Saturday, January 5, 2013

Custom ROM Gingerbread 2.3.7 on HTC Hero

Happy New Year to all and I hope this new year will bring joy and happiness, more fun than ever. 2012 was a great year I must say but being an optimist I believe 2013 brings better future and gazillions of superb gadgets for us! Everybody knows by now that Android has been the 'king' in mobile operating system, beats Nokia, the once-so-great mobile product, beats iPhone (in virtually everything!) and now with its new version of Jelly Bean 4.1, there's simply no reason why Android won't defend the throne for at least another few more years.

Android phones have been around for many years yet I haven't got the chance to use one until last year. Yes, I'm wayyyy behind when it comes to Android and even the first Android that I own is still version 2.1. My first Android phone is HTC Hero GSM. To be honest, I didn't plan to have an android phone left alone a htc phone. I was still using my old-good-local-made phone when one day it keeps on rebooting on its own. I was at the office at the time at my desk and while I was trying my best to stop it from rebooting with no apparent reason, my boss walked out from her office and walked past behind me. She saw what I was doing and asked what was wrong.

I told her what happened with the phone and we both had no clue why the phone acted that strange. After some time she told me that she had just bought a new phone for herself which is HTC One X. Her old smartphone, HTC Hero is still in good condition and she had not decided what to do with the phone.

She then decided to give the htc hpone to me.

And so that's my first android phone. When I first got the phone, I got so excited that I googled all about android specifically htc smartphones. After hours spent on researching , I finally decided that the hct hero is one great and stable phone. There's nothing I don't like about the phone except for one small fact; it's on android 2.1 Eclair.

The interface is super fine and it runs smoothly as I flick my fingers across the screen up and down left and right. I checked all the settings and tried my best to fiddle with it to further improve its already wonderful performance. I already knew that android OS has been drastically developed and updated from 2.1 to 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) to 4.1 Jelly Bean, however, the development was not able to be reaped by HTC Hero users as HTC has no plan to provide an official upgrade for htc hero phones. I suspect OEMs are more interested in getting people to buy their newer phones and gadgets instead of tinkering their old phones so users could upgrade from eclair 2.1 to better version.

The HTC Hero GSM never receives official upgrade from android 2.1 to greater android version.

Amazingly, I found out that out there there is a group of android enthusiasts and fortunately most of them are good in developing the system. They managed to alter the open source operating system and came up with what we know now as custom ROMs. Custom roms are used to flash the htc hero phones - once done you will have your own home-baked OS android.

HTC Hero phones can be flashed so we can upgrade them to higher version. I spent a great deal of time reading from forum to forum and from one blog to another blog just to understand how to properly flash my htc hero gsm.

Then I found Cyanogenmod. What is cyanogenmod? It's a bunch of custom roms developed by the cyanogenmod group. These roms are then altered by others to create their own version of cyanogenmod.

I finally decided to try flashing my htc hero phone with altered version of cyanogenmod 7 which is elelinux-7.2-hero-v3.9. This custom rom allows the htc phone to be upgraded to android 2.3.7 Gingerbread. I find the rom quite clean but it seems like it munches quite a big portion of RAM. It lags at times and I had experienced multiple times of reboots when I tried to run waze app. I switched to another custom rom - this time I got it from xda-developer forum. The developer, 1ceb0x, thanks to him, created this based on another custom rom, Decked_X.

As awesome as his name, 1ceb0x calls this rom Shpongle v3.7.

Minutes after installing shpongle, I can't help but I must tell you guys that I really really love this rom! It is incredibly super fast and heavily decorated to give users ICS feel although it runs as gingerbread.

There's a lot to talk about when it comes to android phones and its reputation as an open source mobile operating system. I thought I read somewhere (or maybe someone told me that haha) that Google is planning to come out with their very own phone instead of using other OEM's phones as their flagship product.

I am new to android and a newbie in customizing my android phone - therefore I will do my best to tell you guys my journey in finding the best custom rom for my htc hero gsm android smart phone. So, if you are new too, don't hesitate to let me know or ask me. Sometimes we don't feel comfortable asking in forums or that it's hard to keep up with the forum thread. Don't worry, we can always help each other :-)

Until next time, take care guys!

Mymode Network

Mobile Phones Around The World

Mobile phones have been used by people all over the world simply for its capability to let us communicate easily anytime and anywhere. The rapid technology advancement has let the usage of mobile phones to be something that you shall not miss at all. Landline phones are becoming obsolete these days though they are still widely used for business purposes and mainly in offices and workplaces.

The trend these days is to have a good-looking mobile phone and also what are special features added to the mobile phone. It is very common these days to see a mobile phone that has integrated auto-focus camera into it as well as the capability to play music and songs. From polyphonic ringtones to MP3 ringtones, mobile phones have been massively integrated all trendy features and therefore it is hard not to miss the opportunities to have a mobile phone and enjoy all these entertainment.

This blog is dedicated to provide you all information that is relevant to mobile phones. If you take some time to read the blog, you may find articles on these categories:

- Prepaid mobile phones plans - "prepaid plan" is a term that is widely used to describe mobile phone plan that needs you to pay for the service and the mobile phone first before you can use it. Other terms are pay-as-you-go mobile phone plan and also flexpay mobile plan.

- Post-paid mobile phone plans - "post-paid" is a term used to describe contract-based mobile plan where you are bonded to a contract for at least a year whenever you subscribe to the mobile plan.

- Business mobile phones - communication amongst employees are important as well as among your business partners. There are many benefits to be gained when you choose the right busines mobile phone plan.

- Smart mobile phones - fondly known as "smartphones", these type of mobile phone are usually integrated with a lot of tech features that allow you to have a computer-like mobile phone in your hand.

- Camera mobile phones

- Music mobile phones

- 3G mobile phones - the term "3G" is used to simply identify the mobile phone capability in various type of communication. The first time mobile phone was introduced, it can only receive inbound calls and make outbound calls. Later the 2G mobile phones has the ability to send and receive short message service (SMS) as well as picture messages. 3G mobile phones can be used to receive and send video messages as well as video calls.

- International phone cards - whenever you travel abroad, it is a good move to get yourself to get an international prepaid phone card where it can be used with your current mobile phone so you won't have problem to contact your business colleagues or your family.

- International mobile phones - Can you still use your mobile phone outside of your home country? I've discovered a lot of information on this question and I will try to explain about it in my own way.

- Satellite mobile phones - these type of mobile phones are just the excellent choice where you don't have to worry at all about the network coverage. You can get reception from almost anywhere with satellite mobile phones no matter where your location is. If you travel abroad, then maybe you should rent one of these mobile phones.

- Comparison between mobile phone plans - reviews are given on various mobile phone plans available. If possible, I will also try to include personal reviews given by the mobile plan users.

-"How to" information on your mobile phone - I will try my level best to share my knowledge on mobile phones. Tips and tricks to be used to tweak your mobile phones are given here. Yes, the information provided here are for free.

The Least Extreme Group of Mymode That Make Money Online

I feel obliged to inform you that we are neither Mymode favourite team nor the best agents too. We are part of the so-called extreme group PrepaidForYou. Our strive for success in making money online with mobile prepaid Mymode is the only reason we plunged ourselves into the fierceful world of internet marketing.

Marketing your products online is a tough job.

Making money out of them is even tougher.

Here we are, dedicated to guide you in achieving your target and dreams to successfully make money online selling prepaid phone cards and top up cards.

Please take some time to learn more about the business and from this blog, you will learn;

how to make residual income simply by using your prepaid phone

how to earn massive amount of income from Mymode business

how to target your audience either locally or internationally and eventually from there you will receive the sweetest reward (money of course lol)

What is Mymode And How to Make Money from It Unbiased Short Review

Mymode is a solution to your quest to save more money while using your prepaid phone service in Malaysia. Major telecommunication providers in Malaysia are TM, Maxis Malaysia, Digi Telecommunication, and also Celcom Malaysia. Engaging itself into this lucrative prepaid business, Mymode has managed to properly established itself and able to receive recognition from Maybank and CIMB.

Many have claimed that the only purpose of joining Mymode is to save your money while using your prepaid service daily. Honestly that is only the rough idea and perhaps the first reason why you look for answers to save your money. Joining Mymode is truly the first step to open the path to earn residual income and perhaps one day you will be able to make silly amount of money like five to six figures a month.

I would like to apologize to any of my visitors if you fail to find any useful information about Mymode mobile phone and prepaid business. This blog is meant to guide you, not to teach or preach you what you must do to earn money online with Mymode. We learnt the hard way to put ourselves visible on the internet. You on the other hand have the advantage to override the time taken by following our guidelines. If you have the crave to learn how to make money online during recession time, then Mymode could be your first choice until you are ready enough to learn other paths to make money.

Can you make money from using Maxis Hotlink prepaid?

If you are a long time user of Hotlink, then I believe you have more than the knowledge on how Maxis charges you for anything and everything. Why waste the money for things you do not really need when you can actually earn money from it? You may not be as rich as Ananda Krishnan, the owner of Maxis Malaysia, but at least you can earn some money from all the telcos though you stick with Maxis Hotlink.

What if I use Celcom Xpax?

I know that sometimes you don't have the courage to try switching from one service to another. You might say that you are not sure about the advantages of other phone plans or network. Frankly say, that unsure feeling is just something you developed inside you due to successful marketing strategy from Celcom. Either using Celcom Xpax or Blue, it won't matter and you don't have to worry much if you plan to switch to Hotlink or Digi. Remember, at this time the cost to change or transfer is still free and therefore take advantage of that. Change and try it for a month and then you can always change back to your original provider. However, as far as money is concern, go for package that offers you lower call rates and that will absolutely help you to earn more money when you join Mymode.

Senarai Nombor Telefon Ejen Mymode Prepaid|Mymode Agents Cell Phone Numbers

Primary Contact Number:
Area Selangor|KL|Negeri Sembilan
012-241-5054 - Maxis Hotlink - Johari

Negeri Sembilan|KL
017-358-3658 - Maxis Hotlink - Khai

014-808-4051 - Maxis/Digi - Nor Ashikin

Johor Bahru
017-781-8114 - Maxis Hotlink - Aqib

012-651-5113 - Maxis Hotlink - Irfan

012-709-4914 - Maxis Hotlink - Baby

013-388-1572 - Celcom - Azizi

Johor Bahru
012-640-0955 - Maxis - Qila

Johor Bahru
017-769-5277 - Maxis Hotlink - Rozy

Maxis Hotlink SMS Instructions

How to topup your Maxis Hotlink Prepaid Mobile Phones

Dialing command : *111*Topup Pin Code#

How to Share your Prepaid Maxis Hotlink Credit TopUp

How to Check Your Credit Balance for Maxis Hotlink

Dialing command : *122#

How to access Hotlink Easy Menu

Dialing command : *100#

How to check Maxis Hotlink Rewards Points

Access Hotlink Easy Menu and choose options 7-7-1

How to activate Hotlink Super Savers Talk and SMS

How to activate Maxis Hotlink Activ10

Find Your T-Mobile phone coverage using this Superb Checker

Digi Prepaid I Like SMS Instructions

How to access DiGi Talktime Services menu

Dialling command : *128#

How to Reload or topup your DiGi Prepaid FuYoh

Dialling command : *123*(16-digit reload number)#

How to Share Your Prepaid Digi Credits Talktime Transfer

How to get advance credit for your Digi Prepaid Plus

Celcom Prepaid SMS Instructions

How to topup your Celcom Xpax Prepaid Account Using Code

Dial *122* 16-digit topup code#

How to reload Celcom Blue Prepaid Using SMS

Sms command : rec 16-digit topup code

Send to : 2888

How to check your Celcom Prepaid Credit Balance

Dial command : *124#

Sms command code: just type "bal" and send to 2888

Call center : dial 1990

How to share your Celcom Airtime

How to activate Celcom Blue Teman 20

Five simple reasons why and how you should transfer from Maxis Hotlink to Celcom Xpax

Bonus Hello Sunday

With Celcom Xpax, you will get free calls on all your Sundays!

Birthday Bonus Celcom

You can get free calls and SMS for seven days!

Two years airtime expiry date

You can choose either one or two years!

Fastest prepaid mobile phones network

Celcom 3G and HSDPA speeds can go as high as 3.6Mbps

Best customer service ever

Celcom has received two years back to back champion for 2006 and 2007