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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by calvin3, Dec 18, 2011.

  1. calvin3

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    I am looking to get a used android phone. I am not looking to activate it, I am only looking to try out rooting and messing with the different roms. I guess my only request is that it needs to be CHEAP and have wifi. What would everyone recommend? Maybe I can post some links to completed ebay listings and someone could point out what I am missing.

    again I only want to see how I can customize it.

    Thank you in advance!!!

    HTC THUNDERBOLT 4G LTE CELL PHONE VERIZON CDMA CLEAN ESN ANDROID WIFI GPS (044476816574) | eBay

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  2. Frisco

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    T-Bolt looks like the best of that lot you list there, but all three are fine and have been root exploited (obviously).

    Having had the Fascinate, I can attest to the One Click Root method for it working fine, and wifi as well, of course.

    But again, a good price on any of those and you'll have your toy. ;)

    Might find something here as well:

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    Thank you for the quick response! I am pretty leery about buying used electronic items. The thing that gets me is why are they so cheap? Am I missing something? haha I currently have a Fascinate and I love it.

    Thanks again.
     
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    You're welcome, calvin.

    About how cheap some used ones are: I used to have a drawer full of "old" phones, and by "old" now days we mean anything more than six months or so ;).

    So, I sold them off.. and quite low in price. I even gave one away! :D All perfectly good Android phones, except for the Samsung Instinct which was good but not Android.
     
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    Hell free is good!! haha I'll just keep looking around and see what I can find.

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