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    Incredible Offer - Opinions

    Hi. After my sixth Motorola Droid replacement [this morning, my power button decided that it would no longer operate to put the device in standby or bring up the power menu], VZW offered me the opportunity to get an Incredible for free (or another replacement Droid).

    I really like my Droid (despite the multiple replacements), running jRummy's Pink theme (or whatever I want) and from reading the forums I understand that the Incredible is difficult to root and is not being updated to FroYo as quickly as one might hope. Am I correct?

    In any case, around 8PM, the power button started to work again - now I'm stuck with a big issue: keep the rooted droid and ship the incredible back, or ship the droid back and keep the incredible. I'd like people's opinions because I'm really torn (especially because this is "my" droid, with all my customizations and I will have to reset all my email accounts AGAIN, sigh).

    Any help is appreciated!
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    I switched from the Droid to the Incredible. For me, I like the Incredible better overall, but its not as customizable yet, as there just isnt that many ROMs and such out yet.

    I did like the build quality better on the Droid (Motorola in general has good build quality).

    And its not that hard to root the incredible, IMHO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cpjr View Post
    And its not that hard to root the incredible, IMHO.
    I guess I'm just seeing how easy it was with the various ROMs/ROM Manager. I didn't have to touch ADB or anything.

    If I do decide to keep the incredible, I hope the ROM community is going to be as active as they have been with the MotoDroid.
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    I think I'd ask if you can trade it for the X in a couple of weeks instead.

    The best people to ask would be those with incs that had droids before. I've handled a couple of friend's incredibles, and feel I'm better off with the droid. The camera is way better on the inc. Everything else I've seen I've been happier with the droid but I only have about 30-an hour of playtime on the inc. Bummer you've had so many issues though.
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    I would think after the sixth one they would give you a new one and not a refurb.
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    Quote Originally Posted by christim View Post
    I think I'd ask if you can trade it for the X in a couple of weeks instead.
    That was the first question I asked - the manager at the Verizon store said "no, this is a one shot deal and it's my discretion." (Conceivably I could try my luck at a different VZW store.)

    Quote Originally Posted by christim View Post
    The best people to ask would be those with incs that had droids before. I've handled a couple of friend's incredibles, and feel I'm better off with the droid. The camera is way better on the inc. Everything else I've seen I've been happier with the droid but I only have about 30-an hour of playtime on the inc. Bummer you've had so many issues though.
    Droid 1 (release day): DOA
    Droid 2 (release day, three hours later): Died an hour after that
    Droid 3: Camera didn't work - at all (not even the camera bug)
    Droid 4: Unfortunate end but was replaced by former employer
    Droid 5: No signal...anywhere.
    Droid 6: Current droid - power button acting funky

    I really do like the Motorola Droid. I'm actually wondering if I could make it to the 15th and try this again for the Droid X. We'll see.
    Last edited by snarkpuppy; 07-01-2010 at 08:17 PM. Reason: Skipped one!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nedaroth View Post
    I would think after the sixth one they would give you a new one and not a refurb.
    You'd think - VZW tech guy said they no longer have this policy. They'll give you a different model, but they won't give you a new phone.
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    I had the Droid first,and I absolutely loved it. I upgraded to the Incredible,and I have to say, I love it so much more. It took a bit getting used to,as it is a little bit different,but after 3 days or so - I was all Incredible, all the way. Even like the HTCSenseUI. It's all a matter of personal prefference in the end, but IMO,Incredible is the way to go.
    The ROM manager works for it now,and there are a few ROMs available, and I know of a few in the works too. Now that we are rooted,and able to keep root(was an issue at first) Devs are cookin' away as we speak on new ROMs! Rooting now is also not that difficult- pretty much all the tricks have been figured out to get it rooted rather quickly. I believe we'll have tons of ROMs very soon,and Froyo too!
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    Id go X as well.
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    I want to know more. Can you explain what and how you talked to the vw reps to have them offer a new phone? I've been having problems with calls which don't go away iuntil I restart
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