Qmobile Noir i7 Root

So here we go guys today i’m gonna tell you how to root your Qmobile Noir i7.

Disclaimer: This might void your Warranty (but its qmobile :p) or do something which you don’t want. No one will be held responsible if anything takes a wrong turn.

Things you Need:

Steps:

First of all install PDA net, Enable usb debugging on your phone and connect it (in USB Storage mode) with the computer follow the setup accordingly so that it can install the device drivers. Disconnect your phone from the computer after this

Unzip SP flash tool, run it (as administrator) and select the Scatter file which you downloaded earlier. Check only recovery box and double click on the location of the recovery, now select the CWM recovery from where you downloaded it and press the download button.(don’t close SP tool)

Remove the battery and connect your phone with the computer(without battery). Now SP tool will flash CWM recovery to your device, after done it will show a green tick mark like this.

Disconnect the Phone, insert battery and Press Volume up + Power buttons as soon as you see Qmobile’s logo release the Power button, it will take you into the recovery. First create a full Nanaroid backup. Now flash Superuser.zip from the Sdcard which you have downloaded earlier. after its done reboot into system. Your Phone is Rooted.

 

(Optional )

Now the phone is Rooted but its running a Secure adb so MTK Droid Tool does not work unless it has root shell access.

So what we’re gonna do is install adbd insecure (Download it from the Attachment of Chainfire’s xda thread also Hit the thanks button). install it and check Enable insecure adbd and enable at boot, open MTK tool and connect your phone now it has root shell access. Backup IMEI/NVRAM and also create a full backup of your phone just in case.

All Done!!! Enjoy your Rooted device and try not to flash anything which is not meant for your device.

Let me know if you found any bugs

Rooted Stock Rom coming soon…

OPPO Coming To Pakistan!

OPPO is one of the biggest and among the reputed brands of smartphones from China. It has been a key player in the Android smartphone market in China, however, it has also started spreading its footprint to the entire world. There are indications that OPPO has landed in Pakistan and will be launching commercially soon!

OPPO is aiming to go global and compete with the big boys; it needed a different strategy, an ingredient which makes it different and unique from the competition. They have managed to do just that! One of the notable feature of OPPO smartphones is it ships with its ColorOS, which is a modified version of Android OS. The best thing? Users can easily install CyanogenMod on theses phones as well!

The techies and enthusiasts love the ability to customize their smartphones; after-all, that’s what the ‘smart’ should do in the ‘smartphone’ ;-)

High-end OPPO phones pack a good punch as well, they’re not short on any sort of processing power. For example, the OPPO Find N7 is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 system-on-chip with an integrated Adreno 330 GPU. The much-hyped OnePlus One smartphone is also launched by OPPO’s ex-employees however, it does not come under the company umbrella.

What all of this means for Pakistan? More options for the smartphone consumers and benefits to the national economy! We welcome such technological giants to Pakistan. There is immense growth potential for the still un-saturated smartphone market in Pakistan. The benefits can be reaped by both — smartphone manufacturers as well as Pakistanis :)

GUIDE: Huawei Ascend G510/Y300 [Unlock, Recovery, Root]

Disclaimer: I’m or any other person related to this is not responsible for anything that happens to your phone. This most likely will void your warranty.

Huawei Ascend G510/Y300 (Code names of u8951/u8833) is available in different variants around the globe, this guide is most likely universal.

Before doing anything you should first install/Setup ADB Here then install Huawei drivers Here

If you don’t wanna download the whole SDK and just want to use only adb and fastboot command then follow this:

1- Download This, unzip it and you’ll get Adb_fastboot folder

2- Hit windows key and type cmd now right click on cmd and click copy, now paste it to the Adb_fastboot folder which you recently unzipped.

3- Now open the same cmd.exe which you copied in the Adb_fastboot folder and type adb or fastboot if you see list of command then from now on you can use adb and fastboot command but only from the cmd.exe in Adb_fastboot folder.

4- Now follow the rest of the Unlocking procedure.

Unlock:

Huawei and almost all mobile brand manufactures there cell phones with Locked Boot loaders so no one can mess up with it but they also give you methods to unlock it.

Steps to unlock the bootloader…

  • Follow this Link to get you unlock code, it usually takes 3 to 5 days. You will get email like this..

 

  • Now follow this link to unlock your phone.

let me explain it in simple word

First make sure ADB and drivers are installed.

  • Turn on your Phone in Fastboot mode by using Power+Vol down combination, press these buttons for atleast 10 second

  • Now connect you phone to the PC. Open command prompt and type “fastboot devices” , if you get some numbers with fastboot like this it means your device is connected to your PC in fastboot mode.

  • Type this command with your unlock code “fastboot oem unlock xxxxx” (xxxxx is your device unlock code) then enter. Now your device should be unlocked
  • If you want to check whether your device is locked or unlocked type “fastboot  oem  get-bootinfo”, enter.

  • Done
Alternate Method to get Bootloader unlock code:
You can use DC-Unlocker tool to generate unlock code.
Recovery:

CWM and TWRP both are available for Huawei G510/Y300 now its up to your choice what you wanna use.

DOWNLOAD

TWRP 2.6.3.3 (Kra1o5)

Official Links of Goo.im where the developer will upload all new versions and changelogs: (Download Latest version from below links)

Y300: http://goo.im/devs/OpenRecovery/u8833

G510: http://goo.im/devs/OpenRecovery/u8951

Flashable Zip’s 2.6.33

G510, Y300

 CWM

CWM v6.0.4.5 by Dazzozo (Both Y300 & G510):

u8833 (Y300)

Image: recovery-clockwork-6.0.4.5-u8833-R3.img 7,884 KB – MD5: fb6f8a81822770e0711291eae85fca0d
ZIP: recovery-clockwork-6.0.4.5-u8833-R3.zip 8,127 KB – MD5: ec48ba863a585e4af3857d1b754f4cc5

u8951 (G510)
Image: recovery-clockwork-6.0.4.5-u8951-R3.img 7,884 KB – MD5: 490cfde79c20185f48cacc1c64b9ad74
ZIP: recovery-clockwork-6.0.4.5-u8951-R3.zip 8,127 KB – MD5: 8d4e1e907b963357b9c6d7331a253bd5


(Recommended only for 4.3+ ROM’s, its not backward compatible)

  • To flash recovery.img boot your phone in fastboot, enter this command
fastboot flash recovery recovery.img 

The CWM/TWRP flashable file can only be flashed with a custom recovery.

Go into recovery by pressing power+vol up for 10 seconds

Root:

After you unlock your phone and got a custom recovery Root access is now just finger tips away. You just need to flash any of your favorite Super user app.

Koush Superuser  (Recommended)

http://d-h.st/WlG

Superuser

http://d-h.st/TIa

SuperSU

Put one of the zip file in sd card go to the recovery then flash, reboot.
Now finally you have an unlocked rooted phone with a custom recovery, through which you can flash custom ROM/kernels but always make backup before doing anything.

 

Huawei G510 Review & Specs – Snapdragon S4 Play SoC!

Huawei (pronounced Wa-way), a Chinese tech giant has been manufacturing Android phones for different price ranges. After the introduction of ‘high-end’ smartphones like the Huawei Ascend D Quad & Quad XL equipped with a home-made powerful SoC HiSilicon K3V2, Huawei has now stepped into the budget market and introduced Huawei G510 that comes with Android Jelly Bean, version 4.1.1.

Along with G510, the company has also launched Huawei Y300. Both phones are built on Qualcomm MSM8225 chipset, referred to as Snapdragon S4 Play. Note that this is not the same Snapdragon S4 that comes with Galaxy SIII. The CPU is 1.2GHz dual-core ARM Cortex A5, Adreno 203 GPU, 512MB RAM and 4GB internal storage. The one we’re reviewing is single-SIM G510. The other is dual-SIM Huawei G510 which comes with MediaTek MT6577 chipset. G510′s price is around $150 USD or Rs. 16,750 PKR (Thanks to Danish Fazal for price update). The pre-order price was Rs. 14,700 PKR.

Let’s have a quick look at G510 / Y300 specifications, then we’ll show some benchmarks like AnTuTu, Quadrant and finally a comparison with MT6577 based phones / Noir / Micromax series to help you make your choice.

Huawei G510 Specifications

 

Supported Bands: 3G (WCDMA) & GSM Quad Band
Screen: 4.5 inches IPS, 16M colors, 5-point multi-touch
Resolution: 480×854 pixels (FWVGA) – 218 ppi pixel density
Android OS Version: 4.1.1 – Jelly Bean
CPU: Dual core 1.2GHz ARM Cortex A5 (Cortex A9 in dual-SIM)
GPU: Adreno 203 (SGX 531 in dual SIM version)
RAM: 512MB
Internal Memory/ROM: 4GB total. 1.2GB for apps
SD Card slot: Yes, upto 32GB expandable.
Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8225, Snapdragon S4 Play
Camera: 5 MP with autofocus and LED Flash.
Front Camera: 0.3MP for video calling
Video Calling: Yes. Skype and others.
GPS: Yes with A-GPS
Bluetooth: Yes
SIM slots: 1
WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot
35mm Jack: Yes
Google Play: Yes

 

User Interface & Experience

It comes natively with Jelly Bean 4.1.1 so the interface is smooth and buttery, thanks to Project Butter. Huawei has added its proprietary UI, called Emotion UI so you won’t find the stock Jelly Bean look in it. Emotion UI is quite different than the stock interface and you’ll be delighted to see a change, whether you’re moving from the stock look, TouchWiz of Samsung or Sense UI. Even with Emotion UI loaded, the interface and swiping of screens is smooth enough.

There’s an LED for notifications as well, which helps in some cases.

Huawei Ascend G510 Benchmarks & Performance

The single-SIM version of G510 comes with MSM8225 S4 Play chipset. It has an integrated 1.2GHz dual-core Cortex A5 processor (ARMv7 instruction set) and Adreno 203 GPU with 512MB RAM as mentioned previously. So how does this really perform in a phone, having a 4.5 inch screen and FWVGA resolution of 480×854 pixels?

Here are the results of AnTuTu benchmark:

Huawei G510 AnTuTu Benchmark

Huawei G510 AnTuTu Benchmark

And now the Quadrant benchmark:

G510 Quadrant Benchmark

G510 Quadrant Benchmark

Note that the real world performance is not entirely dependent on these benchmarks and it may differ as well! Adreno 203 also seems to outperform PowerVR SGX531 GPU in certain GLBenchmarks which are vital for video playback and games. That means this phone may have slightly better performance in games than the dual-SIM, MT6577-based G510. However, SGX531 in certain GLBenchs slightly outperform Adreno 203 such as texture fill rates.

For a final verdict you’ll have to wait a little for side by side comparison of S4 Play vs MT6577.

Camera Performance

G510 has a front 5 MP camera with LED flash and front 0.3MP camera for video chats. However, S4 Play only records videos in VGA format, so you can’t make 720p videos. That’s a disadvantage if you want to use your phone as a 720p-videos maker.

For stills, it performs just like your average 5MP phone cameras. Nothing extraordinary.

G510 – Price vs. Performance & Verdict

You get this phone merely for 16,750 Rs. in Pakistan or $150 USD internationally. At this price range, it is a fantastic phone which comes pre-installed with Jelly Bean, offering a very smooth and buttery experience. It also shines in the gaming area and is equal to, or out-performs other comparable phones in this range, such as those equipped with MT6577 chipset.

The only disadvantage is camera’s video performance. However, if this is not a MUST MUST for you, then it’s no big deal. It gets compensated for the support and repute the brand Huawei offers. Their Emotion UI is a smooth and new experience as well, and general phone performance is quite good.

You might be having thoughts like Huawei G510 vs. Samsung Galaxy SII, Galaxy SIII etc. The fact is, it’s not a wise comparison. Those phones are much more capable than this budget phone, however at this price point, G510 is probably the best dual-core Android phone offering native Jelly Bean smoothness!

Huawei G510 vs. Micromax or QMobile Noir Series

If you’re in Asia, the fair comparison is: G510 vs. Micromax A110 or G510 vs. Noir A10, Noir A12, Noir A8. Here, it is a chipset war, between S4 Play and MT6577. This phone has relatively stable software performance and smoothness than these other MTK phones, so if you’re in this budget and wanting a nice, stable phone with good gaming performance, get G510.

If you can’t ignore the 720p videos, which shouldn’t be much of an issue, then you may look at these MT6577-based options.

Budget Dual SIM Android Phones By Samsung

NOTE: Guest Post.

The dual SIM Android phones were introduced in the market few years back. After the success, most of the companies had adopted the technique and now you can find dual SIM Android smartphones from almost all top brands. One of the top brands of smartphones, Samsung, has also introduced its dual SIM mobile phones in the market. These phones have specific features and are available in a wide range of price. We’re listing only the budget ones, ignoring Galaxy S Duos and Galaxy SII Duos.

These smartphones are useful for a number of people from different walks of life. Business community can use different lines for personal and professional contacts. You can enjoy offers from more than one communication service provider without the hassle of carrying two mobile phones.

Here we are listing some of the Samsung dual SIM Android smartphones with unique and interesting features.

The first smartphone that we would discus about is Samsung Galaxy S Duos. The design of this phone is similar to the famous member of Galaxy S family, Samsung Galaxy S III. Of course it differs in software to the Galaxy S III, but physically they resemble a lot. The touch screen of S Duos is about 4 inch (a bit smaller than S III), with 480 x 800 resolutions. The internal memory of this smartophone is 4GB, and the RAM used in it is 512 MB. It can support to run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

Galaxy Y Pro Duos is another Dual SIM Android device of Samsung. This smartphone is the dual SIM version of its original. It has a front camera so you can easily make video calls, if your service provider doesn’t allow video calls then you can use VoIP for this purpose. Other features of Galaxy Y Pro Duos include, 832 MHz processor, 3.2 mega pixel rare camera, 2.6 inch QVGA display, Wi-Fi, GPS, etc. The firmware on this smartphone is Android 2.3 Gingerbread.

Samsung Galaxy Ace Duos has a touch screen of about 3.2 inch. 832 MHz processor, 3GB internal memory, micro SD card slot (that supports up to 32 GB memory card), 512 MB RAM, and a 5 mega pixel camera are the other main features of this Samsung Dual SIM Android smartphone. It runs a comparatively old version of Android, i.e. Android 2.3 Gingerbread.

If you’re way too short on budget, then the last phone on our list is Samsung B5702 DUOS. It’s not an Android phone and it has a shorter touch screen of about 2.4 inches with a resolution of 240 x 320 pixels. You can add up to 8 GB memory to this smartphone. All other important features like GPRS, GSM, Bluetooth, FM radio, etc are also present in it. The battery of this smartphone has a standby life of about 122 hours.

There are many other Dual SIM Android smartphones available under the umbrella of Samsung. These include, Samsung Galaxy Pocket Duos S5302, Galaxy Grand 19082, Galaxy Ace Duos GSM, Samsung Duos C3312, Samsung E1207, Samsung Guru E1282 and E2252, and Samsung C3322. You can choose any of these phones that is best suitable to you according to your needs and requirements.
About the author: It’s yet again a guest article contributed by Hafsa Wajeeh. She blogs at dtopgadgets.

Best Android Phones Under Rs. 20,000 / $200

Written By: Hafsa Wajeeh

With a lot of features and interesting advanced options, Android phones have become the first choice for everyone. More and more people are opting for an Android phone. A problem that many people find in buying an Android phone is its high rates. Most of the high-end smartphones are expensive, but still there are many that are available at reasonable prices. Here we are going to tell you five dual core Android phones that you can buy for under Rs. 20,000. Here we go:

 Sony Xperia Sola:

Sony Xperia Sola is available in the market with dual core 1 GHz cortex A-9 processor, and Android v 2.3 (Gingerbread). Update is available for Android up to v4.0. The touch screen is 3.7 inches with 480*854 pixels display. The RAM is 512 MB, and internal memory is 8GB and supports micro SD card up to 32 GB.  You can take photos with 5 MP camera that is supported by Auto focus and LED flash. Android NFC Smart tag, available in Sony Xperia Sola, can make your life easy, as it can perform simple daily tasks with a single touch. Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPRS, 3G, and other options are available for connectivity. Get your Sony Xperia Sola for just 20,990.

 Sony Xperia U:

This Android phone runs on a dual core, 1GHz cortex A-9 processor. The internal memory of Sony Xperia U is 8 GB, with a RAM of 512 MB. No sdcard support available. The OS is Android v2.3 (Gingerbread), but you have an option to upgrade it up to v4.0. You can capture your memorable moments with the help of 5MP camera, auto-focus, and LED flash. You can also capture 3D panorama using Xperia U. 3G technology is also present in it. With high resolution, and good picture quality, any movie or video can be enjoyed on this phone. You can get Sony Xperia U for Rs. 18,500.

 QMobile Noir A11:

The new Noir series of QMobile consists of smartphones with some really awesome features. Noir A11 is powered by 1 GHz dual core processor. It has a built-in memory of 4GB, but if you want more, you can add a micro SD card of up to 32 GB. The RAM is 512 MB. Q mobile has launched Noir A11 with 5 inches touch screen. You can upgrade Android v4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) to v4.1 (Update date not announced). In addition to the 5MP HD camera with LED flash, Noir A11 has a front camera that you can use for video calling. For connectivity, Noir A11 offers GPS, 3G, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth. It is available in the market for only Rs. 18,000.

 Gfive A78 Ferrari:

This smartphone is launched with a 4.3 inches touch screen. You can download stuff, run apps, and browse the web faster with dual core 1 GHz processor. It uses Android v 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). Only 512 MB built-in memory is available in Gfive A78, but you have an option to add a micro SD card of up to 32 GB. This smartphone comes with 8MP camera, and Auto focus to capture HD images and make videos. A front camera is also included in it to make video calls. The price of this smartphone is only Rs. 16,800.

 QMobile Noir A10:

This is another release of QMobile. It is launched with a wide 5 inches touch screen. Dual core 1 GHz processor has enhanced the overall performance of Noir A 10, with Android v 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich). The built-in memory of this smartphone is 1.48 GB, you can add up to 32 GB more by using a micro SD card. RAM is same as in others, that is 512 MB. It is a good phone for those who love to take photos as it has 8MP camera with Auto focus and LED flash, front camera helps you to make video calls. Noir A 10 offers Wi-Fi, GPS, 3G, and Bluetooth for connectivity. You can buy a QMobile Noir A10 for just Rs. 16,950.

So, these were the 5 Android smartphones that are available in the market for Rs. 20,000 or less. All these smartphones feature a dual core processor with minimum 512MB RAM. I hope that you have found one for you that best suits your needs. Please share this article with your friends, so they can also get benefit. And don’t forget to give us your feedback. Have a good day!

About author: This is a guest post written by Hafsa Wajeeh. She is an enthusiast blogger and writes about latest gadgets on her blog, dtopgadgets.com.

Flash CWM Recovery To MTK Phones Without SP Flash Tool

I’ve created a script which will automatically flash ANY recovery like ClockWorkMod (CWM) to any MediaTek (MTK) phone including MT657 and MT6577 chipsets. QMobile Noir A6, Noir A8 and Noir A10 can also also be flashed.

This doesn’t require SP Flash tool or Mobileuncle tools and is VERY helpful. You can flash CWM from stock recovery!  Helpful in cases where your phone is bricked, you have the CWM backup but you don’t have CWM recovery. And also when SP Flash tool is showing errors when flashing like:

BROM ERROR: S_FT_NEED_DOWNLOAD_ALL_FAIL (4050)

Steps To Flash CWM Recovery To QMobile Noir Series / Any MTK Phone:

  1. Download the script from here and extract. You will get a folder: flashrecovery_labandroid.com with three CWM recoveries pre-included: Noir A10, Noir A8 and Noir A6. Rename the one for your phone to recovery.img
  2. If your phone is not bricked, set it to USB Debugging mode from Developer Options and connect to computer OR
  3. If it is bricked and not turning on, open it in recovery mode. Try: Volume UP + Power button or
    1. Press and hold volume up + volume down + power button at the same time for a while when you see this screen on your device: http://i.imgur.com/v4x8i.jpg
    2. Press volume up once and suddenly press Home Soft touch button. You will get into recovery.
  4. Run the script file flashit.bat and restart phone into recovery mode after it is done.

If it doesn’t get flashed, you don’t have USB ADB drivers installed properly. For MT6577 ADB drivers, follow this link. OR it can also mean you don’t have root permission. This script may not work if you are NOT ROOTED!

If you want to unbrick your Noir A8 with CWM, follow this link where stock ROM is included. If you want to unbrick Noir A6 with CWM, go here.

To brick other MTK phones, try to find a CWM backup of its ROM.

Happy ‘unbricking’! :)

SOLVED: Viber Robotic Voice On Noir Series QMobile

Viber robotic voice issue on Noir A6 / Noir A8 / Noir A10 phones is now resolved. Someone has found an alternative Viber version in which there’s no echo/robotic voice bug. You need to download and install Viber version 2.1.6.632 from here (on your own risk) to enjoy bug-free Viber experience on QMobile Noir series phones!

This problem was faced by almost all QMobile Noir series users. I even contacted Viber’s support to notify them about this issue, but their response was not very positive as they said it was not possible for them to test every phone and optimize it. It was understandable, as they can’t have access to Noir series phones as well.

Also tried to fix audio bugs by using audio library files from other MediaTek (MTK) phones to fix Viber robotic voice issue, but it was again of no use. Some library files even caused bootloop! So had to revert back. Also, I don’t exactly know who discovered this particular version by testing. So if someone know the original guy, please let me know to credit him.

P.S The latest version of Viber still has the robotic voice issue. So you can’t enjoy bug-free experience with the latest version.

How I Recovered A Stolen/Lost Phone

Do you keep in your pocket one of those latest and expensive smartphones? It always has one risk. You can either misplace them or someone can steal them from you. Yes, on gun point! That does happen at times in this part of the world. Here I’m going to tell you a real story about how we recovered a stolen phone without any help of police or intelligence!

A friend of mine recently had to go through such an incident. On my advice, he had bought an Android phone, running ICS and featuring a 4.3 inch display. He really liked the Android experience, and wanted me to pump up his phone. I rooted it, and for his safety, installed Avast’s Anti Theft application, which I keep on my phone as well.

Who knew one day we will have to rely on this app, for the purpose it was made for! That is, to recover lost or stolen Android phones. A couple of weeks back, he met with an accident while on bike, and during that, the phone slipped out of his pocket. Thankfully, he got away with just a few minor injuries but someone had stolen his phone!! He tried to call but the thief was clever. After a few rings, he turned off the phone and ran away!

The friend informed me quickly — I tried to contact the phone but it was off so no use. After 3-4 hours, he turned it on and dang! I got his approximate location. But how? Well, there’s a feature in Avast Anti-theft app through which you can mark the phone as “stolen” through an SMS command. It can also send you an SMS on a pre-defined number if the SIM gets changed, so you get informed about the new number that thief has changed to. There are more very useful, phone-saving commands which I’ll tell later.

I had immediately marked the phone as stolen by an SMS command, and when the thief opened that phone with original SIM still in place, the message got intercepted by Anti-theft app and I got the approximate location’s GPS coordinates which were calculated using the cell tower info and GPS. No internet, WiFi or data usage required! Though, if data connection or WiFi is available, it provides you a more precise location. If the set is rooted, they are forced-on by anti-theft app to provide location tracking.

Anyway, he turned off the phone again but I had got the location, which was just outside my city. It was also approximate. We thought to give it more time, maybe he’ll turn it on again. But…. we heard nothing from the app for two weeks. I thought maybe he has somehow removed it, but it was also in my mind that he can’t! Because it was a rooted installation of Anti-theft app, which is not removed even if you factory-reset the phone.

Finally a few days back, after a wait of 2 long weeks, I got a message which took me by surprise. It was by Anti-theft app!! Someone had inserted another SIM card and turned on the phone. I got the new number through that SMS, and we called him. Friend made the call, I told him to act ‘CIA’ish and tell him we’re going to come after him, we can track him and are going to inform the police if he doesn’t give the phone back. He just said: “I’m a shopkeeper, I own a mobile shop and a customer had given me this set to unlock it…” (there was a code-lock on Homescreen). We asked about shop’s location but he didn’t respond and disconnected the call.

We started thinking about our next step. But wait, there’s a call coming… and it’s him! The shop owner. He called us back, and told about the location of the shop and asked to come in the evening. He said he had nothing to do with the matter, the phone was given to him by a customer.

We couldn’t believe it. Avast Anti-Theft had done its job!!! We planned our own “raid” on his shop, without any police’s help. Took a few guys with us and off we went!

Went there, owner of the plaza also came to his shop, perhaps he had prepared in advance for our “raid”. Anyway, he intervened and said the customer had sold the mobile on him. He actually wanted us to pay some money to the shopkeeper. We didn’t agree, negotiations continued and finally we were given the mobile phone back, unharmed, in a single piece!!

So that was it!! A success story. What should we call it, Android intelligence? This should show you how to recover a lost or stolen phone. For this to be successful, you should root your Android phone and install Avast-antitheft in it, as a rooted installation. The best thing, it is a free app!

There are some more SMS commands in it. Like you can enable continuous location tracking after x seconds. You can retreive the messages from the phone remotely, wipe the phone, lock the phone, sound a siren and many more, all through SMS commands. No internet required!

To install Avast anti-theft, download it from Google’s Play store. It is actually Avast Mobile Security, a bundle of antivirus, firewall and anti-theft. After installation, you MUST SETUP anti-theft and set it as a device administrator to survive factory resets. Give in a few phone numbers through which you want to control your phone in case if it lost.

After setting up anti-theft, you can uninstall the Mobile Security. Anti-theft will still keep running, which you can access by dialing in your secret code through phone’s dial pad.

Good luck and keep your phones secure!

QMobile Noir A6 Stock ROM – Unbrick Your Device!

As the backup of Noir A8 ROM is already posted, LabAndroid now brings you the stock ROM of Noir A6! It can help you restore and unbrick your QMobile Noir A6, in case it’s stuck in a bootloop or you have corrupted the system files.
It has the system partition backup along with stock boot image and CWM recovery and comes pre-rooted. Backup provided by Umair Arshad.

How To Flash Noir A6 ROM:

  1. Install CWM recovery for A6, if you don’t already have it. Click here.
  2. Download system partition from here. Extract via 7zip to a folder named “restore”.
  3. Download this zip file. Extract the contents (boot.img, recovery.img and nandroid.md5) to the folder created above.
  4. Place this folder on your sdcard inside: /sdcard/clockworkmod/backup/ So that all files can be found in: /sdcard/clockworkmod/backup/restore/
  5. Turn off your phone and start it in recovery mode by pressing volume UP + volume down + power button.
  6. Choose wipe data/factory reset
  7. Go to advanced -> wipe dalvik cache.
  8. Go back again. -> mounts and storage -> format /system
  9. Go back to main menu -> backup and restore -> restore. Choose the folder “restore”
    OR if you don’t want boot.img and recovery.img to be changed, skip step 9 and perform:
  10. Go back to main menu -> backup and restore -> advanced restore -> restore /system. Choose the folder “restore”

Restart the phone. You should have a working and stable Noir A6 now! :)

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