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[ale] Moving my phone into the 20th Century



Oh wow, that's really interesting!  Was there a flag to allow you to remove
Crapware from the phone? Or can you already do that once you have root?  I
honestly dunno, since I went right to installing a new ROM.

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On Fri, Apr 19, 2013 at 11:14 AM, Scott Plante <splante at insightsys.com>wrote:

> 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. ;-)
>
> ------------------------------
> *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:
>>
>>> 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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