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Promoted 03-09-2014 by yuugotserved at 12:28 PM View Original Post
Target Stores [Store Locator] has Boost Mobile Kyocera Hydro Waterproof No-Contract Smartphone on sale this week for $9.99. Thanks delhidada

Note, offer is valid in-store only. For more information, refer to page 3 of the Weekly Ad

Specs
  • 1GHz Processor
  • 512MB RAM
  • 2GB Internal Memory
  • 3.5" 480x320 HVGA IPS Display w/ 3.2MP Camera
  • 1500mAh Battery
  • Android 4.0 OS
Deal Editor's Note: This budget smartphone is perfect to use as a backup in case of emergencies. - yuugotserved
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Edited March 9, 2014 at 09:08 PM by widgit
Starting today, at Target (see flyer), the Kyocera Hydro Android 3G phone will be at $9.99 (Reg. 59.99). I know previous deals from Radioshack have hit the front page.

For more details, http://www.target.com/p/boost-kyo...A-14782670

Besides the phone, this can be used for other uses (see http://slickdeals.net/f/6559288-kyocera-hydro-prepaid-smart-phone-9-99-at-target-b-m-70-off)

Cheers!
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Last Edited by jplee3 March 19, 2014 at 06:03 PM
Looking for custom ROMs for your new Hydro/Hydro Edge? Well sign here and hopefully developers will be able to make some sooner. [change.org]

This phone will not work on AT&T, Verizon, or T-Mobile. It only runs on Sprint's network and is locked to Boost Mobile.

For those with R+ (ringplus phone service) question:
R+ does NOT officially support non Sprint branded phones. Some have luck activating on R+, some reported they have been kicked from R+. I do know for certain that R+ now contains better database of phones model, which previously it didn't. So, checking esn on R+ will label it as Boost Hydro xxxxxx yyyy, which will be listed as part of your R+ account profile/"Device Details" if activated. Currently, unable to modify the device details. It maybe or NOT be even activated now. Even if activated, you may/may not be kicked out of R+.
So do it at your own risk.

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Specs:
Phone Arena [phonearena.com]
GSM Arena [gsmarena.com]
Phone Scoop [phonescoop.com]

1GHz Single Core: Qualcomm MSM8655 Snapdragon
Internal Memory: 2 GB <<<--- Kyocera Event has 4 GB
RAM Size: 512 MB
3MP camera
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Guide to root [androidforums.com]
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Super Simple rooting:
1) Download and install the proper drivers.
32 Bit Windows: http://www.kyocera-wireless.com/s...up_x86.msi
64 Bit Windows: http://www.kyocera-wireless.com/s...up_x64.msi
2) On your phone,go to Settings>Developer Options>Check "USB Debugging".
3) Download Root Wizard. (Click the green button): http://www.shuame.com/root.html)
4) Plug in your phone (Ignore any prompts on your phone). Launch Root Wizard. Follow the directions (they're in English).
5) Open something cold, wait about 5 minutes. You'll get a confirmation that it's rooted.
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~No PC Root Method is here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/s...?t=2307306
~Much faster for me...no waiting, no pc required.
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Hydro EDGE users - the no PC root method can be found here: http://androidforums.com/hydro-ed...-edge.html
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~To nix hands-free activation nag: (must be rooted, and superuser privileges granted to file manager app [ES File Explorer (1.5 Cupcake) works])
~In /system/app, change extensions of (1) Mms.apk, (2) Phone.apk, and (3) TelephonyProvider.apk to .bak.
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To complete disable the cellular radio...
*#*#4636#*#* (to be entered in the dialer) is the phone testing menu. Choose the first sub-menu. Then scroll down to turn off the radio.
Or Turn on Airplane mode FIRST, then Wifi on to use for apps that need data.

What else can you do with this:
Please add to list (hacking, and other uses):
Make it a chromecast - https://play.google.com/store/app....cheapcast
Make it an IP WebCam - https://play.google.com/store/app...pas.webcam
Make it an excellent cheap offline GPS: https://play.google.com/store/app....mapviewer
Make it a wifi home phone: https://play.google.com/store/app...csipsimple
Make it a money maker (Assorted gift cards) https://play.google.com/store/app...abs.perktv
Make it a money maker (Assorted gift cards) https://play.google.com/store/app...bile.views

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Price Match @ Radio Shack and you still get a 6 months free Netflix code

Target Inventory Checker
http://m.target.com/fiats/t-14782670

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It would be awesome to get Cyanogenmod for the Hydro and Hydro Edge. If anyone can contribute to that by developing or getting the word out, that would be awesome!

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So, am I understanding that you can use this phone as a stand alone camera and an android device? I think I might get one to keep in the car so that on longer than normal trips (traffic, traffic, traffic) I could have something with games on it for my son.
...here is an interesting story...and I'm not advocating it be done, nor am I admitting I've done it myself, but I have seen it done before on a friend's S4...there exist gameboy and other handheld emulator apps and game ROMs that allow gameboy games and such to be played on an Android device. A simple google search might shed more light on the matter. Just a harmless anecdotal story Big Grin
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...here is an interesting story...and I'm not advocating it be done, nor am I admitting I've done it myself, but I have seen it done before on a friend's S4...there exist gameboy and other handheld emulator apps and game ROMs that allow gameboy games and such to be played on an Android device. A simple google search might shed more light on the matter. Just a harmless anecdotal story Big Grin
Gameboy, NES, SNES etc.
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Believe it or not, I've still never owned a smart phone, although I have a very high quality regular one, on Verizon (off contract), but paying way too much a month for an unlimited plan. The review on the Kyocera says it's only 2" wide by 4.53" high. That sounds tiny for a smart phone. Could someone advise me whether I should consider this as a full time phone, and if so, what is the cheapest avenue for getting unlimited talk. Limited text and internet are acceptable.
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Does this phone unofficially work with ringplus?
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It is actually rated waterproof (not just water resistance). I have dropped it into a glass of water as a demo.
I realize it's listed as waterproof...haha, ironic you point that out as I purposefully put resistant instead so as not to attract criticisms that waterproof is too strong a descriptor. Personally, I always choose to avoid statements such as "proof", "always", "never", etc, as logically speaking such terms create very weak conclusions that are easy to prove unsound with only a single example to the contrary. Just saying...although your experience does inspire a bit more confidence in it's abilities.
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Quote from luckydog97 View Post :
...here is an interesting story...and I'm not advocating it be done, nor am I admitting I've done it myself, but I have seen it done before on a friend's S4...there exist gameboy and other handheld emulator apps and game ROMs that allow gameboy games and such to be played on an Android device. A simple google search might shed more light on the matter. Just a harmless anecdotal story Big Grin
Thanks, I will google this and see what I find. look around
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#23
Can I use it on the Verizon network, Sprint network, etc.? I have a Motorola Droid 2 Global, but I guess that is too old to be called a smartphone.
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Can I use it on the Verizon network, Sprint network, etc?
Service Provider is Boost Mobile, powered by the Sprint Nationwide Network.
- some have reported activating on Ring+ (also Sprint).
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i know its a running joke, but if these had hdmi output they would be a crazy awesome deal. $10 htpc's. but still, for gps, cameras, music and games they are still a fantastic deal. i have no idea how many of these they must have made, but its obviously a buttload of them.
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And you can watch netflix in the shower Smilie
been using one of these as a shower radio for a while. Great device I picked up a few spares when they were $5
WOW! Where & when did U score these for 5 bucks! I think they will make great lil' Android toys for $10! Waterproof is awesome my bro is a fishing guide & always ruining his pre-paids on the job!
Quote from Frontierboy View Post :
Wonder if I could go buy a bunch today and just price match tomorrow?
Yeah I was thinking the same thing! Target will sell out for sure! So will all these stores thru PM'ing!
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Last December, my Target sold out. Since this is an advertised special, W-mart will PM.
(Target will also print rainchecks). Never activated cell service - fun WiFi "toy".
Awesome I totally forgot about PM'g to Walmart to as well as RS & BB!
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B&M only?
It doesn't start until Sunday so maybe they'll change price online after midnight but it looks as if this an in-store ONLY product!

Hey has ANYBODY got their Sunday paper yet early with the AD or flyer so we can have a scan or PDF up here for PM'ing since the online page still showing the $59.99 price? I usually don't get my Sunday paper till late this afternoon but will look for it and upload a scan if nobody else here does first! Thanks & Repped again OP!

I can't wait to buy a few of these to gift & play with! If one could PM to RS and get the 6-months Netflix w/o activating or with free activation that would just be a bonus! Do we know if Target, Walmart or Best Buy is going to try and force that BS mandatory activation like some Radio Shacks have been doing? This time I really actually just want the phones & not getting free Netflix is not a deal breaker since I already have nearly 8 years worth of legit 6-month dots between 2 accounts from the RS deal but it can't hurt to try since every RS is diff!
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Believe it or not, I've still never owned a smart phone, although I have a very high quality regular one, on Verizon (off contract), but paying way too much a month for an unlimited plan. The review on the Kyocera says it's only 2" wide by 4.53" high. That sounds tiny for a smart phone. Could someone advise me whether I should consider this as a full time phone, and if so, what is the cheapest avenue for getting unlimited talk. Limited text and internet are acceptable.
itll get you by as a full time phone. my mom uses one and she thinks its an awesome phone. i couldnt stand it myself, but i am a power user
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same price last december?
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How does activation (or no activation) work with this at Target? I just want to buy the phone and walk out without activation and without being hassled at Target.
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Wonder if the Edge version will also be $10
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