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  • Saint Gut FreeSaint Gut Free Shadow Government Joined: Posts: 678
    I had an Eris for a year that I ran Nonsensikal ROM on. This was perfect.

    I now have an INC2 and am patiently waiting for root. Stock the phone is almost perfect...just want to get rid of the bloat and run Ad Free. I'm not even sure if there will be a need to OC. I am leaning towards no.
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  • kitsunisankitsunisan I need alcohol Joined: Posts: 3,231
    @Spideyman, hit up XDA and learn about rooting your phone. Even if you don't want to mess around with custom roms and themes, it'll let you remove a large amount of bloatware from your phone and give you the ability to use programs like Adfree and Titanium Backup, really worth the effort.
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  • spideymanspideyman Much Luv to the Midwest Joined: Posts: 2,428 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    sounds good. what are some good live wallpapers? do they use up lots of battery running them?
    Much love to the midwest.
  • BIGWORMBIGWORM made the NSFW thread in IMM (RIP in pieces) Joined: Posts: 3,487 mod
    Surprised I haven't run across this thread before. I've had my EVO rooted since July. I'm currently running the latest MIUI rom with Amon_RA. I guess I can help out here. If anyone has any root/Android questions, hit me up.

    @spidayman: I wouldn't know what live wallpapers are good, BUT they eat up a considerable amount of battery. Unless you've bought an extended battery for your phone, it's best ot steer clear of live wallpapers, unless you like charging your phone a lot.
  • platinum_pinoyplatinum_pinoy Registered Nurse Joined: Posts: 1,408
    Got my Asus eee Transformer last night and so far this thing kicks ass! Was worried at first about the size of it (10.1 vs 7) but for my big hands it feels natural. Most apps from my phone were downloaded to the tablet after setting it up and tethering the pad to my droid x was simple. No PDANet needed, the bluetooth connection handles it right out the box.

    I did find a couple of programs (XBMC Remote) that didn't scale, but for the most part 80-90% of my apps did.

    Are you going to root and install a custom ROM? XDA people are already on the case, but I think it might take more time before they optimize honeycomb for the TF.
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  • KuyaKuya Old guy - EXTREME Joined: Posts: 963
    sounds good. what are some good live wallpapers? do they use up lots of battery running them?
    http://www.androidcentral.com/quick-app-pixel-zombies-live-wallpaper
  • spideymanspideyman Much Luv to the Midwest Joined: Posts: 2,428 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    anyone know of a good widget that tells how much battery life you have left in a %. i wouldn't mind a widget or a number in the top bar.
    Much love to the midwest.
  • BIGWORMBIGWORM made the NSFW thread in IMM (RIP in pieces) Joined: Posts: 3,487 mod
    anyone know of a good widget that tells how much battery life you have left in a %. i wouldn't mind a widget or a number in the top bar.

    Battery Monitor Widget
  • daydaydayday BalletOfDestruction Joined: Posts: 2,191
    anyone know of a good widget that tells how much battery life you have left in a %. i wouldn't mind a widget or a number in the top bar.
    Battery Solo Widget is what I use.
    Definitely comes in handy, my Captivate battery meter shows 100% until it goes below 80%. Shows about 80% when it is below 50%.:confused:
  • Radiant93Radiant93 -Radiant- Joined: Posts: 596
    I seem to have issues regarding my Galaxy Tab. For some reason, It's running on the Mobile version of Facebook and not the Android One. How do i Fix it? the mobile version really sux as it doesn't load updates and pictures
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  • kitsunisankitsunisan I need alcohol Joined: Posts: 3,231
    Running it where, in the browser? If it's the browser, have you changed the user agent?
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  • versus addictversus addict Casual User Joined: Posts: 622
    ...so I'm waiting for the Samsung GS2 to drop for ATT, now I'm hearing rumors about this badass Nexus Prime phone. Bionic looks cool too.

    Also hearing rumors about an LTE ver of the SG2...arrrgh! Somebody needs to release something already...
  • ToodlesToodles da Fetus of Gawd! Joined: Posts: 10,778
    Got my first Android phone a couple of weeks ago, the Xperia Play.
    I'm rocking the full emu romsets for a bunch of consoles and a few converted PSX games (Resident Evil and Saga Frontier 2, using yifanlu's converter that uses the official emulator in Crash Bandicoot) and a few random apps. Overall, much much love for this phone.
    Im not up to date on custom ROM info, so I wanted to subscribe to osmose what I can about it.
  • the mossad manthe mossad man EVIL MAKOTO Joined: Posts: 1,467
    I swear to GOD if Apple doesn't come out with a 4"+ screen I'm jumping ship for the GS2 LTE. Specs sound amazing... And I have a feeling that iPhone 5 wont deliver.... :( I've just about had enough.........................

    Any Ex iphone users in here? If so, did you have any trouble making the transition?
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  • BIGWORMBIGWORM made the NSFW thread in IMM (RIP in pieces) Joined: Posts: 3,487 mod
    I seem to have issues regarding my Galaxy Tab. For some reason, It's running on the Mobile version of Facebook and not the Android One. How do i Fix it? the mobile version really sux as it doesn't load updates and pictures

    You can use a third party browser app like Opera or Dolphin Browser and activate desktop mode from within each app.
  • MonteMonte Well-Known Member (2 ur mom) Joined: Posts: 2,807
    ^^ or he can goto the top of the page where it says more and then select the desktop site option from the pulldown menu.
  • BIGWORMBIGWORM made the NSFW thread in IMM (RIP in pieces) Joined: Posts: 3,487 mod
    ^^ or he can goto the top of the page where it says more and then select the desktop site option from the pulldown menu.

    Pretty any third party browser is better than stock, anyway. =P
  • zerojayzerojay Punching Bag? Joined: Posts: 486
    Got my first Android phone a couple of weeks ago, the Xperia Play.
    I'm rocking the full emu romsets for a bunch of consoles and a few converted PSX games (Resident Evil and Saga Frontier 2, using yifanlu's converter that uses the official emulator in Crash Bandicoot) and a few random apps. Overall, much much love for this phone.
    Im not up to date on custom ROM info, so I wanted to subscribe to osmose what I can about it.

    I've got one as well. Thinking about putting out a massively customized ROM with a ton of tweaks, overclocked kernel, some bloat removed, etc...
  • BIGWORMBIGWORM made the NSFW thread in IMM (RIP in pieces) Joined: Posts: 3,487 mod
    ^ That's what a typical dev does. I'm about to move onto the T-Mobile G2X, which is chalk full of AOSP ROMs and AOSP goodness. Default rom has next to no bloatware, but of course I'm going to root it so I can overclock the dual core Tegra 2 processor to 1.55GHz. =D
  • BullDancerBullDancer Mentos, The Freshmaker Joined: Posts: 9,425
    ^ That's what a typical dev does. I'm about to move onto the T-Mobile G2X, which is chalk full of AOSP ROMs and AOSP goodness. Default rom has next to no bloatware, but of course I'm going to root it so I can overclock the dual core Tegra 2 processor to 1.55GHz. =D

    So wait........

    You're telling me this thing is more powerful(like 3x more powerful) than a PSP which was designed specifically for playing games(Does it have a better graphics chip too)?

    Gotdamn......
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  • kitsunisankitsunisan I need alcohol Joined: Posts: 3,231
    Im not up to date on custom ROM info, so I wanted to subscribe to osmose what I can about it.
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/forumdisplay.php?f=1090
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  • BIGWORMBIGWORM made the NSFW thread in IMM (RIP in pieces) Joined: Posts: 3,487 mod
    So wait........

    You're telling me this thing is more powerful(like 3x more powerful) than a PSP which was designed specifically for playing games(Does it have a better graphics chip too)?

    Gotdamn......

    I'm actually not sure. Your Play has a 1GHz Scorpion processor. Spec vs Spec, I'm not sure how much faster the G2X is over the Play, if at all...
  • MagnusMMagnusM Joined: Posts: 5
    SFA2 on SNES and SFA3 PSX have been fun, but anyone know of any ongoing efforts to support cps3? I want my portable 3S! Especially with the sixaxis and usb support having just been implemented.
  • BIGWORMBIGWORM made the NSFW thread in IMM (RIP in pieces) Joined: Posts: 3,487 mod
    SFA2 on SNES and SFA3 PSX have been fun, but anyone know of any ongoing efforts to support cps3? I want my portable 3S! Especially with the sixaxis and usb support having just been implemented.
    I've personally never heard of any efforts to get CPS3 properly emulated. CPS3 would be nice, but I would image it would require higher-end dual core smartphones to run smoothly...maybe...

    *edit* Also, if you guys are on XDA, you can find me on there as tzbigworm, if you want to add me. I need to start lurking in the G2X section...
  • Radiant93Radiant93 -Radiant- Joined: Posts: 596
    Running it where, in the browser? If it's the browser, have you changed the user agent?

    The one from the Android Market. After installing it starts of in Android Mode, then after a while, it reverts to Mobile.


    You can use a third party browser app like Opera or Dolphin Browser and activate desktop mode from within each app.

    Uhmm. Yeah I think I can do that. Thanks. But I really wanted the Android one, Like when you're posting FB Status, it says "from Android"
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  • Mr PHMr PH Bisu Build Joined: Posts: 265
    What are you guy's top 5 five apps?
    I'd have to list it as: 1. Titan backup 2. Juice Defender 3. Tegrak Overclock 4. Dropbox 5. Super Manager

    Have a SGS4g, sadly development isn't as fast as I'd like.

    What are some good cross platform multiplayer android games?
  • daydaydayday BalletOfDestruction Joined: Posts: 2,191
    I swear to GOD if Apple doesn't come out with a 4"+ screen I'm jumping ship for the GS2 LTE. Specs sound amazing... And I have a feeling that iPhone 5 wont deliver.... :( I've just about had enough.........................

    Any Ex iphone users in here? If so, did you have any trouble making the transition?

    I switched from iphone 3GS to Samsung Captivate, it does take a little while to get used to Android. I had iphone 3G before the 3Gs, and got tired of the same interface and changed to Android last August. I gave my 3g to my mom & my 3GS to my sister.

    Big boys are dropping on AT&T this month.
    Samsung Galaxy S2 4.3" screen
    HTC "Holiday" 4.5"

    I'm picking between those 2 right now, but if Apple came out with a 4" screen I would get the iphone just to switch it up.
    I do not miss the iphone & itunes at all.:razzy:

    My tip I just found out tonight is
    1.Get gmob 365 out of the android market and install it.
    2.Select rooms from the top of the internet 1.0 era looking screen:tdown:
    3.Pick apps apps room
    4.There is an app with a Black B, download that app and install it.

    It's called Black Market Alpha and has paid apps in it for free ninety nine.

    Your device does not have to be rooted.:tup:
  • FazFaz Joined: Posts: 512
    I have a HTC HD2 which runs on Android (Gingerbread) and it's fucking awesome man. The dudes at XDA are genuises, Android runs on the HD2 so smooth words cannot comprehend and the great thing is, the HD2 comes with WinMo 6.5 as standard so this Android build is completely custom by the guys at XDA which is so awesome.

    Speaking of which, anyone know any good sites to find upcoming phone releases? It's my upgrade around Nov/Dec time this year and I want an Android phone with a big screen and high specs, I like a powerhouse of a phone. The HD2 has served me well but I'd like to move on, hopefully a 4" HTC Android phone will come out in that time :D I've tried engadget and cnet but I can't find any upcoming releases, anyone care to link me to any? Would be much appreciated.
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  • daydaydayday BalletOfDestruction Joined: Posts: 2,191
    I have a HTC HD2 which runs on Android (Gingerbread) and it's fucking awesome man. The dudes at XDA are genuises, Android runs on the HD2 so smooth words cannot comprehend and the great thing is, the HD2 comes with WinMo 6.5 as standard so this Android build is completely custom by the guys at XDA which is so awesome.

    Speaking of which, anyone know any good sites to find upcoming phone releases? It's my upgrade around Nov/Dec time this year and I want an Android phone with a big screen and high specs, I like a powerhouse of a phone. The HD2 has served me well but I'd like to move on, hopefully a 4" HTC Android phone will come out in that time :D I've tried engadget and cnet but I can't find any upcoming releases, anyone care to link me to any? Would be much appreciated.
    www.phandroid.com
    www.bgr.com
    There is going to be plenty of 4" or greater phones dropping this month.

    I have a HD2 as well, sitting on my shelf, but I never ported Android to it. I hated windows mobile on it, shit always had a problem. Screen was definitely not as responsive as the newer capacitive phones. I used it for about a month and went back to my 3GS. Data connection would always turn off and had to reboot the phone. Typing cursor would jump all through the message you were typing for no rhyme or reason.

    When it worked, it was a good phone, problem is it didn't work a lot of the times.
  • FazFaz Joined: Posts: 512
    Damn dude, if you had a chance to run Android on it you'd realise for sure how ahead of its time this phone actually was. Thanks for the links anyway, I wanna make sure I make the right choice this time. I got a BB Storm on contract and that was fucking shit, then the HD2 thinking it would be good, fucking shit until I found Android. So this time I'm gonna search long and hard for a GOOD, reliable phone. And if Vodafone don't give me a cheap contract I'm leaving, I've been a customer for over 10 years and they can't even cut no money off for me, the tight bastards!

    Thanks for the links once again. Much appreciated :)
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  • daydaydayday BalletOfDestruction Joined: Posts: 2,191
    Oh shit, I figured you were American until that Vodafone line.
    I have the Galaxy S and I believe it is better than the HD2. Not saying the HD2 running Android isn't a capable phone.

    You guys already have the Samsung Galaxy S 2, you should look at that. We are barely getting it.

    Good site to compare phone specs is:
    www.gsmarena.com
  • BIGWORMBIGWORM made the NSFW thread in IMM (RIP in pieces) Joined: Posts: 3,487 mod
    Loving my G2X for the WiFi calling. That alone makes it worth the jump from Sprint to T-Mobile that I did.
  • JackTenrac!JackTenrac! Dollar Yen - Level 304 Joined: Posts: 2,808
    - Is there a way to get free tethering with a Xoom Wifi and a Optimus 2x?
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  • BIGWORMBIGWORM made the NSFW thread in IMM (RIP in pieces) Joined: Posts: 3,487 mod
    - Is there a way to get free tethering with a Xoom Wifi and a Optimus 2x?

    Are you talking about WiFi tethering to a Xoom from the G2x? Root your phone, install CM7, and use CM7's native tethering app. From what I've heard, T-Mobile hasn't officially done anything to go against users using free tethering, as of yet.
  • FazFaz Joined: Posts: 512
    Oh shit, I figured you were American until that Vodafone line.
    I have the Galaxy S and I believe it is better than the HD2. Not saying the HD2 running Android isn't a capable phone.

    You guys already have the Samsung Galaxy S 2, you should look at that. We are barely getting it.

    Good site to compare phone specs is:
    www.gsmarena.com
    A cousin of mine has the Galaxy S and I dunno, my history with Samsung has not been the best so I don't really feel comfortable going with them lol. I love HTC Sense a lot too, I think HTC lead the way when it comes to smartphones (just my opinion!). I saw 2 phones that will be running Android that look like some killers though.
    HTC Holiday and HTC Vigor (a bit dodgy this one) but they certainly look like beastly phones. What do you guys think about quad-core processors in phones? I personally think mid 2012 and they'll start to become more common. Dual core processors with 1gb RAM is starting to become pretty standard in a lot of smartphones!

    Edit: Just logged onto XDA, some of you might wanna check this out!
    http://www.xda-developers.com/android/upcoming-android-devices-list-for-2011-holiday-season/
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  • BIGWORMBIGWORM made the NSFW thread in IMM (RIP in pieces) Joined: Posts: 3,487 mod
    I'm gonna content with my phones for a while. I'm not wanting to wade through the all the Sense all over again for an AOSP rom. This phone has nothing but AOSP roms on it. =D
  • daydaydayday BalletOfDestruction Joined: Posts: 2,191
    Sense looks cool, but I use Launcher Pro on my Galaxy S. I ditched that Touchwiz shit quickly, it was like iphone UI and I left iphone for that reason, tired of it.

    I'm trying to get SPB 3D shell to work but it keeps crashing. Shit looks badass.
  • BIGWORMBIGWORM made the NSFW thread in IMM (RIP in pieces) Joined: Posts: 3,487 mod
    Sense looks cool, but I use Launcher Pro on my Galaxy S. I ditched that Touchwiz shit quickly, it was like iphone UI and I left iphone for that reason, tired of it.

    I'm trying to get SPB 3D shell to work but it keeps crashing. Shit looks badass.

    You should try Regina Launcher. Nice UI, and it won't cost you $15, :lol:
  • daydaydayday BalletOfDestruction Joined: Posts: 2,191
    You should try Regina Launcher. Nice UI, and it won't cost you $15, :lol:
    Dog, did you not see my post about BlackMart Alpha app?
    I got the shit for free.:rofl: Hell no I ain't paying more than $1 for a novelty. I will check that Regina Launcher right now, good looking out.
    Is that the one you use? Have you tried Launcher Pro?
    I like the bottom dock on Launcher Pro, but wouldn't mind a fresh change.
  • BIGWORMBIGWORM made the NSFW thread in IMM (RIP in pieces) Joined: Posts: 3,487 mod
    I see. I have my ways about getting apps for free, Black Market being one of them. You'd be surprised how many end users would throw down $15 for a LAUNCHER! I just suggested Regina Launcher because the UI is a little bit different (mainly transitions) than ADW or LP. I use ADW EX myself.