Android phones and USB DACs
Jan 23, 2013 at 4:07 PM Post #1,472 of 9,465

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Hey guys, I got a bit of a problem, This otg cable came in today http://www.ebay.com/itm/251211470827?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649 , and I plugged my fiio e07k into my galaxy s3, and it worked instantly. Music played out the fiio,. I remove the fiio and use my phone like normal.. just right now in bed, I decide to plug the fiio in to listen before I got to bed.. as I plug in the cable, the phone shuts off!!! I can't get it back on, pulled the battery, removed the micro usb cable, tried the charger cable, nothing! Any ideas? Im bumming out right now, as I rely on the phone for contacts.

Did you try the other suggestion on just leaving it plugged in for a few hours?  Don't touch it!! Don't peek, don't 'just check'. Just keep your greasy mitts off of it and let it charge up for a few hours.  Try that first before you start pulling everything apart.. trust me... I know.
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Jan 23, 2013 at 4:45 PM Post #1,473 of 9,465

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Hey I scored this mainboard on ebay, now the guy says the esn was reported stolen, can I still work with it? http://www.ebay.com/itm/Samsung-galaxy-s3-main-board-16GB-Verizon-/271143181533?_trksid=p2047675.l2557&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEWAX%3AIT&autorefresh=true&nma=true&si=QMARoNuwEszITHEa3AEguKFUvhw%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc

 
While you could probably use it via wifi, you'd never be able to activate it on Verizon's network, and you'd probably have a lot of trouble reselling it. Not to mention the fact that the last legitimate owner of a device reported stolen can have the ESN restriction removed, so the person you'd be purchasing it from may well be a thief, and there are a few moral implications there worth considering. 
 
I'd pass if I were you. Quickly. 
 
Jan 23, 2013 at 5:05 PM Post #1,474 of 9,465

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USB audio & US$99.99 Minix Neo X5 Android mini PC (Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, ARM Cortex A9 dual-core CPU at 1.4GHz, quad-core Mali 400 GPU, 1GB RAM, 16GB ROM, SD card slot, USB 2.0 port x 3, micro USB OTG port, optical SPDIF port, HDMI port, Ethernet port, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, IR receiver, microphone jack, headphone jack)
http://www.minix.us/products/NEO-X5.html
http://www.squidoo.com/android-mini-pc-buying-guide
http://forum.audiogon.com/cgi-bin/fr.pl?ddgtl&1358382120&openflup&5&4
 
Minix Neo X5 > digital USB audio out >> regular USB cable (i.e. standard-A plug to standard-B plug USB cable) >> Valab DAC
 
"SB Touch...buh bye. Hello Android Media Box…
 
Plug and play USB audio support - no drivers, no snap crackle pop, no dropouts. Wow. The sound was absolutely fantastic. What a great way to consolidate my favorite streaming apps and have my ripped collection just a click away as well. All controlled remotely from the comfort of my easy chair and viewed on my big screen TV. I AM Slothman!
 
In summary, this was all an exercise in music listening convenience for me and obviously NOT an audiophile quest. However, I do believe that devices such as these and the applications being developed are on the verge of further revolutionizing this hobby in a big way soon. After my initial experience with this (basic) media box, I can certainly see why Logitech decided to kick the SB Touch to the curb. I hope this thread may spark a little more discussion and interest in these Android media boxes/ mini PC's. I haven't seen much mentioned about them here or on computeraudiophile."
 
 

 

 

 
Jan 24, 2013 at 2:39 AM Post #1,478 of 9,465

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[size=10pt]Very interesting Danba, but from [/size]a pure audio point of view, what’s the biggest difference between this box and SB Touch, except you can’t stream songs from your Android phones to the Touch, and vice versa? 

I'm trying to figure - does it need a screen?
 
Jan 24, 2013 at 3:39 AM Post #1,480 of 9,465

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You gotta have one or you won't see anything
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, the FAQ did say you can use your "Android smartphone as a keyboard or mouse"

well who says you have to, if you have it set up properly, and maybe a few scripts. can toss it in a car, and and DNLA the music to it, its all controlled from iMediaShare anyway. 
 
Pair up with a good DAC, and we have ourselves an in-car media solution, compared to ALL the ****ty HU's available.
 
Jan 24, 2013 at 7:26 AM Post #1,482 of 9,465

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[size=10pt]Very interesting Danba, but from [/size]a pure audio point of view, what’s the biggest difference between this box and SB Touch, except you can’t stream songs from your Android phones to the Touch, and vice versa? 

 
 
The Android mini PC is a lot cheapier than the SqueezeBox Touch.
http://www.aliexpress.com/wholesale?SearchText=android+mini+pc&catId=0&manual=y
 
 
"Android Mini PC: The Next Tech Revolution?"
http://droidwithme.blogspot.fr/2012/12/android-mini-pc-next-tech-revolution.html
"But what if I told you that was about to change? That there is a growing market in the tech industry just around the corner that can very well shape the landscape the way tablets did?
 
A device that has all the internals that a Android phone/tablet has but with no screen. What it does have is a HDMI output that allows it to connect to your existing HD television. All while running on the latest version of Android with a dual core processor and smaller than any set top box on the market.
The asking price?
A mere $60 USD.
A device filled with endless possibilities.
 
Android Mini PCs are a relatively new product. The concept is simple. A small device with good internal specifications, running the latest Android, and an HDMI output for the screen. This allows a user to have access to the best Android has to offer on their big screen television. Imagine checking your E-mail, using over 700,000 apps in the Google Play Store, watching videos, listening to music, or browsing the web all from the comfort of your couch."
 
 
Anyhow with Android phone, Android tablet and Android mini PC, Android is definitely a New Kid in Town for the USB DAC market sector.
 
Jan 24, 2013 at 9:38 AM Post #1,483 of 9,465

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Great news everyone!

The patch that jacknorris was working on over at XDA works for the i9300 and the Nexus 7! :D (No US S3 confirmed to be working atm *sadface*)
This means that we can get our AOSP/AOKP fix!
 
Currently running CM10.1 with Siyah 1.8.6 using the D-zero, it all works flawlessly! Moreover, it seems that the phone REALLY uses the dac now. On stock/stock roms, you could still change the volume on the phone whilst a external dac was connected, giving the impression that the phone was still using the internal dac. But now the volume is stuck a max and you can't change it. Don't now if it's placebo but I actually noticed a few details here and there with this patched applied which kinda convinced me that the phone is actually using the dac now.
 
Yusssss!
 
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=37125089#post37125089
 
Jan 24, 2013 at 12:42 PM Post #1,484 of 9,465

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USB audio & Minix Neo G4 Android mini PC (Android 4.0, ARM Cortex A9 dual-core CPU, quad-core Mali 400 GPU, 1GB RAM, 8GB ROM, microSD card slot, USB 2.0 port , micro USB OTG port, HDMI port, Wi-Fi, IR receiver)
http://www.minix.us/products/NEO-G4.html
 
Minix Neo G4 > digital USB audio out >> Fostex HP-A3 USB DAC >> QSC K12 powered speakers
 
"I'm able to get usb audio output(input is working too) with Neo G4 using the following audio interfaces: Fostex hp-a3, tascam us-800, zoom r24, m-audio fast track pro, roland ug-1g and behringer uca-222, once you plug it in, the audio output is default to the usb audio interface, so I can get some clean signals (audio output) thru my Qsc k12 powered speakers."
http://www.facebook.com/minixtech/posts/466648763397297
 
 

 

 

 
With Android phone, Android tablet and Android mini PC, Android is definitely a New Kid in Town for the USB DAC market sector.
 
Jan 24, 2013 at 1:15 PM Post #1,485 of 9,465

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Could anybody tell me with what kernels, roms, music players does the fiio e07k work with the samsung galaxy s3. I know that it works with android 4.1.2 but i need more details so i can be sure that it works and then i can order it.
 

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