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Hi, my name is Jim and I have a Flashing Addiction


  1. Hunterbeav

    Hunterbeav Well-Known Member

    I am flashing at least 3 times a day. I'm constantly switching back and forth between mikfroyo 4.5 and mikfroyo 4.6 odex beta 2. I am a registered mikhead, I think tee-shirts are coming. God help us all
  2. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!! Moderator

    4.6? damn it!!!!
  3. Hunterbeav

    Hunterbeav Well-Known Member

    lol....I know....I hope it never ends
  4. Granite1

    Granite1 Zercron Encrusted Tweezer Moderator

    Warm Z is up next......Then I'm going to try Mik...Then Evio....Then Kings Ultra....Wait am I typing out loud....
  5. MizzouBrent

    MizzouBrent Well-Known Member

    I've had my phone rooted for about two weeks. I've flashed CM6, MikFroyo 4.4, Kings Ultra, Koni Elite, MikFroyo 4.5, back to Kings and now to CM7 gingerbread with Wimax. I'm probably forgetting something. I think I might be done for awhile.

    Oh, and I also flashed over to Amon RA instead of Clockwork even though I wasn't have any issues with Clockwork. I hope this gets better before it gets worse.
  6. allambition

    allambition Well-Known Member

    I'm on my 2nd custom flashed ROM. The cravings just get worse don't they? I need a fix! I need it now! Gimme gimme! (flashes ROM) ahhh better.. that should hold me over for a week. Oh wait a minute there is a new release of the old ROM I was using... maybe its better? Noooo my phone is the devil! But I love it :)
  7. Whiteicedmstech

    Whiteicedmstech Well-Known Member

    I posted something similar to this over on XDA a week or two ago.

    I can't stop flashing new ROMS. I can't stop looking at the forums for new ROMS to flash and try out. I can't even figure out what it is I am looking for when I flash a new ROM as they all seem pretty close to each other.

    I mean, how much faster is fast compared to the previous version?

    I, Whiteice, have a rooting problem.
  8. mbancroft

    mbancroft Well-Known Member

    I was tired of paying cox for internet and sprint.....hmmm there must be a way............. utube and this awesome forum later I solved the problem. But i could not stop there o no its now 8 hrs later and im still reading and tweeking my bad to the bone EVO phone. and to think a month ago I was still using a lame basic phone that I could not even get a picture and was paying for ring tones. . i'm sure there is an app to help this addiction I have caught. but I LOVE THE SICKNESS
  9. Internetpilot

    Internetpilot Well-Known Member

    I always wondered what the "RA" in Amon_RA stood for. Now I know.


    I started the same as you...just wanted that free hotspot and the ability to use a couple more techie apps from the Market that required root. Then I flashed Myn's Warm 2.2 RLS5, then I flashed a Netarchy kernel, then I flashed a few mods, and now....almost two months later...now....I'm gettin' itchy for some reason. I keep booting in to Recovery and just looking longingly at the Flash Zip from SDCARD option. It's right there...I could just so easily use the vol buttons to move to it, press the power button, and I'm flashing...it's right there...it would so easy...it's so damn available...
  10. Brian Rubin

    Brian Rubin Well-Known Member

    Hi Jim! I'm totally addicted to rooting as well. I've pretty much fallen in one with one ROM (Cyanogen) after trying a bunch of 'em, but I still love all that rooting lets me do.
  11. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!! Moderator

    Bringing back this thread from the dead:

    hi i'm ocnbrze,
    and i'm a flashoholic and have thought i was done when i found mik3d, but there are so many roms out now. i can't help but flash them to check it out. perhaps when mik3d is a rls1 then maybe i can stop. but until then i will stay a flashaholic. let me list the roms currently: synergy, virus kingdom b1 sense 3.0, synergy-kingdom rom nightlies, mikg, all of kings sense 2.1 and sense 3.0 roms, cm7, vaelpak and aosp vaelpak, evolvedrom sense 3.0, and BOS kingdom port r9. and that is the last month or so. i hope that mik3d rls1 comes soon or i might just blow my phone up by flashing roms until then. HELP! is there anyone else like me?
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  12. kryptonyt

    kryptonyt Well-Known Member


    Ya didn't warn me ocnbrze!:eek:
  13. tube517

    tube517 Well-Known Member Contributor

    I'd rather jump off a cliff than that :D

    I never intended to root at all. I decided one day to just do it. My warranty was near the end, I thought WTH. So, I did it. Now, I see Ocnbreeze and Granite posting this stuff and it's like candy. I blame you two! LOL.. Just kidding. This is my own weakness. Where's the 12 steps.
  14. Xtremedays

    Xtremedays Well-Known Member

    12 Steps for Root Addiction:

    1: Find a Rom
    2: Download the Rom
    3: Make a Nandroid Backup
    4: Wipe Cache
    5: Wipe Dalvik-cache
    6: Wipe User Data
    7: Wipe System
    8: Wipe Boot
    9: Flash VR Superwipe
    10: Flash rom
    11: Reboot
    12: Enjoy


    Repeat as necessary to appease cravings! :D
  15. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!! Moderator

    don't blame me i did nothing. it was granite blame him. he is the crack pusher around these parts.:D
  16. Granite1

    Granite1 Zercron Encrusted Tweezer Moderator

    Hey little kiddies, I'll have something else cooked up pretty soon.

    Muhahahahah (evil scientist laugh)
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  17. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!! Moderator

    see told you crack dealer. STAY AWAY FROM HIM.............wait is it the super mario theme?........damn it i want it............wait no JUST SAY NO........damn it granite hurry up with that damn theme of yours.:D
  18. JustSomeDude

    JustSomeDude Well-Known Member

    Enabler, not helping! ;) Seriously, I can't go a day without the itch to flash something new...
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  19. Xtremedays

    Xtremedays Well-Known Member

    Am So! :p:D
  20. dustwun77

    dustwun77 Endeavor to Persevere :) Guide

    Must be contagious...
  21. ForbodingAngel

    ForbodingAngel Well-Known Member

    I'm getting bad too. See, always before I figured why the hell would I flash a new rom? That's just silly. And then, I had an issue with my Father's Evo, and ocnbrze pointed me to mikg.

    Instantly I had joygasms and immediately came home obsessively refreshed the mikg forums waiting for the 2.5 release. Wiped my phone/sd card, partitioned it (didn't set a swap though damnit... I should have :-( ) and flashed MikG on my phone. Fast forward a few hours and I am cradling my phone like a lolrus and his bukkit.

    Today, I flashed CM7 on my brother's phone. He loves the shit out of it.

    After seeing me and my father and my brother's phones, my sister in law wants me to root and flash hers as well. Dunno if she wants MikG or CM7, but anyways... Holy hell.

    All night I have been fighting the urge to flash CM7 onto my phone...

    Sigh... MikG is all I need.

    I do know why it's so addictive tho. For me, it's walking around with a mini laptop. I do a LOT of work from my phone, including remoteing into other machines using logmein or teamviewer, and I routinely use my phone for network testing and maintenance. When you use your phone as much as I do, you want the best of the best of the best of the best rom running on it.
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  22. 9to5cynic

    9to5cynic Well-Known Member

    I really think it is almost too easy to flash a rom. I'm on Mik3d. Before that CM7 for a few weeks. Now, I'm thinking of going back to AOSP, instead of restoring a three day old nandroid with all my apps, it almost is making more sense to me to just flash the OMGB rom and try that.

    I thought my addiction was gone. Nope, and I'm sure it will only increase when classes start back up. Because when a phone is more of a necessity, flashing a new rom everyday makes sense... right? Right?!
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  23. JustSomeDude

    JustSomeDude Well-Known Member

    I'm really glad to hear I'm not alone with this addiction. Even though I'm completely happy with MikG 2.5, today I flashed the latest stable Deck's -- told myself I haven't tried an aosp rom in awhile (been trying MIUI on and off the past month, but that doesn't count as aosp, right?), and also told myself I should have a nandroid of a rom with working hdmi mirroring... and deck's is really nice (I always forget how amazingly fast an aosp rom can be) but I also know I actually don't really like the way aosp looks... so really, I flashed it to feed the addiction. :)
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  24. 9to5cynic

    9to5cynic Well-Known Member

    Lol.

    I'm actually a little worried, I remember right after rooting, I would literally flash roms one after another, giving them only a hour to set in..

    Now I can go weeks on one rom. I'm getting worried, my addiction might be easing up. Need to hit the hard stuff... maybe go back to FroYo for a bit..?
    They cut the froyo roms much cleaner than the GB roms... Get a more pure product. The buzz lasts longer lol.
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  25. Nightmarearcad

    Nightmarearcad Active Member

    High my name is Zeus,well not really but thats what i go by, and I'm a Flashaholic and loving it.:D
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