Dienstag, 19. April 2016

How to Flash Wiko Rainbow with Cyanogen CM13 ROM [TUTORIAL][STEP-BY-STEP]

Since there are some people having problems with flashing the Wiko Rainbow (especially with CyanogenMOD CM13) I wrote this "little" Step-By-Step tutorial. I made it up in 3 parts, since there a three thing, that most users suffer the most:
  • wrong usb driver installation 
    • (ends up in threads like: "SP FLASHTOOL DOESN'T SEE MY HANDY!!!11ELEVEN!1ONE!!)
  • forgetting a step because it's not mentioned exactly
  • making mistakes in order of following steps, THAT HAVE AN ORDER!
So that's how we do it.
FOLLOW THE TUTORIAL ON YOU OWN RISK AND CAUTION. YOUR PHONE MIGHT BE DAMAGED... blah... if now: You'll have a shiny new Wiko Rainbow CM13 Marshmallow 6.0.1 smartphone! ;)

Wiko Rainbow USB driver installation - The RIGHT USB-Driver - Autoinstaller from XDA

A lot of people find it kinda difficult to find the right Wiko Rainbow USB drivers for there phones. Since the firmware updates for Wiko Rainbow seem to have stopped long time ago (ok there have been some nationally spitted / bugged / bloated officialle lollipop versions out there) user will have to install custom firmwares (called ROMs). Wether this or you can run around with a slow, unresponsive, bloated and unsecure Smartphone. To make your phone shiny and new again, you will firstly have to get the right Wiko Rainbow USB driver. You can read all about the download and stuff

Sonntag, 22. November 2015

Wiko Rainbow: How to get Lollipop Cyanogen CM 12.1 / fix NVRAM errors and recover your IMEIs

If you have a Wiko Rainbow and rooted / flashed / fixed it the wrong way, then it could happen, that you wake up with an NVRAM error in your WiFi-setting or in IMEI-related problems. I just wrote some short words about how to fix it...

Freitag, 8. Mai 2015

Install and root KitKat or Jelly Bean Stock ROMs + TWRP 2.8.2a on a Wiko Rainbow

I recently got myself a WiKo Rainbow and ofc wanted it to be up to date. Unfortunatly Lollipop 5.x for the Wiko Rainbow is not in sight for now. The most interesting ROM is a CM11 port of KitKat 4.4.4 for the Wiko Rainbow. It still has bugs and is still some steps from getting usable on a daily base. The latest stock version (4.4.2) has some minor bugs (imho) too and is flawed by design. The battery stats are very inaccurate (sometimes they drop from 25 to 0 in one minutes) and other users complain about WiFi issues or less good mobile connections. Your choice. Its also stable but I for now prefer the 4.2.2 Jelly Bean on my Wiko Rainbow.

I thought about sharing how I did it from the scratch. After a loooooooooot of bad tryes. Here is how it went. All in all its pretty easy...:

The following article explains:

- Prepare the Wiko Rainbow for rooting (USB-Debugging, Unknown sources,...)
- Install the latest official Wiko KitKat 4.4.2 or Jellly Bean 4.2.2 Stock Rom
- Root the Wiko Rainbow Jelly Bean (JB) 4.2.2 via APK (Easy going!)
- Root Wiko Rainbow KitKat (KK) 4.4.2 via KingO Root (Also easy!)
- Implement an recovery for further ROMs or other uses


Sonntag, 23. Februar 2014

Mittwoch, 19. Februar 2014

#7 How to record the screen of an Android Device (KitKat 4.4 included)

Have you ever wanted to show something that was going on on your screen to someone else? But then you realized that a single picture wouldn't be enough to explain the point? That might be the moment when you start looking for apps on the Play Market and start to read about screen recording on the web.

Unfortunatly you might come the same conclusion that most others who did reserach came to: There is only one tool that is known to fullfill this job: Screencast. All other apps I tested (and apparently others too) were insufficent (screenrecorder,... eG). Low frame rates, bad quality and other annoying "features". Unfortunatly Screencast only works on NON-TEGRA devices (even though there are workarounds - maybe the new GLTools might help too). How ever. Since KitKat 4.4 Android has a build in screen caputring API (to read about on AndroidCentral). There are some ways how to take advantage of this new feature. But as far as I saw it, it's for now a stock feature for Nexus eG that is broken on most ROMs. But you could give it a try...

Sonntag, 16. Februar 2014

#6 Basic Wisdom on and How to install apps via Terminal Emulator

It's not uncommon that developers cut the last bit of bloatware and scamsoft out of theire ROMs to ensure maximum stability and smoothness - but they also just want to save pure space. The calculation is easy: As less useless data that annoyes the system is there as more performance you gain (usually).

Some developers are kinda overdoing in their love for slicking. They just cut out (and don't provide an alternative) any kind of (root)filemanager. This can make it hard for the common user to install his apps after a clean installation of a ROM. As far as I have seen, most developers provide some kind of Terminal Emulator. In the following I shall show you how to make use of it and install your apps via bash in terminal.