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How to Root a Nokia X, X+ and XL in 4 simple steps – [Guide]

How to Root a Nokia X, X+ and XL in 4 simple steps – [Guide]

Ever since Nokia announced their new line of Nokia X Android devices a couple of months back, the company has again managed to step in the limelight. Even though both the Nokia X and Nokia XL are based on the open source Android architecture, it does manage to distinguish its self from your traditional Android devices that include a few modifications and limitations imposed by the Finnish cellular giants that include Nokia’s own customized app store instead of the regular Google Play which is found on every Android device out there as yet and a bunch of other things as well. This little notion did disappoint a few potential buyers who wanted to give the Nokia X devices a try but were held back due to these minor drawbacks. Well you won’t be disappointed anymore. The beauty of Android devices is that no matter how complicated they are, they all have one thing in common which is the Kernel Open Source architecture that enables various possibilities for Rooting and replacing the original firmware with that of your liking. This is one of the main reasons for which the platform is so much adored and appreciated by not just developers but users in general as well. When it comes to rooting, the first name that springs in mind is XDA who throughout the years have managed to come up with solutions for almost all our Android related problems. With that said, our good friends ar XDA have yet again managed to impress us all with their latest rooting solution for the Nokia X devices which would then allow you to install any custom ROM of your choice. For those of you who are interested in rooting their devices need to follow these simple steps: 1. Download Framaroot.apk from here 2. Install it & Open 3. Click on Grandalf 4. Reboot your device So there you have it folks, for all those who want to give their Nokia X device a new look can now easily do it using these simple aforementioned steps. If you want to make your Android device feel more androidy then you here is a quick guide of installing Google Apps on your device. We would like to hear your views on it and if you have any trouble during or post installation then do feel free to drop a query in our comments section below. Cheers !! Note: Rooting would void your device’s warranty so do it at your own risk. Talk Android Phones would not be responsible for any damages incurred during or after the rooting process. Thank...

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How to get the Android 4.4 KiKat Transparent Status Bar

How to get the Android 4.4 KiKat Transparent Status Bar

Android 4.4 KitKat is the elusive candy for most users at this point in time, with users starting to very slowly but gradually get the updates. Well if your one like me who just can not wait for anything official to come and is not afraid to tweak your device, then my friend you have come to the right place. What sets apart Android 4.4 from the older versions is the subtle white color instead of the blue and most of the stuff has become transparent, including the status and notification bars. If you too want your device to have transparency all over then just follow the below steps: (Remember your device has to be Rooted and running a custom ROM like CM) Install Xposed Installer Open the Xposed app and go to Downloads Download Gravity Box Go to Framework in Xposed app Click on Install/Update Then go to modules where you can see Gravity Box and tick the check box. Restart/Reboot your device Go to Gravity Box App and start tweaking. To make the status bar transparent head on over to the Transparency Manger Mode and use the slider to adjust it. Voila Now you have a transparent status bar! Remember you can even make the notification bar transparent so just tweak away! To get the FULL Android 4.4 KitKat experience, download GEL (Google Experience Launcher) and the Android 4.4 KiKtat Theme for CM (This works will all custom ROMS who have an option to change themes in settings) from the Google Play Store. The settings seen on the pics are very close to what actual Android 4.4 KitKat looks like: Again do this on your own risk, We will not be responsible for anything happening to your device during this process. Have attached a few snaps to help you out how the final thing looks like. So go ahead and share with us what tweaks do you come up with to make your device all the more awesome! A Special Shout Out to +DinyarVirji for his participation  in the...

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Video Tutorial – Samsung Galaxy S3’s motion sensor capabilities

Video Tutorial – Samsung Galaxy S3’s motion sensor capabilities

The Samsung Galaxy S III tends to stand out from the rest of its competitors in more ways than one. Besides offering a host of different options like S voice, Smart Stay and S Beam to name a few; it has lots more to offer as well. For example, there is one particular feature in the phone  which has not yet been touched upon and that’s the phone’s Motion Control capabilities. Once you begin to explore the settings and menus you will find yourself opened up to quite an array of new ways to use this phone. Accelerometers and gyroscopes are not new anymore to mobile phones.  Anyone who has used their phone like a steering wheel in a racing game or taken advantage of a gyroscope in navigation software knows how cool this technology really is.  Essentially, when a phone can sense movement and gravity it can do all sorts of things. Samsung have really pushed this funcionality to its limit with the Galaxy S III The video review gives an in-depth coverage of the S3’s motion capabilities    ...

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Samsung Galaxy S2 and Samsung Galaxy Blaze unlock

Samsung Galaxy S2 and Samsung Galaxy Blaze unlock

Unlock Unit is a simple to use unlocking tool. It provides users with the unlock code of their device instantly. Once the user provides desired information and payment, unlock unit service will then send the unlocking code by means of e-mail. Let’s take a close look on the process that has to be followed for unlocking Samsung Galaxy S Blaze and Samsung Galaxy S2 devices. For Galaxy S2 unlock ; Go to www.unlockunit.com Choose Samsung category Choose  the model of the phone as Samsung Galaxy S2 Country and the Network should be selected properly Enter the correct e-mail address Enter the precise IMEI number (Users can receive the IMEI number by dialling *#06# on their Samsung Galaxy S2) Check the price and availability and make sure whether to proceed with the payment or not Then pay $16.49 either by any of the payment channels like card or PayPal Users will receive the unlock code and the instructions on to the e-mail address that they have provided Unlocking Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G by code include; Go to www.unlockunit.com Choose Samsung category Choose  the model of the phone as Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G Select properly the Country and the Network Enter the precise e-mail address Enter the precise IMEI number Users can receive the IMEI number by dialling *#06# on their Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G Check the price and availability and users will have to ensure that they are ready to proceed Pay $16.49 either from the credit card or PayPal Users will receive the unlock code and the instructions on to the e-mail address that they have provided Galaxy blaze unlock code isn’t that hard. Users will always have to ensure that they provide the right information while entering the e-mail address as well as selecting the country and network. The IMEI number should also be entered precisely. Unlocking allows the users to avoid the roaming charges while travelling across the world. It also allows the phone that the user is making use of to be used across all network providers in the world unless it is...

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Unlocking Samsung Galaxy Skyrocket and Samsung Galaxy Note

Unlocking Samsung Galaxy Skyrocket and Samsung Galaxy Note

Unlock Unit provides the users with one of the easiest ways to unlocking their Samsung Galaxy Sky Rocket as well as Samsung Galaxy Note gadgets. The only details that the users have to provide include; IMEI Number Phone Model Network Country Once the user provides this information, they will receive the unlock code through e-mail. Here are the steps for Samsung Galaxy Note unlock by code; Go to www.unlockunit.com Choose Samsung category Select the Phone Model as Samsung Galaxy Note Then enter the Country and the Network Enter the e-mail address Then users will have to enter the IMEI number Users can receive the IMEI number by dialling *#06# on their Samsung Galaxy Note Check the price and availability Then pay $16.49 either using credit card or PayPal Users will receive the unlock code and the instructions through e-mail For unlocking Samsung Galaxy SII Skyrocket i727 by code; Go to www.unlockunit.com Choose Samsung category Then select the Phone Model as Samsung Galaxy SII Skyrocket i727 Users will then have to enter the Country and the Network precisely Enter the e-mail address Enter the IMEI number Users can receive the IMEI number by dialling *#06# on their Samsung Galaxy SII Skyrocket i727 Check the price and availability and decide whether to proceed with the payment or not If decided to proceed, pay $16.49 either by credit card or PayPal Users will receive the unlock code and the instructions through e-mail Isn’t galaxy skyrocket unlock easy ? This is how users can unlock their Samsung Galaxy Note as well as Samsung Galaxy SII Skyrocket i727. Some of the important instructions that have to be followed include users ensuring that their phone is SIM locked. They will also have to ensure that correct IMEI as well as e-mail address followed by correct country and network data is entered. Unlocking provides users with the ability for using their phones with any network provider across the world as long it is a GSM network. It also helps the users in avoiding the expensive roaming fees involved while travelling...

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Samsung Galaxy Gio gets un-official ICS makeover

Samsung Galaxy Gio gets un-official ICS makeover

Here we have  another firmware update for all the Samsung  Galaxy GIO S5660 users. In this tutorial we will tell you how to install Ice Cream Sandwich on Samsung Galaxy GIO S5660. But you will have  to keep in mind that this firmware is not an official one. It is a third-party custom Beta 3 Firmware. And hence, there are some possibilities for you to encounter some bugs. So read below to check out the features that may not work.   What Does Not Work Phone Camera: No supply of the picture mode FM Radio: No working of Radio Camera: Do not use flash Prerequisites Back up all contacts to SD Card Disable Anti virus and other security apps Enable the USB debugging in your phone from the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging”. The USB Debugging option should be ticked. USB Debugging Mode can only be enabled once you disconnect the phone from computer Ensure that the device is left with the charge of 60% so as to ensure that the phone does not get turned Off in the middle of firmware update. Steps to Install Ice Cream Sandwich on Samsung Galaxy GIO S5660 Download the Android 4.0.3 ICS Package from the link and save it on your pc. Now you will have to connect your handset to your PC via USB cable then copy the file that you have downloaded. This file must be saved to the root directory of your phone’s SD card storage. Now turn off your handset and then reboot it to recovery mode by pressing the Center button + Power button. In recovery mode, select ‘install zip from sd card’ then ‘choose zip from sd card’. Locate and select the file from step one to begin the installation. After the above step, you will be taken back to the recovery mode. The update process won’t go any longer than few minutes. In recovery mode, select ‘wipe data / factory reset’ then ‘wipe cache partition’. After that, select ‘++++ Go Back ++++’ then select ‘Reboot System Now’ to reboot your Galaxy GIO. Finally after the reboot, go to Settings > About Phone > Firmware Version. Check if your device is running on Android 4.0.3. So that’s all with the installation. Note : Talkandroidphones is not responsible for any damage that might be caused to your device during this process though the possibility of any damage is negligible. Try this at your own risk !!!  ...

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