ditch the dx?


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  1. nitsuj17

    nitsuj17 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    is anyone else getting ready to ditch their dx? before I get the "you knew the phone was locked down before you bought it" lines, the dx was my 1st android phone and i really didnt get the big deal about a locked bootloader.

    recently i sold off my old blackberry and a few things and picked up a droid incredible as my "backup" phone. since ive gotten it its become my primary phone and i havent touched my x. running aosp roms like cm6 and ruby while overclocked and flashing stuff left and right has made me truly appreciate what most of the android community except for those of with dx and d2 have been able to do all along.

    i got excited for awhile when it seemed like any day the bootloader would be unlocked but that has kinda died down and birdman and others are now working on other things.

    the prospect of running obsidian from cvpcs is exciting but that seems to be all to hope for.

    basically im trying to talk myself into selling off my dx now while i can still get a good amount for it and saving that to put towards the desire hd or whatever the 4+ inch htc releases next.

    anyone thinking about ditching as well?
     

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  2. D13

    D13 Well-Known Member

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    I don't know...
    I really want the unlocked bootloader, but if that doesn't happen I still got my old Droid 1 to fall back on
    I still have hope though and do still think that we will get it unlocked.
    Plus I have an update waiting for me whenever I want to use/need it
     
  3. ThatOneDude05

    ThatOneDude05 Well-Known Member

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    Ive been thinking about just adding another with an Dinc and just mess with both phones.
     
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    travishamockery Well-Known Member

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    sorry for my ignorance but what is so great about having an unlocked bootloader?
    i am loving my X.. i dunno if i could want anything else right now..
     
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    ability to flash More custom roms,kernels,radios
     
  7. jroc

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    As u can see some ppl are thinking about ditching. I'm not. When I first learned about Android phones I didnt know it could be rooted and run custom ROMs.

    After running countless ROMs on my Droid 1, one day I just said forget it and ran vanilla Android again. Thats what I've done since. For me, I kept the X for the better reception. So the bootloader wasnt important to me. If running custom ROMs is something one likes to do, then I can see some ppl ditching the X.

    And like D13, I still have my Droid 1, so if I wanna see some custom ROMs thats my outlet. That MIUI Rom may have me rethink my run vanilla Android stance...lol

    I still use my Droid 1 to this day, I just cant make/recieve calls. Maybe I kept it and still use it knowing how open it was, maybe cuz it has good reception too and replaces my E815 as a back up phone with good reception, maybe its both.

    But thats the great thing about Android phones, so many options to choose from if one doesnt fit u.
     
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    tom108 Well-Known Member

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    wow jroc. an E815 i remember that one as well as the v710. they both had the best reception of any verizon phone i ever used.
     
  9. lakai113

    lakai113 Well-Known Member

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    i still have my voyager just in case my dx breaks..
    they are like completely different worlds.. i been missing out on the smartphone world for a long long time
     
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    I'm also on the fence concerning the DX. I've had it a week--rooted it on day 3 and and 12 hours later the OTA 2.2 came out. I've never seen the word "bricked" in so many forums and it scared me to death! I keep coming back to the fact that the DX has terrific reception and the customizing will come with time and through trial and error--hopefully...
     
  11. Retrokid223

    Retrokid223 Well-Known Member

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    i was also thinking about ditiching my X for a incredible or a fasciante. but i have to admit the fascinate dev community is not good. since verizon waited to release the damn phone everyone works on the vibrant. incredible has a good dev community so i maybe will be moving to the dark side. and also i can pocket the change from the X if i sell the phone. idk im still thinking
     
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    With cvpcs definately working on something and birdman / lod working... I just can't see switching, because 2 weeks after they do you will be thinking. CRAP i should of kept my X.
     
  13. Retrokid223

    Retrokid223 Well-Known Member

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    not really i know it takes time to work on a locked bootloader device but how long?? nobody heard from lod about the bootloader and birdman tweeted he's not releasing anything for the DX until certain things get crack... how long do we have to wait... if this loader gets cracked then the DX is the best android verizon offers!
     
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    The bootloader won't be cracked for another couple months so yeah go ahead and switch over if you cant wait
     
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    Im not going to ditch the x but I am thinking of getting a dinc as well. To have something to play with.
     
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    nitsuj17 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    yeah, i have my dinc to play with but since its become my daily phone i think my x will just stay a paperweight. id rather get what i can for it now and then when the desire hd or whatever comes out i can ebay that.

    i think ill hang on for another 2 weeks or so and see what progress is made if any. i dont think obsidian alone could get me to stay. its a shame because the x is a great phone thats is basically neutered. im impulsive and but ill give it some time and see.
     
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    i also have the dinc as a "backup" and I do love the unlocked bootloader...However, I love the DX's massive screen and the physical buttons. Also, once I removed most/all of the motocrap the phone is running fast and smoothly with 2.3.15
     
  18. Retrokid223

    Retrokid223 Well-Known Member

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    well i ditched my X for a fascinate... so im on the dark side :)
     
  19. D13

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    I am going to try to get a d2 for my droid 1 then sell it. That way I can have the fascinate and the X:D and see which one I want to keep after a couple of weeks
     
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    The only thing the Verizon is offerning now that would make me give up my X is the Fascinate. I can't go back to something with less than 4" screen. I've went back to the stores and played with the Incredible. Its fast and all, but the thing just feels TINY in my hands now. Its like I'm holding an Eris or something. The HTC merge looks really good, but again its only got a 3.8 screen. If HTC or Samsung improve there radio, and if HTC will offer something on Verizon with a 4+ screen, I will revisit this. For now however, I am sticking with my X.
     
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    I have a DroidX and Samsung Vibrant with TMobile , so I'm good to go.
     
  22. D13

    D13 Well-Known Member

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    yeah I looked at he merge for a little bit, but if it has the same hinge as the g2 then no way would I be getting it. Also the smaller screen makes me not want it
     
  23. jroc

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    Going to a Fascinate isnt going to the dark side. Its an Android phone....going to an iPhone .....thats the dark side...lol
     
  24. D13

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    All screens have to be 4in or bigger now...or it just wont work:D:rolleyes:
     
  25. Retrokid223

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    agreed i was messing with my friends droid 2 the other day, the screen just was too small for me to read the text lol
     

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