Tag: android

CAT S60 boot loop fix (#P17F1)

Good fucking Lord, that was a ride.
Last Sunday, my phone went out of juice and failed to come back to life. I had some issues with VERY high standby power consumption the entire week before, which caused the 3.8Ah battery to go flat within a work day. And so it did on Sunday when nobody was using it and nobody cared.

Long story short: A friggen weather app created an invalid (cron?) job, which caused the OS to reset indefinitely.

Long version: Boys and girls, root your phones. Even if some idiot banks (1822direkt, *cough*) will block you from running their apps “for security reasons”, having the option to fully backup and restore your phone outweighs that by far. […]


Failed Philips 46PFL8008S/12 display repair (#P15)

And now for the thing that didn’t make it #100 ;)

A while back, I was donated my second “defective” TV, a 46″ Philips 46PFL8008S/12 with the large ambilight (left/2x top/right with 9 LEDs each). Unlike my first donor which pretty much suffered a direct lightning strike (as described in rant #R2), this one turned on just fine. What’s wrong with it, why would you give away a former 1500€+ device?

(bonus brownie points if you can name the show currently displayed here!)

Well, story is this poor fella cracked a glass table. […]


Luxury Wirst Watch Bluetooth Watch U8 Smartwatch Digital Sport Watches for Apple IOS Android phone Wearable Electronic Devices (WHL #24)

Dave Jones sometimes sniffs when he senses bullshit. I’ve got a strange sensation too, I feel a wank incoming…

Today’s item is something that I ordered for a friend. It cost 8.29€ on AliExpress (back in January 2017, and that was the second attempt), and I actually ordered two of them. What do you need two watches for? I don’t know. Probably for salvaging parts… ;)

I don’t usually refrain from buying something that might turn out crappy. After all, if it’s total bullshit, I can always ask for a refund and show some disintegration pictures to prove my claim. […]