We were able to root my LG Esteem. However there is still some things we need to tinker with to get SU and Superuser.apk working and asking your permission instead of just granting all apps root permissions.
Check back, I will be posting another one click root for the phone, once we get everything worked out.
The OneClickRoot for LG Esteem(LG-MS91) has been posted in the forums for download
For some odd reason iPhoto just cant seem to locate photos from my android phones. When the phone is connected and Mass Storage mode enabled, Itunes detects that it has been connect and acts as if its going to import photos. But it then says that it cant find any photos to import. After doing some research I found a lot of other users have had the same troubles with iPhoto and their android devices. I tried a few of the solutions and only one of them has been working for me. The method that is working is to install a simple automation script that runs when ever the android is plugged into the computer. When the android is connected iPhoto automatically starts its import. The only down side is that you have to remember to open iPhoto before connecting your phone. If you just connect the phone without iPhoto already being open the import process doesn’t seem to start.
Up until now only a few select android devices were able to use the Netflix movie streaming app. There have been hacked versions of the app floating around the internet but now the app is officially made to work on any 2.2 or 2.3 android devices. Those devices that were not supported before should now be able to download the app right from the Android Market.
Google has rolled out yet another update for the Maps Navigation app on Android. And in turn offered another reminder that the Maps app can be used for quite a bit more than just getting turn-by-turn directions in those times when you have no idea where your destination point is located. That being said, this latest update brings the app up to version 5.10.0 and it looks like one that Places users will be happy to see.
The updated app is available (as one would expect) by way of the Android Market and comes as a 6.49MB download and will run on Android devices with 1.6 or later. Of course, the catch with that is not every feature of Maps will be available for every version of Android. But that, that is a story for another day and today we are going to focus on the new that has arrived with 5.10.0. According to the what’s new section, the version 5.10.0 update adds to ability to;
- See Places you rated 4-stars and 5-stars on the map.
- Attach photos to reviews of Places.
And that about sums it up this time. Overall a small update, but like mentioned earlier — one that should make those who regularly use places a bit happier. With that, those looking for the update may want to fire up the Android Market on their device as the web version (at least as of this posting) is still reflecting the previous update (from August) as being the most recent. Needless to say, we would expect that to change sooner rather than later and in fact, may already be done by the time you read this post. Bottom line, Maps Navigation is just one nice feature that Android users have available for them and it seems Google is intent on rolling out regular updates.
Original article found at: nexus404.com
Are you one of those people who try to get the best speed and performance from your phone? If that sounds like you then you are going to want to download the Zeam launcher app for your android phone. Zeam launcher is sleek simple and built for speed. Don’t expect the tons of feachers that the other bloated launchers have.
While having all of the dozens of extra unused features are nice to have on the phones launcher. I personally will pick speed over features.
I just loaded up the new @MetroPCS Visual Voicemail App on my android phone. This app is long overdue and I’m glad to see that its finally available. The app does however seem to be very basic only allowing you the listen,forward,delete, or lock your voicemail messages. For now I will continue to pay monthly to use my YouMail.com visual voicemail on the phone. The added features and functionality of YouMail Visual voicemail service makes the added monthly costs worth it (for me at least). I think that for the average user @MetroPCS ‘s visual voicemail app will be a welcomed addition and be much more convenient than dialing to check voicemails.
I just came accross this great app the other day called DailyRoads Voyager. The app is for when are in your car you can mount the phone to the windshield and record while you drive. The cool thing is that only what you want to keep will be saved. You can tell it to save the last X amount of video’s or also use a feature that auto saves the last X minutes of video if a certain G-Force is detected by the phone (crash or slamming on your breaks).
OK, I just updated the app.
If you already have it downloaded, please download it again to get the new version.
New Version Change Log:
Changed Lebel to read Selected State instead of Current State.
Added app version info
App now remembers the last state you selected so you dont have to keep selecting a state.
Added ability for app to let you know when news versions are available.
Added download of new app version by clicking button in app.
Fixed a bug where some states like New York could report outages but not report when network is back up.
Since getting my Samasung Galaxy Indulge I have experienced data service outages almost on a daily basis. When contacting MetroPCS about it they rarely even know whats going on. I can check online and see many people having the same issues durring the same times all over the US. MetroPCS reps at local stores are not even notified of outages or scheduled maintenance and try to diagnose phones as being defective when that is not the case.
I have decided to take this issue into my own hands and create a simple app that people can load on their phone to to let everyone know what the current networks status is for each state in the USA.
Please not that when your phone is connected via WiFi, only service outages can be reported.
To view status info and also report outages from your PC, you can visit the following URL: http://androidinvasion.us/MetroPCS/status.php
Today I learned that MetroPCS plans to remove the unlimited YouTube access that current customers get with the $40 4G service plans. They also plan to change the warranty policy to include rooting as a reason for voiding warranty. I would have figure that this would already be the case but maybe since until now they have not had any android devices or 4G service they didn’t have the need for listing this specifically in the policy. One think that I don’t like to see is that they will be requesting for employee’s to check phones for rooted phones and apps like WiFi Tether. If a rooted phone is brought in or if a tethering app is found, a notation will be added to the persons account.
• Corporate recently added an additional reason for an Android handset to be considered as Out-Of-Warranty.
• Android handsets that have been subject to “rooting”, “jailbreaking” or “hacking” are no longer covered under warranty and may be grounds for termination or modification of service.
• Rooting is a process that modifies a handsets software allowing access to services not supported or tested by the Carrier or OEM.
• While there are more applications out there that allow subscribers to gain root access, a specific example seen on a Samsung Galaxy Indulge is shown below.
• If you see this application on the handset, please explain that the handset is out of warranty and be certain to access the customer’s account and add a memo that the handset has been rooted.
The picture they posted of is super user and some other ones.
Also they highlited the “thetering app” so i guess thats where “may be grounds for termination or modification of service.”come from , lol not sure what they would do
Please keep in mind that this info is from one reported MetroPCS employee. Other MetroPCS employee’s could not confirm the same.