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How to Flash the Galaxy S4 to Verizon Prepaid Step by Step (Tutorial)” on YouTube


How to Unbrick Hard Bricked Samsung Galaxy S4 ATT I337 SGH-I337 Jtag Service Riff Box” on YouTube

Ever wonder how to Unbrick a Galaxy s4?

This video shows you how.


Galaxy Note 8.0 N5100 vs the LG Optimus G Pro, Tablet vs Phablet” on YouTube

We cover the LG Optimus G Pro vs the Galaxy Note 8.0
Which device is the better phone?
Find out here.


How to Root all versions of the galaxy note 8.0 and install recovery.

The Galaxy Note 8.0 is a tablet device from Samsung that was released to combat Apple’s iPad Mini. It has been out now for a couple of months and has been successful in getting itself popular among tablet users. If you have recently got hold of this beautiful tablet with 8″ screen and nice specificationsand want to root it so that you can further enhance its utility, we bring you a very handy and detailed tutorial on rooting the Galaxy Note 8.0.Besides rooting the Note 8.0, we’ll also guide you to install the ClockworkMod recovery on your device. With CWM recovery present on your Note, you can install a custom mod or ROM very easily and thus you will be able to enjoy ROMs with added functionality, less bugs, better battery life and new look.In the present guide, you’ll find all required resources and steps need to root and install CWM recovery on all models or variants of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0:Galaxy Note 8.0 GT-N5100 (3G+WiFi)Galaxy Note 8.0 GT-N5110 (WiFi)Galaxy Note 8.0 GT-N5120 (LTE)If you are in a fix as to whether or not you should root your Note 8.0 or not, do not forget to read the following article that might help you decide the right path:To Root, or not to Root, that’s the Question!


Please note that the procedure given below has been tested successfully but it is considered risky and if it is not performed carefully might soft brick your Galaxy Note 8.0. Think twice before crossing this line. Remember, you have been warned! The developers of CF-Root, CWM packages or we at TKTechNews will not be held responsible for any issues.

Preparations to be Made:

So if you have made up you mind to go with rooting, here are a few tools that you need to gather together and preparations that must be complied with before proceeding.
Download Odin3 1.85 for installing the CF-Root package: Odin3_v1.85.ZipDownload Odin3 tool for installing the CWM packages: 
Odin3-V3.07.ZipDownload CF-Auto Root depending on your device model. You can check the model of your Note 8.0 from Settings> About.
Download the appropriate ClockworkMod recovery file for your device model:Recovery-Cwmtouch- and install either Samsung USB Drivers or Kies on your PC. If you already have any of them, skip this step: Download HereTurn on USB Debugging on your device from Settings> Developer Options.Next, charge your Galaxy Note 8.0 to ensure more than 60% battery life.

Rooting Galaxy Note 8.0 Using Odin:

Unzip the CF-Auto-Root zip package. Inside the extracted folder, you’ll see a file with .tar.md5 extension which will look like this: CF-Auto-Root-kona3g-kona3gxx-gtn5100.tar.md5Also unzip the zips with Odin3 1.85 to your desktop.Turn off your Galaxy Note 8.0 and boot it into Download Mode: press and hold the Volume Up + Power buttons at the same time for 2-3 seconds till you see a warning screen with a yellow triangle, asking you to press Volume Up button. Press it to enter Download mode.Now launch Odin and connect the device to PC using USB cable. Wait till theID:COM port at Odin turns Yellow.Do not touch anything on Odin and directly click the PDA button and select the file with .tar.md5 extension. In my case, I have selected CF-Auto-Root-kona3g-kona3gxx-gtn5100.tar.md5

Then click the Start button and wait till the rooting package is installed on your Galaxy Note 8.0. It’ll take just a few seconds.When the installation finishes, you will see PASS! message on Odin and your device will reboot automatically. It will take a while to boot up normally.Your Galaxy Note 8.0 has been rooted now. To confirm it open the app drawer and look for a new app called “SuperSU” there. If you wish to verify root access on your device, you can download the Root Checker app from Google Play.Download @Google PlayRoot CheckerDeveloper: joeykrimPrice: Free

Installing CWM Recovery on Galaxy Note 8.0:

If you also wish to install the ClockworkMod Recovery on your device, you can install it via Odin using the same steps as given above. Just do the following steps:Put the device in Download Mode again.Launch Odin3 3.07 and connect device to the computer.Click on PDA button and select the CWM recovery file with .tar extension you downloaded above.Finally, click the Start button.When you see the PASS! message and device reboots, disconnect the cable.When the device boots up, it will also have CWM Recovery installed on it. Now are now entitled to enjoy custom ROMs, mods and app that require root access to installed. Enjoy!
See the full tutorial video on our YouTube channel.



We talk about and review the Sony SMARTWATCH ONE year later. How does it stack up to the likes of the pebble and others, find out.



We put the nexus 7 up against the Galaxy Tab 3 7.0

How do they stack up?
Watch the video and tell us who you think the winner is.


If you haven’t backed the HOT Watch yet do it now!

Check out @PrePaidNerds’s Tweet:

If you haven’t yet backed HOT Watch get on board today. A project build for the everyday tech person. Take calls right from your hand. No phone in hand required.


Galaxy Note II with snapdragon 600 chip? Yes its true.


China Mobile, the world’s largest operator, just announced a device called the GT-N7108D on Weibo (the Chinese version of Twitter), and yes, it uses the new Snapdragon. Why would Samsung make this variant? Because it’ll be able to support the operator’s complicated network, which right now uses TD-SCDMA, W-CDMA, TDD-LTE, and FDD-LTE.

Not to worry the galaxy note III is slated to come with a snapdragon 800 processor for our u.s. readers, just sit tight


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