Monday, January 18, 2010

If You Want To Hack Your Samsung Code, You Need To Know These Rules First

Oops, I did it again...

I misused a word to get your attention.

Don't take me literally (like Yahoo did---if you haven't heard, click HERE to get a chance to win a $20 Metro PCS features card that you can use to purchase ringtones, songs, games, etc.), I'm not going to teach you how to "hack" in the traditional sense (no law breaking going on around here Officer).

What I am going to do though, is teach you how to "hack" your way behind the walls of your Smart Phone's registry and "tweak" it so you can further customize your mobile experience with your Samsung Code.

What we are about to get into isn't for the squeamish, meek or ill-informed---if you don't have a clue and don't know what you don't know, then I suggest in the strongest possible language, click away now and ignore this article.

But if you able to follow instructions and can Follow these 8 Irrefutable Rules at all times, then I invite you to what will prove to be one of the most altering experiences your Samsung Code has ever experienced.

Before we can start to play Mr. Wizard and peak behind the curtains of Oz, we need to talk about the rules that I'm willing to proceed forward under.

Rule #1: You must assume full responsibility for anything that you decide to do to your phone. I know what I'm doing and everything that I share will be tested before I release it, but if you can't/don't follow my instructions to the tee, it's not my fault.
Rule #2: I am not responsible for any loss, damage and or dysfunction that might beset your phone if you decide to follow my advice (see rule #1)
Rule #3: Back up everything before you do anything. Have two back-ups, one of your phone as it is right now (without any changes) and another after every successful registry change you make.
Rule #4: Make a copy of all your "before" registry versions (just in case you don't like what happens "after" you make changes).
Rule #5: Be willing to accept the worst case consequence (which in the case is a hard reset of your Smart Phone).
Rule #6: Rome was built in a day, neither should your registry changes (make one change at a time and don't just go and change anything and everything just for the hell of it).
Rule #7: If you don't already have one, get yourself a good back-up system. I'll be writing about this next, but SPB Backup and Sprite Backup 6 are some of the better ones on the market.
Rule #8: If you don't already have one, get yourself a good Registry Editor (I'll be writing about this soon too).
Rule #9: Keep a Registry Change log to track all the changes you make.

If you haven't figured it out yet, you are in for an education because I'm not one that "leaps before he looks".

UP NEXT: The Registry DNA (Understanding The Structure Of A Registry)

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1 comment:

  1. I can't even do anything with the registry because it's locked!


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