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[ale] Moving my phone into the 20th Century



Well, I don't personally know, but people know what flags were there. A buddy of mine also had the Droid X and rooted it. He didn't load a different ROM, he just got root access to the existing build. He turned on the wi-fi hotspot before the settlement just by changing one record from false to true. All the other flags were visible. Of course, the may have misnamed the "BugPrivateConversation" flag to "ProvideExcellentService" or something benign like that. ;-) 

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From: "Charles Shapiro" <hooterpincher at gmail.com> 
To: "Atlanta Linux Enthusiasts" <ale at ale.org> 
Sent: Friday, April 19, 2013 9:03:18 AM 
Subject: Re: [ale] Moving my phone into the 20th Century 



Huh! Innaresting! Makes me wonder what OTHER flags their build is paying attention to. 


bool BugPrivateConveration = True 

bool SendIntrusiveAds = False 



-- CHS 




On Thu, Apr 18, 2013 at 2:14 PM, Scott Plante < splante at insightsys.com > wrote: 




As it turned out, though, Verizon decided to not bother anymore after that settlement. They didn't have to do a new build, they just had to set a flag. My old Droid X on Verizon became capable of doing a hotspot pretty soon thereafter via the regular settings method, not just via the external app. It seemed like it could do the USB tethering but I didn't try it. And my Galaxy Note II does bluetooth tethering and wi-fi hotspots without any special rigmarole . 



From: "Charles Shapiro" < hooterpincher at gmail.com > 
To: "Atlanta Linux Enthusiasts" < ale at ale.org > 
Sent: Thursday, April 18, 2013 12:54:57 PM 
Subject: Re: [ale] Moving my phone into the 20th Century 





Yeah, I heard about the FCC thing. That just meant that Verizon wouldn't throw you off their network for tethering if you didn't pay their outrageous added fee. There are plenty of applications in Google Play that'll let you do tethering even if it's not enabled in the OS. It's possible that newer Verizon phones have a build with tethering and personal wifi enabled. Of course, the security concerns still stand, and CM also has a really spiffy-cool DSP equalizer if you're into that.. 


-- CHS 




On Thu, Apr 18, 2013 at 11:24 AM, Scott Plante < splante at insightsys.com > wrote: 

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Charles Shapiro wrote: "Most 3rd-party ROMS will allow you to do tethering or personal wifi right from the OS; Verizon's build of Android has this feature disabled." 


Actually, that's no longer true--Verizon does allow tethering and personal wifi hotspots directly now. It was due to a settlement with the FCC. 
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-57485518-94/what-verizons-fcc-tethering-settlement-means-to-you-faq/ 


Still, there are lots of other reasons to use Cyanogen. Free tethering is just no longer one of them. 
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