Friday, September 27, 2013

What's new! Google Chrome Launcher.

Google Chrome get updated again. What I like this time is the Chrome Launcher.

Launch your favourites apps or site from Chrome Browser OR

Launch your favourites apps or site from Desktop.

Get Google Chrome here

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Galaxy Note 3 Launcher on Galaxy Note I

I'm still using my 1st version of Galaxy Note GT N7000 and would like to taste some of the Galaxy Note 3 apps or features. There is Galaxy Note 3 Launcher ported to Galaxy Note I. It's as fast as the original launcher and stable. Enjoy the screens.

 Home screen with Note 3 wallpaper and launcher...


If you would like to taste it download the launcher here

How to install it?
1. Reboot recovery and do a Nandroid backup! It's your responsibility.
2. You need Root Explorer to do this. Make sure rename original SecLauncher2.apk to any name.
Download the SecLauncher2.apk and push it to your system/app.
If your custom ROM using preload, paste it into preload/symlink/system/app

3. Set the permissions to rw-r-r.
4. Reboot. Sit back and relax.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 RM1199 or USD 372 only!

Are you looking for Galaxy Note 3? Maxis Malaysia is offering it now! It's cheap but you have to purchase it with their plan.

Message from Maxis.

Own it today with our attractive postpaid plans and promotion.

The new Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is now available on Maxis 4G LTE. This Android smartphone is equipped with a 5.7-inch HD screen and a 13MP camera to help you capture and display every moment of your story in crisp visual detail. The S Pen and enhanced S Note make daily tasks a delight to do.

Experience all this and more with the best data network.

  • 5.7” full HD Super AMOLED capacitive touch screen
  • 2.3GHz quad-core processor
  • 13MP auto focus camera with flash and zero shutter, dual shot and
  • Full HD video recording
  • Symmetrical S Pen with enhanced S Note capabilities

Don’t miss out on our exclusive Maxis One Club privilege. Enjoy additional FREE 3GB Mobile Internet for 6 months!

What you will get next? FREE Galaxy Gear. This is catchy... 800 units only, nationwide ya!

What plan and how much exactly I have to pay monthly for 24 Month?

If currently you are paying your phone bill RM150 monthly. It would be worth it. If currently you are paying below RM100 monthly. You might need to think back.

Look like it's a good offer. Continue reading Maxis offer here.

You might look at Celcom offer, but it seems a bit expensive. Celcom offer here.
Look at the number of FREE Gear....

Digi do not want to miss this Galaxy Note 3 as well. Look at here

And what's Digi tell you about the FREE GEAR? Valid while stock last.... huhuhuhhu.. You will never know!

Lastly, look at uMobile 

Basically all telco offer almost the same. Monthly commitment and 24 months contacts. You just need to think of the best coverage and the area that most of the time you are staying. Your selected telco have 4G? You have LTE phone but no 4G coverage..... mmmmmm...

If you would like to buy without plan, look for model that suit you:
1. Samsung Galaxy Note 3 N9000 with 3G connectivity
2. Samsung Galaxy Note 3 N9002 with dual SIM card support
3. Samsung Galaxy Note 3 N9005 with 3G & LTE connectivity.

Happy migrating..... from Galaxy Note GT-N7000 to Galaxy Note 3. Note 2 user might need to wait for next model and save budget :)

Detail Galaxy Note Specification.

GENERAL2G NetworkGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G NetworkHSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G NetworkLTE
Announced2013, September
StatusComing soon. Exp. release 2013, September
BODYDimensions151.2 x 79.2 x 8.3 mm (5.95 x 3.12 x 0.33 in)
Weight168 g (5.93 oz)
- S Pen stylus
DISPLAYTypeSuper AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size1080 x 1920 pixels, 5.7 inches (~386 ppi pixel density)
SOUNDAlert typesVibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
3.5mm jackYes
MEMORYCard slotmicroSD, up to 64 GB
Internal32/64 GB storage, 3 GB RAM
SpeedHSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSUPA; LTE, Cat4, 50 Mbps UL, 150 Mbps DL
WLANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot
BluetoothYes, v4.0 with A2DP, LE, EDR
Infrared portYes
USBYes, microUSB v3.0 (MHL 2), USB Host
CAMERAPrimary13 MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
FeaturesDual Shot, Simultaneous HD video and image recording, geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection, image stabilization, panorama, HDR
VideoYes, 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps (N9005)/ 1080p (N9000)
SecondaryYes, 2 MP, 1080p@30fps
FEATURESOSAndroid OS, v4.3 (Jelly Bean)
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 800 (N9005)/ Exynos 5 Octa 5420 (N9000)
CPUQuad-core 2.3 GHz Krait 400 (N9005)/ Quad-core 1.9 GHz Cortex-A15 & quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7 (N9000)
GPUAdreno 330 (N9005)/ Mali-T628 MP6 (N9000)
SensorsAccelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, temperature, humidity, gesture
MessagingSMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM, RSS
GPSYes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS
JavaYes, via Java MIDP emulator
ColorsBlack, White, Pink
- ANT+ support
- S-Voice natural language commands and dictation
- Air gestures
- SNS integration
- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
- Dropbox (50 GB storage)
- TV-out (via MHL A/V link)
- MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H.264/H.263 player
- MP3/WAV/eAAC+/AC3/FLAC player
- Organizer
- Image/video editor
- Document editor (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF)
- Google Search, Maps, Gmail,
YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa
- Voice memo/dial/commands
- Predictive text input (Swype)
BATTERYLi-Ion 3200 mAh battery
Talk time
MISCSAR EU0.29 W/kg (head)     0.36 W/kg (body)    

Sunday, September 22, 2013

How to verify MD5

Most of the time after downloading file from a site you might need to check the MD5 just to make sure the file downloaded is completed. If you have line problem, it's a must for you to check it.

You downloaded new firmware and would like to flash it on your phone, my suggestion, check MD5 is a must!

How to check it?

Download check MD5 software. It's FREE. Download it here

Run the application and check downloaded file MD5. If you don't have the MD5 characters, ask from the file owner for the MD5.

Hope this will help you to avoid BOOTLOOP after installation.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Installing GT N7000XXLTA

Testing latest Samsung Firmware N7000XXLTA

If you would like to install it.
1. Download PC ODIN 1.85 here and download the N7000XXLTA firmware here

2. Run PC Odin on your desktop and add the "N7000XXLTA_N7000BOLT1_N7000DTMLT5_HOME.tar.md5" into PDA input box.

3. Click [Start] to install new firmware.


It's NO WIPE. All apps intact but ROOT removed.

Get Philz to root your phone here. Download it and copy it into your external SD Card to flash via Samsung Recovery.

How to go to Samsung Recovery?
1. Power Off  your phone
2. Press Home+Volumne UP+Power Button and hold until its boot to recovery.

You should have something like this to update from SD Card.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

N7000XXLTA Android 4.1.2 September 2013

Are you still looking for latest firmware for Galaxy Note GT-N7000? There is new release but base on the file size and date not much changes. May be just re-compile with minor performance enhancement and new apps for specific region.

Model: GT-N7000
Country: Germany (T-Mobile)
Version: Android 4.1.2
Changelist: 1103517
Build date: 26.07.2013
Product Code: DTM

Download here or mirror site here

Previous version N7000XXLT9 build date was 04.06.2013

Thursday, September 05, 2013

S4 Keyboard for Galaxy Note GT-N7000

Are you looking for Galaxy S4 keyboard that could run on your Galaxy Note GT-N7000?

Download it here

What should I do?
1. You need to be ROOTed and need an app like Root Explorer
2. Click on Mount R/W to R/O

3. Rename you original APK SamsungIME.apk to
4. Copy the S4 keyboard SamsungIME.apk to /system/app or /preload/symlink/system/app
(Depend on your ROM. I'm using Sweet ROM V10. Copied to preload)
5. Set correct permission as rw-r--r--

6. Reboot. DONE!

You should have this

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