1. Freelancer

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    Hi there everybody, not too sure what about me might be interesting to anyone here, but here's a few quick facts:

    - I'm 27 and live in Honolulu
    - I like the idea of using technology for what it CAN do versus what the manufacturers WANT you to do with it.
    - As far as smartphones go, I've owned a Palm Treo, iPhone, iPhone 3G, and Moto Droid. And hopefully I'll be able to get my hands on the R2 Droid 2 in Sept.
    - I jailbroke my iPhones, but was reluctant to root my Droid at first, intimidated at the thought, but am SO glad I did, and have this forum to thank for the instructions and helpfulness.

    That's about it I guess - if you're in or around Honolulu, hit me up - don't know many other Android folk around here.
     
  2. Vulcan1600

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    Welcome to DF and Aloha. I never had an iPhone but maybe you can answer this...does a rooted Droid do more than a jailbroken iPhone can do?

    My wife and I were married in Maui in 1998 - some day we'll be back.
     
  3. Freelancer

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    Maui, eh? IMO that's the best of the Islands. You should go back- I'm sure it'd earn some mega brownie points with your wife too.

    As far as jailbreaking v. rooting, the last iPhone I jailbroke was the 3G, and in my experience the best things about it were being able to tether it and put on a few games I would never have bought. It's my understanding that jailbreaking essentially gains root to iOS, so without really knowing exactly how rooting or jailbreaking work, I'd have to guess that what's going on codewise and OS wise is pretty similar.

    I'm still relatively new to rooting my Droid as well, but as far as "doing more" I think it's about equal, unless you count things like the video chat on iPhone4 (jailbreaking can let you use it over 3G, not just wifi).

    I prefer rooting because of the ROMs - with jailbreaking pretty much you just download apps to customize and tweak stuff, while a lot of that is already done for you in a ROM. That being said too, loading a good stable ROM on my Droid feels better than jailbreaking and putting a bunch of apps that may or may not play nice together, if that makes sense.

    If I had to give a one line answer I'd say that if all things were equal hardware-wise (processors, front-facing cameras, etc.) you'd be able to do the same things, just in slightly different ways.

    ...again, I'm no expert though, and know I don't know anything close to the true potentials of both rooting and jailbreaking.
     
  4. Hawaiian Princess

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    aloha kakou, hauole makahiki hou

    Aloha from Hawaii ... Droid 2 Global
     
  5. CJM

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    Well, let's start by stating I'm a virgin....here at this site. I'm not a youngster, but I'm not quite over-the-hill (In my opinion) either. I'm not a beginner with technology, nor am I a geek. I like to learn about the cell phone/computer world (at least my part in it) and how it pertains to the "toys" I have. I'm not obsessed with cell phones or comps, just possess a healthy interest. I will say I do not possess tolerance for stupidity or B.S. when it comes to dealing with/fixing problems concerning cell phones/comps. I do have a good sense of humor, when humor is appropriate. I love football, high school and college basketball, fishing and the outdoors. Reading and music are my passions. I hope I can chat with you when/if you show up to help out on any of the issues I'll be posing here. Take Care
    Rick
     
  7. Jeffrey

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    Welcome Rick. Glad you joined us.
     
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    Welcome aboard Rick!

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    Hello Rick. Nice to have you aboard. As a new member, it's a good idea to peruse through the forum's "guidelines of conduct" *(link below in my signature - under the Android Professor). This way, you're sure to not make any silly mistakes.

    You may find we're much more tolerant of things here than other forums - when it comes to asking questions and perhaps not being so good at searching for the answers yourself. However, we're possibly also less tolerant of other things like trolling and disrespect, as well as conduct unbecoming an adult in the presence of minors. A good portion of our membership is juveniles and we welcome them, so we ask that all members consider this a "family friendly" site and keep things PG at worst.

    We love to have new members, whether they bring issues/concerns or solutions, so pull up a chair, jump in at whatever capacity you feel most comfortable and let's all learn and have fun together.
     
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    Welcome aboard!

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    Welcome aboard Rick...