quinta-feira, abril 25, 2013

Galaxy S 4 Official Roms Thread

[25/04/2013] Galaxy S 4 Official Roms Thread (Latest: CHN, PDA:I9500ZCUAMDG) - xda-developers
Roms and firmware for Galaxy S4 I9500 GT-I9500

terça-feira, abril 16, 2013

HOW TO: Install ClockworkMod Recovery 6 on Galaxy S4 I9500 - Tutorial / Guide

HOW TO: Install ClockworkMod Recovery 6 on Galaxy S4 I9500 - Tutorial / Guide

ClockworkMod Recovery 6 can now be installed on the Galaxy S4 I9500, thanks to the developer ‘emvno’. This CWM custom recovery is still in experimental stages, but the dev has also given how to flash back stock recovery if anything goes wrong with your phone. A custom recovery like ClockworkMod allows you to install custom ROMs, root your phone, create Nandroid backups or restore your phone and most of all, you can easily install additional system tweaks as well. You can install ClockworkMod Recovery 6 on Galaxy S4 I9500 with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean official firmware using the tutorial below. Please note, this tutorial is NOT firmware dependent, so it will work with future Android updates as well. We will update as soon as stable CWM Recovery builds are released.
As you continue reading further, we will guide you through the entire process of how to update Galaxy S4 I9500 with ClockworkMod Recovery 6, using Odin – the flashing tool for Samsung devices. Make sure you backup all your data before trying out this tutorial below because we don’t want you to lose any data, and anything could go wrong unexpectedly. The following tips are important as they will help the installation procedure to go smooth without any issues. Let’s continue with the tutorial now.
Disclaimer: All the custom ROMs and firmwares, official software updates, tools, mods or anything mentioned in the tutorial belong to their respective owners/developers. We (TeamAndroid.com) or the developers are not to be held responsible if you damage or brick your device. We don’t have you on gun point to try out this tutorial ;-)

Root Galaxy S4 GT-I9500 LTE – CF-Root Method Details:

We have already posted how you can root Galaxy S4 I9500 on a test firmware update, but for those interested, we also now have a fully-working ClockworkMod 6 custom recovery for this phone. This CWM Recovery will allow you to install custom ROMs, advanced options like formatting the system partition, making backups etc. The entire tutorial has been given on the next page for those who want to install this CWM Recovery on their phones. Samsung Galaxy S4 does not have many custom ROMs, because the phone has still not been released, but you can always enjoy the added benefits of a custom recovery.
STOCK RECOVERY: In case you want to back the official stock recovery on your phone, read the tutorial here!
UPDATE: You can now root Galaxy S4 I9505 on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean with CF-Auto-Root. Want to try? Read the tutorial here!

Samsung Galaxy S4 USB Drivers

You will need to connect your Android phone with the computer. For that, please make sure you have installed the USB drivers for Samsung Galaxy S4 properly. If not, you can download the latest official drivers from our Android USB Drivers section here:

Backup and Other Important Tips

Done with the USB drivers? Perfect. The tutorial is on the next page, but first, please take a look at the following tips and important points you need to take care of. These are important, as we don’t want anyone losing their personal data or apps:
Always backup your important data that you might need after you install a new custom ROM, an official software update or anything else. Make a backup for just in case, you never know when anything might go wrong. See below for some tips on how to backup data:
Samsung users can also back up data using Samsung KIES. If you backup data manually, you get more options what to choose from and it is very easy to move data across Android devices from different manufacturers, i.e moving Samsung Galaxy Note backup data to HTC One X.
If you already have a custom recovery (ClockworkMod, TWRP etc.) installed on your phone, we strongly recommend a backup using that as it creates a complete image of your existing phone set up.
A few more optional tips that you should remember:
1. Having problems connecting your Android phone to the computer? You need to enable USB debugging mode. See here: How to Enable USB Debugging — for Gingerbread, Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean.
2. Make sure your Android device is charged up to 80-85% battery level. This might help you: How to Check Battery Percentage. Why? Because, if your phone goes off suddenly while installing a custom ROM, flashing an official firmware update or installing mods etc. — your phone might get bricked or go dead permanently. No one wants that, right?
4. Most of the tutorials and how-to guides on Team Android are for factoryunlocked Android phones and tablets. We recommend NOT to try our guides if your phone is locked to a carrier, unless we have specified the carrier name or device model.
If you find the above tips useful and they were helpful to you, please consider giving us a +1or LIKE to thank us!
All set and ready? Good. Now, let’s proceed with the tutorial below and update Samsung Galaxy S4 I9500 with ClockworkMod Recovery 6.

HOW TO: Install ClockworkMod Recovery 6 on Galaxy S4 I9500

We have put together a detailed step-by-step instructions guide for how to install CWM custom recovery on Galaxy S4 I9500. If you are used to installing official updates through ODIN on Samsung Galaxy devices, then this should not be any different for you.
Please read every line carefully and make sure you read the tutorial once before actually performing it on your Android device.
To Remember:
  • This recovery installation tutorial is only for Galaxy S4 I9500. Please do not try on any other Galaxy S4 variants.
  • Make sure you backup all your data in your phone before proceeding as a precaution.
  • This CWM Recovery tutorial works with Android 4.2.2 firmwares and all future Android updates as well.
  • Hit +1 or LIKE to thank us!
Complete Step-By-Step Instructions:
Step 1 - Download ClockworkMod Recovery for Samsung Galaxy S4 to your computer. Do NOT extract this file.
Step 2 - Download ODIN v1.85 which will help you to install CWM Recovery on Samsung Galaxy S4 I9500.
Step 3 - Switch OFF your phone. Now go to Download Mode. How? Press and hold the Volume Down + Home buttons together, and then press the Power button till you see the construction Android robot and a triangle. Press Power again to confirm to enter into Download Mode.
Step 4 - Make sure you have your Samsung Galaxy S4 USB drivers installed on your computer.
Step 5 - Open ODIN on your computer. Connect your phone to your computer while your phone is in the Download Mode.
Step 6 - If your phone is connected successfully, one of the ID:COM boxes will turn yellow with the COM port number. This step might take some time.
Step 7 - Now select the file that you have to flash/install on your phone. This file will be found from the extracted file in Step 1.
  • Click on ‘PDA’ and select the file ‘CWM-i9500_EXP.tar‘.
Step 8 - In ODIN, check the Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time options, if not already.
Step 9 - Now click on the Start button in ODIN. Installation process will start and would take a few minutes to complete.
Step 10 - After the installation is completed, your phone will reboot into Recovery Mode automatically and install the root package / files. Your ID:COM box will also turn green.
Step 11 - After you see the home screen, unplug your phone from the computer.
That’s it! Your Samsung Galaxy S4 has now been flashed with ClockworkMod Recovery. To enter Recovery Mode, shut down phone and then hold down the Home + Volume Up buttons and press the Power button for about 5 seconds to enter Recovery Mode.
Hit +1 or LIKE to thank us!
Whenever you restart your phone, stock recovery keeps showing up? There is a fix for that. For details on how to make ClockworkMod Recovery permanent on your Android phone, head over to the next page.

quinta-feira, abril 11, 2013

Installing APCUPSD for Windows « miqrogroove

Installing APCUPSD for Windows « miqrogroove

Step 4: Hack the Registry

Registry Editor showing the Apcupsd ImagePath value
On the bright side, this only has to be done once!
Here’s where things really start getting sloppy.  The developers had neither the confidence in their shutdown code, nor the foresight about a missing installation step needed to make this easy.  If you want your UPS to turn off after your computer shuts down during a blackout, and then turn back on when the power is restored, you have to change this registry value.  It’s located at HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Apcupsd\ImagePath and all you have to do is add “-p” on to the end of it.  This also makes you familiar with what to erase if your UPS starts turning off at the wrong time.

quarta-feira, abril 10, 2013

3 Ways To Backup User Profile In Windows 7

3 Ways To Backup User Profile In Windows 7

If you are a Windows 7 user and have gone through the C drive, you’ll have probably seen a folder called Users. This Users folder stores all your user profiles, which includes all your settings and user data.
Since your user profile has all your important documents and settings, it makes sense to back up a copy so that if your PC crashes, you can easily restore back the settings. However, you can not back up the user profile folder by just copying the folder to a safe place because it will always be in use when you’re logged in. There is a risk that files are not copied properly and leads to data loss.
There are several methods by which we can backup the complete user profile.

1. Backup User Profile Using Windows Backup

The Windows Backup method is the easiest method to back up a user profile in Windows 7.
  • Go to Windows Start Menu Search and type “backup and restore“. Select the first search result which will be Windows Backup and Restore utility.
  • Select the destination where you would like to back up your user profile. You can either choose a drive in your computer or a network share. There is no option to select a specific folder to back up to.
  • Once you have selected the drive, it will create a folder called Backup and back up all your data in the Backup folder.
  • On the next screen, you should choose “Let me choose” radio button to select the profile to back up.
On the next screen, you have to choose what you want to back up. You should un-check everything and only select the user profile folder that you want to back up. Also make sure that you have unchecked “Include a system image of drives: (C:).
Clicking on “Next” will take you to the next screen to check your backup settings. Make sure everything is correct. Click “Save settings and exit”. You may also schedule the backup to automatically backup the specified folder at regular intervals. You can also run the backup now from Backup and Restore Control Panel item.

2. Backup User Profile Using Windows User Profile Tool

The second method is much simpler to use. Windows provides a User Profile Tool to copy, delete or move a user profile.
  • Go to Windows Start Menu Search and search for “View advanced system settings“. Select the first result which will open Advanced System Properties.
  • There are three settings: performanceuser profiles and startup and recovery. Click the Settings button under User Profiles.
  • This will open up the User Profiles settings. The user profiles of all the users are listed here. You can select any user and delete the profile or change its type.
In most cases, you will find that the “Copy To” button is disabled. To enable it, download Enabler and run it (the Enabler is portable, you just need to unzip and run. There is no need to install).
Run Enabler and click Enable.
Note: When you run Enabler, make sure that only the User Profiles settings window is open. If there is more than one window open, Enabler will try to process each window and will hang in the middle if there are many windows open.
This will, most probably, enable the “Copy To” button. If it is not enabled, just close the window and open the User Profile settings again. You’ll need to select the user profile from the list to enable to “Copy To” button.
In most cases, the Enabler will work but there are times when it will not be able to enable the “Copy To” button. You’ll need to try again and again until it works.

3. Backup User Profile Using DataGrab

DataGrab is a portable user profile backup tool with lots of options for backup customization. Once you open DataGrab, it will automatically find the user profile folder in the system drive. You can also select other drives if there are user profile data placed in any other drive other than the Windows system drive.
You can select which folders in the user profile to back up. DataGrab will automatically list all the folders under the user profile of that user. It also gives options to back up application data of important software like Outlook, Firefox etc. There are several other options that you can configure if you want further customization. The last thing to check out before hitting the Copy button is the Backup Location. You should change the backup location from the defaultC:\\ClientData to some other drive other than the system drive. This will give you more security of the backup. DataGrab also allows you to append the date to the backup folder. This is beneficial if you are taking regular backups through DataGrab.
The biggest advantage of DataGrab is that it can also be use to back up an Offline Windows installation. If your Windows get corrupted, you only need to attach that hard drive to a running Windows System and backup the user profiles from the dead Windows. You can even burn DataGrab on a CD-ROM and boot from the CD-ROM to back the problematic system.
Another feature of DataGrab worth mentioning is the different copy methods supported. It supports different methods to copy the data to a safe location. This ensures that if one method fails, there’s always another method to work on. The recommended copying method is using Unstoppable Copier. By default, Unstoppable Copier is not included in DataGrab and you need to download it and place it in the DataGrab folder. If DataGrab finds Unstoppable Copier, it’ll will automatically use this preferred method.
You can download DataGrab from the author’s site.
What other ways do you use to back up your Windows user profile?