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.

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