How to unlock the Bootloader of the Tecno Phantom 6 Plus

Bootloader of the Tecno Phantom 6 Plus
Bootloader of the Tecno Phantom 6 Plus

To successfully unlock the Bootloader of the Tecno Phantom 6 Plus :

* Backup your important stuff as unlocking the Bootloader wipes your data
* Enable USB Debugging on the Tecno Phantom 6 Plus (see https://forum.hovatek.com/thread-10109.html)
* Enable OEM Unlocking under Settings > Developer options
* Setup ADB and Fastboot on the PC (see https://forum.hovatek.com/thread-588.html)
* Connect the phone to the PC via USB cord (while On)
* Launch ADB
* In ADB, run the following command (press Enter after the command)

Code:
adb devices

* ADB should detect the device. If ADB detects other devices but not the Tecno Phantom 6 Plus then it must be an ADB clash, see https://forum.hovatek.com/thread-10111.html
* Once the device gets detected, boot it into Fastboot by running the following command (press Enter after the command)

Code:
adb reboot-bootloader

* The phone should now enter Fastboot (black screen with only fastboot written at the top or bottom)
* In Fastboot, run the following command (press Enter after the command)

Code:
fastboot oem unlock

* You should get a prompt on the device asking you to confirm Bootloader unlock, press the volume up button for Yes
* You should now get a success message
* Reboot the device by running the command below (press Enter after the command)

Code:
fastboot reboot

If you wish to root your Tecno Phantom 6 Plus after unlocking the Bootloader then follow the guide @ https://forum.hovatek.com/thread-16237.html

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Engrave Your Name On Your Mobile Device For Free


ENGRAVE YOUR NAME ON YOUR MOBILE DEVICE FOR FREE
– NOW YOU CAN INSCRIBE YOUR NAME, INITIALS, FAVORITE PHRASE, MOTTO, VISION OR ANY UNIQUE TAG ON YOUR MOBILE DEVICE FOR FREE AT CARLCARE SERVICE CENTRE, OPEBI.

THIS PROMO IS AVAILABLE TO MOST DEVICES ESPECIALLY THOSE WITH IRON/STEEL BACKS E.G.TECNO PHANTOM 6 & TECNO PHANTOM 6 PLUS, INFINIX X601TECNO L8 & TECNO L8 PLUS ETC. 

WHERE AND HOW TO ENGRAVE YOUR NAME ON YOUR MOBILE DEVICE FOR FREE

SIMPLY WALK INTO OUR CARLCARE OFFICE ALONG OPEBI ROAD & ASK FOR THIS SERVICE!


YOU CAN ALSO MAKE AN ONLINE RESERVATION USING THE CARLCARE APPLICATION ON YOUR TECNO. SIGN UP/LOG IN AND SPECIFY THE DATE/TIME YOU WOULD COME BY.

REMEMBER IT’S ABSOLUTELY FREE!

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ENGRAVE YOUR NAME ON YOUR MOBILE DEVICE FOR FREE

ENGRAVE YOUR NAME ON YOUR MOBILE DEVICE FOR FREE

ENGRAVE YOUR NAME ON YOUR MOBILE DEVICE FOR FREE
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How to Enable USB Debugging Mode on Android – All Versions

How to Enable USB Debugging Mode on Tecno, Samsung, HTC, Infinix, Gionee, etc – Enabling  USB Debugging mode, is one of the key steps in Rooting an android phone, Though the process vary from one Android version to another. USB Debugging is required by adb tool, which is used for rooting, backing up, installing a custom ROM, tacking screenshots from computer and much more.

How to Enable USB Debugging Mode on Android


How to Enable USB Debugging Mode on Android

1. Android 2.0-2.3.x
Settings > Applications > Development > USB Debugging.
How to enable usb debugging mode on android 2.0?
2. Android 3.0- 4.1.x
Settings > Developer Options > USB Debugging.
How to enable usb debugging mode on android 3.0?
3. Android 4.2.x and higher.
In Android 4.2 and higher versions, the Developer Options menu and USB Debugging option have been hidden. In former 4.X versions of Android, USB Debugging option is under Developer Options menu.

    First, you need to enable “Developer Options Menu”.

  1. Click Menu button to enter into App drawer.
  2. Go to “Settings”.
  3. Scroll down to the bottom and tap “About phone” or “About tablet”,
  4. Scroll down to the bottom of the “About phone” and locate the “Build Number” field.
  5. How to enable usb debugging mode on android 4.2.x and higher?
  6. Tap the Build number field seven times to enable Developer Options. Tap a few times and you’ll see a countdown that reads “You are now 3 steps away from being a developer.”
  7. When you are done, you’ll see the message “You are now a developer!”.
  8. Tap the Back button and you’ll see the Developer options menu under System on your Settings screen.

  9. Now, you can enable USB Debugging mode.

  10. Go to Settings>Developer Options>USB Debugging. Tap the USB Debugging checkbox.
  11. How to enable usb debugging mode on android 4.2.x and higher?

4. Android 5.0, 6.0, 7.0 
To enable USB Debugging on Android 5.0 Lollipop, Android 6.0 Marshmallow and Android 7.0 Nougat is the same as Android 4.2.x.
  1. Settings > About Phone > Build number > Tap it 7 times to become developer;
  2. How to enable usb debugging mode on  Android 5.0, 6.0, 7.0 and higher?

  3. Settings > Developer Options > USB Debugging.
  4. How to enable usb debugging mode on  Android 5.0, 6.0, 7.0 and higher?

Warning USB Debugging should only be enabled when you need it. Leaving it enabled all the time is kind of a security risk for that this mode grants you high-level access to your device. 


To disable USB Debugging and other developer options when you don’t need them, slide the switch at the top of the screen to OFF.
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How To unlock the Bootloader of the Tecno W5

This is a nice easy guide on how to get stock Hi bootloader of your Tecno W5 unlocked properly using the steps provided below . The tools are designed as Windows based app so you will need a PC to proceed with the whole steps.

How To unlock the Bootloader of the Tecno W5

How To unlock the Bootloader of the Tecno W5

To successfully unlock the Bootloader of the Tecno W5:

* Backup your important stuff as unlocking the Bootloader wipes your data
* Enable USB Debugging on the Tecno W5 (see Here)
* Enable OEM Unlocking under Settings > Developer options
* Setup ADB and Fastboot on the PC (see Here)
* Connect the phone to the PC via USB cord (while On)
* Launch ADB
* In ADB, run the following command (press Enter after the command)

Code:
adb devices

* ADB should detect the device. If ADB detects other devices but not the Tecno W5 then it must be an ADB clash, see Here
* Once the device gets detected, boot it into Fastboot by running the following command (press Enter after the command)

Code:
adb reboot-bootloader

* The phone should now enter Fastboot (black screen with only fastboot written at the top or bottom)
* In Fastboot, run the following command (press Enter after the command)

Code:
fastboot oem unlock

* You should get a prompt on the device asking you to confirm Bootloader unlock, press the volume up button for Yes
* You should now get a success message
* Reboot the device by running the command below (press Enter after the command)

Code:fastboot reboot


If you wish to root your Tecno W5 after unlocking the Bootloader then follow the guide @ How to root Tecno W5

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How to Change IMEI on MTK Tecno devices running android 6.0 marshmallow

The release of android 6.0 marshmallow brought about a new and stronger security patch by google, changing of IMEI on MTK Tecno devices running android 6.0 Marshmallow has become a very hard thing to do. before reading my post today, i know you must have tried the old ways which includes the old MTK engineering mode apk and the mobile uncle apk, well, I am glad to tell you that you have come to the right place because an upgrade on googles security patch has led to an upgrade on our software’s as well, so changing of IMEI on android 6.0 marshmallow is only possible with the MTK Engineering Mode Plus. This works on the new Tecno phantom 6 and 6+, Tecno C9, Tecno C7 and every other MTK device running android 6.0 marshmallow.

how to Change IMEI number on MTK Tecno devices running android 6.0 marshmallow

1. First before we begin, Download MTK Engineer Mode Plus from this link

2. If download is successful, install and launch the application, as shown on the screenshot below select phone information.

 How to Change IMEI on MTK Tecno devices running android 6.0 marshmallow

3. you will be taken to the next phase, where you have to select the SIM you would be changing IMEI for, if it is for SIM1 then choose Phone 1 and if it is for SIM2 then choose Phone 2

 How to Change IMEI on MTK Tecno devices running android 6.0 marshmallow

4. lets say you are changing the IMEI of SIM1, then all you have to do is tap on phone 1 and you will see an empty space where you can make your input after the “+” sign type any alphabet like “E” and you will see something like one in the screenshot below.

 How to Change IMEI on MTK Tecno devices running android 6.0 marshmallow

5. If you are changing the one for sim1 select the first one with AT+EGMR=1,7,”PUT YOUR IMEI IN HERE ” after entering your IMEI within (“”) give a space after AT(SPACE)+EGMR…

And if your are changing for Sim2 select the second one with AT+EGMR=1,10,”PUT YOUR IMEI IN HERE ” after entering your IMEI within (“”) give a space after AT(SPACE)+EGMR…

6. after which tap on send at command and reboot your device OR toggle off and on the airplane mode while on the same screen.
Thats all, check if this tweak was effective by dialing *#06#
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How to easily Identify unknown callers and block unwanted callers

How to easily Identify unknown callers and block unwanted callers – It’s embarrassing when you are unable to identify your caller especially when a number looks familier and it even get worse if the caller ask “so have you deleted my number? Or have you forgotten of me?”

Also, it’s very annoying when get calls from unwanted callers or random numbers.

How to easily Identify unknown callers and block unwanted callers

The good news is that those embarrassing and annoying moment are over with TRUECALLER on your phone. 

The TRUECALLER is a well developed android app which is very useful in managing your phone calls, one interesting thing about true caller is that is quickly locate the name of your unknown caller anytime and always.

How to easily Identify unknown callers and block unwanted callers

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What does this True caller do?


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*More customisation to make your dialler beautiful and attractive to others.


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How To Block Ads In Android Apps, Games And Browsers

How To Block Ads In Android Apps, Games And Browsers – Ads are a necessary evil, That’s why blocking these ads in android apps, games and browsers has become a necessity too. Many websites and applications are providing you with free service, free content and free software because someone else is paying them to keep them up. Thus, the service provider has to serve ads to you in return for the income that is keeping them in business, and in development. As the user, you reap the benefit of using the product for free.
However, sometimes the ad placements can be really annoying, contributing to not-so-appealing user experience. In this post we will look at methods to block ads from showing up on Android. You can block ads from appearing in apps and games, or only on browsersThe methods here on how to block ads in android apps, games and browsers may work for both rooted and non-rooted devices. It will be specified for each method. Before we begin, you need a File Manager, e.g. Astro File Manager. Any other file manager will work fine.
Disclaimer: Attempt ad-blocking at your own risk. We cannot be held responsible for any effects on your device resulting from these methods.

How To Block Ads In Android Apps, Games And Browsers

1. Adblock Plus (ABP)

This method uses ad-blockers (apps) to block all ads in your device, including the ads shown in various apps and games. There are many ad-blockers for Android, thanks to the ever-growing Android developers. The top two would be Adblock Plus (ABP) and AdAway; we wil discuss the former, but you can install AdAway if that’s your preference.

Using Adblock Plus

We’re going with Adblock Plus as it is anopen source project and has the option to allow non-intrusive ads. This method works for both rooted and non-rooted devices. Installing an ad-blocker app requires your device to allow applications from unknown sources.
Sideloading is required as Google has removed ad-block apps from Google playstore. You need to sideload any ad-blocker, i.e. install ad-blockers using its APK file and not from GoogleStore.
Follow the given steps to set this configuration:
  1. Go to Settings > Applications (orSecurity on 4.0 and above) on your Android device.
  2. Navigate to the Unknown sourcesoption.
  3. If unchecked, tap the checkbox, and then tap OK on the confirmation popup.
Your android device is ready to install ad-blockers.

Installing And Configuring Adblock Plus

1. Open a browser in your device and download Adblock Plus for Android. Your device will receive the APK file:adblockplusandroid-version.apk.
2. Navigate to where your downloaded files are kept, then tap on the file and install. (If you open the APK file using a file manager, select Open App Manager and then click on Install.)
3.1 On rooted devices: after installing, open Adblock Plus. It will request for super user permissions. Allow super user permissions to Adblock Plus and you are good to go.
3.2 On non-rooted devices: you need a few more steps, to manually set up proxy in your Android. You will need to follow the instructions here as instructions are different for Android versionsup to 3.1 and 4.0+.s
Now Adblock Plus will start blocking ads. You can set more options in Adblock Plus like ads filter lists, non-intrusive ads, etc in Settings.

How To Block Ads In Android Apps, Games And Browsers

Adblock Plus – Browser Extension

Adblock Plus is also available as a browser extension for Firefox. With this method, only the ads shown on web pages inside the browser are blocked. Ads in apps or games are not affected. This method works for rooted as well as non-rooted device.

Setting Up Adblock Plus (Extension)

1. If you are not using Firefox as a browser on your Android yet, get it here. Run the browser on your device and go to the Adblock Plus add-on here. Add it to Firefox and Install it.
2. Restart Firefox and browse ad-free. You can set more options in Adblock Plus by going to the Menu > Adblock Plus and going through the options you can configure.

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2. Block Ads using ‘hosts’ file

This method uses ‘hosts’ file to block ads. This method blocks all ads in your device, including the ones shown in various apps and games. This method works only for rooted devices.

What is a ‘hosts’ file?

‘hosts’ file is a plain-text file in an operating system to map hostnames (like anything.com) to its IP address. Whenever you try to launch a website using its hostname, the operating system will usually search the ‘hosts’ file to find the corresponding IP address first.
If the search is successful, then its mapped IP address is used; otherwise a query is sent to DNS (Domain Name service) to find the IP address of that hostname.

Setting Up ‘hosts’ file

1. On the computer, open MVPS (orpgl.yoyo.org or hostfile.mine.nu) on your browser. A plain-text page will open. Save this page as the name hosts in the computer.

2. Using Bluetooth or a usb connection, copy this hosts file from your computer to your Android device. Note the file path.

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3. On your Android, open the file manager in your device and copy the hosts file to /etcor /system/etc. Accessing this location may require you to ‘allow super userpermissions’ to the file manager.

4. Rename the original hosts file (if present) to a .txt or .bak extension. Paste the savedhosts file here. Reboot your phoneand your Android is now ad-free.

Wrap Up

Although ads are annoying, they are also a great way to try out new apps, products or sites. Allowing non-intrusive ads is a way to be exposed to these new and sometimes great apps via ads. Alternatively many apps offers you the option to buy an ad-free version of the app, so you can support your favorite apps without being annoyed by the ads.

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