HTC HD2 broken screen

Last Sunday, just in front of my car, my few months old HTC HD2, fell, bounced and hit the ground by its face and the digitizer (the glass on the screen, not the LED display) broke!

That’s very unlucky, but sh*t happens! I’m writing this post to first of all let you know how great is the HD2, and secondly, how to replace the HTC HD2 screen. I’ll put a video tutorial and some photos if I repair my HD2.

First of all, call your local HTC Repair and ask them their price for the repair.

If it’s more than $150, then you may want to do it yourself.

If you want to replace the HTC HD2 LED and/or Digitizer (Touch Pad) screen, then continue reading…

Buy a combo of the digitizer (Touch pad) and LED Display, pre-assembled.

I’ve read a lot about people braking the LED display while trying to replace the digitizer, so as I will do, I suggest you to replace the whole set, which is the LED display and the digitizer.

Look for the authentic, original, OEM HTC part only. The regular price is somewhere around $100.

Disassembling the HTC HD2 is quite tricky. You should be very careful, have the right tools and be patient.

Check this official HTC HD2 Disassembly Video Tutorial

Once you’ve removed the broken screen, replace it with your new one, and follow this video to assemble the HTC HD2


Official HTC HD2 Assembly video tutorial:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8Q7mXdcJ5

It looks quite easy, but you should know that you can BRICK your phone VERY EASILY.

I take no responsibility for any damage or issue caused to your device.


Here are some more photos of my HTC HD2 broken screen:

This post is under revision and will get updated. Stay tuned.

Search on your favorite search engine for more info on replacing HTC HD2 Screen.

Quel opérateur téléphonique ne pas choisir?

La hausse de TVA chez votre opérateur vous a permis de résilier votre contrat mobile? Vous voulez prendre votre premier forfait téléphonique chez un opérateur? Votre abonnement viens d’être fini, et vous chercher à renouveler ou à changer d’opérateur?


Sur beaucoup de sites on vous conseil quel opérateur téléphonique choisir, mais ici je vous dirais le(s) quels NE PAS choisir, et pourquoi!


Pour ceux qui sont préssés: Evitez SFR! Ne choisissez pas SFR!


Il y a près de 30 mois, j’ai pris un forfait avec mon Nokia N95 8GB (qui vient de tomber en panne!) chez un des “meilleurs” opérateurs de téléphone portable. Aujourd’hui je regrette vraiment d’avoir choisi cet opérateur, et je veut vous éviter cette erreur. (car vous êtes un(e) lecteur(euse) fidèle de mon site!)


Dans le temps, avoir internet sur son téléphone, c’etais la “mode” et pour être branché, la facture est toujours lourde! J’ai pris un forfait avec Internet 3G illimité, TV, SMS et MMS illimité et 3 (ou 4) heures de communication avec une option étudiant d’appels gratuits vers quelques numéro favoris. Tout ça pour près de 50 euros par mois.


Les soucis ont commencer dès les premiers contacts avec le service client qui ne sont pas forcement compétant, accueillant et honnête. Après près de six mois d’abonnement, j’ai voulu changer une option (ou le temps de communication, en restant dans la même gamme de formule) et la personne du service client m’a réengagé pour 24 mois sur cet abonnement sans m’expliquer le réengagement éventuel ou me demander une confirmation. Tous les mois, j’ai eu du hors forfait car mon forfait n’étais pas adapté à ma consommation et le service client m’imposait un réengagement pour toute modification.


Tous ça m’a amener à décider de quitter mon opérateur dès que possible. Aujourd’hui en utilisant les outils sur internet j’ai réussi à trouver des offres très intéressantes chez des opérateurs qui ont l’aire d’être correct et fiable.


N’oubliez pas que certaines entreprise oublient les clients dès qu’ils arrivent à une certaine “réussite”,  et c’est toujours plus agréable d’acheter votre pain chez le boulanger près de chez vous avec un “bonjour” sympa et souriant que d’aller dans une grande surface où ont vous (ou votre porte monnaie plutôt) salut que par obligation!


Pour faire un bon choix, comparez  les forfaits mobile sur edcom.fr


Je vous conseil aussi de regarder sur PhoneAndPhone.com pour votre choix du téléphone, car ils ont presque tous les téléphones disponible et beaucoup d’opérateurs avec plein de forfait différents et des packs cadeau très intéressant.


Je suis aujourd’hui chez NRJ Mobile, avec un forfait Ultimate 10H, engagement 12 mois à 50€ par mois, avec un HTC HD2 acheté chez PhoneAndPhone.com


NRJ Mobile propose des forfaits mobile pas cher et très intéressants, vraiment imbattable. NRJ Mobile passe sur le réseau d’Orange d’après ce que je sais.


Heureusement ou malheureusement, NRJ Mobile n’est pas concerné par la hausse de TVA, donc pas possible de résilier son forfait NRJ Mobile en février 2011! Mais n’oubliez pas que NRJ Mobile propose LES MEILLEURS forfaits, même avec un engagement de 12 mois seulement!


Réfléchissez bien avant de vous engager chez n’importe quel opérateur, et faites le meilleur choix possible en vous renseignant correctement.


N’hésitez pas à demander vos question dans la partie des commentaire de ce post.

GPS Garmin pour mobile: Garmin Mobile XT sur HTC HD2 et téléphones Windows Mobile

For an english version of how to install the GPS software, Garmin Mobile XT GPS on your Nokia phone, visit: http://www.gibni.com/garmin-gps-on-nokia-e71-n95


Garmin Inc. a des produits GPS très interessantes et complètes. Garmin Mobile XT est une logiciel créé pour les téléphones mobiles et les surtout les smartphones.

Normalement, vous devez acheter une module GPS Garmin, et les logiciels et produits Garmin tourneront dessus.

Sur HTC HD2, vous pouvez installer le gps garmin pour mobile, nomé Garmin Mobile XT et utiliser le module GPS interne à votre smartphone.

PREMIERE ETAPE: Tout dabord, il faut obtenir la bonne version de  gps garmin pour mobile; Garmin Mobile XT;  pour votre téléphone. Dans le cas de HTC HD2, vous aurez besoin de la version Windows Mobile. Visitez le site Garmin Mobile XT et téléchargez la version pour votre téléphone.


Une fois que vous avez telecharger les fichiers d’installation de Garmin Mobile XT, connectez votre telephone en mode “Transfer de donnée” ou “Disque de stockage”, et puis executez le fihcier d’installation. Le program d’installation vous demandera l’emplacement où vous voulez installer Garmin Mobile XT? Choisissez le bon disque (votre téléphone, ou ça carte memoire) et cliquez sur “Install”.

ETAPE 2: Telechargez les fichiers de support (Support Files) depuis le bas de la même page du site de Garmin et installez les de la même façon que la premier etape sur votre téléphone.

Etape 3: GObtenez la carte dont vous avez besoin, et copiez-le sur la carte memoire de votre téléphone, dans le dossier “Garmin”.


Dans les pages suivantes, on verra comment activer l’utilisation du module GPS interne de votre mobile dans le logiciel GPS de Garmin pour mobile, Garmin Mobile XT…

HTC Desire HD vs. HTC HD2 Photos

Here are some photos of the HTC Desire HD. It has released to the market, here in France, on 2 Novembre 2010.
You can see that the HTC Desire HD is a bit bigger than the HTC HD2, and a bit thicker too! The screen it really fantastic! Great resolution and a real HD. It runs Android and has in-built SRS audio and an 8 MP camera.

I took the photos of HTC Desire HD next to me new HTC HD2. You can compare the size of these two monster phones!

Photo 1: On the left, HTC HD2, with Windows Mobile, and on the right, HTC Desire HD with Android. HTC Desire HD, is not very easy to take in hand.

Photo 2: Backside shot, Left side HTC Desire HD and on the right side, HTC HD2.

Photo 3:  Thickness compare: Desire HD (right side) is THICKER than HD2 (left side)

I would definitely choose the HTC HD2 between these two phones!

Leave your thoughts.

Apple iPad Review

After all those rumors on iSlate, iTab, etc, at last the Apple’s tablet official information came out. iPad is the real name! After a tour on Apple’s website, comes few points:


iPad Advantages?

iPad seems to be the next best thing after iPhone, but compared to iPhone,


  • it’s got a bigger screen,
  • great touch-screen technology,
  • faster processor,
  • more storage space,
  • ambient light sensor,
  • and few little details…
  • Cool design,
  • iPad Applications
  • Classy,

But as far as it goes with the details on Apple, there aren’t many advantages to iPad.


iPad, a laptop or a HUGE iPhone?

iPad is definitely not a laptop and neither a netbook, it’s 9.7 inches big screen, it gets close to 10 inches netbooks but the fact that it does not have a great storage space, nor a built-in webcam, nor a USB support moves the iPad far from the competition of all-in-one computers!

To me, iPad is just a HUGE iPhone!


iPad Disadvantages?

  • You can’t extend the memory!
  • You can’t connect any devices to it, apart from a computer (or a headset/music stand),
  • It doesn’t have a webcam,
  • Limited language support,
  • Not Universal data connection cable (Apple exclusive, not an issue if you got an iPhone already)


What now?

So, after all this, the question is, why should I buy an iPad? What are the best purposes of the iPad? Can iPad replace my iPhone? Can iPad replace my laptop?


What to use iPad for?

  • iPad is best for:
  • Reading books,
  • Being your calendar,
  • Be your small TV,
  • Watch movies on it,
  • Photo screen,
  • Basic game console.


Now, if you get one (or already got) everyone reading this would be happy if you share your ideas and points of view. My last question before ending this post is:


“What problem iPad solves in your life?”

Must have mobile applications – Intro

Tiered of searching for “useful” mobile applications when you buy a new phone or you just reset your current mobile phone? Searching for the best mediaplayer or photo browser application for your mobile phone? Do you want to access your sms inbox folder on the phone? Do you need a robust GPS application for your mobile phone? Are you searching for the best call manager software to manage, record and answer your calls?

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Here’s “TOP N95 Applications, Symbian S60 Applications – Part 4

 

Today, I’ve formatted, reset and updated my Nokia N95 8GB to the latest firmware available (v.31.0.015), and now, I’m installing the required applications on the phone.

You can install these applications on your phone and be ready to go too. Just note that I installed these applications on Nokia N95 8GB with Symbian OS even though other versions might be available.


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Backup your Phone


Backup your phone! This is NECESSARY! You do not want to loose anything when trying new stuff on your phone. Details on how to backup your phone’s memory are available at http://www.gibni.com/update-your-nokia-phone

I recommend that you backup your memory card too.


softwareUpdate-48Update your firmware (If needed and available)


It’s recommended to use the latest firmware available for your phone. Even though this is not essential, but it might help solving many bugs and errors in the system and the software. For updating your phone, read Update Your Nokia Phone.


drive-backup-48x48 Restore your backups


If you have formatted your memory card, or updated your firmware, you need to restore your backup(s) to get your personal stuff back on the phone.


You need to restore your backup data either from your computer or your phone’s mass memory. These backup data contain your Contacts, Settings, Notes, Messages …


settings_48-48Set your Settings


Get your GPRS, WAP, MMS and all other configurations from your mobile operator (usually, you can use your operator’s website to get more information)


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Installing the stated applications stated, and using them, might require a large amount of data transfer over the internet from your phone, be aware of the connection fees that may apply to you by your mobile operator.

Use your mobile phone as a wireless webcam

Yes! It’s very possible to have a wireless webcam if you have a mobile phone with a camera and a bluetooth connection.


Having a bulky USB webcam with that annoying USB cable when you are on the go, with your laptop, is not always the best thing to happen to you. That’s when a wireless webcam comes in handy. wireless webcam


Talking about wireless webcams, if you’ve ever thought of it, and searched about, you know that they cost a minimum of 100 USD, and are most of the time bulky, need power supply, and are relying on a network.


Now, you can have a good wireless webcam almost for free if you’ve got a mobile phone with a camera and a bluetooth connection to your computer.


Mobiola.com offers great applications for portable devices. I’ll discuss Mobiola Web Camera in this post.


With Mobiola Web Camera, you can connect your mobile (camera) phone to your computer wirelessly and use the phone as a wireless webcam. Mobiola Web Camera, offers three methods for the connection: Bluetooth, Wifi and USB cable connection.


The installation is quite straight forward, once you get the software, you install the desktop software on your computer and you install the mobile client application, and proceed through the configuration via the wizard.


Once installed, run the client software on your phone and the desktop software on your computer, and connect your phone’s camera, with the method you prefer. Either it be bluetooth, wifi or USB cable, the software guides you through the connecting proccess.


After the connection is successful, you can use your webcam in you instant messaging software(s) like Yahoo Messenger, Skype, Windows Live and all other software that can video record from a webcam.


You might need to configure the video (webcam) options in your computer applications to use the Mobiola Webcam instead of other webcams (if available).


Some users may face error messages when running the Mobiola Web Camera desktop application. These errors include (but are not limited to)


– “cannot find import; DLL may be missing, corrupt, or wrong version
file “connAPI.DLL”, error 126

To resolve the connAPI.dll error which is related to Nokia Connectivity API, I suggest you install the latest Nokia PC Suite ( http://europe.nokia.com/A4144903 )

or download the required “connAPI.dll” file and install it on your computer. (http://www.dll-files.com/support/)


– msvcrtd.dll file missing.

Download and install the msvcrtd.dll on your computer.

Garmin Mobile XT on Nokia E71 and N95 (Internal GPS supported)

Garmin Inc. provides very useful and interesting GPS solutions. Garmin Mobile XT is a software which is designed for mobile phones and provides GPS navigation on the go!

Basically, you should buy a Garmin GPS Reciever and the software provided together to use Garmin products.

On the Nokia E71 and ( N95 8GB ) you can install the Garmin Mobile XT (version 5.00.40 as of today) and use the internal GPS and/or the A-GPS intergrated on the Nokia Phones.


STEP ONE: First thing to do is to get Garmin Mobile XT software for your device. Go to Garmin Mobile XT website, and download the right version for your phone.


Once you downloaded the installation files, connect your phone on the USB DATA TRANSFER mode and run the downloaded file. The installation program will ask you where you want to install Garmin Mobile XT? Just choose the right drive (your phone) and click on “Install”.


STEP TWO: Get the Support files (from the bottom of the same page ) and install them in the same way on your phone.


STEP TREE: Get the map you need and copy the map IMG file in your phone’s memory card, inside the “Garmin” directory.


On the next page(s) we’ll see how to activate the internal GPS support for Garmin on your mobile phone…

Free mobile downloads coming soon!

After the success Gibni got on the mobile market with all the dear visitors coming from mobile devices, I’ll go one step further and provide free mobile downloads to my dear mobile visitors, and also some posts which will be available only to mobile visitors!

I’m actually working to get free mobile downloads for a lot of devices. And these good stuff go from mobile themes, mobile wallpapers, mobile softwares and applications, mobile games and most important, free mobile ringtones !

There will be software and applications on many topics, ranging from clock and timer tools to GPS applications to internet browsers.

So stay tuned and get your mobile phones ready 😉

Make money online with your mobile website

I wish you a happy new year 2009!
This year’s first post is about the mobile version of your website/blog. As some of you might know already, Gibni.com has a mobile version which shows up when you access the site (http://www.gibni.com) from a mobile device like your phone.
Gibni detects and recognizes automatically the device you’re using, and serves appropiate content for your screen and device or browser capabilities.

Gibni currently runs on WordPress 2.7, and the mobile version of the site is provided by Mobile Press.

Thanks to this wonderful plugin, Gibni is running very well on mobile devices, and from an admin point of view, there’s no conflict with caching plugins.Gibni Mobile Screenshot

Previously I used to have other plugins on Gibni to provide mobile versions of the pages but there were always issues with caching capabilities.

I never thought that Gibni would get mobile visitors, but I was really impressed when I saw the analytics reports for Decembre 2008! The mobile version got around 2500 visitors! And that made me think of developing more features in the mobile sections, and post more articles on mobile subjects and subjects that will be useful to mobile users.

And thankfully, this year starts very well, in just 7 days, the mobile version of Gibni recieved around 600 happy visitors, and growing.

The advantage of  Mobile Press, is that you can easily edit the template files and create your own theme or modify the beautiful existing themes. By editing a theme, I added advertisements to the mobile version of Gibni, and let me tell you, it makes a lot more than what I expected it to do!!

I currently run two advertisements on top of the page, one from Google Adsense (adsense for mobile content) and the other one is from Admob.

Google Mobile Adsense is making a lot more money than Admob, and get also a high CTR.

I recommend you start a mobile version of your website or blog (if you haven’t already) and optimize it to rank well by providing unique and useful content and then monetize your mobile pages, you WILL MAKE MONEY!

Other good new is that Gibni continues to grow and makes more and more money online each month. Google Adsense is a good start up program!