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Monday, March 28, 2011

Salvage Mod 1.1 For the EVO

This past week I was running Salvage-Mod 1.1 for the EVO and I have to say this ROM is excellent very stable, and keeps the vanilla feel of stock android. This ROM is android 2.3.3 and runs incredibly smooth as well. Now originally this started as a stock ROM no extra bells and whistles but with the last update they made they added a CPU governor that lets you overclock or underclock the processor to your liking, also added was a mappable taskbar that lets you chose what power controls are in you taksbar! In terms of Extras there aren't to many and I still like to use google voice over sprint's voice mail or visual Voice mail. The few bugs that This rom had before have been squashed this ROM now supports GPS, Voice mail from sprint, camera's working, and 4G WiMax enabled only thing not working is HDMI but its a matter of time with the current break throughs made in that area by Team Win and Orrembas.
I personally did have a couple of problems with random reboots on this ROM but found no other reports of this in the thread and the Dev. team is willing to figure out what is wrong, so support is great for this ROM as well. Features are as I mentioned above and I must say its very well done I think that this ROM has a chance to compare to Cyanogen Mod in the near future. On a scale of 1-10 I give this ROM a solid 9 with bonus points for support. I will share a link to the Thread and the website to download the ROM and Give special Thanks to Echoside, Barnacles 10, Bigdog Rush, and Lithid-CM for all of thier hardwork on this ROM and say Keep up the good work guys You have done well!!!!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Destroyer Rom Review for the EVO

I have run this ROM for a week now and found it quite good but still full of bugs. I love the point that it is based on Cyanogenmod7 and has many extras (to many to list), and that since it is based on CM7 it means its 2.3.3 gingerbread. Battery life is incredible on a uncalibrated battery I ran for 14hrs, usually on a uncalibrated battery I only get about 4-5hrs. the speed of the rom when it runs correctly is incredible it flies and barley any lag, until about 6hrs later where it starts to lag horribly and requires a reboot. Other bugs include Damaged SD Card messages which to fix you have to format your SD Card, Voicemail issues (in all fairness CM7 has this same bug) where you have to use a sprint vvm workaround or use Google Voice, and finally the last bug is for some people there is a bug where it will constantly force close com.android.sys files. I got lucky and didn't have the sd card bug or the force close issue but that doesn't mean you won't so be warned.

OK now for the Features! 1. It comes with both Launcher Pro and ADW EX
2. the extras include games
3. It has Wireless Tether enabled for free
4.Themes Galore!
5.Lastly WIMAX ENABLED!!!!!!!

In conclusion this ROM is nice but until the bugs are worked out its just a nicely themed ROM with great extras but not worth the possible problems you could have. On a scale of 1-10 this rom gets a 3.7 from me, hope you have found this informative and enjoyed this review and once again all feed back is appreciated

Jailbreaking IOS devices with Jailbreakme.com!

In this article I will show you an untethered jailbreak that does not require a pc, but requires that you have firmware of 4.0 for this jailbreak to be successful! 
1) First you will need a firmware version of 4.0 and below 
2) Then you will have to go to jailbreakme.com on your ipod touch web browser (safari) 
3) Once the web page loads it should say slide me to jailbreak, once you see that slide it and it should jailbreak you! 
4) And if it does not let you slide than you probably have a firmware version above 4.0 
5) You will have cydia installed in your apps to show that you are jailbroken! 
Steps to downloading:installous 
1. Open Cydia, and go to Manage and then Sources. 
2. Press "Edit" (top right), then "Add" (top left). 
3. Type http://cydia.hackulo.us/ and press "Add Source", then "Add Anyway". 
4. Go into "Hackulo.us", and look for "Installous". 
5. Press "Install" (top right), and wait at it to install. 
When finished, you should have Installous!

I hope this article helps you jailbreak your IOS device.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Should I root my android phone?

In this article I will be talking about why you should you root your phone.  Have you ever thought, should I root my phone?  Well I have rooted my phone and some things I have learned are...phone carriers and phone manufacturers want to add bloat ware and custom skins to our phones and do not want us to experience android like Google intended us too!  But with rooting you can stop all that nonsense! 
After I rooted my phone I had access to free Mobile hotspot, I could remove all the carrier bloat ware pre-installed on my phone, and had access to android applications that required root access!  And you can install custom ROMs , overclock your phone, and do much more!  Rooting just opens a world of possibilities for your phone! 
I wanted to keep this article short and tell you the main reasons why you should root your phone!  So after reading this, will you be rooting your android phone?

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

The HTC Thunderbolt is official

Verizon has finally come clean, the HTC Thunderbolt will be released March 17th, and will cost 249.99 with a 2 year contract! LTE data plans will cost 29.99 for unlimited! Verizon is also giving the HTC Thunderbolt owners free mobile hotspot until May 15th. So will you be getting the HTC Thunderbolt? Or have you totally forgotten about the Thunderbolt and now you are waiting for the Bionic? You choose...

Monday, March 14, 2011

HP Touchpad coming in June

This is for all the Web Os fans! The Hp Touchpad is coming this summer.  PreCentral reports that Hp has confirmed that the Web Os slate (Touchpad) is coming in June!  So, do you think the Touchpad will be able to compete with the Xoom and iPad 2? And do you think it will be outdated by the time its released?  YOU CHOOSE...

Easy way to get free apps (this will not work with At&t android devices)

This method is the easiest way to get free apps for your android phone!

1.) DOWNLOAD astro file mananger from the Android market
2.) Open up your phone browser
3.) Type in 4shared.com in the URL bar
4.) Look up what app you want
5.) "Click on it", then download it
6.) Close your phone's web browser
7.) Open up your app drawer and find "Astro file manager
8.) Open Astro file manager, scroll down the page
9.) Keep going down until you see "Downloads"
10.) Click on "Downloads" and look for the file you installed
11.) Then press on it, then click install
12.) Then the app should be downloaded

Hope it works for you, if you have any questions or problems with this method, just post your problem on our facebook page at www.facebook.com/smartphonetechs !

5 Reasons to wait for quad core

Here are 5 reasons to hold off on dual core and wait for quad core tablets and phones!

1.) Quad core is 2x times powerful then dualcore
2.) Quad core tablets are coming in August according to Nvidia
3.) Quad core enables extreme HD, screen resolution up to 2560x1600
4.) Also quad core can play 1440p video
5.) And can deliver up to 12 hours of battery life

So after reading this, will you be waiting for quad core and forgetting about dual core? You Choose...

Sunday, March 13, 2011

5 reasons to buy the iPad 2

Here are some reasons to buy the Apple iPad 2

1.) It now has a front facing camera and a rear facing camera
2.) It now features the dual core A9 chip
3.) It has IOS 4.3
4.)  It is 33% thinner then the original iPad
5.) Keeps the 10 hour battery life

Well, there ya go folks. There are more reasons to get it, but I wanted to post the main reasons to get it!

Wifi Xoom rumored to cost $599.99 and to be released March 27th

This post is for whoever is still holding out for the wifi Motorola Xoom!  Droid Life managed to get a picture of the Staple's ad showing the release date of the Motorola Xoom and the price of it.  The ad states it will cost $599.99 and will be released March 27th.  Hopefully the price and release date will stay this way...

Azrael X rom for the EVO

OK this is the first of many reviews on Roms that I will be writing and will update with any ROM I try or know about!
Now I have been following this ROM since I got my EVO and rooted it back in October for my birthday, now while it wasn't my first ROM it was and is in my opinion the best sense ROM I have ever used! Azrael boasts Speed, performance, and Great battery life and so far I found it to be true (at least until I destroyed the calibration of my battery). Ricsim78 The creator of the ROM has shown extraordinary support for his ROM and includes things like astro file manager, Wireless tether app that has been tweaked for a steady connection, spare parts to accelerate the animations, Titanium Backup (free version), and a Few other miscellaneous things. If your worried about bloatware, no need the only things the people consider bloat that is on this ROM is Sprint Zone and Sprint Football any of the programs you want are in a separate folder on your SD card named Azrael Removed. Now your probably going to ask about a quadrant score well I can tell you that quadrant Benchmarks are meaningless Quadrant is inconsistent and you can run the same test under the same conditions multiple times and get multiple outcomes but if you must know it scores an approximate 980. I personally don't use benchmarks to judge how fast a rom is I just use my eyes and see how much it will lag or not, remember benchmarks are meaningless in everyday use. All in all this rom is very well put together, and on a scale of 1-10 I give it a solid 8 and expect Ricsim only to make more imporvements on the ROM as he has admitted that he is a perfectionist an is constantly updateing his rom. I hope this has been a informative review and all of you have enjoyed reading this I will be writing more reviews on other ROMs as well. Any and all feedback is appreciated. Thank you~James

Is the iPad 2 worth it?

  It is no secret that the iPad 1 was a huge success in the tablet world, but will the iPad 2 be? Apple announced the iPad 2 with slightly bumped up specs from the current iPad! Some of the new specs are the new dual core A9 chip, IOS 4.3, and the new front facing camera and the rear camera the iPad was lacking! Those new features may make it sound like the best tablet in the world, but will it make you ditch your iPad 1? And is it really the best tablet on the market right now?

The biggest competitor to the iPad and the iPad 2 is the Motorola Xoom featuring Honeycomb 3.0, (And to those who haven't heard about the Xoom, its Google's Flagship Android Tablet). Comparing the Xoom's specs to the iPad 2's specs, the Xoom comes out on top in a few sections like screen resolution, camera mega-pixels, and internal storage and ram!

But when comparing android to IOS, it is a whole different world! Some people choose android over IOS because it is more customizable people like having more selection of phones! People usually choose IOS over android due to the bigger app market, smoother OS, and having faster updates then android! It is the consumer's choice of what OS they like better and why!

But comparing the iPad to the iPad 2, it is not a huge upgrade from the original iPad! And comparing the iPad 2 to the Motorola Xoom, the Motorola Xoom comes out on top in the specs department. So is the iPad 2 is a big enough upgrade from the original iPad to make you ditch your iPad and get the iPad 2? And can the iPad 2 compete with tablets like the Motorola Xoom... YOU CHOOSE!!!

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