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Old October 3rd, 2012, 01:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi,

I've been needing to get into Android developer for my boss and I've got the development environment setup so far.

I didn't have an actual development device however until my wife found me a virgin mobile LG optimus slider for $54 on clearance at Target yesterday. I want to use this device as a development device where I can run applications from my PC and have a few questions:

#1 - I don't want to sign up with virgin mobile for the phone part of it - will this limit what I can do on the phone? Will it connect via wifi or something to a wireless network?

#2 - Will this work for my purposes, just developing/running/testing code?

#3 - Will I need to root it?

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Alan

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Old October 3rd, 2012, 02:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Welcome alank2, to the AF community

#1 You will not be able to make phone calls, as your phone will not have a phone number., you will most definitely be able to connect to wifi and such.

#2 From my knowledge of setting up a phone for dev use, which isn't very much, but I am pretty positive you could use it for Dev work.

#3 You might want to root just to have it rooted, I am not positive on this though.


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Unless your project needs to be able to make or receive phone calls, you shouldn't have any problems without a VM account.
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Hi,

Thanks guys, I got it powered up and on the wifi so all is working well so far.

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