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Root LG Optimus One P500 Android Froyo 2.2

I just rooted my LG Optimus One P500 with Froyo 2.2 with a one-click application named Gingerbreak.

1. First of all, you must download the Gingerbreak installation file from the XDA forums. Here’s the link: gingerbreak-v1.20.apk
(Ignore the message that says it’s incompatible)

2. Open OI File Manager and go to mnt/sdcard/download.

3. Open gingerbreak-v1.20.apk from your list of downloaded files to install the application.

Enable USB Debugging
4. Go to Settings and then select Applications. Click Development and select the USB debugging checkbox.

5. Open the Gingerbreak app and click Root Device. Your phone will reboot automatically when the rooting is complete. This will take a little longer than your usual boot up time but don’t panic! ūüôā

Finally, check for a new app named Superuser in your phone to confirm that your phone has been rooted.


Don’t worry if your SD Card has other stuff on it. Mine did too but nothing happened to them.

Ensure that your phone has enough battery charge to go through with this. Interruptions during rooting can cause problems.

If for some reason the procedure does not work, then turn your phone off and turn it back on before retrying.

If the app does not work,check if you have installed the app on the Phone memory and not in the SD card. Move the app to Phone if it’s on the SD Card.

You can now kick some serious ass with your rooted device! ūüėČ


Posted by on September 23, 2011 in Gadgets, Help


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Remove Virus in XP that Blocks Access to Orkut

There is a certain virus that prevents XP users from opening from any of the available browsers (Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera etc).

For many Orkut addicts, it is nearly impossible to live without Orkutting.

So here we have the solution for your problem.

Follow the steps exactly as written here and in the same sequence.


  1. Press CTRL+ALT+DEL. Open the Task Manager and go to Processes.
  2. Look for svchost.exe under the image name. Find the ones that have your username under the Username tab.
  3. Press DEL to kill these processes. Click Yes to ignore the warning.
  4. Repeat for more svchost.exe files with your username and repeat. Be careful not to kill svchost.exe with system, local service or network service.
  5. Now go to My Computer.
  6. In the address bar, type “C:\heap41a” and press Enter. Delete all the files in here.
  7. Now go to Start. Click¬†Run and type “Regedit“.
  8. In the menu bar click Edit and then click Find.
  9. Type “heap41a”¬†and press Enter.
  10. The display will show you the following:
    “[winlogon] C:\heap41a\svchost.exe C:\heap(some number)\std.txt”
  11. Press DELand click Yes to ignore the warning.
  12. Close the Registry Editor.

BANG! The virus would be gone!

Note: Please format all your pen drives because the virus might be hidden in there in a microsoft.exe autorun.inf file, which you might not be able to find. This would mean you should repeat the whole procedure above. (After the pendrive is formatted.)

Now you should be able to access Orkut without much trouble!


Posted by on July 19, 2007 in Help, Tricks


Remove Virus in XP that Disables “Show Hidden Files”

There is a certain virus that prevents XP users from viewing the hidden files.

The virus meddles with the¬†‘Show hidden files and folders’¬†option in the Folder Options and the option keeps bouncing back to ‘Do not show hidden files and folders’, despite repeated trials.

Here is how you can set this problem right:

Navigate to the windows registry:
Go to Start menu
Click Run
Type regedit in the text box and then click Enter.

When the Registry Editor opens, perform the following steps:

Go to the following registry key:

Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE and then open Software.Under this navigate to: Microsoft -> Windows ->  Current Version -> Explorer Then go to Advanced -> Folder -> Hidden -> SHOWALL
Delete the value CheckedValue.
(Its type should be REG_SZ and data should be 2 or 0.)

Create a new DWORD value called CheckedValue (same as above, except that the type is REG_DWORD).

Modify the value data to 1 (0x00000001).This should¬†enable¬†you to¬†select the ‘Show hidden files and folders’ option without much problem.Do drop in comments if there are further queries and we shall try to find answers.


Posted by on July 18, 2007 in Help, Tricks