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Ding Dong The Atrix is Dead
Posted by 640774n6 on January 10th, 2013
Samsung Gio running Android 4.2.1 (Jellybean)
My Atrix finally bit the dust (again) with screen related issues. It had a rough life. It survived being pulled into a lake with me, it wen’t with me to Fiji + Australia surviving the highly corrosive environments there, it was hacked, smashed, dropped, thrown, and had a screen replaced twice. The screen and home button broke on me from yet another drop (I play hard).

It’s been a great phone, but I feel like we’ve had our time together. It’s time to move on. So I wen’t and picked up a Samsung Gio (GT-S5660 to be precise) for $100. After rooting/unlocking and installing ClockWorkMod Recovery, I was able to get an Android 4.2.1 (jellybean) rom running on it smooth and stable. So far I’m quite pleased for $100, but we’ll see how it holds up to my life…
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Android Leash
Posted by 640774n6 on October 3rd, 2012
Dropped my atrix the other day which resulted in a very cracked touch panel. Fortunately it still worked if you could forgive the cracks all over the image. So I did what any normal geek would do and I ordered a new screen off of eBay and patiently awaited its arrival.

Got the screen, tore the phone open, took the old screen out (which broke as I was removing it), and started to install the new screen, but alas the new screen’s ribbon tore as I was putting it in. So I decided to probably do what any normal person would do and buy a new phone. In the mean time, I reassembled the phone and started on an epic quest to firstly get ADB running (cause apparently I had it disabled for some reason) and install a VNC server. Read more
Legacy: Cause the past is worth remembering
Posted by 640774n6 on September 22nd, 2012
Was talking to @nitoTV trying to remember the good ol’ Apple TV 1G days for his talk at Jailbreakcon. He mentioned that he wanted some of my old pictures and posts so I “up’d” a backup copy of my old site onto my host. Figure I may as well leave it up for nostalgic reasons. You can take the trip down memory lane by pointing your browsers to http://legacy.brandon-holland.com.
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I’m Back Baby!
Posted by 640774n6 on April 6th, 2012
Good News Everyone! If you are seeing this message, it means that I finally got my butt in gear and finished my new and improved WordPress powered website! It has been in the oven for over a year now. What was wrong with the old version you say? I’m glad you asked. Read more
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