Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Reliance Jio Supported Model List

Reliance Jio Supported Model List

You need India INS/INU firmware for these to work on Reliance Jio

Samsung A8 VE (SM-A800I)
Samsung Galaxy A5 (SM-A500G)
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) (A510FD and A510F with INS A510FD firmware)
Samsung Galaxy A7 (SM-A700FD)
Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016) (A710FD)
Samsung Galaxy A8 (SM-A800F)
Samsung Galaxy Core Prime 4G (SM-G360FY)
Samsung Galaxy J2 (2016) (SM-J210F)
Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016)
Samsung Galaxy J5 (SM-J500F)
Samsung Galaxy J7 (SM-J700F)
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 (SM-N910G)
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Edge (SM-N915G)
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 (SM-N920G)
(Samsung Galaxy Note 7) may be subject to review
Samsung Galaxy S6 (SM-G920I)
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge (SM-G925I)
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus (SM-G928G)
Samsung Galaxy-J2 (SM-J200G)
Samsung J Max
Samsung J5 (2016) (SM-J510FN)
Samsung J7 (2016) (SM-J710FN)
Samsung te 5 Duos (SM-N9208)
Samsung ON5 (SM-G550FY)
Samsung ON5 Pro(SM-G550FY)
Samsung ON7 (Mega On – SM-G600FY)
Samsung ON7 Pro(SM-G600FY)
Samsung S7 (SM-G930F)
Samsung S7 Edge (SM-G935F)
Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro
Samsung Z2

If you manage to get Reliance Jio VoLTE on another Samsung model without the MyJio app, then please post the details in hte comment section below.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Flashing Indian firmware on Samsung devices for Reliance Jio to work

This guide is only applicable for 4G Samsung phones purchased outside India.

Those who have bought their phones overseas are now struggling to use Reliance Jio because they do not support VoLTE. And this guide will help you in making the Samsung phone to support VoLTE and Samsung Pay as well.

Before trying out this guide please make sure you have a 4G Samsung phone.

Let’s get started. 👍

1.       Ensure the phone is charged over 60%. This process will wipe your entire data on the phone.

2.       Check the model number of your Samsung phone.

Settings --> About --> Model Number

3.       Go to the site and insert your model number in the search bar and it will show all the available firmware versions for your model along with the country names. Check for INS or INU which indicates the Indian firmware. Download the latest Indian firmware for your model.

Below is the search result for the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge (SM-G935FD) filtered by the Country India (INS). Click on the latest version and download the file.

4.       Download the latest ODIN from or Here

5.       Extract or Unzip the firmware file into a folder. Avoid using winrar as it can cause errors. Use 7zip instead.

6.       Run/Open ODIN as Administrator

7.       Put the phone in download mode. Shutdown your phone. Press Power + Home + Volume down. A screen appears asking you whether to continue or not. Press Volume up to continue. Connect the phone to the computer via a good USB cable. The ODIN should show the it has detected your phone.

8.       From the extracted firmware put the below files in ODIN. Click on the buttons BL, AP, CP,  CSC one by one and choose the respective files. The file to be chosen for BL will start with file name BL. The file to go for AP will start with the file name AP and so on as shown in the following image.


9.       Check the below options. (for this select Options tab).

F.reset time
Auto reboot

10.   Here we are installing Indian country firmware from other country’s firmware so we need to change the System partition size. To do this select PIT file and the check the below checkbox. Note: PIT file is not required nowadays as it is already built-in the CSC file. So just check the below option as shown in the following image.


Note: If you are installing a multi CSC firmware, and your existing CSC is in that firmware, then DO NOT select Re-partition.

You can check if your firmware is Multi-CSC by installing this app (Phone Info). Link given below:

11.   Now click the Start button and wait until the ODIN shows PASS. The phone will now reboot.

12.   To receive OTA updates, after installing the firmware, put the phone into Recovery Mode and wipe cache then wipe data/factory reset.

To go to the recovery mode press Power + Home + Volume up button. Now select ‘Cache Partition’ and wipe it. Then ‘wipe data/factory reset’ and reboot your phone.

You are done.✌ Post your comments below if you had flashed successfully or if you faced any issue or want anymore help.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Battery saving tips and tricks

Latest modern smartphones are more power hunger devices with big HD, Full HD and even 4K displays. These smartphones are incorporated with huge capacity batteries reaching to a whopping 6000mAh or higher in some devices.
So we definitely need to follow some techniques to save the juice and make the devices run a bit longer.
1. Turning off or Disabling the default apps. Almost all phone manufacturers load the phones with bloatware which occupies lots of space and slows down the device by running silently in the background.
To do this go to the App info of the App which you need to disable. Click Disable. You're done. The app will be disabled and will not be visible in the App drawer. Before disabling, it is good to clear cache and data. This will help in freeing up some space.
2. From Android 6(Marshmallow) onwards, there is an option to change the screen resolution. For example, A QHD display would have resolutions HD, Full HD and WQHD to choose from. Reducing the screen's resolution will reduce the battery consumption. WQHD resolution will consume more power than HD resolution.

1280×720 -> HD / 720p
1920×1080 -> FHD (Full HD) / 1080p
2560×1440 -> QHD/WQHD (Quad HD) / 1440p
3840×2160 -> UHD (Ultra HD) / 4K 2160p
7680×4320 -> FUHD (Full Ultra HD) / 8K 4320p

3. Turn off unused apps. Yes, Android allows you to turn off unused apps and by doing this, the app will be removed from the phone's RAM thus saving CPU usage which in turn leads to power saving.
There are apps from play store which can do this job for you. Greenify is one among the popular apps for hibernating apps and saving battery power. Select the apps that needs to be hibernated so whenever screen turns off the apps will also be turned off. Note that you will not receive notifications if you hibernated an app that gives notifications such as Whatsapp or Viber.

4. If your phone has an AMOLED screen (like most Samsung devices), use a dark-colored background. Black wallpaper can increase battery life because AMOLED screens only illuminate the colored pixels. Black pixels are unlit, so the more black pixels you have, or the more darker pixels, the less power is needed to light them up.

5. Clear the recent apps.Some myths have cropped up that it’s good practice to pull up the Recent Apps menu and swipe away any apps you aren’t using, effectively killing them but this is not true. It does not kill the app. Sometimes it’s possible for apps to go rogue and start hogging resources, but those are the kind of power hunger apps you want to put down for good.

6. Turn off Auto Sync. Turn off auto-syncing for Google accounts. If you don't need every single Google account updated every few minutes or so, just go into Settings and Google account and turn off auto-sync for those apps you don't need constantly updated.
Some apps like email will allow you to manually refresh when you launch them, rather than running multiple auto-syncs throughout the day when you may not need them to. Just sync the apps whenever you need them.

7. Turn off location and background data. Some apps needs location permissions and thus will always keep searching for location when the app is running in foreground or background. So turn on the location only when the app requires it and then turn it off once done.
Keep an eye on apps that use data in the background. Some apps such as the Email, Play Store, Onedrive, etc., continuously collect and send data in the background.
But, you can also perform a hard restriction in Settings -> Data Usage; tap the Menu button tick the “Restrict Background Data” option to enable it. You can also enable per-app restriction by opening each app’s info page.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Enabling multi window in Galaxy s7 edge

In Samsung devices, as we know, the multi-window can be enabled by holding the back key for a while so that a pop up screen from right appears to select the other app to use in multi-window. This feature is not available in the newer phones like Galaxy S6, S6 edge, S6 edge +, S7 edge, S7 edge, Note 7, etc.. The below steps to be followed to get the multi-window in the latest Samsung phones.

1. Press and hold the Recents key to change the current app from full screen view to split screen view.

2. Recent apps will appear at the bottom from which the second app to be opened can be selected.

3. While in the split screen view, press and hold the Recents key to close the app on the bottom.


Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Installing third party themes in Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 edge, etc..

Third party themes that are installed will be usable only for 5 minutes in the devices like Galaxy S7, S7 edge, etc.. Try this technique to keep the theme forever but restarting the phone will set the default theme. Redo the same steps to keep the theme forever.

1. Install the theme
2. Install the app 'Package Disabler Premium' from Play Store.
3. Open the Package Disabler Premium app.
4. Search for keyword 'theme' and check the options that are displayed as shown below. This action will disable the apks related to the theme.

5. Now select each option and clear data. Select 'Samsung Themes' and clear data. Select 'Themes' and clear data. Refer the screenshots shown below.

6. Cear the Recents and you are done.

Share your comments below if you succeeded or faced any issue in following the steps.


Sunday, March 12, 2017

Switch between Google Now and Google Assistant

There is a way to switch to Google now if you are not Ok with the new Google Assistant. There are some simple steps which can be done to switch between the both.

1. Go to settings
2. Go to 'Language and input' and select language.
3. Now select default language as other than English(US) to get the Google now.
4. To revert back to Google Assistant, select the default language as English(US).

As simple as that. Wait for sometime for the changes to take place. This is a temporary technique which works for now since Google Assistant is not rolled out to all the regions.

Friday, May 27, 2016

'Xposed one tap video download' to download videos from most of the websites

Want to download the videos that you play using the browser? If yes, then this is the simplest way if your phone is rooted.
One Tap Video Download  is an Xposed Module which enables user to download videos from most of the websites or select video player to play video from most of the websites.

Download it from the play store or download from Xposed app itself.
> Android 4.0+ and ROOT
> Xposed Framework
Install Instructions:
> Install Xposed Installer
> Install Xposed Framework (from the Xposed Installer app)
> Install One Tap Video Download from HERE
> Activate the module in Xposed Installer app and reboot your device to see the changes
> Configure the application as you like.
>For other applications like Facebook, Vine etc., please scroll down and install those application specific modules.