Need some advice on which device to buy`


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  1. Gerane

    Gerane New Member This Topic's Starter

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    I will finally be able to make the switch to android in February. Finally will be out of my 2 year contract.

    I have been wanting an android since the G1, and finally will be making the switch. I am trying to stay on a budget, and cricket is the way to go for me right now.

    I am trying to decide between the Huawei Ascend and buying a used Droid and flashing it to cricket. There are ups and downs to both that have me stumped. I was hoping to get some opinions from people who have done similar. I am also considering the Zio, but i'll have to research it a bit more. Running 1.6 worries me.

    Some of the things i'm having a hard time with are as follows:

    Ascend
    Pros
    Brand New
    Great price
    Automatically works on Cricket

    Cons
    haven't been able to find any roms etc.
    This could possibly mean no 2.2
    from what ive heard its cheaper feeling.


    Droid
    Pros
    The price has dropped for a used device. Have been seeing them for around 150
    has a huge following for roms etc
    Coolness of it being a droid

    Cons
    I have to flash it to work on cricket
    its used, what if it doesnt work properly or dies because of its age shortly after i buy it.



    I'm stuck in the middle where i'm currently sitting. I was hoping to get some advice from people who have either. I'm sure i'm forgetting some factors that could really play a part in my decision.

    also, on a side note... I'm decently knowledgeable with the technical aspects of rooting etc. I have yet to own a Droid, but have jailbroken and modified my ipod touch, modded xboxs and the like. I catch on quick and have always naturally bee good with these types of things. So, i'm pretty positive I wouldn't have much problem flashing the droid to fully work on cricket without having to pay someone
     

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    Gerane New Member This Topic's Starter

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    I had someone mention to me, about alternative phone insurance I could use with the droid. Anyone had any experience with those?

    With 2.3 coming out soon, and the Ascend still at 2.1, it scares me that it may never get roms.
     

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