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Root Motorola Moto G3 on Marshmallow

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Recently Moto g got the Marshmallow update and I was getting multiple requests on how to root the phone on Android 6.0 marshmallow. So today I will tell you the complete procedure of Root Motorola Moto G3 on Marshmallow. This will also include Unlocking Bootloader on moto G3 Marshmallow.

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This method will also work for phones which are not updated to Marshmallow, just a file change which is mentioned below 🙂

Root Motorola Moto G3 on Marshmallow

So first you need to unlock your bootloader, Now the process may sound like rocket science but it actually isn’t and the pain is just for once and you will never have to do it again.

Check out our Review of Motorola Moto G 3rd Gen

Unlock bootloader on moto G3

Tools

Please Note, I or Technokick does not take any responsibility of you Android device. Even though this method is tested and it works, still it may not work for everyone.

Procedure

  1. Backup all your data.
  2. Switch off the Moto G 3rd Gen.
  3. Now Hold the power button and the volume down button at the same time for a few seconds till you see a black screen like in the image below.

    Root Motorola Moto G3 on Marshmallow
  4. Now plug your Moto G3 to your PC
  5. Open Mfastboot Folder. Now in the window hold the shift key and right-click. Now navigate to Open Command Window Right here. Click it.

    Root Motorola Moto G3 on Marshmallow window
  6. Now in the command prompt window, paste the code you see below and press enter.
    fastboot oem get_unlock_data
  7. You will see a bunch of text in the next line, right click and copy it.
    Root Motorola Moto G3 on Marshmallow cmd
  8. Now go to the Motorola Site. Create an ID or login.
  9. Paste the text you copied at first place and click Can this phone be Unlocked
    Root Motorola Moto G3 on Marshmallow Moto
  10. Now click on Request Unlock code, In just a few minutes you should get a mail with a similar code like before. Copy it.
  11. Now go back to the command prompt window.
  12. Write the text given below
    fastboot OEM unlock
  13. Now press Space and paste the code you copied from the mail you got. Press Enter
    Root Motorola Moto G3 on Marshmallow
  14. Voila! You have just unlocked the bootloader of your device! Scroll down to know how you can root your device.

Root Moto G3

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Procedure

  1. Copy SuperSU zip to your Internal memory on Moto G3.
  2. Switch off your phone and boot into your bootloader mode by simply pressing the power and volume-down button at the same time.(Same way you did for unlocking the bootloader)
  3. Connect the phone with your PC.
  4. Rename the TWRP file you downloaded to “recovery.img”
  5. Now you will find  folder, named “mFastBoot“, copy the TWRP file that is recovery.img there.
  6. Now navigate to mFastboot folder on your PC which you downloaded earlier.
  7. Right click while holding shift key and click on “Open Command window here”.
  8. Paste this code in the command prompt and press enter.
    fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
  9. Now you can remove the phone from PC.
  10. Now select recovery in the bootloader.
  11. Select ” Install from SD card”
  12. Now browse the superSu zip you added in the internal memory(Step 1)
  13. Select Yes to install it.
  14. Now let it install. Once installed, Quit the bootloader by pressing Restart.
  15. Congrats, You have successfully Rooted you Moto G3 on Marshmallow!

Source – Motorola Forum

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E-Sim is the way to go!

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I was just going through my email and found an email from a certain brand claiming that their phone is superior in Dual Sim technology, So I quickly opened it to see what new have they done, well all it was trying to say was that E-Sim is not supported by every telecom company and our phones uses conventional technology so we are better than apple. That got me thinking, I researched a bit and tried to look into all the carriers that support E-Sim. So here is my conclusion on E-Sim and if it is better than the conventional way.

E-Sims, Are they any Good?

Availability

So when we look at the list of carriers, almost all major US carriers support E-Sim. A few in Europe and a handful in India, namely Airtel and JIo. This state is right now when the new phones are not in the market, Once they get in, I expect more number of Companies getting into this boat. So what this means is that the chances are your carrier will provide E-Sim, If not now, then they will very soon.

Functionality

To switch a sim from One phone to another is very simple, all you need is a small pin to open the bracket, take the sim and transfer it to the other one. For E-Sim, If your phone to say is non-functional, You will need to go to the nearest store of your carrier and get a sim or register a new E-Sim for your new phone. Well, this is not as easy as the previous one and for me, I like to change my phones very often.

Benefits?

A nano sim may seem pretty small but is very big compared to the internals of a phone, I recently disassembled a OnePlus 3 and got to know just how much space both the sims take, So having an E-Sim will definitely save that space and for that space, you can get upto 20% more battery.

Verdict!

It will take another year or so before the E Sims become less of a hassle but it is the future and the ideal way to go. It creates a lot more possibilities and No Doubt E-Sims will take over and Now as Apple has done it, more and more companies will try to do so as well.

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How to – Root Moto G5s Plus without PC

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Moto G5S plus is an awesome device with some great features and awesome design. The software of the phone is also very fluid and smooth. The software is so simple that you might miss features you get on other phones say Redmi Note 4. So to get the best out of your Android phone here is a tutorial on how to root your Moto g5s Plus without PC or in other words Root Moto G5s Plus.

Attention – Before continuing with this tutorial, it is required to unlock your bootloader. To do so, you have to follow this tutorial here.
Note – The method without PC does not seem to work currently, We would be adding the rooting tutorial without PC soon

This tutorial only works for the phones with Nougat installed, once Oreo comes, we will make a tutorial on how to root with Orreo as well.

Downloads for Root Moto G5s Plus-

ADB folder- https://bit.ly/latestadb
Magisk Zip file- https://forum.xda-developers.com/apps…
Magisk Manager app- https://goo.gl/GkKcgb
TWRP recovery- https://forum.xda-developers.com/moto…

Root Moto G5s Plus without PC

Step 1 – Go to settings, about and tap the build number repeatdy for 6-7 times. After doing this, you will get a message saying you are a developer.

Step 2 – Now go back to settings and just above about us, you will see Developer options. Go to developer options and toggle on USB debugging.

Step 3 – Switch Off the device.

Also, Read – Logitech X50 Portable Bluetooth Speaker Review!

Step 4- Once switched off, Turn on the device by holding the power button and the volume down button at the same time. Now you will go into fast boot mode.  Connect your USB cable to the phone and the other end in the PC.

Step 5 – Now download all the files mentioned above except the App. Now extract the folder named platform-tools-latest-windows to any folder on your PC.

Step 6 – Now rename the twrp file to technokick.img

Step 7 – Now copy the other two files, that is the Maicisk file and the technokick file to the extracted folder.

Step 8 – Now in the folder, Press shift and press right click on your mouse. Now you will see an option called Open Powershell window here. Enter the following code in the window

fastboot devices 
fastboot flash recovery technokick.img

Step 9 – Now go to TWRP and backup your data. After that go into Wipe, Select format data. Now reboot your phone.

Step 10 – Now you should land on TWRP again. Connect your phone to the PC and copy the Magisk zip file into your internal storage.

Step 11– Now in your phone, Open TWRP, go to install and select Magisk zip file and select swipe to flash.

Step 12 – Now Reboot your system to the system. After you have set up your phone, Install the app, Magisk manager apk on your phone. You can find the link above. After that, your phone should be successfully rooted. Now you have successfully Rooted Moto G5s Plus.

If you are facing any issue in Root Moto G5s Plus, let us know in the comment section below. We would help you to resolve it ASAP.

Source – Dhananjay Bhosale

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InFocus Launches Snap 4 and Turbo 5 Plus Smartphones Featuring Dual Cameras

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New Delhi – InFocus launched two new phones for the budget Indian market, The InFocus Snap 4, and InFocus Turbo 5 Plus on Wednesday, 13th September. Today, we are going to take a closer look on both of phones and discuss the specifications of the smartphones.

InFocus Snap 4 Specifications, Design, and Price

The InFocus Snap 4 is a camera-centric smartphone with its main USP being the dual front camera as well as a dual rear camera. The rear features an 80-degree 13-megapixel and 120-degree wide-angle 8-megapixel camera. On the front side, we get similar sets of 8MP sensors. With the front dual camera, great selfies with blurred background, which none of the other competitors in this range do.

The Snap 4 features a unique 5.2” 2.5D curved display with a resolution of 720X1280. This makes the phone very practical as the low resolution will help to conserve the battery and will give the user a higher SOT. On the performance side, it comes with an MT6750 MediaTek processor, which is more than adequate for daily use. The Snap 4 comes only in a single variant with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal memory (expandable up to 128GB). Out of the box, it comes running on InFocus’s custom UI based on android 7.0. The Snap 4 also comes with a fingerprint scanner which company claims to be super-fast and can unlock the phone within half a second.

The phone would be sold exclusively on amazon.in for 11,999 from 21st Sept, 12:00 am onwards.

GENERAL
Operating SystemAndroid OS, v7.0 (Nougat)
Device typeSmart Phone
SimDual Sim (Nano + Nano)
ANNOUNCED
StatusAvailable from September 26
Global Release Date2017, September
Indian Release Date2017, September 13
BODY
Dimensions147.6 x 72.7 x 7.99 mm
Weight162 g
DISPLAY
Screen size5.2 inches
Form FactorTouch
Screen resolution720 x 1280 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive Touchscreen
Technology (Display Type)IPS LCD
PROCESSOR
CPUOcta Core (Quad x 1.5GHz + Quad x 1.0GHz) Cortex A53
GPUMali T860
ChipsetMediaTek MT6750N
STORAGE
Internal Storage64 GB Storage
RAM4 GB RAM
External Storageup to 64 GB
Card SlotmicroSD Card
PhonebookUnlimited
MessagingYes
Call RecordsUnlimited
CAMERA
Primary camera13 MP + 8 MP Dual Camera
Front Camera8 MP + 8 MP Dual Selfie Camera
Video RecordingYes
Camera FeaturesGeo Tagging, HDR

InFocus Turbo 5 Plus Specifications, Design, and Price

The InFocus Turbo 5 Plus is the cheaper of the two but still, comes with loads of features. It comes with a dual rear camera set, with the main unit, a 13MP f2.0 sensor, while the secondary sensor being 5MP f2.2. The camera captures sharp and detailed images, far better than the competition. Talking about the Selfie camera, it comes with a not so impressive 5MP unit, but keeping the price in mind, it still feels great.

The Turbo 5 Plus features a 5.5” HD display with a PPI of ~268. The Turbo 5 Plus, comes with the same processor as the Snap 4, the MT6750 which is a great processor for this price category. It also comes with 3GB of RAM< 32 GB Internal memory which is again expandable but just up to 64GB. The Snap 4 and the Turbo 5 Plus, comes with an identical UI, the only difference being the camera App.

The main USP of the phone, however, is the humongous 4850mAh battery while still maintains a weight of just 174gms. When holding the phone, it no way feels as if it has such a large battery.

The InFocus Turbo 5 Plus is priced at just Rs 8,99 which is a steal for such a phone and will be available at Amazon starting 21st September 12.00 am onwards.

GENERAL
Operating SystemAndroid OS, v7.0 (Nougat)
Device typeSmart Phone
SimDual Sim
ANNOUNCED
StatusAvailable From September 21
Global Release Date2017, September
Indian Release Date2017, September 13
BODY
Dimensions154.5 x 76.6 x 8.95 mm
Weight176 g
DISPLAY
Screen size5.5 inches
Form FactorTouch
Screen resolution720 x 1280 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive Touchscreen
Technology (Display Type)IPS LCD
PROCESSOR
CPUOcta Core (Quad x 1.5GHz + Quad x 1.0GHz) Cortex A53
GPUMali T860
ChipsetMediaTek MT6750
STORAGE
Internal Storage32 GB Storage
RAM3 GB RAM
External Storageup to 64 GB
Card SlotmicroSD Card
PhonebookUnlimited
MessagingYes
Call RecordsUnlimited
CAMERA
Primary camera13 MP+ 5 MP Dual Camera
Front Camera5 MP Camera
Video RecordingYes
Camera FeaturesGeo Tagging, HDR

 

InFocus is known for releasing phones at a low price with great features, but this time I feel they have gone one step ahead providing absolute value to money phones for the Indian market.

So what are your views on the Snap 4 and Turbo 5 Plus? Let us know in the comment section below!

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