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Xperia Android 2014

Posted on 20 January 2014 by Wira

Already some weeks ago since the last time writing an article about android here and imperceptibly has entered a new year , 2014. And already some years unnoticed xperia android  present on the internet trying to provide a variety of articles on news , rumors , tricks and tips that help the reader who accidentally anchored in the xperia android  blog .

Now , in 2014 , the xperia android trying to give a lot more information about the world of android in general and in particular xperia phones even without a new look , as we believe this blog’s appearance is enough to help the reader to explore all available information and also the associated with it .

In 2014 , many android phone manufacturers released products including the incessant Nokia Normandy that carries android though user interface that is used is made in such a way similar to the Nokia windows phone . It should we wait besides the release of the latest range of Xperia phones from Sony , Samsung Galaxy series , with the LG Nexus 5 and Motorola with Moto G which began to enter various countries with different variants of features including dual SIM capability.

 

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In 2014 Android is also expected to further strengthen its position as a market leader of mobile OS platforms in cooperation with many vendors and phone manufacturers also began to move into the world of other devices such as satellite receivers, watches, and a very interesting project that is glasses with Google Glass.

And it looks like this year will also release the latest version of the Android OS to replace Android KitKat. Maybe the name of the Android 5 by using the Key Lime Pie at the launch of Android 4.4 was renamed KitKat.

In essence, this 2014 will be very colorful with a variety of new releases of technology devices with Android as its operating system.

Now, we see in the next few months the direction of the development of Android. If a lot of surprises and a variety of new features, of course, will add interest to share in another pihal, produces and uses Android in everyday life to support even the corporate world.

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Upgrade Droid Razr to Android 4.3.1

Posted on 13 October 2013 by Eko Prasetyo

Now you can upgrade your Droid Razr to Android 4.3.1 Jelly Bean. The upgrade coming through latest nightly custom ROM from CyanogenMod team. Even though the custom ROM 4.3.1 JB for Droid Razr is not officially announced by the team but when you flash your phone with the ROM than you will see if the latest nightly custom ROM version has already use the latest version of Android Jelly Bean.

Everything goes well, so far no force closed issue appear on our phone. But since we use Droid Razr for GSM carrier than you have to flash the patch for GSM after you flash the zip ROM and Gapps.

How to Install Android 4.3.1

Step 1 – Requires BMM (at the moment we just using BMM), use Slot-1 system
Step 2 – Download the CM10.2 from download link and place it on internal storage.
Step 3 – Download the GAPPS from download link and place it on internal storage.
Step 4 – If you use Droid Razr with GSM carrier than you must download the patch from download link
Step 5 – Reboot into recovery and perform full wipe.
Step 6 – Install the .zip file and GAPPS than the GSM patch (optional)

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If you success than you will see the green CyanogenMod booting animation. Please wait a while until booting finish. Afterward, you can setting up your phone.

However there is no official thread for CyanogenMod 10.2 with Android 4.3.1 Jelly Bean in xda but you can discuss further about the ROM on the Official CM10.1 (JB 4.2.2) page. Or if you have any inquiries about the upgrade process than you can drop comment below, we will try our best to resolve the problem raise.

Once again, enjoy the Android 4.3.1 Jelly Bean on your Motorola Droid Razr XT912 phone.

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Download Restore Image for Nexus 7 LTE

Posted on 09 October 2013 by Eko Prasetyo

The latest update for the Nexus 7 LTE to Android 4.3.1 just started rolling out now, the latest build number is JLS36I where it available for download as a restore image if you would like to revert back to factory setting. The file size of restore image is about 376MB where it is the first update from Google for Nexus device line-up to Android 4.3.1 as the latest Android Jelly Bean before jump to Android 4.4 Kitkat.

The update Android 4.3.1 for Nexus 7 LTE will available through over the air but if you haven’t received the OTA and would like to try the latest version of Android Jelly bean than you can download restore image for Nexus 7 LTE from Google Developer Android page link.

Nexus 7 Android 4.3.1 JB Image

However the Android 4.3.1 JB doesn’t seem to bring any user interfacing changes and is just for the Nexus 7 LTE. If you doesn’t have the device than you have to wait until the correct image of Android 4.3.1 JB available for your Nexus device. At the moment, let’s wait for Android 4.4 KitKat that will launch soon.

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New Update Android 4.3 JB for Droid Razr

Posted on 30 September 2013 by Wira

Another new updates have been released for Motorola Droid Razr on running Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. This update is very significant since fix some bugs and optional OTG support kernel. However, the update still in Release Candidate version but it can use for daily activities, we already use it for almost one week and facing no major problem.

The update named as ParanoidAndroid 3.99-RC2 with some bugs fix and a few tweaks. As per changelog, the update contains Ninja level +1 (HALO now disappears if only persistent or pinned apps are present and of course if its empty), Fixed Linked volume settings bug, Fixed turning off persistent notifications bug, Fixed notification icons not showing when HALO is active (Tablet UI bug), Other Tablet UI fixes, Added incoming call screen transparency, Reordered settings menu, and the optional flash-able OTG kernel but at the moment this feature exclude from the update zip file.

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In our experience with this new update ROM, all applications running well including porting Samsung Galaxy S4 launcher and Razr M launcher with famous three circle widget. But we love to use default launcher.

By the way, the ParanoidAndroid team plans to release Android 4.4 KitKat. Based on the screenshot that they posting on their G+, It looks amazing and an impressive improvement taking UI into consideration where we sure the touch latencies and transitions are improved. Well, for this moment lets enjoy the updated Android 4.3 JB for Droid Razr before jump to Android 4.4 KK which believe will release soon.

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Update Pantech Discover to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean

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Update Pantech Discover to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean

Posted on 01 August 2013 by Wira

The Pantech Discover finally received update software to Android Jelly Bean through over the air. The update is official Android OS but it will coming to your phone in phases, gradually. It’s mean not all the AT&T Pantech Discover android phones will receive the OS improvement on the same time. However, this is good sign from the manufacturer since many others android phone has already receive official android Jelly Bean as significant support for their products.

Pantech Discover is the android phone with Android 4.0 ICS firmware that already outdated now. The phone released in January this year with low price assigned by AT&T but it has specs and performances are quite decent. Even though the phone is not so popular like others brand but it can steal the attention of android users, especially new users start switching to android mobile platform.

Pantech Discovery Android Jelly Bean

Low price, decent specs and performances, and now the Pantech Discover received update official software to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean will become huge advantage even though many android fans said it’s too late. But better late than never, to provide the major update software from Android ICS to Android Jelly Bean since many improvements available inside the Android Jelly Bean including Project Butter, expendable notifications, Google Now, Voice search and more.

Since the official update software for Pantech Discover from Android ICS to Android Jelly Bean done through OTA, your phone must be unroot and run stock ROM. If you already rooted your phone even though still using the stock ROM, than your Pantech Discover doesn’t receive OTA notification. In this case, you have to manually install the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean, or if you would to wipe your phone like a new phone than you have to downgrade to ICS first as then the root access will be revoked.

To know if the OTA Android JB already available for you than you have to check the update for your device by going to “Menu -> Settings -> AT&T software update -> Check for updates” or you can wait for the prompts to be displayed automatically. Either way, for applying the ROM you need to have a WiFi connection enabled while following the on-screen prompts.

Hopefully, the official update software for Pantech Discover to android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean runs smoothly on the phone since we get report if any android phone received official update to Jelly Bean but it sacrifices the performance and has some minor bugs.

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How to play iTunes Videos on Android

Posted on 16 July 2013 by Wira

Android as an open mobile platform has a lot of ability to meet its what you want, one of which is playing videos. Android is able to play various video formats as well FLV, MP4, and MKV with various resolutions up to 1080p FullHD resolution. But this is a problem for many iOS device users who migrate to the Android platform as their iTunes video can not be played on Android devices.

This is due to the various things that make fails to play iTunes videos on Android devices. First, the issue of DRM restricts android to play iTunes videos. Which according Wikipedia, DRM is basically a restriction set by hardware manufacturers to limit the use of their digital contents to a certain device or specified category of devices only. In this case, the iTunes videos are only limited to iOS devices like the iPhone, iPod and iPad.

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Another reason is the different video formats to iTunes video format which is generally used by the various parties. The iTunes video format use MOV, and M4V format that is not recognized as video formats on android devices. This of course presents a problem for android users coming from iOS device users to be able to play all of the videos that have their previous collections.

But the solution to how to play iTunes videos on Android has been available although it has not simple as desired. The solution offers to play iTunes video on Android devices. You have to convert the iTunes video with third parties software to recognize as common video format on android. Some of them are Aimersoft’s Video Converter, HD Media Converter and other similar products. These types of software work by converting the format of iTunes videos into something recognized by the Galaxy S3 or other Android devices like the MP4 file format and other common types.

So, if you are using Android devices such as Xperia, Galaxy S3, galaxy S4, Motorola Droid Razr, or others than you would to play your iTunes video collection on your android, than you have to try one of available software above to perform video conversion from iTunes video format to common video format which recognize by the android.

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HTC One Battery Saving

Posted on 05 June 2013 by Wira

HTC has released to the market and the first time since opening release has caught the attention of many android fans. This is evidenced by the many positive reviews that appeared after using this android phone. But of the many positive reviews received by this android phone, there is still a classic problem in the battery even though HTC One has been using non-removable Li-Po 2300 mAh battery. The classic problem of course have been corrected and better than ever before, but for some certain reasons battery saving tips is still needed for the android phone.

But there are features to save battery life are to be sacrificed. Start of brightness, GPS and Wi-Fi is turned as necessary, than use third party applications that were eventually trying to save battery. While in HTC One, the exciting new features such as Blinkfeed will be offering special features such as these require battery consumption. So if we do all the battery saving tips on android phones, android phones eventually it changed from a smart phone to just the phone with basic phone features but it has wide display and processor.

HTC One Battery Saving

So back again to the android phone users, you have to know the extent to which the use of smart phones to meet your needs everyday. Do not let what has been instilled by the maker of android smart phones become useless because it saves battery. For users of HTC One, might be able to refer to this site to get some interesting tips on how to save battery on your phone. Hopefully those tips useful for you but do not let your phone become just a phone rather than smart phone.

If you feel have other tips, please share in the comment box below.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Mode Switcher

Posted on 04 June 2013 by Wira

Samsung has been released the wide Note named as Galaxy Note 8 since it has 8.0 inches of display. The tablet supports for GSM voice communication, SMS, and MMS including the Wi-Fi connectivity. This is another flagship from Samsung to entry 8 inches display market since no manufacturer play on it. However, since the Note 8 is in between phone and tablets, than some users having issue with Play Store in tablet mode. So, Galaxy Note 8 required mode switcher.

The good news has just coming to us because as of now you can switch the mode tablet to phone mode and vice versa easily. It happens after one of XDA’s member forum released an mode switcher app for Galaxy Note 8. The app is APK file, that’s mean you have to install manually.

Galaxy 8 Switcher Mode

The mode switcher for Galaxy Note 8 allows you to switch between an alternative Multiwindow mode but to install the app, you must have root access to the Note. The Note 8 Mode Switcher requires a rooted Note 8 tablet with busybox installed, it works for both odex and deodex.

How to Install Note 8 Mode Switcher

You can install the Note 8 mode switcher by following step-by-step guidance given below. To ensure everything is in safe place, than please backup your data even though the app will not change any data on your phone. But for safety, make a backup.

Step 1 – Make a backup
Step 2 – Ensure Busybox already installed on your device, it installed once after you’ve rooted your Note 8. If not, install busybox installer from Google Play Store and use it to install busybox.
Step 3 – Install an alternative launcher like Apex, Nova, ADW, etc. just in case TW Launcher crashes when switching from one mode to another.
Step 4 – Download the APK file of Note 8 Mode Switcher from download link than install. Open the app and enjoy the switcher. Just ensure you grant it root permission when asked.

The Note 8 Switcher mode is not available through Google Play Store, So we highly recommend to visit the Galaxy Note 8 development original page to get the updated information regarding the Note 8 mode switcher. You also can join the discussion because the developer actively to answer the question may ask in the forum.

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Manual Upgrade AT&T Sony Xperia TL to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean

Posted on 13 March 2013 by Wira

AT&T is just releasing and upgrade software for Sony Xperia TL to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean. The update is available Over-The-Air (OTA) that help you much to upgrade your phone without connecting your phone to PC or Mac but your phone must received the notification to download the software update. Beside over the air, you can check also the update through PC or Mac with PC Companion or Bridge software. However, if you haven’t receive the notification since you are using others carrier beside AT&T, you can update your Sony Xperia TL manually to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean by following the below tutorial given below.

The build firmware update is 9.1.F.1.120 with Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean and available through PC Companion or Bridge for easy upgrade. However, the 9.1.F.1.120 firmware for Sony Xperia TL may not available for some regions but by following the step-by-step instruction below you can easily upgrade your phone manually.

Sony Xperia TL LT30at Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean

The 9.1.F.1.120 build firmware is the latest Android Jelly Bean which released by AT&T for Sony Xperia TL to update the phone from Android ICS, it also offers several new features and enhancements. By releasing an update software for Xperia TL, AT&T along together with Sony trying to keep their loyalty customer and as a good signal for new users if the phone gets significant support. And hopefully, Sony Xperia TL gets an update to Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean soon.

Download Sony Xperia TL Latest USB Drivers

Before you can install Android 4.1.2 9.1.F.1.120 official ROM on Sony Xperia TL LT30at. You must ensure you’ve already install the Windows USB drivers to connect your phone to PC. You can download the latest official drivers for Xperia TL from Sony’s website or check one of our compilation list here to find the direct link to download Sony Xperia TL LT30AT latest USB drivers.

How to Install Android 4.1.2 official ROM on Sony Xperia TL LT30at

Just to ensure everything will smoothly during install Android 4.1.2 9.1.F.1.120 official ROM on Sony Xperia TL LT30at. We would like to remind once again to few things below as precautions.

- Installing this official ROM on your phone will wipe all the data.
- This tutorial is only meant for installing Android 4.1.2 official ROM on Sony Xperia TL LT30at.
- You will lose root as soon as you install this update. You need to root again your phone to gain full system access and be able to install root apps again.

Okay, now you can follow step-by-step tutorial on how to install Android 4.1.2 .1.F.1.120 official ROM on Sony Xperia TL LT30AT below. Please follow thoroughly all steps to ensure the installation success.

Step 1 – Download Flash Tool from download link than install it in your PC.
Step 2 – Download Generic ROM for AT&T Sony Xperia TL LT30AT from download link.
Step 3 – Put the downloaded files that have format of .ftf to C:\ Flashtool\Firmwares or Firmware folder of flashtool wherever you have installed in your PC.
Step 4 – Now launch Flashtool on your PC.
Step 5 – On the main interference on Flashtool click Thunder sign on Top left corner.
Step 6 – Select Flashmode from the Next window which appears.
Step 7 – Wait for Flashtool to Load Necessary files.
Step 8 – An instruction window will appear asking you to connect your phone to PC. Now turnoff your Phone and wait 30 secs, Now Press Volume Down Button on your Phone and while Holding the volume download Button Insert USB cable into your Phone and keep volume down key Hold for few more seconds.

Now, the flashing will begin automatically. Please sit back and relax till message appears that flashing has been finished. Once the flashing success, disconnect your phone and restart it.
Well done!. Your Sony Xperia TL just been updated to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean. Enjoy the phone, feel the different experience compare to previous Android ICS. Hopefully you will find new features and enhancements which providing by Sony, AT&T, and Google on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean for Xperia TL LT30at.

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Download Android USB Drivers for Windows

Posted on 22 December 2012 by Wira

If you are Android developer on Windows platform and would like to connect an Android-powered device to test your application, than you need to install the appropriate USB driver. In this page, we would like to share our compiled list of all major manufactures and links to their Android USB drivers or PC suite. Hopefully, the lists provide below useful for you but please notice if this list is not exhaustive for all available Android-powered devices. However if you are developing on Mac OS X or Linux, then you probably do not need to install a Android USB driver.

Download Android USB Drivers for Windows (ADB and Fastboot)

 Acer  Download USB Driver for Windows (choose specified device)
 LG  LG USB Drivers for Windows
 Sony  SONY PC Companion (include USB drivers)
 Motorola  Motorola Device Manager (include Motorola USB Drivers for Windows)
 HTC  HTC USB Drivers (HTC PC Sync)
 Samsung  Samsung USB Drivers, Odin Tool, Samsung KIES PC Suite (Include Drivers)
 Intel  Intel USB Driver for Android Devices
 Dell  Download DELL USB Driver for Windows (choose specified devices)
 Fujitsu  Download Fujitsu USB Driver for Windows
 ZTE  Download ZTE USB Driver for Windows
 Huawei  Download HiSuite (include Android USB driver)

If you didn’t find the drivers you are looking for? Please don’t hesitate to request a specific Android USB driver through comment box below or contact us.

 

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