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  1. Biotic

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    I plan on purchasing this device and possibly get into the custom rom development if its needed.
    Just wanted some opionions on how the device is running so far.
    Any complaints?
    Any good reviews?
    Watcha think?

    Thanks
     

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    Some of my observations of the initial (unrooted) product.
    1. Lots of bloatware. I mean alot. It took me a good bit to get rid of all the apps that I did not want on my phone.
    2. Excellent screen. The colors are very bright and the detail is pretty sick.
    3. The full keyboard is awesome, however it is a bit too difficult to slide out the keyboard in some situations.

    After rooting the phone, and getting rid of all the crap I did not want on the phone, I could not be happier with it. It runs really fast, and is very smooth. The keyboard is a pretty sweet addition; it makes texts and emails much, much easier. It is not difficult to root.

    All in all, a really nice phone. I have to say my only comparison is the DI1, so take that for what its worth.
     
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    Sounds good
    Does tethering work once rooted?
     
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    I haven't tried tethering yet, so I'm not sure.

    PS. Here's a list I used to determine which apps were safe to remove. It helped me out substantially.

    Safe Apps to Remove - SDX-Developers
     
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    Lots of bloatware means lots of space to play once the custom recovery is built. See if tethering works if you can.
     
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    i posted short review on the ally forum.
    compared t the ally its super fast, and super bright beautiful screen
    kbd is pretty good. not ally great, but good. part of that is that I need to get used to the keys. more rows on the kbd.. it's a bit difficult to slide out. I am going to add a drop of lithium or silicon grease when / if i can figure out where it needs to go.
    root was easy,

    I have tetherd with "barnicle" which I believe is adhoc and not infrastructure, but I only used if for ipad and laptops.

    so I think bloat ware, removal is the first step, and a new rom would need themes, (am working on this myself) and some additions of great apps. over clocked kernal, I don't need it compared to the ally its fast.

    I am freezing bloat ware now trying to figure out what to remove

    basics widget app picker, better launcher (adw? playing around with arc launcher) samba fileshare, sqllite3

    only issue I have seen. one of my chargers doesn't work. it says it is charging the battery but it isn't. and I have had a few reboots when it was in y pocket.
     
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    Is clockwork or ra recovery available for this device yet
     
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    Not yet. KnightCrusader is working on it but having an issue getting it to boot directly.
     
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    Something id like to help with but i guess the first step is getting the phone
    Looking forward to working with this device
    We could see ports of cyanogen and miui on the stratusphere
     

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