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For a long time, Facebook was always thought of as a web-based company that didn’t put a lot of importance on users who prefer to access their services through mobile devices. The official Facebook app was built around cross-platform technologies making it notoriously slow, unpredictable and unstable, and their mobile website didn’t really make things much better. That focus started to shift with the acquisition of Instagram, followed by the updating of their mobile apps into native languages as well as the release of standalone apps such as Messenger, Pages, Poke and Camera. For the first time, we can now actually get an insight into Facebook’s mobile users and devices and firmware that they actually use, thanks to some meticulous data collection from Benedict Evans of Enders Analysis.

Evans himself admits that a portion of his research and data is incorrect due to incorrect calculations relating to the Facebook mobile website, and although Facebook has officially declined to make any comment about the rest of the numbers, it seems that they are accurate. Back in 2011 when Facebook actually published usage stats, the Facebook for Android app had amassed 66 million users who were active on a monthly basis. The official Facebook for iPhone app had 91 million monthly active users during the same period.

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Fast forward 12 months and it seems things have changed quite significantly. In November of last year, the Android Facebook app saw 192.8 million monthly active users logging in and browsing Facebook data, where as the iPhone variant was lagging behind with 147.2 million users who were active from a month-to-month basis. The soar in Android users logging into the app each month saw Facebook’s total mobile users rise to a staggering 604 million users by the end of the third quarter of last year. That figure represents more than 50% of their total user base.

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Although Android users outnumber those accessing Facebook mobile through an iPhone, the figures also show that the number of users accessing the network through an iPad rose from a couple of million to 48 million in 12 months from September 2011. The statistics also suggest that Facebook’s philosophies of putting varying features of their service into different apps is paying off, with apps like Messenger having 113.4 million active users by the end of November 2012.

It’s unsure what the future of Facebook will be on mobile, but considering the apps released to date have proved to be relatively successful for the company, it’s likely that we could see additional features added to the existing portfolio or perhaps a number of new dedicated apps released by the company during 2013.

Samsung is expected to extend its smartphone lead over Apple in 2013 with an estimated 35% growth, according Strategy Analytics.

“We expect Samsung to slightly extend its lead over Apple this year because of its larger multitier product portfolio,” Neil Mawston, executive director at Strategy Analytics told Reuters. However, it’s suggested that Apple could counter Samsung’s growth with the release of an ‘iPhone mini’ that targeted demand for lower-end smartphones.

Global smartphone shipments will jump 27 percent to 875 million shipments this year, slowing from last year’s torrid 41 percent pace as growth is easing in many key markets such as North America, China, the developed economies of Asia, and Western Europe, Mawston said. South Korea’s Samsung Electronics is forecast to sell 290 million smartphones this year, up from a projected 215 million in 2012, the research firm said. Apple’s smartphone sales are projected to reach 180 million this year, up 33 percent from last year, slightly trailing Samsung’s 35 percent increase.

These predictions would give Samsung 33% of the smartphone market in 2013 (up from 31%) and Apple 21% (up from 20%).

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Now here’s a very Handy and Official Tool for Downloading MCU, PPM, CNT and Even MASS MEMORY Flash Files on all NEW BB5 Phones !!!
It has MORE FILES THAN NAVIFIRM or NAVIFIRM+

Nokia Data Package Manager Lite is a service software tool which provides following functions:
—> Real Time downloading of product software files via online connection from Nokia Firmware Repository (FiRe)
—> Search function and creation of filters for the data you need to download.
—> Checking and organizing your locally installed product software content.
The purpose is to stop the delivery of separate Care Data Packages, and continue software content delivery
via online connection. Please note that you can also download software content from FiRe by using the “Data
Package Download” – function in Phoenix service software, or by using care Suite Product Support Tool in Online mode.

Download Link Here:

Nokia Releases Official Flash File Downloader !!!

First step is to access to the “Help Me” menu, to do so, on the main screen of the phone hold the following keys : ALT CAPS H (at the same time)

Note: For Pearl and other Sure-type phones press and hold the ALT key (Bottom left) and type E A C E, for Storm, hold the BACK arrow, and tap the screen in the following areas: TOP LEFT, TOP RIGHT, TOP LEFT, TOP RIGHT.

You should be presented with a screen like the one shown below:

Blackberry  Help Me Screen

Type the PIN, App Version and Uptime in the form below:
http://www.unlockbase.com/widget/blackberry-escreen-keygen.php

Blackberry eScreen Keygen

Press “Get my Key” and our Calculator will generate a code:

BlackBerry eScreen Key Result
http://www.unlockbase.com/widget/blackberry-escreen-keygen.php

Now simply type the KEY directly on to that screen. Nothing will appear when typing. For numbers hold the ALT key when typing. Now you should be in the engineers menu – if you are not please try again ensuring the data you entered is EXACTLY as displayed. If you close the screen ensure you change the Uptime on the form. Navigate to ‘OS Engineering Screens‘ as shown below:

BlackBerry OS  Engineering Screens

Now scroll down to ‘Device Info’  and then scroll down until you see MEP-XXXXX-XXX’ as shown below:

BlackBerry  MEP Reading

By now, most of you might have heard rumors about the iOS 4.0.1 firmware update which Apple is preparing to release tomorrow in order to fix the ongoing reception issue on iPhone 4. Even though the issue is most likely related to the hardware, the buzz is that Apple is preparing a software fix in order to avoid (Apple sold 1.5 million iPhone 4s on the first day) what could be the biggest recall in the history of consumer electronics.

How to Save iPhone 4 SHSH Blobs (ECID SHSH) on iOS 4

TinyUmbrella has been updated to support iPhone 4 (running iOS 4). It is important to save SHSH Blobs (ECID SHSH) files of your iPhone 4 now because of all the rumors going around regarding a new firmware update, which could be released as early as next week. If you have your SHSH blobs on file, you can downgrade anytime to iOS 4 from iOS 4.01 should you need to.

Some important notes for iPhone 4 SHSH blobs before you proceed.

If you desire to restore your iPhone 4 to iOS 4, make sure you uninstall Wi-Fi Sync before trying to do so.

In order to obtain your SHSH you MUST have the device attached.

Restores on the iPhone 4 are not perfect. They error out locally but the restore does complete – it just needs to be helped along. (Much like downgrades where the baseband update fails). I’ll try to put the functionality in TinyUmbrella to fix this.

For Mac users: Copy the app OUT OF THE DMG. The reason you are getting the repeating password prompts is because you ran the app from within the DMG. This is bad. Copy it anywhere and you’ll be fine.

From here onwards, you can simply follow the steps that i have posted here for iPhone 3GS
and iPod touch. These steps are essentially the same for iPhone 4 except for some of the notes that I have posted above. Oh and if you want to learn more about what SHSH blobs or ECID SHSH files are, you can do so by reading one of my old article posted here.

Download TinyUmbrella (Windows)
Download TinyUmbrella (Mac OS X)

Original Source : redmondpie

NBA – Nokia Battery Adapter

Posted: June 29, 2010 in GSM Info

NBA – Nokia Battery Adapter
powered by UFC3GS in collaboration with MXKEY Team

The NBA it’s a revolution in itself:
Small, Smart, Cheap, Usefull, Solid, Strong, Compatible, everythink you can wish for.

Features:
– powerful catch, stronger than usual battery connectors
– you will be finally able to rest assure that your phone will finish flashing without unwanted interruptions
– simple to use, just connect it inside your mobile phone as shown in the pictures
– small yet big enough to use your hand to attach or remove
– compatible with over 71 Nokia phone models and more than 10 battery types
– compatible with all crocodile style connectors used by most of GSM product manufacturers
– durable, make from quality materials
– high quality gold plated connector pins
– special designed connector with quality ABS plastic
– solder wires to it and you can forget about problems
– double sided PCB

Built using:
– high quality smart design PCB
– custom made gold plated PINS
– custom made special connector plastic with special shape to fit all Nokia phone that use this style of connectors
– 3 double sided holes to fit any crocodile type connector
– large metal pads to easy solder your custom power cable directly to it

NBA – Nokia Battery Adapter
works with any Nokia mobile phones that uses this type of battery conector.

NBA – Nokia Battery Adapter
There are many ways you can use the NBA. Here is just a few of them.

Credits goes to Mr. Manole

Our good friends, MuscleNerd and planetbeing, have announced that Comex’s Spirit userland jailbreak has been ported to work on iOS 4 and even the iPhone 4!

Before you go asking like crazy, I’ll tell you now… There is still no release date, but rather, just great news that our next Jailbreak tool is right around the corner. The image above that you see is high-resolution, at the native iPhone 4 resolution, just a bit of extra proof that it’s working. Go ahead, click the image and see it in it’s full glory.

Stay tuned folks, our next Jailbreak tool will arrive shortly.

NOTE: This is not the bootrom exploit, but rather another userland jailbreak, which means Apple could patch it in the next update, so make sure you back up your blobs once your jailbroken.

Tweet from MuscleNerd:

Quote:
Congrats to @comex for another userland JB Twitpic – Share photos on Twitter <– hi-res Cydia via @planetbeing & @chpwn iPhone4s

Tweet from PlanetBeing:

Quote:
Think I’m the first one I know about to get a root shell (and SSH) on iPhone 4, using poor @comex’s code (since he has no iPhone 4).

on another note however,

Tweet from MuscleNerd:

Rooting the Magic/Sapphire

Posted: May 7, 2010 in GSM Info

Rooting HTC Magic/Sapphire

If you have Asian Version of Magic, do not use this method cause it disables wi-fi.

  1. Copy this update to your SD-card.
  2. Download the rooted recovery image here.
  3. Enable USB debugging on the device
    • Settings -> Applications -> Development -> USB Debugging
  4. Boot the device in fastboot mode.
    • adb shell reboot bootloader
  5. Connect the device to your machine over USB.
  6. Type the following command on your desktop (not on the device):
    • fastboot boot recovery-RAv1.0H.img
  7. Choose option “Apply sdcard:update.zip” from the menu on the device
    • note: you may need to unplug the usb if you receive any errors

Rooting HTC Dream

Posted: May 7, 2010 in GSM Info

Rooting HTC Dream/G1/T-Mobile G1

Downgrading from RC30/RC9 and up

  1. Format your phone’s SD card to FAT32 mode:
    • Hook your phone up to your computer using a USB cable and then wait for the notification to show up in your title bar of your phone.
    • Click the notification, and then click “Mount”.
    • A new removable disk should show up on your computer. Right click it and select Format, and select FAT32 as the file system type.
  2. Download and unzip the RC29 or RC7 image file. Copy the DREAIMG.nbh file to the SD card. (RC29 for US, RC7 is for UK)
  3. Turn the device power off.
  4. Hold Camera button, and press Power button to entry bootloader mode. You should see a gray/white screen with instructions to flash your phone with the update on your SD card. If you don’t see that, make sure you followed the instructions properly.
  5. As per the on-screen instructions, press the Power button to start upgrade procedure. DO NOT DO ANYTHING TO INTERRUPT THIS PROCESS.
  6. After it is finished, restart your phone by pressing the trackball button (“action button”) and then press Call, Menu and End simultaneously.

At the end of this process, you’ll now be running a build old enough to have the exploit we need to get root. Continue on with the next section.

Rooting RC29 and Lower

On RC29 phones and lower, a huge exploit existed where anything you typed into your keyboard was also being run in a hidden console with root permissions.

  1. Download recovery.img and copy it to your SD card (see the previous section on how to copy from your computer to your Phone’s SD card).
  2. Download the Hard SPL and copy the zip file to the SD card.
  3. All files must be on the root of your SD card.
  4. Restart your phone. Wait for your phone to start up fully and show the home screen.
  5. After your phone starts up, type “telnetd” and press enter. (Yes, it will start up a contact search, don’t worry. Just type it.)
  6. Download an Android “Telnet” application from the Market and connect to localhost.
  7. If you connect successfully, you will have a root prompt “#”.
  8. Type the following into Telnet (these commands will give you root access easier in the future):
    • mount -o rw,remount -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock3 /system
    • cd sdcard
    • flash_image recovery recovery.img
    • cat recovery.img > /system/recovery.img

Now you have root!

Next steps

Whether you gained root using RC29 or the downgrade method, the next steps are highly recommended. You will want to apply “Hard SPL” to your phone. HardSPL is what will allow you to apply flash images from other regions (like UK on US phones, and vice versa), create full backups of your phone, install the latest build from the Android source, and usually resurrect your phone if it is “bricked”. You have already downloaded the file to your SD card, so now you can apply it.

  1. Power off your phone.
  2. Start up in recovery mode by holding home and pressing power.
  3. You will now enter recovery mode. You should see an exclamation.
  4. If you do not see a menu on screen, press Alt-L to show the menu.
  5. Press Alt-S to apply the update from the SD card.
  6. After the update is complete, hold Home and press Back to restart.

****A Big Thanks to Kaushik Dutta for all this****

Android Phones – Root

Posted: May 7, 2010 in GSM Info

Android Root – All Questions answered here

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I ll post here all info about Rooting Android phones. how to upgrade rooted rom. overall everything about Android Phones rooting.

You never know
The good thing about having root is you can go back if you want. The same is not true of not having root. We do not know what steps Google/Tmobile will take to rid the end users of root in the future. For all we know the next OTA will remove the keys that allows the RC29 downgrade method to work and you could be stuck on a non rooted G1 forever. If you have root and for some reason it does not work for you there is always the option of going back.

What Does Root Give Me?

  1. Full control over your system
  2. Ability to alter system files. You can replace many parts of the “Android Core” with this including:
    • Themes
    • Core apps (maps, calendar, clock etc)
    • Recovery image
    • Bootloader
    • Toolbox (linux binary that lets you execute simple linux commands like “ls”) can be replaced with Busybox (slightly better option)
    • Boot images
    • Add linux binaries
  3. Run special apps that need more control over the system
    • SuperUser (lets you approve or deny the use of root access to any program)
    • Task Manager For Root (Lets you kill apps that you otherwise could not kill)
    • Tether apps (like the one found at [android-wifi-tether.googlecode.com])
    • <there are more but I cannot think of any right now>
  4. Backup your system
    • You can make a folder on your sdcard and backup all of your .apk files to your sdcard (helps if an author decides to “upgrade” you to a version that requires you to pay to use the version you just had)
  5. Relocate your (browser/maps/market) cache to your /sdcard
  6. Relocate your installed applications to your /sdcard
  7. Reboot your phone from the terminal app easily (su <enter> reboot <enter>)

What Do I Lose Having Root

  1. The ability to accept OTA updates (well, you can but you would lose root, so its been made so they get denied)
  2. The sense that someone else controls your phone
  3. The need to sit in an Android chat channel asking how to get root
  4. The need for a stupid useless “File Manager” that lets you see filenames but almost nothing else.
  5. The ability to have a knowledgeable conversation with a T-Mobile rep about your phone. (Ask one of them to spell root for you)