Disabling Automatic Updates on Windows 10 (WiFi)

Windows 10 is cool. It is fast, it is fluidic, it is functional, and for the best part, it WAS free, atleast for some time. While most of the changes are welcome, the change in update policies is a bit difficult to digest. Well, Microsoft has good intentions in forcing its users to download updates. Updates provide users with protection from the latest malwares and threats. That's a good thing of course, but for users with access to limited bandwidth, it can be a nightmare.
There isn't any straightforward way to disable these updates, but it is possible to trick Windows-quite literally.
Sadly, the trick works only if you are on a WiFi network.
On the brighter side, it works on any variant of Windows 10.
Open the Settings app and select Network and Internet. Now connect to your hotspot. Your screen must show something like this.

Select Advanced Options. Toggle the Set as Metered Connection switch to On. Now, hopefully, your computer should stop downloading updates automaticall…

Installing GApps on Nokia X

Nokia X is an Android device released in 2014. People expected the device to be a flagship, for it officially marked Nokia's foray into the world of Android. However, the device is far from being flagship. It lags behind in both the hardware and software aspects. The 1 GHz processor, 512 MB RAM and 2 GB ROM cannot handle even low strain games and apps. To make things worse, the device ships with the Nokia X Platform, a modified version of Android, which does not come with GApps inbuilt. All this explains why the device did not sell well. Well, this doesn't necessarily mean that one has to use the device as it is. A root exploit has been discovered, custom recoveries and ROMs have been developed, and there is a special GApps package available for the device. Several websites mention that GApps can be installed by performing some complex operations using Root Explorer and a special GApps package created by someone called 'kashamalaga'. Of course, it may work [I haven…

Solving the Accurator problem on Lenovo Tab 2 A7-10F

When you flash your device, almost always you visualise seeing your device running the original firmware. You remember the good old days when your tablet used to run the stock ROM, bug-free and......
'Oh no!' You see something that you hadn't expected. Many a times, it so happens that the 'firmware' for a particular device isn't actually made for that device. Most of the times the firmware is fully functional on the device, but not to perform the functions that the device was designed to perform. One such device is the Lenovo Tab 2 A7-10F. It is a cheap, but an equally respectable multimedia tablet having a 1.3 GHz Quad core MTK 8127 chipset with 1GB of RAM. Here in India, many educational institutions use this tablet as a digital learning aid for students, but at the end of the year, flashing it becomes a big problem.
You simply don't get genuine Android 4.4 Firmware for this device. You do get firmware for the device. No doubts. But flash the firmware an…

How to flash an MTK device using SP Flash Tool

MediaTek. It is a very common term which is being used by Androiders these days. This Taiwan-based company has created ripples with its dirt-cheap processors, which power most low-end Android devices.
With low-end, I don't exactly mean those phones with those slipshod finishes, and screens which crack in a few days. These processors even power the cheaper Lenovo, Sony and Oppo devices, and they are definitely NOT of such kind.
The moment a person like me thinks of these brands, probably he will remember Custom recoveries, ROM's etc. First, you root your device, flash a custom recovery, and then a custom ROM. When you do all this, you run a real chance of bricking your device.
Bricking-sounds rather ghoulish, right? When you brick your device, you lose all your data, including the Android OS itself. So the only solution is to reinstall the OS again, or, technically, flashing the device.
Flashing MediaTek devices is pretty straightforward, if you have the firmware for your devic…