Wednesday, July 31, 2013

How to update Sony Xperia ZL C6503 to Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean official firmware 10.3.1.A.0.244

You can update Sony Xperia ZL C6503 to Android 4.2.2 10.3.1.A.0.244 manually with Sony Flash Tool (different for a rooted and an unrooted phone).

We will detail each of these methods in today's guide.


But before we can do any of that, you should see what requirements your phone must comply with:

  • turn on USB Debugging as soon as you can;
  • download, on your laptop, USB drivers that only work with the Xperia ZL C6503;
  • charge the smartphone's battery unit;
  • use a comp or notebook that displays Windows as the operating system;
  • create backups;
  • use the Sony Xperia ZL C6503 for this tutorial.

How to update Galaxy Note GT-N7000 to Android 4.3 via CyanogenMod 10.2 test build

Galaxy Note GT-N7000 is able to sport Android 4.3 in an unofficially but effective way thanks to CyanogenMod 10.2 test build. Which is great, since the phone comes with Android 4.1.2 instead.

This tool, though, has a couple of minor bugs, the device may experience some camera problems, boot loop and also a few issues with the way graphics work. To take care of some of these problems, you should flash stock firmware again.

The guide we have in store for today will now show you what requirements to consider before you can begin the update:
  • root the handset and get either CWM Recovery or TWRP on it;
  • make backups (in case you installed the Note GT-N7000 with a custom recovery, you can use that for the backup);
  • turn on USB Debugging;
  • flash USB Drivers on your laptop for the smartphone;
  • charge its battery.
After settling the pre-requisits part of this tutorial, we present you, below, the way to achieve the update on your Galaxy Note GT-N7000.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Root Galaxy S3 I9300 on Jelly Bean 4.1.2 XXEMA2 Official Firmware

Galaxy S3 GT-I9300 that sports Android 4.1.2 XXEMA2 Jelly Bean Firmware is about to see what a rooting can do to it. Which translates into a world of good. In a nutshell: your smartphone is going to offer access to a wide range of great features. And once the phone is rooted, it will accept many varied custom ROMs, root-only apps and more. But putting your handset through this process will rend its warranty absent. The way which should be followed so that the warranty comes back is this: see how to unroot the Galaxy S3 GT-I9300.


As we continue with our own guide, we will let owners of the phone find out what pre-requisites apply to it:
  • download CF-Auto-Root (file name: on the laptop
  • download Odin 3.07 on the notebook as well
  • charge the battery unit of your S3 GT-I9300 till the battery icon tells you it's completely full
  • flash USB Drivers for this model on the PC
  • use the Galaxy S3 GT-I9300 carrier + factory unlocked
  • turn on USB Debugging from Developer Options on your smartphone
  • make a lot of backups that will be of real help after you are done with the rooting.

How to root Galaxy S3

The rooting will begin once you perform the first step of our tutorial. Which first step is to be found in the next paragraph.
  1. Do the following: unzip both the Odin 3.07 and the CF-Auto-Root zip files on your notebook, after which locate where .tar.md5 and Odin3 v3.07.exe are.
  2. Once they are made available, the Galaxy S3 GT-I9300 needs to be turned off and then entered into Download Mode; for the latter's successful accomplishment, you should:
    • press and hold Volume Up and Home at the same time:
    • press Power
    • stop when the handset comes to life
    • press Volume Up
    • the Download Mode is finally here!
  3. The flashing of the rooting package shall go well only if you run the Odin3 v3.07.exe as Administrator. Once that has happened, you have to plug, with a USB cord, the phone to your laptop (the USB cable has to belong to the handset, don't use another one from another model).
  4. The success of the plugging rests on whether or not these show on the display: a yellow-tinted ID:COM box plus "Added!!"; in case of a mishap, it will be better to choose one of these solutions: - flash, for another round, the USB Drivers on your PC; - use a USB port which is not the same as the one you've recently used.
  5. Or you can try both solutions out if one of them does not offer the expected result. Then go on by opting for this file: CF-Auto-Root-m0-m0xx-gti9300.tar.md5.
  6. The button that should be used for the file's selection is PDA, so don't forget to press it. Then enable, in Odin, the boxes shown below: - Auto Reboot; - F. Reset Time.
  7. The box which has Re-partition written next to it may be checked by default, so disable it manually and after that tap "START". The next couple of seconds will see the flashing of the rooting tool begin.
  8. The Galaxy S3 GT-I9300 will then sport it and, as such, will experience a restart. Then the display is going to surprise you with a message that must read "PASS"; look for it in the left box which sits at the top of Odin. As soon as the message is spotted, you will be asked to disconnect the smartphone from the notebook.
  9. To check on the rooting of your handset - it it happened or not -, you can download and use Root Checker app made available in Google Play store.

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