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This Week in the Life of DROID: 12/14/2012

It’s been a long week here, but that’s what we like. We were able to get through Episode 9 of the Droid Life Show, got our hands on the native Facebook app, and Verizon Galaxy S3 owners are basking in the goodness of Jelly Bean. What more could you ask for? If you missed any of this week’s highlights, we have them below.

Have a good weekend, everybody!

Image credit to WcM3!

  • NoBullet

    You guys never posted your favorites from the art contest.

  • Lavoisier1794

    I hope there is someone that can help me. While I enjoy reading about people who root and mod,etc, I’ve never done it because I know I don’t have the skills. Today, I went to download the JB update for the VZW GS3 I bought used. I had used a root checker just after I bought it, which said it was unrooted. Just after I got the phone I had noticed some empty Clockwork files in Polaris File Explorer, which I deleted.

    Back to today. The update downloaded, started to run, opened ClockworkMod Recovery (much to my surprise), and came to a screen that says “Install Untrusted Package, THIS CAN NOT BE UNDONE.”

    There are a bunch of No options (I chose one earlier and phone booted up ICS all normal), a Yes – Install untrusted zip, more No options, +++Go Back++++. There is text below that says

    ClockworkMod Recovery v.
    E: Invalid command argument
    Finding update package….
    Opening update package….
    Verifying update package…
    E: failed to verify whole-file signature
    E: signature verification failed.

    What will happen if I select Yes? Will I brick my phone? I really want JB, but I am scared shitless that I will brick my phone and all the stuff I have on the SD card.

    • JetBlue

      The update won’t install due to you having CWM you’d have to re-install the stock files and then update to JB

      • Lavoisier1794

        Based on some info from a guy who posted on XDA saying worst I could do is soft brick, I went ahead and installed it. While the screen said update failed to install, it did in fact install (I have JB now!).

        The battery does appear to run down faster (probably from doing the update process a few times before committing) and I did read the update makes the screen brighter, which drains the battery more. But other than that, no problems.

        • PhoenixPath

          Glad to hear it worked out. Got the update on my wife’s S3 yesterday for her.





          Really wish they hadn’t included that nasty home-key though… 🙁

  • WCM3

    Thanks for the shout out, Tim!! Now I don’t even care that I didn’t win a nexus 7. Haha

  • Austin

    Nice job on the pic 🙂

  • David Parrella

    Why is Tom Cruise holding an old Mac with the Droid Life logo on it?

    • You mean Ashton Kutcher? lol

    • bogy25

      I’ll come back to DL tomorrow when this picture is gone from the site –

  • KnowYourEnemy462

    How dare you insult Droid Life by putting that logo anywhere near that scumbag.

    • Scumbag? Really?

      • KnowYourEnemy462

        Ya rly. Ask the daughter he disowned until he was rich enough to not worry about supporting her.

        • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

          That doesn’t apply to the Tech industry.

          • endurotech

            Yes it does. We see his character a.k.a “reality distortion field” everywhere in the Tech Industry.

  • Jroc869, Cool story bro

    God some people are just too damn sensitive. Its been a year its not like the dude just died. Was he a pioneer in this industry, yes but he was also one of the biggest douches at the same time. Bottom line is its a joke so get over it or move along.

    • steve

      a pioneer? Lol. RESEARCH and READ MORE, please.

      a thief.

      • Jroc869, Cool story bro

        Who didn’t steal? The bottom line is he still did things that made his name what it is today and it wasn’t just because he stole stuff.

  • eboy718

    I agree too soon. Dude I have a galaxy nexus love android but respect the guy. Everyone knows his hatred for android.

    • Dr_Buttballs

      But how is this disrespectful?

    • Nick S

      That’s not an Android logo, it is a Droid-Life logo. How do you know he would not like this site? We have plenty of Apple fanboys here, too.

  • duke69111

    Nice touch

  • rawson815

    Dude. …. Too soon and thats fucked up for real … Droid for life but that a little fucked up

    • Dr_Buttballs

      If a Photoshopped Droid Life logo on a picture of Steve Jobs bothers you so bad you should probably just leave the internet and never look back.

      • PhoenixPath

        So true.

        Anyone who feels they have the right to demand not to be offended should avoid the internet (and any social gathering, really) at all costs. This will ensure they do not become too offended while also having the bonus of greatly reducing their chances of procreating.

  • Hahaha, Android

    How DARE you defile this picture of the late, great Steven P. Jobs with your awful pink logo. I DEMAND you take this down and replace it with something less offensive, IMMEDIATELY. You all are a bunch of filthy animals with no taste in technology.

    • TheCheapGamer

      It is true, humans are animals and some of us bathe less than others.
      However, I do not eat my technology so I have no idea how it tastes.

      • Dr_Buttballs

        This photo must be the equivalent of pictures of Muhammad to Muslims.

        • michael arazan

          Would have been less offensive if it was bill gates holding the logo, at least Bill is a wonderful humanitarian with a decent heart giving away billions to children and charities all over the world from education to medication. Gates even donated thousands of new computers here in St.Louis so all the public libraries had PC’s and internet access when no libraries had a PC back in early 2000’s. Steve just horded the money selfishly. Guess steve was contemplating taking the money with him, spending the last year of his life designing his yacht.

          • LionStone


    • Mack

      The sarcasm is strong with this one.

      • JoshGroff

        You just made my morning.

  • Sirx

    *Looks at Title Picture*
    *Brain explodes*

  • Thomas

    Don’t forget the Tato Show Episode 1 was this past week as well. 😉

  • snowblind64

    The title image perplexes me.