Parijat Sharma

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How to root Xiaomi Mi3 Indian Version

Xiaomi released it’s 2013 flagship in India on 29th July, 2014 with refreshed hardware. It has tied up with flipkart for the sales. Although, Xiaomi is a chinese manufacturer, it is getting a huge response in India. For those people who were lucky enough to buy that phone, here is the tutorial on how to root Xiaomi Mi3 India Version.

Below posted method will replace your stock recovery with CWM recovery and will root your device. Kindly make sure that rooting voids warranty so proceed if you are willing to do so.

Root Xiaomi Mi3

Download below mentioned two files:

  • Put these files in your phone’s internal memory

root Xiaomi Mi3

  • Now, open updater app.
  • Press menu button and choose ‘select update package’

How to root Xiaomi Mi3

  • Choose update.zip that you copied

Steps to root Xiaomi Mi3

  • Process will take about 1 to 2 minutes.
  • phone will ask you to reboot.
  • select reboot now.
  • Now, turn off your phone and open recovery ( Press volume+ and power button simultaneously )
  • Now select choose zip from sd card/0, choose “Root CWM flashable.zip” and select yes.

Voila!! You have root access now. You can now use any root app.
Enjoy Modding your phone!!!

Source: MiUi

Xiaomi Mi 3 priced in India at Rs 14999 – 15 July, pre-registrations starts

Today, Xiaomi launched the Xiaomi Mi 3 smartphone, claimed to be the fastest Xiaomi smartphone ever for Rs 14999 in India ( i.e. $251). It comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 8274AB 2.3GHz processor, Adreno 330 GPU, 2GB  RAM. On the top of it, there is a well known user interface known as ‘MIUI’ which is really snappy!

Mi 3 is 8.1mm thin, 145 grams light, and houses an aluminum-magnesium alloy frame, coated with 3 layers of thermal graphite.It features Dual-band Wi-Fi (2.4Ghz/5Ghz) and NFC. It takes amazing photos in low light with a super-large Exmor sensor and an ƒ/2.2 aperture. The built-in Phillips dual-LED quickly adds the perfect lighting making subjects beautiful.

Xiaomi Mi 3 Specifications

Below you can find detailed specifications of the Mi 3.

Xiaomi Mi 3 price in india rs 14999

Xiaomi Mi 3 availability in India

Xiaomi Mi 3 will be available for Rs 14999 as mentioned earlier and pre-registrations for purchase will commence from 15 July 2014 in India on MI India site.

Xiaomi Mi 3 availability in India

Undoubtedly it is the most fastest cheapest S800 device in India till now which is almost number of times better than other budget devices in India like Moto G, Asus Zenfone etc. At $250 this phone gives you specifications of another low priced smartphone Nexus 5 and some tech reviewers are calling it as Nexus Killer device.

We’ll keep you posted with the device performance and reviews.

The rise of Selfies Infographic from Sony on release of Xperia C3 PROSelfie smartphone

Sony has released an infographic depicting the history of selfies with the launch of the world’s first selfie smartphone! Sony has announced the Xperia C3 and Xperia C3 Dual. Sony’s Xperia C3 will come with Google Android 4.4 (KITKAT), Snapdragon 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Quad-core processor,an 8  MP camera with auto focus, 2500 mAh battery, 5.5″ HD (1280×720), and a 5MP 720p wide-angle (25mm with 80 degree field of view) front camera lens (with Superior Auto mode) with a soft LED flash. Photos can be taken by double tapping the back cover or using Smile Shutter.

Now let’s have a look at The rise of Selfies Infographic from Sony. Robert Cornelius, an American pioneer in photography, produced a daguerreotype of himself in 1839 which is also one of the first photographs of a person. It is thought to be the wold’s first selfie. The first time that selfie was used was in 2004 on FLICKR. It’s being used so often that the OXFORD has declared it as the word of the year! It’s use has increased by 17,000% since 2012.

The rise of Selfies Infographic

Sony Xperia Selfie smartphone infographic

Some stats mentioned by Sony.

  • Nearly 47% adults admit to take selfies!
  • 40% take selfies atleast once a week!
  • women take 1.3x times more selfies than men!
  • 38% of selfies shared are likely to be liked and 32% of them to be commented!

What people would do before sharing a selfie:

  • 16% of them would improvise their face shapes
  • 15% skin tone, 5% eye size/shape, 5% lips, 33% skin blemishes!

Top selfie trends:

  • A beach
  • A Duck face
  • The health line
  • Food selfie
  • celebrity selfie!

Top 5 selfie cities:

  • Makati city and Pasig, Philippines
  • Manhattan, NYC, USA
  • Miami, USA
  • Anaheim & Santa ana, USA
  • Petaling, Jaya, Malasia

Here comes the Sony PROselfie smartphone which helps you tweak your selfies in realtime. What do you think of Xperia C3, let us know. Drop your comments below.

AskME app review – Guiding you all the way

We run many apps, games, etc. in our phones, be it android or iOS. We have applications made for purposes like searching businesses, searching ADs, Buying and Selling, etc. What if only one application could do that for you? Wouldn’t life become easier? Here comes with tagline “The Bapp of all Apps” AskMe.

AskMe is a very smart app which lets you to stay away from the hassle of switching apps. It has details of millions of businesses within your city. Its “All in 1” app that allows you to search merchants & listings, classified ads, best deals, buy instantly.

What is AskMe?

AskMe is an application for smart phones running on Android operating system that serves information regarding your locality in various ways. This application was developed by Getit Inforservices Pvt Ltd, making it the third app in their list of developed apps and sits beside ‘Yellow Pages India’ and ‘FreeAds’ apps on Google Play store. Use this free android app to conveniently search for places to eat, shop, drink, relax and play, read reviews from an active community of locals in your neighborhood and take informed decisions.

How does it work

Open the application and you see an AskMe logo on the top and a Toll-free number for making queries through calls. Beneath it, you’ll see a search bar where you can enter your query and location. If your device has GPS, it’ll automatically figure out your location.

ASKME app review

Swipe from left and you’ll see a menu depicting some information about ASKME app at the bottom, you’ll see three buttons to post an ad, or post a deal and a link to ASKME bazaar!

ASKME app menu section

Search for a query, e.g. ‘Pizza’, and it’ll list all the pizza stores near you. Want some deals? Tap the deals button to get offers from many stores! Not satisfied? Swipe from right to filter your results.

ASKME app classifieds

ASKME cupons and deals

U.S.P.

  • Better Search Engine – When you are searching for something , you can simultaneously search for ‘free ads’ and ‘deals’ that are available in your locality without any need to go back to homepage.
  • Easy to use user interface
  • Cool looking Design
  • Less resource usage which means less data usage, and could be run on any budget android device.
  • Sharing your searched details.

What we don’t like is that more number of cities should be covered so that more audience in the country can be targeted.

Interested in the app download it at play store.

Google Play

Disclaimer: AskMe covers only India region for the listed details and offers. This app is only for android users.

Overall the app seems neatly done, with nice UI.




LG G Watch, Samsung Gear Live available in India on Play store for sale

Google introduced the final version of Android Wear at Google I/O 2014. The company showed off the new software on the LG G Watch. As per Google’s survey, people check their smartphones an average of 125 times a day. They claimed that smartwatches can let you access notifications without having to find your phone.

Google announced the first three Android Wear devices during the keynote. The LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live smartwatch and Moto 360. All three smartwatches were used during the demos of Android Wear. About 2 days after launch, two of them are now available to buy through Google’s play store and now they are also available in Indian Google Play Store.

Buy LG G Watch in India

The G watch is available for  Rs 14999 i.e. 251$ available in White Gold and Black Titan model, leaves Google warehouses by July 8. Get to know more about its specifcations here.

LG G Watch in India

Buy Samsung Gear Live in India

The Samsung Gear Live watch is available for  Rs 15999 i.e. 268$ available in Black model, leaves Google warehouses by July 18. Get to know more about its specifications here.

Buy Samsung Gear Live in India

From an obsessed Sony SmartWatch 2 user recently introduced all three smartwatches really took out heart away. Do you prefer any of the above listed watches as par with Sony SmartWatch 2.

Moto 360 will be coming this fall later and we are eagerly waiting for it. Which is your favorite smartwatch guys ? Let us know. Drop your comments below.