Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Sunday, November 20, 2011
I recently bought an old HTC Hero (the Sprint/CDMA version). I wanted something inexpensive to be used as a non-cell, WiFi-only device, and the 2.5-year-old Hero fit the bill nicely. The only problem is that Sprint stopped updating the Hero at Android 2.1 (Eclair). At this writing, Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) has just been released, and most new phones are still shipping with v2.3 (Gingerbread). The thought of running such an old version (v2.1) didn't really appeal to me, so I decided to root the phone and install a new v2.3 firmware.
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
My wife and I just upgraded to our first smart phones last week. Stacy got an HTC EVO 4G, which is over 18 months old, but very highly regarded. I got a Motorola Photon 4G, which is only 3 months old. We're both glued to them these days, spending an insane amount of time figuring out which features will make us more productive and which are just time sinks.