Android 4.1 believed to be Jelly Bean

Current news around the Android World is about the Newer version of Android. It is believed that the next version of Android (4.1) is codenamed as Jelly Bean. The as-yet-unannounced Android OS was outed as version 4.1 on the Galaxy Nexus Google Wallet checkout page. But it is only believed to be as Jelly Bean as Google hasn’t officially revealed the news. Google is expected to provide details on the future of Android at its big developers conference next week. The 4.1 version of Android is said to release on Galaxy Nexus HSPA+ version first, which handsets will follow is yet to be seen. After the release of the biggie Samsung S III which runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, it is considered that Jelly Bean wouldn’t have much differences from ICS. You can check out the little blurb of information below on the Play Store website if you’re in the US right now. The image below shows the evidence.


What is CyanogenMod

CyanogenMod is a customized, aftermarket firmware distribution for select Android devices. It was based on Android OS though. It was developed by Steve Kondik (a.k.a Cyanogen), CyanogenMod Team. Based on the Android Open Source Project, CyanogenMod is designed to increase performance and reliability over Android-based ROMs released by vendors and carriers such as Google, TMobile, HTC, etc. CyanogenMod also offers a variety of features & enhancements that are not currently found in these versions of Android.

Its Features:

  • Native theming support (also called the “T-Mobile Theme Engine”).
  • Free Lossless Audio Codec (FLAC) support.
  • A Large Access Point Name list.
  • OpenVPN client.
  • Reboot menu.
  • Support for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and USB tethering, CPU overclocking
  • Performance enhancements
  • Soft buttons.
  • App permissions management.
  • Interface enhancements.

CyanogenMod is also stated to increase performance and reliability compared with official firmware releases. CyanogenMod is developed as free and open source software based on the official releases of Android by Google, with added original and third-party code.

It started with CyanogenMod version 3.1 making firmwares based on Android 1.5 (Cupcake), Android 1.6 (Donut), Android 2.0 / 2.1 (Eclair), Android 2.2 (Froyo), Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), Android 3.x (Honeycomb), Android 4.x (Ice Cream Sandwich). The latest is the ICS-Based CyanogenMod version 9.x.

The CyanogenMod is available in English language, German language, Simplified Chinese language, Traditional Chinese language, Japanese language, Russian language, Swedish language, Korean language, Finnish language, Portuguese language, Polish language, Catalan language, French language, Italian language.

CyanogenMod (CM9) for Droid 3:

Cyanogenmod 9 (CM9) for Galaxy S2:

How to sync iTunes with your Android Phone

Android Phones now can be synced with your iTunes for your favourite music. It has become possible by using TuneSync.

TuneSync Android App

TuneSync is an Application from Fireleap Software LLC that allows to synchronize your iTunes music and playlists over the Wi-Fi to your Android phone. It copies the unprotected music to your SD card and creates playlists that match your iTunes playlists. TuneSync does this all over your Wi-Fi connection. There is no need to connect your Android device to your PC or Mac.

The TuneSync is available for purchase at $5.99 in the Play Store. Although you can try out TuneSync Lite which is available for free and then download the paid version.

It requires iTunes in your computer and computer requirements are:

  • Mac OS X requires 10.6.x or higher.
  • Windows requires .NET 4.0 runtime

Procedure to Sync with TuneSync

  1. Download and install the TuneSync Windows or OS X host.
  2. From your Android device, download and install the TuneSync or TuneSync Lite App.
  3. On the Android device, type in the computer name you wish to sync with.
  4. On the Android device, select the playlists you wish to sync with.
  5. TuneSync will now start copying your music files over in the background. TuneSync will also keep your device synchronized on a regular basis over your Wi-Fi connection without ever connecting it to your PC.

Happy Syncing!

Max Payne stepping into Android and iPhone

Guess what? One of the greatest releases of Rockstar Games following the Grand Theft Auto Series are the Max Payne Series is now coming handy to your Android and iOS Devices. The game is expected to be in full experience with cut scenes. What remains to be seen is how the control scheme of the game pans out on a touchscreen device, as the ideal controller for Max Payne was the keyboard and mouse .Another element we are waiting to see in the mobile version of the game is the execution of bullet time which was the hottest move.  iOS device (iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod Touch 4th Generation and all Generations of the iPad) users will be able to download the game on April 12 2012 while selected Android Devices will be able to download the game on April 26. Before a few months, Rockstar Games had done a good job in porting GTA III into Android Devices with all cut scenes. Keep waiting for the massive release

The Mobile Interface is sorted to be as the following image shows:

How to Screenshot your Android Device

There are two methods to screenshot your Android Device. One is with rooting and the other is without rooting.


  • First Method (Without Rooting):

Older versions of Android doesn’t give a simple option to take screen shot directly from the device. Apple’s iPhone has a handy feature which allows to take screen shots by pressing Power+Home button. The same way, Android also have added the Home+Power or Home+Back+Power or Power+Back button. Some combo works. It mostly works on all Android devices running versions 2.1 and up. As soon as you press a combo, you hear a click sound indicating the screenshot it has taken. Now your Gallery contains the picture.


First, root your phone using the guide given here. Then install this screenshot application (Screenshot UX Trial) which actually requires rooting. I guess you peeps have the common sense to follow the on-screen instructions provided by the application you downloaded.


Happy Screenshotting!

How to Remove In-Built Apps from your Android Device

Before starting, i would like to tell that you need to root your Android phone in order to perform this task.

Now we are going to remove the pre-installed apps found in your phone using an application called Titanium Backup. In order to start, you need to download this application into your Android device. The official Google Play link is here.

Now root your Android device using Universal AndRoot. To know how to root your device, click here to know. After rooting, open the Titanium Backup app and goto Back/Restore tab. There you’ll find all the system apps and user-installed apps. Click on it and you’ll find the options as shown in the image.

Now click on Un-Install. And there you go! Your phone will now be free of space (maybe 10MB maximum) and will apparently perform faster.

You can also use Titanium Backup for backup purposes. Titanium Backup runs on any version of Android and was tested by us on an Samsung Galaxy 5 i5500M running Android 2.2 FroYo.

Play Android Apps in your Windows PC

Excited about running your favourite Android Apps in your Windows PC? Now you can access your Android Apps through the recently launched BlueStacks App Player.The first beta version of the App Player was released today for general public with a host of pre-loaded Android apps and direct access to download more.

Using the company’s LayerCake technology, BlueStack beta is basically converting the ARM compatible Android apps to run on x86 platform and that too with a great efficiency. It uses PC’s graphics card to run graphic intensive apps/games or replicates accelerometer input for the apps via mouse interactions or arrow keys.

Company has also partnered with developers of Fruit Ninja, SliceIt, Nook, Townsmen, Evernote, Defender and StumbleUpon to pre-load their apps on the beta version of BlueStacks App Player. Users will also have access to GetJar, 1Mobile, and Amazon to get more Android apps and games within the App Player itself.

To play your favourite Android Apps via BlueStacks App Player right now, you can grab the download from here.

How to Root your Android Phone

Rooting is defined as a process done mostly by Mobile and Tablet PC users using Android Operating System to attain certain privileges over their device. Rooting is often performed with the goal of overcoming limitations that carriers and hardware manufacturers put on some devices, resulting in the ability to alter or replace system applications and settings. You could run specialized apps that require administrator-level permissions, or perform other operations that are otherwise inaccessible to a normal Android user by Rooting.

A good news for all those Androidians who wants to root their Android Device. As one-click rooting has gained immense popularity among the masses, now you can also root any supported Android device with Universal AndRoot Application.


Instructions to root your Android using Universal Androot:

  1. Download Universal Androot.apk from here.
  2. Connect your Android device to the computer and mount SD card.
  3. Copy the APK file you downloaded in Step 1, to the SD card.
  4. Next, use a File Manager to install the file. You can install Astro File Manager for free from Android Market.
  5. Launch Universal Androot and follow onscreen instructions to root your device. There you go! It is the simplest method ever to root your Android device and i have tested this on Samsung Galaxy 5.

The Universal AndRoot supports these devices running Android : (Phone Model is followed by the Android version)

  • Google Nexus One (2.2)
  • Google G1(1.6)
  • HTC Hero (2.1)
  • HTC Magic (1.5) (Select Do not install Superuser)
  • myTouch 3G 3.5mm/LE (1.6)
  • HTC Tattoo (1.6)
  • Dell Streak (2.1)
  • Motorola Milestone (2.1)
  • Motorola XT701
  • Motorola XT800 (2.1)
  • Motorola ME511
  • Motorola Charm
  • Motorola Droid (2.01/2.1/2.2 with FRG01B)
  • Sony Ericsson X10 (1.6)
  • Sony Ericsson X10 Mini (1.6)
  • Sony Ericsson X10 Mini Pro (1.6)
  • Acer Liquid (2.1)
  • Acer beTouch E400 (2.1)
  • Samsung Galaxy Beam
  • Samsung Galaxy 5 (Gt-i5500)
  • Vibo A688 (1.6)
  • Lenovo Lephone (1.6)
  • LG Ally (2.1)
  • LG GT540 (1.6)
  • Gigabyte GSmart G1305

Download Paid Apps in Android For Free

How to Download Paid Android Applications for Free?

This is the question asked by millions of people. So i’ll explain you the step-by-step process to help you download any Paid Android App for free.

First of all, to get started you have to download ASTRO FILE MANAGER.

Make sure your Android Phone supports Applications from Unknown Sources. If not, check that option from your settings.

Now goto 4Shared. In the search bar, Search for the file you wanted with “.apk” extension.

For example : If you are downloading “Cut The Rope” Paid Game App, you have to search for “Cut The Rope.apk”. And there you get to download the .apk file. Then transfer the .apk file into your SD card. Using Astro File Manager, open the .apk file and install it into your phone. This is considered to be one of the best ways to crack Apps.

Upcoming Android Phones mostly doesn’t need File Manager to open .apk files. So doesn’t matter if you open the .apk file without File Manager.

You can even download the 4shared App from the Play Store so that you can download the .apk files directly into your SD card.

Another method for downloading Paid Apps if that download this Applanet Application and it contains all the Paid Apps. It acts like a “Black Google Play”. I use this App to download app to download all Paid apps.