Friday, 30 September 2016

It's Official! Blackberry Stops Phone Manufacturing

The end of an era has finally come as the once prominent phone maker, blackberry has officially announced to stop the production of smartphones.
Blackberry stop making phones
In a post I wrote earlier, I said that blackberry might stop production of smartphones but I didn't think they could go through with it.

We saw this coming, and it is not entirely shocking because blackberry which was among the world’s largest smartphone makers a decade ago, has been struggling to keep the ship sailing as the smartphone market has been taken over by Apple and Android devices.

In October 2015, Blackberry CEO John Chen said that the company would exit the smartphone business, which has been on life support for years, if it cannot turn a profit in 2016.

… and now, Blackberry announced within their Q2 Fiscal 2017 results,
“Our new Mobility Solutions strategy is showing signs of momentum, including our first major device software licensing agreement with a telecom joint venture in Indonesia. Under this strategy, we are focusing on software development, including security and applications. The company plans to end all internal hardware development and will outsource that function to partners. This allows us to reduce capital requirements and enhance return on invested capital”.
Just as I suggested in this post.

Blackberry will now fully concentrate on software development including security applications.

As stated in the report, "The company plans to end all internal hardware development and will outsource that function to partners"
The million-naira question is, who will these partners be, who will be making phones for blackberry now?

My heart pains for all those who gave up their everything to get Blackberry Bold 5 and those that sold the father's properties to buy a Blackberry Porsche back in the days.

I'll forever remember how annoying it was waiting all those minutes for your Blackberry phone to boot.

Blackberry boot

Thursday, 29 September 2016

How To Activate MTN 4G LTE Service On Your Smartphone

After waiting for several months for MTN to finally launch their 4G LTE services Nigeria, it is finally live for everyone to use.
Some users are already rocking it and below is an MTN 4G LTE speed test;

How To Know if Your Smartphone is Compatible With MTN 4G Network?

MTN 4G LTE network currently runs on Band 7(2600mHz) and they’ve made it even easier for subscribers to confirm if your Sim card and Smartphone supports their 4G services.

To check if your Sim and smartphone support MTN 4G LTE network, simply Text 4G to 131.

If your device is eligible for MTN 4G LTE Service, you should get a message saying:

"Yello! Your device is 4G ready but you need to upgrade your SIM to enjoy MTN 4G LTE. Please visit the nearest MTN store or partner retailer for a SIM swap now...."
Mtn 4G LTE in Nigeria
If your phone is compatible with the 4G network, simply walk into to any MTN service center close to you and do a sim swap to 4G compatible sim.

And if it isn't....Throw that phone across Third Mainland Bridge and get a 4G enabled device..Lol

MediaTek To Power Mid-range Samsung Devices?

When most people hear MediaTek, they think of low budget devices even though that isn't true. MediaTek chipsets power some of the top Android phones like Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 and many others.

Just in case that isn't enough to change your opinion on MediaTek (MTK), it would interest you to know that the largest phone manufacturer in the world, Samsung would start using MediaTek SoCs on some of its devices soon.
Samsung MediaTek
Both companies have managed to keep details of the deal secret for a while, but the cover was recently blown by MediaTek chairman Tsai Ming-kai.

Samsung is expected to place orders for up to 10% of the chips that MediaTek makes and plans to use them on its 'entry-level' devices starting next year(2017).

Currently, Samsung has been using older models of its own Exynos chips on its non-flagship devices with a tiny percentage contracted externally from Chinese chipmaker Spreadtrum Communications.
Previously, Samsung has sourced chips from Broadcom, another chipmaker.

The mobile chip business is dominated by American giant Qualcomm. While MediaTek has been the go-to chipmaker for most budget smartphone brands entering emerging mobile markets like Africa.

MediaTek is faced with the challenges since big companies like Samsung and Huawei which would make for excellent long term clients already have their own chip businesses.

LG has already confirmed that it will also soon be making its own chips after striking a deal with Intel to use their factories.

MediaTek’s chairman said that his company has set its eyes on making Apple a customer. If this ever happens, I think it will bring a massive turn around for MediaTek because of the massive sales Apple devices make every year.

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Another New Blackberry Android Device DTEK60 Coming Soon

BlackBerry released the DTEK50 last month, it was the company's second Android phone after the Priv.
We heard several rumors suggesting that the company would be focusing on launching more Android devices, possibly one every three months for the next six months.
Blackberry DTEK60

This might be true seeing that a new Blackberry Android phone, the Blackberry DTEK60, just passed through the FCC. The FCC filing doesn’t give us much details, but it confirms the phone’s existence.

BlackBerry leaked the phone’s specs on their website earlier this week. If these specs are correct, the DTEK60 will be a lot better than the DTEK50.

According to the Leaked specs, the Blackberry DTEK60 might have:
  1. a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor
  2. 4GB of RAM
  3. A 5.5-inch QHD screen
  4. 21-megapixel rear camera and 8-megapixel front-facing camera
  5. 3000mAh Battery with Quick Charge 3.0
  6. Fingerprint sensor
  7. USB Type-C
Also, the blackberry DTEK60 won’t be coming with Blackberry's iconic physical keyboard...Sorry.

The Blackberry DTEK60 is reportedly launching on October 11th with a price tag of $530.

Monday, 26 September 2016

Blackberry To Stop Manufacturing Phones

It's no longer secret that BlackBerry has struggled to remain popular since iPhones and Android took over. And now it seems a hole has been made into the already sinking ship.

According to a Canadian investment website, Blackberry could close its hardware division on September 28.

The report states that the hardware division makes up more than 65% of BlackBerry's research and development expenses but the company's smartphones make up less than 1% of the global market which is an awfully small number.
Blackberry to stop manufacturing phones
This has investors worried about the money-losing division, making BlackBerry CEO John Chen to previously state that he would make a decision about the future of the Hardware division in September.

And the company has started a large sale on its website, set to end on September 27, which is one day before the company's second-quarter earnings release.

All of which suggest the final decision could be announced on September 28, possibly marking the demise of BlackBerry's hardware department.

Earlier this year, the company discontinued its Classic handset, which had the iconic physical keyboard from BlackBerry's most popular design.

Last year, they decided to join Team Android and released the Android powered BlackBerry Priv which includes a slide-out version of the popular keyboard, but even that couldn't resurrect the company's financial standing.

And despite releasing the 'cheap' BlackBerry DTEK50 last month, things aren't looking any better for the struggling smartphone maker.

The demise of the hardware division, if it happens, wouldn't mean the end of BlackBerry. Instead, The company would be focusing on software making, but until an official announcement comes, I'm unsure of what the plan will be.

Sunday, 25 September 2016

Real Life Pictures And Specs Of Tecno Phantom 6 And Phantom 6 Plus

Last year, Tecno launched the Phantom 5 its first REAL Flagship device and it was the device of the moment as it was the Tecno no device to have a fingerprint scanner and 3GB of RAM.
The Tecno Phantom 6 and phantom 6 plus are the newest Flagship devices from Tecno and they are nothing like previous devices launched by the company.

Tecno took a huge leap forward with the Tecno Phantom 6 and phantom 6 plus as they both come with specs that will leave you dazed.

Enough of the worship, in this post, I'll be sharing a few real life pictures of the Tecno Phantom 6 and phantom 6 plus alongside their specs.

Tecno phantom 6 plus

Tecno phantom 6 Specs
In case you couldn't clearly see the specs of both devices in the image above, here's a written one for you.

Tecno Phantom 6 Specs

  • Operating system: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • Processor: 2.0 GHz Octa-core
  • Network: GSM/WCDMA/LTE
  • Dimensions: 151.5 × 75.5 × 15 mm
  • Display: 5.5 inch AMOLED Touchscreen
  • Resolution: 1920×1080
  • Camera: 8.0MP front camera with wide-angle Lens                                                                             13MP auto focus & 5.0MP Dual Back camera
  • Memory: 32GB ROM + 3GB RAM  Expandable Micro SD, up to                               128GB
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth, WiFi and GPS
  • Battery Capacity: 2700mAh
  • USB: Type C light speed charge
  • Colors: Champagne Gold, Star Grey.

Tecno Phantom 6 Plus Specs

  • Operating system: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • Processor: 2.0 GHz Deca-core
  • Network: GSM/WCDMA/LTE
  • Dimensions: 160.35 × 83.46 × 7.7 mm
  • Display: 6.0 inch FHD LTPS Touchscreen
  • Resolution: 1920×1080
  • Camera: 8.0MP front camera with flash 21MP auto focus back camera with                 dual flash.
  • Memory: 64GB ROM + 4GB RAM  Expandable Micro SD, up to 128GB.
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS, USB, OTG
  • Battery Capacity: 4050mAh
  • USB: Type C light speed charge
  • Colors: Champagne Gold.

Saturday, 24 September 2016

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Catch Fire In Airplane Mid-air

It seems 'awon-iya aye' have finally caught up with Samsung.
Apple is the cause of all your problems..! 
After weeks of bad rep because of the Galaxy Note 7 explosion issue, it is now looking into an incident that happened on Indian airline IndiGo’s flight from Chennai to Singapore earlier this week.

India's Directorate General of Civil Aviation said that passengers on the flight smelled smoke coming out from an overhead baggage bin and alerted the cabin crew.
It was later discovered that there was smoke and sparks coming from a Galaxy Note 2 which was kept inside a bag in the bin.

IndiGo said that there was no fire and that the cabin crew used a fire extinguisher out of caution and then put the phone in a container filled with water.
Samsung has acknowledged that it is looking into the matter, saying “we are in touch with relevant authorities to gather more information.”

The Directorate General  has now said that it’s going to send an advisory to all airlines;
"We advise flyers to exercise caution while flying with Samsung Note devices . They should either keep these devices switched off or not travel with them,"

This is the first of such report about the Galaxy Note 2 as it’s not believed to have battery defects like the Galaxy Note 7.
Samsung released the Galaxy Note 2 back in 2013 and it no longer sells this handset officially.

IPhone 7 Official Price In Nigeria

Those of you who have been waiting to hear the price of the newly launched iPhone 7.

It is now available in Nigeria at a price that is considered to be the same as two plots of land in Ogun state.
I was just window shopping on Jumia and the iPhone 7 popped under the 'recommended for you' list and the price made me wonder why they recommended for me(who told them I had that kind of money 😕😕) .

The version that showed up was the 128GB variant and it costs N473,700.

IPhone 7 price in Nigeria

I checked another for other variants but realized they only had the 128GB variant, I checked on Konga and the 32GB variant goes for N430,000.
IPhone 7 price on konga
It may be water resistant, dust resistant, have a super camera, better better battery and the fastest phone in the world according to geekbench result but is it really worth its price??

Thursday, 22 September 2016

LeEco Launch Le Pro 3 With Incredible Specs

Just as promised, LeEco has released a super smartphone with jaw-dropping specs.

The LeEco Le Pro 3 runs EUI 5.8 based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. It has dual-SIM (Nano-SIM)support and sports a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080x1920 pixels) display with 2.5D curved glass, In-Cell touch tech, and a pixel density of 403ppi. It is powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 SoC with a speed of 2.35GHz coupled with the Adreno 530 GPU.
leeco le pro 3

The Le Pro 3 has a 16-megapixel rear camera with an f/2.0 aperture, PDAF, HDR, BSI CMOS sensor, 4K video recording at 30fps, and slow-motion recording of 720p at 120fps.
It also has an 8-megapixel front-facing camera with an f/2.2 aperture, and a 76.5-degree wide-angle lens to give room for more people in your selfies.

It comes in different variant with 4GB RAM + 32GB ROM being the smallest, other version include 4GB RAM + 64GB ROM, 6GB RAM + 64GB ROM and 6GB RAM + 128GB ROM.
leeco le pro 3 specs

The Le Pro 3 is powered by a massive 4070mAh which lasts about two days of normal use.
The LeEco Le Pro 3 also comes with a 24W QuickCharge 2.0, which the company says can go from zero to 50% in 30 minutes (impressive for a battery that size).

LeEco Le Pro 3 Spec
  • Display: 5.5-inch, 1080 x 1920 pixels (403 PPI), IPS LCD Capacitive touchscreen
  • OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • Camera: 16 MP, phase detection autofocus,Gender recognition dual-LED flash + 8MP front camera
  • Connectivity: USB type 1.0, 2G/3G/4G supports
  • Finger Printer ID recognition 
  • Battery: 4070mAh
  • Launching Price: $270,$300,$375 & $450

Samsung Testing Android 7.0 Nougat On Galaxy S7

According to SamMobile, Samsung has officially entered the firmware testing phase for the Nougat 7.0 update on the Galaxy S7.
Android Nougat update for s7
As reported, Samsung is currently testing software version G930FXXU1ZPI9, the “Z” in that build is a very important detail. According to SamMobile, Samsung only used the “Z” in the past to represent major updates for Galaxy devices. The update is currently being tested all around Europe.

There was no time frame as to when the update will officially be released but since testing has already started we should expect the update in a few months.

Google Launch Allo The Smartest Messaging App

If you're ever going to create a new messaging app, it had better be something unique. In this time, finding a place amongst popular messaging app like Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp and iMessage is not an easy task. When Google launched Hangouts back in 2013,it didn't really pull it off.

So Google is coming back again with Allo, a messaging app that uses the company's biggest strengths to stand out from other messaging apps. That strength is the famous 'Google search'.

Google messaging app

The Allo app is greatly integrated with the Google Now chatbot. Making it the smartest messaging app out there.
You can ask what tomorrow's weather would look like, suggest replies to conversations, get travel information and many more.

Just like the recently launched Duo Video Calling App, Allo is a mobile-only app. It doesn't have a web version.

To sign up for Google Allo, you use your phone number and attach your Google account. Allo users on your contact list will automatically display, while those who aren't on the service can easily be invited to download the app.

To download the new Allo app,

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Whatsapp Adds Mention Feature To Group Chat

One of the features we’ve been expecting WhatsApp to add for a very long time is the 'mention' feature. The “Mention” feature allows you to directly address a message to a contact inside a group.

Unlike the recently introduced Quote feature, the new mention feature notifies the contact of the mention whether online or offline.
To use the new whatsapp mention feature, type the @ symbol inside a group and you'll get a list of all the participants in that group chat.
Whatsapp mention feature
You can tap on any of them or just type the first letter of anyone's name to narrow the list down.

When you send the message, the mentioned name will show up as a hyperlink.
Anyone can tap the hyperlinked name to open the contact's page details.
This feature is available in the latest beta version of WhatsApp.

Meanwhile, we are still impatiently waiting for the video calling features.

Google Doesn't Give HTC Credit With Google Pixel

When listing phone manufacturers, Google has never been one of them. The famous Nexus devices have always been the result of collaborations between the company and true OEMs like LG and Huawei.
Google pixel
But Google is finally following through on its word to have full control of the development process for its stock Android hardware. What this means is that, the partnering OEM(HTC in this case) would not have any involvement apart from the sale of the device.

Based on leaked images, there’s no indication whatsoever that HTC is behind both pixel devices.

Unlike previous Nexus devices, these new ones would not bear the name of the OEM, they would also not carry the OEM’s branding or logo – just Google’s own as seen in the image above.

'Safe' Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Explodes In China

Samsung has a real problem of exploding Galaxy Note 7 on its hands, and it has spent almost a month trying to deal with the issue.
The company has announced that it will replace all the faulty Galaxy Note 7 units with brand new ones, as long as you bring them in. It also recently launched a website to check if your galaxy Note 7 is safe.
Galaxy Note 7 Explodes

But a recent occurrence in China has got me thinking "are the safe Galaxy Note 7 smartphones really safe?". According to reports, A Galaxy Note 7 unit that’s supposed to have a non-exploding battery pack inside exploded in China.

China is one of the countries that have been most unaffected by the explosion saga. That’s because all Galaxy Note 7 units shipped to China have ATL batteries inside, which according to Samsung is safe. The same ATL batteries are found inside all of the supposedly safe Galaxy Note 7 handsets.

Both Samsung and ATL are independently investigating the Galaxy Note 7 explosion in China. The device went up in flames a few days ago, and both Samsung and ATL say the battery is not the cause of the explosion.

A popular chinese site TechWeb obtained an official statement from Samsung that stated that the product was damaged from external heating. ATL reached a similar conclusion after its investigations.

It is currently not clear what the source of that external heating was. It’s also unclear whether 'external' means it came from outside the phone, or whether it means the fire did not come from the battery, as is the case with the other Galaxy Note 7 explosions.

Should we worry about all Galaxy Note 7 units out there, safe and unsafe? Are all of them dangerous regardless of what batteries they have? It's too early to tell since it is just one incident.
Whichever way, it really doesn’t look good for Samsung.

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

How To Know If Your Samsung Note 7 Is Safe

Following various complains of exploding Galaxy Note 7s, Samsung has officially launched a new site to let Galaxy Note 7 owners easily know if their device is safe or not.

It comes about two weeks after Samsung started recalling all Galaxy Note 7 handsets worldwide due to exploding
battery issues.

How to know if Samsung Note 7 is safe from explosion

More than 80 Galaxy Note 7 smartphones users have complained of overheating due to the battery issues in just the US alone, and some users have reported battery explosions that have been blamed for fires in a car amongst many more.

READ ALSO : The iPhone 7 Is Already Having A Problem

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission officially announced a formal recall of all Samsung Galaxy Note 7 on Thursday.

This new site lets you enter your note 7 IMEI number to see if it is affected by the dreaded explosion disease.
You can find this by dialing *#06# on your Note 7 or by checking the Note 7 box.
Samsung also introduced a green battery icon on safe Galaxy Note 7 devices.

The battery icon on safe Note 7s will change from white to green on the status bar, the 'always on' display screen, and the power off prompt screen.

Samsung is also marking all safe Galaxy Note 7 devices with a square symbol on the packaging of the box.

Although, Samsung's green battery icon can be easily bypassed by unscrupulous sellers using third-party Android themes or apps, the company's new online tool is the
best way to ensure you don't buy a Note 7 that would randomly explode.

If you're attempting to buy a used Galaxy Note 7 then I would advice you to check
the IMEI before purchasing it.

To check if your Note 7 is safe, check it here.

If you find out that your device is affected with the explosion issue, its better you return it immediately, to prevent damage to lives and properties.

Monday, 19 September 2016

Shocking: iPhone 7 Already Has A Problem

Remember two years ago when the iphone 6 was released, the device was found to have bending issues nicknamed "BendGate". Thankfully, we won't have to worry about the iPhone 7 having the same bending issues the iPhone 6 did, but it has its own problem too.

iphone 6 bendgate
Less than two week after its launch, some users of the recently launched iPhone(First noticed by Stephen Hackett from 512 Pixels) have been complaining of a hissing sound coming from the motherboard. And now, this particular problem is called the "Hissgate".

Watch the video below and listen to the sound yourself.

READ ALSO: How To Track and Locate Your Missing Android Phone

This hissing sound is being triggered when the iPhone’s new A10 Fusion processor is being pushed hard by certain games and other demanding apps. At the moment it is unsure if this problem affects all iphones 7s, but according to Stephen, Apple said they’d replace his device after he reported the issue.
If this issue is not quickly solved, it could serious problem for Apple just like the explosion issue of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7.

source  - FallTechs

Friday, 16 September 2016

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Sets Moving Car On Fire

When the samsung galaxy note 7 just launched, it was a device I dreamed about, it was the perfect smartphone. But now with the rate at which the device are exploding, the dreams are becoming more like nightmares. It was recently reported that a car caught on fire on a highway in Port St. Lucie, Florida,u United States with the owner explaining that the Galaxy Note 7 he was charging in the car was the cause of the explosion.
samsung galaxy note 7 exploding

In Yomiprof's words, "the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is now more deadlier than the dreaded Zika virus". And this is one of the reason why the Federal Airline Authorities place a ban on Samsung Galaxy Note 7.

According to the statement by the FAA on the Note 7,
In light of recent incidents and concerns raised by Samsung about its Galaxy Note 7 devices, the Federal Aviation Administration strongly advises passengers not to turn on or charge these devices on board aircraft and not to stow them in any checked baggage.
Please, if you’ve purchased Samsung Galaxy Note 7 anywhere across the world, kindly return it.
Watch the Video Below to see the explosion in action;

Samsung Launch A9 Pro With 4GB RAM And 5000Mah Battery

Amid the crisis of exploding Note 7s, Samsung just launched the Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro (SM-A9100), the company’s latest high-end smartphone in the ‘Galaxy A’ series in India, as we had reported last month. It has a large 6-inch 1080p Super AMOLED display, is powered by an Octa-Core Snapdragon 652 processor and runs on Android 6.0 (Marshmallow).

The Samsung A9 Pro has a 16-megapixel rear camera with optical image stabilization(OIS), and an 8-megapixel front-facing camera, it comes with 4 GB of RAM and a massive 5000mAh battery with fast charging technology that gives you a 0 to 100% charge in 160 minutes, and 0 to 32% in just 30 minutes.
samsung a9 pro

It has dual SIM support and a microSD expansion slot. It has 4G LTE connectivity, and a fingerprint sensor under the home button, has metal frame and glass back similar to the Galaxy S6.
  • 6-inch (1920×1080 pixels) Full HD Super AMOLED display
  • Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)
  • Octa Core Snapdragon 652 processor with Adreno 510 GPU
  • 16MP rear camera, OIS, f/1.9 aperture, LED flash
  • 8MP front camera, f/1.9 aperture
  • 4GB RAM, 32GB Internal Storage, expandable memory upto 256GB via micro SD card
  • Dual SIM (nano + nano)
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Dimensions: 161.7 x 80.9 x 7.9mm; Weight: 210g
  • 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v 4.2, ANT+, NFC
  • 5000mAh battery with Fast Charge
The Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro comes in Gold, Black and White colors, is priced at around $490 and will be available starting 26th September, 2016.

Thursday, 15 September 2016

MiUi 8 Custom ROM For Infinix Hot Note

The Infinix Hot Note X551 launched more than a year ago and unlike many other devices, its users have not been forgotten. What I love the most about the Android platform is the ability to easily tweak it to your taste.
 If you bought your Infinix Hot Note last year(like me), there is a high chance that you're stuck on Android Kitkat hence you’ll love to try something new… Something new like Xiaomi MiUi v8 Global custom rom.
Note: This rom is based on Kitkat. You must be on the stock kitkat version before you flash this rom.

Features of Miui 8 custom rom for X551
  • Create scrolling screenshots - an amazing way to share information
  • Calculate and convert almost anything with the redesigned Calculator
  • Quick ball - the ultimate one-handed control tool
  • Personalize your notes with beautiful templates
  • Get your photos sorted for you with all-new Gallery
  • Dual Apps - create and sign into dual accounts for any app, including WhatsApp, Facebook and more.
  • Second space - perfect for times when you need a clear separation in your life
  • Video Editing -spice up your videos with filters, text and background music
  • Caller ID - automatically identify incoming numbers or find popular numbers when dialing out (available to Indian users only)
  • Hindi T9 - find contacts easily with T9 dialer search (available to Indian users only)
  • Enhanced SMS - SMS accounts of popular businesses now display logos and company names (available to Indian users only)

Custom ROM For Infinix Hot note

MiUi 8 Custom ROM For Infinix Hot note

MiUi 8 Custom ROM For Infinix Hot note

MIUI 8 Global Stable ROM Full Changelog 

  • Optimization - Sunlight display improvements (08-05)
  • New - Sound for delivered messages in the Settings (07-16)
Home screen
  • Optimization - Landscape mode for Task manager (07-08)
  • Optimization - Task Manager stability (07-13)
  • Optimization - UI details in Task Manager (07-22)
  • Optimization - Camera's image quality (08-08)
  • New - Automatic adjustments for photos when sharing (07-21)
  • New - Delete photos from device only when browsing offline albums (07-26)
  • New - Saved and available Wi-Fi networks appear first in the list (07-05)
File Explorer
  • Fix - Couldn't see files saved from dual apps (06-28)
Clock / Calculator
  • Optimization - Improved order for frequently used settings (07-01)
  • Fix - Quick ball disappeared in some cases (08-05
Before You Flash,
  1. Make sure you Infinix Hot Note is rooted
  2. Back up your stock rom, before you proceed
  3. Make sure you have Custom recovery installed on your device, e.g Philz touch, CWM...
Where Can I Download it?
you can download the Miui V8 custom rom here
How to Flash The Rom?
  1. Place the downloaded rom in the root of your external SD card
  2. Boot to CWM Recovery Mode (Power Off your Phone and then Press Power Button + Volume Up Button until the Recovery)
  3. Go to WIPE menu and select CLEAN TO INSTALL A NEW ROM, confirm when prompted
  4. After the wiping is done, navigate to install menu and choose install zip from sdcard1
  5. Navigate to the ROM zip and select it to flash... Wait for the flashing procedure to finish
  6. Once flashing is done, REBOOT your device
You have now successfully installed the MIUI 8 custom ROM on your Infinix Hot Note X551.
Use the comment box to ask any questions..

Credit: AndroidhQ254

Three Years After So Many Android Users Still Stuck On KitKat

Even though the latest Android 7.0 Nougat was just officially launched, so many android users are unfortunately still stuck on the three-year-old Android 4.4 KitKat and two-year-old Lollipop and are not planning to leave anytime soon.
The funny part of it is that some people don’t even care about what OS version they run, some don't even know what version their device runs all they care about is that their phones power up and they can use whatsapp, facebook and take selfies.
android version statistics
However, some users wish to upgrade to the latest version but are unable to do so due to the facts that some phone manufacturers forget to push the android update to older devices and some devices do not have the requirements to run the new operating system.
android version statistics
Android just released the latest usage statistics for android version distribution, you can see from the table above that Android 7.0 Nougat is not listed because it still has a distribution of less than 0.1%, Last year's Android Marshmallow has a distribution percent of 18.7%, Android Lollipop still remains the highest with a record of 35%, and the really outdated KitKat remains surprisingly strong at 27.7%, and Froyo is finally vanishing into thin air with approximately 0.1% share.

Tell me, what android version do you run on your device?

How To Charge Your iPhone 7 And Use Wired Headphones At The Same Time

The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus were official unveiled few days back and one of the most disappointing feature of the new iPhone model is the removal of the headphones jack.
Instead of the regular 3.5mm headphone jack, the iPhone 7 headphones use the lightning port or you use wireless headphones. This means you either charge your iPhone or use your headphones, can't do both at the same time.

Belkin, an accessory maker has come to the rescue with its new Lightning dongle that lets you attach two Lightning connector such as headphones and a charging cable at the same time.
IPhone 7 lightning headphones
The lightning dongle would be available from October 10 for $40, it also works with Apple’s Lightning to 3.5-millimeter headphone adapter if you haven’t upgraded your headphones yet, and don’t want to use the ones Apple is bundling with the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus.

Oh.....And don’t think about speeding up your charging times by plugging two chargers into this dongle at once, it only accepts a single power source.

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

How To Get 100mb And 200mb For Free On Airtel

How To Get 100mb And 200mb For Free On Airtel
Lately, free browsing cheats have been 'as scarce as Hen's Teeth'. The only working cheat right now is Glo's 0.00k cheat which a lot of people have been flexing for a while. Today, I'll be showing you how you can get 100mb and 200mb for free on airtel.
Note: This is not really a cheat, it's more like a gift from airtel to its subscribers.

How To Get Free 100mb or 200mb On Airtel
It is really easy to do so I won't be wasting much of your time.
To get these free data, kindly dial the following codes:
  • *141*13*100# for 100mb 
  • *141*13*200# for 200mb
After dialing the above code, you will receive a reply from Airtel saying;
Congratulations, you have just added 200mb/100mb data bundle valid for 14 days. You can now start using the internet on your phone for free.
Note: It doesn't work on all Sims, so if you try it and it doesn't work for you you can try it again using a different Airtel sim.

New Whatsapp Features You Will Love

Since Facebook acquired Whatsapp for a whooping $19 Billion in 2014, the popular messaging has added a lot of new features like pdf support, custom text formatting, End-to-End Encryption, voice call and many more but it doesn't seem to be enough as the new whatsapp beta version comes with even more exciting features.

Some of the new features spotted in the new whatsapp beta update include;
  1. Front Facing Flash and One Finger Video Zoom: When taking a selfie within the app, the screen will show a bright white light that acts as a front facing flash to brighten your environment. Even though you are in a dark environment, you’ll be able to take a clear selfie with WhatsApp messenger. Also, when you're holding the record button to capture a video, you just need to slide your finger up and down to zoom. These are amazing features. 
  2. You Can Now Write Text and Draw on Images: Now, When you take a photo with the WhatsApp camera, you will be able to crop the image, edit the image, write on the image, and even annotate and draw on top of it.
  3. whatsapp latest features
    Bigger Emoji: Single emojis in messages used to appear the same way as all emojis except the love emoji which appears bigger.
    whatsapp latest beta features
    But in the 2.16.256 update, bigger emojis were implemented so that these single ones would appear a little larger (see the same emoji in the middle screenshot).
  4. In the beta version, you can now send messages to multiple chats at once while sharing or forwarding messages(not the same as broadcasted message). Your frequent contacts will appear on top while forwarding or sharing messages.
All these features are available in the latest WhatsApp beta that you can download by joining the official beta tester program on Play Store or download the app directly from apk mirror here.

Android 7 Nougat Coming To Android One Devices

Android One devices have started receiving OTA update for latest Android 7 Nougat OS from Google. One of the first devices to get the update is the Cherry Mobile G1.
Android 7.0 Nougat for cherry mobile g1
The software update started rolling out just a day after the release of the official Nexus factory image by Google same way it did when Android 6 Marshmallow updates rolled out.

Infinix Hot 2 Android one

So all users of Android One should start getting ready for the Android Nougat update on their devices. You should check your phone often to see if the update is available for installation.

Also, if you are using Infinix Hot 2 or any other Android One device, let us know if you have gotten the update on your phone using the comment box below.

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Samsung Sell Its Printer Business To HP

South Korean tech giant, Samsung is officially selling its  printer division to HP for a whooping $1.05 "to concentrate on its core business areas".

By November 1, Samsung's printer division will become a separate company then it'll finally be sold to HP.
Samsung Sell printer business to hp

Statistics reveal that the printer business provides job for over 6,000 people and recorded a revenue of $18 trillion in 2015.

According to GSM arena, Samsung will be giving HP over 6500 printer-related patents and 1300 researchers and engineers.

IOS 10 Release Date, Features And Eligible Devices

Few days ago, Apple unveiled the iPhone 7 the most controversial device in Apple history. Among the announcements that were made at the event was the official release date of iOS 10, the newest version of the operating system for iOS devices.

IOS 10 update

Later today 13th September 2016, the new iOS 10 will be arriving to iPhones, iPad and iPod across the world offering users access to exciting new features. Based on previous iOS launch, the iOS 10 is expected to be launched around 6PM.

At the iPhone 7 launch event, Apple CEO Tim Cook said the iOS 10 is the world most advanced mobile operating system.

Eligible Devices For iOS 10

Eligible device for  iOS 10
iOS 10 update will be available for iPhone 5 and later, all iPad Air and iPad Pro models, iPad 4th generation, iPad mini 2 and later, and iPod touch 6th generation.

Unfortunately, iPhone 4s won’t be getting iOS 10 updates, it was a miracle it got iOS 9.

If you have previously enrolled in Apple's beta program and have been using iOS 10 beta for the past few months, the final version of iOS 10 should already be rolling to your device.

IOS 10 New Features

Apple has completely changed its messages app as part of iOS 10 adding new multimedia features such as stickers, animations and a predictive emoji keyboard.

Users will also be able to send handwritten notes that animate at the receiver's end as if they're being written with ink on paper.
Handwriting feature iOS 10
Apple has greatly improved its Maps app since it first launched in 2012.
The iOS 10 update brings an updated design that is easier to use, it also comes with the ability to quickly search for important services like petrol stations and restaurant along any route.

A new Memories feature will help users to rediscover old photos, just like Facebook's 'On This Day'.
The new software will also be able to automatically create Memory Movies slideshows with the images.

Since Apple has made its Siri voice recognition software available to third-party developers, iOS 10 should bring more apps with Siri support.

Apple will finally be giving iOS users the option to delete default apps that most people never use, such as Stocks, from their home screen.

Note: Some iOS 10 features are not available for all devices.

Sunday, 11 September 2016

Tecno Droipad 10 Pro Coming With Remix OS And 7000mah Battery

A few months back, Tecno launched the Droipad 8D a device that caused a lot outrage on the Internet because most people (including me) believed it was overpriced for the low specs it had.

Tecno is aiming to make that right with the Tecno Droipad 10 Pro. The Tecno DroiPad 10 Pro will be the first of its kind in Nigeria. The tablet will come with Remix OS. Remix OS is an android variant that gives your device a desktop interface.

Tecno Droidpad 10 Pro Leaked specs

It is a combination of Windows OS and Android OS; you get the features of Windows OS on a mobile OS. This means the TECNO DroiPad 10 Pro will have advanced features like a taskbar, multiple multitasking, sidebar notifications like in the Windows 10 and many more.
Tecno Droidpad 10 Pro
According to reliable sources, TECNO DroiPad 10 Pro will come with a massive 7000mAh battery capacity, 2GB ram and 32GB internal memory.

Tecno Droidpad 10 Pro

Specifications Of Tecno Droipad 10 Pro
  • OS – Remix OS
  • Display - 10.1” IPS Touchscreen
  • Resolution - 1280 × 800
  • Processor – 1.3GHz Quad-core
  • Network - GSM/WCDMA/FDD-LTE
  • Memory - 32GB EMMC + 2GB DDR3
  • Battery Capacity - 7000mAh
Update: It's actually Droipad not DroidPad as earlier stated. 

NCC Fine Innjoo N4 million For Selling Unapproved Smartphones

Last year, the NCC shut down Innjoo office at Ikeja for selling Unapproved, substandard smartphones. I guess Innjoo didn't learn its lesson from the previous encounter with NCC as the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has come for them again and this time with a N4 million fine.

The Innjoo fire is one of the smartphones with the most complains as almost every user of the device have one problem or the other. And even some of their Flagship like the Innjoo 2 has problems too. Innjoo just needs to go!

Earlier this week, NCC raided Innjoo office in Trinity Mall, Ikeja, Lagos for selling unauthorized mobile phones to the public and slammed them a fine of N4Million.
According to NCC, the kind of smartphones InnJoo Mobile sells to the public will hinder network quality.

Their office was sealed AGAIN!… but InnJoo responded very fast and paid the N4Million.

A lot of Innjoo users have complained bitterly on InnJoo Mobile Facebook, for not having InnJoo accessories here in Nigeria.

Back when they Innjoo just came to Nigeria, they had one of the biggest opportunities to take over the Nigerian market phone industry but, they didn't offer good value for money. Nobody in his right mind would buy a phone that will develop problems in the coming weeks or months and because of that, they lost their chance of survival in Nigeria.

Personally, I think the N4 million fine is a bit too small to teach Innjoo the lesson it needs to learn. NCC fined MTN N1.04 Trillion simply for not deactivating Sim cards with incomplete details so I think the fine for selling bad smartphones should be higher.

Saturday, 10 September 2016

Price Of Airtel 1.5GB Night Plan Has Been Increased to N200

Airtel's 1.5GB Night Plan has been a helping hand for 'midnight downloaders' like me, because the plan offers 1.5GB of data for just N50.
They did something similar few months back when they increased the price of their unlimited time-based midnight plan from N200 to N1000.

And just like they did before, the price of the 1.5GB midnight plan has not remains at N50 on their page, but if you try subscribing you'll be charged N200.

A call to the customer service confirmed that it has indeed been increased to N200; though the 500MB for N25 still remain unchanged (for now).

A while back, etisalat introduced a night plan that gives you 1GB for N200 and most people complained that it was expensive compared to Airtel 1.5GB Night Plan but now I guess they are both in the same boat.
The best option you have now is to go back to MTN popular night plan of N25 for 500MB or start paying N200 for 1.5GB on Airtel.

Friday, 9 September 2016

Here's Everything You Should Know About The IPhone 7 And 7 Plus

After several months of rumors, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are here in the flesh! Apple announced both devices two days ago at its launch event in San Francisco.
IPhone 7

If you always wanted water resistance and better battery life on your iPhone, you're going to like this. If you wanted a headphone jack, you wouldn't.

The iPhone 7 comes with a bunch of upgrades -- some of which iPhone users have wanted for a while.

The home button of the new iPhone 7 and 7 plus is in a solid-state that doesn't click like previous iPhones.

As I mentioned in a previous post, the iPhone 7 comes in a new color however it is called Jet black not Space Black as earlier speculated, Apple's new glossy black color iPhone, looks beautiful.

Here are the most important things you need to know about the iPhone 7:
  1. Size and Feel: The iPhone 7 feels pretty much the same as last year's iPhone 6S, with the same 4.7-inch screen. Apple says the "HD Retina display" on the iPhone 7 is 25 percent brighter than the iPhone 6S. It includes the pressure-sensitive 3D Touch layer.
  2. Static home button: The home button is now in solid state, which means you can't physically press or click it in.
    It is pressure-sensitive, including "taptic feedback", which means that apps can give you three levels of pressure and haptic feedback, like a light or strong buzz. A lot of iPhone users will find this hard to get used to.
  3. Water-resistant: Yes, the iPhone 7 and 7 plus will be water-resistant (IP67), like the Samsung S7(IP68).
  4. No headphone jack: Yea, It's really gone.
    IPhone 7 headphones
    Instead, Apple's new EarPods headphones will connect through the Lightning port; you also get an adaptor in the box that let's you use your 3.5mm headphones with the lightning port.
  5. Better camera: The iPhone 7 keeps the 12-megapixel camera, but has a larger aperture and Optical Image Stabilization that keeps images steadier. As earlier rumored, The iPhone 7 Plus gets a second lens on the back.
  6. Better Front Camera: The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus has a 7-megapixel front-facing camera which is an improvement from the iPhone 6S 5 megapixels, and it includes auto-image stabilization.
  7. Stereo speakers: A second speaker has been added to the iPhone 7 to give you stereo speakers. There's now one speaker at the bottom and one at the top. 
    IPhone 7 speakers
  8. Longer battery life: The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 plus comes with greater battery capacity for longer battery life. Apple estimates 12 hours of LTE browsing for the iPhone 7 and 14 hours for the iPhone 7 plus. Apple never tells us what the actual battery capacity is.
  9. Faster processor: The iPhone 7 comes with a new A10 Fusion chip which is a 64-bit quad-core processor which Apple claims is 40 percent faster than last year's A9 processor. Two cores are high-performance, the other two are "high efficiency," meaning they'll conserve battery while handling tasks.
  10. Better Graphics: The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus comes with deeper visual graphics, especially with gaming. (Did I mention that Super Mario is coming to the iPhone?!?!)
  11. More storage!: The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 plus comes in 32GB, 128GB, 256GB variants, giving you more space for your files.
  12. Colors: The iPhone 7 and 7 plus comes in glossy jet black, matte black, gold, silver, rose gold colors (P.S jet black is only available in 128GB and 256GB models.)
  13. iPhone 7 Prices:

    iPhone 732GB$649£599AU$1,079
    iPhone 7 Plus32GB$769£719AU$1,269
    You can preorder both the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus this Friday, September 9, and phones will be available September 16. (iOS 10 becomes available on September 13 for everyone else who's ready to upgrade).
More About The New Camera 
 Although Apple keeps the camera at 12-megapixel, the increased aperture (now f1.8) lens lets in 50 percent more light through the six-element lens. That's better for all photos, and also improves low-light photography.

Optical image stabilization (OIS), is also important here. Last year's iPhone 6S Plus was the only phone to have it. This time Apple blesses the both the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 plus with OIS, which produces crisper images even if your hands shake a bit while you're taking it.

Finally, the iPhone 7 and 7 plus comes with a new quad-LED flash (up from a dual-LED flash) will make the flash brighter. The iPhone 7 still supports Live Photos (a 3-second video clip) and thanks to iOS 10, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 plus support RAW image.

Final Words: Though the iPhone 7 and 7 plus feels a lot like the 6S (and the 6). But the improvements to its battery, faster performance, water resistance and camera makes a lot of difference.

Thursday, 8 September 2016

Tecno Phantom 6 And Phantom 6+ What To Expect

Last year, Tecno added super premium smartphone to its phantom lineup, the Tecno phantom 5 surprised a lot of people because before then Tecno was known to only release low range and mid range phones.
Fast forward to this year, Tecno is preparing to unleash not just one but two successors to the Phantom 5 called Tecno Phantom 6 and 6+.

Tecno phantom 6

What to Expect From Tecno Phatom 6 and Phantom 6+ (Unofficial)

1. The Phantom 6 plus is rumored to have a dual rotating auto-focus camera at the back with an iris scanner like the camon C9 while the Phantom 6 will have just one 21MP camera at the back.

2. According to insiders, both the Tecno Phantom 6 and Phantom 6+ will have a battery capacity of 4000mAh inside a slim body measuring between 6-7mm.

3. The Phantom 6 Plus is said to have a fingerprint sensor at the back which will be absent on the standard Phantom 6.

4. Both devices will come with a MediaTeK X20 Deca-core processor, 3GB of RAM, supported by an internal storage capacity of 16 GB extendable up to 128GB via Micro SD.

5. Both phones will come with a USB Type-C port, a premium look with curves on the edges, metallic frame, and will be lighter and slimmer than the Phantom 5.

6. The Phantom 6 and 6 plus are rumored to be dressed in stylish black, gold and grey finishing, and a 5.95 inch screen which is larger than last year's Phantom 5.

7. The Tecno Phantom 6+ will have a five-layer metal reinforcement body to enhance durability. Each of the different layers adds unique elements to the appearance of the device.
Tecno phantom 6
From bottom up, the body is made up of a Nano molding seamless metal unibody, a firm fastener, a non-detachable battery design, an aluminum magnesium alloy frame and a corning gorilla glass v3.0 on the top.

Note: This information is not official as such it may not be 100% accurate.

From the specs above, how much do you think this devices will cost?

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

UMi Plus- 4GB RAM And Fingerprint Scanner At Cheap Price

The newest device from popular chinese brand 'UMI', UMI Plus would be officially launched today. The UMi Plus is an all metal phone made of 6000 Series Aluminum alloy.
For the specs, the UMi Plus comes with a 5.5 inch SHARP FHD LTPS 2.5D Arc Screen with a 1920 x 1080 (401 PPI) resolution.

UMi plus 4gb ram 4000mah battery

On the front, there is a fingerprint scanner with Touch ID 2.1 which the company claims has an unlocking speed of only 0.1s.

The UMi plus is powered by an Helio P10 Octa-core processor and a T860 GPU for amazing graphics, it also packs 4GB of RAM for better multitasking and gaming with 32GB of internal storage extendable up to 256GB via micro SD card.
It has a 13MP SAMSUNG® 3L8 camera with 5-element lens, Continuous shooting, Panorama, PDAF auto-focus. For the front camera, it has a 5-megapixel GalaxyCore® GC5005 sensor camera.

The UMi plus packs a massive SONY 4000mAh PE+ battery with quick charging, supports OTG and has a USB Type-C port for charging and data syncing.

UMi Plus Specs

Product Name: UMI Plus
OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Build: Aluminum alloy unibody
Display: 5.5 inch with 1920 x 1080 resolution
Processor Type: MediaTek Helio P10 Octa-core processor
Memory: 4GB RAM + 32GB Internal memory
Camera:13MP rear camera + 5MP front camera
Connector: USB type – C
Sim Slot: Hybrid(Two micro Sims or 1 micro Sim 1 SD card)
2.5D arc glass
Battery: 4000mAh battery
Launching Price: $219.

Tecno Camon C9 Pro With 3GB RAM Coming Soon

Just like the Tecno L8 Plus, Infinix Hot note pro, Infinix Hot 3 Pro, the Tecno Camon C9 Pro is an upgraded version of the recently released Tecno Camon C9.

The Tecno Camon C9 Pro has a few improved specs. The pro version comes with 3GB RAM and 32GB of internal memory.

Tecno Camon C9 Pro
Tecno Camon series are known for their amazing camera qualities and the Tecno Camon C9 wasn't lacking in this area. However, there is no improvement to the Tecno Camon C9 camera.

All the other specs remains the same including the two 13MP cameras(front and back).

Tecno Camon C9 Pro Specifications

  • OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow with HiOS v1.0
  • Dimensions: 153 x 76.4 x 10.35 mm
  • Weight: ??? 
  • Display: 5.5 inches, 1920 x 1080 pixels (400 PPI) IPS display
  • Sensors: Iris Scanner. Accelerometer, Proximity. 
  • Build: Aluminum Unibody
  • Colours: Gold. Sandstone Black.
  • Processor Type: 64-bit Octa-Core 1.3 GHz
  • Processor Name: Mediatek MT6753
  • Graphics Processor(GPU): Mali-T720
  • RAM: 3 GB
  • Internal Storage: 32 GB
  • External Storage: MicroSD card up to 128 GB
  • Front: 13 megapixel camera with LED flash
  • Rear: 13 megapixel autofocus camera with LED flash
  • Video recording: Yes
Technology & Network

  • GSM: GSM 900 / 1800
  • 3G: HSDPA 900 / 2100
  • 4G: FDD-LTE 3(1800) / 7(2600) / 20(800)
  • SIM Type: Dual Micro SIM


  • Music Support: mp3, aac, aac+, eaac+, amr
  • Loudspeaker: Mono
  • Video Support: mpeg4, h.263, h.264
  • FM Radio:


  • Bluetooth: v4.0
  • WiFi: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • GPS: Yes
  • USB: microUSB v2.0


  • TECNO T-Band compatibility


  • Charging: Regular
  • Battery: 3,000 mAh

Coming soon