1. Post #1001
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    FlamingSpaz's Avatar
    May 2010
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    So what apps are essential that you can get without changing the firmware? A lot of the ones I've seen mentioned are for devices with a custom rom which I don't want to do.
    http://www.facepunch.com/threads/1130647

    90% of those apps don't require root.
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  2. Post #1002
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    August 2009
    5,580 Posts
    Yes you can use CF-root.
    Yup yup. Now rolling with Omega v.3

    Seems pretty great.
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  3. Post #1003
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    May 2009
    1,503 Posts
    Sooo excited for ubuntu on android, did we get a date yet?
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  4. Post #1004
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    October 2010
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    You know you can get it installed right now, ubuntu the actual rom for your devices.
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  5. Post #1005
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    March 2009
    7,284 Posts
    So is there any news on when ICS is coming to galaxy s2 phones?
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  6. Post #1006
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    October 2010
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    My phone's getting ICS, as in May or something this year. But I feel like I don't want to update it, I know about the epic features and all but will it be way faster? Save way more battery?
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  7. Post #1007
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    April 2011
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    My phone's getting ICS, as in May or something this year. But I feel like I don't want to update it, I know about the epic features and all but will it be way faster? Save way more battery?
    yes
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  8. Post #1008
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    August 2007
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    i had cf-root 4.3 or something and when i installed ICS Omega i had cf-root 5.2

    can roms do this??

    Edited:

    maybe i did have cf-root 5.2... i dunno, cant remember
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  9. Post #1009
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    October 2010
    13,906 Posts
    Okay then, I'll update it the second it releases and see for myself
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  10. Post #1010
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    August 2007
    6,317 Posts
    i had cf-root 4.3 or something and when i installed ICS Omega i had cf-root 5.2

    can roms do this??

    Edited:

    maybe i did have cf-root 5.2... i dunno, cant remember
    I suppose that if the ROM has its own kernel then yeah, it does happen

    otherwise, when you'd first flash cm9 you'd still have an old kernel and it wouldn't work
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  11. Post #1011
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    garychencool's Avatar
    October 2010
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    It kinda sucks how you can't upgrade your devices like pcs, though it would be as annoying as doing it to a laptop...

    Want more ram
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  12. Post #1012
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    August 2007
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    I suppose that if the ROM has its own kernel then yeah, it does happen

    otherwise, when you'd first flash cm9 you'd still have an old kernel and it wouldn't work
    now that you tell me, when i first installed cm9, it didnt change (it booted and all though and was working)
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  13. Post #1013
    Played it for the plot
    Dennab
    October 2008
    14,789 Posts
    just got my milestone x2 today

    shit is fancy as fuck
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  14. Post #1014
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    October 2010
    13,906 Posts
    In about two weeks, I'll send my phone to Rogers who will send it to Sony to fix, which could take a week. Hoping to get a brand new phone since the screen has dead pixels there's that electrostatic noise so I think I'll get a new motherboard, the back cover doesn't fit on properly where it squeaks, yeah.

    It's going to be hell without my phone....

    Oh well, I guess I can use something called a computer for my FacePunch needs.
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  15. Post #1015
    Played it for the plot
    Dennab
    October 2008
    14,789 Posts
    nooo don't upgrade, then i'll be the only one with a Hero.
    you are now the only one with a hero
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  16. Post #1016
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    August 2007
    29,176 Posts
    In about two weeks, I'll send my phone to Rogers who will send it to Sony to fix, which could take a week. Hoping to get a brand new phone since the screen has dead pixels there's that electrostatic noise so I think I'll get a new motherboard, the back cover doesn't fit on properly where it squeaks, yeah.

    It's going to be hell without my phone....

    Oh well, I guess I can use something called a computer for my FacePunch needs.
    i browse internet sso much with my phone i wouldnt know what to do without one
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  17. Post #1017
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    October 2010
    13,906 Posts
    i browse internet sso much with my phone i wouldnt know what to do without one
    Freak out, break into their distribution center where all of the phones are, grab your phone back, maybe get a coffee, then check out if they have some new high end phones around, then you borrow some assesories and such, dick around, then leave with your phone as you tap away on it.
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  18. Post #1018
    On the topic of horrid themes...

    http://www.droidrzr.com/index.php/to...or-eclipse-12/

    How does anyone think this looks good? :(
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  19. Post #1019
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    superstepa's Avatar
    June 2009
    8,971 Posts
    Finally got my Acer Iconia
    Looks sweet

    Edited:

    You know you can get it installed right now, ubuntu the actual rom for your devices.
    It's not a rom, it's just a hack to run the Ubuntu Iso as a remote PC
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  20. Post #1020
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    October 2008
    6,709 Posts
    Finally made the decision to just get the Galaxy Nexus, excited to get it in a couple of days :D Nearly bought an iPhone 4S but I think I made the right decision...

    My only problem with it still is I hope I don't get annoyed by its size.
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  21. Post #1021
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    July 2009
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    Finally made the decision to just get the Galaxy Nexus, excited to get it in a couple of days :D Nearly bought an iPhone 4S but I think I made the right decision...

    My only problem with it still is I hope I don't get annoyed by its size.
    It's about the same as a 4.3 inch sized phone with capacitive buttons.
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  22. Post #1022
    Played it for the plot
    Dennab
    October 2008
    14,789 Posts


    maybe I need to overclock this thing, my last phone barely beat the HTC Magic
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  23. Post #1023

    November 2011
    410 Posts
    He has the crazy idea that rooting is the same as jailbreaking aka changing the firmware. /retard
    They are
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  24. Post #1024
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    Finally made the decision to just get the Galaxy Nexus, excited to get it in a couple of days :D Nearly bought an iPhone 4S but I think I made the right decision...

    My only problem with it still is I hope I don't get annoyed by its size.
    I have relatively small hands but have no problems getting around the device, so unless you're a midget I think you'll be fine

    Plus it's mostly about how you hold the phone, and Samsung have got the ergonomics spot on
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  25. Post #1025
    I'll do whatever you want me to do babe ;)
    Lord_Schrotty's Avatar
    September 2011
    1,780 Posts
    i just got my galaxy nexus back (headphone jack didn't work properly). goodbye iphone
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  26. Post #1026
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    June 2009
    8,971 Posts
    Posting from my new acer iconia. Amazing device so far
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  27. Post #1027
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    kaukassus's Avatar
    May 2010
    5,710 Posts
    They are
    uhhh no?

    Rooting is about pushing an SU binary to the phone, to get access to the SU command, and Jailbreaking is about changing the firmware in order to install non market apps.
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  28. Post #1028
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    Dennab
    October 2010
    12,084 Posts
    They are
    stop
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  29. Post #1029

    November 2011
    410 Posts
    Jailbreaking allows users to gain root access to the operating system
    Rooting is a process allowing users of mobile phones, tablet PCs, and other devices running the Android operating system to attain privileged control (known as "root access") within Android's subsystem. Rooting is often performed with the goal of overcoming limitations that carriers and hardware manufacturers put on some devices
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IOS_jailbreaking
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rooting_%28Android_OS%29

    Exactly the same except android fanboys like to sperg out about how it isn't

    as a matter of fact the only difference:
    Unlike rooting an Android device, jailbreaking is necessary if the user intends to run software not authorized by Apple
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  30. Post #1030
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    May 2010
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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IOS_jailbreaking
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rooting_%28Android_OS%29

    Exactly the same except android fanboys like to sperg out about how it isn't

    as a matter of fact the only difference:

    I think my IQ just dropped because of you.
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  31. Post #1031

    November 2011
    410 Posts
    thats from circlejerking not me
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  32. Post #1032
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    August 2009
    15,159 Posts
    thats from circlejerking not me
    No I'm pretty damn sure it's because you post shitty arguments and only list horrible sources to back them up.
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  33. Post #1033

    November 2011
    410 Posts
    No I'm pretty damn sure it's because you post shitty arguments and only list horrible sources to back them up.
    because shoving your fingers in your ears and shouting im wrong makes it so

    Edited:

    "As already stated, Rooting and Jailbreaking are essentially the same things, Jailbreaking is the iPhone users' word for what Android users call Rooting. Rooting is when you gain "Root" access to the phone giving you the power to do anything you want to it (it comes from the Unix Root User, essentially the Unix equivalent to the Windows Administrator account). Normally you're prevented from being Root for your own good, as it's very easy to break your phone once you have root access, and quite hard to break it without."

    http://android.stackexchange.com/que...ak-rom-mod-etc

    any better?
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  34. Post #1034
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    January 2006
    6,204 Posts
    How about you stop arguing about this?
    Rooting and jailbreaking are very similar concepts (more access to the phone), but the technical implementation is very different (changing the firmware vs. adding a su binary).
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  35. Post #1035

    November 2011
    410 Posts
    so it changes the core files?
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  36. Post #1036
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    May 2010
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    so it changes the core files?

    STOP or else this arguing never ends
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  37. Post #1037
    I'll do whatever you want me to do babe ;)
    Lord_Schrotty's Avatar
    September 2011
    1,780 Posts
    Does anyone else have the problem that whatsapp doesn't sync automatically? I always have to open the app to see if I recieved any new messages.
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  38. Post #1038
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    May 2010
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    Does anyone else have the problem that whatsapp doesn't sync automatically? I always have to open the app to see if I recieved any new messages.
    works for me on the SGSII, not sure if it works on my GNex.

    send me a message on whatsapp.
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  39. Post #1039
    I'll do whatever you want me to do babe ;)
    Lord_Schrotty's Avatar
    September 2011
    1,780 Posts
    works for me on the SGSII, not sure if it works on my GNex.

    send me a message on whatsapp.
    you received it?
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  40. Post #1040
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    May 2010
    5,710 Posts
    works for me
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