Friday, March 1, 2013

Unleash the Real Power of your Spice mi-530 Pinnacle

This tutorial will guide you through the process of rooting your Spice mi530 along with a few tweaks to boost its performance, or enhance the battery life (either way you like).

Step 1.

Install drivers of your phone on pc (so that your pc recognizes your device ).This can be done with the help of PdaNet (here).
First of all go to your phone settings>developer options> Here enable USB debugging by checking the box.
Now install PdaNet on your pc (no need to connect your phone now).
In the final step (of software installation), you would be asked to connect your phone, connect it then using the USB cable.
All the software will now be installed on your pc, and PdaNet will be installed on your device as well.

Step 2.

After the device has successfully connected to your pc with drivers installed, run the batch file (here).
Read the onscreen instructions, and select "root and restore". Don't worry it will not restore anything on your device. Select "restore" option from your device screen as well.

Now rest of the job will be done by the script itself, and the device will restart (after you select any key to continue the process).

The Device is now rooted (check SuperSU app on your phone).

A few tweaks to increase Device Performance (Download and install them). I found them very useful to me

  •   Seeder (here). Enable it by granting root access when prompt. This increases the available entropy (randomness on your phone) which in turn speeds up your device.
  •   SetCPU (here) to adjust the cpu according to your usage and choose between performance, high battery life, or balanced.
  •   Chainfire 3D (here). This tweaks your device's graphics performance in games. Increase the rate or texture and make more games work which previously were not or less compatible.
  •   lgcamera pro (here). Though the quality of the image taken is not good as other camera apps do as this may be taken better as a camcorder app. You can adjust video quality to the max and shot FullHD videos in mp4 format (yeah finally get rid of default 3gp format) in 30fps with AAC audio format. Loads of more video adjustments also available.

Rooting is a risky process, though i promise 99.9% success if every step is followed as mentioned.
I have personally tested the process on my device and is working better now.
Do not blame me if something unusually goes wrong, though revert in case of any Query.
Apps above are cracked versions from various places, i, in no manner, support them, install from market rather.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Random Images clicked by Spice mi530:

In a sunny day :

In Full Night :

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Spice Stellar Pinnacle Review

This is the full review of Spice mi 530 aka Spice Stellar Pinnacle after a week usage

The device comes with 5.3"qHD IPS display with 240dpi. The Display is Natural and nice, without any oversaturation of colours, and the touch is highly responsive, far better than micromax's superfone pixel and canvas2. It has dual core Cortex A9 processor clocked at 1.2Ghz per core with PowerSGX 531 as GPU, supported by 1Gb of RAM, from which 980mb is available, and 16Gb of ROM out of which ~12.4Gb is user accessible.
It has dual sim slots with dual 3G, and expandable memory upto 32Gb. All this is supported by 2550mah of battery, which in real usage gave me around 2 days of normal usage and with heavy usage the battery died in around 7-8 hours with around 2 hours of calling,hours of 3g and wifi browsing and few hd gaming.

This has dual cameras, 8mp rear with dual LED flash, that comes with features like panaroma, 3D pictures, multi shot, face beautification, night mode, etc. Also it can record full HD videos of 1080p at 15fps.
front camera of 5mp sets it apart from all other devices.
The cameras perform really well, but not outstanding. I was able to click some descent pictures.

For better results i use camera fv-5 that really helps in enhancing the quality of the clicks.
I have uploaded some of my random clicks outdoor (first and second), and in dark with flash (it was able to decide how much flash should be thrown to a nearby object in full dark).

Image 1 : Low light (flash fired)
Image 2 : Daylight
Image 3 : Dark room (flash fired)
In Full dark, some devices just fill the object with white flash if its too near, which thankfully is not found in this device, resulting in a clear image in full dark.

The build Quality of the set is solid, and there is no queaking sound on my try to twist and press the phone from portions.

On the top, there is 3.5mm jack and alongside is the microUSB port and the power button which also acts as lock/unlock key. On the right hand there is a volume rocker and camera key that is rarely found on android based devices.

In terms of UI and software capabilities, spice has really worked hard to incorporate features found on Galaxy S3, like Flip-to-Mute, Intelligent Calling and Answer and Pop-up play into their device.Also there is gesture screen lock that enable to perform various functions (like opening camera, browser, calling contact, etc) without unlocking your device. It also comes with a feature named Hi-Connect, that allows to sync wirelessly to laptop to share contacts, message, media and even call logs.

 This device runs on android 4.0.4 i.e. ice cream sandwich, but is upgradable to 4.1 (jelly bean), updates will be rolled out shortly as per spice, and unlike micromax, spice keeps their promises in providing updates and after sales services.
The UI is fluid and snappy and there is no lag at all, and multitasking is breeze (thanks to its 1Gb of ram).
On bottom there are three backlit touch buttons which are quite responsive.
Spice has also made sure that the user has not to look into market for basic accessories, and hence provided leather flap cover, screen guard (as its not gorilla glass protected), and an OTG cable for connecting pen drives directly to your device.

The Benchmarking Scores are :


Quadrant Standard :3249

Antutu : 7802

Nenamark2 : 25.5 fps

The video playing capabilities of this device are really awesome. Videos of 720p and 1080p resolution play without any lag. Pop-up play also works flawlessly.

High Resolution Games also work perfectly. I played temple run2, and need for speed most wanted 2012 and graphics are really nice.The Gpu PowerSGX531 supports the processor decently.

Web Browsing is a breeze and pinch-to-zoom and kinetic scrolling, and flash work perfectly.

Below are videos of how fluidly games run on the device :

Temple Run2


Need for Speed Most Wanted 2012

Fifa 2012 (after root and enhancing graphics)


With such a large screen with good resolution, snappy processor, large ram, and dual cameras with awesome clarity, and massive battery, and all that in just 14k this phone is a must buy.


Do check second post for more images clicked by the device