Emoji support on notifications for Pebble and Pebble Steel

Pebble with EmojiWe all know that Pebble is really handy when using messages, WhatsApp and in general when comunicating with friends; it allows us to read the message without the need to take the phone, but it has one limit: it does not display emojis, the emoticons that are present on almost every phone (the ones you can find in WhatsApp, for example!).

Now, it does!

I wrote an app that is able to flash a modded firmware, based on 2.0.2, which supports Emoji font set!

It can not support all emojis (there are thousands), but a basic support is enough when comunicating (I never used most of them).

You can find my app on Google Play Store.


Android app on Google Play

It supports both Pebble and Pebble Steel, you just have to select your Pebble hardware version.

When an official update comes, I’ll update the app to support it as soon as possible. However, it may take some hours since Google Play takes some time before relasing apps and updates.

HTC One M7 – improve battery life, undervolting

Battery stats for HTC OneI recently had some battery issue with my HTC One so I started some trials to get the most life out of it.

My final configuration uses:

ViperOne 5.7 ROM is one of the best HTC Sense ROMs for the One, heavily customizabile

ElementalX Kernel

Battery Monitor Widget allows you to see the battery consumption and keeps statistics

It’s possible to configure kernel options in VenomTweaks without installing other apps.

I recommend to set the following opions:

  • I/O Scheduler: row
  • CPU Governor: ondemand
  • CPU Min: 384 Mhz
  • CPU Max: 1728 Mhz
  • CPU screen off max: 1134 Mhz

I left the voltages untouched but I selected to undervolt to 775 mV (min) while installing ElementalX. Undervolting could go even further, just need to try some values. It may cause instability but all you have to do it reflash the kernel with higher voltage values to solve.

Performances won’t be affected because CPU frequency is untouched; it’s of course possible to overclock, but it will drain more battery. For me, it doesn’t worth it, but it depends on your needs.

Pebble custom firmware ITA – aggiornato a 2.0.2

Pebble in italiano

Pebble in italiano

Pebble è un ottimo smartwatch, ma molto semplice. Questa semplicità porta, tra le altre cose, all’impossibilità di selezionare la lingua.

L’app di Pebble non controlla l’originalità dei file pbz che vengono caricati, quindi è possibile creare dei firmware modificati e installarli direttamente dall’applicazione ufficiale!

Grazie alle stringhe tradotte dal Pebble Firmware Translation Project, ho realizzato un custom firmware per il Pebble in italiano.

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Come ricevere Mi piace alle pagine su Facebook, gratis

English version here

Se amministri una pagina su Facebook, saprai che esistono siti che permettono di comprare Mi piace, o di ottenerli scambiandoli con altre pagine.

Uno di questi servizi è Like4Like. Questo sito è basato su un sistema a punti: ogni volta che metti Mi piace a una pagina o una foto sul sito ricevi dei punti (è anche possibile acquistarli direttamente).

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Unbrick HTC One – HTC black screen with warning signs on edges

HTC RUU with alert signals

HTC RUU with alert signals

Today I had a problem while trying to return to stock my HTC One: I ended up having this HTC RUU Mode screen with warning logos on the edges and I found no way to get out of that; rebooting, even with VOL – pressed, brought me to that screen. I thought it was bricked, but don’t worry, there’s a solution!

My phone was S-ON and LOCKED, and it had a wrong CID: was set to HTC__405, which was not it’s original one, so I thought that there was a very little chance to recover it; however it can be done and it’s pretty simple (once you know what to do :D ).

I found out that, on that screen, fastboot OEM commands work. That doesn’t bring us directly to a solution, but it’s enough to start with!

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How to get (nearly) unlimited Facebook likes, for free

Versione italiana

If you’re a Facebook page administrator, you probably know that there are lots of services providing Likes in exchange of other Likes, or worse, money.

One of these services is Like4Like, which is based on a point system. You earn points by liking other pages, photos etc, or you can buy points. After that, you can spend your points to get Likes. For example, you can set a page Like to 9 points, then, everyone who likes the page gets 9 points, and you lose them.

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iOS 4 on HTC HD2? DFT was working on that

HTC HD2 has got lots of unofficial development. Born with Windows Mobile 6.5, developers got it running Android (up to KitKat!), Windows Phone 7 and some Linux distributions.

Most of the credit goes to the Dark Forces Team, some great developers that made the HD2 run also Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 RT; even if they didn’t release anything.

Following one of the members on Twitter, however, I found that they were also working on another great operating system: iOS 4!

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