Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Affordable Androids



Affordable Androids - Ideal for use with Swagbucks apps and Perk TV.

The purpose of this list is to help members find very affordable devices for running Swagbucks apps and the PerkTV app. They do not need to be activated and you do not need to purchase any phone plans, all of these devices can run the apps using just your home Wi-Fi

We recommend you use Android devices for all your apps, mainly because they are less expensive, but also because you have access to more with android. Not all Swagbucks apps are available on iOS, and not all short sections are available on Perk TV on iOS. This does not mean you can not use your iOS devices, just that you will  be limited.

Phones are recommended over tablets, you are usually able to install the apps directly from the Google Play Store, they use less battery, and are less expensive.

In theory, any phone Android 4.0 and above will work for all apps, but you should get the highest Android version you can afford.


---------Android phones, listed most recommended and used to least ----------


LG Optimus Fuel - Straight Talk or Net 10 - (aka L34C) - $9.99 - $60
Android 4.4 Kit-Kat - 1.2GHz Dual-core processor - 512mb RAM - 1.79GB storage
Comes with a 4GB micro SD card installed (expandable to 32GB)
Straight Talk version may ONLY be available in Walmart stores and at Walmart.com.
Net 10 version is available at several different retailers.

Make certain it says *FUEL* or *L34C* on the box. 

These phones have a history of going into what is called a boot loop. You can try removing the batery, letting sit, then replace and see if it works. You can also google "how to fix android boot loop" and try to fix it. 

If your Fuel dies, call LG and get a replacement  - 1-877-430-2355 You can tell them your kid uses the phone to play games on, they will have you try several things to fix it (all that you tried after googling "boot loop", so you need to tell them nothing is working and to send you a replacement.

ZTE Whirl 2 - Net 10 - (3½" screen) - $15-$40
Android 4.3 Jelly Bean - 1.2GHz processor

ZTE Zinger - $10-$30
Android 4.4 KitKat

Motorola Moto G - Boost/Verizon (4½" screen) - $50-$99
Android 4.4.2  KitKat - 1.2GHz quad-core processor - 1GB RAM - 8GB storage
Up to 24 hours battery life for mixed usage.
(Best battery life for the price out of all devices on this list)  
Please note the Verizon version cannot have the bootloader unlocked, or be rooted at this time
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Boost can be unlocked and rooted.
*How to bypass activation Verizon MOTO G - http://youtu.be/40kx0BK5Dsc?t=4m35s
start, then next screen swipe down the screen. click all applications- 3rd icon all the way on the right. swipe to the left to "dismiss" the phone activation app.  next screen is privacy- click "accept and continue". Click "skip" for updates for phone.

*How to bypass activation on Boost mobile  - does not require anything special for bypass just press cancel to cancel the activation process then click ok on the next screen http://i.imgur.com/zB6GMsb.png

LG Optimus Zone II - Verizon - (3½" screen) - $20 - $60
(Same as LG Optimus Fuel just a different name)
Android 4.4 Kit-Kat - 1.2GHz Dual-core processor - 512mb RAM - 1.79GB storage
Comes with a 4GB micro SD card installed (expandable to 32GB)
How to bypass the activation on Zone II ----->  1: Turn on phone 2: On the language selection page DO NOT select a language yet, go to step 3 ---> 3: Volume Up 4: Volume Down 5: Back Button 6: Home Button 7: If it does not work you will need to restart phone and try again
 

ZTE Concorde II - Metropcs - (4" screen) - $19-$80
Android 4.3 Jelly Bean - 1.2GHz Dual-core processor
Available in selected areas only

Samsung Galaxy Rush Boost Mobile - (3½" screen) - $30-$50
Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean - 1GHz processor - 768mb RAM - 4GB storage
SD Card Memory upto 32GB (SD card not included)

Kyocera Hydro Boost Mobile - (3½" screen) - $17-$30
This phone not recommended, does not run well.
Android 4.0 Ice Cream - 1GHz processor - 512mb RAM - 1GB storage
Comes with a 2GB micro SD card installed (expandable to 32GB)


Kyocera Event - Virgin - (3½" screen) - $5-$60
This phone not recommended, does not run well.
Android 4.0 Ice Cream - 1.2GHz Dual-core processor

If you come across another device that either you recommend, or have questions about, please let us know in the chat at http://sbcodez.com/


         

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