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Use for an old Z3 Compact.

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Unfortunately, the screen response on my old Z3 has failed to the point where I've bought a new phone. It's still a powerful device and I am considering remote desktopping or SSHing it for use as a media player. Does anyone have any other suggestions to utilise this device?

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You could load different less bloated android on it to see if it's any faster.

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On 8/9/2018 at 9:29 AM, Jeruselem said:

You could load different less bloated android on it to see if it's any faster.

That won't fix an unresponsive screen.

 

I like to use old phones as IP cameras, emailing me if people move around my property.
I also like to use them as mini servers.
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.icecoldapps.serversultimatepro&hl=en_US

 

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30 minutes ago, Master_Scythe said:

That won't fix an unresponsive screen.

 

I like to use old phones as IP cameras, emailing me if people move around my property.
I also like to use them as mini servers.
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.icecoldapps.serversultimatepro&hl=en_US

 

 

Ah the screen is completely broken, of course. I read that as something different on the day for some reason.

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Thanks for the ideas, I'll look further into it. @Jeruselem, yeah the screen isn't even cracked, but I think dust from where I work has had an affect on it. 

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Is a replacement screen cheap enough to make it a usable remote/media player without the need to remote-in?

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19 hours ago, Nich... said:

Is a replacement screen cheap enough to make it a usable remote/media player without the need to remote-in?

I just use a USB mouse/keyboard when I want to do something on it. 

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Wire it into your car or bike and use it with a $5/month sim as a GPS tracker. 

Google and apple both have decent location services. 

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That said, I've been toying with the idea of using a phone to relay real time car diagnostics for amateur racing. I'd love to try some prototype at something like the 24 hrs of Le mons.  

Maybe I should talk to the guys at atomic sim racing about it.. 😛

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