[Tutorial] How To Use The US Playstore Outside the US On Any Android Device

Untitled-1We live in a monopoly with USA as the super-power.So,it seems fair that Americans have an exclusive app market to purchase or browse content on.But this does not mean we can’t have access to it.A simple proxy does the trick,but the question is,which proxy and whether to pay for one or not?

Paying for a proxy is a stupid idea when there are free alternatives (which do work) out there.We’ll be talking about the most convenient and easy to use proxy in just a second.For now,let’s talk about what one needs to get access to the US playstore.

Downloads

Procedure

  1. Install Market Enabler on your phone just like you would install any other .apk file and download and install Hotspot Shield too from the playstore.
  2. Open Market enabler and select a ‘ US ‘ carrier from the second tab (swipe left once).We suggest using us-verizon.Make sure you don’t set it as ‘set on boot’ because that’ll interfere with your calls and/or messages.
  3. Now open up the VPN app and enable it.It’ll take a few seconds only.
  4. Now,go to Settings -> Apps -> All and look for ‘Google Play Store’ and empty it’s cache.
  5. Open up the Playstore and you should see the US Playstore which would look something like this.

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[Tutorial] How To Jailbreak A4 Devices On iOS 6.

 

The iPhone dev team have updated Redsn0w, adding full support for final public release of iOS 6 on select devices with official version of Cydia, along with tons of new features which are detailed after the jump.

Redsn0w 0.9.15b1 for both Windows and Mac not only adds support for tethered jailbreak of iOS 6 on A4 based devices, but also for re-restoring and downgrading of select devices from iOS 6 to an older firmware, or in case of re-restoring, from iOS 5.x to iOS 5.x.

Supported devices:

First and foremost, it is important to note this is a tethered jailbreak and is only meant for devices boasting an A4 Processor (or below), namely: the iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and the 4th-gen iPod Touch. Devices with A5 (iPhone 4S, iPad 2), A5X (iPad 3) and A6 (iPhone 5) processors are not supported at this point. Hacktivation + baseband preservation support has also been added for iPhone 4 and 3GS.

This latest version of Redsn0w does not require the user to go through the trouble of downloading and pointing the app to the iOS 6 IPSW for the jailbreak (the older version of Redsn0w, as mentioned in our previous jailbreak iOS 6 guide, required manual IPSW selection). Instead, the latest Redsn0w recognizes the firmware already installed on your device, downloads the required files and proceeds with the jailbreak. It’s that simple. Cydia, as mentioned above, is now also included as part of this Redsn0w’s release.

Jailbreaking is done in the same way as it is done with iOS 5.

Note for iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS Ultrasn0w unlockers: You will first need to preserve your older baseband to be eligible for unlock. Click on “Extras” option and then select “Custom IPSW” option. Select the required iOS 6 IPSW file for your device, and let Redsn0w make the custom firmware for you. Once done, enter Pwned DFU mode by selecting “Pwned DFU” from Redsn0w’s Extras option, and then restore to this custom firmware.

How to boot your device tethered on iOS 6:

Since this is a tethered iOS 6 jailbreak, you will need to boot your device in a tethered mode every time the device is turned off and back on. Booting in tethered mode is easy, and can be achieved using Redsn0w: click on the “Extras” from the main screen and then simply click on “Just Boot” option. Follow the on-screen instructions. Once done, you will be rebooted back into tethered-jailbreak mode.

What’s new in Redsn0w 0.9.15b2?

New re-restore features have also been introduced in this version of Redsn0w. It now allows third-gen iPad and iPhone 4S users to RE-restore to any version of iOS 5.x even if Apple is currently not signing the software, provided that your SHSH blobs are saved for iOS 5.x, and the device is currently running iOS 5.x (not iOS 6) that too updated via iTunes, not OTA. iPad 2 users will also be able to downgrade if they have blobs for both 4.x and 5.x saved – even from iOS 6. The A4 based iPhone 4, 3GS and 4th-gen iPod Touch users can of course always downgrade to an older firmware for untethered jailbreak provided that they have SHSH blobs saved for the firmware they want to downgrade on.

If you want to install Cydia on iOS6,refer to this article.

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[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 Downgrade HTC Legend From Android v2.2 to v2.1 (100% Working With Hboot 1.01)

Note: This is to be done at your own risk; I am not responsible for any damage or harm caused by this process.Also,all the commands that you have to type have been written down in ‘bold’. 

The HTC Legend is the hardest thing I’ve ever rooted.It took me about 8 straight hours to find the right way to downgrade and another 2 hours to root it. This article is just gonna show you how you can downgrade.

Please Follow the Instructions Carefully.

Items Required :
1.  HTC Legend
2. 1 MicroSD Card (Gold Card).Use this procedure to make one
3. 1 Micro USB Cable
4. Full Charge Recommended
5. Windows OS (I used Windows 7) – Recommended but not necessary.

Downloads and installations required :
1. Android SDK installed
2. hack4legend-v5.zip
3. RUU 1.31 for Legend
4. VISIONary+ apk file (Install it to your phone like you would install any other .apk file after downloading)

 It’s recommended that you back up Data first —>>

1. Contacts:  You can save you’re contacts from you’re legend by clicking contacts, menu, import/export and export to SD Card.

2. SMS: Get the SMS Backup and Restore App form Market, Install and Save it on to the SD Card.

3. Backup Complete SD Card: Copy all the contents of the SD Card and save it onto the PC.

Procedure

Step 1 –  Install Android SDK (If you don’t have it already) on your PC/Mac and then Extract hack4legend-v5.zip to your C Drive.

Step 2 – Move the files contained in hack4legend-v5.zip into your sdk/platform-tools directory so your pushes will work properly.

FOR ALL OS’s Make sure your phone has Applications->Development->USB Debugging turned on.Do NOT have your phone in Disk Drive Mode, have it in Charge Only.

Open a terminal window in your platform-tools directory and type these commands –

crackin.sh (For Mac/Linux) or crackin.bat (For Windows)

Your phone will reboot 5 times and you WILL see several error messages.Don’t worry.It’s all normal.

If the last error you get looks like this, ‘ c—rw—- 1 1001 2002 90, 0 Jul 19 16:19 /dev/mtd/mtd0′ then you’re all set to move on to the next step otherwise keep trying by either resetting phone to factory settings or by making  a new gold card.

Step 3 – Install VISIONary+ on your phone using the .apk provided above (if you already haven’t).Then,’Temproot’ your phone.Once you are temprooted, connect via ‘adb’ and type the following commands –

su (to get root)

/data/local/flash_image misc /data/local/misc1-2.img

Step 4 – Run the RUU (like any other .exe) you downloaded earlier to downgrade to version 2.1 – it should be possible to do so now.

For rooting your device check out this post.

Now that you’ve downgraded your legend to Android 2.1,just root it the normal way.

All the Information in this guide is taken from the works of following Authors :
1. wag3slav3: (http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=725430)
2. Paul (http://android.modaco.com/content/ht…rom-froyo-ota/)
3. TheDeadCpu: (http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=746454)

Special Credits – icebuck

[Tutorial] How To Make A Gold Card With Any Micro SD Card

I. Requirements before you begin

1) An SD card (Any brand)

2) A working phone which can connect to the computer as a disk drive ( You should be able to see the SD card as a removable disk in My Computers) or just use a Micro USB card reader.

3) Gold card Tool by klutsh

II. Setting up ADB

Follow these instructions to setup ADB for your phone, then come back to this procedure and continue.

III. Creating a Goldcard

Automatic method with a tool

1. Put the memory card you want to use for the GoldCard into your phone.

2. With the memory card in your phone, click on Settings, SD and Phone storage, then click Unmount SD card. Once it unmounts, click Format SD card. (Please keep in mind that some memory cards don’t work, and this will erase all data on your SD Card so back all the data up first to your computer)

3. On the Phone, goto Settings, Applications, Development and then make sure USB Debugging is checked.

4 (a )Open up the Gold Card creator that you downloaded earlier and Click on ‘Get CID’ (At this moment,your SD Card must appear in My computers as a removable disk.That’s the only way this will work.).Also,if the CID doesn’t appear in your first attempt,select ‘MMC0’ and try again.

4 (b) Then,once you have the CID,go to the lick provided and download for goldcard.img and save it wherever you want to (On your desktop preferably).

4 (c) Select your SD card from the dr0p down list and then select your Goldcard.img.Once all that’s done ; click on Patch MMC and wait until you get a popup telling you that the SD card is now a gold card.

Manual method for people who can’t get the tool to work 

1. Put the memory card you want to use for the GoldCard into your phone.2. With the memory card in your phone, click on Settings, SD and Phone storage, then click Unmount SD card. Once it unmounts, click Format SD card. (Please keep in mind that some memory cards don’t work, and this will erase all data on your SD Card so back all the data up first to your computer)3. On the Phone, goto Settings, Applications, Development and then make sure USB Debugging is checked.4. Plug the phone into the computer and then open the Command Prompt (goto the start menu and type in cmd in the search box). Then type the following with hitting enter at the end of each line.cd\
cd\AndroidSDK\platform-tools\
adb devicesThen type:

adb shell
cat /sys/class/mmc_host/mmc1/mmc1:*/cid

(There is no spaces in this line EXCEPT right after the word cat in the beginning, make sure to put that space in).

5. A code will display, write the code down (MAKE SURE TO WRITE IT DOWN EXACTLY!)

6. Now with the code written down, simply write it backwards (it must be reversed, so if the code is 123456789, slowly write it backwards and make sure not to make a mistake so it becomes 987654321 then continue to the next step).

7. Now, on your computer, goto http://psas.revskills.de/?q=goldcard and enter your email in the appropriate field and for CID enter the reversed CID you just copied down BUT REPLACE THE FIRST 2 DIGITS WITH 2 ZEROS! (i.e. 12345678910 becomes 00345678910). *Thanks to Viper for providing these Goldcards for FREE!

8. Click continue and then download the goldcard.img to your computer.

9. Now, go to http://download.cnet.com/HxD-Hex-Editor/3000-2352-10891068.html?part=dl-HxDHexEdi&subj=uo&tag=button to download the HxD Hex Editor. Save it and install it to your computer.

10. Take your SD card out of your phone and put it into the SD adapter it came with. Then put that into your computer so it shows up on your computer as Removable Disk.

11. Open the Hex Editor (Run as Administrator if one Vista or Windows 7) and click on the Extra tab, then click on Open Disk. Under Physical Disk select Removable Disk (your SD card you just put into the computer). Make sure to UNcheck “Open as ReadOnly”. Click OK.

12. Goto the Extra tab again and click Open Disk Image. Open up the goldcard.img that you saved from your email. You should now have two tabs, one is the SD card (Removable Disk) and the other is the goldcard.img
Press OK when prompted for Sector Size 512 (Hard Disks/Floppy Disks).

13. Click on the Goldcard.img tab and click on the Edit tab and click Select All. Then click on the Edit tab again and click Copy.

14. Click on the Removable Disk tab (Your SD Card) and select offset 00000000 to 00000170 then click on the Edit tab and click Paste Write.

15. Click on File then click Save.

16. Close the Hex Editor.

17. Test what we’ve done: Disconnect the Adaptor and reconnect and see if the card appears in My Computers.If it doesn then you’re all set but if windows tells you that you have to format the card then you need to format it and try again.

That’s it folks! You should be able to root your previously un-rootable phones now.

Reported Issues:

Issue: I get no such directory or file when I type:

cat /sys/class/mmc_host/mmc1/mmc1:*/cid

Solution: Try to type this instead (replace the 1′s after mmc with zeros):

cat /sys/class/mmc_host/mmc0/mmc0:*/cid

Issue: Having difficulty with the cat command…

Solution:

“Plug your phone into your computer with the going to be gold card
Go to my computer
Make sure you mount your phone to your computer
Right click after mounted FORMAT on your drive NOT IN THE SETTINGS>FORMAT MODE (trust me)
dont do quick format let it run its course
After it has completed formatting come back to the steps starting at step number 4.”

[Tutorial] How to bypass The Hardware Virtualisation Error in VMWare Workstation

Voila,We finally we have a way to get rid of the hardware virtualization error in VMware when trying to run any version of OS X. Thanks the CubeZ,we finally have a ‘pathcher’ available.The patches are still a bit ‘buggy’ but they do what they are supposed to do well.We got tons of comments on the blog post here and also on the video itself here about this.So,Simply follow the video and remember to subscribe!

This Patch currently works for the following Versions of VMWare Workstation –

  • VMWare Workstation 7.1.3 (32/64 Bit)
  • VMWare Workstation 7.1.4 (32/64 Bit)
  • VMWare Workstation  8.0.0 (32/64 Bit)
  • VMWare Workstation  8.0.1 (32/64 Bit)
  • VMWare Workstation  8.0.3 (32/64 Bit)
  • And might work for VMWare player also (Worked for me).

So,If you’re using any of the versions listed above and getting the error,use the patch and you’re all set to install OS X.