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I Hackintosh'd a G5 case. It is beautiful. And faster than my 5k iMac. Not sure what to do with it now. Suggestions?
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I do like my fitbit surge though.
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For all you #FreeNAS  geeks out there. The #Crashplan  plugin gave me some issues. Here's how I got it working in FreeNAS 9.2.1.
How to setup the Crashplan plugin for FreeNAS
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After somehow corrupting my CyanogenMod build VM again, I finally wrote down how to go from clean install to building CM. Hope it helps someone else. #cyanogenmod   #ubuntu

http://techflow.io/blog/setup-ubuntu-for-building-cyganogenmod
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Truth^
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As a stopgap until nightlies start, we have released alpha3 build of CM11 for Hercules, Skyrocket, and Exhilarate. Download links and instructions are here:

http://www.teamchopsticks.org/p/cm110-release-notes.html

It is a good cleanup release with many fixes and more CM-specific features merged in.
Installation YOU MUST USE THIS RECOVERY OR YOU WILL SOFT BRICK: Install CWM >6.0.3.7 for Skyrocket or Hercules or Exhilarate. Install a compatible radio installed--see the next section Wipe /data, /cache, and /system. Flash ...
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No matter what I seem to do no roms will boot up on my hercules outside of a boot loop looks like sticking to 4.1
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CM11 KitKat is alive on Skyrocket!

Just about everything is broken atm though :)

What is broken (left to do):
1. Camcorder
2. Playback of videos
3. Audio
4. Camera
5. Cell calls
6. Cell data
7. WiFi
8. Bluetooth
9. Battery indicator
10. Internal/external SD
11. USB OTG
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So how did you pass the audio-caf build errors?
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CM10.2 alpha1 for Skyrocket

Ima just gonna leave this here. http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=44792835

Please make sure you use the recommended recovery, radio and gapps. Anything else, no joke, will bootloop. Cheers!
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I believe it is how the recovery deals with SELinux and the partitions.  If we don't use the CWMR that they have modded to work and format the partitions, when we format /system and /data eventually the filesystem corrupts and we are sent to bootloop hell... Most say it happens after a reboot of the device once 4.3 is installed.... But I for sure would ask CVD or one of TC guys for real insight... Just my understanding of it in a nutshell.. Sure it is deeper than that.... I just wish we could get HDMI out and Mass Storage working again... I would use both daily...  But I am happy as pie with what DFerg and crew have accomplished....
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For the Skyrocket community, it appears that the S4 is not a good upgrade for us.  HTC One is looking better and better..
 
The AT&T Galaxy S4 has a locked bootloader

Yep, it's confirmed. The AT&T S4 authenticates the recovery and boot images before executing them.

I can't see what AT&T has to possibly gain from this. GSM and LTE aren't magical, tethering is controllable on the server side, and theft-of-services is not possible from the application processor side (or even from the modem side as far as I know). The same device is available on every carrier, so it's not an exclusivity issue either. The modem processor has always been locked, and the casual user doesn't want to mess with that part anyway. Samsung has always been developer-friendly, so I am guessing their hand was forced.

The only outcome I see here is stacks of bricked devices being sent back for warranty replacement due to the ease of causing a permanent boot failure, especially since the device is trivially rootable.

The arms race continues. News flash: MILLIONS of people run custom firmware (and I have the STATS to prove it). This is just a stupid move that will cost you customers and money.

I would not recommend buying this device on AT&T if you want to run CyanogenMod or another custom ROM, or if you are a developer and need to work with or debug the lower layers.
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I got the HTC One... Loving it. 
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Ever wanted to set up a L2TP/IPSec VPN server on your Tomato router? I know, I know..who hasn't?? Anyway, I wrote up a howto detailing the (somewhat painful) process.

https://gist.github.com/dferg/50c378701a192bc8ce6a#file-howto-tomato-l2tp-ipsec-server-markdown
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Such. A. Nerd. Lol 
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+Dave Carey +Will Keaney

This is good. So good. Has anyone else ventured into the sours yet? Recommendations?
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I tried my first sour about 6 months ago, then just found this beauty a couple weeks ago. Gonna have to watch out for those ones! 
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An alpha1 of CM11.0 for Skyrocket is out. There are some oddities preventing this from being a daily-driver. Please make sure you read the release notes and install instructions here:

http://www.teamchopsticks.org/p/cm110-release-notes.html


And you can find support and can discuss the build on this thread:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=47270089

Enjoy!  Thanks to +Mike Grissom,  +Dave Carey and +Roger Noriega for all the hard work!
Installation YOU MUST USE THIS RECOVERY OR YOU WILL SOFT BRICK: Install CWM 6.0.3.7 for Skyrocket or Hercules or Exhilarate. Install a compatible radio installed--see the next section Wipe /data, /cache, and /system. Flash t...
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Thanks David - Looks great and functional even for an Alpha build! I have a few minor glitches so I'm hoping the next public build can fix... Is there a official way someone can provide feedback if they have issues?
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This is absolutely perfect. Archer is one of the best shows on TV right now.  Can't wait for January!
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DANGER ZONE
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Question for the G+ universe: What is the best Twitter app for Android?  TweetMarker support, send-to-Pocket functionality and a clean, simple UI are my requirements.

Plume is the Twitter app that I am currently tolerating. But its UI is cluttered and sometimes painful to use.
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Thanks for the recommendation, +Mariano Gori Falcon Pro really is good, you're right.
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