Showing posts with label Android. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Android. Show all posts

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Android MM 6.0.1 (.575)

Android Software MM 6 0.1

Software bug
Android 6.0.1 (.570)
It seems that Android MM 6.0.1 (.570) for Sony Xperia Z2 has some bugs...I'm writing from my Xperia z2 now, and I notice :
1- Screen auto rotation not working
2- Bluetooth not connecting to my HP notebook probook 4540s
3- Touch screen is acting weird
That is it for now...I will search for answers, keep up

21, May, 2016

Xperia Z2: New software is available

There is a software update (v. 23.5.A.0.575) available for your device. Update your device’ s software and enjoy new features, better performance, speed and bug fixes. You can update the software directly on your device. It's easy and no backup is needed.
To update your device via wireless
  1. From your Home screen, tap .
  2. Find and tap Settings, then tap About Phone orAbout Tablet.
  3. Tap Software update, then select the system update and tap Download.
  4. Install the update manually after download.
Note! We recommend using a Wi-Fi® connection to avoid data traffic charges.
To read more about the update, click here.

- If your received this Error while trying to update to (.575) using Sony PC Companion  (Server not accessible), do one of the following :
1) If you have recently unlocked your boot-loader then place re-lock it and restart PC Companion
2) Run pc companion as administrator and in compatibility mode windows 7 or windows XP

 Included in this software version Android 6.0.1 (.575)

  1.  Enhanced privacy settings
  2. All new Camera interface
  3. Smart Battery life
  4. Xperia messaging
  5. Direct share with friends and contacts and app lists

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

What is the custom ROM and the custom kernel of an Android OS

What is the custom ROM and the custom kernel of an Android OS

Android Beginners Q&A
A ROM would be considered the complete operating system (think MS Windows, Mac OSX) - in this case a version of the Android operating system. All of these operating systems have a section of code, which is called the kernel. The kernel is responsible for numerous things within the OS, mostly distributing processing capabilities in between programs (scheduling). When it comes to "custom"-ROM or kernels within the Android community, people are referring to complete Software packages (Cyanogenmod, Paranoid-Android etc) or kernels that are aftermarket software and not shipped by the manufacturer. A custom kernel would be that section of the OS only, that is handling scheduling etc. Both these things are in contrast to "stock Android", which is what ships on the respective Android devices.You can flash (install) a custom kernel onto a stock ROM to potentially improve performance/battery life etc, depending on what the person that developed said kernels is trying to achieve with it (i.e. more aggressive scheduling, overclocking, undervaluing etc.)Hope this clarifies things for you.

Getting The Right Custom ROM

New phones and ROMs come out all the time, and the scope of this article doesn't cover individual ROMs - but the general approach to finding one is Googling for "YOUR_PHONE_MODEL ROM" or something similar, optionally including the wanted Android version. Try it out - you'll find what you want.

How to Find Custom ROMs for Your Android Phone

AOSP variants

Google releases the “pure” version of Android to the world though something called the Android Open Source Project. Generally speaking you’re not going to find ROMs for your phone or tablet in the AOSP. Instead you’ll find the source code of Android so you (or another developer) can bake your own version of Android however you’d like.

Since you, as an individual, probably aren’t going to build your own ROM, you’ll likely use a ROM that’s built by another developer, or group of developers. Here are some of the more popular ROMs based on AOSP.


CyanogenMod ROM has been around since the very early days of Android and has one of the longest “supported devices” lists around. Back in the day CyanogenMod (abbreviated to “CM”) would push the envelope and offer all kinds of new customizations and features. Recently they’ve switched their focus to stability and compatibility as their primary objectives, with customization and improvements being less important.

Paranoid Android

Paranoid Android, or “PA” for short, grew from “a basic environment … with a bunch of little hacks and apps to make it usable on XHDPI devices … (followed by) framework modifications” and eventually what’s known as their “Hybrid Engine”. This ROM lets you hyper-customize how your apps look, and whether you want them to be laid out in phone.

Why do I need to flash stock or custom ROMs to my Android device?
There are several reasons to be looking for a ROM:
  • Upgrading or downgrading your stock ROM
  • Looking for firmware from a different region/language
  • Flashing a custom ROM for different features, removing bloat, etc.
But where can one find ROMs in the first place? What sites are likely to have the ROM I need?

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Android Marshmallow 6.0 for sony Z2

Marshmallow in Egypt Sony Z2 Soon

 Android 6.0 Marshmallow is the next big update for Sony Xperia Z1 series and Z2. Google recently released Android Marshmallow operating system on September 29th and also uploaded to AOSP on October 5th. Earlier the search giant released 3 previews of Marshmallow and Sony also released binary images of Android Marshmallow beta for Xperia Z1 series and Z2 devices. Some tech enthusiasts also made custom roms with Android Marshmallow binary and installed them. Recently Sony also released Android 6.0 Marshmallow final build binary files for Xperia Z1 series and Xperia Z2 series. So custom roms based on Marshmallow will be available by the end of October.
Xperia Z2 is present in the Sony’s official Marshmallow upgrade list but Xperia Z1 is not present. Some tech analysts are saying that Sony may add Xperia Z1 series to the list later. Sony will start the building Android 6.0 updates for Xperia Z2 device in October. Previously Sony took a long time to rollout Android Lollipop update. This time Sony may start the rollout quickly as there is no major UI changes in Marshmallow compared to Lollipop. So the Japanese tech giant may start the rollout of Android 6.0 Marshmallow update for Xperia Z2 series in December. Sony will start the rollout of update with Baltic and Nordic countries and then spread over the world in a few days

Android Marshmallow Update features

New App permissions is the major change coming with this update for Xperia Z2 series. With new app permissions, users can more easily install apps than previous android versions. Doze mode of Marshmallow is also a remarkable feature of this update. Doze mode increases battery standby time more effeciently than other battery savers. Marshmallow update is coming with fingerprint sensor support. But this feature is useless for Xperia Z2 users as these smart phones don’t have fingerprint sensor. Automatic backup and restore of apps and app settings is also a useful feature of Android Marshmallow. Android 6.0 has System UI tuner feature to better manage quick settings toggles and status bar icons. With this new System UI Tuner feature users can show battery percentage embedded in the battery icon in the status bar. Users can also remove and add tiles in Quick Settings menu. It also facilitates to manage Status bar notifications better. User interface of Xperia Z2 also will be changed slightly with Marshmallow update. New UI looks clean, beautiful and also more user-friendly. Android 6.0 Marshmallow brought new app menu design which deviates from previous Android versions. Up to Android Lollipop all Android versions feature horizontally scrollable app menu. But in Marshmallow Google introduced vertical app menu. The App Menu appears much smooth and fast than previous app menus. Search bar also comes with new app menu. So users can type in the search bar at the top of app menu to find required app. Users can easily find the required with search function in the new app menu. The Marshmallow app menu also provides the list of recent of on the top of the menu. So users can easily launch recently used apps. Google may improve this new app menu in the next update to Marshmallow.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Android for VS 2010 Troubleshooting

 Android for VS 2010 Troubleshooting

This page targets developers who work with Android Programming in Visual Studio 2010
Android Programming in VB 2010
Android For Visual Basic 2010 - Troubleshooting
1) Updating Android SDK :
A folder failed to be moved on Windows this typically means that a program is using that folder.
- Solution (1)
    • Close the SDK Manager after the error and open the (C:\Users\Computer_Name\AppData\Local\Android\android-sdk\temp) folder. 
    • There should be a zip file named or similar depending on the last version update available (If you did not find it there, then download Revision 24.3 for windows manually from here, or simply use this custom download link ( and replace (XXX) with revision number you desire.
    • After download is complete, unzip that in any folder you like.
    • Open (C:\Users\Computer_Name\AppData\Local\Android\android-sdk\tools) folder
    •  Copy all the unzipped files from within the downloaded folder into (android-sdk\tools) folder
    • Overwrite files and folders if prompted.
    • Restart you SDK-Manager.
2) Starting SDK-Manager from Visual Studio 2010
Command did not execute successfully due to an unexpected exception. Please check the output window for additional information
- Solution (2)
3) Trying to run Android project from VB 2010

Android error in VB 2010
Please select a valid device before running the application
- Solution (3)
    • First, don't worry, that happens all the time.
    • You can solve this issue by :
      • Restart Visual Studio 2010, Start your Android application
      • Start AVD from VB 2010, from its toolbar and then start any Emulator separately, Wait until the Emulator loads the Home Screen, Restart your application
      • Set your android settings in VB 2010 to the lowest, start your application
      • Update the SDK-Manager tools, restart your application
 4) Adding new Emulator in VB 2010 for Android
VB 2010 No CPU/ABI system image available for this target
No CPU/ABI system image available for this target
No CPU/ABI system image available for this target.
- Solution (4)
    • Open your SDK-Manager
    • Make sure you download and install the corresponding System Image
    • For example, if you want to work on Emulator that supports Android 5.0.1 Lollipop, then you should look for System Image download in this section in SDK-Manager in VB 2010.
Adding new Emulators to VB 2010 for Android Developing
    • Restart your AVD in VB 2010.

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Sunday, May 31, 2015

FxGuru- Movie FX Director Full Free

FxGuru- Movie FX Director Full Free  

This will guide you through the way to obtain FxGuru Android Application, I will not provide downloading links because it's forbidden to publish here.

FxGuru Free Full Android 5 Lollipop
How to unlock Android App - FxGuru

Android FxGuru : How to unlock ?

1.Uninstall your FxGuru v1.0.5 (Clear All Data - Use WonderShare MobileGo) and install FxGuru v1.0.4 .

2.Don't open FxGuru v1.0.4 and install freedom.apk (Google it)

3. Open freedom.apk, grant it superuser permission and then open FxGuru through freedom.apk

4. Click on megapack and buy it

5. Now you can download your desired effects directly and free from FxGuru.

How to upgrade to FxGuru v1.0.5 :-

1) Install v1.0.4 -- purchase megapack -- upgrade to v1.0.5 -- megapack is still there .... works!"


1) If you are not downloading all effects in one time price, use freedom.apk every time, which means to repeat step 3 every time you want to download effects and no need then to do step 4 in this case.

2) Freedom is not available on your country :
solution :- If it says not available in your country, just change your time zone to Cairo+2, Moscow +4,or India +5:30 just do it and it will work fine.

3) Error processing your request do this
solution:- If you are getting problem in purchasing, make sure that you have root access and then :
a) Uninstall FxGuru v1.0.5
b) Reboot your device
c) Install the FxGuru v1.0.4
d) Don't open FxGuru v1.0.4 and install freedom .apk
e) Open freedom.apk and grant freedom.apk SuperUser permission
f) Open FxGuru v1.0.4 through freedom.apk and click on megapack and buy it.
If u r using FxGuru v1.0.5, then uninstall it and reboot your phone and do as I said.

- For more Errors and Solutions, or if you have any questions, please write a comment.

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Monday, May 4, 2015

Android 5.0.2 Lollipop - What's new

Android 5.0.2 Lollipop
Android Lollipop is the latest version of the Android mobile operating system developed by Google, spanning versions between 5.0 and 5.1. Unveiled on June 25, 2014 during Google I/O, it became available through official over-the-air (OTA) updates on November 12, 2014, for select devices that run distributions of Android serviced by Google (such as Nexus and Google Play edition devices). Its source code was made available on November 3, 2014.

What's new 

A couple changes deal with how Android handles internal alarms, which apps use to schedule tasks. In particular, Android is now better about waking the CPU when alarms need it to. There’s also a fix for an incomplete feature that was supposed to prevent simultaneous alarms from competing for system resources. 
Another fix concerns how Android cleans up flash file system allocation: the TRIM process was supposed to run while charging overnight, but if you had your device fully turned off or charged it during the day, you were out of luck. Android 5.0.2 makes sure to do its TRIM duties next time the hardware boot-cycles if it’s gone a few days without running it.
There are some other little changes, but that’s about it for the notable ones. That’s 5.0.2 for you: a few valuable fixes, but nothing game-changing.
Version Release date Features Image(s)
5.0 November 12, 2014
  • Android Runtime (ART) with ahead-of-time (AOT) compilation and improved garbage collection (GC), replacing Dalvik that combines bytecode interpretation with trace-based just-in-time (JIT) compilation
  • Support for 64-bit CPUs
  • OpenGL ES 3.1 and Android Extension Pack (AEP) on supported GPU configurations
  • Recent activities screen with tasks instead of applications, up to a configured maximum of tasks per application
  • Vector drawables, which scale without losing definition
  • Support for print previews
  • Material design, bringing a restyled user interface
  • Refreshed lock screen, no longer supporting widgets
  • Refreshed notification tray and quick settings pull-down
  • Project Volta, for battery life improvements
  • Searches can be performed within the system settings for quicker access to particular settings
  • Lock screen provides shortcuts to application and notification settings
  • Guest logins and multiple user accounts are available on more devices, such as phones.
  • Audio input and output through USB devices
  • Third-party applications regain the ability to read and modify data located anywhere on external storage, such as on SD cards.
  • Pinning of an application's screen for restricted user activity.
  • Recently used applications are remembered even after restarting the device.
  • Web Views receive updates independently through Google Play for security reasons, instead of relying on system-wide vendor updates
  • Addition of 15 new languages: Basque, Bengali, Burmese, Chinese (Hong Kong), Galician, Icelandic, Kannada, Kyrgyz, Macedonian, Malayalam, Marathi, Nepali, Sinhala, Tamil and Telugu
  • Tap and Go allows users to quickly migrate to a new Android device, using NFC and Bluetooth to transfer Google Account details, configuration settings, user data and installed applications.
  • A flashlight-style application is included, working on supported devices with a camera flash.
  • User-customizable priorities for application notifications.
  • Smart lock feature

5.0.1 December 2, 2014
  • A few bug fixes, including resolving issues with video playback and password failures handling
5.0.2 December 19, 2014
  • Fixes a bug with TRIM support, which prevented devices from the nightly on-charger cleanups of file system allocations if the device was turned off while being charged, or if it was charged during the day
  • Changes how alarms wake the CPU, and how alarms compete for system resources

Android 5.1 Lollipop (API level 22)

Android 5.1 Lollipop (API level 22)

Version Release date Features Image(s)
5.1 March 9, 2015
  • Ability to join Wi-Fi networks and control paired Bluetooth devices from quick settings
  • Support for multiple SIM cards
  • Device protection: if a device is lost or stolen it will remain locked until the owner signs into their Google account, even if the device is reset to factory settings.
  • High-definition voice calls, available between compatible devices running Android 5.1
  • Improvements to the notification priority system, to more closely replicate the silent mode that was removed in Android 5.0.

5.1.1 April 21, 2015
  • Bug fixes
  • Memory Leak issue fixed

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Monday, January 27, 2014

Best Android Free Games Download Websites

Download Free Android Games
List of websites where you can download Android Free Games
List of websites where you can download Android Free Games

I really wanted to post some direct download links for Android Games to download freely, but I'm sure that Google will terminate my account as soon as it shows some high score of page visits, because of all the illegality and you know the rest of the story of course, instead I decided to help you download free Android Games by simply providing you with the right directions to go. A list of websites where you can find and download Android Games :
Games :  100 codes, Horse Craft, Kiwi Dash, Talisman, Plapp, Mortal Combat 2 ..... etc
Games : RoboCop,  Death Dome, Legend Cards, Clash of Clans, Subway Surfers, .... etc
 Link :
Games :  Need for Speed, Asphalt, Grand Theft Auto, Fifa 14. Top Farm, Paramon, ... etc
Link :
Games : Tomb Run, Army Car, Temple Run
Games : Despicable Me, Gangster Vegas, UNO, Iron Man 3,.... etc
Games : Fairway Solitaire,  Mystery Case Files, Hunted Manor, Kaias Quest, ... etc
All the downloaded games are *.apk files. In case you download the Android Games on your PC, you will then need to transfer them to your mobile [Cable, Bluetooth] to a place where you can find them and correctly install them.

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Sunday, November 4, 2012

Hardcoded string should use @string resource

Android Development Solution - use @String Resource

Android development Solution
Problem : I'm a beginner android developer , I was trying to run this Linear Layout in eclipse :
Code :
And, I noticed :
1) yellow line under android:text="Yellow"
2) yellow line under android:text="row four"
the Triangle warn says [I18N] Hardcoded string "Yellow", should use @string resource " and same for the rest of the warnings.Any suggestion?

Solution :

It is not good practice to hard code strings into your layout files. You should add them to a string resource file and then reference them from your layout.

This allows you to update every occurrence of the word "Yellow" in all layouts at the same time by just editing your strings.xml file.

It is also extremely useful for supporting multiple languages as a separate strings.xml file can be used for each supported language.

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Cryptic Kingdoms HD Cheats Page 4


40. Go back to the well and attach the rope and bucket. Tap the handle until the bucket goes down into the well and comes back up with something in it. Take the Key of Spirit.

41. Enter the tunnel again. Go to the end. Using the pages from the book, solve the puzzle. The shapes should look like this to unlock the door:
42. Tap the door to open it and enter the next room. Put the Key of Spirit in the device in front of you:

43. Tap on the glowing orb and you’ll be teleported to a palace entrance. You can’t turn back.
44. Enter the palace to the Exhibit Room. If you examine the dinosaur bones, you’ll notice one bone is missing. Tap on the table to the left and take the Token of Life. You can’t pick up the vase yet.

45. Tap on the doorway to enter the Symbol Room. Tap the next doorway and take the Symbol of Devotion above the middle door.
46. Enter through the middle door. Take the ladder. Examine the elephant carving to find a clue. You can also enter the Tomb and place the tokens you have on the matching symbols on the left and right walls. Or you can do that later.

47. Go back to the Symbol Room and use the ladder on the wall to the right. Climb up and open the cabinet that’s up there to find another clue and a Fossil.

48. Go back to the Exhibit Room and put the Fossil on the dinosaur skeleton. His mouth will open, revealing the Token of Wisdom. Take it.
49. Go to the Symbols room and tap on the globe to the left of the doorway. Between it and the vase is a Token of Solace. Take it.
50. Go through the doorway and take the the middle door again. Enter the Tomb and place all the Tokens on the matching symbols on the right and left walls. You need to play with the lines to match them up to the lines on the main wall. When they’re both matched up correctly, the Earth Relic will appear in the center of the main wall.

android games : Cryptic Kingdoms HD Cheat Page 3


33. Go back to the glowing pattern on the floor and it will have changed. There are now shapes in the center:
34. Zoom out and tap on the puzzle to the left. Solve it and a bug shape will appear. Can’t use it at the moment:
35. Go back to the screen with the mushrooms. Use the knife to get the Charm from the mushroom. Then take the Scarab that is revealed.

36. Go to the puzzle with a slot for the Scarab and place it on there to get a rope:
37. Enter the tunnel again and tap the blue crystals to the right do they look like this:
38. Go to the mushroom house and place the Charm in the slot on the desk. The locked box on the wall will open up, revealing the missing page from the book. Add it to the book:

39. Look on the floor under the lamps. The safe will now be open. Take the bucket from inside:

Android games : Cryptic Kingdoms HD Cheat Page 2

25. Enter the tunnel. Move the wheel on the left to look like this:

26. Continue on until you see this room. Pick up the Golden Egg.

27. Go back to the screen with the arch and arrange the wheel like so:

28. Go back to the design in the ground. Take the staircase up. Tap on the center of the wheel until it looks like this:

29. Go back a screen and tap on the mushroom house. Unlock the door using the mushroom key and enter.
30. Zoom in on the dresser. Take the knife. Put the horn on the lamp and a drawer will open, revealing this book:

31. Zoom out and tap on the wheel. There’s a nest. Place the Golden Egg on it and two lights will turn on:

32. Note the pattern the lights make on the floor: