I've been stuck in the limbo that is WM for what feels like way too long. I was comfortable with it; I knew it. But recently I started a love affair with Android on my Touch Pro 2 thanks to HaRET and my unending curiosity. So I put a listing up on craigslist asking if anyone had an Android device they wanted to sell at a reasonable price. Within minutes, I had an e-mail from someone almost a hundred miles away saying he had a Droid he would sell for $200.. Seems like a good deal as most of the Droids on e-bay are still ~$300. Unfortunately, he wants to do this deal tomorrow, and has committed to driving most of the way to my city to do it.
So I come to this wonderful community in the hopes that you can give me the heads up. What do I need to know, and what do I need to look for?
Naturally, the first thing I am going to do is call the big V and confirm that the ESN is clean. But what about the phone itself? Is there anything I need to look out for? Any known issues? I read something about the back of the screen getting scratched from the sliding mechanism in another forum. Is that just the plastic that gets scratched up, or can the LCD itself get damaged?
I have also read a lot about this "locked bootloader." I think I understand this as not being able to install custom roms, but still allowing you to root. I was under the impression that rooting your device basically took care of that, so now I think I understand that I was wrong, and will further research what rooting is on my own. But I also see that some people have custom roms available on XDA (looked there first since I'm familiar with that community due to my WM predicament) and that others are running Froyo on their Droids. Its all very confusing, and under normal circumstances, I would take a few weeks to read, research, and teach myself. But at the moment, I feel a little under the gun, and pressed for time as this deal won't last forever.
Anything you guys or gals can tell me would probably be more helpful than you think. I feel like I'm trying to make the switch from XP to Ubuntu.. (heh) Any and all posts will be read. Thanks.