MozDevroom @ Newvision Bhopal

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On 17-Mar-2018, Mozilla MPCG community organized MozDevroom Session on Virtual Reality (MozVR) at NewVision Bhopal, This was a developer centric event where more than 80+ developers participated from different organizations.

 

Day-1

KeyNote Session-Faisal Aziz

Event started with a Keynote session delivered by Faisal Aziz (Me). I took the dice to explain tone of the event and explain Mozilla and its different verticals and initiative to developers. I also explained the pathways of contribution to different Mozilla projects and how developers can engage themselves in open source contribution.

My Keynote is available here:

WebVR Session – Prathamesh Chavan

Post Keynote session our speaker Prathamesh Chavan took the dice and started with an interactive session on Virtual Reality, Mixed Reality & Augmented Reality. Parthamesh took the charge to explain the differences between these different yet confusing technologies. Later He started with A-Frame and brilliantly explained Aframe and why it is classified as one of the best open virutal reality framework,

In his flawless talk he was crawling across application of A-Frame with mind-blowing demonstration of VR application developed using A-Frame.

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Firefox Nightly Edition – Aditi Agrawal

Soon after an amazing session by speaker Prathamesh, Audience is ready to take boost of another exciting session from Aditi Agrawal on Firefox Nightly. She is though HR by profession however she surprised audience with taking a deep dive in Mozilla Firefox Release Management and technical specification.

Its was a great experience from audience specially from developers to know about the facts about how Firefox is build and release. Aditi had put some startling facts about Firefox Nightly which many developers were unaware off.

This is indeed an inspiring session and received amazing response from women developers.

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Firefox Developer Edition – Avinash Sharma

After a brief break, Avinash Sharma, Quality Engineer at NewVision started with his session on using Firefox Developer Edition. Developer Edition is always top charts among developers and participants were excited about this.

Avinash revealed some perplexing facts and features of Firefox Dev Edition which yield a great response from developers. Avinash also explained Firefox Dev Tools in details and how it makes developer’s day to day life easy.

Workshop – Prathamesh

and Here comes the exiting part, Prathamesh driven an excellent learning spree in workshop. Well that was not an easy task when you have 80+ developers around you, but his energy was on peak and these images speaks well about workshop session:

VR Demos:

Mozmpcg community reps Vaibhav, Mukesh, Sagar lend a great help to setup VR stations and introduced audience with many VR demos. Feedback and responses were amazing, participants felt excited post experiencing VR Demos.

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Dinner:

After a successful event, I took prathamesh for a tour of lakecity bhopal and had a sumptuous dinner. I  beleive his tastebuds won’t forget our authentic  Bhopali zaika.

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Day 2:

Community Updates:

On Day 2 after breakfast, Community reps and participants gathered for another refreshing day. Prathamesh started with community updates addressing issues and challenges among communities.

Being in council, Prathamesh aligned community with current goals and helped community to understand priority areas to work and explore.

He also urged all participants to do upstream contribution and bring Diversity and inclusion , a better gender ratio among community.

Follow up and Action Plan

Community brainstormed on following up with event participants and created an action plan to take it forward.

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Recognition:

Best VR creations has been recognized by organizing team, a team of four members fount to be best with VR creativity and hence awarded with a VR device as a token of their contribution.

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Conclusion:

The event went with a great success and amazing metrics achievement, Mozilla India would like to thanks Anupam Pathak (Chairperson, ISC Software) and Kapil Godani (CEO, NewVision) for giving us opportunity to host this event and for their immense support and motivation to organize this event.

We also thanks to Ketan Parekh, Pradeep Sen ,Kuntal & Sanjay Borana for their generous guidance and resources during the event.

We specially thanks to Shreyas, Prakhar, Avinash, Aditi, Ashish and all vounteers of this event. Without you this event wouldn’t be possible.

We would like thanks all participants of NewVision and ISC and other organization for their active participation and patience.

Last but not least, On behalf of NewVision Family and MozMpCg community we would like to thank Prathamesh Chavan for investing his time and coming all the way from Pune to organize this event. Thank you for all your hard work and knowledge sharing.

 

Useful Links:

Reps Portal Link: https://reps.mozilla.org/e/webvr-devroom-newvision/

Agenda and Proposal: MozVr Devroom Proposal

Live Video Feed : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9mtWFMP3Rk

Images: https://photos.app.goo.gl/lvEy3dB7Fe1cmJHl1

Blogs: https://iamfaisalaziz.wordpress.com/2018/03/19/mozdevroom-newvision-bhopal/

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[Tutorial]Flashing Your Sony Xperia Z3 Compact

Sony XPERIA Z3 Compact is one of the best smartphone from Sony. These are powerful devices having amazing specs,powerful Qualcomm processor and Yes 21(20.7) MP camera.It doesn’t end here it is waterproof too.

[Disclaimer:First of all one important thing – before you start to do anything with your phone, do the backup of your personal data. It is only for your safety in case that something goes wrong or any mistake happens. In that case you can use the backup to restore the data and try to do everything once again.All referenced files are determined for Sony XPERIA Z3 Compact D5803]

So Lets start flashing this device:

Flashing Xperia could be little tricky.So make sure you have everything beforehand to prevent bricking your phone.

This tutorial is for Android 5.1.1, you can do the same for other versions when available.

Step:1 Check your firmware version (if you already have the newest one, you do not need this tutorial.
Step:2 You need Androxyde xperia flashtool to flash your xperia device. Download from this link.

Step:3 Download also latest Android 5.1.1 ftf file (mirror Google Drive) for Sony XPERIA Z3 Compact.

Step 4:Take the ftf file downloaded in step 3 to folder “Firmwares” included in the XPERIA Flashtool[You might check where your flashtool installed.For me it is C:\Users\administrator\.flashTool\firmwares.

Step:5 Visit Sony Website to Unlock your bootloader.Enter your model number and email on website. They will send you a link where you need to enter your IMEI.

Copy & Save your Bootloader code.

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Step 6: Make sure USB Debugging is on your phone.For this you need to enable developer mode.Go to Setting->About Phone->Build Number and tap for some times, It will give you a message “You are now a developer” go back and you can see Developer Option. Go to Developer option and set USB Debugging On.

Unlock your bootloader:

Switch off and disconnect your phone.Open Flashtool and Select “BLU” ,It will ask you to  press vol up button and connect usb cable. Once connected in FLASHMODE it will give a popup where you can see your bootloader key.No need to enter it unless it is asked, The tool is itself capable of unlocking however for safer side we can copy and save it for future relocking purpose.

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Flashing Device:

Open the XPERIA Flashtool, click on flash and choose downloaded firmware, than click ok. Important – if you do not want to delete any data of your phone, just uncheck flashing userdata.sin file. All data will remain in your phone, but sometimes it can cause additional troubles. So it is better (and I recommend that) to do the backup of your personal data, than proceed with clean instalation and then restore your personal data.turn off your phone and when Flashtool shows pop up window, connect phone to PC with holding volume down button after few minutes all is done and your phone gets the new firmware

Geeksphone Peak Device driver issue with Windows 8.1 64 Bits

Hi Fellas,

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I was trying to flash GeeksPhone Peak device on my Windows 8.1 64Bit machine. I tried multiple times but unable to install drivers for device. Windows throws an error as “The hash for the file is not present in the specified catalog file. The file is likely corrupt or the victim of tampering“.

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Hard Luck ? not to worry, The reason of this issue lies in back-end of Windows 8.1 security mechanism. Windows 8.1 only allow s igned drivers to install in the system. The drivers supplied by peak are signed for X 32 BIT version but it is not signed with hash that could be validated by 64 Bit version,

So , The solution! Yes solution is pretty simple, We need to turnoff Windows Signature Validation. To do that Go to PC Settings –> Advance Startup and Restart System ,

The system would start in diagnostic mode with blue screen -> select troubleshoot ->Advanced option ->Startup Options ->Restart

System Reboot and show you some options:

“Choose Disable driver signature enforcement” system starts with disabled signature enforcement. Now you can install the driver, Window will warn it doesn’t verify publisher , choose

Choose “Install this driver anyway”!

Driver is installed now you can flash your device!

Cheers

Faisal