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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Android One vs Microsoft Lumia 535 : Which is the better budget smartphone?

Microsoft Lumia 535 vs Android One: Which is the better budget smartphone?

Microsoft Lumia 535, the first non-Nokia branded Lumia smartphone had been discussed in great deal even before its official launch, by virtue of its exclusive Microsoft branding and because the device was expected to cater to smartphone buyers on shoestring budgets.
Now that the Lumia 535 has been launched in multiple countries of the world, and the device is also apparently catering to the budget smartphone buyers, the smartphone comes under competition from devices of other well-known brands that have also been launched to specifically cater to budget conscious people.
One such competitor is Google's Android One smartphone range which also offers affordability and hardware specifications that seemingly complement the price tag of the device.
Google initially launched affordable smartphones under its Android One initiative, in India. The Karbonn (an India-based smartphone brand) Sparkle V holds the distinction of being the first-ever Android One device to get a launch in the United Kingdom.
Hence, let's take a look at how the Lumia 535 and Karbonn Sparkle V Android One smartphones stack up against each other.
Microsoft Lumia 535 vs Karbonn Sparkle V Android One
Microsoft's Lumia 535 has a 5in display with resolution of 540 x 960 and pixel density of 220 ppi. The smartphones' touchscreen is protected by Gorilla Glass 3.
On the other hand, the Karbonn Sparkle V features a 4.5in IPS LCD display having resolutions of 480 x 854 pixels, and pixel density of 218 ppi.
Both smartphones boast multi-touch support and 16 million colours.
From the above, it is evident that sharper images are rendered on the Lumia 535's screen, more than on the Sparkle V's screen, by virtue of the former's better pixel density.
Microsoft Lumia 535 is driven by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 SoC clocked at 1.2GHz and supported by 1GB RAM on board.
The Android One Karbonn Sparkle V incorporates a quad-core Cortex-A7 processor clocked at 1.3GHz, over a Mediatek MT6582 SoC. The processor assembly is also backed-up by a 1GB RAM.
Both the devices have an identical Cortex-A7 chipset.
With respect to offering efficient performance, the battle is even. Gamers can also expect a decent degree of basic gaming experience within both the smartphones.
In terms of connectivity, both the handsets offer 3G, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi and microUSB connectivity options.
To buyers, Microsoft's Lumia 535 offers 8GB of internal storage as standard, but features a microSD card slot for expansion of internal storage area up to 128 GB. This aspect should serve as a boon for users preferring to view multimedia content/watch movies within their smartphones, rather than on a bigger screen.
By default, Karbonn's Sparkle V features a comparatively lesser 4GB internal storage. Even expansion via MicroSD card is limited to 32 GB.
From the above, it is evident which phone is the storage space winner here.
The Microsoft Lumia 535 features a 5MP autofocus rear camera that comes with LED flash and supports geo-tagging of images. The camera supports shooting 480p videos at 30 frames per second (fps). The handset also features an identical 5MP front camera.
Karbonn Sparkle V comes with an identical 5MP LED flash rear camera that supports image geo-tagging, but lags behind the Lumia 535 with respect to its 2MP front camera.
The Lumia 535's 5MP front camera should prove a hit among the selfie generation.
The Android One Karbonn Sparkle V features a 1700 mAh Li-Ion battery out of the box, which is claimed to offer a talk-time of up to eight hours and standby time of up to 160 hours.
Microsoft Lumia 535 pips the Karbonn Sparkle with its 1905 Li-Ion battery which offers a talk-time of up to 12 hours, along with a 552 hour stand-by time.
If you are looking at a smartphone offering decent battery backup time and talk-time, choose the Lumia 535 over the Android one device.
Lumia 535 runs Microsoft's Windows Phone 8.1 operating platform (Also read how Windows Phone 8.1 performed in December 2014), out of the box, and incorporates Lumia Denim. Buyers of Lumia 535 should also get to observe Nokia-specific native applications viz MixRadio and Here Maps (both online and offline).
In contrast, Karbonn's Sparkle V runs Google's Android 4.4.4 KitKat straight out of the box, and the USP of this device is its Android One nature which offers it all of Google's latest software updates.
Karbonn Sparkle V is slated to receive the most expected Android 5.0 (Lollipop) OS update very soon.
Both the smartphones draw level as far as the software aspects are concerned.
Release date and price
Both the Lumia 535 and Redmi 1S have been released and are available for purchase in several countries.
Lumia 535 has been officially launched in India where the device is priced at £95 (INR 9,199). The smartphone has also hit European shores, and is available for purchase in France for a price of €109.
Lumia 535 is confirmed to have a sub £100 price-tag in the UK as well. Microsoft Great Britain has listed the budget smartphone on its portal, which means that an official launch in the country is imminent.
Karbonn Sparkle V is open for purchase in the United Kingdom, via Amazon UK, and has a price tag of £124.
Both the smartphones offer their own degree of value for money and affordability to buyers, but the Lumia 535 offers comparatively greater value for money than Karbonn's Sparkle V Android One smartphone.
Also, Microsoft's reliability factor and Nokia roots can work in Lumia 535's favour.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

solutions in How to update android version on samsung galaxy grand quattro

How to update android version on samsung galaxy grand quattro

Samsung grand quatro cannot be updated from 4.2.1. How I will update my Android version 4.1.2 to 4.4.2 samsung galaxy grand quattro. Samsung Galaxy Grand Quattro/ Galaxy Win I8552. Samsung: Update the Galaxy Win/Quattro duos with Android 4.4. A new version of jasp next level rom Samsung Galaxy GRAND Quattro I8552 Android smartphone can. can now update with this official firmware released by Samsung. Manual Upgrade Galaxy Grand 2 with Official Kitkat 4.4.2 XXUBNH6 OS for good – Guide.

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Wanna Root your Samsung Galaxy GRAND Quattro smartphone?. Samsung Galaxy GRAND Quattro I8552 Android smartphone can now be updated with the. Manual Upgrade Galaxy Grand 2 with Official Kitkat 4.4.2 XXUBNH6 OS. Samsung Galaxy S4 runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean right out of the box, and it. i have samsung grand quattro with os android 4.1.2 can i upgrade to 4.2.1…. Samsung had announced that the upgrade cycle for its Galaxy. How can I update my glaxy grand quattro android 4.2.2 please send me reply. This root guide is meant for the Samsung Galaxy Grand Quattro, model. You can confirm the model number and Android version by going to Settings. First of all, download and install the Samsung USB drivers on your PC. The Smartphone Samsung Galaxy Win Duos or Quattro, its a great and powerful device, that is in the same category of Samsung Gran Duos which had a update. for keyboard i have just updated the version published by google on play store so,try to. for please tell me how can i install kitkat on my galaxy grand quattro. eagerly.

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A quick guide and steps to Install CyanogenMod Android 4.4.4 KitKat CM11 M11 on Sony Xperia T [Guide]

Steps to Install CyanogenMod Android 4.4.4 KitKat CM11 M11 on Sony Xperia T [Guide]

Prolific custom ROM developers, CyanogenMod team released the new Android 4.4.4 KitKat CM11 M11 milestone series OS update to Sony's mid-range phone Xperia T.
Couple of months ago, Sony officially abandoned the software service support to Xperia T, TX, V and later to Xperia SP as well, probably due to the limited RAM capacity. [For more information, head to Sony's officialsoftware support page]
However, on the bright side, there are numerous custom ROMs on the Internet, which enables users to make sleek customisation and performance enhancing tweaks on the phone and stay updated with the latest software.
Among them, team CyanogenMod is one of the most popular custom mobile software developers having close to 12 million users across the globe.
This new CM11 M11 series custom ROM is about 251MB in size and is based on the AOSP (Android Open Source Project) v4.4.4 KitKat OS. It is said to bring bug fixes, customisation options to boost device performance, new visual interface, shortcut for easy access to key apps and loads of personalisation options such as-
  • Camera: Adds support for all available Slow Shutter speeds (hardware dependent); Improve shutter button
  • APN Updates for various regions
  • Dialer/InCallUI: Fixes smartcover always showing answer fragment
  • Show devices connected to your Wi-Fi (tethering) Hotspot
  • Lockscreen: Do not play sounds while a phone call is active & MSIM updates
  • Adjustments to 'Glove Mode' (High Touch Sensitivity)
  • Translations updates from CyanogenMod CrowdIn team
  • General bug fixes
  • Fixes signal strength showing '2147483647′ on certain devices
  • Fixes bug related to 'switch to last app' action while in Recent view
  • Fixes Navigation Bar arrow keys in RTL locales
  • Frameworks: Add base & MSIM APIs for SEEK (Secure Element Evaluation Kit) support
  • Frameworks: Fix volume button changing two 'steps' per click
  • Frameworks: Add 'Screen Off' action for double-tap/long-press configuration options
  • Frameworks & Core Apps: CAF and other upstream updates
  • Various security updates
  • Performance tweaks and many more improvements to enhance user-experience
Prerequisites (things to remember before installing Custom ROM)
  • Though installing custom ROM improves the device's performance and UI experiences, it makes the company warranty void and they will no longer be liable to provide updates in future [users can restore warranty by flashing the device with stock-ROM].
  • Make sure the device is rooted before going forward for custom ROM installation.
  • This new CyanogenMod Android 4.4.4 KitKat firmware has to be installed on the Sony Xperia T model only; if tried on other devices, it might get bricked [To check your device model: Go to Settings >> About phone >> model number]
  • Installation of custom ROM requires clearing of memory in the smartphone, so make sure to back all the data by installing Clockwork Mod (CWM) Recovery/ TWRP in the smartphone.
  • Users make sure they have installed USB drivers on the PC, or else your device (Sony Xperia T) will not be recognized by the computer.
  • Make sure your device has more than 80 percent battery, or else there is chance of smartphone getting temporarily bricked if the installation process is interrupted in the mid-way.
[Disclaimer:This procedure is very technical and should be performed by a person with sound knowledge of rooting (or manual software installation) Android devices. If the step-by-step installation process is not followed properly, there are chances of the smartphone getting bricked or being permanently irreparable. International Business Times, India Edition cannot be held responsible for any damage or claims from readers if the procedure does not yield the required results or if the smartphone is bricked. Hence, users are advised to proceed with caution.]
Step-by-step installation procedure of CyanogenMod Android v4.4.4 KitKat CM11 M11 Custom ROM for Sony Xperia T:
Step 1: Download CyanogenMod Android v4.4.4 KitKat CM11 M11 Custom ROM (HERE) and Google Apps (HERE) in to your PC.
Step 2: Connect Sony Xperia T to PC via USB cord.
[Note: Before plugging the phone to the computer, be sure that you have installed USB driver software, if not, click HERE for Windows PC and for Mac, HERE to download the firmware]
Step 3: Then, place Android v4.4.4 KitKat CM11 M11 Custom ROM zip file into the phone's SD card memory. [Note: Users are advised to paste the .zip file in SD card root, not in any other folder.]
[Note: Before users' begin installing the custom software, be sure that the device must have rooted and has installed ClockworkMod Recovery/TWRP tool.]
Step 4: Now, turn off the device and disconnect from the PC.
Step 5: Then perform the regular Recovery Mode sortie by press holding 'Volume (up)', 'Home' and 'Power' buttons.
Step 6: After entering the RECOVERY mode, clear the phone memory, by choosing 'wipe data/factory reset'
[Note: use 'Volume' keys to navigate and 'Power' button to select options, while operating under Recovery Mode]
Step 7: Now, clear the cache memory by selecting 'wipe cache partition'
Step 8: Then to go back to ClockworkMod recovery, and select 'advanced' and tap 'wipe dalvik cache' [Note: This step is optional, but many recommend this procedure so that user will not face boot loops or any other errors in the middle of custom ROM installation]
Step 9: Again come back to main recovery screen and then tap 'install zip from SD card'
Step 10: Then tap 'choose zip from sdcard' and go to Android 4.4.4 ROM .zip file in SD card and enter the installation process. Repeat the same procedure again to install the Google Apps. [Note: use 'Volume' keys to navigate and 'Power' button to select options]
Step 11: Once done with the installation process, navigate to '+++++Go Back+++++' and re-start the device by opting 'reboot system now' seen in the recovery menu.
Now, your device (Sony Xperia T) will take a few minutes to complete the booting process.
Users then head to Settings >> select About phone to confirm the installation of CyanogenMod Android v4.4.4 KitKat CM11 M11 custom ROM.

Sunday, June 14, 2015


Hard Reset SAMSUNG G530H Galaxy Grand Prime

First method:

  1. At the beginning switch off your mobile phone by holding down the Power rocker for a short while.Reset SAMSUNG G530H Galaxy Grand Prime
  2. Afterwards press and hold together: Volume Up + Home button + Power button for a couple of seconds.Reset SAMSUNG G530H Galaxy Grand Prime
  3. When the Samsung Logo appears, you can release held keys.
  4. In the next step select from menu "wipe data / factory reset" using Volume buttons to navigate and Home button to confirm.Reset SAMSUNG G530H Galaxy Grand Prime
  5. Choose "Yes -- delete all user data" to confirm the whole operation.Reset SAMSUNG G530H Galaxy Grand Prime
  6. After that select option "reboot system now".Reset SAMSUNG G530H Galaxy Grand Prime
  7. Well done! The hard reset has just been performed.

Second method:

  1. Start by turninng on the device.Reset SAMSUNG G530H Galaxy Grand Prime
  2. From the Home Screen go to Menu and then to Settings.
  3. Tap Backup & Reset and then Factory data reset.
  4. Afterwards choose Reset device.
  5. To confirm your choice select Erase everything.
  6. That's all.

How To Root Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime G530H Easily

SM-G530H-Samsung Galaxy Grand-Prime
Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime was launched earlier with 5.5″ HD Display and Quad Core CPU to take on HTC Desire 816 which has proven its mettle in phablet category. Today we bring to you and easy to follow guide to root Galaxy Grand Prime all thanks to XDA member Biggalaxy for creating the root package.


Rooting your device may cause loss of warranty.
You are only responsible by following further all losses and damages caused to device. We will not be held liable in any circumstances.

   Guide on How to Root Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime G530H Easily

Before you proceed any further make sure to charge your device above 30%, though we recommend a full charged device before rooting.
  Step -2: Make Sure Device Model No
Check the model number of device and make sure you have correct model or device for which the guide is prepared. Be warned before using this guide with any other product from same brand or different brand.
This guide is for Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime G530H and its variants only.
  Step -1: Read Advantages and Disadvantages of Rooting
  Step 0: Backup your Device
Not really necessary but better to be safe then to be sorry. A backup is always recommended.
  Step 1: Download Required Files
Downlod Root Package  Mirror -1/Mirror-2  and Samsung USB Drivers(Skip USB Drivers if you already have Samsung Drivers or your device is detected in Odin Mode below)
  Step 2: Unpack the Root Package
Unpack the downloaded root package in a separate folder and install Samsung USB drivers on your PC.
  Step 3: Open Odin and Flash
Just open Odin v3.07 by right clicking and run as administrator. Then Press Volume Down + Home + Power Key together and your phone will boot in download mode. Press Volume Upto continue. Connect device to PC and the ID:COM field should be colored blue.
After this step just click on PDA as shown in screenshot and select extracted from 1_cfroot_sm-g530h_mohan.tar.md5. 
Click on START and let the process end and device will reboot with a green pass in ID:COM field.
Repeat the Step 3 again just select 2_cache_recovery_stock_mohan_sm-g530h.md5.
Now your device is perfectly rooted just enjoy the benefits of being SuperUser.
  Verify Root Access
To verify root access on Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime install the Root Check from   Play Store.
Source: XDA
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