Wednesday, August 21, 2013

How to Track your Health Insurance Claim online on ICICI Lombard Website

How to check Your Health Insurance Claim Status online in simple steps:

1) Visit  https://www.icicilombard.com/track-your-claim-status.html

2) You will find the following screen:


3) Select the card type which was provided by the company for your Health Insurance Policy.

4) You will be shown one more screen where you need to fill the details of your Claim Number or AL Number



5) You need to enter any 1 of the 2 fields in order to track your claim. Claim Number or AL Number.


6) And finally the Status/Details of the Claim will be shown on the Screen like below






Now file RTI online on rtionline.gov.in

Hey Friends now you don't have to stand in Long queue and wait long at government offices.
Now you can file a RTI in just few steps online.

Website: rtionline.gov.in

Launch on 21st August 2013 4 PM IST

Facility to file RTI Applications online to all central Ministries.

Features available

  • File RTI applications and First Appeals online to central Ministries.
  • Online Payment of RTI fee - Internet banking of SBI, Debit/Credit Cards of Master / Visa.
  • Reply is Sent online.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Find your Lost Android Phone in just few minutes using Android Device manager

Android Device Manager 
The feature, announced earlier this month, lets you easily find, ring, and even remotely reset your Android device from any phone, tablet, or computer.

Up till now, you'd have had to go out of your way to install (and sometimes pay for) a third-party utility in order to get such functionality. Now it's built right into Android, whether you realize it or not -- and it's always ready and available, with no added apps or running services required.

It took a little while for Android Device Manager to roll out to everyone, but so long as you're running the now-ancient Android 2.2 or higher, it's patiently waiting for you this very minute. In order to unlock its full potential, though, there's something you need to do.

It's easy: Just grab your phone or tablet, open up the app called Google Settings (look in your app drawer -- it's there), and select the option called Android Device Manager. Then make sure the boxes for both "Remotely locate this device" and "Allow factory reset" are checked. The first one should be activated by default, but the second -- the one that could really save your hide in a bind -- has to be enabled by hand.

Once you've got both those settings confirmed, you're all set. Just go to google.com/android/devicemanager from any mobile device or computer, and you'll see your phone pinpointed on a Google Map. You can ring it -- at full volume for a full five minutes -- or, in a worst-case scenario, perform a factory reset and wipe all your info right then and there.

If you have multiple Android devices connected to your account, clicking the small down arrow next to the first device's name will show you a list of every phone and tablet you've got. Just be sure to follow the steps we just discussed on each device -- right now -- so they're all fully activated and operational.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Android Rooting dictionary for beginners

Root - Acquiring ”root” is the process of gaining total control over your device. When you purchase your device, there are certain files and systems that you cannot access because they are blocked by the manufacturer. By aquiring root you gain access to these files, allowing you to modify, replace and even delete them. This allows you to take total control over how the software of your device looks and works.

Bootloader - Before you can root your device, you must unlock your bootloader. The bootloader is a line of code that is executed even before your Android operating system boots up. The bootloader’s code is specific for each make and model of the many Android devices. Bootloaders come “locked” because the device manufacturer doesn’t want you tinkering with the software that they worked so hard to optimize for that particular piece of hardware. Unlocking the bootloader allows you to tinker with the phone’s firmware, or even replace it with a custom firmware (aka: ROM). It is important to note that unlocking your bootloader will erase all data stored on your phone, essentially putting it back to a “factory reset” state, so you’ll want to save any pictures, music, or any other important files that are on your device.

Recovery - Once your bootloader is unlocked and you have rooted your device, you will need a custom recovery. A recovery is a piece of software that is called up separate from the actual Android operating system. Its purpose is to make changes to the Android OS at a core level, such as delete user data, apply updates and more. The stock recovery is limited in function, so if you are planning on modifying/hacking/rooting your phone, you will need to install a “Custom Recovery” such as Clockwork Mod Recovery. A custom recovery will allow you to make backups, restore them, wipe partitions, install custom software and more.

Backup / Nandroid - Once your custom recovery is installed, you will want to make a backup (also known as a Nandroid). A Nandroid is simply a complete and total backup of your phone. It will store all of your data, apps, settings, SMS messages, and more, basically allowing you to restore your phone to the exact state that it was in when you made the backup.

Wipe - Now that your backup is made, you don’t have to be afraid of making changes to your phone or losing data, since you can always restore it (just be sure to not delete the backup!). Now you can “wipe” your phone without worry. Wiping is deleting all the user data from your phone, essentially reseting it to its factory state. You can also wipe (ie: delete) other partitions of your phone like the cache partition. It is always recommended to wipe your phone before installing a custom ROM (we’ll get to that in a second). You can wipe your phone via the custom recovery you installed.

Flashing - Flashing is the process of installing some sort of software or code via your custom recovery.

Flashable ZIP - A flashable ZIP is the actual file that you install or “flash”  via the custom recovery to make changes to your phone’s software. It is a normal .zip file that contains the lines of code to modify your software. These Flashable ZIPs can be used to flash a ROM, Kernel, Radio, mod, and more, which we will define below.

ROM - A ROM is the main firmware or operating system that your phone runs. Just like Windows 7 runs on your PC, or Mac OSX runs on your Macbook, a ROM is the main software you interact with to use your phone. It includes all the system apps (messaging, email, phone), the launcher, the notification bar…everything really. Google’s Nexus line runs a “stock” Android ROM (meaning it’s unmodified) while manufacturers make significant changes to the look and feel of their ROMS before they ship them with your phone (for example: note the difference between the Samsung Galaxy S III’s software and the software on LG’s Nexus 4) . Code-savvy developers have taken the manufacturers’ code and created their own “Custom ROMs”. These ROMs can dramitically enhance the look and feel of your phone, and often add tons of useful features. Two very popular custom ROMs are CyanogenMod and MIUI. A ROM is made for a specific model phone and comes in a Flashable ZIP file that is installed (“flashed”) via your custom recovery.

Kernel - Unlike a ROM the Kernel does not alter the look and feel of your phone, but is a “deeper” line of code that rests beneath the surface, so to speak. It tells the software how to interact with the hardware. A custom kernel is a kernel that developers have added code to, in order to create all sorts of new options and abilities. They might add code to make the phone’s processor run at a higher speed, or make the battery draw less power when the phone is in “idle” mode. Kernels are like the soul of the software. They can be flashed in the custom recovery and the files are usually called Tar Images or Zimages.

Radio / Basebands / Modems - The radio / baseband / modem is a  firmware that allows your phone to connect to the wireless network. This firmware controls basic low-level functions of your phone like cell-network connectivity, Wi-Fi, and GPS. Oftentimes an updated radio / modem will help with signal strength issues, battery drain and more. The radio / modem firmware is specific to each device and carrier and is flashed via custom recovery.

Mod - A “mod” is simply a modification made to the phone’s software. This can include adding functionality or changing the visual layout of your phone, like moving the location of the clock to the center of the notification bar, or inverting the colors in the SMS app. Mods are usually Flashable Zip files that are flashed in the custom recovery.

Brick – A brick is when your phone won’t recover from a bad rooting/flashing process. Your device becomes unresponsive and unable to be restored…essentially making it a “brick” or a very expensive paperweight. Bricking your phone usually happens when you do not follow instructions carefully or if a device does not allow for root. Bricking your phone is a real possibility and risk in rooting and modding your phone, but it is very rare to occur, and most unlikely to occur if you simply follow the instructions.

Superuser (SU) – If you follow the instructions and root correctly, you will become a Superuser (SU), which means you become a complete and total admin of your device, allowing for most, if not all root permissions to be accessible.

Kang - A Kang is a ROM or mod that uses a significant portion of code created by another developer.

Overclock / Underclock - This means that you have installed a custom Kernel that has allowed you to speed up or slow down your phone’s processor speed. Most phones are clocked at a certain processor speed (ie: 2.4 MHz), but if you overclock it, you are allowing your process to push the limits by working at a higher speed. Overclocking will make your phone perform faster, but often comes at the expense of battery life. Underclocking does the exact opposite of overclocking. It makes your processor perform at a lower speed, slowing down perceived performance, but helps increase battery life.

Under Volt (UV) - Undervolting is a feature that is enabled in certain custom kernels. Undervolting lowers the amount of power your processor needs to perform at its normal level which, in theory, saves you battery life. The feature is known to cause issues in many phones.

APK - An APK is the file name for an Android application that can be installed on your phone. All apps downloaded from the Google Play store come as APK files. APKs can also be “sideloaded” by downloading them from outside of the Google Play store and placing on the phones internal or external memory. To install a sideloaded APK you need to enable that option in settings, then find the APK file on your phone and tap it to begin the installation process.

Odex / DeOdex - DeOdexing APKs is a way that developers optimize APKs (apps) to be compatible with different themes that themers have created. Please see this very good explanation on Odex / DeOdex that we wrote about previously.

Android SDK - Android SDK is a software development kit written by Google that enables developers to create applications for the Android platform. The Android SDK includes sample projects with source code, development tools, an emulator, and required libraries to build Android applications. In many cases, if you want to hack your phone, you will need to have the Android SDK installed on your computer.

ADB - ADB stands for Advance Debug Bridge which is a tool that comes in the Android SDK. ADB lets you modify your device (or device’s software) via a PC command line. ADB is mainly for developers to create and test their apps, but it can also be used by curious hackers (like you!) to access your phone from your computer and run some commands via your computer’s command prompt.

How to install theme's and kernel's onto your phone using CWM recovery

***Note: This guide assumes that you have already downloaded the proper theme or kernel files that correspond to your phone and/or ROM***

INSTALLING A THEME:

Step 1: Boot into clockwork recovery, the easiest way is to hold the power button down for the reboot menu and select boot into recovery (most ROM's have this option built into it) otherwise you'll need to google how to boot into recovery manually for your phone.

Step 2: Perform a backup of your current rom. To do this navigate to backup and restore and then select where you want it to backup to whether it be internal card or external card.

Step 3: After the backup is complete return to the main recovery screen and wipe cache then navigate to advanced and hit wipe dalvik cache.

Step 4: Its time to install the theme for this go to install from zip then pick where its located be it on the internal or external sd card and locate the theme zip file. Click on it, then select yes and let it install.

Step 5: Reboot your phone.

***Disclaimer: The use of this guide is of your own free will, any damage to your phone resulting from it is nobody's fault but your own***

INSTALLING A KERNEL:

Step 1: Boot into clockwork recovery, the easiest way is to hold the power button down for the reboot menu and select boot into recovery (most ROM's have this option built into it) otherwise you'll need to google how to boot into recovery manually for your phone.

Step 2: Perform a backup of your current rom. To do this navigate to backup and restore and then select where you want it to backup to whether it be internal card or external card.

Step 3: After the backup is complete return to the main recovery screen and wipe cache then navigate to advanced and hit wipe dalvik cache.

Step 4: Its time to install the kernel for this go to install from zip then pick where its located be it on the internal or external sd card and locate the kernel zip file. Click on it, then select yes and let it install.

Disclaimer: If you install a kernel that is not mean't for your phone or rom, bad things can and probably will happen. Always make sure that the kernel is for your phone, carrier, and rom.

Step 5: Repeat step number 3 *VERY IMPORTANT*

Step 6: Reboot your phone.

***Disclaimer: The use of this guide is of your own free will, any damage to your phone resulting from it is nobody's fault but your own***

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Update Samsung Galaxy S2 GT19100 to Official Jellybean 4.1.2 without rooting

Details:
Official Update for India Galaxy S2 GT19100 
BUILD NUMBER - I9100XWLST
Android Jelly Bean 4.1.2 
Release Date 22.04.2013

***The Auther of the Post does not take any responsibility if your phone gets bricked, damaged or any kind of data loss. Please take proper backup of your phone before following the process.

1. Upgrade to JB (4.1.2 Indian Version)
Download :
http://hotfile.com/dl/213467027/5113b7b/Samsung-Updates.com-GT-I9100-INU-I9100XWLST-1366616697.zip.html

Installation :
  1. Extract the tar.md5 from the above zip file if you download from the mirror.
  2. Turn off your phone.
  3. Make sure Samsung Kies program is not running on your computer at that time.
  4. If it is, just close Kies.
  5. Put your phone in download mode(Now press volume down key+ home key + power button together simultaneously for few seconds until you get haptic feedback from your phone i.e. until your phone vibrates to enter downloadmode. Now press volume up key to confirm that you want to proceed ahead when asked to do so on the screen.)
  6. Connect the phone to PC
  7. Download Odin V3 1.8 from here and Open Odin v3 1.8*  or   http://d-h.st/dFb   
  8. In ODIN program, you’ll see a box colored with com number indicated. In the log section of ODIN program, it’ll display Added message. This indicates that your phone is successfully detected by ODIN program.
  9. Click on PDA button and browse to the firmware extracted folder and select thefirmware file.
  10. Choose the tar.md5 in the pda section. Leave rest untouched.
  11. Flash.

Once it completes,

After completing everything, you’ll find that all your previous apps, messages, contacts are intact. Well, don’t be hopeful because you might face several problems like no network connectivity after flashing jelly bean firmware on Galaxy S Advance, or the UI screen very laggy, or excessive RAM usage, etc. To solve such issues and to experience speed Jellybean butter effect, you have to factory reset your phone.

So, Switch Off your phone.

Press Volume up key + Home button + power key together simultaneously to enter recovery mode.
Use volume up/down key to navigate through the options and power key to select/execute a particular option.
Select Wipe Cache here.
Now select Factory Reset.
Now Select Reboot.

Yippie you should be all set to go.

Disqus Error in Blogger for different browsers like Internet Explorer


If you are getting the below error in IE9/IE7/IE8 after configuring the Disqus in your blogger site


"This page is forcing your browser to use legacy mode, which is not compatible with Disqus. Please see our troubleshooting guide to get more information about this error."


Troubleshoot the error

This error occurring is due to IE7 emulation. Some websites force Internet Explorer to load emulating an older version of Internet Explorer. You can check by opening the development tools (Press F12) and checking the Document Mode.

If it says Internet Explorer 7 Standards, you can switch this to Internet Explorer 8/9 Standards to load Disqus properly. If you are a user of this webpage you can follow this


If you are the owner of this blog you can correct this issue.
The most common reason the page would load in IE7 standards is because of the EmulateIE7 meta tags. Look in your page source and find an HTML tag similar to this:

Click on Template->Edit HTML-> Edit Template-> Ctrl+F and Search for 'EmulateIE7' in the editor window. Following line will appear.

<meta content='IE=EmulateIE7' http-equiv='X-UA-Compatible'/>


Then open the development tool again (press F12) in your site and you can see the document mode changed in to IE9 standards. Now the Disqus will load properly.






Now see the Disqus will appear as follows.



Hope this helps !