Monday, 21 April 2014

Rooting Sony Xperia M C1904 & C1905

                     Sony recently announced the Xperia M smartphone with 4-inch capacitive touchscreen,1GHz dual-core processor and 5MP rear-shooting camera.
                     Owners of the Xperia M can now root both the C1904 and C1905 models running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean firmware.Using the Gandalf exploit, the Sony Xperia M can be rooted to allow owners to flash custom ROMs,gain full administrator privileges and swap the memory.
Be reminded that you need to meet all requirements before rooting the smartphone.

1.The Framaroot rooting tool is only applicable to the Sony Xperia M C1904 and C1905 models. Never attempt the tool on other models or suffer unforeseen consequences.
2. Your Sony Xperia M must be unlocked from any network carrier.
3.Enable the USB debugging mode on your device. Go to "Settings > Developer options > USB debugging mode."
4.Create a backup of all personal information, settings and data files stored on the Xperia M.
5.Make sure that the battery level is at least 50 per cent.
6.Download the Framaroot tool .apk file to your device. You can download the file on the computer as well then transfer it to the SD card of the phone.
7.After rooting if the phone starts rebooting automatically then try using different version of Framaroot.

Warning: Rooting your Sony Xperia M will void warranty.
We are not liable for any warranty issues or errors which may occur on your smartphone.
Read, understand and follow the instructions carefully to avoid damaging your device. Do this at your own risk.

What we are doing here is
    Download Framaroot 1.9.1 from MediaFire or 4shared
    Download Rootfixer from MediaFire or 4shared
    Download Simple Root Checker from Play Store
B.Installing BusyBox
    Download BusyBox from Play Store
C.Installing Rootfixer from PC

Check out this youtube video tutorial Click Here

A- Rooting Procedure
1.Install and Launch the Framaroot app.
2.Click Install SuperSU and then select Gandalf Exploit.
   [Do not select any other exploit as it can cause permanent problems on the handset].
   Once the rooting process has been completed, you will see the following text:
   "Success, Superuser and SU binary installed."
 *The rebooting may take some time due to the rooting process.
3.Install Simple Root Checker and check whether the phone is rooted or not.
    If it shows Terminal rooted then Congratulations,if not then try step 2 again.
 *Sometimes your phone will be rooted in the first attempt.I had try 2nd step 3 times to get my Xperia M rooted.

B- Installing BusyBox
When a phone is rooted, one of the most common things to do after rooting is the installation of the BusyBox binary, prior to running any applications that require root privileges.

1.Download and Install BusyBox (free version) from Play Store
2.Launch it,Open Install BusyBox tab
3.Select BusyBox latest version and select install directory to /system/xbin
4.Click Install
   [Select Normal Install if prompted]

C- Installing Rootfixer from PC

1.Copy rootfixer to pc desktop and extract it
2.Go to Settings>Xperia>USB Connectivity>USB connection mode>Select Mass Storage Mode(MSC)
   Then again go to Settings>Developer Options>Enable USB debugging
3.Connect phone to PC via USB cable
4.On PC,run supersu.bat as administrator and hit enter
    Then it will show Installing the Rootfix
5.Then it will ask the device to grant supersu access
    On the phone a pop up will appear asking access,Click Grant.
6.Then your device will restart.DONE....

         Congratulations! Your Sony Xperia M is now rooted and you are a superuser which gives you full control over the device.

Monday, 3 February 2014

AMD Catalyst™ 14.1 Beta Driver for A8 4500M

                       As always, you can grab the driver from AMD’s driver download page. The Windows desktop driver weighs in at 286MB, while the mobility driver weighs in at 270MB.
                       Finally, as these are beta drivers AMD has been asking for bug reports for any and all issues encountered with 14.1. Bug reports may be submitted via AMD’s issue reporting form.

Installing The AMD Catalyst Software Driver
Current driver must be uninstalled before updating to AMD Catalyst™ 14.1 Mobility Beta driver. For detailed instructions on how to correctly uninstall or install the AMD Catalyst Software Suite, please refer to the following support resources:
Compatible Operating Systems
The AMD Catalyst 14.1 Beta Driver for Windows is designed to support the following Microsoft Windows platforms:
  • Windows 8.1 (32 & 64-bit version)
  • Windows 8 (32 & 64-bit version)
  • Windows 7 (32 & 64-bit version with SP1 or higher)
                           I have installed this AMD Catalyst™ 14.1 Mobility Beta Driver for A8 4500M on HP Pavilion G6 2314AX with Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64bit OS.This new beta driver increased the Windows Experience Index for Graphics and Gaming Graphics from 5.8 & 5.9 to 6.7 and 6.7 respectively.

* AMD A8 4500M 1.9Ghz - 2.9Ghz
* Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64bit OS (default OS) + Windows 8 Pro 64bit (Dual Booted)
* 6GB DDR3 , 1TB HDD
* Radeon HD 7640G + 1GB HD 7670M.

                                 Here is the screenshot of Windows Experience Index after installing AMD Catalyst™ 14.1 Mobility Beta Driver -

                              I haven't tested the gaming performance yet but I will soon post up the results.Hope it produces better results.

*Note- After installing this AMD Catalyst™ 14.1 Mobility Beta Driver my Laptop's USB 3.0 ports couldn't detect any USB device nor external Mouse,So I used Driver Pack Solution 13 (4.7GB) to scan the missing USB drivers and it installed them automatically and the all the 3.0 ports are working now.
Alternative to Driver Pack Solution is Driver Genius Pro (about 25MB).This the youtube link for downloading and installing Driver Genius Pro,Click Here....

Monday, 13 January 2014

Shutdown PC or Laptop with Android Device

Shutdown Start Remote is an app for Android to remote shutdown and start your computer or Laptop.
It is very easy to use.

*File Name - Shutdown Start Remote
This is the Play Store link directly to this app. After you are logged in you can directly download this app to your phone or tablet.

*File Name - Shutdown_3.0.1
To use this app,you additionally need this program for your computer. It does not require an installation.You only have to start it with Java. It runs on Windows, Linux and Mac.

*You need to download and install Java Runtime Environment on PC to open the above mentioned computer Application.
Download Java Runtime Environment from here.

The handling of this app is very easy and setting it up takes less than two minutes.
1.Install the app on your Android Device.
2.Download Shutdown_3.0.1 (do not extract).
   Install Java Runtime and open Shutdown_3.0.1 with Java.
       If you close the program it moves into the background (you can open it in the status bar or in the tray menu again).
4.On your Android device open the app.
     Connect with your computer.
5.Click on the digital clock to set a time.
   Click on the analog clock to start the timer.
   Click on the list in the upper right corner to choose the shutdown mode.
   Click on one button at the bottom to immediately execute the action.
Note -
1.The app should be open or minimized to background on your PC or else your phone cannot connect to your computer.
2.It will be better if both the PC and the phone are under same WiFi network.
* (I tested it on my Laptop with Sony Xperia M under same WiFi network).