How to Repair Damaged SD Card Using PC

ogle has removed support for SD cards since the release of ICS, some OEMs (namely Samsung) have gone against that and continue to include an SD slot for expandable storage. This is a good thing for many reasons; users can store pictures, movies, music, contacts and/or documents on here and not have to worry about their internal storage being taken up. 

Unfortunately, this also leaves room for problems with the SD card, most notably with corruption of the content stored on the cards. Many apps and programs claim to be able to retrieve corrupted information but for the most part, don’t help much and require that you have the program set up before any corruption happens.

While I don’t guarantee that this guide will help you retrieve any personal information, you might be lucky and at least save some of what was lost, and prevent any more corruption from happening. I have used chkdsk before and was able to retrieve several pictures and a couple hundred songs 

Now before we get started, you’ll need a couple of things; the corrupted SD card, and a computer running Windows. (I’m using Windows 7 for this demonstration)

Ok, ready? Let’s start

First off, you’ll need to go to the start menu on the bottom left of your computer screen

Click on that and there will be a search bar. Type in the word “cmd” and hit enter

You should see something named “cmd. exe” under a list of programs

Right click that and hit “Run as Administrator” as is shown below

[GUIDE] Using chkdsk to fix a corrupted SD card-admin.jpg

This will open a command windows that will allow you to do a plethora of things, but most importantly, fix our SD card 

The window will look something like this:

[GUIDE] Using chkdsk to fix a corrupted SD card-cmd.png

Now before you insert the SD card, make sure the card isn’t write protected as this will prevent the program from having access to the card

This is only if you are using an SD card adapter for your micro SD. If your desktop/laptop have a microSD slot, you do not need to do this

Look at your SD card, on the side there will be a “switch.” Make sure it is as far up as it can go (The letters on the card should be readable, not upside down)

Once you have checked for this, you can insert the card into your PC’s card slot

Doing this will open a window on your PC, showing the name of the card and asking if you want to open it or transfer any files to and from the card. Close out of the window

Now go back to the start menu and open “My Computer.” There will be a list labeled “Devices with removable storage” under which you will find your SD card and the drive letter. You’ll need the letter for when we use the chkdsk command.

[GUIDE] Using chkdsk to fix a corrupted SD card-rd-h.jpg

In my case, the SD card has the driver letter “H:” 

Your letter may be different, so make sure that you type in your specific one.

Now you will go back to the command window and type in “chkdsk” then your card’s drive letter, followed by a colon and /f

It should now look something like this:

[GUIDE] Using chkdsk to fix a corrupted SD card-untitled.png

After this is typed in, hit enter and wait for the program to go to work and find then fix any corruption on the card. This can take a few minutes, depending on the amount of corruption and on the storage size of the card

When it is done, you should see this in your command window:

[GUIDE] Using chkdsk to fix a corrupted SD card-chkdsk.png

In this example I have no corruption, so the wait time was very short and I didn’t get any reports of data being retrieved or fixed.

Cards with corrupted data will get any recovered data stored in the directory lost.dir in the SD card’s list of folders

Now we’re all done 

Hopefully this helped out some of you with the recovery of any info and/or with preventing any further corruption.

I also recommend reformatting the SD card once you use it again as it will do so in the appropriate format for your specific device.

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Top Tips on How To Make Your Android Faster

TOP TIPS ON HOW TO MAKE YOUR ANDROID FASTER

It’s frustrating to drop several hundred dollars on a high-end smartphone only to find that the smooth and speedy performance you expected remains elusive. Mid-rangers and the budget end of the market are even more prone to stuttering and lag. There are various ways to speed up that Android performance, and a few things you can do to make it feel faster.

Make sure you’re up to date
The latest software will often contain bug fixes and general improvements and it can help your Android device to run better. Software updates tend to come OTA (Over The Air) and you should be automatically prompted to install them, but it doesn’t hurt to check. Go to Settings > About device > Software update and check for updates.

The same logic applies to apps, so fire up the Play Store, open the menu at the top left and tap My apps and make sure all of the apps you use are up to date.

Clean up your home screen
If you choose to use live wallpaper then consider replacing it with a good static image. You should also clean away any unused icons and limit your widgets to the essentials. The less cluttered your home screen is, the better in terms of performance.

Uninstall and disable unused apps

You don’t want to allow apps that you never use to take up space on your device and potentially eat into system resources. Go to Settings > Apps and swipe over to the All tab. Take a good long look down the list and identify the apps you don’t want or need. If you’re in doubt about what any of them do then it’s time to hit Google and check.

Tap on any app you don’t want and then choose Uninstall or, if the option is not there to uninstall, tap Disable. Disabled apps will be listed in a new tab, so you can always enable them again in future if you change your mind.

You should also take a look in Settings > Apps at the Running tab. Some apps want to be running all the time and they can seriously impact on performance. Think carefully about whether you need what’s listed there.

Turn off or reduce animations

You can make your Android device feel snappier by reducing or turning off some of animations. You’ll need to enable Developer options in order to do this. Go to Settings > About phone and scroll down to the System section to look for Build number. Tap on it seven times and you should see a message about being a developer. You can now go back to the previous menu and you should see Developer options listed under System. Head in there and scroll down to find Window animation scale, Transition animation scale, and Animator duration scale. Tap each in turn and set it to .5x or off. Pick an option and find out what suits you, if you don’t like just go back in and change the values again.

Clear cached app data

Cached data for apps should help them to load more quickly, but it can build up over time to take up quite a lot of space and there will potentially be cached data in there for apps that you no longer use. Sometimes clearing cached data for an app can also help clear up flaky behavior.

If you want to pick individual apps then head into Settings > Apps and slide over the All tab and tap on the relevant app then choose Clear cache. If you’ve decided to just clear the whole lot then go to Settings > Storage and tap on Cached data and then tap OK. Also, check out CCleaner, it cleans out your app cache and helps perform this kind of maintenance.
Turn off or reduce auto-sync

Most of us end up adding a list of different accounts to our Android devices and we allow them to automatically sync in the background to pull in new data and provide us with updates. All this syncing has a big impact on performance, not to mention battery life.

You could go to Settings and find Auto-sync under Accounts and just turn it off altogether, but that will be too drastic for most people. Instead why not just reduce the sync frequency and remove any accounts you don’t really need? For a lot of apps, like Facebook, you’ll need to open up the app and find the settings to reduce the sync frequency.

Wipe cache partition
The cache partition is separate from your app data cache and it contains temporary files. It’s worth cleaning this out every once in a while. You’ll have to boot into recovery mode to do it. The method of entering recovery mode varies depending on your device, but you’ll find it easily with a quick Google search. Once in recovery mode you use the volume keys to navigate and the power key to select an item. You’ll want to choose wipe cache partition.

Try a third-party launcher

Some of the customizations that OEMs make to their devices can be heavy-handed. If you want to change the feel of navigating around, and tweak some settings to make it feel speedier, then you might find that a third-party launcher does the trick. Try out something like Nova Launcher, Go Launcher EX, or Apex Launcher. Experiment with the settings and you should find that your device feels a lot faster.

Perform a factory reset

This is a drastic step, but some people recommend that you do a factory reset periodically if you want your device running in tip-top condition. It’s a shortcut to cleaning up your device and getting rid of any junk you’ve accumulated, but it means wiping all of the data and settings. If you decide to try it then make sure you back up everything that’s important to you first. You can find the option to do it in Settings > Backup & reset > Factory data reset.

Overclock your device

One of the reasons you’ll see differences in performance between Android devices with essentially the same processors, is that some OEMs limit speed in order to reduce heat and extend battery life. If you’re willing to root your Android device then you can overclock it using an app like SetCPU or Android Overclock. It’s wise to proceed with caution if you do decide to do this.

Install a custom ROM
Rooting your Android device doesn’t automatically offer any performance improvements, but a custom ROM can. For some devices that are no longer being updated custom ROMs are a way of getting a newer version of Android. You can also find custom ROMs that dispense with bloatware entirely and offer some interesting tweaks and modifications. You’ll need to do some research to find the right custom ROM for you.

We’ve reached the end of our tricks to make your Android run faster, but we’d love to hear your suggestions.

 

Introducing The Turing Phone

Turing phone_3                                                                                The sight of this phone alone is so futuristic. Turing Robotic Industries’ has brought a new look of phones into the phone market with the release of the Turing Phone. This phone wasn’t only built with a great look but was also built with security to prevent hacking into it, which features a very advanced data security.

The ‘Turing Phone’ has been said to be released Today; 10th August,2015.

Specifications

OS PLATFORM

  • Android OS v 5.1 (Lollipop)
  • Turing Æmæth UI
  • Chipset MSM8974AC Quad Krait 2.5GHz
  • Turing Imitation Key™ Chipset Krypto TIK8217 (8GB storage)

NETWORK

  • GSM / HSPA / LTE

MEMORY

  • DDR3 3GB RAM
  • EMMC 16GB/64GB/128GB storage

WIRELESS

  • WiFi 802.11ac
  • Bluetooth 4.0 (BLE)
  • NFC (NXP)
  • GPS/GLONASS
  • Turing-Unique-Identification X-RFID

BODY

  • Liquidmorphium™ Frame
  • Dimensions 151.80 x 77.10 x 9.05 mm
  • Corning Gorilla Glass IV
  • Binnacle Ocean Master™ IPx8 water proof
  • Micro-SIM
  • Liquidmorphium™ Speaker

DISPLAY

  • 5.5 inches FHD 1920 x 1080 pixels

CAMERA

  • Primary 13 MP HDR Dual Flash
  • Secondary 8 MP HDR

SENSORS

  • Fingerprint
  • Accelerometer
  • Gyro / Compass
  • Proximity / Light
  • Temperature / Humidity

BATTERY

  • Non-removable 3000 mAh Li-Ion battery

PORTS

  • Wallaby Magstream™

UN-BOXING & PRICING

Image result for the turing phone

I’m sure you would like to un-box the Turing Phone to have a feeling of it’s awesomeness’. When released the Turing Phone’ should cost about $750.


REVIEW

The Turing Phone promises world-class security through a chip on the phone.Looking at the phone specifications it has a 2.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor not quite the state of art processor. It’s a quite a little heavier than the Nexus 7. Using the audio can be quite difficult because it doesn’t have a 3.55mm heading jack.


It is made of liqiuid-metal alloy that the company calls

Liquidmorphium

One-of-a-kind metallurgy


Ultimate protection

  • Decentralized-authentication allows users to exchange sensitive data, credit card information, travel itineraries and private conversations, knowing their information will safely and securely reach only the device intended.

    This provides you the user enough data protection on your device


    What do you think about this new innovation. Please comment below

UMI Iron With Superb Specs At Low Price

THE UMI IRON

Was browsing the web and saw a beast called the UMI iron. Its specification are wonderful it comes with a 3GB RAM, android 5.1 lollipop 5.5″ screen and so much more.

SPECIFICATIONS:

Brand: UMI

Model : Iron

Available Color: Black , White

SIM CARD

Dual SIM (Micro-SIM, dual stand-by)

NETWORK

2G bands: GSM 900/1800/1900

3G bands: HSDPA 900/1900/2100

4G bands: LTE band FDD 1800/2100/2600

HARDWARE

CPU: Octa-core 1.7 GHz 64-Bit

Processor maker: MediaTek MT6753

GPU: Mali-T760MP2

MEMORY

RAM: 3GB

Internal storage: 16GB

Card slot: microSD, up to 32 GB

SOFTWARE

Operating System: Android OS, v5.1 (Lollipop)

DISPLAY

Screen size (inches): 5.50

Touchscreen: Yes

Touchscreen type: Capacitive

Resolution:1080×1920 pixels

Pixels per inch (PPI): 401

Colours: 16M

CAMERA

Rear camera: Sony imx 214 13-megapixel

Flash: Dual-color LED

Front camera: 8.0MP OV8858 camera

BODY

Dimensions: 152.3 x 76.5 x 7.9mm

Weight :148g

BATTERY

Lithium 3350mAh battery

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PRICE

Its price is 44,000 Naira

I know you said wow! such a cheap price for this specs

Order >> http://www.kulimart.com/umi-iron

Mtn New Suprise Plan 4.5GB For N2500

MTN NEW SUPRISE PLAN 4.5GB FOR N2500

MTN  has just introduces a new plan for 4.5gb for N2500.

Customers would enjoy 1.5gb in the day time and 3gb at night (9pm-6am) for a period of 1 month.

The most afforable deal amongst NIgerian networks apart for the Glo 4.5gb for N2500.

It works on all smartphones

To activate text 102 to 131 ( this is different from the normal mtn night plan)

So spread the news!

http://www.mtnonline.com/season-of-surprises

Tecno Camon C5

TECNO CAMON C5

Tecno a giant mobile company in Africa based in China as unveiled a new device TECNO CAMON C5. This is the first Tecno phone with 4G band.

Tecno Camon C5 leaked specs:

• Metal body build

• 5-inch display

• Either 2GB or 3GB RAM

• Android Lollipop OS

• Octa-core Mediatek SoC

• 8MP camera with Dual LED flash

• 16GB internal storage

• a microSD card slot

• 4G LTE connectivity

Tecno is expected to officially announce the Camon C5 soon.