How to use fastboot on Android phone from a computer with USB 3.0 ports only

It is rather unfortunate, but twrp.img could not be transferred to the Xiaomi phone simply because the computer from which it was done, did not have a USB 2.0 port.

To overcome this, connect a USB 2.0 hub to the USB 3.0 port of the laptop. Then connect the Xiaomi phone USB cable to . . . → Read More: How to use fastboot on Android phone from a computer with USB 3.0 ports only

Ubuntu Phone

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Sync Android Phone Contacts with Thunderbird on local computer without using Google Contacts

With the Android phone, I was surprised to find that any synchronization of contacts information between the phone and a PC, needs to be done via the Internet through Google contacts. Many of us would be uncomfortable providing the contact details of other people to some server on the Internet. There have been instances where . . . → Read More: Sync Android Phone Contacts with Thunderbird on local computer without using Google Contacts

Google Maps for mobile phones – Never get lost again!

If you want to refer to maps on your mobile phone, use Google Maps. It offers drill down capability with directions. If you have a GPS-equipped handset, you can see your position too. However, requires a connection to the Internet (GPRS, 3G or WLAN) while on the move.

Putty for Symbian – administer your web site from your e63 smart phone

After googling around for a stable tool to administer web sites from the Nokia e63 smart phone, found a good tool for Symbian S60 phones, Putty for Symbian. This great project can enable you to login securely to a terminal on your web host. Very useful if you are on vacation.

Go Green with your Visiting Cards

Mobile phones have made it possible to use your phone to send your visiting or business card to another phone. Various options to use are: 1. Transmit a vCard via bluetooth. This requires you to pair your phone with the other phone. 2. Send your contact information via SMS to the other phone. 3. Use . . . → Read More: Go Green with your Visiting Cards

Nokia Symbian S60 3rd Edition free software

Freely available Nokia S60 3rd Edition software. Some of it may work on older handsets too. Here is the list.

Skype, Greedy Penguins, Tankzors, Need for Speed, Worms, Frozen Bubble, STris2, Y Browser (File Manager), Zelda, Opposite Lock (Racing), MiniBlaster, Hangman, ActiveFile, Freeflight

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