How to enable flash player in jellybean dolphin browser

How to enable flash player in jellybean dolphin browser

Adobe has quit developing Flash Player for mobile devices and it’s last update was for Android Ice Cream Sandwich, luckily this version works for Jellybean too but dolphin browser for Android which supported Flash player plugin till ICS has quit the support for the plugin from Jellybean.

I would tell you the work around to enable flash player plugin support in jellybean dolphin browser.

Download the official flash player apk from adobe from the link below,

https://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/installing-flash-player-android-devices.html

Though there are some developer versions of flash player available for JB, I would recommend you to download the official release for better stability.

Step 1: Install dolphin browser from Google Play to your JB android device.
Step 2: Install flash player downloaded above.
Note : make sure you have enabled unknown source install in the security section of your device.
Step 3: Connect the rooted-Android device to the computer and issue the following commands –
Note : make sure you have installed Android tools in your computer.

adb shell

cd data/data/mobi.mgeek.TunnyBrowser/shared_prefs

rm -rf mobi.mgeek.TunnyBrowser_preferences.xml

The above command will set the Flash player plugin to ‘Always On’ in the dolphin browser.

I have made the video of the steps above for your understanding
Step 4 : Test the flash player in the dolphin browser by clicking the flash player app and opening the link through dolphin browser. If  you see the flash player settings then you are good to go.
Step 5 : Disable the auto-update of dolphin browser in the Google Play, if you wish to update the browser you have to do the above steps again.
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Install AOKP Jellybean ROM in Samsung Galaxy Tab2

Install AOKP ROM based on Cyanogenmod on your galaxy tab2

Android Open Kang Project(AOKP) is a custom ROM project based on Cyanogenmod. But unlike CM which offers only nightlies(as of writing), AOKP has released a milestone(stable) version of Jellybean 4.1.2 ROM for Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 P3100. AOKP ROM’s are light weight and have kernels capable of realtime processor speed stepping thereby giving maximum performance at the same time conserving battery charge.

See my AOKP ROM vs Official Jellybean ROM benchmarks for Galaxy Tab 2.0 here –
http://news.indiandragon.in/2012/12/16/aokp-rom-vs-official-jellybean-rom-for-galaxy-tab-2-0/

Samsung has started giving out OTA updates of Jellybean ROM based on 4.1.1 for Tab2 see the guide here to install official jellybean ROM from samsung, but those of you who demand better performance and timings between recharging battery can opt for light weight AOKP ROM. Read on how,

Disclaimer : Flashing ROM’s are risky, void’s warranty and could brick your device if not done properly. I am not held responsible in such cases. This guide is for educational purposes only, to follow this guide is solely under your discretion .

Since it is an aftermarket ROM, you have to download ROM and Google apps package separately.

Download the AOKP Milestone ROM and gapps-jb-20121011-signed from the link below,

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Step 1: Install Clockworkmod recovery if you had not done earlier. Follow 1-6 steps from here.
Step 2: Take backup of your current ROM using ROM Manager or Titanium Backup app.
Step 3:  Press power button+volume up to enter into Clockworkmod recovery.
Step 4:  Wipe data/factory reset three times.
Step 5 : Select install update.zip, and select the download AOKP ROM from your internal/external sd-card.
Step 6:  After Install, Wipe cache/dalvik cache three times.
Step 7 : Now select the install update.zip again and install gaaps.zip  in the same way as you install ROM.
Step 8:  Reboot

Hope you like the new AOKP ROM, incase you don’t then install the backed up ROM found in the clockworkmod directory just the way you installed AOKP ROM.

How to root Galaxy Tab 2 Jelly Bean, ICS

I would explain here the methodology for rooting Galaxy Tab 2 P3100.

Rooting is a process which allows the user to gain root access to the linux in Android OS. It can be useful if you run applications such as firewall, which requires root access to the Android.
This guide is just for rooting Galaxy Tab2 P3100, for other Android devices Type ‘ Model number of your Phone/Tablet rooting’ in the above search box.

This Guide is applicable for  Galaxy Tab 2 P3100 running Jelly Bean 4.1.1 or Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.4

Disclaimer : Rooting ROM’s are risky, void’s warranty and could brick your device if not done properly. I am not held responsible in such cases. This guide is for educational purposes only, to follow this guide is solely under your discretion .

Prerequisites :

1.Download the GalaxyTab2 Root from the below link.
http://downloads.indiandragon.in/Downloads/GalaxyTab2_Root.html
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2.Backup your ROM using Clock work mod – ROM Manager.

Procedure :

1. Drop the update.zip to the internal sd or external sd card of your Tab2.

2. Power off the tab, press volume down + power button to go into download mode.


3. Connect the data cable to the Tab and to the computer. 
Note : If your Tab is not getting detected in windows, make sure you have 
a.samsung USB drivers installed.
b. Kies not running (kill from task manager ).
c. Connect the USB cable directly to the computer and not via an extension cable.

4. Open Odin in the Windows, You’ll notice the port is highlighted when the tab is detected.


5. Select Auto Restart & PDA and Uncheck everything else.

6. Select the GT-P3100_ClockworkMod-Recovery_5.5.0.4 through the PDA, make sure the options are selected as said and click Start.

7. After the Clock work Mod Recovery has been flashed press Volume up + power UP to enter into CWM recovery boot loader.
a.  Select install zip option and select update.zip from the internal/external sd.
b. Wait till the installation completes and select reboot system option.
Testing root,
In the Android Terminal Emulator type su, super user app will ask for giving providing super user permissions to the Terminal Emulator and you will receive superuser permissions. Type an linux command and check further.
Enjoy your rooted Galaxy tab2 !

How To : Upgrade Galaxy Tab2 to Jelly Bean Android 4.1.1

How to upgrade Galaxy Tab2 to Jelly Bean Android 4.1.1

Official Jelly Bean Android 4.1.1 upgrade has been released to parts of Europe yesterday and would be released to other parts of the world in coming months. But if you cannot wait for the official OTA release like me, read the guide below on how to flash your Galaxy Tab 2 (P3100) to latest Jelly Bean OS.

If you are not sure on whether you need a Jelly Bean upgrade to your Galaxy Tab 2, read my review of the same here – http://news.indiandragon.in/2012/11/26/galaxy-tab-2-jelly-bean-upgrade/ .

Disclaimer : Flashing ROM’s are risky, void’s warranty and could brick your device if not done properly. I am not held responsible in such cases. This guide is for educational purposes only, to follow this guide is solely under your discretion .

Prerequisites :

This guide is for P3100, though the procedure is same for other Galaxy Tab 2 models. The ROM  included in this guide is just for P3100.

1. Your Galaxy Tab2 (P31000) should have been rooted. Refer here for rooting.

2. Install Clock Work Mod – ROM Manager from here – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.koushikdutta.rommanager

3.. Download and Install Mobile Odin from here – http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1347899
Note : Free version of Mobile Odin requires “Flash Kernel” to be installed separately, available on the same page.

3. Download Official Jelly Bean ROM for Galaxy Tab2 here –
http://downloads.indiandragon.in/Downloads/Galaxy_Tab2_JellyBean_ROM.html
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Procedure :

Keep at least 50% of the battery in the tablet.

Step 1 : Flash ClockworkMod Recovery in the CWM ROM Manager and take back up of your current ROM.

Step 2 : Unzip the downloaded ROM and ‘Open file’ the .tar.md5 file from the Mobile Odin Lite.

Step 3 : ‘Flash Firmware’ in the Mobile Odin Lite.

Wait and let the Mobile Odin do it’s Job.

Enjoy your Jelly Bean !

Use Wine to run your windows games and applications – Wine Is Not An Emulator !!

Use Wine to run your windows games and applications – Wine Is Not An Emulator 

Use Wine to run your windows games and applications – Wine Is Not An Emulator !!







Well guys am pretty sure that most of you may have heard about wine software for linux,well if u do then this post may enhance your wine experience if not, it would serve as a great info for newbies !!
What is wine ?
Wine is a software which will allow you to run windows applications on Linux.
Is wine a Emulator or a Virtualization technology ?
Na.Wine is neither a emulator nor a virtualization technology.

Then how does wine work ?

Letz start with some windows basics,applications run in windows by using dll’s (itz a set of libraries which run all apps in windows OS,even the OS itself !!).what wine does is, it creates its own set of dll’s which makes the apps believe that itz running on a windows OS (how cool is tat!!).
The wine guys have brought the entire windows folder inside the wine software !!

Who needs wine ?
Are u a linux newbie or some one who just love linux, and ur using windows just for itz applications or directx games?
U definitely need to sip the wine, cheers !! wine has come a long way in itz development so that, it can runs most windows apps n games(Even the high graphics ones,cheers again!!).

How to install and run wine ?
U can find very detailed information on installing and running wine in,
Wine doors
Wine doors is a software designed to help users with wine. It installs all necessary fonts and libraries which makes installing windows software on wine much easier and trouble free.
I’ll tell you how to install and run wine in Ubuntu 
Type the following commands in the Ubuntu terminal,
sudo bash
password (ur root password)
apt-get install wine
apt-get install wine-doors
Configuring n Tweaking wine :
Start wine-doors from system tools and install all fonts and runtimes it shows(remember u need internet for doing so).
Now type in ubuntu terminal,
winecfg
U’ll be presented with a wine configuration menu,

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You can map your drives in the drives tab(or else all windows softwares will be installed in ur Ubuntu drives,its recommended).
Time for some tweaking:
you can find .wine folder in ur home folder(itz hidden press ctrl+H in ubuntu).
inside it you can find
c_drive-windows – system32 folders
Now go to your real windows/system32 (yes windows folder of your real windows OS) ,copy all .dll files except ,
gdi32.dll
kernel32.dll
user32.dll
ntdll.dll
remember you should not copy the above files,coz its the basic dll’s which the wine’s own dll’s should run.Copy every other dll files you find in this folder and replace it with the one U find in,

home/.wine/c_drive/windows/system32 of ur linux.
After you have finished configuring wine,just one more thing…
double click your .exe windows application and enjoy!!
Conclusion :
wine is an excellent software, no doubt about it..hats off to the wine developers.
Yet if you wanna use Linux to itz full potential you should learn how to use n be with windows alternate native linux applications. Nowadays Linux games are pretty cool too (I’ll be bringing a post on tat soon !!).
So go ahead gain your freedom from windows dependencies