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Got an LG Q6 from Fido Store

Last weekend, I went to the Fido store at the Brentwood town center. My old cellphone is Jianguo YQ601. I used almost two years.

Now I feel the old one is too slow and its battery can only run 4 to 6 hours. Just one week before, I received the txt message from Fido. It gave me an exclusive promos. Two years plan, free LG Q6 smartphone. Small plan is enough. So I bought this  LG Q6 at the store.

LG Q6 Specs


Type: FullVision Display TFT – IPS
Screen Resolution: 1080 x 2160 pixels
Screen Size: 5.5 inch (14 cm)
Touch Screen: Yes


Resolution: 13 megapixels
Front Facing: 5 megapixels
3D Resolution: –
Flash Type: LED
Video Camera: 1080p@30fps



Main Connectivity: 4G LTE
Maximum Data Speed: LTE-A Cat.6 (300/50mbps)
WiFi: 802.11 a,b,g,n,ac (Dual)
USB: 2.0
Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.2 BLE
Networks: GSM / UMTS / LTE
Data Networks: GSM: 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz / UMTS: 850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz / LTE : Bands 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 20, 28, 38

Based on the Fido webpage, the bands are:

LTE Bands: Bandes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 12, 17, 20, 66
HSPA+/HSPA Bands: Bands 1,2,4,5
GSM/EDGE Bands: 850/900/1800/1900MHz

NFC: Yes


Internal: 32GB

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How do you choose your cellphone accessory?

Choosing the Right Cellphone Accessory for Your Lifestyle

Selecting a phone or tablet device used to be your biggest decision, but there’s more to these gadgets today. Once that shiny item is in your hands, you need to protect and decorate it with protectors, cases, and other accessories. Learn how you can match your lifestyle to these accessories so that the device is always safe and sound.

Glass-Breaking Professionals

One of the most vulnerable parts of your device is the touchscreen. This glass breaks more often than any other part. If you’re prone to breaking the screen, don’t add a standard screen protector. Invest in a tempered-glass protector. These products are literally glass upon glass so that you can damage the protector instead of the device. You’ll still have the same touchscreen ease with these components.

Sliding In and Out of the Pocket

Some phone cases are bulky because they come with a lot of padding for potential drops. If you plan on sliding the device in and out of your back pocket, these bulky cases won’t serve your needs very well. Add a slim case to the device, and you’ll have a daily ease with the gadget. Today’s slim cases are incredibly strong so you don’t have to worry about possible damage.

Underwater Fun

You might be on vacation, or you’re just prone to dropping your device in some water. Regardless of your reasoning, outfit your phone with a waterproof case. These products come with multiple layers that give you peace of mind near water. Some products actually allow you to submerge them with the case secured across the device. Take photos in nearly any situation at that point.

Looking the Professional Part

Your device can look as professional as possible when you add leather phone cases & screen protectors to its exterior. The leather accessories are classy by design, which makes them perfect for work or career use. Pull them out at meetings, and everyone will appreciate the vintage appearance.

Although you may have the best accessories on the market, accidents can still occur with your device. Consider insurance for the electronic until it’s close to being replaced or paid off with your carrier. A new and broken phone will still need to be paid for in full. Insurance helps you in that situation, and your coverage might be discounted because of accessory use. Take responsibility for your device so that it can last you for many years.

Try to make a Bluetooth Speaker with Raspberry Pi

I  have an old model Raspberry Pi, Raspberry Pi Model B rev2, which I got five years ago. And I have a retired speakers. So I think, maybe I can make a bluetooth speaker system with this Pi.

I chaecked my inventory. Found two bluetooth USB dongles.  I think it is enough. After googling, I found this one.

Raspberry Pi Bluetooth+Airplay Audio Receiver combo

Go though the steps, I also read the comments of it. I did the following.

Step 1: Preparing the Pi

  • Download Raspbian image here. I download Raspbian Jessie Lite, the latest one for now.
  • Transfer image to sdcard using Win32 Disk Imager following instructions on
  • Insert sdcard and power up
  • Important! Expand file system to full 8GB capacity
  • Reboot
  • Login as user pi (password: raspberry). Please note that for the rest of this guide it is assumed that you are logged in as “pi”.
  • Update operating system and reboot:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get -y upgrade
sudo reboot

Step 2: Installation

This script is from the comment of adenbeckitt. He modified the original script which is not compatible with Raspbian Jessie.

pi@raspberrypi ~ $ cd ~
pi@raspberrypi ~ $ git clone
pi@raspberrypi ~ $ cd raspberry-pi-audio-receiver-install/
pi@raspberrypi ~/raspberry-pi-audio-receiver-install $ ./
Device name: RpiAudio

Step 3: Testing

From my cellphone, I can pair the Bluetooth dongle on my Raspberry Pi. Name of the device is RpiAudio, which I entered on installation.

The pin code is default 0000.

See attached screenshots

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How to flash the original ROM on LG P500h

Here is a record of how I flash my LG P500h android phone to the original Telus ROM.  You may use it as a reference, not a guide.



1. Download the KDZ. It is V20A for Telus in Canada.

2. Google and install the LG USB drivers if you don’t have it.

3. Download and install LG Mobile Support Tool

4. Download the FlashTools. (The link is broken.)

Use Premium download, if you want to download them faster.

How to Falsh the original ROM

1. Extract the “Flashtool” folder on the desktop, or where you want. Open the folder “Flashtool.1.0.54”.


2. Turn off the phone and connect it to the PC with the USB cable. Turn on the phone then.

3. Go back to Flashtool folder and run as administrator WindowsEnabler.exe. Go to the bar at the bottom right, and click once with the left mouse button over the icon of WindowsEnabler, so that appears the “On”message.


4. Now run as administrator UpTestEX.exe and do the following:

-Select the .KDZ file that you want to flash

-Set “3GQCT”

-Set PhoneMode “EMERGENCY”

Once done, click “Normal web upgrade test”


5. In the next window click “Upgrade Start”


6. Wait a few seconds an a new window will pop up.

– Click “Clear phone Software update Registry”

– Select different country if you’re not in Korea. Yes I select it because I am in Canada.

– Select Language as English

– Click OK


After this the LG flashing tool should start analyzing your phone and flashing the .KDZ

Once done you can detatch the USB cable and see if the phone boots up. However it will probably bootloop. In this case follow the Hard Reset Procedure below.

Hard Reset Procedure

The phone has to be off. Hold Volume – AND Power , a message will show up confirming the factory reset. Press Power Button twice , than wait. It will auto reboot.

Or, you may remove the MicroSD card, then power on the phone.

The main part of the guide is from the forum at

Just $1.56 to Unlock your Cell Phone

It is true. Only $1.56 or £0.99 to unlock you cell phone. The service provider is in UK. I am in Canada. It is not problem for him to get the unlock key.
Two weeks ago, I unlocked two cell phones. Both are locked by Telus. I did call the custom service. They told me they can do it, but I have to pay $35. It is so unfair. It is my own phone, I purchased from Telus. And Telus locked it and if I want to unlock it, they will charge me more money. Of course, I ran away when I heard the $35 charge.
I unlocked my Fido phone and AT&T phones about four, five years ago. I paid about $5 to $8 each. But the service provider are not there any more.
I google it and found one service provider on eBay. The price is only £0.99. It is about $1.50. I think it is just a cup of coffee. Just try it. If it is not working, I can get refund, or very small loss.
I get the IMEI code from my HTC desire HD. I put the code in message box when I order the unlock code. About ten minutes, I got the code through email. I enter the code following the instruction, it works. Perfect. I am so happy.

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Start to use HTC Desire HD

Last week, I got my new cellphone, HTC Desire HD. I used this cellphone two months as a temporary replacement last year. I feel it is a good Android phone.

So, when I am asked to pick one replacement as a new cellphone. I chose HTC Desire HD.
Telus send it in two days after ordering by phone.

It is a small box.

Look at the box

Took the phone and see the back of it and stuff in side of the box.

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LG Optimus One P500 Specifications

General 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 900 / 2100
Size Dimensions 113.5 x 59 x 13.3 mm
Weight 129 g
Display Type TFT capacitive touchscreen, 256K colors
Size 320 x 480 pixels, 3.2 inches
– Accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate
– Proximity sensor for auto turn-off
Sound Alert types Vibration, MP3 ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes, check quality
Memory Phonebook Practically unlimited entries and fields, Photocall
Call records Practically unlimited
Internal 170 MB user available, 512 MB RAM
Card slot microSD, up to 32GB, 2GB included,
Data GPRS Class 10 (4+1/3+2 slots), 32 – 48 kbps
EDGE Class 10, 236.8 kbps
3G HSDPA 7.2 Mbps
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g
Bluetooth Yes, v2.1 with A2DP
Infrared port No
USB Yes, microUSB
Camera Primary 3.15 MP, 2048×1536 pixels, autofocus, check quality
Features Geo-tagging, face and smile detection, Beauty Shot
Video Yes, VGA@18fps
Secondary No
Features OS Android OS, v2.2 Froyo, upgradable to v2.3
CPU 600 MHz ARM 11 processor, Adreno 200 GPU, Qualcomm MSM7227 chipset
Messaging SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Browser HTML
Radio Stereo FM radio
Games Yes + downloadable
Colors Black, wine, titan, blue, silver, purple
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support
Java Yes, MIDP 2.0
– Social networking integration
– Google Search, Maps, Gmail
– Digital compass
– YouTube, Google Talk
– DivX/Xvid/MP4/H.264/H.263/WMV player
– MP3/WAV/WMA/eAAC+ player
– Document viewer
– Organizer
– Voice memo
– Predictive text input
Battery Standard battery, Li-Ion 1500 mAh
Stand-by Up to 700 h (2G) / Up to 550 h (3G)
Talk time Up to 8 h (2G) / Up to 7 h 30 min (3G)

Just $4.9 to Unlock Fido Motorola V3

I will have a vacation in China. So I would like to have a local GSM card and still use my Fido Motorola V3 cellphone.
As I know, all Canadian cellphone companies lock the phone they sold. Clients can not use the cellphone with another company’s GSM card without unlocking.
After doing a search, I find a service provider on Ebay.
Seller: unlockgsm4u
The feature service is unlock code ROGERS/FIDO Motorola V3 K1 W510 V9 Q9 L7 L2
Great. It is right for me.
I order the service and put the information in the message.
Including Network: ex) Rogers / Fido, Model of phone
IMEI Number: Your phone’s 1st 15 digits IMEI
I paid $4.90 through Paypal.

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Unlock AT&T Blackberry 8820

I received a Blackberry 8820 locked by AT&T. To use it in Canada with other carriers, I need to unlock it.

First I Google it, and got a bunch of sites.
I order one from Wireless Unlocking. It is cheapest. Only $7.99. I sent my payment with IMEI code. After two days waiting, they told me they can not get the unlock code for me. Then I got the refund in a week.

The second unlocking service I used is HorizonWirelessOnline

It is very fast. I got the code in 48 hours.

They all accept Paypal or credit card.

The procedure to enter the code and unlock shown as below.

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