Wildfire Hard Factory Reset

September 28, 2012 at 3:40 am (Uncategorized)

With time, I tried several apps, updated OS and other stuff. This all made my cell lot slower. One day, I decided to do a factory reset.


For doing backup you can use wondershare mobilego app. It can sync address, messages and other content of the mobile. Make sure USB debugging is ON otherwise you will face issues in connecting to PC.

The factory reset in settings only resets the contact and message data. If you want to reset the phone completely, try this –

Switch off the phone. Remove battery and connect it back.

Press vol down button and hold power button and release it. This gives a boot menu.

Select clear private data by pressing vol down button and select it by power button.

Confirm by pressing vol up button

You are done 🙂





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Make Plugins Compatible With Higher Versions of Firefox

January 26, 2011 at 2:44 pm (Uncategorized)

Well, I must admit that firefox is going through great change. Which enforces me to keep talking about it all the time. While, I updated my browser to the new Firefox 4 (beta), most of the add-ons stopped working because of version incompatibility,

However, I got a solution towards it. This way is a bit hacking but it works. Most, of the features of firefox are backword compatible and hence, no need to worry doing it.

In the firefox installation directory, there is a subfolder for extensions. All the add-ons get transferred there. All you have to do is to change the install.rdf file of the add-on.Following string marks the version compatibility check for the firefox, so, go ahead and change it.


In case, you are planning to install a new add-on, you can do the same thing before asking firefox to load it. This way compatibility check will pass and things woll keep working.

Another suggested way to do this is to update “extensions.checkcompatibility” flag in mozilla. All, these flags can be altered by hitting the URL “about:config”. Of course, you have to be careful while playing with these configs 🙂


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Firefox App Tabs to Save Tab Space

January 26, 2011 at 2:35 pm (Uncategorized)

Firefox 4 goes blue by incorporating all its hit plugins. App tabs is one of those kinds. This add-on changes the tab into applicable icon of the site. This tab will be available against all the tab groups in Firefox 4.

By making App tabs, you get changes to keep the rest of tabs in original shape. So, check out this cool feature.

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Add Desktop Screens to Your Windows

November 11, 2010 at 11:42 am (Uncategorized)

In case you ever used linux/unix and are very fond of multiple desktop feature available in most of the flavors there, here is a tool which allows you to achieve the same in windows as well.
This can be essentially useful if your desktop has many things in process and you want to catagorize opened  tasks.
Try it – Virtua win (http://virtuawin.sourceforge.net/)

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Mozilla Goes Blue With Pics and Videos on Cooliris

October 11, 2010 at 5:08 pm (Gadgets, New Technologies, Tips n Tricks)

Here is a fantastic plugin in mozilla firefox that helps you to browse pictures and videos.

Apart from the pics and videos on the internet, this can be used against the ones stored in your computer. With a fantastic interface, it gives a stunning experience on browsing pictures and videos.

For the internet based pictures, the site has to support the add-on. For example, google image search, picasa, facebook has the cooliris support and the picture galleries there can be browsed against cooliris.

In an overall word, cooliris is really cool when it comes to media browsing. So, try it and immerse yourself.

Pointer – http://www.cooliris.com/

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Fancy Your Browsing @ Mozilla 4

October 10, 2010 at 5:02 pm (Gadgets, New Technologies)

With the changing demands of web based architecture, the usage patterns have also changed while a person is sitting on browser. People are in habit of keeping numerous tabs and organizing them is still a mess.

Mozilla is ready with the new generation of firefox. Firefox 4 beta is released for preliminary testing but ideally speaking, its the fanciest browser I have ever seen. There are couple of things that are taken from chrome and some of them are new.

Out of all the outstanding features, the best is the tab grouping, which allows you to group tabs and a nice way of exchanging tabs within groups. The session sharing within tabs are also cautiously done while migrating within tabs.

Other things that make things handy is a bookmark button, private browsing and short menubar. Apart from this, the variety of plugins available on firefox legacy keeps it aside from other generation of browsers.

Since, its a beta version, installation of mozilla 4 won’t affect the earlier installation of mozilla. This means you can keep both versions of the browser at the same time. So, don’t hesitate to give it a try – http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/beta/

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Using Keypad as a Mouse

November 10, 2008 at 6:38 am (General, Tips n Tricks)

Keyboard’s num side can be used in handling the mouse pointer. For switching this feature on, we need to push alt + shift (below caps lock) + num lock key

This will initiate the mouse control. all directions will be applicable by keys.  5 means left click and * 5 right click

we can accelerate the movement by adding ctrl with direction. 😉

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Quick Links Find Tool in Mozilla

November 10, 2008 at 6:34 am (General, Tips n Tricks)

This is awesome tool for those who don’t like to use mouse while using computer. While browsing net in mozilla, we can directly go to the desired link by using quick links find.

This operates as we push single quote on keyboard that initiates the tool and by typing the link name, it goes to that link.

This does not work in case you are focused inside some textbox or textarea. So, push a tab and start using it. 🙂

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Trace Bus Routes, Auto Fares and Traffic Situations in Indian Metros

September 21, 2008 at 3:32 pm (Gadgets, General, Tips n Tricks)

This information is basically for Indian metro commuters where traffic department really took some cool initiatives to communicate with the end-users. A new web portal to get live information on traffic status, directions and auto fares for cities Bangalore, Hyderabad ,Delhi,Chennai and Pune. The traffic police have launched a live traffic portal (Transport Information System) where you can find

1. Optimal routes between any two places in the city…
2. Auto-fares
3. Bus routes and stops, etc.

Check :

http://www.dtis.in/ for Delhi

http://www.chennaitraffic.in/ for Chennai

http://www.btis.in/directions.htm for Bangalore
http://www.htis.in/directions.htm for Hyderabad

http://www.ptis.in/ for Pune

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Sniffing Networks Using Wireshark

September 20, 2008 at 9:14 am (Gadgets, General, New Technologies, Security, Tips n Tricks)

Here is an excellent sniffer tool which allows you to sniff all the packets flowing in the network and even helps on usability by adding filters to the process. This gives and exact knowledge of how information is transferred over the network. Information like DHCP requests, ARP packets, TCP, UDP transmissions etc. Apart from that this is really useful for hacking on to machines. Information such as ip address of the communicating party at the time of file sharing or any transfer can provide lots of information about the location and the network type.
This tool is available at www.wireshark.org
Snapshot of sniffing from wireshark

Snapshot of sniffing from wireshark

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