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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…
Sometimes, when you apply a new Rom to your device, the Rom developer may put in a custom tone for when you boot up or shut down. Sometimes that sound isn’t really wanted by the end user. If you have one that you would rather not hear, here’s how to remove it. As with most other system mods/changes, your device must have root access; continuing on, I assume that you have root privileges on your S5 as well as superuser permissions granted correctly.
Sometimes, after you root or flash a custom ROM on your phone/tablet/phablet, you might have trouble sending and/or receiving MMS messages. This includes pictures, videos, recordings, really anything that isn’t just standard text. You’ll know you have trouble if you send a picture and instead of sending you just get a spinning processing icon on your message and it never sends, or if you try to receive an MMS message you’ll just have a download button on the message; when you try to download the message it flickers and then reloads the download button again.
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…
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…
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.