Minecraft

Why you should play Minecraft.

WinterGirl

Minecraft is a really fun game where you explore biomes, build houses, craft equipment, mine blocks and more. There are two main game modes: creative and survival. Creative mode is where you get all the Minecraft blocks and build whatever you like! You also get spawn eggs so you can get any creature you wish.                          In survival mode, however, you spawn, you mine wood, you build a base to protect yourself from the creatures that come out in the night and attack you. You go mining and when you have enough diamonds you mine obsidian and make a nether portal. Then you get to explore the nether dimension.

Even though Minecraft costs money, it is a good game. I would recommend it to anyone who likes adventure, construction and that kind of thing.

Minecraft is my all time…

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EpicChasGamer.com day is tomorrow

Tomorrow is the day. Three years ago tomorrow I got the most views in a day I ever got. I can’t remember exactly how many, but I remember that it was over 600. I also got a lot of new comments and followers, some famous people.

Today I also appear to be getting more views than normal. So far, I’ve gotten 80 views consisting of 64 different people viewing.

I’m wondering how many views I’ll get today and tomorrow.

Happy EpicChasGamer.com day eve everybody!

-Chas 😎

Samsung Android 10 supported devices – Estimation

Not all of these devices are guaranteed to receive Android 10, but these are all the devices which have a chance of getting it, as well as those ones definitely getting it.

  • Galaxy Note10 5G/Note10+/Note10 (definitely)
  • Galaxy S10 5G/S10+/S10/S10e (definitely)
  • Galaxy Note9 (definitely)
  • Galaxy S9+/S9 (definitely)
  • Galaxy A90 5G (definitely)
  • Galaxy A80 (definitely)
  • Galaxy A70 (definitely)
  • Galaxy A60 (very likely)
  • Galaxy A50 (very likely)
  • Galaxy A40 (very likely)
  • Galaxy A30 (likely)
  • Galaxy A20/A20e (likely)
  • Galaxy A10/A10e (likely)
  • Galaxy A9 Pro/A9 (very likely)
  • Galaxy A7 2018 (likely)
  • Galaxy J8 (possibly)
  • Galaxy J6 (possibly)

I can’t confirm for definite, but it would make sense for all these devices to get Android 10 at some point during 2020. Please note the absence of the Galaxy S8+/S8, Note8, and the Galaxy A8+/A8 (2018). The Galaxy S8, S8+, and Note8 launched on Android 7.x Nougat and received two major OS updates to Oreo and Pie over the years after it was released. Two major OS updates is Samsung’s current policy on software updates and it doesn’t look likely to change soon.

As for the Galaxy A8 and A8+ (2018), despite being 2018 models, they actually launched at the end of 2017 running Android 7.1 Nougat, and have received their two major OS updates to Android Oreo and Pie. So Android 10 doesn’t look likely for them either. Chances are some people will complain about this being unfair because they think the A8 and A8+ 2018 should’ve launched with Oreo instead of Nougat, because earlier this year people were angry with Samsung for not releasing Pie for the Galaxy A5 (2017) because the device, also released at the end of the year before, ran Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow instead of Nougat. People even made petitions about it.

As for the J-series devices that launched on Android 8.0 Oreo (none launched on Pie), it is possible that they could receive Android 10 as their second and final major OS update, but Samsung merged the Galaxy J with the A series earlier this year and various cheaper A series phones (such as the A10 and A40) replaced various J series phones so surely Samsung would want to be putting people off buying older Galaxy J phones now by limiting software support. But I’m not entirely sure.

What Samsung device are you using and do you reckon it will get updated to Android 10 or not? Tell me down in the comments below.

-Chas 😎

If you replace the screen of your iPhone 11 with one of a third party, Apple will nag you about it

If you ever want to replace the screen of your iPhone 11, 11 Pro, or 11 Pro Max, Apple won’t stop nagging you about it.

For the first four days, a notification asking you to verify that you have a genuine Apple display will show. After those days have passed, the message will be moved to the Settings app for fifteen days. After that, the warning will become less intrusive, only appearing in the About section in Settings.

Don’t think that you can buy a parts only iPhone 11 which still has a genuine Apple screen and swap the screen from that either. Apple has special tools which pair the new display to the iPhone to verify it was repaired by them or an authorised repair service so you’ll still get that same message even if you or an unauthorised repair service use an Apple screen.

A similar thing happened last year with the iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR which made third party battery replacements a lot harder than before. Even if the battery you or an unauthorised repair service installed was a genuine Apple one, it all came down to whether or not Apple or an authorised repair service installed the battery. Otherwise, you’d still be locked out of accessing battery health features. I’m not sure whether this is present on the 11 series phones as well.

An iPhone 11 screen replacement from Apple without an AppleCare+ plan costs £196, whilst screen replacements for the iPhone 11 Pro is £282, and an official Pro Max screen replacement costs £326. If you have an AppleCare+ plan, you get a replacement for £25, although it does add a significant amount of money onto the price tag for your iPhone to buy AppleCare+ along with it.

However, if you’re lucky enough to still be on iOS 13.0 and not 13.1 or newer on your iPhone 11, you’re unaffected by the genuine screen issue since this feature appears to only be present on 13.1 and newer. So, if you want to futureproof your iPhone 11 or have dropped pevious phone and cracked their screens before and are worried about doing the same with your 11, install the tvOS beta profile to block updates from reaching your iPhone. That way if you want to replace your screen or have an unauthorised repair service to do it, you can and you won’t get nagged about it and you also won’t get nagged to update iOS. But avoiding iOS updates does come with its disadvantages: no more security or bug fixes, app support to get worse over time, and also missing out on all the features newer iOS versions include.

What do you think about Apple’s attitude towards third-party repairs? Leave your opinion in the comments.

-Chas 😎

Apple no longer signing iOS versions other than 13.1.2 and 13.1, preventing downgrades

If you’ve heard of how much of a buggy mess iOS 13 is at the moment to the point where Apple have already released 3 minor updates for it after its release, you may have been planning to downgrade to iOS 12.4.1. But now you can’t.

Apple have stopped signing all iOS versions for iOS 13 capable iPhones except iOS 13.1 and 13.1.2. Why they stopped signing iOS 13.1.1 and kept signing 13.1 is unknown.

Also, for the devices that are now stuck on iOS 12.x versions of iOS because Apple deemed that they are incapable of running iOS 13, iOS 12.4.1 has gone unsigned for them too meaning that only the exclusive iOS 12.4.2 remains signed for those devices.

This means that no signed iOS versions that are publicly jailbreakable can be downgraded to anymore. However, with the checkm8 BootROM exploit compatible with all iPhones from the 4S to the X, that shouldn’t last long.

What iOS version are you currently using on your iPhone and how are you getting on with it? Tell me in the comments section!

-Chas 😎

90 Followers

As of today, my blog has received 90 followers.

The restarting of my blog happened at the start of last month, where I checked my blog to revive some old memories. But then when I saw a post I made on 8th October 2016, almost three years ago now, which got lots or views and comments, even some from famous people, I decided I would try to start blogging on here more frequently again after not posting for over a year.

At first, I did miss out on a few days. At one point, I didn’t post for over two weeks because I quickly lost interest because I wasn’t used to blogging at the time. But then I came back, posted again, and again. Now I’ve been posting on here for three days in a row.

Today, I received my 83rd WordPress follower (7 followers of mine are email addresses). So adding the amount of email and WordPress followers together gives me 90! Only ten to go until the big 100!

Thanks for following, liking, and commenting on this blog over the years. Had you not done so, I may not have restarted blogging last month nor post such great content on here. I now know I have an audience I’m talking to which has encouraged me to blog frequently again.

Thanks guys!

-Chas 😎

How to block iOS upgrades

When I first bought my 4S, it was running the laggy, slow iOS 9.3.5. After getting the charging port fixed under warranty, I downloaded the iOS 6 IPSW, and restored it. iOS 6.1.3 downgrades are still ‘authorized’ by Apple for the 4S. I then updated to 8.4.1 through the Settings and then reset my device for the best experience.

Whilst I was installing some apps, I suddenly got a pop-up notification. It read “iOS 9.3.6 is now available for your iPhone”

I realised not only had iOS 9.3.6’s update package taken up a large portion of my storage, but there was also an annoying badge next to the Settings icon on the home screen that wouldn’t go away. Also the fear of the update automatically installing overnight and slowing down the iPhone to a crawl (and forcing me to repeat the downgrade process again) scared me. I knew I had to take action to prevent iOS 9 from being installed on my iPhone 4S.

That was when I found out about the tvOS beta profile OTA blocking method. It’s simple: install a beta profile, reboot, and poof! Settings will now think there is indeed no update and act as though iOS 8.4.1 (in my case) is the latest.

To disable OTA updates on your Apple device, follow these steps:

  1. Head over to betaprofiles.com, scroll down to find the profile labelled ‘Block update for iOS’
  2. Download it and then Settings will open, prompting you to install it. Once installed, reboot your device.
  3. Once rebooted, try running software update again. If it says that your software is now up to date, then it’s worked. If it still offers the dowloaded update, go to Usage in General and delete the OTA. Then reboot and try checking again.
  4. If there is an annoying red ‘1’ badge by the top right corner of the Settings app on the home screen, then factory resetting your device’s settings (General –> Reset –> Reset all settings) appears to be the only option without jailbreaking that you can do to get rid of the badge. Once done, you may have to install the tvOS beta profile again if it gets deleted during the reset to continue blocking updates.

Now, the software update section in Settings will act as though your current iOS version is the latest version of iOS available, in my case iOS 8.4.1. You will not need to worry about automatic updates since there won’t be any to install.

Enjoy!

-Chas 😎

iOS 13 – last major iOS update for the 6S/SE, or not?

Not too long ago, iOS 13 was announced. It dropped support for the iPhone 6/6+ at the same time as the 5S, despite it being a year older. This came as a surprise although many people had been speculating it for months. This now leaves the 6S, 6S+, and SE as the oldest iPhones to run iOS 13.

Although iOS 13 wasn’t released to the public very long ago, only about two weeks, people are wondering: will the 6S support iOS 14?

The iPhone 6S consists of an Apple A9 processor and 2GB RAM. However, it, along with the SE, are the last two iPhones to feature 16GB storage options, which is tight for any iPhone on iOS 10 or later. The iPhone 7 moved onto 32GB as its lowest option.

iOS updates, along with apps, take up a lot of storage nowadays. This means that 16GB iPhones could potentially become slower after updating to the point where they become like the iPhone 4S on iOS 9, and I know what that’s like, hence why I downgraded it to iOS 8.4.1.

The 6S and SE are still very capable phones and run brilliantly on iOS 13. However, if Apple do want to release iOS 14 for it, they should definitely restrict some features to 32GB variants and larger, as 16GB just isn’t enough anymore and Apple should end the life of 16GB iPhones carefully without slowing them down a lot first.

So, to conclude, I think that Apple should ensure that if the 6S and SE get iOS 14 (which they should), they should keep it fast performance-wise and go easy on 16GB variants.

Do you think the 6S and SE should get iOS 13 or not? Why? Leave your opinion down below in the comments.

-Chas 😎

Paint 3D Sir Wolf’s Castle

Good Minecraft artwork – you should check it out!

WinterGirl

I made Sir Wolf’s Castle in Paint 3D!!!

WinterGirl – I found out how to do emojis on my laptop (Windows key and full stop )  🐺🐕🐩🐶😊😎

Hi everyone. It’s me, WinterDog!!!! I was going to ask WinterGirl if I could write my name at the bottom of the page like she does. I hope she says yes!!!!

I have told you before WinterDog!!! NO!!! NO!!! NO!!!

Please!!!!

Fine. Do it whenever.I am bored of telling you no so do it whenever.

Thank you!!!!

Let’s start again. Remember, I do the emojis and write my name first. You write “and WinterDog”.

Ok!!!! But can I do some emojis too????

Yes!!!

WinterGirl and WinterDog  🐺🐕🐩🐶😊😎    🐺🐕🐩🐶😊😎

Sir Wolf's Castle in Paint 3D

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Check out WinterGirl’s blog

WinterGirl is a little downhearted about her blog’s lack of followers, comments, and views and has not blogged for months because she feels as if she is talking to thin air. On her blog, Dog Power by WinterGirl, you will find gaming posts as well as posts about dogs and other great stuff.

If you like the gaming content of this blog I do strongly recommend checking out her blog too. Make sure to check it out, follow it, and comment positive stuff to encourage her to start blogging again.

Thanks!

-Chas 😎