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samsung Odin flashing

(Tutorial) How to flash a Samsung phone like Galaxy S7 Edge via computer using Odin software?

What is phone flashing? “Flashing” in terms of mobile phones generally means re-installing the operating system (OS) software of the device. It is just like re-installing Windows in a computer. Why flashing is required? Sometimes it becomes necessary to flash (also called refurbish) mobile phones to solve OS software related issues. Especially when the “Reset” […]

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Updato fw downloader

(Guide) How to download Stock ROMs (official firmwares) for Samsung phones?

What is Samsung Stock ROM? In context of Android phones, stock ROM (also called original firmware) means the official Operating System (OS) software installed in the phone by the manufacturer. Besides installing in the phone, manufacturers also keep copies of stock ROMs at their servers. These are intended to be used by trained repairmen at […]

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NSRT update new

(Update – Not working now!) Nokia Software Recovery Tool update makes it functional again

Update (December 2016) – Unfortunately NSRT has stopped working now (again)! It is giving error at launch which means it is unable to access the firmware and update server. Besides NSRT download link is not working either. All this means that you can use NSRT now in “Offline” mode only (if it is already installed). […]

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Zenfone 2 Marshmallow

How to manually update Asus Zenfone 2 to official Android Marshmallow?

Asus Zenfone 2 official Android Marshmallow Update Asus released Android Marshmallow update rather late (in August, 2016) for it’s last year’s flagship Zenfone 2. Unfortunately the update roll-out was very erratic, so much so that majority of Zenfone 2 users around the world are still to get it OTA. As a solution Asus uploaded the […]

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(How to) Update LeEco Le 1s/Le 1s Eco to Android Marshmallow (EUI v5.8.017S)

(Offline) Update LeEco Le1s and Le 1s Eco to Android Marshmallow (EUI v5.8.017S) Official Android Marshmallow update is finally available now for Le 1s and Le 1s Eco phone models in India. Unfortunately the update is not released OTA (Over The Air), rather users have to download and install it manually. So if you have […]

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Windows Device Recovery Tool

(Guide) How to reset/recover WP/Lumia phones using Windows Device Recovery Tool Software?

I have already described the use of Lumia Software Recovery Tool (LSRT) in this older post. However Microsoft recently updated LSRT to a new software called “Windows Device Recovery Tool” (WDRT). It supports all old Nokia Lumia phones (WP 7/7.5/7.8/8/8.1) plus new Microsoft Lumia (WP 8/8.1 and Windows 10) devices. Despite the name change, WDRT […]

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