How to return an Android app purchased from Market

How to return an Android app purchased from Market

Android refund appSurely by now you feel the need to test an application from Android Market up to buy it, but did not know what is the procedure for returning the application if it do not satisfy.

Google policy allows any Android user to buy an application, to download it and return it in maximum 15 minutes from the moment the download was started to receive all the money back. This procedure can be applied only once for an application. If you try to do it a second time for the same application you will not receive money back.

Now is the time to show you how to return an app to Android Market:

  1. Open the Android Market app on your device
  2. From Android Market app select Menu -> My Apps
  3. Select the application you’d like to return (Note: if the 15 minute refund window has not yet passed, the app is eligible for return and will have two buttons saying “Open” or “Refund”).
  4. Select the Refund option to uninstall the application from your device. (Note: after 15 minutes return period has expired, the Refund option will not be available)

These steps can be followed regardless of the application fee that you installed.

Two tricks in iOS 5: enable Camera app in lockscreen and Custom Vibrations

Two tricks in iOS 5: enable Camera app in lockscreen and Custom Vibrations

The new iOS 5 launched yesterday by Apple brings some cool new features. Now you can open the camera directly from the lockscreen and can enable Custom Vibration Paterns. See below what do you have to do in order to enable these features.

How to enable the Camera App directly from your device lockscreen in iOS 5

To enable this feature is very easy. When your iPhone is locked and you double tap the home button, the camera icon will appear next to the unlock slider bar. This trick allows you to see only the pictures taken during the photo session. In order to see all of your pictures you will have to unlock the screen of your device.

How to enable the Custom Vibration Patterns in iOS 5

With this feature of iOS 5 you can now make custom style vibrations to help you differentiate alerts while your phone is in silent mode. Now, not only custom ringtones can be assigned to the contacts, but also the custom vibrations. To enable the Custom Vibrations, you must follow these steps.

  1. Open up the Settings app.
  2. Click General.
  3. Click Accessibility.
  4. Scroll down to the Hearing section and switch Custom Vibrations on.
  5. Now open up your Contacts app and select on contact.
  6. Click edit.
  7. Scroll down to vibration and choose any of the included Standard alerts or create a custom vibration pattern.
  8. You will tap on the screen and then press stop when you are done.

Watch out, a new Android Trojan was found in wild

Watch out, a new Android Trojan was found in wild

A new threat for Android devices has been recently found in wild. Until now, the Android Trojan has only been downloaded from Chinese App markets, being “grafted” on to legitimate applications, mainly games.

This Trojan, also called “Geinimi” can do some great damage on your Android. For example, it can compromise a significant amount of personal data on a user’s phone and send it to remote servers. Once installed, this Android malware can receive commands from a remote server that allow the owner of that server to control your phone.

It might scare you a little but if you are cautious and pay attention, nothing will happen to your Android device.

Let’s talk a little about how it works. Well, the Geinimi Trojan runs in the backgrounds, collects different kinds of information and it will:
– Send location coordinates (fine location)
– Send device identifiers (IMEI and IMSI)
– Download and prompt the user to install an app
– Prompt the user to uninstall an app
– Enumerate and send a list of installed apps to the server

After it collects these precious information, five minutes later, it will try to connect to a remote server using one of these domain names:
– widifu . com
– udaore . com
– frijd . com
– islpast . com
– piajesj . com

So, do not go on these domain names, i’m sure you don’t want your Android device to get “sick”.

The Geinimi Trojan was reported on the Chinese app stores in games like Monkey Jump 2, Sex Positions, President vs. Aliens, City Defense and Baseball Superstars 2010. The official Google Android Market have not been affected.

What do you have to do to stay protected:

– download apps only from trusted sources and try to look at the developer name and reviews
– check the permissions an app requests
– if you notice any unusual behavior on your Android device, this could be a sign that your phone is infected. For example: “unknown applications being installed without your knowledge, SMS messages being automatically sent to unknown recipients, or phone calls automatically being placed without you initiating them.

[Via mylookout]

Two hidden features of Nokia C7 (demos)

Two hidden features of Nokia C7 (demos)

Some new hidden features of Nokia C7 were revealed on the web. Both features appeared on MichaelxHell’s Youtube channel.

The first feature is the mute a call and it takes place when the C7 Menu Key turns from white into red. Check the video below to see this feature in action.

The second feature allows you to put the flash light on a predetermined period of time. For activating it, you must pull the screenlock slider down and hold it, as you can see in the video below

Tips for Epic 4G capacitive buttons

Tips for Epic 4G capacitive buttons

Want your Epic 4G capacitive buttons to lit longer? Well, you can quickly solve this problem just by taping a few buttons.

If you just hate that your capacitive buttons lit just a few moments and you want them to glow long enough for you, here are 4 steps that you need to follow: Menu > Settings > Sound and Display > Keyboard Timeout.

Once you get in the Keyboard Timeout you will be able to change the value as you wish to make those familiar Menu, Home, Back, and Search buttons to lit more or less.

[Via Android Central]

How to enable wireless N on HTC Evo 4G

How to enable wireless N on HTC Evo 4G

Even if it can provide such connectivity, the HTC Evo 4G has disable this function. In this post you can enable the Wireless tehnology for more speed on Wi-Fi connection.

We thanks xda-developers team for informations about how to enable the 802.11n.

To run the code change you need to download a HEX editor and make changes to a certain file.

Full instruction here.