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  1. jbdan

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    Stigy would this help you?

    Have a safe trip Merry Christmas!
     

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  2. jbdan

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    Thx for the lynx razor reading now! ;)
     
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  3. Khatmandu

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    Ok, setting a wallpaper is getting to be annoying for me. Every one I pick ends up not looking right due to the selection box not using the whole picture (which means ugly, blurry pixelated stuff with some of them). Is there any way to pop them directly into the same area the default wallpapers are or to have the whole picture rather than just a cropped version of it? I have tried some set to the proper size of 1440 x 1280 but that doesn't work, even making the screen selection as big as it gets, it cuts off a portion of the image.
     
  4. RazorSharp

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    May end up making a separate thread about this, but figured I'd ask here first - can anyone recommend a good Game Boy emulator for Android? There are so many choices and I'm not sure which one to pick. I'd heard about a good one called GameBoid, but it seems it's gone belly up. TIA :)
     
  5. Stigy

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    That's GSM only not LTE but thanks for looking!
     
  6. jbdan

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    This drove me crazy for a day until I figured it out.

    You have a few choices here.

    If you size a paper to 1440 x 1280, as this is such an oddball size!, it will undoubtedly cut part of your favorite papers off. I'm talking pre-editing before putting on your phone here.

    You can theoretically use any paper for the phone, but the best "common" size readily available imo is 1600 x 1200. Interfacelift has a ton, thousands. But as you say, parts of the picture will be cropped when setting to a wallpaper in-phone.

    If you take a paper on your PC and resize it to fill the crop guides on your GN it has to be 1440 x 1280. Therefor, to get the full/maximum resolution and least amount of cropping on the gorgeous GN screen I'd use a 1600 x 1200. Of course if you want the highest res possible on the GN screen you'd edit a picture with the dimensions larger than 1440 x 1280 (in both directions!), but you'd crop out a lot (editing on the PC). A 16:9 paper measuring 2560 x 1440 would be the most readily available on the web that I know of.

    Hope I explained this well and feel free to send me a pic to re-size if it confuses you
     
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    yw! Yeah I know, but a lot of these mods (kernels included) are compatible with both gsm and lte as I'm slowly finding out. Could always make a backup, apply mod, if it goes awry then restore :)
     
  8. SolidOrange

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    i have all the ---oid emulator apks saved. when the dev got booted from the market, he put them on his own site for free. this includes gameboid, nesoid, snesoid, genesoid, n64oid, etc. PM me if you want any of them.
     
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  9. RazorSharp

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    That's awesome! Is Gameboid still the best choice? Does the dev still support it?
     
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    Got it, will play around with it once I get home from the office. Thanks much!
     
  11. jbdan

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    gl!
     
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    Awesome! I'm going to check it out; I ran into problems with APK manager trying to sign and zip.
     
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    Yes, I've known Fred for ages, but I tend to stick to my Harley and don't dirt bike anymore.
     
  14. BabyBlues

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    I have also found the couple bucks for PicSay Pro for your phone can be quite helpful for resizing right on your phone.
     
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    repsonded to your PM, but i am posting the link here for everyone else as well, since it is still up.

    ---oid Emulators by Yongzh

    that is the original developer's account, and i have been using those apks for months, so no need to worry about them. i know many people are weary of 3rd party market downloads.

    edited to add: i cannot confirm that these work on the GNex, as i haven't tried them yet. they all ran fine on my thunderbolt and are still in use on my Nook Color and g-Tablet.
     
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  16. HanSolo

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    Dammit. When I try opening the buttons, it gives me an error saying "unhandled exception has occurred in your application."

    Do you know what that means?
     
  17. BabyBlues

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    Why oh why do you have to be married and on the other side of the country??!! :p
     
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    Normally would not quote my own post.. but found the solution that does not require resizing the picture..

    Using the chrome browser and chrome to phone, the picture will show up as a webpage on your phone. Long press on the picture, get option to set as wallpaper.. no sizing icon, full picture ends up as your wallpaper. Might not be an option for those of you who only want one page however. But pretty dang nifty!
     
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  19. HanSolo

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    What do you mean "chrome to phone"?
     
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    What Solid said.. but essentially, Chrome to Phone is an extension you can get for your Chrome browser on your computer. Click it in your browser and you send the webpage to your phone. Kind of like Beam for your computer to your phone.. only with a much longer range.

    You need the app on your phone and the extension in your browser for it to work.
     
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  22. RazorSharp

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    Hey guys, need help quick! Are there any Verizon 4G phones with a QWERTY keyboard besides the Stratosphere and the Droid 4? My friend waiting for the Droid 4 is about to settle for the Droid 3 instead and I'm trying to convince her not to, but I'm drawing a blank on alternatives. Anyone?
     
  23. SolidOrange

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    pretty sure those are the only 2 right now. my roommate has a stratosphere because he couldn't live without a keyboard and it is a great phone, especially for the price. i would recommend it over the droid 3 any day. better screen, MUCH better keyboard, 4G access, etc. not to mention that you can get one for free from radio shack right now:

    Samsung Stratosphere | 4G LTE Android Smartphone | RadioShack
     
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  24. BabyBlues

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    I can't feel the right side of my mouth!!!

    But I absolutely love this dentist. If anyone in north jersey needs a good one I'd recommend her in a nano second. For the first time ever I am not dreading going back for the next appointment.
     
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