I picked the above linked thread because it's awesome. Pick me for your grand contest winner because I am awesome. Your prize package is also quite awesome although I'm not quite sure what I'd do with it if I won. That is all.
My Motorola Triumph was actually my very first personal experience with a smartphone, and I've loved it in all of the time I had it. I'd been keeping up with Android news and developments long before I actually made the dive, but I was still totally clueless as to how I'd achieve all of the amazing tweaks and customizations that I'd seen people had done to their phones using ROMs and different things like that, and this thread served as the jumping off point for my introduction into the world of tweaking and customizing, which is what drew me so strongly to Android in the first place. I'd always visit it for reference and I'd say the thread and the community of Triumph and Android phone owners' contributions to it and the general knowledge base have put me where I am, and I'm loving it! I'm very thankful for all the help this thread has provided and for all the helpful community members.
I always enjoy finding out people's favorite apps. Sometimes I agree with them and sometimes I don't. But it does give me a way of finding things I may have never thought of. Thanks to the members of Phandroid, I feel like family.
I decided to pick a thread I started. Being one of the few lone Sprint fans(possibly fanboys) I started a thread about rumored phones coming to The (Almost)Now Network. It started with a rumored Intel device, to the Note, white Epic Touch, Nexus, Evo, SG3, Motorola and LG devices. The posts include whether the Note would be too big, to the Nexus not being a "Nexus". It's currently 12 pages long, with the last few posts trying to predict whether Motorola would announce something at I/O.(Don't worry, I said they wouldn't)
I think it's a great thread to see rumored devices for the beloved Sprint network and to get great opinions on devices people are interested in picking up. Oh, and also to see how much people really hate LG.(hint: it's a lot)
My first ever android phone was a Samsung Exhibit II 4G. After the root for it came out, I came to this thread for my first-ever rooting experience and the world of custom roms. I have been rooting and flashing custom ROMs since and have never look back!
i picked this because it was my first rom, i am sure i have more liked/thanked posts (such as my prevail one click root, had 71 thanks) buts this is teh one where it shows how new i was to development. since then ive ported cwm, worked on kernels, helped root phones, worked on CM7/9. my latest project has been getting jellybean running on the sprint galaxy nexus. i think it really shows how ive progressed over time
I dont ask for much, but my friend is going through some rough times,
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i was lurker for a long time and this giveaway made me make an account , but that idea was really great and some time i finally found a way to sync all my apps data across my android devices, sure you need to be rooted but playing game on phone and continuing on tablet is just wonderful
This may seem like a completely pointless thread (and in a sense, it is). However, it shows us something important. Where companies like Apple put out these static products like iOS, Google makes an operating system with a zombie art easter egg. It shows us that Google engineers actually (probably) like their job a lot and have fun doing it. Apple doesn't show this kind of thing.
The OS itself isn't the only Google product with these easter eggs. Chrome has the flipping tabs for example. It's just Google showing they're nerds (like many of us) and that they're humans. I just love all these little touches to the products. It makes them more fun to use, knowing that the engineers who made it had a fun time making it.
Because that's where it all started for me. My phone upgrades were timed horribly and I ended up stuck with a Windows6 phone (omnia) for two years because android hadn't hit VZW yet. Yeah I got to hack my wifes phone for her while I was waiting to upgrade and a few friends phones...but it's not like hacking your own! Since I loved my original e-ink nook and had hacked it but found the hardware limiting for much of anything I broke down and got myself a Nook Color so I could finally have an android device of my own. Of course a few months later I finally was up for an upgrade and got my Inc2 which I love dearly - and the Nook color is now mostly used by my toddler daughter. Which is why I'd love to win a goodie pack. My boss wanted us to go to I/O this year but we didn't luck out on scoring tickets and with my daughter monopolizing my NC I need some new toys and would love to get my hands on some Nexus hardware!
How to make free phone calls using Google Voice & Android. This is the single most expensive portion of our monthly cell phone bills (voice plans) and considering we have high speed data plans (3G/4G), why not use them to tunnel your calls and save precious minutes/money?
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I mainly stick to areas where my devices are talked about(I lurk a lot), so I know they are better threads than this, but this thread is great for people who know about root, but don't know how to, but it does not hold your hand. The useful terms at the top is great because new rooters can get to know what all the most used terms are, and how it applies to them.
I knew the topic of my favorite forum threads right off the bat - the HTC Merge; choosing the exact thread was a bit more difficult, though I finally choose the thread that I spent the most time in: the release date thread. Any Ideas on the Release Date?
I absolutely loved this thread, constantly watching for any little tidbit of info on its ever imminent release. Sadly, I also came to hate this thread as the time went by... and by... and by, until it became fairly obvious that this phone would never release on Verizon. The Merge was to be my first Android phone, and I was so enamored with all the news on it... I was dead set that it would be mine eventually. But, instead, it became my "white buffalo" of phones. I came to settle for a Droid 2 and went on with my life, but I still remember the hours I wasted eagerly awaiting that release date.
My N1 was the 1st android phone I had and i was pretty scared to root it without screwing it up. It took me a long time but came across this thread and it helped me immensely. If it wasnt for this I wouldnt have become the huge fandroid I am today
This was a great post for me. Helped me get my Droid bionic sbf'ed and rooted in no time. I later went on to flash it over to pageplus. Awesome post and was a great help. Can't find better help from members on any other forum.
Long time reader, just joined realized It was a awesome time to I think my favorite thread would have to be Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant
The reason I love this thread is it was my first venture into the android world and my galaxy vibrant has been an awesome phone. I love the versatility of it, I have rooted it and come to love what I can do with it from running Gingerbread to running Ice cream sandwich and Im sure at some point it will run a version of Jelly Bean if it keeps on kicking along. So that is why the Galaxy thread would be my favorite.
Yes it's my thread, and yes I think there are much better threads here, but it's my favorite. I've got probably upwards of 200 hours spent editing the first post, what with searching, Googling, checking older links, etc. I know most folks don't bounce around as much as I do, but I love app lists like this (mostly because the Play Store search sucks).
I love this thread, because you can just rant about anything from verizon axing the grandfathered unlimited data to how big a patent troll and litigator apple is to all the brain washed i-sheeps. or if you want to rant for no freaking reason.
I still remember that day in November 2008 when I made my way to the local T-mobile store and got my brand new G1. I was like a kid in a candy store. Sure all my colleagues were impressed by the Iphone and why not? It had a real polished UI and surely seemed to be the fad of the day but, there was something honest about the G1 with an open architecture that allowed third party development. And look at us now! The new Samsung S3 is an absolute marvel of technology. From G1 to S3 all in less than 4 years. This week's I/O development hints of sweeter things to come and leaves no doubt that we bet on the right technology. As I was browsing through Android forums today I came across a few G1 threads. Walk down the memory lane with me... Clear photos of the G1
For me, AndroidForums is exemplified by the welcoming nature of the Galaxy Indulge forum's very existence. The other "big name" Android forums look upon prepaid devices and other smaller-name models with what can almost be considered contempt, relegating them to a big ol' "miscellaneous" pile at best. Not so here. The Indulge, among many other prepaid devices, was able to build a community of helpful users and developers, because it was given a chance to shine.
The device is an odd one, and many developers who wished to take a look at it turned away after seeing some of its, ahem, features. A select group, though, stuck around, and the users rallied behind them. I'm proud to say that I was one of them. Basix represented the first full-featured ROM - and to this date, the only ROM that remains accessible - available for the Indulge. I was lucky to have been introduced to this small-but-capable device by others including Shabbypenguin, and was able to bring the enhancements present on other devices (notably the Epic 4G, the Indulge's bigger, stronger cousin) around. Following Basix's release, I saw much generosity in kind words and other support from the Indulge community. They, like many in the AndroidForums family, are a great community.
I would not have been able to do what I did with the Indulge without having a unit. Being a college student, and a Sprint user (I have never been a customer of MetroPCS), I simply could not afford it - but AndroidForums user rjsweezy made it possible by offering me a heavily discounted, but brand new, unit to develop on - after loaning it to me indefinitely for the same purpose! His generosity was absolutely essential to the creation of Basix (and its later companion, the Electric Sheep kernel)! The development of a workable root solution was entirely reliant on the time of the Indulgers, as was the introduction of ClockworkMod. It would be fair, then, to say that Basix was as much created by the community as it was by me.
So thank you, AndroidForums, and the Indulge community! To summarize: the kindness, giving spirit, and drive for freedom and innovation of the AndroidForums community are what powered Basix. I'm confident it will continue to power many other custom packages, and bring joy to thousands - millions? - of Android users worldwide.
Why? Even though Google just unveiled Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, not even 2 days ago, it shows how much love developers/communiteers give to their respective device. This person released the port for the galaxy nexus, when he could've kept it for himself, but instead he decide to share. Not only that, but he gave a guide on how to do it so people aren't left to figure out what to do. So, kudos to the man.
The Galaxy Nexus is Google's flagship device ( for the time being), but they released Jelly Bean with Nexus support in mind. It just goes to show that when a device is loved by its creators, it won't be left in the dark. We have devs and communiteers alike who support the devices, making our experience with devices, in this case the Galaxy Nexus, that much greater.
The Galaxy Nexus is a great and beautiful device. Ice Cream Sandwich made it great, Jelly Bean makes it awesome. Jelly Bean shows how much time and effort Google put into making the Android experience even greater than before. Kudos Google, kudos. Enjoy Jelly Bean.
because, that is where we should normally say our first hello... and greet new members when they say their first hello... but I have to admit, I've not done my Hello yet but will do so by this week.
this is the one section/ forum that is relatively calm, peaceful and full of love... coz once we go into the other threads, opinions may differ, people get defensive... some go on the offence... and we start going for the throat.
but sadly, i think its one really neglected section...
update 1: I guess if I need to choose a thread, it might as well be mine: mydragoon says Oi!
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It shows how fast the Android Community is adopting new ROMs and Jelly Beans was amazingly fast! I put it on my Nexus S and I cannot see any need to buy a new phone for an other year. Android and Nexus program are awesome! I wonder when my old Nexus S is able to win the Turing Test!!! Eat my dust iPhone
Because support has always been the most important factor when offering services. Being open to comments and criticism will eventually lead to (even) better services. I've seen numerous websites that don't offer any way of contacting the people behind it. I'm pretty sure in the end those will get what they ask for; being left alone.
I just signed up to this forum, and the above link makes me feel like having a warm welcome.
Now unless you guys are some grumpy old bastards, I guess you can take the "There are no posts in this forum" as a compliment!
Edit: I now see that that forum only contains private threads, which in addition to the above shows you are respecting your users. So for my entry in this contest, pick the latest thread in that forum as of the time I posted this, as I don't have the privileges to read it and that thread shows people are respecting you guys being open to your users.