ 14500 and both are available for purchase at Snapdeal.

XOLO A510S with metallic finish and Dual Core CPU at ₹7499

Xolo mobiles has succeeded by creating a niche among other India brands in mobiles by offering exceptional design and value for money smartphones and they have launched yet another smartphone with premium metallic design with not so premium price, Xolo A510S at ₹ 7499.

Xolo A510S is an android smartphone with dual core MT6572 CPU clocked at 1.3GHz paired with Mali 400 GPU. It also has 1GB RAM which is great for multitasking and theirs a premium metallic finish in body is just 8.9mm thick.

Xolo A510S has 4″ IPS Display of 854×480 pixel resolution and it features 5-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and auto-focus. There is a VGA camera in front for video chat and occasional selfie. It also has Dual Sim, 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS along with A-GPS and 4GB Internal storage along with option of micro sd card slot.

Xolo A510S has 1400mAH battery which may not help you in case you are a heavy user battery pack will be your only option. Xolo A510S is priced at just ₹ 7499 in India and will hit stores soon.

Guide: Get Playstore and other Google Apps on Nokia X series

Nokia X doesn’t copme with Google Apps and Google services framework so we have to sideload Google Apps on Nokia X by  rooting it.

TO LEARN HOW TO ROOT NOKIA X SERIES DEVICE CLICK HERE.

Without rooting rest of steps will not work.

So to side-load google apps follow these steps:

  • Download root explorer or ES File Explorer
  • Download Nokia X GAPPS Package , Extract and Copy to device using PC
  • Open Root Explorer or ES File explorer
  • Goto system/app and copy all extracted apk to this folder.
  • Then change permission of apps copied to as shown in image
  • Reboot and Done

How to Root Nokia X, Nokia XL, Nokia X+ India and International Quick and Easy without PC

Nokia X series are first bunch of Nokia phones running on Android OS and doesn’t come loaded with Play Store which can easily be side loaded once device is rooted and Nokia X is very easy to Root.

Thing Required?

Steps:

  • Download Framroot.apk
  • Install it and Open
  • Click on Gandalf
  • Reboot
  • Congratulations you have successfully rooted your phone
After succefully rooting your device you can follow this guide on How-To install Google Apps and Play Store on Nokia X

HTC All New One to be launched on 25th March 2014

HTC is all set to launch the sequel to the critically acclaimed 2013 device of the year HTC One and much has been leaked before the official announcement. So lets see a quick pre launch speculation and confirmed specification and features of HTC upcoming flagship.

HTC upcoming flagship fetures and specification are almost completely leaked but one thing is still a mystery i.e. its name though HTC One can be named HTC One 2014 or All new HTC One.

HTC One 2014 will feature a 5″ 1080p display along with onscreen buttons and Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 2.26GHz quad core cpu coupled with 2GB RAM. Internal storage is going to be 16GB/32GB along with external storage slot looks like HTC realised how important external expansion is in mobile phones.

HTC ONE 2014 is going to feature Dual Camera which in my opinion will combat lower resolution problem. HTC will use one Ultrapixel Camera and another normal camera and user can use the one according to situation and things are not clear either so we have to wait for announcement, though front camera is confirmed to have 5-megapixels which is great for HD video chats and selfies.

HTC One 2014 will feature Sense 6.0 with Android Kitkat 4.4 and it will feature some exceptional music recording capabilities and playing too as Boomsound speakers are still present and would have been improved. HTC has kept the premium metallic finish of the original HTC One which would again offer the best looking device in mobile industry.

HTC One 2014 will go on sale immediately after announcement as HTC look forward to mend the time gap it created during last year due to short supply of body and Ultrapixel cameras. HTC One 2014 will be priced at ₹ 45000 in India and will be priced $599 Unlocked and $199 on two years contract in States.

To watch live stream of launch event goto HTC ONE LAUNCH PAGE

UPDATE: Winner Announced Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Giveaway

Hey friend we are organizing a mega giveaway for our website readers and the prize of Giveaway is Samsung Galaxy Note 3.

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 has a 5.7″ display and it runs on Kitkat with Touchwiz UI. It is powered by 1.9GHz Octa Core Exynos CPU and 3GB RAM. It also has 13MP camera and S-Pen.
So Guys Taking Part in Giveaway is simple just use your email or facebook account to login and fill entries to be eligible for winning.

Rules:

  • Must be Indian Citizen with age of 18 or more
  • You agree with our Terms and Conditions
  • Prize is Samsung Galaxy Note 3
  • Our decision for winner shall be final
  • Prize will be shipped within 3 days of winner declaration
  • Winner must respond within 24 hours of winning the prize
We received an amazing response to these giveaway with many new connections though winner can only be one and the winner is Anika Mehta for liking us on Facebook. 

It was a pain selecting winner as it didn’t had a random selection option next time we will power our giveaway with raffelcopter widget. Any ways next giveaway will not be so big as there is lack of sponsor if anyone would like to contribute or sponsor the giveaway do let us know via contact us form or mail at vivek23994@gmail.com.

And the winner shall respond within 48hours with their ID Proof along with address on vivek23994@gmail.com or a new winner will be selected.