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Worlds Cheapest Quad Core Android Smart Phone

Monday, 25 August 2014
Posted by shehroz adeel
IMG 4910 Ufone Introduces 3G Android Smartphone for Rs. 5,999
Worlds Cheapest Quad Core Smartphone is launched by A Pakistani Telecommunication Company 
Ufone has decided to take up with Smartphone manufacturers by introducing one of the lowest priced 3G enabled Android Smartphone.
Ufone is calling it Ufone Smart U5, which is amazingly priced at just Rs. 5,999 Around 59$ and comes with a six months warranty.
Its not only about such a low price for an Android Phone, with Smart Smart U5 – bought from Ufone – customers will get 500MBs of data free of charge for three months. And that’s not all, with this phone, customers will be able to use Facebook, Whatsapp and twitter totally free for three months.
Yes, Smart U5 is network locked, we have confirmed, meaning that you can’t use this phone on any network other than Ufone.

Considering the specs (given below) and price, this Ufone branded smartphone is surly going to give a tough time to phone makers, especially those Chinese phones and brands like QMobile.
Ufone says that Smart U5 is aimed at improving the low-end users’ access to 3G network. Masses will now be able to purchase an affordable phone that lies with-in their range to enjoy the benefits of 3G internet on the go.
Company believes that Smart U5 will be first device for countless Ufone users for connecting to internet.

Ufone Smart U5 Specifications

Before we comment any further, let’s have a look at phone specs:
Processor: 1.2 GHz Quad Core ARM Cortex A7 + Adreno GPU 302 MHz
  • WCDMA & GSM Band:
    • GSM(850/900/1800/1900MHz)
    • WCDMA(900/ 2100MHz)
  • OS: Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean)
  • Size: 118.5 x 63 x 10.7 mm
  • Memory:
    • Integrated: ROM 4 GB
    • Integrated RAM: 512 MB
    • External: Expandable with Micro SD Up to 32 GB
  • Display
    • Screen Size: 4.0 inches WVGA IPS
    • Resolution: 480 x 800 Pixels
    • Touch panel: Capacitive Touch
  • Connectivity: GPRS, EDGE, HSPA, WiFi, Bluetooth, 3.5 mm Mic and Stereo Headphone slot
  • GPS: Yes
  • Camera:
    • Rear Camera: 5.0 MP Auto Focus (CMOS Sensor),
    • Video Recorder: 720p @ 30 fps
    • Front Camera: 0.3 MP
  • Battery: 1450 mAh

What’s in the Package

  • Ufone Smart U5
  • Charger + USB Cable
  • Ear phones
  • Screen Protector
  • Warranty Card

Free Data Bundles with Smart U5

  • 500MBs of data volume will be given each month for three months
  • Usage on Facebook, Whatsapp, Twitter  will be absolutely free for three months
  • Usage on any external link will be consumed from 500 MBs
  • Dial *706# to check the remaining internet bucket balance
  • This offer can be availed only on a Ufone SIM
  • This offer is available for Prepaid users only

Pictures

I can tell you that this phone feels great. Its a light weight and relatively responsive phone. We have requested Zohair Chohan to prepare a detailed review of Ufone Smart U5 phone but meanwhile, have a look at below pictures to get some idea about the phone:
IMG 4813 Ufone Introduces 3G Android Smartphone for Rs. 5,999
IMG 4830 Ufone Introduces 3G Android Smartphone for Rs. 5,999
IMG 4823 Ufone Introduces 3G Android Smartphone for Rs. 5,999
IMG 4843 Ufone Introduces 3G Android Smartphone for Rs. 5,999
IMG 4820 Ufone Introduces 3G Android Smartphone for Rs. 5,999
IMG 4846 Ufone Introduces 3G Android Smartphone for Rs. 5,999
IMG 4848 Ufone Introduces 3G Android Smartphone for Rs. 5,999
IMG 48574 Ufone Introduces 3G Android Smartphone for Rs. 5,999
IMG 4881 Ufone Introduces 3G Android Smartphone for Rs. 5,999
IMG 4871 Ufone Introduces 3G Android Smartphone for Rs. 5,999
IMG 4873 Ufone Introduces 3G Android Smartphone for Rs. 5,999
IMG 4930 Ufone Introduces 3G Android Smartphone for Rs. 5,999
IMG 4867 Ufone Introduces 3G Android Smartphone for Rs. 5,999

IMG 4866 Ufone Introduces 3G Android Smartphone for Rs. 5,999
IMG 4928 Ufone Introduces 3G Android Smartphone for Rs. 5,999
IMG 4927 Ufone Introduces 3G Android Smartphone for Rs. 5,999
IMG 4931 Ufone Introduces 3G Android Smartphone for Rs. 5,999
IMG 4869 Ufone Introduces 3G Android Smartphone for Rs. 5,999

IMG 4882 Ufone Introduces 3G Android Smartphone for Rs. 5,999
IMG 4886 Ufone Introduces 3G Android Smartphone for Rs. 5,999
IMG 4889 Ufone Introduces 3G Android Smartphone for Rs. 5,999
IMG 4892 Ufone Introduces 3G Android Smartphone for Rs. 5,999
IMG 49101 Ufone Introduces 3G Android Smartphone for Rs. 5,999
IMG 4911 Ufone Introduces 3G Android Smartphone for Rs. 5,999
IMAGES COURTESY: PRO PAKISTANI

HOW TO ROOT HTC ONE X One Click HTC One X (AT&T/Rogers/Others) (Win/Mac/Linux)

Thursday, 21 August 2014
Posted by shehroz adeel



What will this do?
This will root your One X, install Busybox, and install the SuperSU application for rights management.
Instructions
1.     Download and install the HTC mobile phone drivers. [Windows]
2.     Download the root.zip file.
3.     Extract root.zip into a directory on your computer.
4.     Plug your HTC One X into your computer via USB. Recommended: Plug your device’s USB cable into the back of your computer if you’re using a desktop PC.
5.     Enable USB Debugging on your HTC One X. Settings >> Developer Options >>USB debugging (checked)
6.     Double click root.bat/root-linux.sh/root-mac.sh to run the script.
7.     Congratulations! Your device will reboot a number of times and then you will have full root access.

NOTE: YOU HAVE TO UNLOCK BOOTLOADER BEFORE THIS PROCESS. 


Ultimate Nexus 4 Root Guide

Friday, 8 August 2014
Posted by shehroz adeel

Unlocking The Bootloader And Obtaining Root
*This part of the tutorial is geared towards Windows users. The MAC instructions are very similar, from what I understand. Install the package the same way. All ADB/Fastboot commands may need to start with "adb-mac" (no quotes) rather than "adb" (no quotes). Due to the vast amount of Linux distros available; instructions will vary for your device. Once ADB/Fastboot are set up all command will begin with "./adb" (no quotes) rather than "adb" (no quotes). Once ADB/Fastboot are set up; this guide is relevant to everyone.*

Time required:
20-40 minutes.

Setting up ADB for our device:
Download the AndroidSDK onto your computer.
Note: Google changes their mind every other week as to if this will be distributed as a .zip or an .exe. If you get an .zip file, simply extract the contents to your C:\ drive. For an .exe install it like you would any other program, but set the path directly to the C:\ drive when the installer asks.

Or...you can use this page to download the "ADB for Dummies AIO App."
This will automatically install ADB for you to your C:\ directory. It's very very simple this way.

If your platform-tools folder doesn't have a fastboot.exe, place this fastboot.exe file in your C:\android-sdk-windows\platform-tools (or possibly simply called tools, if you set up ADB ages ago) folder.

Now you have ADB installed! Congratulations.

Unlocking the Bootloader:
***NOTE***

For the time being, there is a method available that will allow you to unlock your device (and root it) without losing your data.
For instructions, click HERE. Please note: this is a hack and isn't the "conventional" and "accepted" way of unlocking your bootloader on a nexus device. The wipe requirement is there for your safety, really, and I'm certain this will be patched in the upcoming releases.


Get the drivers:
Uninstall any previously attempted drivers if they don't work and move to the next.
Option One:
Navigate to the "Device Manager" (Control Panel > Device Manager) in Windows and Select the android device. Open the properties and select the "Install Driver" option. Pick the driver with "Install from disk." Ignore any warnings about the driver not being signed properly.
PDAnet's drivers may work if the above options don't. Simply install PDAnet (after uninstalling any previous attempted driver installations) to get the drivers.
While that is downloading, on your Nexus 4: turn USB debugging on.
To do so; you must first go to Settings>About>Build Number and click seven times.
The actual setting can then be found in Settings>Developer Options>USB Debugging
Once the drivers are installed, navigate to the C:\android-sdk-windows\platform-tools folder on your computer.
Hold shift and right click. Select "Open Command Window Here."
Plug your phone into the computer. Now in this command window type:
Code:
Select Code
adb reboot bootloader
(Hit Enter)
Your phone should now boot into a screen with a green android with his chest exposed.
Type this:
Code:
Select Code
fastboot oem unlock
(Hit Enter)
If your Command Prompt displays the message "waiting for device" your driver wasn't successfully installed.
Close the Command Prompt window and open Device manager while your phone is still plugged in. (Search for it using the search option).

Right Click the "Android" option and select Update Driver. Choose to "Browse My Computer" and "Let Me Pick From A List." Pick the Driver with the newest date and install it. Now retry the code above.
Your phone will ask if you want to unlock it. Select "Yes" by using the volume keys and use power to select it.
Now, navigate to "Recovery Mode" with the volume keys. Use power to select.
A screen with another Android will pop up. Press Volume Up and Power at the same time.
Select Factory Reset. This process may take a few minutes. Be patient and let it work.
Once finished, select "Reboot."
Your phone is now unlocked!

Obtaining Root Access and Custom Recovery:
Turn on USB Debugging.
To do so; you must first go to Settings>About>Build Number and click seven times.
The actual setting can then be found in Settings>Developer Options>USB Debugging
Download the following:
SuperSU (CWM .zip)
CWM (Pick the version for your device)

Place the recovery-clockwork-VERSIONNUMBER-mako.img file into your C:\android-sdk-windows\platform-tools folder.
Put the SuperSU.zip on your phone.
Open another Command Prompt if it isn't still open. (Navigate to C:\android-sdk-windows\platform-tools and shift + right click. Select "Open Command Window Here.")
With your phone plugged in type:
Code:
Select Code
adb reboot bootloader
(Hit Enter)
And wait for your phone to boot into the android again.

Now type:
Code:
Select Code
fastboot flash recovery IMAGENAME.img
(Change the file name to the correct file name and Hit Enter)

Once that is finished: select the "Recovery Mode" option again on your phone.
You should get a new recovery menu here. Select "install zip from sd card" and "choose zip from sd card."
Find the SuperSU.zip that you transferred earlier and select "Yes" to installing.
Navigate back to "Reboot" and reboot your phone.
You're now rooted!
However, ClockworkMod Recovery won't continue to load after this.
To fix this, find "Rom Manager" from the market. (The free version is fine.) Use the "Flash ClockworkMod Recovery" option.
If your recovery still doesn't stick around after a reboot, you have another couple options. Find a file explorer that allows root access, such as Root Explorer. Use this program to rename /system/etc/install-recovery.sh to /system/etc/install-recovery.bak. You'll need to mount the system as r/w to do this. Root Explorer provides a button at the top to do so.
Or, you can do this completely manually by firing up ADB again and running a few commands:

Code:
Select Code
adb shell
(Hit Enter)
Code:
Select Code
su
(Hit Enter)
Code:
Select Code
mount -o remount,rw -t ext4 /dev/block/mmcblk0p1 /system
(Hit Enter)
Code:
Select Code
mv /system/etc/install-recovery.sh /system/etc/install-recovery.bak
(Hit Enter)

Congratulations!
Your phone is now unlocked, rooted, and has a custom recovery!
Continue reading the next posts for info on getting custom roms, kernels, tweaks, and more!

I take no responsibility for what happens to your phone due to following this guide! That being said, not only am I sure you'll be fine...but there are an endless amount of users who would be glad to help if you need it.