An update on the “My history in gadgets” post from a while back, as things have progressed a bit meanwhile ;)
I recently acquired a second-hand HTC One X. A week or two back HTC decided to release the JellyBean update for the phone, all was well. Yesterday, another update was sighted on XDA, and since it seems like this one gives better battery life, I didn’t feel like waiting another 3-5 weeks before it became available in my country, so I searched on how to manually flash an OTA.
I acquired a secondhand HTC Desire HD, a nice phone (albeit a bit heavy). Comes with Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) and Sense. I’m personally not much of a Sense fan, and I wanted to move to a newer Android release, so I looked around on how to achieve S-OFF.
As a geek, I’ve always been quite the gadget freak. The fact that my father was also interested in the newest toys didn’t help.
I’ve always been a fan of the 3rd party roms that are available for the different Android based phones. Unfortunately, it seems mine has developed a bit of a quirk: sometimes, when unplugging the USB cable, it will reboot. Or it no longer detects it as ‘external storage’ when putting it in USB-drive mode.
A little while back I finally caved in to all the peer pressure and got my second Android phone, the HTC Desire. It’s faster than the HTC Hero, which I’ve been using sofar. My girlfriend wanted that one, so it’ll have a good home :) and I can keep it updated to the latest firmwares.
Google released Android 2.2 – codename Froyo (for Frozen Yoghurt), giving Android users a nice speedboost.
I’ve bought an HTC Hero a while back. Rooted it too, so I could edit the sms database. Loving the phone.
Note: This is at your own risk. If you fry your phone, your problem, not mine.