Droid to Incredible? Should I and how to do it.

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  1. chmcclellan

    chmcclellan Member

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    This touches on so many topics, had no idea where to post.

    Since finding these forums last week, I have rooted my droid and upgraded to Kangerade Froyo - its amazing, like a new phone.

    Anyway, I also found out that my fiancee (on our shared plan) is up for an upgrade, I am considering giving her my droid (which she is constantly using) and getting an incredible - I don't care about the slide keyboard all that much and the faster chip would be awesome. So, the questions:

    - Should I go for the incredible, or wait for the X or 2?

    - If I do, when I bring the droid in to have it switched to her line, will the fact that I rooted it get me in trouble?

    - If yes, can I unroot it? To re-root for her can I just go to a backup or will the line change make that impossible?

    - Apps: will they be transferrable or will I need to re-purchase?

    Sorry for the omnibus post, feel free to yell at for not searching and point me to threads for the various points. Just about to go out of comission for a few hours and was hoping to generate some discussion to read when I land in DC.

    Best,
    Christian


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    cpjr Senior Member

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    Wait for the X.

    Verizon wont even notice its rooted, just to swap #'s, it doesnt matter.

    Your apps are connected to your gmail account - not the phone.
     
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    Wait. At the very least, you should take a look at the DX and D2. Don't lock yourself in to an Inc when new and, potentially, better things are right around the corner.

    Switch the Droid to her number online or over the phone.
     
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    id say wait, since the incredible is pretty much out of commission now (theyre not selling it anymore and will probably phase it out eventually) so id say wait and get the droid 2 if you love your current droid or get the x if you want something better.

    you will have to go back to stock, AFAIK you wont get into any (legal) trouble but theyll refuse to touch it if its rooted.

    you can definitely unroot but as far as switching i doubt you could since theres different drivers needed for each phone, you would probably only be able to transfer /data at the most (and obviously the sdcard)

    theyre linked to your google account, so if you use the same account on both phones then yes theyre transferable, if not than no :)
     
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    Wait for the Droid X, definitely. Incredible seems better specs-wise, but it's not a Droid. It's an HTC. What the Eris SHOULD have been..

    And when you go in to switch numbers, make sure you flash back to stock and unroot. VZW reps are being trained to check your settings to find out if you're rooted or not, and there'e been word of them cancelling accounts because of it.
     
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    I swapped from a droid to incredible few weeks ago...in store, didnt even pull the fully rooted, custom ROM droid out of my pocket to swap #'s
     
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    Oh yeah. You can do that too. Just do not place a rooted Droid into a Verizon representative's hand.
     
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    They really cant to anything at all but refuse warranty service, thats it.
     
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    Evidently, now they flag your account, and tell you they can't help you with your phone, and suggest you call some help number, and on there, they cancel your account, and still charge you the cancellation fee.
     
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    cpjr Senior Member

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    Thats a scare tactic, they cant cancel your account for screwing with your phone.

    They can void your warranty, thats all.
     
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    Well, I know 3 VZW reps, and they've all said the same thing about this training. Scare tactic or not, I wouldn't want to find out the hard way.

    doesn't help they are very tricky about getting you to hand them your phone either. yestrerday I went with my brother to pay his bill to a new store that didn't have the kiosk, and they tried to get ahold of his phone to use it to get the password to his account.. Something I've NEVER heard of before, and I've been with VZW for a good 6 years now
     
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