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» Sat Jun 12, 2010 2:24 pm
What kinda cell phone do you guys have, if you own one? What carrier are you under? Anyone with an iPhone getting the iPhone 4G, or interested in it even if you don't have an iPhone?

I currently have the Blackberry Curve 8520 under AT&T.
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» Sat Jun 12, 2010 2:28 pm
blackberry Curve 8330 with Sprint
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» Sat Jun 12, 2010 2:35 pm
A LG. Don't even know the model, one of the small ones with a tactile screen.


Yeah, that's how much I care about cell phones... If it works, I don't need to know anything else. :wink:
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» Mon Jun 14, 2010 10:37 am
Android Lover here!

I have a heavily modified HTC G1.

for anyone that cares it's:
Unlocked, Jailbroken, Rooted, and Overclocked
ROM - HTCclay's Superbad 1.5.1 (android 2.1)
Radio - 2.23.22.02
SPL - "Danger"
recovery - Amon RA's 1.7.0
Kanex 2600mAh extended battery

for non phone geeks, all that means I can basically turn a two year old phone into one that competes with the current ones. if you like to f*ck with technology, I recommend getting a G1, cause there is a giant hacking community...

I hate apple with quite a passion, but I'm happy Android and Apple are competing. I have a jailbroken first gen ipod Touch that my ex gave me, i'm still trying to figure out a way to turn it into a wifi phone...
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» Mon Jun 14, 2010 10:43 am
:D :D
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» Mon Jun 14, 2010 11:05 am
first off wrote:Android Lover here!

I have a heavily modified HTC G1.

for anyone that cares it's:
Unlocked, Jailbroken, Rooted, and Overclocked
ROM - HTCclay's Superbad 1.5.1 (android 2.1)
Radio - 2.23.22.02
SPL - "Danger"
recovery - Amon RA's 1.7.0
Kanex 2600mAh extended battery

for non phone geeks, all that means I can basically turn a two year old phone into one that competes with the current ones. if you like to f*ck with technology, I recommend getting a G1, cause there is a giant hacking community...

I hate apple with quite a passion, but I'm happy Android and Apple are competing. I have a jailbroken first gen ipod Touch that my ex gave me, i'm still trying to figure out a way to turn it into a wifi phone...


is that english?

what does jailbroken mean?

sounds like you might be able to help me with my iphone.
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» Mon Jun 14, 2010 11:14 am
"jailbreaking" a phone means you "unlock it" so that it can work with any cell phone carrier.

When you get your phone from a provider, it is locked to only work with that provider.

So with your iPhone, you have AT&T. But you could jailbreak it so you could sign up with Verison, T-Mobile, etc.

It also allows your to load 3rd party apps instead of just the ones on iTunes.

Pretty sure that is what jailbreaking means... or maybe jailbreaking is just for the apps and "unlocking" is for the providers.

sure First Off could give a better explanation
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» Thu Jun 17, 2010 1:40 pm
bada wrote:"jailbreaking" a phone means you "unlock it" so that it can work with any cell phone carrier.

When you get your phone from a provider, it is locked to only work with that provider.

So with your iPhone, you have AT&T. But you could jailbreak it so you could sign up with Verison, T-Mobile, etc.

It also allows your to load 3rd party apps instead of just the ones on iTunes.

Pretty sure that is what jailbreaking means... or maybe jailbreaking is just for the apps and "unlocking" is for the providers.

sure First Off could give a better explanation


here's a good car analogy I came up with:

Unlocking - being able to change the brand of gasoline (your wireless provider). Not enough shell gasoline stations in your area (bad cell reception?)? you can switch to Chevron. The big plus is if I take my car to another country I can just use their gas (say a french wireless provider), rather than renting a car. it's cheaper to buy gas then to rent, get it?

Jailbreaking - being able to swap parts of your stock engine (the phones software) for after-market parts. just like it would void your car warranty, once you do this to your phone you are on your own.

Rooting - being able to fully tune the parts of your engine, to optimize performance. just like you can break your car engine by setting the rev limiter to 10,000 RPM, you can cook your phone by tunning it to work much faster than it was intended.

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in more detail (i was bored today... :))

Unlocked - I bought the phone (used and) unlocked, which means that you can change the carrier. you can change between similar careers - so that means AT&T and T-Mobile can switch (SIM Card based), and Verizon and Sprint can switch (non-sim card). You have to get a code from your wireless provider or pay for an unlock code (someone else has acquired but hasn't used) via ebay. you kinda have to trick the provider into thinking you are an international business man if you want to get the code.

Jailbreaking - essentially means you can install custom applications that hackers make. example: you can install a "wireless tethering" application into your phone. why is this useful? if you have a laptop and you are on the beach, you can get wireless internet via your cell phone's get-it-anywhere internet capabilities.

Rooting - basically puts you in total control. let's you do things like overclocking or diverting the power reserved only for 3D games to be used to make common tasks of the phone much faster.

these three things can all be done independent of each other, but they really work well when combined.
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» Thu Jun 17, 2010 3:17 pm
i phone or die.
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» Thu Jun 17, 2010 3:52 pm
TMC wrote:A LG. Don't even know the model, one of the small ones with a tactile screen.


Yeah, that's how much I care about cell phones... If it works, I don't need to know anything else. :wink:


Same.
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» Thu Jun 17, 2010 4:05 pm
I only go top of the line











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» Thu Jun 17, 2010 4:14 pm
washing machine washed Iphone...
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» Thu Jun 17, 2010 11:03 pm
Money Morrow wrote:washing machine washed Iphone...


:mrgreen:

That works!!!
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» Thu Jun 17, 2010 11:19 pm
"Always" Next wrote:I only go top of the line











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Hey man.. I ain't judging. You just gotta make use of what you got. :mrgreen:
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» Fri Jun 18, 2010 12:38 am
xbay wrote:
"Always" Next wrote:I only go top of the line











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Hey man.. I ain't judging. You just gotta make use of what you got. :mrgreen:


damn that's some fly ass ****

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