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Asus unlocks the prime bootloader [release] Regarding the bootloader, the reason we chose to lock it is due to content providers' requirement for DRM client devices to be as secure as possible. ASUS supports Google DRM in order to provide users with a high quality video rental experience. Also, based on our experience, users who choose to root their devices risk breaking the system completely. However, we know there is demand in the modding community to have an unlocked bootloader. Therefore, ASUS is developing an unlock tool for that community. Please do note that if you choose to unlock your device, the ASUS warranty will be void, and Google video rental will also be unavailable because the device will be no longer protected by security mechanism. [/release] [editline]3rd January 2012[/editline] [QUOTE=Zedicus Mann;34040142]So how can I know if my device can update to 4.0 and if so how can I update it? Samsung Galaxy Player 4.0[/QUOTE] xda-developers [editline]3rd January 2012[/editline] [QUOTE=punkrjp;34039592]Worst case I won't be able to login to my SWTOR account before I spend 40+ dollars to contact customer service..[/QUOTE] Nandroid backup literally backs EVERYTHING Messing that thing up is practically impossible
In other news, Avast Mobile Security is an app that I might actually recommend. Amazing anti-theft security, and it's designed to enable extra features if you have root, like a firewall and password protected to avoid unauthorized changes to settings if your phone gets stolen, scans app permissions and shows you what apps might have security issues based upon permissions, the anti-theft app is renamed by you or by a random app name generator and installed in system to require root to delete, alerts you when you might be on a phishing site, and there's call/text blocking. Oh, and it's completely free with no need to pay for premium versions. It's also possible with root to make it so that factory resets won't wipe settings and the anti-theft portion of Avast Mobile Security. This is the first time that I've actually felt a need to download any kind of security app. It's fucking amazing.
sweet, that takes away the only con for me ( i dont rent videos anyway) now the only thing that needs to happen is amazon getting more in stock
[url]http://www.androidpolice.com/2012/01/02/review-avast-mobile-security-for-android/[/url] Here's another review. [editline]3rd January 2012[/editline] Oh, and a mismatched MD5 tag will prevent Nandroids from restoring, although some recoveries might let you force a flash even though the MD5 is wrong.
[QUOTE=Hunt3r.j2;34040837][url]http://www.androidpolice.com/2012/01/02/review-avast-mobile-security-for-android/[/url] Here's another review. [editline]3rd January 2012[/editline] Oh, and a mismatched MD5 tag will prevent Nandroids from restoring, although some recoveries might let you force a flash even though the MD5 is wrong.[/QUOTE] Yeah I once got a mismatched MD5 tag But that usually happens when you mess up the kernel (At least in my experience), so it's still your fault [editline]3rd January 2012[/editline] Trying OneCosmic's ICS port Didn't like TeamHacksung's one [editline]3rd January 2012[/editline] [QUOTE=Hunt3r.j2;34040806]In other news, Avast Mobile Security is an app that I might actually recommend. Amazing anti-theft security, and it's designed to enable extra features if you have root, like a firewall and password protected to avoid unauthorized changes to settings if your phone gets stolen, scans app permissions and shows you what apps might have security issues based upon permissions, the anti-theft app is renamed by you or by a random app name generator and installed in system to require root to delete, alerts you when you might be on a phishing site, and there's call/text blocking. Oh, and it's completely free with no need to pay for premium versions. It's also possible with root to make it so that factory resets won't wipe settings and the anti-theft portion of Avast Mobile Security. This is the first time that I've actually felt a need to download any kind of security app. It's fucking amazing.[/QUOTE] No "APP USES ROOT=> APP IS A VIRUS" stuff like in other so-called "antiviruses"? And actually focuses on actual security, rather then finding "viruses"? Sounds amazing
[QUOTE=superstepa;34040857]No "APP USES ROOT=> APP IS A VIRUS" stuff like in other so-called "antiviruses"? And actually focuses on actual security, rather then finding "viruses"? Sounds amazing[/QUOTE] I ran a scan, superuser is not reported as a security threat. Oh, and lockdown mode is turned on by swapping sim cards or sending a text message to the phone. USB Debugging is also disabled when lockdown is on. Mobile data is also forced to stay on, all phone settings are locked out. You can set it so that only two numbers of your choice can have the commands in text activate certain actions, and the entire security system is locked down by a passcode required to active commands over sms or directly on the phone.
Thinking of returning my Galaxy Nexus for a new one. Love the phone, but these intermittent lockups and restarts are very annoying... plus the odd "unresponsive lockscreen" thing is very frustrating. Are phone retailers usually good at exchanging them? I'm on ICS 4.0.1... not sure when my carrier is getting the 4.0.3 update, or if that would even solve my issues.
[QUOTE=TehWhale;34039354]I'm trying to boot my phone into recovery but only adb reboot recovery works. If I use volume down + power it takes me into Odin download mode and I can't do anything. How do I get into CWM recovery from boot?[/QUOTE] That's because it's volume up and home :v:
[QUOTE=Gubru;34043266]Thinking of returning my Galaxy Nexus for a new one. Love the phone, but these intermittent lockups and restarts are very annoying... plus the odd "unresponsive lockscreen" thing is very frustrating. Are phone retailers usually good at exchanging them? I'm on ICS 4.0.1... not sure when my carrier is getting the 4.0.3 update, or if that would even solve my issues.[/QUOTE] You should've gotten the 4.0.2 update regardless of carrier. Go here and flash it manually if you want to try it. [url]http://code.google.com/android/nexus/images.html[/url]
[QUOTE=PyroCF;34043398]That's because it's volume up and home :v:[/QUOTE]Are you serious?
[QUOTE=TehWhale;34043562]Are you serious?[/QUOTE] Dead serious. You push that volume up button instead and you enter the magical world of recovery
I thought I tried that, hmm... Thank you
when i connect to a wifi, does it automatically disable my 3g connection? or do i have to disable it by myself or is there an app for that?
3g is automatically disabled when you're connected to a wifi network, although 3g will be used if the wifi is on but NOT connected to a network
[QUOTE=superstepa;34040165] Nandroid backup literally backs EVERYTHING Messing that thing up is practically impossible[/QUOTE] Doubt it works on this thing. This authenticator seems to generate a new unique code every single fucking time it's gets either uninstalled or relocated...
is there anyway to fix the Android OS/ System bug thing?
My epic 4g's charger port broke fully, I can't charge it, anyone know a temp fix? Trying to bring it to sprint but my sister is the person for the account, and she is in Texas right now.
[QUOTE=TomZa;34044059]is there anyway to fix the Android OS/ System bug thing?[/QUOTE] What bug?
[QUOTE=djjkxbox360;34043943]3g is automatically disabled when you're connected to a wifi network, although 3g will be used if the wifi is on but NOT connected to a network[/QUOTE] good to know. then i dont have to disable it like i did every time now :suicide:
[QUOTE=djjkxbox360;34044201]What bug?[/QUOTE] it drains battery reeeeeally fast also, problem solved, i guess, i did a battery calibration.
...Argh, what the hell... Galaxy nexus just rebooted and decided to delete my wallpaper?! [editline]4th January 2012[/editline] [QUOTE=trainplane3;34043471]You should've gotten the 4.0.2 update regardless of carrier. Go here and flash it manually if you want to try it. [url]http://code.google.com/android/nexus/images.html[/url][/QUOTE] Unfortunately, 'Bell Mobility Canada' has only provided the 4.0.1 update. I've tried my phone's auto-update feature to no avail. Thanks for the link -- I don't mean to appear noobish, but where can I find instructions for installing the 4.0.2 firmware?
[QUOTE=TomZa;34044325]it drains battery reeeeeally fast also, problem solved, i guess, i did a battery calibration.[/QUOTE] If you mean you deleted the batterystats.bin, you're wrong because that only works with coulomb drain meters like HTC phones. You didn't fix the problem at all, and battery calibration is not needed with Samsung phones, and it actually causes a partial wakelock bug that will trash your battery life. Get BetterBatteryStats from XDA for free or on the Market, and you'll be able to see what is taking up battery life. Skype is notorious for this.
[QUOTE=Gubru;34044326]...Argh, what the hell... Galaxy nexus just rebooted and decided to delete my wallpaper?! [editline]4th January 2012[/editline] Unfortunately, 'Bell Mobility Canada' has only provided the 4.0.1 update. I've tried my phone's auto-update feature to no avail. Thanks for the link -- I don't mean to appear noobish, but where can I find instructions for installing the 4.0.2 firmware?[/QUOTE] flash a custom rom These links are only for the gsm version of the galaxy nexus, i dont know which one you have tutorial to unlock bootloader/cwm: [URL="http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1392310"]http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1392310[/URL] a good custom rom: [URL="http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1361348"]http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1361348[/URL]
FYI the best way to fix this is to eliminate both partial wakelocks and update your phone to the latest stable software to ensure that you reduce Android OS usage as much as possible. [editline]4th January 2012[/editline] [QUOTE=Lord_Schrotty;34045028]flash a custom rom[/QUOTE] [url]http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1392310[/url] That is how you get everything ready for a custom ROM, by the way. [editline]4th January 2012[/editline] These are the drivers you need to install: [url]http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1379875[/url] [editline]4th January 2012[/editline] [url]http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1361348[/url] That is one of the more popular ROMs that build off the stock ROM. [editline]4th January 2012[/editline] Holy shit we were literally recommending the same ROM and giving the same exact links fuckin' ninjas I swear.
Wow, thanks guys! But won't doing this potentially make me lose the warranty on my phone? Is it worth trying to get it fixed or replaced first, to see if that fixes any of my bugs?
Icecream everywhere! CM9 on my Galaxy Tab 10.1 and SGSII.
[IMG]http://www.welectronics.com/gsm/nokia6230big.jpg[/IMG] shit guys just got my new phone time to install angry birds Jokes aside, this is my backup phone for if my HTC desire Z fucks up, and its starting to fuck up
Holy shit ICS is so nice on a tablet!
[QUOTE=PyroCF;34046167]Icecream everywhere! CM9 on my Galaxy Tab 10.1 and SGSII.[/QUOTE] How is it on the GTab? Is it good enough to use as daily ROM? (Wifi version)
[QUOTE=Marlamin;34046290]How is it on the GTab? Is it good enough to use as daily ROM? (Wifi version)[/QUOTE] If you don't use the camera, yes. It's just SO nice.
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