November 21, 2012
Nexus 10 kicks some solid ass, with state of the art 300ppi display on a large 10″ screen. Thats way higher than anything we had ever seen on screen of such a size.
To unleash the full potential of the device, one must Root it. Although there are several ways to root Nexus 10, One-Click root for the Nexus 10 works on Windows, Linux and Mac OSX.
The OneClick root method uses Superboot, the same tool that roots wide variety of devices including Nexus 7, HTC One X, etc.
Superboot pushes a custom boot.img file onto the device that automatically installs su binaries and the Superuser APK upon the first boot.
What you need:
- Superboot r4 for Nexus 10.
- Android debugging enabled in Settings. Checkout How to enable developer options in JB 4.2
Unlock Nexus 10 Boot Loader
Before Rooting Nexus 10, you must unlock the Bootloader.
Step 1. Download and install Android SDK.
Step 2. Turn off device and boot into Bootloader mode by holding on to hold volume-up, volume-down and power buttons.
Step 3. Connect your device to your PC via USB and wait till any drivers are installed, which should happen automatically.
Step 4. Now go to command prompt / terminal interface on your computer and type following command:
fastboot oem unlock
Once this is done, your phone will show a screen that will prompt you regarding unlocking bootloader. Read through the instructions carefully and confirm by pressing volume up button followed by the power button.
Voila! You will now have Bootloader Unlocked.
How to Root Nexus 10
Step 1. Turn off your NExus 10, and then lets get into Bootloader mode by pressing volume down and volume up keys pressed, hold down the power button and connect Nexus 10 to your Computer.
Run ‘superboot-windows.bat’ file.
For Mac OS X
In terminal, execute following command in the extracted folder:
chmod +x superboot-mac.sh
For Linux (Ubuntu, Solaris, Unix etc)
In terminal, execute following command in the extracted folder:
chmod +x superboot-linux.sh
After executing, reboot the device and it should be Rooted! The Superuser app should be available in launcher for future SU authorizations.
Enjoy your Rooted Nexus 10!
September 12, 2012
Galaxy Tab 2 can do phone calls, and several people use this 7″ device as a Phone. It looks ridiculous, but it is selling well especially in Asian markets.
Now with a hack, you can Make and receive calls using Galaxy TAB 10.1 3G version. Of course you need to be rooted in order to do this and would need an earpiece for Phone calling.
How to Make Phone calls from Galaxy TAB 10.1 3G P7500
- Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 3G [GT-P7500].
- You Must have Unlocked Recovery Mode. For Flashing .zip
- Any ROM based on Stock ICS 4.0.4 OR Jellybean CyanogenMod10 Or ICS CyanogenMod9 OR AOKP OR Stock ICS 4.0.4 Deodex OR Odex.
If you’re not on one of the supported ROMs listed above, try any of these ROMs:
- [Deodexed]Stock ICS rom XXLQ8 & Stock ICS rom XWLP5 - Get it Here
- [Official] Stock ICS rom XXLQ8 & Stock ICS rom XWLP5.
- [ROM][ICS] JellyBeanRom ICS - Get it Here
- [ROM][JB][CM10] Android 4.1.1 – CM10 Preview - Get it Here
- [ROM][GT-P7500] CyanogenMod 9 Nightlies Galaxy Tab 10.1 3G (P4) - Get it Here
Step 1. Reboot to Recovery Mode, Create a nandroid backup (just to be sure)
Step 2. Install File CWM_I9103XXLQ3_Modem.zip from here.
Step 3. Install File Voice Call Enable. this file varies by your ROM:
Download the Voice Call Enable Zip from here corresponding to each of the following ROMs
- [Stock] ICS 4.0.4 ROM Build 1.zip
- [CM10] JB 4.1.1 ROM Build 1.zip
- [CM9] ICS 4.0.4 ROM Build 1.zip
- [AOKP] ICS 4.0.4 ROM Build 1.zip
Step 4. Wipe Cache & Dalvik Cache.
Step 5. Reboot the Galaxy Tab 10.1 and yp=ou would now have a Phone app to make voice calls from the cell network.
Have fun making calls from Galaxy Tab 10.1 3G
February 9, 2012
Easy root finally arrives for sony Tablet S, and credit goes to the developer Dan Rosenberg.
The rooting method is as easy as double clicking an executable called run.bat on windows, and you’re all done.
The Sony Tablet S has being doing average in the market, but it sure has soem unique features like inbuilt SD card reader and more. Sony Tablet S is also getting love from Custom ROMs, we’ve started seeing some custom ROMs for the Tablet S, finally.
Warning: Even though its tested, its not assured that it would always work. Do it at your own risk.
How to Root Sony Tablet S
Step 1. Go to settings > Applications > development, make sure USB debugging is enabled and Tablet S is connected to your PC.
Step 2. Download Android SDK and make sure you can run adb.bat and detect device with “adb devices”.
Step 3. Download the OneClick root from here and unzip.
Step 4. Run “run.bat”.
You now have a Rooted Sony Tablet S. Stay away from OTAs to retain root.
January 21, 2012
A fully playable version of Counter Strike is available on Android. Unfortunately, its not on Androidmarket, and its not even a port. ITs built from scratch using the Unity3d engine.
The game developer has released various versions of the app in order to make it work almost all android phones with different hardware. It is compatible with android 2.0+ devices, which is like 95% of the android world.
For users with android 2.0+, use 5o version and if you have 2.3+ then the 6p version will work well.
Checkout Gameplay of CounterStrike on Android:
Its snappy, and elegant even on single core 1Ghz devices like Galaxy S. The online play is smooth and brilliant. Works across PC -Android online plays. The game looks a replica of the original and all the popular maps have been retained for the mobile version. There are minor bells and whistles but it should get better over time. Developer is providing full support for the app, so in case you’ve troubles you can follow the link at the bottom of the post.
Controls are nice but they take some time to get used to, just like GTA 3, and Modern combat 3. You can host Online games, challenge friends. It works well with Xperia Play as well.
Among the other devices we tested: Galaxy SII, Galaxy Note, performance was superb.
Get it from XDA page.
April 14, 2011
Yeah, Android does Full multitasking, i.e. runs the apps in the background rather than freezing the apps in the background and use cloud notifications to compensate the multitasking experience, the popular practice in the iOS world.
So what could be beyond? Multi-Window or Multi-Activity Full multitasking i.e. Running multitple windows of different apps at the same time, just like a desktop PC. The idea is great and works great with all of the Android applications, alike.
Multi-Window Multitasking on ViewSonic Android Tablet with Tegra2 Dual core
This is made possible using the “Onskreen”Framework,
April 4, 2011
We are about to see the same revolution of procesors in mobile devices that we saw on PCs. Nvidia Tegra 2 SoC made some serious upgrades to Mobile phones & Tablets in 2011. Motorola Xoom, Samsung Galaxy SII, Galaxy Tab 10.1, 8.9 are few of the devices powered by it.
Continuing the evolution would be its successor, Tegra 3 aka Kal-El: A Quad core SoC for Tablets & phones alike, packaging significant performance enhancements.
Tegra 3 will begin shipping in early Q3, and we have received semi-reliable reports that Motorola is likely to be the first to bring a tablet packing Nvidia’s latest wares to market.
Here’s the roadmap for Nvidia Tegra:
Tegra 3 Quad Core Facts:
- First Quad core SoC.
- Available to OEM’s and ODM’s as early as late Q3 2011
- Great performance boost over Tegra2 GPU. Would bring mobiles to laptop geforce graphics class.
Motorola is pretty much silent on the leak, but going foward, we can safely say that they aren’t resting with Xoom. It’s likely that Motorola is will bring the Quad core tablet sometime around September 2011.
And then would being a stream of other quad core mobile devices.
February 21, 2011
A company called Ixonos had demoed this at the Mobile World Congress, a system which allows you to work with windows on Android, just like on a desktop PC/Mac.
Of course, with the multiple windows visible at a time, you can have multiple applications running at once. These windows inherit all the classical properties and atributes of desktop PC windows like resizing, maximizing & minimizing. But the bottom line is, we’re not sure if this is the best thing to do on a Tablet.
Checkout the video, alongside Multiscreen Android Tablet demoed: