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How to Root and Install Sinhala Unicode on Android

Android is a fast growing operating system for devices such as mobile phones and tablet computers developed by the Open Handset Alliance owned by Google.

Let’s see how to install Sinhala Unicode on Android. For that, you need to root the device. Through this tutorial we’re discussing about one click rooting methods for;

Android 2.1 [Eclair]
Android 2.2 [Froyo]
Android 2.3 [Gingerbread]


Rooting Android 2.1 [Eclair]

Tested on Samsung I5700 Galaxy Spica, Vodafone 945 and Sony Ericsson X10 Mini
Do it at your own risk. The author is not responsible if your device got damaged or bricked during the process.

Download and just run z4root application on your phone and click root. You can even choose whether to do a permanent root or a temporary root.

Rooting Android 2.2 [Froyo]

Tested on Samsung Galaxy Mini S5570 and Samsung Galaxy Ace [Android version 2.2]
Do it at your own risk. The author is not responsible if your device got damaged or bricked during the process.

1. Download SuperOneClick and extract it to your desktop.
2. Enable USB debugging on your phone [Settings > Applications > Development > USB Debugging]
3. Connect the device to the computer via your USB data cable and run SuperOneClick.exe and click the Root button.

Rooting Android 2.3.3 or 2.3.4 [Gingerbread]

Tested on Samsung Galaxy Ace [Android version 2.3]
Do it at your own risk. The author is not responsible if your device got damaged or bricked during the process.

1. Download upd_1.zip and copy it to the root of your SD card.
2. Boot device into recovery mode. [First turn off the phone and turn it on again by pressing Volume down button, Home button and Power button simultaneously. You’ll see the downloading icon.]
3. Update from sdcard and then select the file upd_.1zip.

4. Once the file is flashed, it will reboot the device automatically

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rooting Samsung Galaxy SII

The process is quite different when it comes to this recently launched new high end phone. Let’s see how to root a Samsung Galaxy SII. We are rooting the device by flashing an insecure kernel.

Do it at your own risk. The author is not responsible if your device got damaged or bricked during the process.
Download all these things to your desktop.
Odin Downloader
XWKDD tar file [don’t extract]
SuperOneClick
Samsung’s KIES 2.0 as you will need the correct USB driver for software to communicate.
Turn on USB debugging mode in Galaxy SII from Setting>Applications>Development>USB Debugging.
Make sure KIES is closed and not running in the system tray because it will flash block during the process.

1. Boot device into download mode. [First turn off the phone and turn it on again by pressing Volume down button, Home button and Power button simultaneously. You’ll see the downloading icon.]
2. Start Odin downloader
3. Connect the phone to your computer through USB.
4. Odin software notifies when it detected the phone and got connected
5. In the Odin software, just select “Auto Reboot” and “Reset Time” checkboxes and leave every other option as default.
6. Press PDA icon and select the XWDD tar file downloaded
7. Press Start and Odin will flash the kernel and Galaxy SII will reboot.
8. Don’t remove the phone from USB while rebooting.
9. After rebooting, start SuperOneClick and press ROOT.
10. Reboot the device.
Note: While booting, your phone will be showing a yellow triangle with exclamation mark now, which indicates you’re running an insecure kernel. If you want to remove this icon, just flash the original kernel back to your device.

Download XWKE7 Stock Kernel from here for re-flashing. [Password: intratech@XDA]
Repeat the process from number 6.

This method currently works for all Samsung Galaxy SII versions running android 2.3.3 or android 2.3.4 and above.

Once the rooting process has successfully finished you can see the superuser icon on your device and don’t forget to install Root Checker application from the android market and confirm the root access.

Installing Sinhala Unicode

Download Root Explorer
Download DroidSansFallBack ttf
Install Root Explorer unzip the DroidSansFallBack ttf , enable R/W permission and copy it to /system/fonts directory. Unicode rendering is not perfect on android but readable.

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12 Comments

  1. HaneezAugust 24, 2011 at 12:45 pmReply

    Thumbs up! Another Useful post….

  2. NAMILA007September 8, 2011 at 6:24 pmReply

    useful post.i hav also written a post about installing sinhala on android.but it is not possible on evry android roms.rom should be support multilang .if not whole phn will turn into sinhala .

  3. NAMILA007September 8, 2011 at 6:24 pmReply

    useful post.i hav also written a post about installing sinhala on android.but it is not possible on evry android roms.rom should be support multilang .if not whole phn will turn into sinhala .

  4. froccacioumSeptember 9, 2011 at 10:59 amReply

    Thanks for the info…

  5. Tamil in Android Samsung Galaxy Ace – MayuDroidSeptember 10, 2011 at 1:59 amReply

    [...] your model. Rooting may differ from phone model to model. You may also refer this article on how to install Sinhala font on your Android [...]

  6. udendraSeptember 15, 2011 at 10:55 amReply

    will this work on a SonyE X8 too?

  7. ShameeraApril 5, 2012 at 6:53 amReply

    Thank you!!Very useful.

  8. Nayana Sri TilakaratneApril 16, 2012 at 2:26 amReply

    Installed successfully on XPERIA ARC (2.3.4)
    Cheers…

  9. dilanApril 28, 2012 at 8:23 pmReply

    this sinhala app work on a SonyE w8

    how to setup it
    rpy 2 my mail

    herath121@gmail.com

  10. SandunMay 27, 2012 at 12:30 pmReply

    Do you guys have an idea how to install sinhala unicode in android emulator??? Need a quick reply.cheers

  11. HasithaFebruary 23, 2013 at 6:03 pmReply

    mchan meke Rooting Android 2.3.3 or 2.3.4 [Gingerbread] ekata root karanna dila tiena file eka missingne bnz

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