Blog of the Day 1: Mt. Olive Praise Band!

No one is cooler than my little brother. Except me of course. ALWAYS ME. But still, he’s pretty awesome as far as little brothers go. As such, he’s created a sweet little slice of cyberspace pie now known as mtolivepraiseband.wordpress.com. That’s kind of a mouthful, so we’re just gonna call it MtOPB.com from here on out (That’s pronounced “mit-OH-pee-bee”). Say it really fast and it sounds like an African swear word.

Anyways, I’m gonna be helping him set it up and get it started. Anyone in the Norfolk, NE area that wants to help contribute/play in the band can head over there in the next couple days to sign up/start following them and his shenanigans. No flaming, mk? We’re all about the positive here! Hit the source link below to head on over and show them some love!

Source: MtOPB.com

P.S. Here’s a poll to see how many of you think that’s just the most awesome praise band banner image ever. Am I right?

 

 

ROM: CM7 on the Fascinate Heads for the Bleeding Edge (Update: Download Lynx!)

Hey guys, I know its been a while. No, don’t look at me that way! You know I still love you!!!

Anyways, after all the drama that’s been caused because of my lack of “dedication” and “hard work” I’d like to formally announce the single greatest thing to happen to my phone (and yours too) since getting any kind of CM7 build at all: We’ve already beat out every other phone besides the Nexus S for 2.3.5. That’s right ladies and germs, the Samsung Fascinate, courtesy of his majesty himself Mark Diets (better known as imnuts07) we now have a CyanogenMod 7 nightly already based off the 2.3.5 source code.

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CM7 on Samsung Fascinate: Soooo cloooose!

Aside from the improper exapanditure of words and the creation of a new word to describe aforementioned word expansion, there is some really good things happening in the world. The biggest and most important of them all? World peace? Some senator embarrassing himself publicly? This? No, my friend. If you’re an active Android modder and happen to own a Samsung Fascinate (such as myself) then today is a great day. While technically released yesterday, I didn’t have a chance to write till today. Therefore, since I’m writing the news, I MAKE THE NEWS.

CyanogenMod 7 (nightly build can’t remember exactly which one) has now become about 90% complete for the Sammy Fascinate. Yes, really. The only thing not working right now is the MMS (who uses that?) or some issues with deep sleep. There’s a work around for the deep sleep (look up “soft lock” on the Market) so I’m gonna go ahead and start using this as my daily driver from here on out. I’ll let you know how it ends up working out in a long term ROM test later this week. For now, you guys can go ahead and get your hands on this hotness at the source links. Happy Modding Monday!

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Wanted: Gingerbread on your Galaxy S Phone

Solved: root it and install the CM7 ROM or the latest MIUI ROM. The CM7 one is actually a little more usable (accelorometer and compass sensors working for example). Neither have the proximity or light sensors working, so you’re kinda stuck there. But other than that the pure (enhanced) Google experience on the Fascinate is amazing as I can attest to with my short 3 days with it. Super fast, totally worth the few bugs. Only real sacrifice is the lack of GPS. So long as you don’t depend on it for daily travel, this shouldn’t be a total deal breaker. I can’t confirm myself if its the actual GPS system (I’m assuming) that’s not working so maybe some location based services will still work with the cell network.

Fans of MIUI from other handsets won’t be dissapointed with that ROM either. It looks to run really well (according to the forums) but I’ll be posting a comparison between the two ROMs as soon as my phone gets here. Could be tomorrow, Monday at the latest. Either way, it’s gonna be a long weekend. Hit up the source links to check out the respective forums and download these sweet ROMs yourself.

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Final: CyanogenMod 7.0

Yessiryee, the day I’m sure many of you (lucky) folks have been waiting for is finally here. Although judging by the fact that you’re reading this blog, you’ve probably also been running the release candidates if not the nightlies before that. I know when I have my Droid 1 I was, and boy was there a lot to get excited about. Cyanogenmod, the ubiquitous community driven custom ROM from the dev Cyanogen, brings new functionality to many phones. Some phones have long since been dropped from support, therefore extending their usable life. My favorite example is that the GSM/CDMA HTC Hero is still officially supported. The Droid Eris, EOL from Verizon after only 6 months on the shelf, is also getting official builds. I’m trying to convince my girlfriend to let me flash her Droid to it just for the sake of trying it out, but it’s not going so well. The reason being, my studly Droid R2D2 is not officially supported. Not even unofficially! We have a dev apparently, just like for the Ultimate Droid, but nothing has been released aside from that. This is quite a tragedy and actually makes me really regret getting this phone. I’m sure a lot of Droid X users aren’t entirely happy either considering they’re in the same boat. Regardless, anyone else on the official (or unofficial) supported phone list should most definitely hit up the source link to get their Mod on. Stable Gingerbread with excellent community and theme support for a large number of phones is what CyanogenMod is all about, and this newest release is sure to be a great one.

Device List: Here

Not any quality videos on YouTube yet, hopefully I’ll get my own up showing it off on a Droid 1. 😛

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