Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Common Used Apps For Android Root

First we should make clear that what Android Root is and why we need root our Android phone.


As the definition from wikipedia says:Rooting is a process allowing users of smartphones, tablets, and other devices running the Android operating system to attain privileged control (known as "root access") within Android's subsystem. 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, run specialized apps that require administrator-level permissions, or perform other operations that are otherwise inaccessible to a normal Android user. Rooting is analogous to jailbreaking devices running the Apple ios operating system or the Sony PlayStation 3. On Android, rooting can also facilitate the complete removal and replacement of the device's operating system.


As Android was derived from the Linux kernel, rooting an Android device is similar in practice to accessing administrative permissions on Linux or any other Unix-like computer such as FreeBSD or OS X.
We can see rooting your andriod phone, you can gives you complete control over it for more fun.
Apps available that will root your android phone
There are a lot apps for rooting your andriod phone. But we don't need all of them, one easy use is enough. I will introduce two common use popular apps for you,you can pick one that one which you think is suitable for you

SuperOneClick


 you can see the clear instructions for rooting your phone, if you think it's fast ,you can't follow it, you can check the words instruction by google.

z4root

This is the instructions from youtube which teach yo how to root with z4root, you can see the comments below to check the advantage and disadvange.

SuperOneClick and z4root get its advantage and disadvantage,you can choose by your preference. you can download it at android market. During rooting, you also shloud obey android root guide:


  • Root: Rooting means you have root access to your device—that is, it can run the sudocommand, and has enhanced privileges allowing it to run apps like Wireless Tether orSetCPU. You can root either by installing the Superuser application—which many of the below root processes include—or by flashing a custom ROM that has root access included.
  • ROM: A ROM is a modified version of Android. It may contain extra features, a different look, speed enhancements, or even a version of Android that hasn't been released yet. We won't discuss ROMs in depth here, but if you want to use one once you're rooted, you canread more about doing that here.
  • Flash: Flashing essentially means installing something on your device, whether it be a ROM, a kernel, or something else that comes in the form of a ZIP file. Sometimes the rooting process requires flashing ZIP file, sometimes it doesn't.
  • Bootloader: Your bootloader is the lowest level of software on your phone, running all the code that's necessary to start up your operating system. Most bootloaders come locked, which keeps you from rooting your phone. Unlocking your bootloader doesn't root your phone directly, but it does allow you to root, then flash custom ROMs if you so desire.
  • Recovery: Your recovery is the software on your phone that lets you make backups, flash ROMs, and perform other system-level tasks. The default recoveries can't do much, but you can flash a custom recovery—like ClockworkMod—after you've unlocked your bootloader that will give you much more control over your device. This is often an integral part of the rooting process.
  • ADB: ADB stands for Android Debug Bridge, and it's a command line tool for your computer that can communicate with an Android device you've connected to it. It's part of the Android Software Developers Kit (SDK). Many of the root tools below use ADB, whether you're typing the commands yourself or not. Unless the instructions call for installing the SDK and running ADB commands, you won't need to mess with it—you'll just need to know that it's what most of the tools use to root your phone.
  • S-OFF: HTC phones use a feature called Signature Verification in HBOOT, their bootloader. By default, your phone has S-ON, which means it blocks you from flashing radio images—the code that manages your data, Wi-Fi, and GPS connections. Switching your phone to S-OFF lets you flash new radios. Rooting doesn't require S-OFF, but many rooting tools will give you S-OFF in addition to root access, which is nice.
  • RUU and SBF: ROM Upgrade Utilities (for HTC phones) and System Boot Files (for Motorola phones) are files direct from the manufacturer that change the software on your phone. RUU and SBF files are how the manufacturers deliver your over-the-air upgrades, and modders often post leaked RUU and SBF files for flashing when the updates haven't been released yet. They're also handy when downgrading your phone, if a rooting method isn't available for the newest software version yet. You can flash RUUs right from your HTC phone, but Motorola users will need a Windows program called RSD Lite to flash SBF files.

Hope you root your phone successfully. If you run into any problem during rooting, don't be panic, there are always ways to solve it.

Monday, 28 May 2012

How to root a android device?

                           
Some people want gets their Android smartphone to root for more choice and fun. We can do it easily actually. What I talked below is the simple but useful way to root your android phone. your phone try using this easy method which is completely safe and can be done in aboutfive minutes without the aid of a computer or anything apart from your android by downloading an app  called Z4Root
(download at http://handheld.softpedia.com/progDownload/z4root-Download-110178.html) .

If you need help here is a video guide on how to do it:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1ZKxrM3ofo
If you can't understand the video guide then here are the steps for you to follow:
1) Download Z4Root from this link I just gave:
2) Click Z4Root  from your 'Downloads' folder and install it
3) Open the Z4root app once it's finish installed
4) Press on the option permanent root and wait for it to root your device
5) You now have a rooted phone :) now enjoy your new android phone for fun.
Notice that there is a very slight chance that Z4Root may not work on your phone, in which case

look for an alternative way to root it like SuperOneClick. This method also works for nearly all Android phones :)
1 http://www.talkandroid.com/guides/beginner/android-application-guide/
2 http://www.androidcentral.com/how-uninstall-apps
3 http://www.brighthub.com/mobile/google-android/articles/37152.aspx

Thursday, 24 May 2012

New Google Tablet Set to Defend the Android Market


Google's 7-inch Android tablet is real — it's even being passed around inside the Googleplex.
That's what I'm hearing from Googlers who have seen the device. Backing up what's been rumored for months on CNET, Digitimes and other sites, I'm hearing that this device is aimed squarely at Amazon's [AMZN  215.24    -2.04  (-0.94%)   ] Kindle Fire (which runs Amazon's tailored version of Android). It's likely to start in the $200 to $250 range, have a higher resolution screen, and perhaps a camera.
Google [GOOG  603.66    -5.80  (-0.95%)   ] needs this tablet to defend Android. The arrival of Amazon's Kindle Fire blew a hole in the ecosystem, with Amazon setting up its own app store and its own look and feel for Android itself. If this 7-inch tablet is a hit, Google can argue that developers should still build tablet apps to Google's specs, not Amazon's.



When will we see it? The Google I/O developer conference on June 25 in San Francisco would be an ideal time to unveil it and maybe hand a few out to developers.
What does it mean for Apple? [AAPL  565.32   -5.24  (-0.92%)   ] My take is that it means very little. If Apple's iPad sales were going to get hurt by 7-inch tablet sales, the Kindle Fire would have done it already. Apple is aiming at the higher-end tablet customer, who so far seems to be the larger and more profitable group of consumers.
It's just as likely as not that a 7-inch Google tablet will actually help Apple. While there will be plenty of confusing options at the low end of the market, with the Kindle Fire, Barnes & Noble's [BKS  17.04    0.60  (+3.65%)   ] Nook,BlackBerry's [RIMM  10.71    -0.38  (-3.43%)   ] PlayBook and now the Google device, there's just one strong tablet at the higher end: the iPad.
And don't forget: Apple is sure to unveil new iPad features with iOS 6 at its Worldwide Developers Conference in three weeks. That will make the tablet competition even more interesting.


Monday, 21 May 2012

Verizon taking 4 Android phones global this summer

Summary: Verizon will enable four Android phones in its line to work overseas. Only a simple OTA update for the phones listed is necessary, along with a global data plan.



If you own a Verizon Android phone and wish you could use it while traveling abroad an announcement just made by the carrier might be important. Verizon intends to roll out a software update for the following four phones that enable the ability to use the phone abroad:
  • HTC Rezound
  • DROID RAZR by Motorola
  • DROID RAZR MAXX by Motorola
  • DROID 4 by Motorola
No date for the updates have been given other than “this summer” so owners shouldn’t have too long to wait. Note that once the phones have been updated, customers will need a Verizon global plan to use it overseas.


Sunday, 20 May 2012

Researchers Tackle Android Fragmentation, Find 4,000 Devices

Android fragmentation is always a hot topic among the Android faithful and detractors alike. But just how many different variations of the Google-based operating system are we talking about? New research found almost 4,000 distinct Android devices in the wild.
For the past six months, OpenSignalMaps has been collecting data about Android users who have downloaded its app. Of the 681,900 devices catalogued by the firm, researchers "spotted 3,997 distinct devices," OpenSignalMaps said this week.
"We've looked at model, brand, API level (i.e. the version of Android) and screen size and we've tried to present this in the clearest form we can," the company said.







Not surprisingly, the Samsung Galaxy S II - which hit 20 million in global sales back in February - was the most-popular device, with 61,389 owners downloading OpenSignalMaps in the last six months.
Overall, OpenSignalMaps catalogued 270,144 Samsung devices.
HTC was the second most-popular brand, followed by Sony and Motorola. Overall, OpenSignalMaps picked out 599 separate brands.
"While the number of different models running Android will continue to increase we've seen Samsung take the lion's share of the Android market, most of that due to the Galaxy product line," OpenSignalMaps said. "Testing on the most popular Samsung & HTC devices will get you a long way."
The customizable nature of Android naturally helped create the almost 4,000 distinct devices, but "one complication is that custom ROMs can overwrite the android.build.MODEL variable that we use for the device model," OpenSignalMaps said, prompting "a staggering 1,363 device models appear only once in our database."
Still, the company did spot some little-known devices, like a 10.1-inch Hungarian tablet called the Concorde Tab, a dual-SIM Indian phone known as the Lemon P1, and a Spanish entertainment tablet, dubbed the Energy Tablet i724. There were even two Fusion Garage-based tablets.
What about Android version? Android Gingerbread is still the dominant version of the OS, with 55.4 percent, down from 65.6 percent last year.
"One year ago the top two Android versions accounted for 90 percent of devices, now it's closer to 75 percent - a challenge for developers," the company said.
According to recent data from Google, 64.4 percent of all Android devices are running Gingerbread. Slightly less than 5 percent are running the latest version of Android, Ice Cream Sandwich.
A March report from IDC and Appcelerator suggested that Android fragmentation would drive developers away from the platform and contribute to its "slow erosion."
Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt raised eyebrows when he appeared at the Consumer Electronics Show in January and argued that Android is not fragmented but "differentiated."
For more, see Hey, Google: Here's What Fragmentation Means. Also check out PCMag's full review of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and the slideshow below.
From:pcmag.com

Thursday, 17 May 2012

Dear Google: Android Needs Your Help


The search giant is ignoring its mobile OS, and the neglect is starting to show in poor apps and defecting developers.


Listen, Google, we need to talk. You seem to be ignoring our green robotic friend. I know you've beenbattling lawsuits, getting your self-driving cars licensed, and focusing on Google+, but it might be time to show Android that you still care.
Your neglect is starting to show for those of us who depend on Android. Lately, finding apps in the Google Play store has been harder than usual--even popular apps can be difficult to locate at times, and it's worse if the user is searching for tablet-specific applications. App makers are feeling lost, with no one to guide them through the perils of making an app that works on multiple Android devices. And sometimes it feels as if the carriers and device makers have more control over Android than you do; they dictate how the OS looks, what it can run, and whether a phone or tablet will receive an update to the OS.
What happened to you, Google? It has been nearly seven months since your last major Android announcement, and some of us in the community are worried that Android will go the way of Google Wave: You might stop work on the platform, and leave development to any interested parties. Your own CEO said recently that Android isn't a crucial component to Google's business strategy, which makes sense since Google makes more money off iOS than it does off its own mobile operating system.

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Evernote 4.0 for Android hands-on


The next step in the most famous note-taking application of all starts on Android with a fully upgraded user interface in Evernote 4.0. This upgrade takes the full functionality of the application and adds on a much-improved set of graphics and organization so you’ll have the ability to make your notes, drawings, and all manner of idea keeping right at your fingertips in a way thats much nicer to look at and interact with than ever before. Also added on to this version of the app is several navigation features including swiping between your home screen and note list.



 We’ve had our fair share of hands-on time with Evernote in the past, so we’ll just concentrate on the new features here. This version of Evernote is made specifically for the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich environment, taking many cues from Google’s own aesthetics in the vanilla version of that new version of the mobile software. This update is primarily for your smartphone, but some features flow on over to the tablet version of Evernote 4.0 as well.


This update brings on an updated notebook list which collect both your own notebooks and your shared notebooks, you’ve got new Action Bars all over the place for much easier methods for inserting all manner of media into your notes, and the whole interface is one whole heck of a lot more intuitive to use. Swipeable actions exist in several places, most notably on the notes and home screen as well as the Notebook to Tag to Place views – swipe around!

Have a peek at our collection of screen grabs here then head to the Google Play app store to pick up your own download of Evernote 4.0 for Android absolutely free – do it now! 


From: slashgear

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Google Shifts Tack on Android

Google Inc. GOOG +1.18% is shifting its strategy for its Android mobile operating system, in a bid to create a united front with smartphone and tablet makers to take on rivals like Apple Inc. AAPL -0.90% and prevent wireless carriers from controlling the devices

Google plans to give multiple mobile-device makers early access to new releases of Android and to sell those devices directly to consumers, said people familiar with the matter. That is a shift from Google's previous practice, when it joined with with only one hardware maker at a time to produce "lead devices," before releasing the software to other device makers. Those lead devices were then sold to consumers through wireless carriers or retailers.






The expansion of direct sales marks a bid to exert more control over key features and apps that run on Android-powered phones and tablets, thus reducing the influence of wireless carriers over such devices, these people said. Wireless carriers typically handle marketing and sales of devices and thus can exert some control over the services that run on them.

T-Mobile to scoop Android 4.0 update to HTC Sensation 4G

After a number of delays and a bit of finger-pointing, T-Mobile is ready to issue Android 4.0 to the HTC Sensation 4G.


The HTC Sensation 4G is T-Mobile's next smartphone to receive Android 4.0.

(Credit: Sarah Tew/CNET)

After a number of delays and just a bit of finger-pointing, T-Mobile finally is set to deliver Android4.0 to the HTC Sensation 4G.

As one of the carrier's premier smartphones of 2011, the HTC handset should only get better when it picks up Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0.3) on May 16. The details of the update are listed on T-Mobile's support page along with guidelines for performing the update.

As is the case with other Android 4.0 updates, the Sensation 4G will benefit from options such as resizeable widgets, face unlock, and home-screen folders. Given that we're talking about an HTC smartphone, the device will also see an update to the custom Sense UI, bring it to v3.6.

T-Mobile also plans to deploy the Android 4.0 update to its HTC Amaze 4G in the coming weeks. Although the carrier has yet to outline a specific date, I'd assume they want to make sure the Sensation 4G works well before proceeding with the next model. I'd look for some more noise on the matter in early June. 



Reprint from:http://news.cnet.com/



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