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  • jkabtech 12:17 pm on July 28, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    How to Manually Update Google Chrome Extensions 

    Google Chrome is one of our favourite Web browsers for Windows. One of the reasons why we like it is that it updates itself automatically in the background. You don’t get any annoying notifications about the update and you don’t get pop-ups asking you to restart the browser. Everything happens silently and works as expected.

    The same behaviour also applies to Google Chrome’s extensions. There are a huge number of Chrome extensions that add functionality to your browser, giving you another reason to use Google’s browser. You’ve got great extensions that can improve Gmail, save your YouTube videos, or even block out cricket and other topics you don’t like on the Web.

    Much of this is possible with Mozilla Firefox as well, but there’s a big difference. The Chrome extensions just update themselves in the background, unlike many addons in Mozilla Firefox that ask you to restart the browser to manually apply the latest update.

    Like most things in life, auto-update of extensions doesn’t always work. Recently, one of our favourite Google Chrome extensions for YouTube – Streamus – stopped working. An update to YouTube’s code had caused Streamus to break. As it turns out, the developer had identified and fixed the problem and released an updated version of Streamus, but the latest update was awaiting review from Google.

    Even after the extension was approved, for some reason, automatic updates didn’t kick in. Chrome updates extensions on its own schedule, and if an extension is broken, you don’t want to wait for the update process to start. Thankfully, there’s a workaround for such cases.

    Here’s how you can manually update your Google Chrome extensions:

    Open Google Chrome on your computer.

    In the address bar, type chrome://extensions. Alternatively, you may go to the hamburger icon (three horizontal lines) on the top-right > Settings. Now click Extensions on the left sidebar.

    At the top of the extensions page, check Developer mode. This is next to the big Extensions text right at the top.

    Click Update extensions now under Developer mode.

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  • jkabtech 12:17 pm on July 27, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    How to Download and Manually Install Android 5.1 Lollipop on Google Nexus 5, Nexus 7, and Nexus 10 

    Google on Monday began rolling out the first major update to its Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system. The update, Android 5.1 Lollipop, will be rolled out to various devices, with the Nexus series the first in line to get the latest version. The Nexus 5, Nexus 7 Wi-Fi and the Nexus 10 are the three devices that will get this update first as Google posted Android 5.1 Lollipop factory images for these devices on its website. If you can’t wait for the OTA update to arrive, you can use these images to install Android 5.1 Lollipop on your device.

    You can manually download and install the Android 5.1 Lollipop factory image from Google’s website. This process is not recommended for anyone but the most advanced users who have a bit of technical know-how. This process will erase all your data, so make sure you back up your Android device first. If you understand the risks and own a Google Nexus 5, Nexus 7 Wi-Fi or a Nexus 10, you can use these steps to flash the latest version of Android Lollipop on to your device.

    1. Download and install the latest Android SDK on your Windows computer. This installs two programs, ADB, and Fastboot, which can be accessed through the command terminal on your PC, as a part of the software development kit.

    2. Add the SDK folder to the PATH by following these steps:

    Right click My Computer and click on Properties.
    Click on Advanced System Settings.
    Click on System Properties > Advanced > Environment Variables.
    In the window, select Path, then click on Edit, and then type in the name of the directory where you installed the SDK, and remember that each entry is separated by a semi-colon.

    3. Enable USB debugging on your device. First, go to Settings > About Phone > Software information.

    4. Tap Build number seven times.

    5. Go to Settings > Developer options. Tick USB debugging.

    6. Download the correct factory image for your device.

    Android 5.1 Lollipop for Nexus 5

    Android 5.1 Lollipop for Nexus 7 (Wi-Fi)

    Android 5.1 Lollipop for Nexus 10

    7. Extract the image on your computer.

    8. Connect your device to your computer over USB.

    9. Start the device in fastboot mode.

    For Nexus 5, hold the volume up, volume down and power buttons while powering on the device. The full list of key combinations for different devices can be found here.

    You can also boot into fastboot mode using the ADB tool: With the device powered on, go to the command terminal and execute the following: adb reboot bootloader

    If needed, unlock the device’s bootloader through your computer using the command terminal and executing: fastboot oem unlock

    Open a command terminal and navigate to the unzipped system image directory.

    Execute flash-all.bat, which was a part of the unzipped image file. This script installs the necessary bootloader, baseband firmware(s), and operating system. For this to work, you need to have added the folder where ADB and Fastboot are installed to the system’s path as described in step 2.

    When this is done, Google recommends that you lock the bootloader for security. You can do that by booting the device in fastboot mode while still connected via USB, and using the command terminal to execute: fastboot oem lock.

    While this method will install Android 5.1 Lollipop on your Nexus device, we still suggest that you wait for the OTA update to ensure a hassle-free update process.

    For more tutorials, head to our How To section.

    For the latest tech news and reviews, follow Gadgets 360 on Twitter, Facebook, and subscribe to our YouTube channel.

    Tags: Android, Android 5.1 Lollipop, Android Lollipop, Google, How to Download Android 5.1 Lollipop

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  • jkabtech 8:17 pm on July 9, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    How to Download and Manually Install Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow on Nexus Devices 

    The first major update to Android 6.0 Marshmallow has begun rolling out to Nexus and Android One devices. If you are the impatient kind who wants to download the update immediately, then you can do it manually. Google has released Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow factory images for various devices in its Nexus range.

    We’ve listed the new features in Android 6.0.1 and if you have one of the eligible devices, you will get an OTA update soon. The following devices will get Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.

    There are several risks involved with manually downloading and installing Android factory images. You could lose all of your data and the process is pretty complex that’s best avoided if you are new to this kind of a thing.

    (Also see: Best Android 6.0 Marshmallow Features)

    Android 6.0 Marshmallow is currently available for the following devices – Google Nexus 5, Google Nexus 6, Google Nexus 7 2013, Google Nexus 9, Google Nexus Player, Google Nexus 6P, and Google Nexus 5X. Here’s how to manually install Android 6.0 Marshmallow on these devices.

    1) Download and install the latest Android Studio Preview on your Windows computer. This installs the ADB and Fastboot programmes, which can be accessed through the command terminal on your PC.

    2) Add the SDK folder to the PATH by following these steps:

    3) Right click My Computer and click on Properties.

    4) Click on Advanced System Settings.

    5) Click on System Properties > Advanced > Environment Variables.

    6) In the Window, select Path, then click on Edit, and then type in the name of the directory where you installed the SDK, and remember that each entry is separated by a semi-colon.

    7) Enable USB debugging on your device. First, go to Settings > About Phone > Software information.

    8) Tap Build number seven times.

    9) Go to Settings > Developer options. Tick USB debugging.

    10) Download the correct factory image for your device.

    Android 6.0.1 for Nexus 5

    Android 6.0.1 for Nexus 6

    Android 6.0.1 for Nexus 7 2013 Wi-Fi

    Android 6.0.1 for Nexus 7 2013 Mobile

    Android 6.0.1 for Nexus 9 Wi-Fi

    Android 6.0.1 for Nexus 9 LTE

    Android 6.0.1 for Nexus Player

    Android 6.0.1 for Nexus 6P

    Android 6.0.1 for Nexus 5X

    11) Extract the image on your computer. This should give you a tar file. Extract it again.

    12) Connect your device to your computer over USB.

    13) Start the device in fastboot mode.

    The easiest way to do this is to hold a key combination while powering up the device. For Nexus 5, hold the volume up, volume down and power buttons while powering on the device. The full list of key combinations for different devices is here.

    You can also boot into fastboot mode using the ADB tool: With the device powered on, go to the command terminal and execute the following: adb reboot bootloader

    If needed, unlock the device’s bootloader through your computer using the command terminal and executing: fastboot oem unlock

    1) Open a command terminal and navigate to the unzipped system image directory.

    2) Execute flash-all.bat, which was a part of the unzipped image file. This script installs the necessary bootloader, baseband firmware(s), and operating system. For this to work, you need to have added the folder where ADB and Fastboot are installed to the system’s path as described in step 2.

    3) When this is done, Google recommends that you lock the bootloader for security. You can do that by booting the device in fastboot mode while still connected via USB, and using the command terminal to execute: fastboot oem lock.

    That will install Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow on your Nexus device. For more tutorials, visit our How To section.

    For the latest tech news and reviews, follow Gadgets 360 on Twitter, Facebook, and subscribe to our YouTube channel.

    Tags: Android, Android 6.0, Android 6.0 Marshmallow, Google, Google Nexus, Nexus 5, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6, Nexus 6P, Nexus 7, Nexus 9, Nexus Player

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  • jkabtech 4:17 am on June 28, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    How to Manually Download and Install MIUI 8 Right Now 

    Highlights Few Xiaomi devices are eligible for an OTA update Other compatible devices can manually flash their devices to MIUI 8 The China Stable ROM will be made available in a few days

    Xiaomi has started rolling out the MIUI 8 Global Stable ROM to all eligible devices. Initially, MIUI 8 Global Stable ROM over-the-air (OTA) update is restricted to only a few devices, which means that the others will have to manually download and install the build if they wish to use it immediately.

    Xiaomi Redmi 1S, Mi 2, Mi 2S, Mi 4i, Redmi Note 3G, and Redmi Note 4G will receive the MIUI 8 via an OTA update starting Tuesday, and all they need to do is wait it out patiently for a notification. They can alternatively even check in their Updater app, to see if the update has arrived or not.

    For the Redmi 2 and Redmi Note 2, Xiaomi says some users will receive the update from Tuesday, but the rest will start receiving it from Thursday.

    For the rest of the devices, Xiaomi has promised the update rollout sometime in the ‘near future,’ which is very vague. The devices with no immediate update are Redmi 2, Redmi 2 Prime, Redmi Note 3 Qualcomm, Redmi Note 3 Special Edition, , Redmi Note Prime, Redmi 3, Redmi 3S, Redmi 3S Prime, Mi 2S, Mi 3, Mi 4, Mi 5, Mi Note, and Mi Max 32GB. No ROM download links are available for these devices either. 

    For those who have the Redmi 1S, Mi 2, Mi 2S, Mi 4i, Redmi Note 3G, and Redmi Note 4G however, they can download and install the corresponding ROMs from Xiaomi’s website. Follow the below highlighted steps on how to download and install the MIUI 8 Global Stable ROM. However, ensure that you have backed up your files before proceeding.

    1) First step is to identify your smartphone and download the corresponding MIUI 8 build for your smartphone. For all the smartphones that have locked bootloaders, they need to be first unlocked. Follow the steps here. There are two methods of manually downloading – the Recovery Method and the Fastbooting Method. If Fastbooting, then you need to download the Mi Flash Tool from here.

    Mi 2 / Mi 2S – Recovery ROM

    Mi 2 / Mi 2S – Fastboot ROM

    Redmi 1S – Recovery ROM

    Redmi 1S – Fastboot ROM

    Mi 4i – Recovery ROM

    Mi 4i – Fastboot ROM

    Redmi Note 4G – Recovery ROM

    Redmi Note 4G – Fastboot ROM

    Redmi Note 3G – Recovery ROM

    Redmi 2 – Recovery ROM

    Redmi 2 – Fastboot ROM

    Redmi Note 2 – Recovery ROM

    Redmi Note 2 – Fastboot ROM

    Mi 5 – Recovery ROM

    Mi 5 – Fastboot ROM

    Redmi Note Prime – Recovery ROM

    Redmi Note Prime – Fastboot ROM

    Redmi Note 3 Qualcomm – Recovery ROM

    Redmi Note 3 Qualcomm – Fastboot ROM

    This list will be updated with new MIUI 8 Global Stable ROM links as Xiaomi makes them available.

    Most users should download the Recovery ROM for their smartphone. Flashing Recovery ROM will not wipe your user data or the files in internal storage and it’s simple to use, so unless you are planning to start afresh we suggest you follow this method. In both cases however, just in case something goes wrong, it is always recommended to back up your data and files first, like we mentioned earlier.

    2) Once you’ve downloaded the MIUI 8 Recovery ROM, rename the downloaded ROM file to update.zip on the computer.

    3) Connect your Xiaomi smartphone to your laptop via a Micro-USB cable, and copy the ROM file downloaded into the root directory of the internal storage of your device (do not put it in any other folder).

    4) Enter the Recovery mode of your device. There are 2 methods to do it as follows:

    Method 1: Launch Updater app on your device, click the menu icon at the top-right corner, and select Reboot to Recovery mode to enter.

    Method 2: You can also turn off your device and then hold both Volume

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