Troy Sorzano on 8 Jan 2016 12:58:12 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] Rooting Phone Experiences

Good afternoon,
Can you please remove from all of your email lists and dist groups?
He is no longer at this company.

Thank you 

-----Original Message-----
From: plug [] On Behalf Of Greg Helledy
Sent: Friday, January 08, 2016 12:17 PM
Subject: Re: [PLUG] Rooting Phone Experiences

I bought a Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G for $150 off ebay, as a low-cost 
first smartphone, specifically to install Cyanogenmod.

My initial attempts with boot images and the installer (I believe it was 
Heimdall?) weren't successful--I'd get to the Samsung logo on boot and 
everything would stop.  I was following the directions and couldn't 
understand why the install seemed to go ok but didn't produce a working 

At that point I decided to try the automated installer that they had on 
the front page of the site at the time.  You installed an app on your 
Android phone, an app on a Windows PC, and connected them with a USB 
cable.  Then run the Windows app and it all happens automagically.

That worked, first time, and is what I've been using since.
The only downsides have been:  1. the ROM for my device doesn't have 
working speakerphone, which I miss sometimes, and 2. there haven't been 
any updates for my device in more than a year (which I guess is OK, I'm 
just worried about security.  My build is at Android 4.3.1)

Greg Helledy
GRA, Incorporated
P:  +1 215-884-7500
F:  +1 215-884-1385
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