[Tutorial] How To Get Facebook Home On Any Unsupported Android Device (Root Required)

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Facebook has relesed their new launcher, Home, available on the Google Play Store. However, it’s currently US-only, and only available on a bunch of devices (for reasons known only to Facebook.)

But if you’re from another part of the world, and want to try it on your device, and it’s not supported yet? Don’t worry. Here’s a small tutorial to help you out. Although, you’ll need to be rooted for it to work.

1) First of all, get the Facebook Home .apk for here

2) Then, go into /system using a file manager of your choice (I used Root Explorer from the Play Store). You’ll find a build.prop text file there.

3) We have to edit the following values –

ro.product.model=”Some unique string”
ro.product.name= “Some unique string”
ro.product.device=”Some unique string”

Replace your device’s unique string with “GT-I9300” (without quotes)

4) Reboot. Install the Facebook Home APK and open it. Boom. That’s it. All done.

As it happens, you don’t need Facebook Home to use Chat Heads. It comes with the Messenger app update. So, if you only want Chat Heads, just update Messenger!

Source: Androsym

#Update1: This method is cumbersome and time-consuming so please follow the this article instead

[Direct Links] iOS 6 Released For iPhone,iPad And iPod Touch

It’s 19th September and it’s finally time for Apple’s new iOS release.It’s finally out there for the public.We guys have had it for 3 months now though.Anywho,all you non-developers can finally get hands on it.This post wont really deal with the features in the new version,for that please check out http://www.apple.com/ios/

This is just an article to break the news to the public and provide alternate download links,cause,apple’s servers are surely going to be full of people downloading iOS6.For the people who’re already using the Gold master for iOS6 can use OTA update to get hands on the latest and greatest apple has to offer.

Here’s are the downloads for all the supported devices –

#Update1 – If you’re really desperate to get to the final build and are stuck on a beta or the GM then,just downgrade to iOS5 while you still can and do an OTA,it’ll be much quicker.

[Download links] iOS 6 Beta 2 For iPhone, iPad, iPod touch & Apple TV (Developers Only)

Note : This update fixes the loophole back in Beta 1 that let non-devs install iOS6.We’ll keep you updated once we or some else finds another loophole.

Without much bliber-blabber,here are the direct download links people want.Now,this is only work for developers as this is a beta software so if you’re a non-dev,I’m sorry you cannot install iOS6. (These links are for people trying to download from Apple’s server and failing to do so due to a lot of trafiic).Alternatively,you can OTA update if you’re already on iOS6 Beta 1.

There will be another article featuring a change-log soon.

Downloads

iPhone 3Gs – [Direct] [Torrent] 

iPhone 4 CDMA –  [Direct] [Torrent] 

iPhone 4 GSM –  [Direct] [Torrent] 

iPhone 4S –  [Direct] [Torrent] 

iPad 2 –  WiFi | GSM | CDMA |Rev A 

iPad 3 –  WiFi | WiFi+Cellular — Coming Soon!

iPod Touch 4 –  [Direct] [Torrent]

Downloads via IMZDL

[Direct Links] iOS 6 Beta 1

Apple just wrapped up WWDC 2012 and they announced tonnes of stuff but most importantly they announced iOS 6 and they are gonna put up the 1st beta links today and it will ship this fall.Now the Beta links are developer only so you will have to have your UDID registered to install iOS6.But,here are the download links if you wanna download directly and not from apple’s servers cause they’ll be packed with others.

Here’s are the links for the .IPSWs –

iPhone 3Gs[Direct] [Torrent]

iPhone 4 CDMA –  [Direct] [Torrent]

iPhone 4 GSM –  [Direct] [Torrent]

iPhone 4S –  [Direct] [Torrent]

iPad 2 –  a) WiFi [Direct] [Torrent] b) GSM [Direct] [Torrent] c) CDMA [Direct] [Torrent] d)Rev A [Direct] [Torrent]

iPad 3 –  a) WiFi [Direct] [Torrent] b) WiFi+Cellular [Direct] [Torrent]

iPod Touch 4 –  [Direct] [Torrent]

Here are the Links for other software betas apple released – 

Find my freinds beta –  [Direct] [Torrent]

Find my iPhone Beta –  [Direct] [Torrent]

That’s it people.Stay tuned for more iOS news and cool tutorials.

[Tutorial] How to Install Siri on an iPhone,iPod or iPad for free using (100% working)

When Apple launched the iPhone 4S in October of 2011, one of the most talked about and probably its headline feature was the inclusion of the Siri intelligent assistant software which attempted to make life easier by being able to accomplish tasks given to it through a simple voice command. When invoked by the user, Siri is ready and able to take spoken orders which can range from setting meetings up in the calendar, checking the location of friends and family or even pulling up a weather forecast for most locations in the world.Siri can do unimaginable things and it does it bloddy fricken well!

So,When Apple did release Siri,the whole world wanted it.But,sadly only the ‘New iPhone 4S’ got it! Developers started working on ports immediately.But,It was really hard to get it working without violating any Apple Inc. Copyright.

Soon enough,A group of guys namely @MrAjsTech @leftyfl1p and @ericlewis came up with this wonderful idea of getting Siri to work using Google servers and ‘NO 4S KEYS’.This made the fact to violating Apple servers totally redundant.

And Just day before yesterday,i4siri was officially released.

Here’s a Tutorial on how you can easily install it in just minutes –

Note: You will obviously need to jailbreak your device to install this tweak (Jailbreak iOS 5.0.1 with Redsn0w or Absinthe depending on what device you have.This currently does not work with iOS 5.1 as Spire isn’t compatible yet)

Step 1: Open up Cydia and add a source (http://i4siri.com/aspecialplace) and Install ‘i4Siri’ (For iPhone/iPod Touch) or ‘i4Siri iPad Install’ (For iPads). This’ll take time as it downloads an additional 100mb while installing a building caches,So be patient.

Step 2: After installation, open up the device Settings application and head to ‘General >> Siri‘ and make sure the toggle is set to ‘On‘.

Step 3: Go to Settings –>> General —>> And Set ‘Siri’ to ‘On’.

Step 4 : Then,Head back to the root of the Settings menu and select ‘Spire‘.

Step 5: In the Spire settings menu, populate the proxy URL field with‘https://i4sirifree.mooo.com/’.

Step 6: Open up Mobile Safari and head to ‘http://i4siri.com/installcertificate.html

Step 7: Install the certificate. Activate Siri and make a request.

Step 8: Et Voila! Keep the Home button pressed for a few seconds and Siri should pop up.

Here’s an FAQ page that should answer all your questions – http://i4siri.com/faq/
It is hightly appretiated if you Donate to the Developers  – http://i4siri.com/donators/
And  if you still have any problems or doubts,Just Tweet me (@Ratik96) or directly talk to the devs.

[Download links] Official iOS 5.1 (Direct Links)

Apple released the later iOS edition i.e 5.1 after the 7th March iPad event.Not many new features so ‘Jailbreakers should stay away’.The firmware update is majorly for the ‘New iPad’  and the ‘iPad2’ because it has a ‘Camera.app’ redesign.Other features include ; 4 new wallpapers which can be downloaded here.

So,Non-Jailbreakers or people who want to try out the firmware are free to update (OTA update is also available in the Setting.app) –

iPad 1
iPad 2 Wi-Fi
iPad 2 GSM (AT&T)
iPad 2 CDMA (Verizon)
iPad 2,4
iPhone 3GS
iPhone 4 GSM (AT&T)
iPhone 4 CDMA (Verizon)
iPhone 4S
iPod touch 3G
iPod touch 4G
iPad 3 Wi-Fi
iPad 3 GSM
iPad 3 CDMA
Apple TV 2 (9B179b1)
Apple TV 3 (9B179b1)

Link Courtesy – Apple

A Downgrade Tutorial to downgrade from iOS 5.1 to iOS 5.0.1 or 5.0 is on it’s way.So Stay Tuned to T101!