[clug] Acer beTouch E130 (Android 1.6) smartphone
mikal at stillhq.com
Wed Jan 5 22:07:38 MST 2011
On 1/6/11 3:33 PM, Daniel Pittman wrote:
> Vendor updates are rare, but for most phones are the only option. You
> have to turn off the vendor security, typically by running some sort
> of exploit to obtain root access. (A handful of Google devices do
> that and void the warranty if you ask nicely with software, most
I'm not sure what you're talking about here? I count 3 releases in 2010
alone. How many do you want?
I have several android phones, and have never been asked by software to
void my warranty. Over the air updates however are complicated:
- your device needs to support them
- your telco needs to have approved the update (if you bought a
handset from one)
- your device needs to be able to run the update
You can check if updates are available via Home > Menu > Settings >
About phone > System Updates
If your device doesn't support them, then you're at the mercy of
whatever Acer has done.
>> 5. I have managed to upload images from and download ogg files to the phone
>> thanks to its obvious compatibility with my linux mint but it took me a while
>> to work out that I could mount the device from the phone. Can I issue the
>> mount from the desktop?
> Not so far as I know, although there is probably some mechanism using
> the adb debugging software bridge to achieve it. The phone actually
> has to unmount the SD card (and/or internal memory partition), then
> export it as a USB mass-storage device.
When you plug the device into USB a dialog should pop up asking you if
you want the SD card to appear as a device on your desktop.
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