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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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 root.zip - Download
2. Copy root.zip 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 root.zip 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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