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Root AT&T Galaxy S2! [SGH-I777]

 Root AT&T Galaxy S2! [SGH-I777]

Well, just got my AT&T Galaxy S2 yesterday, couldn’t keep myself from compiling.

Here’s how to root AT&T Galaxy S2 SGH-i777 model using Windows!

Features:
-Root
-CWM 5.0.2.3 (thanks to codeworkx!)
-SuperUser App 3.0.5
-SU Latest 3.0
-Custom Boot animation support (copy over bootanimation.zip file to /system/media directory)
-init.d support

Here’s how to root your AT&T Galaxy S2!

This one, you just have to flash the tar file in ODIN, that’s it, you get root, CWM, and the extras.

Step 1. Put your phone in download by connecting a USB cable from your phone to your Windows computer then holding down Volume down, Volume Up, and Power button together until you see warning, hit Volume up button. View full article »

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AOKP ROM for AT&T Galaxy S2 SGH-i777 [Ice Cream Sandwich]

AOKP ROM, an AOSP custom ROM based on Ice Cream Sandwich Android 4.0.3 seems to be conquering a lot of devices each passing day, as more and more devices get an AOKP port. The latest to join the party is the AT&T Galaxy S2 SGH-i777, the AT&T branded sibling of the international Galaxy S2 i9100, thanks to a port by XDA developer Fenny.

AOKP ROM brings a stock Android experience with fast performance, and a level of customization not seen on other ROMs. It’s built entirely from source, so you will find no manufacturer-added stuff like custom UIs etc on AOKP.

The ROM is in beta stage so exercise caution while trying it out, as it still has bugs and issues present, which should be resolved as time goes by. Read on to find out how to flash AOKP ROM on your AT&T Galaxy S2 i777.

Compatibility

This ROM and the guide below is compatible only and only with the AT&T Samsung Galaxy S2, model number SGH-i777. It’s not compatible with any other device and may render an incompatible device unusable. Check your device model in Settings » About phone. View full article »

Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Rom for Wildfire in Development

We know there are many HTC Wildfire users who are looking up to internet in the hope of one cool Android 4.0 custom rom port for them, too. Wildfire packs in only 600MHz of processing power, btw, and even Google has expressed its inability to bring the Ice Cream Sandwich love to its 1GHz processor powered Nexus One, so it would be nothing less than a work of genius if somebody does port it over to Wildfire, or any phone powered by less than 1Ghz processor.

Anyway, kaassaus at XDA took the Droid Eris’ Android 4.0 ROM and replaced its boot.img with the Wildfire’s CM7’s boot.img while also editing the build.prop as required, to get the Android 4.0 booting on Wildfire. Well, it’s good to hear that an ICS Rom has booted, but that’s that — the touchscreen needs a fix (it currently shows a mouse pointer) and everything else needs to be done.

No doubt, it’s gonna take huge time, if this dream ever becomes a reality. View full article »

Google Adwords free trial Coupon Code

Google Adwords free trial Coupon Code

Google is giving away 75$ worth Google Adwords Coupon Code to everyone who deserves it. You can also get the 75$ adwords coupon if you own a website which is decent enough.  You will get approved within few hours and you will receive the Adwords coupon via email.

Google Adwords is used by businesses and websites on the Internet to display ads through Google ad network. Google’s main revenue is through Advertisements and you can learn more about Adwords and Adsense at Google Advertising Programs.

Just make sure that you use SEMrush before you spend any money on Adwords or adwords coupon code. Pay Per Click based advertisements are the best way to show off your products online and generate more leads and sales and Google Adwords is the best among all! Lean Pay Per Click Management here and make the best out of  Google Adwords.

Why advertise through Google Adwords?

  • Effective. Advertise on the most used search engine worldwide to grow your business.
  • Pay for results. You only pay when someone clicks on your ad and comes to your site.
  • Full control. You decide how much to invest and can change, pause or resume your ads anytime. View full article »

Yahoo Contributor Network Launch Money Making Opportunities

shared and posted a lot of articles related to money making opportunities in this blog. One of the website which I often link most is Yahoo Finance. There are so many writers contributing their knowledge and ideas at Yahoo Network. I was wondering if these writers get paid and perhaps there might be a chance that I can join the big money making opportunitiesfamily. I did a little bit of research and it turns out we might have a chance to make money at Yahoo, but the window is going to be small if you’re not US resident. View full article »

What Is Pay Per Click Management systems ?

AdWords is a main advertising system of Google. Some people are getting more traffic by using advertising. So im going to explain how to do proper AdWords management for advertising. AdWords is the most popular PPC(page Per Click),It mean you have to pay to Google for numbers of visitors coming to to your website through the ads you made.

Main advantages are
> Can choose minimum amount campaign
> Easy to create ads
> Almost immediate implementation
> Pay only for clicks
> Set maximum cost per day
> Stop your campaign anytime

There are many advantages of using AdWords.,Its easy to customize.we can choose what package we want.So can start from minimum amount.Its easy to create.you Just needs to simply log in and choose name for campaign,destination links and headline.Google keyword selection tool helps to choose proper keywords.Advertisers can pay only for clicks,So no needs to pay for showing ads on other sites

Actually AdWords helps you to get unique visitors to your website.Setup  Adwords, these are main four steps for manage AdWords setup.
> Target customers
> Create your ad View full article »

Maximize or boost android battery life

Maximize or boost android battery life

Instructions:

 

1.  Use android’s built in battery usage screen: Check whats exactly eating up your android phone’s battery the most. Go to Settings > About Phone > Battery Use. From this screen you can understand what to turn off in your phone settings to save battery.

 

2. Adjust the brightness: Big bright screens are great to look at but they eat up the maximum amount of your android’s battery. To adjust the brightness go to Settings > Display > Brightness. Either you can select the auto brightness option if available or adjust it manually.

 

 

3. Disable Wi-Fi: We know browsing on wifi is much faster than browsing on mobile data plan. Make sure you turn off the wifi when you aren’t using it because if the wifi is on your phone will keep on scanning for available networks. Go to Settings > Wireless and network settings> Wifi settings > Turn Off Wifi. (or simply turn off the wifi from the notification area)

 

 

4. Disable Bluetooth: Disable Bluetooth whenever you are not using it. It saves a lot of battery as well as keeps your smartphone save too. Go to Settings > Wireless and network settings>Bluetooth settings> Turn of Bluetooth. (or simply turn off the Bluetooth from the notification area)

 

5. Disable GPS: Disable GPS and Latitude when you are not using it. GPS is a very powerful service but it drains the battery pretty fast. Use GPS only when you need it. Go to Settings> Location and Security Settings> Remove check from “Use GPS Satellites”. (or simply turn off the GPS from the notification area)

 

Note: You can use the “Power Widget” to easily toggle GPS, Bluetooth, Wifi and Screen Brightness.
 

6. Disable automatic sync: Many applications like Gmail, facebook, twitter and other email apps eat up a lot of battery due to automatic sync features. Background data is also required to get the e-mails and updates at regular intervals. The best settings you can make is to keep the background data on and automatic sync feature turned off. Go to Settings> Accounts and Sync> Remove check mark from “Auto-sync”.

 

 

7. Disable or remove the apps that you don’t use:  There are many apps which we have installed and we never use them. Make sure you remove such apps because many of those apps keep running at the background. This will help you in freeing up internal phone memory as well as save battery.

 

8. Disable home screen widgets and live wallpaper:  Home screen widgets always make the apps running at the background. So make sure you keep only those widgets that you generally use. Live wallpaper is sure an eye candy and makes your smartphone home screen look beautiful, but it makes the battery backup half of what you would normally get if you use an image as wallpaper. So don’t use live wallpaper and use minimum widgets.
 

9. Use a good task killer: I would suggest you to use the inbuilt Task Killer app of your android smartphone because it has been designed according to your phone. If you want you can also grab a good task killer from android market and make sure you use it according to the instructions given. If used properly task killers can do wonders for your smartphone.

 

10. Use battery saving apps: There are many applications that aim to improve your battery performance. The majority of these restrict internet use and can be customized according to your needs. One of the best app for this purpose is “Juice Defender” available in both paid and free versions in android market.  “Juice Defender” lets you configure a bunch of parameters to govern your phone’s power usage. You could set android to automatically switch off data services during the night, for example, or to only enable synchronization when your screen is actually on.

Easy to Tether Your Android Phone

 Tether Android with Proxoid

(Free, no root required, some configuration)

If you don’t want to gain root but know enough to get around the command line and use proxy servers, the Proxoid Android app can tether your phone for free. Proxoid turns your Android device into a proxy server that your computer uses to make internet requests. Proxoid is free in the Android market, but to get it working you have to install the Android SDK or device drivers onto your computer, tweak some of the settings, and then configure your browser to use a proxy server whenever you want to tether. Here are the installation instructions.

To connect to the internet via Proxoid, on the phone you tap a button to start the proxy server. On your Mac you enter a command in the Terminal and on Windows you run a batch file to start the tunnel, then you set your web browser to use that proxy.

The pros of this method are that it’s free and you don’t need to gain root, so it’s less risky. The cons are that you’ve got to install the Android SDK (something really only developers should have to do), and set your browser to use the proxy server each time you want to tether.

Note: Proxoid is the only method I haven’t tested myself on the Nexus One. Proxoid’s documentation is a bit rough—the Mac installation instructions are second-hand, as the author doesn’t own a Mac—and there isn’t a Nexus One-specific listing. Let me know if you’re successfully using Proxoid on your N1 and what OS you’re using.

 Tether Android with PDAnet

($30, no root required, minimal configuration)

Finally, the PDAnet Android application lets you tether Android using an app on the phone plus simple software you install on your computer.

PDAnet costs $30 if you want to access https ports (which the free version blocks). To connect to the internet via the phone, you tap a button to start PDAnet on the phone, and click “Connect” in the PDAnet on your computer.

The pros of PDAnet are that it’s risk-free, easy to use, and requires minimal setup. (You do have to enable USB debugging on your phone, which is the geekiest step it involves, but that’s just a checkbox in your phone’s settings.) The cons of PDAnet is that it requires the PDAnet software on your computer and that it $30 costs.

 Tether Android with Apps that Need Root

(Free, heavy configuration)

The Android Wi-Fi Tether application turns your phone into a Wi-Fi hotspot—essentially a MiFi—in one tap. The catch? You have to gain root access to your phone, a multi-step process that uses an unofficial Android add-on which can brick your phone if applied incorrectly. Rooting Android is doable for geeks and hackers with experience soft-modding hardware, but it’s not something most users could (or should!) do.

If you’re up for getting root access in Android, the Android and Me blog runs down how to do it. It’s a multi-step process that involves unlocking your phone’s bootloader, flashing a recovery image, and flashing an add-on to the default Nexus One firmware. Not for the faint of heart, but definitely doable if you’ve ever upgraded your router’s firmware or hacked your Xbox. Here’s a video of the process from Android and Me:

The pros of this method: it’s free and it makes your phone act as a Wi-Fi hotspot that any computer can connect to without extra software or messing with your computer’s setting. The cons: you can seriously screw up your phone if something goes wrong, and you may be sacrificing over-the-air automatic Android updates in the future. (If OTA updates cease, you can always flash your recovery image—but this just means your rooted phone requires maintenance a non-rooted phone does not.)

 

How to Secure Your Wireless Internet Network

Wireless internet is one of the most predominant means of achieving high speed internet connection nowadays. Wireless internet connection started with it being used in companies and cafes, and later it became popular in schools and hospitals till we now have it at homes. Almost on every street you walk through, there is one wireless internet connection or the other, either for free or available upon entering some unique vouchers.

One issue, though, with wireless internet connection is that it brings up concerns in terms of security. Because of the privileges outsiders are made to have where there is a wireless internet connection, there have been ways and smart methods that can allow people to make use of your wireless internet connection without your permission.

Because I was going to need a sophisticated internet connection for the service of my lunarpages and iContact coupon website, I decided to install a wireless internet in my home, but it wasn’t easy battling intruders. This problem, because of its persistency, has thought me some lessons on securing your wireless internet which I want to share with you.

Make Your Admin Details Unique to You

Due to persistent security issues with my wireless internet connection, I’ve leant that it’s always safer to change the administrator’s privileges of my router upon the installation of my wireless internet connection.

Routers, by default, are always with administrator’s privileges that are too generic, such as having the password as password or admin and username as username or admin. This, unfortunately, is known to almost everybody and anyone about to use your wireless internet connection without your permission will first try these generic usernames and passwords.

Make sure you are not using the default admin privileges of your router, if it’s so in your case, quickly change it now to enhance the security of your wireless internet connection.

Use Firewalls to Protect your Network

Modern wireless network routers come with in-built firewall for security against intrusions. You can enable your wireless router’s security firewall as this will improve the level of your wireless internet connection’s security.

If you are using a wireless internet connection router that does not have an in-built firewall, you can download and install it on your router from the internet.

Always Switch off Your Router When not in use

Which way is the best way to stay away from hackers or keep your wireless internet connection safe from unsolicited usage? To turn it off totally is the best way. It’s only when your wireless internet connection is on that you’d have people attempting to break into it.

The best thing to do is to turn your router off whenever nobody is using it or whenever no one is home to watch over it.

Limit Your Router’s Broadcast Range

Are you using your router to broadcast internet network to a wide range of space or is your wireless network being used in a bigger hall or room? You can restrict your wireless network’s broadcast reach to a very limited range so that only people that are very close to the router can access the network.

How to Set up VPN Connections in Windows

This article is going to discuss about establishing successfully a connection via a Virtual Private Network (VPN) using your Windows XP platform. This will help Windows XP clients to connect to a VPN remote access server using PPTP and LT2P network protocols. This is very easy to establish such network protocols and it takes not even five minutes to set up the entire connection, if everything works out well for you.


Let us see how to establish a VPN connection in a Windows XP platform:

Step 1: Open Windows Control Panel.

Step 2: Choose Network Connections in the Control Panel task menus and this will open up a dialog box showing the list of dial-up and LAN connections.

Step 3: On this dialog box, you will be able to see an option to choose, “Create a new connection”, which appears on the left hand side of the dialog box. On choosing this option, the Windows XP New Connection Wizard will commensurate.

Step 4: Click next to begin the wizard and you will find the option “Connect to the network at my work place” from the list and click again next.

Step 5: On the Network Connection page that appears consecutively, choose the option “Virtual Private Network” and then choose next again.

Step 6: Enter a new name for this connection or the standard name that is being used by your office in the “Company Name” and click next. The name chosen need not match the name of an actual business.

Step 7: Choose the “Public Network” option on the screen and click next. At this junction, you are provided with two choices, a default option of choosing “automatically dial this initial connection, which can be used if the VPN connection will be initiated when the computer is not connected to the internet, or else choose “Do not dial the initial connection” option if you did not want this to happen. If you choose this option, then you need to be connected over to a public network to establish this new VPN connection.

Step 8: Following this you will be prompted to enter the name or the IP address of the VPN remote access server to connect to, and click next. This information could be had from the network administrator managing the VPN connections.

Step 9: This is to be followed by choosing the option to “Connection Availability” screen and click Next. The default option of “MY Use Only” will help in ensuring that the Windows will make this connection available to the connected user only. If you do not choose this option, then “anyone” should be able to use this. Be careful with this as I got messed up a time when I was setting up a connection to work on my gotomeeting promo code and gotowebinar promo code blog.

Step 10: Click “FINISH” to complete the setup and you will be having a new VPN connection saved onto your computer.

In the end all you need to set a VPN connection on Windows XP, is Windows XP and the VPN’s name or IP address.