Friday, January 12, 2018

Some tips to help you free up storage space on your iPhone

                    iPhone 6


Are you one of those iPhone owners that are always running out of storage space?
This doesn’t just apply to those with older 16GB devices either, we can offer you these six simple tricks that could help you free up some space.

1. What is using up the storage space?

It may sound obvious but to address the problem you need to establish the cause. Go to: Settings > General > Storage & iCloud Usage” > Manage Storage. Remove any apps that you don’t use and if you can manage without some of the games this will really help as they are one of the worst offenders!

2. Delete old messages

Do you really need to keep that message from 2 years ago from your friend asking if you want to go to the pub? You can delete all old messages by going to: Settings > Messages > Keep Messages > and then choose either “Forever” or “1 year” or “30 days”.

3. Put your photos in the iPhone Photo Library

This involves storing photos in the Cloud rather than on your device.
Go to: Settings > Photos & Camera and turning on iCloud Photo Library > Optimize iPhone Storage.
Alternatively, if you have a Google account, consider using Google Photos, which offers free unlimited storage, to manage your photos.

4. Get cheeky!

This is one that has appeared on Reddit. Go to the iTunes Store and attempt to rent a film that is a lot larger than the space you have available.
So long as you don’t have enough space you won’t be charged. If you do this a few times one after the other you can free up around 3GB of space.

5. Kill podcasts

If you are a podcast fan the chances are you have a lot and this will take up a lot of space to manage this go to: Settings > Podcasts and selecting “Limit Episodes”.
You’ll be surprised how much space this will save you.

6. Delete accidental videos and pictures

This may mean manually going through your gallery and deleting those that you don’t require but if you pop to the “Bursts” album it may be a good starting point. Anything you don’t want delete.



What happens if your iPhone X, suddenly gave you a black screen? Restart / Soft Reset


A restart (soft reset) can resolve issues like continuous resetting/rebooting, device crashing, freezing, won't ring or vibrate, can't make or receive calls, device locks up, and keypad doesn't respond.
Note A soft reset (turning the device off then back on) is similar to restarting a desktop computer and is one of the first steps in troubleshooting a device. A soft reset won't affect data on the device.
Caution Caution:
  • Emergency SOS in iOS 11 provides you with the ability to contact emergency services (e.g., 911) using the same button combination as a soft reset. 
  • If you hold the Side and volume buttons for longer than 5 seconds, your iPhone automatically calls emergency services.  Visit the Emergency SOS support page for more info.
  1. Press and hold the Side button (located on the top right edge) and either Volume Button.
    Note If the phone is off or not responding, refer to soft reset for unresponsive iPhone.
    Power, volume and silent mode controls
  2. When "slide to power off" appears, release buttons.
    Slide to power off
  3. Slide the Power switch right.
    Note Allow several seconds for the device to power off.
  4. With the device powered off, press and hold the Side button until the Apple logo appears then release.
Source: https://www.verizonwireless.com/support/


For older iPhones:

Press the "Sleep/Wake" button again to turn on the iPhone
If the screen remains black and you don't see the red slider, reset the phone. 
Press and hold both the "Sleep/Wake" and the "Home" buttons at the same time for at least 10 seconds. When you see the Apple screen, release the buttons.


Monday, March 28, 2016

Using Android Image Kitchen


Hei MIUI-ers,

What is this all about? Android Image Kitchen is simple a tool to unpack/repack a boot/recovery image. 

Best practice is to edit simple text files inside this app while exporting image/binary/big text files to local storage and edit them with your favorite tools such as "DroidEdit", "Hex Editor", "Photoshop Express" then import them back. By doing this, you are effectively replacing the original files with pertaining file permissions. Flash the boot/recovery image with apps such as "Flashify" or replace existing images for your personal testing to do flashing. Further than that, it is for your imagination.

Our project for this session is how to cook a "Boot.img" to make it functional for our TWRP 3.0 be to flashed in our Redmi Note 3 Snapdragon.

Steps:-
1. Download the Android Image Kitchen Tool then extract.
2. Download kenzo_images_6.3.17_20160129.0000.14_5.1_cn and extract, locate the raw boot.img from the related extracted ROM folder and move it to the Android Image Kitchen folder, as shown below:-


3. Right click & hold, on the "Boot.img" file and move & place it onto unpackimg.bat file and proceed with the on-screen message to "Run", as shown below:-


4. Next goto ramdisk directory and locate fstab.qcom file, as shown below:-


5. Use any text editor to open fstab.qcom file, then use the Find function to find any value containing "Verify" and delete with care, and save it accordingly, as shown below:-
,verify

6. Now we need to repack the modded boot.img file, double-click to execute "repackimg.bat" hence it will generate a new boot file as "image-new.img" as shown below:-


7. Now you are done with a Modded boot.img image with the modification required to complete your task of TWRP flashing.


Credit:

DISCLAIMER: DO ON YOUR OWN RISK. Flashing can potentially bricked or bootloop your device.

"Solving with simplicity"

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

TWRP 3.0 Kenzo Root for Redmi Note 3 Snapdragon


Greeting to MIUI-er fans...

Rooting is the process of allowing the user to attain privileged control (known as root access) over various Android subsystems.

This is a hassle-free Rooting process with the help of my batch file specifically for Redmi Note 3 (SD) using SuperSU and TWRP recovery to flash many of your favorite custom ROM and apps.

Environment:


Essentials:

  • USB Port on your PC/Laptop
  • USB DATA cable (the one that came with your device)
  • Enable OEM Unlock - Goto Settings > Additional settings > Developer options > Enable OEM Unlock
  • Enable USB Debugging - Goto Settings > Additional settings > Developer options > USB Debugging - Enable (If you have not activated Developer options, then Goto Settings > About phone > tap MIUI version 7 times > You are now a developer)

Requirements:


Flashing TWRP recovery:
After you done that, open the "TWRP3.0_RN3_SD_feds64" folder and double click on "Flash_TWRP3SD.bat" to start the process, as shown below:-


From here onwards, please follow the instruction as required on the command screen, as shown below:-


After completing the flash of TWRP, you will go into the TWRP Mount menu page, as follows:-

Caution: When you ticked, Mount system partition read-only, you will get OTA updates for the Official ROM and not otherwise, as shown below:-


Installing SuperSU:
Then proceed to Main menu and choose, Select Zip File/SD Card/Download/UPDATE-SuperSU-v2.65, Swipe to Install, as shown below:-


Adjust time to your time zone, change language and you could make backup and restore later, as shown below:-


Then REBOOT SYSTEM accordingly, as shown below:-


Run SuperSU, Install an addon backup script that will let SuperSU survive custom ROM updates and nightlies? accordingly to ease yourself from losing SuperSU everything you get an updates, as follows:-


Now you have SuperSU installed, and you can download Root Checker to out whether ROOT has been done properly, as shown below:-


Now you are done with TWRP, SuperSU and you have successfully ROOTED your REDMI NOTE 3 (SD).


CREDITS TO:


DISCLAIMER: DO ON YOUR OWN RISK. Flashing can potentially bricked or bootloop your device.

"Solving with simplicity"

Flash/Unbrick using Mi PC Suite for Redmi Note 3 Snapdragon / MTK



Hei MIUI-ers

Thinking of upgrading to the new Stock ROM or Unbricked your device? Why not use the Official Mi Device Client/Manager. It is the equivalent of iTune for iPhone. Let,s get to it.

Pre-requisite:
  • Redmi Note 3 MediaTek Helio X10
  • Redmi Note 3 Snapdragon 650
  • Other Xiaomi devices

Constant:
  • Locked and unlocked bootloader
Essentials:
  • USB Port on your PC/Laptop
  • USB DATA cable (the one that came with your device)
  • For (Snapdragon) only: Enable OEM Unlock - Goto Settings > Additional settings> Developer options > Enable OEM Unlock
  • Enable USB Debugging - Goto Settings > Additionalsettings > Developer options > USB Debugging - Enable (If you have notactivated Developer options, then Goto Settings > About phone > tap MIUIversion 7 times > You are now a developer)

Features:
  • Unbrick or solve bootloop problem
  • Manage files, apps, photos, videos, notes, music, messages, contacts
  • Most importantly make phone backups, restore, system upgrade and ROM flashing.
  • Screenshot and Screencast functions are also available.
  • Automatically share internet connection with your PC

Requirements:
Download and install: 

Launching the Mi PC Suite:After you finished installation, launch the app, it will automatically check for updates and update it to the current as seen bottom left-hand corner. You need to wait a few minute and be entertained with the gif. 



Once the installation process is done, connect your phone tothe PC with USB cable, as shown below:-





You might come across it is not connecting or failed at certain percentage. Not to worry, just reboot the app, and re-launch, and it should detect and get connected accordingly, as shown below:-





Once you are connected, sign-in to your Mi Account accordingly, as shown below:-





After done that, make a buckup of your apps, media and data.



Flash upgrade:
In the Update interface, you can perform a system update andcheck the changelog of the update, as shown below:-



Bootloop or bricked remedy:
At the homescreen, connecting your phone in Fastboot modewill automatically open the dialogue for fastboot flashing. If you experienced bootloop or brick, it will detect and download the necessary ROM for you.and will automatically flash your device accordingly, as shown below:-





Now, you have reached the home base, you are out of the looping and have successfully unbricked your device.

Other features:
Access the Photo tab to import or export and check yourphotos on your phone.


Exploring your device, as shown below:-


Screencasting:and taking sceenshot, as shown below:-



Alright, there more to it, that you are explore yourself during interlude of downloading or making backup.


DISCLAIMER: DO ON YOUR OWN RISK. Flashing can potentially bricked or bootloop your device.

"Solving with simplicity"

Disable Driver Signature Enforcement in Windows 7/8/10 64-Bit


Hei MIUI-ers,

This is an handy write-up especially installing "Unsigned Drivers" as Microsoft enforces a “Digital Signature Requirement” on all users of 64 bit version of Windows 7 and later. This comes handy when you needed it most after all the frustration dealing with it and run it flawlessly and away with your task.


Disabling method for Windows 7 64-bit:
Permanent method:
  • Go to Start Menu and go to "All Programs", then "Accessories", right click your mouse on "Command Prompt" and "Run as administrator", as shown below:-

bcdedit.exe -set loadoptions ENABLE_INTEGRITY_CHECKS
bcdedit.exe -set TESTSIGNING ON
  • Type the above codes and press "Enter" after each command, as shown below:-
  • Reboot your PC/Laptop
  • Now Signing Enforcement is disable, in Test Mode as shown in the above imagery on the lower right-hand corner


  • To "Enable Driver Signature Enforcement" enter the following code:-
bcdedit.exe -set TESTSIGNING OFF

Temporary method:
  • During booting your PC/Laptop, press "F8" key continously to access the "Advanced Boot Options"
  • Use the "Down" arrow key to scroll down to “Disable Driver Signature Enforcement”
  • Press "Enter" to choose
  • It will automatically reboot disabling the enforcement accordingly, as shown below:-



Disabling method for Windows 8.1 & 10 64-bit:Permanent method:
  • Press the Windows key + X and then click “Command Prompt (Admin)”, as shown below:-

bcdedit.exe -set loadoptions ENABLE_INTEGRITY_CHECKS
bcdedit.exe -set TESTSIGNING ON
  • Type the above codes and press "Enter" after each command, as shown below:-
  • Reboot your PC/Laptop
  • Now Signing Enforcement is disable.


  • To "Enable Driver Signature Enforcement" enter the following code:-
bcdedit.exe -set TESTSIGNING OFF

Temporary method:
  • Simply find the Shutdown/Restart menu and hold down the SHIFT key while clicking on Restart.
  • Once your PC/Laptop has rebooted you will need to choose the "Troubleshoot" option, as shown below:-


  • Choose Advanced options, as shown below:-

  • Choose Startup Settings, as shown below:-


  • Click the Restart button on the Startup Settings screen to reboot your PC/Laptop, as shown below:-


  • After restarting in Startup Settings windows, press the F7 key on your keyboard to select “Disable driver signature enforcement“ as shown below:-


  • Now your PC/Laptop will reboot. Now you can go ahead install the necessary Unsigned Drivers and "Install this driver software anyway" as shown below:-


  • Enjoy!

"Solving with simplicity"