Thursday, 25 July 2013

Get free in-app purchases in Android

Hello everyone!

I know it’s been a long time since I last posted. I had been busy with my exams, so here I am, after all these days, creating a new category for Android! Yes, the operating system I love most. We all know that it’s open, and is pretty flexible as compared to the iOS by Apple Inc.

Anyway, today I have an exciting trick for android users. We all know about in-app purchases. If not, then let me explain that these purchases are those done within applications to buy some sort of credits, coins etc. We all know popular games like Temple Run and Subway Surfer. These have coins that a user can purchase, which overall enhances the gameplay. But what if we are not willing to pay for these coins? Obviously, most of us are not willing to waste money on such useless thing, yet will readily accept them for free!

The free in-app purchase hack had been developed for iOS long ago. It has been a while since it’s on android as well. What it actually does is that it fools the application while intercepting its communication with the Play Store/App Store, giving the application a ‘Payment Successful’ signal without actually paying it! Thus the application provides us with the stuff we want, without knowing that we haven’t actually paid for it.

So, coming back to the free in-app purchases for android, the app we usually use is named FREEDOM. But there is a drawback for many users. The application requires ROOT Access. So if you haven’t rooted your android smartphone (which is not a problem these days with so many active developers), root it now, and enjoy this excellent free-of-cost solution.

Installing and Using Freedom

1. Download Freedom from its official download link by clicking the Download button at the end of this post.

2. Install the Freedom APK file. For that, make sure you have the "Unknown Sources" tick box checked in your Android Security Settings

3. Launch the application once installed. On first launch, it will ask for Superuser permissions. Allow/Grant them, as ROOT is must for this application to run.

4. Now Start the Freedom service by pressing the Menu (button of your android) > Start, as shown below:

 5. Once the service is started, you will see a list of applications, like the one shown below. Click on your desired application. The application will run inside Freedom itself.

6. I will be using Temple Run 2 for my purchases. I will go to the Get More Coins, and there will choose a Coin Doubler . (For all of this, make sure the your phone is connected to the internet). A pop-up box will show up, showing my transaction from the Play Store. If the card description shows FreeCard-xxx-xxx then Freedom is properly running. Click Buy, and the purchase will be successful, giving you your desired item.

Voila, you have successfully made a free in-app purchase in Android. But there are some important notes you should consider:

(i). The trick works only for apps which use Play Store for transactions. This means that it will not work on any Gameloft (or similar) games, which use their independent servers for transactions. 

(ii). If you ever plan to uninstall Freedom, open the app first, click the Menu button, and press Stop, just like you pressed Start before. This thing is necessary. If you dont, your Google Play might never work without Freedom, and you will be left with a corrupted Google Play.

(iii) Freedom requires all Google apps and services installed and running (for e.g. Hangouts, Gmail, Play Store etc.). If any of them is missing, Freedom may not work properly.

So there you go! Enjoy free in-app purchases for your android! Problems will be dealt with in comments.

Saturday, 26 January 2013

[HowTo] Open Youtube in Pakistan

Since the upload of blasphemous film on YouTube, it has remained ban in Pakistan. This, for a short period of time, was acceptable. But as internet revolves around YouTube, it is impossible to keep it banned for a long time. Therefore, even though it is not officially allowed, Pakistanis still access it using proxy sites, and other ‘VPN’ software.

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

[iPhone] Sync Google Contacts to iPhone (iOS 5 and above)

In iOS 3 - 4, we all had a method of syncing google contacts with our iPhone by adding the accounts as an exchange account, which synced all of our contacts, calendar and mail with our iPhone... But when we do the same in iOS 5/6, we experience the trouble of some contacts not syncing, syncing incompletely, or duplicate contacts being created.

Sunday, 29 July 2012

Download MP3 Songs from Youtube

I know... For some of us, this would be weird, but yes, its true... We all love songs, but the greatest hassle is googling them and downloading them from websites such as MP3Raid or BeeMP3. We are also familiar with the fact that each and every song is available on the global video website, YouTube. So, today I'll show you how to make a system that allows you to download MP3 songs from YouTube. What it basically does is that it extracts the audio from a youtube video, and makes it available to you for download in MP3 format, ready for use...!

Monday, 9 July 2012

Remove/Hide Blogger Navbar and Footer

Ok, now we will consider a scenario that you've made your very own blog @, and have made it extremely dashing and beautiful with the template designer, and what you don't like is the navigation bar (most probably blue) at the top, with a blogger sign and some other options... The same happened with me when I started mine. I could not resist the fact that whosoever visits my blog sees the stupid navigation bar on top, and the "Powered by Blogger" footer at the end... If you think like me, then lets learn how to remove/hide these stupid items...
At this stage, we usually have two options... One to hide the bar and footer, and the other to completely remove them from our blog... Well, I prefer hiding it, as this will not go against the blogger rules, and its easier... If we choose to remove it, we might have to edit the entire HTML script of your blog. Therefore, lets continue with the easiest hiding one...!

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Activating Office 2010 w/ Office 2010 Toolkit

We all might have used MS Office 2007, and after hearing about the new release, have once tried to upgrade to Office 2010, like I did, but reverted back to the old version because of the activation problem.  If you are stuck on MS Office 2007, you should upgrade to Office 2010, because the activation process is here. Read on for the process!

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