Sunday, 24 August 2014

How to unlock bootlader and root a HTC phone

Today am going to show you how to unlock and root a HTC phone.I found out HTC phones to be a bit different from you normal Samsung phone in that they come locked from changing their firmwares and modifying apps. But that’s not to worry because the guys at HTC are kind enough to give you a free option to unlock the boot loader of your device. I got to say am new to HTC phones but I have come to like their sleek look and awesome feel.
So today am going to teach you a very basic method of unlocking the boot loader or your HTC model. In my case I used a HTC 6160. This phone looks exactly like a HTC 601 only difference is it’s a dual SIM with one SIM card usable with CDMA network. It also packs a Quad core processor and an internal memory of 8GB.

The first things you will need is to fully charge your phone to make sure you don’t brick or crash the phones firmware. Then register a free account on HTCdev website. You will receive a username and password to create your account.
Next make sure you enable USB debugging on your phone, Settings>>Developer options>> usb debugging.On the HTC 6160 its can be found on Settings>> About >> Software information >>More >>  Build number then you press it 7 times and a message will pop saying” your are 3 steps from becoming a developer”. Then next Disable Fastboot by going to Battery manager(Power)>>Fastboot and disable it. You will then need ADB and fastboot installed on you computer. Just search on Google for SDK tools and download and unzip the file on your computer c: drive. Make sure you have installed the correct drivers for your phone model. If you have HTC sync installed then you are ready to go.
Put you device on fastboot mode by pressing the power button and the Volume down button the same time. Make sure you select Fastboot>> select it by pressing the power button. Connect you phone USB to your pc. Type Fastboot oem  get_identifier_token . You will get message with your boot loader that should be copied to the HTC unlock boot loader website on step 5. Copy from where <<identifier Token Start to Identifier Token End >>. After submitting you will receive the Unlock_code.bin file on  your email. Go back to command prompt and make sure you are on the SDK>>Platform tools folder and type fastboot flash unlocktoken unlock_code.bin.Use CD command to change directory. Also copy the bin file you received o the folder Android\SDK\platform-tools I renamed the folder to android for easy navigation.

 If successful the phone screen will change and you will get and option to choose yes. Confirm by pressing the power button. Wait as your phone reboots, and you can confirm if it’s unlocked by booting to recovery again. I will write the next post on how to root the phone. If you need any help comment and I will respond.

Monday, 18 August 2014

How to use Find My iPhone to locate and lock your device

This iPhone is currently linked to an Apple ID , sign in with Apple  ID that was used to set up  this iPhone or iPad” sounds familiar, I know most of you have come across the message and that’s why I  have decided to write this post to inform anyone that has hopes on ever using that iDevice. I have seen numerous remarks and comments on blogs and Facebook pages by users who have such kind of devices locked to apple activation screen. Apple is known to be pioneers of great and unique technology. Now the find my iPhone feature is a very hard to crack feature that comes with devices that run apples IOS 7 and above. This feature when enabled on your iPhone or iPad or any I device will link that device to your iCloud account and will only allow one user to activate the device anytime you wish to use it after its activated.  This is a major breakthrough to deter thieves who steal in the case of android phones and change the IMEI of your devices and sell it later making it difficult to track it or recover it. When find my iPhone is activated it’s very hard for anyone to ever use the device unless they have the Email address and password that is linked to that device. Remember apple devices have to be activated via ITunes for them to register with the network for locked devices and those that have been reported stolen via iCloud. Activating this handy feature is very simple just go to your device Settings>> iCloud>> sign in with your Apple ID>> Turn on Find My iPhone.

Now that you have done that remember if you forget that password and may be you need to restore your device it will be very hard reset it. My advice is using your email address i.e. Gmail or yahoo so that you can reset your password anytime via email. Anytime you want to turn off the feature you will be required to provide the password. Now anybody that comes across your phone and wish to turn the feature off will have to provide the password.

In case you lose or misplace your phone, you can log in via the web on iCloud and track the iPhone, for lost devices you can activate the lost mode and lock it with a four digit passcode to display your phone number in case someone comes across the phone. Next time someone sells to you a sleek iPhone always check that find my iPhone is de-activated on that device. If they are the legit owner of the device they should be able to turn it off. Also I have found a useful website that you can check if that iPhone’s IMEI find my iPhone is activated Some people have come up with unethical ways of trying to bypass the iCloud activation but very few can be able to use their iDevice after exploiting this security feature. And sincerely speaking unless you have a stolen or misplaced phone it will be very hard to get the phone activated; that means registering with a network and iTunes. Just like android users use the Google play. Apple devices require you to sign in with your Apple ID and password to download any application from the Apple Apps store.  Next time someone tries to sell to you a cheap iPhone or iPad think twice before making the purchase. That device could end up being used like a toy or iPod since you may never get past the activation screen. With IOS getting updated each and every time it will get harder to crack this feature especially for people who own devices running devices with A5 and above chips/processor.
Before buying a second hand iPhone or iPad
•Always check find my iPhone is not activated. Check physically or using
•Always buy from reliable sources, if you making payments use websites such as EBay or amazon since they offer buyer protection services and payments is made via PayPal. That means you can always claim for a refund if goods delivered are not satisfactory
•Also check if the phone has been reported lost or the IMEI is blacklisted. You can use free services such as
•Finally check if the phone is carrier locked. Don’t be fooled by the price the device costs. It might be locked to international networks such as AT&T, T-Mobile, and Vodafone etc.

Thursday, 24 July 2014


Bitch (pronounced as bich)
a female dog
a malicious, unpleasant, selfish person, especially a woman.

Long time ago, before my baby sister was born, we celebrated the holidays. the holidays were awesome, there was feasting,
literal sense of the word, feasting. there was so much food we puked, now i believe i can not puke for any other reason other
than intoxicants. we traveled to my grandmas place almost 2 travel days. everyone made an effort. the gathering was
insane, even those exotic cousins from the states came and made it more interesting with there English. i loved it.
during these times the dog and its puppies enjoyed as much as we did. the dog was part of the family. we did everything together,
i mean she was even included in the family photos:

on the eve of the holidays, nyama choma was in plenty: kuku ngombe mbuzi etcetra etcetra. in this case there was meat
everyday, every course included bits of meat in it, even breakfast. maybe i went too far, breakfast was normal, no meat.

The dog, the mother of next generation puppies, was always around. she was playful, always wagging her tail running from one
corner to another with her puppies and the children(us, we were pretty small too) following her. she was charming, she
identified us from strangers, she could not bring herself to bark at us only play, sometimes she could roll over and her
eyes begged us to tease her. i did, she loved it.

Grandma noticed this and even grew fonder of the bitch. she served her food on plates at the same time with us. we even sat
together during meal times, i personally enjoyed as she ravished with delight on the meat and bones. i loved everything
about the dog.

The holiday aftermath. people slowly started back to their homes. my exotic cousins and co. made their way back to their fancy
estates. the atmosphere was filled with emotional farewells, acceptable at that time, @children. but on one particular
holiday something bizarre happened, on the darkest hour of the night there was fracas at the chicken coops,
pardon my english. it happened the next evening and the next. Grandma got mad and asked our dads how the fuck they could
sleep through a wild cat attack. so the next evening all the men plus the boys armed themselves with simple shamba
tools, panga, simi even slasher and sticks. we waited for hours in the unbelievable cold our teeth clattering against each other
and all that bag of nonsense that come along with the cold. we were almost giving up when we had slow steps from a
bush. then we saw our dog, dad was about to whistle to it when we realized it was heading towards the chicken coops.
that Bitch! we gave her food for over 5 days, consecutively, and that was how it repaid grandma? we waited until it got in
and as it was choosing the fat one we all sprung with our weapons.(it was confusing at first, because it was random and
simultaneous) i could have sworn the bitch had gone to a stealth school because how it evaded us in precision i don't
believe a beast could be that intelligent. it ran away and that was the end of it. i never saw the bitch again. Now now
Children, i know you relate this story to many experiences, only not with a dog.

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Easy Way Out, or is it?!

-By Nadia

So, am seated here staring at the laptop for ages trynna figure out what to write about, and I think to myself, FOOD!!! I
head down to go get me a bite to eat.

(Ps. Article not about food). Anyway, while am at that I decide to go through some of my
old notes and crap, yes I am a girl who keeps notes that were passed to me in class for memory purposes. You would never
believe what I bump into…..

I can’t stop laughing at the irony of the situation. Am reading through and am like damn people have issues!! The things people
come up with when they go crazy are mind blowing. Am thinking to myself, how old was she, like 13, 14, I don’t know.
Should I be terrified? Or should I just burst out in laughter?

Confused as I am, I keep on going……Oh! Pardon my ill manners; did I forget to tell u what I am talking about? Well let us keep it
that way. The 1st statement that captures my eyes is ‘’sometimes I wonder how life would be without me’’. This actually
makes me wonder…. If I did not exist, how would life be like for people around me¬? …
This is exactly how it would be; it would suck so bad they would just have to find another me, though I am irreplaceable and it ain’t
my fault, or life would simply go on

So apparently that was not my eye opener. Proceeding with the note, this mysterious genius writes, “Wonderful parents deserve
amazing kids, and not rotten beings like me. I get the worst grades make the most mistakes and above all I am the 1st to be
You know what, this actually gets me a little teary. Don’t get me wrong, am not going all emotional, am actually laughing
so hard it hurts. Getting bad grades and by bad I mean B+’s and A-‘S the , grades some of us celebrated coz they only
come so rare, made this bitch, my bad, made this lady call herself rotten. Am sorry to say, but that’s bull. You wanna know
a bad kid, look at Miley, look at Beiber; I sure as hell don’t regret the fact that I did not sire them. As a matter of fact
I count it a blessing, no offence. And as far as getting suspended is concerned, honey, people live on such memories in
their after future. Dudes who get straight A’s , are the teachers’ pet , did nothing crazy back in high school or whatever
level u get your crazy on, have no life whatsoever.

On with the note… so I am not in the business of sharing all the info but this last line was particularly interesting. “I wanna
die so bad. I want the world to open up and swallow me, but since that is highly unlikely, I will take my own life to make
it quicker I want to reduce the stress for people around me. It might probably even reduce the cost of living and improve
the economy. See God, that would be awesome for everyone.”
Please feel free to share in laughter or sorrow, whichever
floats your boat. Whatever on earth would posses anyone to declare that, I do not know, and frankly, am not planning
to find out.

So apparently some people would commit suicide over very many stupid reasons, I got a bad hair day and my crush saw me; my girlfriend dumped me; my husband has a slut on the side; my boss just fired me; my life sucks! ……… so on and so on. So what love, the situation ain’t changing if u keep complaining or if u die,… u are only allowed to live one day at a time. Make that one day count and stop being greedy, trying to grab them all at once. Simply my point is, don’t be stupid!!!!!.......... So what if u die now, who’s to say it’s better on the other side?

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Viber out for windows Lumia Phones

Viber for windows Lumia Phones
Viber is becoming popular just like Whatsapp; I actually think in the future its going to give Whatsapp a run for their money. Viber 4.1 the latest release will come with new features such as Chatting, Instant messaging, photo forwarding, video sharing and hands free Bluetooth connectivity. If you have used a windows phone you will realize that most software developers take time before uploading compatible version of their apps to the Windows phone appstore. Not like in the android play store where most apps are easily accessible and compatible with most android phones.
 Viber out uses the 3G or Wi-Fi connections to make calls to both land line and GSM numbers.Yu mobile has been known for cheap call rates but now that they are exiting the market, let me hope the call rates on Viber out will be competitive compared with the remaining service providers in Kenya. But if you look at closely you will need data from lets say Safaricom to use the app But don’t rush to install it before you have some credit first. The good thing is, you can check how much you are going to spend by navigating to Settings>> Viber out >> Get rates. Other devices such as the Nokia X which was recently launched in Kenya will also be getting Viber out soon.