Root your LG Optimus F5 (LG-P875) Non Camera (Singapore)

As usual, it is time to root my phone after a full battery charge. Well, the purpose is to have full access to the phone. Below is the documented process of rooting the LG Optimus F5 (LG-P875) using motochopper. Kudos to the guys from xda-developers.

The rooting process provided below DOES NOT unlock your bootloader. Motochopper would work in the different operating systems (Windows, MAC, Linux). However, I am only going into the track for Windows.

** Disclaimer: Please note that your warranty for the phone may be voided by LG after rooting. Do it at your own risk. I shall bear no responsibilities should your phone brick due to any reason. Please ensure that you understand what you are going to do and why you are doing it before proceeding. Please ensure that your phone is left with at least 60% battery charge.

You will need the following files before you are able to root your phone.

  1. LG Optimus F5 (LG-P875) USB Drivers. Go to http://www.lg.com/sg/support/software-manuals and search for “LG875” as highlighted in red. Navigate to the “Software Update” tab below and download the drivers.
    F5 USB Driver Download
  2. Motochopper Root  Kit.

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Lunching with the Stingrays at Ocean Restaurant by Cat Cora (S.E.A Aquarium)

The annual affair has arrived once again. Weeks prior to Colin’s 2xth birthday, I ransacked my brains on ideas to celebrate his birthday. Colin has always been an advocate of simple yet personal birthday experiences. Therefore, I wanted to bring him someplace different this year, away from his favorite steaks at classic steakhouses such as Lawry’s, Gordon Grill and Morton’s. In addition, since my plan was to bring our little darling along on this day (How can we ever leave cute Ashley at home??), I decided on Ocean Restaurant by Cat Cora (S.E.A Aquarium). Why is that so? The photos on the website was simply mesmerizing, with the view of marine life in the restaurant while you dine.

Here is a sneak peek of the 3-course set lunch we ordered on that day.

Cabbage and Bacon Soup

Swordfish Tartare

The soup is rich and creamy with a smooth texture finish. My first try at tartare and I love it. It is simply refreshing and appetitising with the fruits (apple, cucumber and avocado) complementing the swordfish.

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Review: LG Optimus F5 Non-Camera (LG-P875)

After spending quite some effort to source for the LG Optimus F5 non-camera phone, lady luck finally smiled on me. I managed to grab hold of a few units for my friends and myself. This is the first non-camera phone that supports 4G/LTE (800MHz/1800MHz/2600MHz). The design is simple and sleek, and fits well in the hand. We shall first begin with the un-boxing process before we go into more details.

4 Sets of LG Optimus F5     LG Optimus F5 Box     F5 Box Side

The accessories that came along is pretty standard. It included a 2-pin charger, a micro-usb cable and a 3.5mm in-ear earpiece. Do check that your unit must come with the “Certificate of Camera Removal” card, as it is required to verify that the camera removal is performed by LG. The set is made in Korea. The bundled battery was rated at 2150mAh, and should have enough juice to last me a day based on my current usage pattern. The battery usage time varies for different people.

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Review: SanDisk Ultra® Plus Solid State Drive (128 GB)

Having already owned the SanDisk Extreme® Solid State Drive and been satisfied with the performance thus far, I decided to go for another SanDisk SSD to upgrade Annabelle’s laptop which is still running on the conventional 5400rpm hdd. This time round, it is the newly launched SanDisk Ultra® Plus SSD. As Annabelle is a light user, a 128GB SSD shall suffice her requirements.

The SanDisk Ultra® SSD is built using SanDisk’s own MLC nand and is based on Marvell’s SS889175 controller. It is compatible with SATA3 (6.0Gb/s) interfaces and is also backwards-compatible with SATA/SATA2 interfaces. Its built is at 7mm thick, and would fit into most ultrabook and laptop. For those who required a 9mm SSD, there is a 2mm spacer included too. The SSD is running at a low power consumption of 0.12w. Hopefully, this will increase Annabelle’s laptop operating hours while on battery. The SSD is backed by 3-year warranty limited warranty.

SanDisk Ultra Packaging     SanDisk SSDs

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Review: ASUS AIO Desktop ET2220INTI-i5

During the recent June PC Show 2013, I helped my mother-in-law purchase the ASUS All-In-One (AIO) Desktop ET2220INTI-i5. She is moving away from laptop to the AIO to better enjoy her home entertainment. The ET2220INTI-i5 comes with a 21.5″ Full HD (1920 x 1080) 10-point touch screen LED-backlit LCD panel. It is slim and basically takes up as much space as a 15″ notebook in terms of depth. The AIO took up a total of 54.96 x 5.8 x 37.98 cm (WxDxH) of table space. If you prefer to wall-mount it, the wall-mount screws are provided as well.

ASUS AIO In Box     ASUS AIO ET2220INTI-i5

The AIO is running on the i5-3330 (6MB Cache 3.0GHz, with Turbo Boost up to 3.2GHz) Ivy-bridge processor and comes with pre-installed Windows 8 operating system to fully utilise the touch panel. The AIO comes installed with the NVIDIA GT610 1GB graphics card, which is good enough for movies, basic games and work. The audio is quite decent as it is using the SonicMaster Technology and blasting it to the maximum still ensures detailed audio clarity. Most importantly, the AIO comes with 3-years on-site warranty.

The AIO is loaded with the default configuration of 4GB SO-DIMM memory, and is upgradeable to a maximum of 8GB DDR3 PC12800 (1600MHz) SO-DIMM memory. Other components include a 1TB HDD, 2.0M webcam, a DVD-writer and built-in WIFI.

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