Install Smartphone Apps In Windows



Play, use and backup your apps to your PC using the Bluestacks android emulator. This video shows you how to set up and use it as well as some simple hacks to get the most out of Bluestacks.

Links used in this video:
Bluestacks – http://bluestacks.com
Android Market apk – http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1298332
Increase storage size – http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=18432723&postcount=33

Make Free Calls With Your Smartphone




If you have a smartphone, you no longer need to pay for data AND voice minutes. This video will show you how to make calls for free using Google Voice.

http://voice.google.com
http://www.sipgate.com
http://www.voxox.com
http://www.ipkall.com
http://www.appbrain.com/app/sipdroid/org.sipdroid.sipua
http://www.cyrket.com/p/android/com.xinlu.gvdial/

Instructions for iPhone:
http://www.hutsby.net/2010/02/howto-iphone-sip-isipsimple-and-sipgate.html

Proxy Instructions:




Find out how to use Google Plus, Google’s new social networking service. This will guide you through ins and outs of how to get started.

Hacking Tip: How To Root An Android Phone





In this episode, we will learn how to root an Android based phone.

Jailbreaking your phone is now legal in the US

COMMANDS:
adb devices (This should list a device as a long number. If it doesnt something is wrong.)
adb push c:\droid2root\rageagainstthecage-arm5.bin /data/local/tmp
adb shell
cd /data/local/tmp
chmod 0755 rageagainstthecage-arm5.bin
./rageagainstthecage-arm5.bin (Be patient here. When finished it will return you to c:\droid2root)
adb devices
adb shell (you should now see a # instead of a $)
mount -o remount,rw -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock4 /system
exit
adb push c:\droid2root\Superuser.apk /system/app
adb push c:\droid2root\su /system/bin
adb push c:\droid2root\busybox /system/bin
adb shell
chmod 4755 /system/bin/su
chmod 4755 /system/bin/busybox
mv /system/recovery-from-boot.p /system/recovery-from-boot.p.disabled
mount -o ro,remount -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock4 /system
rm /data/local/tmp/rageagainstthecage-arm5.bin
exit

Now reboot your phone. You should now be rooted!

Android SDK – http://developer.android.com/sdk/index.html

Droid2Root – http://www.megaupload.com/?d=XY4TFFOK

Alternate Instructions – http://www.droidforums.net/forum/droid-labs/74028-root-droid-1-regardless-os-version.html

Unroot – http://www.droidforums.net/forum/rescue-squad-guides/39254-sbf-root-unroot.html

Apps for rooted phones –

SetCPU – App used to overclock your device

AdFree Android – remove ad’s

ShootMe – Take screenshots simply by shaking your phone

MeatMorph – Allows you to install custom themes

Titanium Backup – Make custom backups of your phone, including Apps.

Tutorials for rooted phones:

Make A Custom Boot Animation –

http://www.dkszone.net/how-to-create-custom-boot-animation-for

Install Custom Fonts –

http://www.gadgetsdna.com/custom-fonts-installation-on-rooted-android-device/696/

Install Custom Themes –

http://androiddelight.com/2010/07/17/delightful-theme-iron-man-for-rooted-droid/