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Manually update Nexus One to Android 2.2 Froyo

5 Jun

Yeah I did it with the help of this site!

The steps are:

1. Download the update from here.
2. Rename the file to update.zip. Note that if you’re using Windows, just rename it to “update” (no quotes, of course) because it’s already a zipped file.
3. Copy the update.zip file onto your microSD card.
4. With your Nexus One off, hold down the trackball and press the power button.
5. You’ll be booted into a white screen with three Android robots on skateboards. Select “Bootloader.”
6. On the next screen, select “Recovery.”
7. Your phone will reboot, giving you a picture of the Android robot and an exclamation point inside a triangle.
8. Now press the power button and volume up button at the same time. It could take a couple of tries.
9. Now (using the trackball this time) choose “Apply sdcard:update.zip” and let things run their course.

I did not intend to root it now. If you want, you can follow this steps:
# f you’re coming from stock and want to root, then follow steps above and then apply this update from Cyanogen.
# Or, if you’re coming from an already rooted rom/recovery, just apply this update from Paul O’Brien

Enjoys…

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Twitter Applications for Android

16 May

I’ve been using Twidroid since the day I registered a twitter account. I decided to remove it when Twitter officially launched their own application. I love the user interface with the replied links and also all the external links goes directly to the websites when i clicked on them.

I had to try on other applications since the application did not auto update (or stop updating maybe because of busy network) when i clicked on the “Tweets” icon. I had to manually refresh it! Do something Twitter! Other features are “Lists”, “Mentions”, “Retweets”, “Direct messages” and “My profile”.

I did install Seesmic and find it quite dull and no much features available. But it auto updates! Goodbye Seesmic.

Lastly I tried Touiteur. It also auto updates the tweets and the user interface are nice. But the external links did not directly go to the websites. Hate tapping twice to go to the external links. One tip is to press on the tweet for a while before it open the website.

Listening To Singapore Radio Stations on Android Phone.

12 May

I had already added the links in my yourmuze.fm account. You need to set up a free account and search for the “MediaCorp” stations you want to listen and save them as favorites.

Once you have all your favorite stations saved to My Stations; from your mobile browser go to “m.yourmuze.fm” Log in with your yourmuze info and go to your My Stations list.

Click on the station you want to hear and choose the native Android Video player to start streaming the live station. Enjoys.

Useful Android applications.

20 Feb

Bubble by Ben Zibble : A free virtual bubble level.

Metal Detector by Kurt Radwanski : Detect most metals.

VLC Remote by Peter Balwin : Control media playback of VideoLAN Client (VLC) from your Android-powered mobile device.

Gmote 2.0 by Marc Stogaitis & Mimi Sun : A remote control for a computer, allowing users to run movies and music at a distance.

SMS Backup by Christoph Studer : Automatically backs up SMS messages to your Gmail account.

SMS Backup & Restore by Ritest Sahu : Backup and restore SMS Messages.

Contact2Sim by happydroid : Copies your contacts to the SIM card.

Scan2PDF by burrotech : Document scanning using your phone’s camera.

Instant Lyrics Lite by Omer Saatcioglu : Displays the lyric of the song playing in the Music Player instantly.

Ringdroid by Ringdroid Team : Create your own ringtone by editing a music track in your library, or record a new one directly from the phone.

ReaderScope by altcanvas : Google Reader client.

“Must-Have” Android applications.

20 Feb

Speed Test by Ookla : Test the speed of your Internet connection from your Android phone.

NetCounter by Cyril Jaquier : A network traffic counter for the Android to display your network traffic consumption.

GPS Status by eclipsim : Displays the state and location of each visible GPS satellite.

Compass by snaptic : Displays your direction and location, and allows you to record a geo-tagged note.

eBuddy IM by ebuddy : All your MSN, Yahoo!, AIM, ICQ, Google Talk and Facebook buddies in one single buddylist!

Stopwatch by Tom Taylor : A simple stopwatch that supports lap times.

Audio Manager by Smart Android Apps, LLC : Live readings of your current volume levels on your Android phone.

Mapdroid by OneStepAhead : View offline maps from OpenStreetMap on your Android.

Barcode Scanner by ZXing Team : Scan barcodes and QR Codes containing URLs, contact info, calendar events, and more.

iQuran by Guided Ways Technologies Ltd : Complete Quran in Arabic along with its various translations.

Astro File Manager by Metago : Manage Files, Applications and Tasks.

AndFTP is a FTP/SFTP/FTPS client for Android devices. It allows managing several FTP servers.

Quickoffice by Quickoffice : Viewing of Microsoft® Word (.doc) and Excel (.xls) files stored on memory card or Gmail attachments.

PDF Viewer by Maciej : PDF Viewer with local native rendering.

"Must-Have" Android applications.

20 Feb

Speed Test by Ookla : Test the speed of your Internet connection from your Android phone.

NetCounter by Cyril Jaquier : A network traffic counter for the Android to display your network traffic consumption.

GPS Status by eclipsim : Displays the state and location of each visible GPS satellite.

Compass by snaptic : Displays your direction and location, and allows you to record a geo-tagged note.

eBuddy IM by ebuddy : All your MSN, Yahoo!, AIM, ICQ, Google Talk and Facebook buddies in one single buddylist!

Stopwatch by Tom Taylor : A simple stopwatch that supports lap times.

Audio Manager by Smart Android Apps, LLC : Live readings of your current volume levels on your Android phone.

Mapdroid by OneStepAhead : View offline maps from OpenStreetMap on your Android.

Barcode Scanner by ZXing Team : Scan barcodes and QR Codes containing URLs, contact info, calendar events, and more.

iQuran by Guided Ways Technologies Ltd : Complete Quran in Arabic along with its various translations.

Astro File Manager by Metago : Manage Files, Applications and Tasks.

AndFTP is a FTP/SFTP/FTPS client for Android devices. It allows managing several FTP servers.

Quickoffice by Quickoffice : Viewing of Microsoft® Word (.doc) and Excel (.xls) files stored on memory card or Gmail attachments.

PDF Viewer by Maciej : PDF Viewer with local native rendering.

Android sound and light applications.

18 Feb

Police light LED by Mongolia NITP

PocketDJ Lite by Beatronik : Pocket DJ is a revolutionnary application which lets you bring a two disc turntable in your pocket and enables you scatch and mix 2 discs in the same time.

Guitar Solo Lite by Coding Caveman.

Loops! Lite by Paolo Zuliani : A drum machine and step sequencer that allows you to easily create amazing music loops.

Musical Lite by Christopher Souvey.

RockOut – Guitar by Active Frequency : Strum to play chords sampled from real guitars. Comes with 2 songs: One clean and mellow, one distorted for rocking hard.


Flash Light
by flash-the-brain.com.

Strobe Light by Chris Capaci : Turn on the strobe light and dance the night away.

ColorFlashlight Fun Flashlight by Notes.