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[#] Mon Aug 20 2012 22:17:01 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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On a whim, I did my occasional Google search today for any news on ICS for the T-Mobile version of the Samsung Galaxy S II (which I have). I discovered that it's been out since June ... but there were no plans to distribute it over the air. WTF?

So I had to go find a Winbloze machine, download Samsung's really bad connectoid program, and update my phone over a USB connection.

But ... I can haz ICS !!

[#] Tue Aug 21 2012 07:42:01 EDT from zooer

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It is a shame that T-mobile doesn't offer a signal where I live. I might have switched.

[#] Fri Aug 24 2012 17:46:09 EDT from Spell Binder

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IG: AT&T did the same thing with the ICS upgrade for my Galaxy Note. No over the air update was made available, so I had to install Samsung's Kies software. I've not used Kies for anything other than backing up my phone and then the upgrade, so I can't really comment on it's quality, but it did the job I needed it to do.

Now we just need to pester Samsung to get Jellybean ported over.
ICS Binder

[#] Sat Aug 25 2012 21:15:16 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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Samsung has bigger problems right now. Crapple just beat them in court over a bunch of bogus design patents. They're going to be spending a lot of time now redesigning their phones to work around those bogus patents.

[#] Thu Sep 20 2012 22:28:28 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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I'm really annoyed that the latest phones don't allow you to disable "Presidential Alerts." I don't want Big Brother in my phone, thank you very much.

(Let's see how long it takes before this gets abused.)

[#] Thu Sep 20 2012 23:29:16 EDT from the8088er

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What? I haven't heard of this. What is this about?

[#] Fri Sep 21 2012 10:03:23 EDT from wizard of aahz

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They're already tracking ever step you take with your phone, every number you call, every site you access and every text message you send. Why are you worried about receiving notifications of stuffs?

If this is really a problem, you'll be picked up and taken to a re-indoctrination center. Don't bother broadcasting your location. They know where you are.

[#] Fri Sep 21 2012 10:55:38 EDT from zooer

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What wizard said... GPS was added to every phone to track you... you know for your safety. Everything you have
every done on the inernet or phone has been stored. If the alert system wants to tell you your president loves you
why does that upset you? Google is doing more evil with your info than this thing.

[#] Fri Sep 21 2012 11:40:32 EDT from the8088er

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But I can't do much about all that unless I forego using a cell phone.

Alerts are annoying.

[#] Sun Sep 23 2012 23:43:55 EDT from Animal

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Eh. So they track me going to/from work every day.
I'll go riding, and the phone's nothing more than a paperweight as soon
as I get out of the city. Good luck finding me in the forest. If I
really don't want to be tracked, teh phone will stay out there.

[#] Mon Sep 24 2012 14:44:49 EDT from Spell Binder

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Or just turn the phone off.

[#] Mon Sep 24 2012 18:38:40 EDT from zooer

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CELL PHONE (FBI can listen to you when phone is turned off)

Better yet, don't bring the phone with you.

[#] Tue Sep 25 2012 16:48:03 EDT from the_mgt

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There goes my trust into organized crime down the drain....

  1. I would at least have thought that criminals know about criminal stuff to do with mobile phones. Don't they pay hackers to hack the government hackers?! My paranoia alone has told me for the last 15 years that "roving bugs" is a total likely scenario and I have nothing criminal going on to even really start worrying.
  2. I would have expected them to use some top notch hitech devices like government members or secret services use them. Our chancelor and alledgedly your president too are said to having "unbuggable" mobile phones.

What's up with these gangster's nowadays?!

[#] Wed Sep 26 2012 03:45:08 EDT from the_mgt

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Sorry for my bad english...

[#] Mon Oct 08 2012 22:57:21 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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Perhaps there are just some stupid criminals out there.  Or, perhaps, the criminals that "get caught" via cell phone wiretapping are patsies set up by the real criminals, who either don't carry phones or carry "clean" phones.

It does make a case for using open source firmware, doesn't it?  :)

On the other hand, this could set us up for a whole new batch of unconstitutional pre-emptive legislation.  "Mr. Foobar has a physical toggle switch on his cell phone to turn off the power.  This proves that he is involved in organized crime."

[#] Tue Oct 09 2012 04:26:57 EDT from zooer

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Remember comrade, if you are not doing anything wrong you have everything to worry about.

[#] Tue Oct 09 2012 04:27:07 EDT from zooer

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I am sure Romney will make everything better.

[#] Sun Oct 14 2012 23:46:40 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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Well, this is the Mobile Madness room.  Should we be talking about "ObamaPhones" ??   (I have a RomneyPhone -- I have a job, I got paid, I bought a phone with my own money.)

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