Tag: Android

Samsung KIES: The Official Way to Brick Your Smartphone

Yesterday, I tried to update the Samsung Galaxy Mini (GT-S5570) of my girl-friend. It still was on Android 2.2 which behaves a little bit buggy in some situations. Of course I had the smart phone already rooted and I intended to install some custom Android version from xda-developers and I found an appropriate thread. It …

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Disable Shutter Sound on Xperia X8

Since several months I use a Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 smart phone. The device is really handy because it is small and fits easily into every pocket but offers all features of a smart phone. By default it comes with Android 2.1 and SE discontinued to offer newer versions. I rooted the device and upgraded …

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Downloading Android Apps Part II — The 28C3 Fahrplan

Download Android apps (APK files) with your computer always sucks — again. Today we arrived in Berlin to attend the 28C3, one of the best nerd congresses in Europe. And there’s a great app for Android by tuxmobil. Unfortunately, it’s just available in the Android market which requires registration ­čÖü So, if you want to …

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Downloading android apps

Have you ever tried to download an Android App with your computer? It is a pain in the ass! There are countless pages which offer free downloads. But as soon as you click the download link you are either redirected to some other page or you are kindly request to register before downloading. Some pages …

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Android and WPA Enterprise

Recently, I acquired a new Android-based smart phone. Just to get familiar with it, playing around, and having phun with it. Within the context of a research project dealing with voice encryption I was instructed to write some tools and apps on Android. On our university we have a Wifi network running in WPA enterprise …

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Manual rooting Android on Linux

A quick Google search for “Rooting Android” gives numerous results; mainly forum posts of people looking for help but also lots of good (…and bad…) answers with detailed instructions. Most answers describe how to use SuperOneClick on Windows. SuperOneClick simply is a front-end for copying and carrying out the exploit. SuperOneClick is based on .NET …

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