We know that many of you are going to be lined up bright and early come June 24, with one thing on your mind -- the EVO 3D. Can't say we blame you, it certainly looks to be one of this years best. We also know a lot of you guys will be retiring your EVO 4G to pick this bad boy up, and there will be questions about migrating all your "stuff" from EVO to EVO. That's where we come in.
There's a couple ways to go about transferring most everything over, some built in and some third party. The good news is, all of them are pretty easy. Hit the break and we'll sort them out.
Have a rooted and hacked Nook Color? Want to run the new Netflix app? It's as simple as changing the build.prop file, of course, to make the app think your $250 e-reader actually is one of the few phones currently supported by Netflix. Been there, hacked that, got the T-shirt.
Youtuber huskermania has worked up an excellent video showing you how it's done. In less than five minutes, you, too, can be streaming Netflix on the Nook Color to your heart's content. Check it out.
You really shouldn't need an instruction manual to remove the microSD card from a phone. But things get a little tricky with the Samsung Infuse 4G.
Open up the battery cover and there's no card to be found. OK, there's a picture of one on the FCC label, but where the heck is the card? Samsung tucked it up under the SIM card. It's spring-loaded and pops out straight down toward the bottom of the phone.
But that's not the only trick -- it's mounted face down. You'll need to make sure the printed side is down, and the gold contacts are facing up.
As for actually getting your fat fingers around and under the card to remove it? You're on your own. Check out our trials and tribulations after the break.
If you're on Sprint or Verizon, or another CDMA-based network, you might have heard the term PRL thrown around once or twice. It stands for Preferred Roaming List, and it's basically a way of telling your phone phone where to look for a signal so that you get faster, better connections.
If you've rooted your Android phone, you probably have flashed a ROM or two. Or 20. If you haven't, you will. That's how it works; you get sucked in and its too much fun to quit. While Nandroid backups from a custom recovery are great for a full system restore, what about the equally important things like migrating text messages over to a new ROM? Or all those bookmarks you've collected? Or God forbid you lose your Angry Birds save with all gold eggs and three stars!
Android Central forums member PvilleComp has you covered. He's laid out a very nice post that explains all the whats and hows of backing up your data, including whats safe to re-use and what isn't. If you're new to the whole custom ROM game, or just were never sure what is safe to do and what isn't, this one is for you. And you seasoned experts out there -- don't be shy -- you can jump on in and lend a hand if needed. We're one big happy family.
There comes a time in every Android user's life where you want to install an app not found in the Android Market. If it's your first time, you're greeted with, "For security, your phone is set to block installation of applications not obtained from the Android Market" message as you try to install.
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