Is it possible to use a Samsung Star (GT-S5230) without a SIM card for instructables around here?

Recently, a family member was trowing a non-functional Samsung Star away, but I kept it. There were two things broken: the side-buttons, that aren't really that necessary; and the touchscreen, which, even though it's pretty much indispensable, can easily be replaced for around 15$. Now, my question is, is it worth replacing it? I have searched quite a lot, but most instructables involving smartphones I find end up mentioning Android, and Android apps (specially arduino instructables), and so I'm not particularly sure this phone would be good for that. I don't want to use it as my phone, so the smartphone cases/holders/stands instructables aren't (by themselves) useful, in this situation. That being said, if you know of any (good?) instructables either about or using smartphones that could be done with a Samsung Star, please link me to them, I will be very thankful.

Kiteman3 years ago

Samsung phones are usually Android phones.

Strickster (author)  Kiteman3 years ago

I checked the samsung page for the Samsung Star, it says the phone has a "proprietary operating system"...

I don’t know of an Instructable on that exact phone ether but I do know of an Instructable on what you can do with the phone if you can’t find a project for it.

https://www.instructables.com/id/Gold-recovery/