1. Post #241
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    Asus unlocks the prime bootloader
    [release]
    Regarding the bootloader, the reason we chose to lock it is due to content providers' requirement for DRM client devices to be as secure as possible. ASUS supports Google DRM in order to provide users with a high quality video rental experience. Also, based on our experience, users who choose to root their devices risk breaking the system completely. However, we know there is demand in the modding community to have an unlocked bootloader. Therefore, ASUS is developing an unlock tool for that community. Please do note that if you choose to unlock your device, the ASUS warranty will be void, and Google video rental will also be unavailable because the device will be no longer protected by security mechanism.
    [/release]

    Edited:

    So how can I know if my device can update to 4.0 and if so how can I update it?
    Samsung Galaxy Player 4.0
    xda-developers

    Edited:

    Worst case I won't be able to login to my SWTOR account before I spend 40+ dollars to contact customer service..
    Nandroid backup literally backs EVERYTHING
    Messing that thing up is practically impossible
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  2. Post #242
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    In other news, Avast Mobile Security is an app that I might actually recommend. Amazing anti-theft security, and it's designed to enable extra features if you have root, like a firewall and password protected to avoid unauthorized changes to settings if your phone gets stolen, scans app permissions and shows you what apps might have security issues based upon permissions, the anti-theft app is renamed by you or by a random app name generator and installed in system to require root to delete, alerts you when you might be on a phishing site, and there's call/text blocking.

    Oh, and it's completely free with no need to pay for premium versions. It's also possible with root to make it so that factory resets won't wipe settings and the anti-theft portion of Avast Mobile Security.

    This is the first time that I've actually felt a need to download any kind of security app. It's fucking amazing.
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  3. Post #243
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    sweet, that takes away the only con for me ( i dont rent videos anyway)
    now the only thing that needs to happen is amazon getting more in stock
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  4. Post #244
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    July 2009
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    http://www.androidpolice.com/2012/01...y-for-android/

    Here's another review.

    Edited:

    Oh, and a mismatched MD5 tag will prevent Nandroids from restoring, although some recoveries might let you force a flash even though the MD5 is wrong.
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  5. Post #245
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    http://www.androidpolice.com/2012/01...y-for-android/

    Here's another review.

    Edited:

    Oh, and a mismatched MD5 tag will prevent Nandroids from restoring, although some recoveries might let you force a flash even though the MD5 is wrong.
    Yeah I once got a mismatched MD5 tag
    But that usually happens when you mess up the kernel (At least in my experience), so it's still your fault

    Edited:

    Trying OneCosmic's ICS port
    Didn't like TeamHacksung's one

    Edited:

    In other news, Avast Mobile Security is an app that I might actually recommend. Amazing anti-theft security, and it's designed to enable extra features if you have root, like a firewall and password protected to avoid unauthorized changes to settings if your phone gets stolen, scans app permissions and shows you what apps might have security issues based upon permissions, the anti-theft app is renamed by you or by a random app name generator and installed in system to require root to delete, alerts you when you might be on a phishing site, and there's call/text blocking.

    Oh, and it's completely free with no need to pay for premium versions. It's also possible with root to make it so that factory resets won't wipe settings and the anti-theft portion of Avast Mobile Security.

    This is the first time that I've actually felt a need to download any kind of security app. It's fucking amazing.
    No "APP USES ROOT=> APP IS A VIRUS" stuff like in other so-called "antiviruses"?
    And actually focuses on actual security, rather then finding "viruses"?
    Sounds amazing
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  6. Post #246
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    No "APP USES ROOT=> APP IS A VIRUS" stuff like in other so-called "antiviruses"?
    And actually focuses on actual security, rather then finding "viruses"?
    Sounds amazing
    I ran a scan, superuser is not reported as a security threat.

    Oh, and lockdown mode is turned on by swapping sim cards or sending a text message to the phone. USB Debugging is also disabled when lockdown is on. Mobile data is also forced to stay on, all phone settings are locked out. You can set it so that only two numbers of your choice can have the commands in text activate certain actions, and the entire security system is locked down by a passcode required to active commands over sms or directly on the phone.
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  7. Post #247
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    Thinking of returning my Galaxy Nexus for a new one.

    Love the phone, but these intermittent lockups and restarts are very annoying... plus the odd "unresponsive lockscreen" thing is very frustrating.

    Are phone retailers usually good at exchanging them?

    I'm on ICS 4.0.1... not sure when my carrier is getting the 4.0.3 update, or if that would even solve my issues.
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  8. Post #248
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    I'm trying to boot my phone into recovery but only adb reboot recovery works. If I use volume down + power it takes me into Odin download mode and I can't do anything. How do I get into CWM recovery from boot?
    That's because it's volume up and home
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  9. Post #249
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    Thinking of returning my Galaxy Nexus for a new one.

    Love the phone, but these intermittent lockups and restarts are very annoying... plus the odd "unresponsive lockscreen" thing is very frustrating.

    Are phone retailers usually good at exchanging them?

    I'm on ICS 4.0.1... not sure when my carrier is getting the 4.0.3 update, or if that would even solve my issues.
    You should've gotten the 4.0.2 update regardless of carrier. Go here and flash it manually if you want to try it. http://code.google.com/android/nexus/images.html
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  10. Post #250
    That's because it's volume up and home
    Are you serious?
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  11. Post #251
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    Are you serious?
    Dead serious. You push that volume up button instead and you enter the magical world of recovery
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  12. Post #252
    I thought I tried that, hmm...

    Thank you
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  13. Post #253
    I'll do whatever you want me to do babe ;)
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    when i connect to a wifi, does it automatically disable my 3g connection? or do i have to disable it by myself or is there an app for that?
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  14. Post #254
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    3g is automatically disabled when you're connected to a wifi network, although 3g will be used if the wifi is on but NOT connected to a network
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  15. Post #255
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    Nandroid backup literally backs EVERYTHING
    Messing that thing up is practically impossible
    Doubt it works on this thing. This authenticator seems to generate a new unique code every single fucking time it's gets either uninstalled or relocated...
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  16. Post #256
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    April 2011
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    is there anyway to fix the Android OS/ System bug thing?
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  17. Post #257
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    September 2009
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    My epic 4g's charger port broke fully, I can't charge it, anyone know a temp fix? Trying to bring it to sprint but my sister is the person for the account, and she is in Texas right now.
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  18. Post #258
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    is there anyway to fix the Android OS/ System bug thing?

    What bug?
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  19. Post #259
    I'll do whatever you want me to do babe ;)
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    3g is automatically disabled when you're connected to a wifi network, although 3g will be used if the wifi is on but NOT connected to a network
    good to know. then i dont have to disable it like i did every time now
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  20. Post #260
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    it drains battery reeeeeally fast

    also, problem solved, i guess, i did a battery calibration.
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  21. Post #261
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    ...Argh, what the hell... Galaxy nexus just rebooted and decided to delete my wallpaper?!

    Edited:

    You should've gotten the 4.0.2 update regardless of carrier. Go here and flash it manually if you want to try it. http://code.google.com/android/nexus/images.html
    Unfortunately, 'Bell Mobility Canada' has only provided the 4.0.1 update. I've tried my phone's auto-update feature to no avail.

    Thanks for the link -- I don't mean to appear noobish, but where can I find instructions for installing the 4.0.2 firmware?
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  22. Post #262
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    it drains battery reeeeeally fast

    also, problem solved, i guess, i did a battery calibration.
    If you mean you deleted the batterystats.bin, you're wrong because that only works with coulomb drain meters like HTC phones. You didn't fix the problem at all, and battery calibration is not needed with Samsung phones, and it actually causes a partial wakelock bug that will trash your battery life.

    Get BetterBatteryStats from XDA for free or on the Market, and you'll be able to see what is taking up battery life. Skype is notorious for this.
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  23. Post #263
    I'll do whatever you want me to do babe ;)
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    ...Argh, what the hell... Galaxy nexus just rebooted and decided to delete my wallpaper?!

    Edited:



    Unfortunately, 'Bell Mobility Canada' has only provided the 4.0.1 update. I've tried my phone's auto-update feature to no avail.

    Thanks for the link -- I don't mean to appear noobish, but where can I find instructions for installing the 4.0.2 firmware?
    flash a custom rom

    These links are only for the gsm version of the galaxy nexus, i dont know which one you have

    tutorial to unlock bootloader/cwm: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1392310

    a good custom rom: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1361348
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  24. Post #264
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    FYI the best way to fix this is to eliminate both partial wakelocks and update your phone to the latest stable software to ensure that you reduce Android OS usage as much as possible.

    Edited:

    flash a custom rom
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1392310

    That is how you get everything ready for a custom ROM, by the way.

    Edited:

    These are the drivers you need to install: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1379875

    Edited:

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1361348

    That is one of the more popular ROMs that build off the stock ROM.

    Edited:

    Holy shit we were literally recommending the same ROM and giving the same exact links fuckin' ninjas I swear.
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  25. Post #265
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    Wow, thanks guys!

    But won't doing this potentially make me lose the warranty on my phone?

    Is it worth trying to get it fixed or replaced first, to see if that fixes any of my bugs?
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  26. Post #266
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    Icecream everywhere!

    CM9 on my Galaxy Tab 10.1 and SGSII.
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  27. Post #267


    shit guys just got my new phone time to install angry birds


    Jokes aside, this is my backup phone for if my HTC desire Z fucks up, and its starting to fuck up
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  28. Post #268
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    Holy shit ICS is so nice on a tablet!
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  29. Post #269
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    Icecream everywhere!

    CM9 on my Galaxy Tab 10.1 and SGSII.
    How is it on the GTab? Is it good enough to use as daily ROM? (Wifi version)
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  30. Post #270
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    How is it on the GTab? Is it good enough to use as daily ROM? (Wifi version)
    If you don't use the camera, yes. It's just SO nice.
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  31. Post #271
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    If you don't use the camera, yes. It's just SO nice.
    I guess I don't mind missing the camera, thanks!
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  32. Post #272
    I'll do whatever you want me to do babe ;)
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    Wow, thanks guys!

    But won't doing this potentially make me lose the warranty on my phone?

    Is it worth trying to get it fixed or replaced first, to see if that fixes any of my bugs?
    if something goes wrong, you just relock your bootloader and reflash your old firmware. just make a nandroid backup (full backup) to be sure to have it.

    but its really hard to destroy your phone, once you unlocked it.

    only when doing the bootloader unlocking process there is a chance of 0,001% that you destroy your phone. it takes about a few seconds.
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  33. Post #273
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    November 2009
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    I am thinking of making a phone hardware thread. I want to make an OP listing down every android phone model.

    I know its not needed, but I thought it would be nice.
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  34. Post #274
    I'll do whatever you want me to do babe ;)
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    I am thinking of making a phone hardware thread. I want to make an OP listing down every android phone model.

    I know its not needed, but I thought it would be nice.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compari...ndroid_devices

    do it!
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  35. Post #275
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    Waiting for others to respond

    Edited:

    Oh and NEW GALAXY PHONE:

    [release]


    Samsung's 2011 flagship still tantalizingly out of your wallet's reach? Well, you might be tempted by the latest addition to the Galaxy family that's just gone official in Korea. While the shell appears nigh-on indistinguishable from the previously announced Galaxy R, there are some notable spec differences. The M totes a four-inch Super AMOLED screen, not the Super Clear LCD found on the R, while there's also only a single-core 1GHz processor here, not the dual-core Tegra 2 found on its older brother. The camera has also felt the pinch, shrinking from a five megapixel to a three megapixel offering. The Gingerbread handset measures in at just under 10mm thick, while still packing a TV tuner and a metallic body more similar to the Wave series than the plastic-backed Galaxy family. The M moniker places it in the high-end affordable spectrum, according to Sammy's latest naming strategy, priced at around $500, although there's no news on a release outside of its homeland just yet. The phone will arrive in three confusing color options; Platinum Silver [above], Blue Black and Lavender Pink. See whether the specification trade-off is worth it for a dose of Super AMOLED goodness by inspecting the source below.[/release]

    http://www.engadget.com/2012/01/04/s...-super-amoled/
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  36. Post #276
    I'll do whatever you want me to do babe ;)
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    Waiting for others to respond

    Edited:

    Oh and NEW GALAXY PHONE:

    [release]


    Samsung's 2011 flagship still tantalizingly out of your wallet's reach? Well, you might be tempted by the latest addition to the Galaxy family that's just gone official in Korea. While the shell appears nigh-on indistinguishable from the previously announced Galaxy R, there are some notable spec differences. The M totes a four-inch Super AMOLED screen, not the Super Clear LCD found on the R, while there's also only a single-core 1GHz processor here, not the dual-core Tegra 2 found on its older brother. The camera has also felt the pinch, shrinking from a five megapixel to a three megapixel offering. The Gingerbread handset measures in at just under 10mm thick, while still packing a TV tuner and a metallic body more similar to the Wave series than the plastic-backed Galaxy family. The M moniker places it in the high-end affordable spectrum, according to Sammy's latest naming strategy, priced at around $500, although there's no news on a release outside of its homeland just yet. The phone will arrive in three confusing color options; Platinum Silver [above], Blue Black and Lavender Pink. See whether the specification trade-off is worth it for a dose of Super AMOLED goodness by inspecting the source below.[/release]

    http://www.engadget.com/2012/01/04/s...-super-amoled/
    not a special phone i think
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  37. Post #277
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    June 2010
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    Looks like a cheap chinese copy of the original SGS2, and the white is damn ugly, especially with the sensor buttons being white too.
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  38. Post #278
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    February 2009
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    Repost.

    Also, is "rooting" legal?Just curious

    What's the best backup app?Titanium backup requires a root and I don't plan on doing whatever that means.

    Also, does the remote GPS feature work for anyone on "androidlost"?


    Quite good, though Android OS bug is there

    It's not as good as other ROMs, but still, during the 8 or so hours I've slept it went down 5%
    Whats up with the android OS bug?
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  39. Post #279
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    Rooting is legal unless there's some super-retarded law that I haven't seen yet. But it's YOUR phone, so what the fuck.
    The only downside of rooting is that you lose warranty, but you can unroot and get warranty back.

    Best backup app would be Titanium Backup IMO, but yeah, you just NEED root. Seriously if you want to do anything a little more advanced, root is needed.

    No idea about Androidlost, haven't tried it.

    Android OS bug: If you look in Battery Stats and "Android OS" is at the top with most percent AND your battery is dying fast - that's the bug. I don't know much more but if you check Google, there's thousands of results.
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  40. Post #280
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    Awesome, thanks.Is rooting complicated?I know there's some stuff about it in the OP, but I never really liked fiddling around with phones (until now mabye )

    Rooting is legal unless there's some super-retarded law that I haven't seen yet. But it's YOUR phone, so what the fuck.
    The only downside of rooting is that you lose warranty, but you can unroot and get warranty back.

    Best backup app would be Titanium Backup IMO, but yeah, you just NEED root. Seriously if you want to do anything a little more advanced, root is needed.

    No idea about Androidlost, haven't tried it.

    Android OS bug: If you look in Battery Stats and "Android OS" is at the top with most percent AND your battery is dying fast - that's the bug. I don't know much more but if you check Google, there's thousands of results.
    Oh, cool, that's why my battery is dying fast then.Android OS is apparently using 73% :<
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