Xender Your Files from One Device to Another – VIDEO

One vision of the “future: is that sharing files and folders will eventually be so simple that it is only a one-button-click affair. This sharable package can take the form of a picture, a video, an app, or anything else. Are we there yet? Is there an app for that?
XDA Forum Member AnMobi offers up app that lets you easily share files. In this video XDA TV Producer TK reviews Xender.  TK shows off the application, its uses, and functionality, so check out this app review.

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How to Root Android Wear 5.0.1 Lollipop Devices - Video

The Lollipop update for Android Wear devices has hit the market and people are receiving the update. Here at XDA TV we make a lot of rooting videos. We show you how to root a bunch of devices. So as is usual at XDA, we must root all the things, and a device running Android Wear 5.0.1 Lollipop is no exception!
RootJunky presents instructions on how to gain root access on your Lollipop Android Wear device using tools from the XDA Developers Forums. The process is painless and pretty easy. This video shows you how to root the LG G Watch, but the process is the same for just about any Android Wear device. So if you wanted to root your Android Wear 5.0.1 Lollipop device, take a moment and check this video out.
  1. Unlocked bootloader
  2. Computer
  3. Files linked below
Links to Files mentioned:
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How to Root and Unlock the Google Nexus 6 on a Mac

In the past, XDA Developer TV Producer droidmodd3rx has shown you how to root and unlock the bootloader on a Nexus device. This process used the WugFresh Toolkit to Unlock than Relock and Unroot and Root. That required a PC. People have asked if there is a way to do that with a Mac computer. Just because you use a Mac doesn’t mean you can’t root all the things.
Following up from last week, Droidmodd3rx presents instructions on how to root and unlock the bootloader of your Google Nexus 6 using tools from the XDA Developers Forums. The process is painless and pretty easy. So, take a moment and check this video out

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Apple releases iOS 8.1.2 with bug fixed

Apple has released iOS 8.1.2 as an over-the-air software update for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users running iOS 8. The latest update brings bug fixes and a fix for an issue where ringtones purchased through the iTunes Store were removed.


The latest update restores the purchases made for ringtones and users who have lost their ringtones can simply head to itunes.com/restore-tones and follow the instructions. Apple had last updated iOS 8.1.1 in November with bug fixes and improvements for iPad 2 and iPhone 4. Prior to that iOS 8.1 added Apple Pay, Camera Roll and other features.

The update is available for all devices running iOS 8, including the iPhone 4S, 5, 5C, 5S, 6, and 6 Plus; all iPads except the first-generation model; and the fifth-generation iPod Touch. You can access the new firmware over the air via Settings > General > Software Update, or via iTunes by connecting your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to a computer.

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Lenovo S580 with 5-inch HD display, quad-core Snapdragon 200 processor

launched for Naira. 26,000

Lenovo has launched the Lenovo S580, the company’s latest budget smartphone in the S-series in India. It has a 5-inch HD display, is powered by a 1.2 GHz Quad-core Snapdragon 200 processor and runs on Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean). It has a 8-megapixel autofocus rear camera with LED flash and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera.


It comes pre-installed with Lenovo’s proprietary DOit apps for seamless data sharing, security and syncing. It has 3G connectivity, dual SIM support with dual standby, packs 1GB RAM, 8GB of internal storage with expansion slot and a 2150mAh battery.
Commenting on the new launch, Sudhin Mathur, Director- Smartphones, Lenovo India, said:

Lenovo S580 Specifications
  • 5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) HD IPS display
  • 1.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 200 (MSM8212) processor
  • 1GB RAM, 8GB internal memory, expandable memory up to 32GB with microSD
  • Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean), upgradable to Android 4.4 (KitKat)
  • Dual SIM
  • 8MP auto-focus rear camera with LED flash
  • 2MP front-facing camera
  • 8.1 mm thick and weighs 129 grams
  • 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio
  • 3G HSPA+, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS
  • 2150 mAh battery
The Lenovo S580 comes in black, silver and gold colors and is priced at Naira. 26,000. It is exclusively available from Snapdeal.

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AirDroid, a tool that lets Android users perform actions like transferring files, pasting links and text from their Web browsers, has launched its latest app, version 3, along with the much-requested desktop clients for Mac and Windows support.

One of the key features introduced in the AirDroid 3 is AirMirror, which lets users control their Android handsets remotely via the desktop application. Using the beta feature, users can reply to messages and perform other tasks on the Android handset via the Mac or Windows using mouse and keyboard. The firm is showcasing the feature with a WhatsApp use case, where users can interact with smartphone app on their computers.

It is worth noting that the AirMirror feature is only supported by rooted devices running Android 4.0 Jelly Bean and higher (or if the Android device is AirDroid-certified). The firm notes Android 5.0 Lollipop is not supported. Incoming call alerts will be also showcased on the desktop screen when connected with the smartphone. Users will be able to mute or dismiss calls, reply by SMS, and answer it on their phone.

"With AirDroid 3, your multi-screen life is easy like never [before]. You won't miss any important messages while focusing on your work. You [can] receive/reply SMS on computer, most importantly, you can put your Android device under full control by mouse and keyboard, even without your phone with you," stated the company blog post.

AirDroid 3 for PC and Mac now comes with a better notification management. The notification mirroring feature shows all the notifications from the Android device in real time, and have the option to turn on a 'Do Not Disturb' silent mode for individual apps. Users will now also be able to receive and send SMSes from their Android smartphone on their PCs. The blog also states that the with AirDroid 3, the firm has also introduced end-to-end encryption for all text messages, notifications, and other account credentials.


The new version lets users transfer files between the Android handset and desktop or vice versa, and also between two connected Android devices. Users can simply drag and drop files which they want to share via local or remote connection. Files to be transferred by remote connection will available to download for seven days from the AirDroid server, after which they will be deleted.

The new Android app version has also been redesigned to match the Android 5.0 Lollipop's Material Design.

The desktop clients, as noted by The Next Web, however still lack some of the features offered by the AirDroid Web interface, and the firm says it will continue to update the latter despite the rollout of the Mac and Windows clients. Some of the missing features of AirDroid 3 include browsing files and photos, accessing camera app, locating the handset, take screenshots, change ringtones and more.
The updated AirDroid 3 app is available to download from Google Play, while the Mac and Windows apps can be downloaded from the 'Download' tab on the company website.

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How to create /flash ClockworkMod recovery on any MTK Android Phone

In this guide, i'll explain how to create or install ClockworkMod recovery image for your android device.
1. Your rooted Android and its cord
2. Download PdaNet then install it (it also installs ADB driver for your phone to your PC)
3. Download MTK Droid Root & Tools

1. Install PdaNet (+Adb driver which is included in the PdaNet installer)
2. Backup the phone
3. Copy the boot.img from your phone's stock rom back up on your phone's SD card to your PC.
4. Enable USB debugging on your phone (settings > developer opions) then connect it to your PC 
5. Launch MTK droid tools. it will read your phone and display your phone's details
6. Click root at the bottom of MTK 
7. On your phone, grant MTK super user permissions
8. Let MTK complete (the box at the lower left must change from
color yellow to green)
9. Once it is green, click on the root.backup.recovery tab
10. Tick 'To choose d boot.img file'
11. Click on recovery and boot
12. Navigate to boot.img which you copied to your PC from your phone's custom ROM backup folder then select it
13. Click Yes till you get a prompt whether to install ClockworkMod on your device or not
14. At this stage, your ClockworkMod image would have been created. You can optionally chose to install it yourself later or let MTK install it for you.
Congratulations! You now have ClockworkMod installed.
Thanks to hovatek for compiling the tut......
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How to fix unknown Baseband version, null / invalid IMEI & SIM card not detected

Quite a number of Tecno users have been having this issue on their Tecno devices after flashing one ROM or another; something i call the 'Custom ROM fever'. This issue is mostly caused by wiping / corruption of the data partition. The Baseband and radio (for network signal) are controlled by the NVRAM (located in data/nvram/md/NVRAM/NVD_IMEI) and a file called MP0B_001.
Once this file is missing or the NVRAM partiton is corrupted, your phone's IMEI and radio functionality cease to exist. There are several methods to fix this:

*Note: For Samsung phones,  use this method @http://www.flyerstech.com/2014/11/how-to-fix-null-imei-network-not.html

MP0B_001 Method 
1. Download ROM toolbox lite from Playstore 
2. Download IMEI.zip (to create a new IMEI file) then unzip the content of the folder (imei.exe) to a folder on your desktop 
3. In command prompt, navigate to the imei.exe containing folder you just created on your desktop
* NOTE cd\ then enter (returns to root directory)
          cd.. enter (goes up one directory)
          cd foldername enter (navigates to a folder called foldername)
4. A faster method is to open the imei.exe containing folder > Hold down Shift > Right-click on an empty space > Select "Open Command Window here"
5. When you're inside the imei folder in command prompt, type 
imei.exe <15digit_IMEI_1> <15digit_IMEI_2>
(eg: imei.exe 123456789111111 123456789111124)
6. Press Enter          
7. If both IMEIs you gave are of the correct format, a file named MP0B_001_NEW will be created. Rename it MP0B_001.
8. Now you can send it to the sd of your phone 
9. Install ROM toolbox lite then go to root explorer
10. In root explorer, delete the existing MP0B_001 file (located @ device/data/nvram/md/NVRAM/NVD_IMEI) and replace with the one you just created 
11. Long press the new MP0B_001, go to permissions and tick all 6 boxes the select ok
12. Restart your phone
13. Your SIMs should be detected, IMEI reflect and Baseband version change from unknown to what it should be.
* Note that getting this done might not be this direct due to different scenarios but replacing the MP0B_001 file is the ultimate goal in order to fix the issue.

IMEI Replacement Method 

This method involves the use of MTK droid tools and is only applicable when your SIM cards are detected but IMEI is invalid or null. To do this:

1. Download MTK droid tools
2. Download PdaNet
3. Enable USB debugging on the phone then connect it to the PC (don't enable mass storage)
4. Install PdaNet on the PC with the phone connected; you should get a message saying drivers installed successfully.
5. Extract then launch MTK droid tools on the PC (still with phone connected to PC)
6. MTK droid tools should detect and display your phones details
7. Click on IMEI/NVRAM
8. Supply the IMEI(s) then click replace
9. Restart your phone if it isn't automatically restarted
10. Your IMEI issue should have been resolved

NVRAM Restore Method 

* Note that you need a working phone of the same model to backup NVRAM first 

1. Download MTK droid tools
2. Download PdaNet
3. Enable USB debugging on the GOOD phone then connect it to the PC (don't enable mass storage)
4. Install PdaNet on the PC with the phone connected; you should get a message saying drivers installed successfully.
5. Extract then launch MTK droid tools on the PC (still with phone connected to PC)
6. MTK droid tools should detect and display your phones details
7. Click IMEI / NVRAM
8. Click Backup
9. When backup is complete, open the MTK Folder > BackupNVRAM to confirm that backup was successful
8. Connect the phone with Basebrand / IMEI error to the PC still with MTK droid tools open
9. Still under IMEI / NVRAM, click Restore
10. Select the appropriate files from the windows that pop up
11. Reboot the phone once the procedure is complete

Stock ROM Method 

1. Reflash the Clockworkmod backup or Factory ROM of the phone (see 
Collection of Tecno Stock ROM (Clockworkmod / MTK) Backups for most Tecno phones )
2. Still in recovery mode, wipe data / factory reset
3. Wipe cache
4. Reboot the phone

# See the video tutorial below or @ http://youtu.be/tAK1DL_L_eg 

Credit: hovatek
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How to fix Null IMEI / Network not registered on Samsung Android phones

The Cause of the unknown baseband version error is a corrupt/damaged EFS folder that contains your Phone IMEI number. This error shows that your EFS Folder is highly damaged . This is the Identification of your phone, without this you will unable to make calls and your phone number will appear invalid. You can check your IMEI number by dialling *#06#

You'll usually know you've been hit by the NULL IMEI / Unknown Baseband when you observe: 

* Bluetooth address is unavailable
* WIFI connection will work inconsistent
* Constantly rebooting
* Fake IMEI or Null IMEI # (normally - 004999010640000)
* Null Serial number -(0000000)
* Unable to register to network 

When faced with the NULL IMEI on your Samsung Galaxy phone, consider using the following methods of fixing:

EFS DATA/IMEI Backup and Restore method 

You'll need access to a working phone of the same model or its EFS backup 

* Get a working phone of the same model which is rooted 
* Enable USB Debugging mode on the good phone ( Settings > Developer Options > Tick USB debugging )
* Connect the good Samsung Galaxy to a PC
* Download EFS Professional
* Extract and run EFS Professional.exe on the PC
* Click EFS Professional
* A new window should appear with more information. 
* It will show you here that it’s found the good Samsung Galaxy and it’s all set to proceed
* Head over to the Backup Tab
* Make sure all the partitions are checked at the left and the device filter is recognized
* Hit the Backup Button, To Backup the EFS Folder of the good Samsung Galaxy 
* Wait till backup is complete
* It’s now time to restore it to fix unknown baseband version on Samsung galaxy .
* Connect the Samsung Galaxy with Null IMEI / Unknown Baseband
* Navigate to the restore tab and hit restore button.
* Open up the dialer and enter *#06# to check your phone's IMEI

Another method to restore an EFS backup is to:

* Enable Debugging mode on the faulty Samsung galaxy (the one with Null IMEI / Unknown Baseband)
* Connect the faulty device to the PC
* Download the EFS Restorer Express
* Open The folder and double click the EFS-BACKUP.BAT file
* On the screen provide, select a method to restore the EFS via ODIN
* Finish

Odin method 

This method is Samsung Galaxy S4 specific 

* Download ODIN V3.09zip and extract it to a folder on a PC
* Download Samsung Galaxy S4 IEMI null fix zip 
and extract it to a folder on the PC
* Launch ODIN and then select the PDA option 
* Click the PDA button.
* In the window that pops up, choose the .tar file that you got after extracting the Samsung Galaxy S4 IEMI null fix zip file.
* Boot the Samsung Galaxy with Null IMEI / Unknown Baseband into download mode ( press and hold Volume Down, Home and Power buttons at the same time)
* Connect the phone to the PC using USB cable.
* Click on the Start button in ODIN and firmware flashing will start (do not check re-partition)
* Wait for ODIN to complete the installation and then disconnect the phone from the computer.

FTM Method 

* In the dialer , type- *#197328640# or *#*#197328640#*#*

* You will be prompted into the Command mode
* On the screen provided , Select Common 
* Now Select FTM (Field Test Mode) ; FTM is for debugging.
* If (FTM) is on, you will have to turn this OFF
* As soon as FTM is off, your NULL or altered IMEI number will be restored 
* Without leaving the Command screen press the Menu key
* Select Key input and enter option 2. In this case you want to turn it off 
* Wait for a minute , this will turn your FTM OFF
* Remove your battery and sim card for 2 minute 
* Slot your battery inside you Samsung galaxy Phone ( do not place your sim card in)
* When the phone is booted, enter the command mode again dial *#197328640#
* Select the Debug Screen 
* After that, select phone control,
* Click on nas control 
* Now, on the screen provided, click RRC(HSDPA) 
* To Fix not registered on network or Null IMEI # , click RRC revision 
* Now, click on the released version your phone is (here we will choose HSDPA )
* Final step to fix Null IMEI not registered on network for Samsung Galaxy is to turn off your phone then insert your sim or Insert your sim card then reboot your phone

Credits: hovatek
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