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Topic # 52245 2-Dec-2009 19:14
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Anyone interested in an Android User Group? Might be helpful to get together in person or online  and demonstrate in person or via webcam how to backup / restore / flash android ROMs / wifi tether - whatever - on and off our phones. :-)   


Or maybe we could just make YouTube videos (or find ones already made) and share the wealth. 














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  Reply # 278930 3-Dec-2009 07:54
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Sounds like an idea. Google Wave should be an ideal way to handle that if only I could figure it out :-)

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  Reply # 278939 3-Dec-2009 08:54
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Can us hopeful Android users join as well? Still waiting for a chance to get my hands on a Milestone haha

 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 279065 3-Dec-2009 15:51
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Google Wave. Good idea! Might already be some waves out there. I'll have a look on YouTube, to.




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  Reply # 279066 3-Dec-2009 15:52
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Ryanfrench: Of course! :-)




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  Reply # 279068 3-Dec-2009 15:56
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count me in... although too chicken to flash an andorid ROM on my device




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  Reply # 279071 3-Dec-2009 16:06
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I have 7 google invites available if we want to use it and someone doesnt have it.



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  Reply # 279074 3-Dec-2009 16:23
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Ryan: I already have Google Wave, so I won't need one. Thanks very much, Ryan. :-)

Steveo: I was terrified, too.....so bought a second HTC Magic on TradeMe as a sandpit phone. In the end, it's really easy and you can restore the phone back the way it was in 5-10 minutes provided you took a backup of the original load and kept in a safe place. :-) I've root both phones now, but have the original loads safely stored in multiple copies.




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Reply # 279075 3-Dec-2009 16:31
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8d52797c436: I have 7 google invites available if we want to use it and someone doesnt have it.


I'll take an invite off your hands if we go this way...




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  Reply # 279079 3-Dec-2009 16:48
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stevonz:
8d52797c436: I have 7 google invites available if we want to use it and someone doesnt have it.


I'll take an invite off your hands if we go this way...


Sure, just send me a PM with your email address when you want one and I'll send you the invite asap.

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  Reply # 279080 3-Dec-2009 16:54
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count me in, me too is not allowed to r00t it as it's not mine lmao.

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  Reply # 279084 3-Dec-2009 17:15
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Why bother with Google Wave? Why can't be done here? Unless you are expecting to add file sharing...




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  Reply # 279086 3-Dec-2009 17:20
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Android ROMS are usually in the 70-80MB range, so sharing them might be a bit impractical regardless of the forum.

Flashing ROMs is reasonably idiotproof given the right instructions, the only difficult part is if you have a unit with the security holes fixed which you then need to trick into thinking it's a development unit so you can downgrade the firmware. That's a pain, but still a piece of cake really if the instructions are followed carefully.

Beyond that, discussing interesting apps people have found might be useful. (Handsent, Locale, 3GWatchdog, Dolpin & Twidroid are all semi-essentials).




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  Reply # 279087 3-Dec-2009 17:21
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freitasm: Why bother with Google Wave? Why can't be done here? Unless you are expecting to add file sharing...


True.  If we were to share files, do you allow links to file hosting sites such as rapidshare?




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  Reply # 279088 3-Dec-2009 17:25
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having it here makes sense though, may be mods can pin instructions and FAQ, be a first lol, as winmo forum is pretty clean and straight.



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  Reply # 279190 3-Dec-2009 23:00
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Mauricio: You're right. Geekzone is an excellent place to tie it all together. Other tools will be useful, but GZ can easily be home base.

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