How To Root ZTE Acqua & Any Android Phones

Remember the review that I posted on ZTE Acqua. Yep , I am now using it as a secondary phone for my work purpose. Now , ZTE Acqua works perfectly as a normal Android phone , however I want to take it further. What’s the point of using Android phones when you are unable to customize it ? In this guide I show you on how to root ZTE Acqua and any other android phone that runs Android 4.0 and above. Before we get into how to root let us take a look at the purpose of rooting
 
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Why Root ?
The purpose of rooting is  slightly different from jailbreaking (iPhone) . In iPhone , the reason why you jailbreak is to overcome the limitation of iOS itself , but the reason you want to root is to make the most of the phone itself. Mostly the reasons why Android device are rooted is to allow you to access the flash memory chip (the operating system). This allows us to modify core files. In my case , I’ve managed to install Xperia launcher on my ZTE Acqua as my default launcher. Plus it allows me to customize and remove bloated applications from the ROM. For instance , ZTE Acqua comes with some bundled stuff like Google+ , Chrome which are installed in ROM. I have managed to remove them and install Google Now.
KEEP in mind that rooting your device may void the warranty 
 
So how do I root ?
 
This simple guide shows you could root. This method works with most of the phones out there and I have tested and it works with my ZTE Acqua. The method seems universal for all Android 4.x phones. All you have to do is to follow this guide located at XDA-Developers. You would probably have to register first in order to download the file.
 
Just follow the simple guide , be sure that you have installed ADB Drivers for it and be sure to turn on Android Debugging functionality for the device. If you need help on turning it on , refer to this guide .
 
I have included a video tutorial [ Credits : BluechipJ]  for people who prefer a video step-by-step guide on how to root their device
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7EpkrCq1gfM
 
So where do I go from here ?
XDA-Developers is a great place to check out if you haven’t been. You’ll find tons of customization and even tweak. For starters you may want to get Pimp my ROM [Google Play Store]application . You can pretty much tweak your phone , and may even improve your performance and even unlock hidden things in your phone.  In my next guide , I would probably share the things that I have tweaked in my ZTE Acqua if folks are interested

Philips AquaTouch AT750 Review Part Five: Conclusion

Like all great things , there is a start and there is an end to it. In this part of the review , I would be concluding my thoughts on the AquaTouch AT750 . So if you haven’t read my Philips Aqua Touch Review , please do so now. Read from part 1 so that you’ll understand the whole journey and how I am in love with the AquaTouch
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In this segment , I would be answering to some of the popular questions which I have compiled from my comments section and as well as via Twitter with the #Philips50Shaves hashtag or @direct mentions
Questions Asked By My Followers & Readers
Q : Would this make a suitable gift for my boyfriend/husband ?
A : Why not . If your boyfriend is using a razor or even an electric razor and you want to gift him this , it makes a prefect gift anyway. Trust me , I wouldn’t mind one for my birthday
Q : Is it worth it to spend RM 399 (~USD$ 131) on this ?
A: It depends if you have heaps of facial hair. If you do , yes this makes it much much more easier to maintain it. Otherwise I would say, you could stick it to a traditional razor.
Q : OMG I was following your reviews and it is ‘teh sucks’. I know that razors are the way to go , I have tried and electric razor sucks to the max. YOUR REVIEW IS BIASED !!!111oneoneone
A: Uh probably you have tried a different electric shaver and it may not be to your liking. It is unwise to generalize. Anyhow , if you like razors go with it. I am just sharing my experience here with my readers about my experience about the AquaTouch. It can be positive or even negative , but mostly my experience with the AquaTouch is positive 
Q : So what makes AquaTouch AT750  to stand out against other electric shavers ?
A: The word AquaTouch , to be honest , the biggest thing I like about the AquaTouch is that it is 100% water-proof and the ability to do a wet-shave. That’s about it
 
 
My Thoughts & Conclusion 
Well I have been using the AquaTouch for nearly a month and it has been a pretty good experience. Mostly I am enjoying the ability to either perform a wet-shave or a dry-shave. Being waterproof is another bonus as well. To make it easier , I have summed it up for on what are the aspects that I like & dislike about Philips AquaTouch AT750

 

 
Pros :-

  • Lightweight
  • 100% Waterproof
  • Works with Wet Shave (Ideal for Folks who are migrating from traditional Razor)
  • Eco-Friendly/Energy-Star Compliant (Drains ~ZERO Watts When it is fully Charged)

 
Cons :-

  • No Pop-up Trimmer
  • Poor Dry Shave Performance

 
As you can see , there are some drawbacks with the Philips AquaTouch AT750. Firstly and foremost , this model lacks of a pop-up trimmer . The trimmer can be found in higher end models , but however I think Philips should have included that as well as it would be handy-dandy for people like me who would want it to just trim my beard. Another thing which I quite didn’t like about the AquaTouch AT750 is that the dry shave performance isn’t that great. Even my old dad’s shaver outperforms the AquaTouch when it comes to dry shave (remember the small electric shaver – yep that is the one) .
 
Having said that , I think that Philips AquaTouch AT750 makes a great first time electric razor/shaver for those of us (like myself) who want to migrate into the world of electric shaver. It makes as a perfect gift for your son/husband/boyfriend/father (especially if they are still using one of the  old razors). It is reasonably priced well , although I would appreciate if Philips Malaysia would try to price it under RM 300 as it would attract a larger crowd here in Malaysia for people to migrate to an electric shaver. Overall my experience with AquaTouch has been smooth , I did not encounter a single technical problem or what-so-ever during the period of my review
 
Once again I would like to this this opportunity to Philips Malaysia for giving me this review unit and to review an electric razor and thank you to my readers as well for reading and commenting on the Philips AquaTouch AT750
 
 
Acknowledgment
I would like to say that its not a sponsored post by Philips Malaysia but more towards my experience with the Philips AquaTouch itself. The review can be negative or positive as they have spent out that each reviewers have their freedom of expression to express their thoughts. Stay tuned for that

 

My Journey with Philips AT750
Part 1 : Saying Hello
Part 2 : <3
Part 3 : Tips & Tricks
Part 4 : 100% Aqua
Part 5 : Conclusion
 

Feedback on RM 200 smartphone rebate for all

Last week or so , I did post about my thoughts on the RM 200 smartphone rebate. Today , when I checked Amanz , I was shocked to see that the government removed the requirement stating that it can be only used for phones below RM 500. Now it seems that they allow you to buy any phone of your choice with any price. So it means you could buy a Galaxy Note or iPhone 5.
 
PKB_home1Well there is good news to the folks who  wanted to purchase the phone of their dreams. My question is why don’t they do this in the first place , there wouldn’t be any drama or sort or better yet come up with 2 options such as offer phones which are < RM 500 but with some awesome pre-paid plans for the people who really need it. It is that simple , bundle something like UMobile – RM 28 for 500MB data , voice calls and SMS . The second package could be for those who wish to apply for a premium/flagship phones such as Galaxy/iPhone 5. If they would have done this in the first place , I would applauded . Question is why isn’t a proper research being carried out before implementing such a thing
 
Anyway it is never to late and I just hope that it wouldn’t be abused. Knowing Malaysians