Wednesday, October 31

Grand Theft Auto 3 Android Full (apk + data) - Tested and Working (updated 15 Aug, 2013)



Rockstar Games celebrates the 10th anniversary of one of the most influential games of all time. Thecritically acclaimed blockbuster Grand Theft Auto III comes to mobile devices, bringing to life the dark and seedy underworld of Liberty City. With a massive and diverse open world, a wild cast of characters from every walk of life and the freedom to explore at will, Grand Theft Auto III puts the dark, intriguing and ruthless world of crime at your fingertips.

With stellar voice acting, a darkly comic storyline, a stunning soundtrack and revolutionary open-world gameplay, Grand Theft Auto III is the game that defined the open world genre for a generation.

Features:
  • Visually stunning updated graphics, character and vehicle models
  • HD quality resolution
  • Gameplay optimized for touch screen devices
  • Custom controls for the mobile platform
  • Countless hours of gameplay
  • Gamepad Support for select USB controllers
  • Integrated with Immersion Haptic Vibration Feedback
  • Tailor your visual experience with new video display settings

Version: 1.4
Size: 670  MB
Required android: 2.1 and up
Playstore Link: com.rockstar.gta3

InstructionInstall apk and put data on Sdcard\android\obb\

Download Direct Link
ONLY APK: Download HERE / MIRROR HERE

APK + DATA: Download HERE

Sunday, October 28

How to recover(Unbrick) bricked Samsung Galaxy S Plus GT-I9001 using ODIN Multi-Downloader (Link updated 15 Aug, 2013)


Is your Samsung Galaxy S Plus GT-I9001 Bricked??? Can't you get your phone to boot in normal mode??? This tutorial will help you recover your bricked Samsung Galaxy S Plus GT-I9001 using Odin Multi-Downloader 4.43.

Required files:
  1. Odin Multi-Downloader 4.43
  2. Gingerbread 2.3.6 package part 1 and Gingerbread 2.3.6 package part 2
  3. OPS File
Note: This package is pre-installed with Touchwiz 4.0 and Samsung Galaxy S II features

Process: 

Step 1: Get into Download Mode
First task that you need to do is get your phone into download mode. Firstly switch off your phone. Then hold the Vol UP + Vol Down + Power button, the screen will flash. Continue holding down all 3 buttons till you get the logo of android with the text "downloading".

You will see this type of image on your mobile phone

Step 2: Start Odin Downloader
  1. Run the application named "odin Multi_Downloader_v4.43.exe" that you downloaded with administrative privilege.
  2. Connect your phone to the PC
  3. Wait till Windows finishes installing drivers and Odin recognizes your phone. Yellow color will be appeared in the COM port mapping box.
  4. If your phone is not recognized then you may have not installed Samsung drivers. If the drivers are not installed, download it from here


Step 3: Install the rom package
  1. Extract the package named "I9001XXKQI_I9001XXKPM_I9001OXFKQ3_HOME.tar.part1.rar" with winrar and you will get a file named "I9001XXKQI_I9001XXKPM_I9001OXFKQ3_HOME.tar.md5". (You will need both I9001XXKQI_I9001XXKPM_I9001OXFKQ3_HOME.tar.part1.rar andI9001XXKQI_I9001XXKPM_I9001OXFKQ3_HOME.tar.part2.rar for this process).
  2. In odin Select OPS and choose the file named "AriesVE.ops".
  3. Check the One package box and then select One package and browse the extracted package from process 1 and select it.
  4. Now hit the Start button and wait till the process completes. This process will take about 8-10 mins to successfully complete it.


Congratulations, You have successfully installed and recovered your Samsung Galaxy S Plus GT-I9001 and your mobile is updated with latest Gingerbread 2.3.6 update... Enjoy :)

If you are confused you can follow this video which will show you all the process.



If you have any problem regarding the process, comment here and we will try to solve it as soon as possible...

Friday, October 26

Root & Install Ice Cream Sandwich On The Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant No Com...

How To Go Back To Stock Eclair On Your Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant With Odi...





How to go back to complete stock on the Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant using Odin 1.3 on Windows. (UPDATED LINKS)

Directions: Make sure to download all the files into your windows computer create a folder on your desktop then drag and drop all the files into that folder then watch and follow directions. this will take you less then 10 min to do.

Files You Need To Download Into Your Computer

Odin 1.3 

Pit File 

Tar File T959UVJFD

Samsung USB Driver For Windowns

Download All those files above from this link below make sure to unzip the file to you desktop at the link below. questions drop them on the comments

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Monday, October 22

How to upgrade the Galaxy Ace S5830 to Android 2.3.7 Gingerbread via Droid ACE v2 custom ROM



Released just last year, the Samsung Galaxy Ace GT-S5830 joined the Galaxy line of user-friendly and feature-rich mobile phones. Although the Galaxy Ace had a slower processor and screen resolution, the phone was still preferred by a lot of consumers due to its not-so-pricey tag, considering that is a smartphone.
The phone had the Android 2.2 Froyo version and received Gingerbread updates not long after its release into the market. Since the Galaxy Ace is still a noteworthy phone today, developers have released custom ROMs for it. Older models of phones are not forgotten by the ever-hardworking community of developers, so we can expect more custom ROMs to be released for not-too-recent Android devices.
XDA Developers member masterex567, in particular, cooked up the Droid ACE v2 custom ROM, based on CyanogenMod 7.2 (CM7.2) RC3 (unofficial), which in turn is based on Android 2.3.7 Gingerbread.
The latest version of the ROM includes performance improvements, such as the latest Firekernel overclocked kernel, Adrenaline Engine and Boost, faster GPS lock, faster SD card read speed, tweaked build.prop, and more.  Several improvements to the GUI, apps, and audio have also been incorporated.
Many of the major bugs in the previous version have also been already crushed.  Yet, this ROM continues to be developed, so there may still be some bugs and issues.
In this guide, learn how to upgrade the Galaxy Ace S5830 to Android 2.3.7 Gingerbread via Droid ACE v2 custom ROM.

Warning

  • The instructions in this guide are intended for use with the Samsung Galaxy Ace, model number GT-S5830. Applying these instructions on another device or model may produce undesired outcomes.
  • The information in this guide is provided for instructional and educational purposes only. There is no guarantee that these instructions will work under your specific and unique circumstances.
  • Use these instructions at your own risk. We shall not hold any responsibility or liability for whatever happens to you or your device arising from your use of the info in this guide.
  • Read and understand the whole guide first before actually performing the instructions.

Requirements

  • A Samsung Galaxy Ace GT-S5830 with ClockworkMod Recovery installed
  • Your phone’s USB cable.
  • Download the Unofficial CM7 Droid ACE v2 ROM package (cm7.2-rc3-droidacev2-bugsfixed.zip, 109.44 MB) to your computer.
  • Make sure that your phone’s battery is charged up to 75% or more to avoid interruptions during the process.
  • Backup all personal data on your phone to make sure you have a copy of your personal data (e.g., contacts, SMS, MMS, Internet settings, Wi-Fi passwords, and the like) in case the procedure in this guide erases such data.

Instructions

  1. Copy the ROM package to your phone’s internal SD card.
  2. Switch your phone off and boot into ClockworkMod Recovery. To do this, press and hold the Home and Power buttons until the screen turns on. This will then boot your phone to recovery.
    • NOTE: Once in recovery, you can use the Volume keys to navigate and the Power or Home button to select an option.
  3. Make a NANDroid Backup of your current ROM in case of problems. To create a backup, select Backup and Restore and select Backup. Wait for the process to finish.
  4. Select Wipe data/factory reset and confirm the action on the next screen.
  5. Select Wipe cache partition and confirm the action on the next screen.
  6. Go to Mounts and Storage and select Mount data.
  7. Select Install ZIP from SD card.
  8. Select Choose ZIP from SD card and navigate to the cm7.2-rc3-droidacev2-bugsfixed.zipfile, select it, and confirm the action on the next screen to start installing the ROM on your phone.
  9. Once installation is complete, select Go back and select Reboot system now. This will reboot your phone to the newly installed ROM.
Awesome! You have successfully installed the CM7.2-based Droid ACE v2 custom ROM on your Samsung Galaxy Ace GT-S5830.  If you’re feeling a little bit bold and adventurous,upgrade your Galaxy Ace S5830 to Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean via CyanogenMod 10.

Offiicial Cyanogenmod 7 (CM7) for Galaxy Ace S5830

It took its sweet time, but it’s finally here. CyanogenMod 7 aka CM7 is now official for the Galaxy Ace, bringing Android 2.3.7 with improved performance and customization options, which are the proven hallmarks of CyanogenMod. While CM9 is already on progress based on Ice Cream Sandwich for other devices, with the Ace also having a few Ice Cream Sandwich ROMs, those looking for a stable experience will welcome CM7 with open arms. The ROM will be updated regularly as it’s in the nightlies stage. Nightlies are development builds that are built automatically at the end of each day incorporating all the changes submitted by the developers in that time.
Do keep in mind that the ROM has bugs (albeit very few), and since these are automatic builds, newer releases might introduce new bugs and issues, so the ROM is by no means complete now.
Read on to find out how you can flash CM7 on your Galaxy Ace.
Compatibility
This ROM and the guide below are compatible only and only with the Samsung Galaxy Ace, model number S5830. It may render an incompatible device unusable. Check your model in Settings » About.
Warning!
The methods and procedures discussed here are considered risky and you should not attempt anything if you don’t know completely what it is. If any damage occurs to you or your device, we won’t be held liable.

ROM Info

Known Issues:
  • Torch isn’t working ( not a big bug but still)
  • Link2sd seems to be not working (need confirmation from more users)

Pre-Installation Requirements

  • Rooted Galaxy Ace with Clockworkmod Recovery installed.
  • Sufficiently charged battery, at least 50% is recommended.
  • Backup all your data as this procedure will wipe your installed apps and data (but will NOT touch your sdcard). You can refer to this excellent Android backup guide.

How to Install CM7 on Galaxy Ace

  1. Download the latest version of CM7 from the original development thread.
  2. Download the Google Apps package (this is required since the ROM itself doesn’t contain Google apps like Market, Talk, etc).
    Download Link  |  Filename: gapps-gb-20120116-237-signed.zip
  3. Transfer the two files downloaded in step 1 and 2 to the root of your sdcard on the phone (i.e, don’t put them in any folder).
  4. Power Off your Galaxy Ace. Wait for 5-6 seconds until you feel the vibration to confirm complete switch off.
  5. Then, press and hold these 2 buttons together: ‘Home+Power’ till the Galaxy Ace logo shows up on-screen. You’ll boot into CWM recovery soon enough. (In recovery, use Volume keys to scroll up and down and power key to select an option. Use back key to go back).
  6. Once in CWM, perform a wipe:
    1. Select “wipe data/factory reset”, then select “Yes” on next screen to confirm. Wait a while till the data wipe is complete.
    2. Select “wipe cache then select “Yes” on next screen to confirm.
    3. Go back to the main menu, select “advanced”, and then Wipe Dalvik Cache » Yes – Wipe Dalvik. Then go back to the main recovery menu.
  7. Now select “install zip from sdcard”, then select “choose zip from sdcard”. Scroll to the ROM file on the sdcard and select it.
  8. Then select “Yes, Install *your_rom_name*.zip”. The ROM will now start installing.
  9. After the ROM finishes installing, select “go back” to go back to the main recovery menu.
  10. Now repeat step 7, but this time select the Google apps package file gapps-gb-20120116-237-signed.zip to install the Google apps package.
  11. After the installation is complete, select “go back” then select “reboot system now” to reboot the phone.
The official CM7 ROM, based on Gingerbread 2.3.7 is now installed and running on your Galaxy Ace. Visit the development page to get more info and the latest updates on the ROM. Share your thoughts on the ROM in the comments.

How to flash CM7.2 SIII MOD on the Galaxy Ace S5830



A new custom CyanogenMod 7.2 ROM tailor-made for the Samsung Galaxy Ace GT-S5830 is already out, featuring the same theme and features of the Galaxy S3′s famous TouchWiz 5 interface and launcher.
The ROM is known as the CM7.2 SIII MOD ROM and it features the same icon pack, wallpapers, home launcher, and a few widgets that were originally found on the Galaxy S3. Although the ROM is not actually based on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, it does, however, feel like you are actually running Ice Cream Sandwich on your Galaxy Ace. Keep in mind, the ROM is built on Android 2.3.7 Gingerbread which translates to a very stable ROM and is good for daily use.
This guide shows you how to flash CM7.2 SIII MOD on the Galaxy Ace S5830.

Warning

  • The instructions in this guide are intended for use with the Samsung Galaxy Ace, model number GT-S5830. Applying these instructions on another device or model may produce undesired outcomes.
  • The information in this guide is provided for instructional and educational purposes only. There is no guarantee that these instructions will work under your specific and unique circumstances.
  • Use these instructions at your own risk. We shall not hold any responsibility or liability for whatever happens to you or your device arising from your use of the info in this guide.
  • Read and understand the whole guide first before actually performing the instructions.

Requirements

Instructions

  1. Copy the downloaded ZIP file to your phone’s internal SD card.
  2. Switch off your phone.
  3. Boot into ClockworkMod Recovery. You can do this by pressing and holding down the Home and Power buttons. Your phone will boot into ClockworkMod Recovery.
  4. Create a NANDroid backup of your current ROM. In case something does not work with this ROM, you can easily revert to your original ROM through your backup. To perform a backup select Backup and Restore then select Backup again. Head back to the main recovery menu after backup is finished.
  5. Select Wipe data/factory reset, then select Yes on the next screen to confirm data wipe.
  6. Select Install ZIP from SD card, then select Choose ZIP from SD card. Browse for the downloaded SIII_MOD_V2.zip file and select it. Confirm the installation process by selecting Yes on the next screen.
  7. After the installation is finished, head back to the main menu by selecting Go back.
  8. Reboot your phone by selecting Reboot system now.
Congratulations! You have successfully installed the CM7.2 SIII MOD ROM on your Samsung Galaxy Ace GT-S5830.

Sunday, October 21

New Android 4.2 features unveiled: gallery changes, multi-user accounts and parental controls



We already (think we) know that Google will unveil the LG Nexus 4 running Android 4.2 on October 29 and launch the new products in the weeks thereafter, but until Google takes the stage at its upcoming media event we’ll keep looking at current rumors and reports detailing these products.
In earlier posts we looked at various Android 4.2 features, such as the new notification settings,the Gmail 4.2 app that was later pulled by Google and a variety of security features that could be found in Google’s upcoming Android version.
Now we have more Android 4.2 features uncovered coming via the same source, Android Police, that continued to dig for more details in the Android 4.2 version it got to play with. In its latest report, the publication details new gallery changes, multi-user accounts and parental controls.
Like with the previous set of features, it’s not yet clear whether these features will be indeed found in the final version of Android 4.2, but it’s still worth taking a look at them.
The gallery and camera apps are apparently getting new icons, although the graphics found in this Android 4.2 build are not final. More importantly, the gallery app is getting a makeover, although when it comes to functionality, things appear to be exactly the same as in Jelly Bean:
The Gallery is getting a reskin! It’s still a rough work in progress, but we can at least see what direction they’re going in. Albums have a polaroid-style bottom white label (which matches the new icon!) and the background is a light-gray color [see left screenshot in the image above]. Everything else about the Gallery is exactly the same. And when I say exactly the same I mean exactly the same. You can’t delete Picasa/G+ photos, there are no new editing options, you still can’t rotate with a gesture, and Instant Upload Albums are still capped at 500. In its defense, it isn’t anywhere near finished – in fact, they haven’t even incremented the version number. 1.1.40000 is the same as the Jelly Bean version. It’s promising that they’re looking at it.
In case taking pictures on your Android device isn’t that important, especially if it’s a tablet, then you’ll be happy to hear that Google is apparently working on multi-user accounts, which is definitely good news for tablet owners. According to Android Police, there’s evidence in the Android 4.2 version it tested that Android 4.2 will support multiple users. Various apps have permissions that reveal the multiple users features including the Phone, Setting and SystemUI.
Even the Google Play Store will keep track of what apps are installed for each user, showing the relevant ones for each one.
One of the perks of a system that has multi-user support is that it can offer parental controls. Apparently Android 4.2 will also offer this feature, which will allow parents to control the activity of their children on Android devices, especially when it comes to getting new content from the store – purchasing can be blocked with a PIN and downloads censored depending on their rating.
We’ll be back with more Android 4.2 details once we have them. Meanwhile, let us know what you’d like to see Google announce in just over a week from now.

Sunday, October 14

Upgrade Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830 to Ice Cream Sandwich



Everybody wants Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) on his/her Android device.  Many users have already loaded up their phones with ICS (mostly unofficial, via hacks or custom ROMs) but still, more and more are discovering it and would want to try it.
While several devices have already tasted Android 4.0, Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830 users are just getting their share, since it was just very recently that CyanogenMod 9 (based on Android 4.0.3 ICS) was released.
CyanogenMod 9 for the Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830 is unofficial, but it’s still worth trying. This firmware is still in beta stage but it is reportedly stable enough for daily use.
Almost every feature is working in this build, but the developers have noted that the following still are problematic:
  • Apps incompatibility
  • Signal bars
  • Vocal functionality
  • Flickering
  • No SIM contacts
  • Lag in video playback
  • Live wallpapers not loading or playing
  • Compass not working
  • Radio doesn’t work
  • Camera not working
Presumably, of course, the developers will be trying to iron out those kinks.
There are also some improvements in this firmware. The firmware is reportedly much faster when used, there is some improvement in the battery performance, issues about flickering have been reduced, Phone.apk is already fixed, library audio files are now updated, and the device sources are already rebuilt. Aside from those enhancements the CyanogenMod 9 animation is also now perfectly working, no more force close errors, and the browser is now working with full GPU acceleration. There’s also a bonus because the developers added a CyanogenMod 9 music player.

Requirements

Ready to install CyanogenMod 9 on your Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830? See the following requirements first and then proceed to the instructions.
  • A rooted Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830 (Check our guide on how to root the Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830)
  • Make a back up of all important data on your device (i.e. call logs, SMS, contacts, files, bookmarks and Internet settings).
  • Charge your phone’s battery to at least 60% power.
  • Disable antivirus programs in your computer and if you also have any in your device, uninstall it.
  • Latest release of the CyanogenMod 9 package for the Galaxy Ace S5830.  Get it fromhere style=”font-weight: bold;”>.

Instructions

Note: Use this guide at your own risk. We will not be held liable for any damage on your device as a result of following this guide.
If you are now ready to install this ROM, here are the instructions on how to upgrade your Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830.
  1. Connect your phone to your PC and copy the CyanogenMod package file to the SD card of your device.
  2. Disconnect your phone from your PC.
  3. Turn off your phone and put it into recovery mode by holding down the Menu button and pressing the Power button.
  4. Create a backup of your current ROM by selecting Backup and Restore > Backup.  This is style=”font-weight: bold; text-decoration: underline;”>not optional.
  5. While in recovery mode, select “install zip from SD card” then “choose zip from SD card”.
  6. Choose the CyanogenMod 9 package file that you copied to the phone.
  7. Confirm the installation and wait for it to complete.
  8. Return to main recovery menu, and do a full wipe as follows:
    1. Select Wipe data/factory reset.
    2. Select Wipe cache partition.
    3. Select Advanced > Wipe Dalvik cache.
  9. Return to main recovery menu.
  10. Select Reboot system now.
When your Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830 boots up, it will now be running Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich through CyanogenMod 9.  Congratulations!

How to flash CyanogenMod 10 for the Galaxy S Plus I9001


Almost every Android device can partake of the new Android 4.1 Jelly Bean treat, and that includes the Samsung Galaxy S Plus GT-I9001, thanks to an early build of unofficial CyanogenMod 10 for the Galaxy S Plus.
CyanogenMod is among the most popular custom ROMs.  The alpha build of CM10 for the I9001 has been released by  XDA Developers member Doomsday94.
Currently this custom ROM is in its early development stage and you may encounter some issues and bugs while using this custom ROM. Google Search and the camera currently don’t work.  Almost everything else, however, works.
    This guide shows you how to flash CyanogenMod 10 for the Galaxy S Plus I9001.

    Warning

    • The instructions in this guide are intended for use with the Samsung Galaxy S Plus, model number GT-I9001. Applying these instructions on another device or model may produce undesired outcomes.
    • The information in this guide is provided for instructional and educational purposes only. There is no guarantee that these instructions will work under your specific and unique circumstances.
    • Use these instructions at your own risk. We shall not hold any responsibility or liability for whatever happens to you or your device arising from your use of the info in this guide.
    • Read and understand the whole guide first before actually performing the instructions.

    Requirements

    Instructions

      NOTE: These instructions assume that you are using TWRP Recovery.  The menu locations and menu names may be different on ClockworkMod Recovery.
      1. Copy the CyanogenMod 10 ROM file and the Google Apps package to the internal SD card of your phone.
      2. Turn off the phone.
      3. Boot your phone into Recovery Mode. You can do this by pressing and holding down the Volume Up and Power buttons at the same time. You can then let go of the buttons once the Samsung logo on the screen appears. When the icon bearing an Android inside a box shows up, press the Menu button.
      4. Make sure to create a backup before installing the ROM. Tap on Backup and slide the blue circle located at the bottom to the right to perform a backup. Wait for the process to finish.
      5. Select Wipe data/factory reset and confirm the action on the next screen.
      6. Select Wipe and choose Cache. Confirm the action on the next screen.
      7. Select Install ZIP from SD card.  Select Choose ZIP from SD card and locate the cm-10-20120930-DOOMSDAY94-ariesve-alpha 1.zip file. Confirm the installation on the next screen.
      8. Once the installation is complete, flash the Google Apps package in the same manner as in step 7.
      9. Go back to the main menu and select Reboot system now to reboot your phone. It would take about 5-7 minutes to boot for the first time.
      Great work! You have successfully installed the CyanogenMod 10 ROM on your Samsung Galaxy S Plus GT-I9001.

      How to flash ClockworkMod Recovery for the Galaxy S Plus I9001 Using ODIN


      The Samsung Galaxy S Plus GT-I9001 was an improvement of the original Galaxy S, addressing many of the issues of the Galaxy S series and bringing it up to par with its other smartphone rivals.
      It comes with a solid stock ROM and stock recovery that makes proper use of its upgraded capabilities and tweaks. But, for the more technically inclined ones, using the device as it is out of the box is not enough. Tweaking our gadgets to suit our needs is something that we all want to do. The first step to the world of flashing different ROMs and various utility tools starts with installing a custom recovery.
      ClockworkMod Recovery is a custom recovery and is an important tool to have installed on any Android device. Not only is it crucial in most custom ROM installations; it is also very useful if you’re in need of general operating system utilities, such as making a back-up of your existing settings, data, or even the operating system itself.
      This guide shows you how to flash ClockworkMod Recovery for the Galaxy S Plus I9001.

      Warning

      • The instructions in this guide are intended for use with the Samsung Galaxy S Plus, model number GT-I9001. Applying these instructions on another device or model may produce undesired outcomes.
      • The information in this guide is provided for instructional and educational purposes only. There is no guarantee that these instructions will work under your specific and unique circumstances.
      • Use these instructions at your own risk. We shall not hold any responsibility or liability for whatever happens to you or your device arising from your use of the info in this guide.
      • Read and understand the whole guide first before actually performing the instructions.

      Requirements

      • Samsung Galaxy S Plus GT-I9001
      • A Windows PC
      • Handset USB drivers installed on the PC. You may install the drivers by installing Samsung Kies.
      • Download the following files to your computer:
      • Make sure your device’s battery still has at least 70% power. You don’t want the device to shut down in the middle of the procedure.
      • Backup all personal data on your phone to make sure you have a copy of your personal data (e.g., contacts, SMS, MMS, Internet settings, Wi-Fi passwords, and the like) in case the procedure in this guide erases such data.

      Instructions

      1. Turn off the phone and make sure it is disconnected from the PC.
      2. Boot the phone into Download Mode. To do so, press and hold down the Volume Down, Home, and Power buttons until the screen turns on and an Android icon in yellow appears.
      3. Double-click Odin3 v4.43.exe to open Odin on your PC.
      4. Connect the tablet to your PC.
        • You should see a message that says “Added” in Odin. If not, there might be a problem with your drivers.
      5. Click the PDA button and select the recovery-clockwork-5.5.0.4-ariesve.tar.md5 file.
      6. Click on the OPS button and select the AriesVE.ops file.
      7. Click the Start button to begin installation.  Once installation is done, you should see aPASS message. You’re now free to unplug the phone from the PC.
        Excellent! You’ve flashed ClockworkMod Recovery on your Samsung Galaxy S Plus GT- I9001.

        CyanogenMod 10 M2 now available for selected devices


        CyanogenMod Sid Logo
        Back in September, we saw one of the latest announcements from the folks at Cyanogen. That announcement was for a new series of builds, the M Series, with the M standing for monthly. We saw the release of CyanogenMod 10 M1 at the time of the initial announcement, and as of today, one month later, we have the release of CyanogenMod 10 M2.
        Those who have been waiting for the release, go ahead and surf on over to the CyanogenMod site and begin your download. And for those who may have missed the excitement behind the M Series last month, lets offer a bit of what it is all about.
        CyanogenMod 10 M2, just as the regular release of CM10, is based off of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The M Series is aimed at those who are looking to use something a bit more cutting edge, but at the same time, those who are not quite ready for the nightlies.
        Currently, the CM team is doing M builds for major devices, including versions of the Galaxy S3, Galaxy Nexus, Galaxy S2, LG Nitro, and Sony Xperia S. A full list is available on the CM blog.
        Finally, an important note — the M Series builds are considered experimental which means you may see some bugs. Proceed with caution.

        Friday, October 12

        How to upgrade the Galaxy S3 I9300 to official Jelly Bean build XXDLIB manually


        (Source:androidauthority.com)
        Samsung has officially unleashed Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean to the international variant of the Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9300.  The said upgrade, which is for software version XXDLIB, is primarily intended for the Poland region (which also covers Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom), but it reportedly works for any GT-I9300.  The firmware update is for unbranded, non-carrier-locked devices.
        Official updates will expectedly start rolling out for the other regions and carriers in the next few days.
        Not that the Galaxy S3 is performing poorly on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich — it does! — but the upgrade to Jelly Bean will make the quad-core beast become more beastly in its performance.  The official  Jelly Bean upgrade for the GT-I9300 brings Project Butter (read: crazy-smooth display and performance) to the phone, plus a modified Settings menu, a new and more functional Notifications bar, Google Now, and several other goodies that will make you lick your lips.
        This guide shows you how to upgrade the Galaxy S3 I9300 to official Jelly Bean build XXDLIB manually.

        Warning

        • The instructions in this guide are intended for use with the international variant of the Samsung Galaxy S3, model number GT-I9300. Applying these instructions on another device or model may produce undesired outcomes.
        • The information in this guide is provided for instructional and educational purposes only. There is no guarantee that these instructions will work under your specific and unique circumstances.
        • Use these instructions at your own risk. We shall not hold any responsibility or liability for whatever happens to you or your device arising from your use of the info in this guide.
        • Read and understand the whole guide first before actually performing the instructions.

        Requirements

        • Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9300
        • A Windows PC
        • Handset USB drivers installed on the PC. You may install the drivers by installing Samsung Kies.
        • Enable USB debugging on your handset.
        • Disable antivirus, firewall, and other security software. Also disable Samsung Kies and other software that accesses your phone. Such software can interfere with the procedure in this guide.
        • Make sure your device’s battery still has at least 70% power. You don’t want the device to shut down in the middle of the procedure.
        • Download the following to your computer:
        • Backup all personal data on your device to make sure you have a copy of your personal data (e.g., contacts, SMS, MMS, Internet settings, Wi-Fi passwords, and the like) in case the procedure in this guide erases such data.

        Instructions

        1. Extract the XXDLIB update ZIP file’s contents into a convenient location on your computer, preferably the Desktop.  The most important file is the one that ends in *.tar.md5.
        2. Extract the contents of the Odin ZIP package into a folder on your Desktop.
        3. Turn off your phone.
        4. Reboot your phone into Download Mode by holding down the Home, Volume Down, and Power buttons together.  When you see the Samsung logo, you may release the Power button, but keep the Home and Volume Down buttons pressed down until the phone boots into Download Mode.
        5. On your PC, fire up Odin by double-clicking the executable file that you extracted from the Odin ZIP file.
        6. Connect your phone to your PC via USB cable.  Odin should be able to detect the phone and display “Added” in its message box.  If you don’t see such confirmation, the software may be having trouble detecting the phone, in which case you can try reinstalling the phone’s USB drivers.
        7. In Odin, click the PDA button.  Browse for the *.tar.md5 file that you extracted from the update package.
        8. Except for loading the file for PDA, leave everything as is in Odin.  Make sure the “Re-partition” option is not ticked.
        9. Flash the upgrade to your phone by clicking Start in Odin.
        10. After a few minutes, if flashing is successful, Odin will let you know by displaying “PASSED” in one of its message boxes.
        11. Your phone will reboot automatically.  When it does, you may unplug the phone from the PC when you see the Samsung logo.
        Awesome!  You have successfully upgraded your Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9300 to official Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean build XXDLIB.

        What you think could be the maximum phone bill? It’s $15 quadrillion for one woman!


        There are big phone bills, huge phone bills and insane phone bills. And a lot us have possibly faced one of those, at least once every few years. But check this out; Solenne San Jose, a woman from the Bordeaux region of France, received an utterly insane one, which gave her the shock of her life.
        After an early termination of her contract with the phone company Bouygues Telecom, San Jose was told that she would have to pay a cancellation fee and that the exact amount would be sent in a final bill to her residence. The bill she received was for a mind-blowing €11,721,000,000,000,000, which works out to around $15 quadrillion!!!! That amount works out to more than 200 times the GDP of France, and would be enough to wipe out the EU debt crisis multiple times over!! Hell, it would probably make the entire world debt-free!
        As you may have guessed by now, this unbelievable amount was generated due to an error by the carrier, and after some frantic phone calls by San Jose, the company finally conceded that that the bill should actually add up to €117.21. The carrier also gave a statement that the mix-up resulted due to a printing error.
        Phewww!!! If you have set up an auto-debit with your bank or on your credit card for your phone bill payments, you better think twice.

        Thursday, October 11

        Update Galaxy Nexus to Android 4.1.2 manually



        (source:androidsoul.com)
        So the latest version of Jelly Bean, Android 4.1.2, has been released by Google, with the update already rolling out to the Nexus 7 as well as Galaxy Nexus bought from the Play Store in the US, bringing stability and performance improvements. But for those who haven’t gotten the update yet on theirGalaxy Nexus? They can of course manually update thanks to the awesome developer community, without waiting for the update to roll out officially.
        XDA Senior Member kalo86 has released an Android 4.1.2 ROM for the Galaxy Nexus, which can be flashed via a custom recovery to update to the latest version of Android, and the guide below will walk you through the steps required to do so. The ROM also comes rooted and enables the use of Flash in the browser, though there are no other changes made.
        Keep in mind that this procedure requires you to have an unlocked bootloader on the tablet, and unlocking the bootloader will wipe all data on it (though it can be backed up and restored). Make sure you are comfortable with that before going ahead, otherwise you should wait for the official update to arrive.
        Let’s take a look at how the Galaxy Nexus can be manually updated to Android 4.1.2.
        Compatibility
        This ROM and the guide below are compatible only and only with the international GSM Galaxy Nexus, model number i9250. It’s not compatible with Verizon/Sprint variants or any other device. Check your device model in Settings » About phone.
        Warning!
        The methods and procedures discussed here are considered risky and you should not attempt anything if you don’t know completely what it is. If any damage occurs to your device, we won’t be held liable.

        How to Update to Android 4.1.2 on Galaxy Nexus

        Part I: Install Android 4.1.2 ROM
        1. This procedure will wipe all your apps, data and settings. Backup your Apps and important data — bookmarks, contacts, SMS, APNs (internet settings), etc. This Android backup guide would help you.
          NOTE: Don’t forget to at least note down your network’s APN settings, which are required to make mobile data work. Go into Settings » More » Mobile Networks, click on the APN that is in use, then note down the setting for each field. While APN settings should be automatically restored from network, you can enter them manually if needed to make mobile data work. You can also find your APN details → here.
        2. Unlock the bootloader on your Galaxy Nexus by following the guide → hereThis will erase all your data, including the data on the SD card, so back everything up first (see step 1). Skip this step if your bootloader is already unlocked.
        3. [Important!] Install TWRP recovery on your Nexus by following the guide → here. Make sure to flash the GSM version of recovery. You need recovery to be able to install the ROM and can also use ClockworkMod recovery instead of TWRP. Skip this step if you already have TWRP or ClockworkMod recovery installed.
        4. Download the latest version of the ROM from here.
        5. Download the Google Apps package. This will install apps like Play Store, Gmail, etc. which are not present in the ROM by default.
          Download Gapps  |  Alternate Link  |  Filename: gapps-jb-20120726-signed.zip   
        6. Android 4.1.2 also updates the drivers for graphics, Wi-Fi, etc which bring small but useful improvements like better Wi-Fi or better graphics performance, but these aren’t included in the ROM as they were released later, so also download the drivers file.
          Download Drivers  |  Filename: Maguro-JZO54K-Drivers_gnufabio.zip
        7. Copy the two files downloaded in step 4 and 5 to the phone (DO NOT extract the files).
        8. Turn off the phone and boot into TWRP/CWM recovery. To do this, press and hold the Volume Up + Volume Down + Power buttons together till the screen turns on. Then, scroll to the Recovery mode option using the volume buttons, then select it using the Power button to restart in recovery.
        9. Now, tap on Backup, then slide the blue circle button at the bottom to the right to start backing up your current ROM, so that you can restore it later if something does not work out with the new ROM. After backup is complete, go back to the main menu by clicking the home button at the bottom left of the screen.
        10. Select Wipe, then select Factory Reset and then confirm the data wipe. This will not wipe your internal SD card’s contents, so do not worry. Then, go back to the main menu by clicking the home button after wipe is complete.
        11. Select Install, then browse and select the ROM file you downloaded in step 4 above. Confirm installation to flash it.
        12. After installation of ROM is complete, repeat step 11, but this time select the gapps-jb-20120726-signed.zip file to flash the Google apps package. Confirm again so that gapps are flashed.
        13. After installation of Gapps package is complete, repeat step 11 again, this time selecting the Maguro-JZO54K-Drivers_gnufabio.zip file to flash the drivers package.
        14. After installation of drivers is complete, select the Reboot system button to reboot the phone and boot up into the ROM. First boot will take up to 5-7 minutes.
          NOTE: If you want to go back to your previous ROM, boot into recovery, select Restore, then restore your previous ROM by selecting it from the list.
        Your Galaxy Nexus is now running on Android 4.1.2, and you can visit the source page for further updates to the ROM. Do let us know how it works!