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GooApple V.5 (updates)

There’s a whole new thread on xda-developers regarding the best rom available for the chinese clone. I’ve been really busy contributing anyway I can; there are great people too involved like anexonel from http://www.anexonel.tk/ who add critical mass to this phone so that it fulfills what purpose it was made for (well, sorta&hellipWinking.

There’s also a new variation called GooApple 3G available here that supposed to give the extra oomph needed when on a cellular network. Price is the same so you don’t really have a choice whether to choose 3G or not 3G. I’m sticking to my WCDMA one anyways, since I got used to it and I rarely use cellular data.

GooApple V.5

Hello there. I wish you a nice 2012 and hope you got what you wished for on vacation time. I did get a present from Santa this year. It’s called GooApple V.5 and it’s basically a clone of Apple iPhone 4 (almost same specs, but android based).
gooapple_3g_7_1_1
I got it from www.android-sale.com and I recommend the guys. They’re pretty straightforward and they have perfect communication.

After I got it into my hands, I’ve figured out that it was nothing like my previously owned Dell Streak. GPS was not functional, location services sucked, wifi was very faint etc.

After a couple of google searches I’ve managed to find several teams on the web with the most significant being (for the certain phone) over here @ xda developers: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1389930
It’s a long reading if you have the time - but if you own the device you’ll find every piece of information there a great gift.

So after a lot of searching and reading, I’ve managed to build a custom rom which you can find here:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=21947564&postcount=236

I guess if you have the phone, you’ll find this post useful, so; enjoy!

My Experia X1 mods

I have purchased a used X1 a couple of months ago, mainly for GPS use. I do have to say that this must be the phone with the most rom-mods in existence nowadays. After a lot of try and testing, I have found myself one of the best -in my opinion- custom rom. It sure has some minor glitches, but you will love its speed and features. Read more and get it from here.
I strongly recommend to become a member it’s a great community forum afaic the wm devices.
Almost forgot. READ how to flash the rom before you try anything! You might end up with an expensive brick in your hands...

Booting up OSX off an external HDD

I have some people asking about how did I manage to make an external HDD to boot any PC in the house with OSX (see March 2008 news archive). I have a list of 'to-do' things ready for you, so you can do this easily too. So here goes:

1. Partition your external HDD with MBR option ticked through Disk Utility from Kalyway's 10.5.1 DVD.

2. Install Kallyway’s 10.5.1 Dvd with MBR EFI and no specific kernel (top 2 options blank)

3. After setting up the machine info – reg name etc you should be able to boot up to OSX 10.5.1

4. Install Kallyway’s 10.5 .2 combo update and DO NOT reboot until updating kernels too! Choose the patched one.

5. After restart, boot with –v –s and hope everything goes ok

6. When up again, install NVinstaller V.41.pkg – This gave my 8600GTS QE/CI.

7. Reboot. You are all set.

PS: Be sure you have removed all internal HDDs from your machine so that you won't accidentaly format another one. I'd recommend you execute the procedure only with the external HDD attached and the DVD that you will install Kalyway's release from it.

Good Luck!

Whacker

Booting up alien OS's

Ok, I'm sure most of you you might have seen this over a thousand times, and I'm talking about a PC running OSX, but I promise, this is different. A nice 80GB WD running OSX and being able to boot up *almost* every core duo pc around the house, welp. That's something you should see
Feel free to comment the video, I'd love to reply to any questions on how I did it.

Whacker

Compiling MAME under VISTA

I found this article from Aaron's site quite intriguing; given the fact that I haven't yet installed Vista (even though I have the RC1 package for sometime now for testing purposes from my company IT dept.). The most interesting part though imho is the way that people respond to the inability of Vista to build a proper MAME binary without a bunch of hocus-pocus tricks and treats... How many of the fellow programmers at mamedev find Aero nice and who dislike it? Click the above link... Interesting read. Winking