How To Root Samsung Galaxy S5 All Models Without Computer

Samsung Galaxy S5 is a great smartphone and very popular in high-end Android phone market today, the phone is equipped with various amazing and very handy features to assist our daily life. And it's a powerful and solid contender of all the high-end devices who preceded it.

And its brilliant will be more optimized by rooting it, and in this article we will learn to root Samsung Galaxy S5 all models using Towelroot. The rooting tool released by a famous iPhone jailbreaker, Geohotz, who surprisingly expanded its wing to Android OS that's the opposite side of the OS he used to play with.

And once your Samsung Galaxy S5 is rooted, you can perform many unofficial operations such as flashing a custom ROMs, changing your fonts (yes Samsung has this feature by default too), booting to recovery mode with apps, make backup with Nandroid or Titanium, etc.

Please to also visit root Android using Towelroot if your phone is not Galaxy S5.

Warning.

Samsung may cancel your Samsung Galaxy S5 warranty by rooting. And there is a possible chance you might brick your phone. And other results that are unwanted. Therefore I would like to make a disclaimer statement which are neither Due Android Tips blog nor the developer of the rooting tool should be held responsible for any damages, failures, bricks, etc which may happen during or after the root procedures. All the risks should be yours only.

Keep in mind this tutorials should be applied on Samsung Galaxy S5.  Do not use other phone other than that.

Preconditions

  • Please to firstly perform backups before taking your phone to rooting process below. And I suggest you to read the following tutorials to backup your important digital data.
  • Do not forget to also enable Unknown Sources, as the Towelroot we will download is an apk file, thus make sure your device grant it to be downloaded by going to Settings -> Security -> tick on Unknown Source to enable it.
    Unknown Source Android
  • Be sure your phone battery is above %60.

How to root Samsung Galaxy S5 all models with Framaroot

  1. Open your Galaxy S5 browser, then visit this address https://towelroot.com/. Once the website is opened then tap on Lambda icon-> Tanda Lambda Towelroot.
  2. The apk file of Towelroot will be instantly downloaded on your Galaxy S5.  Then find it on your SD card phone, the file name is tr.apk, find it then click on it. And install it. See the following picture 1 and picture 2.

    A. Picture 1.
    Tr.apk TowelRoot Android
    B. Picture 2.
    Install TowelRoot Android
  3. Once it's installed, go to your app drawer, then see the Towelroot lambda icon. Then click on it.
    Icon Towelroot Android
  4. When Framaroot is openede, then click white button wrapped with Make It Rain words, and Towelroot will begin rooting your Samsung Galaxy S5.
  5. Once the rooting process done. See whether SuperSu icon is on your app drawer. If not, you can install the app by going to Play Store then download SuperSu.
  6. Now you can verify by your Samsung Galaxy S5 root access availability. When done, click on Verify Root. See the following image as example.

    Root Checker App To Check Root Android Access
Done! You have successfully rooted Samsung Galaxy S5 and now do anything as you please.
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How To Get PUK Code To Unlock SIM Card Locked On Android Phone

Sometimes we need to protect our SIM card, why we want to do that? It's simply to protect our voice and data plan from being used or accessed by anyone else with other devices. Generally each SIM card has a default PIN, and people usually use PIN to lock their SIM card.

However something bad could happen, people incorrectly fill the PIN code three times while trying to lock their SIM card or performing SIM card lock. As the result their SIM is totally blocked by the system.

If our SIM card is locked or blocked, there is no way we can use our data or voice plan and not being able to receive or make calls. That would be extremely bothering. So what's the use of having a superb Android phone if it can do those jobs?

But there is something we can do, as we know each SIM card comes with PUK or PIN Unlock Key. This key is our rescuer. We need to use it to unblock our Android phone. Now you must get PUK code to unlock your Android phone.

SIM Card Blocked Android Phone
What is PUK code?

PUK (PUC (PIN Unblocking Key) in some phones) is an abbreviation of PIN Unlock Code or Personal Unblocking Key, PUK's associated with our SIM card. The code usually has 8 digits long and its general purpose is to unlock the locked phone caused by repeatedly fill PIN code for three times while attempting to perform a SIM card lock.

So how to get PUK code to unblock SIM card blocked on Android phone?


  • There are various way to get your PUK code, you can call your carrier.
  • Visit the your network contact website.
  • Log into your mobile network.
1. Call your carrier to get your PUK code.

This is the first solution I can offer to you, of course you already know the customer service number of your card provider. Tell them your current situation. Ask them your PUK code to unlock your SIM locked phone.

2. Visit network contact website.

The following is the list of major network available that you can visit and retrieve your PUK.


3. Log into your network account.

If you already have an account on the network you are using you can simply log into your account to get your PUK.

The following is two examples to enter and get your PUK if you are AT&T or Verizon customers.

For AT&T you can follow the steps to get back your PUK.

  1. Sign in to myAT&T via your PC.
  2. Choose Wireless on myAT&T tab placed on top of the page.
  3. Choose Phone/Device.
  4. Now click on Unblock SIM Card.
  5. You will see a new page with PUK code of your device. Once you get the PUK code, go to your phone to enter the code from your phone's screen, then you can create a new PIN as well.
If you are a Verizon customer, do as follow.

  1. Sign into your My Verizon via your personal computer.
  2. Find the I Want To... area.
  3. Click to More Actions,
  4. Choose Phone Details, from Device column.
  5. Now choose Unlock SIM (PUK) to show your default PIN and PUK. Then enter the PUK to unlock your phone.
Do not guess your PUK

Remember you need to undergo the legitimate steps above, do not make any guesses.

Because if try to guess your PUK when you are prompted to enter it by your locked phone. Because if you enter the wrong PUK code for teen times than your phone will be permanently locked, you can not use your SIM card anymore if that happen.

Enter PUK Code

The only way you can do if your SIM card is permanently blocked is to get a new SIM card from your provider. You usually be charged for a new SIM card, and the process can takes day, that means you will be trapped with your SIM card locked phone before your provider send a new card for your need.

Once you done the above steps, and managed to get your PUK and now your phone's unlocked. You can now perform a SIM card lock to protect your internet data from being taken by someone else without your knowledge. See you again in the next posts of Due Android Tips blog.
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Root T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge G925T And Galaxy S6 SM-G920T With CF-Auto-Root

Here and right now I invite you to follow the guides to root T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge G925T and Galaxy S6 SM-G920T, the devices are scheduled to be launched at April or the end of March, however the Cf-Auto-Root magically bring to us what you can do to get the root access to the said devices (the device used for tested is said not available on the market). A wise man say; there is no need to rush. However if we can get it now why waiting? That's the same thing of rooting the Galaxy S6 Edge and Galaxy S6, although you have not owned the upcoming Galaxy flagships latest version, then you can at least find out that once you buy the device in the future, you can come to this post to follow each step to bring root utility on it.

But keep in mind that the tutorials here are for Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge that come with unlockable bootloaders only. So if you are living in the United States, that models of the devices are SM-G920T and SM-G925T using T-Mobile network. Do not apply on other models.

We should thank Chainfire for the update of the project, now CF-Auto-Root supports Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge variants. And Chainfire had it tested on the device with Android 5.0 Lollipop running without experiencing any issues. But remember that root can effect to your device's KNOX security suite, and you could probably unable to use Samsung Pay anymore as the result.

And your device warranty might be cancelled too if Samsung regard it should be, and of course root is not without risks. But the risks are bearable. Benefits of root your Android are so many, you are a super user not a guest anymore, thus you can play around with your phone's system to fulfill your heart content. And then make it more stunning for your need.

Preconditions and preparations.

  • Well never start any actions considered as not official operations without firstly protect your data, thus I suggest you to follow the backup tutorial below.
  • You will need to connect your device while it's in download mode to computer, therefore you need to firstly enable Android USB debugging mode.
  • A USB cable, a Samsung original USB driver and a computer.
  • Download Odin v3.10 | mirror.
  • Download CF-Auto-Root package for the Samsung Galaxy S6 SMG-920T and download ChainFire for the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge SMG925T, after it's downloaded, keep the zip file on easy to find area, I suggest you put it on Desktop.

Samsung Galaxy S6 T-Mobile

How Root T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge G925T And Galaxy S6 SM-G920T With CF-Auto-Root


Step 1 - You need to boot your T-Mobile Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge into download mode, do so by powering it off first then power it on again using these key combinations; Volume Down + Home + Power . Then press Power button to get the Android robot along with a triangle. To confirm entering the mode, just press the Power button again.

Step 2 - Open Odin from computer, when it opens you can connect your Galaxy S6 (when it's in download mode) to computer with a USB cable of yours.

Step 3 - If the connection is successful then you'll see one of your ID:Com box become yellow with COM port number. Remember the process of detecting your phone could take sometimes, therefore patient is virtue.

Step 6 - Once Odin has detected your phone, inside the Odin, do the following to flash your CF-Auto-Root packages (you downloaded previously).

  • Tap on 'PDA' or ‘AP’, then choose this CF-Auto-Root-trelte-treltexx-smG920T.zip. (For Galaxy S6 SM-G920T).
  • Tap on 'PDA' or ‘AP’, then choose this CF-Auto-Root-trelte-treltexx-smG925T.zip (For Galaxy S6 Edge SM-G925T).
Step 7- Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time options should be selected and don't touch any other options on Odin. See the following image as a reference.

Odin

Step 8 - Once done with that, you can now press the Start button for the flashing to begin.

Step 9 - When Odin has done with flashing the Cf-Auto-Root package, you will see your device take boot into normal mode After Odin has finished installing the CF-Auto-Root-trltespr-smn910p.tar.md5 package, your device will reboot in normal mode / recovery mode, and your ID:COM box will become green.

Step 10 - Now you can disconnect your smartphone to computer.

Check your root access using Root Checker app to verify if the root access is available now on your Samsung Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 Edge or not.
Since you have rooted your Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge from T-Mobile that means you have a SuperSU ability in you now, you can then do many things that you can't on non-rooted device. So congratulations, and see you again in the next posts of Due Android Tips blog.
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How To Take Screenshot On Samsung Galaxy Mega

You can take screenshot on Samsung Galaxy Mega of yours to capturing the interesting contents appear on your screen so easily, as the Korean giant tech company has made this ability pretty easy for anyone to perform it.

Just like on any other Samsung Galaxy flagships the process of capturing screen takes the keys combinations. The buttons like Home and Power are of course the tools for this purpose. You need to press them all on the right time after finding a screen you wish to take.

And as for me taking a screenshot is for tutorial purposes, as you know this blog is Android related blog that means I share tutorials regarding Android daily. And that would require me to capture what's happening on my device screen and then include the screenshots on my tutorials to make my points clearer for my readers.

As for you can do the same with your Samsung Galaxy Mega, and what you need to do simply follow the steps compiled below.

Perhaps you need to know how to perform factory reset Samsung Galaxy Mega of yours.

How to take screenshot on Samsung Galaxy Mega


Take screenshot using keys / buttons combinations

  1. Turn on your Samsung Galaxy Mega, if it's turned off.
  2. Then find any screen to be captured, just for a test.
  3. Once the screen is found, now press Home + Power/Lock key simultaneously.
    Take Screenshot On Samsung Galaxy Mega
  4. Your new screenshot will be instantly copied to clipboard then be save to Gallery's screenshot folder.
  5. Done.
And take screenshot using motion gestures.

You can also use your palm to take the screenshot, because Galaxy Mega supports this feature. This method is more exciting, however a bit tricky as you need to firstly enable the first and use your palm to swipe the screen.

  1. Firstly enable palm feature, by going to Menu > Settings > My device > Motions and gestures > Palm motion.
  2. Turn on the Palm motion by touch the slider there.
  3. Then touch the slider to enable Capture screen.
Well now you are ready to use the Palm motion for screen capturing on your Samsung Galaxy Mega.

  1. Now find any screen you wish to take.
  2. Then touch the screen with your hand's side then swipe across from right to left, or vice versa.
    Take Screenshot On Samsung Galaxy Mega With Palm Motion
View your new screenshots on Samsung Galaxy Mega.

Since you have taken a screenshot, then it is time to view it just launch Notification Panel by simply swiping finger of yours from top to the bottom of the screen, then click on Screenshot captured.

And for next time viewing your screenshot, simply go to Apps > Gallery > Screenshots folder.
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How To Activate WhatsApp Voice Calling On Android

Activated WhatsApp Voice Calling on Android. Those who have Android based phones or tablets, whatever their brands or models are can now use Voice Calling feature from WhatsApp (or making VoiIP calling from WhatsApp), after the company or precisely currently work on to deliver that new and anticipated feature for their cross-platform mobile messaging app.

The feature is scheduled to be able on most used giant mobile operating systems, yes that means this thing would be made available on iOS too. However the Android users should be smiling first, because WhatsApp makes voice call ability for Android ahead to iOS counterpart.

Perhaps you'd like to customize WhatsApp appearance using WhatsApp Plus.

However, at the time I write this post, WhatsApp has not officially introduced it for worldwide Android users, albeit the activation process is now gradually (or rapidly) known by Android users since the news are repeatedly spread by tech news blogs. That's why to activate the Voice Call requires you to perform not too simple process.

And Due Android Tips decided to reveal the activation process to enable WhatsApp voice calling feature for your Android device. To achieve that you need to firstly download and install WhatsApp latest version. Then you can now start reading the steps below.

See also How to use Two WhatsApp In Two Different Numbers In Dual SIM Phone.

How to activate WhatsApp voice calling on Android?


  1. On your Android device, launch WhatsApp.
  2. Find your friends in contact list that already has the voice call feature enabled, then ask him / her to call you using voice call (now this is the only way to activate your WhatsApp voice calling feature on Android),
    Activate Enable WhatsApp Voice Call Android
  3. When you have received the call, then close WhatsApp app.
  4. Once it's closed, open it again.
  5. You're done, your voice calling feature is now activated.
Tell your family, friends or anyone so this feature will be spread widely. And the process will be made easier hopefully in the future by WhatsApp.

Another tips is get back WhatsApp deleted chat messages on Android.

As the time I write this post, there is no official explanation from WhatsApp whether this feature will be free forever, or will be a paid feature. Therefore while it's still free (at least right now) you should immediately enable it to make VoIP calling with your WhatsApp contacts. If you find this post useful don't forget to tell your friends about it so they can reap the fruit too. And see you again in the next posts of Due Android Tips blog.
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Root Android Easily With Towelroot (Guides)

Easily root Android using Towelroot (guides). Root Android was a hard activity involving serial steps to execute command prompts and that not only confusing a beginner like myself, a friend of mine that I know for sure as a hardcore Android user got his hair scratched sometime a few years ago when he tried to bring root to his Android Donut based phone.

But now everything is a lot simpler, developers from the third-party realm have developed tools that can load itself for unlocking our Android system to further install apps that are not officially approved by Google as the sole Android developer, nor by the manufactures of the device itself.

One of the root tool that is now getting positive comments from Android community is Towelroot, developed by famous iOs jailbreaker, Geohot. Towelroot can be installed without the need of computer intercession. All you need to do is simply download the apk file, then execute it, that's it, you are rooted! You will then can install SuperSU from Chainfire in Google Play Store in order to avoid unauthorized app from utilizing your new root access.

And in this article I will guide you through the needed steps to root your Android phone with Towelroot. And remember you should firstly know whether your phone or table is supported or not by this tool, and here is a list of a Towelroot supported devices.

  • HP Slate 7 Extreme
  • Samsung Galaxy S3
  • Samsung Galaxy S4
  • Samsung Galaxy S5.
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 3
  • Nexus 4
  • Nexus 5
  • Nexus 7 2013
  • Nvidia Shield Tablet
  • Amazon Fire TV
  • Amazon Kindle Fire X
  • LG G2
  • LG G2 Mini
  • Lenovo S920
If your device is not included on the above list, you may make a trial to test this tool, who knows it works and you can then tell us so we can update the list to include your device name or model, to help anyone with the same device be sure that can try Towelroot.

Okey not it's time to start rooting your Android with Towelroot.

Preconditions.
  • Be sure you make backups for your data.
  • Please to also enable unknown source from your Android, so we can install the tool to your system.
    Settings -> Security -> check on Unknown Source to activate it.
    Unknown Source Android

Root Android with Towelroot


  1. Open towelroot.com to grab Towelroot apk.
  2. When you are in that site, then tap the Lambda -- the big red icon. See the image for example.
    Download Towelroot APK
  3. Download process will start, save the apk file to your phone.
  4. Once it's downloaded you will see tr.apk in your phone notification.
    Tr.apk TowelRoot Android
  5. Now when you are in the installer, just click on Install button, then you will get a warning, just hit the Install Anyway button on the dialog box. You will then see the Towelroot app installed. See the following three pictures to guide you.
    Install TowelRoot Android
  6. When the app is fully installed, all you need to do now simply Open the app, see the third image above.
  7. When Towelroot is opened, this is the best part. You can start the root process by simply hit the Make It Rain buton. The root process will begin, it takes about a few seconds. See the following images.
    Run TowelRoot To Root Android
Well once the process done, you are rooted, conguratulation. You can now verify it by using Root Checker app that you can get on Google Play Store.

Check Root Access With Root Checker App

When Root Checker app is installed, then launch it, once it opens, just hit the Verify Root button. See the image below now.

Root Checker App To Check Root Android Access

Congratulation now you have a root access, you can install SuperSu from Google Play Store now that will make you able to perform advanced management of Superuser access rights for all the apps installed on your newly rooted phone here. Anyway thanks for your visit to follow the guides to root Android easily using Towelroot. Hope you find this post useful. See you again in the next posts of Due Android Tips blog.
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Install Android 5.0 Lollipop Official On Verizon Galaxy S5 But Keep Root Intact

If you wish to update your Verizon Samsung Galaxy 55 SM-G900V phone to the official G900VVRU1BOA8 Android 5.0 Lollipop but want to keep your root access intact then you can read this post, this post will guide you to the whole process of bringing the said official Lollipop to your Galaxy S5 without messing with your root utility. Imagine if your phone is powered with latest official Lollipop at the same time root access is in its place to to free you from playing around with your phone. That would great, isn't it?

It is understandable that you want to try the G900VVRU1BOA8 Lollipop as this one must be bringing a great deal of features for your phone, material designs, new notification systems, etc that you hate to miss but at the same time you want to keep your root access untouched, there is a solution for your wish. An XDA forum senior member Muniz_Ri is developing a Safetrap recovery for your Galaxy S5 based on Verizon that will keep the root after the official release installed on your phone.

As we know that most of Verizon based phone are so hard to be rooted because of the loacked bootloaders the company apply on the phones using their network. Thus who have managed to break the limit and bring the root access to their phone are reluctant to update their phone to the official release. But now you can try the solution released by Muniz_Ri.

Preparations you must do before flashing the official update.


Make necessary backups if your Galaxy S5 is rooted.

Update Samsung Galaxy S5 to official Android 5.0 Lollipop and keep the root access intact.


  1. Now you need to extract the rooted Lollipop; G900V_OA8_Stock_Rooted_Backup.rar, once it's extracted then copy the sub-folders and then paste it in this folder; Safestrap/backups (remember the Safestrap backup folder name could be vary). Let's suppose you don't find a backup folder, then make a ROM backup using Safestrap the folder will be then created.
  2. If you have managed pasted the G900V_OA8_Stock_Root_Backup.rar in the Safetrap folder, then open Safetrap recovery menu to perform an advanced wipe, so wipe everything but do not wipe the ext-SD card.
  3. Now choose Restore option inside Safestrap menu and then restore Stock_Rooted_Backup.
  4. You can now reboot your Samsung Galaxy S5 into the download mode via Safestrap reboot option.
  5. There you can open Odin3 V3.10 continued with connecting your Galaxy S3 to computer while your phone is in Download Mode.
  6. Once you are in Odin, as usual you need to perform this action;
    Click the AP button in Odin, then find the G900V_OA8_Stock_Partitions folder, once you found it then choose the file in it.
  7. Once done, click Start button on Odin to begin the installation.
When Odin is flashing your partitions you will see your phone take reboot automatically. In a certain phase you will see your phone look like it's get stock on Verizon screen, don't worry it's normal just wait till the process re-continue. When your Galaxy S5 boots up you will see it is now powered with Android 5.0 Lollipop official but its root access is untouched.

Now check its OS by going to Settings - > About phone and see whether yours is just like in the following picture.

Samsung Galaxy S5 Android Lollipop

If yes then conguratulation for your. See you again in the next Due Android Tips blog posts. And good day.
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Root Samsung Galaxy Note 4 On Android 5.0 Lollipop

There is nothing better than having a Samsung device powered with a stock firmware and then it's rooted, like the one called Samsung Galaxy Note 4 who had previously received an official Android 5.0 Lollipop update with build version N910PVPU1BOB7 through OTA. However the unavoidable effect comes each time flashing an update from OEM is losing the root access.

Installing a stock firmware is great however the process will bring back our device to its previous condition (not-rooted) and make us once again as a guest to device we bought with our hard-earned money. And for some people this thing doesn't matter, but not to those who want to try many things unofficial to their device, for them root access is needed.

We need to root Samsung Galaxy Note 4 SM-N910P to obtain the root access, and take all the benefits that can only be enjoyed through root. Galaxy Note 4 is a superb phone albeit without being root, but with root it's become double superb, you can do many things like installing custom recoveries to flash the zip files or make a Nandroid Backup, or installing a root app like Titanium Backup to backup every piece of your app and freeze system apps that most of them time useless, etc.

By reading this post then you are looking the methods to root back your Samsung Galaxy Note 4 SM-N910P and you are at the right page, as this page will walk you through the each step to bring back the lost root access that your Galaxy Note 4 used to had before.

Keep in mind, the root method on this post is for Samsung Galaxy Note 4 with Android 5.0 Lollipop (build version N910PVPU1BOB7), do not try on any other model. And remember root is not an official operation and Samsung doesn't approve it also, thus this could risk your phone. If you have known all the consequences and still want to go on, then all the risks are yours to bear if anything unpleasant happen after or during performing the root method here.

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 SM-N910V
Preconditions and preparations.

  • Be sure you backup everything necessary, follow the guides here.
  • Enable your Android USB debugging mode, if you don't know how to do it then you can refer to my tutorial here; how to enable USB debugging mode.
  • A computer, a USB cable and original USB driver from Samsung.
  • Download Odin v3.10 | mirror.
  • Download CF-Auto-Root package, then unzip it once fully it's downloaded.

Root Samsung Galaxy Note 4 On Android 5.0 Lollipop


Step 1 - You need to boot your Galaxy Note 4 into download mode, do so by powering it off first then power it on again using these key combinations; Volume Up + Home + Power . When a warning along with yellow triangle appears confirm it by pressing Power or Volume Up key.

Step 2 - Now launch Odin via your computer, when Odin opens, connect your Galaxy Note 4 to computer while it is in Download Mode using a USB cable.

Step 3 - If you success connecting your phone to computer you will see ID:Com box turn to blue or yellow with COM port number. The detecting process can take sometime, therefore just be patient, and drink your coffee.

Step 6 - Well if you are inside Odin, you need to flash the root tool, which is Cf-Auto-Root package from your computer Desktop.
  • Tap on 'PDA' or ‘AP’, then choose this; CF-Auto-Root-trltespr-smn910p.tar.md5.
Step 7- Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time options be checked too see the picture below -- as for options leave them alone.

Odin

Step 8 - Now you can hit the Start button for the installation to begin.

Step 9 - After Odin has finished installing the CF-Auto-Root-trltespr-smn910p.tar.md5 package, your device will reboot in normal mode and SuperSU will be there, when you see your phone's Home Screen then disconnect it from computer.

Check your root access using Root Checker app that's a free app listed on Google Play Store.

Done! Now you have a SuperSU with you then you can do many things unofficial to boost up your device performance and ability one of which is installing TWRP recovery. Below is the process to install the custom recovery to your Galaxy Note 4.

Install TWRP Recovery on Sprint Samsung Galaxy Note 4


  1. You need to firstly download TWRP recovery image file from this URL openrecovery-twrp-trltespr.img.
  2. Then you also need to install Flashify to your Galaxy Note 4, here is the URL; download.
  3. Copy the TWRP image (.img) file and paste it to your Galaxy Note 4 phone.
  4. Now launch Flashify and then grant the root access when asked.
  5. You need now tappingp Recovery image option. then choose TWRP image file.
  6. To begin the installation, confirm it first.
  7. After installation is complete, reboot then your Galaxy Note 4 will reboot with TWRP recovery installed within it.
Just enjoy the fun guys. See you again in the next posts of Due Android Tips.
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How To Make Nandroid Backup Via CWM And TWRP Recovery

Believe it or not, without making a backup means you are doomed, no matter what mobile operating system you are using. You should perform manual and gradual backups to your existing data. As the future is unpredictable, cloud doesn't mean rain will fall. Thus there is no guaranty your data will be there forever.

In Android, we are provided with freedoms, because of that we want to try something new every day and apply the changes to our smartphone or tablet. Especially when your device is a rooted Android device, the changing could led to disaster -- like losing our precious data. If that happens the only hope is performing an activity called restore.

But restoration can only be done only if there is a backup, without a backup, there is nothing to restore. So you will end up living in extremely sorry situation for losing your data. Therefore let's follow the wise man say, better save than sorry. So you better perform backup than being sorry.

And as for a rooted Android devices there are plenty of backup options to choose, if apps really do take your full attention, Titanium Backup is your ally. But if you want to take your entire data into protection, Nandroid Backup is the undisputed king for that concern.

Sure you have heard the Nandroid Backup in many occasions of your journey in searching a certain Android tutorials for your device, usually you are advised to perform Nandroid Backup via custom recoveries like CWM before flashing a modified ROM in order to keep your existing ROM intact to be restored later in case you found the new ROM not too good as expected or doesn't boot normally.

Or if in the process of flashing a new ROM you experience fail, things turned out to be very wrong, you can simply restore to backup in Nandroid, and things will be reverted to its previous condition as if there is nothing happen.

To short the story, Nandroid Backup takes everything stored in your device into its well-protected guard. So being worry of losing data should no longer bother you again with this amazing backup utility.

What data that Nandroid Backup protects?

  • Your existing operating system whether it's a stock or modified ROM, are all protected.
  • Your games and its progress information are saved too.
  • How about apps? These ones too including the preinstalled apps.
  • Pictures, videos, musics and others are protected too.
  • Nandroid Backup also backup these kind of contents; text and pictures from messages, wallpapers, ringtones, widgets.
  • Your system settings, password, login and settings for your accounts are also be protected by Nandroid.
Reading the list, you now know that this app does backup literally everything from your Android device. Now let's turn our attention to download, install and make Nandroid Backup sections below. You will be guided separately depending on each section.

How to make a Nandroid Backup via custom recovery like CWM or TWRP.


Perform Nandroid Backup via CWM recovery.


A. Backup.

There are more non-stock recoveries available, but these two are sufficient to provide things needed in the process of making a Nandroid Backup. Thus you should have one of the mentioned recoveries installed on your Android based phone or tablet in order following this section.

  • Now boot into recovery mode, then when you are inside the CWM recovery menu, just choose the Backup and Restore from the options listed there. See the image below.
    Backup And Restore Nandroid Backup
  • You will then be directed to the Nandroid Backup area, within there you need to choose Backup from the available options.
    Backup Android Data Nandroid Backup
  • The action will perform a space calculation by recovery to further decide whether your device's space to start the process. The period of backup process relies on the size of your data. 
  • Once the backup is complete, just go back and then reboot your system now from CWM recovery main menu.
Restore!

  1. To restore your backup from Nandroid via CWM recovery, just boot your Android to recovery mode. Once it boots up to that mode, just select Backup and Restore from the Option.
    Backup And Restore Nandroid Backup
  2. And then choose Restore inside the Nandroid section.
    Restore Nandroid Backup
  3. The restoration process will start to bring back your entire data.

How to make Nandroid Backup using TWRP recovery


A. Backup

  1. The process of making a Nandroid Backup in TWRP recovery is similar with CWM recovery, you need to boot your phone into recovery. Once inside TWRP just choose Backup from the available option.
  2. Then select partition you want to back, however if you are unsure which partition, just use the default selections.
  3. Now swipe to the right at the bottom to make backup.
B. Restore backup

To Restore your backup, simply choose Restore from the TWRP menu.


Download and install Online Nandroid Backup.

First thing first, Online Nandroid Backup sets a requirement you should fulfill, which are a rooted device with BusyBux.

The app that can literally guard your data from almost A to Z can be installed for free without a charge on Google Play Store. Simply launch the app store, then find Nandroid Backup to further install the app. Or just use this direct link to get you to the page instantly.

Grant the SuperUser request.

The first the Nandroid Backup launched, you will be asked for Superuser request. You can simply hit the Grant on the dialog box to go on.
SuperUser Nandroid Backup

Beside utilizing custom recovery to do Nandroid Backup you can also take another road to achieve the same by using the Online Nandroid Backup app. This app is a free one and can perform backups while your phone is now. That means no need to boot into the recovery to get yourself dirty selecting several options to backup your data.
Online Nandroid Backup

Transfer your backup to your computer.

It is better to transfer all your backup to your computer, doing that is not only freeing your phone space (because once the backups transferred to your computer you can delete the backups in your phone) but you will make your backups more secured because now they are saved in more protected media which is computer.

Conclusion.

Nothing is better than knowing our data are the safely anytime for us and protected very well. So with Nandroid Backup on your side you can now remove worry before doing anything regarded non-official operations toward your device, because anytime you found the situation that need to perform factory reset, or experiencing fail flash attempt or without your notice you install malware to your device you can have some place to call home, which is your backup that can be restored. Hope you find this post useful. See you again in the next Due Android Tips posts.
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Titanium Backup: How To Backup And Restore Android App And App Data

It is not a secret that we love applications, in fact the reasons why Android is so popular -- among many other reasons -- is the availability of very huge library of apps to which we are invited to install those apps and hmm some of them are paid ones.

And after months or years using our Android phone we come to know that it is now containing too many applications that we have installed. And some are frequently used, some are not, and some even have important data that we hate to lose if anything happen to our device.

As we know the apps we have installed on our Android phones could be important, whether it's the app itself or its data. If the data is not too important then it won't bother our concern, if losing it then we can simply head to Google Play Store to re-install the app.

And we have a habit of collecting Android apps, especially those who help our daily tasks or simply for fun, or it's because we dislike to routinely re-install the deleted apps in Play Store that most of the apps can have big size file installer, of course it will take a long time to download and re-install the app and its data, the process will eat up our internet data too.

What if the data of the app is extremely important to us? We can make a backup, not just for the app but to save our application data too, all included. So we will have to perform this kind of backup to deal with the unexpected future. When the app is backed up, we can restore it anytime we need it in the future to come.

Please to also read about how to make a Nandroid Backup via CWM or TWRP recovery.

Titanium Backup Android
About Titanium Backup

And Titanium Backup can do the job very well, this root-required app comes with considerable features to assist us in protecting our apps and the data in very simple manner. Just install -- run it -- then perform backups with several clicks / taps -- and done.

So if your are in the situation without a chance to get back instead you must to reset your Android to factory shape, with your Android apps are safely protected with Titanium Backup, then you got nothing to worry about.

Main features offered by Titanium Backup (free version).

  • Perform click batch restore.
  • Perform the feature called scheduled backups.
  • Ability to move any app and its data to or from SD card.
  • Browse the app data and query to view the detailed information of your favorite app.
  • Protect apps and system apps.
And the post you are reading now will cover the steps of installing Titanium Backup and how to backup your Android apps (with data) and restore them using Titanium Backup. Let's get started.

How to install Titanium Backup?


First thing first, you need to root your Android phones / tablets, you will not be able to use it on non-rooted phone. Therefore find the guides to root your phone.

There are two versions available for Titanium Backup app, one is a free and other is Pro (paid) versions, pick one that serves you most. But for the testing purpose you can start it with a free version -- if you then like the app just upgrade to the Pro version and that will support the developer in developing the app with more handy features.

  1. Open Play Store, then search for Titanium Backup, once you found it, then install it. Or use this direct link to get you to the app page.
  2. Once Titanium Backup is fully installed, it's time to open it. You will see list of lines in the box, one of them is Root Access with a green check sign meaning your phone has a root access.
    Root Access Titanium Backup Android

Backup Android app and its data with Titanium Backup


  1. Now move to Backup/Restore tab (see the image below), select Click to edit filters (this action to limit the apps to appear, and here we need to hide system app).
    Click To Edit Fiter Titanium Backup
  2. On “Filter by type”, uncheck (unclick) the “System”.
    System Backup Titanium
  3. Select the green sign on top corner. See what have been changed? You will only see the installed apps that show up to your screen. Those are the backups you can choose to be backup.
  4. Now choose the apps that you want to backup. Then a window will show up like in the following picture.
    Backup Android App Titanium Backup
  5. Now choose Backup, and automatically all the your previous selected apps will be backed up. See the image below.
    Backup Process Titanium Backup Android

Restore Backup with Titanium Backup


  1. To restore your backup, just select “Restore”. 
  2. There are three options provided for you.
    • Data only means only restoring the data of your app, for example if you want to restore Whatsapp using this option will bring back the chat, etc. 
    • Or App only will restore the apk file only but leave the data not to be restored. 
    • App+data then you will restore both of contents, your app and data will be restored altogether.
  3. Done.
About Titanium Pro.

All the process revealed above are manually, so if you use Titanium Backup -- the pro version -- you will receive additional features to keep your apps secured with protect backup against deletion, Dropbox sync and using more features of automatic schedule backup.

And there is app freezer too in Pro, this handy feature will help you avoiding the annoying and offending apps planted by your manufacturers / carriers from doing anything while your phone is running. This feature can freeze those apps so they won't run and execute anything, and you can use it as a trial if you are thinking to remove a certain system app from your Android phone. By freezing the app you can see whether your phone still run well, if it does, then you can remove the app completely using Titanium Backup Pro. However if the situation is contrary, your phone is acting strange, then defrost the app.

Aside from that, restoring backup is much simpler with Pro version, with a single click only all the apps and data can perform backup process or restore process by themselves, this cool ability is called HyperShell Speed and Fast/Auto app Install, this feature can be found in batch action menu.

Interested? Just get it for about $6.
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4 Solutions To Fix Android Can Not Detect MicroSD (SD card)

4 solutions to fix Android can not detect microSD  (SD card). Frankly to fix the undetected SD card or MicroSD card can not be read on Android is not a hard task, however it's not an easy one task either. It takes number of efforts to deal with it, as we don't really know what causes had happened to which the problem is occurring.

As we know SD card or usually called external memory is playing a significant role for us, we need to be a second cabinet for our large contents. Albeit in now days, smartphones whether it's middle or high-end provides a big internal memory. But still not enough for us, because we productively create new contents in matter of minutes, like pictures, videos, musics, chats, etc. That's why a microSD comes as our rescuer to save our contents and as a partner for memory internal.

But and sadly SD card can be damaged because of a certain reasons, and because of that then our Android device can not read it, and if our MicroSD can not be detected or be read then it's impossible for us to move our files / contents to the said media / memory. To deal with the undetected external memory / SDcard then I will try to offer to your a 4 solutions you can try to fix your broken microSD.

4 solutions to fix Android can not detect microSD  (SD card)

First solution, gently rub your SD card.

  1. Take off your external memory from your Android smartphone or tablet. And make sure you have your phone turned off before perform the action.
  2. Now clean your MicroSD -- the copper piece (gold yellow color) using a white color rubber eraser. Rub the copper piece on the surface very gently.
    SDCard Can Not Be Read On Android
  3. If you are quite sure it's clean already, then plug the SD card to the provided memory slot, then turn your Android phone to on and see whether your phone can read it now.
Second solution, erase SD card.

  1. To do so, just head to "Setting > Storage"
  2. Inside the Settings just go to Erase SD card. By erasing SD card content, then it will erase the entire content making it like a new memory. This is in many times fixed the problem.
    Erase SD Card
Solution 3, using computer or laptop

  1. Connect your phone to computer or laptop with a USB cable.
  2. Make sure your Android phone is connected in Mass storage mode (MSC), not in the Media transfer mode (MTP).
  3. Open Windows Explorer, right-click on memory card driver, then select Properties > Tools > Error Checking, wait till all the process is done.
    Fix Android Can Not Detect SD Card
  4. Eject your memory card, then check whether it's detected or not.
Solution 4, make a folder within your Android phone or tablet then format your SDcard.

In case your microSD is read and detected on computer USB port but not detected by your smartphone, then you may try this fix.

  1. Make a new folder on your hard disk, name it with any name you like (as long as you remember the name) and this new folder will be a new temporarily place or backup for your damaged external memory.
  2. Now copy the entire content of your SDcard then paste the content to the folder you just created.
  3. When all the contents are placed to folder, then format your damaged microSD.
  4. When the formatting process is finish. 
  5. Now bring back all the data from the folder to your new formatted microSD.
  6. You can check now whether your microSD is read or detected by your Android phone.
If still fail, then you can repeat the process.

Additional for Samsung Galaxy Note 2 users, then you can read the following additional fix because it's specifically for you.

Fix Android phone can't read SD Card, recently I experienced inconvenient situation that never had happened before. I use Samsung Galaxy Note 2 with a stock firmware running with SD Card SanDisk 64GB installed, everything worked just fine! Every data is stored accordingly and accessible in SanDisk 64GB.

But troubles came after I flashed another ROM, it's a custom ROM, I use a Paranoid Android 3.65 and CyanogenMod 10.1 Nightly for my Galaxy Note 2 N7100.

Since then my Note can't read and identify the SD Card SanDisk 64GB. After searching for solutions in the internet I got enlightenment, that the two ROMs is not yet supporting the SD Card format like this exFat/NTFS/EXT4, unfortunately mine is in exFAT format.
Android Can Not Read SDCARD

And my journey stopped and landed to the XDA developer thread that offering the solutions of my problem. Here they are.

  1. Download File CM10.1-AOSP_fuse-mountsd_6.4_HMkX2.zip
  2. Then reboot your Android phone and enter to the Custom Recovery, (I use CWM recovery).
  3. Now select Install from ZIP and choose file you downloaded in the step 1.
  4. After you've installed the zip file, then reboot your phone again.
  5. Well done! Your SD Card can be read now by the custom ROMs you're using.
For details you can head to XDA developer forum.
That's it! I just hope all the solutions can fix the external MicroSD can not be detected by your Android phone. See you again in the next posts.
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