Uses for that spare X, now that you have a new 4G phone

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    Uses for that spare X, now that you have a new 4G phone

    As more of us get new (4G) phones, I figure we could stick a thread with suggestions for alternate uses for the X as a wifi only device.
    First thing, put your X in airplane mode then go into settings and turn on wifi. This will save battery.
    Obviously, we can browse the web and download apps this way. You also have a music/movie player, but there are other uses, use your imagination, see what you can come up with.


    1. Alternate (secondary) communication device - With Talkatone (free) and a Google Voice number, you can send/receive texts and make phone calls using wifi.

    2. Security cam (or baby monitor) - With IPwebcam (free) you can turn your X into a security cam. You can view it remotely in a web browser, or on your primary smartphone with IP cam viewer lite or tiny cam monitor (both free)

    3. Stream video/movies/netflix to your TV via the HDMI port using xternal display v,1.2.1 (older v.1.1.1)

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    Good deal...and good write up boss...I'm sure this will help many members whose X is just laying around .

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    Here's the X as a security cam. I've run it for a half day. It's on cm9, plugged into the wall charger, with the screen turned off after starting the webcam server. It stays charged, and does not get hot.
    Using tiny cam monitor, set the camera vendor to "IP Webcam for Android"
    Using IP cam viewer lite, set the make to "Android", model to "IP Webcam for Android"
    *NOTE* - these use a lot of data.
    Screenshots of tiny cam monitor and browser




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    That's awesome... Great idea...

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    I like that security cam idea. I have been using mine as sort of a set top box. I play netflix through it to the tv and I use it to stream music through the home theater system. Every once in awhile I hook up the wii remote to it and play some old school SNES games on the tv. Also good for watching YouTube and stuff.

    I'm looking for a mini bluetooth keyboard to use as kind of a remote of sorts.


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    Another use I found... on xda.. going to do it like Monday when I get my x back.. going to get the phone setup as a server for streaming stuff.. I'll grab a link tonight when I get to my computer

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    I use my Mum's old X as an iPod touch and a handheld gaming device

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    This is a great idea!!! I've been using my x for a game device for the kids or to go online when my kids take over the s3!

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    With SD cards getting so cheap, it makes a great large disk media player. A new 64GB iPhone5 will run you $399+2year contract, but I got a 64GB SDXC card for my DroidX for $52 shipped

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    Quote Originally Posted by frozenthorn View Post
    With SD cards getting so cheap, it makes a great large disk media player. A new 64GB iPhone5 will run you $399+2year contract, but I got a 64GB SDXC card for my DroidX for $52 shipped
    How do you use a 64 gig card on the X? I read you can only use up to 32 gigs

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