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.


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.



[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: “” 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 :


Downlod Dump Files :

Download Link 1

Download Link 2

Mediafire Link