Install Gmail 4.2 on 4.0+ devices [Root required]

Before we proceed let me mention two things, firstly your device needs to be rooted for this procedure. And make sure you backup your file or ROM before trying this.

Just download the apk from here and copy it to your sd card.

Method 1: Using Titanium Backup.

1. Open titanium Backup and locate the older gmail app.

2. Uninstall it.

3. Install the new apk using any file manager.

4. Go to your homescreen and press the menu button and select Manage Apps > and locate Gmail and clear the Cache.

5. Open Gmail and the newer version should work.

Method 2: Using a Root File manager.

1. Navigate to /system/app and locate Gmail.apk or find it in /data/app

2. Rename it to Gmailbackup.apk

3. Copy the new Gmail.apk to the same folder and reboot your device.


Install Android 4.2 Play Store on your device

Download Google Play Store 3.9.17 from

1. Copy the Phonesky.apk to your SD card and install it from your file manager as a normal apk.

2. Open the Play store and check if it works.

3. If it doesn’t, navigate to Manage Apps>Google Play Store, and clear the cache

4. Open the app again, it should work.


Free license code for WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe (PC & Mac)

Digiarty Software are giving away 60,000 copies of their Win X HD Video Converter during the holiday season.

Developer’s description of the software:

It can convert videos among MKV, AVCHD, M2TS, AVI, MPEG, MOV, WMV, Google TV, WebM, Vpx8, etc. for playback on iPhone/4S, iPad, iPod, PSP, Android, Mobile phones and so on.  Additionally, burn holiday videos/shots to DVD for collection, online download the hottest Xmas & New Year videos from YouTube.

Visit the Promo Page for PC users:

Click on “Get Register Code” to get your download link and the license code.

Promo (Facebook) page for Mac Users:

Just Like the fan page of Digiarty to get  a download link for the Mac version.

The giveaway for the PC version will last till Jan. 5, and the Mac version will last till Jan. 20. The PC version is a first come-first served giveaway, so hurry up and grab a license code. Also note that you have to activate it before January 15th, 2012.

No free upgrade or tech support will be provided for the giveaway versions.

There is also a cute little game at the giveaway page, you could win a license code or a discount for one of their products. Good luck

Thanks to Molly Young from Digiarty Software for the information.

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