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31Oct/1222

Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean on HTC Nexus One

The HTC Nexus One is likely the most iconic Android device to date. None of the other Android devices I've used have ever quite felt as good in the hand or looked as good.So it's a shame the onboard ROM is too small to support anything above Gingerbread (2.3). Or, is it? Officially, the system partition is too small, the GPU isn't up to the task of pushing Jelly Bean, etc. But the Nexus S pushes it just fine, and it's essentially the same hardware (granted, a few changes, but the same processing power).

As luck would have it, the awesome devs over at XDA developers have worked out a way to repartition the onboard ROM to allow Android 4.0 and above to be installed.

Join me after the jump for a walkthrough of the installation!

2Jan/121

Free Wifi Calling from Android – Revisited

Android Calls using Data

Some time ago, our dear deployed hacker @badger32d posted his method of connecting free WiFi calls from most any Android phone. Unfortunately, SIPgate seems to have gone the way of the DoDo, judging by how long they've been "waiting" for new numbers.

I was still motivated to find SOME way of getting WiFi calling setup on my phone, without needing to sign up for multiple services.

 

You might say wanted to have my Android phone to use Data for calling. #rimshot

11Jul/115

Cricket Wireless | Worst Value in Customer Service

"Welcome to Cricket, the best value in wireless, how may I help you today?"

"Yes, my name is Isaiah Roberts and I'm having troubles with text messaging"

"I'd be more than happy to assist you today, and I apologize for your service issues"

So far so good. Of course, by this time(7th call?) I'm unable to get through to an agent when using my Cricket phone, but if I dial through Google Voice and use my sister's number, I get right in. Hm. First bad sign.