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by RustedRoot
Mon Dec 03, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bad news about battery drain...
Replies: 9
Views: 1124

Re: Bad news about battery drain...

HH's overreach has been going on for 10 months now. With every update that fixes/introduces something, another otherwise-working item breaks. It's a recurring pattern. At what point do you conclude its development team is not up to the task, and more importantly, may never be? Some of you know that ...
by RustedRoot
Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pre-release 1.5.305.3 Notes...
Replies: 24
Views: 2395

Re: Pre-release 1.5.305.3 Notes...

I hate to pee on this parade, but I have to bring up Hammehead's history of releasing new features which are wonky. The next one is ambitious and if it works, bravi, if it's not buttoned up, we'll still be mired in unhappy beta-land. For those of you who want all the features that have been promised...
by RustedRoot
Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Karoo Roadmap
Replies: 7
Views: 778

Re: Karoo Roadmap

Seems to me management is transitioning to reality, warts and all and it's a mighty struggle. I. too, am not happy with long term goals that should be much sooner and with non-defined time schedules. I understand its need not to be boxed in just to disappoint us with...nothing...but it's the price i...
by RustedRoot
Fri Sep 28, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Karoo Development/Mods
Topic: Root Karoo?
Replies: 7
Views: 1374

Re: Root Karoo?

John, I was able to root the Karoo using jahazelwd's method. Knowing your background, if I can you can.

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by RustedRoot
Fri Sep 28, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Has management gotten religion?
Replies: 1
Views: 367

Has management gotten religion?

Knock me over with a feather: after months of heavy criticism management has finally corrected its landing web page to reflect what's now available on the Karoo by adding the following sentence: "The visualizations you see here are either on the device currently, or coming soon." For me this raises ...
by RustedRoot
Sat Sep 22, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pre-release v270
Replies: 26
Views: 1752

Re: Pre-release v270

Thanks Doug, as always, for the heads-up.

John, pray tell, what prompts your optimism that Di2 is nigh?

I, as the resident curmudgeon, opine that the new stuff in v270 are really fixes to what should be, not "new" features. I'm open to learning otherwise.
by RustedRoot
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Director of Comnunication mr. Caffery Garff left Hammerhead
Replies: 6
Views: 527

Re: Director of Comnunication mr. Caffery Garff left Hammerhead

Thanks for posting Garff's comment Doug and John. My conclusion from having some knowledge of Caffery's temperament is that he wanted to go after those of us who have criticized the company but was told not to by senior management. Garff wanted to protect Hammerhead at any cost. As a result he was t...
by RustedRoot
Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Director of Comnunication mr. Caffery Garff left Hammerhead
Replies: 6
Views: 527

Re: Director of Comnunication mr. Caffery Garff left Hammerhead

Some of us are not part of that FB group Dirk so the link is dead. If he said something of note, other than leaving the company, please copy and paste it here. Unless Caffery's marching orders were to over-promise, over-promote, take critics to task on FB, and create a website which falsifies featur...
by RustedRoot
Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1.5.216.3 - no more Videos
Replies: 14
Views: 907

Re: 1.5.216.3 - no more Videos

As time passes, there is a growing disconnect between what needs to be done and that which has been, to the point where the company's software development-ability going forward has to be called into question. What has it done for anyone to believe it has the competence to deliver the Karoo its promi...
by RustedRoot
Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1.5.216.3 - no more Videos
Replies: 14
Views: 907

Re: 1.5.216.3 - no more Videos

Osborne Effect: right on the money. Thanks for adding that to my knowledge base -- hadn't known it.
by RustedRoot
Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1.5.216.3 - no more Videos
Replies: 14
Views: 907

Re: 1.5.216.3 - no more Videos

I'm hanging in for the same reasons, JohnJ. I'm also hoping Hammerhead is arrogant enough to boost the price to $499 which it desperately wants. The risk for both of us is if the company runs out of cash first. I have the feeling that the Morgan family (Jon and Piet's parents) is/are providing cont...
by RustedRoot
Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Ride app
Replies: 15
Views: 963

Re: New Ride app

So happy I didn't install last two updates.

Riddle me this: How is this company still in business? Greater fool theory?
by RustedRoot
Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1.5.216.3 - no more Videos
Replies: 14
Views: 907

Re: 1.5.216.3 - no more Videos

I'm hanging in for the same reasons, JohnJ. I'm also hoping Hammerhead is arrogant enough to boost the price to $499 which it desperately wants. The risk for both of us is if the company runs out of cash first. I have the feeling that the Morgan family (Jon and Piet's parents) is/are providing conti...
by RustedRoot
Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Karoo Development/Mods
Topic: Updated Draft Guide: Install Google Play Services
Replies: 25
Views: 2264

Re: Updated Draft Guide: Install Google Play Services

Thanks John. Good of you to update the guide even though you've gone back to Garmin. I'm not far behind you.
by RustedRoot
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Karoo Development/Mods
Topic: Updated Draft Guide: Install Google Play Services
Replies: 25
Views: 2264

Re: Draft Guide: Install Google Play Services

I'm one of the lucky ones who unlocked the bootloader through Developer options before the option was removed. Not sure if you did? Boot to the bootloader, activate fastbook, connect to your PC, open cmd and the folder containing fastboot tools then type this command: fastboot getvar unlocked If it ...
by RustedRoot
Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:37 am
Forum: Karoo Development/Mods
Topic: Translation of Chinese Recovery Menu
Replies: 0
Views: 991

Translation of Chinese Recovery Menu

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by RustedRoot
Fri May 04, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Facebook Livestream Summary - 3 May 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 575

Re: Facebook Livestream Summary - 3 May 2018

Thanks Steve for the summary. Missed the session and this is a far more productive way of getting the info than watching it on replay.
by RustedRoot
Tue Apr 03, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How does grade work?
Replies: 19
Views: 1315

Re: How does grade work?

Anyone know what the mechanics or theory behind Karoo's grade calculation? Does it an onboard sensor, map data, something else? What's it's sensitivity, how often does it take samples. Do we have to calibrate it? My Karoo will read zero for minutes at a time, briefly show a grade, and plop back to ...
by RustedRoot
Tue Apr 03, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Karoo Development/Mods
Topic: How to install third-party apps on your Karoo
Replies: 24
Views: 7193

Re: How to install third-party apps on your Karoo

Steve, are you saying you've not sideloaded any apps or just ones that require a launcher? On my Karoo, no, I havent. Though I've done plenty of this sort of stuff on other Android devices in the past. If I had a second, spare Karoo, then I'd be doing all sorts of stuff to that like installing 3rd ...
by RustedRoot
Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Karoo Development/Mods
Topic: How to install third-party apps on your Karoo
Replies: 24
Views: 7193

Re: How to install third-party apps on your Karoo

I haven't tried it on my Karoo. But you can start an app via adb. So I imagine you can start the new launcher via adb, and then tell it to make itself the default launcher, and then you'll see it instead of the stock Karoo launcher. Though I'd appreciate input from anyone who has actually done it. ...