[Guide] Root the Galaxy S III Mini

Galaxy S III Mini is a device for those people who do not like a very huge phone lik the Samsung Galaxy S III, and if you are one of the users of the Mini and are looking to root your device, then look no further, you can finally root your phone using the following guide, thanks to the guys at XDA.

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How to root your Transformer TF700 with Jelly Bean

TF700 received Jelly Bean update some time back due to the people not on OTA RootKeeper lost their root. Now XDA developer hiemanshu has come up with a solution to root your TF700 running on Jelly Bean, follow the steps to root your device.

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Set up user agent to desktop mode on Chrome for Android

Google Chrome is one of the best browsers for Android in the play store right now, its sleek, easy to use and integrates well with all our devices. The only problem in Chrome is that you can permanently set the user agent to desktop mode, instead there is an option to Request desktop site. For some people it is really irritating to open the options tab and select request desktop site all the time, so those people can follow this guide to open all the websites in desktop mode permanently.

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ASUS Transformer Prime gets rooted, here’s how to go about it

The ASUS EEE Pad Transformer was made available just a few days back and I have heard that it is  a hit everywhere and there are loads of people looking to buy it mainly because the first Transformer was a big success, the powerful quadcore processor coupled with Android 4.0 and a sleek design. We have just received news that it has been rooted already.

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[Guide] Reverting back to old Android market

I installed the latest Android market as soon as it was leaked on XDA, at first glance it did look good, but later I missed the old Android market, not only because I was used to it, but I use EDGE and it takes forever for Android market to load while using it, it opens fast enough when I am using Wi-Fi, but I am always travelling and keep downloading new applications so I decided to revert back to the old Android market, and thought that you guys must be going through the same, so I decided to write a guide about it.

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Google Nexus One receives Android 2.3.6 OTA [Instructions to manually update]

Google Nexus One which is also known as the grand father of Android phones and Google’s first Nexus device get’s updated to Android 2.3.6. Last update which Nexus officially received was of Android 2.3.4, now Google has decided to skip 2.3.5 and jump directly to 2.3.6. Well I have not updated my Nexus One yet as it is on CyanogenMod and I am sure they will be including Android 2.3.6 in their next nightly. The update does not have anything in particular except dome bug fixes. Follow the instructions below to manually update if you haven’t received the update yet.

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ASUS Eee Pad Transformer rooting guide

The eee pad Transformer by ASUS has been the most successful tablet running Google’s Android Honeycomb (3.2) Operating System. Not only that it is a low cost device with a dual core processor but the performance of this tablet is better than any other Android tablet out there, also one of the reason for the tablet’s success is the Keyboard dock which comes with the device. The great thing is that this device is also doing great in the developing field, there are about 4 – 5 ROMs, kernels, themes, also a 3G USB dongle support is in development. This post will help you root your Transformer and also flash ClockworkMod recovery using which you will be able to flash the custom ROMs and other goodies.

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1 click root released for Motorola Droid 3

I heard that many people were having problems with the manual rooting method for Droid 3, but now the Droid 3 owner don’t have to worry about rooting their devices as a very simple 1 click rooting method has already been released by  and Framework43 and psouza4. Currently this method is only for the people with Windows PC.

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Guide : Motorola Atrix Bootloader Unlocked

Atrix was the first device by Motorola to come out with a dual core processor. The only problem with this device was that it came out with Android 2.2 Froyo coupled with a locked bootloader. There is good news for all the Atrix users, Motorola will be rolling out a Gingerbread update soon which will also include unlocked bootloader. This gingerbread update was leaked by the guys at Xda developers. Also the bootloader was unlocked. If you have the Atrix and want to unlock the bootloader then you can follow this simple guide. This works on both Gingerbread and Froyo.

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Guide : Transfer all SMS from a Nokia Symbian Smartphone to Android Smartphone

So you got a  new Android smartphone and you want to transfer all important data from your old Symbian phone to it. We know how much important is that old data in your old Symbian phone. So generally there are many sites and online services which help you to transfer all the data like Contacts, Calendar entries, Notes, Images, Songs and even SMS to your new Android smartphone but at a very premium price. Sad smile Some charge more than $30 Continue reading “Guide : Transfer all SMS from a Nokia Symbian Smartphone to Android Smartphone”

Reminder: Bring Dropbox to your Symbian Device in 5 easy Steps!

Lately I’ve seen a lot of people complaining about the lack of a dedicated Dropbox Application for Symbian. Sure it would be nice to have one, as the apps on both, Android and iOS are really well done. but it seems most people don’t know that you can have a much much better way to browse your files on Symbian than the mobile web app. What better than having Dropbox integrated directly into the Filemanager? It’s easy, it’s free (if you have a free Dropbox account) and its very fast to setup! And here’s how its done: Continue reading “Reminder: Bring Dropbox to your Symbian Device in 5 easy Steps!”

Tip: Control Your Music From Anywhere On The Nokia N8 In One Click

If you’ve ever used your Symbian Nokia touchscreen device to listen to music, like the N8 for example, you might have noticed that there is no easy way to control music playback from other applications. You could plug in the earphones to use the included remote control for that, but if you’re not carrying them around, you have to stop what you’re doing, use the task switcher, scroll to wherever the Music Player icon is, click it, pray that the last time you had it open you were on the Now Playing screen then Pause/FF/RW. Or you could stop what you’re doing, hit the Menu button to go back to the homescreen, pray that the last time you were there, it was on the homescreen that has the Music widget (or install that widget on all 3 homescreens), and then control your music.

Not. Fun.

Well, no one is the Symbian Foundation apparently thought of simplifying the process (how about integrating a Play/RW/FF bar in the Options menu that pops up when you press the Power button for example?) but luckily, we got cool developers who know exactly what the world needs. Enter Music Bar by Nikolay Usanov-Kornilov (Russian page, English translated version here), an app for S60 5th Edition that also works on the N8.

See the Music Bar controls on top of Gravity?

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How To: Get Dropbox On Nokia/Symbian, Natively

If you love having a cloud-ready storage solution accessible from any of your devices, be it multiple computers, mobile phones, iPod Touch… then you should have heard of Dropbox, one of the most famous services with a free 2GB account. Unfortunately, Dropbox works on almost every platform out there except Symbian. You could access it through the m.dropbox.com mobile site, but that’s just not the same. Well, just today, I came up with a solution to get it working on my Symbian/Nokia phones using the SugarSync Symbian app, another cloud-storage solution.

Note: this method isn’t perfect, it’s limited to S60 5th Edition currently, and it’s somewhat ugly. But it works. If you’re not really attached to Dropbox, I suggest you simply use SugarSync instead. It’s basically the same.

Step 1: Create a free SugarSync account

SugarSync offers a free 2GB storage solution, as well as paid 30GB and more storage options. If you’re good with 2GB, head over to this page and sign up for a new account and make sure you activate it.

Step 2: Download SugarSync on your computer

Whether you have a Mac or a PC, head over to the SugarSync Downloads page to download it on your computer. Then open the app, sign in and set up your computer.

Step 3: Integrate your Dropbox folder into SugarSync

There are two ways to integrate Dropbox into SugarSync. By now, I’m assuming you already have a Dropbox account and have it set up on your computer.

The first way is to go to Manage Sync Folders on SugarSync and add your current Dropbox folder to the sync’ed ones.

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Convert your iPad WiFi into iPad 3G sans GPS

Did you regret on purchasing iPad WiFi and do you feel left out when you are not in WiFi hotspot. Ya, I too have the same feeling as I was one of the early adopter and at that time only iPad WiFi was available.Here I will be discussing about three different ways to convert your iPad WiFi into 3G enabled iPad. Continue reading “Convert your iPad WiFi into iPad 3G sans GPS”

Guide : Blackberry Plans , Tariffs and Customer Support Numbers

FoneArena reader Anirudh is a Blackberry addict as you can see from above image he sent us. He has a shared a list of Blackberry Tips ,  Plans , Tariffs , Customers Support details including how to activate the Blackberry service on your handset.

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