7z Wins – Extensions 7z VS Zip

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Just wanted to share an experience of letting a folder zipped through two different extensions.
After making a folder zipped, actual folder, having size on disk 18.7 MB (19,673,088 bytes), following are the results of both zip and 7z experiments.

Zip Through Zip Extension

While zipping the 18.7 MB folder into zip extension, the zip file size comes into 12.3 MB (12,931,072 bytes)

Zip Through 7z Extension

Using 7z extension, through software 7-zip, the file came into just 3.00 MB (3,149,824 bytes)

Great experience, good to know, better to share.

How To Root Samsung S4 i9500

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To root your Samsung Galay S4 i9500 phone, three things are required from your end.

  1. Make sure USB Drivers are installed for your device, else download and install Samsung Kies
  2. Odin
  3. CWM (here we will use Philz Touch Recovery)

Download Odin

You can download Odin from one of the following websites:
http://www.samsungodindownload.com/
http://odindownload.com/

Download Philz Touch Recovery

Next you need to have Philz Touch Recovery, make sure to download the tar.md5 extension file and not the zip:
Web Link: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2201860
i9500 Page: https://goo.im/devs/philz_touch/CWM_Advanced_Edition/i9500
Direct Download: https://goo.im/devs/philz_touch/CWM_Advanced_Edition/i9500/philz_touch_6.48.4-i9500.tar.md5

Steps To Root Samsung S4 i9500

After successfully downloading all of the above mentioned files, follow the steps below:

  1. Enable USB Debugging by going into
    Settings -> Developer options -> ( Make the Developer options top right Power button is green i.e. enabled, else press it to enable) -> USB Debugging
  2. Now power off your phone properly, and then Press Volume Down + Home + Power buttons for a while, unless you see a Warning screen
  3. Now press the Volume Up button to continue and you will see the Green Android guy
  4. Open up Odin (preferable is to run the application to Run as Administrator, by choosing the method by right clicking on the Odin.exe file)
  5. Connect your phone to your computer (Windows may find and install the drivers of your device after you’re connected to the computer, so let it do so)
  6. In Odin, you will see ID:COM section becomes yellow or blue, giving you signal that your device has been successfully detected by Odin
  7. If not, then try to re-install the drivers of your device through Kies and/or while connecting your phone to the computer and let Windows install and detect your device in Download mode
  8. Now, in Odin, click on the PDA option and choose the Philz Reovery file you have downloaded, ending with tar.md5
  9. Uncheck the Auto Reboot option
  10. Make sure Re-Partition option is unchecked
  11. Click on Start button, and wait for a few seconds or minutes to root your Samsung Galaxy S4 i9500
  12. After successful installation, you will get a message of successful installation. You can now remove the USB cable, power off the mobile, probably by putting off the battery and putting it on again, and once done, make your phone ON by pressing and holding Volume Up, Home and Power buttons together to start into Recovery Mode  / Philz Touch.
  13. In Recovery Mode, go to Philz Settings option and choose Re-root system (SuperSU). Then choose Yes to Apply SuperSU and confirm the action
  14. Return to main recovery menu and click Reboot System Now.
  15. Now Install SuperSu from Google Play Store.
  16. Launch SuperSU app and update the binaries as normal. Note, if it takes longer while updating,  you may wait for a while, like 4-5 mintnues, and then forcefully reboot your phone, and try to again launch SuperSu, and things will become fix themselves hopefully.

And you’re done and successfully rooted your Samsung Galaxy S4, i9500.

Share your concerns, suggestions or feedback regarding above mentioned method of rooting Samsung S4, i9500.

Galaxy S4 i9500 Battery Drain Problem Resolved

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Samsung Galaxy S4 / S IV Battery Problems

Few days back, I bought Samsung Galaxy S4 i9500 / SGS4. The phone set is awesome but the main problem I started facing was the battery draining right after upgrading to KitKat 4.4.2 through OTA. The battery was like draining so fast that the battery was getting down to 10% in an hour or so. Although it could have been a real issue with the KitKat upgrade 4.4.2 for the S4, but after doing so many searches, I tried a few things which really helped, and now I’m able to make my phone stay for 20 to 24 hours after full charge.

S4 i9500 Battery Issue Resolved

Following are the tricks I tried doing with my SGS4 to last my battery longer than before. Don’t worry, I wont tell you to turn off your WiFi or Internet, or make the Sync off, as I’m also the guy whose usually online (except the sleep hours)

  • Turn on the Power Saving Mode (Tick the CPU power saving and Screen power saving on)
i9500 Power Saving Mode

i9500 Power Saving Mode

i9500 Power Saving Mode Details

i9500 Power Saving Mode Details

  • Disable Location or Google Location from the settings
i9500 Disable Google Location

i9500 Disable Google Location

  • Make the Brightness to Auto
i9500 Brightness Auto

i9500 Brightness Auto

  • Lastly, install Battery Doctor & Clean Master which may further help you in improving the battery life

Hopefully the above given suggestions will be help you improve the battery life of your Samsung Galaxy S4

Show Running Queries in WordPress

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Are you facing slow page loads in your WordPress pages, want your queries to be optimized in a way to speed up your page load time and boost the website performance. Here’s a one click solution where you have an option to show running queries in your WordPress different pages, get to know the actual execution time of each query which might be destroying the performance of the whole website and more.

Query Interface WordPress Plugin

We provide you a solution where you have an option to optimize the queries yourself, for free, by using the given features of the plugin, or give us a try to help you smoothen your pages by optimizing the heavy queries of your websites.

Download Query Interface Plugin

Check out the plugin directly on wordpress as Query Interface, or from this link and install it by following the readme guidelines.

For any concerns, suggestions and complaints, feel free to give us your feedback by filling in the comments box below.

Website Hosted Country

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If you want to know the country on which the website has been hosted, here’s a quick solution.

Flagfox – Website Country

To know which of the country is the desired website hosted on, its way easy if you’re using Firefox browser. If not, then I would suggest to install Firefox browser first, for Windows, simply install it from Firefox Website, or check how to install it in Firefox in Ubuntu / Linux and then simply install the Firefox plugin Flagfox

After installing Flagfox, you will be able to easily see every website’s country flag and further details in the URL bar.

Hope this helps

Get Last Connected Database IP – PHP / MySQL

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If you are using multiple database servers, because of load balancing or some other purpose, and you want to do some debugging, or got stuck or confused, or want to know which was the last connected server IP, then you’re at the right place.

MySQL Last Connected DB IPM

To know the IP of last connected database in PHP, all you need to use is the default mysql function, which simply returns you the last connected db ip i.e. mysql_get_host_info()

A code example for the same funciton is given below:
echo mysql_get_host_info();

Hope this helps you in finding your last connected db ip address.

Openoffice Calc Spreadsheet – Calculate Number Of Months Between Two Dates

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If you want to get the number of months between two fields / dates in Openoffice Calc Spreadsheet, here’s a quick formula:

Openoffice – Calculate Months Between Dates

To calculate months in numbers, in between two given date fields, all you need to do is to use the formula MONTHS with the following three input parameters.

Suppose we have a field A1, having value 2012/01/01, and second field B1, with the value 2012/02/01, in the format YYYY-MM-DD, and we need to calculate the months coming in between these two fields, we will use the following formula in a new field as:

=MONTHS(A1,A2,1)

This will return 13, as we have given the values as January 01, 2012 to February 01, 2013.

Samsung Galaxy S2 Battery Optimization / Improvement

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Are you facing issues in the battery utilization of your Samsung Galaxy S2?

Howto Improve Galaxy S2 Battery Usage

While googling out for how to improve the battery time of Samsung Galaxy S2, I found out different ways out, which includes some of the things, which I cant take action on, like switching off Wifi or Mobile internet by default, and only making it enabled when desired etc. I personally found out two of the following features, which let me improve my Galaxy S2 performance a bit, so I wanted to share it with the people who are searching for such a solution.

Solution – Galaxy S2 Battery Time Problem

1. Disable Motion Sensor
To disable motion sensor, if you’re using Android 4.1, you can easily find it on
Settings -> Motion
where you can easily turn the Motion on and off.

2. Disable Google Location
To disable Google location, it could be found in
Settings -> Location services -> Location and Google services
where you can turn it off.

As already mentioned that, all the other battery optimization aren’t discussed here, because most of the things to be asked to turn off, are things which you dont want to turn off in your mobile ever, like Wifi, making the brightness low etc., but yes, you can disable Bluetooth and GPS, and get them enabled as and when needed. But the above two mentioned solutions really worked for me, and if before the battery usage time was like 12 hours, then after disabling the above two things i.e. Motion Sensor and Google Location, my battery started giving me more usage of like 3 to 5 hours, as compared to the previous battery usage time.

Try the solution out and comment on how it worked it you. Or if you also have some other ways through which we can optimize the battery life of Galaxy S2, then please share with us by commenting on the post.

Google Account Sync Android Problem

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While using an Android device on Jellybean, I faced an issue of accounts which are being shown on Google account in Contacts are not synced with my Android device. Here is what I did which helped me in syncing the contacts again.

Resolved – Account Sync Issue Android

To get rid of the mentioned issue, please follow a short procedure which may help you sync your contacts in between your Google account and Android device.

First of all, log in to your Gmail account in computer, and goto the Contacts tab. You may see different tabs on the left navigation like My Contacts, Most Contacted, Other Contacts etc.

As per my knowledge, Google device only fetches the contacts which are saved in My Contacts. So if you wish to let these contacts be in the folders they are, but also need them in your Google device, simply goto all these tabs one by one, select all, or the contacts which u want to be synced with your device, and choose the option Add to My Contacts.

After done, wait for a while to let Google sync the account itself automatically into your device, or do the manual syncing from your device.

Hope this helps.

Resolved – Samsung Galaxy S3 Auto Restart, Apps Close / Sudden Death

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Are you facing issues in your Samsung Galaxy S3 like device getting restarted automatically in between running apps, or apps getting closed suddenly. Following post may be helpful, as it did work with me.

Solution: Galaxy S3 Auto Restart / Apps Close

While using SGS3 (Samsung Galaxy S3), my apps used to self close, or the phone restarts itself, which was a big question mark to me. While googling for different solutions, I did a few experiments on my device to get the issue resolved. Though they were somehow successful with few, while the others, like me, still dint get the actual solution.

Solution 1 – Try It But Dint Work For Me

Few of the solutions I found on websites were like:
– Factory Resetting the phone
– Pull out the battery for a few minutes, and then put it back
– Uninstall default Facebook app / uninstall its update
– Uninstall default Chrome app / uninstall its update
and more

After trying some of the above mentioned tricks, my phone still got restarted in between or the apps close down suddenly, with no error.

Solution 2 – Again, Dint Work

Later, I found a few posts, where I got an idea that this could be the problem with the official firmware installed on my device, so may be I should install another Official firmware of the device to make the problem resolved.

Firstly, I found a Leaked (Official) Firmware of Jellybean 4.2 for my Samsung Galaxy S3, and managed to install it successfully, but nothing happened and the problem of auto restart existed.

Solution 3 – Still Useless

Then I found another Firmware XELLA / XELL1 of Jellybean 4.1, where it was mentioned that it could resolve the issue of auto restart and automatically closing down apps without error, but again, no solution.

Solution 4 – Yes It Worked

After having so many experiments, I planned to sell the phone or return it back, but as I bought it used, the seller refused to take the return :)

S3 I9300 Official Firmware XXEMB5 Jellybean 4.1.2

Finally, I found one last solution to Install Galaxy S3 I9300 Official Firmware XXEMB5 Jellybean 4.1.2, which I thought to give another try, and by the Grace of GOD, I got success in getting my phone issues resolved through this firmware.

Here is a post on how to install the Official Firmware XXEMB5, Jellybean 4.1.2 on Galaxy S3 to get the above mentioned issues resolved.