Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Update T-Mobile Google Nexus 7 (2013) To Android 5.1.1 Lollipop LMY47V Firmware

T-Mobile Nexus 7 2013 has received the latest android 5.1.1 Lollipop update with build number LMY47V. The new firmware upgrade brings enhanced security features and bug fixes. T-Mobile has started rolling the firmware since May 19 2015. So check the 'Software Update' section to see whether the update is available on your tablet or not, because it is being released in phases. You can upgrade to LMY47V from LRX22G, KTU84P, KTU84L, KOT49H, KRT16S, and JSS15J. If your tablet's build number is not listed here then your Nexus 7 2013 is non T-Mobile and you can't upgrade.

Update T-Mobile Google Nexus 7 (2013) To Android 5.1.1 Lollipop LMY47V Firmware

  • From the Home screen, tap 'All Apps'.
  • Go to 'Settings>About device'.
  • Tap 'Software update'.
  • Make sure your tablet is connected to Wi-Fi.
  • If update is not available then tablet will show 'The device is up-to-date'.
  • If update is available then follow the on-screen instructions to download and install it.
  • Wait while your tablet restarts and updates to latest android 5.1.1 Lollipop LMY47V.

Alternatively you can download the Nexus 7 2013 factory image and flash it manually via adb. Go to the link below and search for LMY47V.

Download Link & Instructions

You have successfully updated your T-Mobile Nexus 7 2013 to android 5.1.1 Lollipop LMY47V firmware.

Download GeForce Experience 2.4.5

Nvidia has released GeForce Experience update today. GeForce experience is a smart way to keep your Nvidia drivers updated and also it automatically optimizes your games stored on your computer's hard drive. For GeForce experience tutorial read this.

GeForce Experience 2.4.5

Release highlights Nvidia GeForce Experience 2.4.5

  • Bug fixes and quality improvements for GameStream.
  • Enables ShadowPlay desktop capture for notebooks without Optimus. Optimus support is in development.
Download GeForce Experience 2.4.5

SONY Video 9.2.A.0.6 Rolled Out : Download APK Free

SONY has released the Video 9.2.A.0.6 update. SONY Movies is replaced by SONY Video. The Video app is a great app to watch HD movies on your Xperia smartphones. This latest update allows us to minimize the playing video while doing other work. It is similar to YouTube app in which we can watch and browse the video at same time. To close the minimized app player just slide left.

Another new feature is that if you press the home button while watching a clip/movie in the video app, it automatically pauses it and later you can resume it from where you left it. The app size is just 13.36 MB and is available to download for Xperia smartphones running android 4.3+.

Download SONY Video 9.2.A.0.6 APK Free.

Monday, May 25, 2015

How To Download YouTube Videos On Android

YouTube is a video hosting website that is online since 2005 and is owned by Google. YouTube is a one stop to view videos of various categories like YouTube music videos. We can view YouTube videos according to our network speeds. Slow networks will allow us to watch the low definition videos (144 px), while with high speed networks we can watch HD and Full HD videos on our computers, tablets and smartphones. 4K video is the latest addition in YouTube.

Downloading videos from YouTube has always been controversial since Google doesn’t provide any download link to save the videos to your computer’s hard disk. But still people are downloading YouTube videos by using some browser extensions, YouTube downloader etc. But according to many computer geeks, downloading videos from desktop version of YouTube is illegal.

But I can’t say the same thing about android smartphones and tablets. If you are downloading YouTube videos on your android smartphones and tablets then this may not be illegal, since we have an android app named Opera Browser, which lets you download videos from YouTube on your android cell phone. With this app you can download the low quality version as well as the HD version of the video, but 4K video is not supported  till yet.

You can download this app from Google Play. If downloading YouTube videos on android is illegal then why Google has allowed this app to be published in Play Store. So, I can say its not illegal if you are doing it on an android smartphone or a tablet.

You can save the video in almost any video format like 3GP, 3GPP MP4, AVI, MOV, MOOV (Apple Quicktime Movie), MPEG2, WEBM, M4V(iphone, ipad) and FLV. I have only tested these formats only, you can try more. You can download the YouTube videos without using tubemate app or YouTube video converter.

How To Download Videos From YouTube On Android

  • Download and install Opera browser for android. Get it here.
  • Now go to YouTube and play any video.
  • When video starts playing, tap the screen then tap the ‘arrow’ icon on down right position of screen.

  • A pop will appear to save the video to your android’s internal storage. By default the saving folder is 'Download’ on internal storage. However you can choose your location.

  • Now the videos are by default downloaded in .3GP format. To download in any other format like FLV(flash video) or MP4, change the 3GP to MP4, M4V or FLV and tap ‘Save’.
  • Using the Opera browser you are using it as quick YouTube video converter for android.

  • Wait for videos to download. You can see that I am downloading the same video in multiple formats.
  • To download the HD version of the video, tap ‘HQ’ on video before playing it and repeat the above process.
  • FLV, WEBM videos are not supported on android. To watch them on your android, see this article.
  • After downloading the video you can play it in the android video player.

You have successfully learned to download YouTube videos on android smartphones and tablets.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

How To Prevent Overheating In Android Phones & Tablets

Overheating of android phones and tablets may or may not be a normal situation. On average almost every android device has a tendency to overheat when heavy CPU and GPU usage is triggered. If you are using android hardware resources heavily by means of some heavy apps then your smartphone is going to overheat. Android overheating can make your phone or tablet to give sluggish performance, restarts or the device may freeze completely.

android overheating

Android smartphones and tablets having a quad core or an octa core CPU with even a mild ADRENO GPU like adreno 302 or adreno 305 will produce more heat while game playing. Both these adreno GPUs are found in dual core android smartphones, but I have seen these android smartphones overheating upto 62 degree celcius, that’s insanely hot for an android device. Qualcomm's snapdragon CPUs produce more heat than MediaTek and Mobile Intel CPUs.

This tutorial will tell you everything you need to know about android overheating. By reading this tutorial you will learn how you can make your phone to produce less heat even while playing games or using high speed networks and make it to run cool.

Types Of Android Overheating

  • CPU & GPU Overheating
  • Battery Overheating
  • Overheating Due To Software Upgrade

CPU & GPU Overheating

This is the most common problems that arises in every android phone and tablet. This type of overheating is not at all a problem and you can control your device to produce less heat by controlling your usage of apps, the way how you use it. Follow these tips to make your android to generate less heat.

1. Uninstall Unnecessary Apps : This is not rocket science folks, the more apps you install, the more heat will be produced by your phone’s circuit board. Simple uninstall apps that you do not use, because these apps always run in background and suppose if you want to play games then these apps escalate the heat generated by the CPU & GPU. Don’t skip this crucial tip.

2. Clear The Cache & Junk Files : Use clean master app to clean junk and cache files from your android phone or tablet. Cache is the immediate data that is used by the CPU to reduce RAM access. If cache is always the CPU will have to work harder to access the data, result is unnecessary heat produced.

3. Use a RAM Booster App : Use clean master app to free up some RAM/memory. High memory usage means many apps running in background. Clearing the RAM will stop the system apps that makes high CPU usage. Less CPU usage means less or no heat.

4. Tips On Using 4G/LTE/3G Networks & Wi-Fi Hotspots : If you are using 3G or 4G networks on your android then make sure that the network reception is always good. Because low network signals lets the android CPU work harder and also the battery will drain faster and getting hotter as the network signals stays weak. So move in an area where the 4G LTE network reception if full.

android cpu overheating

As you know that 3G and 4G can be converted to Wi-Fi hotspots, see this tutorial. The Wi-Fi hotspot itself used along with the 3G/4G network with weak network signals will overheat the android phone very badly to an extent where you will not even want to hold the phone in your hand due to the heat produced.

So, always make sure that your cell phone or tablet is receiving good 3G/4G network signals in order to prevent overheating.

5. Set Network Mode To GSM : When not required set your network mode to ‘GSM’ instead of ‘WCDMA’ or ‘LTE’. Because GSM always receives good network signals.

6. Undervolting The CPU : This is for advanced users, by rooting your android phone you can undervolt the CPU, so that CPU will consume less power. But this a big procedure and I can't explain it here. Go to XDA forum and search about this.

Battery Overheating

Battery may overheat while using 3G/4G networks and Wi-Fi networks. But if battery is always hot then this is serious problem. When battery gets hot then this means it has some fault. A normal battery won’t get hot while charging, but a faulty battery will always. You can simply find a faulty battery by visually inspecting it. A faulty battery bulges out from front and back. But also remember since a phone battery bulges out doesn’t always mean that it is faulty.

Unnecessary battery overheating even at phone standby is not acceptable. You should replace it with a OEM battery. As these batteries may explode anytime there by completely damaging the android phone or tablet. Automatic Internal Recharging of phone battery due to increased moisture content may sometimes be the cause of battery overheating, and this is dangerous for you and your android device.

Always doesn’t blame the battery itself, check the charger also. Use a multimeter to check the voltage output of charger and battery. A faulty charger may give out excess charging voltage, which not only overheats the battery but may explode the battery during charging. Always use OEM chargers.

Overheating Due To Software Upgrade

This problem is rare but comes on android phones and tablets with an android software upgrade. Recently Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4, AT&T Galaxy Note Edge and Galaxy Note 3 are upgraded to android 5.0.2 and users are complaining that their phones are overheating without any heavy usage. Also the Xiaomi Mi 4i noted the same issue but Xiaomi fixed this issue with an OTA update. AT&T and Verizon both released OTA updates several weeks ago, to fix overheating issues. Many Galaxy S5 users are experiencing similar problems with the Android 5.0 Lollipop update as well, and Samsung UK confirmed to fix these issues by releasing OTA updates.

If this is the case with you then you can either wait till the new update arrives or you can downgrade your android phone to prevent overheating.

I think, I have covered the topic in detail and now you are able to fix any kind of overheating issue arising on your android phone and tablet. Please share the article if you liked it.