Category: Android

March 3rd, 2012 by admin

YouTube app for Android was recently updated with some new features like in-page playback. Previously Android devices running Honeycomb and Ice Cream Sandwich were having access to HD resolution but the new update has extended the capability of some more devices to run HD streaming that are running Gingerbread/Froyo. Another important point to be noted is that YouTube HD is not working on every device having Android 2.2  or 2.3 but it runs dynamically depending upon the resolution and screen size of mobile or tablet on which it is to be running.

Following are some new things mentioned on Android Market about YouTube HD Update:

  • Beautiful new UI design
  • In-page playback (read comments while video is playing!)
  • Personalized home screen video feed
  • Brand new player controls
  • Rotate-for-full screen playback

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February 28th, 2012 by admin

Below step wise guide will help you root and unlock Transformer Prime TF201 easily and smoothly.  You may be aware that ASUS has released a bootloader-unlocker tool for the transformer devices that is called ClockworkMod Recovery. By using the ClockworkMod Recovery you can root, install Busybox and Superuser, flash and unroot ASUS Transformer Prime TF201 and Transformer TF101 on Honeycomb and Ice Cream Sandwich. This is a kind of All in one tool which requires very less expertise and helps you completely get control of your transformer device.

Below are the steps to root Transformer Prime

  1. Unlock the boot-loader on your Transformer Prime using ASUS’s official tool which can be downloaded by clicking Here follow the instructions on the forum itself.
  2. Download and extract the viperMOD PrimeTime v4.5.zip for your operating system. Download from official site
  3. Install the available drivers included inside the Drivers folder in the extracted folder.
  4. Stop ASUS Sync and Splashtop from automatically running.
  5. Go to Settings > Applications > Development on your Transformer Prime and enable USB Debugging
  6. Now you have to connect your Transformer Prime to computer.
  7. Launch viperMOD PrimeTime.exe and choose the option(s) you need i.e. to root your device and then install Busybox as well as flash ClockworkMod Recovery.
  8. Once the rooting is complete install OTA Root Keeper for This Link
  9. If you face any problem or want more details you can visit official thread on XDA-Developers forum.


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February 23rd, 2012 by admin

Here I am giving you the step wise guide on How to root Kindle Fire, the below steps are very simple and easy to follow for rooting your Amazon kindle fire updated version. So we will go directly on the procedure of how to root Amazon kindle fire. If you need to gain access to root of your device you can root Android on any device by using appropriate tool for different types of Android devices.

Step 1: You need to download and install Android SDK also called Android Developer Bridge on your computer by Clicking Here

Step 2: Add Vendor ID from Amazon (0x1949) in SDK/ABD

After you have installed the Android SDK on your computer now navigate to the [your user name]/.android or %USERPROFILE%.android folder.

Locate and Edit the adb_usb.ini file, and add the following line of code at the end:

0×1949

Now close and save the file and exit.

Go over to the area where you have installed the Android SDKopen the folder labeled google-usb_driver and locate the android_winusb.inf file, and add the following lines under the [Google.NETx86] and [Google.NTamd64] sections:

Now find the folder where you have installed Android SDK, locate and open the google-usb_driver folder. Inside this folder locate the file android_winusb.inf and add the following code to/under both the [Google.NTx86] and [Google.NTamd64] sections:

;Kindle Fire

%SingleAdbInterface% = USB_Install, USBVID_1949&PID_0006

%CompositeAdbInterface% = USB_Install, USBVID_1949&PID_0006&MI_01

Save and close the file.

Step 3: Enable 3rd party apps on the Kindle Fire

On your Fire  tap the settings at status bar. choose More option, then Device and finally check the box to enable unknown sources.

Step 4: Connect the Kindle Fire to your computer using USB. Navigate to Device Manager (Windows) and under “Other Devices” find your Kindle Fire. Choose the android_winusb.inf file.

Step 5: Root Amazon Kindle Fire using SuperOneClick

Download SuperOneClick tool by clicking Here or Here or Here.

Run SuperOneClick and click the Root button on upper left corner. Your Kindle Fire will be rooted.

Alternate Method to Root Kindle Fire

1. Download Burrito Root and SuperUser on your computer and move those two files to your adb directory (directory created during SDK installation) in your Android SDK folder, that will be platform-tools (if you have an old version of adb it will be tools).

2. Connect your Kindle Fire to your PC via USB. Open a command prompt in the adb folder. Type the following commands (one by one):

adb push BurritoRoot2.bin /data/local/
adb shell chmod 777 /data/local/BurritoRoot2.bin
adb shell /data/local/BurritoRoot2.bin
adb root
adb shell id
(if result is 0 continue, if not start over)
adb remount
adb push su /system/xbin/su
adb shell chown 0.0 /system/xbin/su
adb shell chmod 06755 /system/xbin/su
adb remount
adb install Superuser.apk (skip this step if its already installed)

After finishing, your Fire will reboot and it will be rooted.

 

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