Recently, I needed to recover some files from a T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy SII with a broken power button. There is a common problem with many Galaxy S II phones where the power button will either be stuck or unresponsive. If the power button is stuck, the phone will be difficult (if not impossible) to fully boot, as the phone will constantly shut itself of and reboot. If you’re looking to boot up your phone that has a similar problem continue reading!
Many of you may have heard that the Developer Preview of the upcoming Windows 8 operating system has been released to the public. I personally wanted to try it out, so I grabbed my old laptop, added the install files to a USB drive, and booted from the USB drive. It works great, so I’ll write out instructions for those of you with a current Windows system who want to try out the preview! (more…)