Showing posts with label rooting. Show all posts
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Sunday, June 3, 2012

How to root Micromax A70

How to root Micromax A70

Rooting comes with several pros and several cons. While you decide to root an android you must weigh the risk benefit ratio and based on that you must move ahead. For app developers and android developers this is a passion. I am sure they would never get into such weighing measures or so. These geeks would be desperate to test the root process. Micromax A70 is an amazing android device, but not much has been tried, tested and written about this. I am sure many new developers might have tried rooting Micromax A70, but might have remained unsatisfied with the results. But in reality, rooting and unrooting Micromax A70 is very simple as compared to other Android phones. The credit for this simple procedure goes to ‘Z4 Root app‘. So, here’s the Step by Step Process to know How to Root Micromax A70 and Install Custom ClockworkMod Recovery 4 with Rom Manager. But before you try that read the disclaimer as given below:
Disclaimer: It must be noted that we shall not be responsible for any damage caused to your Micromax A70 due to rooting procedure. However, if you have any doubts you can contact us and we will surely help you. has produced the given information with care but rooting the phone makes its warranty void. Root it at your own risk.

Root Micromax A70 step by step

  1. The first step is to download Z4Root v1.3 from here.
  2. After that install it using any file manager.
  3. Now enable USB Debugging with this way, go to settings>applications>development and enable usb debugging.
  4. Now after that start Z4Root and click on root.
You will be given a choice that whether you wish to root Micromax A70 with complete root or soft root. The basic difference is, when you wish to do unrooting of complete root, you will have to use the same app again along with hard root. In case of soft root merely rebooting the device will unroot the handset.

Difference between Soft root and Hard root.

Soft root: Many people just want to try rooting to test something or just to try it out to see how’s theperformance after the phone is rooted. They might not want their phones to be rooted permanently. For them, soft root is handy since once the phone is restarted, it reverses all the rooting process done and makes the phone unrooted as it was earlier before rooting. So once you switch off your phone after this process, the root access is gone !

Hard root: This method will root your device permanently and it stays rooted even after restarting your phone. This method is mostly used. Even though this root is permanent, this can also be reversed if you want with the same rooting tool. Since rooting voids the phone’s warranty, unrooting or reversing the process comes in when you need claim the warranty.

ClockworkMod Recovery with ROM manager app

Note: This process is not needed if you want to only root your phone. This process will only help you to enhance the features of your rooted phone.
Now, since you have rooted the phone, it would be great to try ClockworkMod Recovery with ROM manager app. This is something that will make your Android phone highly functional. With this functionality you can take up partitioning your memory card, zip file flashing etc. For this procedure you will require a Rooted Micromax A70, the device battery to be charged at 50-60% for avoiding any sort of hampering, ROM manager App ( You can download it from Android market from your phone:  ROM manager ) and internet connection on your phone. Before you start download and install ROM manager App from Android Market or Google play now. Once you have installed that, follow the instructions below:

InstructionsROM manager on Micromax A70

  • First open ROM Manager and then select the Flash ClockWorkModRecovery (The first option).
  • Once you do that, you will get the list of devices as pop up and you need to select A70.
  • Now, let the download complete. This will definitely take some time and also it will install a few files.
  • When this is done tap Reboot Into Recovery.
  • Congrats, your Micromax A70 will be reboot into ClockWorkModRecovery.
It is vital to note that in this you will now have to use volume rocker for up and down movement and the power key will be the button for selection. Also if you have a Micromax A75 with you then you can check out how to root Micromax A75 here.

Rooting Micromax A60

Rooting Micromax A60

Rooting Process
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to root the phone-

use Universal Androot and its soo easy-download it from here-Universal Androot the apk file
2.use root explorer already installed on the device,and install the universalandroot 
3.and then simply click root and.... bingo u are done with it ..

the phone has no force closes due to this and u can anytime unroot the device using dont worry about it

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Battery Life
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to increase the battery life do the following set cpu
-either buy it from market or get it from other source(google it people)
2.root the phone if you haven't done it already
3.start set cpu and goto profiles tab enable profiles on add profile
a)click charging ac/full-600 max and 600 min
b)charging usb/full -600 max and 600 min
c)charging /full-480 max and 480 min
d)temp>50C-480 max and 122 min
e)screen off-122 max and 122 min
f)battery <31% -245 max and 122 min

6.Word of advice is to -a)turn off auto sync 
b)use only a single home replacement app,f you are using multiple like launcher pro ,adw with the 
default launcher,then use home manager(free from market)and then kill the other 
running home launchers
c)and also use a very light on resources home screen setup,like the one that i use(the launcher is 
launcher pro)(the screenshots in the attachment)

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Tools & Bootanimations
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1.USB driver-Find It Here

2.Flashing tools for a60 (for flashing the recovery and other files ) -Click here

thanks amansingh6940 for those reuploads 

3.Android theme editor -Get it here

PS-tutorial for using the theme editor-Tutorial Here

thanks to prateek.maac for this share 

4.Bootanimation thread -Get it here

thanks to rushank2112 for the creation of the thread 

5.Micromax a60 Hardware information thread -Get it here

thanks to harpayara for the creation of the thread 

6.SuperPhone Bootanimation -Get it here

thanks to amansingh6940 
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0.Complete a60 Noob Guide for everything custom-The a60 noob guide

thanks lucky Dogra for his efforts

A.How to access the Recovery Console-Recovery Console-How to access

thanks manju991 for this one

B.How to manage with limited memory-Manage with Limited memory

C.How to install apps on your sd card(this not exactly installing them on sd rather making a symbolic link on the sd card)


1.Download the file from here-Download Links2sd

2.Install the app

3.Download the partitioning tool from here-Minitool Partitioning Wizard

4.Install the above software on your computer

5.Now connect the phone via usb to your computer and mount it

6.Start the partition wizard application on your computer

7.Select the mounted drive

8.Right click on the device and select resize

9.Resize your sd card to a suitable limit and leave some unallocated free space

10.Now select that unallocated space and right click and selct modify

11.Now select the format option of ext3 from the drop down list

12.Now come to the home window of the software and on the bottom left side you have an option called apply the pending changes,select that.

13.After the changes have been applied exit the application and then dismount the drive 

14.Power off the phone and then remove the sd card once and then reinsert it again and restart he phone

15.Once you are done with that,start the application link2sd and then you are ready to the application you see to you allocated ext2 partition 

~CAUTION!!!!~ not link any system app
2.don't link widgets and home launchers like launcher pro or adw
3.and don't link any antivirus app...

"go on enjoy freeing up space in the internal memory"

D.How to Flash Stock Rom Dump

Link here

1.First of all download the recovery image I posted and extract it in the root of your SD card.
2.Rename the image to "recovery-backup.img".
3.Download "Recovery flasher"-Recovery Flasher
4.Install and start it,then press "Restore Backup image" button.

credits to fonehacker for this

E.Tutorial for changing the font color of Clock and Notifications in Statusbar-See it here

thanks to rushank12 for his efforts

F.Customize your android phone COMPLETELY-Customization Tutorial

Credits to borax12 for the tutorial 

G.How to install Custom Recovery-Custom Recovery installation tutorial easy way

Credits to kjain9878 for the tutorial 

H.How to remove Netlock Code-Remove NetLock Code problem with some custom roms

Credits to H M Judge for the tutorial 

I.How to solve APN problem in Froyo for a60-Remove APN problem occurring in some froyo based roms

Credits to Lucky Dogra for the tutorial 

J.The battery saving guide for a60-Battery saving tips for android phones

Credits to H M Judge for the guide

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Rom Dumps
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Complete rom dump


this is a complete rom dump with the system partitions,using rom dump from here-Rom Dump tool from Android podtwo

2.Link2 (Newer)

3.Another link if above two dont work -Click Here


How to flash it

to flash the second rom dump use the steps given in the document uploaded in this post-Steps to flash the Rom dump

credits to rudie_techie,and ngage_me for their efforts

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Custom Recovery
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Final tested version -clockwork recovery(display issue fixed)

This is the one you need to download-Final Clockwork recovery

The custom recovery thread

Click Here

a big thanks to drellisdee for his efforts 

2.Clockwork mod recovery v5 -LATEST

Latest CWM v5 recovery for a60

a big thanks to ngage_me for his efforts 
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1.Reboot Menu to Power Menu: -

Click Here

thanks to svprm for this great share 

2.To use gtalk on your phone -Find Out here

thanks krishna for this great find 

3.Phone Video Recording upgrade to 640*480 at 29fps -click here

thanks harpayara for this great effort 

4.Phone Video Recording upgrade 2 -click here

thanks harpayara for this great effort

5.Chrome browser mod+miren browser -click here

thanks varun.chitre15 for this great effort 

6.Adobe Flash Player 11 for a60 -click here

thanks harpayara for this great effort 

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Custom Roms
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How to Install Custom Rom -Click Here for the instructions 

Thanks to andro.king for the effort to write the document 

ROM List

1.Final Froyo Port -(from n720 zte phone rom dump)(Everything working) -Final Froyo Port-Stable

(credits to samrox,santodelaespada(for the rom dump of n720 FROYO),Varun ,Preet,ngage_me & the entire A60 FROYO TEAM

PS- Well if anybody is interested in just getting the zte rom dump(this is not a rom to flash ,this is only if you want to develop a rom off this one ,then this link is for you )

Zte Rom Dump

~Credits to santodelaespada for providing us with this ~

2.Another Froyo working port -Froyo Port -working 

credits to kjain9878 and sam 

3.First Froyo Port(partially working)-Click here 

thanks to varun for taking the pains to port the froyo rom over to a60

4.Jet Rom

Jet ROM 2.1 -Froyo Rom with the best benchmark scores

IMP- GPS fix for Jet 2.1- Click Here

JET ROM 1.0 

Jet 1.2

Thanks to varun.chitre15 for developing this rom 

5.Cyanogen Mod 7 port -not fully working-Cyanogen mod 7 port 

thanks to fonehackezhs for making it 

6.Eclair Rom-Rom by svprm

thanks a ton to svprm for the wonderful effort

7.MIUI forked RomNot fully working -Link for the MIUI based rom

credits to maniacscorpio 

8.The Sense Rom-Sense Rom 

credits to 1lshara

PS-bugs at the moment-cannot authorize the application requiring account authorization(the onles including redirection to account verification pages in the browser)cause force close of the browser.credits to 1Ishara for finding this out

UPDATED -Sense With WP7 style

9.Cyanogen Mod 7 Port-Cm7 

credits to sam,varun & rohan & kjain9878 

PS-bugs at the moment-

10.Kul rom- Get it here*

credits to H M Judge 

11.SpeedY RoM Version 1- Get it here*

credits to bhanu423 

12.Freeks Rom Version 1- Get it here*

credits to Rohan Arya 

13.Freeks Rom Version 2- Get it here*

credits to Rohan Arya 
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0.Xperia Theme for Froyo for a60Get It here

thanks to varun for his efforts

1.Colored settings themeGet It here

thanks to rushank for his efforts

2.BX density theme-Get it here

thanks to by takshak for his efforts

3.Complete Black theme

Get it here

thanks to svprm for this great share 

4.Sony Xperia Theme for a60
Sony Xperia Theme for a60

Thanks to varun for making it 

5.New themes for andro a60
New Themes

thanks to prateek.maac for this share 

6.The Custom Droid theme for a60
Click here to get it 

thanks to deep@androidxda for the efforts 

7.Dark Purity theme for a60
Click here to get it 

thanks to deep@androidxda for the efforts 

8.'Androidian' theme for a60
Click here

thanks to himsin for the efforts 

Click here

thanks to varun.chitre15 for the efforts

10. Ambiance Theme for a60
Click here

thanks to rushank2112 for the efforts
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Friday, April 27, 2012

How to Upgrade Motorola Droid 3 to Android 4.0 ICS Using CyanogenMod 9

How to Upgrade Motorola Droid 3 to Android 4.0 ICS Using CyanogenMod 9

We’ve already heard a lot of stuff about how great Ice Cream Sandwich is. This has been proven further when the Samsung Galaxy Nexus came out. True enough, the latest version of Android is indeed one of the best, if not the best.
Many of us are already waiting for the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update for our devices. There are even those who are already saving up for brand-new Android devices, hoping to get ICS out of the box. A lot of us are really itching to get hold of this latest iteration of Google’s famous mobile OS.
Sadly though, a lot of the makers are not yet certain on when updates for ICS will be delivered to their respective devices. Many of them are targeting the first quarter of 2012, but even then, the schedule is not yet sure. Good thing we have the Android community. Thanks to these guys, some of us can now enjoy Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. People who own the Motorola Droid 3 are one of the lucky ones. The developers behind CyanogenMod just recently released the latest alpha version of the popular aftermarket ROM and it’s pretty much built around ICS. The latest CyanogenMod 9 just made it to the Motorola Droid 3. It is not yet a perfect match, but for sure it will get there.
For those Motorola Droid 3 owners who would like a taste of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, read on and check out the steps on how to install CyanogenMod 9 into your Droid 3.


  • The Motorola Droid 3 should be rooted. For the rooting process, you can check out thislink.
  • There should be no Bootstrap apps installed on the device. Please uninstall the apps if there are any.
  • You need a PC that runs Windows Vista or Windows 7.
  • You also need at least 170 MB of free storage space in the device’s SD card storage.
  • The Droid 3 battery has to be fully charged to avoid interruptions.

Installing CyanogenMod 9

  1. Download and install the SafeStrap app to your phone. You can download it here.
  2. Run the SafeStrap app and then choose the “Install Recovery” option. A number will appear at the bottom of the screen after you tap “Install Recovery”. Make sure it is 0.92. If not, you should abort the process.
  3. Download the latest build of the CyanogenMod 9 ROM to your PC. Use this link to download.
  4. Connect the Droid 3 to your PC using the USB cable. Copy the ROM that you just downloaded into the root directory of the device’s SD card.
  5. Disconnect the phone from your PC and turn off the phone.
  6. Turn on the phone again and while it is booting up, you will see a splash screen. While the splash screen is still displayed, press the Menu key. This will put the device into recovery mode.
  7. Create a backup of your Droid 3 by choosing the appropriate options found under the recovery mode menu.
  8. Enable the “Safe System” option in the Safestrap menu.
  9. Then, go to the “Mount” menu and choose “Format system.”
  10. Install the CyanogenMod ROM. To do that, choose “Install ZIP from SD card” option, then choose the ZIP file containing the CyanogenMod ROM.
  11. After the installation completes, choose “Wipe data/factory reset” from the menu.
  12. Reboot your phone. It will now be running on CyanogenMod 9.
Since this is the alpha version of CyanogenMod 9 for Motorola Droid 3, there are some features that are not working properly yet and some don’t even work at all. One of the issues of this build is the device’s losing audio once Bluetooth is turned on. And, for now the camera is not yet working. All the rest seem to work quite well.
Now you have a way to tinker with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich on your Motorola Droid 3. Having ICS on the Droid 3 is already a wish come true for many. It needs more improvements, but if you’re backed with an awesome community of developers, definitely things will always get better.
How’s ICS on your Motorola Droid 3?

How to Install Ice Cream Sandwich ROM on Motorola Droid X

How to Install Ice Cream Sandwich ROM on Motorola Droid X

Though released last year, the Motorola Droid X remains well-loved by those who own one. It was a popular phone during its time, although newer and more power Motorola phones have taken over its place. Can such an “old” phone still enjoy the latest and greatest release of Android? Apparently so.
Disappointed by the lack of developer attention to creating an Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich build for the Motorola Droid X, a developer has decided to take matter into his own hands and whip up an ICS-based ROM for the Motorola Droid X. The ROM is called EncounterICS X and is a creation of firstEncounter, a member on the RootzWiki forums. The ROM is based on Android 4.0.1 and is still in continuous development, so there are still numerous rough edges.
For now, however, the following features are already working in the ROM:
  • Radio, Bluetooth, GPS, Wi-Fi
  • 2D (hardware accelerated) and 3D (still somewhat buggy)
  • Sensors (including rotation/accelerometer)
  • Audio (DSP force closes rarely, but still works)
  • SD Card
  • All hardware buttons
  • Charging
  • USB (including SD mounting)
If you have the boldness for a hacking adventure and if you understand the risks involved, you can flash EncounterICS X ROM to your Motorola Droid X. You’re going to need to root your Droid X first. Check out “How to Root Your Droid X Running Android 2.3 Gingerbread” for some tips on how to do that. Thereafter, you can easily flash the ROM in recovery mode. As usual, make sure you make backups first before you try flashing the ROM to your phone.
  1. Download EncounterICS X from here and save it to your computer.
  2. Download the Google Apps package (gapps) from here and save it to your computer.
  3. Copy the EncounterICS ROM and the Google Apps package to your phone’s storage.
  4. Turn off your phone. Turn it back on again.
  5. When the LED notification light turns blue while the phone is booting up, press the Volume Down key to go into the bootmenu. From the list of items on the menu, choose to go into recovery mode. You can use the volume keys to scroll through the options on the menu. Use the Power button to select an item on the menu.
  6. When in recovery mode, you can use the volume keys to scroll through items, but instead of the Power button, use the camera shutter button to select an option.
  7. Choose “Wipe data/factory reset” to clear your phone’s cache.
  8. Choose “Install zip from SDcard”, then select the ZIP file containing the ROM. Once you confirm to start flashing, the process will immediately start. Repeat this step for the Google Apps package.
  9. Wait for a few minutes for the flashing process to complete.
  10. Reboot your phone. Your Motorola Droid X should now be running EncounterICS X based on Android 4.0.1 Ice Cream Sandwich.
As has been mentioned, this ROM is still buggy, so don’t expect everything to work perfectly. There are several known bugs with workarounds. Here are some of the known bugs and their respective workarounds:
  • ADB doesn’t work. Turn off the phone. Turn it back on again. While it is booting up, press the Volume Down key when the LED notification light turns blue. You will be taken to the bootmenu. From there, choose “Boot”, then select “2nd-init + adb” from the list. ADB should now work.
  • SD doesn’t mount over USB. Open Terminal Emulator. Run “su” (without the quotes), then run “echo /dev/block/mmcblk0 > /sys/devices/platform/usb_mass_storage/lun0/file” (also without the quotes). You can also issue the same commands via ADB.
  • Gallery app force closes when gapps is installed. Simply disable the “Sync Google-photos” option for all of your accounts.
  • Android Market doesn’t install apps. As root, issue the command “drmserver &” (without the quotes) in Terminal Emulator. Or, use ADB to issue the command “adb shell drmserver &” (again, without the quotes). The ROM developer has promised a fix for this bug in a newer version of the ROM.
  • Feature XYZ doesn’t work even if the documentation says it does.  Try rebooting the phone.  Some settings and options will activate or stick only after rebooting.  Rebooting can also sometimes make a buggy feature work.
As you can see, installing this ROM to the Droid X is not for the faint of heart, nor will it be a breeze for those with no rooting or flashing experience. Have you tried putting ICS on your Droid X? How did it go?

How to Root the Samsung Galaxy R and Install ClockworkMod Recovery

How to Root the Samsung Galaxy R and Install ClockworkMod Recovery

For those of you who have a Samsung Galaxy R I9103 and have been wondering about how to root your device, look no further. Thanks to XDA Developers forum member legion1911, it’s now possible to flash ClockworkMod Recovery to the Galaxy R via Odin, and to root the Galaxy R by flashing Superuser from Recovery Mode. The process is quite easy, even for users who are completely new to tinkering with their Android devices.
“Rooting,” “getting root,” or “rooting your phone” is the process of modifying the operating system shipped with your device to grant you, the user, complete control over it. This means that you can overcome limitations that carriers and manufacturers put on your device, extend system functionality and even upgrade it to a custom flavor of Android.
Rooting takes only a few minutes, keeping your stock OS intact. After the process is completed, you can start installing custom ROMs and fully enjoying the functionality of your device.


Before you begin, you’ll need a few things:

Rooting the Samsung Galaxy R

Once you have all of the requirements, you may now proceed to the rooting process.
  1. Extract the contents of the ClockworkMod Recovery package into a folder on your computer.  You will find two files: cwm.apk and cwm.tar.
  2. Copy the Superuser ZIP file to the root of your phone’s SD card.
  3. Launch Odin on your computer.
  4. Under “Options” in Odin, make sure that “Repartition” isstyle=”text-decoration: underline;”>notchecked.
  5. Click on the PDA button in Odin.
  6. Choose the cwm.tar file which you extracted from the ClockworkMod package.
  7. Turn off your phone.
  8. Reboot it into download mode by holding down the Volume Down and Home buttons together, then pressing the Power button.
  9. Once the phone is in download mode, connect your phone to your computer via the USB Cable.  You should see the device connected to Odin and the ID:COM field will turn yellow, indicating that the device has been recognized.
  10. Hit the Start button in Odin.  The software will flash the recovery image and your phone will reboot.
  11. Unplug your phone from the computer.
  12. Turn off the phone and reboot into recovery. You can do this by holding down the Volume Up and the Home buttons as you turn the phone on. Let go of the Power button once you see the boot splash screen.
  13. Once you’re inside recovery mode, make a Nandroid backup of your phone.
  14. Then, navigate to “Install Zip from SD Card” and select “Choose zip from SD card”.
  15. Select the Superuser zip that you copied to the phone earlier.
  16. Once the file is flashed, reboot your device.
Congratulations! Your Samsung Galaxy R I9103 is now rooted and also packs ClockworkMod Recovery.