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  1. ILoveMyDroid

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    Reading the recent posts that indicate the Incredible two will be getting the 'long awaited' Gingerbread update was like taking a punch to the chest. How long have we been waiting!
     

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    i think it is stupid, even if the "reason" is because the TBOLT has LTE that is still almost 4 months of no progress towards an update that i had on my htc eris a year ago!
     
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    Not to be rude but people should stop with the software updates. You purchased the phone with a specific version of android, and you also have the choice to change that version to whatever you would like. It is not like there are not better options other than waiting for updates from carriers, when others have had the problems fixed for months. Support from manufactures would be good but there is a solid android community that is mostly more capable than the people that wrote the stock software.
     
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    You don't understand, rooting isn't an option for everyone and doesn't solve the real problems
     
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    Rooting is absolutely an option for everyone. Just because you or someone doesn't want to root is a different story.

    AFA "real problems" I have no problems with my rooted phone and neither do 99.9% of the rooted users I talk to almost daily. So I'm not sure where you're getting your information from, but you're wrong
     
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    I really wish itd just go by whats released first
     
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    Not when you phone is a work phone where rooting is prohibited.
     
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    How is your boss going to find out you're rooted considering Verizon can't even tell unless they physically see your phone? I don't know what you do for work, but my boss has no time to care what I do or have on my cell phone. If it's for security measures I can kind of understand that, but I guarantee that's not what the OP was referring to and neither was I. There's always an exception to the rule
     
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    Don't get me wrong I'm rooted already but none of the ROM's solved more problems than they create
     
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    What ROM is giving you more problems than stock? I'm curious because the majority of the ROMs I've flashed are rock solid and didn't have that many issues. If you say any of the BAMFs or ROMs with Sense 3.0 elements then that is why. the TB was never and is never expected to see sense 3.0. It's obviously going to be a little buggy
     
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    Doing something and getting caught doing something are two different things. If my workplace gave me a phone and said "do not root this" I would not root it, even if I thought I could get away with it. You have to be pretty much ******ed to break a rule at work over rooting a phone. Even if you have no ethical concerns (like that the phone is not yours), the risk/reward is just not there (assuming we are talking about a career-job, not a McJob).

    Edit: when the **** did ****** become profane?
     
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    It's not my boss, it's my IT department. I have no idea if they can find out or not, but I don't want to take the risk.

    I was responding to your statement that rooting is an option for everyone. That's not true when it's a work phone.
     
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    My company, which is a globally recognized brand has no problem with people rooting their phones. It's different for every company, I assume. This is kind of blown out of proportion. I was referring to personal phones, not work phones that technically aren't your property.
     
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    It all falls on HTC. They make the builds for Gingerbread. If it isn't compatable, it just isn't. Verizon comes back and says try again. HTC hasn't found an acceptable build for it yet. It's easier to put Gingerbread on a phone manufactured from the get go to have it. The Thunderbolt was plagued from the get go. HTC has proven they can't get their sh*t right from bad battery life, GPS, etc. I love me some HTC but they really put out products not ready for primetime. Rooting and a strong dev community is great, but for the average Joe, its too much of a hastle to do that on your own. You own the phone, it doesn't own you. Verizon just accepts a less then stellar phone in hopes HTC gets their act together. This new update is a step in the right direction. Without Verizon's testing, we would still be back a few updates.
     
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    BAMF. Nuff said.
     
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    AFA?

    I feel so stupid right now, but I need a translation.
     
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    If I ponder a guess I would say AFA is As far as? But hey I know nothing ;)
     
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    Oh my, I feel even dumber now. I was thinking As For and couldn't figure out the second A.

    I'm going to sit in a corner with an dunce cap now.
     
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    Then you would be taking my spot. We all have brain farts once in awhile.
     
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    There are rooted GB ROMs that probably won't be as buggy as the eye candy sense 3.0 crap, I mean features. There are also incredibly stable froyo builds that are awesome.
     
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    If its a "work" phone why do you care if it has the latest software? I dont get why people are going ape sh*t over having/not having GB anyway. GB has been out since forever now (had it for months on rooted Eris before the TB which has GB now of course) and its not like it transforms a froyo phone into a desktop pc. Unless you have CM7 (with all the option menus) or root (with custom dev stuff) 98% of the time wont be any different than froyo to the end user (most of the changes are invisable to the user) and if you have non 3.0 sense/froyo like the TB/incredible will get God knows its going to look and feel virtually the same. if you want more speed you'd be better off with rooted optimized froyo rom than an OTA GB update.
     
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    From my readings here and looking at phones with Gingerbread, it doesn't seem like it jumps us light years ahead of what we have now - so, it won't seem like such a big deal to just wait until it's here. In the meantime, it does seem a little off-putting that the Dinc 2 got the update first with all the things t-bolt owners have been suffering. More than that, it really seems bad form to release such an eagerly awaited update like last night that was supposedly intended mostly for repairs...only to see lots of Verizon self-serving features added and the rebooting issue referred to as "reduced" rather than "eliminated." What's up with that??? :thinking:
     
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    I have no way to root this phone. I went with Android from BlackBerry specifically for that reason. BlackBerry required a computer for too many things. They just recently starting offering OTA updates. With my Curve I needed to find a computer to update the OS, and even on my Tour I needed to find a computer to make or restore a backup.

    I want a smartphone that doesn't require a computer. I like Android because I can sync and backup on the device itself.

    I am not in a hurry for Gingerbread though. That will come when it comes. I was.getting anxious for a fix to the reboot issue though, because it was draining my battery. That is unacceptable.

    Even if I did have access to a computer to root, which I don't, I don't have the money to replace my device if I brick it. I don't have the time to play with software to fix bugs that shouldn't be my problem to fix. I have enough stress without dealing with a bricked phone, which I use for all my computer needs, bill pay, appointments, budgets, etc. As well, it is the ONLY phone in my household now between my husband and me. I simply cannot afford to mess with this phone software, nor shoulr I have to.

    I don't buy a new car.expecting to have to learn to be a mechanic, buy tools and spend time fixing it. Major bugs are not acceptable. I expect glitches, but not bugs that interfere with the basic use.of the.device. The reboots drained the battery, caused disruption of phone calls, made GPS Navigation useless. Some of you expect too little, and make excuses for poor products.
     
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