The following is an email I sent to some friends tonight. Needless to say, I’m still fairly frustrated to still have close to a year left on my contract while my phone (Samsung Moment) has already been discontinued (about a year after being introduced) and no longer supported. WTF?
So are we gonna kick it?
Gonna kick it root down.
So yeaaahhhh…I did a hard reset on my phone a couple days ago. Sadly, it seems to be working a bit better. Why do I say “sadly”? Because I’m irked that I bought a smartphone and can’t really use it like a smartphone. “It’s fine if you don’t have any apps on it!”
I’ve installed two apps on it. I’m going one at a time. First Google Voice, then Foursquare today.
I thought “well hell, if I already blasted it, I might as well root it and install Android 2.2”. Simple enough. I looked at enough tutorials. I watched enough vids. Looks easy enough. Download this, flash that, install this, do that…voila.
Sure, the steps are easy. But what freaking files do you use?!?!? Being an underground movement, you’ve got dozens of different kernels, ROMs, themes, etc. Which ones are good? Which ones are stable? Aaaargh!
Alas, I’m sticking with my discontinued Samsung Moment running Android 2.1 and slowly adding apps until I find the demon apps.
And such are the thoughts of someone semi-proficient with making computers and phones do fun things. Feeling like a complete noob here.