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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by baboonia, Dec 25, 2012.

  1. baboonia

    baboonia Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Hi, I want an Andriod device in my car just to run Torque.

    I don't want to buy a cellphone plan from Virgin but need Bluetooth for the car interface and Wifi for updates etc.

    Does anyone know if the Virgin Mobile Kyocera Rise (on sale at Target 12/26/12 for $29.95) can be used without a cellphone plan as a small Android device?

    Will I need to root it?
    If so, what is the easiest way to root the Rise?

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  2. jae_63

    jae_63 Android Enthusiast

    Check the torque forum for details, but nearly all the features should work without a data plan.

    I see no reason that rooting should be necessary.
  3. baboonia

    baboonia Lurker
    Thread Starter

    $30 for a new brand new Android device sounds like a really good deal....is it a good deal or is it a crappy device that Target is just "blowing out" to get rid of them?
  4. mikeca

    mikeca Android Enthusiast

    I am using one that I won on wifi only right now. Everything seems to work that sjould without voice or data. Its a mice phone. Seems very qiick coming from optimus v. Lots of memory in comparison!
  5. sneaky_1

    sneaky_1 Android Enthusiast

Kyocera Rise Forum

The Kyocera Rise release date was August 2012. Features and Specs include a 3.5" inch screen, 3MP camera, 512GB RAM, Snapdragon S2 processor, and 1500mAh battery.

August 2012
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