making money modding

Discussion in 'Android Hacks and Help' started by cystic, Feb 2, 2010.

  1. cystic

    cystic Member

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    I have been putting ads up on craigslist for droid modding.
    seems to be a fair amount of people willing to pay for this and I charge $75 since i am the only one in my area doing this... getting paid to hack, my dream job.
     
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    Wow, nice take. So what rom do you load for people?
     
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    bugless beauty with swype, and I let them pick out a boot animation.
     
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    been getting a lot of requests for other android phones so I might have to hit the books and expand my operation.
     
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    :yr1:

    More power to you, seems silly to me, but people will pay for crazier things i'm sure.
     
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    it works out if you count the time required to learn what your doing.. even then some people just aren't that technically savvy enough to do this.
     
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    And if you brick a phone?
     
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    I hope you have some sort of waiver for them to sign.
     
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    Step 1: Install nandroid

    Everything else can be fixed from there.

    Profit $$$$$$
     
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    i unbrick ; )
     
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    Or just tell them that they need to leave it off for an hour to "powercycle the drivers" - meanwhile you just leave and never look back :)
     
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    Yeah seriously! If an android gets bricked it is defective..there are WAY too many safeguards in place to prevent that from happening! I have already ceased functionality of my phone once and simply restored it. No one has yet to brick or fry a droid.
     
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    This sounds great. I was considering doing the same in my area but something occurred to me. The legalities seem grey. For one, you're using a ROM created by someone else. Are you giving a kick-back to the original creator? Two, and someone touched on this, what are you doing if you brick a phone. I know all of us who are experienced realize the chance of this happening is slim to none but....

    we also realize that sometimes unexplained things go wrong. That being said what kind of guarantee are you giving these people? Just curious as to how your handling things.
     
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    the software is open source so its free to use i would say he is charging for the work not the software. as far as bricking, no one has yet bricked a droid and if it did happen pay their insurance after you give the broken phone a good bath in the sink. bricking is really a non issue imho
     
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    I let people play with my phone first to test drive it..
    i also give a one week warranty... dont like it, I put it back and remove root/sprecovery
     
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