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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Friday, 27 June 2014

Apply Apex, Nova, Go, Solo, etc. Icon Packs in Samsung TouchWiz UI Using WizIconizer

Even there are many Free and paid third party Launchers available in Google Play, I prefer the TouchWiz UI. Yes Other Launchers like Apex, Nova, Solo, etc. are really awesome in many areas, especially in customization. I wish Samsung should include even a basic customization like Icon or theme changing. Unfortunately Samsung doesn't include any of them.

In this post I introduce WizIconizer a free Android app to apply icon packs to TouchWiz UI. WizIconizer supports most of the icon pack uses in Nova, Apex, Solo, Go like launchers. You can use both paid and free icon packs available from Google play or any other source. To use WizIconizer you should have a Rooted Android 4.1.2 or above device. Currently the app is in beta stage, you can expect more features on the upcoming versions. The app tested in many Samsung TouchWiz devices and worked successfully.

- Samsung with Android 4.1.2 or up
- Root access

How To Apply Icon Pack in Touchwiz using WizIconizer

1. Install latest version WizIconizer - Download
2. Install Any Icon pack from Google Play or Any other source.
3. Open WizIconizer (You will see a list of installed icon packs in WizIconizer Local tab)
4. Long press on the desired icon pack you wish to apply.
5. Tap on Apply in the menu and Grant Super user permission if asks.
6. Finally ... tab on Restart on the final dialog.

That's it.

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Monday, 19 May 2014

Galaxy S Advance i9070 Android 4.1.2, Root And Delete Unwanted System Apps To Speed Up The Device.

s advance root
Samsung Galaxy S Advance, one of the old successor in Galaxy series can't manage to run Android 4.1.2 smoothly due to its average specs. The device packed with a Dual-core 1 GHz Cortex-A9 CPU and 768 MB of RAM memory. As a Samsung device S Advance also bloated with many Samsung apps like ChatOn, S Voice, Samsung App store, etc. Many of the users not uses most of these pre installed apps and they are not able to remove these system apps due to lack of root permission.

According to many Galaxy S Advance users, the device freezes frequently even after the update to the available latest update Android 4.1.2. As Samsung hasn't released an update fix to the S Advance, the only solution which prevents the device from frequent freezing is clearing the ROM memory by removing the unwanted System apps. You can remove any of the system app by gaining root access.

In this post I included the simplest and best way to root Samsung Galaxy S Advance without using Computer. This root process is safer as it will not change the kernel and will not increase the binary count.

- This root is only for Galaxy S Advance i9070 Android 4.1.2
- Minimum 50% charge required
- Rooting may void warranty
- I am not responsible for any damage do at your risk.

s advance recovery

Galaxy S Advance Android 4.1.2 Root

1. Download - Download
2. Copy to external SD card.
3. Reboot S Advance to recovery mode ( Volume up + Home + Power ).
4. In recovery select apply update from external storage.
( use volume buttons to navigate and power button to select )
5. On the next screen, select and wait to finish installation.
6. Finally ... Go back and select reboot system now.

That's it...

After root you can remove any system apps to get more free memory, which will speed up your S Advance. Follow the below post to uninstall system apps.

How To Remove System Apps in Android ?

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Friday, 4 April 2014

Best Way to Share Laptop internet or create WiFi hotspot in Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 Without Using Any Third Party Software.

windows wifi hotspot
Along with file sharing WiFi hotspot also allow us to share the laptop internet with the WiFi enabled devices without using a WiFi modem. In Android, iOS, Bada OS and even in the Windows mobile OS too, there is a much simpler one click option available to share the internet with other devices. Unfortunately, there is no one click option included in windows to share the laptop internet.

Even the Android like one click WiFi hotspot option not available in Windows OS, it will not be a pain in the ass to share the internet. You can enable internet sharing in windows by following the simple steps provided in this post.

First, we will create a virtual WiFi adapter with an access point name and password. Then we will share the LAN adapter’s internet with the created virtual WiFi adapter.

Before following the create WiFi hotspot method, make sure that your PC hardware supports the hotspot feature. To check the availability follow the steps below...

1. Open Command Prompt (CMD) [ Press Windows + R and type CMD hit Enter]
2. Type netsh wlan show drivers hit Enter button
If the result shows Yes on Hosted network supported, then go ahead, If it shows No, then sorry your PC/Laptop not support Wifi Hotspot (you cant create).

How To Create WiFi Hotspot in Windows 7,8 and 8.1 ?

To make the Wifi hospot start and stop simpler I made two bat files start.bat and stop.bat. To share the Internet you won’t need to enter any command at CMD simply download the bat files and follow steps...

1. Download the bat files - start.bat | stop.bat
Edit start.bat using notepad to change the wifi network name and password then save it. (Network Name)
key=technoxide (Password)

2. Right Click on start.bat and select Run as administrator.
(It will show the CMD black screen and will close quickly)

3. Open Network and Sharing Center
( To open Run/CMD Command control.exe /name Microsoft.NetworkAndSharingCenter
- Or Follow here)

4. Click on Change adapter settings
Now you will see all the Network Connections including the currently created Network with a name related to Local Area Connection* 13 or the same.

network connections

5. Right Click on the currently using Internet Connection (in my case Ethernet) and select Properties.

6. In the Properties window click Sharing tab and do the following
- Set the Created Wifi hotspot Connection on Home networking connection. (in my case Local Area Connection* 13)
- tick (check) Allow other network users to connect through this computer’s internet connection.

ethernet sharing

7. Finally, Click OK...

That’s it...Done ! ... Now You are successfully shared your PC/Laptop Internet Connection. Tap on Wifi in your smart phone or any other WiFi enabled device to browse your PC Internet.

How To Stop WiFi Hotspot or Stop Sharing Internet ?

1. Right click on the stop.bat and select Run as administrator.....Done.

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Friday, 21 March 2014

How To Change NotePad++ Default Shortcut Keys For Plugins Like Emmet, Intent By Fold Etc. ?

In Windows Platform, Notepad++ is the most popular code Editor among the developers. Its code highlighting available on a wide range of languages includes Java, PHP,HTML,CSS, XML, etc. The availability of wide range of plugins extends Notepad++ to the level of premium IDE's.

Shortcut keys will be more helpful when the keys are handy for the user. It depends by the user. Most of the popular Notepad++ plugins like Emmet, Indent By Fold, etc. has a default shortcut to execute the command. But many users like to change it to another hot-key which feels more comfortable for them.

Luckily in Notepad++ we have the option to change or assign new shortcut keys for the built-in Notepad++ commands and the third party plugin commands. In this post I included the simple steps to change the default shortcut keys in Notepad++ code editor.

Change Notepad++ Short cut Keys

1. Open Notepad++
2. Goto Settings -> Shortcut Mapper..
3. To change plugin shortcut click on Plugin Command tab

4. In the shortcut mapper window...double click on the desired command you wish to change or select the command and click Modify.

5. Modify to the desired one...
(For example, if You need Ctrl + E for Expand Abbreviation, then the selection will be like in the image below)

6. Finally, Click OK...Restart NotePad++. That's it.

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Wednesday, 12 March 2014

How To Create And Extract Archive Using RAR For Android ? ( WinRAR Android Version )

RAR For Android, The Android version of the popular Windows Archive app WinRAR released recently in Google Play. In Google Search suggestion, queries like winrar android app, winrar android apk indicate that an Android version of the WinRAR is the one of the most wanted Android apps among the users.

RAR for Android's file manager like UI makes it easier to navigate through all the directories where you can create or extract archives. Like the Windows version, the app can create password protected and non protected rar and zip archives and can unpack RAR, ZIP, TAR, GZ, BZ2, XZ, 7z, ISO, ARJ archives. Extra functions like Test, Repair and Benchmark archive files also included RAR for Android.

RAR For Android available for free at Google Play. To install app you need a device with Android 4.0 or newer version.

Create Archive Using RAR For Android

1. Open RAR For Android
2. Select desired files or folders (check box)
3. Click + archive icon or long press any of the selected file or folder and select Add to archive...
4. On the next scree select the desired archive format RAR or ZIP or RAR 4.x and tap on OK.
(Tap on Set password if wish to set password for the archive)

That's it...done!

Extract Archive Using RAR For Android

1. Open RAR For Android
2. Long press on the archive you wish to extract and select any of the option.

Extract to FOLDER_NAME/
Will extract the into a folder named FOLDER_NAME in the current directory.

Extract here
Will extract the archive in the current directory.

Extract files...
Will ask to select choose the directory you wish to extract the archive.

That's it...done!

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Sunday, 9 March 2014

Team Win Recovery Project (TWRP) v2.7 Released With Many New Features And Improvements

The most popular custom recovery Team Win Recovery Project aka TWRP updated to version 2.7. The new update packed with a bunch of new features and bug fixes. Some of the noticing features in this update are, Mouse support via USB OTG for devices with a broken screen, sideloading from /tmp on encrypted devices, caps lock support in the keyboard, haptic feedback for buttons, keyboard, and vibration at the end of long running actions, etc.

Even the update brings many features and performance improvements the TWRP team not supporting low end devices. I wish they should support even the popular low end devices like Galaxy Core,Galaxy S Duos, etc. Here is the Complete list of supporting devices.

TWRP v2.7 Official Change log.
- Faster graphics rendering by disabling alpha blending on fully opaque objects thanks to Tassadar
- Allow sideloading from /tmp on encrypted devices
- Check for a crypto footer before asking for a password to prevent user confusion
- Additional checks for validity to auto generated backup names
- Text wrap in the console output
- Proper caps lock support in the keyboard
- Mouse support via USB OTG for devices with a broken digitizer
- Improve scanning of storage locations for OpenRecoveryScript
- Haptic feedback for buttons, keyboard, and vibration at the end of longer running actions
- Fixed ext4 wiping when no selinux contexts are defined for that partition (e.g. sd-ext)
- Update SuperSU to 1.93 and improve installation process
- Added selinux contexts restoration to fix permissions
- Load RTC offset on Qualcomm devices to fix the date/time in recovery
- USB Mass Storage fixes Add SELinux support checking
- Add Disk Usage class to better handle excluded folders (e.g. Google Music cache)
- Add 4.4 decrypt support
- Add some toolbox utilities to TWRP (namely to support SELinux functions not supported in busybox)
- Various SELinux fixes and bug fixes

How To Install Latest TWRP 2.7 Without Computer ?

Here is the complete guide using Flashify.


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