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  1. Tipstaff

    Tipstaff Well-Known Member

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    An HTC Hero? Hopefully you got it for free...
     
  2. CDsDontBurn

    CDsDontBurn AMD & Petrol Heads Mod

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    Some sort of MoBo :lol:

    It's what happens when you get to use stuff. It becomes used :p
     
  3. blibbax

    blibbax nahm8

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    Is there something I'm missing? Any smartphone seems like a pretty luxurious option for a "throw away phone" to me. My backup is a Nokia 6300 classic, iirc.
     
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    IvanV HH Assassin Guild Member

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    My guess is that it was cheaper than a new Nokia 6300. :)

    BTW, it was a nice device in it's day, but I'm guessing that a lot of modern apps either perform really poorly or don't work on it at all (I don't know what was the last Android version available for it), so, as a smartphone, it's far more obsolete than a PC of the same vintage.

    EDIT: I've just checked, the hardware isn't so bad (CPU a bit slow for Angry Birds and the like, but a decent amount of RAM), so there is probably a CM7 (Android 2.3) ROM for it somewhere out there, making it a usable device, yet still nothing more than a smartphone equivalent of an old, but still running PC. And I speculate that the previous owner priced it into the backup/throwaway category, which isn't surprising considering the price of a new Ascend G300.
     
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  5. niceguyrichy

    niceguyrichy c c c COFFEE

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    there are even a couple JB ROMs available for it actually

    bought it for "parts or not working" i think cos he'd installed an old version of LauncherPro which had completely hijacked the phone and was stopping you doing anything

    wasn't quite free, 17 quid, but i'm fairly impressed considering.
    it's pristine, it runs twitter and FB apps perfectly, and there are loads of ROMs out there for me to play with until i find one that works for me nice

    not bad for a throwaway really :)

    edit: if the bloke who sold me the phone ever reads this, the pics of (i pressume) your missus sleeping that you left on it are fecking brilliant btw :D
     
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  6. Takaharu

    Takaharu Unus offa, unus iuguolo

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    [​IMG]
     
  7. Tipstaff

    Tipstaff Well-Known Member

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    My buddy smashed his within the first day of owning it... on purpose. At the time, at least, the battery was worse than the most current power hungry smartphone. And slooww. When it came out the iPhone 3.. or was it 3G came out, and comparatively it just bombed.

    Mind you, they said the same thing about my S620, and they were right. As is, it was crap, but as soon as people started hacking it, things got a whole lot better OS wise. The day they hacked WM6.. epic.... 6.5.3... epic epicness... I simply loved that phone (still have it as my backup).

    In that regards I guess the same could be said for the HTC Hero. From what I recall HTC had put out a firmware update not too long afterwards, and then added Android 1.6 that was supposed to be a Godsend for the device. From what I'm reading there are some pretty good custom roms out there for it, with most using ones based on Android 2.3.4 or 2.3.5. CyanogenMod 7.2 seems to be the most popular as the dev has incorporated, or rather "back ported" fixes that are in 4.0 into his version, and it supports various devices too. My buddy uses it for his HTC Sensation come to think of it.
     
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    niceguyrichy c c c COFFEE

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    well i tried a couple ICS ROMs, and they were ok, but mostly just slowed the phone down and didn't add anything that i need, so i'm back on CM 7.2 :)

    it's ok, like i said it's a throwaway, but if you're right and this did come out to compete with the iPhone 3G...then just wow
    even with a heavily tinkered and optimised ROM it's still junk compared to an iPhone

    i really do quite like the touchy nipple thing on the front btw, wouldn't mind more phones having those :)
     
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    Stuart_Davidson Well-Known Member

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    Phones with "questionable pictures" and "nipples"... have you been shopping in "those" sort of shops again???
     
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    niceguyrichy c c c COFFEE

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    they're the only sorts of shops that i frequent ;)
     
  11. MIG-31

    MIG-31 Old time Member.. Staff Member

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    A few weeks ago I completed a small (Ish) job for a friend ( I have a decent hand for decorating) that I started to get a little cheesed off with the excuses to hold of payment...

    So after some time we have at least came up with an agreement (I would of preferred the cash) but he finally settled up...

    So I now have a Ipad 2 16gb Wifi to play around with...

    [​IMG]
     
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    nice
     
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  13. dj_stick

    dj_stick Apple Fanboy?

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    pretty awesome actually. No time lapse control unfortunately, but you've got live view (looks to be about 5fps, but enough to frame the shot)

    add the silent shutter mode of the camera, nice remote, close-up wildlife camera...

    I primarily use it to pull photos off the camera to message to people/post on the net

    WiFi with the computer works pretty much as tethering it with a cable - full control, added with Aperture and the Hot Folders script, makes studio shoots a breeze.

    As for the IQ of the camera, leagues ahead of the 600D, won't need (but not might want) another camera for a long time

    also had to add the Speedlite 90 EX as the camera has no built in flash, and it was cheap and works as a flash master for off camera work. Will post a few pics in the Heavenly Visions forum.
     
  14. Takaharu

    Takaharu Unus offa, unus iuguolo

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    I got one of them there phones that what stick in your eye. There weren't 5 in the box though...

    32 giggity giggity giggity bytes.
     
  15. CDsDontBurn

    CDsDontBurn AMD & Petrol Heads Mod

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    I got my MoBo today :D

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    My next pictures up will be when I start building this beast! :D
     
  16. malmental

    malmental System Builder > Hardware Specialist

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    where'd you get that.? :uhoh:
     
  17. CDsDontBurn

    CDsDontBurn AMD & Petrol Heads Mod

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    No idea. Oh, and I wanted to ask (because I'm lazy to look it up right now :lol: ), what are these for?

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  18. malmental

    malmental System Builder > Hardware Specialist

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    that's part of your VRM system I believe for the IGP including Virtu and the RAM button means it will accept almost any RAM if needed.
     
  19. CDsDontBurn

    CDsDontBurn AMD & Petrol Heads Mod

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    I guess I'll have to read up on that then.
     
  20. Tipstaff

    Tipstaff Well-Known Member

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    The MemOK! button is more of a fail-safe button for occasions where you've put in the wrong RAM timings/voltages and what not, and the system won't boot any more. Hitting that button will cause the system to reboot, test the RAM for stable settings, and reboot with those settings. It can also help to boot a system that has different sticks of RAM in them as it will test and boot with settings that are stable with ALL the sticks. You could also use it from the start of a new build. Just pop the RAM in there, hit the button, and the board will set the most stable RAM timings/voltages from the get go. No fuss, no muss. Although, you're probably better off doing the timings manually anyways.

    The GPU Boost switch works with the Lucid Virtu chip on the motherboard to boost the performance of a discrete GPU by as much as 60%.

    Edited for correction.
     
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