25.10.15

Punkt MP 01 - If you would like to spent €295 on a phone with keys


"The more our phones do, the more they demand of us. Say it with words. Focus on what matters most and leave the rest. The MP 01 is a simple mobile phone for smart communicators.
At long last a beautiful mobile phone that limits distraction and doesn’t demand your constant attention. The Punkt. MP 01 is an uncomplicated, streamlined device that performs the core mobile phone functions: calling and texting. With no status updates, notifications or multiple alerts, the MP 01 focuses on the things that matter. Like communicating." At least this is what Petter Neby would like us to believe. For two hundred ninety-five euros, give us the opportunity to buy a phone that only let´s you to do phone calls and send text messages. If your craze is investing in design pieces it may be an option to consider, although it seems that will never reach the level of Braun design icons. By the way, check this one ;-)



Doogee X5 - Going Back to Stock if you need it.

If you followed my root guide for Doogee X5 and now you need to get back to original state, you can get the needed files here.

Just use the Flash Tool as explained in the unroot guide and choose the right files from the V13 Firmware folder. Place the firmware folder inside the Flash Tool one, works better, don´t know why.

One of the things that made me return to rooted  firmware was the fact that some apps were not working without the V14 OTA update, like the Paypal one.


18.10.15

Green PC by Design Hara

The eco-friendly-crusaders lower your flags for a moment to consider Design Hara’s green HTPC. Let me hit you straight with the specs: recyclable green chassis of the PC handcrafted (side panels) from cypress wood from Italy or rose wood from Canada; front cover of this computer can be made from natural sheep leather. The internal segments of the PC are connected by a bolts and nuts structure, making it easier to separate so recyclable e-waste can be removed.
The unit is compatible with Mini-ITX small motherboards,and uses only a third of the energy consumed by desktop computers. It also features HDMI and DVI outputs and has an Intel Core2Duo processor, 4GB of RAM and a 1TB hard drive. [via yankodesign]

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Doogee X5 video recording test



All video were shot with the stock camera app. The macro is not bad!

16.10.15

DOOGEE X5 - Easy Root Guide for newbies, with files (Updated in August 6, 2016)

 UPDATE (August 6, 2016): There´s a new and easy solution for X5 rooting. Found it on NeedRom and it was posted by Joel RSB. You need two files - The update and the TWRP recovery image. No PC is needed, just follow these simple steps:

1. Install update-ROOT-DOOGEE_X5-V1.zip in the phone (Settings-About Phone-WirelessUpdate-Local Updates). Say yes to everything and charge your battery before.
2. After Rebooting SU updates and checking if it is really rooted (you can use any free Root verify tool from the Play store), install Flashify or Rashr. Using one of those, install TWRP.

NOTE: I tested this solution on V18 stock rom and don´t know if it works with other roms. My phone contains the old board.









UPDATE (February 10, 2016) : As Julio Meria says in comments, KingRoot works with the last firmware version (I tried it with V17 and it worked like a charm). So if you wanna do it this way, just download the needed files:
V17 Stock Firmware
KingRoot

This mobile phone is gaining global attention for its amazing price when looking at the specs. Rooting is compulsory if you want to install some apps, manage settings, etc. Here´s a complete guide to do it!
1 - Download all the necessary files HERE. Unrar and unzip all the folders.

2 - First thing to do is to install the drivers that makes Microsoft Windows link with phone, the way we need it. Use 01-Android_CDC_Driver.zip. Click withe the mouse right button and install both inf files. If you are using Windows 8 or 10 you must enable the "install drivers without signature" - Check this guide.

3 - Open SP Flash Tool with administrative rights, using mouse right button and choosing "Run as Administrator" (the necessary files are 02-SP Flash Tool+Scatter File.rar and 03-TWRP Recovery for DoogeeX5.rar). In the download section choose files this way:
Browse for the files, all are included.
Click "Download" and connect the switched off phone. Wait for conclusion of recovery installation.

4 - Turn on the phone and connect it to Windows the usual way, search for the TWRP folder and  unrar 04-TWRP theme.rar inside it. In the end you should have the ui.zip in the TWRP/theme folder (don´t change folder´s name!). If this folder does not show up you must run recovery at least one time in Russian, turn off phone and turn it on again but pressing power button and volume up at the same time.

05-SuperSU-v2.46.zip can be copied to any phone folder, for instance the Downloads folder in the SD card or in phone storage.

5 -  Turn off the phone. Press Volume Up and Power Button at the same time. Choose "Recovery" following the options. Install 05-SuperSU-v2.46.zip (search for the file). And that´s it, it´s rooted. You can check it installing any root checkup app from the PlayStore. If the Play Store app does not runs after rooting, go to the app details and clear cache and data (settings-apps-Google Play Store).

Check this if you wanna reverse the process.

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12.10.15

Maybe the best gadget in human History!


K-Tel Record Selector allowed you to flick through your album collection automatically. TV ad showed LPs sorting themselves. "Runs fast OR slow! Stops automatically! Finger Touch Starting!"
What a fantastic product from 1973!!!