WinDroid HTC Toolkit Lets You Root, Unlock, and Flash ROMs on Various HTC Devices


Plenty of users nowadays have more than one mobile device. And although we don’t always carry these devices at the same time, it’s nice to be able to pull up one of our older devices to flash and mess around with from time to time. Multifunction toolkits exist for the vast majority of popular devices. However, not everyone wants to hunt down the latest  toolkit for every device.

Luckily, there are various OEM-specific toolkits that perform most needed functions on devices by a particular manufacturer. XDA Senior Member WindyCityRockr created one such toolkit for quite a few HTC devices. This toolkit is able to unlock your bootloader through HTCDev, root your device, flash a ROM or kernel, pull and push files, install and uninstall apps, create and restore backups, collect system logs, sideload ROM updates, relock your bootloader, and more. Currently, the tool supports 12 unique devices (with many more variants), including all versions of the M7 and M8.

While we like to encourage doing things manually at least once as a learning process, users who favor the simplicity of toolkits can get quite a bit out of WindyCityRockr’s offering. You can get started by heading over to the utility thread and giving this toolkit a shot.

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Lucid Browser is Small, Lightweight, and Open Source


 

If there is one application category that certainly isn’t lacking in Android, and that’s third party web browsers. Looking through the Play Store, there are dozens upon dozens of browser options available for the platform. But if you’re looking for lightweight option, the list shrinks a bit. And if you’re after an open source alternative, you’re down to only a few choices.

Many of our readers will undoubtedly be familiar with the innovative Lucid Launcher. First launched back in January, this launcher set itself apart by rethinking what exactly a launcher should do. Thus, it packed in quite a bit of bonus functionality including a fully functional web browser. Now, XDA  Senior Memberpowerpoint45 has released a very early version of a web browser based on Lucid Launcher’s browser.

Lucid Browser itself is fairly minimal, but this is by design. It is built to be lightweight, and at 935 KB, it certainly succeeds at that goal. It is also designed to be visually unobtrusive. And to that end, you’ll find a collapsible sidebar that houses your bookmarks, sharing options, and settings. But best of all, the app is open source, with all the relevant code available on GitHub. Thus, users can feel free to fork their own versions or submit pull requests for modifications.

If you’re looking for a lightweight and open source alternative browser, or if you wish to create your own browser using this as a base, make your way over to the application thread and give Lucid Browser a shot.

 

[SOURCE: CLICK HERE]

Hide Pictures in Android phone


In android phone, for example you don’t want to display pictures that you have received from WhatsApp. so, you have to create a file .nomedia. Android can hide any folder that contain .nomedia file. it hides folder what ever type media that contains.

we can create it also from FILE MANAGER in Android, but it takes time. we can create it also by different applications from Google play store. You can make that file within a seconds with that apps and can hide your pictures/gallery from your phone. But keep in mind that if we connect phone with computer or browse it form file manager all files will be shown. you can also use AppLock. AppLock can lock gallery as well as SMS and other apps.

Link :

Nomedia: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ch.droida.nomedia

AppLock: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.domobile.applock

[Tutorial] Backup & Unbrick Micromax A68 & Qmobile Noir A6


Keeping a backup of current working condition of your Android phone is always a must if you play around with your phone
The ROM backup that you will obtain can be flashed any time using SP Flash Tool and your phone will be restored to the condition in which it was when you dumped the ROM. Since rooting is must before dumping ROM, if you flash it again you will still have root.
Please note that you need root permissions to perform the dumping procedure. So don’t try it if your phone is not rooted! Also make sure you have enough space on SD Card as this will store the backup to “backup_v2″ folder on SD card.

Steps to Backup ROM

  • Download this file and extract. You will get a folder “gscript”. In that you will find another folder “bin“, and two files: “back_mt6575_a4_v2d.sh” and “GScriptLite.apk”
  • Open GSript Lite.
  • Go to options and select “Add script”
  • Tick on “Needs SU”..and Press “Load file”
  • Select Your Scrtipt file and press “add”.
  • Then You will see your script file at bottom just tap on it.
  • Process of Back up will start Do not press any key until the progress ends.

    Now Your backup is completed and should be saved to /mnt/sdcard2/backup_v2.
    This Backup can be restored by two methods
    1. CWM recovery
    2. SP flashtools.

    How to Restore VIA CWM Recovery.

CWM recovery for Micromax A68 and Qmobile noir A6 is already posted by me. Download it from this link

  1. Turn off your phone and start it in recovery mode by pressing volume UP + volume down + power button.
  2. Choose wipe data/factory reset
  3. Go to advanced -> wipe dalvik cache.
  4. Go back again. -> mounts and storage -> format /system
  5. Go back to main menu -> backup and restore -> advanced restore -> restore /system. Choose the folder “BDRS-2013-xx-xx”
  6. Select system image and Confirm it.

Restart the phone. You should have a working and stable Phone
For Hard Bricked Phones
What’s needed:

  1. USB data cable
  2. MediaTek USB VCOM drivers
  3. SP Flash Tool Download ( Latest version SP_Flash_Tool_v3.1224.01)

First of all, make sure that you have MediaTek DA USB VCOM drivers installed.

Flashing only part of the ROM
In case you want to flash just one part of the ROM, that is also possible. In the shown example, only recovery image will be flashed.
Deselect all parts except the one(s) you want to flash and then press F9 (or hit Download button).

  • The tool will immediately show a warning because not all parts are selected, but you should continue anyway. Safely press Yes to continue.

  • The download of the chosen partition image will start and after the yellow bar is complete, the popup with the green circle should appear.



Please note that, even though it isn’t mandatory to select it on the list of images to flash,
preloader file must be present in the same folder as the other partition(s) that you want to flash, or else phone will not be able to enter into download mode
Attention: Please follow the instructions carefully. I will not take any responsibility on whatever may happen with your phone.

Very important warning:
 Always make sure that you trust the sources of the ROM you download and know that it is meant for your phone.
After flashing a wrong preloader, your phone will be completely dead (can’t be powered on, it will not charge and won’t be detected anymore by the computer) and there is no way to recover it.

Here are the files from Qmobile Noir A6 :

Preloader.img
recovery.img
boot.img
logo.img
uboot.img
ebr1.img
ebr2.img
mbr.img


Downlod Dump Files :

Download Link 1

Download Link 2

Mediafire Link

[Script] [All ROMS] Suvi Booster Script V4.0 Boost Your Android


What is this script?
This is a init.d script which will manage CPU frequencies, governors, IO scheduler, etc. based on the phone state.
Well, this is not a big thing. I can do it easily. What different specialty this script has?
Its not a big thing to set the frequency and governor but if you do it, it will eat your battery a lot. Running your CPU at full speed and both cores active is gonna take battery down very fast. So I thought that what if the settings are applied ONLY WHEN phone is active. When phone is sleeping, go back to default power saving settings. So we will have performance when needed with good battery backup. So I decided to write a init.d script which will manage this.

But, let me declare this – This script is aimed to improve performance. Expect little more battery drain than normal. If you want performance, you have to bear this. Also properly setting governors and frequencies you can minimize the battery impact.

Features:

  • init.d script, no need any app
  • Sets CPU governor and freques depending on phone state – awake or sleeping
  • High performance when you need the phone
  • Battery saver when phone is not in use
  • Configurable settings – choose your favourite configuration with few simple steps
  • Sets ADJ and MINFREE parameters to get good RAM
  • Supports multiple profiles – like setcpu (coming soon)
  • Aroma installer to choose your suitable configuration.(coming soon)


Will this work only on 4.2.2 or other ROMS as well
It will work on any ROM with proper kernel. In fact this can work on any device 

Hmm. Ok how to change to my favorite configurations?
This script is configurable to suit your needs without writing single line of ‘code’. There is a configuration file -> 

/data/SuviBoosterScript/SuviBoosterConfig.sh (for V2.1 nad above)

/system/etc/SuviBoosterConfig (for V2 and below)
Here you can define your favorite governors for each core, scheduler, frequencies when phone is active and sleeping (yes different frequencies can be set), ADJ and MINFREE parameters, read_ahead_kb value, and some other script specific configurations. Open the file you will get it.

Where to downloads?
Your are not allowed to download unless you click on thanks. Attached here 

Any pre-requirements?
Yes. You should be running on a kernel which supports the configurations.
init.d support
Recommended to remove any other script from init.d that manages CPU 

How do I know whether the script is applied and working?
run the command on adb shell or terminal emulator to read and monitor log file ->

tail -f /data/SuviBoosterScript/SuviBooster.log (for V2.1 and above)

/data/SuviA110Booster.log (for V2 and below)

The command output should change as you awake or sleep the phone.

Original Work : bsuhas From XDA Forums
Original Thread : Here 

[ROOT] [RECOVERY] Qmobile Noir A500 Quadcore


Root method
Method 1:1.Download mtk droid root and tools from here
2.Download and install drivers from here
3.open Mtk droid root and tools and press root button on bottom right or click on root,backup and recovery tab and click on super su …
4.you are done rooting enjoy………….
Method 2 : for this method go to this Link





Custom recovery

Non touch CWM Recovery

1.First download and install mtk root and tools from here.
2.Connect pc to phone and make sure you have drivers installed
3.Click on root,recovery,backup tab in MTK droid root and tools.

4.click on use boot.img from phone then click on recovery and boot button


5.it will ask you to create recovery automatically click yes…
6.you are done..

Touch based CWM recovery

1.First download and install mtk root and tools from here.
2.download this recovery from here 
3.Connect pc to phone and make sure you have drivers installed
4.Click on root,recovery,backup tab in MTK droid root and tools.
5.click on use boot.img from phone then click on recovery and boot button
6.click on recovery and boot button and it will ask you to create recovery automatically Click No
7.choose the downloaded recovery an click install
8.Enjoy the power of SuperUser…

[ROM][STOCK][4.2.x] Qmobile Noir A500 Quadcore



 

 =>Odexed<=

Here is the Nandroid Backup of Stock Rom of Qmobile Noir A500
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5


Instructions:

1.download all parts..
2.extract..
3.put in sdcard/clockworkmod/backup/[here]
4.go to recovery mode and restore from there
5.enjoy

Note:
=>  useful if your device is soft bricked but you have cwm recovery….


  =>Deodexed<=

Download

Instalation guide

1.place it on sd card
2.go to recovery 
3.format data factory reset
4.flash it and wait it to complete…
5.reboot and wait 5-6 minute..
6.enjoy