[How to] Root almost any Android phone in 2 mins

Root any android phone

Rooting is not limited to only tech-savvy guys any more. Any one with little or no knowledge can do this with number of easy-to-use tools available on the net. Unlock root is one such free software which can root almost any android phone available in the market. All you will require is a data cable for your phone, device drivers and a Windows PC.

  1. Root any android phone First of all install drivers for your mobile phone. If you haven’t done this yet you can do it using the CD provided by your mobile manufacturer or look on the net to download related drivers.
  2. After installing the drivers download Unlock root from here.
  3. Connect your phone to your PC using USB cable.
  4. Your device must be in USB Debugging mode. To turn it on, in your android phone – go to Settings > Applications > Development and check the box.
  5. Run the app and click on the Root button.  It will show you the list of android devices connected to your PC. Select your device and it will take care of the rest. It will take around 2-3 mins to complete the process. Wait until you see the “rooting finished” message in the left bottom corner of the window.

Watch this video to see the exact process.

Rooting voids your phone’s warranty and you may brick your phone (chances are pretty less). Though you can unroot your phone any time and get back the warranty. I have tried this on two of my phones and it worked smoothly. At any point of time if you feel like unrooting the phone you can simply do it by following the same process. Just press the “Unroot” button this time.

 

 

Top free image editors for Android

Android market has many quality apps for editing pics on the go. With the amazing camera quality most android devices have these days, need for a handy image editing tool is obvious. Here we have compiled a list of few amazing free photo editors for Android devices.

PicSay

Undoubtedly one of the best free photo editor. This app will let you correct colors, add word balloons, stickers and other cool effects to your images. You can get more features in the pro version. But even the lite version is good to try if you are looking to have some fun with your pics.

PicsArt

Another great app with cool features. Crop, rotate, adjust colors, apply effects, draw and share. These are some of the features of this app. The list of features is quite impressive for a free application. You can even make a collage out of your images using this amazing app.

PicsPlay – FX Photo Editor

Another easy to use editor with comprehensive features. It is not as popular as previous two apps but surely as good as them. You can select one or more presets from 200+ presets and create your unique effect. Time matrix is an interesting feature of this app which allows you to apply the variety of effects to your pic according to the time you set.

Pixlr-o-matic

Last but not the least, Pixlr-o-matic, one of the finest image editor. I won’t write much about this one. Why? You can see it yourself. Yes. No need to download this app to test it. Visit this page (link) and try this app right inside your browser. Download it to your smartphone if you like it. Simple and awesome.

Don’t see your favorite app listed here? Please let us know. You can use the comments box below :).

Popular mid-range android phones and their price in India [July – 2012]

Android phones are booming the Indian mobile market. Here are some of the most popular android phones and their current market price in India.

  1. Samsung Galaxy Ace plus : 14800
  2. HTC One V : 18300
  3. Samsung Galaxy Ace Duos:  12800
  4. HTC Desire C : 14650
  5. Sony Xperia Neo L : 18200
  6. Xolo X9000: 19250
  7. Sony Xperia Go : 18500
  8. Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 : 17000
  9. Motorola milestone : 17500
  10. LG Optimus L7 : 17500
  11. Sony Xperia U : 16100

Prices indicated here are for reference purpose only and may vary.

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