View Poll Results: Have you modded your Android phone?

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  • Of course! I wouldn't have it any other way

    44 57.14%
  • Thinking about it

    15 19.48%
  • Don't want to, happy the way it is

    11 14.29%
  • Too scared!

    7 9.09%
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Thread: Have you modded your Android phone?

  1. #1
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    Have you modded your Android phone?

    Although I was pretty happy with the stock configuration, the tinkerer inside of me had to let loose and mod my Samsung Infuse 4G (4.5" screen, Super AMOLED). With no help from others, (directly) it took me several hours to figure everything out. I even semi-bricked it at one point, but recovering it wasn't too difficult.

    My phone originally came with Android 2.2.1 and was promised to be updated to 2.3.6 sometime over the last 9 months. But it seems like that is not going to happen. So I took matters into my own hands and made it happen. I'm so glad I did. Now I have a 2.3.6 custom ROM that seems a bit more responsive with less bloat. Plus the extra features are a nice touch. Btw, I'm running the Zeus ROM.

    Anyone else here doing any modding?

  2. #2
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    Re: Have you modded your Android phone?

    Also have a Samsung, a Captivate, that was promised gingerbread for months and months (ironically, the official build was released like two weeks ago). Lost patience and put CM7 on it last November. Love it. Have a Nook Color running CM7, too. I also soft bricked the phone and was in a semi panic, dreaming up ways I could try to pawn it off as a hardware failure to the ATT people to get a new phone. Calmed down and found one-click unbrick. Worked like magic.

    The whole process with the heimdall suite is remarkably easy, though it is a bit harrowing when you realize that if you do brick the phone, you're in a heap of trouble. The reward is worth it, though. It makes the phone so much better.

  3. #3
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    Re: Have you modded your Android phone?

    I did install a 4.0.3 ROM on my Samsung Galaxy Nexus, and it was pretty good Only downfall was some apps didn't work cause they weren't compatible with 4.0.3 so I had to downgrade back to 4.0.1 stock.

    I'd love to try CyangonMod 9 one day when all apps will be supported

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    Re: Have you modded your Android phone?

    Quote Originally Posted by UnknownFearNG View Post
    I did install a 4.0.3 ROM on my Samsung Galaxy Nexus, and it was pretty good Only downfall was some apps didn't work cause they weren't compatible with 4.0.3 so I had to downgrade back to 4.0.1 stock.

    I'd love to try CyangonMod 9 one day when all apps will be supported
    Was there really that much difference between 4.0.3 and 4.0.1?

  5. #5
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    Re: Have you modded your Android phone?

    Installed CM7 for my Motorola Defy+
    http://www.defy-cm.net/defy_plus-cm7-nightly/

    I'm quite happy with it, but tempted to try CM9

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    Re: Have you modded your Android phone?

    HTC Desire owner here.
    Started with MIUI, went to CM7, then to Oxygen and now back to CM7.

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    Re: Have you modded your Android phone?

    Rooted sgs2 i9100 for security and ad removal. Might try a Ubuntu install on it some day soon.

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    Re: Have you modded your Android phone?

    Quote Originally Posted by TeoBigusGeekus View Post
    HTC Desire owner here.
    Started with MIUI, went to CM7, then to Oxygen and now back to CM7.
    I have the inspire 4g and am running a alpha ice cream sandwhich rom and am loving it
    Whoever came up with the phrase "There is no such thing as a stupid question" obviously never had the internet.

  9. #9
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    Re: Have you modded your Android phone?

    I'd still use oxygen if I could (best battery friendly rom I've used) but unfortunately I got the black screen during unlocking bug and gave it up.

  10. #10
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    Re: Have you modded your Android phone?

    There are times when my plans for modding my HTC Evo go along these lines:

    Put Evo on garage floor.

    Walk motorcycle backwards until rear wheel is on Evo.

    Drop to first, hold front brake, goose throttle.

    Let clutch out.

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