Thursday, September 29, 2011

Samsung Nexus Prime coming

Google and Samsung have announced that they will reveal “what’s new from Android” on 11 October.

Sources inside the companies confirmed that the event will see the launch of a major new product, heavily rumoured to be the Samsung Nexus Prime. The new handset that will run Ice Cream Sandwich, the latest version of the operating system.

What's inside?
  • Android 4.0 OS (Ice Cream Sandwich)
  • Ultra-thin design and 4.65 inch Super AMOLED HD
  • 1280 x 720 HD screen
  • Texas Instrument’s OMAP 4460 chip dual-core or an ultra low-power 28nm Krait-based Snapdragon 
  • Processor from Qualcomm
  • 1.2GHz or 1.5GHz. 
  • 16GB internal memory 
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 4G LTE radio
  • 1080p HD video capture and playback.
  • 8MP camera and a 2MP front-facing camera

What's best? The home, search, back and menu buttons are now going to be part of the software on the Android phone.

There's no Samsung Nexus Prime Malaysia release date as of yet, but we will keep you updated. I'm looking for bigger screen for better reading.

How to install Semaphore JVS 1.7.5

What's new in Semaphore JVS 1.7.5?

- bundled HM.Carbide's Semaphore Script Manager v0.31 application (thanks to HM.Carbide)
- slightly increased voltage at 1.2GHz (1325mV) for better stability on some phones.
- deleting boot sounds procedure creates backup on /data/local

We have Overclocking features available. Reboot not required.

You can check your Over Clock using Quadrant System Information

How to install Semaphore JVS 1.7.5?

1. Download semaphore JVS 1.7.5 and copy into your SD Card

2. Download SGS Kernel Flasher
3. Run SGS Kernel Flasher and flash new semaphore


At the end you should have this.

Note: This is with the assumption that you had installed Semaphore 1.7.0 or you had root your JVS

Continue reading here...

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Firefox 7.0 really fast!

Hey you got to try this. Firefox 7.0

It's really fast. Double-click, 1, 2, 3 DONE. Amazing. Just like tablet/smartphone browser .

Note: Sorry...This is for PC not Android phone.. :)

How to enable optional features in Semaphore 1.7.0

Thank you midikarma for pointing me to this utility.

There is simple way to enable and disable optional features inside Semaphore 1.7.0.

1. Download Semaphore ScriptManager APK file
2. Copy into your SD Card and install it

3.  Select which features to enable by check on it. The BEST thing is you don't have to reboot.

Feel FREE to share and convert my blog to your local language

Just look at Blogger Statistics, surprisingly my blog hit from various sources.

Top 3 sources:
1. DarkyROM
2. Sancho Blog (Hungary)
3. Google Translate

For your information, I don't mind for you to use my blog images or write-up as long as you put in referral to my site. That not too much request right... :)

Happy blogging....

How to enable Tethering on JVS Stock + Semaphore JVS 1.7.0

Tethering is an optional features inside Semaphore JVS 1.7.0. It's not a problem.

How to enable Tethering?

Not that difficult if you have the right tool.

1. Download Es File Explorer, Install and Run it.
2. Mount File System. you need the folder to be writable
3. Copy enable_netfilter from  /res/scripts folder

4. Paste it into /system/etc/init.d
5.  Make the file Executable by changing its properties

6.You might need to disable back File System folder (security reason). Check step 2
7. Reboot.

DONE. Now you are tethering enable ..Good Luck!

Other scripts available (Use the same steps):
- enable_conservative (load conservative governor module)
- enable_cifs (load cifs module)
- enable_netfilter (load netfilter modules for firewall or WiFi, USB tethering)
- enable_tun (load tun module)
- enable_deadline (load the deadline I/O scheduler module)
- enable_binfmt_misc
- S05_enable_oc replaces enable_ocuv since 1.6.0 (enable overclocking)
- enable_sm_cold script for SpeedMod cold preset
- enable_sm_warm script for SpeedMod warm preset
- enable_sm_neutral script for SpeedMod neutral preset (please note that this is enabled by default)

Note: Do not ask me what's the other scripts all about. I'm not using it :)

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Monday, September 26, 2011

How to save your apps to APK

How to save my apps to APK file format?

  • Download File Expert from android market. It's FREE
  • Run File Expert
  •  Go to App Tab. You may select application you like to backup/save to APK file format. Click [Backup].
  • All your APK file will be saved to "/mnt/sdcard/backup_apps".

Now you can copy it and give it to your friends that can't  download it from android market due to country limitation or back-up it into your PC for future use (You don't have to download it again from the market. Just update it if there are new version)


Saturday, September 24, 2011

JVS Blue theme with battery percentage

Teaser. Blue theme for JVS stock
  • Battery percentage (Nexus style)
  • Blue theme
  • Extended Power menu
  • AOSP (Android Open Source Project) lock screen

Scroll down for download link

Like it? Download it here

Edit: Link pointing to my Dropbox. Please create Dropbox account via this link to support my public storage area.

Boot recovery and install ZIP file.

Note: Don't forget to backup cwm before flashing this theme.

Continue reading here...

JVS stock run fast enough

After running a few days of JVS stock + Semaphore. Its fast enough. You don't need lagfix or ext4.
You can check whether you have lagfix or not by installing Voodoo control. If you don't see any lagfix word mean you dont have it by default.
With semaphore you are rooted and superuser installed. Darkcore required you to download and install superuser manually.

How to Install JVS stock (2.3.5) and Semaphore 1.7.0bm

After 2 weeks of using DarkyROM v10.2.2 stable version, but what I had facing is not really stable.

What happened to me:
  • Force close on Samsung app
  • Camera freeze
  • Lock screen freeze
  • Slow response. You have to touch a few time to execute button
  • Phone hang (received phone call while reading email)
I had decided to to try JVS (2.3.5) stock version and Semaphore 1.7.0bm (big memory). Previously I'm using JVS Stock and DarkCore 4.0 with no problem. I think JVS stock should be stable as well..good bye nice theme..I'm going for performance and stability..What I need is just battery percentage...

How to install JVS Stock click here

How to install Semaphore 1.7.0bm?
1. Download Semaphore for JVS
2. Run ODIN
3. Select Semaphore file as PDA
4. Click Start. sit back and relax :)

  • You must be in Download mode to do this. Run ODIN before connected USB to SGS phone.
  • Kill ALL KIES process from task manager

This is what you will get.
 ROOTED with Superuser installed:)

Lagfix not enabled..can't see the ext4 entry inside Voodoo app.

Continue reading here...

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

DarkyROM v10.2.2 Final Screens

Enjoy the screens..

Facebook apps onwards is my own download from the market. Page 1, 2 and page 3 until YouTube is default apps by DarkyROM v10.2.2

Monday, September 19, 2011

How to install stable DarkyROM v10.2.2 Final

If you are tired of using custom ROM that is not stable, a few force close, lag, etc..why not try DarkyROM Stable Release v10.2.2

Changelog v10.2.2 Final
- Based on XXJVQ Firmware, v10.2 Extreme Edition
- Updated Dark Core Kernel to 2.9.3
- Included "BLN" (Back Light Notification App) and "Voodoo Sound" App
- Recompiled Browser for much more speed and stability
- Fixed SMS timestamps (order of conversations)
- RAM Management has been changed drastically.
- TouchWiz 3 stable version
- Updated the DarkyROM Tool to the newest Version
- Made the 3D Gingerbread Launcher the default launcher and increased stability
- Updated Installation Procedure which minimizes errors & bugs with SuperUser & other Apps
- Replaced Google Talk with Google Talk 2 with working Audio
- Updated some library content (more stability)
- Removed custom "DarkyROM" Bootsound
- Everyone has the old Market (which is faster) now
- More small stability & speed tweaks
- Fixed BLN (Backlight Notification)
- Fixed Lags / Slowdowns for apps using the accelerometer (games etc.)

You may ask yourself "Why JVQ and not JVR or JVS?" - the answer is simple:
Developer decided to improve an already existing ROM (v10.2) and that results in a more stable ROM than brand new firmwares (JVS).

How to install?

Note: Before performing any of the following steps, check if ALL your lagfixes are active/ON. If this is not the case, activate them in recovery (voodoo options), or in the voodoo control app.

1. You need to go back to July version. Install DarkyROM v10.2 RE
2. Download and copy it into your Internal SD Card
3. Download DarkyROM Tool. Select application to install
  • Ad-Hoc Driver is known to break WiFi for some people, so it is recommended to un-tick it.
  • Wipe is optional and completely up to you!

4. Select Flash/Install File from SDCARD. Select ""

5. DONE. Sit back and relax

Note: First time boot will take longer time. Be patient

Continue reading here...

How to un-brick my phone

Have you been on this state. BSOD (Black Screen Of Death) logo.

What should I do?

  1. If you have the 3 button combo available then try the download mode combo (Volume Down + Home + Power button). 
  2. If nothing happen. Remove your battery for 2-5 minutes and put it back
  3. Try again to enter download mode

4. If the above options do work, then what you need to do next is get ODIN up and running and flash with an appropriate firmware.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

How to auto save SMS to GMail

I think we are hardcore ROM flasher will always have problem to keep our data available all the time.

For SMS, you can use SMSBackup by Christoph Studer. Download and install this app

After system configuration, it will auto save all you sms received to GMail SMS folder.

What's new in Android 2.3.3, 2.3.4, 2.3.5, 2.3.6


  • Android 2.3.3 is a small feature release that adds several improvements and APIs to the Android 2.3 platform.


  • Added support for voice or video chat using Google Talk.


25 Jul 2011
  • Brought improved network performance for the Nexus S 4G, among other fixes and improvements.
  • Fixed bluetooth bug on Samsung Galaxy S
  • Improved Gmail application
What's New in GMail?
  1. Save bandwidth and battery by only syncing priority mail
  2. Use label notifications to mash up filters, labels, and ringtones
  3. Remember ‘Show Pictures’ for senders
  4. Turn off sticky message actions in landscape or all orientations
  5. Better TalkBack support for accessibility
  6. Performance improvements

  • Voice search bug fixed.

Note: For sure, each release will include bug fixes as well....let's hope we could get Ice Cream Sandwich on our SGS :)

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

How to install DarkyROM JVS 2.3.5

How to install DarkyROM JVS 2.3.5

Step 1
Do all the steps from this page. This will install I9000XXJVS Stock to your phone

Step 2
Install DarkCore on top of stock I9000XXJVS. Follow this page
You should have rooted JVS and Lagfix ON. Ready to flash DarkyROM

Step 3
This will install DarkyROM JVS 2.3.5
1. Continue download DarkyROM ""
2. Copy it into your SD Card
3. Run DarkyROM tool (You may download from Android Market or click here)

4. Flash/Install file from SDCARD. Select "" from your SD CARD
5. System will auto restart and install selected ZIP file.

You should have this. 2.3.5 with DarkCore 4.0
The green icons and others:
  • Themed like any other DarkyROM
  • Root, busybox so on...
  • Extended Power Menu
  • Over scroll Glow
  • Stock Lock screen
  • CRT-Off lock animation
NFC Tapping. Have you seen this before?

Note: First time boot will take longer time. Please wait 5-10 minutes.

Continue reading here...