Thursday, January 10, 2013
Having a cool android phone means you have access to lakhs of apps to install and use. Though choice is good it's difficult to find an app that works best on your device especially if your device is underpowered like Idea Blade.
So i present to you a list of apps that works great on Idea Blade and doesn't slow down your device.
A light weight launcher app to give your phone a new look
A great choice if you want a full blown browser.
A great twitter client, though ui could be better.
A great replacement for the default and slow gallery app.
A great video player
Neat app to download youtube videos
A great way to listen to your favourite artists for free
Best way to listen to thousands of radio stations
So what do you think please share your opinions in comments and add what's your favourite app on idea blade.
11:33 PM by Jerrin Francis · 2
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
The free version comes with two themes, we can select snow flakes speed and also an option to save battery. So try this one out and happy Christmas!
6:31 PM by Jerrin Francis · 0
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Can You install Ice cream Sandwich or even Jelly Bean on your Idea Blade?
You certainly can.
Will it Work?
Yes, but due to the limited memory of our Idea Blade, performance is not good.
What are the problems?
Even if you have swap(Enable Swap to get more free ram and better multitasking) enabled, the free memory is very limited and you can at most run one app. While your phone will look and feel becomes like a brand new one, its usability takes a hit.
Yes I understand which roms do you recommend?
I recommend you start with AOKP-CM9 Remix by Burstlam.
11:58 PM by Jerrin Francis · 1
Note:You need to root your phone(How To Root Idea Blade) and also backup your phone if you haven't(Back Up using Clockworkmod recovery)
Steps to install
- Install the app Chainfire3d
- Launch the app and install the driver(phone may restart).
- Go to OpenGL settings and try each settings one by one to know which one gives the best performance.
- Read a detailed decription by the developer here
5:37 AM by Jerrin Francis · 0
Saturday, October 13, 2012
This is where Darktremor Apps2SD comes in which effectively uses your mass storage for installing apps. For this i recommend a Class 4 or higher memory card with a size of 8gb or higher(Here is my post on some good memory cards Memory Cards for Idea Blade).
This method can be used for Stock Froyo rom and any Gingerbread custom roms.
Note:Backup your SDCard before this step
Note: You must root your phone How To Root Idea Blade
Step 1:The first step is to partition your sd card to create an EXT partition where the apps will be installed.
- Install ClockWorkMod recovery if you haven't here is my guide for that How to: Install ClockworkMod recovery .
- Now boot your phone into recovery by pressing volume key down and turning on the phone.
- Go to Advance partition SDCard and select ext3 size of 512MB or above. Put swap size as zero.
- Download darktremor Apps2sd
- move to your sdcard.
- boot into recovery
- now press install zip form sd card and select the file
9:49 PM by Jerrin Francis · 0
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Updating your phone to gingerbread not only keeps it upto date, but also some newer apps requires Gingerbread or above.
To update you must rely on custom roms. I have written a detailed guide to how to install custom roms and which one i recommend.
How To Install Custom Roms for Idea Blade
If you have any doubts just ask via comments.
6:19 AM by Jerrin Francis · 0
Friday, September 14, 2012
Swap is a great solution for devices by using your SD Card to extend the size of your RAM.
Please Note: Use of Swap can decrease the life of your SD Card
You must root your phone(How To Root Idea Blade) If you have swap enabled the OS will try to move the inactive apps to Swap partition instead of killing it. This can almost double your free memory and multitasking experience becomes far better.
To enable swap there are two ways
- Create a Swap partition if your Custom Rom supports it or
- Use Swapper 2
Warning this method wipes your memory card clean, please remember to backup
- Go to clockworkmod recovery,
- select advanced partiton sdcard
- next select ext3 size as 0(this option is to allow apps to be directly installed into memory card using App2sd.)
- next swap size set it at 128MB.
- You are all set
- Install Swapper 2
- create swap file
- enable swap
11:30 PM by Jerrin Francis · 0