Root Many apologies (and 2013 roadmap)


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Hey folks. First and foremost, a big Thank You to all those who enjoy my work. To say it's been a pleasure creating content for our phones, and seeing others appreciate the work is a major understatement. It's like saying Shaquille O'niell and Yao Ming are "above average" in height; it just doesn't do it justice.

Since I haven't been around the forums much lately, I wanted to apologize, explain my absence, and give everyone a heads-up on what to expect from me before my occasional visits become permanent (or non-existent altogether).

So again, I am deeply sorry for my absence and lack of progress the last few weeks. All I can offer as an excuse is that the holidays and preparations for them have derailed any and all conscious efforts of trying to finish a few of the projects I started. Given that work this coming week is supposed to be another hectic week because of the New Year, I doubt I will be getting much out this weekend, either (then again, I may get a wild hair up my butt tomorrow, and decide to type up all the text remaining on the theming guide, you never know :p). Whether it's due to stress from the holiday rush, or just plain procrastination, I've only lurked around the forums at best. Once work goes back to normal, however, I plan on resuming on my projects and getting them released.

As I see it, these are the loose ends I still need to tie up:
  • The theming guide needs to be completed, namely the xml and updater-script sections, as well as pictures for the .9 editing section.
  • I need to put my Sprint FG11 stock-rooted backup image into a flashable zip like I promised over 6 months ago. :rolleyes: I may also make it flashable from out-of-the-box stock, thanks to some work I did with/things I learned from niteNarmor.
  • My theme needs to be updated (mostly just cleaned up and one or two things added that I've learned since the last release or forgot in the previous release), and will include a version for CTMod 3.75, my stock image, and Megatron 6.1.0 (if it gets released before I poof, otherwise it'll be for 6.0.4).
As you can see, not a major undertaking, but not quick and easy, either. But anyway, them's the plans, and I'm sticking to them, I promise (and I DON'T make promises lightly).

Just in case anyone is wondering, no I haven't gotten a new device as of yet, but I'm thinking it's time for a break, one way or another. I've done more than I ever thought I would for the TU community, and I'm proud of the progress I've made so far. And while I don't plan to quit until I've at least accomplished the goals I've outlined above, I have high hopes for myself this coming year, and it's gonna require that I go offline for months or more at a time.

Again, thank you for your interest. If you're still reading this, it's people like you who inspire me to do the best damn job I can, regardless of the pay or recognition. I love Android, and the co-operative community it promotes. May we cross paths again. :)


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Love ya man! If it weren't for you I wouldn't have bricked my phone the first time, and thus would lack the uncanny ability to pull a device out of a soft brick state. :p But serious though, as mentioned above, there are plenty of us who appreciate what you have done for our phones.


Android Expert
xaelith your work and help with making the ultra a better device is much like and respected you need not apologize....thanks for all you have done


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Thread starter
Thanks for the words of encouragement. :) I guess I should clarify a little. I'm not apologizing for the work I've done, but rather for leaving loose ends (and for putting off taking care of them a bit longer). I had hoped (and should have been able) to at the very least finish the theming guide before the end of this month, and yet it sits with only 4.5 sections completed. Were I not the one writing the dang thing, and waiting for one of the later sections, I'd be livid right now that I may be looking at another couple weeks or more before I get the help I need or want. But maybe that's just me. :p

So that's where I'm coming from. I would be very surprised if there isn't someone out there who's mad at me for my slow progress, hence this thread. On the other hand, I know the TU community (and myself) well enough that if such a person is out there, all they would need to do is ask for help, and 3+ people would offer what assistance they could within a 24-hour period. :D


I would be very surprised if there isn't someone out there who's mad at me for my slow progress, hence this thread.

They are the ones we don't want around. You are the type we need. Your effort is unpaid and thankless. Your guide has helped me a lot. Thank you and hey finish it when you can. 'Real" life is much more important.


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We Appreciate Your hard Work.And While The Apologies Arent required We Appreciate Those Too.Theres Alot Of Devs Out There That Abandon Their Work Without notifying Their Community Etc.Thanks So Much For All your Effort.:)


Android Expert
Bro, I'm sorry you have to take a break but like us all, it needs to be done sometimes. Put the real life back in order. I completely understand (as you know, I took my break sometime ago.) You will be missed!!!! PM me bro