Phicomm Passion 660 Launched in India

Phicomm, a chinese manufacturer finally entered India to give a tough competition to the indian and chinese manufacturer ruling indian smartphones.It started with a device named Passion 660 smartphone as expected.The device gives a tough competition to miui 4i by Xiaomi and the device has 5-inches full HD 1080p display with corning gorilla glass 3 protection to secure the display from unexpected drops. The device comes with Hybrid Dual SIM where one of the SIM slot can either work as SIM card slot or an SD card. A 2,300mAh battery powers the device.It is powered by Snapdragon 615 which is an octa-core 64-bit chipset.It is expected at a price of Rs.10,999/-.

Phicomm passion P660
Phicomm passion P660

Technical specifications:

  • 5-inch (1080 x 1920 pixels) Full HD display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection
  • 1.5 GHz Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 (MSM8939) processor with Adreno 405 GPU
  • 2GB RAM, 16GB internal memory, expandable memory up to 64GB with microSD
  • Android 4.4 (KitKat) with Expected to get Android 5.0
  • Hybrid Dual SIM (second nano SIM slot can also be used as microSD slot)
  • 13MP rear camera with LED Flash, Sony IMX214 sensor, f/2.0 aperture
  • 5MP front-facing camera
  • G-sensor, L-sensor,P-Sensor, E-compass, Barometer, Step-counter sensor, Gesture sensor
  • Dimensions: 139.5 x 69 x 7.4mm; Weight: 110g
  • 4G LTE / 3G, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS
  • 2300mAh battery

Secrets of ANDROID M

Android M is trending a topic in technews.Android M which is recently released in the recent Google I/O 2015 brings a bunch of features to the users.Android M developer preview is released for few nexus devices namely Nexus 6,Nexus 5 and Nexus 9.We can later discuss on how to flash latest Android M in these devices.Now let us jump into list of features included in this Android M Developer preview.

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(SOLVED)INSTALL OFFICIAL CM12(OTA “YNG1TAS1K0”) ON YU YUREKA

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As we the owners of Yu Yureka are in for some great news, as the Cyanogen team has just rolled out a new bug-fix update via Cyanogen OS 12 OTA that bumps the existing build YNG1TAS0W0 to YNG1TAS1K0.

The new build for Cyanogen OS 12 brings a bunch of power improvements and security enhancements including a few critical bug-fixes for widespread issues concerning battery drain and heat issues.

As this is an official bug-fix update, it will not void the warranty of your product. However, users are advised to back up important data and settings on the device before proceeding with this update

We are not responsible for bricked devices, dead SD cards,
* thermonuclear war, or you getting fired because the alarm app failed. Please
* do some research if you have any concerns about features included in this OTA
* before flashing it! YOU are choosing to make these modifications, and if
* you point the finger at me for messing up your device, I will laugh at you.

This guide has been made as lots of users are facing problems while installing incremental update of nearly 122mb is failing to install on our device(yureka).You can follow this guide to update your phone to latest OTA release from CYANOGEN

Steps to Install the OTA update :-

1.) Flash the stock recovery(stock recovery) first from FASTBOOT or Flashify.

2.) Download the OTA(link attached)YNG1TAS1K0 zip file and place it in your internal storage.

3.) Power off your device, Now press Volume Up + Volume Down + Power button simultaneously to boot into stock recovery.

4.) Select  Apply Update from recovery

5.) Select the storage, you have copied the OTA zip file

6.) Select the OTA Zip file, and open it, it will start to install the update.

7.) Wait for the completing installation

8.) After Installation wipe the cache partition from recovery 

9.) First bootup will take time(about 30 to 40 mins), so keep patience.

10.)Now You have successfully updated your Yu Yureka to cm-12.0-YNG1TAS1K0.

YUREKA CM11

Welcome Yu lovers

 

As we know Xiaomi already started providing budget phones.Micromax also started launching their best budget devices under a new sub brand YU. It is available from 13th Jan 2015 only at Amazon.They decided to provide the device by flash sale method same as Xiaomi.It has awesome specifications for that price range.It is available for 8999/-INR at Amazon.They are also working on some more devices.The basic specifications are mentioned below.

  1. Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 Cortex A-53 64bitSOC ARMv8 clocked at 1.5GHz Octacore and it is powered by Adreno 405 GPU.
  2. Full 4G LTE CAT4 Support.
  3. Cyanogen OS 11(Kitkat) upgradable to Cyanogen OS 12(Lollipop)
  4. 5.5 inch HD IPS Display With Corning Gorilla Glass 3.
  5. 13MP shooter with Sony EXMOR sensor with f/2.2 aperture with a blue filter.
  6. 5MP front facing selfie camera.
  7. 1080p at 30fps and 720p at 60fps, video recording with 120fps coming soon.
  8. 16GB Rom and 2GB RAM.
  9. Expandable storage upto 32GB.
  10. 2500 mAh Li Po battery.
  11. Dual SIM
  12. Warranty not void even if you root your device.
  13. Doorstep replacement/repair.

Yureka with their new ideology came forward to provide door step replacement and repair so that they interact with their customers  effectively.Like Xiaomi, Yureka is also providing warranty even your device is rooted. This welcomes new users to come forward and root their device without any fear.

We will provide you a detailed review on this device in upcoming days.

DEVELOPMENT

GUIDE TO UNLOCK BOOT-LOADER,INSTALL RECOVERY & ROOT your Yureka.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Working PC or Laptop with Windows OS.
  • USB cable.
  • Patience.
  • Useful mind.

INSTALLING DRIVERS CORRECTLY:

UNLOCK BOOTLOADER:

  • Power off your Yu Yureka.
  • Connect your device with USB cable.
  • You will notice that notification light of your Yu Yureka will glow “RED“.
  • Now hold the volume up button of your Yu Yureka, till it boots to the fastboot screen.
  • Now browse to your C:/ Drive  open the folder which you extracted earlier(ADB and fastboot) by seeing the video.
  • Now open command window in that folder(press ctrl+shift and right click and open command prompt).
  • Type ” fastboot -i 0x1ebf oem unlock ” in command window and press Enter.

NOTE: You will loose your data(apps,app data etc..,).

FLASHING CUSTOM RECOVERY:

  • Download your favorite recovery from the links provided in download section.
  • I’m using recovery file name as yurecovery.img for my convenience.
  • Again boot your phone into fastboot mode.
  • Place the downloaded yurecovery.img file in folder where fastboot files were extracted.
  • Now again open command window in that folder(press ctrl+shift and right click and open command prompt).
  • Type the command and press ENTER.

Commands for different recoveries:

  • For Philz Touch recovery: fastboot -i 0x1ebf flash recovery recovery_yuphilz.img .
  • For TWRP recovery: fastboot -i 0x1ebf flash recovery recovery_yutwrp.img .
  • For CWM recovery: fastboot -i 0x1ebf flash recovery recovery_yucwm.img

ROOTING YOUR YUREKA:

  • Download the superuser.zip file(provided below).
  • Place the file in the internal storage or external storage.
  • Boot your Yu Yureka into recovery mode by pressing volume up + volume down + power button.
  • In recovery select install zip from storage and browse to the folder where you have downloaded the superuser.zip.
  • And select install.
  • You have successfully rooted you device.

Note: You must have 75% of charging before doing all these.

Having knowledge on hot to unbrick your device is very essential before rooting, because when your device is rooted and due to your lack or knowledge on some apps you device might be bricked.You may ask what is bricking?.Yeah! coming to that point, there are two types of bricking one is hard bricking and other is soft bricking.You can unbrick your device if it is softbrick and if it is hardbbrick the only solution is to go service center until and unless your device is powered by mediatek processor, as yureka is not built on mediatek processor we will not discuss that topic now.Coming to hardbrick your device will not even goto fastboot mode which is must to unbrick yureka.Here is the guide which is very easy and doesn’t requires any commands or a toolkit. A simple script will let you automatically flash the stock firmware on Yureka in less than 2 minutes.

UNBRICKING YUREKA:

  1. Download Yureka factory image here and extract the folder on your desktop.
  2. Now download the ADB and Fastboot file on your desktop from here and extract the folder.
  3. Now move all the Cyanogen OS file that you download on step 1 to the ADB folder.
  4. Power off your phone, Press and hold the Volume Up key,With the Volume Up key, connect the phone to your PC/Laptop with USB cable,You can let go off the Volume Up key when Fastboot Mode is displayed on the screen.
  5. Once your phone in fastboot mode, Run flash-all.bat by double clicking on it.
  6. Now a command windows will open on your screen, and flashing process will start. DO NOT disconnect the device during flashing procedure. The command window will close after the flashing process is over.
  7. Disconnect the USB cable, and boot the phone normally by long pressing the Power button.

Note: This guide will WIPE entire data on your phone, except any data stored on the external microSD card. Before proceeding, make sure your phone is charged and you’ve taken a backup of your important data. Read all the instruction very carefully and follow all the steps one by one on your phone.

Yureka Lollipop update rolled out

Good news for Yureka users! Lollipop update rolled out.It is delayed because of many complications and  finally it is out.YU televentures and Cyanogen delayed the update, it must be released in the end february.They took their time to provide the best of them.

Finally Yureka update is out which is of 677mb size and it fixed all the bugs which users used to face in the stock kitkat.

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Yureka Lollipop update rolled out

Good news for Yureka users! Lollipop update rolled out.It is delayed because of many complications and  finally it is out.YU televentures and Cyanogen delayed the update, it must be released in the end february.They took their time to provide the best of them.

Finally Yureka update is out which is of 677mb size and it fixed all the bugs which users used to face in the stock kitkat.

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YUREKA CM11

Welcome Yu lovers

 

As we know Xiaomi already started providing budget phones.Micromax also started launching their best budget devices under a new sub brand YU. It is available from 13th Jan 2015 only at Amazon.They decided to provide the device by flash sale method same as Xiaomi.It has awesome specifications for that price range.It is available for 8999/-INR at Amazon.They are also working on some more devices.The basic specifications are mentioned below.

  1. Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 Cortex A-53 64bitSOC ARMv8 clocked at 1.5GHz Octacore and it is powered by Adreno 405 GPU.
  2. Full 4G LTE CAT4 Support.
  3. Cyanogen OS 11(Kitkat) upgradable to Cyanogen OS 12(Lollipop)
  4. 5.5 inch HD IPS Display With Corning Gorilla Glass 3.
  5. 13MP shooter with Sony EXMOR sensor with f/2.2 aperture with a blue filter.
  6. 5MP front facing selfie camera.
  7. 1080p at 30fps and 720p at 60fps, video recording with 120fps coming soon.
  8. 16GB Rom and 2GB RAM.
  9. Expandable storage upto 32GB.
  10. 2500 mAh Li Po battery.
  11. Dual SIM
  12. Warranty not void even if you root your device.
  13. Doorstep replacement/repair.

Yureka with their new ideology came forward to provide door step replacement and repair so that they interact with their customers  effectively.Like Xiaomi, Yureka is also providing warranty even your device is rooted. This welcomes new users to come forward and root their device without any fear.

We will provide you a detailed review on this device in upcoming days.

DEVELOPMENT

GUIDE TO UNLOCK BOOT-LOADER,INSTALL RECOVERY & ROOT your Yureka.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Working PC or Laptop with Windows OS.
  • USB cable.
  • Patience.
  • Useful mind.

INSTALLING DRIVERS CORRECTLY:

UNLOCK BOOTLOADER:

  • Power off your Yu Yureka.
  • Connect your device with USB cable.
  • You will notice that notification light of your Yu Yureka will glow “RED“.
  • Now hold the volume up button of your Yu Yureka, till it boots to the fastboot screen.
  • Now browse to your C:/ Drive  open the folder which you extracted earlier(ADB and fastboot).
  • Now open command window in that folder(press ctrl+shift and right click and open command prompt).
  • Type ” fastboot -i 0x1ebf oem unlock ” in command window and press Enter.

NOTE: You will loose your data(apps,app data etc..,).

FLASHING CUSTOM RECOVERY:

  • Download your favorite recovery from the links provided in download section.
  • I’m using recovery file name as yurecovery.img for my convenience.
  • Again boot your phone into fastboot mode.
  • Place the downloaded yurecovery.img file in folder where fastboot files were extracted.
  • Now again open command window in that folder(press ctrl+shift and right click and open command prompt).
  • Type the command and press ENTER.

Commands for different recoveries:

  • For Philz Touch recovery: fastboot -i 0x1ebf flash recovery recovery_yuphilz.img .
  • For TWRP recovery: fastboot -i 0x1ebf flash recovery recovery_yutwrp.img .
  • For CWM recovery: fastboot -i 0x1ebf flash recovery recovery_yucwm.img

ROOTING YOUR YUREKA:

  • Download the superuser.zip file(provided below).
  • Place the file in the internal storage or external storage.
  • Boot your Yu Yureka into recovery mode by pressing volume up + volume down + power button.
  • In recovery select install zip from storage and browse to the folder where you have downloaded the superuser.zip.
  • And select install.
  • You have successfully rooted you device.

Note: You must have 75% of charging before doing all these.

Having knowledge on hot to unbrick your device is very essential before rooting, because when your device is rooted and due to your lack or knowledge on some apps you device might be bricked.You may ask what is bricking?.Yeah! coming to that point, there are two types of bricking one is hard bricking and other is soft bricking.You can unbrick your device if it is softbrick and if it is hardbbrick the only solution is to go service center until and unless your device is powered by mediatek processor, as yureka is not built on mediatek processor we will not discuss that topic now.Coming to hardbrick your device will not even goto fastboot mode which is must to unbrick yureka.Here is the guide which is very easy and doesn’t requires any commands or a toolkit. A simple script will let you automatically flash the stock firmware on Yureka in less than 2 minutes.

UNBRICKING YUREKA:

  1. Download Yureka factory image here and extract the folder on your desktop.
  2. Now download the ADB and Fastboot file on your desktop from here and extract the folder.
  3. Now move all the Cyanogen OS file that you download on step 1 to the ADB folder.
  4. Power off your phone, Press and hold the Volume Up key,With the Volume Up key, connect the phone to your PC/Laptop with USB cable,You can let go off the Volume Up key when Fastboot Mode is displayed on the screen.
  5. Once your phone in fastboot mode, Run flash-all.bat by double clicking on it.
  6. Now a command windows will open on your screen, and flashing process will start. DO NOT disconnect the device during flashing procedure. The command window will close after the flashing process is over.
  7. Disconnect the USB cable, and boot the phone normally by long pressing the Power button.

Note: This guide will WIPE entire data on your phone, except any data stored on the external microSD card. Before proceeding, make sure your phone is charged and you’ve taken a backup of your important data. Read all the instruction very carefully and follow all the steps one by one on your phone.

Cyanogen wants to steal google from android

CYANOGEN,a leading company recently in a meeting announced that they want to release an android os without google play services.We can expect a device rolling out with cm12 without google services in it.

“We’re attempting to take Android away from Google,” Cyanogen CEO Kirt McMaster said at an industry conference in January. To that end, Cyanogen is reportedly courting companies like Microsoft, Amazon, and Yahoo to help build a version of Android that’s more accommodating to their services, and to those of other companies. The goal is to have a viable alternative to Google’s flavor of Android in the next three to five years.

Still, Cyanogen in its current form isn’t a threat to Google. The company still pre-loads Google’s services and app store on its phones, so the Cyanogen experience isn’t drastically different from Google’s stock version of Android. But with more scale, Cyanogen stands a better chance of being taken seriously when it does decide to break free.

They were also ready to provide their customized android ie., cyanogenmod on android wear devices.They entered india via Yu Tele Ventures a sub brand of Indias leading mobile phone company Micromax. At present Yu Yureka is the only phone running on official Cyanogen OS apart from One Plus One.They were looking to release the successor of Yu Yureka on the next month named as Project Caesar

In the recent years cyanogen became more powerful and popular and their eye is on google now.If this project is successful they are going to rule the next generation technology.

 

 

Flash kernel on any android device (noob friendly guide)

INTRODUCTION

Simplest definition of Kernel: It is a bridge between cpu,memory,sensors etc…, and applications

 

REQUIREMENTS:

  • A rooted phone.
  • RASHR Tool.Download from here.[ for procedure 2]
  • A custom recovery on your phone.[ for procedure 1]

Download kernel,if it is a zip file open it and if it looks like this

  • META INF
  • boot.img

or

  • META INF
  • (OTHER FOLDERS without boot.img)

then follow procedure 1

PROCEDURE 1:

  • Copy that zip to your internal/external storage.
  • Go to custom recovery
  • Flash that zip file.
  • Reboot and ENJOY!!!

If you found boot.img or any .img file in zip file then extract it and copy that .img file to your internal/external storage.Then follow procedure 2

PROCEDURE 2:

  • Install rashr tool from playstore.
  • Open rashr tool.
  • Grant superuser permissions.
  • Click on boot
  • Select kernel.img from your storage and click ok.
  • Wait for a while and let it flash the kernel.
  • Reboot and ENJOY!!!!