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Opera Launches Android Ad-Blocker

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Opera just announced that there is now a built-in ad-blocker in its Android Opera Mini Browser. Before the mobile browser ad-blocker, Opera was the first to integrate an ad-blocker into its desktop app. Last month, Opera also announced a free VPN with its desktop and said that they would launch a free VPN for mobile soon.

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Opera CEO, Lars Boilesen says, “Opera is the first browser company to offer a native ad blocker across devices. We do this because we want to provide people with the fastest browsers in the market. Our speed test shows that online ads slow down the browsing experience.

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Now, with Opera, you can browse a lot faster than, for example, in Chrome.” Opera Mini is reported to be 40% faster by blocking ads, & reduces the data consumption for loading a page by around 14%.

This new development also has a detrimental effect on webmasters who use ads to generate funds from there websites as Opera is one of the widely used browsers on Mobile devices across every platform around the world.

Cortana : The Digital Assistant Now Available on Android

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Cortana : The Digital Assistant Now Available on Android .

Description:
Cortana is your personal assistant, developed by Microsoft, and is now available on your Android phones so you can access her at any time.

Cortana is there to help make things easier for you and keep you up to date on the things that matter to you:
• Use Cortana as a voice assistant by speaking naturally or even by typing, and she’ll find answers from the web or help you get things done.
• Find answers using Bing including the latest sports scores, movie show times, local restaurants, facts and references, and more.
• Set reminders with Cortana and get the reminders at a specific or recurring time, or when you arrive/leave a certain location.
• Set alarms.
• Place calls to your contacts using voice.
• Voice texting: dictate your SMS/text to
Cortana using voice.

The list of things which Cortana can do for you keeps growing over time. Whatever it is you’re looking for, just ask Cortana. Cortana also learns about you over time, keeping track of your interests (favorite sports teams, new topics you care about, your favorite places) to help you even more by providing personal and proactive suggestions.

Cortana is your truly personal digital assistants,
ready to help with reminders, search, suggestions, tasks, and more. The Cortana app for Android is designed to help you get things done; It’s still in development so look closely for more new, exciting features coming soon.

You can even join the beta-testing group of Cortana by going here.

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Download Link:
Cortana v1.0.0.298~enus

HOW TO USE FREE VPN ON YOUR ANDROID SMARTPHONE

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Hello Folks,good day its been a while hope you are all reading this post in good health??

Well,today am back with a blockbuster trick for Android user…… like the title said,yeap you can use Free vpns on android.

Lets get started.

WHAT IS A VPN

A virtual private network (VPN) extends a private network across a public network, such as the internet. It enables a computer to send and receive data across shared or public networks as if it were directly connected to the private network, while benefitting from the functionality, security and management policies of the private network. This is done by establishing a virtual point-to-point connection through the use of dedicated connections, encryption, or a combination of the two.

A VPN connection across the Internet is similar to a wide area network (WAN) link between the sites. From a user perspective, the extended network resources are accessed in the same way as resources available from the private network.

VPNs allow employees to securely access their company’s intranet while traveling outside the office. Similarly, VPNs securely and cost effectively connect geographically disparate offices of an organization creating one cohesive virtual network. VPN technology is also used by ordinary Internet to connect to proxy servers  for the purpose of protecting one’s identity.

Now i think you know the meaning of VPN and its advantage.

There are many VPN app for android they are partially free but not that reliable,so i thought of a new way of using vpn`s on your Android without downloading any VPN app.

REQUIREMENT

Download Opera Mobile Classic from  http://adf.ly/RCkOW

And your Head………

CONFIGURATION

Navigate to SETTINGS->WIRELESS AND NETWORKS->VPN SETTINGS->ADD VPN

NOTE; In this tutorial i will be using a free vpn service provided by  http://adf.ly/RClKU

This are the following servers that we are going to use;

Free PPTP VPN Account (Easy to setup, no need to download any software, works with all Windows, Mobile and PS3 Devices)

  • Server #1: euro1.vpnbook.com(Anonymous VPN)
  • Server #2: euro2.vpnbook.com(Anonymous VPN)
  • Server #3: uk1.vpnbook.com (UK VPN – optimized for fast web surfing; no p2p downloading)
  • Server #4: us1.vpnbook.com (US VPN – optimized for fast web surfing; no p2p downloading)
  • Username: vpnbook
  • Password: h5trEge2e

More servers coming..

Note them down while we proceed,,,,

Click on Add Vpn->Add PPTP VPN->VPN name(add anything e.g Ayoproxy)

Tap Set VPN Server and enter any of the above listed Servers then click OK

Tap Enable Encryption

Leave the DNS search domains as default.. i mean untouched,WHY? cos i dont know its work.

Save and Back.

Now tap to connect,it will ask you for username and password,type in those listed above. Tick save username and click OK

After successful connection to the server it will show you a key at the Notification Bar.

HOW TO VERIFY MY ANONYMITY

To do this just navigate to your Opera Mobile and visit http://www.ip2location.com and check if changes have occured to your location,ip,isp etc.

TESTED ON MY HTC TMOBILE G2(GINGERBREAD) AND TECNO N3

PLEASE VERIFY BEFORE YOU SCREAM “NOT WORKING”

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ENJOY…PLEASE SHARE,LIKE,COMMENT IF YOU LOVE OR FIND THIS POST HELPFUL!!

WhatsApp Reborn V1.70 No More Ban

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WhatsApp Reborn get sweeter as more updates roll out. Don’t be on hold, make sure you have activated the call features on your WhatsApp before applying this mod. And if you haven’t, kindly do that.
WhatsApp Reborn or plus will keep having super edge over the normal WhatsApp because of its constant upgrade and features that gives you super power ability to customize it to your tastes. You can hide last seen, hide last read, hide the two blue ticks, you can even be online doing your normal biz and no one will know you are online… That’s the power of WhatsApp Reborn.

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Why Should I Use WhatsApp Reborn V1.70?
==>Fully customization/theming available from changing icon to change whole look of WhatsApp by applying and creating themes
==>Upload videos upto 30MB , Images in original resolution (No compression) Media sharing options
==>Whole new MATERIAL DESIGN implementation
==>Awesome privacy features Hide blue ticks , double ticks, last seen, “is Writing” text So you can go underground.
==>Get notified when your contacts go online
And many more mods
The truth is, If you will use this mod for 7 days continuously you won’t ever switch back to original whatsapp.

Whats New?
==>Lollipop users, It’s is recommended to use DARK theme in mod 6.5 if you want to have material design taste in app
==>[Fixed] Crash for some users while opening “OsmMods” settings
==>More settings icon added

For Fresh Installation
Make Sure you have a perfectly running whatsapp installed with your important chat

1) Open WhatsApp & Go to Settings>>>Chat Settings>>>Backup Conversations
2) Uninstall WhatsApp
3) Download & Install Given WhatsApp+’s apk
4) Open it>>>Click AGREE & CONTINUE>>Enter your number
5) If you have backed up your chat earlier then there should be RESTORE BUTTON , Press it
(If you get message like “Your app is unofficial Download from play store” then Uninstall current WhatsApp+ >>>install original whatsapp from play store → do verification process >>Chat with 1-2 person>>> backup chats>>> uninstall Original whatsapp >>>install given WhatsApp+ You will definitely get RESTORE button)
6) Grab a cup of coffee cause it might take some long… Press Continue after it finishes
7) Congratulations You’ve successfully installed WhatsApp+ .! Now Explore many more features

For Updates
==>Simply install apk

Where Can I Download it?
Download it HeRe

If you encounter any issue, don’t hesitate to use the comment box to drop your problem.

5 Reasons Gionee M5 Might Be The Perfect Phone For Everyone

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Gionee M5 was Released 2015, November in India with Android OS, v5.1 , 211g, 8.6mm thickness, 32GB storage, microSD card slot, 13MP Camera, bundled with 6020mAh Li-Po Battery built on a Mediatek MT6735 64Bit CPU Quad-core 1.3 GHz. This are the specifications of Gionee M5.

5 Reasons Gionee M5 Might Be The Perfect Phone For Everyone
5 Reasons Gionee M5 Might Be The Perfect Phone For Everyone

Before i tell you my 5 Reasons Gionee M5 Might Be The Perfect Phone For Everyone i will like you to read my honest controversial review that sounded like a hate and kept disturbing the Internet. 5 Things The Tecno Camon C8 Lacks

THE GOOD / The Gionee M5 has a long lasting battery and a good camera. Also has infrared sensors making it work as a remote control for any appliances EG : TV,Home Theatre etc

THE BAD / This smartphone weights much if not a lot you actually need to have your pants belted to carry this in your pocket,i think it makes it fragile.

THE BOTTOM LINE / Gionee took her time to make this device and i must say its awesome. Its not just the battery its also a multimedia, muti-purpose device too. Kudos to Gionee.

5 Reasons Gionee M5 Might Be The Perfect Phone For Everyone

No much hype for this device other than the NTA NEWS Advert about been in the Sahara Desert. Well, the advert is funny but only shows us the Battery qualities of the Gionee M5.

 Battery Capacity :

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Gionee M5 can charge upto 2 phones simultaneously / Photo Credits RTN.ASIA

Gionee M5 has a massive 6020mAh Battery, it can be used for a week with 3G/4G activated. According to the Gionee Team the phone has a a dual cell battery and it has a Fast Charge Feature. This mean the phone can be fully charged in 3 hours. This is good for Africa regarding the situation of Electricity and the scarcity of petrol. You can also use this phone as power bank to charge other phones upto 5 via the OTG Cable.

Support 4G LTE Network :

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Only Few MTK Devices come with 4G LTE Support and good battery. Whats the benefits of LTE if the battery is BAD? Gionee answered that question perfectly by adding 4G LTE + 6020mAh Battery.

4G LTE is not fully functional in Nigeria has its restricted to some locations and it’s only available on private network providers like Spectranet, Smiles, Swift 4G etc and are located in major commercial cities of Nigeria.

If you are a heavy internet user that you need 4G LTE due to its super fast internet connection, this phone is the perfect one for you.

Premium Look and Feel :

 

Volume and Power Buttons Placed at the Right side of the phone Photo By AyoProxy
Volume and Power Buttons Placed at the Right side of the phone Photo By AyoProxy

This phone was sold for Forthy Five Thousand Naira last year, even though it sounds expensive you still get that feeling and look that makes people think its worth 70k. Its’s well designed has the volume buttons and power button placed at the right while the Dual Sim card slot and SD Card is placed at the Left.

Metal back covers protecting the non-removable battery while the phone name is boldly engraved at the back including IMEI and Model Name.

Metal Back Cover Plus Phone Name and IMEI Numbers.
Metal Back Cover Plus Phone Name and IMEI Numbers / Photo By AyoProxy

 

 Infrared Sensors :

Picture Showing Gionee M5 Infrared Sensors placed at the top near the headphone jack. Photo AyoProxy
Picture Showing Gionee M5 Infrared Sensors placed at the top near the headphone jack. Photo AyoProxy

One of my favorite features of the Gionee M5 is the ability to perform magic via my Smartphone. I can secretly change your DsTv channel from CNN to MTV BASE without touching the DsTv remote. This feature is awesome and makes this phone unique from all other MTK DEVICES have seen.

 

OTA UPDATES :

When it comes to rolling out updates i think Gionee comes first, can you believe Gionee M2 still receives important security updates? Yeah it does, even though it’s an old device. Rumor has it that Gionee is cooking Android 6.0 Marshmallow for the M5. We don’t know how true is this but i think Gionee can make it happen.

Android 6.0 Coming to Gionee M5. Photo by : indianexpress.com
Android 6.0 Coming to Gionee M5. Photo by : indianexpress.com

 

Conclusion

There is so many things we can write about Gionee M5 but we just think it’s better you know the major selling point of this device. In addition to the above listed ‘Reasons Gionee M5 Might Be The Perfect Phone For Everyone’ the phone can also be rooted by flashing TWRP Recovery and install SuperSU via the recovery to gain root access. The phone also comes with lot’s of accessories which includes OTG Cable, Premium Rubber Cover , SIM Card Removal Pin, Headset etc.

Before you drop your comments remember that no company can create a perfect phone that will serve everyone’s purpose but the Gionee M5 is very close. As at the time of publishing this post am yet to discover any major issues either software or hardware related on the Gionee M5.

If you like this article please don’t hesitate to drop a comment below. We will be happy to hear from you. Tell us what we missed and why you like this smartphone.

SHARING IS CARING !!!

 

 

 

Infinix Set To Release A Device With Fingerprint Lock

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Infinix will stop at nothing to keep dominating the Nigeria Android Market and this time they’re coming with a bang.  Welcome first Infinix device that will come with a Fingerprint Lock (scanner) that unlocks even faster than iPhone.

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Note 3 with Fingerprint Lock?

We are yet to confirm when this device will be released but we are sure it will drop very soon and yes this year maybe next month though.
Rumor has it that the Infinix device will come with a 64 bit CPU, Android Marshmallow 6.0, 13.0MP rear camera and  2GB ram for better performance they have also decided to not release a 1GB RAM variant for the device due to performance and ram optimization of the Android 6.0

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Is this Infinix Note 3? With Fingerprint Lock

The image above confirms the talk that Infinix device will truly come with a Fingerprint Lock placed below the camera and flash light. Due to the economy crisis of the nation we can only speculate that this device will cost more than 50 thousand Naira [200usd] but we are yet to confirm the battery capacity we hope it comes with a bigger battery than her predecessors. Can you guess the name of this device? Let’s us hear from you via the comment section below. But am sure this is not Note 3.

How To Identify a Clone (FAKE) Android Phone.

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How To Identify a Clone (FAKE) Android Phone.

How To Identify a Clone (FAKE) Android Phone.

Before I start this lecture I will like to tell you that I offer a low cost service on ICT/MOBILE CONSULTATION AND COUNSELING I help people get their dream device which will fit your budget, work, style and lifestyle. To cut the story short I won’t let you make a mistake of buying what you don’t like.
If you need counseling you can contact me via my Facebook Page or my BBM PIN : 565DEB36,  Remember this service is not free.

WHAT IS A CLONE?

 According to my dictionary it’s defined as “A person or thing that duplicates, imitates, or closely resembles another in appearance, function, etc.: The new computers are clones of the original model.” Futhermore, it’s a copy of the original so in this case a clone Tecno is a copy of the original Tecno smartphone.

HOW DO I IDENTIFY A CLONE PHONE ?

It’s easy to identify a clone phone for those who are conversant with clone and original phones, but for the Novice their are tools that help you identify clone phones to prevent you from buying them.

If you want to know a Clone phone the easiest way is to read it’s phone specifications on websites that write about phone reviews and prices. Here are the list of my favorite sites to get detailed description of phones.

1. GSMArena
2. Bestmobs
3. AyoProxy
Search for the device you want to buy and compare it’s specifications and price to that which you want to buy from the store.

You can also install this Android Application called “CPU-Z” on the phone you want to buy so you can compare the phone specifications with the one you are reading online.

One perfect and effective way to be safe is to buy your devices from a trusted source I have online stores that I will recommend for you, which are known to be trusted and certified.
1. Jumia.com.ng
2. Konga.com

In conclusion, fake phones don’t come with warranty and they are always cheaper compared to the original phone price.

I hope you find this helpful . Please to safe someone today.

How To Get Better Battery Life On Windows 10

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Microsoft’s Windows 10 upgrade is terrific for those looking to get the most out of any device that they already own. Available since last July, it has some great apps and options built-in for notebooks, desktops, tablets and Windows

Battery life is paramount though. It’s not fun carrying around an external battery or charger with your notebook, tablet or Windows

I have drafted this article to show you how to get the most out of your battery if you are using window 10 Below.

Making its debut with the free Windows 10 upgrade is the Battery Saver. Battery Saver isn’t an add-on or a separate download. Microsoft built the utility directly into Windows 10, replacing the battery profile and power management tools that users relied on for years.

Battery Saver is intended to take the guess-work out of power settings. There’s only one interface for it, and it activates itself manually depending on the settings you set.

Look for the battery icon in the right corner of your Taskbar. Click on it.
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When in Tablet Mode, the battery meter is always visible, but outside of Tablet Mode it disappears, forcing you to click or tap on the arrow on the Taskbar.

What you see in the Battery menu depends on what your device’s power state is. If it’s charging, you’ll see a nice countdown clock, letting you know how long it’s going to take before you have a full battery. You can use the toggle on the left to change how bright your screen is.

When your device isn’t plugged into an internet connection you get a clickable icon for Battery Saver and in severe cases, an estimate of how long you have until your battery dies. Tap or click on Battery Saver to turn it on. Right-click with your mouse or tap and hold on the toggle to open the Battery Saver menu.

Tap and click on Battery Saver Settings.

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Battery Saver dims your screen and tries to help you save battery life by prevent apps from doing work in the background. From the Battery Saver Settings Menu you can decide which apps bypass Batter Saver and check for updates anyway. You can also decide when you want your device to go into Battery Saver mode with the toggle at the top of the screen

How to Get Better Windows 10 Battery Life: Unplug Your Accessories

We often connect our smartphones and other gadgets to our PCs, hoping to give them a quick charge or transfer a bit of information. Smartphones, mobile internet modems and more feed off the power that your USB port provides, helping to deplete your battery faster. If you need a bit more power to get through the day, try unplugging all nonessential accessories.

How to Get Better Windows 10 Battery Life: Manually Dim Your Screen

Every device has two big draws on power: its processor and its display. This is why Battery Saver goes after apps running in the background and your screen brightness when it’s turned on. If you’d like to get better battery life in Windows 10 start by dimming your display when mobile.

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With the mouse pointer, click on the Action Center bubble on the right of the Taskbar. Tablet users should place their finger on the right edge of their screen and slowly slide it to the left. Tap or click on Expand.

Now tap or click on the screen brightness toggle to decide on a lower brightness setting. You can also adjust screen brightness in the battery menu. The device used in this example is a Surface Pro 3. As such, your brightness options will be different. Every device maker sets their own default values for brightness, not Microsoft.

How to Get Better Windows 10 Battery Life: Turn Off WiFi

If you’re really feeling like you need to eek out every bit of battery you can, you can turn off Wi-Fi from the Action Center or from the Wi-Fi menu. Tap or click on the Wi-Fi icon in the taskbar then tap or click on the toggle on the left in the Wi-Fi menu.

How to Get Better Windows 10 Battery Life: Close Programs

Windows Store apps are designed in a way that helps limit their battery drain. Windows 10 manages them, restricting their processes so that they don’t harm your experience. Programs aren’t designed with battery concerns in mind. If programs are running in the background they are taxing your processor since Windows basically lets them do whatever they want.

Programs that’ll harm your battery life include photo editors, video editors, video games and even some browsers. (Chrome for Windows is said to be a huge drain on battery life.)

Close them once you’re done with them.

How to Get Better Windows 10 Battery Life: Quick Tips

The Windows 10 battery icon shows how much power you have in real-time. You don’t have to leave what you’re working on to find out how much time you have left.For a battery life estimate, place the mouse cursor over the battery icon in the Taskbar. Note that this changes in real-time depending on what programs you have open and how bright your screen is.If you hover over the battery icon when charging you’ll get an estimate of how long you to stay plugged up until your battery reaches full capacity.Most notebooks feature ambient light sensors that will adjust your screen brightness depending on how much light there is in the room. It’s why notebooks always tend to get better battery in low-light and not in bright-light. These sensors tend to boost screen brightness so that text and images are easier to see.

You can Now enjoy Your Window10 Battery life to fullest.
Its imperative to note that these article is not a fix for any already damaged battery.
You can get a genuine battery from jumia or any other prominent online store for your device.

Guest Post by Femi Ola Jnr.

FIX : How to fix InnJoo i1,i1s,i2 Low Storage Problem

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Alot of InnJoo users give feedback that storage of i1/i1s/i2 is not enough to download more applications. Here are solution for you as written on InnJoo official Websites.

 

  • Emergency Solution—Quick & Easy

Downloading a Clean Master in your phone is the fastest way to tackle low storage problem.

Emergency Solution

 

Dear iFans, this is an interim solution to enlarge the memory of your InnJoo mobiles.

  1. Insert a Micro SD card in your mobile.
  2. Open “Clean Master” and tap “APP MANAGER”.   
  3. Tap “Move” and choose the APP to be moved, then tap “Move to SD card” at the bottom of the interface.
  4. Tap “Move to SD card” in the new interface.
  5. The system displays “Moving”.
  6. Wait for about 20seconds, APP has been moved to SD card successfully when the system displays “Move to Internal storage”.

P.S. Some pre-installed APPs cannot be moved to SD card.

CREDITS : INNJOO

Upgrade the Tecno Camon C8 to the latest android firmware version (Android 6.0, Marshmallow)

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An upgrade on a Tecno.

Does that sound familiar?

No, of course not, but it’s happening.

Tecno finally did it and we’re happy for every Tecno Camon C8 User who has been waiting patiently for the release of Marshmallow Android 6.0 for Camon C8.

How To Download And Install Android 6.0 Marshmallow On Tecno Camon C8

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Although this is not exactly as simple as just hitting upgrade in your settings, it’s not rocket science either, if you follow instructions spiritually.

There are two methods of upgrading the device, either through SD Card or through SP Flashtool. However, we will favour the SD Card flash method over the SP FLASH TOOL because of the relative ease and we will provide instruction for the SD Card update method ONLY!

DISCLAIMER : AyoProxy™ can never be held responsible for any damage that may occur to your phone while attempting the flash, however you should be fine if you follow instructions carefully.

HOW TO INSTALL ANDROID 6.0 MARSHMALLOW ON CAMON C8 VIA SD CARD

Before we proceed:

  • your device must be unrooted
  • you must have a stable internet connection

1. Download the Tcard_update_20160415 from HERE

NOTE: THE DOWNLOAD IS OVER 800MB, A FAST INTERNET CONNECTION AND/OR ZEN PATIENCE REQUIRED!

2. Place Tcard_update_20160415 on your SD Card (DO NOT PUT IT INSIDE ANY FOLDER, LEAVE IT AT THE ROOT OF THE STORAGE DEVICE)

3. Switch off your Camon C8

4. Hold Power Button + Volume Up
When the startup logo appears release the Power Button ONLY
You will see the android logo appear as shown below
Now release the Volume Up button

HOW TO INSTALL ANDROID 6.0 MARSHMALLOW ON CAMON C8 VIA SD CARD

5. Again, hold the Power Button for 2 seconds and then press Volume Up button
WITHOUT RELEASING THE POWER BUTTON.
You will see the interface below:

HOW TO INSTALL ANDROID 6.0 MARSHMALLOW ON CAMON C8 VIA SD CARD

6. Use Volume Down to navigate to Apply update from sdcard then press the Power Button to select

7. You will enter a new interface as shown below.
Use the Volume Down to navigate to Tcard_update_20160415 then select it with the Power Button
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8. The installation will begin and when it is done you will see the interface below. Select Reboot system now

9. The phone will reboot. This could take long, maybe upto 5 minutes.
After the boot is done, you should have Tecno’s Custom HiOS and Marshmallow 6.0 on your C8.

ENJOY!!!

Pictures and Review coming soon… Stay Tuned.