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How to root Qmobile noir A2 Guide.

Thursday, 31 October 2013
Posted by shehroz adeel

The Root Process we are going to mention here is quite simple and after that we will guide you to install Custom Recovery in your phone. This will Enable to install custom ROMs in your phone and Enjoy most of it.
Disclaimer: The software packages provided here are not our development , so , if anything Goes wrong we will not be held responsible.
You just need to Take care of few things while applying this method. Make sure you take following precautions.
  1. Make sure your phone is more than 60 percent charged.
  2. Make sure your phone’s drivers are completely installed in your PC.
  3. Make sure you have checked USB DEBUGGING box in developers settings.
HOW TO ROOT?
Few things you need to download first are
  1. Download and install Drivers for window before you begin the process. You can use official suite of QMobile to install drivers for your phone in your PC.
  2. Download Root package and extract it on desktop. Remember the name of folder in which you have extracted these files.
PROCESS
  1. Connect your phone to PC via USB Cable.
  2. Go to the folder where you have kept the extracted files on desktop and find a file with name of “RUN.BAT”. Double click it to run it.
  3. A cmd window will open asking you to enter a choice. You should enter “1″ and then press Enter. Wait for the process to finish. After that your phone will Reboot Automatically.root-qmobile-a10-a5
  4. Enjoy your Rooted Qmobile.
HOW TO INSTALL CUSTOM RECOVERY?
  1. Go to the Google playstore from your mobile. Search and install ” MTK Mobile Uncle Tools”.
  2. Download Custom Recovery for your mobile and extract the downloaded files in your PC.
  3. Go to the extracted files where you will find a file named as “rec0very.img”. Connect your to PC via USB CABLE and transfer this File in SD card of your Phone.
  4. Now go to App drawer of your phone and Run “MTK Mobile Uncle Tools” and select recovery update option.
  5. Select rec0very.img” from your SD card and wait for the process to finish . After that your phone will have Root access with Custom Recovery Install. Enjoy It ! and give us your feedback.

Bring Samsung galaxy S4 like functionality to your android phone .

Wednesday, 30 October 2013
Posted by shehroz adeel

Flip silent is a great app which helps you quickly silent your android phone simply by a flip. Use this app to get into silent mode without any effort. Put the phone screen-down to silence it. Take it back to switch to normal mode.
For more features(vibrate, speakerphone, wifi and more), options and customizability checkout Flip 'n Shake.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.zosqlabs.android.flipsilent&hl=en

Flashing Stock Rom Samsung Galaxy Y s5360 without Odin

Posted by shehroz adeel

Now you can flash Stock ROM or Original ROM without Odin or any PC! This method is the easiest and very useful for who keep switching the ROM!
Flashing Instructions :
1. Download the zip file
2. Extract ClockworkMod.zip and Move to /SDcard
3. You’ll get a folder and 2 files: Backup, Desktop.jpg, Thumbs.db
4. In backup folder, you’ll get a folder: DDLE1.
5. In DDLE1 folder, you’ll get these files: Nandroid.rsf.tar, System.rfs.tar, Cache.rfs.tar etc.
6. Switch off your phone.
7. Boot your phone in ClockworkMod Recovery.
8. Wipe data & cache partition.
9. Select Backup & restore.
10. Select Restore (not advanced restore).
11. Select DDLE1.
12. Select Confirm-restore DDLE1.
13. Flashing wil start and may take upto 10 minutes. Do not remove battery, SD Card or anything.
14. When you get the message Restore complete, select Reboot system now.
15. Phone will restart & first boot may take upto 10 minutes.
Stock ROM flashed!
Note : This method is only implemented if you are able to go in ClockworkMod Recovery.


Download : Click here (124 mb)
Or
Download : Click here

How to Root Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000 and Install CWM Recovery

Tuesday, 29 October 2013
Posted by shehroz adeel


Disclaimer: Rooting will void your phone Warranty. We are not responsible if anything happens to your phone. This article is purely for Root Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000, applying these steps on another device may gets damage. Don’t miss any of the steps, firstly read and understand the whole tutorial then go for the actual process.

Prerequisite:

1. Make sure your mobile should possess 70 to 80% battery
2. Enable USB debugging mode (Menu (app drawer) > Settings > Manage Applications > Development > USB Debugging – check box)
3. Ensure that you have backed up your all important data.
4. Install Root Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000 USB drivers. (Download USB drivers or download Samsung Kies (drivers included))

Step by Step Guide on:

How to root Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000 and Install CWM Recovery

Step 1: To root Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000, first you have to download “CF-Root“, as per your Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread Firmware Baseband Version from Below: (To check baseband version: Go to Settings > About > Baseband Version)
After downloading CF-Root File, extract it on desktop.
Step 2: Download “Odin” extract it on the desktop.
Step 3: Switch Off your phone, take out the battery and insert it back. Now boot your phone into Download Mode by pressing and holding the Volume Down + Home button together, and then press the Power button till you see the Android Construction logo. Once again press Power/Volume Up button to confirm.
Step 4: Open “Odin.exe” (from extracted folder) and connect your phone via USB cable with your computer in download mode. If your phone is connected successfully the one of the ID:COM boxes will turn yellow.
Step 5: Click on “PDA” button and select file “cf-root-xx_oxa_xxx-xx.x-cwm3rfs.tar” (from extracted folder).
Step 6: Please make sure that only F. Reset Time and Auto Reboot options are checked on Odin.
Step 7: Now, click on the “Start button” on Odin to start the installation process. Installation will take a few minutes to complete so please wait for the complete process.
Step 8: Finally, when the installation process is completed successfully you will see the “PASS” message on Odin and then your device will reboot automatically.
That’s it, You have successfully rooted and installed ClockworkMod Recovery on your device. So, it is the complete step by step guide on “How to root Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000 and Install CWM Recovery“. We are not professional android users, so if you encounter any problem while rooting and installing CWM Recovery then lets us know so that we can solve it. Also let us know, if it works for you or not? Happy Rooting :D

How to Update Galaxy S I9000 to Android 4.3.1 with C-ROM Firmware

Posted by shehroz adeel


  1. Download the update file from here.
  2. Save the Android 4.3.1 Jelly Bean custom ROM on your computer; don’t unzip the firmware file.
  3. Optional, download Google Apps package (by using the link from here) as the same is not included on C-ROM software.
  4. Save Google Apps on desktop without unzipping anything.
  5. Take your Galaxy S and its USB cable.
  6. Use the USB cable and connect your phone with the computer.
  7. Good, now transfer the downloaded files from computer to your phone’s SD card.
  8. Then, disconnect the devices by removing the USB cable.
  9. Turn off your device and wait a few seconds.
  10. Then, enter recovery mode.
  11. From recovery mode first select “wipe data factory reset” and “wipe cache partition”. Return, select “advance” and then choose “wipe dalvick cache”.
  12. Return to main menu of recover y by selecting “+++go back+++”.
  13. Now, select “install zip from SD card” followed by “choose zip from SD card”.
  14. Take the update file from the SD card and flash the same.
  15. Repeat the same steps and pick the Google Apps package; install the same.
  16. In the end, return to recovery and select “reboot system now”.
First, if the first boot of your galaxy S is taking longer than a usual boot, don’t panic because that’s normal; there is nothing wrong with your handset. Second of all, if your device does get stuck in a boot loop, you will have to resolve the issue by rebooting into recovery once more; from recovery select “wipe data factory reset”, “wipe cache partition” and “reboot system now”. Also, if you want to revert to your old software, reboot to recovery and select “backup / restore” – do that only if you had previously made a Nandroid backup.
Good job guys; you now know how to update the Samsung Galaxy S I9000 to Android 4.3.1 Jelly Bean OS as the C-ROM firmware has been successfully installed on your phone. Test the Android 4.3.1 software and see how it performs; don’t forget to share your impressions with us by using the comments area from below.

How to Update Galaxy S I9000 to Android 4.3 with MacKay JB Custom ROM Firmware

Posted by shehroz adeel


  1. The first thing to do is to download the required files; so from here download the Android 4.3 update file and from here download the Google Apps package.
  2. Save these files on your computer without extracting the same – just place the files on desktop.
  3. Now, connect your Galaxy S with the computer as you need to move the same files.
  4. For establishing the connection, plug in the USB cord.
  5. Select the update file and the Google apps package and copy-paste or drag and drop the same from desktop to your phone’s SD card.
  6. Disconnect the phone from the computer by removing the USB cable.
  7. Now, you need to press the power on button for a few second for turning off your Galaxy S.
  8. Reboot in recovery mode.
  9. The first thing to do is to wipe the data and clear the cache; do that by selecting “wipe data factory reset” and “wipe cache partition”.
  10. Return to recovery menu and choose “advance” followed by “wipe dalvick cache”.
  11. Once more return to recovery; this time select “install zip from SD card” and “choose zip from SD card”.
  12. Pick the firmware file; flash the same.
  13. Repeat the same procedure and pick the Google Apps package; install the same.
  14. In the end, just return to recovery and select “reboot system now”.
  15. Enjoy.
Note: the first boot is usually taking longer to complete than usual; if that happens, don’t panic because there is nothing wrong with your smartphone.
Note 2: in case the first boot is actually a boot loop, you will have to return to recovery and select “wipe data factory reset” followed by “wipe cache partition”. Then return to recovery, choose “reboot system now” and you are done.
Congratulations; you have successfully completed our step by step guide. Now your Samsung Galaxy S I9000 is running on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean OS. Well, the MacKay custom ROM firmware has been installed on your smartphone, so test the new software and see how it performs on your device. Do share your results and impressions with us by using the comments area from below.

Customize Your Phone Without Flashing a Custom ROM With The Xposed Framework

Sunday, 27 October 2013
Posted by shehroz adeel


It is common knowledge that the best way to customize your Android device is to flash it with a new ROM. It is also wrong. It turns out there’s an easier way: If you have a rooted device, you can customize any ROM using a free and powerful app: The Xposed framework.  Imagine being able to:
  • Change the way your status bar looks (put the clock in the center, change the color of the icons)
  • Force some apps to always start in full-screen
  • Make it so the screen never turns off when you’re reading a long article on Pocket
  • Enable 180-degree screen rotation
  • Change the DPI on a per-app basis
  • And just about anything else you can think of…
All without flashing a new ROM! Sounds crazy, right? But Xposed really works, and I’ve been using it for about a month now. Let me show you some of the cooler things you can do with it.

The Framework

Xposed itself is just a framework: On its own, it doesn’t change anything about your device. It merely makes it possible for you to install modules. That’s where all the customization happens: You can pick and choose different modules, each with its own configuration options. This is a brilliant architecture, because it means anyone can write a module – you don’t have to wait for the main Xposed developer to pay attention to your device or your favorite feature.
First things first: You’re going to have to install the framework itself. Assuming your device is already rooted, you just have to grab the Xposed Installer app, and run it. It will ask for root permissions, and then you’ll just have to tap Install/Update, wait a moment, and reboot your device when you get a success message.
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Above you can see what Xposed looks like when it’s already installed but due for an update (left), and when it’s fully up to date (right). So, yes, you get over-the-air updates for the framework, and it keeps getting better even after you install it.
Next, you’re going to have to pick some modules to play with. Modules do not change system files on your device: All of their work is done in-memory, which means you can easily disable them if things go wrong, and just go back to the way your device originally ran without having to restore any backups. Did I mention this framework is brilliant?
Here’s the built-in module repository:
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This part of the app could do with a bit of work — specifically, community reviews would make it much better, as would support for tagging each module with relevant tags. As it stands, you can see when each module was added to the repository, and when it was last updated. You can also quickly search for modules — the right-hand screenshot shows a few navigation-bar related modules. This doesn’t mean they’re the only modules you can use to customize your navbar – only that the word “navbar” was used to describe them.
Once you download a module, you are going to have to enable it and restart your device
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To the left you can see four disabled modules, and to the right you can see them all enabled. Again, just ticking the checkbox won’t do the trick – you must also reboot your device for the modules to become active (and you may not want to activate four modules all at once, just in case they interact in surprising ways).
Now, let’s check out three of these modules. These aren’t necessarily the ones you’ll go for — there are dozens of modules to choose from (you can also browse the module repository online). These are just three modules I’ve been using for over a month, and have been impressed with.

App Settings

App Settings takes much of what I love about PAC ROM and makes it available in any ROM:
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For each individual app on your phone, you can specify a number of key settings. You can run it in a tablet or phablet layout by changing the Screen setting; force it to start in full-screen mode and hide your status bar; make it so the screen never turns off as long as you’re using that app (great for reading), and more.

BootManager

One of the things that can slow your Android phone down over time is apps starting up at boot. Some apps really do need to start when you first boot your device: The excellent security app Cerberus is one example. But really, there is no reason an app for choosing wallpapers would want to start itself when you switch on your phone. BootManager helps you prevent such apps from starting:
xposed-1
This module couldn’t be simpler to use. Just tap the apps you want to keep from starting, and you’re done. By the way, just because an app is on the list doesn’t mean it actually starts on boot – only that it can do so. By marking it in BootManager, you take away that ability and ensure it doesn’t auto-start.

XBlast Tools

Many custom ROMs tout basic interface improvements as key selling points: “Center clock!” (put your clock in the center of the status bar); “Kill-all button!” (a way to quickly terminate all running apps from the Recent Apps screen), and other tweaks are marketed as great reasons to install a ROM. Well, with XBlast Tools, this is no longer the case:
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This Xposed Framework module lets you tweak numerous system settings. Make your screen rotate 180 degrees when you flip the phone over; make the status bar transparent; go ahead and put that clock in the middle of your status bar. With dozens of settings to tweak and customize, you won’t run out of options anytime soon — and you won’t have to install any special ROM to enjoy those settings.

Convinced Yet?

The Xposed framework is pretty much the best thing to happen to Android customization since rooting became widely available. I can only hope the developer community that started around it grows stronger with time, and that more and more people adopt the framework both as users and as coders. Some apps, such as Greenify (mentioned here), even ship with optional Xposed modules as part of the main app. Perhaps this is a sign of things to come.
Will you be trying the Xposed framework out? If so, I’d love to hear about your favorite modules in the comments – do share!

How To Increase RAM Of Samsung Galaxy Y Or Any Other Android Phone

Saturday, 26 October 2013
Posted by shehroz adeel


What you need:
  • MiniTool Partition Wizard for SD Card Partitioning
  • A MicroSD HC 4GB or higher class 6 or class 10
  • MicroSD HC Card Adapter
  • A card reader (if your pc doesn't have card reader built in | USB Mount is not adviseable)Here
  • Swapper2 from Google Play Store [DOWNLOAD]  or  Here
  • Make sure you have BusyBox installed

How to create Swap Partition

Using MiniTool Partition Wizard

Plug in you MicroSD HC Card to your computer using the card adapter. (Do not use USB Mount)

Open MiniTool Partition Wizard and look for the card

Right Click on it and select Delete Partition

Click on Apply to Delete the Partition

Right Click on it again and select Create Partition

Set the partitions as follows:
1st partition:
Label: Android-SD
Create as: Primary
File System: Fat32
Partition size: as much as you want! 

2nd partition:
Label: Android-EXT3 (2nd partition is for EXT which you can use for A2SD or Link2SD)
Create as: Primary
File System: EXT3 (be it a custom kernel or ROM with EXT4 support, use EXT3 still -play safe! )
Partition size: MIN: 256 MB MAX: 1024MB (1GB)

3rd partition:
Label: (do not put anything)
Create as: Primary
File System: Linux Swap
Partition size: MIN: 32MB MAX: 1024MB(1GB) RECOMMENDED: 256MB
After creating partitions, click Apply to apply changes.
Using ClockWorkMod
Reboot to Recovery
Go to Advanced and Debugging
Select partition SD card and select the partition you need to swap
How to use Swap
For us to be able to use swap file or swap partition, we need to use Swapper2 which you can get from Google Play.
Download and Install Swapper2 
After installing, open Swapper2 and navigate to Menu > Settings
Swapper preferences: (for kernels that doesn't have swap partition support)
Run swapper at startup (put a check)
Swap place: /sd card/swapfile.swp (you can place it in a folder if you don't like a messy sd card structure )
Swap size: MIN: 10 MB MAX: 256MB RECOMMENDED: 32MB (choose any)
Swapiness: RECOMMENDED: 10MB SYSTEM DEFAULT: 60MB MAX: 100MB (choose any)
Safe unmount (put a check)
Safe remount (put a check)
Advanced preferences: (for Kernels that supports swap partition only)
Use swap partition (put a check)
Swap partition: /dev/block/mmcblk1p2
After setting preferences, press back and tap on "ON" to turn on swap. Reboot afterwards
NOTE:
You need to turn off swap before you mount SD via USB, if you don't you will not be able to mount sd as swapfile is active and set to read only which will deny request to mount USB Storage.

How to increase Internal memory of Samsung Galaxy Y Or any Other android Phone

Posted by shehroz adeel


Samsung Galaxy Y has only 190 mb internal memory.Which is of course very low for most users .So if we increase the internal memory we can install as many more apps and games as we like without worriying about Internal memory full error.You can increase internal memory of any android phone here with instructions.



"Try this procedure at your own
risk. I will not be held responsible
if your sd card is empty so take backup
Don't worry nothing will happen to your phone even if anything goes wrong".
Downloads :
1.CWM : click here


Instructions :
1. You first need to root your
Samsung Galaxy Y. If your phone

2.proceed with caution and
backup your data first!.
You can’t obviously increase your internal memory literally. But you can allow your Android to use some of your SD card’s storage to use as internal memory to install applications and games directly. This helps you keep your phone running at an excellent condition as well as let you install as many games and apps as you wish.
There are two steps for it
If you Skip these steps in green then follow the steps in Orange
3.Switch off your phone and boot into recovery mode by pressing the following keys at the same time; Volume up +Home button +lock button.


4.you are now in Recovery mode here Touch screen does not work use volume up and down button to go up and down and home button to select.


5.Select “apply update from sd card”, then select “skin1980-G1- S5360+CWM.zip” On the screen “ClockworkMod Recovery v”, select “advanced” now select “Advanced and Debugging”, select “Partition SD Card” On the screen “For Ext Size”,


6.Select the size you will want your new internal memory storage to be. A max size of 1024 MB (1GB) is advised.
7.On the  “swap size” screen , select 0M Now you wait a minute for your SD card to be partitioned.
8.Afterwards, select “reboot recovery”, then select “reboot system now”.
Partition using MiniTool
First, connect your memory card using a card reader(dont even think of usb cable) and download MiniTool Partition Wizard Home Edition from here.
Once installed, run MiniTool. Make sure you keep a back up your SD card.Select your SD card from the listing and delete it. All your data will be gone at this stage. So remember to back up earlier.
·         Now select “Create as” on that drive letter.
·         Select “Primary”.
·         If the size is less than 2GB, select file system FAT. If it’s more than 2GB, select FAT32.
·         Do not select the whole card as partition size. Turn the slider to the left and leave some space on “unallocated space”. This will be the second “EXT” partition of your SD card.
·         Now, choose the unallocated space again and select Create as -> Primary.
·         Now, choose EXT2 file system. You can let the whole space take over in this step.
http://forum.xda-developers.com/wiki/images/f/f2/Minitoolpartitionwizard_Step3createEXTorSWAP.jpg
Now, click OK and then click the Apply button from the top left of the window. It might take some time for the operation to finish.
Once done, restore the data to your SD card. On Windows, you will always get connected to the first partition of your SD card because Windows does not recognize ext2 file system which is the second partition of your SD card.
On Linux, though, make sure to restore your data to the drive that is significantly larger. Because your second partition is always the smaller one and you don’t want to fill up your second partition with media files!
Now you just need to configure Link2SD to connect to this second partition and link apps and games.
9.Your phone will reboot.Install link2sd on your phone.
 Now Select link2sd Choose “recreate
mount script”, then select “ext3″.
After reeboot when you open link2sd “recreate 
mount script” you will see that your partition is 
selected is an ext partition


10.Reboot your phone. After your
phone reboots, you may launch
the linksd app again and move
installed software to the partition
you created by “linking” them.



Enjoy.


How to Install Wildchild Custom ROM on HTC Wildfire S Most Stable Custom Rom.

Posted by shehroz adeel


I have put together a detailed step-by-step instructions guide on how to install Wildchild Custom ROM on HTC Wildfire S. Please read every line carefully below. I suggest, read the tutorial once before actually performing it on your phone.
To Remember:
  • This tutorial is only for HTC Wildfire S (Marvel). Please don’t try this on any other variants of the phone.
  • Make sure you backup all your data in your phone before proceeding.
  • Bootloader should be unlocked. How? –> How to Unlock Bootloader of HTC Phones.
  • Make sure ClockworkMod Recovery is installed and your Wildfire S is ROOTED.
If you have fulfilled all the requirements above, then proceed to the actual tutorial.
Complete Step-By-Step Instructions:
Step 1 - Download Wildchild Custom ROM for HTC Wildfire S to your computer.
Step 2 - Connect and mount your HTC Wildfire S USB (mass) memory on your computer using the USB cable.
Step 3 - Now copy/paste the ROM zip file to your SD card. Make sure the file is in the SD card root.
Step 4 - Then turn off your phone.
Step 5 - Now to get in the bootloader mode. Turn on the phone while pressing and holding the Volume Down + Power buttons.
Step 6 - Follow the navigation instructions on the screen. Select BOOTLOADER and then go to RECOVERY.
Step 7 - Assuming you have ClockworkMod recovery, wipe data first. Then scroll down to “flash zip from SD card” and press the power button to select it.
Step 8 - Press the power button again and select “choose zip from sdcard”.
Step 9 -Now using your volume keys, navigate to ROM zip file and select it using the power button. Confirm the installation on the next screen and the installation procedure should start now.
Step 10 - After the installation completes, go to “+++++Go Back” and reboot the phone by selecting “reboot system now” from the recovery menu. The phone will boot now and it might take about 5 minutes to boot on your first time. So, please wait.
That’s it! Your HTC Wildfire S should now have Wildchild Custom ROM installed on your phone! Go to Settings >About phone to verify.
Have fun playing with it! If you have any issues, please fire them up in the comments below!


How To Root Htc Wildfire S Toturial Step by Step

Posted by shehroz adeel

 

Disclaimer

By reading upto this part of this Blog you should understand that this process may brick your device, if something goes wrong. So, you must understand the risk and proceed by your own accord.
This Blog or the author will not be responsible for any damage

Instructions: Step I

1) You need to unlock the bootloader of your HTC Wildfire S. For doing it got to here.
You need to enable USB debugging on your phone. If you do not know how to do it then go to : Settings > Applications > Development and the check the box beside “Enable USB Debugging” to turn it on

Step II

1) Power your PC on.
2) Connect it to the internet connection.
3) Download the PG76IMG.zip file from here.
4) Now download this script from here.
5) Bring the USB cable in action to jack your handset with the PC.
6) Now transfer the downloaded PG76IMG zip file to the phone’s SD card.
7) After that disconnect the device from the PC.
8) Disable FastBoot.
9) Switch the phone off.

Step III

1) Reboot the phone into the HBoot mode by pressing the VOL UP +DOWN + POWER keys combinations.
2) It will prompt “Apply Update”.
3) You cannot be able to use the touch screen here and so you need have to use Vol UP key to click. So, click on the prompt to start the update.
4) Now reboot the phone using the power button.
Delete the zip from the SD card

Step IV

1) PC to the SD card.
2) Disconnect it form the PC.
3) Reboot into HBoot mode again by following the above instructions (Step III: point 1)
4) Use the volume keys to navigate the HBoot menus.
5) Enter the recovery mode inside HBoot.
6) Now select “Install Zip from SD card”.
7) Select the root script zip file.
8) Now select confirm to start the download process. Wait for some time for the process to be completed.
9) After the complete root process the phone will be rebooted.

Toturial How to Root your Samsung Galaxy Y GT-S5360

Posted by shehroz adeel
Root your Galaxy Y


Rooting is the first step to customise your device. Without rooting absolutely 'extraordinary' nothing is possible. Yes your warranty becomes void after that. So what?? You can always get it back after unrooting it. So chill. No matter where you read that its very risky or something like that, I'll say refrain from going to those sites. They are just putting unnecessary fear into your mind. Most probably they fear you could make your device function better than them. So lets go on with it. I've made it simple for you. Just follow the steps.

1. Charge your device more than 80%. Coz you still have a lot of work to do...

2. Backup your contacts, messages, apps and everything you want. For the contacts and messages you can just about use anything off the Play Store with a few stars and good reviews. But for the apps I would personally recommend the Astro app. Yes I know what you want to ask. It's free..

3. Download the zip file for root and place it directly on your SD card, not in any folder. Do not extract it.


File Type: zip update.zip

4. Switch off your phone.

5. Press the Home button, Power button and the Volume Up button and keep holding it until the Samsung logo appears. Now let go of the buttons. You will see that some writings have come in red colour. This is called the Recovery Mode. Your touch screen wont work now. So don't panic if you touch the screen and nothing happens. Only the volume buttons, home button and the power buttons work now. Volume buttons for going up and down. Home button for selecting and Power key for going back to previous screen.

6. Select 'Apply update from sd card'.

7. Choose the file that you have downloaded and select yes.

8. After that you'll be taken to another screen where there will be an option 'Reboot system now'. Select it and be patient and wait for your phone to switch on.

9. Check your apps and if you see the Superuser app, it means you are rooted.

10. Now open it and update the binaries.

That's it. You are good to go. The proud owner of a rooted SGY. 

Android 4.3 For Google Nexus S

Thursday, 24 October 2013
Posted by shehroz adeel

For this week’s Nexus S and Nexus S 4G ROM of the week, check out latest version of Helly Bean ROM.
Built on top of CyanogenMod 10.2, Helly Bean ROM brings you the latest Android 4.3 CM10.2 plus lots of goodies like HALO floating notifications, SlimPIE Controls, Appbar, and many more customization options. Also, you will find Devil kernel included with the ROM for boosting performance of your Nexus S to near 1.4Ghz if you want.
Overall, Helly Bean ROM is an excellent choice for those of you who want your Nexus S running on bleeding Android 4.3 OS with flexibility for customization.
If you haven’t tried this ROM yet, give it a go this week(end) and do let me know what you think!
Download:
Download Helly Bean ROM for Nexus S
Download Helly Bean ROM for Nexus S 4G
Download Android 4.3 Gapps
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How To Make Your Own Android Custom Rom

Wednesday, 23 October 2013
Posted by shehroz adeel

How to make your own Android Custom ROM


Want to get started with building your own custom ROM for

 Android? Our tutorial guide will show you how.

In this Post i will show you how to build your own android custom ROM and flash it to your android device you can make cool android customized ROMs for your device, now lets begin. 
You will often hear to Android being referred to as Open Source. This means that the code that makes up the operating system is available for everyone to view, download , and if they wish, edit.
Android is now pretty mature, and having the option of tailoring the OS to your need is incredibly exciting , but something most people don’t even think about doing as they feel they need a degree in Computer Science to even start.
While its true that to truly develop the next CyanogenMod is going to take a fair bit of hard work and knowledge, there are a number of tools available that simplify the process. The easiest way to cook up your own ROM is to use one of the online Kitchens such as UOTKitchen or RomKitchen.
These online resources allow for a point and click interface where you chose the features you want, click generate and it spits out the ROM ready to flash. Before starting this guide it might be a good idea to have a quick hunt about and try out a few ROMS of your own. Online kitchens are great, but don’t offer a huge amount of flexibility or device support, and many of them are not up to date with the latest versions of Android.
In this guide though we are going to go a little deeper but still just basically adding and removing some features as a gentle introduction into building your own ROMs.
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    Download the tools

    First off we need to navigate todsixda’s Android Kitchenhttp://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=633246 and download the tool. Its mainly for HTC devices , although others are supported. Depending on your operating system you will also need to install a few extra files.
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    Download our source

    Next download CyanogenMod for your device fromhttp://www.cyanogenmod.com/devices. Choose the stable version and remember not to unzip the download.  If you want you could instead download standard Android AOSP from:http://source.android.com/index.html,although this will involve some command line work.
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    Run the Kitchen app

    Depending on your operating system the commands may differ slightly, but unzip the Kitchen files , then open up a Terminal or command line and move to that directory. Something like ‘cd user/documents/kitchen’. Once there type ./menu to run the app. You will then see the menu.
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    Import our base ROM

    You can edit any .zip ROM image file you like , including stock ones. This is great if you want to remove unwanted apps from the image. To import our CyanogenMod ROM move the .zip to the ‘original_update’ folder in the Kitchen directory.
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    Add ROM image to working directory

    In the menu press 1, then press enter to add the existing ROM to our working directory so that we can edit it. You will be given some options such as making a backup , and then a choice of ROM images within that directory. Choose the update-cm-7.1.zip.
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    Rename the ROM

    Our first bit of personalization is to rename the ROM. In the Kitchen menu press ’8′. You will be shown the original name , press ‘y’ and then type in your new name and press enter. This will then show in Settings->About when you boot the ROM.
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    Add/Remove some Apps

    A common complaint with stock ROMS is that they come bundled with lots of apps that you don’t want. When cooking your own, you can add or remove apps by adding or deleting the .apk file in the system/app folder in the WORKING_myrom directory.
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    ZipAlign your APKs

    After you have added or removed the apps you want, the next step is to zip align them. This process greatly speeds up access to the applications. In the Kitchen menu press ’6′ and then press ‘y’. After this check for errors using option 23.
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    Build the ROM

    Next we need to build the ROM. In the menu press ’99′ and then ’1′. Make sure to choose ‘y’ when asked to sign the ROM. You can then rename the .zip file to something more personal. The ROM image will then be located in the Output_Zip folder.
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    Boot the ROM

    Once the file is completed compiling ,copy the zip to the Sdcard and then boot into recovery by holding down the volume while turning on phone. Install as you would any other ROM and watch it load! Now go and try some more tweaks…