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 - 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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