Saturday, August 20, 2016

Hack a Sata harddrive to work in the Xbox 360 Slim

Here is a quick and easy tutorial on adding a sata harddrive to your poor 4gb storage xbox 360 s, why you ask ? coz microsoft own expansion drives are 3x the cost.

Things you need ::

1. Compatible harddrive - available on amazon

- WD Scorpio Series BEAS/BEVS
WD600BEAS - 60GB
WD800BEAS - 80GB
WD1000BEAS - 100GB
WD1200BEAS - 120GB
WD1600BEAS - 160GB
WD2000BEAS - 200GB
WD2500BEAS - 250GB
WD600BEVS - 60GB
WD800BEVS - 80GB
WD1000BEVS - 100GB
WD1200BEVS - 120GB
WD1600BEVS - 160GB
WD2000BEVS - 200GB
WD2500BEVS - 250GB

WD3200BEVS - 320GB
WD600BEVT - 60GB
WD800BEVT - 80GB
WD1200BEVT - 120GB
WD1600BEVT - 160GB
WD2000BEVT - 200GB
WD2500BEVT - 250GB
WD3200BEVT - 320GB
WD4000BEVT - 400GB
WD5000BEVT - 500GB
WD6400BEVT - 640GB
WD1600BPVT - 160GB
WD2500BPVT - 250GB
WD3200BPVT - 320GB
WD5000BPVT - 500GB
WD6400BPVT - 640GB
WD7500BPVT - 750GB
WD2500LPVT - 250GB
WD3200LPVT - 320GB
WD5000LPVT - 500GB
WD5000LPVX - 500GB
WD5000BPVX - 500GB
WD5000LPCX - 500GB
WDBMYH5000ANC-NRSN - 500GB [Retial Boxed]

- WD Scorpio Black Series BEKT/BJKT/BPKT/LPLX
WD800BEKT - 80GB
WD1200BEKT - 120GB
WD1600BEKT - 160GB
WD2500BEKT - 250GB
WD3200BEKT - 320GB
WD5000BEKT - 500GB
WD800BJKT - 80GB
WD1200BJKT - 120GB
WD1600BJKT - 160GB
WD3200BJKT - 320GB
WD5000BJKT - 500GB
WD3200BPKT - 320GB
WD5000BPKT - 500GB
WD7500BPKT - 750GB
WD5000LPLX - 500GB
WD5000BPKX - 500GB

- WD AV-25 Series BUDT
WD1600BUDT - 160GB
WD2500BUDT - 250GB
WD3200BUDT - 320GB
WD5000BUDT - 500GB

- WD VelociRaptor Series HLFS/BLFS
WD1500HLFS - 150GB
WD1600HLFS - 160GB
WD3000HLFS - 300GB
WD1500BLFS - 150GB
WD1600BLFS - 160GB
WD3000BLFS - 300GB

2. Bootable_USB_Drive_Creator_Tool 
3. HddHackr_v1.40_Build_20130303
4. Compatible .bin file as per drive size

5. A bootable pendrive

Get started !

1. Format the pen drive
Launch the Bootable USB Drive Creator Tool as administrator

Now your drive is ready - copy the two files to the drive

hddhackr and the (rename your file to) hddss.bin file matching the drive size

B. You have two options with the drive- boot it as usb drive or as i did - replace the hdd of the laptop. and boot with the pendrive.

C. You will be welcomed to the good old ms-dos, run the hddhackr command.

choose your drive

choose F to Flash

enter the file name hddss.bin

type the undo.bin

confirm the flash

confirmation screen

you are done - your drive is ready.
You do not need the hdd caddy/enclosure for the drive -just a tape does the job. Keep like a inch of tape extra for grabbing the drive.

Plug the drive into the xbox 360 slim - power on and head to the settings - storage.



it asks for the device serial number

format progress

500gb hdd is now available for xbox 360 usage.

Friday, August 12, 2016

Best Android App for Downloading Torrents : Flud

We hope you are still not using a basic app for your torrent needs on your android device. By basic we mean uTorrent or Bittorrent.

Here is our recommendation 
 Flud - the Free and Super Torrent Downloader.

Lets start !

1. Extensive options :

Hitting the settings menu give you a plethora of things to do.

2. Queue management
From the menu > Modify Queue

3. Per File Priority

4. Tracker Editing
For those unfamiliar - trackers are the market place seeders come and advertise themselves - more/better the tracker - more the seeders - super speeds.

Here is a view of all trackers that came with the torrent, sometimes with magnet links - you don't get the complete list of trackers - you can go back and fetch them from the sites.

5. Per torrent Settings

Sharing the magnet link - Saving the torrent file - force re announce (useful to get updated seeders from the tracker)

6. Flud App Settings

bandwidth control

Queue automation

Storage settings like - save the torrent file, move download after completion. 

Network settings-  this one is excellent
make sure you check all these goodie boxes - esp the 'always contact all trackers'

Power Management - lets your app control your phones mood and concentration 

Love to tell when to download ? Here you go.

7. RSS Feeds

Have your fav sites from where you gather your media - they usually have RSS feeds - subscribe to them via the Feed Manager

Love this check box in the feed - auto download !

Like this recommendation - tweet about it, fb like it and show us your appreciation.

2nd last......
status bar speed notification.

ooo ooo and yes 
it comes in themes - dark and white !

Would like to give uTorrent a nod for introducing the torrent desktop app to android - to put it politely but your android app sucks royally - has memory loss issues - torrents get wiped - has no or super less features - RIP uTorrent on Android.

Friday, July 29, 2016

MIUI 8 Battery Saver + Background Apps

How to configure your MI Phone or Mi Pad - to run apps in background with battery saver, super useful if you like to use applications like uTorrent.

MI has got good built in power saving modes and its good for basic users, but you know better-  you need the real deal.

Head to settings > Battery & Performance

Select Manage Apps Battery Usage

The MIUI would have set the default to Ultimate and rest options are greyed out- like the developer mode - tap 4-5 times to unlock the power saving modes.

Once unlocked - set the battery saving to off.

Go back to Battery & Performance - select Power >

App Battery Saver 

Select your apps that you need to lock even when screen it locked.

and you are done, download your content from internet with ease.