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Mind the gap.

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Oct
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comment Is there a way to enable WiFi-tethering without root access?
Unrevoked doesn't work on my hero, I can't get root.
Oct
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comment Is there a way to enable WiFi-tethering without root access?
I'm not a Sprint user, I'm an Orange user ;-)) But I don't have 2.2, yet.
Oct
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comment Is there a way to enable WiFi-tethering without root access?
@colithium: But it definitely doesn't.
Oct
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comment Is there a way to enable WiFi-tethering without root access?
Update: Got Bluetooth working on my Laptop by patching the driver myself. But the quality is poor. PDAnet Bluetooth connects much faster than USB thethering, but it disconnects often.
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Sep
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comment Is there a way to enable WiFi-tethering without root access?
Are you sure it was 2.1 ? If yes, interesting.
Sep
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comment Is there a way to enable WiFi-tethering without root access?
@colithium: it is...
Sep
17
comment What's with the Donut/Froyo?
The iOS is based on FreeBSD. Whenever you hear FreeBSD based, it's a warning sign. I don't like companies that take OpenSource, strip it down with relatively low expenses and then sell it as closed-source at an exorbitant price without ever paying the orignal developers or the project anything, in the case of Apple not even a single dime. They destroy the BSD user base, don't even pay for theirNetworkTraffic in return, and they don't release their drivers.Drivers! Not fully fleged applications...Besides, FreeBSD is relatively archaic compared to Linux. The only reason to use BSD is its license
Sep
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comment What's with the Donut/Froyo?
@Dmitriy Likhten: Yes, and intelligently designed, and a decent price/performance ratio, and secure, and OpenSource, and free, and Linux, and using Java (Python would have been better), and no politics in appstore, and no manufacturer lockin, unlike Apple. Sugar on steroids, so to say. One needed be really stupid to bite in a sour Apple when there's sugar on steroids nearby. Besides, the rumors of sugar being so unhealty are vastly exaggerated. Today it's sugar, tomorrow the 0815-flu, and the day after tomorrow potatoes.
Sep
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comment Is Appbucket a legal app store?
Yea. And the conclusion is, that app is a cool thingy. Institutionalized piracy, so to say. I of course won't use it ;-))
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Sep
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comment Is there a way to enable WiFi-tethering without root access?
Yea, you see, here in Switzerland, the cheapest USB cable you can get is 10 $. While you can buy it for 1 - 2 $ on Amazon (and delivered for 5$), I mind the 60 $ customs processing fee. And apart from that, having to connect and disconnect (and bring with you) the cable is immensly annoying.
Sep
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comment Is there a way to enable WiFi-tethering without root access?
That application is called Android 2.2+.
Sep
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comment Is there a way to enable WiFi-tethering without root access?
I have 2.1 not 2.2 . And yes, ridiculous, but hey, Linux is FOSS, just compile your own and that WiFi thingy is unlocked. I suppose that is why Motarola digitally signs the bootloader and prevents any non-Motarola ROM from running...
Sep
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comment Are there any risks to rooting a device?
@Aaronaught: I've never seen the source of one of these ROMs. Maybe I didn't look good enough. But even if I had the source, you need to compile from that source, there's no telling whether the ROM image was actually compiled from that source. Then, you've to review the entire source. Good luck with that. If you are really good, it takes you about a year. Then you've to create a gold-card, and some of these tools were closed-source, and that makes me a little bit uncertain about their FOSS motives. Just as the phone companies that don't release the drivers or digitally sign the boot ROM.
Sep
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comment Are there any risks to rooting a device?
I have read it on a codeproject newsletter, don't have it anymore. I don't know anymore, but the 'destroy' part was specific to one line [latest probably] of mobile phones. (it's a kind of fuse, which PERMANENTLY disables your phone if you attemp to load a custom ROM) See here for the nearest thing to a reference: theunlockr.com/2010/07/14/…
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