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By kidrobot52, Senior Member on 6th June 2013, 03:09 PM
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If so what are you using it for? Phone or other. Need ideas not going to throw it out due to its beautiful history.
 
 
6th June 2013, 04:32 PM |#2  
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If so what are you using it for? Phone or other. Need ideas not going to throw it out due to its beautiful history.

I'm afraid I'm also not using mine for anything, sitting a draw, but like you I'm definitely gonna keep onto it.

Alarm clock? You could get a 1.0 ROM or something and delete almost everything but the clock (and probably need a launcher for it).

Doorstop? It's pretty tough and chunky, and the chin might help.

A remote/Bluetooth keyboard for some other device, e.g. tablet. Idk how this would work, I've looked into it before but can't find answers.
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7th June 2013, 04:50 AM |#3  
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Def sounds like a good idea for a remote. Maybe for you tube app on my TV or something other. Maybe give it to my daughter and tell her to have a ball.
9th June 2013, 06:28 PM |#4  
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Funny, I just found one of these phones at a garage sale today..... Perhaps some resource-unintensive Linux distro could be ported to it and it could be used as a small Linux box.
14th June 2013, 04:58 PM |#5  
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Still using mine as a WiFi hotspot. Since I have a free data only SIM with a volume monthly quota of 30GB
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I'm using mine as a sacrificial phone when I'm kayaking. It's perfectly capable of calls, SMS, and MP3s still. The touchscreen works through a transparent drybag. I can be confident that if I should wind up in the water and the drybag should fail, it's no great loss.
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Mine is with my 2 year old daughter. She play games on it ,really there is no other use.

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9th September 2013, 07:19 AM |#8  
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as a student living abroad, it hosts my sim card in my home country to receive sms from my parents, who are not good at smartphone stuff...
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As a backup alarm clock!!!:thumbup:

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14th September 2013, 03:07 PM |#10  
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I was going to use it as a GPS and/or Speedometer, with no sim in it (on my motorcycle), but first i need to instal a power port! as the battery life sucks once i turn on gps....or the screen! :P
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Originally Posted by kidrobot52

If so what are you using it for? Phone or other. Need ideas not going to throw it out due to its beautiful history.

I want to use my G1 as a screen keyboard and mouse for my raspberry pi. It would be great if I could make it usb plug and play so I could just plug it into any pi and be off.

I'm using my old mytouch 4g as an IP camera. The g1's camera isn't as good but that's another idea.
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