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  1. blu3flannel

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    Add me to the clubhouse! I have a Droid X2 I just got today, it's a beast of a phone. :D I'm in the process of rooting it.
     
  2. JrRacinFan

    JrRacinFan Served 5k and counting ...

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    Mmmm , I am soo envious right now. Still rockin' my OG Droid. :rockout:
     
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    Is the Droid X2 bootrom locked?
     
  4. JrRacinFan

    JrRacinFan Served 5k and counting ...

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    It's locked.
     
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    Could someone help me choose between these 2 phones?

    LG Optimus One P500 and the Samsung Galaxy Gio S5660

    The LG is upgradeable to v2.3 (Gingerbread) and the Samsung is running v2.2 (Froyo). However, the Samsung is newer and may get an upgrade later.

    Thanks,
     
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  6. JrRacinFan

    JrRacinFan Served 5k and counting ...

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    brandonwh64 Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!

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    If you are like me and suffering a power button issue or just would like a app that hard and soft reboots your phone or will power it off if need be. Quick Boot (Reboot) App works PERFECT!

    LINK

    OR

    SCAN

    [​IMG]
     
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  8. Thrackan

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    Samsung, before even looking what the specs are. LG's "upgrades" are usually lacking or very far behind, and their hardware quality usually lets me down.

    Though, if you fork out a little more cash, there's much better phones to be found than both of these (after looking at the specs).

    How do you turn ON your phone? :D
     
  9. JrRacinFan

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    Plug it in when @ home. ;) Would keep the battery charged so when he's out he won't need to worry about keeping a charger handy.
     
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    These are the best phones that I've been able to find in my price range (around Taiwan). What other phones did you have in mind?
     
  11. brandonwh64

    brandonwh64 Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!

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    When the phone is introduced to power such as a USB or AC power cord, It auto powers on. I just leave it on 24/7 but the program I listed above helps me out when I need to reboot the phone safely without having to yank the battery and reconnect to a power source to start the phone again.

    I plan on in the future to fix the power button but right now it works just as good with the Cyanogenmod 7 RC1 and it has volume wake when the phone goes into standby.

    hell for 25$ You cannot beat it!
     
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    Thanks for your input boys. I went with the Samsung (And a one for the wife).
     
  13. Mussels

    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    i belong in here now, i own a pendo pad.

    its just android 2.1 and somewhat flawed, but i essentially got it for free.
     
  14. brandonwh64

    brandonwh64 Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!

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    If you can root it and change the firmware you might could fix those flaws
     
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  15. Mussels

    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    looked into it, cant be done yet. people who tried ended up with bricked devices, its not popular enough for the experts to have had a go at it.
     
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    brandonwh64 Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!

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    Hmm it seems to be a lower end tablet but still has android OS 2.1 which is still good.
    Maybe some will make a rooted firmware and then you can install ROM manager so u can flash all the ROMs you want.

    My personal fav is Cyanogen Mod 7 RC1
     
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    if the software can be rooted at a later date it'd be perfect, but for now its barely functional. when they removed the default phone/contacts options, they screwed up a lot of apps that tied into those features
     
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    Hmm, I was under the impression those Pads were a lot more open than phones, but apparently I'm mistaken!
     
  19. Mussels

    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    they SHOULD be, but the people who made this one cocked up.


    seems the hardware doesnt quite meet androids specs, and thusly things go to shit - no GPS or bluetooth for example, apps that use the camera crash or lag extremely badly trying to load it, etc.

    doesnt even have vibrate, its tied into the speaker.


    that said, for a portable web browser/media player/ebook reader, its perfect. works great on TPU with a stylus, bit iffy with fingers tho.
     
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    His pad seems to have a rom from a phone device. The other pads I have seen use a custom firmware made for tablets
     
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    Im trading my BB 8520 that I love for a Nexus One, I'm gonna miss BB messenger but do you guy's have any personal feedback of the N1? love to get some feedback:toast:
     
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    Did anyone order the Droid 3?
     
  23. pantherx12

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    This device is the winner for cheap tablet

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/forumdisplay.php?f=953

    Stock firmware is awful, but change it to something on here. ( corvus 5 is best at the moment IMO, supports game pads/keyboards/USB disk drives/rotation lol ) but soon vegacomb will be finished, hardware accelerated flash wil come soon I hope.
     
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    it is good, the screen is a bit iffy but it does the job
     
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    android 3 is nice but for today the price is pretty high i wish it could go lower little bit, or i need to wait for couples of months ::umm::
     

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