How To Install TWRP Recovery on Xiaomi Mi A1

Xiaomi Mi A1 is company’s first Android One based smartphone. This phone was launched just a couple of months back in India. The Mi A1 has promising specifications on board. It’s a phone with a 5.5-inch 1080p display. It has a dual 12MP camera and a 5MP camera on the front. The Mi A1 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 CPU and a 4GB RAM. Internal storage is 64GB and it has expandable storage slot supporting up to 128GB. It has a whopping 3080 mAh battery. The Mi A1 came out running on Android 7.1.2 Nougat. In near future, this phone will be updated to Android 8.0 Oreo. The system will remain Android One which is a light version of Android for low-end smartphones.

Xiaomi Mi A1 has got the custom recovery support now. Mi A1 owners can grab the official build of TWRP recovery for their handset. The recovery just made it to the phone yesterday. With the custom recovery, the possibilities to unleash the true power of your Android handset are countless. If you are already wondering what you can do with the TWRP recovery, then let’s dribble on the list of the uses of TWRP recovery first.

At first, a custom recovery will enable Mi A1 owners to play with the part of the phone which is apparently locked by Xiaomi. The TWRP brings a list of useful features including the ability to Backup the entire phone and all individual partitions as well. There is a choice to wipe the partitions separately. You can also wipe Cache, Dalvik Cache of the phone. It is very easy to flash ZIP and IMG files with the install option in TWRP. Rooting the phone after installing a custom recovery is amazingly easy as well. There are many such things that you can do to go beyond the boundaries set by your device manufacturer.

In this tutorial, we will learn how to install TWRP Recovery on Xiaomi Mi A1. After installing the TWRP custom recovery on Xiaomi Mi A1, we will also have a look at the steps to root the Mi A1.

How To Install TWRP Recovery on Xiaomi Mi A1

Prerequisites

  1. This guide is only for the Xiaomi Mi A1. Do not try this on another phone.
  2. Charge your phone up to 50% to avoid power loss during the installation process.
  3. Backup your contacts, call logs, and SMS messages.
  4. Backup your media content as well.
  5. Enable USB Debugging and OEM Unlocking on your Mi A1.
  6. Unlock the bootloader of your Xiaomi Mi A1.
  7. Always use original data cable to establish a connection between your phone and your computer.

Download required to install TWRP on Mi A1

  1. Download and install Xiaomi Mi A1 USB Drivers.
  2. Download the TWRP Recovery 3.1.1-0.img file for Mi A1.
  3. Download and install Minimal ADB and USB Drivers on your Windows PC.
  4. Download dm-verity.zip file.
  5. Download Magisk.zip file.

Install TWRP Recovery on Xiaomi Mi A1

  1. Make sure that you have downloaded all files and made the necessary installations.
  2. Rename the downloaded TWRP Recovery.img file to recovery.img only.
  3. Now copy the recovery.img file to the Minimal ADB and Fastboot directory located in C:Program Files x86Minimal ADB and Fastboot.
  4. From the desktop, launch the Minimal ADB and Fastboot.exe to open the command window now.
  5. It’s time to connect your phone to your computer now.
  6. Now in the command window, enter the following commands one by one.
    1. adb devices
    2. adb reboot bootloader
    3. fastboot devices
    4. fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
    5. fastboot reboot recovery
  7. Now your phone will boot into the recovery mode.
  8. Swipe the screen to allow modifications now.
  9. In TWRP, tap Wipe > Format Data.
  10. Now connect your phone to your computer now while being in TWRP.
  11. Copy the dm-verity and the Magisk.zip files.
  12. From the TWRP’s main menu, tap Install > Locate and flash dm-verity.zip file.
  13. Similarly, flash the Magisk.zip file.
  14. Now tap Reboot > System.
  15. Your Mi A1 will reboot now and you will have your phone rooted. You can install Magisk Manager from the Play Store to manage root access on your phone now. That’s all.

Install DN5 ROM on your Galaxy S6 / S6 Edge and get all Android Marshmallow Features

DN5, short for Ditto Note 5, ROM is now available for Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. The ROM carries features from the latest test Marshmallow firmware that landed in for the T-Mobile Galaxy Note 5. By installing DN5 ROM on your Galaxy S6 / S6 Edge, you can get all features of Android 6.0 Marshmallow on your device right now. In the succeeding guide we will learn how to flash Ditto Note 5 (DN5) ROM on your Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge and get all Android 6.0 Marshmallow features right now.samsGalaxyS6__3__01

Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6, S6 Edge and some other past flagship devices of Samsung are looking forward to the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update. Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge’s Marshmallow update will be here sometime around February, 2016. Since the Galaxy Note 5 is the latest flagship device, this phablet will be getting its update first of all. Note 5’s Marshmallow update is all set to come out in December, 2015. Samsung pushed a test Marshmallow firmware to one lucky T-Mobile Galaxy Note 5 user. The firmware has been made available, linked above with the installation guide. Some Android enthusiasts couldn’t wait for the official update and they ported the new Android Marshmallow features from this test firmware of Note 5 to our beloved Galaxy S6 / S6 Edge. This great work has been done by Electron Team. In case you’re not familiar with these guys, these are the famous people behind the Ditto Note 2 ROM and then they continued this Ditto Note ROM series. Their latest ROM is Ditto Note 5 which is available for Galaxy Note 4 and now its also available for Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge.

Latest Ditto Note 5 ROM by Electron Team packs up almost all cool Android 6.0 Marshmallow features which include a new white background in the notification bar. A new settings application. New enhanced dialer and phone application. A lot of other applications have received a new UI. Samsung has improved the look of TouchWiz UI in the Marshmallow firmware. So, by installing this Ditto Note 5 ROM on your S6 and S6 Edge, you will be able to have a look and feel of Android 6.0 Marshmallow on your phone right now. Ditto Note 5 ROM for S6 and S6 Edge doesn’t carry the Android 6.0 Marshmallow features only, but it also carries all features of the Galaxy Note 5 for your phone. This ROM is based on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop ported from the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus. Let’s go ahead now and learn the method to install DN5 ROM on your phone.

  • This ROM is intended for the Galaxy S6 SM-G920 F/I/S/K/L/T/W8 and Galaxy S6 Edge SM-G925 F/I/S/K/L/T/W8. Read your device’s model number carefully in the “About Device” section and proceed only if your device’s model number is listed here.
  • Your Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge must be running latest Android Lollipop firmware.
  • Download and install TWRP Recovery on your Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge.
  • Backup EFS on your Galaxy S6 / S6 Edge
  • Make a Nandroid backup of your existing system.
  • Backup important messages,  contacts and call logs.
  • Download the ROM carefully for your device.
  • Follow this guide to the letter to avoid any mishaps.

Disclaimer:The methods involved in flashing custom recoveries, ROMs and rooting your phone are highly custom and may result in bricking your device, and has nothing to do with Google or the device manufacturer that is SAMSUNG in our case. Also rooting your device will void its warranty and you will be no longer eligible for any kind of free device services by the manufacturers/warranty providers. In case of any mishap we may not be held responsible. If your device has the Knox counter on the bootloader, it will be tripped and you won’t be able to reset it ever. Follow these instructions to the letter to avoid any mishap or bricking. Make sure that whatever you do, you are doing it at your own responsibility.

How To Install DN5 ROM on your Galaxy S6 / S6 Edge and get all Android Marshmallow Features

Before you flash this ROM, you need to make sure that you’ve read and applied all the guidelines explained above.

Required Downloads

  1. Download all the .zip files linked above according to your device and copy the downloaded files to the sd card of your Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge.
  2. Make sure that you’ve installed TWRP recovery on your Galaxy S6 / S6 Edge.
  3. Now boot into TWRP recovery, to  do so, turn off your device and then turn it on by pressing and holding Volume Up+ Home Button + Power Key. Select Wipe >Advanced Wipe > Wipe System, Cache and Dalvik Cache. You can also perform a factory data reset.
  4. Once you’re in TWRP recovery, tap Advanced option and perform a factory data rest.
  5. Now get back to the main menu in TWRP recovery and tap “Install > Locate the Ditto Note 5 ROM.zip file > Swipe finger to flash > flash the ROM”
  6. Now get back to the main menu once again, tap “Install > locate Fix Lockscreen DN5 V5.zip file > Swipe finger to flash > flash the file”.
  7. Similarly flash the SmartManager file.
  8. Once you’ve flashed all the files, tap Advanced wipe option and wipe cache + dalvik cache of your Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge.
  9. Now tap the Reboot option in TWRP recovery and reboot into system.
  10. Your S6 or S6 Edge will take a while to reboot into system. Once it boots up, you will have the Ditto Note 5 ROM installed with Android Marshmallow features on your phone. Enjoy!DN 5 S6 Edge DN5 S6 Edge

Credits: Electron Team

How To Turn Galaxy Note 3 Into Note 5 With DarkLord Note 5 ROM

You can now easily turn your Galaxy Note 3 SM-N9005, N900D/S/K/L into Galaxy Note 5 by flashing DarkLord Note 5 ROM. DarkLord Note 5 is based on Galaxy Note 5 N920C’s N920CXXU1AOH2 stock TouchWiz firmware. The ROM  contains almost all features of Note 5 and also contains some features of Galaxy S6 Edge+. We are going to show you the step-by-step instructions to install DarkLord Note 5 ROM on your Galaxy Note 3 and convert it into Galaxy Note 5. Before we head towards the installation method, let’s have a look on some mainstream features of the Galaxy Note 5 that make this ROM worth installing on your Note 3.Samsung-Galaxy-Note-3-Copy-20140712030824

Galaxy Note 5 was released back in August, 2015. Samsung loaded Galaxy Note 5 with tons of new features. Mainstream features of the Galaxy Note 5 OS included a new enhanced TouchWiz UI, a new Theme engine to apply different themes on the TouchWiz UI, new Aircommand and some other S-Pen features. One of the unique features on the Galaxy Note 5 was the off-screen memo, which brings up the memo by simply pulling the S-Pen out even when your phone’s screen is off or its locked. Apart from the software enhancements, Galaxy Note 5 also carried some massive hardware enhancements, but we definitely cannot change the hardware of Galaxy Note 3 to that of the Note 5, so we will only grab the stuff that we can from the Note 5’s OS. Galaxy Note 3’s hardware isn’t too old to be called low-end yet, but we won’t be seeing the Galaxy Note 5 goodies making their way to the Note 3 through an official software update.

If you can’t afford to get your hands on a Galaxy Note 5 and you still want to experience some cool features of the Galaxy Note 5 while staying on your Galaxy Note 3, you may not need to worry about updating your device and you can simply make some features of Note 5 land in your Note 3 by means of the custom ROM we just mentioned above. Galaxy Note 5 features are not the only thing that you will get after flashing this ROM, but it has many other plus points. Since it is based on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, it provides a better battery life and smooth performance as compared to Android 5.0.2 Lollipop. You will also get some Galaxy S6 Edge plus goodies on your Note 3 using the DarkLord ROM.

Let’s go through the features of DarkLord Note 5 ROM for Note 3

ROM Information
– Base on Note 5 N920CXXU1AOH2
– Rooted / Deodexed / Zipaligned / Busybox / Deknoxed
– Multiple Languages
– First world Touchwiz 5.1.1 for Galaxy Note 3

ROM Features
– Android 5.1.1
– Note 5 features
– Note 5 pure stock
– Note 5 Air Command
– Note 5 Action memo
– Note 5 Smart select
– Note 5 Screen write
– Note 5 Screen off write
– S6E+ People Edge
– Touchwiz Change home mode
– Bring back Note 3 USB 3.0
– Bring to Note 3 USB Charging only mode

Pre-installation instructions

Disclaimer

The methods involved in flashing custom recoveries, ROMs and rooting your phone are highly custom and may result in bricking your device, and has nothing to do with Google or the device manufacturer that is SAMSUNG in our case. Also rooting your device will void its warranty and you will be no longer eligible for any kind of free device services by the manufacturers/warranty providers. In case of any mishap we may not be held responsible. If your device has the Knox counter on the bootloader, it will be tripped and you won’t be able to reset it ever. Follow these instructions to the letter to avoid any mishap or bricking. Make sure that whatever you do, you are doing it at your own responsibility.

How To Turn Galaxy Note 3 Into Note 5 With DarkLord Note 5 ROM

Before you flash this ROM, you need to make sure that you’ve read and applied all the guidelines explained above.

  1. Also, make sure that you’re currently running your Galaxy Note 3 on Android Lollipop. Upgrading from an older version of Android will cause issues.
  2. Now boot into TWRP recovery, to  do so, turn off your device and then turn it on by pressing and holding Volume Up+ Home Button + Power Key. Select Wipe >Advanced Wipe > Wipe System, Cache and Dalvik Cache. You can also perform a factory data reset.
  3. Download the DarkLord Note 5 ROM for Note 3 [DarkLordN5.RC2.1.SamsungViet.vn.zip] and place it on your phone’s sd card.
  4. Boot into TWRP Recovery again, select install > DarkLordN5.RC2.1.SamsungViet.vn.zip
    file and flash it.
  5. As soon as ROM flashing begins, it will open up AROMA installer. AROMA is a self explanatory installer. Select your desired options and complete the ROM installation.
  6. The ROM will take a while to get flashed. As soon as the installation is done, factory reset the phone using the wipe option in TWRP recovery.
  7. Reboot now and setup your new ROM in order to enjoy the features of Galaxy Note 5.

Credits: darkera13

Transform Galaxy Note 3 N9005 Into Galaxy Note 4 [How To]

Note 3

The Galaxy Note 3 sure was a beast, but now that Samsung has unboxed the Galaxy Note 4, the device has caught all the eyes. Galaxy Note 4 packs up a lot of goodies in it’s software, that are not available in the previous Galaxy Note device, and that might be the only thing where this device takes a lead (only if the hardware specifications are kept aside). Galaxy Note 4 runs on Android 4.4.4 KitKat out of the box with Samsung’s latest TouchWiz UI, which was introduced in the Galaxy S5. The latest UI is pretty much colorful and smooth, Samsung has introduced a new Launcher, a new System UI, new messaging app UI, new contacts app UI, new phone app UI and almost all other applications have been revamped. There are new wallpapers and new lockscreen effects as well.  While all these goodies are only exclusive to the Galaxy S5 or the Galaxy Note 4, the previous Galaxy owners might be in a bit of disappointment, but wait, there’s something that might cheer you up.

The great developer community working over the XDA forums has always brought us up something cool, and this time for our beloved Galaxy Note 3, XDA senior member g00h has come up with his Tweaked S5 BASE / Fully N4 Style ROM. The ROM is based on the Galaxy S5’s firmware and contains almost all the features from the Galaxy Note 4. Apart from the Galaxy Note 4 features, this ROM is heavily modified and packs up some cool features that you won’t be able to find in any stock firmware. The ROM also promises stability and flawless performance. We will be having a look on the features of this ROM and then head towards the installation guide in order to transform your Samsung Galaxy Note 3 N-9005 into a Galaxy Note 4.

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ROM details:

  • Tweaked, Stock Ported From Galaxy S5.
  • COMPLETLEY Based on: KOT49H.G900SKSU1ANI1
  • G900S Korean S5 Official FIRMWARE.

 

S5 Based Tweaked ROM, N4 Features
Launcher Note 4 Style
Weather Widget Note 4 Style
SystemUI Note 4 Style
Hancom Office Viewer from Note 4
My Files Note 4 Style
Calculator Note 4 Style
Message App Note 4 Style
Contact App Note 4 Style
Dialer Note 4 Style
Task Manager Note 4 Style
Settings App Note 4 Style
Easy Settings Note 4 Style
Easy Launcher Note 4 Style
Easy Dialer Note 4 Style
Lockscreen Note 4 Style
Clock Note 4 Style
Original S Voice from Note 4
Original S Note from Note 4
Videos App Note 4 Style
Music Player and Widget Note 4 Style
Original S Health App from Note 4
Original Scrappbook from Note 4
First Setup Note 4 Style
Incallui Note 4 Style
memo App from Note 4
Original Note 4 Wallpapers
Original Galaxy Note 4 Lockscreen EffectsNetwork Indicator
New Toggles:
Flashlight – 1 press turns it on, long press flashlight settings
Battery – 1 press battery status , long press battery information
Camera – Take a QUICK Shots with “Shoot-it”.
Music Control next / Previous with Volume buttons
4 Way Reboot Menu
Native MultiWindows All Apps Support
Battery Style Settings
Battery Style Settings
Themes Support
Developer Options Enabled by Default
Video Call Button from Contact Log details and Contact List contact details and Dialer Completley removed
ALL HIDDEN SETTINGS Widgets are ENABLED
New Autostart Apps Option Control all apps including System Apps
Note 4 AIR COMMANDS INCLUDING Direct Input
Facelock Option
THE NEWEST HOST file for Ad Blocking
ALL SAMSUNG APPS UPDATED TO LATEST
Integrated BetterBatteryStats & XPOSED, Greenify into SecSettings.apk under G00H Tweaking ZONE
Message Button INSTEAD OF Videotelephony Button in Dialer
Popup Browser
On/Off Animations [CRT/FADE/NONE]
Battery Cover & Charging Cover Toasts DISABLED
CALL & MSG BLOCKING ENABLED
WiFi & USB Tethering (HOTSPOT) ENABLED
ANIMATION SCALES 0.25 by DEFAULT NOW PHONE IS INSANELY FAST
KEYBOARD SWITCHER NOTIFICATION ENABLED AGAIN
SCROLLING CACHE DISABLED FOR FASTER SCROLLING
Xposed Modules will not Overwrite our Ultimate favorite CSC tweaks in Feature.xml again ( Feature.xml has been renamed to g00h.xml)
Call Recording Enabled
ExtSD write permission
Up to 100+ famousest Apps are Supported in S Pen Drawer Window and Multi Window.
ALL fingerprint Services are cleaned and removed from System
Quickconnect & Sfind from Pulldown REMOVED
Sfind shortcut from StatusBar REMOVED
Private Mode REMOVED .
Multi Window HIDDEN FEATURES, Floating Apps! Quad View! are Enabled.
App Ops Permissions.
Screen Mirroring fixed
Top right Lockscreen – TOP Left Home
Modified STOCK Launcher with Theme Chooser Support / Pull Up & Left & App,Widgets Tab are enabled.
RAM USAGE REDUCED
Speed improvement.
Ultimate Build.prob Tweaks to:
Better Responsiveness & Speed
Battery save
3G Signal Optimization Tweaks
Better Image & Audio Quality
Improves Camera & Video Results
More RAM
Reduce Boot-Time
Internet Speed
Miscellaneous Android Logging Stuff are Disabled.
Modified Messages apk :
Increased SMS/MMS recipient limit to (1000)
Increased SMS/MMS hour limit to (1000)
Disabled SMS to MMS auto-converting
Disabled SMS / MMS log history in call logsA Ton of CSC Features like :
Added shutter sound menu in Camera
Sending/receiving MMS without data on
Added “Exit Internet” option to Samsung stock browser
Added call button in Phone Logs
More Toggles in Statusbar are Enabled.

Early Preparations:

1. This Guide Is Only For Galaxy Note 3 SM-N9005

This custom ROM is only for the device mentioned above. Make sure that your model number matches the one listed above. To do so, go to Settings > About Device on your device and see your model number. Flashing this ROM on any other device will result in bricking it so make sure that you meet this requirement first of all.

2. Battery should be charged at least over 60%

Make sure that your battery is charged enough to complete the flashing process. In case your battery is low and your device goes dead during the flashing process, you may end up soft bricking your device as it won’t complete the flashing process.

3. Flash a Custom Recovery

A custom recovery is required for flashing this ROM. You may use our guide to install CWM 6.0.4.7 on your Galaxy Note 3 SM-N9005.

4. Backup everything!

Just to be on the safe side, you may consider backing up each and everything from your Android device. This is highly recommended so that in case anything goes wrong, you still have the access to all of your data and you can restore it immediately. You may backup everything as listed below.

  1. Backup SMS Messages
  2. Backup Call Logs
  3. Backup Contacts
  4. Backup Media – Copy your files manually to your PC or Laptop.
  5. Backup EFS
  6. Titanium Backup – If already rooted, use Titanium Backup to backup all of your apps, system data and other important content.
  7. Backup Nandroid – You can do this using CWM recovery.

5. Disclaimer

The methods involved in flashing custom recoveries, ROMs and rooting your phone are highly custom and may result in bricking your device, and has nothing to do with Google or the device manufacturer that is SAMSUNG in our case. Also rooting your device will void its warranty and you will be no longer eligible for any kind of free device services by the manufacturers/warranty providers. In case of any mishap we may not be held responsible. If your device has the Knox counter on the bootloader, it will be tripped and you won’t be able to reset it ever. Follow these instructions to the letter to avoid any mishap or bricking. Make sure that whatever you do, you are doing it at your own responsibility.

How To Transform Galaxy Note 3 Into Galaxy Note 4

  1. Before you flash this ROM, you need to make sure that you’ve read and applied all the guidelines explained above.
  2. Download the ROM [S5Base_N4Style_by_g00h_V7.zip] and place it on your phone’s sd card.
  3. Now boot into CWM recovery, to  do so, turn off your device and then turn it on by pressing and holding Volume Up+ Home Button + Power Key. Select Advanced > Wipe Cache and Dalvik Cache, and Data, a factory reset is recommended.
  4. In the recovery mode, now select install zip > S5Base_N4Style_by_g00h_V7.zip file and flash it.
  5. The ROM will take a while to get flashed. As soon as the installation is done, wipe cache and dalvik cache.
  6. Reboot now and setup your new ROM in order to enjoy the features from the Galaxy Note 4.
  7. That’s all.

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That’s all. Don’t forget to donate to the original developer if the ROM worked great for you. In case of any queries, use the comment box below to reach us. We would love to help you immediately. Thank you all.

How to Transform your Sony Xperia Z into Xperia Z2 with eXistenZ Ultimate ROM

Sony started a very nice line of its flagship devices with the Xperia Z back in 2013, and since the day Sony has been successfully bringing up a great flagship device one after another. Although this device is quite old, but its good enough still today and sports some very nice features that are enough to perform all of your tasks you expect from an Android device. Xperia Z has got a 5 inched full HD display that’s way beautiful, there’s a 1.5 GHz Quad Core CPU to power this device up and a RAM of 2 GBs which make the device fast enough. Besides that, Xperia Z is currently running on Android KitKat, and it seems that Sony will be bringing a lot of further updates to this device as well as in the recent past Sony has been treating its users pretty much great.

The flagship line has now reached Xperia Z2, a great device indeed. Xperia Z2 wins the battle from Xperia Z in several ends, e.g Camera, CPU, RAM, the display is little bigger, but there’s not much difference as its also a full HD screen, but what actually makes this device differs from Xperia Z2 is its software. Xperia Z2 has got some exclusive software features, exclusive applications and some UI features that are not available in the past Xperia devices. This might actually make the Xperia Z owners feel old with their device, but as long as there are great developers present around, feeling disappointed is not the right thing at all.

Famous XDA Recognized developer niaboc79 has brought up his well known eXistenZ Ultimate ROM for the Xperia Z based on stock Android KitKat firmware. The ROM has got some potential modifications, all the applications and features are based on Xperia Z2’s build. The developer has done a nice job in theming, which makes the device’s UI more than beautiful. Applications have been modified in order to match the themes. There are different browser and different keyboards available in this ROM. eXistenZ Ultimate ROM is actually a great chance to transform your Sony Xperia Z into Xperia Z2 along with a number of cool and eye-catching features and give your Xperia Z a completely new life. In case you’re wondering how you can install this ROM, you don’t need to worry at all as this guide will explain everything. Let’s go through the ROM features now and then head towards the ROM installation.Xperia Z

eXistenZ Ultimate ROM Features
  • Based on latest Xperia Z build.
  • All Applications and nearly all features based on latest Xperia Z2 build.
  • All Applications available in Light or Dark theming (Main theming).
  • All Applications FULLY themed, no missing part!
  • All Framework changing according to Main theming (Dialog Box, Icons, Toggles, Switchs, Backgrounds, …).
  • All Widgets changing according to Main theming.
  • Various Navigation Bar sizes (36DPI & 48DPI).
  • Various Quick Settings styles (Default KK, Colored KK, JellyBean).
  • Various Caller picture sizes (Default & Full Screen).
  • Various Boot Animations.
  • Various Emojis (Sony, Samsung, Apple).
  • Various Home Launcher options (4 Dock and App drawer choices).
  • Various LockScreen styles.
  • Various Sound Mods.
  • All Sony’s Applications optionables.
  • All Google’s Applications optionables.
  • Various Keyboards choices.
  • Various Browsers.
  • All Social’s Applications optionables.
  • Various eXistenZ Widgets (Weather, Clock, On Off Tools, …).
  • Optimized Sony Camera with all Add on optionables.
  • Various Smalls apps.
  • eXistenZ Settings (Double Tap to Screen Off, App OPS, …).

Early Preparations:

      1. This guide is only on for Sony Xperia Z C6602, C6603, C6606 and C6616. Do not try this on any other device or else you will end up bricking it. You may check your device’s model by going to Settings > About Device.
      2. Your device must have a custom recovery installed. Check our CWM installation guide to install it on your Xperia Z running latest Android 4.4.2 KitKat 10.5.A.0.230 firwmare.
      3. Please make sure that your phone’s battery is charged at least over 60%. This is highly recommended in order to prevent any power issues during the recovery flashing process.
      4. Backup each and everything on your Android phone as follows:
      5. Backup all your important contacts, find the full guide here.
      6. Backup all your important sms messages, find the full guide here.
      7. Backup all your important call logs, find the full guide here.
      8. Backup all your important media content manually. (Copy to your PC.)
      9. Backup all your apps / data. If you’ve rooted your device, use Titanium Backup to do so. Follow the full guide here.
      10. Backup your current system using a custom recovery (CWM or TWRP) if you’ve flashed one. This is recommended in case something goes wrong with rooting your phone, you can use the custom recovery and return to the old working state of your system.
      11. This is a stock based custom ROM, and maybe kept for everyday’s use. You do not need to worry about the bugs and flaws in the ROM.
      12. Alright, let’s flash this ROM now.

Disclaimer: The methods involved in flashing custom roms and rooting your phone is highly custom and may result in bricking your device, and has nothing to do with Google or the device manufacturer that is Sony in our case. Also rooting your device will void its warranty and you will be no longer eligible for any kind of free device services by the manufacturers/warranty providers. In case of any mishap we may not be held responsible. Follow these instructions to the letter to avoid any mishap or bricking. Make sure that whatever you do, you are doing it at your own responsibility.

How to Install eXistenZ ROM and Transform your Xperia Z ito Z2:

      1. Download eXistenZ Ultimate ROM for Xperia Z
      2. Copy the downloaded ROM file to your phone’s SD card now.
      3. Now boot into custom recovery on your Xperia Z, that you installed using the above steps.
      4. Once in CWM recovery, use Volume Up and Down Keys in order to navigate and select “Install Zip” using the power button.
      5. Now locate the ROM.zip file and flash it.
      6. If the ROM prompts you for wiping the data, wipe everything otherwise wipe using the steps below after installation.
      7. Wait for the installation to get finished, once done, get back to the main menu in CWM recovery.
      8. Now wipe Factory/Data Reset. Also wipe cache and dalvik cache from advanced options.
      9. Once done, reboot your device.
      10. First boot may take up to 10 minutes just hold on tight.
      11. Once booted up, you can enjoy eXistenZ Ultimate ROM on your Xperia Z with Xperia Z2 features.
      12. That’s all. Enjoy!

Here’s a dark theme screenshot by the developer:

eXistenZ

Let us know how does this ROM treat you. In case its good enough, don’t forget to donate to the original developer. In case of any queries, feel free to stop by the comment box below and let us know. We will get back to you asap.

Install Android 4.3 on Samsung Galaxy S I9000 using Cyanogenmod 10.2 Stable Custom ROM

The very first S series Galaxy’s manufacturing may have stopped, but the device is never forgot by the great developers over CyanogenMod and XDA developers and there is a lot of stuff to mess with on the device. Galaxy S is still used by a number of users, and  many of em’ might be looking out for the upgraded version of Android to install on their device, but unfortunately the device’s updates stopped on Android 2.3.6 Ginger Bread, while the device ran on Android 2.1 Eclair out of the box.

In case you don’t know about what the device sports, let’s have a recap. The device sports a 4.0 inches Super AMOLED display with 233 ppi,5 MP camera at the back, a VGA camera on the front. 8/16 GB internal storage with microSD card slot, 1 GHz cortex A-8 CPU and a RAM of 512 MBs. Under the hood it has got a 1500 mAh battery.

Well, what I have for you guys here today is the stable CyanogenMod 10.2 custom ROM for our beloved Samsung Galaxy S 1. CyanogenMod custom ROM 10.2 is based on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and  the one we linked here, as I said its stable, and is free of bugs, you may install it for every day use if you want to taste Android 4.3 Jelly Bean on your device unofficially and if you are a custom ROM freak.

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Before we head towards the ROM flashing process, here are some pre requisites and pre cautions you must have:

    1. This guide is only for Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000. Do not try this on any other device. Check your device’s model under Settings > About device.
    2. Make sure that your phone’s battery is charged enough to do all the process. It should be at least 80%. This is highly recommended to prevent any power issues during the flashing process.
    3. Your device must be rooted and have a custom recovery installed. Follow our full guide here to root and install CWM recovery.
    4. After you’ve installed CWM recovery, boot into it (Volume Up+Home Button + Power Key) and backup your current ROM/System using the backup option in the CWM. This is highly recommended in case something goes wrong and you want to go back to the previous working state of your phone immediately.
    5. Make sure that you’ve backed up all your important media content, contactscall logs and text messages. This is highly recommended in case you need to wipe your phone during the installation process or something goes wrong.
    6. Enable USB debugging mode under Settings > Developer options.
    7. Alright! Make sure that you applied all the pre requisites and pre cautions as explained, follow this guide to the letter to avoid any mishaps.

Disclaimer: The methods involved in flashing custom roms and rooting your phone is highly custom and may result in bricking your device, and has nothing to do with Google or the device manufacturer that is Samsung in our case. Also rooting your device will void its warranty and you will be no longer eligiblefor any kind of free device services by the manufacturers/warranty providers. In case of any mishap we may not be held responsible. Follow these instructions to the letter to avoid any mishap or bricking. Make sure that whatever you do, you are doing it at your own responsibility.

 

How to Flash CyanogenMod 10.2 Android 4.3 Jelly Bean on Samsung Galaxy S I9000:

      1. Download CyanogenMod 10.2 custom ROM for Galaxy S1: cm-10.2.0-galaxysmtd.zip
      2. Download Gapps for Android 4.3:  gapps-jb-20130813-signed.zip
      3. Place both the downloaded .zip files on your phone’s internal or external sd card.
      4. Boot into CWM recovery on your phone. To do so, turn off your device completely, now turn it on by pressing and holding Volume Up+Home Button+Power Key, you will see the CWM interface now.
      5. In CWM recovery wipe data, cache, and then Advanced>wipe dalvik cache as well.
      6. Now select “Install Zip>Choose Zip from Sd/Ext Sd>Select the cm-10.2.0-galaxysmtd.zip”.
      7. Select “Yes” and begin the flashing process, it will take a few minutes to install Android 4.3 CM 10.2 on your phone.
      8. Now once again select “Install Zip” in CWM recovery, and select Gapps.zip file this time.
      9. Select “Yes” and flash the Gapps for Android 4.3.
      10. As soon as the flashing is done, Reboot! Phewww! You’ve successfully installed CyanogenMod 10.2 custom ROM on your Samsung Galaxy S1, you should see the CM Logo on the boot screen now.
      11. The first run will take some time to boot you into the home screen, in case the boot screen is stuck on the CM logo, boot into CWM recovery and wipe cache and dalvik cache, reboot and it should take you into the home screen.

That’s All! In case you have any queries, suggestions or face any difficulties, feel free to stop by the comment box below. We will try our best to catch you up. Thanks All!

Install Android 4.4 KitKat CyanogenMod 11 on Samsung Galaxy S II Sky Rocket

Galaxy S II Sky Rocket is currently running on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean and there is no word about its further updates by Samsung. Thanks to the developers over XDA who are best known for always bringing up the best stuff for our beloved Android smartphones. Android 4.4. KitKat based  CyanogenMod 11 custom ROM for Galaxy S2 Sky Rocket is available now. A good choice for those who always like to get their hands on the latest and greatest version of Android using custom ROMs while its not available officially.

Well, CyanogenMod, the most popular custom ROM community is the aftermarket firmware distributor for Android that focuses on improving the stability and performance of the Android devices. In the following write up I’ve explained the method to install the Android 4.4 KitKat CyanogenMod 11 on Galaxy S II Sky Rocket by At&t and Rogers in simple and easy steps. Please keep in mind that this ROM is not for every day use, flash it only if you are familiar with Custom ROMs and if you know what you are actually doing. You just got to follow this guide to the letter.Root-Samsung-Galaxy-S2-Skyrocket-AT-T

Here are some pre requisites and pre cautions before we begin the flashing process…

Disclaimer: The methods involved in flashing custom roms and rooting your phone is highly custom and may result in bricking your device, and has nothing to do with Google or the device manufacturer that is Samsung in our case. Also rooting your device will void its warranty and you will be no longer eligiblefor any kind of free device services by the manufacturers/warranty providers. In case of any mishap we may not be held responsible. Follow these instructions to the letter to avoid any mishap or bricking. Make sure that whatever you do, you are doing it at your own responsibility.

Here are some pre requisites and pre cautions, that you need to have before installing this ROM.

      1. This ROM is only for Samsung Galaxy S2 Sky Rocket. Do not try this on any other device. Check your device’s model in Settings>About Device.
      2. You must have rooted your phone and have installed CWM recoveryFollow our full guide here to do so.
      3. Make sure that you backup your current ROM using the Backup option in the custom recovery.
      4. Make sure that you make EFS backup of your device as well.
      5. If you’ve rooted your phone, use titanium backup and backup all your applications with data and system data. This is useful in case you wipe your phone and want to restore each and everything exactly as it was before wiping.
      6. Make sure that you’ve backed up all your important media content, contactscall logs and text messages. This is highly recommended in case you need to wipe your phone during the installation process or something goes wrong.
      7. Make sure that your phone’s battery is charged at least over 60%. This is highly recommended in order to prevent any mishap during the flashing process.
      8. Alright! Once again, I insist that follow this guide to the letter in order to prevent any mishap.

How to Install Android 4.4 CM 11 Custom ROM on Galaxy S II Sky Rocket:

Install a Compatible Radio first:

  • Download Radio for AT&T (Skyrocket) SGH-I727UCMC1
  • Radio for Rogers (Skyrocket) SGH-I727RUXUMA7
    • Place the downloaded Radio file on your device’s sd card.
    • Boot into CWM recovery.
    • Select “Install>choose zip from sd/ext sd card>select the radio.zip file”.
    • Flash the file.

How to Flash the ROM:

 

  1. Download ROM CM 11.0 Android 4.4 KitKat
  2. Download Android 4.4 KitKat comaptible Gapps.zip file.
  3. Place the downloaded ROM.zip and Gapps.zip  file on your phone’s sd card.
  4. Boot into custom recovery. To do so, turn off your device completely. Now press and hold Volume Up + Home Button + Power Key, you should see the CWM recovery. Do not use any other recovery except the one we linked above.
  5. In CWM recovery wipe data-cache-dalvik cache.
  6. Now in CWM recovery select “Install Zip>Choose Zip from Sd/Ext Sdcard>Select the ROM.zip file”.
  7. Select “Yes” and let the installation proceed. It will finish in a while.
  8. Now Once again  in CWM recovery select “Install Zip>Choose Zip from Sd/Ext Sdcard>Select the Gapps.zip file”. It should flash Gapps in a few seconds.
  9. As soon as the installation is completed reboot your device.
  10. Phewww! You’ve successfully installed Android 4.4 KitKat CM 11.0 Alpha ROM on your Galaxy S II Sky Rocket.
  11. In case you are stucked on the boot screen, boot into cwm and wipe cache and dalvik cache and reboot.

That’s all. In case you got any queries or face any difficulties regarding the method explained above, feel free to stop by the comment box below. We will try our best to help you out.

Install Android 4.3 Omega v15 Custom ROM on Samsung Galaxy S4 I9500

Its been long since I’ve been waiting for the Omega ROM based on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean to come out. Finally after the stable update roll out by Samsung for the Samsung Galaxy S4 GT I9500, the developer has managed to bring up the lovely Omega ROM for the Exynos Galaxy S4. The ROM was available for GT I9505 earlier, but came out for Exynos one just today.

The reason I’ve been appreciating this ROM is, this ROM is one of the very best custom ROMs available around. Is highly modded, stable and fast. The installation of the ROM is also user customizable. Since it is based on official Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, its a good choice to go with having stock ROM on the core with a lot of mods that add charm to the functionality of your device. You must be familiar with this ROM if you’re one of the Android freaks who always love to play with custom ROMs. Well, let’s get back to the topic, since I told you guys that I’ve been waiting for this ROM so that I can install it on my phone, I also wanted to write the method in simple and easy words right here for you. You just got to follow this guide to the letter.

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Based on firmware XXUEMJ9 Android 4.3

Mods, as stated by the developer:

Battery % mod
4-way reboot menu
Email with Exchange Security Disabled
Call Recording
Phone with no increasing ringtone
Hide sms from call logs
TorchLight on Lockscreen when long press volume up key while LCD is idle
TorchLight on Lockscreen on-off option at Settings>My Device>Display with on-off option at settings
Modded YouTube by rolle (can download videos) – available at Omega Files
Note II POPUP Browser – available at Omega Files
TW Launcher with scrolling wallpaper
Disable scrolling cache
Exit button to stock browser
Join more unlimited contacts in the contacts
Enable sub Symbols on Stock Samsung keyboard
Camera shutter sound on-off
Task manager shortcut app
Call Recording
Phone with no increasing ringtone
sms – mms original messaging time stamp
Increased sms hour limit to 1000
Unlimited contacts can be added to sms – mms
No sms to mms conversion
sms – mms backup and restore enabled

Disclaimer: The methods involved in flashing custom roms and rooting your phone is highly custom and may result in bricking your device, and has nothing to do with Google or the device manufacturer that is Samsung in our case. Also rooting your device will void its warranty and you will be no longer eligible for any kind of free device services by the manufacturers/warranty providers. In case of any mishap we may not be held responsible. Follow these instructions to the letter to avoid any mishap or bricking. Make sure that whatever you do, you are doing it at your own responsibility.

Here are some pre requisites and pre cautions, that you need to have before installing this ROM:

      1. This ROM is only for Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9500 . Do not try this on any other device. Check your device’s model in Settings>General>About Device.
      2. You must have rooted your phone and have installed TWRP or CWM recoveryFollow our full guide here to do so.
      3. Make sure that you backup your current ROM using the Backup option in the custom recovery.
      4. Make sure that you make EFS backup of your device as well.
      5. If you’ve rooted your phone, use titanium backup and backup all your applications with data and system data. This is useful in case you wipe your phone and want to restore each and everything exactly as it was before wiping.
      6. Make sure that you’ve backed up all your important media content, contactscall logs and text messages. This is highly recommended in case you need to wipe your phone during the installation process or something goes wrong.
      7. Make sure that your phone’s battery is charged at least over 60%. This is highly recommended in order to prevent any mishap during the flashing process.
      8. Alright! Once again, I insist that follow this guide to the letter in order to prevent any mishap.

How to Install Android 4.3 Omega ROM on Galaxy S4 I9500:

      1. Download Omega ROM v15 for Galaxy S4 I9500 : Deposit Files | Torrent
      2. Place the downloaded ROM.zip file to your phone’s sd card.
      3. Boot into custom recovery. To do so, turn off your device completely. Now press and hold Volume Up + Home Button + Power Key, you should see the custom recovery interface, depends on whether you’ve installed TWRP or CWM. We recommend CWM recovery.
      4. Please do not wipe cache or dalvik cache during the installation process from the recovery, the ROM installer will do this automatically.
      5. Now in CWM recovery select “Install Zip>Choose Zip from Sd/Ext Sdcard>Select the ROM.zip file”.
      6. Select “Yes” and let the installation proceed.
      7. In case you are using CWM recovery, disable recovery flash and fix root in case you’re asked. Otherwise selecting yes will break the root and cause various issues.
      8. It will start the installer now. You can select the options from the installer, The installer will also give you an option to wipe data.
      9. Although it is not needed to wipe data, but if your device has issues, we recommend you to wipe data using the installer.
      10. Let the installation process get completed, it may take a while.
      11. As soon as the installation is completed reboot your device.
      12. Phewww! You’ve successfully installed Omega ROM v15 on your Samsung Galaxy S4 I9500. Enjoy the mods now :)

That’s all. We hope that you will surely love this ROM, please consider a donation to the developer for his hardwork. In case you got any queries or face any issues, feel free to stop by the comment box below. We will try our best to help you out.

Install Android 4.3 Omega ROM v4.0 on Samsung Galaxy Note 3 LTE N9005

Omega ROM is one of the very popular ad very best custom ROMs among the Android freaks. The developer has started supporting the Galaxy Note 3 SM N9005, and the very first Omega Custom ROM based on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean is now available to install. If we go on the features of this custom ROM, it might take a long time to go through as the list is pretty hefty. If you’re looking for a stable/clean and faster ROM for your Samsung Galaxy Note 3 SM N9005, then this one is surely for you.

In the following post, I’ve explained the method to install the Omega ROM on Samsung Galaxy Note  3 SM N9005 in simple and easy words, you just need to follow this guide to the letter. The very thing I love about this ROM is, the installation is fully user customizable, so the user can select whatever he wants during the installation process and proceed accordingly. Before we head towards the post, let’s have a brief look on what this ROM offersamsung-galaxy-note-3.preview

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Based on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean XXUDMJ7 Firmware.

Mods, as stated by the developer:

Battery % mod
4-way reboot menu
Menu long press to kill app
Call Recording
Phone with no increasing ringtone
No sms to mms conversion
Unlimited contacts to sms – mms
sms/mms Group Messaging
sms/mms Backup – Restore
Disabled scrolling cache
Email with Exchange Security Disabled
Hide sms from call logs
TW Launcher with scrolling wallpaper
Join more unlimited contacts in the contacts
Enable sub Symbols on Stock Samsung keyboard
All supported languages enabled
All supported languages for Samsung Keyboard enabled
Camera shutter sound on-off
Task manager shortcut app by indie

Disclaimer: The methods involved in flashing custom roms and rooting your phone is highly custom and may result in bricking your device, and has nothing to do with Google or the device manufacturer that is Samsung in our case. Also rooting your device will void its warranty and you will be no longer eligible for any kind of free device services by the manufacturers/warranty providers. In case of any mishap we may not be held responsible. Follow these instructions to the letter to avoid any mishap or bricking. Make sure that whatever you do, you are doing it at your own responsibility.

Here are some pre requisites and pre cautions, that you need to have before installing this ROM:

      1. This ROM is only for Samsung Galaxy Note 3 LTE SM-N9005. Do not try this on any other device. Check your device’s model in Settings>General>About Device.
      2. You must have rooted your phone and have installed TWRP or CWM recovery. Follow our full guide here to do so.
      3. Make sure that you backup your current ROM using the Backup option in the custom recovery. You may find the method in our Galaxy Note 3 Ultimate Guide.
      4. Make sure that you make EFS backup of your device as well.
      5. If you’ve rooted your phone, use titanium backup and backup all your applications with data and system data. This is useful in case you wipe your phone and want to restore each and everything exactly as it was before wiping.
      6. Make sure that you’ve backed up all your important media content, contactscall logs and text messages. This is highly recommended in case you need to wipe your phone during the installation process or something goes wrong.
      7. Make sure that your phone’s battery is charged at least over 60%. This is highly recommended in order to prevent any mishap during the flashing process.
      8. Alright! Once again, I insist that follow this guide to the letter in order to prevent any mishap.

How to Install Android 4.3 Omega ROM on Galaxy Note 3 LTE SM N9005:

      1. Download Omega ROM v4.0 for Galaxy Note 3 SM N9005: Deposit Files | Torrent
      2. Place the downloaded ROM.zip file to your phone’s sd card.
      3. Boot into custom recovery. To do so, turn off your device completely. Now press and hold Volume Up + Home Button + Power Key, you should see the custom recovery interface, depends on whether you’ve installed TWRP or CWM. We recommend CWM recovery.
      4. Please do not wipe cache or dalvik cache during the installation process from the recovery, the ROM installer will do this automatically.
      5. Now in CWM recovery select “Install Zip>Choose Zip from Sd/Ext Sdcard>Select the ROM.zip file”.
      6. Select “Yes” and let the installation proceed.
      7. It will start the installer now. You can select the options from the installer, The installer will also give you an option to wipe data.
      8. Although it is not needed to wipe data, but if your device has issues, we recommend you to wipe data using the installer.
      9. Let the installation process get completed, it may take a while.
      10. As soon as the installation is completed reboot your device.
      11. Phewww! You’ve successfully installed Omega ROM v4.0 on your Samsung Galaxy Note 3 LTE SM N9005. Enjoy the mods now ?

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That’s all. We hope that you will surely love this ROM, please consider a donation to the developer for his lovely hardwork. In case you got any queries or face any issues, feel free to stop by the comment box below. We will try our best to help you out.

Install Android 4.3 Omega V16 ROM on Samsung Galaxy S4 I9505

Samsung’s latest flagship Galaxy S4 has already topped all the charts because of the hefty features it has to offer. The developer community has always been pretty active with Sammy’s devices as the Galaxy S series is much popular with both the users and developers, and Samsung’s less restrictions allow the developers to develop the best stuff for the devices.

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Although Galaxy S4 has a might list of features, but ever wondered that you can still add much charm to the functionality of your phone, enhance the performance of your phone and do a lot of other things that are not possible on the stock firmware that Samsung installed in the device, well, if you’re looking for such firmware, that has a number mods, features and is bug free and smooth then you have spotted the right place.

Recently I installed Omega V16 ROM on my Snapdragon Galaxy S4 and found it really awesome. The Omega ROM has a number of features that will make you love your device even more after installing it. What’s more good is, Samsung recently implemented Knox through the Android 4.3 update in its main stream devices, but Omega ROM is knox free and does not trip your Knox counter at all, so you can still claim warranty simply after flashing a stock ROM. The mods include Call recording, Battery icon,  Modded youtube (Can download videos from Youtube as well), long press menu button to kill all the apps, Camera shutter sound off, No sms to mms conversion and the list goes on…

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Well getting back to the topic, as I told you guys that i found this ROM quite impressive, I couldn’t stop myself from appreciating the developer’s work and share this ROM with you along with the installation guide. This ROM is fully working, is bug free as well, so you may keep it for every day use until the next version of this ROM is out. Follow this guide to letter in order to prevent any mishap during the flashing process.

Here is what you need to do before flashing this ROM:

      1. This guide is only for Samsung Galaxy S4 GT I9505 (Snapdragon). Do not try this on any other device.
      2. Your phone must be rooted and have CWM or TWRP recovery installed. Follow the guide here to Root your phone. Although it is mentioned that the method is for Android 4.3, but should work on device having lower Android version as well.
      3. Backup your current ROM using the Backup Option in the recovery. This is highly recommended so that if something goes wrong or the Custom ROM doesn’t satisfy you or you face issues after installing it, you can immediately go back to the previous system.
      4. After you’ve rooted your phone, install Titanium Backup and backup all your important apps/system data.
      5. Also make sure that you backup EFS.
      6. Backup all your important Media Content, Contacts, Call logs and Messages. This is highly recommended in case you wipe your phone completely after the flashing process to achieve the best results from the ROM.
      7. Make sure that your phone is charged at least over 60%. This is highly recommended in order to prevent any mishap during the flashing process.

Installing Android 4.3 Omega v16 ROM on Galaxy S4 I9505:

    • Download and Extract Odin3 v3.09 – Get it Here.
    • Download and Install Samsung USB drivers – Get Here.

First of all you need to deal with your phone’s Modem. Please do not skip the modem installation process as the Modem problem may cause the no service issue on your phone. If you already have a latest modem i.e XXUE then skip the modem installation process.

Check your phone’s baseband version, if it is XXUB you need to flash this Modem first GSM_Modem_XXUEMJ5_and_LTE_Modem_XXUBMH1.tar

If your baseband version is XXUD you need to flash this Modem first GSM_Modem_XXUEMJ5_and_LTE_Modem_XXUEMJ5.tar 

How to Flash the Modem Properly:

    • Open Odin
    • Put your phone in download mode, to do so turn it off completely wait for a few seconds and then turn it on by pressing and holding Volume down + Home Button + Power Key then Volume Up to continue.
    • Connect your phone to your PC using the original data cable, as soon as the PC detects your phone the ID:COM box in Odin should turn blue.
    • Select the “Phone” tab now, and select the Model file that you downloaded above according to your phone’s current baseband version.
    • Hit start, and the installation should complete quickly.
    • Check the baseband version now under Settings>More>About Device, it should be changed to the new one that you flashed.
    • Alright now, head towards the ROM flashing process.

    Installing the ROM:

    Download the Omega v16 Android 4.3 ROM .zip file.

      • Place the downloaded file on your phone’s sd cared, either internal or external.
      • Boot into CWM or TWRP recovery that you’ve installed on your phone. To do so, turn off your device completely, then turn it on by pressing and holding Volume Up + Home Button + Power Key. You should now see the custom recovery interface.

    For CWM Recovery:

    Now in recovery Select “Install Zip From Sdcard>Choose Zip from Internal or External SD Card>Select the downloaded ROM’s .zip file>Select Yes”

    For TWRP Recovery:

    Boot into recovery and select “Install Zip>Select the file from the location where you placed it>proceed the installation”.

      • Complete the ROM installation process and reboot. You’ve successfully installed the Omega v16 Android 4.3 ROM on your phone. Enjoy!
      • Although it is not required to wipe data-cache-dalvik cache after flashing this ROM, but you may wipe it in order to attain the best results from this ROM. Make sure that you’ve backed up everything before wiping.

    That’s all, We hope that you will love this ROM, and the developer surely deserves a donation. Checkout the official thread. In case you face any issues or have any queries, feel free to stop by the comment box below. We will try our best to help you out. Thanks

    Install Android 4.3 JB on Galaxy S4 Mini LTE using CyanogenMod 10.2 Custom ROM

    Galaxy S4 Mini, following the footsteps of Samsung’s recent flagship Galaxy S4, came out to continue Samsung’s mini line up that Samsung started after the Galaxy S3. The mini version resembles the flagship, but differs in size as the name suggests and has slightly lower specifications. In case you don’t know about the Galaxy S4 Mini, let’s have a recap.

    The phone sports a 4.3 inch Super AMOLED display with 256 ppi. Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 400 Dual Core processor is chipped inside the phone clocked at 1.7 GHz, a RAM of 1.5 GB is there while the internel storage is 8 GB and the phone also supports microSD card upto 64 GB. At the back, the phone has an 8 MP camera while a 1.9 MP camera on the front. Under the hood it has a 1900 mAh battery.

    Out of the box, Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini runs on Android 4.2.2, the phone hasn’t received the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update yet neither there is any news the update’s roll out, but the developers over CyanogenMod have always done the good work when it comes to the unofficial Android upgrades. A custom rom based on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean CyanogenMod 10.2 is available for the Galaxy S4 Mini LTE. If you’re an Android enthusiast and always want to taste the higher version of Android before it officially comes out, you may go with the CyanogenMod 10.2 custom ROM for the Galaxy S4 Mini LTE.

    Let’s get back to the topic. In the following post we’ll be having a look on a method to install the CyanogenMod 10.2 Custom ROM Android 4.3 Jelly Bean on the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini LTE, Follow this guide to the letter.

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    Disclaimer: The methods involved in flashing custom roms and rooting your phone is highly custom and may result in bricking your device, and has nothing to do with Google or the device manufacturer that isSamsung in our case. Also rooting your device will void its warranty and you will be no longer eligible for any kind of free device services by the manufacturers/warranty providers. In case of any mishap we may not be held responsible. Follow these instructions to the letter to avoid any mishap or bricking. Make sure that whatever you do, you are doing it at your own responsibility.

    Before we head towards the ROM installation process, here is what you need to have:

    This guide is only for Galaxy S4 Mini LTE I9195. Check your phone’s model in Settings>More>About Device. Do not try this on any other device.

        1. Make sure that your Galaxy S4 Mini LTE is rooted, and has the CWM recovery installed. Follow this guide to root and install CWM.
        2. Using CWM recovery, backup your current system/ROM.
        3. Make sure that you also backup all your important media content, contacts, call logs and messages. This is highly recommended as after flashing new ROM the phone may be wiped, or you might have to wipe it for the ROM to work properly.
        4. Your phone’s battery must be charged over at least 60%. This is highly recommend in order to prevent any mishap during the flashing process.
        5. Before flashing this ROM, boot into CWM recovery and wipe all your data – cache and dalvik cache. This is highly recommended in order to achieve the best results from the custom ROM.
        6. Alright. You’re good to go with it now, once again I insist, follow this guide to the letter.

    How to Install Android 4.3 Jelly Bean CyanogenMod 10.2 Custom ROM on Galaxy S4 Mini:

        1. Download the CyanogenMod 10.2 Android 4.3 Jelly Bean Custom ROM.
        2. Download the Gapps 20130813 from HERE.
        3. Place the downloaded ROM’s .zip and gapps.zip file on your phone’s sd card.
        4. Boot into CWM recovery. To do so, turn off your device, turn it on now by pressing and holding Volume Up + Home Button + Power Key simultaneously, you should now see the CWM recovery interface.
        5. Select “Install Zip>Choose zip from sd card”.
        6. Select the .zip ROM file that you placed on your phone’s sd card.
        7. Select “Yes” in order to start the process, it should take a very short time to flash the ROM.
        8. Once again in the recovery mode, select “Install zip>choose zip from sd card>select gapps.zip file” and select “yes” to complete the flashing process.
        9. As soon as the flashing process ends, reboot your device and you should now see the CyanogenMod logo on the boot screen.
        10. It might take upto 10 minutes to boot into the home menu, hold your nerves while it turns on.
        11. Congrats! You’ve successfully installed Android 4.3 Jelly Bean on your Galaxy S4 Mini LTE using CyanogenMod 10.2 Custom ROM.

    Troubleshooting:

    In case your device is stucked on the CyanogenMod logo, boot into the recovery mode and wipe cache and dalvik cache, reboot and your device should boot into the home screen successfully now. It may take a few minutes to turn on completely.

    That’s all, we hope that his guide helps you. In case you got any queries or face any difficulties, feel free to stop by the comment box below. We will try our best to help you out. Thanks!

    Install Android 4.4 on Samsung Galaxy S2 using unofficial CM 11 Pound ROM

    Samsung’s Galaxy S2 stopped receiving updates after Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean, not bad because Samsung brought this device from Android 2.3 Ginger Bread to Jelly Bean, thanks to Samsung for not forgetting the device too early. Galaxy S2, no doubt is all time popular and one of the best Android devices, and the device which Samsung a huge break through. The likings of users increase for Galaxy S2 specially when it comes to the development for the device.

    Galaxy S2

    Galaxy S2 is not expected to get Android 4.4 KitKat update, but the development community for Galaxy S II is quite big and always active, things never stop popping out on the XDA-developers. While exploring a custom ROM for the phone, i found Android 4.4 KitKat custom ROM based on unofficial CM 11. As off now, CM has not announced the Android 4.4 KitKat officially, but the developers have been producing ROMS based on CM 11’s kernel, we hope that it will soon get official as well.

    Well, for now we have a working Android 4.4 KitKat Custom ROM, named as “Pound ROM” and is based on CyanogenMod 11,  in the following tutorial we’ll be having a look on how we can flash this ROM in the Galaxy S2 GT-I9100.

    Disclaimer: The methods involved in flashing custom roms and rooting your phone is highly custom and may result in bricking your device, and has nothing to do with Google or the device manufacturer that is Samsung in our case. Also rooting your device will void its warranty and you will be no longer eligible for any kind of free device services by the manufacturers/warranty providers. In case of any mishap we may not be held responsible. Follow these instructions to the letter to avoid any mishap or bricking. Make sure that whatever you do, you are doing it at your own responsibility.

    Before flashing the ROM, here is what you need to do.

    Do this only on Galaxy S2 GT-I9100. Do not try this on any other phone.

        1. Your phone must be rooted and have a custom recovery installed in it. Follow our guide here to root and install CWM recovery.
        2. Before you flash this ROM, make sure that you backup your current ROM/System using CWM recovery.
        3. Backup all your important media content, contacts, call logs and important text messages before flashing.
        4. Make sure that your phone’s battery is charged at least over 60%. This is highly recommended in order to prevent any mishap during the flashing process.
        5. Wipe your data-cache-dalvik cache using CWM recovery.
        6. Alright, make sure that you did everything mentioned above and now  follow this guide to the letter.

    How to Install Android 4.4 KitKat POUND ROM on Galaxy S2:

        1. Download Android 4.4 KitKat unofficial CM 11 POUND ROM.
        2. Place the downloaded .zip file on your phone’s sd card.
        3. Boot into CWM Recovery. To do so, turn off your device and turn it on by pressing and holding Volume Up + Home Button + Power Key.
        4. Now in CWM, select “Install zip>choose zip from sd card”.
        5. Select the downloaded ROM’s .zip file that you placed on your phone sd card and then select “Yes” and let the installation proceed.
        6. It will take a very short time to complete the installation, as soon the installation gets complete, reboot your device.
        7. You will see the new ROM’s logo on the boot now and it will take a few minutes to turn on completely, Congrats! You’ve successfully installed the Android 4.4 KitKat Custom ROM.

    Troubleshooting:

    In case you face the bootloop / stucked on the boot screen issue, boot into CWM recovery and wipe cache and dalvik cache.  The bootloop issue should be resolved. If you do not like the ROM, or if the ROM has bugs, you can quickly go back to your phone’s last working state that you backed up previously using CWM. You can find the restore option in CWM.

    That’s all. We hope that you find this guide helpful, in case you got any queries or face any difficulties, feel free to stop by the comment box below. We’ll try our best to help you out. Thanks.