Use you android phone as wireless receiver for desktop computers

If you are using your android phone to browse internet via wireless than you can convert it into wireless receiver to browse the internet on your pc that does not have a wireless device. This is very useful if you have a wireless connection around you and want to browse the internet on your more comfortable Desktop PC.


[This can only be done on devices having android 2.2 or above.]

The trick is simple, First connect your device to wifi then just follow the steps below to use your android as a wireless receiver.

Step 1:

Go to settings and select wireless and networks


Step 2:

Select Tethering and portable hotspot


Step 3:

Check USB tethering


There will be new Local Area Connection on your computer and connected to it. Now if you can browse the internet via wifi on you device then you can browse internet on your computer.

How to use Android Phones as a USB mass storage device

I don?t know about many phones and how the usb mass storage option works on others but if you are having problem using your android phone as usb mass storage then read through this article.

In my Samsung Galaxy POP(GT-S5570) it bugged me a lot while using it as a usb mass storage device. And also in some other android I had to go through the same process to use it as a usb mass storage.

When you connect your android mobile phone via data cable I didn?t get any option to use it as a pen drive or usb mass storage. If I had drivers installed then I could get the message usb debugging connected. If the driver is installed on the computer you connected your android device, then you can see the usb icon at the top left along with the droid logo. If you pull down you can see the option USB connected, Select to copy files to/from your computer. If selected you can get the option to turn on USB storage and you can use it as a usb mass storage.

But if you are in others computer i.e there is no driver installed for you device then you have to go through the process below.

  1. Connect your device with the data cable.
  2. Go to your device settings.
  3. Select Applications
  4. Select the Development option
  5. Uncheck the USB debugging.
  6. Make sure the usb debugging is unchecked.
  7. Then you should get the option to Turn on USB storage.
  8. Select it and then you can use your phone as the usb storage device

Get skype on android phones(Galaxy Pop)

This post is for those who are using android phone on our country (Nepal), because Skype is not available directly via android market. Also this will be helpful for those who are unable to install skype or skype is not working on android phones like galaxy pop.

It seems that Skype is now available locally in the android market for Nepal. Cheers!


*****************************POST UPDATE***********************

If you want to follow the rest of the post then you can go through it. But i figured out alternate method to download skype and other similar programs directly on mobile.

To follow up for this procedures, your phone needs to be rooted. I used superoneclick to root my phone. Please search google for the superoneclick and read the documentations and instructions carefully before you try to root your phone. Once your phone is rooted, download the market enabler software on your mobile from Once you get the software install it on your mobile and you can fake your provider to US-verizon or others. Once you fake it you can search for the skype and it will be visible on the market.



Recently I have been frustrated by not being able to use Skype on my android phone(samsung galaxy pop). The android market is country specific and will only show applications that are available for the specific region or country. So the skype was not listed on the market to download it from there. So I went to search for alternate location to download the skype and found some links. But when I installed the skype it gave the error message:

The application Skype (process stopped unexpectedly. Please try again.

This was a huge frustration after searching skype for so long and installing, and it does not work. I did some search about the problem and found out that the error was caused because the phone was not supported as it has low screen resolution. (SRC:

So it seems that the newer release of skype is not supported for our sets. So I searched for the older versions and found some.

I?ve Got the Skype installed on my phone and it is working well. It also supports the voice calls and hasn?t shown any error message. I didn?t install other versions and don?t know if it works or not. You can try other versions if the skype is not working.

Skype (Working on my Samsung Galaxy POP with voice calls)

skype apk v1.0.0.614

skype apk v1.0.0.538

Skype (This is the newer version that did not work and gave the above error message, but might work for the handset having higher screen resolution; mine was 240 x 320 pixels)

Please let me know if the links are ok. If the links are dead I will host the files myself.