Asus Google Nexus 7 2013 Cracked Screen Fixed

To people who have not gotten the Nexus 7 2013 yet, I need to warn you before you buy. I had had the tablet for around 3 weeks before the screen cracked on me. I did not drop the tablet at all. I needed the tablet to play around in my car, so I slide the Nexus 7 into my pocket. When I got to my car and it was time to set the map and everything, I had noticed the crack on the screen. I mean, oh my god, how can a screen crack like that. Is it the cold? Is it my keys in my pocket? Well, guess what, I searched online for Nexus 7 Cracked screen and found that many people having the same issue.

I contacted Asus via their web chat service. The customer service rep asked me to send in the device for check up. However I refused at first due to the fact that he/she mentioned that physical damage is not covered under warranty. I reply back with big caps: “IT IS NOT PHYSICAL DAMAGE, IT JUST CRACKED, IT IS ASUS DESIGN ISSUE.” He/she did not seem to care.

I finally took the chance to send them the device for repair and hoping that it would be covered under warranty. I was lucking that Asus had covered the issue under warranty. Asus was fairly quick on the repair. They received the package on Friday and repaired it within 3 days.

BTW: I just wiped the Nexus 7 to Stock, but forgot to lock the bootloader back.

Let’s see what happens when I receive the package from them.

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Release Date: At&t and T-Mobile

Samsung Galaxy Note 3
Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 had just released their release date. As it turns out that At&t will be taking pre-orders at a price of $299 with 2 year contract and might be releasing the device on Oct 1st, 2013. T-Mobile will set the release date to Oct. 2nd, 2013. I have been waiting very long for this device to be release. This will be my first Note device. I hope it will stand up to its hype.

The spec shown on Samsung website does not show if the US market will be the Octa CPU. We are pretty sure US market will be getting the new CPU from SnapDragon 800 from Qualcomm.


– 2.5G (GSM/ GPRS/ EDGE) : 850 / 900 /
1800 / 1900 MHz
– 3G (HSPA+ 42Mbps): 850 / 900 / 1900 /
2100 MHz
– 4G (LTE Cat 4 150/50Mbps) : up to 6 different
band sets(Dependent on market)
– LTE 2.3 GHz Quad-Core Processor
– 3G Octa Core Processor
(1.9GHz Quad + 1.3GHz Quad)
– The selection of AP will be differed by markets.
– 5.7 inch (144.3mm)
Full HD Super AMOLED (1920 x 1080)
– Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean)
– Main(Rear) : 13 Mega-pixel BSI Sensor, Auto Focus
camera with Smart Stabilization, LED Flash(High CRI),
and Zero Shutter Lag
– Sub (Front) : 2 Mega-pixel BSI sensor with
Smart Stabilization, Full HD recording @30fps
– Dual Camera : Dual Shot / Dual Recording
/ Dual Video Call
– Recording : UHD 30fps (*may differ by market),
Smooth motion (FHD 60fps), Slow motion (HD 120fps)
– Camera Mode : Drama Shot, Sound & Shot,
Animated Photo, Eraser, Best Photo, Best Face,
Beauty Face, HDR (High Dynamic Range), Panorama,
Sports, Golf, Surround shot, Live effect
– Codec : H.264, MPEG-4, H.263, VC-1, WMV7, WMV8,
Sorenson Spark, MP43, VP8, HEVC
– Recording & Playback: Full HD (1080p), UHD
(*may differ by market)
– Codec : MP3, AAC/AAC+/eAAC+, WMA, AMR-NB/WB,
Vorbis, FLAC(*), WAV(*)
(*) Ultra High Quality Audio (~192KHz, 24 bit) support
S Pen Optimized Features
– Air Command, Action Memo, Scrapbook,
S Finder, Pen Window, Multi Window,
Direct Pen Input
Additional Features
– Group Play: Share Music, Share Picture,
Share Video, Share Document, Play Games
– Story Album, S Translator
– Samsung Smart Scroll, Samsung Smart Pause,
Air Gesture, Air View
– Samsung Apps, Samsung Hub, ChatON (Voice/Video Call,
Share screen, 3-way calling), Samsung WatchON
– S Voice™ Hands Free, S Health
– Samsung Adapt Display, Samsung Adapt Sound
Auto adjust touch sensitivity (Glove friendly)
– Samsung Link, Screen Mirroring
– Safety Assistance, Samsung KNOX
Google Mobile Services
– Chrome, Search, Gmail, Google+, Maps, Play Books
Play Movies, Play Music, Play Store, Hangouts
Voice Search, YouTube, Google Settings,
Play Games, Messenger
– WiFi 802.11 a/ b/ g/ n/ ac (HT80)
– NFC, Bluetooth® v 4.0 (LE)
– IR LED (Remote Control), MHL 2.0
– Gesture, Accelerometer, Geo-magnetic,
Gyroscope, RGB
– Proximity, Barometer, Temperature & Humidity,
Hall Sensor
– 32/ 64 GB User memory + microSD slot (up to 64GB)
– 151.2 x 79.2 x 8.3mm, 168g
– Standard battery, Li-ion 3,200 mAh

How to add international languages into settings on Android Samsung Galaxy S4?

My wife had brought the new Samsung Galaxy S4. She was really excited about the phone, since she is new to Android. (As you guys guessed it, she was an iPhone user before.) The number one issue that she was complaining about, was the international language available to her. The one she got was the T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S4, Android version 4.2.2. She was shocked to see that Samsung/T-Mobile or who ever it is, had not included the Chinese written language and many others. The only languages available to her was: Deutsch, English, Espanol, Francais, Italiano, and 한국의. She told me to take a look at it, I never took noticed of the language setting, as I was okay with English. She on the other hand was not. Is Samsung/T-Mobile/even Google being racism now? 🙁

Now, I have searched all over Google and found nothing. I started reading about cooking my own custom ROM. All that was a waste of time. I decided to look into the system files, and found the XML file that had the settings to enable international languages.

Enabling international Languages within Settings for Android Samsung Galaxy S4.

Quick Instructions:
#1: You will need to root your phone.
#2: Download and install “Root Browser” from the Play Store.
#3: Open the app and navigate to “/system/csc”
#4: Delete or rename “language.xml”

Picture Instructions:
#1: Make sure you have custom ROM that are based on the official Samsung ROM.
The ROM in the screenshot that I am using is the Wicked ROM Version 9.1
Wicked ROM Version 9.1 Galaxy S4

#2: You have to install “Root Browser” from the Play Store App.

#3: Open up “Root Browser” and make sure you download/install all the prerequisites when you first open the app.

#4: Within the “Root Browser,” navigate to the folder:  /system/csc

#5: Rename or delete language.xml

#6: Restart your cell phone if needed. Now, you can see all the available languages within the Android system.

That’s all, now you should be able to see all the international Languages of your choice.

Author: Jason Lin