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  1. brandonwh64

    brandonwh64 Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!

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    I like go launcher for the themes, If they would theme L pro like go launcher I would be all over it!
     
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    Hey guys. Just wanted to share my good fortune.
    I was offered a steal on a factory unlocked galaxy S2 yesterday. So I've upgraded to that and handed off my desire to my son. He bricked his galaxy tab trying to root it last week, so now its being replaced with a phone. lol

    On another note, anyone have suggestions on how to fix his tab? I've read numerous forums and suggestions and nothing seems to work.
    I wasn't here when he did it, so I'm not 100% sure what went wrong. But at this point it won't even start. If its plugged in, it will start and go into download mode, but then shuts down after a minute or so...
    I am tempted to try and return it, we paid for an extended warranty through the store, but I'm concerned due to him bricking it, they won't replace it and I wouldn't blame them. I feel bad for him because I encouraged it. After reading about rooting I had read his tab was supposed to be very easy to unlock, and I still believe it would be and he just didn't read something correctly or didn't understand something and just went ahead rather then making sure, he is a teenager after all...but he never would have tried had I not found the instructions, bookmarked them for him and told him it was real easy..So I don't blame him, it could have just as easily happened to me...but anyway, any suggestions appreciated.

    As far as the S2 goes, I don't know if I'm going to root it or not. Being factory unlocked there isn't any carrier software anyway and I'm quite happy with go launcher on the default rom atm.
    Very happy and excited about this phone.
     
  3. Paulieg

    Paulieg The Mad Moderator Staff Member

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    It's upgrade time, and I'm trying to decide between a Droid Bionic, HTC Thunderbolt, and Driod Incredible 2. At first, I was gonna stay with ATT and activate these Xperia minis that I got cheap, but decided to sell them instead. I'm gonna change providers to Verizon, and these seem to be the best of the "free" phones from Verizon, via Wirefly. Thoughts?
     
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    Fitseries3 Eleet Hardware Junkie

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    HTC evo design is a great phone. got one for my gf and its running great. its a cdma that also allows you to use a sim card to access a gsm network in case a cdma network isnt available.

    im using an evo 3d which is badass. using a wtsb rom in it currently.

    @Paulieg... stick with HTC. they are most reliable and HTC puts way more time and research into making their products better than the rest.
     
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    Incredible 2 would be my vote. Thunderbolt has really poor battery life without a lot of tweaks, and unless you need 4G speeds, Incredible 2 will be more reliable.

    I recently got a Rezound, and I really like it. I originally couldn't decide between it and the Galaxy Nexus. Still might trade up to the Nexus, but I'm starting to really like this phone.
     
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    Fitseries3 Eleet Hardware Junkie

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    those beats headphones really THAT good?
     
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    Consensus usually is that they are good, maybe as much as very good, but not great. Beats headphones are usually known for their bass so if you like ample bass and you like style, the the Beats are great for you, but if bass nor style is very important to you it might not satisfy you
     
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    Fitseries3 Eleet Hardware Junkie

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    i LOVE bass.

    wheres the cheapest place to get some?
     
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    I think they sound like shit, personally. Way too bassy for my preference.

    If the Galaxy Nexus comes out soon, and I decide against it, I'll be selling my pair.
     
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    I would read specs on galaxy nexus before considering it. I was surprised, but its a step down from the Galaxy S2 IMO. Nexus doesn't have an expansion slot for more space, which is a deal breaker for me even if I never use it. The camera on the nexus is also a downgrade. The only part of it thats an upgrade is the OS.
     
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    The screen is awesome too (1280x720, 4.65"), and the fact that it is an unlocked pentaband is awesome. If you don't use the missing SD slot, it would be stupid for it to be a dealbreaker for you. It seems you buy a phone for the specs instead of the use. The camera on the Nexus is a nice upgrade from the Nexus S and they chose that camera for the instant shutter if you haven't noticed. A big complaint on camera phones is that it takes forever to take and pic and the point of a camera phone is to capture unique moments, which makes the camera more practical.

    The only real downgrade is the missing SD slot that you don't use. Everything else is either an upgrade or a tie, except the camera which to me is a downgrade, but is circumstantial since many people will find it more practical

    If you compare it to the SII LTE, the LTE will have a more powerful processor, but that doesn't really matter
     
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    I'm down to selecting either the Droid Bionic or the HTC Thunderbolt. All the specs say go with the Bionic, but there is something about the Thunderbolt I really like. I don't want to make a decision based on battery life, as they both have those issues, and I plan to get extended batteries for either. Someone's gotta help me make a decision so I can stop obsessing. LOL
     
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    What about the new RAZR paulie?
     
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    I'm really sticking to one of these, as I can get either for $50 with a new contract. I started researching 6 phones in this category, and this is what I'm down to.
     
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    my atrix just got gingerbread, I LOVE this thing!
     
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    One of my co-workers has a Droid Razr and it's pretty damn sweet.
     
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    Awesome, go buy it!!
    Don't forget to tell us how much you love chatting on that 4.65" screen...personally the 4.3 is too big, thanfully I text more then talk.
    I didn't say I didn't use an SD card, I said "even if" I don't use it, I do use it on this phone.
    There's a reason the S2 hasn't dropped of ANY top lists since the nexus announcement, must be cause the nexus is better ;)

    Although, I didn't realize it had an instant camera, and that I would agree with, that is awesome.
     
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    The phone itself isn't that big compared to the SII, it's 5.33 x 2.67 x 0.37 in. The SII is 4.93 x 2.6 x 0.334 in and the SII LTE is 5.11 x 2.74 x 0.38 in, but it is definitively not for everyone. But if you are comparing it to the SII, then it isn't that big at all, that is because of the lack of the three physical buttons.

    I'm sorry I'm confused about what you are saying for the SD card now. I'd like to point out the the Google Nexus has 32GB of internal memory though.
     
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    Anyone read the article about how the Galaxy Nexus was spotted with Verizon apps on it. Now that is annoying considering this is the Nexus line of phones which is supposed to be with nothing but Google apps.

    SOURCE
     
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    stinger608 Dedicated TPU Cruncher & Folder

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    Not sure if you have checked on XDA developers web site yet. They pretty much are the ones responsible for all the great android mods and rooting. Here is the link to the Galaxy Tab forum part of their site. You might join, if you haven't already, and see what can be done. If anything will revive it, I am sure you will find it on XDA man.

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/forumdisplay.php?f=752

    I am pretty sure your son is not the first one to brick a Galaxy tab. :laugh:
     
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    Thanks so much, will check it out.
    I'm sure he's not either. I guess ultimately its a good thing if he learned something from it. He was so upset he broke it.
    EDIT: oops I did look there and tried several of the things mentioned. I may make a post there and see whats said. I did find a reference there that suggested it will need manufacturer repair....
     
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    I personally think HTC's software overlay is a lot better. I've tried to like Motoblur or whatever they want to call it, but it feels more like a $5 widget program than a system-wide UI. Go with the Thunderbolt.
     
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    Hmm, I wonder if a person can actually remove the internal card and put a new one in that is flashed with the OS?
     
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    Thats what I've been wondering. I'm very tempted to rip this sucker apart!
    And if I don't find another solution, I eventually will do just that. There has to be a way to program the darn thing. its probably just made difficult so you have to send it back....
     
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    Picking one android phone over another on interface alone is dumb. You can change all of that in Android. You should pick on the quality of the hardware and the support it has/will have.

    Motoblur is a piece of crap, that's why I don't use it on my Atrix, but there are many alternatives.
     

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