Android

Hacking Ultra Strikes in Ingress without a Motorola phone

September 18, 2013 Chilling_Silence How-To's / Guides / Tech info

So the Ultra Strikes have been out and about for a bit. They’re not really “game-changers” like an ADA or Jarvis Virus is. It’s more of a kind of concentrated XMP Burster, so when you hack one, think of it kind of like hacking a couple of that same level XMP. Modifying your phone so […]

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3 ADB, Android, Ingress, root, Ultra Strike,

Getting started with your Nexus 4 – Part 4 – NFC (Near Field Communication)

January 15, 2013 Chilling_Silence How-To's / Guides / Tech info

So you’ve probably heard of NFC. Your credit card probably also has NFC in it. There’s a ton of useful things you can do with NFC that make it worth keeping it enabled and it drains almost no battery. Its also secure, in that, if your screen is off or you’re sitting on the Lock […]

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0 Android, Nexus 4, NFC,

Getting started with your Nexus 4 – Part 3 – Location

January 11, 2013 Chilling_Silence How-To's / Guides / Tech info

So you’ve got yourself one of the most powerful smartphones on the face of the planet, why not start using some of the “smart” features. Location is clearly one of the better features of a smartphone, as seen by the recent Apple Maps screwup, and it’s also pretty clear Google are leaders in the field. […]

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0 Android, Google Maps, Google Now, GPS, Location,

Getting started with your Nexus 4 – Part 2 – Chatting

January 10, 2013 Chilling_Silence How-To's / Guides / Tech info

In Part 2 of this series, we’ll take a look at Chatting. You’ve got your notifications setup in the previous setup, now lets put them to good use and start having some fun chatting with some friends. There’s 3 chat methods that ship with the Nexus 4 (Excluding Email stuff etc) which we’ll look at, what […]

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0 Android, Google, Google Talk, Google+ Messenger, Gtalk,

Getting started with your Nexus 4 – Part 1 – Notifications

January 6, 2013 Chilling_Silence How-To's / Guides / Tech info

So you’ve got yourself a Nexus 4, here’s some cool things you can do to get started with it. There’s going to be at least 4 parts to this (Nexus 4, 4 parts, see how I did it!) and they’ll be some useful things to try out on your phone. We’ll take a look at […]

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0 Android, Light Flow, Nexus 4, Notification Light, Notifications,

Guide to CyanogenMod & AOSP Jellybean / ICS on the HTC One X

August 2, 2012 Chilling_Silence How-To's / Guides / Tech info

UPDATE: FAQs are at the very bottom of the page! There seems to be a lot of confusion about getting the HTC One X running custom firmware. It’s actually quite simple, there’s just a few steps that you need to take in order to first unlock the Bootloader, and then flashing the new firmware. Thankfully […]

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50 Android, AOSP, Bootloader, CyanogenMod, HTC,

Restoring to default Galaxy Nexus firmware, or upgrading to the latest Android release from Google

April 14, 2012 Chilling_Silence How-To's / Guides / Tech info

A couple of people have asked me after trying CyanogenMod or MIUI how they can restore back to the latest official builds from Google. Thankfully it’s nice and easy! No screenshots, but we’ll dive right in and get moving, it should only take 2-3 minutes once you’ve got all the files. Before we begin, now […]

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2 ADB, Android, CyanogenMod, Factory restore, Fastboot,

MIUI on the Galaxy Nexus

March 22, 2012 Chilling_Silence How-To's / Guides / Tech info

After the success of the Galaxy S tutorials I wrote back when I had one, I figured now I’ve had my Galaxy Nexus for coming up to two months that I should do likewise. I’ve been taking a bit of a hiatus from MIUI since I got the Galaxy Nexus in late January 2012, but […]

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3 Android, gingerbread, ice cream sandwhich, ics, MIUI,

Intro to NFC – Part 1 :: What is NFC?

February 27, 2012 Chilling_Silence How-To's / Guides / Tech info

I’m personally betting NFC will be pretty major in 2012, and just because down here in little old NZ we’re a bit behind the curve, I’m betting it’ll be big in 2013 for us too. I think there is HUGE potential to do a lot with NFC, and I can’t wait to see how it […]

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3 Android, Galaxy Nexus, Mobile payment, Near Field Communications, NFC,

Summary of Android fragmentation

February 11, 2012 Chilling_Silence Product Reviews

It’s a word that gets thrown around a lot in the media circles when describing Android devices. Usually it’s by die-hard Apple fans, or simply people who’ve heard it and thought that the word sounds cool and makes them appear smart. There was huge outcries when the (currently) latest Android-4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich was announced […]

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3 Android, Fragmentation, iOS, iPhone,

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