posted on Jun, 30 2013 @ 07:51 PM
reply to post by eXia7
I have an HTC EVO 4g, still a good phone but I couldn't transfer it to the new carrier, so now I have a piece of useful technology not doing
anything, when I get time I do want to explore it's potential.
Yep, that EVO is an awesome device. I took mine up to ICS, (Android 4.0.4) and modded quite a few ROMS for it. The 8MP camera itself is worth
keeping it around. A good place to start is xda-developers, and search for EVO 4g. Literally hundreds of ROMS to choose from. Sadly enough, HTC has
obsoleted it. It makes a perfect starter device to play around with.
reply to post by yamammasamonkey
with games and music on them for the kids and use them at publicly accessable wifi spots for untraceable Internet activities.
Yep, perfect way to use "old" technology. They still function as a MP3 player, and a gaming device for the kiddos. They STILL take photos. (Hey,
if you are ever camping, and see a UFO, you'll have no reason NOT to get at least one pic!)
reply to post by Nucleardiver
Now I use it as an MP3 player for when I'm working here around the house and use it to use the net when I'm out camping or sky watching here on the
farm with my wifi from the home router.
A lot of the older devices have 4-8gb storage on a SD card. That's a few thousand songs, plenty enough for a day's worth of yard work on shuffle
with no repeats. Add earbuds, and you are good to go.
The Google Sky app is simply awesome for sky watching, and learning the constellations, and I've used mine to point my telescope. (An old Iphone has
a similar app.) More than once I've seen an unusually bright star, and want to know what it is. A quick point, and voila, the app tells me what it
is. Aptly enough, I've checked out said "anomalies", and then read a thread here after about a "strange" light in the sky. While taking away
the mystery of "shining" or "blinking" lights in the sky, they do work perfectly as a star chart, and I even quit using my old "sky wheel"
because of it. An old smartphone is a perfect device for someone interested in learning about Astronomy.
Pretty much everyone has a Wi-Fi Router, and to sit on the back porch for an evening of sky gazing using an "old" phone, is quite an educational