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09-21-2012, 11:16 PM
Hi all,
These are few tips and tricks that may help you in your daily life.So, I thought of compiling them for you. Hope these will help you. :)

APKs Backup
1. Downloading APK, direct from your web browser: Don’t have working internet connection on phone? Need to download APK for backup purpose? Want to disassemble any APK? You can download APKs from your browser using this extension for Chrome, “APK Downloader ”.

2. Copying installed apps’ APK (For rooted phones only): Want to have APKs of your already installed apps? But no internet connection? No worries, you’ve them in your phone only. Browse to “/data/app”, you may find many of them. Apps installed in SD card can be found at “/mnt/asec”.
Don’t want to bother yourself? Try this app -> AntTek App Manager (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.anttek.am)

No File Manager?
So you just flashed your phone, but don’t have internet connection? ADB comes handy in such situation.
Refer -This (http://androidforums.com/developer-101/163138-how-basic-adb-commands.html)
This (http://androidforums.com/developer-101/163138-how-basic-adb-commands.html)

Access Phone from Browser:Trouble while working with phone and PC, simultaneously? Try this app -> AirDroid (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sand.airdroid)
Trouble using it? Read this post -> AirDroid - Just what I needed (http://rahulsjunk.blogspot.in/2012/08/airdroid-just-what-i-needed.html)

Too Bright Screen in Night?
If you’re avid reader and love to read in night, especially on phone, Then you might know that sometimes even lowest brightness setting will hurt your eyes. So try this app -> Night Mode (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=pt.bbarao.nightmode)
You can try similar app for your PC, Dimmer. Here ->Dimmer (http://www.nelsonpires.com/software/dimmer/)

Forgot Password/Pattern:
Refer to my post -> here (http://www.garage4hackers.com/f54/reset-android-pin-pattern-lock-using-flashable-zip-tested-gingerbread-2630-new-post.html)

Applying Data Limit:
So you’ve got a limited data connection. Nonetheless, you can set the data limit. Refer this (http://www.csmonitor.com/Innovation/2012/0403/20-essential-Android-tips-and-tricks/Keep-tabs-on-your-data)
If you can’t find any option in your firmware, then try this app -> Onavo Data Counter (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.onavo.android.onavoid)

I know these are very few, so I'd like to ask you to add more tips and tricks. :)
Do comment and contribute to this list.

Cheers. :)