Tag Archive: Android Phone


Download Free Official Steam App for Android and iOS

Steam is one of the best gaming software. Recently, Steam made their own first official Steam app for Android and iOS.

Steam has more than 40 million registered users and more than 2.5million active users daily.

Steam application seems to be a stepping-stone into the games world, just like the OnLive Viewer but OnLive Viewer allows users to spectate the game and Steam app doesn’t.

Many gamers were curiously waiting for this app and Steam didn’t let me and my gamer friends down.

With Steam android app you can chat with your friends, see whose in-game, browse steam profiles, join communities and groups, read the latest news and stay update with the Steam daily deals, discounts and sales. Continue reading

Samsung Galaxy S2 gets Official ICS 4.0 Update (HOW TO)

Samsung Galaxy S2 users can now enjoy the new ICS 4.0 Update. In a press meeting today, Samsung finally announced that S2 will be getting updated to ICS 4.0 officially.

Samsung is a multinational south Korea company known for its electronics product. They said that earlier that they will be releasing new ICS 4.0 update for S2 and they have kept their words.

Galaxy S2 users in Poland, Hungary, Sweden in Europe and South Korea in the Asia Pacific region can enjoy the new ICS from today only. Within a month, the update will be available for every country in the world.

Users in the countries listed above can update their mobile through Kies or by waiting for the Over-The-Air upgrade and many will recieve notification to update their mobile device to ICS 4.0 version.

Samsung is the first company to roll out Official ICS 4.0 Update for Galaxy S2.  Also, this update is not available for United States users by bought S2 from AT & T, Sprint or Verizon Wireless and will have to wait another update. Continue reading

Install/Flash Stock Ice Cream Sandwich Firmware 3.32.401.5 on HTC Sensation [Guide]

The HTC Sensation gets yet another leak of Ice Cream Sandwich firmware, version number, 3.32.401.5. It’s not much different from the previous leak, 3.32.401.3, but is an update nevertheless. So those interested to get a nice preview of how ICS — with Sense 3.6, that is — will look like on their Sensation’s awesome qHD display, can give it a try.

This Ice Cream Sandwich Firmware is available as a CWM flashable rom, which makes it an easy installation process. It has been reeleased by XDA developer mike1986. It’s a pure stock ROM from HTC, and is not rooted.But before you flash this ROM, you gotta update to the latest official stock firmware. Use this guide to update your Sensation to the appropriate base firmware, and after doing that, read on to find out how you can flash the new leaked firmware on your Sensation.

Compatibility

This ROM and the guide below are compatible only and only with the HTC Sensation. It’s not compatible with any other device. Check your device model in Settings » About phone. Continue reading

ICS(Ice cream sandwich) ROM for AT&T Galaxy S2! (SGH-i777)(CM9)

Chk out this ICS ROM for AT&T Galaxy S2 SGH-i777! A CM9 port, this ICS ROM is pretty complete except for minor things like the back button and search button not working. Other quicks include the screen turning off and on randomly during its sleep state but if that doesn’t bother you, you can get “almost” full ICS experience on your AT&T Galaxy S2 with Face Unlock working too. Other than those small issues, everything works including data/wifi/bluetooth/camera.

I know you’ve all been waiting for this so go ahead, download this ROM and try it out yourself, very-usable ICS ROM. And yes, it will only get better and better from this point on. Continue reading

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. Continue reading

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. Continue reading

Easy to Tether Your Android Phone

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.)