[Tutorial] How To download YouTube Videos On Any Android Device

Technologic101 does not condone piracy in any way. This tutorial is only for educational purposes.

Everyone loves YouTube.It’s the best online video database on earth.It simply does not have any competition whatsoever.But,on the flipside,YouTube restricts users from downloading their videos (for obvious reasons)Although,there are other workarounds that one can follow to get download and store their favorite YouTube videos and this tutorial will cover all the steps needed to download Youtube videos and music directly on your Android device!

**This method is just one way to do it.There are other ways to download YouTube videos as well.So,if this doesn’t work,just leave a comment below or google it for yourselves**

Procedure

1. Go to tubex.me on your Android device.

2. Click on the Download option and download TubeX.

3. Install the APK file and open it up.

4. You will now see the main interface of TubeGod. Now select any video which you want to download.

5. Hit the menu button on your device and select Download. Now choose download again and select the file format and size that you want to download in.

6. Now wait for the download to complete.

7. Now select the video/mp3 and enjoy!

 Stay tuned for more on Android,iOS,Windows and the World wide web!

[Tutorial] How to reset the Flash Counter on your Galaxy Note!

Samsung, in all it’s device has a special Flash Counter in it’s kernel which allows them to check how many kernels and recoveries have been flashed on the device via Odin and what was the last thing that you had flashed.
The counters are upto 255, so theoretically you can reset this number by flashing it 256 times. However, resetting this Flash Counter is dangerous as it can even brick your device.
Today’s tutorial will help you to reset the Flash Counter easily and safely via any recovery which is installed on your phone!

Disclaimer: Follow all the instructions carefully mentioned in this article, we should not be held responsible in any manner if your device doesn’t boot up or gets bricked due to not following the instructions.

Required Downloads

  • Flash Counter Reset – AT&T i717 – Link
  • Flash Counter reset – Rogers i717R – Link
  • Flash Counter Reset – Telus i717D – Link
  • Flash Counter Reset – Bell i717M – Link

Procedure

  1. Download the required files.
  2. Connect your device to your computer and shift the files to the SD Card.
  3. Reboot your phone to Recovery.
  4. In the Recovery, select the option which says ‘Install zip via sdcard’, then select the zip, reboot and done!

More information can also be found here and here.

Note : This can also be done via Chainfire’s Triangle Away application which supports the following devices ONLY –

– Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-I9100
– Samsung Galaxy S2 SGH-I777
– Samsung Galaxy Note GT-N7000
– Samsung Galaxy Note GT-I9220
– Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9300
– Samsung Galaxy S3 AT&T *EXPERIMENTAL*
– Samsung Galaxy S3 Sprint *EXPERIMENTAL*
– Samsung Galaxy S3 T-Mobile *EXPERIMENTAL*
– Samsung Galaxy S3 Verizon *EXPERIMENTAL*
– Samsung Galaxy S3 Canadia *EXPERIMENTAL*

Special Thanks to XDA-Developers for the downloads and more knowledge on the procedure.

[Tutorial] How To Install CyanogenMod 9 On A SE Xperia X10

So finally,on popular demand, we now have a special tutorial for you guys which will cover all the steps required for you to install CM9 (based on ICS) on your SE Xperia X10!

Please note that your device needs to have the Bootloader unlocked and you must be rooted for this to work.

Disclaimer: Follow all the instructions carefully mentioned in this article, we should not be held responsible in any manner if your X10 doesn’t boot up or gets bricked due to not following the instructions.

Working and Non-Working Features

WORKING
AUDIO – ok
GPS – ok
TOUCH SCREEN – ok
CWM RECOVERY 5.5 – ok
BT – ok
GSM – ok
GSM DATA – ok
WIFI – ok
GRALLOC – ok
3D – ok –
VIDEO DECODER – software for now
USB MTP – ok

NOT WORKING
CAMERA – removed completly and salvaged some ram for system
HOTSPOT – in this moment is not possible to implement it

Required Downloads  

  1. Latest Google Apps for CM 9.0 – Link
  2. FXP 129 Custom Rom for the X10- Link
  3. Flashtool – Windows versionLinux version
  4. Fastboot package – Link
  5. x86/x64 drivers – Link
  6. (Optional) Camera Fix – Please refer to the steps here and files provided here.

Procedure

  1. Flash the included FXP .ftf flash file which should already be included in the “FXP 129 Custom Rom for the X10” zip file.
  2. Copy the Google Apps file and the “update-cm9.0.0” file, which should also be present in the file you’ve downloaded above. to your SD Card and reboot your device.
  3. Now while rebooting the phone, keep pressing back key/volume down to enter recovery, from the menu, Wipe Cache, Wipe Data/Factory Reset and Wipe Dalvik Cache then choose install zip from sdcard/choose zip from sdcard and select update-cm9.0.0 as well as the Google apps file.
  4. Reboot the phone and now enjoy CM9 on your Xperia X10! ;)

Please note if you have any problems in during this tutorial, restart the process or follow the instructions given in this tutorial. The instructions and the process is the same!

[Tutorial] How To Deodex A Stock Android Rom

In the world of Android, alot of themes, tweaks and tricks require the need of a Custom Deodexed rom. Deodexed roms are firmwares where the .APK files of the System Software itself are packaged in a way so that they can be modified easily without causing any harm to the framework or the Android Environment.

This tutorial will cover all the steps required to deodex any stock Android Rom so that you don’t need to install a Custom Rom yourself!

Disclaimer: Follow all the instructions carefully mentioned in this article, we should not be held responsible in any manner if your Android Device doesn’t boot up or gets bricked due to not following the instructions.

Please make sure – 

  1. Your device should already be rooted.
  2. You should already have Android ADB and the Android-SDK installed in your computer and should have basic ADB knowledge.
  3. Busybox should already be installed in your device.

Required Downloads –

  1. xUltimate – Link

Tutorial –

  1. Connect your phone to computer.(Make sure you have select USB debugging in Settings>Applications>Development)
  2. Extract xUltimate v2.3.3.zip and Launch Main.exe
  3. If everything goes well xUltimate should recognize the phone and make a connection.You now should see a list of options.
  4. Select option (1) pull /system/app. Wait until it complete.
  5. Select option (2)pull /system/framework. Wait until it complete.
  6. Then select option (3) Deodex /system/app. Wait until it complete.
    [If encounter any error. Find out which .odex file is it. Then remove .odex file from folder origi_app in xUltimate folder]
  7. Then select option (4)Deodex /system/framework. Wait until it complete.
  8. Now Exit from xUltimate.
  9. Put the phone in USB mass storage.
  10. Go to xUltimate folder and copy “done_frame”, and “done_app”, and move them to the root of the sdcard.
  11. Now get out from USB storage mode.
  12. Open Command prompt.
    ( Go to / cd folder where android sdk installed. Then go to platform-tools folder in it. Right click on free space in folder while pressing shift key.Select open command prompt here.
    Now enter commands.)
  13. Enter following commands.(if you are using adb shell in su for the first time, keep phone screen on. After entering “su” code, super user request prompt in phone. Press allow).
  14. You now you have deodexed rom.

			

[Tutorial] How To Enable HoneyComb Tablet UI On Google Nexus 7

This tutorial will help you enable the tablet interface on your Google Nexus 7, which has a phone-like interface by default.

Phone Interface

Tablet Interface (Portrait)

Tablet Interface (Landscape)

Cool, right? So let’s start with the tutorial!

Disclaimer: Follow all the instructions carefully mentioned in this article, we should not be held responsible in any manner if your Nexus 7 doesn’t boot up or gets bricked due to not following the instructions. Also, please note that this patch is currently in development. Please read the instructions carefully.

Note that –

  1. This will mainly work on AOSP Nexus 7 roms. If it doesn’t work for you, please install an AOSP Rom and try again.
  2. Your tablet must be Deodexed. Follow this tutorial to do the same.
  3. You must wipe Dalvik-Cache and Cache. Formatting /system and Factory Resetting the device is not required.

Required Downloads –

  1. Tablet UI Patch – Alpha 1 – Link 1 , Link 2
  2. (Optional) Stock UI patch (Restores your UI to the default Nexus 7 layout) – Link 1 , Link 2

Procedure –

  1. Download the required files.
  2. Shift the file to the internal storage of the device.
  3. Boot your device into ClockWork Mod Recovery or any other Recovery.
  4. Flash the zip.
  5. Wipe Cache and Dalvik-Cache.
  6. Reboot and you should be able to use Tablet UI on your device!

That’s it folks.We hope this tutorial helped.

[Tutorial] How To Root Xperia Ray Running On Gingerbread or Ice Cream Sandwich

This tutorial will cover all the steps required to root your Xperia Ray running on Gingerbread-2.3.4 or ICS-4.0.3. Just follow all the steps given below!

P.S. – Your Bootloader should be unlocked to root your device. If it isn’t already unlocked, check this tutorial out – Link

– How to root on Gingerbread

  1. 1. Download the following file – Link
  2. 2. Extract the files to a folder on your Desktop.
  3. 3. Open up the folder and open up the file which reads – “RUNME.bat”
  4. 4. Follow the on-screen commands!
  5. 5. Congrats, your device is now rooted!

– How to root on ICS

  1. 1. Download the following files – Link
  2. 2. Connect the usb cable to the phone ->run .bat file from zip
  3. 3. Press any key
  4. 4. The phone will turn off, wait to switch on again (see the lockscreen)
  5. 5. Press any key again
  6. 6. The phone will reboot again(same as 6th step)
  7. 7. Press any key …again
  8. 8. Same as 6th step
  9. 9. Press any key, if the bat closes, you are rooted!

P.S. – USB Debugging should be enabled at all times and remember that you need to install all the required ADB and Android drivers for your device.

[Tutorial] How to install CyanogenMod 9.0 – ICS on your SE Xperia 2011 device!

This tutorial will guide you through all the steps required to install CyanogenMod 9.0, which is based over Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.3 on your Xperia 2011 device. Video tutorial shall be coming soon too! Please see that your device needs to be Bootloader unlocked for this to work. Click me for a tutorial on Bootloader unlocking and rooting you Xperia device.

P.S. – Please note that these instructions are only meant for reference purpose. In case you are coming from another ROM and already have a custom Recovery on your phone, then it’s mandatory to Wipe all data before flashing this ROM. It is highly advised to read through the official XDA ROM thread posted here to avoid any glitches while flashing the ROM. 

Technologic101 will not be responsible if you brick your device by following the procedure given below. Proceed with caution!

Supported Devices

The devices which will be covered in this tutorial are -:

Xperia Active – satsuma
Xperia Arc – anzu
Xperia Live – coconut
Xperia Mini – smultron
Xperia Mini Pro – mango 
Xperia Neo – hallon
Xperia Neo V – haida
Xperia Play – zeus
Xperia Pro – iyokan
Xperia Ray – urushi

Working and Non-working Features

Working (ok = working)

AUDIO – ok
GPS – ok
TOUCH SCREEN – ok
CWM RECOVERY 5.5 – ok
GSM – ok
VIDEO DECODER – ok
3D – ok
GRALLOC – ok
HOTSPOT – ok – command line for now
USB MTP – settings->storage->push menu->usb computer connection->media device
TOUCHPADS – ok
WIFI – ok
BT – ok

CAMERA – ok – only main camera

GSM Data – ok

Faceunlock – ok

Required Downloads 

1.  Latest Google Apps for CM 9.0 – Link

2. Baseband 64 for the appropriate device (please refer to the device codenames above)  –  Link

3. CM 9.0 package for the appropriate device (please refer to the device codenames above) – Link

4. Flashtool – Windows versionLinux version

5. Fastboot package – Link

6. x86/x64 drivers – Link

P.S. – If you’re now able to download any of the files present above, try and download with a proxy. Here are some –

anonymouse.org
rapid8.com
jdownloader.org
sv4.vietget.net
or any free proxy

Baseband 64 needs to be flashed via Flashtool. Connect your device in Flash mode and then upgrade the Rom via Flashtool which will upgrade the Baseband to the required one.

Tutorial

1. First of all, extract all the files and keep them in a place where you can navigate to safely.

2. Put the CM9 update to the root of your SD card.

2. Install the drivers which you have downloaded above.

3. Extract the Fastboot package and the CM9 update package that you download for your device.

4. Copy the boot.img file present in the CM9 folder to the Fastboot folder.

5. Open up a Command Prompt and CD to the location of your fastboot folder.

6. Now connect your phone in Fastboot Mode. To do this, while making sure that you your phone is off, connect your phone to the computer while holding down these buttons ->

  • Menu button (for Xperia™ arc, Xperia™ arc S, Xperia™ neo, Xperia™ neo V, Xperia™ pro).
  • Search button (for Xperia™ PLAY).
  • Volume up button (for Xperia™ mini, Xperia™ mini pro, Xperia™ ray, Xperia™ active, Live with Walkman™, Xperia™ S).

If phone is connected correctly in Fastboot Mode, a blue led light should glow up.

7. To check if your phone is connected correctly in Fastboot mode, type “fastboot devices” without the “” and if you get a serial number, that means it is connected correctly.

8. Type “fastboot flash boot boot.img”. this step is required to flash the FreeXperia kernel.

9. Now disconnect the USB cable and switch on your phone. While the phone is booting on and you see the FXP logo, keep tapping the volume down key until you enter recovery.

10. Once entered recovery, Format your /system partition, /data partition, /cache and dalvik-cache. Now choose the option which says Apple zip from sd card and select the CM9 update package.

Now reboot your phone and your phone should have updated to CyanogenMod 9.0 which runs over Ice Cream Sandwich!

Here’s a video of me demonstrating some of the features –

P.S. – All links have been updated as of July 18, 2012. If you come across any errors, please restart the process and try again. If you’re unable to do it, first flash a Stock SE Rom and then start the process again!