Returneth LeeDrOiD (T-Mod)

After some tinkering with Cyanogen (mod) I’ve reverted back to LeeDrOiD in particular the modified version T-Mod. The main reason I suppose is that I like the eye candy and some of the HTC widgets just make tasks quicker and easier!

This is not to say that Cyanogen is not to my liking, because it can be themed thus a level of “eye candy” can be achieved, but the HTC Sense UI won’t work on Cyanogen! nor would I even try (are Ye mad?)

Oh and as Telstra finally released their bloated version of FroYo, T-Mod has (well the maintainer) made some small adjustments to align with Telstra’s APN/MMS configuration…  all the info can be read here

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Performance from Cyanogen (nightly)

Well I’ve been using the Cyanogen (mod) nightly ROM now for about a week or so now and as far as performance goes I certainly can’t complain! After coming from a HTC sense ROM, Cyanogen did take a small amount of adjustment at first (mainly getting used to the Android keyboard) but now I’m quite impressed. Just recently the addition for using the FM radio was added (this was the main show stopper for me) so the defaults are on par with HTC’s sense defaults (Cyanogen is just faster!) So another benchmark test and this is how it stacks up…

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No longer “Home Alone”

Finally there is some closure to all the drama that has been unfolding over the last few months. As for now I’m no longer home alone I have my wife back 🙂

I now no longer have this view as I walk back to the car…

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No longer "Home Alone"

Finally there is some closure to all the drama that has been unfolding over the last few months. As for now I’m no longer home alone I have my wife back 🙂

I now no longer have this view as I walk back to the car…

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Cyanogen mod 6.x nightly build

Just to try something different on my phone, I’ve chosen to try the Cyanogen Mod 6.x ROM. This is a non-sense (HTC Sense) ROM and is currently using Froyo 2.2.1

As I’m using setcpu I’ve setup some profiles to attempt to get the most battery uptime as I can, I haven’t timed how long I’m getting (yet) but I’m definitely getting results so far…

Here’s a screen shot of my current home screen (have only set the phone to use one screen)

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Another day, another…

Oh have I missed anything? As from my last post I’ve been spending most of my time at the hospital visiting Clare. So I’ve no doubt missed out on any news of worldwide events, national and local so what’s been happening?

Possibly not much!

Here’s the view from where I stand…

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Waiting Time…

Ok another non standard blog post, but I’m currently awaiting for Clare to come out of surgery! Yes she was very nervous prior & no doubt will be post op. but I’m confident in the team working on her will do a great job so she can be back on her feet soon…

Oh here’s the view of patient waiting room 1 (note the purple chairs were not here the last time I was in this room!)

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Just some thoughts…

Well as the last week & a half have been pretty hectic, I’ve not had much time to even look at my blog, little lone write something worth while. There has been lots happening with Clare, but I’m not going to discuss/talk about that in this post, only to day what I just said!

On my Android front, there has been two updates released for the custom ROM that I’m currently using (T-Mod) these have really only been minor fixes (ROM based off LeeDrOid) some of the fixes were for applications I’ve not even used!

On the 6th of October, Icinga unified release 1.2 was let loose at the OSMC in Nürnberg, so far the response has been very positive for both companies & users of Icinga! So a big thanks goes out to the Icinga Team for their hard work & dedication towards the open source community. Oh yes, the surprise release of a mobile Web UI at the OSMC was a show stopper! Loss of “ohh & ahh” I’ve yet to set it up on my Icinga service, but when I get the time I certainly will be.

On the amateur radio front there isn’t much to mention either! But version 0.67 of the Alpha Code was released from Byon, this addressed some issues that crept into release 0.66 Again I’ve yet to update my two TinyTrak4 units to the latest firmware.

Now as I’ve not really had that much to say, here’s an image of Maisie …

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Skype is now available for Android !!!

This has been a long time coming, but finally Skype is available for Android!  Now there are two ways to get the .apk The easiest is to simply download from the android market, or grab it from Skype

There are some limitations, this will not works on some Samsung modle phones. There is a list from the link posted above to get more details on that!

At this point there is no video calling, but voice & text work just fine. Bear in mind, I’m using a non-factory ROM so depending on what you are using your mileage may vary! (just read the application comments)

Here are some screen shots…

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S-OFF for HTC Desire

For the HTC Desire to gain root (superuser) access there is a nice simple application from
unrevoked that is essentially a one click application to enable access to root (on your providers supplied ROM this is no permitted!)

Well there is now one additional mod you can do for your Desire, its called S-off… so what is it? What does it give to you if you choose to apply it. Well the “S” represents “Security” and the “-off” is telling you that it is activated. Also your initial carrier boot splash will be over written (can be changed)  this is another identifier that the flash was successful.

S-off is available from here

Please make sure to read all the information before attempting this mod…

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