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How to Put CyanogenMod on Your Foxfooding Device

About Foxfooding:

“We originally envisioned the foxfooding program as a way for Mozillians to use, test and provide specific feedback that would improve a product that users were already relying on as their primary device. We’re well aware that this context is really different with Connected Devices — it will be some time before users have a Mozilla product, other than a SmartTV, in their hands or homes.

While the specifics are still to be figured out, we anticipate that the program will evolve to ask for help from Mozillians in shaping early stage products. This might include testing or getting feedback on individual features and pre-alpha products, or potentially doing user research.

If you have ideas on what this program could look like or how you would want to contribute, please get in touch.  Take a look on the wiki here for opportunities to get involved, and please don’t hesitate to reach out with your ideas and questions.” [Read More on Discourse ]

If you are planning to test fennec (Firefox for Android)  on your Sony Z3C device then you can follow the below steps to install  CyanogenMod (Android 5.1): 

Step-1 : Download the zip file(Flash Sony Xperia z3

Step-2 : Extract the zip file and check whether its containing these three files( + + twrp-

Step-3 : Connect your device with pc/laptop and start the device in boot mode (power + volume up). If its showing blue light then you are in if not then restart and do it again.

Step-4 : Open terminal -> mount the folder which you have extracted -> type -> fastboot flash boot twrp-

Step-5 : type -> fastboot reboot

Step-6 : After Team Win Recovery starts -> Wipe cache/dalvik -> then take backup (Most Important).

Step-7 : Copy the folder with all files in it to a sd card and insert it in your mobile’s sd slot.

Step-8 : Go to Install -> Select “cm-12 zip” file -> Add more zip file -> select “tk_gapps zip” file -> swipe to confirm flash.

Step-9 : After the installation is completed reboot your device.

Step-10: Enjoy you have successfully installed the Cyanogenmod Android 5.1 on your xperia z3 compact.

If you face any issue while doing it please don’t contact me 😛 try doing your self. 🙂 Jokes apart, you know where to find me!


  • This blog is just to help people who wants to improving Firefox for Android.
  • If you get your device bricked while flashing by the above process then you will be the responsible person not me 😀
  •  Installing “tk_gapps zip file” is optional as it contains all google specific apps with app store. So if you don’t want to install it then you can skip it.
  • Do file bugs and participate in QA to help improving Firefox for Android.
  • Check Connected Devices participation page to get involved.

Do share your experience! Keep Contributing!


Fennec Launch – Hindi India

Have you used Firefox for Android in Hindi if not then please do use it because it has been localized by awesome hi_IN l10n contributors. Recently after successful localization of Firefox for Android in different languages we decided to officially launch it.

So it was organized in Pune with the support of C-DAC. For this event we invited many people from different areas so that we can know the impact of localization on our community and about the quality of the localized products. We had a great discussion with many experienced people.

Well I think pictures can better explain about the event than words. So here we go..!

Event Page : Click Here

Event Pics: Click Here

Mozilla India Inter-Community Meetup 2014

Community is never “I” its always “We”. Building a community is not a one head task. Huge amount of labor is required to build an awesome community. Mozilla India is one of the awesome community I am involved with.

After organizing and attending series of event, it was time for most important and awesome event. It was time for “Mozilla India Inter-Community Meetup 2014” . It was one of the most fruitful and productive meetup I ever have been to. It was a three days event. First day concentrating basically on Task Forces and the other two day for community discussion.


Without stretching my blog much I will concentrate on L10N, Webmaker and FSA. As I was involved in these discussion.

Firefox Student Ambassador:


What are you most proud of in 2013?

  • Achieved figure of 2000 FSAs in India in year 2013.
  • We have 500 Firefox Clubs in India.
  • Big contribution of FSA in achieving 5000 Mozillains.
  • About 100 FSA in Institution of national importance like IITs, IIITs and NITs.

What was your biggest challenge in 2013?

  • Providing swags to FSA events.
  • Communication between FSA and Reps.

What is your big goal for 2014?

  • 5000 FSA and 1000 Clubs in India.
  • Quality training of FSA for better contribution.
  • Develop a community of FSA developer group

Suggested Solution to some common FSA related problems:

  1. SWAGS: Most FSA’s are not getting any swags for their events.

    1. Encourage FSA’s to organize events without Swags because learning comes first and swag next.

    2. We can ask the FSA’s to fill up the “Event Response Form” so that a Rep can be assigned for that event.

    3. The assigned Rep will help with Swags and Budget.

  2. Permission from Institution: Sometimes FSA’s are facing problem in getting dates from Institution because some Institution requires official letter from respective organization.

    1. We can help FSA’s by sending a letter from to institution authorities for conducting a successful event.

    2. We can ask the respective assigned Reps to send a letter to the institution.

  3. Less Communication between Reps and FSA’s:

    1. Engage more Reps to volunteer to communicate with FSA’s on regular basis.

    2. Encourage FSA’s by analyzing their past events and help them to improve.

  4. How to share my (FSA) activities with Mozilla ?

    1. FSA activities can be shared using FSA Facebook group or via Twitter (@mozstudents).

    2. The best way to share is write a blog and take lots of pics.




Challenges :

  • Off-line resources – to #teachtheweb in rural and places with low band width

  • Productive event format – what makes the webmaker event productive ?

  • Follow-up – recruited but no response when contacted over mails

  • Infrastructure – not all places have minimal resources that is needed during the event

  • Training of mentors – needed to make sure the speaker is conveying right information

  • Templates (Region Specific) – needed to make people interested in making some stuff using webmaker tools

  • Hacking – lot of people claims aren’t we hacking someone’s website

  • Understanding of tools – how to work on tools – eg : trimming the length of the audio

  • Handling advanced users – make users understand the definition of webmaker and its use beyond the tools

Solutions :

  • Sustainability of contributors: Making contributors BEST understand about webmaker project so they will be passionate about their contribution
  • Off-line resources: Webmaker team is right now work on offline kits. Soon , we may have them ! A lot of webmaker offline activities as available, on the portal.
  • Productive event format: People should understand the need of being web literate and willing to share their learning with others.
  • Follow-up: A structured follow-up procedure to be designed. Create a structured process for asking the organizers to send in the best (filtered) makes and event photos
  • Training of mentors – Train the trainers sessions, A guide for mentors includes better understanding of tools, web litercy and the webmaker mission.
  • Templates (Region Specific): Every webmaker mentor should create a template every month which will be showcased during mozilla india online (IRC) meetup
  • Handling advanced users – make users understand the definition of webmaker and its use beyond the tools

Localization (L10N):



  • Not aware of input, resource and tools

  • Translation/transliteration

  • Use of Machine Translation

  • Use of Standard Tools

  • No standard review process and quality checks

  • Lack of training to new joiners

  • Issue in communication

  • SUMO translation process

  • Lack of l10n teams in other languages (ONLY 12 languages in Mozilla)

  • Less events in localization


  • Conduct training events for localizers, schools, colleges etc .

  • Need of context based translation and trans-creation

  • Need of proper documentation

  • Tools available in FOSS : POOTLE, TRANSIFEX, ZANATA, TRANSLATEWIKI.. Mozilla to take a call on one STANDARD TOOL

  • Stable Review process – Review has to be done for most ready projects such as Firefox browser, fennec, Firefox OS.

  • Localization specific events: Awareness sprints by use of social media or direct visit to institutions to make the mass aware of the localized products and thereby generate interest.

  • More inclusive communication by REPS with the respective community.

  • SUMO to adopt PUBLICAN or similar tools for simplification of translation process.

  • Encourage other language communities to work with Mozilla L10n.

This time I tried to make my blog more productive by using more text and less images.

Personally I enjoyed being with all the Mozillians.


Have a great time!

Cheers! 🙂

Event Page: Click

Event Pics: Click Click  Click Click

Other Blogs:  Blog 1 Blog 2 Blog 3  Blog 4  Blog 5   Blog 6



Flying all the way from Kharagpur to Bhopal-City of Lakes was really worth because it was WoMoz time.

The whole world is trying to empower women whether in social areas or technical areas hence WoManiya was an innovation by Mozilla Bhopal Community to empower women. Without stretching my blog  I would say it was two day event with first half of first day dedicated to WoMoz Police who are trying their best to provide security to women in our nation.

Second half of first day was collection of some good talk and sessions.

1) Introduction to Mozilla Mission.

2) Introduction to Mozilla’s products.

3) Introduction to WoMoz and Womaniya.

4) Lightbeam.

5) Quiz and Fun activities.

After having an awesome time on the first day we were prepared to make it more awesome on  the second day.

Starting our day with four parallel session on Webmaker , Localization , FirefoxOS and Addon Testing , and Firefox Student Ambassador.

Continuing with more session on App development and other activities we moved on to quiz and Fun activities.

Had awesome time collaborating with Mozilla Bhopal and other volunteers.

Looking forward to more such awesome event in near future.

Cheers! 🙂

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Firefox OS App Day in a Box @ Kolkata

Heading towards a Google event and representing Mozilla there is an awesome experience!

So starting journey from Durgapur to Hotel Hindustan International for GDG Devfest Kolkata 2013 with Firefox OS App Day in a Box, Kolkata was pretty cool.

On the very first day of this event the Google developers showcased about different products and the benefit of using them.

After that we had a live chat on Google Maps and how we can play with it.

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So on the whole first day event was really cool.

On the second day it was time for us to showcase the Mozilla mission.
So we started with introduction speech.
Then about the Firefox OS Simulator and Developer Tools.

Then we asked audience to propose their ideas on Apps some interesting ideas came up,including an alarm app where you have to solve progressive harder puzzles to stop the alarm!

The app ideas were collected in an etherpad.

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Then we distributed the swags to different participants with amazing App ideas.
After that there was a session on Android App development which was pretty good.
So then we event ended with great collaboration between Google developer group and Mozilla Group.

Hack Jam 2 @ BCREC

” Awesomeness is not part of Mozilla Durgapur rather its in Mozilla Durgapur

First Kitchen party@Dgp then Hack Jam@BCREC then MakerQuiz@Dgp now it was time for the biggest Mozilla Event in Durgapur Hack Jam 2 @ BCREC.

Lots of registration, lots of work, lots of planning and finally the day came 25th September, the day for Hack Jam 2 @ BCREC.

So in the morning participants started arriving before time to be sure that they don’t miss anything.

After the arrival of all participants and volunteers event started sharp at 11.00 AM.

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First the introduction to Mozilla was given by Avik Ghosh who is one of our newest volunteer.

Then we invited one of our girl winner Devyani from MakerQuiz@Dgp to speak about Mozilla Webmaker.

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After that I continued with different initiatives of Mozilla Webmaker.

My main part was to explain about Popcorn Maker  and then we went with Popcorn hackathon session.

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Now it was time for X-Ray Goggles which was continued by Biraj Karmakar then we went to X-Ray Goggles hackathon session.

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So after two hackathon session it was time for a lunch break.

All were enjoying their lunch, we too had out lunch to gain some more energy to give our best performance in second half of this event.

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In the second half it was time for Mini AppDays.

So Amit Kumar Thakur started the session with introduction to App development and later Biraj Karmakar concluded by explaining about different apps made by him.

Then we started App development hackathon session so that we can give a kick start to everyone.

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Now it was time for most interesting part that is Mozilla Quiz.

I hosted the quiz and I was like a learning session with lots of fun.

Question were easy and interactive most of them was set by Sayan Chowdhury and I added few of my crazy question.

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Participants were awarded with prizes like Mozilla Webmaker T-Shirt, Firefox OS Bags, Mozilla Word-mark Stickers and many more.

So  all of them were happy!!

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We had a special guest from kolkata Sumantro Rijndael Mukherjee who added fun to our event and he was the winner of today’s event because  he answered most of the questions.

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So we concluded the event at 5.00 PM taking feedback from participants.

Then it was time for group photo.

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Then we dispersed with the motive to contribute, learn and teach more and more.

“Awesomeness lies in you and in your work so believe in yourself and perform to become an awesome person!!  “

Hive-India @ Bangalore

“Imagination is the beginning of creation. We imagine what we desire, we will what we imagine, and at last, we create what we will”

So this time it was my second event as a Mozillian and first event as a Mozilla Rep.
It was Hive time in Bangalore i.e. Maker Party Bangalore – Hive Pop-up 2013
Basically it was a big event, So describing each aspect will make my blog a book.
So, keeping it summarized.

The first day was “Train The Trainer Session” in which we went through series of discussion and training.

1) We were asked to point-out improvement to be made with respect to: Want to Learn, Mentoring, Meeting Mozillians etc

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  • Discussion about different aspects of event organization: By Michelle Thorne.
  • Kick start to X-Ray Googles: By Sayak Sarkar.
  • Kick start to Popcorn Maker: By Gauthamraj Elango.
  • Kick start to Thimble: By Ankit Gadgil.

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  • Discussion between partners and organizers.
  • End of first day.

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Now on second day it was going to be a bang on Hive time.
We started early in the morning, making all the arrangements for partners and participants.

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We had different section for learning and practical implementation.
1) 3D printers, which attracted a lot of participants including myself.

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2) Robotrix, like line follower, motion sensor, moving hand etc.

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3) Magical skirts, which glows when someone comes closer.
4) Raspberry Pi, demonstration and hardware implementation.

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5) Implementation of Internet of Things, like glowing shoes,shirt etc.
6) Quadcopters, flying demo which was the main event.

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7) Webmaker section, Thimble, popcorn maker and X-ray Goggles.

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Many more were there which attracted kids, college students, teachers even professionals.
The whole event was going like stream of awesomeness. Every single person were giving their best performance for making Hive India really big and useful.

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So, we concluded the event by a final discussion with the partners for future improvement and collaboration.

Also we went through the outcome of this event by discussion among Mozillians, Reps, Mentors. (Outcome)
So, on whole the event was awesome as it was able to hive many participants, even partners.

Special thanks to Bangalore

Link for  more Images:
Mozilla Webmaker Hive India at Bangalore.


Help us inspire people to Get Mobilized for individual and collective progress.
Today at Mozmentoring@Durgapur I started my discussion with the above line.

Today Chandan Kumar started the talk by telling about FOSS and how to contribute.
Then he asked everyone about their interest fields(Design, Coding, Localization etc ).
Everyone responded in a active way. So we divided then according to their interest.

First group was laid by me.
I gave them basic ideas about Graphic Design for startup.
Then Myself, Shantanu and Avinash gave ideas about Firefox Flicks 2013.
I showed then a startup video of Firefox Flicks Video challenge.

Second  group was laid by Biraj & Amitshree.
Biraj showed how to handel the localization and Amitshree showed SUMO.

Third group was laid by Souradeep, Subhendu, Bodhiswattwa and Apoorv.
Souradeep introduced about coding and mozilla codebase.
Souradeep, Subhendu and Bodhiswattwa demonstrated the process involved in solving bugs. Apoorv took care of webmaker tools.

So as a result many new contributes came forward.
At last we distributed the swag to increase their interest.

Hoping to have out next monthly meet-up very soon.

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