Friday, 11 January 2013


So most of you guys who've seen the previous post on "How to root the international GS3" need to have a custom recovery as it offers more options than the stock recovery and you can use it to flash software to your device instead of using ODIN downloader, so basically installing custom recovery is the same as rooting your phone [Check previous post] the only difference is the file you're going to flash isn't the CF-Auto Root but it's going to be the custom recovery itself.
There are lots of custom recoveries out there, but this is a very good one called Clock work Mod (CWM) which has a pretty good list within the interface, the recommended one is version as most ROMs are compatible with it. DOWNLOAD CWM BY CLICKING HERE.

What CWM offers:
1. install zip from SD-card
   a. choose zip from sd card
   b. apply /sdcard/ update
   c. toggle signature verfication
   d. choose zip from external sd-card

2. wipe data/factory reset
3.wipe cache partition
4.backup and restore
    b. restore
    c. delete
    d. free unused backup data
    e. choose backup format
    f. backup to external sd card
    g. restore from external sdcard
    h. advanced restore from external sd card
    i. delete from external sd card
    j. create

5.mounts and storage:  mounts and formats: cache/system/data/preload/sdcard/externa_sdcard you choose everything seperaltley.

6. advanced menu
  a. reboot recovery
  b. wipe dalvik cache
  c. wipe battery stats
  d. report error
  e. key test
  f. show log
  g. fix permissions

so almost everything is included, and the is also a touch screen support: you don't need to press the vol up/down home/power to navigate through..
the download link is here.
The download process as I mentioned earlier is pretty much the same as rooting your phone-check previous post- but you would rather flash the file I've linked in here.

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

How to root the International Samsung Galaxy SIII?

  Here you'll find the answer dude, so whether you are sick of the TouchWiz stock look and want to get a new software raockin' your phone or you just want to download some Apps that are not available in your country  or just want to test some stuff you need to root your phone to be able to do such things.
Firstly by rooting your phone you are voiding your warranty, and you are increasing your flash counter.
Q: What's a flash counter?
A: when you download unofficial firmwares to your device you are increasing that counter, which is made by Samsung to be able to know how many times you've flashed unofficial firmwares to your device or to know if the current firmware is Samsung official or not, but thanks to XDA's elite recognized developer Chainfire who developed an app called triangle away that resets that counter, more info here.
                                                                                                   Flash Counter in download mode:

 Further on, there are many ways for rooting your device the first is a very easy-way rooting via SAMSUNG GALAXY S3 TOOLKIT and the other common way is by CF-auto-root by Chainfire, thread here.

We will include Chainfire's method, this also works not only for the international version but other versions, we will only include the international SGSIII, if your using another device return back to the original thread.

1. Download the root for i9300 from here.

2. Download ODIN from here.

3. After downloading both files, extract odin and launch it.

4. The screen should look like the image and make sure that nothing is checked but "F. Reset time" and "Auto Reboot" just like the image below

5. Now check the PDA icon and choose the file you've downloaded from Chainfire's thread which has an extension of .tar.md5

6. Now, just put your phone into download mode by shutting it down and opening it again however while opening again press power + volume down + home key, make sure you have the latest Samsung USB drivers.

7. After you've connected the phone when it is in download mode you should have a screen as follows:

8. Now press start sit back relax and it will take like 10-20 seconds and you're phone will reboot after that remove the usb and here you go you've a rooted SGSIII!

Monday, 31 December 2012

Running Windows 8/7 and using TEdata as Internet provider 

and can't access the dead GUC portal?

1.Open Control panel

2.Navigate to "Network and Internet" the Network and sharing center 

4.Next to the connections there goes the name f the network you're connected to, now click it. on properties 

6.Under the "This connection uses the following items">> Check internet protocol version 4 (TCP/IPv4) click on its properties

7. Instead of Obtain DNS server automatically check use the following DNS servers and type in:

8. Click "OK" and there you go!

If this doesn't work for you please leave a post of what you;re facing.

Monday, 12 November 2012


- Think outside the box

Think outside the box is a poster inspired after checking 200+ artworks of great graphic designers, lots of thanks for and for the inspiration, hope you guys like! 

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Never get Shy of your Failure, never!

Most of the people I know, friends or students, are too scared to fail that they prefer to not even try. They spend their lives trying to avoid failure and thinking that this is “success”. They can go on forever and not know what they are capable of or how unique they are just because of this unfriendly ghost called failure.
We are all familiar with the common sayings:
“The only real failure in life is the failure to try.”
“We seem to gain wisdom more readily through our failures than through our successes ..”
I actually found loads of related quotes that have the same meaning. People are familiar of these quotes and their meanings but it doesn’t help them overcome their fear of failure. Still the ghost wins.
I feel societies empower this ghost with their pressure and stereotypes of some unexpected outcomes or behaviour that are commonly referred to as failure. That is why sometimes you find people afraid to say I don’t know and afraid to seek knowledge from younger people. I know people who consider being the second on the class a failure ???
We must not confuse not reaching an expected result or not achieving a certain goal with the tendency to be lazy or to not do one’s best. The difference is very clear. I have never been harsh with a student for not giving an unexpected outcome. I am the villain only if they chose to ignore their responsibilities and ignore the many opportunities they are given to do their work.
Anyway, why am I bringing this up now? Simply because I have been preaching about the role of failure in learning but I have never had an effective way to help students deal with it. Recently while working on a totally irrelevant subject, I stumbled upon the failure faire. In my opinion, it is a brilliant idea to showcase failures because:

The lessons you can learn from your mistakes will increase through such showcases and discussions.
It is also a strong step towards changing the social attitude towards the word failure. We simply need a different definition, and I feel failure faire is a good practical start.
Another great thing about such events is the possibility of finding a way out to take whatever was thought to be “not working” to “working”. In research communities, we are supposed to have informal talks when we get stuck in our research; this is simply to brain storm together for a solution. So, if we look at the researcher who got stuck as a failure, I seriously doubt that they will seek advice.
So, let us program our brains to perceive the word failed differently…. when you hear it…think this person is stuck, blocked, misunderstood, facing difficulties, learning, etc
Finally, I think FailureFaire should be a common and widely used behaviour especially among educators. That is what I am seriously thinking about, which reminds me why I started writing this post in the first place I would like to start such event with my class and I had several questions on my mind. I would love to get feedback on what could be the answer:

If something is incomplete, can it be listed as a failed attempt or project? If not, can we list it as successful? if not, should we have three categories: success, fail, incomplete??
Also, when to give up on a certain approach and declare it as failed? May be I didn’t do enough attempts to make it work and maybe there is one simple thing that can take it to success but I am still not there yet???
Any suggestions on how to best involve failure showcases in an academic course, should it have different planning than other showcases? Remember we don’t want to shy away from the term, we want to perceive it differently?
All your thoughts are highly appreciated

My CSEN lecturer wrote this, all credit to her, I loved to share it as it's very inspirational :)

Thursday, 21 June 2012

More Motivation on Cardistry :

Check this out, it defines motivation for hard-work and dedication to achieve something you love!

Spencer Clark, produced by .theCuso

"Odd man Out"

Miquel Roman


Miquel Roman's Yutube Channel :

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Some "Random" Thoughts:

 why did I start "blogging" during my first year Engineering exams? well, education has driven me away from cardistry and magic for more than a year now, and it's ok, I though of some good motivation, to keep business running as my hands got slower, way and heavier too, imagine not playing guitar for a year or so then trying to play some good stuff you knew! you won't be at the same level, because you've forgotten some stuff, or even don't remember which cords to play in a certain song, that's what I'm facing now, forgotten many flourishes and some motion mechanics. I thought of starting this blog, to share what I do, and what I do is not that popular in my country few people know about cardistry, maybe two others in my area know about it, still not that popular form of art in here. Therefore, I thought of sharing Cardistry concepts here as I will back to business on 23rd of June, which is the date when I finish my exam, tomorrow I'll buy a "Bicycle Guardians" Deck and start practising maybe from scratch, though I still remember 3-8 flourishes but lost the perfectly done thing. I believe in a duration of a month or two, I'll be as good as I used to be and introduce more of the cardistry community to my area,which is a good motivation for me to work harder! :D

Secondly, You should know my love for collecting ear-buds from skull Candy :D
here's a look at my new arrivals!
They look awesome and sound awesome!

Although I major in Mechatronics engineering, not computer science or even software engineering, I love developing apps for myself, just for the fun of it! and me and a friend decided to develop a new App for android 2.3.7 and lower platforms of API level lower than 10 a guide for the place we live in, as we live in Rehab city- new Cairo, and my friend is in University dorms, which is next to my building, we agreed on developing a guide for the most active area in our place, Food court and Market place,  this should include a GPS guide to the place you want to go to, a rating submitted by users and a full area guide with menus, this seems practical but also a very hard task for us, so I've downloaded a Book, called commons ware- Android programming tutorial, which should help us through this awesome experience! LONG LIVE PROGRAMMING!