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Rooting the Transform Ultra

Since we’re talking about potentially bricking, destabilizing, or infecting your phone, you should probably take a peek at the downloaded files before you proceed. While they were fine ten minutes ago, things can always change, and it’s your pocket change you’ve spent on this fine gadget. Proceed at your own risk. You might improve it, or you may very well destroy it.

This doesn’t flash your phone the way older rooting protocols did. This just unlocks the phone and installs a superuser application. Superuser? Supereasy you mean!

1. Download and unzip: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/12510094/Transformdatphone.zip or http://www.forums.acsyndicate.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=420&d=1318793570

(1b. If you’re running linux or mac, update the permissions of the run.sh file to allow for execution: chmod +x run.sh.)

2. Connect your phone using the USB Cable. Prep the phone by going to the home screen, Menu, Settings, Applications, Development, and enable USB Debugging.

3. If you’re in Windows, double-click on PHONETRANSFORM.bat. For linux or Mac, open a terminal, navigate to the transforrrm folder, and run “sh ./run.sh”

4. Sit back and wait for your phone to reboot. It’s seriously that easy.

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Android Battery Problems

Cobbled together from sdx-developers.com and other sites…

I’m as cavalier as anyone on flashing a phone without a full charge. It’s because in the old days I had to worry about a flash failing due to power outage.

It turns out it makes a difference. Flashing a phone erases /data/system/batterystats.bin, and the phone rebuilds the file assuming a completely full battery.

Here’s the solution to longer battery life for free, no magic.

– Charge the battery completely full with the power off. Completely.
– In console (ideally recovery mode) run “rm /data/system/batterystats.bin” to delete system battery data.
– Reboot the phone.
– Run the phone until the battery dies completely.

This should recalibrate the battery, and may even free up some capacity that you didn’t realize was there.

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University of Phoenix Email on Android

For the techies, here’s the basic info:

username: username@email.phoenix.edu
pwd: pwd
imap server: imap.gmail.com
security: SSL
port: 993
smtp server: smtp.gmail.com
security: ssl
port: 465

– Open your Email app (not the Gmail app). Tap Menu, then Accounts, then Menu again, then Add Account.

– Enter your email address: username@email.phoenix.edu. Then enter your password, and select Manual Setup.

– Select IMAP Account, then enter the IMAP server information listed above. Tap Next.

– Enter the SMTP server information listed above, and tap Next.

– Adjust the preferences to your liking, and tap Next. Give the account a name (such as “UofP”) and tap Done.

– Enjoy.

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Easy WGU Email on an Android Device

Wouldn’t it be nice (for any number of reasons) to set up your WGU email on an Android phone or tablet with a minimum of fuss? Search no more. And I’ll be using the WGU email for a couple years, so I’ll update it if it changes.

For the techies, here’s the basic info:

username: username@wgu.edu
pwd: pwd
imap server: imap.gmail.com
security: SSL
port: 993
smtp server: smtp.gmail.com
security: ssl
port: 465

– Open your Email app (not the Gmail app). Tap Menu, then Accounts, then Menu again, then Add Account.

– Enter your email address: username@wgu.edu. Then enter your password, and select Manual Setup.

– Select IMAP Account, then enter the IMAP server information listed above. Tap Next.

– Enter the SMTP server information listed above, and tap Next.

– Adjust the preferences to your liking, and tap Next. Give the account a name (such as “WGU”) and tap Done.

– Get busy! Accelerate your courses!

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University of Phoenix on an Android Phone

Buried in the debug settings is the ability to change your built-in Android browser to report as an iPhone, triggering the iPhone forums functionality on your Android phone.

Open your browser. In the address bar, type about:debug, and hit the Enter button (not the suggested shortcut).

If nothing happens, it worked. Select Menu, Settings, and at the bottom, UAString.

From the three easy options, select iPhone, and go back to your UP link or bookmark. When you click the link for the individual class forum, you’ll find yourself at the iPhone interface. Enjoy!

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