Original Moto Droid, running 2.2, no root access. How would I go about getting free full tethering (wifi or usb)?
Also, root your phone and install cyanogenmod on it, ffs...
Last edited by IceBone; October 30th, 2010 at 12:13 AM.____________________________
Root/Cyanogen, built in wifi access point.
Not having to pay for it through verizon/whoever after root.
^Yes, the key thing I forgot to mention is that with root, it's free.
Once again, I love GSM. AT&T thinks I've been using 2+GB of data every month with an LG Xenon.
As for the browser: good idea, but neither the standard nor the Dolphin Browser offer me to set an image as a wallpaper. The only things that come up when I hold down on the image is "save" and "view".
I think I just cracked the problem. The standard gallery has a problem with all pictures above a certain resolution, probably the pixel height of the screen. All pictures which were resized to 800x960 px beforehand come up fine (sharp and without compression artifacts), and they look perfect as a wallpaper, too. All pictures which are bigger seem to get resized by the gallery app with a bad algorithm, so they come out pixelated and with compression. Either a bug or just bad programming I suppose.
Last edited by the Interceptor; October 30th, 2010 at 10:19 AM.____________________________
But yesh is the phone outdated... still running 1.6, the 2.1 update for Canada probably won't be out till next week or the week after :/
Note that i actually OWN a X10 because of the choice of High-End smartphones that were avaliable to me at Rogers just 2 months ago haha
Should look for something else in the near future [half a year from now maybe?]
All pictures of 1024x1024px or less will be displayed fine and also look fine when set as a wallpaper. All pictures above that will be displayed with reduced resolution and serious JPEG compression artifacts (even when they are not of JPEG filetype!). As is understand the happenings, the gallery internally generates a JPEG thumbnail which will be displayed instead of the actual image.
The weird thing is that when you set such a picture as a wallpaper, it will be set with the reduced resolution, but without the compression artifacts.
Last edited by the Interceptor; October 30th, 2010 at 8:26 PM.____________________________
I don't know which thread is best to post this in, I suppose this is the best one.
In short, I pre-ordered the Desire HD today!
In long, I originally went to try Windows Phone 7 on the HTC 7 and compare it to Android and the Desire HD, and had a chance to try the Mozart in Phones4U, but didn't really like it because the screen is actually smaller than my Touch HD and the colours aren't great, along with the stupid positioning of the USB port.
Anyway, the guy then tried to convince me that the Samsung Galaxy S was better, to the point of being quite rude when I said I wanted the Desire HD. They were offering a good deal on the Samsung and I was tempted to go for it but decided to go next door to Orange and see what they thought of the Desire HD when compared with the Galaxy S. They said that the HTC should be better, which was interesting.
I then had the guy (who was much nicer and far less pushy than the bloke in Phones4U) go through all the checks and tell me that the Desire HD would be £200 to pre-order, and they'd give me £83 (or £87, I forget) for my Touch HD. I'm very happy with that deal, so went for it and put a £10 deposit down. I'll give him a call next Saturday to see if it's in yet, he said it's a maximum of 2 weeks from today.
I'm glad I went for the Desire instead of letting them persuade me into getting the Galaxy.
I have 9 months before I can upgrade my Droid with a discount. It's still working wonderfully but since I slipped on a wet sidewalk while holding it and smashed it into the cement and ground off some of the bezel on the bottom of the screen something fierce I want a new phone.
It is a cosmetic blemish that would of killed other phones.
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