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Which one of these users are you?

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by Alex Dott, Mar 15, 2016.


Which one of these users are you...

  1. Age?

    4 vote(s)
  2. Sex?

    3 vote(s)
  3. Location?

    2 vote(s)
  4. Occupation?

    4 vote(s)
  5. Appearance?

    2 vote(s)
  6. Parents/Grandparents Age?

    2 vote(s)
  7. How do you use your Android?

    5 vote(s)
  8. Married?

    2 vote(s)
  9. Kids?

    3 vote(s)
  10. Other?

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Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Alex Dott

    Alex Dott Lurker
    Thread Starter

    I feel like all Andriod users like to tinker, explore, and get into the depths of their devices and are also predominantly males in there 20's-30's who know enough to tweak electronics and are in white collar logical type positions. What are your experiences and opinions with this demographic stereotype?

  2. Mikestony

    Mikestony ~30% Carbon Black ±

    Hello and welcome!
    Well, I'm a male in my late 40's, blue collar and love to root/rom and tinker :)
    Been doing it for, oh, maybe about 4 years or so.
  3. The_Chief

    The_Chief Accept no imitations!
    VIP Member

    Call me old but I'm 53, married for 25 years, 2 kids grown and gone, retired Navy Chief Electronics Technician. Got my first Android when the Motorola Droid came out in 2009 and never looked back. Rooted and ROMmed it within a month of release.

    But as time goes by, I have less & less inclination to root and ROM. Things seem to work better stock (Android Pay won't even work on a rooted phone and it's COOL). Plus rooting and ROMing is very high maintenance... it requires constant tweaking. I'm just too busy to tinker THAT much with my device.
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  4. Jfalls63

    Jfalls63 Android Expert

    52, single, electrician. Started fooling with phones and PC's about a year ago. Late Bloomer. Became interested in rooting and Roms when my first smart phone stopped receiving updates. Just installed Android N beta on my N6 to play with. Great not being years behind anymore.
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  5. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate!
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    I'm 35, white collar IT worker who's always had an interest in Tech.

    However, asking this question on a dedicated Android forum will skew your answers and probably go a long way to reinforcing your own perceptions but I don't think majority of Android users like to tinker, tweak and explore. ;)

    The vast majority of people I know with Android devices don't fit your description at all.
  6. bcrichster

    bcrichster ROMinator

    I'm 36, electrician/electronics for 20+ yrs. Got involved in Android about 2012-13. Love to tinker/modify things for personal satisfaction..
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  7. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    Probably used to be like that when Android smart-phones first appeared. But now I think the vast majority of people have a smart-phone, because that's basically what's widely available. Most people I know are in academia in one form or another, because of work and my social life, and all of them have Androids or iPhones, but besides myself, I know only a very few who are into tweaking, rooting, modifying, customizing, etc. Everyone else just uses their devices as is, for phone calls, internet, IM, social networks, booking taxis, etc.
    #7 mikedt, Mar 15, 2016
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2016
  8. Mikestony

    Mikestony ~30% Carbon Black ±

    that just about described everyone at home and work :p
    The only folks I know who tinker like I do is the folks here and XDA among others:)
  9. Marcusk

    Marcusk Lurker

    lmao I'm in highschool and I have 3 android devices...
  10. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    I'm in primary school, and I have three Android phones, two Macbooks and a Windows 10 tablet. Although it should be noted that I am a teacher. :D
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  11. AZgl1500

    AZgl1500 Extreme Android User

    where to start?
    1958 passed my 1st Class FCC written exam
    that required that you draw a schematic of a Television broadcast transmitter​

    1958 also got into Ham Radio big time, a hobby that lasted until computers "became the thing" and I switched over to computers :thinking:

    4 years working at WKY-TV in Oklahoma City as a Transmitter Engineer ( hifalutin term for a meter reader ), a job I did 2300-0700 so I could go to college from 0800-1500 hrs. o_O

    Spent a few years at Sears Roebuck & Company as a TV Repair service "technician" ( ie, a tube changer ) :rolleyes:

    then followed 30 years of maintaining/installing Microwave Repeaters, Telephone Switch Centers, UHF/VHF company radio repeaters for the Oil Patch.... ( loved that job, always on the go, never in one place more than 12 hours ) :D

    18 years as a 911 IT service tech for Phoenix Fire Department, installing/maintaining/ dispatching equipment inside and at the Fire Stations, and in the 'Fire Apparatus" ( trucks ya'll )..... hung up my hat on that one, and retired to the world of Internet Forums.... :)

    Around 2002 got back into a first love for motorcycles, and went thru four models of Honda Goldwings.... 1984 GL1200, 1986 GL1200SEi, '94 GL1500SE, '98 GL1500SE, and now a 2002 GL1800 in 'Hot Rod Yellow'... :)

    Have been a moderator of a Goldwing motorcycle forum since 2006, a highly paid vocation :rolleyes:
  12. The_Chief

    The_Chief Accept no imitations!
    VIP Member

    So... if you're the IT tech for the Fire Department and there's a problem, that makes you a first responder first responder? :)
  13. Crashdamage

    Crashdamage Android Expert

    63, marrred 38 years. 2 kids. Started with one of the very first Android v1.0 HTC G1 (aka"the Dream") very early production, which I still have and it's still functional. So I've been using Android longer than just about anyone except the original developers.

    I used to root and ROM everything but as time went on and Android and hardware has improved, I found I no longer need to root to get things done. Now I just stay with Nexus devices and run them totally stock.

    Well, I do still like to fiddle around some. I'm typing this on an old Nexus 4 running ASOP Android 6.0.
    #13 Crashdamage, Mar 16, 2016
    Last edited: Mar 17, 2016
  14. Revenant Ghost

    Revenant Ghost Android Expert

    I've been dead for about 200 years...just kidding. :p

    But seriously, I'm a guy in my mid 30's doing odd jobs for a living. Even though I never had an occupation in the IT field, I still love to tinker with electronics.

    I've also been rooting and romming all of my Android phones for about 6 years now. Thankfully, I've never hard bricked any of my devices.
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  15. Late 30's, married, 4 kids(!), HVAC/physical plant.

    My on again/off again computer tinkering goes back to the Sinclair ZX84, and then Commodore. As soon as Basic and MLX left, I moved on to automotive and other mechanical goodies. First Android was the LG Optimus M, rooting and ROMming sort of rekindled my interest in computers and IT. Slowly absorbing Linux now :D
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  16. daffyducknj

    daffyducknj Android Enthusiast

    40. Eons from the altar.

    Most of my life after high school was spent either as a roadie for bands, or a bass player in wedding bands. Always had some affinity for electronic tinkering, but never pursued it academically until 2009. Took me a few years to get a degree, as I was working full time. Got my electronic engineering degree in 2014. Right now, doing the odd job circuit.

    First droid was a LG Optimus V, which I still have, rooted with mrg666's IHO GB rom. Been through a few phones. Only bricked one (Kyocera Rise), and one somehow suffered from a battery going bad (LG Optimus F3). Had a LG Tribute phone, which was a great piece, but gave that away after I got a LG G Stylo last January. Really liked the G unrooted, but had to root it to kill OTA after I learned of the shortcomings of using MM on the phone. Would love to switch to a Nexus phone someday! I also have a Samsung Galaxy Tab 4, and am running Android x86 (MM) on a PC.
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  17. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby 100% That Guy
    VIP Member

    I am Sex? Started with PocketPC's so I've been at this a really long time.
  18. Gr8guyinSF

    Gr8guyinSF Lurker

    I am 54 years young and my thing is Windows, downloading all type of programs, how they worked, which one is best, and how it may benefit me. Well, it was until I encountered rooting several months ago. I hesitated rooting my non-other than my ZTE XMAX. After months of reading, trying to understand the sequence of each crucial steps involved to root my ZTE, I was able to root it until I soft bricked it by not making sure I had backed it up. I am now an owner of a brand new rooted LG G Stylo. Next step is trying ROMS for it. I'd like to express my gratitude to my Android Forum Family for the knowledge you share on a day to day basis.
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  19. saltire

    saltire Android Expert

    Not sure I know what "white collar logical type position" is, but I'm 47 a chartered engineer and therefore have a compulsion to mess with stuff. It was an absolute necessity to root/s-off my first phone HTC Desire to extend internal storage to an additional ext3 partition on sd card, and have rooted/s-off'd everything since straight out the box. Never seem to have enough time to mess about with my devices and our motorbikes though.

    Does that make me a "white collar logical type" stereotype :thinking: ?
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  20. Mikestony

    Mikestony ~30% Carbon Black ±

    That would make you a ring-around-the-collar type :p :D
  21. zuben el genub

    zuben el genub Extreme Android User

    Category isn't there. Ornery

    Want things to work in my preferred manner and will go through all kinds of hassles and contortions to do it. I've rooted phones to get rid of stuff that I thought was unnecessary.
  22. Shimeon

    Shimeon Newbie

    Art student, in my mid 20's, bit of a geek. Like to have a customizable device as a practical and good looking UI is pretty important to me. I like to have control over my gadgets and computer, and like to tinker. Not a ''white collar'' and don't ever intend to be...

    I'm not gonna go as far as rooting, but custom launcher, macrodroid and widgets/icon packs pretty much does the job for me.
  23. girolez

    girolez Often Off Piste

    Had my first PC in 1980 ish (BBC model B No 351) while at uni using punch cards and real Teletype terminals and have been interested ever since. Currently running 2 chromebooks and 2 linux laptops. I am a male married Ex Civil Engineer now semi retired to the French Alps making a living providing menial services to holiday makers. Following use of Sharp and Palm pdas in the 90s I had early GSM phones followed by (reliable) Nokias, HTC touch screen phones running windows mobile and then a HTC Desire Bravo. Different world - -rooted it and used it for 2 years. Then Note 2 in 2012 and rooted it to avoid sudden death syndrome. Used it for 3 years until it broke. Now Note 4. I don't feel the need to root it until updates are over and its out of warranty - maybe another 2 years.
  24. Gr8guyinSF

    Gr8guyinSF Lurker

    Ah...I always liked a clever teacher.

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