[How to] Fix SD Card Writing Error on Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition running Android 4.3

The launch of the Google Edition of the Samsung Galaxy S4 certainly created a lot of excitement among the Android community. Being able to experience native Android on the S4 was a thing that users were eagerly looking forward to. And though the users weren’t disappointed by it, a small bug existing in it has created some problems. As it turns out apps no longer have the ability to write data on the SD card.

Galaxy S4 Google Edition

While this may be a minor issue which does not affect the overall performance of the device, it is annoying since you constantly get an error message when an app tries to write to the SD card. The reason for this error is that the Galaxy S4 has a special group where only the apps belonging to the group can write to the external storage. The problem is that most apps have not been updated yet to these changes. And though Samsung is trying to work on a fix, there’s a way which solves the problem. You will need to follow the steps given below :
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[MOD] Get the Moto X Boot Animation on your Android Device

Every Android user fancies the Boot Animation of his device. The Boot Animation is the animation that is displayed when your device boots up (i.e. starts up). A lot of Boot Animations are available for the user to be applied to his device. Now due to the valuable efforts of XDA member zooyork0721, the Moto X Boot Animation can also be applied to your device.

Here’s how the Boot Animation of the Moto X looks like :

Moto X Boot Animation

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How to Root Motorola Razr HD running ICS 4.0.4

The RAZR HD is a power packed phone by Motorola.  With Dual-core 1.5 GHz CPU it turns out to be a powerful device. To complement it and boost the performance the device hosts an Adreno 225 GPU and 1 GB of RAM. Oozing with power, this beast of a phone waits to be unleashed by rooting it. To know more about rooting your android device see this article.

It may not be the fastest device in the market, but certainly a strong competitor to give it’s competition a tough fight. You can however tap into it’s true potential by rooting it. The process to root the device is described as below. However, this process is only for RAZR HD devices running ICS firmware.

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[How To] Root and Unlock Bootloader of Google Nexus 7

Google’s Nexus 7 is a good powerful device. It’s Nvidia Tegra 3 chipset having the Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A9 CPU is a powerhouse. Google’s Nexus series is known for it’s extreme ease to root as well as unlock bootloaders. The same applies for Nexus 7. This is a Guide to Unlock Bootloader as well as Root your device. To know more about rooting see this article.

Nexus-7

Note: Unlocking the bootloader will cause complete data loss. Hence it is advisable to backup your messages and contacts.
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Top 5 Apps for Rooted Android phones

Rooting is the word which is synonymous with Android smartphones. You can improve the performance of your smartphone by rooting it. Rooting is basically gaining the super user rights on your Android so you can take complete control of your phone. Refer this article to know more benefits of rooting.

There are many apps on the Google Play Store that are compatible only with the rooted Android. Here is a list of top 5 apps which is a must have for any Android user with a rooted phone.

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[How To] Root your Nexus 4 using Superboot

Google Nexus 4 built by LG is one of the latest phones in the popular Nexus series. Some of the specs are just mind blowing. It is powered by a 1.5 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, featuring four Krait cores and the class-leading Adreno 320 GPU. In addition to the fast processor, the Nexus 4 also packs 2 GB of RAM and either 8 or 16 GB of internal storage. The device also features a 4.7″ 720p display, delivering 320 ppi. Most importantly, the Nexus 4 is one of the two lead devices for Android 4.2, the revamped version of Jelly Bean.

Nexus 4

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[How To] Root Samsung Galaxy S+ (i9001)

Samsung Galaxy S Plus is a pretty good successor to Galaxy S. With 512 MB RAM and 1.4 GHz processor this device packs a  punch in the mid-range mobiles. One of the biggest advantages of a having a Samsung device is the easy rooting technique. It hardly takes 5 minutes of your time to root a samsung device and the advantages are limitless. (To see the benefits of rooting your android device you may see this article). Before you start with the tutorial here are a few tips that you can follow to prepare your device.

samsung galaxy s plus

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[How To] UnderVolt your Rooted Android Device

One of the major drawbacks of having a smartphone is the batter life. With the Increase in processing power, this has a toll over the battery. Gone are the days when you charged you phone once in 2 days. Yo’re lucky if you even get through a whole day without charging your smartphone. There are many apps available in Google store that claim to save battery, a few of them do fulfil their claims but at the cost of decreased functionality. What’s the use of a smartphone if you can’t use it to it’s true potential?

IncrediControl

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[How To] Root your Samsung Galaxy Note with One Click

Samsung Galaxy Note is one of the most popular device. It has breathtaking features which cannot be found in any other Android. So you might want to root the Galaxy Note to further enhance the performance of the Android. You can have a look at this article to know about the benefits of rooting.

Galaxy Note

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[How To] Root Motorola RAZR / RAZR MAXX

Motorola RAZR / RAZR MAXX are excellent phones that can be listed on the better half of the high-end Android devices. To unleash its true potential you must Root it. To know more about rooting and know the advantages of rooting you may read our previous article.

This method is applicable for all operating systems: Windows, Linux and Mac. A fairly simple method that takes up maximum 10 minutes. This method is applicable for firmware .173.

Motorola RAZR MAXX

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