Sunday, 30 March 2014

Flashing using Odin 3.09: Complete guide.


About Odin


ODIN is a third-party, Windows-based program created specifically to flash files such as ROMs on Samsung smartphones. ODIN is used in several different circumstances, such as flashing firmware or installing a custom ROM on the smartphone. ODIN has no special requirements beyond the Samsung USB drivers, which may be installed on your computer already depending on your smartphone usage.


You can download odin by clicking Here.


 
Odin samsung



Steps for flashing via Odin 

  • Power off your Phone. 
  • Boot into Download Mod (Press Volume down + Home + Power on).
  • Connect your phone to PC via USB cable.
  • Wait to install the driver.
  • Once the driver installation finish the odin looks like.
  • Extract the downloaded firmware. It contains PDA, PIT, PHONE, CSC, BOOTLOADER


Case1

  • Run Odin
  • If you have only one file i.e., PDA then select PDA
  • Power off your Phone.
  • Boot into Download Mod (Press Volume down + Home + Power on)
  • Connect your phone to PC via USB cable.
  • Hit Start and wait to complete the installation.


Case 2


If you have more than one file

1. Select PIT.


2. Once you select PIT make sure that you select re-partition button
.



If your ROM comes with a boot-loader
(If you don't have this file skip step 3)

   
3. Select BOOTLOADER and tick Phone Bootloader Update.


4. Select PDA, PHONE, CSC (If you have only PDA then you can leave PHONE and CSC).


5. Power off your Phone.

6. Boot into Download Mode (Press Volume down + Home + Power on)


7. Connect your phone to PC via USB cable.
 
8. Once your phone is added you can click Start



Don’t touch the USB cable while the firmware is being flashed.
At the end you will see a message saying ‘PASS” on a green background. This means that the installation is done. The device should reboot and run on the new firmware.






NOTE
Please remember that flashing your mobile phone is fully at your own risk.





Monday, 24 March 2014

Best Custom ROMs for Android.


About Custom ROMs


As we know, Android is extremely flexible when it comes to customization. That's one of the reasons so many people choose an Android device over something different. However, installing live wallpapers and third-party widgets aren't the only ways of personalizing an Android device. There's a number of communities online dedicated to coding full-fledged Android ROMs, loaded with unique features and personalization options.


Here's some of the best custom ROMs available out there.



Paranoid Android features the so-called Hybrid mode, allowing one to scale every app, widget, or a system component. You can choose a mode for every element without even having to adjust the system's DPI setting. Oh, and it comes with colorful, cartoonish wallpapers.
                          



2. AOKP

 

Here's the only Android ROM that's supposedly infused with magical unicorn bytes – AOKP. It lets you customize your toggle buttons and even add your own. Custom vibration patterns are also included. Swype gestures can be used throughout the interface. Lots of popular smartphones are supported, including the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the HTC One.



3. CyanogenMod

 

CyanogenMod is regarded as the most popular custom ROM available on Android. It is loaded on millions of Android devices worldwide and it supports a very broad range of smartphones and tablets. Stable releases based on the most recent version of Android available are being released on a monthly basis.


 
LiquidSmooth is based on Android 4.2.2 and features many of the modifications found on other popular custom ROMs. As the name suggests, the ROM is meant to be as smooth and responsive as possible. The software and hardware buttons and the status bar can be customized. Themes are also supported.
                

6. Jelly BAM

 

Jelly BAM is a custom ROM made with the idea of being the most complete Android operating system available. It combines all the features found on popular open source ROMs such as CyanogenMod, AOKP, Paranoid Android, and more. Sony's Mobile BRAVIA Engine, XLoud, and an Audio DSP manager are on its extensive list of features, along with a theme selector, and software for HDR photos. Jelly BAM can be installed on over 20 Android devices.
 


Sunday, 23 March 2014

Easiest way to root your android device: Using SRSRoot.

 

About SRSRoot


SRS-Root is an easy to use solution for rooting your android device, the software contains multiple exploits to gain root access on your device.
  • SRSRoot Supports Android versions 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 4.0, 4.1, 4.2
  • We can Root latest models like Samsung Galaxy S2 / S3, Note / Note2 etc
  • We have an Option to remove root from your device by one-click.
  • Powered by SRS Server *Safe Rooting without flashing your device.
 Note: off-course you should have working internet connection to use this tool.



What is rooting?

Android rooting is the process of allowing users of smartphones, tablets, and other devices running the Android mobile operating system to attain privileged control (known as "root access") within Android's sub-system.


 Rooting is often performed with the goal of overcoming limitations that carriers and hardware manufacturers put on some devices, resulting in the ability to alter or replace system applications and settings, run specialized apps that require administrator-level permissions, or perform other operations that are otherwise inaccessible to a normal Android user. 

Various methods for rooting is available on the internet but, this is the easiest way that I have personally tried.

 

 

 

 

 

Using SRS One-Click-Root Tool


This Software is build to make it easy to root an android device.
It has several methods and solutions build in to make it possible to ROOT your device with just a single click.

SRSRoot can be downloaded from Here.


How does this works ?

- Step 1: Enable 'USB debugging' on your device (you can find this in the settings menu)
- Step 2: Enable 'Unknown Sources' on your device (Also under settings)
- Step 3: Connect your device to the computer (If needed install the android drivers)
- Step 4: Click on one of the ROOT options in this software, and wait till it's finished.





*Note: This process should only be carried if you know what are you doing and completely one your own risk. Incorrect procedure may brick your device.






Please comment if you have any query.


Thank you.
Tausif Ahmed.