Category Archives: How To

How to: Easily ROOT your Android phone with Framaroot

Posted on in Android, How To, news, Phones, ROM, Tech | 10 comments
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There are plenty of guides and how to articles on the web describing how you can ROOT your Android phone, but not many are as easy and straight forward as Framaroot.

Easily ROOT, and flash your phone with Shuame one-click flash ROOT tool

Posted on in Android, How To, Lenovo, news, Phones, ROM, Startups, Tech | 30 comments
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Chinese software company Shuame are developing an English version of their tool to allow international users to easily ROOT and flash their Android phones.

How to install new “Smart View Flip Cover ZP990 firmware” with Flash tool

Posted on in Android, How To, Phablets, Phones, ROM, Tech | 6 comments

Zopo international forum has published a very interesting guide on how to update new Zopo ZP990 C7 Captain S phablet to the latest firmware. Whit this new firmware will be activates and allows FLIP Cover use with phone in standby mode (style Samsung Galaxy S4) . To understand what we are talking about, look at these sample pictures below:

How to: Root, Recovery and ROM update on Zopo C2 Platinum

Posted on in Android, How To, news, Phones, Tech, Zopo | 17 comments
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Comprehensive guide to Root, Recovery and ROM update on the Zopo C2 Platinum. Learn how to perform the 3 R’s on your Zopo C2 Platinum!

How to fix poor GPS on Mediatek phones

Posted on in Android, How To, Phablets, Phones | 132 comments
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We all love the great value of money and performance Mediatek powered phones offer, but we do wish they would offer better GPS! Thankfully we have a fix for that, keep reading to see how to fix poor GPS on Mediatek phones.

How to install ClockworkMod Recovery JiaYu G4

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Fancy installing a custom ROM on your JiaYu G4? Then GizChina Reader burnt_52 has put this excellent how to guide together showing how to do so using ClockworkMod!

Why you should install MIUI developer ROM on your Xiaomi and how!

Posted on in How To, ROM, Tech, Xiaomi News | 55 comments
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If you have a Xiaomi phone and are enjoying MIUI, you might want to take a few minutes to install the developer ROM to gain access to new features!

What is MHL?

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what is mhl

MHL aka Mobile High-Definition Link, comes as standard on many smartphones and tablets, but what is MHL? Find out here.

Installing Google Play Store on Xiaomi Mi2A is easy with the Google Installer App

Posted on in How To, Phones, Tech, Xiaomi News | 33 comments
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It looks as though a lot of Xiaomi Mi2A owners are struggling to install the Google Play Store on their new Xiaomi Mi2A phones, great news though there is an easy way to do it!

What is OTG? USB On-The-Go

Posted on in Android, How To, Phones, Tablets, Tech | 39 comments
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With so many acronyms being thrown around in the specifications of new Chinese Android phones and tablets it’s easy to get lost, never fear though as we are here to help. First up: What is OTG?

How to install Google Glass on your Android phone!

Posted on in How To, news, Phones, Tech, Video | 11 comments
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Google’s eyewear based mobile computer, aka the Google Glass is only available to lucky ‘Explorers’ hand picked by Google themselves, but that doesn’t mean you can have your very own Google Glass experience! Learn how to install Google Glass on your Android phone right here! Before you try this out please understand that you do […]

Mediatek MT6589: Everything you need to know

Posted on in Android, How To, news, Phones, Tech, ZTE | 39 comments
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Many of you will already know that Taiwanese Semi-Conductor manufacturer Mediatek have announced their MT6589 Quad core processor. Mediatek have usually focused on low-end chips but are now looking to change that with the MT6589. In this article I’m going to go over the specifications and features of this processor.

How to tell if your Xiaomi M2 is fake!

Posted on in Android, How To, Knock Off, news | 18 comments
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Wondering if that cheap Xiaomi M2 you just picked up is the real thing? Then take a look at these helpful hints to see if you M2 is a clone or not!

Android 4.1.2 Rom for JiaYu G2 (Single Core Ver.)

Posted on in Android, How To, JiaYu, Other, Phones | 10 comments

JiaYu just released the Android 4.1.2 firmware for G2 single core  version yesterday. Due to the two different screens used in G2, there are two version of roms. Please check the software version before you upgrade your phone.   Change Log: Nil Bug Known: 5MP camera was shown in hardware specification but it will not […]

How to manage your dual-sim Android phone

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Hi guys, In this article I will be showing you how to manage your dual sim phone so you know exactly what to expect when your phone  dual-sim Android phone arrives.

How to make a smart TV with Android!

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The latest ‘must have’ home and family gadget is the internet connected smart TV with Android. Keep reading to learn how you can make a smart TV with Android to entertain you and your family this winter without breaking the bank!

How to download and install UMi X1 Custom ROM

Posted on in Android, How To, news, Phones, Tech, Umi | 50 comments

Lucky shoppers around the world should soon be receiving their UMi X1 Android phones and as all true gadget lovers the first thing most of you will want to do is to install a custom ROM. Well how about this imitation Samsung ROM which brings the UMi X1 a number of updates as well as […]

Win A Zopo ZP900 Leader 5.3 inch MT6577 Android Phone!

Posted on in How To, news, Phones, Tech, Zopo | 56 comments

If you have been following Gizchina over the past month you will have no doubt seen that ZopoMobileShop had sent us a Zopo ZP900 Leader and we have been putting together an in-depth 4 part review! Well the review is over and here is your chance to win this fantastic 5.3 inch, dual-core phone!

20 Android apps download store alternatives!

Posted on in Android, How To, Tech | 21 comments

Are you looking for an alternative Android apps download site or resource for your Chinese phone or tablet!?  Well you’re in luck because this is the ultimate list of alternative Android app stores from around the web!

How To Import Contacts from SIM Chinese Phone

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Just bought yourself a new Chinese phone running a version of the fantastic Google Android OS and want to import your contacts? Well follow these simple steps.