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Remove S-Finder and Quick Connect

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Two options under the notification panel in Android on a Samsung device shows you the “S Finder” and “Quick Connect” buttons. If you want them removed from the notification area, there are two ways to do so: one will not be available to all users, and the other requires root…here we go…

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Nexus 9 Lollipop Update (Manual)

WiFi is funky on the Nexus 9 by HTC. Today, 12/4/2014, Google released Lollipop 5.0.1 but HTC developer live chat didn’t know anything about it, and also said they were not planning on any other OTA updates. So in order to update to 5.0.1, will need to manually push the update through ADB.

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Let’s Root an S5

So, the S5 has been out for a little while and I’m getting on the bandwagon now that there has been a bit of time to work out the kinks. I think now’s a good time to root my S5. Why would I want to? Well, it gives me access to the system, custom recovery tools, and more control over my device. Also, it allows me to install custom Roms (phone operating systems). Here we go…

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Hello Magenta!

After 13 years of being with Sprint, the last 3 of that term being in an area that should be a yellow-hot-spot, I’m finally making the switch to T-mobile. Why? Well…

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Un-Rooting HTC Hero

For some reason, you might want to un-root your nice little “Actually Working” HTC Hero (maybe selling it to vendor for buying a new phone). Here is some information on how to do so.

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PRL Update on Rooted HTC Hero

It’s been a couple of months now since I rooted my HTC Hero and I gotta say it’s been one of the best things I did for my phone. It works almost flawlessly (randomly drops GPS and sometimes restarts but that’s not a big problem). It reacts to what I tell it to do, it makes calls when I want it to, it’s just a hell of a lot better than using that damned original OS that came with it. So my new endeavor is to now update the PRL on my phone (Preferred Roaming List) so that I can get the most out of the tower signals as possible. Unfortunately, the CM7 mod doesn’t have the ability to update the PRL, so does that mean I’m at a loss?

 

Nope, and here’s how…

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Rooting an HTC Hero (US)

When Sprint initially announced their partnership with Google and their first Android powered phone, I was super happy. This was the phone to get, this was the phone to move to! Yeah……..2 months after the release of the HTC Hero, Sprint released the 4G Evo and dropped all development on the Hero. It wasn’t until after 6 or so months that the first update for the Hero came out followed by Sprints official announcement to stop supporting it.

For anyone that has an HTC Hero, you’ll soon learn why this is the greatest phone you’ll love to hate. The more you use it, the more it eats itself up. By that I mean that it degrades the battery, the response of the OS becomes more and more sluggish, and it generally makes you want to throw it across the room. With Sprint offering no help for it other than the official statement of “Power off and back on”, what do we do?

Enter CyanogenMod….and here’s how to bring new life to your Hero.

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Market: TripIt

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What Is It?

This handy little app allows you to have a single spot for all your trip’s reservations.

You DO need a TripIt account to use the app, but at least it is free.

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