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How to boot Samsung Android phones (Galaxy S7 Edge) into Download/Odin mode?

What is Download mode in Samsung phones? Download mode (also called Odin mode) is an inbuilt function in Samsung phones which enables the device to communicate with Odin software running in computer. This mode is intended to be used by advanced users (service center personnel) to perform various phone service/software-repair related functions. What is the […]

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(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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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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WhatsApp Modifier – an app to completely close/kill WhatsApp in Symbian phones

We all know that WhatsApp is intended to work as an always on SMS-alternative app but unlike SMS, it uses data to send/receive messages. Despite being a useful and addictive app, sometimes it becomes a nuisance, a stubborn app, unnecessarily running in the background, acting as an intruder in our private life. In my opinion […]

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