How to Root Htc One X and Flash a Custom ROM

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Htc One X

A big and bright screen, little cute feel buttons and nice simple HTC logo on the top – I call it perfection and so do the people who own a HTC One X. HTC One X is one of the smartest and the most powerful phone in the market. It is a phone that has set a standard for HTC and its competitors when it comes to Android smartphones. With a Quad Core CPU and Super IPS LCD2 Capacitive Touchscreen, this phone surely delivers what it promises. So let us see how can we enhance the power of this smartphone and turn it into a total gaming machine with even faster CPU and gain better control over the rest of the phone (Super-User mode) by Rooting it.

A word of caution: Although super-user mode gives you a lot more control over your phone, there are a few cautions and warnings that you must go through by visiting this page before you proceed further. Luckily, Rooting HTC One X is not as difficult as the early Android Phones by HTC thanks to an unofficial bootloader created by HTC (Surprise Surprise). And although the site says that not all damages incurred by their bootloader can be claimed under warranty (which indirectly means that they take responsibility of a few), I am not so convinced that they will take the responsibility of any damage incurred by this procedure involving their bootloader. All that said, since we have already decided to Root our device, lets get to work!

  • Back Me Up

The first and foremost thing that I always suggest to everyone is to backup all the important data in your phone. This makes sure that even if something goes wrong during the process, you still have your information safe with you. After you have backed up your data, proceed to the next step.

  • Gather Files
  • HTC Files and Folders

Click this link to download all the files you need to Root your HTC One X. Please note that these files are for HTC One X only. If you use them for any other model including HTC One X+, your phone may suffer damage. We will be updating the method to Root HTC One X+ soon.

  • Get Your Bootloader
  • unofficial Bootloader on HTCDev

As I mentioned earlier, HTC is now helping users to Root their phones by providing an unofficial Bootloader on HTCDev. Click here to go to the website and get your bootloader. Start by selecting ‘All Other Supported Models’ from the list on the right and follow the simple on screen instructions to get it working.

  • Unzip The Files

The files we downloaded in the second step for our phone must be unzipped now. Unzip them on your computer at a location where you can locate them when needed. For the sake of simplicity, I always unzip the files I might need immediately right on the desktop.

  • You Will Be A Developer Soon

Connect your phone to the computer using the USB cable. Enter the debugging mode and charge only mood. To switch on the debugging mode navigate to Settings >> Developer >> USB Debugging. For charge only mode, pull down the notification bar and select the Charge Only option from the USB Connection options.

  • The Most Important Part

Now that you have connected your phone to the computer, navigate to the folder on your computer where you had extracted the files. Depending on the operating system (Windows, Linux etc.) you are using, run the appropriate file.

Sit back and grab a cup of coffee while the program does its job. Please note that during the process, the phone might restart a couple of times or more. Don’t panic as this is all normal and the script is doing its work.

  • And we are done!

Was it difficult? Feel free to drop a comment if anything bothers you with the process or any other question you might have before you start rooting.

  • How to Flash a Custom ROM on Root Htc One X

Flashing means installing a new rom on your device. A custom rom changes the look and feel of the phone completely. The user interface is changed drastically!

To start with the flashing process, go to Google and find a custom rom that you would like to install on your HTC. Download the rom on your computer, attach your phone to the computer through USB and transfer it to your phone. After you have the rom on your device, follow the process below:

  1. Boot your phone into recovery mode. To do this, switch off your phone normally but for switching on, press the volume down key and the power key together.
  2. Once in the Boot menu, backup your rom (so that you don’t lose everything if something goes wrong) by selecting Backup and Restore >> Backup.
  3. Now wipe everything off the phone by executing the following three commands: Wipe Data/Factory Reset >> Delete All, Wipe the Cache Partition >> Wipe Cache Partition and Wipe dlvlk cache >> Wipe Cache.
  4. Now select Install from sd card and navigate to the rom on the device. Confirm your action by pressing yes.

You will be shown a success message as soon as the installation is complete. Please note that the phone will be a bit slow on first reboot. This is totally normal as phone is adjusting to the new rom. After a few minutes, it should be smooth and powerful like before!

Easily Root Sony Xperia ZL

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Root Sony Xperia ZL

Nowadays, everyone, who would like to explore the exceptionally deep valleys of Android, try to root their Android-powered Smartphone or Tablet PC. As most of you might know, rooting can open you to a world of productive tools and applications, which can increase the usability of your device. Albeit there are some issues with warranty, due to rooting, most of Android power users would like to root their device. This post is for such Android-lovers who own Xperia XL, one of the best devices from Sony Mobiles, included in the Xperia series. Here, we will share you how to root your Xperia ZL. We are introducing you the simplest way for rooting the device, which requires less technical stuff. However, you should keep in mind that rooting could void the warranty of your Xperia device. In addition, neither the author nor this blog will be responsible for the damages or loss of data you might face during the rooting process.

Before We Start

Though we say Xperia ZL as the device, this tutorial is for rooting specific models of Sony Xperia ZL – C6503 and C6502. Do not use this method for rooting other models, and we will not be responsible for the problems you face. Moreover, you should keep the following things in mind.

  • Unlock Bootloader of Xperia ZL. Only after that, you would be able to make changes to the current ROM.
  • You may face some technical errors during the process. Therefore, we advise you to keep a backup of all your essential data, including contacts, messages, apps and media files.
  • Keep minimum charge of 70% in your device, so that we can avoid sudden power-offs.
  • You have to enable USB debugging in your device (Settings à Applications à Development à tick USB Debugging).
  • You should install the appropriate drivers of Xperia ZL in your PC. Otherwise you may face some connectivity issues.

In addition, above all, follow our steps much carefully because even one small mistake can cause you bigger problems.

Rooting Xperia ZL via Bin4ry Method

  • If you have positive answers for all prerequisites, mentioned above, you can now start the process of rooting your Xperia ZL. Here, we are using Bin4ry method for rooting your method. Finally, keep the following steps carefully for rooting your device. Nevertheless, these steps are much simple indeed.
  • You have to download the root file. Keep the file extracted in an easily accessible folder.
  • Connect your Xperia ZL with PC via USB Cable.
  • Now, from the extracted file list, double click on RunMe.bat, which will open one command prompt.
  • In the command prompt, you can see three options, from which you should select the third option.
  • Soon, you can see some instructions on the screen. You have to follow those steps correctly.
  • If you have followed those steps correctly, you can finalize the rooting process in minutes.

Conclusion

Finally, you have finished rooting your Sony Xperia ZL, by means of Bin4ry method. Now onwards, you can start exploring the root-only label led Android applications and other tools. Do you find this article useful? Do let us know.

Change your Android Boot Animations in most easiest way

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Android Boot Animations

Bootscreen sucks your time or it is not upto your mark or may be if you want to change it and you are unable to do that because you get hooked into the system files related to it.Yeah I too find that confusing when I tried to do that. I too tried an app for Boot animation change but it was just a crap and made my tablet hang out. What I wanted was a nice way to change and a much easy one so that I can have a share for that and I found it.

Before getting you through the way I would like to mention that for these steps to apply, you will first need to root your device otherwise if you are going to try a Boot Animation changer than it will create more problem for you as it happened with me too some time before.

For rooting your device you can go to http://xda-developers.com/ and check out for the root method that best suits your device and if than too you are facing problem in rooting your device than do let us know by your comments and views so that we can help you out.

There are two methods to do this boot animation change for your Android device(I have a description for windows users too at the last of this post and that too most simple).One is by using my way to do that and the other one is to get your device connected with your SDK installed PC and change your boot animation file but that some of the users may find difficult. So here is my way..

What you first need to have on your rooted device is a free app from market. android naming ROM TOOLBOX and get it installed on your phone or tablet. This app consists of many features like ROM manager, App manager, Root file browser, scripter, ad blocker and many more but I would like to restrict my post to Boot animation change only. Under this app you will get about 100+ boot animation from which you can choose the one you like to have but if you are not interested in them too than I have way out for that too. If you want other animations other than the provided one than do read the not below.

Download ROM TOOLBOX

{NOTE: Different devices have different location to store there animations (I will concentrate over bootanimation.zip). For example the most common one is /system/media/.Some have it in >system>customize>resource and some also into >data>local. Do find your location. and continue}

After the installation of this application is done free of cost go to the scripter and there you will find the option to enable/disable your boot animation and there only you will find the option to install boot animations. Choose from the Boot animations and select the one you prefer the most and have it on your Droid and if you don’t like that than follow some more steps.

Go to the file browser and find the folder where your Boot animation is located and replace it with the one of your choice and REBOOT and you are done. Wasn’t that most easiest one.

How to Use Anti Theft Function in 360 Security to Locate Your Android Device

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360 Security

360 Security protects your mobile device against viruses, malware, junk files, empty folders and private data. It cleans up apps running in background to give smooth multitasking experience without lag. Developers have added new anti-theft function in recent app update which will help users to locate their lost phone with amazing ease.

In this tutorial, I will show you how to use anti-theft feature & commands of 360 Security so that one can find his stolen phone easily.

Procedure

  • Step 1. Install 360 Security from android market
  • Step 2. Swipe Right from left side
  • Step 3. Select anti-theft option as shown above
  • Step 4. Click on enable now.
  • Step 5. This is the most important step as you have to set unique code which will be used afterwards to control lost phone remotely. Note down code somewhere EXCEPT Your Mobile Phone on which you are activating anti-theft .
  • Step 6. Set security contact : Put your friends or relatives mobile number in the field given below so that whenever phone’s SIM card is changed, concerned notification will be sent on security contact. Notification will give you mobile number of thief’s SIM card.
  • Step 7. Now you have successfully enabled anti theft .
  • Step 8. Given below are some commands which you have to send in case you lost your phone.

Command 1. With this command, you can delete all mobile data by sending “del#Anti-theft Code” . Suppose your code (as set in step5 ) is 123456789 then command will be–del#123456789 which you have to send from any mobile to your lost mobile number. In case sim card is changed,then notification message will be sent on your security number (as in step 6 ) containing thief’s number. Just send above command to that thief’s number.

Command 2- If you loose your phone and sim card is changed, sms will be sent to security number.

Command 3- This will help to locate lost phone. Send command “locate#Anti-theft Code” from any mobile to lost phone. You will get exact location of your device without need of GPS.

Command 4- This will to locate phone in your nearby area such as home / buses / trains / enclosed environment etc. Send ” alert#Anti-theft Code” lost phone and it will emit an alarm tone at full volume.

Command 5- Lock your device just by sending ” lock#Anti-theft Code ” command which can be unlocked only by entering correct anti theft code. Thank you, I will be in touch with you shortly.