Samsung Galaxy S II Recovery Mode

How to load into Samsung Galaxy S II Recovery Mode?
  1. Turn off SGS2.
  2. Press and hold down Volume Up + Home + Power buttons at the same time.
  3. Release all buttons when you see SGS2 Logo.
  4. Android system recovery will be loaded then.

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Firefox 8 / 9 keep getting non-supported browser error

Error Message when accessing Google+
Firefox 8 / 9 keep getting non-supported browser error when access Google+ or Gmail.

This is most probably due to the useragent string that is mess up by the add-on.

Error Message when accessing Gmail

Below is the solution:

type about:config in the URL bar and hit Enter
If you see the warning, you can confirm that you want to access that page.
Filter = general.useragent.overide
Right-click the preferences that are bold, one line at a time, and select Reset.
Then restart Firefox

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Cluster name resource failed registeration in DNS

For clustering the Cluster resource name must have full access to the Virtual Cluster Names so when failover takes place DNS entries can be updated.

However if you used a underscore _ a big NO! NO! with NetBIOS and DNS names. Solution: wipe and start over.
If you used a dash -, an exceptable NetBIOS name, your still screwed and got this error. BUG in Windows 2008 R2.  You can add the name manualy to the DNS, but it will not be automatic.

Following errors were recorded in event logs when it registrations fails:

Cluster network name resource 'SQL Network Name (VirutalClusterName)' failed registration of one or more associated DNS name(s) for the following reason:
DNS signature failed to verify.

Ensure that the network adapters associated with dependent IP address resources are configured with at least one accessible DNS server
In DNS Management (dnsmgmt.msc):

  1. Find the VirtualClusterName that is failing to register.
  2. Right-Click Properties.
  3. Select Security Tab.
  4. Click Add.
  5. Click Object Types.
  6. Check off "Computers"; uncheck other options selected.
  7. Enter in the name of the cluster (a.k.a Cluster Name Object (CNO)).
  8. Click Check Names; Verify that the entry has been found.
  9. Click OK.
  10. Give the CNO FULL Control over this record.
  11. Click OK.
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Blogspot New 'Share Buttons' not appearing when enabled

Backup your template before trying.

- View Template
- Revert Wiget to Default
- Preview it.

Done. :)

MIUI Android Market Download using WIFI error

Steps to resolve the Android Market error 'Download using WIFI error'.

Go to 'Downloads' in MIUI.
Turn off the 'Download using WI-FI' Option.

MIUI - Screen Capture hot key

Press the “Menu” key and “Volume Down” key at the same time to capture a screenshot. The printed image is saved in the “MIUI: directory in the sd card.

Disable Chrome Print Preview

Disable Chrome Print Preview
Command: about:flags

- Search for 'Print Preview'
- Click 'Disable'
- Re-launch browser

That's it!

[FIX] White Cydia not working after iOS jailbreak

Afer jailbreak, Cydia is not working , and white icon is appearing .

Open the redsnow latest version  (I did it with redsnow 0.9.8b7b), Now point to the iPSW 4.3.5 , after pointing to the iPSW now click next.

In the next step , Uncheck “Install Cydia” and then check the option “Just tethered boot right now” . and then click next.

Follow the instructions on screen to put iPhone in the DFU mode, and then rest will be done by the redsn0w.
Now the iDevice will boot and you will get Cydia in the working position 

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Tips: Quick tuning of screen brightness in Samsung Galaxy S II (2)

Press and hold on the notification bar for a short while.
Then move left or right to decrease or increase the screen brightness accordingly.

Nice! :)

Repair Corrupt WMI Services

Repairing and re-registering the WMI Services

Rebuilding the WMI Repository

If you experience behavior when using WMI, such as application errors or scripts that used to work are no longer working, you may have a corrupted WMI repository. To fix a corrupted WMI repository, you have to reinstall WMI. Follow these steps:
  • Click Start, Run and type CMD
  • Type this command and press Enter:
net stop winmgmt
  • Using Windows Explorer, navigate to %systemroot%\system32\wbem directory and delete the Repository directory. By default, the repository folder is located in the C:\Windows\system32\wbem directory.
  • Switch to Command Prompt window, and type:
net start winmgmt 

Re-registering the WMI components

The .DLL and .EXE files used by WMI are located in %windir%\system32\wbem. You might need to re-register all the .DLL and .EXE files in this directory. If you are running a 64-bit system you might also need to check for .DLLs and .EXE files in %windir%\sysWOW64\wbem.
To re-register the WMI components, run the following commands at the command prompt:

cd /d %windir%\system32\wbem
for %i in (*.dll) do RegSvr32 -s %i
for %i in (*.exe) do %i /RegServer

Free Barcode Tape Label Creation

Found a great website that allows creation of LTO Barcode Tape Label.

psexec commands

Remotely running command via 'cmd'.

psexec.exe //hostname cmd \c parameters

Multiple host

Create a text file (e.g. host.txt) with the list of host in it.
psexec.exe @host.txt cmd \c parameters

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Add HP iLO account remotely

You can use CPQLOCFG.exe to do this. Add user with this the sample XML Scripts below.. For CPQLOCFG, you need to know the credentials for an existing Ilo user. You can do this from a remote machine.

You can download the utility from select ILO and softwares and drivers. Download Hp lights-out configuration utility.

The syntax will be as below. You can read the ILO user credentials from a file to generate the command line while sending the script.

cpqlocfg.exe -s [servername|ipaddress]|[port] -l [logfilename] -f [input filename] -v -c -u [username] -p [password]

XML Script sample details:

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DSMOD foundation course 101

DSMOD foundation course 101

This is intended to show the principles for changing many AD objects' properties in one go. There are lots more clever things you could do with this - like a lot of command line stuff, the principles are very simple but can be strung together to very powerful end results with a bit of thought and a step-by-step logical approach.

Basically, DSMOD allows you to change many (not all) of the AD properties of an object, usually a user, computer or group. This tutorial discusses users specifically, but the principles extend to other objects.

It uses the full canononical name for the object ie "CN=Eliza Doolittle, OU=etc." but you don't need to worry about that. The way to use it in practice is by using dsquery to do a "search" (even if this is for only one object) and pipe the returned results to dsmod, where you change one or more properties of that object.

First try something with dsquery:

dsquery user -name Chris* "OU=Building 1, dc=internal,dc=mycompany,dc=co,dc=uk"

This should give you several results for everyone whose common name matches Chris* (* as wildcard as usual, note that this also matches zero characters so *Chris* would also return these same results even though there is nothing in front of the "Chris", but would also find "John Christopher" if he existed)

We can now find users who match certain criteria. Then we can pass the results straight into dsmod to modify the properties.

a simple example:

dsquery user -samid JHC "OU=Building 2, dc=internal,dc=mycompany,dc=co,dc=uk" | dsmod user -tel "555 - 112 233" -u AdminUser -p AdminPassword


where = JHC, in the OU ...(must be full canononical form) pipe the answer into a dsmod and modify this

to be "555 etc" so, get the CN of this user, then change their telephone number to X. Simple. (By the way your Outlook web access users will love this - they can get at the internal directory securely, just by looking at the properties of a user in the Address Book, then call someone directly. You could claim you spent all weekend typing in these numbers and get the overtime as well, as long as your PHB does not read this on SFDC!) For these kinds of changes where there are lots of unique ones I would usually expect to be using some kind of source list and using excel (or whatever you prefer) to parse the bits together into commands, then copy and paste out to notepad (not even bothering to save as CSV, notepad is dumb enough to just take the results regardless). You can paste straight to a command line, but my general recommendation is always write these as batch files, this way they are easier to edit and re-use, and you can keep exact copies of what you have done as change-control records. This is really useful if you screw up and need to undo (ie overwrite) anything, like changing everyone's phone number to the same thing or something equally daft (I'm admitting nothing at this point!). At least you can see what has been done and know what to change back. You don't need a user name and password if you are running the command window with sufficient privileges. I tend to run the command window with my normal account so I include the admin account details in the command for simplicity. You need quotes around entries if they contain spaces (in the above example this is true for the OU "Building 2" and the telephone number entry. If this was HeadOffice and just the extension number, quotes not required. As far as I can tell, it is all case-INsensitive. Slightly more advanced example, doing many users at once, let's say to change user passwords to enable IT staff to set up profiles for them in a new domain during a weekend office move and migration:


dsquery user "OU=Sales,OU=New York,dc=internal,dc=AcmeCorp,dc=com" | dsmod user -pwd ChangeThisNow! -u Admin -p APassword

This would change password of all users in Sales in New York to "ChangeThisNow!". Note: the dsquery will return matching objects anywhere in the OU you specify, or further down the OU structure. So, if you start from New York you will get everyone in New York - I would suggest you do it team by team (ish) to avoid changing things like IT staff or service accounts etc. Having done that you now have everyone that you want with a changed password. On Sunday night you would possibly want to use:


dsquery user "OU=Sales,OU=New York,dc=internal,dc=AcmeCorp,dc=com" -limit 300 | dsmod user -mustchpwd yes

to force them all to change at next login. You might also want


dsquery user "OU=Sales,OU=New York,dc=internal,dc=AcmeCorp,dc=com" -limit 300 | dsmod user -office "New Building 3"

Note the use of "-limit 300" - default limit is to return 100 results, useful when you are just doing the dsquery on it's own to make sure you have the syntax correct. If you miss this off it will do the first 100 and stop, so if you expect more results use this switch at a reasonable level (300, 1000, 100000?) To get useful help files you can just do the usual /? eg dsmod /? or dsmod user /? or dsquery computer /? I tend to redirect the output to text files for convenience (they are quite detailed). DSGET is also useful to get the properties in the first place (perhaps to use in Excel to parse a new batch file together), so use "dsquery | dsget " approach to find eg all SAM ID's for Sales, or all their email addresses or whatever. Summary of the most useful (I have found) user properties : pwd == user password mustchpwd == force change of password after next logon tel == telephone number samid == we know this is domain-unique so it's a good start point profile == path to profile * hmdir == path to home directory * hmdrv == drive letter for home directory fn == first name # ln == last name # office == Office location, building name, whatever makes sense in your organisation * The wilcard $username$ can be used to insert the SAM id for the -profile or -hmdir parameter. Note the $, rather than % as you would get in a DOS command using an environmental variable


dsquery user "OU=Sales,OU=New York,dc=internal,dc=AcmeCorp,dc=com" | dsmod user -hmdir \\internal\DfsRoot\homes\$username$

# eg I will use dsget to do an export of samid, lastname and firstname, then in Excel strip the first initial of the first name and use it with surname to lookup this against the telephone list supplied by the Facilities / reception team which only has surname.initial. From there I can create the script to change the telephone number entries. What I would probably do in practice is change ALL New York user telephone numbers to "unknown", then change the ones my script can match perfectly, then we can do a query for all users whose telephone number is still "unknown" and do these by hand (eg where their first name Elizabeth is in the phone system as "B" for Beth, and for spelling errors etc.) Very frustrating thing to watch out for, the syntax and names for the properties in dsquery, dsget and dsmod are not identical, eg in dsquery there is no syntax to search for first name alone, you have to use a wildcard-based mask, but having found them you can't write directly back to the name, you have to write to first name, surname or display name as required. This is another reason to use batch files - when it doesn't work because the syntax is wrong you can more easily change it and re-run. Have fun (! ?), I would reckon the amount of time you spend learning this just for any one-off exercise of changing all the passwords or telephone numbers will pay for itself straight away. You then get to reap more rewards down the line for free!

Corrupt XML file messages in HP NIC

Corrupt XML file messages when you click on the VLAN tab of the network configuration utility plus missing VLAN parameter errors in the Windows event log. This might only occur if you have teamed two or more network interface cards. (HP calls each card a Miniport.):
- An error occurred due to invalid data in the XML file used by this application. The XML file has been corrupted and should be reinstalled from the installation media.

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Used up all five Apple iTunes authorization Slot

This is a good information on how to reset all the Apple iTunes authorization Slot.

If you've reached your limit of 5 you have the option once a year to deauthorise them all in one go and start over again: About iTunes Music Store Authorisation and Deauthorisation

Microsoft keyboard shortcuts

Many of there keyboard that we didn't know..

Some new and old key combinations.
  • Windows logo key +Up Arrow: Maximize the window.
  • Windows logo key +Left Arrow: Maximize the window to the left side of the screen.
  • Windows logo key +Right Arrow: Maximize the window to the right side of the screen.
  • Windows logo key +Down Arrow: Minimize the window.
  • Windows logo key +Home: Minimize all but the active window.
  • Windows logo key +Shift+Up Arrow: Stretch the window to the top and bottom of the screen.
  • Windows logo key +Shift+Left Arrow or Right Arrow: Move a window from one monitor to another.

Full keyboard shortcut listing: Keyboard shortcuts

Quick Restart hotkey for LG Optimus 2X

This is a tip on how to have a quick restart hotkey for LG Optimus 2X

'VOL_UP+PWR' KEY, wiait for a few seconds and it will be restarted

How to reset Nexus One back to Stock

This is a tutorial to restore the Nexus One ROM to Original Shipping Image

I am assuming you know how to use ADB and Fastboot as well as some basic OS knowledge be it DOS, OSX, or Linux.

This will do the followings to your Nexus One:
1. Reset your system files to the original system files.
2. Reset your kernel/boot image to the original shipping boot image.
3. Reset your recovery to original recovery (if you wish).

This will not relock your Nexus One. Once you unlock your phone, you are stuck for now.

This is for those of you who decided to flash a few different ROMs and want to restart from scratch.

You may get the Original Shipping Image from HERE or thru Modaco HERE. [22607 build]
MD5sum for the images is: bef86698cafc88ca03fff5758571d9d6 (per DroidDrop)

As before, if you mess up your phone or your computer, you are on your own. I take no responsibility on what you do with your phone or your computer.

Brendenk posted a nandroid back of his fresh image here If you don't want to do an actual factory restore, try this first. If you really really want to do it your way then...

Step 1. Disable backup my settings under privacy settings.

Step 2. unzip the original shipping ROM and put it somewhere you can find.

Step 3. Plug in Nexus One with USB to computer (enable usb and debug modes)

Step 4. adb reboot bootloader (which will boot into the bootloader)

Step 5. Confirm fastboot connection fastboot devices

Step 6*. fastboot erase userdata

Step 7*. fastboot erase cache

*If step 6 and 7 does not work, and if you have Amon_RA's recovery installed, you can do a factory data wipe from there.
Alternately, you can also do a factory data wipe within Android. Settings => Privacy Settings => Factory Data Reset.
Thanks to Brian and setzer715.

Step 8. Go to the directory that you stored your unzipped files.

Step 9. fastboot flash userdata userdata.img

Step 10. fastboot flash boot boot.img

Step 11. fastboot flash system system.img

Step 12. Skip to step 13 if you want to keep recovery (assuming you have a modified recovery such as Amon_RA's recovery). If not fastboot flash recovery recovery.img

Step 13. fastboot reboot

Step 14. After the system boots up and while setting up skip setting up with the google account and you can setup accounts later. This will prevent the phone from pulling down the previous settings (downloaded apps, wallpaper etc) from google.

Step 15. You are done. Enjoy.

Source: Modaco for the ROM Image and HTC for the Instructions.