Archive for the ‘Android’ Category

Installing Kali NetHunter on Nexus 7 Tablet

Saturday, July 8th, 2017

Making notes here regarding Kali NetHunter installed on a Nexus 7 tablet.  I noticed this was possible when looking on ebay for a Nexus 7 for a car computer installation.

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YouTube: How To Install Kali On Nexus 7 [2016] High Quality

YouTube: My Experiences With Kali Nethunter On The Oneplus One


Resurrection Remix Android

Friday, December 2nd, 2016

Resurrection Remix removes much of the bloatware in Android.

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ODROID-U2 Ultra Compact 1.7GHz Quad Core Board

Friday, December 2nd, 2016


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Installing CyanogenMod on Verizon p4vzw Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

Thursday, December 1st, 2016


The Verizon version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 will boot up with a message that it does not have a SIM.  This can be bypassed as follows:

Wikipedia: Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 – has many useful links at the bottom of the page

Activating a Galaxy Tab 10.1 without a sim card and without Verizon 4G access

  • Touch the top left corner, then top right corner, then bottom left (just above the android controls, and then bottom right (above the status tray) and last volume UP once. All five steps are done relatively quickly and in sequence. Your tablet will spring to life. Video.

How view the IMEI number internally

GSMArena: SCH-I905 specifications  – this is a CDMA only box

Unit #1 Particulars

  • IMEI = 990000270503743   This suggests this unit will do GSM 
  • MEID=99000027050374
  • Hardware version= i905.03
  • Model Number= SCH-I905
  • Android version = 3.2


Unit #2 Particulars

  • IMEI=990000244202463
  • MEID= 99000024420246     This suggests this unit uses CDMA     See difference between IMEI and MEID 
  • Hardware version=i905.02
  • Model Number= SCH-I905
  • Android version=3.1


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  • I had trouble getting 1 of my 2 units to turn on after I charged it to capacity.  It would only turn on after I pulled the cover and pulled the battery connector then reattached it.  

Other Models of Interest

Displaying Android Phone or Tablet on HDMI Monitor

Thursday, December 1st, 2016

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I tried a cheaper version I got on eBay that appeared to be exactly the same but was not and did not work.

Connecting an Android Phone to an External Monitor

Sunday, November 13th, 2016

For purposes of development and some applications it would be good to be able to connect an Android pad / phone to an external monitor. That looks like this:


The critical line in the phone specifications is: USB microUSB v2.0 (MHL TV-out), USB Host

MHL is "Mobile High Definition Link"

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