Android, was Re: [SATLUG] Jail Breaking is now Fair Use

brian lewis astro at astr0.org
Wed Aug 11 09:36:45 CDT 2010


I have an EVO. While I haven't fully rooted mine (honestly there hasn't been a real need - especially with Unrevoked, which is coming out with a 'forever' version very shortly - www.unrevoked.com/forever), I haven't found the need. I can tether via USB without a problem and with no real speed issues when going over 4g. There's a ton of really good apps out there as well, and the phone is a beast.. Now that it's running 2.2 (first carrier to release 2.2 to a phone), the phone is much, much snappier and just feels extremely responsive. 

I highly recommend it. It's a beast of a phone, and the price point is pretty attractive. I'd recommend going into a sprint store and playing around with one if you're considering the purchase, though. 

Hope this helps - if you have any questions let me know. 

Best,
Brian Lewis, RHCE
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On Aug 10, 2010, at 7:28 PM, travis+ml-satlug at subspacefield.org wrote:

> On Sat, Jul 31, 2010 at 11:38:28AM -0500, David Kowis wrote:
>> I have an Evo and it's rooted.
>> 
>> http://geekfor.me/
>> 
>> This has a build and links to instructions on how to root your Evo. It
>> was reasonably painless for me. No more difficult than it was when I did
>> the G1.
>> 
>> the Cyanogenmod team is planning on releasing a build for the Evo.
>> they've even got a Release Candidate, but it doesn't support wimax and a
>> few other things, but it'll get there eventually.
> 
> Speaking of that, I need to pick a new Android phone (got tired of
> iPhone-Linux incompatibilities - don't get me started) and would like
> a recommendation.
> 
> It seems the EVO is the new hotness, just curious what your feelings
> are about it, especially since you're in the same category as me -
> intend to root it and do tethering.  In fact, I want it as a little
> development platform to act as a console for a home alarm and automation
> system (see http://www.subspacefield.org/security/alarm_system/ for
> more info).
> 
> Issues of concern are:
> rooting
> tethering
> which carrier to go with / which phone to get
> battery life and charging options
> MS Exchange integration (sorry, workplace need)
> Google calendar integration
> syncing music over wifi (can I rsync my mp3s to it?)
> ogg support
> 
> ANY suggestions are much appreciated.
> 
> PS: FROzen YOgurt.  Android 2.2.
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