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Review Singkat Sony Xperia Z5 Premium Dual

 Sudah hampir 1 bulan bersama dengan smartphone android besutan Sony ini, sementara fungsinya adalah pelengkap saat iphone 6s Plus. Ada beberapa hal baru yang menarik perhatian, salah satunya camera dengan resolusi 23 MP, lebih besar dari camera mirrorless alpha 5000 saya😂. Hanya saja secara kualitas, hasil jepretannya menurut saya masih kalah dengan hasil 6s plus. Jadi untuk jepret-jepret saya masih tetap menjagokan si 6s plus. Kelebihan dari camera Xperia adalah angglenya yang besar.

Hal lain yang menarik perhatian yaitu resolusi layar 4K, yang menurut saya juga tidak terlalu berbeda dimata saya dengan resolusi 1080p di iphone 6s plus.

Untuk ketahanan baterai, dibandingkan dengan Xperia Z seri pertama, peningkatannya sangat memuaskan. Tentu saja hal ini karena kapasitas baterai yang besar, yaitu 3430mAh. Untuk pemakaian standar saya rata-rata dibutuhkan 1x charge dalam sehari.

Xperia Z5 Premium Dual ini juga dilengkapi sensor sidik jari, yang ada pada tombol power. Namun sayangnya sensor ini butuh 2 sampai 3 kali scan untuk mengenali sidik jari saya pada saat unlock lockscreen.

Dual Sim (sesuai namanya), RAM 3 Gb, Android Marshmallow (upgradeable), IP68 certified, merupakan hal-hal lain yang ditawarkan Sony pada seri ini.

Sejauh ini Xperia Z5 Premium Dual menjadi pelengkap yang sangat memuaskan, fungsi yang saya kejar di smarphone android ini yaitu: tubemate dan Torrent 😁.

Sekian review singkatnya.

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Playing Clash Of Clans on Your Macbook

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For those who play clash of clans, there will be time when your iPad, Android Tablet, or even your smartphone not available for you to use (when your wife or your child may dominate those gadget). This guide is the perfect solution for that condition when the only available gadget is your macbook. So let’s begin with the ingredients, these are the things you need to prepare:

  1. Macbook Pro, mine is 13inch Mid 2012 with ram upgraded to 8 GB.
  2. Download and instal Genymotion emulator,so far this is the best android emulator for OSX, you can get it from the official site (www.genymotion.com) by register and go to download section, i use the free version genymotion-2.2.0.
  3. Download and instal Virtual Box, you can get it from here: https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads

Once you download and instal genymotion, run it and login with your user that you create for downloading the app from genymotion site.

genymotion create virtual device
genymotion home screen

Add new virtual device by clicking the + Icon, and i recommend you choose Sony Experia Z – 4.3 – API 18 – 1080×1920. After you chose, download will begin, wait until it finish.

When it finish, try to run the virtual device, boot and android text will appear, once ready android home screen will appear. This android virtual device don’t have access to playstore (yet :D).

We have to instal the google app (gapps) by flashing to the virtual device. This is the important part, before installing gapps, there is a file that we need to instal first, this most important file is ARM Translation, if you instal the gapps without this file, you’ll get error message “your device isn’t compatible with this version” when downloading the Clash of Clan from playstore.

To get the ARM Translation and the compatible Gapps, go to this XDA post:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2528952
Download the Google Apps for Android 4.3 on the post above or try this direct link:
http://goo.im/gapps/gapps-jb-20130813-signed.zip
Arm Translation mirror link on my dropbox: https://db.tt/SiwqPxUS

So now you have these 2 files:
Genymotion-ARM-Translation_v1.1.zip
gapps-jb-20130813-signed.zip

To instal arm translation and gapps,run your sony experia z image from genymotion, when the android finish booting, simply drag and drop the zip file to the virtual device window with this sequence:

  1. Arm Translation zip file.
  2. restart the virtual device (simply by closing genymotion window)
  3. run the virtual device again
  4. drag and drop the gapps zip file
  5. restart again

After all that installation, login with your go0gle account and there will be no problem downloading Clash of Clan from playstore, this is screenshot from my mac playing clash of clan with no issues.

clash of clans on macbook
clash of clans on macbook

 

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Cheap Joystick for Samsung Galaxy Note 2

The best Joystick for android so far I think is moga controller from http://www.mogaanywhere.com
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One problem, it’s quite expensive for me (more than $40) for just a Joystick. Lately I find that you can use the generic usb Joystick for PC, combined by USB OTG to have the same experience using pro controller on galaxy note. Not quite the same actually, hahaha.

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I’m able to use the generic Joystick to play PXS emulator on Android using FPse on sprint gslaxy note 2. I just need a little time to map the buttons, sprint galaxy note 2 detect the joystick without any problems.

And this is the cheap version of moga controller for just $8.

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I really enjoy playing my favorite PSX game Harvestmoon using the Joystick.

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Alternative Joystick untuk Samsung Galaxy Note 2

Android saat ini menjadi platform yang banyak didukung oleh produsen game, terlihat dengan banyaknya game yang sudah di publish di playstore. Mulai dari yang paling sederhana sampai yang kompleks.

Gaming experience di android pun semakin mendekati console sekalipun. Namun untuk mendapatkan experience ini tentu ada beberapa hal yg diperlukan, selain spek dari smarphone sendiri yang harus tinggi, salah satu kunci lainnya yaitu game pad.

Banyak produk gamepad yang sudah beredar di pasaran, salah satu yang menarik perhatian saya yaitu Moga Controller dari http://www.mogaanywhere.com seharga $49,
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namun di Indonesia barangnya sangat jarang, saya hanya menemukan di bukalapak.com dan harga jualnya sekitar 800ribu.

Mahal ya, 800 ribu untuk gamepad android. Namun saya memiliki alternative untuk mendapatkan gaming experince yang hampir sama dengan menggunakan moga controller.

Modalnya cuma 1/10 nya, cukup 80 ribu saja. Gmana? Cek gambar berikut:

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Kebutuhannya:

1. USB otg (harga max 30 ribu)
2. Standard USB joystick, banyak di toko komputer (harga kisaran 50 ribu)

Taraaaa… Pasang dan done,

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Di Gnote 2, joystik ini saya kombinasikan dengan emulator PSX yaitu FPse di android. Dibutuhkan setingan mapping gamepad yg tidak begitu sulit dilakukan sebelum menjalankan gamenya.

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Untungnya di Gnote 2 USB Joystik ini bisa langsung dikenali dan langsung dapat berfungsi layaknya mouse, berbeda dengan Experia Z, saya mencoba konfigurasi yg sama dengan , namun belum berhasil karena experia z tidak bisa mengenali USB joystick yg saya gunakan. Kemungkinan besar adalah tidak adanya driver USB joystick itu pada experia z.

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Nexus 7 Stock Launcher apk download

This apk taken from nexus 7 android 4.2, and it is  a stock launcher. I have tested on my galaxy tab 2 10.1 running android 4.1.1 and it runs well, really fast and slick. Below is preview of my home screen. The stock launcher comes with wallpapers too.

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If you want to try, download it from here
Instal just like the common apk.

Credit to dev @xda who backported this apk to android 4.1.1,  source xda forum

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Upgrade Your Galaxy TAB 2 10.1 GT-P5100 to Jelly Bean

Last time I was writing about Jelly Bean that has been spotted available for Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 in here. Now I manage to spend some time to try to install the 4.1.1 update on my tab, and have it rooted.

These are how you make it possible,

1. First prepare all of these files:

2. Copy the both the OTA files and also the SU binary to the root of your SD CARD.

  • GT-P5100_P5100XXBLI2-OTA-P5100XWALE2_GLB_268219552.zip (the first ota file)
  • GT-P5100_P5100XXCLI1-OTA-P5100XXBLI2_GLB_279272235.zip (the second ota file)
  • cwm-root-gtab2a.zip (su binary)

3. Turn off your tab, go to download mode by pressing POWER+VOLUME UP (right), press volume down (left) to continue, connect your tab to PC via cable data, and Install the Philippine’s stock rom via ODIN, wait till Odin show PASS witch green background on top left corner and tab restarted, pull of the cable data.

4. Turn off the tab again, go to download mode again, use the same method like above to install ClockworkMod Touch Recovery.

5. Now pull of the cable data, go to recovery menu by pressing POWER+VOLUME DOWN, and flash the OTA files from CWM with this sequence:

  • GT-P5100_P5100XXBLI2-OTA-P5100XWALE2_GLB_268219552.zip (the first ota file)
  • GT-P5100_P5100XXCLI1-OTA-P5100XXBLI2_GLB_279272235.zip (the second ota file)
  • cwm-root-gtab2a.zip (su binary)

This will take a while, be patient.

6. When finish flashing the last file, make sure you di wipe/factory reset.

7. Reboot with choosing reboot system now, and it will ask you if you want to fix the issue of overwriting CWM with the stock recovery, select YES (It is necessary to keep the CWM)

8. If all go well you’ll have like this on your system.

9. Enjoy your supper smooth tab on Jelly Bean 😀