Saturday

How To Download & Install 2go for Android from Google Play



Since the launch of the New 2go for Android, with it's smart looking design and features, 2go users in Nigerian and few other countries across Africa had been finding it quite difficult to Download and Install the amazing Chat application.
I also went through this same challenge, I would visit Google Play, Search for 2go, when downloading the file (about 2.25MB), it gets to 600kb or 700kb and shows me "package file is invalid"


In many cases, we are advised when Installing an App that gives error such as: "Package file is invalid"

The Fix is:



  • Go to settings > Applications.
  • Open all applications/manage applications.
  • Move to Google Play Store.
  • Then clear data and clear the cache 


  • Well, if that still did't help, here's How I installed 2go App on my Android.
    • Go to Google Play,
    • Install HideMan VPN, Do not open yet
    • Close your Google Play app if it's still running
    Now Launch the HideMan VPN app and Connect
    After some seconds, when Connected, it will change your Country and I.P



    Now head back to Google Play, Search for 2go, and Download again, this time it won't give you any more errors.

    NOTE For Installing INSTAGRAM APP on Your Android

    This same method applies if you are having difficulties installing Instagram, I used HideMan VPN to install Instagram on my droid, but Do not use HideMan VPN to Register on Instagram for the first time on your Android, when I did, my Account got Suspended immediately.
    After Installing Instagram, be sure you disconnect HideMan VPN before going back to launch the Instagram.

    I really don't understand why some Applications bring errors or don't download when we use our original country I.P on Google Play, but I'm pretty sure, the problem will be solved once you're Connected through some VPN application.

    Enjoy!


    Friday

    How To Hard Reset Tecno Q1 and Other Android 4.0.x Phones

    Finally, I decided to move to the top trending smartphone OS in the world right now, Android, so I got an Android smartphone for the first time, a Tecno Q1 running Android 4.0, Ice-cream Sandwich.
    Everything about the phone had been cool with me, except the battery performance which I would best describe as "not very reliable".
    Any ways, if you own same Tecno Q1 just like me, or some similar Android 4 smartphone, after some time, issues are likely to come up, because

    • Your Cache would be increasing, consuming space in the phone
    • Your Android Phone may be unable to boot up
    • or you could be seeing some strange Apps, and Files which are irrelevant and stubborn to Uninstall.
    The Best and Safest way solution to this is to perform a factory reset on your Android phone (recovery mode), this will wipe everything and restore your device to its factory state.
    This method works on many Android 4.0 phones, but I specifically used the below method on my Tecno Q1 Android 4 phone and it was reset perfectly.

    There are Two method used in Hard Reset, depending on the problem the phone has.
    • Hard reset method 1: used When your phone is Unable to boot up
    • Hard reset method 2: used When the phone can boot up.

    NOTE: Hard reset would wipe off all your Data, including all Google Authenticator credentials, so Make sure you do a Back up of all your Important files/folders before performing the Hard Reset.

    Hard Reset method 1:

    So if the phone wouldn't boot up, Let's Get it Fixed!

    1. Hold your Volume Up + Power Button, you're gonna get something like the screenshot below.


    recovery menu

    After this display on my Tecno Q1, I got confused, all buttons used on other Android phones to bring out the Recovery menu didn't work. Till I realised it's the Home key I had to use.

    Hard Reset on Tecno Q1 Android


    2. Tap your Home button to bring the "Recovery mode Menu"

    system recovery Tecno Q1 Android

    Use the Volume Up and Down key to scroll up and down,
    3. Scroll down and Select wipe data / factory reset
    To select this, Again, Tap your Home button


    Hard Reset is now Activated, Select - Yes erase all user data with the volume buttons and tap the Home button.

    It would take few seconds to wipe off all the Data, Reboot the phone, and bring it back to it's Factory state.

    Hard reset method 2:

    If the phone is able to boot on and operate, You can do a Hard Reset right from your Screen
    Goto Settings >> Backup & Reset >> Scroll down to Factory Data reset and Confirm this by Clicking "RESET PHONE"

    hard reset tecno Q1

    Hope this solved some issues you might be facing with your Tecno Q1 or other Android 4.0 smartphone.
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