Controllerism with your nanoPAD2

Love Ean Golden performing on his Midi Fighter, now you too can achieve the same magic on your nanoPAD2. Check out the layout and download the classic Midi Fighter mappings for your nanoPAD2 for free.

How to use Amazon Appstore Outside US

Following post talks about how anyone in the world can access and download apps from Amazon’s recently launched App Store. 100% working no catch.

Got android? Now access VEVO outside US

This post presents a simple way to access Vevo on your Android device and that too without rooting, using proxy servers or VPN's.

Bypass Trial Version Limitations using Sandboxie

This post shows how to use a free tool called 'Sanboxie' for bypassing time bound trial version software limitations.

Installing/Using Applications without administrator rights

Learn multiple ways using which you can use your favorite applications (without installing!) without Administrator privileges.

December 16, 2010

Download Android Apps from other markets in eight steps

After reading my earlier post How to download Android Apps, which are not available in your country, many users commented that this method is not working anymore, so here is an extension to that post describing how to still download apps which are not available in your country or android market.
UPDATE: Please read Other Market Apps on your Android Phone for a work around which really works.
Okay so to make it available again, follow the below mentioned steps:
STEP ONE: visit http://www.appbrain.com/ and use your Google ID and username to sign in with Appbrain.

STEP TWO: Go to Android Market and Download and install ‘Appbrain App Market’ and ‘Fast Web Installer’.

STEP THREE: After installation of Appbrain open it up and sign in with your credentials. Go to "Manage my apps" and click the "Sync with AppBrain" button.

STEP FOUR: Go to Phone Settings > Applications >Manage Applications and Click on Market


STEP FIVE: Now you can see two buttons Uninstall Updates and Clear Cache. Click on these buttons which will uninstall Android Market Update and restore your Default version of Android. Don’t worry, you will not be glued with the Older Market version forever, Android Market runs an update service and will update the market after some time.
STEP SIX: Now open Fast Installer from your programs. It will give you some information about the app with a Continue button at Bottom. Hit the Continue button; accept the Access Request by clicking Allow button and wait for 30sec or so. This will update your phone to accept applications directly from Appbrain.

STEP SEVEN: Open AppBrain App and go to preferences and Select Enable Fast Web Install
STEP EIGHT: All Done, Now visit http://www.appbrain.com/ Find the app you want to install, and click the big blue "Install" button on any app page and the download should immediately start on your phone.

Please leave comments if this worked for you, also add your cell model and Android Platform info. This will really help others who read this! Thanks!

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December 01, 2010

Answers to your questions

 Here are some questions I have been answering!
Q: From M / Bangkok, Thailand
Can a nokia 5230 block an SMS or MMS from a contact?
AllAbtEvrythng: Yes! Download smsBlocker from OVI store its free app for blocking SMS and for calls download Advanced Call Manager, it’s free too! Thanks

Q: Form 20 / M / Scranton, US
What's the best free Digital Audio Workstation?
AllAbtEvrythng: Its Audacity for sure! http://audacity.sourceforge.net/ also check out other options available at http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/25-free-digital-audio-editors/

October 21, 2010

Flash player installation without administrator in 3 easy steps

This post shows how you can install latest flash player 10.1.85.3 plug-in for your Firefox without administrator rights in three easy steps.
UPDATE: From now on you can always find the latest version of Flash Player at Latest Flash Player for Firefox without Administrator Rights! Like us on Facebook for getting our exclusive Fan only content and keeping up with similar tricks!
Just click on the image below to download latest flash player!


You can also Visit http://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/ to check the version number.
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October 07, 2010

How to download Android Apps, which are not available in your country

(Update: Please read Download Android Apps from other markets in 8 Steps if this method does not work for you)
While surfing the internet you may have seen some great apps for Android, but when you try to access them by searching Android Market or by scanning their barcode all you get is ‘The requested item could not be found’, and you feel so marginalized! Because the app you want to download is available on Android Market only in some limited countries. This post talks about how you can download apps that are not available for your country and how to download apps that are not available for your Android OS version.
Please note that using the method described here you may get to download and install the apps but they may or may not work depending upon your phone model. Using this method I successfully installed and used Angry Birds (not available for Android 2.1), Nook, Napster, and Survivor Nicaragua (all of these are not available outside US) on my Android 2.1. So without further ado I bring to you the actual method for achieving this.
STEP ONE: visit http://www.appbrain.com/ and use your Google ID and username to sign in with Appbrain.
STEP TWO: Go to Android Market and Download and install ‘Appbrain App Market’ and ‘Fast Web Installer’.
Appbrain App MarketQR code Fast Web Installer QR code
STEP THREE: After installation of Appbrain open it up and sign in with your credentials. Go to "Manage my apps" and click the "Sync with AppBrain" button.
STEP FOUR: Now open Fast Installer from your programs. It will give you some information about the app with a Continue button at Bottom. Hit the Continue button; accept the Access Request by clicking Allow button and wait for 30sec or so. This will update your phone to accept applications directly from Appbrain.
Fast Web InstallerAllow Access Fast Web Installer Enabled
STEP 5: Now visit http://www.appbrain.com/ Find the app you want to install, and click the big blue "Install" button on any app page and the download should immediately start on your phone.
It’s so easy and fun; I almost stopped using Android Market on my device and now prefer this method to install all the apps I want.
This method also works if you have an Android 2.1 or earlier version device and want to install apps that are not available for your version. For example Angry Birds (Beta) is only available for Froyo, I installed it using the above method on my Android 2.1 device and it worked fine. But when I tried some other apps like updated Gmail app it didn’t (because some might require additional settings which are not available on earlier operating system versions).
So here is the list of apps that installed fine on my Android 2.1 in India and worked as described on there App page:
  • Angry Birds (beta)
  • Nook
  • Napster
  • Survivor Nicaragua
Please do mention in the comments which apps worked for you!
(Update: Please read Download Android Apps from other markets in 8 Steps if this method does not work for you)

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August 30, 2010

Gmail Call features outside US without Admin rights

This post shows how users can use Gmail Call features from anywhere in the world for free and that too without administrator rights.

As soon as I finished my last post about Using Gmail call features Outside US, I was wondering how someone without the admin access to the machine could use the calling features. After doing little research and some trial and error methods I finally found something! So this post is dedicated to all the netizens who are using Gmail from their office, school or work, do not have admin rights on their machine, and are dying to experience Gmail call features outside US.
 Follow the steps below and use Gmail Call features (from UK, India, Australia, and everywhere else) without administrative privileges.
Get Gmail Free calls working
Step One: Go to http://ultrasurf.us/index.html and download UltraSurf . It’s a zip package around 1.30 MB.

Step Two: Uzip it! And Run! You’ll then see following window. Plus the big lock icon near to taskbar. Also your Internet Explorer also runs automatically and Ultrareach search page opens up.


UPDATE Step Three: When a new update is available and you run ultrasurf, you will get another window pop up asking that an update is available to Ulterasurf software, do you want to download the latest version? Just Select NO and that window will disappear. We are asking you to say no to it because some users reported that there is a virus problem in the latest version.  You can update to the latest version, they corrected the issue and now its working again without any problem.

Enjoy your free calling! Leave comments if this works for you or if you want to share anything else.
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August 27, 2010

Call phones from Gmail Outside US Video

Working video for steps given at http://abtevrythng.blogspot.com/2010/08/how-to-use-gmail-call-features-outside.html



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How to use Gmail Call features outside US

Use Gmail Call features from anywhere in the world and call your friends or family in US and Canada for free.
This post shows how users can use Gmail Call features from anywhere in the world to call US and Canada for free.
UPDATE: For faster and better access free gmail call features read our new article Gmail call features without admin rights
UPDATE: We now have a far better solution for achieving this check out our latest posts Free VPN service and client for Windows and Free VPN service and client for Macs.

First of all thanks to Google for releasing such a wonderful service. I was so excited when I read about calling phones from Gmail, but when I reached towards the end of the article I came to know that sadly that service was only available in US and Canada. So as usual I decided to look for some other options using which I can experience what it feels like to call from Gmail for free. After doing little research I found the solution. Please go through the below mentioned steps and access Gmail call functionality from anywhere in the world. Yes! I am already using it to call my friends in US and Canada!
STEPS for using Gmail Call features (from UK, India, Australia, and everywhere else)
For doing this without admin right visit Using gmail call features without Admin Rights
1. Go to http://hotspotshield.com/ and Click on the download button.
Hotspot Shield Download
2. A save file download box will open up. Click on Save button.
Download HotspotShield
3. After it gets downloaded, launch this file by double clicking on it. Since it is the original setup downloaded it asks you where to download the setup files. Browse to change the default location then click on download to proceed.
Click Download
4. Download manager window will pop up showing the progress.
Progress Window
5. After the download gets completed the setup will launch itself. Select language and Click Ok to continue.
Setup
6. Then you will get the main installation window, click Next to continue.
Keep on clicking Next
7. Keep on clicking next and you setup will finish eventually. Click Finish to complete.
Finish
8. As soon as you click Finish, you can notice the Hotspot Shield icon in your taskbar.
Trayicon Hotspotshield
9. Now your browser will be launched automatically, (in case it doesn’t do it manually). You will get the following. Also notice that little red icon now turned to green which means you are connected.
Hotspot Shield enabled
10. After this you will be redirected to some page, just close it and open Gmail site.
Gmail Call outside US
11. Notice the new graphic on the left. Sign in and you can then find the call button right below your status.
My Account with call button
12. Click on this button to start the call. A new window will pop up, just like your friendly chat window.
Gmail Call for free
13. Dial the number you want to, and enjoy your free calls to US and Canada.
14. Please leave comments if the above method works for you, so that when others come here looking for a solution get the idea that it does.
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August 26, 2010

Latest Flash Player 10.1.82.76 without Administrator rights Video

Check out the video for Installing latest Flash Player without Admin Rights

August 20, 2010

Latest Flash Player 10.1.82.76 without Administrator rights

Adobe's latest flash player that is version 10.1.82.76 is available for download. But it cannot be installed without admin credentials. Follow this post and install latest flash player on your machine, and that too without admin rights.
UPDATE: From now on you can always find the latest version of Flash Player at Latest Flash Player for Firefox without Administrator Rights! Like us on Facebook for getting our exclusive Fan only content and keeping up with similar tricks!

(Experience free call to US and Canada visit How to use Gmail Call features outside US) 
1. Download the FlashPlayer Plugin 10.1.82.76(Firefox) setup file.
2. Quit your Firefox.
3. Double click on file you just downloaded (FlashPlayer Plugin 10.1.82.76(Firefox)) to install flash player.
4. Visit http://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/ to check the version number.
Flash Player 10.1.82.76 running in Firefox

If you want to check out screen captures for the above process visit http://abtevrythng.blogspot.com/2010/06/install-latest-flash-player-101-on.html

Leave comments if this does not work for you. In case if this work (which I bet that it will) leave comments so that other users who come here for looking a solution get to know that this one works.
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August 13, 2010

New App idea! Looking for Android Developer

I am a Technology Consultant by profession and I am fascinated by Android. I have some creative Android App ideas but I am not so good at java so unable to make things work by myself.
That's why I am looking for a developer (Preferably from India) who can help me out with this thing. I cannot pay anything but just looking for someone who has the potential to develop Apps but still did not get any attention.

Why should you help me for free:
1. App's devloper section will have your name with me.
2. I guaranty that the App idea I have will be a hit.
3. There is no such application still in the Android Market.
4. You have got nothing to loose.

So if you have the zeal for developing android app and want to be famous (Yes, I believe my app idea is that good), Please leave a comment and we can then discuss things.

Thanks for reading!

July 30, 2010

Adding Blogger’s Official Sharing Buttons on the right side of posts

Just a small tweak I wanted to share. (Experience free call to US and Canada visit How to use Gmail Call features outside US) 
  1. Login to your Blogger Account
  2. Click on Design, the page elements page will open up. On this page under the blog posts section click on Edit Posts.Blogger Blog settings
  3. A New window will pop up. In this window scroll down to Show Share Buttons option and select the check box. This will enable the Share Buttons for your blog posts. Blogger Share buttons
  4. Click on the Save button to save the changes.
  5. Now click on Edit HTML option and select the check box labled Expand Widget Templets Edit html for blogger
  6. Now in the code section search for text “post-header-line-1”code
  7. And place following code just after that line
  8. Now you can preview the changes just made and save your template.

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July 28, 2010

Learn Android App Development with me! #1

I’ve been using Android phone from a long time (I Love it) and I feel that I have explored almost all the options configurations, settings, apps that it supports and does. But I still felt that something is missing, the Android Market still does not have the App that I really want on my mobile. So I thought of developing my own App that will have the functionality I want on my Android.

First I started finding good books on Android development and other tutorials on the internet and then something popped up in my mind “Why not share my learning on internet?” Maybe there are some people on the planet who feels the same like I do, who are not professional developers, who just want to gain knowledge about current trends. At that point I decided to share my learning and progress and now I invite you to share yours with me too.

Android Development I am novice and I just want to develop applications that I want to have on my Android. In this series I will be first exploring how and what of android development and will try to learn and share whatever I have learned in a consumable format. Everyone is welcome to be a part of this, you can be a novice just like me or a professional developer to help others and share your knowledge. Let us proceed with basics and installation.

FACT: None of the steps mentioned below requires administrator privileges which mean you can download, install, and run the following with your user account. (Thanks to Google for making it that easy and consumable)

#1 The Basics

Things to download before we start:

STEP1: Download the latest Android SDK from http://developer.android.com/sdk/index.html

STEP2: Download Eclipse IDE for Java Developers from http://www.eclipse.org/downloads/ (You can also download Eclipse Classic if you want)

STEP3: Download Java Development Kit (JDK) from http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/index.html (Please make sure you are downloading JDK and not JRE)

STEP3.5: Read the steps mentioned at http://developer.android.com/sdk/index.html#quickstart (just to get the idea)

Preparing the Environment: (How to get everything working and that too without administrator rights)

STEP4: Extract the Eclipse IDE to a folder of your choice. (Yes not installation required, just extract and you are done)

STEP5: Go to http://www.zjtechlive.com/try-android-2-2-froyo-on-pc-or-mac/ and follow the steps mentioned there till step number 5. (This will download the Android images and emulator).

STEP6: Install ADT Plug-in for Android by following steps mentioned at http://developer.android.com/sdk/eclipse-adt.html (Also visit http://www.xtensivearts.com/2009/07/03/episode-1-getting-started/ which features a video on how to achieve this)

That’s all what I did till yesterday. I’ll be learning more about development for android and will share it. Please post comments if any of the above mentioned things didn’t worked out or any other things on your mind. Thanks.

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July 19, 2010

Flash 10.1 Running on HTC Hero with Android 2.1

Wanna see latest flash player 10.1 running on Android 2.1, visit Droid-X-perience on your HTC Hero.

Yes it does work and not only for games, but for videos, music as well. If you still have doubts… please add a link of a website (in comments) you want me to show you working on my updated HTC Hero.

I am also working on creating a package for 2.1 Android users to upgrade their existing flash player to 10.1 (non root users) Please also add comments if you want to help me out with that.

June 23, 2010

Install Latest Flash Player 10.1 on Firefox without Admin Rights

UPDATE: From now on you can always find the latest version of Flash Player at Latest Flash Player for Firefox without Administrator Rights! Like us on Facebook for getting our exclusive Fan only content and keeping up with similar tricks!

Flash Player 10.1 (Release Candidate) is the latest Flash player version from Adobe. But it still requires administrator privileges to install it on your machine. So this post goes to all users like me who do not have administrator rights to install or update programs on their workstations in office or at school.

Follow the below mentioned steps to get this latest Flash Player on your machine and that too without needing administrative privileges.
(Please note that this is for Firefox only)
  1. Download the package I made Flash10.1 for Firefox (Click to download – download will open up in a separate window) (UPDATE: Visit http://abtevrythng.blogspot.com/2010/08/latest-flash-player-1018276-without.html to get the updated version 10.1.82.76)
  2. Quit Firefox! Yes that’s important otherwise you won’t be able to write/change files in its application directory.
  3. Double click to open the downloaded file ‘Flash10.1 for Firefox.exe’. It will open up a pop up notification. Click on Accept button to proceed.
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4. Click the Install button to start the installation.
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5. That’s it! Now you have the latest Flash Player for your Firefox.
6. You can check the version by going to Adobe’s website at Version Test for Adobe Flash Player
If you want to know more about how to install and use other applications on your workstation all without the need of administrator privileges please read my earlier blog post Using/Installing Applications without Administrator rights
Leave comments if it works for you this will help others who need and also leave comments if it does not work for you, which will help me to find out some other ways to make it work. :)
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June 21, 2010

HTC Hero India Update finally arrives

UPDATE: 2.1 update is finally available in INDIA!!!! Wow! check out HTC India Support webpage

UPDATE: For installing certificates on Android 2.1 visit Installing .cer certificate on your updated HTC Hero
UPDATE AGAIN: I have successfully update my HTC Hero Firmware. Follow these steps to get it now on your Hero too…

  1. Connect to a WiFi hotspot.
  2. Go to Settings > Date and Time and change the date to 10th July 2010 that is 07/10/10
  3. That’s it, wait for 15 –20 seconds or so… you will get a notification on your Home Screen that an Update is available, click on Download. This will download the First update that was made available (FOTA and YouTube one ~ 4.37MB)
  4. After the download gets completed you phone will restart, just remember to do not press any key when it does.(This will take around 5 minutes or so)
  5. After the phone restarts just wait for 15 – 20 seconds more and you will get another notification that Updates are available. This is the actual update to Android 2.1 with HTC Sense UI. (Around 80MB)
  6. Click on Download wait and relax. After it gets downloaded the phone will prompt you with install dialogue. Do you want to install this update? Don't wait this is it! Click on Install now.
  7. Your phone will restart and you will get your HTC Hero India GSM updated to Android 2.1

Please leave comments if this worked for you, so that other users also get their device updated.

UPDATE: For installing certificates on Android 2.1 visit Installing .cer certificate on your updated HTC Hero

I have been waiting for an Android 2.1 update since its official release by Sprint. The HTC Hero Android 2.1 Update is finally on its way now.

When I opened the HTC India Support webpage today I saw following:

HTC Hero Android 2.1 Update India GSM

To my surprise, there is an update available which is Firmware over-the-air (FOTA) client update & YouTube player Update. I was surprised to see this, because it was the same case when the Android 2.1 update for HTC Hero was released in Europe some days back.

However I didn't yet received any notification on my hero as mentioned in the notice, but I am eagerly waiting for it.

Please add comments if you got any notifications or updates on your HTC Hero India GSM cell.

June 04, 2010

Visitor activity increased on my blog!

I didn't know that people really wanted to solve the certificate problems related to Android. The moment I wrote an article on ‘Certificates on Android’ visitor activity on my blog really increased a lot. Take a look below and see for yourself.

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I wrote that Article on 1st June 2010, I did not know that so many users wanted  a help related to this topic otherwise I must have shared this idea earlier. Well! Its better late than never.

Below is the list of my TOP FIVE articles with most hits:

  1. Adding Certificates on your Android (http://abtevrythng.blogspot.com/2010/06/adding-cer-certificates-on-your-android.html)
  2. Bypass Trial version limitations (http://abtevrythng.blogspot.com/2009/05/using-sandboxie-to-bypass-trial-version.html)
  3. Installing Applications without administrator privileges (http://abtevrythng.blogspot.com/2009/08/using-installing-applications-without.html)
  4. Google’s Chrome OS VHD (http://abtevrythng.blogspot.com/2009/12/google-chrome-os-vhd.html)
  5. Installing Flash player plug-in without Administrator privileges (http://abtevrythng.blogspot.com/2009/09/installing-flash-player-plug-in-for.html)

June 01, 2010

Adding .cer certificates on your Android Phone

Wow, what a title! Well actually that's not possible. The only reason I used this title is - in this tutorial we will be using .cer certificate and will be converting it to .pfx certificate which will then be used on our phone.
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I have gone through a lot of pages saying that certificates problem with Android OS, how to use WPA2 Enterprise secured network on Android, how to add .cer files to android and many more. I have found solutions to some problems somewhere on the internet, but didn't found all the related information at a single place. So I thought of writing this blog entry dedicated to adding certificates for WPA2 Enterprise secured network.
Please note that I have a HTC Hero (GSM) which is having Android OS 1.5 (Yes I resisted myself from rooting it with 2.1, but the official update is coming soon). I will update this entry when I’ll get my hands on Android 2.1
UPDATE: For installing certificates on Android 2.1 visit Installing .cer certificate on your updated HTC Hero

I. Download the certificates

First step is to download the certificates on your PC/Laptop. You can do this by going to the certificate authority site and requesting a new certificate. (If enterprises are having WPA2 enterprise security, they must be using one). Proceed to the next steps after you get the .cer certificate from your certificate authority.

II. Converting certificates extension

Since Android is Linux based operating system it does not understand the .cer extension.
The CER file type is primarily associated with 'Internet Security Certificate File'. In cryptography, a public key certificate (or identity certificate) is a certificate which uses a digital signature to bind together a public key with an identity.
In android .pfx certificates are needed in order to connect to WAP2 Enterprise secure network.
PFX that is Personal Information Exchange File In cryptography, a public key certificate (or identity certificate) is a certificate which uses a digital signature to bind together a public key with an identity. The certificate can be used to verify that a public key belongs to an individual. This is a PKCS #12 file.
So in order to make our certificates work on android we need to convert them to .pfx format.
Follow these steps to convert .cer certificate (you just downloaded and installed) to .pfx
1. On your machine, click Start button and click RunRun
2. In Run dialogue box enter the text “certmgr.msc” and click on OK to open certificate management console.certmgr.msc
3. In the Certificate management console, on the left side you can see list of various folders. Expand the Personal folder and click on the Certificates folder. This will show list of your personal certificates on the right hand side of the console window.Certificate Management Console
4. Now right click on the certificate which you want to export, a menu will pop up. In this menu move your mouse pointer to All Task options, a new sub menu will open up. In this sub menu click on Export… option.Export certificate
5. Certificate Export wizard window will open up. Read the details and click Next to continue.Certificate Export Wizard
6. On the next screen of the wizard, select Yes, export the private key option and click Next to proceed.Export private Key
7. On the next screen select the export option in which you want to export the certificate. In this step select the option Personal Information Exchange and then checkmark Include all certificates in the certification path if possible. Click Next.
Export in .pfx
8. Since we are about to export the private keys as well, system asks for a password. In this window enter the same password which you use to connect to the enterprise network. And click Next.Enterprise password
9. “Save As” dialogue box will open up. Select the location to which you want to export the certificate and hit Save.
Save certificate
10. A file Export window will show the export path, click Next to continue.Save
11. A final summary window will show the certificate export details. Click Finish to export certificate and end this wizard.
Export Summary
12. If the export is successful you will get a dialogue box saying that the export was successful. Just hit OK to close this dialogue box.
Finish
13. Finally you get the certificate exported as .pfx which is now ready to be moved on your Android.
I got the pfx
14. Follow next steps to add this certificate to your Android.

III. Adding these on your Android Device


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In order to get connected to the network we first need to install this certificate to our Android device. Follow the below mentioned procedure to install the certificates.
1. Copy the certificate we just exported (which is in .pfx format) and put it onto root of your SD card of your device.
2. Now, on you device open settings then go to Wireless controls -> Wi-Fi Settings. Press Menu button and click on Advanced. A new menu will open. In this click Security Certificates.
If no certificates are yet installed on your device you will see an empty screen!
3. Now click on Menu button and click on Add certificate option. Now you will be able to see the certificate you copied onto you card. Touch and hold the certificate you want to install. A dialogue box will appear with the option to add certificate. Click Add certificate.
4. Doing so will add the certificate to your device.
5. Wow, now you can see your certificate at "security certificates".
6. Now when you connect to your enterprise network, Android does not asks which certificate to use but uses one from the added certificates on your device. In order to connect to your enterprise network, just use your credentials and you’ll now be able to connect successfully.
This method really worked fine for me. If you have any problems, just leave your comments and I’ll try to address those as well.
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