posted on Nov, 20 2012 @ 06:56 PM
reply to post by MystikMushroom
I was just like you. I hopped on the Android bandwagon when the G1 was introduced. Eventually, I just got fed up with the rubbish support provided by
the manufacturers because the next great
device was released 3 months after the previous model. While I absolutely love XDA-developers for
their great community support, I hated having to resort to unofficial community ROMs and hacks just to keep my phone from crashing every hour. It just
became too time consuming to install a custom SPL, recovery, and ROM via SSH and ADB every day. Yes, I had to root my devices the long way around.
Current Android users are so lucky with the simple rooting process now. I traded my Nexus One for an iPhone 4 (jailbroken) and have been happy ever
since. Having said that...
reply to post by AldrinAlden
The success of iDevices boils down to the fact that they work just as expected without any complicated tweaking or customization. The power users had
the option of jailbreaking to get more function out of their device. Yet this was dependent upon the successful creation of a working jailbreak by the
small community that makes up the iPhone dev and Chronic dev team. Those with an iDevice running iOS 6 with an A5, A5x, or A6 SoC
may never see a usable jailbreak
. Not for several months anyways.
My jailbroken iPhone has complete VoIP/SIP/OpenVPN/etc. integration within iOS and runs flawlessly. I've even setup some
-like automation on it. A non-jailbroken iDevice is
complete waste of money for me.
The S III is the first Android device that has made me reconsider my opinion of Android devices currently on the market. It looks like I'll be
shopping for an Android device when my iPhone eventually kicks the bucket.