August 23rd, 2011, 03:51 PM
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Melbourne, FL
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy S III
Carrier: T-Mobile prepaid
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Originally Posted by armeN0317
Hello all! I currently own a Samsung Galaxy Prevail from boost mobile. It's running froyo and rooted with no problems. I am considering getting an HTC Evo 4g with gingerbread flashed to work with my boost mobile account. I also noticed the Triumph is pretty power packed as well.
I'm in a bit of a dilemma in that I don't know if I should go with the HTC EVO, The Triumph, or stick with my Galaxy Prevail until something new rolls around. My biggest concern is the that the EVO is flashed and I don't know how reliable that is in terms of future us. I don't want to wake up one day and not have my $300 Evo not work because of an update or something silly.
I weighed out some pros and cons to help decide and wanted to hear what the community has the say. Are you triumph owners happy? Would you rather have a Flashed Evo?
EVO 4G Pros:
The better phone from the 3 choices. Running Gingerbread. No wifi tether issues.
EVO 4G Cons:
It's flashed and I don't know how reliable that will be in the future in terms of continued service and updates.
Better than my Galaxy Prevail. Not flashed.
Not familiar with Virgin Mobile service (although it is Sprint who also owns Boost). Wifi tether issue (have to change MTU on client side). Not running gingerbread.
Thank you for any input in advance!
Having had an EVO 4G that was flashed over to MetroPCS, I can say that even though it was a nice phone, it failed miserably to meet my flashing addiction's needs :-) There were only a few ROMs out there that would work on the MetroPCS network without fiddling around with things that I was not confortable with, and then those were only updated once every few months.
The low signal issues would have stopped me from going with Virgin Mobile if I had been aware of them, but I am hopeful that an update may resolve that... perhaps a new radio from Motorola will get it going better.
Don't get me wrong though, I am definitely not kicking myself in the rear end for having went with the Triumph... but I should have learned my lesson, to not go with a phone that is so brand new that the bugs haven't been worked out yet... Oh well - I've got it, and I'm about 95% happy with it.