Category: Tips & Tutorials

Android 4.0 SDK Port for Nexus S Now Available!

• October 23, 2011

The first port of the Android 4.0 SDK is finally available for the Nexus S. But, don’t get your hopes too high for now because it is hardly any functional. The touchscreen doesn’t work, and with that, the phone is pretty unusable. Ice Cream Sandwich,Android 4.0, was announced on 19th October in Hong Kong at a special Samsung/Google event where they also announced the next Google flagship device, Google Galaxy Nexus. However, Galaxy Nexus will be the first device to ship with Android 4.0 (ICS) on board, developers are trying hard to port the Android 4.0 SDK to as many […]

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How to Install Android Apps as System App [Root Required]

• August 29, 2011

This easy guide will explain how you can install Android apps as system apps so they run as part of the Android system and have full admin access. An average user will not need to do this for anything, but for those who play around with tools/hacks and other root apps that require you to push an app to the system apps directory, I’m sure this tutorial will be very helpful. The system apps directory (\system\apps) in your phone is write-protected and you can’t install anything in there or modify the files without root access / admin rights. But of […]

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Fix Market Enabler for Android Market 3.0.27 on Android 2.3.4

• August 23, 2011

We wrote about Market Enabler a few days back and how you can access US-only apps from any country. Market Enabler is fully compatible with up to Android 2.3.4 and all Android Market updates. For some reason, users who have been upgraded to the latest Android Market 3.0.27 on Android 2.3.4 (Nexus S), Market Enabler has been having issues and is not working properly.

How to Backup Chat Messages in WhatsApp

• August 21, 2011

WhatsApp is no doubt one of the fastest growing means of keeping up with friends and other contacts from your mobile phone. It’s like BlackBerry Messenger on Android and iPhone – and we love it! Now just imagine, you have had an important chat with a friend around evening and later that night, you plan to do a full reset on your phone. Well, you will lose that chat you had in the evening with your friend.

Display Twitter Followers Widget on Homescreen

• August 19, 2011

Ever fancy checking your Twitter followers every now and then? Well, atleast I’m not one of those (neither do I get so many followers daily), but many people do. I came across a small app (widget) that would display the number of Twitter followers you have and the no. of users you are following.

How to Install Android APK on Your Phone Manually

• August 19, 2011

Usually we know that Android apps can be downloaded directly from the Google Play Store, and they will be installed after you hit the ‘Install’ button. But in some cases, apps are not available from the Play Store i.e country restrictions, device model limitations or a Play Store app error. You can then install that app or game manually using its APK file that you can download from anywhere online. It may sound very easy and many of you would be already knowing this, but to most of the Android users who have never tried installing an app manually – […]

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Take Screenshots in HTC Evo 3D with Android 2.3.4 Software Update

• August 19, 2011

HTC Evo 3D received the Android 2.3.4 software update today which brought several fixes and the long-waited native screenshot capabilities. You can now take screenshot natively on your HTC Evo 3D with the shortcut: Power + Home button. You keep on holding the power button and quickly tap the Home key. You screenshot will be saved to the Camera roll.

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