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Saturday 29 June 2013

Root your Android (The Malaysia Way) - Why? What? How?

Most of the Malaysia Android-ians have been exposed with these terms "root", "flash", "custom rom", but most are not aware of what does each of the term means.

In this post, we will talk about rooting your android device.

So, let's start with the definition :

What is rooting? Why do people root their phone?
Rooting is a process to enable android users to gain administrator access to the mobile device they are having. In short :

  • Install a new custom ROM on the device (a full new ROM modified from our stock ROM from factory with minimal bloatwares and stuffs to save more on battery)
  • Enabling users to overclock or underclock their devices (able to fully utilize the hardware of the phone instead of being locked only to what our phone provider provides us with)
  • Customize the look on your operating system (transparent status bar, installing other phone apps into your current phone e.g. S4 dialer/camera on a Note 2 / S3, Sony Album in a Note2 / S3 and etcs.)
  • Letting owner to modify or delete system files (bootanimations, delete unwanted bloatware apps from stock roms)
  • Backup of apps and stuffs is as easy as ABC including the applications data using Titanium Backup.
All in all, rooting is done to enable users to have full control on their phones, be it customizing the phones or tweaking their phones.

Those are the pros of rooting, however there are also the downsides of rooting. As below,
  • Rooting of your phone immediately voids your phone warranty - However in Malaysia, particularly Samsung, fret not, as after rooting you can flash back to original  ROM and able to claim warranty for the faulty parts. There are also a few workarounds for HTC and Sony phones. DO NOT ROOT JUST BECAUSE YOU WANT TO ROOT YOUR PHONE. PLEASE GAIN MORE KNOWLEDGE ON ROOTING BEFORE YOU DO ANY MODDINGS. I AM NOT LIABLE IF YOUR PHONE GOT BRICKED/DEAD.
How to ROOT?

With all these advanced technologies, rooting your android phone is only one-click away. And I can say it is almost 99% hassle and brick free.

One of the easiest method would be framaroot created by one of our xda developers alephzain.

Here are the steps to get your phone rooted and SuperSU (administrator) status installed in just one click :
1) Make sure you tick Unknown Sources (Found in settings > security settings > device administration)
2) Download framaroot apk from this link.
3) Install framaroot apk
4) Launch framaroot
5) Select which superuser you prefer (SuperUser/SuperSU) *both works the same way.
6) Try clicking the Aragorn button (this normally works for Samsung devices) If it fails, try the other three options
7) Reboot your phone
8) TADAAAAAAA! There you go..

Unrooting your Android devices works the same way also. Just you need to select Unroot in step number 5. Other steps remain the same and yes, after rebooting, your phone is unrooted and clear to go back for warranty.

For enquiries, please do not hesitate to drop me an e-mail @ I will be free to help you in any way that I am able to help.

Thank you for reading!

Thursday 27 June 2013

Sony unveiled the latest phablet officialy : The Sony Xperia Z Ultra

After Sony's flagship device that is unveiled to match Samsung Galaxy Note 2, they have finally came out with their latest model, the Sony Xperia Z Ultra.

This model has already made a better way up from Xperia Z as they introduced Xperia Z Ultra with a gigantic 6.4" screen with 1080p resolution beating most of the current phablet floating with in the market in Malaysia which offers up to only 720p.

On par with it's brother, Z Ultra offers 4G LTE, 16GB internal memory and an expandable slot for micro SD. Apart from that, it is similar to it's brother by being a dust-resistant and also a waterproof handset.

Not only that, Xperia Z Ultra also offers a new 2.2Ghz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor while the device is running on JellyBean 4.2.2.

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The Xperia Z Ultra, in terms of design it's quite similar to The Xperia Z

Sony had also implemented in the most advanced screen technology, only found in the latest high-end TV into Xperia Z Ultra, the TRILUMINOS display.With TRILUMINOS display, users are able to experience more natural colors and details of the media.

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The difference between a Standard LCD and the latest TRILUMINOS display
Below would be the video taken from YouTube on the latest monstrous phablet :

It is expected to be sold in the market by Q3 2013. But market wise, should be in the United States or United Kingdom. How long will it take this giant to reach Malaysia shore? Maybe end of Q3? Or will it be Q4? Let's hope for the best as we would like to receive this beast as soon as those staying in US / UK.

Welcome and Hello!

Hi Guys,

A very warm welcome and hello from Malaysia.

In this blog, I will share about my user experience on the gadgets I have with me including some tips and tricks on how to tweak your device especially Android.

Apart from that, would also share some posts about my personal life including good food and stuffs.

Hope you guys are patient with me as I am new to blogging and this is exactly a whole new level to me.

Thank you.


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