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Script To Allow WiFi With Radio Disabled
If you want to be able to disable the radio on your Droid Incredible whilst still allowing the use of WiFi without having to use airplane mode, XDA member CondemnedSoul has written a simple script to utilise the radio options command.
This is great for people who just upgraded and want to use their older device for an mp3 player with WiFi access. The XDA member wanted to make it to be run in init.d on startup but hadn’t successfully gotten it working and hence the script.
To run the script, you’ll need to download the script and place it somewhere on your SD card, download Script Manager from the Market.
For the full instructions, head on over to the forum thread.
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