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Discussion in 'Android Development' started by ajdroidx, Nov 21, 2012.

  1. ajdroidx

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    Just wondering if anyone actually gets tired of rooting and rom'ing their android devices and keeping up with the manual updates?
     

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  2. Mikestony

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    Not me! Not yet anyways!:)
     
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    It depends on the frequency. I don't mind once a week or so, but I'd get tired of true Nightly flashes.
     
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    I'm not much into flashing but changing stuff/apps/themes/icons/etc is what I like to do:)
    I just basically keep up with my current rom, Decks Reloaded :)
     
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    I have a habit of flashing roms, and sticking with them. Very rarely do I flash others, unless the one I am using is having problems. So, its kind of like, yeah, I flashed a rom. Now what? Kind of like it looses its appeal after doing so.
     
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    With the ROM I flashed, it's SO customizable, I doubt I'll ever get bored with it.. I've been pretty impressed with it so far.
     
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    I have. I loved it for a while, but the GSII ruined it for me. So many bugs and bad battery life because Samsung wouldn't release source code.

    This is the reason I won't ever buy a non Nexus phone again. I'll always keep rooting because of the apps I want to use, but no more ROMs for me. I may change my mind eventually, but right now I'm very happy with my rooted Android 4.2.1
     
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    If it works, I usually stick with it - but everytime I look at the phone I feel some satisfaction that I got it my way
     
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    i am the same way.. i normally find a ROM that is stable and sit.. till there is some new feature or update that I want. I dont do app backups.. so when i flash a totally new ROM, i reload all apps fresh to reduce possibility of issues...

    i dont mind flashing a ROM's minor updates.. because it can be done dirty (not doing a full wipe and starting fresh).


    got a new member for the club:
    last night i rooted my sister's S3.. and put TPR ROM on it. her first rooted experience. hope she likes it. :)
     
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    When I had my Eris flashing roms was almost a daily thing then the Incredible not as much then with the rezound it slowed to a crawl and there's nothing for the DNA yet.

    BC
     
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    I hope I didn't miss any discussion on it, but what are folks' experience with flashing zips from TiBu in recovery? I haven't done it yet as restoring apps+data doesn't take too long for me but any more convenience is always nice.
     
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    Be interested to hear this myself :)
     
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    I like stability.

    The rom I'm using now has the built-in ota update tool replaced with one from the dev. I don't have to babysit it, and if a carrier update ever hits, I won't accidently take it. I don't have to visit the website and go through the whole 9 yards unless I want to, otherwise I can accept updates normally. Others are going this route as well, I think it's a great idea.

    Another thing that I like is having a wizard using the Aroma installer. The rom I have uses it so you can select a customized installation. Don't want social networking? Check them off the list. Don't want the OEM launcher, want to just use a choice of other popular launchers? Want to lose more eye candy? Check some boxes. Another great time saver.
     
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    Wow, EM, lots of great info. :)
    Sourcery also gives you notifications if there's an update.
    Love the Franco kernel app (though Sourcery has a whole toolbox allowing you to easily download/flash a kernel) as well.
     
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    Hey y'all. Can I be a part of the club?

    I rooted my LG Ally about 2 months after having it back in 2010 and rest is history.

    Rooted each of the following thereafter:

    HTC Droid Incredible
    HTC Droid Incredible 2
    Motorola Droid X2
    Current Devices: Samsung Google Galaxy Nexus; Asus Google Nexus 7

    Couldn't live without root.

    jmar
     
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    So this weekend should be rooting my mates Desire Z and (finally) my wife's Galaxy S... lets just say, I'm hoping rooting the wife's phone goes ok... I'd never live it down if not!!
     
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    I know the EVO 4g has one (not a comparison but a list on one page with a little bit of information on each ROM). And the GNex has one as well. Not sure about other phones.
     
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    Been flashing phones since before there were roms, I can still remember the excitement pushing a new ring tone or java app to my RAZR and then scouring the Web for an OS upgrade for WM7 or BlackBerry. Android just makes it ridiculously simple compared to those days. Some of the process might be more involved but back then just finding a software tool that you needed might take a couple of weeks instead of mere minutes using Google. :rolleyes:
     
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    Just flashed the PAC man ROM for the EVO LTE and this "Alpha" has already put many of the ROMS out there to shame. IT ROCKS YALL
     
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    I remember how pleased I was getting Opera working on my RAZR. :)





    Yeah, that's next for me. I think that the new HTC JellyBean is dumber than a bag of hammers.
     
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    My wife NEVER let me touch her Droid. Okay, not entirely true, I'd force OTA updates early while she was sleeping. ;)
    But, now with the Bionic which I had previously and rooted/ROM'd, I had to unroot it and install a leaked ICS stock ROM. Had to completely wipe the device so back'd up all the texts and as much as I could. Unfortunately, in order to flash the real OTA, I'd have to downgrade and wipe it again. I'm done with that phone. :p
    Trying to get her to pony up not too much money (~$200) for a used Gnex, but she won't bite.
     
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    I really wish my wife would let me root her Nexus 4. Kinda gets to me knowing there is a non-rooted Nexus in the house. My wife never let's me root any of her phones though :mad:
     
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    You have to do it when she is asleep. ;)
     
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    If she wasn't such a light sleeper I would have already.

    Unfortunately it would be pretty hard to do without her noticing it since unlocking the bootloader would wipe it, which she would notice. I've always said "better to ask forgiveness then permission" though.
     

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