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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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#781
Quote from wdm View Post :
does it work with sprint instead of boost mobile? any changes need to be applied to this phone? I had this question for a long time, but it seems nobody has answer.
Locked to boost mobile. only works on boost. r+ but its a long shot.
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#782
Quote from Devedander View Post :
Couldn't you just lie about your location?
Why is RP limited to 3 cities in the first place? Are they somehow subsidized? EDIT: Found the SD thread on this. RP is funded by ads played during outbound calls.

I'm not ok with lying about my location, but I will be in LAX next week. Perhaps I could stretch the definition of what living somewhere is Wink Do they require a billing address to match one of the 3 cities offered?

Can an Oregon number be ported to RP?
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#783
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Target store had 5 of them locked on the peg. Told the employee that I'd like all of them. She told me that I'd have to buy minutes then. I could only buy one without purchasing minutes. Really?
I was allowed to buy 4, beyond that the register wouldn't allow more phones. I asked if I could please have 2 more, the manager verified that they had plenty of left, and allowed me to purchase two more. I'm using the phones to create a security system. I purchased nothing else, the employees were only concerned that I would grab everything and leave nothing else for other customers.
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What's the netflix deal?

Radio Shack pricematch instore with Target's flyer! Search my name and you can see receipt and steps to get the deal!
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#785
My Radio Shack tried to be cute. Said they don't PM. Showed them on my phone their site that says they do. He says I need a "newspaper ad, online won't cut it." I said its Monday, it was a Sunday ad, he says not his problem. went to local Quik Chek, they still had papers left. Walked back in with AD & MGR wouldnt even look at me. Told associate to take care of me. Walked out w/phone & 6 months of Netflix for $10! Smilie
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My Radio Shack tried to be cute. Said they don't PM. Showed them on my phone their site that says they do. He says I need a "newspaper ad, online won't cut it." I said its Monday, it was a Sunday ad, he says not his problem. went to local Quik Chek, they still had papers left. Walked back in with AD & MGR wouldnt even look at me. Told associate to take care of me. Walked out w/phone & 6 months of Netflix for $10! Smilie
Take a look at this page, particularly the FAQ section.
http://www.radioshack.com/categor...ent=HMPGA1
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#787
Just picked one up at a Pittsburgh area Target. There were none on the shelf and the sticker did not reflect the sale price.

When I asked, the employees knew the phones were being kept in the back.

I was able to purchase one without buying minutes. I didn't push the issue of buying multiple with the intent of reselling them. I can't imagine it'd be a quick turnaround and the profit per phone would be pretty small.
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#788
Quote from thetimmy View Post :
I rooted the phone, I installed ES3 File Explorer, Root permissions are granted. When I select the DmClient.apk and select 'rename' and choose 'DmClient.apk.bu' the system waits then reports 'task failed' what am I doing wrong?
In ES3, under tools, did you turn on root explorer? After you do that you need to click on the words root explorer and then mount r/w. If that doesn't work it is possible that you are not rooted.
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#789
Quote from nhstunner View Post :
Walked out w/phone & 6 months of Netflix for $10! Smilie

So you think...

In-store: For no-contract phones, in-store phone activation is required to receive this offer.

http://www.radioshack.com/categor...ent=HMPGA1
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#790
Quote from IShortysI View Post :

"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."
page plus is a verizon reseller....it wont work.
Damnit! not cool.
Well, I guess it wasn't a total loss.
I've got 5 of 'em and am using them as perpetual amazon GC earners.
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Quote from nhstunner View Post :
My Radio Shack tried to be cute. Said they don't PM. Showed them on my phone their site that says they do. He says I need a "newspaper ad, online won't cut it." I said its Monday, it was a Sunday ad, he says not his problem. went to local Quik Chek, they still had papers left. Walked back in with AD & MGR wouldnt even look at me. Told associate to take care of me. Walked out w/phone & 6 months of Netflix for $10! Smilie
lol, I was prepared with the sunday newspaper.
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#792
The folks getting free netflix from radio shack are getting lucky. They are supposed to take the free netflix off on the register if you do not activate the phone there. I bought 2 from 2 different stores and they both took the free nexflix off. Im going to try some more stores tomorrow, hopefully the cashier will be dumber.
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Will this work on virgin mobile
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Will this work on virgin mobile

No, this will not work with virgin mobile.
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#795
Picked up 2. That was the limit at my target
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