and just to chime in along with others..
My D3 is in "shelf" status as well. Ive been messing w it, installing all the apps that I had on my old D1, even the ones that require root, heh. But I cant use it because i have too much app data that i need to restore. Along w that, I use a handful of apps on the regular that requires root access. If it were just mere cosmetics like changing bootLogo or bootAni, then it's not a big deal to wait, but I actually use apps occasionally thruout the wk that needs root.
I guess an easy explanation is that others who dont care for root can live w/o root-reliant apps, or dont care to restore app data (this isnt abt Angry Birds Scores, i can live without it, tho preferably not). The phone is definitely faster than my D1 on AC'd 1GHz+ w custom ROMs, but i dont do deep tweaking, just usually a rom & kernel. Ive yet to try V6 supercharger or even just permanently increasing cache reads.
Im anxiously waiting for root. I would like to be another one to say I'd throw down my share of 50$ to a developer but Id be lying. Then again, if root is achieved, I just mite be tempted to plop the 50$ if they were charging for the service, but still unlikely. I guess to be fair to my own financial conscience and the dev community, i wudnt mind dropping 10-20$ as a justifiable compromise.
if it werent for the fact that i was getting the D3 at a BOGO 75$/ea price (sweetened by a sales rep down to 32$/ea), i probably wudnt have snatched myself a D3 so soon.
Gingersnap restated my phone. And that am I root app. Says when I select advanced details it says I am root but all the su files say permission denied.
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