Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Step By Step Procedure for Updating to SuperAOSP [Videocon Zeus]

I have tried almost all available custom roms for the commtiva z51 or videocon zeus (spice mi 300 , Orange Boston variant) . For 2.2 Froyo its Android -ID by our very own Tj_style and Phantom ROM and Jellybean have been found very very stable and efficient.But we need GingerBread now. There has been no official update from FOXCONN international holdings. :)

The cyanogen team and some other individual devs or they together as a team work has been continuosly porting  the latest builds each and every day with new features and bug fixes. But we need to put a last stable release. The primary and most important concern for  every user is BATTERY LIFE and RAM MANAGEMENT. All other features like GUI looks and feel will come second.

Well I suggest SuperAOSP build. Even cyanogen Mod now comes with the superAosp kernel which has a better battery management and ram management. The most irritating issue of SD CURRUPTED/REMOVED error is first fixed by this kernel mod form Super@osp team.

Well enough with the talks and lets go to the procedure 

First As usual Back Up all the apps and data with Titanium back up or anyother program of your choice.
Dont forget to backup ur SMS with SMS Backup & Restore program.
Now for added safety we take a Nandroid backup of full ROM using our Favorite Clockworkmod 4.0.0.9
Then Copy all the SD Card contents to PC ( Yes  i reccomend making a full back up of SD card to PC)
We might do a repartition for SD Card since the SuperAosp supports App2SD-ext and SWAP very efficiently
Now that i believe you have successfully taken a full backup of all most all sensitive or important data of your present system. Now we proceed to the updation process.

Since this SuperAosp comes as a UPDATE.ZIP format you might lose the RADIO or IMEI if you are NOT updating from a STOCK FOXCONN ROM. 

So i Suggest to get these Files in hand / PC  well before you start the process 
1. Foxconn ROM 2.2  official 
2. Super AOSP 4.8 superAosp_4_8.nb0 
3. SuperAOSP 8.6  UPDATE.ZIP with AW (anti wipe means preserves your data ) 
4. Latest Kernel Fix ( not recommended since i couldnt test it and i have heard from the guy who bought my phone having terrible battery issues . Only do this if u want to do a testing )

Once update has done you might need these files to make your zues look like its Videocon official

1. Splash Img 
2. Boot animation.
#3 Someone will provide a way to edit the Phone INFO menu .

FOR THOSE WHO INTERESTED TO USE APP2SD and SWAP 

Do this before the steps Else skip to next section.

In CWM recovery > Go to advance > Partitio SDcard> 
512 mb Ext 
64mb swap

The Steps are as follows

1. Connect your phone in Download mode to pc and Update using SUTLR 
   First UPDATE with FOX OFFICIAL ROM (if your already on official rom skip this step)
2.Just as the first update is finished you can switch off the phone and again boot into Download mode
3. Now select Super Aosp 4.8 nb0  and do the update with SUTLR 
4. After update make sure you have booted the phone to normal mode and u have a valid signal (IMEI) 
5. Now you can copy the Super Aosp AW 8.6 Update.zip to memory card
6.Reboot To CWM Recovery Update using option UPDATE.ZIP 
7. Reboot the phone to see you have a valid signal (Anti Wipe was designed to save time for those who were already using superAosp before. But if you switch from CM7 or any other Custom rom you need to start all over from beginning to get a VALID SIGNAL .

If things go well make a CWM Nandroid Back up of this raw SuperAosp and you can restore it in case of emergency.
Now if you copy the Titanium Backup Folder back to the SD card and you can Restore all the apps and use the phone like you were using from before :)

I have to Credit all these wonderful blogs,people and their undconditional service and support as for these information stated above is only possible just cos they shared it for the mankind :)

boston-mania.blogspot.com
all-4-andoid.weebly.com
SuperAosp team for this wonderful best i should say ROM
Cyanogen mod team for the continous support and devoloping they are doing
Kaushik dutta for the stepping stone ... CWMRecovery without it ..all this would have been a big joke.
Akong / amon_RA another great recovery. 
and anyone if i have missed :) 

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Googles Android Phones Secret Codes and Hidden Settings

There're many hidden secret codes on your Android phones that can be used to accomplish certain tasks with more easy way. Those from some advanced to basic codes. Some of them do fairly basic, practical things, while others can be used to perform complete alterations, such as factory resets. Lest start from here: 

~The code *#*#4636#*#* shows the following information about your phone and battery:

    * Phone information
    * Battery information
    * Battery history
    * Usage statistics

~The *#*#7780#*#* performs a factory data reset, and will remove the following:

    * Google account settings stored in your phone
    * System and application data and settings
    * Downloaded applications

It will not remove:
    * Current system software and bundled applications
    * SD card files e.g. photos, music files, etc.

This one asks for a confirmation, so if you do get a chance to change your mind.

~This *2767*3855# code is used for factory format, and will remove all files and settings including the internal memory storage. It will also reinstall the firmware. Don’t try this one unless you’re sure.

PS: Once you give this code, there is no way to cancel the operation unless you remove the battery from the phone, and even then, you run the risk of bricking your phone.

~This *#*#34971539#*#* code is used to get information about the camera. It shows following 4 menus:
    * Update camera firmware in image (Don’t try this option)
    * Update camera firmware in SD card
    * Get camera firmware version
    * Get firmware update count

WARNING: Never use the first option otherwise your phone camera may stop working, and there is really no reason to update the camera firmware anyway.

~This  *#*#7594#*#* code will change the “End Call / Power” button action on your phone. By default, if you long press the button, it shows a screen asking you to select any option from Silent mode, Airplane mode and Power off.

You can change this action using this code. You can enable direct power off on this button so you don’t need to waste your time in selecting the option.

~This  *#*#273283*255*663282*#*#* code opens a File copy screen where you can backup your media files e.g. Images, Sound, Video and Voice memo.

~This  *#*#197328640#*#* code can be used to enter into Service mode. You can run various tests and change settings in the service mode.

~WLAN, GPS and Bluetooth Test Codes:

*#*#232339#*#* OR *#*#526#*#* OR *#*#528#*#* – WLAN test (Use “Menu” button to start various tests)

*#*#232338#*#* – Shows WiFi MAC address

*#*#1472365#*#* – GPS test

*#*#1575#*#* – Another GPS test

*#*#232331#*#* – Bluetooth test

*#*#232337#*# – Shows Bluetooth device address

~This *#*#8255#*#* code can be used to launch GTalk Service Monitor.
~Codes to launch various Factory Tests:

*#*#0283#*#* – Packet Loopback

*#*#0*#*#* – LCD test

*#*#0673#*#* OR *#*#0289#*#* – Melody test

*#*#0842#*#* – Device test (Vibration test and BackLight test)

*#*#2663#*#* – Touch screen version

*#*#2664#*#* – Touch screen test

*#*#0588#*#* – Proximity sensor test

*#*#3264#*#* – RAM version


~Codes to get Firmware version information:

*#*#4986*2650468#*#* – PDA, Phone, H/W, RFCallDate

*#*#1234#*#* – PDA and Phone

*#*#1111#*#* – FTA SW Version

*#*#2222#*#* – FTA HW Version

*#*#44336#*#* - PDA, Phone, CSC, Build Time, Changelist number

You should be careful when using some of these codes. Once you apply them, they can not be undone. For exp restore factory settings.

Courtsey and full credit for Mannu at: http://www.mannuforall.in/2010/09/google-android-phone-secret-codes.html#ixzz1Tw0tpE84

Friday, 29 July 2011

Super Video Converter

Many of my friends keep on asking how to convert videos for mobile/portable devices. What software to use and how to do it. Ok fine here is the answer. This is a free ware yet very very powerful video conversion software. Its name is SUPER and is from Eritesoft.



Well i cannot possibly define how to convert or the settings since it will be different for defferent devices. Still i can guide you on how to do it.

Get your devices display resolution from google or from your user guide /service manual.
Then apply those setting on super
And then add videos to super which are supposed to be converted.
click convert and sit and watch :)/
Still confused ?? Read here how to do it ... HERE

Get SUPER from here

ClockWorkMod Recovery 4.0.0.9 for Spice Mi-410

Well it was this early morning Prof Tj a.k.a Tj_style released the first working clockwork mod recovery for the Huawei X6 variants on an Indonesian forum.( Kaskus.us ) This is a first beta release as more or many of the functions are not implemented fully. This information was received from FreeRadical who earlier made a detailed workaround for rooting virtually any andorid phone.

I myself have tested the clockwork recovery and its working in a limited way.

Version is based on Clockwork mod recovery 4.0.0.9

What's Working:
  • Backup
  • Restore
  • Install From Zip

What's Not Working:
  • ADB
  • USB Mount

Installation:
  • Download, extract file recovery.img from cwm-recovery-fb0-v1.zip
  • Connect mi-410 to PC in Download Mode (keep pressing vol up and power on)
  • You will find a new USB-Storage drive possibly named FIH,
  • Replace file recovery.img in the folder named image
  • Disconnect USB From PC
  • Disconnect mi-410 USB cable and reboot to recovery ( VOL UP + VOL DOWN + POWER ON)

Download:
cwm-recovery-fb0-v1.zip
there is an updated v2 from Tj_style with cwm 4.0.1.9 it seems

Thanks to Tj_style and kaskus forum for the release.
Thanks to FR for sharing this great news on Erodov

Monday, 25 July 2011

Some Good Apps I always use with android phones

This time i wanted to intro to you some good really good apps that will always be worth to have in your android powered phone.

Titanium Backup Pro


This one needs ROOT access.But once your rooted and installed Titanium backup it saves a lot of your time and bandwidth. How ?? Titanium backup can back up all your Installed apps and their Data too.

which means when ever you format or reinstall or upgrade your phone ,you dont have to go to market and redownload all those apps. For example if your browser is restored you have the option to restore the DATA part too that means the settings , bookmark and preference  that you already saved when you backed up last time.saves a lot of time.The PRO version is a paid app but trust me its worth. It can does all these with super fast speed using HYPER SHELL .so go to market and try out the free version .

Pulse Reader



As you all know we guys have to read and keep updated to the new happenings in technology world and its a big task for me always to go type in all the web address and read all of them one by one. If i had to do this i might be reading 40 plus sites daily and that will be a big headache. There will be good news or articles that i wish to share with other friends having similar interest. So to do all these with ease and accuracy with a less data sacrificed and organised in a better or best way. Well thats the Pulse Reader does.                                         









Dolphin Browser HD


I was a great fan of Netfront when using nokia S60V3 phones then OPERA when using symbian s60v5 phones.Then eventually the chinese UC browsers took over symbians best browsing experience. The UC browser 7.8 for android is really fast and stable. But somehow i like the Dolphin Browser HD. Why ???. Dolphin browse has very optimised way of rendering pages even on EDGE/2G networks.It has speacial add on plugins available.(i use the translate plugin) Tab browsing and it feels like you are really using a Computer and not a phone. Dolphin browse has special gesture feature,which help you easily bookmark ,navigate while browsing.And above all the best feature is a good download manager. still UC is best at this.



Alternate browse recommendation. UC Web 7.8 , Opera Mobile.





SMS backup & Restore.


A really useful and ultra fast app that helps to back up all the message threads in your android device. The best part is when restoring it helps to add up to the existing thread. Another feature is its in built DUPLICATE CHECKING while restoring. This feature helps not to create duplicate sms entries.The back up format is in .xml and this can be found in the SDcard sms backup restore folder. The size of the .xml will be so small that you can manually attach and upload it to your mail or online. Another noticable feature of this app is with out restoring you can look into or read an existing baked up xml file and see the messages. :)




India Rail Info.


This perticular app was very helpful in many situations and gained me a lot of praise!!. This app helps to find out the status, time, number, arrival /departure of Trains running under Indian Railway. This has feature to find out the Fare also. This is really useful for anyone who has someone who atleast use Indian railway sometime in his life :) . Very light weight app (size in kb) 













Mobile Number Tracker.

This app helps to track /trace the network circle from which you are getting the phone call.So when your phone rings it will show from which circle the call is coming.I found it very useful.But with the recent Mobile Number Portability the accuracy on ported number is not good.still it helps to find out /surprise friends :)


                                               


Mobo Player.

This is one best app which is free and does its job wonderfully well.Yes its a video player with  a nice GUI and does play almost all the formats. Best idea of on screen controls. options to show hide Hidden files.and a lot more.



this list will continue.......

Sunday, 24 July 2011

My New Phone Spice MI 410

Hi Friends n Followers :)

I have sold out my Videocon Zeus and bought a new Spice MI 410


Here in this picture you get the specs :) 


This phone is a rebranded version of Foxconn product(Code name FB400)  like our old commtiva z71 .These are the names it is known in different parts of the world :)

CSL Blueberry Mi 410

Motorola TRIUMPH

Huawei U9000 IDEOS X6

Cherry Mobile Magnum HD A400

Viewsonic Viewpad 4

Olive Smart VS300

WellcoM A99

Spice CSL Mi 410 - Slim

Axioo Vigo 410 

So i will come with more news and reviews and updates soon .. rite now .. fighting hard against this monsoon fever :)

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Foxconn Official Android Builds So Far For Videocon Zeus

The more recently released a 2.2 update is not included among the Issued by Foxconn. The clarity in order to look at the fact that official, shall we say "factory" expenditure.

The android OS 2.2 (Froyo) the same, the same kernel, builds a change in expenditure. The builds, which include some minor modifications.

android 2.2.1, kernel 2.6.32.9, 122-600MHz CPU set

Foxconn officially made so far by Google search are as follows:

build: 2_3_220:
F0X-3220-0-0001-A01
F0X-3220-0-0001-A02

build: 2_3_230:
F0X-3230-0-0002-A01
F0X-3230-0-0002-A02

build: 2_3_260:
F0X-3260-0-0002-A01
F0X-3260-0-0002-A02

build: 2_3_270:
F0X-3270-0-0001-A01
F0X-3270-0-0002-A01

Latest Release of Foxconn-developers site after registration, as well as the priority agreement with page Apanda collected.
Hungarian translation should include the ruins of these is sent several times, yet is not always included.

Courtesy : Google Translate
Source : Commtiva Smartphones