How to mute the microphone in Android

Do you want to mute the microphone during a phone call or when recording/broadcasting video? Install this:
Mute Mic

Como fazer root a um tablet Glow 9.7

Recemente comprei um tablet Glow 9.7 (à venda na FNAC) e, depois de uma pequena investigação, descobri como “fazer root”.

Com base nas instruções do Project Grey, o processo é o seguinte:

    1. Sacar este ficheiro. (“Onda Allwinner A31 root v1_0.zip”)
    2. Copia-lo para o tablet, via USB ou qualquer outro método, para a directoria raiz:

SD card root

  1. Executar a aplicação de update, disponivel na secção “Settings”.
  2. Escolher local update e escolher o ficheiro .zip. Depois, é só reiniciar a máquina.

Actualização a 05/02/2014:

Actualização a 24/02/2014:

Actualização 29/09/2016:
Entretanto, parece que puseram uma pagina simpática com a explicação de como actualizar para a ultima versão “oficial” (Android 4.4). E depois disso, é muito fácil fazer root com o King Root. E pronto.

Android

I’m now on my second Android phone (Samsung Galaxy Gio), which actually has a slower chip than the last one (Sony Ericsson Xperia X10). Nevertheless, the “experience” is much better: it doesn’t crash, it’s fluid, etc. This just leads me to believe that Samsung has it and Sony Ericsson, now just Sony, doesn’t.

Anyway, the perfect smartphone for me would have the following characteristics:

  • Android (with the latest version and at least upgradable in the near future) (and root able)
  • Dual SIM (at least one of them with 3G connectivity)
  • front and rear camera (with the last having at least 5MP)
  • LED flash
  • decent screen size (at least 3.5in, but smaller than 4.8 in)
  • At least 512MB of RAM and 1GB internal storage, but the more the merrier.
  • The best CPU possible! 😀

The chinese phones are the ones best positioned for this, and I’ll probably get one next year. Why next year and not now? Only now they are starting to ship phones with dual core chips and, with more time, they’ll get Android 4.1 working decently. Also, the prices will fall due to all the competing manufacturers! These guys look like they are on the right path.