Tuesday, 22 October 2013

BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) For Android [Official Link]

BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) For Android
BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) For Android

BBM for Android and iPhone is now officially here. The IM application took awhile to get official following extensive delays but is now live inside Apple’s App Store and the Google Play store.

Designed as an alternative to IM clients like WhatsApp and Google Hangouts, BBM is one of the better-known messaging applications, enjoying around 60 million users worldwide.

With its release as a cross-platform app, a move confirmed way back in May 2013, BlackBerry will hope to add a substantial number of users to this already impressive figure, although the company has a long way to go before it catches its biggest rival, WhatsApp which currently boasts around 200 million active users. 

Below is everything you need to know about BBM for Android and iOS, including video previews, news and everything that happened during the application’s turbulent run up to launch. Ladies and Gentlemen, we give you: the BBM saga… 

BBM for Android and iPhone to get free voice calling
BlackBerry has announced an update to BBM for Android and iPhone coming in 2014, bringing with it free voice calls on both platforms. BBM will offer free calls to any BBM contact around the world which rivals Skype, WhatsApp and Google’s Voice calling services.

BBM Voice has been available on BlackBerry products since December 2012 but will now become available on the iPhone and Android apps which were launched in October. You’ll be able to use the app to contact any other BBM user no matter what handset they own.

Other updates coming in 2014 includes BBM’s chat room, Channels. BlackBerry said, “By creating your own channel you can start conversations sparked by your thoughts, ideas and passions. Subscribing to a BBM channel lets you join conversations with others who share your interests.”

BlackBerry is also bringing the option to share photos, voice notes and locations in the app. There are also a number of emoticons coming to BBM, because everyone still uses emoticons, right?

BlackBerry continued, “We’re beta testing these features now for release on Android, iPhone and BlackBerry 10 in the next couple months so stay sharp, they’ll be here before you know it.” The features will be coming at any point in 2014 so don't expect an update with these features on January 1.

Features offered by BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) For Android include: 
Chat with friends on Android, BlackBerry and iPhone:
• BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) For Android is always on and always connected – no app to open
• Know when messages have been delivered (D’s) and read (R’s)
• Share photos, files, documents, voice notes and more 
• See when contacts are responding to your message
• Emoticons for every mood and emotion let you express yourself

BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) For Android lets you protect your privacy. You control it:
• You chose how to share your information - BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) For Android uses PINs instead of phone numbers or email addresses so that it's more private and you always control who can contact you
• You chose your contacts – 2-way opt-in means you have control over who is able to message you

Chat and Share with many at once:
• Groups – BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) For Android groups help you share pictures, lists and appointments with group members. You can even be in a group with people who aren't part of your own 

BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) For Android contact list.
• Multi-person chats – Invite multiple contacts to have a chat together.
• Broadcast messages – Send a message to multiple BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) For Android contacts at one time.

Create your own BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) For Android profile:
• Post a profile picture using images, pictures or even animated pictures (GIFs).
• Update your status to let people know what you’re up to or how you feel
All Android and iPhone will then be connected to the BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) For Android service using PIN. So, have you known how to get the PIN? Read on then!
BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) For Android
BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) For Android on The Official Site
According to Senior Director Channel Marketing ASIA Pacific of BlackBerry, Krishnadeep Baruah; "all you need to do is simply register yourself to get the BlackBerry ID, and your ID will be converted to PIN by the BlackBerry's system".

Krishnadeep said that BlackBerry ID can also be used to sync the data of BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) For Android user.

All Android and iPhone users who previously use BlackBerry handset can get all their contact data using BB ID, so they don't need to move their data again. 

BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) For Android app can also be transferred to another handset with the help of the same BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) For Android PIN, as long as there is one activated BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) For Android ID.

The use of BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) For Android PIN is claimed to be safer to save the personal user data. They don't need to give their device number or email to anyone in order to chat in BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) For Android.

Step by Step to Set BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) For Android After Installation:
  • Create Blackberry ID here
  • Download BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) For Android from the link given below
  • Open BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) For Android on your phone
  • Input your BlackBerry ID 
  • Fill the 'Country' and 'Date of Birth' then tap on submit
  • Take a note on the PIN number that is shown on the screen on a paper then tap on continue
  • If you want to invite your friends by PIN, SMS, or Email you can tap on the icon given but if you just want to skip this, just tap on SKIP.
  • You can set up your profile, upload profil picture, etc.
  • You are done. Enjoy BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) For Android
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Thursday, 3 October 2013

[4.1.2] [Final] Jelly Bean Update for Galaxy W

[4.1.2] Jelly Bean Update for Galaxy W
[4.1.2] Jelly Bean Update for Galaxy W is faster and smoother compared to Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS). [4.1.2] Jelly Bean Update for Galaxy W improves on the simplicity and beauty of Android 4.0.4, and introduces a new Google search experience on Android.

Everything in [4.1.2] Jelly Bean Update for Galaxy W feels fast, fluid, and smooth. Moving between home screens and switching between apps is effortless, like turning pages in a book. [4.1.2] Jelly Bean Update for Galaxy W features improved performance throughout the system, including faster orientation changes, faster responses when switching between recent apps, and smoother and more consistent rendering across the system through vsync and triple buffering.

[4.1.2] Jelly Bean Update for Galaxy W has more reactive and uniform touch responses, and makes your device even more responsive by boosting your device's CPU instantly when you touch the screen, and turns it down when you don't need it to improve battery life.

However, on Samsung Galaxy W you can't expect to have [4.1.2 ] Jelly Bean Update released by Samsung since they have stopped making update for this device. After successfully made ICS update for Samsung Galaxy W, Arco68 comes back with CyanogenMod 10 [CM10] which introduces the sensation of [4.1.2] Jelly Bean Update for Galaxy W. 

This [4.1.2] Jelly Bean Update for Galaxy W is built from source (based on Jellybean 4.1.2). Huge thanks to arco68 for his work on bringing CyanogenMod 10 [JB] to the Galaxy W. Also, thanks to the CyanogenMod team who keep working on improving their ROM and creating possibilities for many devices to get updated goodies.

[JZO54K] [4.1.2 ] Jelly Bean Update for Galaxy W
What's working:
  • Audio
  • Receiving and making calls
  • GPS
  • Compass
  • Proximity sensor
  • Wifi
  • Bluetooth
  • USB mass storage
  • HW accelerated gui
  • HW accelerated video
  • Camera
  • Torch
  • Wifi/USB tethering
Artifacts in preview for panorama shots
Green color when taking pictures (saved picture is ok though)

Installation Instruction 

(First three are optional. If you want to start fresh, these can be skipped)
  • Install AppBak from Market, run it and save a list of all your apps.
  • Install SMS Backup and Restore from Market, run it and backup your SMS history.
  • Install Call Logs Backup and Restore from Market, run it and backup your call log history.
  • Boot into CWM6 recovery. Make a full backup. You will need this backup later if you decide to go back to your previous ROM and data.
  • WARNING: Many apps will Force Close crash if you restore data from a previous ROM.
  • Boot into recovery mode. Only use CWM6 to flash CM10. Otherwise, you risk bricking your phone! Turn Off the phone and press power + home + volume up.
  • Wipe data and cache.
  • Flash CM10.......zip.
  • Flash gapps version ........ zip and gapps picasa add-on ......zip.  You must flash gapps after every upgrade to CM10 since /system is formatted, wiping your previous add-ons.
  • Reboot phone.
  • After you setup your Google account, reinstall the three apps from Market in order to restore most of your apps, call log and SMS history.
  • Warning: Do not restore backup data of system apps!
  • If you restore a bad backup with cached settings in telephony.db in data/data/com.*.*.telephony it can break MMS.
  • It seems that restoring backups can also break Calendar sync.

[JZO54K] [4.1.2 ] Jelly Bean Update for Galaxy W

2013-06-07: CM10 [4.1.2] [Final Release] Jelly Bean Update for Galaxy W 
  • Fixed issue with bluetooth not reconnecting to devices if it was on during reboot
  • Disabled unsupported functions on front camera
  • Reverted a bionic optimization that apparently causes issues on scorpion chips
  • Kernel 3.0.80
2013-05-09: CM10 [4.1.2] [RC1] Jelly Bean Update for Galaxy W 
  • Fixed "pop" sound on shutdown and entering PIN (credits CastagnaIT)
  • Added to build.prop option for switching SD cards (no need for changing vold.fstab anymore)
  • Synced with CM
  • Kernel 3.0.77
2013-04-07: CM10 [4.1.2] [Beta 1] Jelly Bean Update for Galaxy W
  • Updated CM logo in boot splash
  • Fixed lockscreen weather due to API changes from Yahoo
  • Enabled NTFS read support in kernel
  • Fixed WEP issue (credits to ivendor for finding this one)
2013-03-17: CM10 [4.1.2] [Alpha 7] Jelly Bean Update for Galaxy W
  • Enabled all focus modes in camera app
  • Support for PPPoE in kernel
  • Support for USB fast charging (needs 3rd party app to enable) (credits ivendor)
  • Support for OTG (needs external powered hub) (credits ivendor)
  • Many kernel changes and updates
2013-02-17: CM10 [4.1.2] [Alpha 6] Jelly Bean Update for Galaxy W
  • Front camera is now working
  • Fixed issue with no pin unlock screen after reboot
  • Fixed issue with APN's gone missing after pin unlock (ivendor)
  • Fixed graphics glitch when rotating keyboard (bug in CM and not fixed upstream, so had to revert the offending patch)
  • Various other small rom and kernel fixes
2013-02-11: CM10 [4.1.2] [Alpha 5] Jelly Bean Update for Galaxy W
  • 3.0 kernel only
  • Back camera working (front camera disabled because of issues)
  • Workaround for missing apn's when using pin lock
  • Some other small changes
2013-01-26: CM10 [4.1.2] [Alpha 4.1] Jelly Bean Update for Galaxy W
  • Rereleased with fixed 3.0 kernel version
2013-01-22: CM10 [4.1.2] [Alpha 4.1] Jelly Bean Update for Galaxy W
  • Fixed data usage in 3.0 kernel version
  • Enabled WEBGL
  • Updated media_profiles
  • Various kernel updates (see github)
  • Synced with CM
2012-12-10: CM10 [4.1.2] [Alpha 3] Jelly Bean Update for Galaxy W
  • Fixed HSDPA issues (see Annoyances above though regarding APN)
  • Updates to the display system
  • Building liblights from source
  • Synced with CM
2012-11-20: CM10 [4.1.2] [Alpha 2] Jelly Bean Update for Galaxy W
MD5SUM: D258C97FA8C8AF2A7029E02475F2AA00
  • Fixed wifi tethering
  • Fixed USB tethering
  • Fixed torch in power widget
  • Switched from legacy to native camera
2012-11-14: CM10 [4.1.2] [Alpha 1] Jelly Bean Update for Galaxy W
MD5SUM: DE4E29478599F60A5581B818051EB771
  • Initial release
Upgrades from previous versions of CM10 are the same process as install, except you do not need to wipe anything. Contrary to popular belief, you do not need to even wipe cache and dalvik-cache when upgrading between CM10 versions. You only need to wipe if you are doing a major upgrade, switching to a different ROM entirely, or attempting to fix bugs caused by bad backups or corrupt app data.
Download [4.1.2] [Alpha 3 Kernel 2.6] Jelly Bean Update for Galaxy W
Download [4.1.2] [Alpha 2] Jelly Bean Update for Galaxy W
Download [4.1.2] [Alpha 1] Jelly Bean Update for Galaxy W
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