How to Automatically Turn Airplane Mode on When Connected to WiFi

How to automatically turn on Airplane mode when you are connected to WiFi. Then turn on WiFi again. Using Automate. On a rooted Android smartphone. Flow looks like below screenshot. Run the flow, Turn off logging, and check “start running flows on device boot”. Tags: Android, How To, WiFi

Upgrading to CyanogenMod 10 Android 4.1.2 on the Motorola Milestone X2 aka MX2 aka MB867 aka Daytona from Stock 2.3.6 (US Cellular)

Boot into stock 2.3.6 Enable other sources and USB debugging Connect to Ubuntu, open terminal, and run root script. extract root.zip ./rootscript Install recovery sudo adb install MOTODX2_Bootstrap_signed.apk Disconnect USB Install recovery, wait Reboot into recovery Install from SD card cm10-01272013-unofficial-mx2.zip gapps-jb-20121011-signed.zip Data and Cache wipe MX2_CM9_WIFI.zip Reboot Skip setups enable airplane mode, disable location Read more about Upgrading to CyanogenMod 10 Android 4.1.2 on the Motorola Milestone X2 aka MX2 aka MB867 aka Daytona from Stock 2.3.6 (US Cellular)[…]

What’s the deal with cell phone networks and stuff?

A very confusing topic! Don’t worry I figured it out. =] I will go over topics such as: Networks, Coverage, Technology, Resellers, Roaming, Lifeline (Free low income smart phone and monthly service), Prepaid, Cellphone hardware, Unlocking, Voice over IP (VOIP), Credo Mobile, Google Voice, Google Fi, Republic Wireless & Freedompop. All in the context of Read more about What’s the deal with cell phone networks and stuff?[…]

You cannot hold your cell phone and drive in California. $250 fine. Mount it to your dash with a Magnet for $4!

These mounts are by far the most effective and affordable solution I’ve found. Super easy to use and install. Just slides snugly into your vent on either side of the steering wheel. The small metal disc can be used with or without a case. Inside or outside the case. I recommend the plain black one. Read more about You cannot hold your cell phone and drive in California. $250 fine. Mount it to your dash with a Magnet for $4![…]

How to unlock your Sprint phone’s SIM slot by calling Sprint. Even if you never had an account with them.

The account last associated with the device must be in good standing. In order to check to see if the account is in good standing, you must have the account # or the full name of the account holder last associated with the device. Unlocking policy here: www.sprint.com/legal/unl… Once that is verified you can request the domestic Read more about How to unlock your Sprint phone’s SIM slot by calling Sprint. Even if you never had an account with them.[…]

The phone I purchased for myself. Google LG Nexus 5, from Freedompop. $100

$99 + $9.99 shipping. No taxes or other fees. I disabled all paid trials. Instructions are below. The big reason I choose Android vs iPhone (iOS) is the fact that I can have free WiFi hotspot tethering on any carrier.  Apple allows the carrier to disable this hardware in order to charge you for this Read more about The phone I purchased for myself. Google LG Nexus 5, from Freedompop. $100[…]

Republic Wireless – T-mobile with AT&T roaming partner OR Sprint with Verizon roaming partner.

You either be on their GSM (T-mobile) network or CDMA (Sprint), not both. Which carriers does Republic Wireless use? Republic Wireless 1.0 and 2.0 plans use Sprint with roaming partner Verizon. 3.0 (Clearchoice) plans use either Sprint roaming to Verizon or T-mobile roaming to AT&T. Depending on zip code. No data roaming on 3.0 plans. Read more about Republic Wireless – T-mobile with AT&T roaming partner OR Sprint with Verizon roaming partner.[…]

Social Services in Nevada County for People with Low Income

I’m consistently amazed at the level of assistant you can get from government, and non-profit organizations if you make less than 21K-40K a year. Here are programs I’ve had personal experience with. Also, some extra money saving tips. For a comprehensive list of services (Dial 211 or visit  www.dial211.com) Bottom Line: Minimize buying, but when Read more about Social Services in Nevada County for People with Low Income[…]