Tuesday, 17 February 2015

How To Block Cell Broadcast SMS Notification in Android ?

Just now I flashed Cyanogen Mod Nightly in my Galaxy S3. Everything works smoothly and better, but a broadcasting SMS from cell broadcast channel 50 annoys me repeatedly. I got 50+ notification in just 15 minutes. Tried to black list, force stop, etc. But nothing worked. Finally, I found a solution from the CM forum which I shares here.

cell broadcast channel 50

Block Notification From Cell Broadcast Channel 50

1. Open Terminal Emulator
2. Type su and tap on enter
(Allow on Superuser Permission popup)
3. Then type pm disable com.android.cellbroadcastreceiver and tap on enter.

cell broadcast channel 50 disable command

4. That's it .. You will get the success message as below
"package com.android.cellbroadcastreceiver new state: disabled"


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Tuesday, 25 November 2014

How To Fix "Unable to resolve the server's DNS address" Error ?

Unable to resolve the server's DNS address, Mostly I get this error on embedded video players in web pages. This is a common error, mainly because the ISP can't find the server or the server blocked by the ISP. When we connect to internet, by default we use the DNS provided by an ISP (Assigns Automatically ). So changing this default DNS to any free DNS servers like Google DNS, OpenDNS, etc. will fix the issue completely.

Google Public DNS
Primary DNS:
Secondary DNS:

Open DNS
Primary DNS:
Secondary DNS:

As I mentioned above changing the DNS to any of the provided one will fix the DNS error. Follow the below steps to change the network DNS to a custom one.

How to
1. Open Run Command (Press Windows + R )
2. Type ncpa.cpl then, press OK.
3. Right click the Network Adapter you are using and select Properties.
4. In the Properties Window, Double click on Internet Protocol Version 4(TCP/IPv4)
5. Tick Use the following DNS server addresses.
6. Finally enter any of the DNS provided.
For example Use Google Public DNS
Primary DNS:
Secondary DNS:

That's it...

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Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Download Official Nokia Z Launcher Beta From Google Play. Limited Devices Only

Today, Nokia released the beta version of Z Launcher in Google Play. Currently the Z Launcher isn't supported in Lollipop devices. Z Launcher officials mentioned it supports Android 4.1 to 4.4 devices but it doesn't. I have a Galaxy S3 with Android 4.3 but the Google Play says "This app is incompatible with all of your devices".

According to Android Police, Z Launcher is something like a Yahoo Aviate Launcher with Google Gesture search. As it tagged beta, it may have some bugs which will fix on the upcoming versions.

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Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Get Android Lollipop Icons and Animations Using Latest Nova Launcher Lollipop Update ?

Yesterday I have posted the stock lollipop wallpaper pack. Now it's time to get a bit more.

In the XDA forum, you can find the stock lollipop apps thread which can be flash using a custom recovery like CWM or TWRP. Which need root access and it is not friendly for every user.

Apart from other features and performance improvements most Android users like to get the UI look and feel in every latest Android release. If you are one of them and you would like to get the lollipop icons and animations in your old Android device, just install the latest version of the Nova launcher from Google play.

The latest version of Nova launcher packed with the Android 5.0 lollipop animation and icon pack. You can apply the lollipop icons in the Look and feel menu.

android 5.0 lollipop icon

How To Apply Lollipop Icons in Nova launcher?
1. Install Nova Launcher - Download
2. After installation click home and chose Nova as the default launcher.
3. Click settings soft key and tap on Nova settings.
4. In Nova settings, tap on Look and feel then on Icon theme.
5. Finally in Icon theme list choose Lollipop.

That's it...

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Sunday, 19 October 2014

Download Android 5.0 Lollipop Wallpapers

Here is the complete set of Android 5.0 Lollipop wallpapers. Just download the zip package from below link and extract it to use. The package included 11 nice looking wallpapers which are extracted from the Android 5.0 Lollipop developer preview. The quality of the images made it look better in desktop screen too.

lollipop wallpaper

Download Android 5.0 Lollipop wallpaper

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Friday, 17 October 2014

How To Backup APK Using ES File Manager Latest Version? Now You Can't See The Old App Manager Menu Item.

Along with bug fixes,performance improvements and other feature enhancements the ES team brought a modified Fast Access menu on the recent version of ES File Explorer File Manager. In the previous version of ES File Manager there was an App Manager menu item in the Fast Access menu, Which is used to mange User and System apps. The App Manager's apk backup feature is very useful as we can backup and reinstall the app later without downloading from Google Play. One of my old post titled "How To Backup Android Apps As APK using ES File Explorer ?" mentioned the steps do the same.

backup apk es file explorer

As the recent version modified the Fast access menu, now you can't find the App Manger there. Its renamed to APP and placed in Library menu. The New APP is same as the old App Manager and which can do all the old stuffs like Uninstall, backup, etc. The process of backup apk is same and I included the complete steps in this post.

Backup Android App Using ES File Explorer File Manager

1. Open ES File Explorer - Download
2. Tap on Fast Access icon or option soft key or swipe from left to right.
3. In Fast Access menu tap on Library then APP.

es file explorer fast access menu

4. In the APP grid long press on the desired app you wish to back up and finally tap on Backup.
(If you wish to backup multiple apps, just tap on other apps too)

es file explorer app manager

Thats it.. You can grab the backed up app apk from /sdcard/backups/apps/.

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Wednesday, 2 July 2014

How To Reset HostGator Login Password And Get A New One? You Won't Get A New One Using "Request a Password Reset" Link.

You may forget the password in many sites and got reset in a couple of minutes using the lost password, recover or reset password links. But, you can't reset the forgotten password easily with Hostgator. I have been using Hostgator for the last 6 months and manually entered the login password only two or three times. All the other time it was easy for me as Chrome synced the password between my home PC and laptop.

The problem occurred when I was out of my town and went to an internet cafe for a quick update of a client's website. As a public cafe I was aware to sync the password using chrome and I couldn't get to login. As everyone does I request for a new password using the Request a Password Reset as usual, I entered my email address on the Lost Password Reset page and clicked the submit button.

hostgator lost password reset

When I clicked the password reset link received in my inbox it showed "Password Reset Successful" nothing more. There is no field to enter a new password or anything. When I asked in the Hostgator live chat, they sent a new password and they said I can't choose my own password due to security issues.

hostgator lost password reset successfull

In this post I included the steps I did to get a new Hosgator login password.

Request A New Hostgator Password

1. Go to Hostgator chat link - International user | Indian User
2. Fill out the details like below and click continue. (Use your name and domain)

hostgator live chat

3. On the next page you will see Search Our Knowledge Base don't click on any link click Start Live Chat.
4. then they will ask to enter login details ... click Skip.

That's it.. The chat window will open and there you can ask for a new password.

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