Softbank – Unlimited Packet Discount Flat for SMARTPHONE

I got a Softbank M201 LTE (known as Motorola Razr M) phone from my company. As the screen is small, the phone is locked and cannot be unlocked yet, I wanted to use the SIM card in my Samsung Galaxy S4 (international) phone. The S4 is an LTE capable phone and it works with the Softbank LTE network. But the problem was the APN settings. On the M201 I could read the APN settings, but of course I could not

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Cannot find an application in the Android market?

You are looking for a specific application in the market and you cannot find it? There are chances, that the app is not published for the region that you are in at the moment. Even if you have registered with a German account, have a German SIM card in your phone or tablet, while you are e.g. in China, some applications are not showing. There is a solution that you can try. Still doesn’t work all the time, but it’s

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[Tutorial] ADB on (X)ubuntu

I got interested how to compile Android ROMs and Kernels. But this is not possible under Windows, so I started a fight to get Xubuntu running on my laptop. Finally I won the war and had a running Xubuntu on my device, SDK, Java, Eclipse, … installed. But adb didn’t like to work, “adb not found”, “no device connected” are only 2 of the problems I struggled with. So I started an intensive Google search attack and found solutions scattered

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Testing WordPress for Android on the road.

Just installed WordPress for Android while sitting in Pronto cafe in Shinjuku. It gives you of course only a subset of what you can do on your PC. But its good for a quick check on posts and comments. Writing quick posts like this is possible as well. You can add pics, select the category and add tags.

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Japan trains

Japan is imho the country with the most advanced public transportation system based on trains, subways and bus. I live here now for more than 3 years, and I did never have the need to buy a car. Going to the customer – by train and taxi. Visiting Hiroshima, Nagoya or Osaka for sightseeing – the fastest way (beside taking the plane) is taking the Shinkansen. But it can be confusing. Some train stations here in Tokyo have 14 or

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Japanese IME for HTC Desire

You want to write in Japanese on your HTC Desire, but you do not want to flash to original Softbank X06HT ROM? There are several solutions on the market for Japanese keyboards, but I prefer the original HTC one from the Softbank ROM. So I got my hands on a Softbank ROM with the update to Android 2.2 and extracted everything needed for the keyboard. There is a step-by-step instruction for the installation somewhere on the internet, but I wanted

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Advent Vega – Steps to flash a new ROM

I see often in the forums the questions of newbies about flashing a new stock or custom ROM. What steps are needed to be safe, how to backup data, ….. I will try to give here a short tutorial, maybe you have done already one of the steps, then just skip them. All of the following steps require that you have the proper USB drivers installed for the different modes your tablet can be. ADB driver and NVFlash recovery driver

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Weather Station

Samsung Galaxy S4 Weather Station This app uses the build in temperature, air pressure and humidity sensors of the Galaxy S4 to show the current environment status and record data up to 31 days. IMPORTANT: THIS APPLICATION WORKS ONLY IF YOUR PHONE/TABLET HAS THE NECESSARY SENSORS. IF YOU SEE “SENSOR NOT AVAILABLE” ON THE SCREEN THEN YOUR DEVICE DOESN’T HAVE THE SENSOR. PLEASE DO NOT DOWN RATE THIS APPLICATION JUST BECAUSE YOUR PHONE DOESN’T HAVE THE NECESSARY SENSORS. 3 different

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Your tablet is no longer booting and you have no nandroid backup.

As I said in my other post, there is an easy and fast way to restore your tablet when it got stuck in BSOD. But if you do not have a nandroid backup yet, there is a small chance to get your tablet still back to work without loosing apps, data and settings. You can try to flash only the bootloader and kernel with BSODFixer. This keeps your system and data partitions untouched and there is a chance to get

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Your tablet is no longer booting?

Unfortunately on the tablets based on the P10AN01 board (Advent Vega, pov Mobii, Viewsonic Viewpad 10s, Smartsurfer 100, UX100, …) there is no possibility to enter recovery with a button combination during power on. So if you get stuck with none booting tablet, you have to get back to a stock ROM, loosing all your installed apps, data and settings. Of course you can restore your backup, but there is an easier way to go from a stuck tablet back

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