Enable Arabic Support in The Samsung Galaxy SII

12 May 2011  3 Comments

What’s Needed:

Rooted SGSII. Follow Instructions [here]

Files

 

Following the above video should give you full Arabic support on your SGSII. I followed the previous method by the same user and it worked just fine but it needed a few tweaks. He summarized it in a single video.

All credit goes to Abdulrahman Al-Enzi of XQ55.net for the great work.

 

To stay up to date, follow this XDA developers thread. All credit goes to Madmack for his effortless work

UPDATE:

Latest Arabic support post can be found here

How To Root The Samsung Galaxy SII

12 May 2011  14 Comments

This will be a step-by-step guide for rooting the SGSII.
Needed files:
Samsung Kies [here]
Odin3 and SuperOneClick [here]

Step One – Driver Installation:

  • Download and install Samsung Kies. You must do this so that you can get the SGSII drivers on your PC.
  • Connect your SGSII to your PC. You will see WIndows installing the drivers.
  • Close Samsung Kies.
  • Disconnect phone.

Step Two – Setting Up:

  • Enter the recently named “Downloading Mode” by holding: Volume Down+Home Button+Power Button.
  • Press Volume Up to continue.
  • Start Odin3 (best start it as administrator)

  • Make sure that only “Auto Reboot” and “F. Rest Time” are selected on the left.
  • Click PDA and select “XWKDD_insecure.tar” in the unzipped Odin3 folder.
  • Connect the Your SGSII.
  • Press Start.
  • After its done you should see “Pass” in green on the left.
  • Disconnect your phone.

Step Three – Rooting:

  • Make sure that you have “USB debugging” is enabled in Settings> Applications> Development
  • Connect The SGSII. PC will reinstall some drivers.
  • Run “SuperOneClick” as Administrator also.
  • Choose the “Root” option from the top left.
  • During the rooting procces, it will ask you if you would like to install “BusyBox”. Click on Yes.
  • After installing the files and rooting the device it will ask you if you would like to run a test. Click “No”.

Step Four – Enjoy

Thats it.

Snack Bucket

30 Mar 2010  2 Comments

Built-in Bucket

This is a great idea if you have more than one kind of snack open at the same time. It should make your like a little bit easier. Too bad it doesn’t make movies more enjoyable.

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Use Your Hoodie as a Laptop Sleeve

12 Mar 2010  1 Comment

With winter gone now in Kuwait – If you call what we had winter- and if you are one of the poor souls who bought winter clothes but never got around to wearing them. You now can use your hoodie as a laptop sleeve.

How To Seed A Pomegranate

12 Feb 2010  4 Comments

Well you learn something new everyday. After how to peel a banana video, here comes the best way to seed a pomegranate.

How to Eat a Chicken Wing

10 Nov 2009  6 Comments

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Rick Astley iPhone Worm

9 Nov 2009  1 Comment

Reports started spreading this weekend that iPhone users in Australia had been falling victim to “ikee,” a worm that replaces default wallpaper with a picture of Rick Astley, the British pop singer… CNET

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According to the article it will only infect jailbroken phones, but you must admit Rick Astley is classic prankster material! Everyone loves Rick Astley including Sirmixalot. Check him out here.

HTC Hero vs iPhone 3G/3Gs

13 Aug 2009  43 Comments

herovs3gs

After finally giving up my iPhone 3G (which i was enjoying apart from some trivial stuff), i got my hands on the HTC Hero.  This will not be an indepth review of both, but a basic and quick comparison as N. will post his full review of the HTC Hero soon. I will forego all the basic specs such as Wi-Fi, Quadband, bluetooth, etc. cuz every smart phone should have that. Continue Reading

MacRumors’ live Macworld 2009 feed hacked

7 Jan 2009  No Comments

Macrumors live coverage of the macworld expo earlier today got hacked, and there were some funny posts.

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