About Me

I am now a “old man” in his mid fifties. I was in the textile industry for the last 30+ years. My interests are pda computing ( symbian, blackberry, windows mobile and most recent android). I do not just used this gadgets but I do tinker with the roms and customization. On desktop systems I am a MAC guy. My other interests are KOI, gardening, reading ( all types except romance ) and following up all political and social issues affecting my country
22 Responses “About Me” →
  1. Hi Benny. Seems like I am your 999th visitor. Just wanna say you have a great blog. Kept me coming back for more. Keep bloggin …..

  2. AL : thanks for your generous comments. Have a nice day

  3. Hi, I was one of your ex-colleague in PCCS. Surprised to bump into your blog when searching info for N1. Didn’t know you are such a techie. Anyway, nice blog and keep it up.


  4. Anonymous

    August 25, 2010

    First time reading your blog, the article on Jamal is particularly witty and good.


  5. appiah Kusi

    October 6, 2010

    can you provide me with a step by step approch or video to upgrade my unlockeed UK dell streak to Android 2.1. I am in Ghana,West Africa


  6. appiah Kusi

    October 7, 2010

    I am using android 1.6 and would like to know if I will require SDK for an upgrade. I haven’t downloaded anything yet. Please give me a precise step by step method to upgrade my dell streak 1.6 to 2.1 or 2.2

  7. appiah : ALL the instructions are here


    Without install SDK, your computer will not be able to detect your phone.


  8. appiah Kusi

    October 9, 2010

    we followed up the istructions and got stuck after running windows .bat file.
    It displayed download update done but the phone could not be turned off unless the battery is removed. After removal of the battery and powered on with “volumes up and down + power” keys ,there was no display of “apply update.pkg”
    Please help


  9. appiah Kusi

    October 9, 2010

    we followed up the istructions and got stuck after running windows .bat file.
    It displayed download update done but the phone could not be turned off unless the battery is removed. After removal of the battery and powered on with “volumes up and down + power” keys ,there was no display of “apply update.pkg” but different screen shot
    Please help

  10. Appiah: please post your queries in the appropriate thread not here. Anyway I guess you have rename your file incorrectly. Check again , when you download the file should be a zip file update.zip

    Rename it to update.pkg. Most probably yours is update.pkg.zip
    When you rename you will have a warning message , just ignore it. if you did not see this you have rename it wrongly. Have your windows or mac to allow you to see the hidden file extensions


  11. Minute_Man

    October 30, 2010

    Nice blog. I really like your section on Android. I think it will definitely be the OS to look out for. I believe it will do better than iOS. I use the iPhone 3GS, but am tired of it. Apart from the Apps, it is not a good phone to use. Been thinking of getting the Desire HD, but lately am considering the HD2 and runnning it on Android. What’s your advice? Do you think I should get an Android device altogether or is the HD2 a great compromise? HD2 is also much cheaper on Lelong. 🙂

  12. Hi,

    I followed your instructions for changing the kernel and flashing modaco on my tab. All went well but after I flashed the rom update and rebooted the system, I get stuck at the Galaxy Tab loading screen and nothing happens even after 3 minutes. Can you help?

    • Is it OK now ? Rebooting can take up to 10 minutes or more. In my blog I mention whole process took me about 20 minutes
      If you are still stuck, than you need to reflash your rom – just flash Rotohammer JME to revive – select repartition, PIT, PDA
      Than try again


  13. rochman

    April 11, 2011

    hai leem..i am rochman indonesian who working as dentist @ malaysia.
    I’ve bought galaxy tab P1000 in indonesia.when I use it in malaysia, and i use celcom broadband.3g not active.i try dial *#7465625# and check network lock is of.
    signal bar fully, and on my GT already detect celcom,digi and maxis.
    i check APN its correct. so can u help me…??? plz……………

  14. Hi leemn.nice blog bro.and i got problem with my galaxy tab p1000.why my google navigation cannot work.when im open navigation,they appear “google maps navigation is not yet available on this location” .u have any idea about this problem?ist about setting or google maps?.tq bro n i hope u can help me.tq.

    • Google voice navigation is not available in all countries ; probably you country is one of them
      You can do this but your TAB needs to be rooted and you need TiTanium Backup.
      – Uninstall original/stock map using titanium backup.
      – Download and Install the latest version of Google Maps from the market – you need MarketAccess to see it
      – Uninstall Google Maps using the market (this is to clear off any data that might still be in the phone)
      – Install Brut 17 apk off SD Card

      Download BRUT 17 from : http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=630887

  15. i bought galaxy tab from u.s.a..recognize as samsung sgh t-849..use in malaysia.use my digi postpaid and i can do messaging,but i can’t make a call..i dont know what exactly the problem..could you assist me sir?
    is it my tab not supported at malaysia??

  16. Hi Benny,

    I am from lowyat’s galaxy note forum. Just dropping by, intending to follow yr blog.

    Like you to know that you are doing an excellent job sharing yr experiences. Your helpfulness to us all are much appreciated.

    Thank you.

    eye 🙂


  17. Anonymous

    February 22, 2012


    I have been on the net for 3 days and have googled dozens of sites, blogs….etc to try to rid the ! in the triangle after rooting Samsung Galaxy SII. Must were confusing and incomplete and did not give downloading sire for the all important correct version of kernel. Yours was the simplest and most convenient and I did it in less than 5 minutes. Thank you and keep up the good work.


  18. Asus Padfone….cool ?

  19. Just read your rant on Dr Peter Vanezis.
    Is this the same guy who played a part in princess Diana’s inquest ?
    Is he as bad as you say he is ?
    It’s just that i was reading about him and your blog came up and I found it real interesting that you think he sold out.

    Not that I disagree.
    I’m just intrigued because of the mystery surrounding Diana’s death.

  20. Hi Sir,

    I’m actually seeking for your help.
    I just bought huawei mediapad X1 recently and intended to Install the latest Kitkat.
    I read out your comment in lowyat forum and its brilliant.
    I’m not “I.T SAVY” kinda person so that i found it kinda tricky to install it on my own.
    I already downloaded the B102 file but im afraid it will mess up the system.

    I really appreciate If i can go and meet u up. So that i have someone to guide me on upgrading to KK without any worried.

    Thanks for your precious time.
    I can be contacted at 017-4718296 or fay.redza@yahoo.com

    Best Regards,


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