Post subject: Re: What to do with old phones? Posted: Sun Jul 01, 2012 3:52 pm
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The Incredible S is a relatively new phone, if you sell it on ebay you could probably get at least $150 to $200 USD depending on the condition. The HTC Magic is older so around $50 USD you could expect once again depending on condition.
If you want to keep them you could try rooting, flashing ROMs on them. It will help teach you the process if you haven't done it before without worrying about bricking your main phone. Check out Cyanogenmod they are a very popular 3rd party Android ROM and you'll often notice better performance with them versus the OEM Android installation.
You can also use them as wifi devices to stream music from Pandora, etc.
Post subject: Re: What to do with old phones? Posted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 10:04 am
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Thanks very much for the suggestions everybody! I would not throw them about but I'm still considering if I can put them to good use myself. For instance as a portable music player (I guess if the radios are turned off, and screen most of the time, the battery life will be longer than when used as a phone) or maybe as a GPS in the car, even though it's not ideal. But there could also be other cool things I hadn't thought of. Could be fun to put Linux on it. I have rooted both of them and used various ROM's so I'm fairly experieced with that process.
The Magic is in a very poor condition - the antennas almost aren't working. So I think as a phone, it's gone. But as a cheap "CPU with a touch screen" platform it might still have value.
Post subject: Re: What to do with old phones? Posted: Wed Jul 25, 2012 11:06 am
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Use the HTC Magic as a music player. Thats really their only purpose now.
For both of them, install a custom firmware. If you don't do it on the Incredible at least do it on the Magic. The magic is a slower phone and will be slow doing tasks unless all the crap is taken off of it.
Incredible.... Put it next to the toilet so you can play angry birds? XD
EDIT: That's what I used my LG Vortex for until it decided to fry itself.
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