USB/JTAG Android mod/hack
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I've posted here a few times recently about network host discovery, and rooting Android, and /diy/ has been a monumental help to me. I'm very grateful to /diy/ for this.
Now I'm coming back with a question about a hardware level "mod" or "hack" or whatever you would like to call it.
This is the Craig Netbook I've posted about before running 4.0 (It's a POS netbook, but it was $65, so whatever).
>WHY I WANT TO ROOT IT:
It's pretty awesome the way it is for network administration. It has an Ethernet port, and a physical keyboard, and supports USB stuff like HDD/SDD, mice, etc, but it's lacking ONE THING: root. It's great to be able to plug it into a switch, fire up terminal emulator or something, and config what I have to config with something that fits in my pocket. But, it has shortcomings that rooting will overcome:
*WiFi tethering: I can't tether to ad-hoc without running a root only app
*Loop Devices: This is a big one. It would allow me to install BackTrack5 for Android (not to be some l33t haxor, but so I can run nmap, wireshark, etc, for troubleshootnig)
*Google app store: Because side loading is a pain in the dick
Real quickly, let me break it down. The three USB ports are host mode only, so no ADB, etc. No option to put into USB debugging. The update-via-SD card does not work, even with the legit manufacturer firmware.
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I've been playing around in my head with how I might be able to live away from home with the least amount of money, aside from lodging with friendly people. With a sleep schedule where I only sleep for 20 minutes every few hours, it occurred to me as a possibility to travel without buying a room, which would save a lot of expenses, and perhaps prepare me for more extreme circumstances if they happened.
I'm not thinking of anything foreign or wild, just trips to urban areas such as Las Vegas or New York that seem like they would be conducive to that kind of living.
So my naive mental outline includes sleeping and recharging battery power in a place like a public library during the day, and once they close, I can imagine being able to pull off some rest while riding public transportation once late at night and once early in the morning.
Food seems easy enough to handle, I've lived on cold food before. The main issue I see is hygiene, although maybe I might be able to find something at a public pool or a gym. I can easily pass as a college student as well.
No harm in throwing the idea out there. Any recommendations on ways to sneak some personal time out of general city areas, any useful stuff to throw together in the bag would be interesting to look at.
making your own screens' support
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has any of you already done some screens' support ?
the plate screwed behind the screen seems not that difficult to create, 4+1 holes and a press to give the central volume.
With tubes of steel, I can also attach them easily. making then a central tube, going into the Desk, or, direct in the wall ?
What are your experience or thoughts ?