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Freenet FUNK: LTE without limit in the o2 network?

mobilcom-debitel has published an interesting offer under the brand "Freenet FUNK": for 99 cents a day you get unlimited Internet with LTE speed. There are a few special features. The management from the order is done completely via an app (for Android and iOS). Post- or Video-Ident does not have to be carried out, it is enough the identity card number as well as ...

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro: VoLTE with Android 9.0

In principle, all o2 customers (also from other providers such as Drillisch) should be able to use VoLTE. So far, this has not worked on my Redmi Note 5 Pro ("whyred"), with HavocOS 2.1 (Android 9.0) this works now: HavocOS is a custom ROM, which is based on ASOP Android 9.0 and is "inspired" by Google Pixel. In order to install it, you have to ...

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Remove Xiaomi MIUI advertising

In the current Android interfaces from Xiaomi, there are "recommendations", which are nothing more than advertisements - fortunately, they can be turned off, which will be briefly described in this post. Xiaomi makes an effort that the ads or recommendations can be disabled, but does not make it too easy for the user. At least, that is still the ...

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Xiaomi Mi A1 - Android One

Xiaomi Mi A1: Android One Getting started

With the Mi A1, Xiaomi offers a mid-range device with Android One - updates & LTE Band 20 included. Until now, the support of the LTE Band 20 in Germany by many network operators was a problem for smartphones from the Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi. With the A1, there is now also an international version, which is sold directly in Germany. Technical ...

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Sony Z3 Compact with Android 7.1.2 - only possible via custom ROMs

Android: Do manufacturers bypass "Project Treble"?

Project Treble" is supposed to improve the update problem in the Android world - unfortunately, the full functionality is only available for devices that were shipped with Android 8.0 "Oreo". It almost seems like the manufacturers are intentionally trying to slow down Treble: even devices that are only introduced in 2018 (and thus after Android 8.1 is released) ...

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Sony Z3 Compact Android 7.1.2

CarbonROM: Android 7.1.2 for Sony Z3 Compact (Update: 8.1 "Oreo")

Those who own a Sony Z3 Compact are limited to Android 6.0.1 by Sony's official updates - alternative ROMs like CarbonROM provide a remedy. Sony itself will not provide any further updates for the Z3 and the Z3 Compact - Android 6.0.1 remains the latest version. Fortunately, Sony allows the simple unlocking of the ...

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LineageOS 14.1 (Android 7.1.1) on Moto G (falcon)

Android: CynogenMod gives up and becomes LineageOS

The popular Android custom ROM CyanogenMod is giving up: at the turn of the year, the services were discontinued, there will be no more updates. Originally, CyanogenMod and the resulting CyanogenOS was set out to create a better Android. Smartphones were also shipped from the factory with CyanogenOS, for example the OnePlus 3 - these manufacturers must now switch to other Android variants ...

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Smartwatch: Ticwatch 2 Hands-On

The TicWatch 2 has successfully completed a Kickstarter campaign, and delivery of the smartwatches to backers is underway. I have already received my "Oak" model and created a short hands-on. The TicWatch 2 is manufactured by Mobvoi - the company was founded in China by former Google employees. The corresponding operating system TicWear OS is also ...

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4K Smart TV Box: Mini M8S II Hands-On

With the Mini M8S II Smart TV Box you can expand any TV with HDMI connection by a Kodi media center. The current generation is 4K-capable. The format of the Mini M8S Smart TV box roughly corresponds to the Amazon Fire TV: a little over one centimeter high, flat and black. In terms of connections, there are the usual: two USB, one ...

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