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Offline Smg2daisy

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Phone Downloading Problems
« on: January 26, 2013, 04:11:33 AM »
I try to download SMF through my phone but failed. Actually can I download it through phone? I don't have a computer.

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Re: Phone Downloading Problems
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2013, 05:10:14 AM »
Welcome to SMF,

I am afraid not. You will have to use a computer to download and install SMF.

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Re: Phone Downloading Problems
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2013, 05:50:42 AM »
Ah?
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Re: Phone Downloading Problems
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2013, 07:51:38 AM »
It should be obvious, I think... You can download the zip file to a smartphone, it works if your phone can handle zip files.
But then you need to send the downloaded files to your webspace. Is it possible to use FTP in a smartphone? I don't know...

Never tested, but with an Android you should be able to, at least, upload the installation files to CPanel/File Manager. But that is just me guessing... With iPhone you can't because it will not allow you to access your filesystem...

edit: bottom line is: even if it works, should be rather uncomfortable to do...
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Re: Phone Downloading Problems
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2013, 08:48:22 AM »
Uploading with Android phones is very easy, just use something like AndFTP. Great application, although the interface can use some work...

Downloading the zip on a phone should be no problem, have you tried clicking the "Try again" link?
Wondering why on earth you would download it to a phone though :P
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Re: Phone Downloading Problems
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2013, 09:43:38 AM »
It can be done through a phone...   however, realistically, you would not want to run a website with only a phone connection. At some point, you just need an actual computer to do some things as a webadmin.


Besides...   come computers cost less than phones, these days...
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Re: Phone Downloading Problems
« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2013, 12:48:42 PM »
You sure cant do it with an iPhone, but that would be quite a task using just a phone.
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Re: Phone Downloading Problems
« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2013, 12:53:33 PM »
Not entirely true, I've managed to install SMF onto my VPS in the past by doing it via SSH but it's hard work doing it from a phone in general, no matter what tools you have.
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Re: Phone Downloading Problems
« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2013, 12:54:56 PM »
Good point. What SSH app do you have?
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Re: Phone Downloading Problems
« Reply #9 on: January 26, 2013, 01:41:18 PM »
Off hand, I'm not sure, it was one I picked up a couple of years ago for my iPad, though it works on my iPod as well.

The hardest part is using all the various non-alphabetic characters ;)
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Re: Phone Downloading Problems
« Reply #10 on: January 26, 2013, 06:56:04 PM »
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The hardest part is using all the various non-alphabetic characters ;)

For some reason that's always a problem :/
I personally use PaderSyncSSH on my Android, but for inexplicable reasons it doesn't use the default keyboard for normal input. (I can understand F-keys and CTRL + combinations requiring their own :P) It's keyboard sucks. :/ Can't do quick switches or "long press" actions, so if you need to a special char you have to go through 2 screens and then go back to the keyboard :X
Works awesome for the rest though! :P
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