Install Android 5.0 Lollipop Keyboard On Any Android Phones

If you find yourself in love with the Android 5.0 Lollipop keyboard's look and design then you don't need to wait for that Android OS latest version coming to your device through official update.

That's because you can use the third-party app called Lollipop Keyboard that will bring the keyboard of the Android Lollipop to your device, or whatever Android device as long as it's running on the Android ICS or newer.

The app was released this week and developed by the XDA forum recognized member namely Shaftamle. He had done a great job and the keyboard does look exactly like the stock Android Lollipop keyboard adorned with the amazing material themes.

The best things about this app is no need root access, doesn't require you to uninstall your existing keyboard apps, also works on any phone with Google Keyboard preinstalled!

File you need is of course the Lollipop Keyboard Apk itself, you can visit the original thread here to grab it.
Install Android 5.0 Lollipop Keyboard On Any Android Phones

How to install Android 5.0 Lollipop Keyboard Apk on any Android phones


Step 1. Now plug your phone to your computer.

Step 2. Copy and then paste the downloaded file to your phone's sd card.

Step 3. Now unplug your phone from your computer.

Step 4. Then tap the Lollipop Keyboard file to begin the installation.

Step 5. If you are asked to choose installer, then pick Package Installer.

Step 6. Now you need to allow Unknown Sources by going to Settings -> Security.

Step 7. Continue to the install the app til finish.

Done! Your phone will reboot and the app will be installed. You can enable it through language and input settings.
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Install TWRP Recovery On Sprint Galaxy Note 4

TWRP custom recovery can now be installed on the newly released Samsung Galaxy Note 4 based on Sprint network.

If you own the device which was announced last month, and urgently need to perform several activities which the stock recovery is unable to do, then this post will guide you through the whole process of installing TWRP custom recovery on Sprint Galaxy Note 4.

Once you have TWRP installed you can do many things; like creating or restoring backup images, flashing custom ROMs, resetting factory data and wiping cache and of course partitioning your Android sd card too.

So it's safe to say that TWRP recovery or custom recovery in general can do things the stock recovery can't do.

Albeit CWM custom recovery is a lot better compared with TWRP (IMO), but since it's not yet available for Galaxy Note 4 then we are helpless but to stick with TWRP. Don't get me wrong I don't mean TWRP is bad, I just like CWM more that's all.

You know the procedure before messing around with your device which is making a necessary backups, also be sure your battery power is sufficient. And remember, all the risk is yours to take. Don't ask anyone to responsible for any possible damages or bricks toward your smart device because of performing the guides.
Anyway we will use Odin for the process and the tool is being great for this purpose.
TWRP Custom Recovery

How To Install TWRP Recovery On Sprint Samsung Note 4


These are the files you need.

  • Download Odin3 v3.09.
  • Download and Install Samsung USB drivers .
  • Download and extract TWRP Recovery: Link (scroll to the bottom and choose the Odin method)
Instructions.

  1. Now launch the Odin3.exe.
  2. Enter the download mode by powering of your device, and wait for about 10 second, then power it on again by pressing and holding Volume Down + Home Button + Power Key all together.
  3. You will be seeing a warning, then press Volume Up to continue.  
  4. Now plug your Galaxy Note 4 to your computer.
  5. When your device is detected by Odin, you will see the ID:COM box will turn to blue. (Be sure you have USB drivers installed).

    • If you use Odin 3.09 then select AP tab. Choose .tar.md5 file or .tar file, you previously downloaded and extracted.
    • If you use Odin 3.07, then choose PDA tab not AP tab, then leave other options unchanged.
  6. Now press the Start button for Odin to begin flashing the files, once it's complete, your device should take restart, then unplug your device from computer.
  7. Once your device finished rebooting, visit the recovery mode for confirmation.
Done! You just finished installing TWRP recovery on your Sprint Galaxy Note 4. Any question should be written on the comment area below. Have a good day!
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Easily Root ZenFone 6 Without PC

Easily root ZenFone 6 without PC. Asus ZenFone 6 can now be rooted, thanks to the availability of root ZenFone app that make it possible to root this 6-inch phone.

If you own the smartphone and has not rooted it then you have missed a lot of excitements to play around with your phone and increase the performance to the level you won't reach on its standard condition.

And today I would like to invite all the ZenFone 6 owners to open the closed doors to get the root access and tweak their phone with the available apps and ROMs. You won't be sorry if rooting your phone and it's safe too so you get nothing to worry.

Please read the following before doing anything.

  • The rooting process will void your warranty therefore proceed at your own risk. 
  • This rooting method is for Android Jelly Bean based ZenFone 6 only. Do not apply if you are running on Android KitKat, because it won't work.
  • You can also unroot if you experience error, by opening the ZenFone Root app then select Unroot.
  • Don't forget to Enable USB debugging mode Android.
  • Make sure you back up everything you regard important before doing anything.
  • In case you are stuck in the Demo after performing the step 7 below, then perform factory reset, remember this activity will wipe all your data therefore make a backup.
  • All the risks are yours.
After you have understood everything then let's get into the main topic.

Root ZenFone 5 Dan ZenFone 6

Root ZenFone 5 dan ZenFone 6 without PC


  1. Now you need to enable the Unknown Sources first, by going to Setting -> Security -> click on Unknown Sources.
  2. It's recommended now to be connected to any connection like Wi-Fi and your internet data, therefore disable all connections, or you can use the Airplane mode.
  3. Now you can download the Root ZenFone 1.4r APK, then install it.
  4. After you finished installing the app, you will see the Root ZenFone app icon on your screen.
    Root ZenFone 6 Phone
  5. Now open the app, then click on Do Not Ask, now select OK.
  6. You must choose the SuperSU (by Chainfire) then select the Root on the bottom side.
    Root ZenFone 6
  7. Now wait till the demo mode finish and you will receive a message saying You Have Activated this demo device OFFLINE successfully (do not click OK, just reboot your phone).
  8. Wait till your ZenFone ON again, now open the Root ZenFone app again. If you success then you will see the SuperSU ask for root access then Grant it. That means your ZenFone 6 is rooted now.
That's it you just finished rooting your ZenFone 6. You can now install any available custom ROMs and custom recoveries. Congratulations.
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Set A Password To Android Gallery App To Protect Photos And Video

You can set a password to your photos and videos stored in your Gallery directory. Of course the purpose of setting a password to the said directory is obvious to protect your privacy from the eyes that shouldn't see the photos or videos inside it.

After browsing around in Google Play Store, I found number of apps that are advertised to keep your photos / videos being seen by people, except you, and shielded them with strong password so none can get access to them.

Well in this post I would like to share an app that I think serves me pretty well on that purpose. The app name is Android Secure Gallery developed by SpSoft, it's designed to secure your gallery app in your Android phone.

You can lock your Gallery app by using password (number or character) or using pattern. Your choice. And there is a list containing the features offered by Android Secure Gallery to enrich your experiences using it.

Once you have this app installed, you can set its password then none will be able to open your Gallery app without your consent.

Password Photos Or Video Gallery In Android

Features

  • Hide or lock your photos.
  • Hide or lock your videos.
  • Has a very user friendly UI.
  • You can also un-hide the hidden photos or videos.
  • You can also manage your photos or video very easy.
  • There is a stealth mode to hide the launch icon of Gallery.
My experience using Secure Gallery app.

After I installed the app, now I stop being worry that all the pictures or videos within the gallery app being seen by people that borrow my phone. The relief is so good.

If you are interested, you can now head to Google Play Store to install Secure Gallery for free.
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Download Android 5.0 SDK

Sorry that I reveal this awesome news a bit little compared to other Android tech related blogs, as I have my own reason as to why I am late of telling the news. But late is better than never, right?

Well in this post you will be told about the existence of the Android 5.0 (Lollipop) SDK and where to download the software development kit file.

Yes you read it pretty right the Android 5.0 SDK was publicly released for the app developers with one only purpose which is synchronize their developing apps with the Google latest mobile operating system.

The Android Lollipop SDK comes with the final API changes. And it can also be installed and set up on the Windows and Mac based computers.

Once you download the SDK you can further port your existing apps to the new Material Design UI this excitement should be credit to the APIs which are added in this release. And more surprises are waiting for you like redesigned and improvements to make your mobile experience even better. And a lot of Android 5.0 own features are ready for all us.

Android 5.0 Lollipop

List of features of Android 5.0 SDK

Curious of what Android 5.0 has for you? Read the list below.

  • Material Design
  • Performance focus
  • Notifications
  • Document-centric apps
  • Tools for building battery-efficient apps

Download Android 5.0 SDK

You are invited to download Android 5.0 SDK, simply visit this page to download it.
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Install I8190XXANI4 Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean On T-Mobile Galaxy S3 Mini GT-I8190

T-Mobile based Galaxy S3 Mini GT-I8190 users who live in Hungary can now install the I8190XXANI4 Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean, as the latest and stablest official stock released by Samsung today. You are invited to grab this update if you have not updated yet. Samsung is now rolling it through Samsung KIES or OTA feature for Hungary region.

Therefore you should be seeing the I8190XXANI4 Android 4.1.2 availability in either OTA or KIES, however if somehow the firmware has not shown up. Then you can follow the manual instructions from this post.

Galaxy S3 Mini
Preconditions.
  • Samsung KIES will detect your Galaxy S3 Mini once this stock firmware is fully installed.
  • The update and the manual instructions here, is for T-Mobile Galaxy S3 Mini GT-I8190 only. Please don’t proceed if your device is not that variant.
  • I8190XXANI4 Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean software is an official stock firmware thus you don't need a custom recovery like CWM or TWRP.
  • Make sure you backup all your data in your phone before proceeding.
  • Remember updating to the official software will wipe out your root access. But your warranty will be recovered. 
  • Backup all your necessary data before proceeding to the installation guides.
  • Have an original USB drivers and cable.
  • Make sure your battery life is %100 or at least about %70 power.
Remember to perform the following manual instructions or tutorials at your own risk, whatever will happen as the outcomes during or after the process, are entirely your responsible. One more thing you will lose your root access for installing this official software. But don't panic, because you can root it again using the available rooting packages.

Download I8190XXANI4 Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean firmwares.

How to update T-Mobile Galaxy S3 Mini GT-I8190 to I8190XXANI4 Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean


Step 1 - Download XXANI4 Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean software stock firmware package from links above to your computer, but don’t forget to extract it then store it to easy to find place like Desktop.

Step 2 - Download ODIN v3.09 to be used for installing XXANI4 Android Jelly Bean firmware on your Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini device.

Step 3- Shut down your device to enter the Download Mode, to do so please press Volume Down + Home + Power buttons together to show a warning appears on screen then press Volume Up to enter the mode.

Step 4 - Now launch ODIN from your PC, then plug your device to your PC while your device in the Download Mode.

Step 5 - If you managed to connect your computer to your device in the download mode, you will then see your ID:COM box become yellow followed with COM port number. This phase will take sometime thus just wait.

Step 6 -Within Odin do the following.

  • Click on ‘PDA’ / 'AP' then choose file with ‘CODE’ the name.
  • Click on ‘Phone’ then choose file with ‘MODEM’ in its name. If the file doesn't exist, ignore this step.
  • Click on ‘CSC’ then choose file with CSC’ in its name. If this file doesn't exist, ignore this step.
  • Click on ‘PIT’ then choose file with .pit file.However if this file doesn't exist, then ignore this one.

Step 7- Now you need to check Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time options from ODIN. Check this Re-Partition option, only if the .PIT file is selected in the step 6.

Step 8 - From ODIN, click the Start button for the installation to be started. This process will take sometime therefore just wait.

Step 9 - After the installation is finished, then you will see your device will reboot. When your device shows Home screen, then disconnect it from your PC.

Well done, now the I8190XXANI4 Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean firmware was successfully installed on your beloved T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini GT-I8190 device.
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Install I8200XXUANI3 Android 4.2.2 On Galaxy S3 Mini VE GT-I8200

Samsung had officially assigned I8200XXUANI3 Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean this week for the Galaxy S3 Mini VE GT-I8200. The firmware is targeting these regions; Russia, Poland and Greece. You should see its availability through OTA or Samsung KIES features.

XXUANI3 is not a major update, but it's just a regular one bringing minor improvements for the device. So in other word, there is nothing big found on this version. However if you want to keep your Galaxy S3 Mini with latest and stablest official stock firmware, you should grab this now.

If you are not being notified either by Samsung KIES or Over The Air automatic feature, then I suggest you to follow the manual instructions from this post to bring I8200XXUANI3 Android 4.2.2 to your Galaxy S3 Mini VE GT-I8200 phone.

Galaxy S3 Mini
Preconditions.
  • Samsung KIES will detect your Galaxy S3 Mini once this stock firmware is fully installed.
  • The update and the manual instructions here, is for Galaxy S3 Mini VE GT-I8200 only. Please don’t proceed if your device is not that variant.
  • I8200XXUANI3 Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean software is an official stock firmware thus you don't need a custom recovery like CWM or TWRP.
  • Make sure you backup all your data in your phone before proceeding.
  • Remember updating to the official software will wipe out your root access. But your warranty will be recovered. 
  • Backup all your necessary data before proceeding to the installation guides.
  • Have an original USB drivers and cable.
  • Make sure your battery life is %100 or at least about %70 power.
Remember to perform the following manual instructions or tutorials at your own risk, whatever will happen as the outcomes during or after the process, are entirely your responsible. One more thing you will lose your root access for installing this official software. But don't panic, because you can root it again using the available rooting packages.

Download I8200XXUANI3 Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean firmwares.

How to install I8200XXUANI3 Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean on Galaxy S3 Mini VE GT-I8200


Step 1 - Download I8200XXUANI3 Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean software stock firmware package from links above to your computer, but don’t forget to extract it then store it to easy to find place like Desktop.

Step 2 - Download ODIN v3.09 to be used for installing XXUANI3 Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean firmware on your Galaxy S3 Mini VE GT-I8200 device.

Step 3- Shut down your device to enter the Download Mode, to do so please press Volume Down + Home + Power buttons together to show a warning appears on screen then press Volume Up to enter the mode.

Step 4 - Now launch ODIN from your PC, then plug your device to your PC while your device in the Download Mode.

Step 5 - If you managed to connect your computer to your device in the download mode, you will then see your ID:COM box become yellow followed with COM port number. This phase will take sometime thus just wait.

Step 6 -Within Odin do the following.

  • Click on ‘PDA’ / 'AP' then choose file with ‘CODE’ the name.
  • Click on ‘Phone’ then choose file with ‘MODEM’ in its name. If the file doesn't exist, ignore this step.
  • Click on ‘CSC’ then choose file with CSC’ in its name. If this file doesn't exist, ignore this step.
  • Click on ‘PIT’ then choose file with .pit file.However if this file doesn't exist, then ignore this one.

Step 7- Now you need to check Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time options from ODIN. Check this Re-Partition option, only if the .PIT file is selected in the step 6.

Step 8 - From ODIN, click the Start button for the installation to be started. This process will take sometime therefore just wait.

Step 9 - After the installation is finished, then you will see your device will reboot. When your device shows Home screen, then disconnect it from your PC.

Well done, now the I8200XXUANI3 Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean firmware was successfully installed on your beloved Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini VE GT-I8200 device.
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How To Install Revoution HD ROM On Galaxy S3

There is no doubt that Android reached its peak when it can be rooted, something that will boost up its ability beyond the limit. Once Android based device is in your hand, you are recommended to improve its performance with rooting. Rooting will give your device with many amazing things, like installing custom ROM, this ability alone offers too many goodies the stock firmware fails to offer like changing your phone's default UI, performance enhancements and optimizations to quicken your device performance, juggle your device's battery to last much longer, and many more abilities that are more than enough that rooting is a must do activity if Android phone is in your hand.

Speaking about custom ROM, today I would like to recommend to you one of the best ROMs for Samsung Galaxy S3, the name of it is Revolution HD ROM designed specifically to add more speed, smoothness and of course stability for the device. It's based on stock Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, and the developers of the ROM had done marvellous jobs to make sure you won't be sorry using it on your Galaxy S3.

Of course a general tweaks like RAM optimizations, battery life improvements and speed are provided. You are invited to give this ROM a try right now, and enjoy everything that's offered by it. Are you ready? Let's flash this ROM right here and right now.

Prerequisites.

Remember that when you have decided to install this ROM means you have fully understood that all the risks is yours for any damages, bricks or software failure that might happen for installing it.

Install HD Revolution ROM on Samsung Galaxy S3


Step 1 - Download Revolution HD ROM and Google Apps to your computer and store it in the place you can easily find like Desktop for example.

Step 2 - Now plug your smartphone to the PC of yours using a USB cable.

Step 3 - Then copy these files; ROM zip files and Google apps, then paste those files to your SD card. Place the files in the SD card root.

Step 4- Now shut down your phone.

Step 5 -It is time to enter the Recovery mode. To do so simply turn your device ON again at the same time press and hold these buttons; Volume Up + Home + Power.
Step 6- And within the ClockworkMod recovery, do a full data wipe first (wipe data/factory reset).


Step 7- Now you can perform “wipe cache partition”, see the following image as a guide.

Wipe Cache Partition

Step 8- Albeit it's an optional, but I recommend you to also perform wipe dalvik cache. See the following image.

Wipe Dalvik Cache

Step 9- Now back to main recovery to choose install zip from SD card. Then find this “flash zip from SD card” then click and hold the Power button to select it.

Step 10 - Again press Power then choose“choose zip from sdcard”.

Step 11 - Then select this choose zip from sdcard. Use the volume keys to go to the ROM zip you pasted to SD card, then choose it using the Power button. Then on the next screen confirm the installation for it to begin. (Do from step 1 to step 7 to install Google Apps).

Step 12 - Once the installation is completed, head to “+++++Go Back”. Then reboot your device, by choosing the “reboot system now” on the recovery. Your device will take reboot, this process may take few minutes, therefore just wait.

If you correctly followed all the written steps, you now own a Galaxy S3 powered with HD Revolution ROM. To verify whether you successfully installed it, just go to About phone and see what's ROM running right now on your Galaxy S3 phone.
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How To Take Screenshot On Moto G

How to take screenshot on Moto G. Today I would like to share to all my readers who own the Moto G a tips that could probably they are searching for, which is take a screenshot on Moto G. Taking a screenshot is one of the features provided by handset manufacturers for the various needs of the users. As for me, I use this features for enriching an article or sharing what's happening on my screen to others. Your reason could be different from mine, but whatever reason you have now.

You will be guided here to take screenshot on Moto G. And the process is pretty simple.

Moto G is middle-end phone powered with Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7 with Chipset from Qualcomm, using IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen. The phone was announced and released last year, at November in United States. It has 8/16 GB internal memory with 1GB sized RAM with 5MP primary camera at the back of the phone and optimized with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean out of the box. For more specifications you can see in GSM Arena.

How to take screenshot on Moto G


Step 1. Open any screen you wish to capture.

Step 2. Now press and hold these buttons together; Power and Volume Down. Once you hear the camera shutter sound, release those buttons and your screenshot will be taken and can be viewed on Gallery app.

Screenshot Moto G

Step 3. Well done, you just learned to take screenshot on Moto G phone. If you have any other method differs from this, share it to us.
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How To Take Screenshot On Moto E

How to take screenshot on Moto E. We can take screenshot in Moto E, the device provides that ability however not being exposed easily, the function to do so is hidden I mean not clearly shown up so people can be easily take screenshot of any screen they feel need to be captured.

Moto E is an awesome Android phone, protected by the third generation of Corning Gorilla Glass and released this year, at May in US came with Android 4.4.2 out of the box. The camera is a 5MP model with 2592 х 1944 pixels. The device itself is powered with Dual-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7. In overall this phone is a worthy of buy.

And in this post I would to share to my readers the fast and easy way capturing any screens appear on the Moto E phone. If you are searching the easy method to do so. You are at the right place.

How to take screenshot on Moto E


Step 1. Turn your device on, then go to any screen you wish to capture. Once you found the screen. Then head to the step 2.

Step 2. Now press and hold the Power and Volume Down buttons at the same time, and when you hear the sound of camera shutter release the buttons. (Or sometime, a notification appears on your screen).

How To Take Screenshot On Moto E

Step 3. Done! You have successfully taken a screenshot of your wish on Moto E. You should practice the keys combinations in the step 2 to expertise the method.
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