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Sunday, November 27, 2011

ICS Beta1 for Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000

The most recent development in the Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) is that XDA Developers have been successful in releasing the Beta update for Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000.

Warning: This release is only for the International version of SGS GTI9000

Any one interested in installing the beta ROM on their devices can download the ROM & Kernel from here.

In case your phone is not rooted, you need to root i

t first. (Warning: Rooting as well as installing this ICS update will void your warranty)

In order to install theICS you need to first ensure that you have the latest superuser 3.0.6 installed on your rooted device. You can get the superuser from here.

Once you have downloaded the superuser and copied it to the root folder in the sdcard, switch off your device, enter into recovery mode by pressing the Volume Up, Power off and Home key at the same time. Then, navigate to the "Install zip from sdcard" option. In this, navigate to the "Choose zip from sdcard" option and select the file and flash it.

Next, copy both the rom and kernel files to the root folder of your phone and do as follows:
If all the above instructions are followed correctly, you should be able to run ICS smoothly on your device.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Unblock Hidden Chat Emotions in Gmail Chat

We all are familiar with the chat emotions provided in the gmail chat box that can be selected from the drop-down list. But here are some of the hidden char emotions that you can try out the next time you are chatting with your friends and amaze them!!!
  • :3 (cat) :3
  • :(:) (pig) :(:)
  • :(|) (monkey) :(|)
  • V.v.V (crab) V.v.V
  • -<@% (bumblebee) -<@%
  • +/'\ (cowbell) +/'\
  • [:|] (robot)
  • }:-) (devil) }:-)
  • \m/ (rock out) \m/
  • <3 (heart) <3

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Tips: RUN commands

We all know that Windows logo key + R leads us to the RUN command box and we have been using quite a few commands like msconfig, cmd, notepad etc… as a shortcut to open the applications quickly without having to locate them in their respective directories. So, here is the list of all the commands you can execute in Run and access various applications:


Add/Remove Programs = appwiz.cpl

Administrative Tools = control admintools

Authorization Manager= azman.msc "New"


Calculator = calc

Certificate Manager = certmgr.msc

Character Map = charmap

Check Disk Utility = chkdsk

Control Panel = control "New"

Command Prompt = cmd.exe

Component Services = dcomcnfg

Computer Management = compmgmt.msc = CompMgmtLauncher "New"


Date and Time Properties = timedate.cpl

Downloads = Downloads "New"

Device Manager = devmgmt.msc

Direct X Troubleshooter = dxdiag

Disk Cleanup Utility = cleanmgr

Defragment User Interface = dfrgui "New"

Ditilizer Calibration Tool = tabcal "New"

Disk Management = diskmgmt.msc

Disk Parmelonion Manager = diskpart

Display Properties = control desktop or desk.cpl

DPI Scaling = dpiscaling "New"

Driver Package Installer = dpinst "New"

Driver Verifier Utility = verifier or /reset

DVD Player = dvdplay "New"


Encryption File System = rekeywiz "New"

Event Viewer = eventvwr.msc


Fax Cover Sheet Editor = fxscover "New"

File Signature Verification Tool = sigverif

Folders Properties = control folders

Fonts = control fonts

Free Cell Card Game = freecell


Group Policy Editor = gpedit.msc


Internet Explorer = iexplore

Iexpress Wizard = iexpress

Internet Properties = inetcpl.cpl

IP Configuration = ipconfig.exe

iSCSI Initiator = iscsicpl "New"


Keyboard Properties = control keyboard


Libraries = explorer or Windows key + E

Local Security Settings = secpol.msc

Local Users and Groups = lusrmgr.msc

Logs You Out Of Windows = logoff


Microsoft Support Diagnostic Tool = msdt "New"

Microsoft Paint = mspaint.exe

Mouse Properties = control mouse

Mouse Properties = main.cpl

Mobility Center (only on mobile) = mblctr or Windows key + X

Network Connections = control netconnections

Network Connections = ncpa.cpl

Notepad = notepad


ODBC Data Source Administrator = odbcad32 "New"

Optional Features Manager = optionalfeatures "New"

On Screen Keyboard = osk or Windows key + U


Performance Monitor = perfmon.msc

Phone and Modem Options = telephon.cpl

Power Configuration = powercfg.cpl

Printers and Faxes = control printers

Printer Migration = PrintBrmUi "New"

Private Character Editor = eudcedit


Regional Settings = intl.cpl

Registry Editor = regedit.exe

Remote Assistance = msra "New"

Remote Desktop = mstsc

Resultant Set of Policy = rsop.msc


Scheduled Tasks = control schedtasks

Security Center = wscui.cpl

Services = services.msc

Shared Folders/MMC = fsmgmt.msc

Shuts Down Windows = shutdown

Snipping Tool = snippingtool "New"

Sounds and Audio = mmsys.cpl

Sound Recorder = soundrecorder "New"

Sound Volume = sndvol "New"

Spider Solitare Card Game = spider

SQL Client Configuration = cliconfg

Stored User Names and Passwords = credwiz "New"

Sticky Note = StikyNot "New"

System Configuration Editor = sysedit

System Configuration Utility = msconfig

System File Checker Utility = sfc

System Information = msinfo32

System Properties = sysdm.cpl or Windows key + Pause/Break


Task Manager = taskmgr

Trusted Platform Module = TpmInit "New"


Utility Manager = utilman

User Accounts = netplwiz or control userpasswords2


Windows Activation = slui "New"

Windows Backup Utility = sdclt "New"

Windows Fax and Scan = wfs "New"

Windows Firewall = firewall.cpl

Windows Firewall with Advanced Security = wf.msc "New"

Windows Image Acquisition = wiaacmgr "New"

Windows Media Player = wmplayer

Windows Magnifier = magnify

Windows Management Infrastructure = wmimgmt.msc

Windows Update App Manager = wuapp "New"

Windows Standalong Update Manager = wusa "New'

Windows System Security Tool = syskey

Windows Share Creation Wizard = shrpubw "New"

Wordpad = write

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