Mediatek Secure Boot DA file

The stone the builders neglected has become the cornerstone. That’s how best I can summarize the DA file crisis we now face. You’d probably not really noticed the Download-Agent section in your favorite Mediatek (MTK) flash tool but with the way things are going, its becoming a critical determinant of whether or not whatever you’re trying to Read more…


MXQ Pro 4K TV Box

When I got an SMS from Multichoice telling me that come August 1, they’ll be increasing subscription prices, I laughed. DSTV is a total rip-off as far as I’m concerned and now they want me to pay more? Subscribers on GOTV Max package will now pay 3,200 naira instead of the previous N3,800, while GOTV Plus, GOTV Read more…


Mediatek (MTK) DM_Verity

Between December last year / January this year to date, we’ve received a lot of positive feedback on our Auto TWRP porter & Auto Philz porter tools for Meditek (MTK). During the early stages of development, we did hit a brick wall with a number of devices; flashing the custom recovery caused a bootloop for some while Read more…


Tips to optimize performance and batttery life of Android Oreo Go Edition smartphones

What if I told you smartphones with more RAM & storage space aren’t necessarily what you need; rather, a good lesson on how to utilize what you’ve got? We’re humans after all, we always want more but how well do we manage what we’ve got? When Itel announced their partnership with Google to launch Android Oreo 8.1 Read more…


Mediatek-FRP-Bypass-file

Factory Reset Protection (FRP) has been one issue plaguing more Mediatek devices since Lollipop. We’ve dedicated a thread to bypassing FRP on Mediatek devices and it features several methods which are helpful in unique scenarios. One method however seems to be on the rise, flashing an frp.bin. While this method seems convenient, its not sustainable. In order Read more…


A few weeks before I purchased my DooPro P1 Pro, I dropped a guide on how to confirm that your network’s 4G SIM will work on your 4G enabled Android phone. It was aimed at helping others (like me) who were scouting for 4G LTE Android phones to pick only devices that would be compatible with their Read more…


How to extend inverter battery life

If you’re using an inverter set then I’m sure you’re already seeing its benefits. One challenge you’re probably already facing is your battery backup time not lasting as long as you would really like it to. Although I’d highlighted some tips to maximize your inverter setup in my previous post, this will focus on your battery. You Read more…


Android Engineer Mode & Secret Menu

Its Black Friday again and there’s -as usual- a lot of deals and buyer’s remorse in the air. For those of you who might be eyeing a 4G or 5G Android phone, you would want to read this first so you don’t end up being someone’s Father Christmas because you bought a 4G or 5G phone you Read more…


Google applications otherwise known as GAPPS are Google branded apps which often ship with Android phones. Some examples are: Gmail Google+ Youtube Chrome You’ll usually realize your Android phone doesn’t have Gapps by the absence of Google Play Store and Google Play Services. Why are Gapps missing on my Android phone? Most of the phones I’ve experienced Read more…


Prior to Itel drifting towards mid range with the introduction of the Itel S41, they were notorious for churning out entry level smartphones. While you might want to see entry level smartphones phased out – after all, who in God’s name still uses a 512MB RAM phone in 2017? – you need to realize that not everybody Read more…


How to maximize inverter make it last longer

An inverter set is one investment I would recommend to every techie. In my previous post on why every work-from-home techie should get an inverter set, I mentioned some advantages of using an inverter over a generator like; Savings on fuel cost Savings on constant generator maintenance & repairs No noise No dangerous exhaust fumes Power anytime Read more…


how to find the best black friday deals

Black Friday is around the corner again and many of us are eager to get great deals. You’ll be amazed to know that only a small fraction of us actually get good deals on Black Friday, why? 1. Not every item actually gets sold at a discount on Black Friday Contrary to what you might think, not Read more…


Importance of Build Number on Tecno, Infinix and Itel phones

If you own an Itel, Infinix, Tecno..infact any Android phone then you might want to pay a little more attention to one piece of information perching quietly on your phone; the Build Number. The Build Number can be located under Settings > About > Build Number of your phone. So what is this Build Number of a Read more…