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  1. jaison80

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    Is it just me or is the activity in the AF community lacking compared to previous releases of Nexus phones? When I go to the root section its pretty much dead. What are your thoughts?
     

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    Low activity in the Nexus root areas has been similar since the Samsung Galaxy Nexus...my guess is that these (Nexus) devices are so easy to root (and re-flash a factory image, etc.), there's not much call / need for posts / threads from most folks.

    That's not to say that there aren't folks with problems like we've seen for the Nexus 7 (both 1st and 2nd gen tablets) that seem to have an had inordinate number of flashing issues that are probably related to memory failures.

    That's my take anyways :).
     
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    ^^ What they both said. It seems like a lot of AF's root subs are largely for support-type threads. With as easy and trouble-free as unlocking/rooting/flashing Nexus devices usually are, there aren't as many "help i bricked my phone" threads.

    And a lot of the development (ROMs, kernels, etc) seems to get posted over at XDA.
     
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    I think much of it can be chalked up to many of our core members already knowing what they're doing by now when it comes to nexus devices.

    I've been a part of the root community since my first android device in 2011, and joined the nexus party a year or so after that. Its not like HTC or samsung phones where theres all these little differences between devices and root exploits that are constantly changing and getting patched.

    I know I can always "fastboot oem unlock" to unlock the bootloader - and if something small does change ("whats this new vendor.img?" ) theres either a rooting guide for reference or a place I know I can go for help.

    We could be better about posting ROMS/Kernels/Ect in there, but I havent run a ROM since back in December, and don't have the time myself to keep it all updated. (Anyone can step in there to start a thread about your favorite ROM/kernel ect)
     
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