Thursday, December 29, 2011

Problem Rooting with CWM 5 HoneyComb

Rooting the Dell Streak 7 with HoneyComb problems with rooting using

Placed the in the root of the internal memory, then from CWM5 I can find it but when I select it it gives me the following error:

E: Error in /emmc/
(Status 0)
Installation aborted.

If this occurs ... you could try the files below

**** If you have problems with Like I will show later.. use the following files they worked for me but..... YMMV only worked for me .. might not for you!!!****

Eclair / Froyo / Gingerbread / Honeycomb / IceCreamSandwich (2.1 – 4.0.3)
md5: a5d14dc42323a61caf71549a885af8c3
binary only
md5: 26d08a253f1883c13561d173094d70b9
Kudoo's to ChainsDD

Follow the same procedure as in the Root Dell Streak but using the And every thing worked out wonderfully...

I am fully rooted and using Titanium Back up as we speak...

Good Luck.

Bluetooth Fashion / Function Ring

Fashion Meets Function Bluetooth headset O.R.B

Who Said that communications had to be ugly... People walking around seaming to talk in to thin air till you see that ugly black bug in their ear.. Well now talking to your self has become a fashion at least in concept.

There is nothing about the ring / ear piece being
BlueTooth technology but I'm sure that would be the only tech that could carry the signal. The do Mention "HiWave™ technology, the O.R.B. is a “Digitset™” that provides high-quality bone conduction audio without the discomfort of placing a device inside the ear." But sure its a concept att.

Just looks cool I am sure we are close to this .. as well as implants.. :)

Wireless communication fashion

Just not sure how good I would look with the O.R.B. hanging off of my ear. :)

From the Site
With a simple twist, The O.R.B. transforms from a ring to a headset worn on the ear that is capable of hands-free calling. Incorporating HiWave™ technology, the O.R.B. is a “Digitset™” that provides high-quality bone conduction audio without the discomfort of placing a device inside the ear. A deluxe edition also features an E Ink display for caller ID, text messaging, and calendar reminders.

To use the ring as a headset, simply remove it from the finger and twist open around the hinged joint. The ring (now a headset) is placed over the upper ear, between the ear and the side of the head. The transmitter end of the headset rests just above the jawbone and utilizes dual speaker “voice annihilation” DSP technology. The transmit exciter transducer rests just behind the outer ear.
Size and Fit

The O.R.B. will be available in a variety of sizes, available in styles for both men and women.

All sizes have an expansion hinge, spring prongs and adjustable adhesive soft pads on the interior edge, which provide a secure and comfortable fit on the finger (or thumb) as well as the ear.
Use the O.R.B. Anywhere

The O.R.B. features military-grade seals and gaskets, making it fully waterproof and built to accompany you on any adventure.
How Does the O.R.B. Work?

The ring vibrates, alerting the user to an incoming call, text message, or event reminder. The user can glance down at the finger and see a horizontal streaming message of caller I.D. or meeting schedules. If accepting an incoming call, the user twists open the O.R.B., slips over the ear, and begins the conversation. If declining incoming calls or texts, or dismissing event reminders, the user can simply push the cancel button with the O.R.B. still idle on their finger. When not in use the ring serves as a time device/alarm clock. If the user would like to silence a call he/she can simply touch a button on the band.

Root Dell Streak 7 with HoneyComb 3.2

Root the Dell Streak 7 that came with HoneyComb 3.2 Native It is done ... have Rooted my Dell Streak... I did have to modify the way it was done from the instructions on XDA due to issues with SuperUser7, but Will Provide links to what I used instead..
Followed a good portion of the instructions From XDAdevelopers Props to several folks but mostly to EwanG for their easy to follow instructions link at the bottom of the post.

******Warning ... this could brick your
device render it as a paper weight.. an expensive paper weight... I am not responsible for your Dell Streak 7.. YOU ARE.. I may not be able to provide any help .. what so ever ... due to the fact that I may no longer have the device after a couple of days... Do this at your own risk.. Will void warranty and could cause a nuclear disaster.... :) OH and BTW DON'T DO THIS... I told you not to :) *****

1) this is just me ... but I would down load these file on the Dell Streak 7 directly and use ES File Explore to copy them to the root of the internal SD card (internal memory) ... Download the file for Clockwork Mod from the XDA Developers thread
or from

**** If you have problems with Like I will show later.. use the following files they worked for me but..... YMMV only worked for me .. might not for you!!!****

Eclair / Froyo / Gingerbread / Honeycomb / IceCreamSandwich (2.1 – 4.0.3)
md5: a5d14dc42323a61caf71549a885af8c3
binary only
md5: 26d08a253f1883c13561d173094d70b9
Kudoo's to ChainsDD

2) Download the Clockwork mod file from the XDA Developers thread or from:

3) Go into Settings->Applications on the Dell Streak 7 and turn on "Run Applications from Unknown Sources"

4) Go to Development Settings and select "USB Debugging"

5) Unpack the Fastboot+ADB file into a directory on your computer where you can find it again

Root Dell Streak 7 HoneyComb ADB folder

I put this on my c:\dellroot so I could find it easily enough even when using command line.

6) Attach the Streak to your PC, and copy the "" file from the root directory of the Streak (/sdcard) to the same directory where you unpacked the Fastboot file ***Ok here is where I ran in to the first problem.. Win XP would also not mount the Dell Streak 7 in usb mass storage so I had to use my MacBook Pro and Android File Transfer to get this part done. :(

7) Turn off your Streak after you have copied this file, and disconnect it from the PC

8) Unpack the file and find the "Setup.MSI" file. Execute this file to install the drivers you will need

Root Dell Streak 7 Setup.msi

****Every thing seemed to install ok... but when I got to the point of Please Plug-in your device ... it would not recognize the Streak at all and kept asking me to pulg it in and finally error out.. just click ok ... should be alright.****

9) Put your Streak into Fastboot mode - i.e. turn it off, then turn it on by pressing the Power button while holding the Vol DOWN (-) at the same time. This can take up to 20 seconds

Dell Streak 7 Root Buttons for Fastboot

10) You will get some red text followed by a white line saying something about Fastboot USB downloading is active

11) Connect the streak to the PC now, and it should install an Android ADB driver. Depending on what you have already setup you may get some drivers installed successfully, and some not. In general if you've been following this guide, you'll be ok (FYI on my Dell D620 I know its old but It took like 10 min to get the drivers and stuff installed all the while it killed my usb mouse and keyboard while it was installing the drivers. Every thing came back and worked just fine but .. want you to know it took for ever on winxp.)

12) Open a command line for the folder where you have fastboot and your recovery image (ClockWorkMod) - in windows navigate to the folder, and hold the shift key while right clicking *** did not do this ... not sure what they were trying to accomplish..*** Prior to doing this I put the S&_3.2- in the same folder as the Win32 files. So everything was in the same directory.. Remember I am Using WinXP Pro so yours may be a bit different. Mine is c:\dellroot\Win32

If I have to tell you this .... You really may want to re-think doing any of this ... but here goes.

to get a command prompt click on start > Run > type in "cmd" (with out the quotes)
This will get you a classic dos (not really dos, but for our purposes that works) command line.

Type in "cd .." with out the quotes and return you may have to do this a few times to get to the root of the c drive till you get to just c:\

Then you want to "cd dellroot" or what ever directory you used.

Dell Streak 7 ADB Directory Root files

Command Prompt Root Dell Streak 7 HoneyComb

13) On the command line type the following:
fastboot -i 0x413C flash recovery recovery.img (where recovery.img is the ClockworkMod or other recovery file)

If you did everything right then you should see.

Fastboot Dell Streak 7 root flash recover finished OKAY

14) On the command line type the following:
fastboot -i 0x413C reboot

Fastboot Dell Streak 7 root reboot

15) Your device should now reboot

16) To get it to reboot into CWM, turn the Streak off, and then turn it on again while holding the Power Button and Volume UP (+) at the same time. This may take up to 30 seconds

From here you would follow the normal CWM options to install just the root files (Superuser7 for one example) or install a custom ROM.

Ok here is where I ran in to troubles.. with the file

TheManii over and XDA says to do the following

Copy to SD card
Reboot into streakmod
Select "update from"
Navigate to
Hehehe... not so simple for us that don't develop all the time..

After you use the Power and + to get in to the recovery you will get this

Use the volume buttons to navigate to #2 Software Upgrade via update.pkg on SD card
And press the power button to select it.

once you are in the CWM recovery use the volume buttons to navigate to the install zip from sdcard. (this means internal memory .. not the physical SD card if you have one that will show up as SD card2)

then choose zip from internal sdcard

Then Chose

Then confirm the install

Yes -

If you are lucky everything went fine and just select go back till you find the reboot and select it and your are rooted...


If you get

E: Error in /emmc/
(Status 0)
Installation aborted.

Your Screwed.... :) not... Click here to fix E: Error in /emmc/

Check out the instructions on the original thread over at XDA. Root the Dell Streak 7 Here

Dell Streak 7 Honeycomb and Mac OSX

Dell Streak 7
Picked up a cheap Dell Streak 7 brand new in the box (sealed) yesterday with HoneyComb 3.2 pre-installed.. Let me just say this is an awesome fast 7 inch android tablet with the 1GHz Dual Core nVidia Tegra T20 Processor. There are some design issues I am not exactly happy with but on the most part I am very pleased with it. This was picked up due to some issues with the Pandigital SuperNova that I will cover later (unfortunately it was a present and is out of town with the person I bought it for so troubleshooting will have to be next week>).

Setting up the Dell Streak 7 was
a breeze no real hacking or moding required seeing that the big G has blessed this tablet for market and all of the Google apps.

Will Root the Dell Streak 7 Click here for the post in a bit and let you know how that process went.

But for now I just wanted to hook the Dell Streak up to my MacBook Pro running OSX and came to a sad realization. Natively OSX will not discover the Dell Streak 7.

I find this very odd due to a couple of things.

First off Android on the Dell Steak 7 and Mac OSX are both variants of *nix.

Second any other Android I have hooked up to the Mac OSX just work in USB storage mode.

So to temporarily fix this issue I had to down load androidfiletransfer.dmg and install it you can get the files from here androidfiletransfer.dmg once the dmg is installed you can see your Dell Streak 7 in Mac OSX but you must use the program to transfer files. Byte me Dell

Dell Streak 7 on Mac OSX

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Pandigital SuperNova won't boot up

Pandigital stuck on battery charge or supernova stuck on boot up screen.

Or Panditigtal SuperNova bricked.

This should help even if you have not rooted or added Android Market to your Pandigital SuperNova and are having problems.

If after the Market hack or tying to Root the Pandigital SupeNova and it will no boot up for some reason ... you may try this I am not sure if it will work because every thing went fine for me ... but

This fail safe is built in and you can start it by starting up the Pandigital SuperNova and shutting it down before Android actually starts up ... you have to repeat this process at least 3 to 5 times before the fail safe firmware re-flash kicks in but eventually it will.

Fail Safe for bricked Pandigital SuperNova.

Kairnage over at SlateDroid got in contact with Pandigital and wrote this

"Recently when I was having issues with a mod killing my Supernova while I was trying to fix it the system seemed to restore itself without having a restore image on the device and to a revision that was not among the ones I had downloaded. When I requested information about it from Pandigital I was ignored.

Today I called and pretended to have a bricked tablet. I said I had bought ten for Christmas gifts and was going to return them all if they could not fix it. After the usual "What have you done to it?" questions the tech asked me how many times I had powered down the device. I told him twice. He asked me to try it one more time. I pretended to that suddenly the system was restoring. After he said to wait for it to boot I said I didn't have any restore files on the pad because I had just opened it. He explained that some of the Pandigital line have a "boot error count". He said he wasn't sure if it was 3 or 5 but basically after the system registers a failed boot it begins a count. If it hits the determined number without booting it will fall back to the firmware installed at the factory.

He said that is how they determine if a tablet is truly bricked, having the customer power on, wait 2 or 3 minutes, repeat at least 5 times. If it doesn't boot or start to restore they have them send the unit back."

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Install Android Market Pandigital SuperNova

So you want Android Market on your Pandigital SuperNova??

It Works Android Market is now installed on the SuperNova!!! This was done on IR80_S_BN_W_A_A_09282011 with no OTA updates... YMMV Remember do this at your own risk!!!

** You should also be able to remover Market or reset the the Pandigital SuperNova by going in to Settings > Privacy settings and press Factory data reset. if you don't want root any more after doing this process. This should wipe every thing (including apps and personal data so back up what you need) and put the SuperNova back to the way it was out of the box.***

Or check
Fail Safe for bricked Pandigital SuperNova. for possible recovery of Stuck on boot or battery.

**** As usual here is your sign...

Warning Not responsible

for your tablet you are ... you could brick your Pandigital SuperNova doing this and you could also void your warranty... I am not responsible for what you do... ****

This will get Market running
on the SuperNova, you may not get all of the apps that you want due to the fact that the SuperNova has not been blessed by the Big G... You may be able to hack the Market Build.Prop file after rooting and gain more apps but I am not even sure spoofing the Android Market like that will work.

Download The G

And copy over to your Pandigital SuperNova. I copied it on to the SD card in the download folder.

Optionally you can down load this file They say it is a newer version of the Android Market but I have not gotten this one to work just yet..

Using the Built in ES File Explorer navigate to where you saved the G file long press and it will bring up a context menu where you can chose Extract to. Just leave the default G Tablet/ and click ok

Donations are always accepted

Then you can Go in to the G Tablet folder then app folder. And you will see the .apk's you need to install.

**** Warning do it exactly this way read first the read again and do :) *****

Install files in this order:

onetime initializer
setup wizard
google services framework.

THEN Market (Which is the Vending.apk); after installing market DO NOT OPEN. after install, immediately POWER OFF
after new power up push "use by default this action": press Launcher
launch market. follow prompts to setup account. (I used account linked to my phone)
Done! And No, I didn't have to do any kind of a factory reset

Thanks to Edge310 over at SlateDroid and daprospecta at androidtablets
Here is a link to the thread over at androidtablets

Root Pandigital SuperNova

Pandigital SuperNova Root
Rooting the Pandigital SuperNova fast and easy using GingerBreak v1.2. This 8" Android Tablet is the bomb straight out of the box fast great capacitive touch screen ready to rock and roll with Amazon Appstore (download required) GingerBread Android the Pandigital SuperNova will be a great gift to someone that does not want to carry around the heavy bulky laptop for light internet surfing, social media, music, and movies.



At this time you may not be able to un-Root until a new Firmware is pushed out by Pandigital but you can try to un-root or reset the the Pandigital SuperNova by going in to Settings > Privacy settings and press Factory data reset. if you don't want root any more after doing this process. This should wipe every thing (including apps and personal data so back up what you need) and put the SuperNova back to the way it was out of the box.****

**** As always Not responsible for your tablet you are anything you do here could brick your android tablet and / or void the warranty... Use at your own risk ****

If you do get in to a bad spot ... may be no help but check this post.
Fail Safe for bricked Pandigital SuperNova. for possible recovery of Stuck on boot or battery.

First thing you will need to do is grab GingerBreak HERE link off XDA Kudoos to Chainfire over at XDA for GingerBreak TKS.

Now here is the trick
you need to get the GingerBreak.apk on the internal memory of the Pandigital SuperNova because during the scripts and things going on with GingerBreak your sd card will dismount. And you must also have a formated sd card in during the process, it will reboot during the root process as well.

I just plugged the Pandigital SuperNova in to my Mac and turned on USB storage

Pandigital SuperNova Root

Donations are always accepted

Pandigital SuperNova Root

Pandigital SuperNova Root

Copied the GingerBreak.apk over to the download on the internal memory of the Pandigital SuperNova.

Eject the storage from the Mac and I'm ready to go.

Make sure USB debugging enabled on your device Settings > Application settings > Development.

Make sure you have an SD card (formatted and) inserted

Get the APK on the phone somehow, and install it (see above)

Open the APK, press the root button (should be in your menu now)

Pandigital SuperNova Root

Wait a few minutes. If there are no problems, the device will reboot (note that the
reboot itself can take like 10 minutes due to cache wipe)

Make sure the Superuser app is install and working

Donations are always accepted

Pandigital SuperNova Root SuperUser

Optional: Install BusyBox from Market (I personally prefer the stericsson installer)

(How To Install Market on the Pandigital SuperNova in the next post)

Optional: Uninstall GingerBreak, you don't need it on your SuperNova anymore

And you are rooted. Go get Titanium Backup and start playing around with things.

Here is more info from XDA on the GingerBreak APK

Donations are always accepted

Android Pandigital Planet Easy Market and Root

SPz0 over at SlateDroid has updated the OpenRom to v2.0 have not tried it yet .. Just so you know. :)
Pandigital Planet Market and Root
This Hack will get Android Market and will root your Pandigital Planet. And will speed it up so fast you would think you paid much more for it.

I have been playing with the Android Pandigital Planet for the last few weeks and to be honest it is an amazing little 7 inch tablet. Now mind you it is a resistive touch screen and it does have its little quirks but has been one of my primary devices for web surfing, reading books, Google+, and email since I have owned it. For this reason I have decided
to get the Pandigital SuperNova for my daughter for Christmas ... more on that later.

Also if you want to ROOT your Pandigital SuperNova follow me here...

So two things are key here you need to have on of the new Pandigital Planets for this to work. The back of the box should have the new getjar application instead of the the older application. This will be the first clue that this flash will work for you.

The other thing to watch out for is:

Spz0 over at slatedroid came up with this and get's all the kuddos for it. Follow the directions carefully and as always **** NOT responsible for bricking / rendering your tablet unusable... and this could void your warranty.*******

OpenPDP-2.3.4 ROM v1.1-BETA Update!
Lets be clear here...


This ROM WILL NOT WORK on the Older PDP Tabs running 2.2.1 (Froyo) Native!!! If you install this ROM on a 2.2.1 device YOU MAY BRICK YOUR TAB!!!

This is a BETA release, meaning this ROM has had minimal field testing, so you all are my guinea pigs. I have tested this ROM myself, and it seems solid, but as always, Download at your Own Risk, and make sure you have a backup of the stock firmware!!!!

Some Features Include:

-Google Experience PreLoaded
-Bloatware Removed
-NewShiny UI
-System Tweaks and performance Improvements
-OpenPDP Customs Apps and Settings
-New VTL 1.5-Beta Launcher
-USB Debug enabled by default

I take no responsibility for Bricked PDP's! Flash at your own risk!
Keep in mind that this WILL ERASE your data and cache! So back your apps up!

Instructions for OpenPDP-2.3.4 ROM!

Download zip file to your SDcard
make sure there are no other update zips on your sdcard, including official updates!
Shut down the device.
Boot to Recovery. (Vol. up + Power for 3 sec)
Push Vol. Up until "Apply update from SDcard".
Push Vol. Up until you have the update highlighted.
Push Vol. Down to apply update.
Reboot once flashed. (push Vol. Down from recovery menu)

Download OpenPDP ROM HERE.

**note: Spz0 has removed the HDMI Switch app from the ROM, due to the fact that they just sit in RAM. If you wish to retain these, I have provided the separate APK file, located below. Just Sideload it as you would any other installable App.

If you need more info follow Spz0's thread here
Version 2.0 Changes:

Based on 12/02 fw.
Go-Launcher integration
Netflix pre-loaded.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

HTC Incredible Root with Unrevoked ??

HTC Droid Incredible Root With the Unrevoked3 ... will not work if you have done the current OTA 4.08.605.2 for Gingerbread 2.3.4.

"failed to get root. Is your firmware too new ...‎"

I have tried just straight running the program and following the instructions on XDADevelopers as follows Thanks scotty1223.. BTW I am using a MAC to Root the HTC Incredible and modifyed the instructions just a bit to suit my set up ..

I am again not responsible for your phone or your actions... Do this at your own peril ...

1)download these files,and save them somewhere you can easily find them:

unrevoked 3.22 unrevoked 3.22
md5: 5760fbe8ed6d44752e78433252f2d5b2

unrevokeds modified usb drivers public:windows_hboot_driver_install [RootWiki]

mini-adb_inc(contains misc image,flash image,and some basic adb tools) - upload your files to multiple file hosting sites!
md5: a793cc0142e1cd18f60849894bbc47cd

PB31IMG for 2.2
md5: 31bb1611a0fa8197d447c0438426717e

clockwork - upload your files to multiple file hosting sites!
md5: e8ac35ddc1c37000bb0852d1f380b5bb

**make sure to check the md5 sums match those listed!**
if you dont have an md5 sum verifier on your PC,there are many out there for free. heres an example: Home of the MD5summer

2)root with unrevoked 3.22
-open the recovery-clockwork- download. extract it first if you need to. inside there is an image called "recovery-clockwork-". right click on this image,then click "copy". navigate to a directory you can easily find it,then right click in that directory,then "paste". alternatively,you can drag it from the extracted folder to a convienient spot(i personally like to drag files around,but its fine either way).
-use your md5 summer to verify the md5 of just the image,not the whole .zip. it should be: ea382ca5809cb872d0582aa22741d592
-install the drivers as described on unrevokeds page above.
-place your phone in charge mode,and make sure usb debugging is checked ON in settings/applications/development.
-extract the contents of the unrevoked 3.22 .zip. open the folder, right click on "reflash" and run as administrator if possible.
-click on "file" in the corner of the relfash window
-click custom recovery
-navigate to,and select your "recovery-clockwork-" image and select it. at the bottom of your reflash app window, it should now say "recovery:custom" and "waiting for device"
-plug in your phone,and assuming you installed the drivers correctly,unrevoked 3.22 will start. let it do its thing. it will reboot a couple of times. when its finished,it may leave you on a blank screen. if this is the case,pull the battery and reboot.
-you should now have the superuser app in your app drawer. if so,go to settings/applications/manage apps/superuser and clear data. test that superuser is working and granting permissions by downloading rom manager,and using it to flash the newest clockwork recovery. alternatively,download and run a "root checker" or any of your favorite "root only" apps and make sure they work.
-once you get "successfully flashed clockwork recovery" boot to it and make a backup,since downgrading to get s-off WILL wipe all your data. boot back into the operating system.
*special note to slcd users: this version of unrevoked is installig an old, non-compatible version of clockwork,so you will just see a black screen if you do not install newer clockwork as described above.
-if you plan to install a custom rom after downgrading,now is a good time to download titaium backup,and its pro key(WELL worth the $$) and do a batch backup of all your user apps and app data(no system data)

*at this point,you could just enjoy root access without doing anything else. if all you care about is using a couple of root only apps,and deleting some bloatware,you can remain rooted and s-on if youd like. id personally reccomend to downgrade and become s-off in case future OTAs knock out your root access.

then you could try the other ROM's and S-Off if you can get this to work I could not ... Good luck ... and let me know if you do get it to work.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

HTC Droid Incredible Low Memory Fix "Gingerbread"

HTC Droid Incredible Low Memory Fix

HTC Droid Incredible "Low Memory" after initial Droid GingerBread Update 2.3.4 4.06.605.3

HTC Droid Incredible Low on Space issues.

BTW Mine is the Verizon HTC Droid Incredible .... Not the Incredible S / IncredibleS or the new ones.

Big issue going on with the "low on storage" notification coming up when there really is storage space available. I am thinking this was due to the update 4.06.605.3 shown in Settings > About Phone > Software Information.

If you have been promoted by an OTA update (Over The Air) for 4.08.605.2 make sure you do it... This has fixed my Low Memory issues..

If for some reason yours will not complete the update because of low memory you can try these steps to get it done...

****Warning We are not responsible for your phone do these at your own risk this worked for us, but as always YMMV.****

Make Sure you Battery is fully
charged. And you really should be plugged in during any update.

Make sure you have backups of any thing important to you. (ie. Photos, Contacts, messages..... what ever else you can think of)

Boot into recovery by:

Press and hold Power, Choose "Restart" option (If you don't have this just shut down)

When screen turns off, press and hold Volume Down and Power

When the white HBOOT screen appears, use the volume button to move down to

Press the Power button to select “RECOVERY.”

When the triangle and exclamation appears, hold the Volume Up and Power button at
the same time.

Using the volume button, scroll down to “Wipe cache partition” and select it.
Select "Reboot system now"

Then try the update there are instructions below to force the OTA update.

Force phone to check for update.

Manually change the date on your phone one month in advance. So if its November change it to December. This will trigger an automatic check in with the update servers and you will get the appropriate update.

Go To Menu > Settings > Date and Time

Un-check Automatic to prevent the date and time from automatically updating

Change the date to one month from today (under Set Date)

Go back to the main settings and select About Phone > Check For Update the first time you do this it will say your phone is up to date.. That is expected arrow back to about phone then > System Updates again and it should start the OTA download for 4.08.605.2 follow the prompts for the update.

If for some reason your phone still refuses to update due to low memory issues or prompts... You may have to remove so app's in order to force the update.

If that is the case remove some of the apps and start from the top with the Wipe cache partition.. It is tedious and I my self had to do this 3 times to get it to work.. But it is worth it unless you want to ROOT your HTC Incredible and use a custom ROM...

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Best Buy Price Match Scam

Watch out ... here is another one to Watch out for. Best Buy will Price Match at their discretion.

"Best Buy Retail Store Price Match Guarantee SCAM

If you find a lower advertised price on the same available brand and model prior to your purchase or during the exchange and return period, we will match that price. Simply bring in the ad of the local retail competitor or Best Buy, while the lower price is in effect and receive your price match.

The guarantee does not apply to our competitors'

Saturday, May 21, 2011

iPad Manufacturing Explode

Foxconn Explosion halted production could affect iPad production and the supply of iPads in the future.

Begs the question what are they putting in the iPad 2??

Ref: Reuters

But really this is very serious the details of what was really being produced at the manufacturing plant have not been released. The very sad thing is it was confirmed that 2 people were killed in the explosion at Foxconn and that at least 16 people were injured.

iPad Flexable Arm

Holding your iPad or even Android Tablet in bed could definitely put a strain on your arms for long periods of time depending on how you are holding it. Now there is an end to that with the iPad Flexible Arm.

Ref: Crunch GeariPad

Now this could be like Velcro and be one of the best products out there or could just be a flop.

Or if you were watching the Season Finale of the Mentalist you saw six iPads set up for the surveillance system held up by what looked like modified Gorillapod's.

The iPad Flexible Arm is already on sale in Thanko’s Japanese online store (price: $61).

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Buy a New PC Get Xbox 360 Free

Microsoft is giving away Xbox 360's to the college students this fall. This is not one of those internet scams that you bop a mole and win the Xbox 360.

I am not a huge fan of Microsoft but in a press release today: "starting May 22nd for a limited time, we are bringing students a very special offer.

When students buy a Windows 7 PC over $699, they will receive a FREE Xbox 360*."

Well if you really don't have that much studying to do next year you can always fill the time hunting down your enemies with the shiny new Xbox.

Here is the Rest of the Release

Source: Microsoft

"REDMOND, Wash. — May 19, 2011 — Microsoft Corp. today announced a new offer for students who purchase a new Windows 7-based PC. Starting May 22, students buying a new Windows 7-based PC priced at $699 (U.S.) or more will also get a free Xbox 360 4GB console. Students will be able to choose from the wide range of stylish, powerful and innovative Windows 7-based PCs to find the one that’s right for them based on the features, color, size and price they want. The offer is available at participating retailers for current students in the U.S. while supplies last. Similar student-focused offers will be coming soon in Canada and France.

“A hot new Windows 7-based PC with a free Xbox 360 is the ultimate productivity, social and entertainment package for students,” said Kathleen Hall, general manager of Windows Marketing at Microsoft. “In one shot, with this great offer, Microsoft is giving students everything they need for a successful new school year.”

Today’s Windows 7-based PCs come in a wide variety of styles, sizes and colors, and many new PCs boast built-in Blu-ray drives, 3G connections and leading-edge technologies, such as 3-D displays and multitouch-capable screens. With more than 1 million devices and apps that work with a Windows 7-based PC, students’ smartphones, printers, digital music players and cameras will work with their PCs with ease right out of the box. With the addition of Microsoft Office 2010 for Home and Student with OneNote, students can create presentations for class, take and organize digital notes, manage group projects and assignments, and easily stay on top of class schedules. And with an Xbox 360, students can not only have fun gaming but also can enjoy a range of entertainment options, including streaming videos, sports, music and more.

To take advantage of this offer, students or parents must provide valid student identification as defined by the participating retailer. More information about this offer can be found at"

And here is the rest of it.

Weight on your TV

Worst gadget / idea I have seen this year so far. "Withings is proud to announce.... " So goes the press release. An application that will connect your body scale to your Panasonic Viera ConnectTM HDTV.

Hey guys there is already an App for that its call a WII Fit ... does the same thing to make you feel bad if you want it and it will connect to any tv.. Ooops .. I should say any post Rabbit Ears TV.

Now I'm not over weight by any stretch of the imagination. In fact could use to gain a little but I am sure there are folks every where who do not need their BMI popping up in the middle of America Idol... But hey if your are a big fan of the Biggest Losser maybe you want to join in on the weigh in at the end of the show..

"The WiFi Body Scale is a revolutionary product that transforms an ordinary bathroom scale into an automatic weight tracking device for up to 8 people. It wirelessly records a user’s body weight, lean & fat mass, and calculated body mass index (BMI) onto his/her own secure webpage and/or free Withings iPhone application, WiScale. Now, this data dashboard can be easily accessed directly from the VIERA Connect™ menu page with just one button."


Xfinity TV on iPod Touch

Xfinity TV releases the TV app to the iPhone and the iPod Touch. You can now view VOD (video on-demand) on your Touch and iPhone over wi-fi only.

Come on Comcast ... Need to get off your duff and Get the App working for Android.. Tablets and Android Phones are where its at .. didn't you know they are comming out with Quad-Core tablets .. with GPU's from Nvidia that will handle HD much better ...


The app will not work over 3G yet ...

Its available in the iTunes Store today

Updated: May 18, 2011
Current Version: 1.5
Size: 32.7 MB
Language: English
Seller: Comcast Interactive Media
© 2011 Comcast Interactive Media, LLC

Tegra Powerd Droid X2

Droid X2 the newest in the line of Verizon's Android phone was introduced on 18 May 2011. And should be available in your local Verizon Store on "26 May 2011" *Update May be available now in a store rumor birds say* but you should be able to order it today online. Just watch out for the mandatory internet fee's Verizon will slap you with on top of your normal contract.

Droid X2 features the Nvidia Tegra 2 CPU which is Nvidias dual-cor CPU with hardware accelerated flash capabilities and GeForce GPU that gives the "Super Phone" a boost.

The Accelerated Flash capabilities by them selves will be a great addition for all online streaming media seeing that over the last few days Adobe upgraded flash to 10.3 on the Android Market.

Droid X2:
Powered by NVIDIA Tegra 2
Runs Android 2.2, to be updated to Android 2.3
Large 4.3” scratch-resistant and anti-reflective qHD screen
Mirror Mode via HDMI to view and share photos, videos and downloaded movies on your HDTV
8MP camera with continuous auto-focus and HD video capture
Access to thousands of Android Market apps

And Nvidia's Tegra Zone the Android app that makes it easier to (spend $$) find games that are optimized for the full potential of the Tegra mobile processor.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Acer No Chrome OS Yet.

Acer says No Go, on Chrome OS. So the rumors that have been spread by quite a few blogs including yours truly are wrong unless Acer has something up its sleeves for Computex.

In a press release dated May 17th 2011 Acer states: "Despite recent rumors in the press regarding the launch of Chrome OS based Netbooks at Computex, Acer today confirms that it has no short-term plans for such a product."

So no ChromeBook from Acer just yet.

they go on to say: "Acer believes that Google Chrome OS is without doubt an exciting product announcement and deserves full attention as well as an in-depth study of its potential from a consumer’s perspective. Acer is naturally interested in any product or service that enhances the overall experience of its products and will of course be following the development and progress of Google Chrome and the evolution of Google’s overall product strategy very closely."

Obviously Google's (bent on taking over the world... lol) OS may just not be ready for prime time.

Who needs cloud computing??? Just give me the Quad-Core Android Tablet and Angry Birds...

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Quad-Core Android Tablet

Speculations of a Quad-Core Android Tablet from Amazon may be released in late 2011. Powered by Nvidia's mobile quad-core chip "Kal-El" (apparently reference to Superman real name)

The Quad-Core model from Amazon is rumored to be named "Hollywood" and the dual-core model based on the Nvidia Tegra 2 Chip will be "Coyote".

No wonder Intel is looking to shift focus from the desktop and standard laptop processors to the mobile centric power efficient processors.

Nvidia's Quad-Core Processor along with 12-core GeForce GPU built in to an Android Table?

The one nice thing about the Nvidia processor and GPU rumored to be put in to Amazon's table is it is capable of 2560X1600 display. As long as Amazon does not skimp on the display panel this should look really sweet. And the use of a Capacitive touchscreen would be a must. I would hope Amazon would not consider an Android Table with a resistive screen.

Back to the Question of Who Really Needs A Quad-Core Android Tablet?

I mean really, does your Angry Birds game need all of that power.

Now if they are offering a Dock and a full productivity suite to go along with the Android Table as well as a copy of either Crysis or GTA4..

Then it may be worth while.. But as of yet I really can not see why you would need it. Much less in a Smart Phone With a Quad-Core processor ... But they will be here soon enough.

Monday, May 16, 2011

At Last PlayStation network Is UP

PlayStation Network PSN is up so says the PlayStation Blog.

They are reporting "Sign-in for PlayStation Network and Qriocity (including the resetting of passwords), online gameplay for PS3 and PSP, playback of rental video content on PS3 (if within rental period), Music Unlimited powered by Qriocity on PS3 (for current subscribers), access to services such as Netflix, Hulu, Vudu, and, “Friends” category on PS3 (including Friends List, Chat Functionality, Trophy Comparison, etc), in-game leaderboards, and PlayStation Home."

Sony PlayStation blog click here

Check out the Post of Geeks, Gamers, and Gremlins

A couple of other questions were answered.. Political style answers! he he he!
"Q: How can I redeem the Welcome Back offer that was mentioned by Kazuo Hirai? What’s in it?
A: Hang tight – we’ll be announcing all the details soon.
Q: How can I sign up for the Debix AllClear ID Plus protection announced last week?
A: More details are coming soon."

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Video Louisiana Levees Open today

Live Video of the Army Corp Eng. Opening the Morganza spillway today

Not so much Geek Stuff but Very interesting to see...

The Army Corps of Engineers opened the spillway on the swollen Mississippi River today to relieve pressure on levees downstream.

Officials hope redirecting some of the water will save several major cities from devastating flooding.

But, it comes at the expense of seven southern parishes.

Governor Bobby Jindal estimated as many as 39-hundred people could be affected.
The Corps says it may open more bays if necessary. Ref:

Ref: CBS News..

Gamers What to Do PSN Still down

With Sony PlayStation Network still down and almost no end in site. What should gamers do? Gamers are like Geeks. Or one in the same so keep reading .. Geeks and Gremlins.

Now that The PlayStation Network is back up this is probably a moot point but still read on for the Geeks, Gamers, and Gremlins...

CNET news Suggests "1. Go outside"

Then goes on to say Just Kidding....

As of May 10th PlayStation Network Restoration Timeline Update"I know you all want to know exactly when the services will be restored. At this time, I can’t give you an exact date, as it will likely be at least a few more days. We’re terribly sorry for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience as we work through this process."

Well I equate gamers and geeks to be in the same classification.. Some will argue, but this is just a fact.

Geeks are like Gremlins (Gremlins (1984))
There are 3 Golden Rules that you must abide by with dealing with Geeks.

1. Do Not Get a Geek close to Water.. You Definitely do not want them multiplying on you..

They only drink Pepsi, Coke, or other highly carbonated, sugar packed, fully caffeinated beverages during those long missions in to the wee hours of the mornings..

2. Do Not let a Geek eat anything after Midnight... this one goes with out saying ... you don't want them to turn on you do you ... oh and another side note .. midnight snacks cause bad gas issues.. and we just cant have that either

3. The Last and Most important Rule Never Ever Let a Geek outside in the Sun ... They will Explode in a ball of Fire and Flames ... Our skin is just not capable of dealing with the sun...

So Geeks and Gamers... Just remember Zynga is always there for you While not as action packed ... their games can be just as much of a Time Suck as any other game.
And here is the rest of it.

Friday, May 13, 2011

ViewSonic ViewPad Gets Honeycomb

ViewPad 7x may be coming out later this month with Honeycomb version of android.
This would be the first 7" Tablet that would be running Android Honeycomb supporting the Nvidia Tegra 2 dual-core chip that was discused in previous posting Nvidia Purchacing Icera.

Other stuff that
Pocket-Lint was apperantly able to scrape from "Reliable" sources. Was that it would be around .8 lbs. with HDMI support. Which I have found that the Archos 5 IT supports HDMI and was not really impressed with it.. Most users will not ever touch this function.

And of cource Wi-Fi and BlueTooth But the rest ??? I do know this will be on that I will want to get my hands on as long as the price is not on par with Xoom or others.

I have found the 7" Tablets are the perfect size for reading and utilization. 5" Archos is good but just a bit small. 10" ePad and the iPad just too big.. 7" Just right for a table. IMO

Other Speculated Spec's for the VeiwSonic ViewPad 7x with HoneyComb:
ATT. Unknown.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

EyeLock Iris Recognition

EyeLock Iris Recognition from the Hoyos Group, again I am reminded of the movie Minority Report 2002 and a post back in Nov 2008 I wrote "Real World Minority Report" Tom Cruise plays John Anderton, a top Pre-Crime cop in the late 21st century.

Well the pre-crime part has yet to come true but the Iris verification and identification is quickly becoming a reality. Big brother is
already in your pocket with the GPS enabled phones. And if you are using a smart phone Geotaging of your quick candid photos uploaded to facebook they know where you are and have been.

So what does all of this have to do with the iris recognition from the Hoyos Group. Well this is the first step towards mass identification and profile-ling. IMO.

These iris recognition devices will make it easier for you to log in to social media sites with the blink of an eye. In to your computer, in to your corporate building (eventually) ...

Just think if they (They being Big Brother ref: 1984) put these nifty little Iris recognition scanners on every street corner, shopping mall, restaurant, or airport.

They will Know where you are at all times.... Scary huh???

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