How good is the Droid 1 right now?

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  1. furbearingmammal

    furbearingmammal Super Moderator

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    Link two in my sig is the best way, superoneclick is second best, and both require a computer hookup.
     
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    Bugless Beast is one of the best ROMs out there.
     
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    +1 for BB. I actually started with a dx and bought my d1 after and have no desire to switch back anytime soon. The og is awesome

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    Please do not suggest ROMs as the OP did not ask about them. Thank you for your cooperation.

    OP, if you are interested in ROMing your phone, please do your own research and testing. Every ROM has its quirks, Bugless Beast and Ultimate Droid among them. Do not be swayed till you have tested a few. Be forewarned, Bugless Beast is notoriously difficult to install for some reason.
     
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    If something happened to my D2 I would pick up my D1, activate it, root it, and I'd be fine until Asurion sent me my new or refurbed D2.
     
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    The D1 is the foundation of all Android powered phones. It is as solid today as it was when it was released I traded my brand new Storm2, out of the box, for a used D1 a couple of months ago. Absolutely no regrets. I keep my tech needs in check by using new ROMS and trying new kernels. I have found it very hard to brick this phone. I have been up for a new contract since I got the D1, my problem is that I have not found a phone that I believe will be better than the D1. I too am waiting on 4G, but live in Roanoke, so 4g wont get here for some time. My suggestion is to go on craigslist in your area and look for a cheap D1. Thats what I did, i even paid his gas money!!!
     
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    make sure you have a plastic straw that you can wedge in the gap around the audio adapter. :tongue:
     
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    I should have came here before I bought my Droid 2 Global. I have an Incredible and I hate it so much, that I bought a Droid 2. I was going to do the same as you and get an older Droid to wait and see what comes down the road, but just winded up getting the Droid 2 Global. I do have to say the Droid 2 Global is awesome!! I love this phone but It was pricey I could have gotten a way better deal on a Droid, but I thought that it was really outdated, It sounds like it is a great phone from these post.
     
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    The OP did ask for rom recommendations in their second post. Not disagreeing they should try several out because what's good for me may not be good for them.

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    You're right. I missed that. :)

    However, recommending ROMs is never a good idea for the reasons outlined in my post. :)
     
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    You guys sold me on it. :)

    I'll be picking up my Droid 1 today!

    A local distributor for Cricket wireless is selling them for $175 unlocked and flashed for their service. I was going to pick one up for $150 but the seller isn't replying and I'm unsure of the condition. If he does reply and it's fully functional with all pre-packaged accessories, I'll bite.

    If CES shows some nice Android devices, I might just stay with Android. One big question is whether the Verizon iPhone will be an iPhone 4 equivalent or better, because it looks like the 2011 Verizon Android devices are going to have huge upgrades in processing speed, ram and other amenities.

    Thanks for the advice guys! I was worried about the Motorola brand (I haven't had great experiences with Motorola and my friend hates his Cliq) but it seems like the Droid is Android by Motorola done right.

    I'll also try out all the roms and see which one works best. My biggest desire is that it functions well when over-clocked as I have zero intention of sticking with the 550MHZ processor.
     
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    What I've heard about the VeriPhone is that they'll be announcing it over the summer when they have LTE more rolled out and it will be LTE-capable.

    But, like any rumor, who knows. :)
     
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