Thursday, 28 February 2013

Got a new Google Settings icon on your Galaxy Pocket?

You may have been surprised today to see a new app icon in your drawer, the Google Settings, getting you access to previously unseen dashboard of settings.

While the more tech savvy among us might suspect some hidden malware is at work, what’s actually at play is a silent update to the Google Play Services app.

As far as its functionality, however, it’s basically just a shortcut to your Settings > Accounts > Google options, giving you the exact same options you’d find there, with the addition of some Google+ sign-in settings as well.

Likely, Google will fill this space with some unique settings at some point in the future, but for now it’ll be just another (pretty) icon in your app drawer

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

As i was surfing i came across this  so i thought  of sharing this topic with you guys because, i know its going to help alot of people especially newbie.
There lot of android terms right? But i will be giving you some very important and needful ones now,then later i will come up with some other great one's too.
Kernel: The kernel is a layer of code that allows the interfacing of the OS and applications to your phone’s hardware. The degree to which you can access your phone’s hardware features depends on the quality of code in the kernel.So in a simple way kernel are the intermidiary between your hardware and software.

Launcher: This is an important part of Android’s user interface on your homescreen that lets you launch apps, make phone calls
and access your app drawer. Different manufacturers ship phones with personalized
launchers, other custom ones are available in the Google Play Store.

Mod: The act of modifying a piece of hardware or software or anything else for that matter, to perform a function not originally conceived or intended by the designer.

Nandroid: Nandroid is used to backup or restore backups from Recovery.Nandroid backup involves backing up the entire rom including, all installed applications and their data. This is a very good practice especially for people who flash roms regularly,So that when you restore the backup it will restore your previous rom and the installed app+data as though nothing happend.
Nightly: A build that is performed at the end of each day of development. They can contain bugs.

OpenGL ES: Android provides OpenGL ES libraries that you can use for fast, complex 3D images. It is harder to use than a Canvas
object, but better for 3D objects. The
android opengl and javax.microedition.khronos.opengles
packages expose OpenGL ES functionality.

Open & Closed Beta: Developers release either a closed beta or an open beta; closed beta versions are released to a select group of individuals for a user test and are
invitation only, while open betas are from a larger group of the general public and anyone
interested. The testers report any bugs that they find, and sometimes suggest additional features they think should be available in the
final version.

Overclock: Increasing the speed of a CPU. It usually gives improved performance and faster performace.Overclocking can only be done if the kernel on your device supports overclocking. Overclocking can also affect you battery life as faster cpu means more demand in battey life.
Partition: The phone’s internal memory  the SD card) is solid-state (flash) memory, a.k.a NAND. It can be partitioned much like a normal hard drive can be partitioned. The bootloader exists in its own partition.
Recovery: This is another partition and its main duty is to perform administrative task like, factory reset and wiping data and cache. You can also use a custom recovery which add additional functionality to the recovery like backup and restore,install zip and custom roms.
ROM/Firmware: Read-Only Memory and technically speaking, it refers to the internal storage of a device, which is supposed to contain the operating system instructions that need not be modified at all during the
device’s normal operation.

RAM: (Random Access Memory) A group of
memory chips, typically of the dynamic RAM (DRAM) type, which function as the computer’s primary workspace. The “random” in RAM means that the contents of each byte of storage in the chip can be directly accessed without regard to the bytes before or after it.
Root: The first level of a folder.
Rooting: Read this article about rooting

SBC: The ability to charge your battery beyond the default safety limit. The concept is similar to overclocking a processor: you’re overriding the safety limits established to achieve additional performance. The benefit here is that you may gain more use of your battery per charge. The drawback is that you can damage the battery and significantly reduce its longevity. Some kernels claim they are using a safe technique to prevent battery damage. Just be aware of the potential risks.

Sideloading: It means installing applications without using the official Android Market.

Splash Screen: A splash screen is an image that appears while android is loading. Splash screens cover the entire screen or simply a rectangle near the center of the screen.

Superuser/SU: On many computer operating systems, the superuser is a special useraccount used for system administration.Depending on the operating system, the actual name of this account might be: root,
administrator or supervisor.

Stock rom: This is the operating system that came with your device
without any modifications made to it except for any device-specific support required to run it on the particular device.

Tethering: Means sharing the Internet connection of an Internet-capable mobile phone with other devices. This can be done via Bluetooth, USB connection, WiFi Hotspot.

Underclocking: Reducing the speed of your CPU.

Undervolting: Undervolting means taking some of the voltage from the CPU which in return for a longer battery life and lower temperature during intensive use of the CPU.

Zipalign: An archive alignment tool introduced first with the 1.6 Android SDK. It optimizes
the way an Android application package (APK) is packaged. Execution time is minimized for zipaligned applications, resulting is lesser amount of RAM consumption.

Compile: It translates (a android program) from a high-level language into another language, usually machine language.

Decompile: To convert executable (ready-to- run) program code (sometimes called object code ) into some form of higher-level programming language so that it can be read by a human.

Deodex: One thing i know android for, is fragmemtation.All the apks(applications) that came
With your device are odex,meaning there are some other part of that apk (application) somewhere else in the device,which will make it difficult to modify those apk because, there will confict among the modified apk and the other part that is somewhere else.Now deodexing means repacking all the apk into one dex file.Making it easier to modify without confict among them.

Boot Animation: Boot animation is a term for a graphical representation of the boot process of the operating system. Bootanimation can be a simple visualization of the scrolling boot messages in the console, but it can also present graphics or some combinations of both. It does not add any functionality to your device it is just there to showing either the name of the manufature or displaying some other images just to entertain you while the phone boots.

Bootloop: This is a process whereby your phone revolves round about displaying the bootanimation over and over again without booting to the main Os.

This is it for now, a part 2 will be coming soon.Thanks
HYPERION-8.PRE-GM.BUILD.02 is the 2nd build of the hyperion 8,now more bugs has been fixed

* Boot to recovery by pressing the HOME button +VOLUME UP key and the POWER
* Mount /system
* Mount /data
* Mount /sdcard PRESS BACK AND
* After installing, press the power button to go back and select
* REBOOT SYSTEM NOW First boot may take 1-2 minutes or longerThe first screen you will see is the setup wizard.

-Changed Hyperion Home
v3(com.hyperion.home.apk)to Touch Whiz Launcher 3.0(TouchWiz30Launcher.apk)
-Updated loopy smoothness tweak to be compatible with Touch Whiz launcher (
-Fixed black text over dark popup menu present in the
Desktop >Long Press >MenuGallery > More> Set as > Setpicture as

 Reck Agtarap

Dowmload link :

Sunday, 24 February 2013

SwiftKey – the best-selling keyboard on Android.
SwiftKey replaces the touchscreen keyboard on your phone with one that understands how words work together, giving the world’s most
accurate autocorrect - and predicting your next word before you press a key.
The keyboard learns as you use it to make corrections and predictions based on the way
that you write. It can even learn from your Gmail, Facebook, Twitter or blog to make its insights even more personalized. You can
also enable up to three languages
simultaneously, for true multi-lingual typing.
Switch seamlessly between tapping and gesture typing with our new SwiftKey Flow feature. It combines the mind-reading
capabilities of SwiftKey with the speed of gliding your fingers across the screen. With‘Flow Through Space’, you can also enter entire phrases without lifting your finger from the screen, simply by sliding to the space bar between words.
Language support (enable up to three at once):
English (US)
English (UK)
English (AU)
French (CA)
French (FR)
Persian (Farsi)
Portuguese (BR)
Portuguese (PT)
Spanish (ES)
Spanish (US)
Spanish (LA)
This keyboard does not learn from password fields and all language data learned on your device
is stored on your device’s internal memory or SD card and never transferred.
Internet connection permission is required to install this app, so that language module files and cloud personalization data can be downloaded.
Download link;
Direct download link
Note: If you have lower versions of swift key you can install this directly also.

Today we are here with the various codes which would help the novice as well as many other tech-savy guys who want to peep more into their Pocket (I mean Samsung Galaxy Pocket). Some of these codes may work on other mobiles/models also. Here we start:

*#06# IMEI number

*#0*# Enter the service menu { I personally love to use this one }

*#*#4636#*#* Phone information, usage statistics and battery

*#*#34971539#*#* Detailed camera information

*#*#273282*255*663282*#*#* Immediate backup of all media files

*#*#273283*255*663282*#*#* File copy screen (backup media files)

*#*#197328640#*#* Enable test mode for service

*#*#232339#*#* Wireless LAN tests

*#*#232338#*#* Shows wifi mac address

*#*#0842#*#* Backlight/vibration test

*#*#2664#*#* Test the touchscreen

*#*#1111#*#* FTA software version

PDA and firmware version

Software and hardware info

*#9090# Diagnostic configuration

*#872564# USB logging control

*#9900# System dump mode

*#301279# HSDPA/HSUPA Control Menu

*#7465625# View phone lock status

*#*#7780#*#* Reset the /data partition to factory state

*2767*3855# Format device to factory state
(deletes everything on phone)

*#*#7594#*#* Change end call/power option

*#*#526#*#* WLAN test

*#*#232331#*#* Bluetooth test

*#*#232337#*# Shows bluetooth device address

*#*#8255#*#* Gtalk service monitor

*#*#0283#*#* Packet loopback

LCD test

*#*#0673#*#* Melody test

*#*#0842#*#* Device test (vibration test and backlight test)

*#*#2663#*#* Touch screen version

*#*#0588#*#* Proximity sensor test

*#*#3264#*#* RAM version

*#*#4986*2650468#*#* pda, phone, h/w, RFCallDate

*#*#2222#*#* fta hw version

*#*#44336#*#* pda, phone, csc, build time, changelist number

CAUTION: Few of these codes may not warn u before execution. So be careful while using them

And finally the most wanted code *#*#44336#*#* This is the code to find out the manufacturing date of our unit. It also tells us about pda, phone, csc, build time, changelist number.

Also we would appreciate if followers of this blog add any other codes via their valuable comments. We will add those codes in the above list.


Friday, 22 February 2013

Beautiful Widgets, the perfect widgets application get a facelift and is back in a brand new version!
Tons of widgets, tons of themes, just for you. Beautiful Widgets is your best friend for customizing your home screen. Make it personal, be unique & express yourself.
Beautiful Widgets was the first paid app reaching 1 million of downloads. It has been Google Editor's Choice for more than a year, and more than 3 years in the top #5 paid applications in the Android Play Store(previously Android Market).
Numerous layouts offer your widgets different faces for the same functionality. More than a thousand free themes to beautify your widgets. You will be able to do multiple combinations with clock, weather, battery and toggle themes.You can discover the themes on the web store
Each widget is independent, allowing you to create the same widget for different
locations, different themes or layouts. If customization is not enough for you, discover :
* Beautiful 5 days forecast with stunning animations
* Multiple language forecast
* Localized time, so you always know the weather and local time of any place in the world
* 12 Hours forecast
* Moon-phases, current and a forecast for the next 4/5 phases
* Weather alerts (USA only)
* Fancy Weather Live Wallpaper OpenGL accelerated which displays the weather live on your wallpaper, with many effects, physics and interactions!
* Have an eye on your current weather thanks to the great Jelly Bean notifications. Either display the weather icon or the temperature in the status bar.
* Android Holo look & feel
* Web Skin Market with cloud to device communication: browse themes from your computer and apply it directly to your phone along with a new wallpaper!
* Web Skin Mixer: create your own
customized skins from the elements of the others themes ( )
* HD (High definition) themes
* Nice toggle widgets for Wifi,
* Bluetooth, Mobile, Brightness, GPS (shortcut), Silent, Vibrate, Plane Mode, Rotate and a Timed Silence!
* Animated weather when your phone is unlocked Much more to come.
* You should know that Beautiful Widgets has been created 3 years ago, and it is still updated very frequently. So no hesitation, purchase it and express yourself!
Download links:
* Direct download link

Thursday, 21 February 2013

Smart Launcher is an innovative launcher characterized by a minimalist design, low memory usage and an user-friendly UI that
let you start any application with a few taps.It is currently the only launcher on the store to features automatic cataloging of installed apps!
* Main screen with Quick Start
* Drawer organized by categories
* Ready to use without special configurations.
* Support for Live Wallpaper and screens of different sizes.
* Support of set of icons for Launcher Pro and ADW Launcher
What's in this version :
* Bugfix and optimization;
* possibility to choose a custom intent to start when you click the clock.
* possibility to select original theme for the icons in the bubbles.

Download link:
WhatsApp Messenger update brings Holo UI to the Android app

Popular instant messaging client WhatsApp has gone through a major UI redesign on Android. While the former version was nothing more than just a slight revision of the iOS app, the latest update takes advantage of the new Holo UI guidelines for Android. 
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Right off the bat you’ll be able to see that the menu bar on top is now flat and in line with the new UI guidelines.

Drop into a conversation and you will find new flat message bubbles and a redesigned text input field. 

The emoticons have also been moved down and placed next to the text field, which makes them easier to access on smartphones with large displays. 

The Settings menu has also been redesigned. 

Unfortunately, the new version of the app is not yet available through the Play Store, and you will have to click on the link below to download the APK from WhatsApp website. You can safely update the app with the new one and maintain all your current app data. There is also no beta sign anywhere, so the app should be stable enough for everyday use (I haven’t faced any issues with it yet).
If you are on Android and use WhatsApp Messenger regularly, you should definitely give the new update a try. Downloaded and tested on our lovely SGP also :)

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Jelly pocket is a custom rom based on stock rom and somethings were added from dark ries rom.The developer of this rom is uilton lopez,all credits goes to him.
The Following Applications were added and updated:
- ADWLauncher EX
- Battery Calibrator
- ICS Currency (the old one was removed)
- ICS Galery (the old one was removed)
- Updated Gmail
- Holo Locker
- Updated Maps
- Google Music Play (removed the standard player)
- Clock JB (I removed all other clocks)
- Root Explorer
- Superuser (updated)
- Titanium Backup
- Youtube
All icons were changed and
added various improvements
* Place pocket jelly rom in the root of your sdcard
* Now boot to cwm recovery
* Wipe data and cache
* Select install zip from sdcard
* Select choose zip from sdcard
* Select the pocket jelly and wait untill installation completes
* After installation is complete reboot system and wait for device to boot(takes 2/3minutes to boot)
Download pocket jelly rom v1.0
To add velocity tweak this rom flash this zip file,through cwm after installing this rom.

Here comes the fix for hyperion 8,the previous hyperion came with bugs suck as no sensors,unable to read external sdcard and some few other bugs,but this one has all the bugs fixed.

* Boot to recovery by pressing the HOME button +VOLUME UP key and the POWER
* Mount /system
* Mount /data
* After installing, press the power button to go back and select * REBOOT SYSTEM NOW
First boot may take 1-2 minutes or longer
The first screen you will see is the setup wizard.

Auto-rotation [sensor]
* SD card and External SD now readable
* Video and youtube
app crashed video playback fixed.

Download link
Hyperion 8 build 1.0 fixed

If you want a screenshot check first hyperion 8 post here

Here comes jellyblast for galaxy pocket.This rom was actually ported from the jellyblast for galaxy y. Credits goes to Avijitghosh82 of xda and KAKASHI.
* Place jellyblast v3 into the root of your sdcard,
* Boot to cwm recovery
* Select install zip from sdcard
* Select choose zip from sdcard
* Now choose jellyblast rom v3
* Wait untill process completes
* Reboot system and wait about four minutes
* done
Samsung touch wiz launcher does not rotate but use holo launcher if you want auto rotate to work on your launcher
Download jellyblast v3

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

This is hyperion 7 fixed by "KAKASHI AT ANONYMOUS"
Bug Fixed:
* Media Fixed
* Sensors fixed(accelerometer now working)
How To Install:
* Restore your rom back to stock rom via odin
* Root your device
* Deodex your rom
* Place the hyperion 7 in the root of your sdcard
* Boot to cwm recovery
* Wipe data and cache
* Select install update from sdcard
* Choose zip from sdcard and select the hyperion 7 fix.
* Wipe data and cache
* Reboot
download link

Bricking is a word very common with android devices.There are diffrent types of bricking as it relates to android devices. Hard brick and soft brick are the two types of bricking.
 As admin here,i flash all kinds of things so as to know if it works, before posting it here so that i will avoid posting things that will harm your devices, and that has made me brick my phone alot of times.

Bootloop: This is the most common problem faced by most galaxy pocket users.Bootlooop is when your device cannot boot to the Operating system and as a result ,it continues to show only the bootanimation or continues to reboot over and over can be classified under soft brick also and can occur when you flash roms improperly or tamper with a system application that is essential or even changing a build prop  wrongly can also result in bootloop.
  Now solution to bootloop is very easy,you just need to restore a nandroid back up,or better still flash Another rom or that same rom as long as you have them at the root of your sdcard.So it is a very good practice to have some rom on the root of your sdcard always.

Soft Brick:This type of brick is easy to to fix.They are caused by software issues that can be corrected easily.In most soft brick the user will be able to boot into recovery mod or download mode or even both but will not be able to boot into the Operating system,there may be no bootanimation at all,just some black screen on hangs at Samsung Gt-S5300 screen.So if the device can boot to recovery then flashing another rom through cwm recovery will unbrick the device in most case.On the otherway if your devices can boot into download then reflashing a stock firmware via odin will do the unbricking.One little advice i have for you is always make sure that usb debugging is always on.

Hard brick: This type of brick is hard as the name implies,and most times it cannot be unbricked easily that is if there is ever a way to unbrick it.The best way i know of is to take it back to the manufacturer as only they can unbrick it,either by changing the board or the entire device and better pray you are still on warranty period otherwise , you will have to keep it as an expensive paperwieght.I have hard bricked my device when trying to partition my sdcard from cwm using a cwm for galaxy y because at that time there was no cwm for galaxy pocket and the phone went dead,i tried all sorts of things but it did not work.I took it to samsung,then they gave me another galaxy pocket.
So you now know what to do when any of the above happens to your device.You can allow bootloop,Soft brick to occur,but never allow hard brick.Have a nice time.

This app is from xda senior member m.h.mahadi.
Are you lazy to move app in system/app/ and set permission? And convert user app 2 system app and most of them don't work?
Then u should try this app..
This app is very useful for me,it install any app in the system partition... This app has a buit-in file manager.
You dont even have to reboot phone before opening the  apps and remember,not all app
install in system,some app don't install in
Download apk here
Kill tasks,free memory,speed up phone,save battery. ATM 2.0 with totally new UI is comming, and it's really cool.
*Kill selected tasks
*Android optimizer & booster
*Ignore apps when kill tasks
*Auto kill tasks on every screen off
*Regular kill
*Startup Kill
*One click task kill widget
*Quick uninstaller
*Show battery life
*Support android 1.5/1.6/2.2/2.3/3.x/4.0
*Ad Free FAQ
Q: Why do apps restart again?
A: Some apps are restarted by system events apps cannot be prevented from restarting because of the limitation of the system. It is suggested to enable auto kill in settings, and it will kill tasks on every screen off. It will help to save battery life and release memory for the phone.
Q: How can I add app to ignore list?
A: You can long click on the task that youvwant to ignore, then you will get a poped up context menu, click "Ignore". The ignored apps will not be listed in the task list, and will never be killed. You can manage the ignored apps in settings.
Q: How can I manage startup apps?
There is "Startup Kill" in settings, it can help you to kill tasks on system startup

Download link:
  Playstore link

Solid Explorer is a file manager with two independent panels which brings to you a new file browsing experience. This is the most attractive, eye catching and intuitive
file manager for the Android.
*Two independent panels for browsing
* Drag and Drop inside and between panels
* FTP, SFTP and SMB/CIFS clients
* File sharing via FTP
* Support for ZIP, TAR.GZ, TAR.BZ2 and RAR archives
* Creating ZIP and TAR archives
* Dropbox, Box, SkyDrive, GoogleDrive (more soon)
* Bookmarks
* Root access
* Indexed search
Detailed file and directory information
What's in this version :
* SugarSync support
* backup and restore settings
* ability to set a wallpaper and a ringtone
* creating symbolic links
* last open folder is remembered even after app is  kill
* charset selection in text editor
* updated Box and SkyDrive libraries option to keep the screen on during file transfers
Download link:
* playstore link

Monday, 18 February 2013

OfficeSuite Pro allows you to view, create, edit, print and share Word, Excel and PowerPoint files on
the go. You can also open attachments and see PDF files on an Android based phone or tablet with our feature-rich mobile office solution.
OfficeSuite Pro includes a File Browser and integration with Cloud service leaders: Box, DropBox, Google Drive,
SkyDrive and SugarSync to give users a multitude of options on how to manage files and attachments.
OfficeSuite Pro 7 New Features:
* New and improved UI
* Side bar navigation in the File Browser for quick access to different folders and remote third party cloud services
* Templates - OfficeSuite Pro 7 users can benefit from a wide range of templates, from Resume and Invoice templates to Travel Planner and Weight Loss Tracker
templates, among others
* Extended Cloud support - now
compatible with Microsoft SkyDrive. Google Drive support has been improved, by adding folder support, thus allowing for optimized document view
Docs Editor:
* Styles - apply MS Word styles or styles used in the document
* Table design – ability to fashion an inserted table as per our library of tailor- made designs
* Formulas (display only)
* Format painter
Spreadsheet Editor:
* Improved selection of parameters in functions
Slides Editor:
* Animations PDF Viewing:
* A new PDF engine using library from Adobe, providing instant opening of large PDF files
* Find/Find Next
--File Formats Supported--
* Text format - DOC, DOCX, DOCM, RTF, TXT, LOG
* Spreadsheet - XLS, XLSX, XLSM, CSV
* Presentation - PPT, PPTX, PPS, PPSX, PPTM, PPSM
* Other formats - PDF, EML, ZIP
--Easy File Access and Sharing--
* With the integrated File Browser you can easily access, modify and share your localvor Cloud stored files. OfficeSuite integrates with Google Drive, DropBox,
Box, SugarSync and SkyDrive
* Easily open email attachments
* Work with Outlook EML files
* Share documents via Email or Bluetooth
--Intuitive and Intelligent Design--
* OfficeSuite 7 comes with new intuitive design and user experience allowing quick
and intuitive workflow while you manage your files or create and modify documents.
* New side bar gives instant access to local and cloud stored files.
* Two-finger zoom, multi-touch support, context toolbars and popup menus make your work with OfficeSuite quick and fun.
--OfficeSuite Extensions--
* QuickSpell – fully integrated with
OfficeSuite Pro QuickSpell will help you dramatically improve your typing accuracy.
* Font Pack – allows you to use Microsoft most used fonts in OfficeSuite text documents.
* Note that OfficeSuite Extensions are sold separately. Purchasing any of the extensions is optional.

Download links :
*Download link here

Sunday, 17 February 2013

★ Features ★
* Universal App: runs in HD on High-Res
Android devices.
* New gaming experience, slash and run at
the same time!
* Limitless cutting ability, you can slice
everything, even the smallest environment elements!
* High quality graphics with spectacular 3D effects.
* 50 game levels split in 5 different worlds.
* Many different enemy types to fight.
* Many bonuses and power-ups to enhancethe heroine skills.
* Heyzap support with several leaderboardsand challenges!
* Install to SD card supported! (~1Mb on internal memory)

Download link:
* Datafile Host link