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6 awesome Android and PSP games that I still play on my Alcatel Flash 2 smartphone

6 awesome Android and PSP games that I still play on my Alcatel Flash 2 smartphonePlaying games has been really fun to do on my smartphone - Alcatel Flash 2. Even though this phone is not as powerful as my previous Alcatel Flash Plus, especially in terms of gaming performance, I’m still able to play some heavy games on this device.

To be honest, I’m actually not a really huge fan of Android games on my smartphone. Of course, I have some Android games installed on this device like GTA III and Max Payne.

But I’m actually more interested to play PSP games on my phone like Pro Evolution Soccer 2014 or Splinter Cell Essentials because these games offer more serious gameplay than Android games.

Anyway, below I’m going to show you the list of games that I still have on my Alcatel Flash 2 smartphone until today. Hope you like it!

PES 2014 (PSP version)

PES 2014 (PSP version)Okay, the first game that has been my favorite on my smartphone lately is Pro Evolution Soccer 2014. As a matter of fact, this game is the one that I still play on my device until today.

However, the Pro Evolution Soccer 2014 I’m referring here is actually the PSP version, not the Android version.

The reason why I really love the PSP version of Pro Evolution Soccer 2014 is actually because this game uses almost the same gameplay mechanics just like on the console, which means the gameplay is a bit hard to master and will require you to do some trainings especially with the controls if you want to be good at this game.

This is way different with the Android version of Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 released a few years ago that was tailored with the touch controls of smartphone and tablet.

As a result, this game was really easy to master and it’s also not that hard to score goals in this game, which was why this game became really boring for me over the time.

So if you love football games and you also happen to have well-spec’d smartphone or tablet, I strongly recommend you to play the PSP version of Pro Evolution Soccer 2014 because it’s really awesome and I believe you won’t get bored playing it even for the next few years.

But if you still don’t know how exactly to play PlayStation Portable games on your Android device, you can check out my other post to learn more about that.

Splinter Cell: Essentials (PlayStation Portable)

Splinter Cell: Essentials (PlayStation Portable)The other awesome game that I still have and play right now on my smartphone is Splinter Cell: Essentials, the PSP version, not Splinter Cell: Conviction series released on Android platforms a few years ago.

This game actually kind of reminds with Splinter Cell Chaos Theory that I used to play on my old-gen Nokia N-Gage QD cell phone around 12 years ago, especially in terms of graphics and gameplay.

However, this Splinter Cell: Essentials of course is totally different than the N-Gage QD version. It actually still follows the same storyline of Splinter Cell: Conviction, where Sam Fisher’s daughter is being murdered by his enemies.

So in this game, you play as Sam Fisher in 3rd person perspective where you’ll be able to hide in the shadows to avoid enemies’ sights and then kill each of them silently. But you must also complete some specific missions in order to finish each level.

This game is definitely worth a shot especially if you’re already a huge fan of Splinter Cell series. However, it’s worth mentioning that your smartphone or tablet must be powerful in terms of graphical performance (GPU and CPU) because this game is pretty heavy in graphics.

You can use PPSPP app to play this game on your Android smartphone or tablet. If you haven’t known already, PPSPP is a PSP game emulator that allows you to play almost all PSP games that are available to download on the net.

I totally recommend this app to you if you love playing serious games on your smartphone or tablet, especially if you're already bored to play Android games.

Max Payne (Android)

Max Payne (Android)The other amazing game that is still there on my Alcatel Flash 2 is Max Payne. This game actually has been really popular either on PC and consoles for the past couple of years.

So in this game, you play as Max, a guy who wants to start a new life with his wife. But then, some bad guys in his past found where he lives right now and killed Max’s wife. And so this is when his journey starts.

This game is an action shooting game with 3rd person perspective, it’s kind of free roam type of game, but the environments are limited in some locations, not as huge as Grand Theft Auto of course.

But of course, in Mad Max, you cannot drive any cars here. So you can only walk and shoot people with the weapons at your disposal.

This game is developed by Rockstars Games by the way, which is also the one that makes GTA series. So I believe you're gonna love this game, especially if you're already a huge fan of GTA series.

GTA III (Android)

GTA III (Android)I actually like GTA Vice City better than GTA III, but sadly my Alcatel Flash 2 phone doesn’t hold up to its performance when running Vice City. In fact, it closes itself after entering to the game. So I’m basically stuck in the menu.

But anyway, GTA III is actually still a pretty darn good game, especially for those of you who love GTA series.

However, one thing that I don’t really like from this game is, its controls are not really responsive, especially compared to GTA Vice City that plays nicely with quick responsive controls. So for example, when I’m driving a car in GTA III, it’s really hard to control the wheel and most of the times, my car goes out of the control and always hits other cars or objects.

So if your smartphone or tablet is well spec’d, I strongly recommend you to play GTA Vice City or GTA san Andreas, or even GTA Liberty City Stories because all of these games are available on Google Play Store.

Rayman Jungle Run (Android)

Rayman Jungle Run (Android)It’s actually pretty weird why this game is still on my phone, but even so, Rayman Jungle Run is pretty awesome to play. It actually kind of reminds me with Sonic game where you must run really fast and collect all the coins that you meet along the way.

So this Rayman Jungle Run game is totally different with the regular Rayman series which is a 3D platform adventure game.

The beginning levels of this game is really easy to play, but its difficulty gets more serious when you advance to higher levels, which can be pretty hard to play.

The cool thing about this game is, you can retry the same level in order collect the remaining coins that you haven’t collected before.

Worms 2: Armageddon (Android)

Worms 2: Armageddon (Android)I’ve been a huge fan of Worms series ever since I had an old-gen cell phone in the past. So in this game, as its name implies, you indeed play as a worm in a group and you must defeat the other group of worms in order to finish and win the game.

This game actually is similar with an old online game that used to be so popular around 14 years ago, which I forgot its name (Run Bound if I'm not mistaken).

So you will be able to equip your worm with a bunch of weapons, like rocket launcher, bazooka, shotgun and you can even do the teleport thing to move to other area in the game. And you must fight other group of worms by using the weapons at your disposal.

But there is the time limit, so if you don’t kill all your opponents, the winner will be decided by how much damage that the group has taken. So if you lose many worms, while the opponents still have a few worms left, then they are the winner here. And the other way around.

Worms 2: Armageddon is definitely a really fun game to play, probably better than Angry Birds. But of course it all comes down to your favor of game genre. So if you like playing game where you can shoot at opponents using a varied different weapons, then Worms 2: Armageddon is probably the one you don’t want to miss.

Conclusion

Well, there you have it guys, 6 awesome games that I still have on my Alcatel Flash Plus 2 smartphone until today.

Anyway, what about you? What your favorite games that you still have on your smartphone or tablet until right now? Do you still intensively play any of them everyday? Or you’re just like me, you get bored easily with Android games?

Well, if you have something to say regarding this topic, don’t hesitate to leave your opinion right on the comment section below.

How to download Instagram videos using Mozilla Firefox?

How to download Instagram videos using Mozilla Firefox?One of the coolest things about Instagram app is, besides for checking out many cool inspiring photos through this app, now you can also watch videos posted by other Instagram users. So the experience of using this app will be a lot more fun than just looking at static photos.

Unfortunately, Instagram doesn't provide the option to download the videos. So every time you want to watch the videos again, you must open your Instagram app and then go to the individual page of every video. And this of course requires internet connection for every time you do it, which is not cost effective.

The good news is, there’s actually a workaround that will allow you to download videos from Instagram and save the videos on your Android device. So whenever you feel like re-watching the videos, you can watch them over again offline without activating your internet connection.

Anyway, earlier I already showed you how to download Instagram videos using a very cool app that is available on Google Play Store. But today, I want to show you another way to download videos on Instagram app.

Okay then, below I’m about to show you how to download Instagram videos by using the Mozilla Firefox app (web browser). But you can also apply this trick to download videos from other websites around the net.

#1. Open Mozilla Firefox app

Okay, first of all, now open your Mozilla Firefox app. But if you haven’t had it yet, you can download this web browser for free on Google Play Store. It weighs around 25MB if I’m not mistaken, so I strongly recommend you to use your WiFi connection when downloading this app in order to save your mobile internet data.

#2. Go to Firefox add-on website

After opening (or downloading) Mozilla Firefox app, now open the menu options (on the TOP RIGHT CORNER) > select ‘Tools’ > and choose ‘Add-ons’. After that, on the add-on configuration screen, tap the option ‘Browse all Firefox add-ons’ in order to go to Firefox add-on website.

You can actually go to Firefox add-on website by typing the URL https://addons.mozilla.org inside the address bar, but I think the method above is much quicker and simpler than typing the URL address of Firefox add-on website.

#3. Download add-on called YouTube Downloader 4K Download

In order to be able to download Instagram videos, then you’re gonna need a Firefox add-on called ‘YouTube Downloader – 4K Download’.

Okay, now find an add-on called ‘YouTube Downloader – 4K Download’ > click on its download page > and then press ‘Add to Firefox’ to start downloading this add-on to your Firefox app.

#4. Wait for 10 seconds or more

Bear in mind that the downloading process of this add-on takes around 10 seconds or more to complete (depends on your internet speed) given that this add-on is pretty huge in size. But during this process, DO NOT PRESS anything on the screen until the installation window pops up on the screen.

It’s really important for you to not press any button here because Firefox app is going to download the add-on in the background. So you cannot see the downloading progress on the screen. And if you press any button, it will disrupt the process and prevent the installation window from showing up on the screen.

#5. Press 'Install'

Okay, after the downloading process is complete, the installation window will appear on the screen. Now press ‘Install’ to begin installing this add-on to your Firefox app.

#6. Restart Mozilla Firefox

Once the installation is complete, Firefox will ask you to restart this app in order to start activating the add-on on Firefox. You can actually see the ‘restart’ option appear on the top once the installation process is complete. But you can also just close the app and open it up again to restart the app manually.

#7. Try to open teh profile page of any Instagram user

Now open your Instagram app and find any Instagram video that you would like to download on your device. After that, hit the menu option of that video on the TOP RIGHT CORNER (3 dot icon) > and select ‘Copy share URL’ to copy the link address of the video.

The next thing to do is, open Mozilla Firefox app > paste the link address inside the address bar > and then hit enter. By doing so, Firefox will lead you to the individual page of that Instagram video which you would like to download.

Okay, now you’re a half way to go.

#8. Play the video

After landing on Instagram website, now play the video by pressing the ‘PLAY’ button right on the center of the video. When you do that, the video will start playing on the screen.

#9. Press the blue-arrow icon on the top

As you can see on the screen, after you press the ‘PLAY’ button on Instagram video, a blue-arrow icon will appear inside the address bar on the top. Yes - that is the download button generated by ‘YouTube Downloader’ add-on which you just installed earlier from Firefox add-on website.

Once the blue-arrow icon appears, press this icon to generate the download link of the Instagram video you're currently watching.

However, if you don't see this blue-arrow icon, you can also open the menu option inside the address bar > and then select the option 'Download Media' in the list.

#10. Download the video

Once you press the blue-arrow icon on the top, this add-on will then open a new blank tab that contains the download link of that Instagram video. To download the video, you can simply press the download link that appears on the new blank tab.

Mozilla Firefox will automatically download the video and save it on your device. The downloading process of this video actually only takes a couple of seconds because Instagram videos mostly are short in duration, which means, they are gonna be small in size, like around 3MB to 10MB.

#11. View the video

After the downloading process is finished, now you can enjoy the Instagram video right away on your device. You will find this Instagram video inside the folder named ‘Download’ in the root directory of internal/external storage.

You can use file explorer to find this video by the way. But I believe this video will automatically appear on the video player (app) that you have on your device.

Conclusion

Well, there you have it guys, my trick for you if you want to download Instagram videos using Mozilla Firefox. Anyway, I’ve actually made another trick to download Instagram video using an app from Google Play Store. So if you’re interested to check that out, you can also head over to this page.

How to download Instagram videos using InstaSaver?

How to download Instagram videos using InstaSaver?As you know already, besides for checking out cool photos, on Instagram you can also watch many interesting videos that are posted by other users.

There are many cool videos that are worth checking out here: like tutorial videos, cooking recipe videos, funny hidden-camera videos, scenery videos and any kinds of videos.

Unfortunately, Instagram doesn’t provide the option to download these videos. So if you want to watch again the video, you’ll need to open your Instagram app first and then go the individual page of every video. This of course can waste your internet data a lot.

But the good news is, there's actually a workaround that will allow you to download any videos on Instagram. One of them is by using a very useful app called 'InstaSaver', which you can get on Google Play Store.

Okay then, below I’m going to show you how exactly to download videos on Instagram by using InstaSaver. Enjoy!

#1. Open Google Play Store

Okay, in order to be able to download Instagram videos using your smartphone or tablet, you must firstly download an app that its main feature is to download Instagram videos. But first of all, now open the Google Play Store app on your device to start searching for this app.

#2. Download an app called InstaSaver for Instagram

After landing on Google Play Store, now find an app called “InstaSaver for Instagram”. There is actually a plenty of other apps with similar names, so don’t be mistaken. The ‘InstaSaver’ I’m referring here in this post is the one developed by ‘Skwirrl’.

This app is not heavy in size by the way. In fact, it’s probably around 3MB. So I believe it’s okay if you want to use your mobile internet data to download the app.

#3. Open the app

One of the coolest things about ‘InstaSaver’ is, unlike other Instagram video downloading apps out there, this app doesn’t require you to log in to your Instagram account every time you want to use it.

So right in the beginning when you open this app, you can start downloading right away any videos/photos from Instagram.

Okay, as you can see on this app, there are 3 main tabs on the top: ‘SAVER’, ‘DOWNLOADS’, ‘HOW TO USE’. Now still on the tab ‘SAVER’, paste the URL address of Instagram video inside the text box that says “Paste your link here!”.

Anyway, the URL address I’m referring here is the URL address of the Instagram video that you would like to download on your device.

To find and copy the URL address of Instagram video, first of all, open your Instagram app > find the video you’d like to download > press the menu option (3 dot icon) on the top right > and then press ‘Copy share URL’.

The URL address of that photo/video will be copied on the clipboard. Later, you can paste this address on ‘InstaSaver’ app.

#4. Press ‘SHOW THE CONTENT’

After pasting the URL address into the text field, now press the green button that says “Show the content” to generate the thumbnail of that video/photo. But your internet connection must be activated first in order for this to work.

As you can see on the screen, once you press the button, ‘InstaSaver’ will provide you the feature to “SAVE IMAGE/VIDEO”. It even gives you a bunch of options like: copy all, copy hashtags, copy text and translate.

Okay, now to save the Instagram video to your device, press the button “SAVE VIDEO”. InstaSaver will instantly download the video to your smartphone or tablet. It actually only takes a couple of seconds for this app to download the video given that Instagram videos are mostly short in terms of duration.

#5. Play the video you just downloaded

Once the downloading process is complete, now you can start playing the Instagram video you just downloaded earlier.

All Instagram videos or photos that you have downloaded on InstaSaver will be saved inside the folder named ‘InstaSaver’ which you can find in the root directory of internal or external storage (microSD card).

However, if you are using a video player (app) like MX Player, the Instagram videos will automatically appear on this app. So you don’t need to locate the video every time you want to watch it.

Conclusion

Well, there you have it guys, my secret trick for you if you want to download Instagram videos using your smartphone or tablet. It’s actually really easy to download Instagram videos. All you need is an app called ‘InstaSaver’ and you’re good to go.

I personally use 2 apps everytime I want to download Instagram videos on my smartphone. The first app is of course ‘InstaSaver’.

Meanwhile, the second app is ‘Native Clipboard’ which allows me to copy multiple URL addresses of Instagram videos/photos at the same time and paste them all one by one on ‘InstaSaver’. Anyway, if you haven’t heard of ‘Native Clipboard’ and don’t know how to use it, you can check out this page for more details about it.

Besides using ‘InstaSaver’, there’s actually another workaround to download Instagram video using your smartphone or tablet. And that’s by using Mozilla Firefox web browser. So if you’re curious about this second trick, you can check out this page.

Alcatel Flash Plus not detected on computer and cannot activate USB tethering

Alcatel Flash Plus not detected on computer and cannot activate USB tetheringHave you ever faced of a problem when your smartphone or tablet cannot be detected on your computer and used as a modem?

So every time you try to connect your device to your laptop with USB cable, your laptop keeps failing to install the modem drivers of your smartphone. As a result, your device cannot be used in 'USB tethering' mode.

Well, this actually also happened to me on my phablet, Alcatel Flash Plus, like a few months ago. But luckily, I have found the solution for this annoying problem.

So if you also happen to own Alcatel Flash Plus right now, and you’re also experiencing the same problem like me, below I’m going to show you how exactly to solve his problem.

The reason why this happens

Okay, in order to be able to connect your Alcatel Flash Plus with your laptop/PC and activate the ‘USB tethering’ mode, your laptop requires you to install 2 important drivers from your smartphone: ‘RNDIS’ and ‘Android UDB’.

But the reason why your laptop keeps failing to install these drivers is probably because your phone has been rooted.

The solution?

The only way to successfully install these 2 drivers on your laptop and enable the 'USB tethering' mode on your phone is by doing a factory reset on your Alcatel Flash Plus.

But of course, resetting your Alcatel Flash Plus will obviously remove everything on your smartphone, from the apps and games along with its saved data, web bookmarks and everything that you currently have on your phone.

This is the reason why I strongly recommend you to create a backup system of your phone using CWM recovery tool.

So once you have successfully connected your Alcatel Flash Plus with your laptop and activated the 'USB tethering' mode, you can then restore back your phone with the previous backup system, where all of your apps, games and data are still there on this device.

#1. Backup the Android system using CWM

First of all, I want you to create the backup system of your Alcatel Flash Plus using either CWM recovery tool.

But if you haven’t installed this recovery tool yet, then you'll need to find the right compatible CWM image file (.img) from specific forums related to Alcatel Flash Plus.

But if you’re too lazy to find it around the net, you can download this recovery tool from this download link.

And then, you can follow the steps on these 2 pages, from:
- rooting your Alcatel Flash Plus with Kingroot
- installing CMW recovery tool
- creating backup system using CWM.

#2. Remove your microSD card

Okay, once you have finished creating the backup system of your Alcatel Flash Plus with CWM, now unmount/remove your microSD card from your smartphone. But don’t put your SD card back on again before you follow all the steps below correctly.

THIS IS REALLY IMPORTANT TO DO because if you keep using your microSD card during the process factory reset, some of your files like photos or videos might be deleted randomly.

You can put your microSD card on again to your device once you have followed all the 15 steps on this page.

#3. Go to Setting

If you have removed your external SD card, now go to Setting.

#4. Select ‘Backup & Reset’

Select the option ‘Backup & Reset’.

#5. Press the button ‘Factory data reset’

Press the button that says ‘Factory data reset’.

#6. Tap ‘RESET’ to start the resetting process

If you’re ready to start the process of factory reset, you can press the button ‘RESET’.

#7. Wait until your phone reboots

After pressing the ‘RESET’ button, your Alcatel Flash Plus will start the process of factory reset. Your phone will then reboot itself and it usually takes a couple of minutes before your phone finally enters to the factory setting.

And if your phone has been successfully reset, DO NOT put your microSD card back on your Alcatel Flash Plus during this process. Just leave your phone without external microSD card.

#8. Plug in your phone to your computer

Now connect your Alcatel Flash Plus to your laptop using the USB cable that comes with the phone.

#9. Select ‘Media MTP’

Usually, when you try to connect your phone with your laptop, your Alcatel Flash Plus will be connected in ‘Charge only’ mode. Your laptop will not install any driver in this mode.

Okay, now unlock your phone and then, on the notification panel, open the USB setting of your smartphone. If it’s true your Alcatel Flash Plus is connected in ‘Charge only’ mode, now switch the mode to ‘Media MTP’.

#10. Install the MTP driver and follow the process

After switching from ‘Charge only’ to ‘Media MTP’ mode, your laptop will automatically install the MTP driver that comes with your smartphone in order to recognize its internal storage. The ‘Autoplay’ small window will then pop up on the screen after the installation process is complete.

#11. Turn on ‘USB tethering’ on your phone

Now unlock your smartphone again and then go to Setting > ‘More > ‘Tethering and Portable hotspot’. After that, turn on the toggle that says ‘USB tethering'.

By doing this, you’re about to connect your Alcatel Flash Plus with your laptop in 'USB tethering' mode. So you'll be able to use your phone as the modem.

#12. Let your computer install the driver

After turning on the toggle ‘USB tethering’, your laptop will try to install 2 important drivers: RNDIS and Android UDB.

#13. Wait until the installation process is complete

Now follow the process of installation on the screen and let your laptop install these 2 drivers correctly. It usually just takes a few seconds or 1 minute before your laptop has successfully installed all the drivers of your smartphone.

#14. Connect to the internet

Okay, after your laptop has successfully installed the ‘RNDIS’ and ‘Android UDB’ drivers, now turn on the internet connection on your device.

After that, try to open some websites on your computer using your favorite web browser like Mozilla Firefox or Opera. If you manage to browse the web using the internet connection of your Alcatel Flash Plus, then it means your laptop has been connected properly in 'USB tethering' mode.

#15. Restore back your backup system using TWRP

Okay, if your laptop has successfully recognized your smartphone and you can finally use it as the modem, now you might want to restore the system of your phone back to normal again using CWM recovery tool. You can do that by following the steps on this page below:

How to restore the backup system using CWM?

Conclusion

Well, there you go guys, my solution for you if you are facing a problem when trying to connect your Alcatel Flash Plus with your laptop in 'USB tethering' mode. It’s actually not a rocket science.

All you need to do is reset your phone back to factory setting and your laptop will be able to install the important drivers that can activate the 'USB tethering' mode of your smartphone.

However, if you haven’t rooted your Alcatel Flash Plus, I believe your phone can be connected easily with your laptop without any problem. So as long as you haven’t rooted your phone, you don’t need to create the backup system or install custom recovery tool. Alcatel Flash Plus: Device not detected, drivers can’t be installed properly. Why this happens?

How to root Alcatel One Touch Flash Plus with Kingroot 4.0.0?

How to root Alcatel One Touch Flash Plus with Kingroot 4.0.0?If you happen to own Alcatel Flash Plus, then you already know how impressive this phablet really is. It has thin and elegant design, it’s great for playing games, its battery life is long lasting, it has great cameras and on top of that, Alcatel Flash Plus only cost around $180 when it’s first launched.

Anyway, one of the best ways to unlock the full potential of Alcatel Flash Plus is by rooting it. So you’ll be able to do stuff like upgrading to Android Lollipop OS (custom ROMs), creating backup system with TWRP/CWM and many more.

However, rooting your phablet will make you lose its warranty. So if you are planning to root this Alcatel Flash Plus, you must realize that you’re doing this at your own risk. And I’m not responsible for anything bad that might happen on your phablet.

Okay then, below I’m about to show you how exactly to root your Alcatel Flash Plus. Hope this works on your device.

#1. Download Kingroot 4.0.0

First things first, you need to download the rooting app that is compatible with Alcatel Flash Plus. The rooting app I’m talking about here is called ‘Kingroot’.

So Kingroot is one of the most popular rooting apps around the web right now. The awesome thing about this app is, this app is capable to root almost all the latest Android devices on the market right now.

Okay, now download Kingroot 4.0.0 and transfer it to your Android device. Kingroot app is actually really small in terms of size. So it’s up to you if you want to download this app using your Wifi connection or mobile internet data.

#2. Install Kingroot app

After downloading Kingroot 4.0.0, now install it to your smartphone. Bear in mind that Kingroot is a rooting app. So usually, when you attempt to install this app on any Android device, the system will prompt you the message to confirm your action. When that happens, select the option 'download it anyway'.

#3. Open the app

Once the installation process is complete, now open this app. This app shortcut will appear on the homescreen automatically given that Alcatel Flash Plus doesn’t have app drawer.

#4. Press Try it

Right when you open the app, you can skip the opening slide show by swapping the screen to the top. After that, you will be brought to the main screen of Kingroot. Now to begin the rooting process, press ‘Try it’.

#5. Activate your internet connection

Once you press ‘Try it’ in the beginning of the app, you will then be brought to the main screen, where you’ll see some information related to the root status of your Alcatel Flash Plus, which of course is still 'unavailable'.

Now activate your internet connection before starting the rooting process.

#6. Press ‘Start root’

As you can see on the bottom of the screen, there is a button that says ‘Start root’. Now press it to start the process of rooting. Internet connection is really required here because during this process, Kingroot will need to download some important rooting files and information that are compatible with Alcatel Flash Plus.

#7. Wait until the rooting process is complete

After you press ‘Start root’, the process of rooting will begin. It usually takes a couple of minutes and even under 1 minute. But this depends on the internet connection of your device.

So if your Alcatel Flash Plus currently has great 4G LTE internet connection, then the rooting process will take around 1 minute or more. The progress of rooting will be shown in percentage number.

So once it hits 100%, then it means the rooting process is complete. The app will then show you the green check mark indicating that your device has been successfully rooted.

Anyway, during this process, please DO NOT press anything on the screen until Kingroot finishes rooting your phone. And also, make sure that your Alcatel Flash Plus has good internet signal in order to speed up the rooting process.

#8. Your Alcatel Flash Plus has been rooted

Okay, once the rooting process is complete, the status of rooting will be changed to ‘available’, which means your Alcatel Flash Plus has been successfully rooted.

#9. Restart

After Kingroot finishes with the rooting process, this app will automatically reboot your phone. This is really important in order to fully root your device and install the SuperSU/Super User app from Kingroot. But if your phone doesn’t reboot automatically, you can do it manually.

Once your Alcatel Flash Plus reboots and enters to the homescreen, there will be 2 new apps installed on this device: SuperSU (Super User app) and the other one in Japanese language.

I strongly recommend you to NOT OPEN the second app (the one with Japanese language) because you obviously don’t understand the language and also, you don’t want to mess up with the system of your Alcatel Flash Plus.

Okay, now open the SuperSU app (Kingroot app). As you can see, there are some options presented here on the screen. For example is ‘Root Authorization’ where you'll be able to control the root permission of every app on your device.

#10. Verify the root access

The next and other more important thing to do now is verify the root access of your Alcatel Flash Plus. To do this, you need to download an app called ‘Root Checker’ on Google Play Store > and then install it > run the app > and press ‘Verify Root’.

After that, the small window will be prompted on the screen asking your root permission for this app. When that appears, select ‘GRANT’ or ‘ALLOW’ in the options.

If your Alcatel Flash Plus is properly rooted, this Root Checker app will inform you that the root access is available on your device. That means, now you’re allowed to do some stuff on your Alcatel Flash Plus, like installing CWM/TWRP recovery tool, creating the backup system, installing custom ROMS, etc.

Conclusion

Well, there you go guys, my step-by-step guide for you if you want to root your Alcatel Flash Plus. Bear in mind that, by rooting your smartphone, you will lose your warranty, which means you cannot claim your Alcatel Flash Plus at any service centers in your country.

Anyway, besides for rooting Alcatel Flash Plus, you can actually use Kingroot app to root other Alcatel smartphone – Alcatel Flash 2. But this phone requires the latest version of Kingroot app.

I actually already wrote the step-by-step guide to root this smartphone. So if you happen to own Alcatel Flash 2, then you may want to check out my other post about how to root this phone.

Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air is an elegant clone of Apple Macbook Air that costs only $540

Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air is the affordable version of Macbook Air that costs only $540In the past couple of years, Xiaomi has been doing really great in smartphone market. Many of its devices have sold like hotcakes in many countries.

More impressively, not only is this company really superior with its smartphone division, but Xiaomi has also managed to gain ground in tablet market through its widely popular Xiaomi Mi Pad 7.9 tablet.

But apparently, all of these remarkable achievements are not enough for this company. Xiaomi still wants to expand its global reach especially in technology markets. And that’s shown by a brand new product that this company just unveiled recently at its official press event held a few days ago.

Mi Notebook Air

At its recent event, Xiaomi actually wanted to introduce a new Redmi Pro smartphone. But turned out, there was another product that managed to steal the thunder here.

Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air is the affordable version of Macbook Air that costs only $540

So the new product of Xiaomi I’m referring here is a laptop. And it’s called ‘Mi Notebook Air’, which of course kind of reminds us with Apple's popular laptop. However, Xiaomi’s new laptop is not just a regular laptop. It’s more than that. It is a laptop that wants to give Apple run for its money.

And that might happen because this Xiaomi’s new laptop is not only mind blowing in terms of specs, but it’s also superior when it comes to design and build quality.

Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air is the affordable version of Macbook Air that costs only $540

Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air is the affordable version of Macbook Air that costs only $540

Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air has a thin and sleek design, covered with full metal body all over the place, something that has been the trademark of Apple laptops.

Anyway, if you haven’t known a lot about Xiaomi, so Xiaomi is a China-based company which is well known for its software (OS) and products that mostly bears a striking resemblance to Apple popular devices, like iPhone and iPad. As a matter of fact, even its software UI (called MIUI) on all Xiaomi devices also looks similar like iOS at the first glance.

So no wonder if Xiaomi’s new Mi Notebook Air looks a lot like Apple’s popular laptop, Macbook Air, either in design and even its name.

Mi Notebook Air is sold in 2 models: the one with 13.3-inch screen and the other one with smaller 12.5-inch display, both sporting the full-HD resolution. And they are running on the full-fledged Windows 10 operating system.

What's so great about Xiaomi Mi Notebook AIr?

As far as design goes, as I mentioned above already, Mi Notebook Air is on the same level with Macbook Air, in both design and build quality. All of its body is covered with full metal materials and its design is really thin, sleek, light in weight and really elegant.

There’s USB charging port type-C on this laptop, plus 2 other USB slots. Meanwhile, on the inside, its keyboard also looks similar with the one on Apple’s Macbook Air, which is full-sized keyboard with chiclet-styled keys that are individually backlit.

On the software side, there’s ‘Xiaomi Sync’ that will help user of this laptop pair their data from their Xiaomi smartphones.

The other interesting part about Mi Notebook Air is, if you happen to own Xiaomi Mi band, you can unlock this laptop using this wearable device, making it really simple and quick to access your laptop.

Okay, now we dive deeper into more serious stuff on this laptop. So under the hood, Mi Notebook Air cannot be underestimated here because it’s powered by an Intel Core i5 processor with 8GB DDR4 RAM, which makes it a beast in terms of performance.

Meanwhile, its graphical department is handled by a dedicated NVIDIA GeForce 940MX graphics card. So basically, you can throw any kind of PC games on this laptop and it will get the job done perfectly.

Storage capacity?

Well, you don’t need to worry anything because there is the 256GB PCIe SSD which will give you plenty of space to put many of your favorite media files or PC games. And if that’s not enough, the expandable SSD slot is already provided for you.

However, those are the specs of the flagship more expensive model with a 13.3-inch display.

Meanwhile, the smaller 12.5-inch model features a more humble Intel Core M3 processor coupled with integrated graphics card, as well as 4GB of RAM. Not to mention, its 128GB expandable SSD slot will add an extra space if the built-in 256GB storage is not enough for you.

How about the price?

The good thing is, unlike Apple Macbook Air that costs your arm and leg, you can get this Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air at the fractured cost of Apple’s laptop.

The one with 12.5-inch screen is only asking you around 3599 CNY or around $540 USD, while the flagship model with 13.3-inch screen is only priced at 4,999 CNY or around $750, which is the half price of Apple's laptop.

So it’s totally worth it if you decide to buy this Xiaomi laptop compared to other competitors in $700 mid-end laptop market. And if you just can’t afford Apple Macbook Air, then Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air can be the best replacement for you.

Anyway, something that is so interesting about Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air is, according to the company, this laptop is 13% thinner than Apple Macbook Air. And it’s also 11% smaller than Apple’s laptop because it has thinner 5.56 mm bezel around the screen.

Mi Notebook Air will be available to buy on 2 August. Unfortunately, all of these bad boys are only available to buy in China at this point. So if you’re living in other countries, you probably won’t see these laptops arrive very soon in the markets.

Meanwhile the people in the US can’t just drool in front of their computers because Xiaomi still has no plan to jump to the US market just yet, especially with this Apple’s clone. So if you really want to have it, you're probably gonna need to import this laptop from other countries.

How to play SNES games on your smartphone or tablet?

Donkey Kong Country 2Despite being outdated, there are actually many gamers out there who still love to play retro games like SNES games. These games may not be that impressive anymore in terms of graphics, especially compared to today's Android games. But SNES games are actually still really fun to play until today.

The good news is, if you didn’t have a chance to play SNES games when you were a kid, now you can still play these retro games right away on your smartphone or tablet. Isn’t that awesome, huh?

Okay then, below I’m going to show you how exactly to play SNES games on your Android device. Not only that, I will also give you my tips to find SNES games around the internet. Enjoy!

#1. Open Google Play Store

First of all, open Google Play Store on your smartphone or tablet.

#2. Download “Snes9x EX+”

After opening Google Play Store, now find an app called ‘Snes9X EX+’ and then download it to your device. This app only weighs around 5MB so I think it’s fine if you want to use either your mobile data or WiFi connection to download this app.

#3. Find SNES games/ROMS on Google

Okay, now you’ve already installed ‘Snes9X EX+’ SNES emulator on your device. And I believe your smartphone or tablet is also more than adequate to play SNES games. So the next thing to do now is of course, find the actual SNES games on Google.

Finding SNES games on Google is actually really easy to do. You just need to enter the specific name of the game and from there, there’s a bunch of websites that can provide you the download links of any SNES games you’re looking for.

Anyway, the game file of SNES game is called “ROM”. So if you want to search for any SNES games, you must use the keyphrase “SNES ROM” on Google.

For example, if you’re looking for a game called “Donkey Kong Country 2”, you can enter the search phrase on Google: “Donkey Kong Country 2 SNES ROM”.

This will make it easier for Google to find the specific websites that have the ROM file of this game. Besides, by using this search phrase, Google will not be mistaken with the Gameboy Advance version of Donkey Kong Country 2 because GBA games are also called as ROMs.

Anyway, if you’re having a problem to know the name of every single SNES game available on the market, you can find them all on Google by using the search phrase “the list of SNES games Wikipedia”.

Usually, the Wikipedia page that contains the list of SNES games will appear on the first page. From there, you can easily find all the SNES games that you would like to play on your smartphone or tablet.

Once you have found the websites that provide the SNES game files (ROMS) you’re looking for, now download them to your computer. SNES games (ROMS) are mostly small in terms of size, probably around 2MB to 5MB.

#4. Transfer the games/ROMs to smartphone/tablet

Okay, after downloading the SNES games (ROMS) to your computer, now transfer them all to your smartphone or tablet.

I strongly recommend you to create a new folder named “SNES games” right in the root directory. After that, put all the SNES games you just downloaded earlier inside this folder. This will make it easier for you to locate the games when you try to find them using the SNES emulator.

#5. Open ‘Snes9x EX+’ app

If you have finished transferring all the SNES games to your device, now open the SNES emulator ‘Snes9x EX+’ which you just downloaded earlier from Google Play Store.

#6. Locate the SNES games

Right after you open the app, it will ask you to locate the SNES game files (ROMS) on your device. I assume that all of your downloaded SNES games now can be found inside the folder named “SNES games” in the root directory of your device.

Okay, now find the folder named “SNES games”. And then, pick any SNES game you would like to play right now.

Right after you select the SNES game in this folder, the SNES emulator will start the game automatically. And as you can see, there are many gaming buttons provided here around the screen; from the D-pad, Start, Select and other action buttons such as: X, Y, B and A.

#7. How to save the game via the app?

Similar just like any other game emulator, Snes9x EX+ also provides you the ability to save the game during the progress inside the gameplay. It’s actually really simple to save game on this app.

You only need to open the menu option (using the ‘Recent Apps’ button) and then select ‘Save State’. This app will automatically save your current progress of gameplay.

Unfortunately, unlike PPSPP (PSP game emulator), Snes9x EX+ only gives you one slot of ‘Save State’. So every time you want to save the current progress of the game, the new saved data will override the previous saved data.

#8. How to load the saved game?

Meanwhile, if you want to reload the last saved game progress, all you have to do is, open the game, press the menu option (using ‘Recent Apps’ button) and then select ‘Load State’ in the list of options. After that, press ‘YES’ when the app prompts you the question “Really Load State?”.

#9. How to configure the keymap of buttons?

If you are not really comfortable using the default setting of keymap/buttons, Snes9x EX+ allows you to modify the position of each button on the screen.

To do that, you just need to open the menu option (with ‘Recent Apps’ button), select ‘On-screen Input Setup’ and then choose ‘Set Button Positions’. From there, you can move any button to any position that is best for your preference.

The other cool thing about this app is, Snes9x EX+ also enables you to pair your smartphone or tablet with any 3rd party gaming controllers like MOGA, PlayStation and Nvidia Shield gaming controllers.

So I believe the gaming experience will be enhanced much even further using any of these gaming controllers.

Conclusion

Well, there you have it guys, my guide for you if you want to play SNES games using your smartphone or tablet. Hopefully, this can be helpful and informative to you.

I know that SNES games are outdated and not that cool to play anymore especially compared to PSP or Android games. But I believe many smartphone or tablet users out there are still huge fans of SNES games and will be more than happier to play these retro games right away on their Android devices.

How to install Android Marshmallow OS on your Alcatel Flash 2?

How to install Android Marshmallow OS on your Alcatel Flash 2?If you happen to own Alcatel Flash 2, then you already know that this smartphone comes pre-installed with Android Lollipop OS out of the box. But the good news is, recently according to the official forum of this phone (community.flash3c.com), Alcatel Flash 2 can now be upgraded to Android Marshmallow OS.

Well, this news actually came at no surprise given that this phone was aggressively advertised by Alcatel in its first launch as one of the phones to receive Android Marshmallow OS. But the fruition of this promise definitely brings a lot of joys to its users who have been patiently waiting for a few months to finally taste Marshmallow OS on their phones.

Anyway, if you want to know how exactly to install Marshmallow OS on your Alcatel Flash 2 phone, below I’m going to give you the step-by-step guide to upgrade your device to Android Marshmallow OS. Hopefully this method works perfectly.

But before even proceeding to the first step, I need to warn you that, you’re doing this at your own risk. I’ll hold no responsibility if anything bad happens on your phone.

And if you have no experience whatsoever about upgrading the OS of Android device, I strongly suggest you to hand it over to other person who is well-experienced in this field.

#1. Download the flash tool (SPFT)

First things first, you need to download the SP flash tool (SPFT) and save it to the desktop of your laptop. This is a really important tool especially for rooting and installing custom ROMs on Android devices.

But this tool can also be used to upgrade or even downgrade the Android version (OS) of your smartphone or tablet, like from Android Lollipop OS to Marshmallow (upgrade).or the other way around (downgrade).

Download link: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B5cRhHT6sD2ZTUhfRVc4OHlwMGc

#2. Unzip the flash tool on your computer

After downloading the SP Flash Tool above, now extract it to your desktop. This is actually just an executable tool, so you don’t have to install it on your laptop. You only need to run it.

#3. Download Win32 or Win64 driver

Besides the flash tool (SPFT) above, you will also need to download the specific driver of Alcatel Flash 2 on your laptop. Later, this driver will help your laptop recognize your Alcatel Flash 2's system when it’s being powered/turned off.

Okay, now download any of these drivers according to the system configuration of your laptop.

Win32 driver: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B5cRhHT6sD2ZeVFKeTFuVlIxaWc
Win64 driver: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B5cRhHT6sD2ZSkN5MGZzQ2RSYlE

#4. Install the driver to your computer

After downloading Win32 or Win64 driver above, now install any of these drivers to your laptop. Don’t install them both. You only need to install one of them based on the system configuration of your computer.

But if you have no clue about the system information of your laptop, you can check it out on the spec sheet of your laptop on Google.

#5. Download the Android Marshmallow file (900MB)

Once you have successfully installed Win32 or Win64 driver on your laptop, the next file you’re gonna need to download is the system file of Android Marshmallow OS that is compatible with your Alcatel Flash 2 smartphone.

Anyway, this file system is really huge by the way, around 970MB or 1GB in size. So I strongly recommend you to download it on your laptop using Wifi connection.

Download link: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B5cRhHT6sD2ZVGZ5YmFFbEZNV3c

#6. Unzip the Marsmallow file

After downloading the system file of Android Marshmallow OS, the next thing to do is extract this file system (rar) on your desktop. This will make it easier for you to locate the folder by using the SP flash tool (SPFT) which you're about to open in a minute.

#7. Backup your important data and apps

Okay, before even proceeding to the process of installing the new Android Marshmallow OS, I strongly recommend you to backup the important files on your device, such as: apps, games, saved data, bookmarks, etc.

If you have rooted your Alcatel Flash 2 with Kingroot, then you can download 'Titanium Backup' from Google Play Store and use this app to create the backup of your important apps and games along with their saved data.

But if you haven’t rooted your phone, you can use the file manager called ‘X-plore’ to backup the APK files of your apps and games. So once your Alcatel Flash 2 has been upgraded to Android Marshmallow OS, you can then install these games/aps APK files one by one manually.

Unfortunately, you cannot backup their saved data. So if you have reached the highest level in some games, you need to play them over again from the beginning.

But I'm going to show you how to backup the saved data of games manually in the near future. So you better stick around on this site!

#8. Turn off your Alcatel Flash 2

Okay, if you have finished backing up all of your data along with apps, now turn off your phone. And remember, DO NOT TURN IT ON again until you have completed ALL the steps below.

#9. Remove your microSD card and SIM cards

After turning off your phone, now remove the external microSD card from your device. This is really important to do in order to prevent your device from deleting the important data and files on your microSD card.

And once your phone has been updated to Android Marshmallow OS, you will need to start fresh with your microSD card. I mean, you must format your sd card and remove all the files on it, so your sd card can be adjusted with the new system of the phone.

This is why I strongly recommend you to move your media files like videos, music, photos to your computer and put them back in AFTER your microSD card has been formatted through your phone (once it's been upgraded to Android Marshmallow OS).

#10. Plug in the USB cable to your computer, but NOT YOUR PHONE

Now plug in the USB cable to your laptop/PC, but DO NOT CONNECT to your phone yet. This step is just the preparation until your device is ready to be connected with your computer.

#11. Start the SP flash tool on your computer

Now open the flash tool that you just downloaded earlier. As mentioned above, this SP flash tool (SPFT) is only an executable software, so you don’t need to install it on your laptop/PC.

#12. Press ‘scatter loading’ to select Marshmalow file

After opening the SP flash tool, now press the button that says ‘scatter loading’ and locate the Android Marshmallow folder that you have extracted earlier. After that, select the file named ‘MT6753_Android _scatter.txt’ inside the folder.

How to install Android Marshmallow OS on your Alcatel Flash 2?

#13. Select ‘Firmware upgrade’ in the options

After selecting the file, now switch the mode in the options to ‘firmware upgrade’ because you’re about to upgrade the software of your Alcatel Flash 2 from Android Lollipop OS to Marshmallow.

#14. Click the green download button on the top

As you can see on the top, there is the green button that says ‘Download’. Now press it to start the installation of the new Marshmallow OS.

#15. Connect your phone when it’s still off

Okay, after pressing the green download button, while your Alcatel Flash 2 is still being turned OFF, now connect your phone to your laptop using the USB cable that you have plugged in to your laptop earlier.

#16. Let the downloading process start by itself

After your phone is connected to the laptop, the installation process will start automatically.

#17. Wait until the downloading process is complete

Now wait for a couple of minutes until the installation process is complete. Don’t press anything on your laptop or phone during this process. Just leave your phone there on the table.

#18. Disconnect the USB cable from the phone

After the flash tool finishes installing the new Android Marshmallow OS on your phone, and the green check mark icon pops up on the screen, it means, your Alcatel Flash 2 has been successfully installed with the new OS. Okay, now disconnect your phone from the USB cable.

#19. Turn on your Alcatel Flash 2

The next thing to do is turn on your Alcatel Flash 2 smartphone. This is the moment of truth.

#20. Wait for a few minutes until the phone enters to the system

After installing the new OS, it usually will take a few minutes for your smartphone to boot up to the homescreen. It’s actually really normal because your phone needs to adjust to the new system and software. And your device will also install a bunch of files and stock apps to the system before entering to the homescreen.

#21. Congrats, your Alcatel Flash 2 has been upgraded to Marshmallow

If your Alcatel Flash 2 has passed the process of booting up and it finally enters to the system, the system will prompt you some questions about your Google account, you configuration of time/date, your choice of language, etc.

If this happens, then it means your Alcatel Flash 2 has been successfully installed with Android Marshmallow OS. Congrats guys, now you can enjoy the newer Android experience on your smartphone.

Conclusion

Well, there you have it guys, my step-by-step guide for you if you want to upgrade your Alcatel Flash 2 with the new Android Marshmallow software (OS).

Unfortunately though, based on what I heard from the community forum of Alcatel Flash, the chance for this phone to receive the latest Android Nougat OS is really small and even impossible. And that’s mainly because the Mali-T720 GPU found inside this smartphone is not compatible to run on that latest Android Nougat OS.

But I really hope that many creative developers on XDA-developers.com will finally manage to create the custom ROM based on Android Nougat OS specifically for Alcatel Flash 2 in the future. Fingers’ crossed to that!

How to Install Android Lollipop OS on Samsung GALAXY Tab Pro 8.4 (CyanongenMOD 12)?

How to Install Android Lollipop OS on Samsung GALAXY Tab Pro 8.4 (CyanongenMOD 12)?Samsung GALAXY Tab Pro series has been really popular mainly from its ‘Magazine UI’ which basically adds a lot of features related to productivity and not to mention improvements on the UI of Android Kitkat OS.

Unfortunately, according to the recent news, all the users of Samsung Tab PRO tablets must be willing to accept the fact that their tablets won’t be updated to Android Lollipop OS, which is a shame because all Samsung Galaxy Tab PRO tablets are seriously powerful in terms of specs.

The good news is, Samsung GALAXY Tab Pro tablets can actually be upgraded to Android Lollipop OS, through CyanogenMOD 12 OS, which is based on Android Lollipop 5.0 OS. So you can enjoy almost all the features on this Android version.

Okay then, below I’m going to show you the step-by-step guide to upgrade your Samsung GALAXY Tab Pro 8.4 tablet to Android Lollipop 5.0 OS. Hopefully this works perfectly on your device.

#1. Check the firmware

Okay, first of all, I need you to check the firmware version that’s currently running on your tablet. This is really important to do in order to ensure that the rooting method in this post will work perfectly on your Samsung Galaxy Tab PRO 8.4 tablet.

Go to Setting > scroll down to the bottom > select ‘About Tablet’ > and see the firmware version that is running on your device. Make sure that your Samsung GALAXY Tab Pro right now is running on the firmware version of ‘SM-T320’ based on Android KitKat 4.4.2. If this is what you’re seeing on your device, then you can proceed to the next step.

#2. Download 2 files: GAPPS and CM12

After checking the firmware version of your tablet, now download these 2 important files. The first one is CM12 or CyanogenMOD 12, which is the custom ROM based on Android Lollipop OS and compatible to run on Samsung GALAXY Tab PRO.

And the second file is ‘GAPPS’, which is the collection of Google important apps that will come pre-installed as stock apps once you have finished installing the CyanogenMOD 12 OS on your tablet.

After downloading these 2 files, transfer them both to the root directory of your tablet. You're gonna use these 2 files later in the next steps. But DO NOT EXTRACT THESE FILES. Just leave them untouched as zip/rar files.

CM12: http://download.cyanogenmod.org/?device=mondrianwifi
Google Apps: http://d-h.st/users/dhacker29/?fld_id=27426 (use latest lp gapps)
For more details, you can check out: forum.xda-developers.com/galaxy-tab-pro-12-10-8/orig-development/5-0-x-cyanogenmod-12-0-nightlies-tab-t2994796

#3. Root your Samsung GALAXY Tab Pro

In order to be able to install any 3rd party custom ROMs (including CyanogenMOD 12) on your Samsung GALAXY Tab PRO tablet, you firstly need to root your tablet.

Bear in mind that by rooting your tablet, you will lose the warranty of your device, which means you won’t be able anymore to claim your tablet at any Samsung service centers in your country.

Anyway, rooting Samsung GALAXY Tab Pro is actually pretty simple. You just need to download a specific rooting app that is compatible with Samsung GALAXY Tab Pro device. And it's called ‘CF Auto Root’.

So if you haven't rooted your Samsung GALAXY Tab PRO tablet, then you must go to this page first before proceeding to the step number #4 below.

#4. Reboot your device

Okay, now I assume that you have successfully rooted your Samsung GALAXY Tab Pro using CF Auto Root software on your computer. The next thing to do now is reboot your tablet.

#5. Check if SuperSU app has been installed

After your tablet is rebooted, as you can see, the new app called ‘SuperSU’ has been installed on the app drawer, which means, your Samsung GALAXY Tab PRO has been successfully rooted using CF Auto Root.

By the way, SuperSU is a root authorizing app that enables you to control the root access of certain apps on your tablet. So by using this SuperSU, you can either GRANT/ALLOW or DENY the root access on any apps.

#6. Download the latest TWRP recovery from TeamWin website

Now visit TeamWin website to get the installation file (image file) of TWRP. After landing on the website, now download the image file of TWRP version 2.8.3.0. This, by the way, is the right TWRP image file that is compatible with your Samsung GALAXY Tab Pro.

#7. Extract the TWRP image file

After downloading the TWRP image file, now extract the image file and transfer it to your device. But try to put the image file right in the root directory of external microSD card, so later you can easily locate this file for further use.

#8. Download 'Flashify'

Now open Google Play Store and download ‘Flashify’. This app is free by the way but it requires root access on your device, which is the reason why I’ve already asked you earlier to root your tablet first before proceeding to the next steps.

#9. Open Flashify

Once the installation process of Flashify is complete, now open the app.

#10. Grant the root access to this app

Right when you open the app, the system will ask you to grant the root access for this app. When that happens, select ‘GRANT’ or ‘ALLOW’. By doing this, you are giving Flashify the permission for root access of your device.

#11. Press 'Recovery Image'

Inside the app, there are 3 options presented on the screen: Boot image, Recovery image and Zip file. Now select ‘Recovery image’ because you’re about to install the image file of TWRP that you just downloaded earlier.

#12. Select 'Choose a file'

Next, select the option ‘Choose a file’ and locate the image file of TWRP that you have transferred to your tablet earlier.

#13. Find the TWRP image file using Flashify file explorer

After selecting ‘Choose a file’, you will be given the options of file explorers that you have on your device. Now pick ‘File Explorer’ with Flashify logo on it.

Inside the file explorer, scroll down to the bottom and tap open the folder ‘sdcard’ (if you transferred the TWRP file on your external sd card). After that, locate the ‘TWRP version 2.8.3.0’ that you have placed on your device earlier.

#14. Press 'Yes' to start the flashing process

If you have found the TWRP image file on your device, now tap on it and select ‘Yes’ to start the installation process of this recovery tool.

#15. Wait for a few seconds

It usually takes just a few seconds for the system to flash the TWRP tool to your device. So be patient for a little bit.

#16. Select the option 'Boot to Recovery'

After the installation process of TWRP is complete, the small window will pop up on the screen. When that happens, select the option ‘Boot to Recovery’. By choosing this option, your tablet will reboot itself to the recovery mode of TWRP, which you just installed a few seconds ago.

#17. Backup your existing Android system

Okay, now it’s the time to create the backup system of your tablet. This is really important to do in case you want to go back to the stock Android Kitkat OS that is currently running your Samsung GALAXY Tab PRO.

So if you’re already bored of using CyanogenMOD 12 OS for a few months and you miss the stock Magazine UI that comes pre-installed on Samsung GALAXY Tab Pro, then you can restore back this stock OS again using TWRP tool.

But before even proceeding to the process of creating backup system with TWRP, you need to ensure that your tablet has sufficient amount of internal/external storage space and battery life bar around 50%.

Anyway, if you want to know how to create the backup system of your tablet with TWRP, you can check out my other post that covers this topic.

It’s actually really simple to create the backup system using TWRP. So first of all: on the TWRP recovery mode, select ‘Backup’ > check all the small boxes in ‘Select Partitions to Backup’ > Select Storage (either internal or external or even USB flash disc) > and finally swipe the toggle that says ‘Swipe to Backup’.

#18. Wait for a few minutes until the process is complete

Okay, after swiping the toggle of ‘Swipe to Backup’, the new window will appear and show you the progress of backup process. All you need to do now is wait for a few minutes and DO NOT PRESS ANYTHING ON THE SCREEN until the process is complete to 100%.

#19. Go back to the first screen

Once the process is complete, now go back to the first screen of TWRP mode.

#20. Select 'Wipe'

On the first screen of TWRP mode, choose the option ‘Wipe’.

#21. Swipe to factory reset

On the next screen of ‘Wipe’, swipe the toggle of ‘Swipe to Factory Reset’. This is really important to do to reset everything on the system so you’ll be able to install other custom ROM from the fresh start of the system. This process only takes a few seconds to complete.

#22. Go back and select 'Install'

After the process of factory reset is finished, now go back to the first screen and select ‘Install’.

#23. Find the CM12 file on your device

Earlier, I’ve already asked you to transfer 2 downloaded files to your tablet: ‘GAPPS’ and ‘CM12’. First of all, locate the CM12 file that you have placed on your tablet.

#24. Press 'Add other Zip file'

After selecting the ‘CM12’ (CyanogenMOD 12 OS) file, now press 'Add other Zip file’.

#25. Select the GAPPS zip file

After pressing ‘Add other Zip file’, now locate the ‘GAPPS’ file you have downloaded earlier. This zip file contains some important Google apps such as: Google Play Store, Gmail, Youtube, etc.

#26. Swipe to confirm flash

Okay, if you have located the ‘GAPPS’ file, now swipe the toggle of ‘Swipe to Confirm Flash’ to start the installation process of CyanogenMOD 12 OS and Google apps on your tablet.

#27. Wait for a few minutes until the flashing process is complete

The process of flashing usually takes a few minutes to complete. So all you need to do now is wait until the process is finished. You can actually see the progress of this process by looking at the messages that appear on the screen.

#28. Press 'Reboot System

Once the installation process is complete, now it’s time to enter to the system or homescreen of the new CyanogenMOD 12 OS. Select ‘Reboot system’ to reboot to the main system.

#29. Enter to the opening logo screen of CyanogenMOD

The process of booting up for the first time usually takes a couple of minutes because your tablet is about to install a new operating system, as well as the Google Apps. As you can see, the opening screen will show you with the logo of CyanogenMOD OS during this process.

#30. Enter to the system and homescreen

Once the installation process is complete, your tablet is now ready to enter to the system/homescreen of CyanogenMOD OS. It usually will ask you to enter your Google account and set the settings like time/date and language.

If this happens, this means your Samsung GALAXY Tab Pro has been successfully installed with CyanogenMOD 12 OS based on Android Lollipop 5.0 OS. Congratulations!

Conclusion

Well, there you have it guys, the step-by-step tutorial to install Android Lollipop OS on your Samsung GALAXY Tab Pro 8.4 tablet.

So if you happen to own this tablet but you’re already bored with ‘Magazine’ UI that this tablet comes with, now you can also upgrade your device to Android Lollipop OS in order to improve its performance, battery life, experience and many more. Plus, you will get the chance to experience some of the main features on Android Lollipop 5.0 OS.

Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet Review

Sony Xperia Z4 tablet review aWhilst the Apple iPad and Samsung’s latest tablet offerings deliver some pretty extravagant processing power and impressive visuals, the advanced features come at a fairly steep price point.

And although the Sony Xperia Z4 has been with us for a while, it still represents a serious value for money for anyone who’s seeking a good media player and multitasking device for a competitive price.

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First impressions reveal the Sony Xperia Z4 to be a slimline device that is just 6.1mm thick and feels light enough to carry around without undue strain. And whilst the Apple iPad Air 2’s brushed metal exterior might offer just a touch more luxury, the polycarbonate casing of the Xperia Z4 manages to feel durable without being bulky.

Upon turning on the Xperia Z4, the 10-inch display really leapt to life with the 2K visuals looking bold and crisp at a pixel resolution of 2560 x 1600. And with videos being played in a slightly more sharp manner than the iPad Air 2, it represents a significant step-up for the brand in this competitive market.

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But it’s in terms of how the device performs in the gaming world that’s of the greatest interest. We already showed how the Sony Xperia Z2 tablet performed against the iPad Air, and so it was a real pleasure to find that the Z4 kept up the brand’s reputation for solid gaming performance.

One of the biggest features is undoubtedly the way that the device is able to use the PS4 remote play feature so that you can play endless rounds of Overwatch with a whole new level of convenience.

And the mobile casino games found at Lucky Nugget also proved to be very responsive much in due to layout design where one can sign up to see more slots and that it easily keeps up with the frantic slots action, plus the waterproofed features should mean that even the sweatiest hands won’t make the display too grimy!

But it’s the improved battery life that could prove to be the Xperia Z4’s biggest selling point as it is able to provide over seventeen hours of continuous video playback without requiring charging, which will definitely be a hit for anyone who’s looking to head out on a long-distance Pok√©mon Go mission.

Although there are a few minor gripes about the way that the user interface sometimes feels like it could have been made a touch more intuitive, it still represents a bold effort from Sony in their bid to give us a lightweight and powerful way to play the latest and greatest games!

How to enable Night Mode on Mozilla Firefox when browsing the web?

How to enable Night Mode on Mozilla Firefox when browsing the web?Besides on Twitter app and Android Nougat OS, the feature called ‘Night Mode’ apparently can also be enjoyed on other different platforms. One of them is Mozilla Firefox web browser. So if you happen to use Firefox as your daily driver for browsing the web, and you also ‘Night Mode’, then you may want to start using this feature on your Firefox app.

However, unlike on Twitter and Android Nougat OS, the ‘Night Mode’ feature on Mozilla Firefox app is not an official feature for this app. So you will need to activate this feature manually by downloading an add-on from Firefox add-on website.

Okay then, without further ado, below I’m going to show you exactly how to activate ‘Night Mode’ on your Mozilla Firefox app. Hope you like it!

#1. Open your Mozilla Firefox app

First of all, now open your Firefox web browser on your smartphone or tablet. But if you haven’t had it yet, you can download it for free on Google Play Store. But it’s worth mentioning that this app is pretty heavy in size. It weighs around 51MB.

So if you’re little bit short on mobile data balance, I would recommend you to download this app using your Wifi connection, of course if there is any working Wifi connection around your area.

#2. Go to Firefox add-ons website

After downloading and installing Firefox app on your device, now open it. And then, go to the website of Firefox add-ons, where you’ll be able to find all the available add-ons for the mobile version of Firefox app.

But if you’re lazy to type the URL in address bar, you can also go visit Firefox add-ons website by pressing the menu option on the TOP RIGHT CORNER > selecting ‘Tools’ > Add-ons > pressing ‘Browse all Firefox Add-ons’.

By doing so, Firefox will bring you directly to its add-ons website.

#3. Download ‘Dark Background and Light Text’

After landing on the website, find an add-on called ‘Dark Background and Light Text’ in search box. There’s actually no other add-on using this name, so I believe this add-on is the only one that will appear in the search result.

#4. Press the button ‘Add to Firefox’

Once you have found ‘Dark Background and Light Text’ add-on, press it to go to the download page of this add-on. After that, download this add-on by pressing the button ‘Add to Firefox’.

Your Firefox app will then download this add-on in the background. It actually only takes a couple of seconds given that this add-on is relatively small in size.

#5. Wait for a few seconds

The next thing to do now is wait until Firefox app finishes downloading the add-on. Once the downloading process is complete, the installation window will automatically appear on the screen. When that happens, press ‘Install’ to proceed to the installation process.

Anyway, during the downloading process, please DO NOT PRESS anything on the screen until you see the installation window pop up!

#6. Visit some website

This add-on doesn’t require you to reload your Firefox app. So once the installation process is finished, you can try it out right away. This add-on actually can be found on the top, right in the address bar. It will be shown as ‘Aa’ logo in small black button.

To test drive this add-on, now visit any website that you usually check out on Firefox web browser. For example, go to Twitter website.

Testing out this add-on on Twitter.com actually can be interesting given that Twitter already has the ‘Night mode’ feature. However, this feature is only available on the app version, not on the mobile web version.

So by using this add-on, you can now have the ‘Night Mode’ feature on the mobile web version of Twitter.com.

#7. Press the box ‘Aa’ inside the address bar

Okay, after landing on Twitter website, now press the small black box with the letters ‘Aa’ in the address bar on the top. Alternatively, you can also open the menu option on the TOP RIGHT CORNER and then select 'Dark Bg and Light text' in the list.

By doing so, you will be brought to the new tab where you’ll be able to activate this add-on on specific website you're currently browsing, or in this case, Twitter.com.

#8. Enable the Night mode

It’s actually really simple to activate this add-on and turn Twitter website into ‘Night mode’. All you need to do is give a check mark on the option ‘Enable’.

As you can see on the screen, once you enable this feature, Twitter website will turn into ‘Night Mode’ with black background and white text.

Conclusion

Well, there you have it guys, the ‘Night mode’ feature on Mozilla Firefox app. Hope you like this add-on and my simple guide on this page. Anyway, what do you think about this add-on? Do you like it? Does it work properly on your Firefox app?

Well, if you have something to say regarding this topic, please don’t hesitate to leave your opinion here on the comment section below. I’ll be more than happier to hear your thoughts about this add-on.

How to download videos from Twitter using Video GIF Download?

xxxTwitter has been one of the most popular social media apps for the past couple of years, alongside Facebook and Instagram. The good news is, besides for reading tweets and checking out photos, now Twitter also allows you to watch videos, which is similar just like on Instagram and Facebook apps.

However, watching videos on Twitter is not the same thing with viewing videos on Instagram because everytime you want to watch every video again, you'll need to stay connected to internet all the time. This is different on Instagram, where you can still watch the videos on your timeline offline without activating your internet connection, which of course saves your mobile data.

Anyway, earlier I’ve already showed you how exactly to download Instagram videos by using ‘Insta Saver’, which is free to download on Google Play Store. But today, I would like to show you how exactly to download videos on Twitter using an app called 'Video GIF Download for Twitter'.

Okay then, without ado, below I’m about to show you how to download videos on Twitter app. Hope this helps!

#1. Open Google Play Store

If you want to download videos on Twitter, you’re gonna need one app that its main feature is to download Twitter videos. Okay, now open Google Play Store app on your device.

#2. Download “Video Gif Download for Twitter”

After opening Google Play Store, now find an app called “Video GIF Download for Twitter”. And then download it to your smartphone or tablet.

For your information, there’s actually a plenty of other similar apps on Google Play Store. But “Video GIF Download for Twitter” is definitely my top recommendation here because it's simple and straight-forward, which is to download videos on Twitter. And it's been pretty great in my experience.

Anyway, the ‘Video Gif Download for Twitter’ app I’m talking about here is the one developed by Bhavyanshu Parasher. So don’t be mistaken with other apps.

#3. Copy the Twitter link of video

Okay, after you finish downloading and installing the app, the next thing you’re going to do is copy the URL address of a tweet that contains the video you would like to download.

It’s actually really easy to do that. You just need to open your Twitter app > go to the tweet that contains the video > press the menu option on the top right corner > and then select 'Copy link to tweet' in the options.

Later, you will use this tweet link to generate the Twitter video using the app you just downloaded earlier – ‘Video Gif Download for Twitter’.

Anyway, if you want to copy multiple URL addresses at the same time, then you can use an app called ‘Native Clipboard’.

This app allows you to copy multiple links at once so you don't need to copy and paste every link one by one. You can simply copy all the tweet links of the videos you would like to download, and once you finish doing that, you can start pasting them one by one on 'Video Gif Download for Twitter'.

I’ve actually already shared about ‘Native Clipboard’ and how to use it in my previous post. So if you want to learn more about that, then you can check out this page.

#4. Open the app

Once you have copied the link of ‘tweet’ that contains the video from your Twitter app, now open the app you just downloader earlier – ‘Video Gif Download for Twitter’.

#5. Paste the link

Right when you open the app, you can start using its main feature, which is to download videos from Twitter. As you can see on the screen, there is a text field/box on the bottom area that says “Paste link of tweet here...”. Well, that’s the main text box that can generate the videos from Twitter.

Okay, now paste the tweet link you just copied earlier into this box.

#6. Press the download icon

After that, press the arrow button on the right to start downloading the video to your smartphone or tablet. It actually only takes a couple of seconds for the downloading process to complete because Twitter videos are mostly short in duration.

Anyway, after the app finishes downloading the video, the video will appear on the top screen. You can then watch the video instantly through this app.

#7. Play the video

Usually, if you’re using a video player (app) like MX Player Pro, the video you just downloaded from the app will be scanned automatically and will appear on the list of videos to watch. However, if you want to copy or move that video, you’re gonna need a file explorer or file manager to do the job for you.

All the Twitter videos you’ve downloaded using ‘Video Gif Download for Twitter’ will be saved in the folder named ‘TMDownloads’ which you can find in the root directory of internal/external storage.

Conclusion

Well, there you have it guys, my secret trick for you to download Twitter videos using smartphone or tablet. What do you think about this app? Is it good? Or you happen to also have other cool apps to download Twitter videos?

Well, if you do, please don’t hesitate to share your recommended apps right on the comment section below.

Anyway, besides using ‘Video Gif Download for Twitter’ app, there’s actually another method that you can also apply to download videos from Twitter. And that’s by using Mozilla Firefox web browser. So if you're interested to learn more about that, you can check out this page.

How to download Twitter videos using Mozilla Firefox?

How to download Twitter videos using Mozilla Firefox?If you've been on Twitter for a very long time, then you already know that Twitter now allows users not only to read tweets and see photos, but they can also watch many interesting videos through this app.

Unfortunately, every time you watch any video on Twitter, you’ll need to stay connected all the time to your internet connection in order to be able to watch the video again. And this can waste your mobile data especially if you keep watching the video over and over again.

Luckily, there is a workaround that will enable you to download videos on your Twitter app. And that’s by using Mozilla Firefox web browser.

Okay then, without further ado, below I’m about to show you how exactly to download videos on Twitter app by using Mozilla Firefox. Hope this helps!

#1. Open Mozilla Firefox app

If you want to download Twitter videos, first of all, of course you'll need to download Mozilla Firefox app on your device. But if you haven’t got it yet, you can download this web browser for free on Google Play Store.

I strongly recommend you to use your WiFi connection when downloading this app because it’s pretty huge in size, around 40MB if I’m not mistaken.

Okay, after finish downloading Mozilla Firefox your device, now open this app.

#2. Go to Firefox Add-on website

After you open the Firefox app, press the menu option on the top right corner > select 'Tools' > and then choose 'Add-ons' in the options.

After that, on the add-on configuration screen, tap on the link on the bottom that says “Browse all Firefox add-ons”. By doing so, you will be taken to Firefox add-on website. Alternatively, you can also type the URL address of Firefox add-on website inside the address bar (https://addons.mozilla.org/).

#3. Download YouTube Downloader

Now on Firefox add-on website, find an add-on that has the feature to download videos on Twitter website. My top recommendation for you is the one called ‘YouTube Downloader – 4k Download”, which of course is a YouTube downloader you're already familiar with for a long time. .

But the great thing is, not only is it able to download videos on YouTube website, but this add-on also allows you to download videos on almost any websites on the net, including Twitter website.

There are actually plenty of other similar add-ons, but I think ‘YouTube Downloader – 4k Download’ has been pretty great in my experience especially for downloading videos on internet.

Now download this add-on by pressing the button ‘Add to Firefox’. But remember, after you press this download button, DO NOT PRESS anything on the screen during the downloading process!

This will take around 10 seconds or more until Firefox finally shows you the installation window on the screen. And when that shows up, select ‘Install’ to begin installing this add-on to your Firefox app.

#4. Restart Mozilla Firefox

After the installation process is complete, Firefox will then ask you to restart the app in order to activate the add-on.

Okay, now press the restart button that appears automatically on the top of the screen. Alternatively, you can also restart Firefox manually by closing the app entirely.

#5. Go to Twitter website

The next thing to do is go to Twitter website through Mozilla Firefox app. You can simply type the URL address 'twitter.com' and Firefox will direct you to Twitter website.

#6. Find the Twitter video and press the play button

After landing to your Twitter timeline, now find the tweet that contains the video that you would like to download on your device. And then, once you see the video, press the play button to start playing the video.

#7. Press the blue-arrow icon inside the address bar

As you can see on the screen, when you press the ‘play’ button and watch the video, there is a blue arrow icon appears on the top inside the address bar. If that happens, now press this icon. Firefox will then open up a new tab. This new tab is actually just a blank tab, but this tab contains the download link for the video.

#8. Press the download link

On the new blank tab, usually, there’s only one video format that is available to choose here, which is MP4. This is totally different if you try to download videos from YouTube website that provides you all the download links for any video formats; from a small-sized 3gp all the way up to 1080p video formats.

Okay, now press the download link that appears on the new blank tab. By doing so, Firefox will instantly download this Twitter video and save it on your smartphone or tablet. It actually only takes a couple of seconds because most of Twitter videos are short in terms of duration. So they will be small in size.

Anyway, this new Twitter video will be saved inside the folder ‘Download’ right in the root directory of internal/external storage. So if you want to watch this Twitter video, you can use file explorer or file manager to find it.

But I believe this video will automatically appear on any video player apps that you have on your device, such as: MX Player, etc. So you can watch it instantly once the downloading process is complete.

Conclusion

Well, there you have it guys, my secret trick to download Twitter videos using Mozilla Firefox web browser. I hope this trick also works perfectly on your device. I’ve actually already written a post about how to download Twitter videos by using one great app from Google Play Store. So if you’re interested to learn more how to do that, you can check that one out through this page.

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