MTK hits us with another whammy as they introduce the MTK6589T. This new SoC will ramp the CPU from 1.2GHz to 1.5GHz and the GPU from 286 to 357. Read more →
About a month back I wrote a tutorial on how to root MTK6589. While the same basic idea applies, I’ve upgraded the tutorial a bit with new tools and a different root file.
8tracks brings back the mixtape, but makes it easier to create and share than the painstaking process people in the 80′s and 90′s took. Though it’s become simpler, it’s still a labor of love and even more so because you know your blend has the potential to reach thousands or maybe even 10′s of thousands. Read more →
Gizbeat has come across a situation where a chinaphonearena user is soft-bricked and can’t boot into Android. I believe this is due to the permission settings on the build.prop file.
He can still boot into recovery and is already rooted. So here’s a good chance to write a tutorial on how to change file permissions through ADB should the need arise.
The tutorial will cover this specific situation of doing it through recovery, Read more →
The first step to rooting your MTK6589 phone or installing a new ROM or recovery is getting the ADB VCOM drivers installed properly.
Gizbeat put up a tutorial half a year back about PDAnet drivers for your MediaTek / MTK 6575 / MTK6577 smartphones. Now PDAnet ADB drivers will work with your MTK6589 phone as well. Read more →
Just a quick and dirty from Gizbeat today. Out taking a comparison HDR shot and thought it would be good for a short post.
HDR stands for High-Dynamic-Range. It’s a method that attempts to make an image more natural looking. When a camera sees a scene, it can attempt to set up the best ISO setting for that scene, if you’ve got high contrasting areas, some areas will invariably come out too bright or too dark. HDR attempts to smooth that out a bit. Read more →
The Final 4 – Why Isn’t My Phone Deep Sleeping (AKA – Battery Apps Every Android Power User Should Have)
One of the first things you ask yourself (or should be if you didn’t) when you’re looking to buy a new phone is “how about battery life?”. In Gizbeat’s opinion this is in the top 5 most important things when deciding on a new phone. It’s also what some users obsess over after buying their phone. Read more →