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Is it possible to use an old phone like an android stick?

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By buddybubble, Junior Member on 7th July 2014, 10:20 AM
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I am currently thinking about building a small streaming device for my home theater.

One idea I am having is to build a lightweight NAS out of a raspberry pi b board and add a second device running xbmc or plex for streaming from the nas.
As there are currently hundreds of android sticks (and no one really seems to know which one is best) it got me wondering if I could not just use my old Galaxy S?

Is there a way to stripe all phone related stuff from it and just have some kind of custom rom that uses the hardware like a regular android tv stick?
It really only needs wifi, hdmi out and enough power to run xbmc + stream in 1080p.

Does anyone know if this is possible at all?
7th July 2014, 09:48 PM |#2  
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AFAIK the HDMI out of the Galaxy S does not work in custom roms because it uses proprietary Samsung code. So it is probably impossible. I also seriously doubt that the hardware of the Galaxy S is capable of displaying HD media in full resolution.
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