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Is my phone replacement a dud?

Someone recently stole my Iphone 4 and with my upgrade coming up in December and not having insurance I had to resort to alternative means to acquire a new phone. I purchased a HTC thunderbolt online with a cracked screen for fairly cheap.When I first got it the "device" worked great. I can browse the phone and connect to wifi and have no SD card issues but when I went to activate it at verizon they stuck a 4G LTE SIM card in it and tried activating it for over an hour then eventually told me they were stumped and to buy another phone or call customer support. [more inside]
posted by isopropyl on Sep 29, 2013 - 3 answers

For the love of god, help me root my (not-so) Incredible

I'm failing miserable at rooting my Incredible. I'm very, very new to the whole rooting concept, but the low storage space detailed here is unacceptable, and I can't afford a bigger SD card or new phone. Help? [more inside]
posted by csox on Mar 13, 2013 - 5 answers

I broke my jailbreak!

My Verizon Galaxy Nexus is unlocked, but I also broke it. Help me put it back together again! [more inside]
posted by pdb on Jan 23, 2013 - 8 answers

Android 4.2: errors when trying to upgrade Galaxy Nexus

I'm trying to update my rooted Galaxy Nexus to Android 4.2 and I keep getting errors: "failed to verify whole-file signature", "signature verification failed". I have Googled the errors and ended up at XDA and similar sites but do not understand the solutions offered in the slightest. Can you help me by explaining the steps to me like I'm an idiot? [more inside]
posted by dobbs on Nov 17, 2012 - 29 answers

How to (or can I) limit permissions for Android apps?

Android and intrusive permissions - can I find a limited-permission SMS blocker, or should I just root my phone? [more inside]
posted by Angharad on Nov 11, 2012 - 2 answers

How to root, upgrade to jelly bean, and carrier unlock my galaxy nexus SC-04D locked to docomo?

How to root, upgrade to jelly bean, and carrier unlock my galaxy nexus SC-04D locked to docomo? [more inside]
posted by crawltopslow on Oct 25, 2012 - 4 answers

Help me Flash Recovery and / or root my Nexus...

Help rooting and/or flashing Recovery on a Galaxy Nexus (Jelly Bean) on a Mac? I'm stuck. So I followed these instructions / video and all seemed to be going well until I got to Step 7. [more inside]
posted by You Should See the Other Guy on Aug 10, 2012 - 9 answers

My HTC Evo Shift is feeling cramped

My HTC Evo Shift 4G (two years old?) keeps telling me I'm running out of internal storage. Right now there is only 51.59MB free in the internal storage, while my SD card has over 14G free. It's getting to the point that system apps can't be updated because there is not enough space. What can I do to free up more internal space? [more inside]
posted by youngergirl44 on Jul 23, 2012 - 16 answers

How to root Android Optimus V

LG Optimus V on Virgin Mobile -- this phone sucks. Or maybe it's the operating system? Anyways, tell me about rooting it. [more inside]
posted by lewedswiver on Jul 15, 2012 - 12 answers

So I ordered it, paid for it, it's been shipped, but now I realize that it's not exactly what I wanted. What next?

I just bought a 32 GB Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, despite the fact that I was trying to buy a 32 GB Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 with 3G. What now? Return it and get what I wanted, or root my phone, save some cash, and move on? [more inside]
posted by Blue_Villain on Jan 20, 2012 - 9 answers

I've taken the Android tablet as prescribed... now what?

I recently bought an Acer Iconia A500 Android tablet. I had two questions about it though: Does anyone have any Android tablet (honeycomb) specific app recommendations, and should I root the device and why?
posted by Admira on Jul 7, 2011 - 4 answers

Best way to prepare a rooted cellphone for its new owner?

I have one of the first Android cellphones that I recently rooted using SuperOneClick so that I could install Wireless Tether. I did not install a new ROM. I now want to sell this phone and I'm wondering, if I perform a factory reset, will that "unroot" it also? I'd like to advertise the phone as being rooted and having Wireless Tether on it, but I also need to remove all the personal info stored on it. What is the best way to keep it rooted but also wipe out all my stored passwords, pictures, etc. ? If it matters, it's a Tmobile MyTouch 3G. Thanks in advance!
posted by FormerMermaid on Jun 1, 2011 - 6 answers

Best way to root a Motorola Droid and use it as a mobile hotspot?

Is it possible to turn an original Motorola Droid into a mobile wireless hotspot by rooting it? If so, what's the easiest way to do that? [more inside]
posted by Rhaomi on May 9, 2011 - 9 answers

Can't be rooted?

A friend bought an Aigo N700 tablet back from China as a gift. It's nice, but because it's not a Google sanctioned device, it lacks Chat and Market and other Google things. [more inside]
posted by the noob on Mar 6, 2011 - 1 answer

How do I rock my Droid X's socks off?

HackedAndroidFilter:What custom ROM should I load onto my (already rooted) Droid X? Similarly, can you install Droid apps manually via the file manager on such a modded Droid? What about Google Voice? And so on... [more inside]
posted by RolandOfEld on Nov 18, 2010 - 5 answers

HTC EVO Update Root

How do I root my HTC EVO phone, now that it is legal, when I have the first update. [more inside]
posted by elationfoundation on Jul 27, 2010 - 3 answers

How do I make and Incredible even more incredible?

Besides voiding my warranty, what are some practical reasons to avoid rooting my Droid Incredible and replacing the kernel? What other cool mods should I try? [more inside]
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis on Jul 21, 2010 - 4 answers

Help me root my Droid!

I think I'm ready to take the plunge and root my Motorola Droid to install a custom ROM. But I still have a few niggling questions. [more inside]
posted by malthas on May 23, 2010 - 6 answers

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