1. Post #3241
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    PyroCF's Avatar
    June 2008
    7,192 Posts
    the one on my bed, is to toggle airplane mode + toggle alarm clock.

    the other one in my wallet, is to toggle airplane mode + disable all sounds, so when i'm at school, it won't suddently go off.


    Never knew you could do that, how do you go about designating what does what?
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  2. Post #3242
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    Wouldn't you not always want your phone silent when you're out?
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  3. Post #3243
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    Van-man's Avatar
    August 2009
    15,159 Posts
    Wouldn't you not always want your phone silent when you're out?
    Not when y'know you wanna actually hear it when someone's calling you.
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  4. Post #3244
    Cree8ive's Avatar
    February 2011
    4,522 Posts
    the one on my bed, is to toggle airplane mode + toggle alarm clock.

    the other one in my wallet, is to toggle airplane mode + disable all sounds, so when i'm at school, it won't suddently go off.
    Why u no have NFC SGSII? :<
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  5. Post #3245
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    PyroCF's Avatar
    June 2008
    7,192 Posts
    Why u no have NFC SGSII? :<
    You can get SIM Cards and Micro SDs with NFC built in.

    Edited:

    HTC One X or HTC Titan, the choice is hard!
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  6. Post #3246
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    garychencool's Avatar
    October 2010
    13,344 Posts
    Just so you know, the lower the class the slower the read and write speed the card is, but the higher the random read and write speeds. You would want this for loading small bits if data all of the time.

    The higher the class, the faster the read and write speed but lower the random read and write. You would want this if you download tonal of stuff or you copy tons of movies, videos and other content into the card often. Or if you swap or add more music consistently and you don't want to wait forever for it to copy over.

    Generally I would recommend the higher class cards but those are usually more expensive.
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  7. Post #3247
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    December 2008
    89 Posts
    Finally bricked my iPhone and now I actually have real a reason to get a new phone. So to my annoying question that has probably been asked too many times: What should I get?
    I've been recommended to get the ZTE Blade 2 but I know fuck all about Android devices. I'm also on a slim-ish budget..
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  8. Post #3248
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    June 2008
    7,192 Posts
    HTC One X Ordered, I ain't leaving you guys just yet <3
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  9. Post #3249
    Samuka97's Avatar
    April 2007
    1,982 Posts
    Finally bricked my iPhone and now I actually have real a reason to get a new phone. So to my annoying question that has probably been asked too many times: What should I get?
    I've been recommended to get the ZTE Blade 2 but I know fuck all about Android devices. I'm also on a slim-ish budget..
    How much is "a slim-ish budget"?
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  10. Post #3250
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    June 2008
    877 Posts
    So i have the opportunity to take my brothers old Droid 2 and replace my shitty dumbphone, or spend money on a smartphone with verizon new every 2 upgrade, I've never had a smartphone before, and I haven't committed to upgrading yet because for me 30 bucks extra a month is scary.
    My question is basically would it be worth it at all to take his Droid 2 for no money or would it just be pretty shitty and old for today's standards?
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  11. Post #3251
    dryg's Avatar
    December 2008
    89 Posts
    How much is "a slim-ish budget"?
    Around 200 dollars
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  12. Post #3252
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    October 2010
    13,344 Posts
    So I finally got myself a screen protector, it was 5 bucks and it's most likely from some Chinese company supplier of some sort, anyways it doesn’t cover the sensors or front facing camera, Damn. Oh well.

    I also found some inexpensive 32GB microSD cards, as low as 40 bucks bit it was out of stock and too low class, 55 for a class 10. Is patriot any good?
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  13. Post #3253
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    November 2008
    910 Posts
    How do I get 720/1080p playback without stuttering or freezing?

    When I first got my sgs2 it played tron 1080p fine. But when trying to play a 720p episode of southpark it just lags tits. Same thing with my tablet--Galaxy 10.1.

    I've tried different players and streaming from my computer but no luck.

    Any suggestions?
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  14. Post #3254
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    October 2010
    13,344 Posts
    I can watch 720p anime on my mini pro with no lag, I'm using MX Video Player with the codec pack app add-on.

    And my screen is 480x360 :-(
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  15. Post #3255
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    November 2008
    910 Posts
    So I finally got myself a screen protector, it was 5 bucks and it's most likely from some Chinese company supplier of some sort, anyways it doesn’t cover the sensors or front facing camera, Damn. Oh well.

    I also found some inexpensive 32GB microSD cards, as low as 40 bucks bit it was out of stock and too low class, 55 for a class 10. Is patriot any good?
    I've seen newegg, amazon, and if you have one locally fry's have mad deals on 32gb class 4 and 10 cards. The best deal I saw so far was 40 for a samsung class 10 32gb.

    And yes, I run patriot in my phone and it hasn't caused any problems. If you do some watching at those places I'll guarantee you find a good deal. Right after I got mine a week later a class 10 version of it went on sale for lower.
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  16. Post #3256
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    Not when y'know you wanna actually hear it when someone's calling you.
    That's what I said. He'd always have it silent whenever he has his wallet if I understand correctly.
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  17. Post #3257
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    October 2010
    13,344 Posts
    I've seen newegg, amazon, and if you have one locally fry's have mad deals on 32gb class 4 and 10 cards. The best deal I saw so far was 40 for a samsung class 10 32gb.

    And yes, I run patriot in my phone and it hasn't caused any problems. If you do some watching at those places I'll guarantee you find a good deal. Right after I got mine a week later a class 10 version of it went on sale for lower.
    Those places I checked were all Chinese Phone Shops, and I went through 30+ stores, only to find a few to even have a 32gb microSD card. And since those are Chinese shops, i can bargain down 5-10 bucks or more, after explaining by journey to even find the card I want.
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  18. Post #3258
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    October 2008
    8,370 Posts
    got myself some nfctags. gonna put them to good use, and maybe buy 10 more.

    Could you tell me where did you order them from and for how much?
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  19. Post #3259
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    July 2009
    2,867 Posts
    What
    Miui is the most intuitive and clean android rom out there
    It is once you deal with the fact that the stock launcher will drop 100 or so icons onto your homepages after you do a restore in titanium backup.

    I wanted to like it, but it was far too much annoyance to deal with. I don't want to micromanage an app drawer. I really liked all the extra features I could tweak under the hood, but honestly it isn't important compared to general usability.

    Edited:

    So I finally got myself a screen protector, it was 5 bucks and it's most likely from some Chinese company supplier of some sort, anyways it doesn’t cover the sensors or front facing camera, Damn. Oh well.

    I also found some inexpensive 32GB microSD cards, as low as 40 bucks bit it was out of stock and too low class, 55 for a class 10. Is patriot any good?
    Go to Amazon and get a 32 GB class 4 from SanDisk. 23 dollars.

    Edited:

    So i have the opportunity to take my brothers old Droid 2 and replace my shitty dumbphone, or spend money on a smartphone with verizon new every 2 upgrade, I've never had a smartphone before, and I haven't committed to upgrading yet because for me 30 bucks extra a month is scary.
    My question is basically would it be worth it at all to take his Droid 2 for no money or would it just be pretty shitty and old for today's standards?
    Droid 2 is okay but Motorola is probably going to leave it on 2.3 if it has 2.3.

    Edited:

    You can get SIM Cards and Micro SDs with NFC built in.

    Edited:

    HTC One X or HTC Titan, the choice is hard!
    I'd go for the One XL or the One S. Tegra 3 is having mad overheating issues on the One X, people are reporting that if you game for 10 minutes the temps rise to 40-50C. Not a good sign. If you have to buy one, I'd try to keep it running as cool as possible, keep screen brightness down and never do anything particularly taxing when the phone is charging.

    Edited:

    HTC One X Ordered, I ain't leaving you guys just yet <3
    What color? Make sure you check where it comes from, be very careful if it's made in China because apparently those made in China are more likely to have defects than those made in Taiwan.

    Edited:

    So I have AT&T and I've heard that people were complaining about the Galaxy S II Skyrocket, does it have any major disadvantage to the regular Galaxy S II?
    Vastly slower GPU, CPU also trails behind somewhat. Screen is bigger without change in resolution, the battery life is worse as a result of it's 1st gen LTE implementation.

    Edited:

    For microSD cards unless you need more than 4 megabytes/sec write speeds, go with SanDisk's class 4. If you want all out performance, find genuine 32 GB class 10 Samsung microSDs. You absolutely have to do a full test of their capacity and test both write and read speeds to ensure you aren't getting ripped off.

    Edited:

    I can certify that SanDisk genuine class 4 microSDs should hit around 18 MB/sec read speeds.
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  20. Post #3260
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    November 2008
    14,654 Posts
    I can watch 720p anime on my mini pro with no lag, I'm using MX Video Player with the codec pack app add-on. And my screen is 480x360 :-(
    720x1280 screen awww yeah
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  21. Post #3261
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    October 2010
    13,344 Posts
    I like the copying of content onto the microSD card to be fast so I don't have to wait for it to finish. I'll probably do content dumps and copy over several gigabytes of content. I'm getting 2 MB/s on my 8GB class 2 card I got from my mom's nokia. And this is much of an investment that old las5 me years, beyond my current mini pro and beyond my second phone if possible.
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  22. Post #3262
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    January 2012
    23 Posts


    Never knew you could do that, how do you go about designating what does what?
    There's NFC Task Launcher than can launch tasks on its on or work with tasker.
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  23. Post #3263
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    July 2009
    2,867 Posts
    I like the copying of content onto the microSD card to be fast so I don't have to wait for it to finish. I'll probably do content dumps and copy over several gigabytes of content. I'm getting 2 MB/s on my 8GB class 2 card I got from my mom's nokia. And this is much of an investment that old las5 me years, beyond my current mini pro and beyond my second phone if possible.
    Get Samsung's UHS-1 microSDs.
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  24. Post #3264
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    geel9's Avatar
    June 2008
    5,583 Posts
    I made a live wallpaper.

    It's conway's game of life.

    Download here if you want

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  25. Post #3265
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    January 2010
    2,309 Posts
    Are there any working and stable ICS MIUI ROMs for the SGS2? If so, could someone link me?
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  26. Post #3266
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    May 2010
    5,146 Posts


    Never knew you could do that, how do you go about designating what does what?
    Its an app called NFC Task Launcher. it allows you to do many things, normal nfc writers can't.
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  27. Post #3267
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    June 2008
    7,192 Posts
    It is once you deal with the fact that the stock launcher will drop 100 or so icons onto your homepages after you do a restore in titanium backup.

    I wanted to like it, but it was far too much annoyance to deal with. I don't want to micromanage an app drawer. I really liked all the extra features I could tweak under the hood, but honestly it isn't important compared to general usability.

    Edited:


    Go to Amazon and get a 32 GB class 4 from SanDisk. 23 dollars.

    Edited:


    Droid 2 is okay but Motorola is probably going to leave it on 2.3 if it has 2.3.

    Edited:


    I'd go for the One XL or the One S. Tegra 3 is having mad overheating issues on the One X, people are reporting that if you game for 10 minutes the temps rise to 40-50C. Not a good sign. If you have to buy one, I'd try to keep it running as cool as possible, keep screen brightness down and never do anything particularly taxing when the phone is charging.

    Edited:


    What color? Make sure you check where it comes from, be very careful if it's made in China because apparently those made in China are more likely to have defects than those made in Taiwan.

    Edited:


    Vastly slower GPU, CPU also trails behind somewhat. Screen is bigger without change in resolution, the battery life is worse as a result of it's 1st gen LTE implementation.

    Edited:

    For microSD cards unless you need more than 4 megabytes/sec write speeds, go with SanDisk's class 4. If you want all out performance, find genuine 32 GB class 10 Samsung microSDs. You absolutely have to do a full test of their capacity and test both write and read speeds to ensure you aren't getting ripped off.

    Edited:

    I can certify that SanDisk genuine class 4 microSDs should hit around 18 MB/sec read speeds.
    Got a grey one directly from carphone warehouse.
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  28. Post #3268
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    July 2009
    2,867 Posts
    Got a grey one directly from carphone warehouse.
    I've heard the grey ones should be better in build quality on average, seems like there's a few bugs floating around that will take an OTA to fix though.
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  29. Post #3269
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    October 2007
    2,000 Posts
    Is Verizon going to get any of HTC's One series of phones? Or am I going to have to switch carriers?
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  30. Post #3270

    March 2012
    213 Posts
    When I move the phone away from my ear the red CANCEL button appears automatically. What is this magic?
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  31. Post #3271
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    June 2008
    7,192 Posts
    When I move the phone away from my ear the red CANCEL button appears automatically. What is this magic?
    Proximity sensor
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  32. Post #3272
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    January 2009
    8,117 Posts
    snip wrong thread
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  33. Post #3273
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    July 2005
    2,949 Posts
    Fucking Instagram is still broken on my phone. Trying to process the picture causes a complete lockup. I emailed them about it because it seems like there's no one else in the world who is having this problem and they keep telling me to refer to this 'known bug' from their help center and that they're working on a fix, even though my issue is completely different.

    There are even people posting 5 star reviews who use the same phone as me saying it works great, what the fuck is going on?
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  34. Post #3274
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    June 2010
    3,406 Posts
    a custom ROM?
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  35. Post #3275
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    July 2005
    2,949 Posts
    a custom ROM?
    Yes. Granted that's probably where my problem lies. Might reflash later since it uses an Aroma installer. Went back to tweak some stuff after install not realising how Aroma worked and may have borked some stuff.
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  36. Post #3276
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    June 2010
    3,406 Posts
    That's a big possibility. Or the ROM itself might be the problem, not your tweak. Check the forum/website (if the ROM has one) for any issues related to Instagram.
    But in case you haven't, try deleting Instagram cache. That sometimes does wonders for apps.
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  37. Post #3277
    Heineken made me rich
    Dav0r's Avatar
    June 2005
    4,679 Posts
    My friend got the new HTC One X, gave it to me to have a look at, so I put face unlock on as myself.

    took him a while to figure it out.
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  38. Post #3278
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    TippZ's Avatar
    August 2007
    29,076 Posts
    heh
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  39. Post #3279
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    PyroCF's Avatar
    June 2008
    7,192 Posts
    My friend got the new HTC One X, gave it to me to have a look at, so I put face unlock on as myself.

    took him a while to figure it out.
    Got mine coming Tuesday, will probably write up another quick review like I did with the SII.
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  40. Post #3280
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    April 2007
    4,165 Posts
    It amazes me just how much control carriers have over their customers in the US.

    I was honestly amazed to learn that some didn't even use SIM cards. When I got my new phone, I got an unlocked one off of Amazon and pulled the SIM from my old phone into the new one.

    Also I love how you Americans have these funny carrier exclusive editions of phones - like the carriers realise that they're shit and that only exclusivity could get them any customers.

    Edited:

    It does get annoying though - the G2X P999 is almost identical to the 2X P990 but because it isn't there's this split in the modding community that there really shouldn't be.
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