Tuesday, November 26, 2013

How to Root Xperia 2011 Models

*Rooting will not void your phone warranty. Unroot can be done !

2011 Xperia models include Arc, Neo, Play, Acro, Mini Pro, Mini, Ray, S, V, Active, Live

Only For IceCreamSandwich Firmwares:

     Settings -- Security -- Mark  "Unknown sources"
     Settings -- Developer options -- Mark "USB debugging"
     Settings -- Xperia -- Connectivity -- USB connection mode -- select MSC mode
     Sony PC companion must be installed on your PC.

  1. Connect your Xperia to PC (skip installation on your phone) and wait till the ADB drivers are downloaded.
  2. Download the rooting toolkit from any of the following links.
    link 1
    link 2
    If any download starts after opening the toolkit, stop it. Don't let it download anything.
  3. It will now show an option to root, after detecting your phone. wait until the process is finished.
  4. Rooting finished. Check for installed 'superuser' app in your phone.
If an error occurs in the process, restart your phone,PC and  make a retry.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Top Root Apps [part 1]

  • Chainfire 3D
    With this app you can play all the HD games on your phone. It comes with various visual gameplay options.
    *Its a paid app and is
    available in the playstore.

  • Titanium Backup
    Here is another popular backup app. With this app you can set a schedule backup so that you will always will have that important data saved in your phone. You can easily transfer the backups to your desktop via a USB cable and restore it at anytime with Titanium Backup.

  • Busybox Installerwhere can I get a old version of busybox ? This is a common question while using the V6 Supercharger, since it recommends a busybox 1.18.2 or higher. So ever come across an app that requires an older version of busybox ? Then this is right app to turn for.*Its a free app and many versions are available in the playstore.

Busybox Installer

Pros of Rooting Your Android Phone

Those who didn't root their phone yet, are not familiar with the surprise behind it. Here I provide you the top reasons to root your Android phone.
  1. Block Ads
    You are aware of the annoying ads that makes your app disgusting to use. Also the data consumption. If you want to block your ads on any particular device or any particular app, rooting is the solution.
    Essential Android apps to block ads:
                        AdBlock Plus
                        Ad Away
  2. Boost Speed and Battery Life
    Imagine your phone running beyond its capable speed, this is possible by tweaking the processor.
    *The lifespan of your phone may decrease. Who minds !
    Essential app to tweak the processor speed:

    You may not be aware of your phone apps that ruins your battery percentile. Some root apps can automatically hibernate the apps you aren't using.
    Essential app to improve Battery life:

  3. Backup data from every corner of your phoneOh, you know how to backup your apps and your files! But imagine, can you backup a browser(system app) along with its cookies? A rooted phone does everything.
    Essential app:

                       Titanium Backup
  4. Remove preinstalled app or system app
    With a rooted phone you are able to remove any app on your phone, may be a browser app or dialler app or settings or any. Cranky to hear, but it is essential in certain scenarios.
  5. Flash a custom kernel
  6. Flash a custom ROM
Now, you are the true owner of your device.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Music Player that downloads Lyrics automatically

musiXmatch will detect all your music and adds lyrics that sync with your songs.


TuneWiki does the same thing, recommended by play store.


Getting started with Android SDK

Setup the Android SDK
  1. Install JDK
  2. Download Android ADT IDE (~500 MB)
  3. Extract and install the Android ADT IDE
  4. Launch and configure the Android Developer Tools IDE

The Android SDK Manager Tool

Found in Eclipse Windows menu. This tool is used to download, install and update the APIs and several other packages.

Android Virtual Devices

AVD is an emulator that mimics an Android device.

It takes around 5 to 10 mins for an emulator to get started.

Market Enabler

MarketEnabler is an app for Android using which you can fool Play Store to download and install any country restricted apps on your device.

*not available in play store

Market Enabler


Sanity - makes your phone calls better, easier and healthy.
  • audio record your phone calls
  • announce caller and SMS
  • block unwanted calls and SMS
  • auto answer
  • urgent calls
  • automatic speakerphone
  • outgoing anonymous calls
  • reduce electromagnetic waves
  • choose different volume levels during calls
  • automatic bluetooth headsets
  • timeouts for restoring silent mode and airplane mode
  • vibrate the phone when the call begins and when the call ends
  • fast sms
Sanity is light, small and very fast.

*available in play store