Is Cyanogen Breaking Ties with YU Televentures?

The new popular brand in the smartphone market in India shook the whole market with their low priced but high in performance phones and with pre-installed CyanogenOS, that is YU Televentures.

YU has released four phones as yet, YUreka, YUphoria an YUreka Plus, YUnique all three came with CyanogenOS with guaranteed update and probably this is was main reason why many chose an YU phone over another stock android smartphone.

The phones were and are still sold online, exclusively on Amazon and YUnique is sold on Snapdeal. Recently the Yunique, YU's budget smartphone came available on stock android, no CyanogenOS at all.

And a few days later all the available smartphones of YU with CyanogenOS became unavailable and now comes with stock Android.

What Special in CyanogenOS?

Stock Android is good but CyanogenOS is a bliss. It comes with a lot of inbuilt security and customizability functions that you don't see in stock android, even the latest versions. CyanogenOS is maintained by an independent and open group of developers known as 'Cyanogen'.

CyanogenMods are ROMs that can be flashed on almost any phone, but CyanogenOS is built to function perfectly with a phone and that is why people loved the YU phones and so do I, as a I own an Yuphoria with CyanogenOS 12.

Wouldn't be Cyanogen available for us?

It is an open source project and anyone with any phone capable of running it can run! And the special thing about YU is that your warranty of the phone is not void if you flash your ROM unlike other brands, you have the full freedom to do any hacking and still claim the warranty during it's period!

You don't know how to flash ROM? No worries, YU will help install CyanogenOS 12 from 825+ service centers around the country. 

Buy the phone, keep the Stock android if you like but if you want to experience an even advanced YU phone then go to a service center and get your phone the CyanogenOS 12

So really Cyanogen is no longer available with YU?

There has not been any official statements. The Wikipedia page says that YU holds the official rights of CyanogenOS in India and if it were to break the ties for any reason there would have been an official statement of some kind, but there are none.

We did a small research to make sure it wasn't true and what we find doesn't leave any hint of them breaking ties.

The official CyanogenOS web page still displays the YU phones with CyanogenOS in the list of their CyanogenOS phones: https://cyngn.com/get-cyanogen-os

The model of the phones with stock android are suffixed with an "A", whereas the initial model name is still in use and it says it comes with CyanogenOS

We aren't still sure of why YU has planned on releasing stock Android phones but this doesn't mean it has broken up their ties with Cyanogen, at least not as yet. CyanogenOS will be available to you if you want it, just go to a service center and ask for it.

New CyanogenOS 12.1 is coming

On the contrary YU has announced the release of CyanogenOS 12.1. It will be soon available on all YU phones with CyanogenOS 12 as an OTA update. 

Yes, check the official announcement on the blog: http://blogs.yuplaygod.com/index.php/2015/09/28/get-ready-to-play-god/

Don't worry just get your phone.

If the sole reason for buying an YU handset was CyanogenOS then go and order an YU phone from Amazon and take it to a service center near you to get the much loved CyanogenOS on your phone.

Also be sure to check for ongoing deals on these phones. Recently Yuphoria (with stock Android) is now being sold for Rs. 5999 in an lighting deal. Check back to get deals and offs.


Plans for Chief Minister Special Award Scheme for Matriculation 2015 Students [Assam]

CMSAS, short for Chief Minister Special Award Scheme is an initiative started by the Assam state education board SEBA to award the Matriculation or HSLC (High School Leaving Certificate) students who secured more than 50% marks in the examinations.

The awards for CMSAS were presented in January 2015 for the students who passed the 2014 Matriculation Exams, and the eligible students were award an Android Tablets, total 46,300 units were awarded as per the official source.

This Years CMSAS Award

The news from the official source confirms the award for Chief Minister Special Award Scheme will be presented for the 2015 Matriculation students who secure above 50% parks from the SEBA board.

This year the estimate number of tablets has increase from 46,300 (2014) to  54,400! 
An estimate of fifty four thousand and four hundred students this year will be rewarded the tablets as per CMSAS.

Congrats to every student who has secured above 50% marks and are eligible for the award, we hope you a bright future.

Other Initiatives and News

The Assam state education board has two initiatives to encourage the students to involve themselves in the technological field and thus awards them with Desktop/Laptops/Tablets.

ARBAS (Anundoram Boroah Award Scheme) is also an initiative by the Assam state education board which awards the students who secure 1st Division in the Matriculation exams and are presented Laptops. (before Desktops were presented and with an option for cheque of equal amount)

CMSAS is for students who secure over 50% marks but less than 1st Division.

Top Web Host Services in India to pay with Net Banking [2015]

With the burst of Internet use more and more professionals and businesses are looking to go online. There are a lot of ways to get online, either a Facebook page, or a social profile, or better than the best getting a website up!

But there's one problem that many Indian faces: Payment method! Most of the best hosting services are based in other countries and you can pay only with a credit or debit card, but even if you have one it has to be activated to be used for overseas transaction and that's the main problem.

In the following list we have highlighted some of the best web hosting services providing Linux Hosting, WordPress Hosting, Windows Hosting etc. for which you can pay using Internet Banking easily without any hassle.

1. Bluehost - Quality Web Hosting in India

BlueHost is one of the most popular web hosting service in the World. It is a reliable web host, it provides good up times and the prices are low as well even for multiple site hosting. 

web host india net banking quality linux

You can use different hosting in BlueHost like Linux Hosting, Windows Hosting, and/or specialized hosting for WordPress with 30 day money back guarantee if you aren't satisfied. BlueHost also provides low cost VPS for your large scale applications.  

>> You can pay using Credit Card/ Debit Card and Net banking easily. 

2. BigRock - Rock solid web hosting in India

BigRock is India one of the most popular web hosting service. BigRock as most other web host provides Linux, Windows Hosting, WordPress hosting, CMS Hosting (Joomla etc.) and e-Commerce hosting.


Choose the one which suits you need at very low prices.

>> And you can pay in number of payment methods like Credit/Debit Card, Internet Banking, Demand Draft or Cheque, Direct Bank Deposit.

So it is very convenient to buy with BigRock and get a solid web hosting for your work.

There are a lot of other options but we recommend you these two as they have great support team and also has simple and straightforward money-back guarantee policy which will keep you secure if you just want to try out these hostings.  


Explaining the "Mystery Code"

Currently the population of the Internet in India and also the media is talking about the "script injection" discovery that Thejesh GN (@thej) made, who claims to be a programmer.

Our country's Telecorps like Airtel, Vodafone, Aircel to name a few have been always a victim of allegations regarding their service and their quality.

About the Script Injection

The same thing happened a few days back when the aforementioned coder claimed to make a break-through discovery of a malicious and mysterious script that was being inserted in every website he visited.

The only proof and reproduction of the script injection was demonstrated with this screenshot of the source code of "thej.in" where a JavaScript code (the de facto scripting language of the web) was added in the website's source.

source: Trak.in

This is the complete HTML markup that the coder wanted to show was this:
<script type='text/javascript' src=''></script>

Apart from that there were no explanations or any other research which proved how the injected script got there and most importantly what it did!

I checked the host IP address on a IP tracer and it looks like it is being hosted in Bangalore, India and the ISP is Airtel. That is what I think led the coder assume that Airtel played with the privacy with this mere JavaScript code.

The Coder Got A Notice from FlashNetwork 

The main thing that actually sparked the news was the discoverer getting a noticed for explicitly posting the code on his Github Repository. The Israeli company Flashnetwork consequently filed a DMCA complaint and also sent a notice to him for the takedown of the code and it was taken down.

I when read the news on a blog too thought this might be something very serious if a professional/qualified programmer have made the discovery and warned people about this and searched for the code that was the center of the topic.

Explaining The Mysterious Code that Might Compromise your Privacy

That's what the coder claimed. But later when I found the code it was this:
 * Automatically executed if DOM is ready
$(function() {
        transitionDuration : 1200

 * anchor.js - jQuery Plugin
 * Jump to a specific section smoothly
 * @dependencies jQuery v1.5.0 http://jquery.com
 * @author   Cornel Boppart 
 * @copyright  Author
 * @version  1.0.5 (02/11/2014)

;(function ($) {
 window.anchor = {
   * Default settings
  settings: {
   transitionDuration: 2000,
   transitionTimingFunction: 'swing',
   labels: {
    error: 'Couldn\'t find any section'

   * Initializes the plugin
   * @param {object} options The plugin options (Merged with default settings)
   * @return {object} this The current element itself
  init: function (options) {
   // Apply merged settings to the current object
   $(this).data('settings', $.extend(anchor.settings, options));

   return this.each(function () {
    var $this = $(this);

    $this.unbind('click').click(function (event) {

   * Gets the top offset position
   * @param {object} $object    The root object to get sections position from
   * @return {int}  topOffsetPosition The top offset position
  getTopOffsetPosition: function ($object) {
   var href = $object.attr('href'),
    $section = $($(href).get(0)),
    documentHeight = $(document).height(),
    browserHeight = $(window).height();

   if (!$section || $section.length < 1) {
    throw new ReferenceError(anchor.settings.labels.error);

   if (($section.offset().top + browserHeight) > documentHeight) {
    return documentHeight - browserHeight;
   } else {
    return $section.offset().top;
   * Jumps to the specific position
   * @param {int}  topOffsetPosition The top offset position
   * @param {object} settings   The object specific settings
   * @return {void}
  jumpTo: function (topOffsetPosition, settings) {
   var $viewport = $('html, body');

    {scrollTop: topOffsetPosition},

    // Stop the animation immediately, if a user manually scrolls during the animation.
   $viewport.bind('scroll mousedown DOMMouseScroll mousewheel keyup', function(event){
    if (event.which > 0 || event.type === 'mousedown' || event.type === 'mousewheel') {
     $viewport.stop().unbind('scroll mousedown DOMMouseScroll mousewheel keyup');


 $.fn.anchor = function (method) {
   // Method calling logic
  if (anchor[method]) {
   return anchor[method].apply(this, Array.prototype.slice.call(arguments, 1));
  } else if (typeof method === 'object' || !method) {
   return anchor.init.apply(this, arguments);
  } else {
   return $.error('Method ' + method + ' does not exist on jQuery.anchor');


As being a professional web developer I analyzed the code and found that this is nothing but a mere script that provides smooth scrolling effect on websites. And it was nothing like what the person was successful in making people believe it was.

I can't start to wonder what led Thejesh assume that the code was something injected suspiciously by Airtel to exploit their privacy. But whatever it was, it was not right and not true either.

Taking Sides?

Sorry, not. There is nothing like taking the side of the Telecorps to protect them. Through my research this is what I found. This case is a case of ignorance on the part of the coder who spread this and the people who believed this without researching much.

On the side note I have been on Airtel's network and honestly that IP address or no similar script nor any script was ever injected into the sites. Though it is to note that ISPs do insert small snippets of codes, for example the mobile Facebook site where they insert their home page's link but that's all. Anything unethical is wrong, and should be acted against.


The Best Dongle Internet 3G Plans in Assam

If you were in a big city like Mumbai or Delhi you wouldn't have to worry about Internet plans with unlimited high speed data, wired and wireless broadband plans are very cheap and available almost everywhere now.

Whereas you have a very few options for Broadband plans in Guwahati. Even if you find a good one it is uncertain if they will install lines in your area.

Tikona has some of the cheapest high speed (4Mbps) Unlimited data plans, but unfortunately it isn't available in Guwahati. Though you got to see their plans, I mean mouthwatering plans!

With such plans you never have to worry about your data usage. Anyways it's like a dream to have such plans in Assam, anyways, Guwahati is progressing and we might see such Tikona Broadband and alike very soon in Assam too.

Best Dongle Plans in Assam?

Personally I first used Tata Photon, and it was bad, really bad. Then I switched to Airtel 2 years ago, it provided 6GB for a month for Rs. 1067 (Postpaid) and including the price of their 3G Dongle which you can only use with an Airtel sim.

Whereas the speed Airtel provided was great, the data got consumed very quickly as I use the Internet almost 8 hours a day. And as per FUP, the speed was throttled to 64Kbps, which is only 8KBs.

Aircel Is a Way to Go

Aircel has the best Internet plans for mobiles and dongles and you will love to see the amount of data they provide even for very less price. 

Here are some of the 3G Data Plans Aircel provides in Assam. I will also tell you how can you get 20% more data with Rs. 4 less on the price on some Unlimited Packs.

There are also limited plans available
The Rs. 79, Rs. 601 and Rs. 295 plans are ideal for people who want more validity and less data. For Rs. 395 you get 6GB for 3G High speed data valid for 30 days.

Get 20% More Data on Unlimited Packs

This is a web exclusive offer by Aircel which means you can avail this offer only if you Recharge your Aircel mobile online from Aircel's Online Recharge Service.

When you will be recharging your Aircel number online just remember to select the amount listed.

For Rs. 193 you get 20% more data than Rs. 198 plan
For Rs. 393 you get 20% more data than Rs. 399 plan
For Rs. 693 you get 20% more data than Rs. 697 plan
For Rs. 993 you get 20% more data than Rs. 997 plan

Buy the best Dongle

Aircel or any operator might prompt you to buy their Dongles but I would suggest don't. Buy a nice dongle online, well the max speed must be at least 7Mbps, anyways having a dongle with greater max speed would increase your network speed and rarely your network speed will ever reach even the max speed of the most dongles. 

Huawei Power-Fi E8221 Data Card  - Low price with great features. Use any sim card and it is Wifi enabled, you can use it as a Wifi hotspot and share your Internet connection with other devices, upto 10.

If you don't know about Huawei and don't want to trust it then you should know that Huawie is the hardware manufacturer of Dongles for Telecorps. like Airtel, Aircel, Vodafone, Idea etc. Almost all.

Thank for reading. We will update when we find even better plans but for now I think Aircel provides the best data plans in Assam with good coverage of 3G throughout the city.