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BBM arrives for Android this Saturday, iOS on Sunday

BBM-for-Android

That’s right BBM fans – the iconic mobile social network will begin rolling out for Android and iPhone customers around the world. As you may know BBM was previously exclusive to BlackBerry smartphones, and it will be available as a free download in Google Play and the App Store.

On both Android and iPhone the app will offer single and group chat options – the latter allowing for up to 30 people in a single group chat – as well as file sharing.

BBM currently has 60 million monthly active users, with over 10 billion messages going through the system every single day. The company claims users are much more likely to read and respond to BBMs than messages on competing services or text messages.

There are lots of those, however, and they are growing much faster than BBM. Popular rival WhatsApp, for instance, has more than 200 million users.

BBM Video and Voice calling, already available to BlackBerry users, will be available to iOS and Android users in a future version.

You’ll need to make sure that your phone is running Android 4.0 or above, or iOS 6 and above if you’re an iPhone user, with the apps launching through the Play Store and App Store respectively as free downloads.

 
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Posted by on September 19, 2013 in Android

 

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Install Android 4.0 ICS on your Galaxy Ace S5830 via the MIUI 4 ROM


Samsung Galaxy Ace offers Android 2.2 Froyo, officially up-gradable to Android 2.3.4 GingerBread. Here a few XDA developers stepped in to find a solution. There has been news to see development of an alternative way to load up  Android 4.0 ICS on your Galaxy Ace via the MIUI 4 ROM.

Features:

  • MIUI launcher and icons
  • MIUI boot animation
  • MIUI default wallpapers
  • MIUI user interface
  • MIUI apps such as Gallery, Music Player, and Camera
  • MIUI clock widgets
  • Enabled CRT Animation
  • Lagfree v3 and Turboboost v8.5
  • Speed and stability
  • Android Market 3.4.4
  • CF-Root
  • Full deodex
  • Screenshot capture

Requirements:

  • Grab the MIUY4 ROM (version 2) here (“MIUY4 v2.zip”, 89.59 MB).
  • You will need to root your Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830 and flash ClockworkMod Recovery on your device. Check out our rooting guide for your device.
  • Pump up your phone’s battery to at least 60% or more.
  • To prevent losing your phone data, create a backup before flashing the ROM.
  • Disable system tools that will interfere in the installation process (e.g., firewall programs, antivirus software, and Samsung KIES).

Instructions:

  1. Connect your mobile phone to the PC.
  2. Copy the MIUY4 ROM to your Samsung Galaxy Ace’s SD card.
  3. Switch your device off and leave it untouched for about 10 seconds.
  4. Press and hold the Home button (middle key) and Power button simultaneously to boot the phone into ClockworkMod Recovery.
  5. Using the Volume keys, highlight “Wipe Data/Factory reset” and tap the Power button to select.
  6. Select “Wipe Cache Partition” and confirm the action on the next screen.
  7. From the main menu, go to “Advanced” and select “Wipe Dalvik Cache,” then confirm the action on the next screen.
  8. Go back to the main menu and select “Install zip from sdcard.”
  9. Select “choose zip from sdcard” and scroll down and locate the “MIUY4 v2.zip” file.
  10. Confirm your action by selecting “Yes” to begin flashing the ROM to your mobile phone.
  11. Reboot your phone.

Done! Have fun with this flash.
Cheers!

Source: androidauthority

 
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Posted by on July 7, 2012 in Android

 

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Install ICS Android 4.0 on Galaxy Ace S5830 : The Myth Custom ROM

Note : The stuff written below is not completely mine. I have put in my part of it as well as gathered information from androidadvices.com, dialandroid.com and a few other places and posted here for your ease. 🙂

I had installed ICS alpha on my Galaxy Ace S5830. There were a few glitches owing to which I shifted to The Myth ICS.

The problems I faced while I was running ICS alpha were:

  1. My camera was not working.
  2. Screenshots were difficult. Not impossible, though.
  3. Phone responded late, which is obvious since I was using alpha version.
  4. USB debugging will not be possible. More things are needed for that. Mail me if you need that information, better not use this alpha version. Nevertheless my friend Jay Rambhia found a solution to it. Switch off the device. Press the power button and center button simultaneously and leave the power button as you see Samsung. Go to mounts and storage. Select mount USB storage.
    This will save the burden of doing it the hard way. 😉
    Those who knew about it, lite! 😉
    And others, enjoy 😀

The Screenshots of ICS alpha version which I somehow took are:

              

              

              

Somehow, I did not want to continue with a ROM which had lags. So I shifted to ICS Myth.

Custom ROM firmware is mainly based on the Gingerbread 2.3.5 BUKS1 but if you have a look at the build number and the interface it’s an exact replica of the Ice Cream Sandwich Android 4.0.1 version. In the due course of the article, we will check out on what are the features of this version. Please note that this is not an Official version of firmware which is released by Samsung Electronics.

Features of Myth Custom ROM Firmware:

  • Rooted Custom ROM Firmware,
  • Apps 2 SD Feature comes pre-loaded,
  • CRT Off Enabled,
  • Over Scroll Glow is enabled,
  • Extended Power Menu,
  • Preloaded with Google Maps 5.11,
  • Semi-transparent Touch Wiz,
  • ICS styled icons,
  • Android Market Powered with 3.3.12,
  • Disabled journaling ext4,
  • Comes with ICS 4,
  • Comes with Styled dialer, BLN Service, Google Music,
  • Custom Boot animation,
  • ICS Gennie widget,
  • ICS Clock Widget,
  • Supports Flash 10.1, 10.2 & 10.

Note: Don’t use KIES to backup as KIES won’t be detecting the phone after this update since it’s a custom ROM.3

These are the screen shots of The Myth ICS beta 2 lite.

              

              

              

How to Install Ice cream Sandwich ICS The Myth ROM on Samsung Galaxy Ace

Prerequisites

Steps to Install The Myth ICS ROM on your Ace S5830

  • Make Sure your phone is running on Android Gingerbread 2.3.*
  • Install the CWM recovery (see Galacy Ace CWM Installation Guide)
  • Copy TheMythICS_Lite.zip file to SD card
  • Backup all your data and charge your phone to a good battery level
  • Switch off your phone and re start it in CWM mode by pressing home+power button
  • goto wipe data/Factory reset >> click yes
  • Wipe cache partition >> Click yes
  • Goto Install Zip from SD card >> select the TheMythICS_Lite.zip file >> Click yes
  • When it shows install from Sdcard complete >> goto main menu and restart the phone.

When you boot it first time it may take 5-10 minutes. So be patient.

Thats it.. You have ICS on Galaxy Ace S5830 now., Enjoy

This video tutorial will help you.

PS: I have shifted my blog to www.kunjkaria.com and this blog will be taken down, shortly. 🙂

 
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Posted by on January 11, 2012 in Android

 

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Root your android

One can root the device following a few simple steps:

1. To get started with the rooting process you need to download this software which is a small application. You need to unzip the file and then double click on the SuperOneClick.exe file.

2. Next connect your phone with the PC and then click on the Large Root button. The process would start with Killing ADB Server followed by different steps which are automatically progressed. You need to make sure that the Phone is not locked and in the sequence if it gets into a loop you need to Disable Debugging Mode.

3. Click Root. Then the process log would show up on the application which once completed would ask you to run a Test to confirm if the rooting was successful or not.

4. An ‘su’ command will now be send to your phone. You might have to select Allow in Superuser.

5. Next after all the testing the device would be rooted and you will be able to perform all the tasks which any rooted device can. You will also be shown with the following confirmation message.

 
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Posted by on January 11, 2012 in Android

 

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Android

Every guy gets his android for a specific reason. To play with, to learn, to code, to try different things, to mix up all the things previously mentioned.

I got my android and started experimenting. I loved the experience. There were tough times, but my seniors and friends and not to forget, Google, helped me out! So I have thought of starting to post whatever I have learnt / am learning regarding android.

So this category, Android, will have tutorials, posts of what I have learnt and what I recommend. 🙂

For any difficulties you face, ping me at kunj.karia91@gmail.com 🙂

Hope you enjoy.
Cheers! 😀

 

 
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Posted by on January 11, 2012 in Android

 

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