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If you are not able to find the Developer options after updating to Android 4.3 in your Xperia (mine is a Xperia M ), then do the following:

In your phone open “Settings” page, then click on “About phone”  scroll down to “Build Number” and keep tapping on it until you get the message “You are now a developer”. 🙂

Build option

Now, Go to Settings and then scroll all the way down, and just above “About Phone” you would see “Developer Options”and click on it.

Developer options

Click on it. Then Make sure the top “Developer options” is selected, and then check the option “USB Debugging”.

USB debugging option

Then click on “OK“.

confirmation screen

Finally, you will have :

USB debugging turned on

Hope this helps! Don’t forget to follow my blog to get future updates! Hope you have great day. Happy Blogging!  🙂



Nokia just officially announced the all new Nokia Lumia 1020 in New York. And it is simply Amaazzinng !!!

nokia lumia 1020 Picture

Phone Highlights:

  • 41MP autofocus PureView camera (with lossless Zoom)
  • 1.2 MP secondary wide-angle camera.
  • 1.5GHz dual-core Krait CPU
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 1080p video recording at 30fps
  • Windows Phone 8
  • 32 GB/64GB of Internal Storage + 7GB of free SkyDrive storage
  •  Super Sensitive Touch technology (which allows you to use the phone with gloves and nails)
  • 4.5″ Clear Black AMOLED display with Nokia’s PureMotion HD+ Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  •  6-lens ZEISS optics and optical image stabilization
  • Xenon & LED Flash.
  • Completely manual camera controls (similar to the ones in DSLR cameras).
  • Bluetooth 3.0 with NFC, Dual Band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n , GPS , Glonass support
  • 2000mAh battery with 16 days standby13.3 hours of talk time.

The complete specifications can be found here and the hands-on here.

Be sure to check out some the Promo videos below:

So, What do you think about this phone? Are you going to buy it? Feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments section below. 🙂


I used to have GingerDX running in my X8 for a while now. Thought of porting ICS, so had to unlock the bootloader, flash nAa kernel and got the miniCM9 ported it to my x8.


Home Screen:

ICS home screen

Menu Screenshot:

Menu Screenshot

Settings Screenshot:

Android Version & Kernel :

Alarm Clock: Daam, that looks really cool ! :B


Initial Review:

I just started using this ROM. The initial boot after installing the ROM takes about 1 -2 minutes but then it gets faster.

The graphics looks really flashy and good.

But, later after installing a few apps , I felt that there is a small lag in opening the Dialer and the App Drawer. I have not installing swap memory as I have a Class 2 Micro-SD card and there would be poor performance if I added swap. I will be adding a swap after I get a Class 4 or a Class 6 Micro-SD card.

Will be posting a HOW-TO on unlocking bootloader, flashing nAa kernel and  installing ICS soon. So stay tuned and don’t forget to Follow my blog!  :B


Google has announced its new version of the Android Operating System: “Android 4.1 Jelly Bean” at Google I/O which is expected to release in mid-July.



  • Google Now:

Jelly Bean features a redesigned search app with a new feature called “Google Now”  that uses your GPS in your phone and the time to give you more useful information. Google Now works by using your search history, calendar, and location to help make search more relevant.

For example, Google Now learns roughly when a person commutes to work and what route they take. It will then check traffic reports each morning and recommend a faster route when there’s one available.

  • Voice Assistant:

This new Android 4.1  has introduced a  voice feature similar to Apple’s Siri which is much faster than Siri. It can understand naturally spoken queries and can even show Wikipedia entries or Google Image search results .

The Google Jelly Bean’s Voice Search brings up search results extremely fast and displays it in a neat UI.

  • Project Butter:

Google said that the new Jelly Bean, comes with a feature known as “Project Butter” which makes it the Android the smoothest of all. This increases Android’s fps(frames per second) and adds vsync and triple buffering and touch responsiveness to improve performance thus creating a smoother user experience.

  • Improved Google Voice Search:

Google’s Voice Search has also been improved as it will work with Google’s recently announced Knowledge Graph. While the Voice Search will show typical Google search results, it will also try to provide smart answers too.

Google Voice Search also supports more languages and better support for the existing languages. It can also be used without connection to the internet.

  • Improved Camera App:

The updated camera app allows you to swipe between the photo you’ll take next and those you’ve shot recently.

  • Improved Android’s Notifications:

In the new Jelly Bean, users can now expand notifications to reveal more information without having to open the applications.

  • Improved Home Screen and UI:

This release will have major improvements in UI and will have a full update of your Home screen Interface . This update will increase your ability to move elements around in several ways, with automatic moving of icons when they’re in the way, automatic resizing of widgets when they do not fit, and pushes back and forth in a much easier way.

  • Updated Android Beam:

Users can now send pictures and video, and they can connect to Bluetooth devices that support NFC by just tapping them.



Absinthe 2.0 is an untethered jailbreak for iOS 5.1.1 devices ONLY. I just finished jailbreaking my Iphone 3GS and thought of sharing it. Its a pretty simple process and it just took me less than 5-10 minutes to complete.

Absinthe 2.0 supports only the following devices on 5.1.1 : iPad 1, iPad 2, iPad 3 (iPad2,4 is now supported as of Absinthe 2.0.4), iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch 3rd generation, iPod touch 4th generation.

If you haven’t jailbreaked your device till now and want to jailbreak it now, then just follow the instructions below:

Step 1: Check Your Device Software Version:

Make sure your device’s Software version is 5.1.1 . You can check it by clicking the “Menu” button in your device, then open “Settings“, then Click on “General“, then Press “About” . Check for the field named “Software Version” and check if it is 5.1.1 .

Step 2: Connect and Back Up Your device:

Now, Open up “iTunes” in your computer and connect your device using the USB cable to your laptop or computer.

iPhone Backup

Now, in your iTunes, in the left side menu, look for your device under the “Devices” tab. Now, “Right Click ” on your device and click “Backup“. (If you want the jailbreaking process to be faster, after you backed up your device, format your device and after jailbreaking you can restore from the backup created).

Step 3: Download Absinthe 2.0 and Jailbreak :

You can download  “Absinthe 2.0.4” from the links below according to your operating system:

Absinthe v2.0.4 for Windows (XP, Vista,7 )

Absinthe v2.0.4 for MacOSX(10.5, 10.6, 10.7)

Absinthe v2.0.4 for Linux(x86, x86_64)

Open the downloaded file, and read the instructions given in the “readme” file.For Windows users, just extract the downloaded file to the “Desktop” (or any location you like). Then open the “absinthe-win-2.0.4.exe” and it will extract all the files to another folder in the desktop itself. Now, open the created folder and open the program “absinthe“.

When you open the program, it will look something like this:

Now, make sure your device has atleast 60%  battery charge (just be on the safe side 😀 ). Now, click “Jailbreak” , wait for a while and it do the rest! Just make sure you dont disconnect your device until the process is over.   So, that’s it folks, Yes! its that simple!

After you have succesfully jailbreak’d your device you can restore your backup. To restore, right click on your device name under the ‘Devices‘ menu in the left panel of iTunes and click ‘Restore From Backup‘ and then  select the latest backup you created before.

Happy Jailbreaking! 😀


Samsung Galaxy S III is powered by a  1.4Ghz quad-core Cortex A-9 processor. It runs Ice Cream Sandwich with the latest TouchWiz v4.0 interface.  Its got a new way to interact with the phone “S-Voice” which is similar to Iphone’s Siri.

Its got a whooping 4.8″ 720p S-AMOLED capacitive screen which uses a PenTile Matrix rather than a conventional RGB one. The resolution is 720 x 1280 pixels with a pixel intensity of 306ppi. The display protection used is the Corning Gorilla Glass 2 which is much less reflective too compared to its predecessor. It supports only micro-sim.

It comes with a 8MP primary camera with LED Flash and supports 3264×2448 pixels. It supports  Full HD video recording. It also comes with a 1.9MP secondary camera , 720p@30fps. Other features include smile detection, Geo-tagging, face detection and image stabilization.

It also comes with a feature called Smart alert which detects when you pick up the phone and vibrates if you have any notifications.

It comes in 3 models 16Gb, 32GB or 64GB of internal storage and has 1GB RAM.

It also has NFC that allows you to easily share files between two NFC enabled phones with a transfer speed of about 1.4 MBps.

Another cool feature is  eye-tracking  which turns on the display if you are looking at the display. cool uh? 😀