[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

[News] Windows 8 Default Wallpaper Leaked

Microsoft is close to announcing the Release to Manufacturing (RTM) version of Windows 8, the final code for its new operating system. As the announcement approaches, the final default wallpaper for Windows 8 has leaked out by our friend’s at TechIt.The wallpaper features two daisy flowers surrounded by a clear sky in the backdrop.

Nothing more to say,so,here’s the wallpaper (Click on it to enlarge).
#Update1 – The guys at Win8china have located the default lockscreen wallpaper as well.
Check it out here 

Stay tuned for more on Apple,Microsoft,Google and the world wide web!

[Tutorial] How To Make A Bootable USB/DVD To Dual-Boot Windows 8 Release Preview

Have you ever wanted to try the ‘now-so popular’ Windows 8 yourself? I’m sure you have.Anyone can read up on it or maybe watch a YouTube video or two to catch up on where Windows 8 stands currently but using it first hand is a totally different experience.There are loads of ways you can try it out but the most popular and most easiest methods include a) Running  it in a virtual machine or b) Running it natively alongside your preferred OS (Windows 7/Ubuntu/OS X etc).This specific post is gonna deal with running it natively ’cause it’s a little more stable as compared to running it in a virtual machine.Although,if you wanna save time and run it in a virtual machine,go ahead and follow this post.

Materials required :

1) A 4GB or higher USB or a blank DVD

2) Windows 8 .iso image 

3) Windows 8 USB/DVD tool

Procedure :

Step1 : Install the Windows 8 USB/DVD tool and then run it as admin.

Step2 : Plug in your USB or put your DVD inside.

Step3 : Select your .iso image with the tool and then select USB or DVD depending on what yo’re making.

Step4 : Then,just let the tool do it’s job (It may take some time depeneding on your Writing capabilities).

Step5 : Once the tool prompts you ‘Backup complete’,you’re all set.Just restart your computer and boot from the DVD/USB you made.

Video Tutorial 

That’s it folks! Enjoy your metro-style apps on Windows 8 and  make sure you comment below if you have any queries.

[TUTORIAL] How to get the Windows 8 interface on Windows Vista or Windows 7!

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Today while surfing the net, I encountered a question many times on Google : How to get the Windows 8 UI on Windows 7?

Yes, I have the answer to that, and it is Newgen. Developed by speaker60 and 1000MrCasper and released on the open source project community CodePlex, it aims to bring a Metrofied Start menu to current desktop PCs running Windows Vista or 7.

Here’s the application description :

Newgen is an application that brings the new Metro UI to your desktop. It is a set of live widgets that shows some content from the web and some from your PC.

Newgen supports WPF, HTML5, and HTML widgets.

Features :

Support for HTML widgets Launch your favourite apps and webs in one click
Customize as you want
Switch to your opened apps, in just few clicks
Get Windows 8 Metro UI to your desk
Play your videos and music, view your pictures without opening them
Get your tweets, mails and weather reports in front of your eye, just sitting
Provides easy-to-use API for Widget developers
Get updates from us without navigating our sites

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After downloading the application, just run it from the Start Menu and done!

You can download this great tool from here.