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I had read a while back that r2 got a free droid charge from rootz to do some porting but i havent heard anything about it since, is it still being worked on?
 

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last i heard he was selling his charge so No OMFGB any time soon
 

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"fortesquieu said:
Yup he wants to sell it, so no go.

It's been so many months since he got the phone, still no progress.
Mostly because we still don't have AOSP-although I don't know why he wouldn't just hold on to it and wait until JT finishes CM7. He did say he would sell the device to a developer though, so hopefully something good will still come out of this.
 

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Personally, I think it's bull. You get a free phone to dev on, don't do anything with it, and then want to turn around and sell it? Bull. Since it was given, it should be given right back. I followed the whole thing on twitter and thought his reasoning for wanting to sell it was bunk. I know I won't be installing any of their roms for the foreseeable future just on principle.
If he does do the right thing and gives it to JT, cool. I will feel better but that whole thing on twitter ticked me off.

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Personally, I think it's bull. You get a free phone to dev on, don't do anything with it, and then want to turn around and sell it? Bull. Since it was given, it should be given right back. I followed the whole thing on twitter and thought his reasoning for wanting to sell it was bunk. I know I won't be installing any of their roms for the foreseeable future just on principle.
If he does do the right thing and gives it to JT, cool. I will feel better but that whole thing on twitter ticked me off.

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^This. I voted for imoseyon in that thread anyway, and suggested that jt be included in the voting. Glad both of them have working Charge's now. I like the idea of OMFGB, and I understand that no one can really force him to do anything with the phone that he doesn't want to do, but its still pretty ridiculous. If a community pools their money to buy you a certain phone, they expect you to work on it and get some return for their investment. Not sell it for your own profit, even if you do claim you'll get another phone to dev on. If you want to develop on another phone instead, you should return the one that was given to you, and put your name in the running for the other phone that you want to work on.

But I should really drop all that, he'll do what he wants, no reason to stir this up more. But considering r2's lack of work on it, and the low esteem the Charge community seems to have for him, I honestly don't expect we'll ever get OMFGB, unless someone else ports it onto jt's CM7.
 

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i want to throw my two cents in if that's true, but since i dont know all the facts i will keep my mouth shut.
 

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Its true but RootzWiki stated once again they gave the phone so its his to do what he wants with it.
 

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I'm not mad at r2. I'm just upset that we won't see OMFGB on this phone!! It and CM7 are both my top picks! He does good work people!

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This is the kind of phone that should be everyones backup or temp phone. Not the greatest phone, lots of signal issues, I have it because I love Samsung but will keep this as a backup as soon as the Prime comes out. By the time AOSP comes out for this no one will have this phone. Not many devs care for this phone, its the simple truth.
 

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turb0wned said:
This is the kind of phone that should be everyones backup or temp phone. Not the greatest phone, lots of signal issues, I have it because I love Samsung but will keep this as a backup as soon as the Prime comes out. By the time AOSP comes out for this no one will have this phone. Not many devs care for this phone, its the simple truth.
You're the kind of person that belongs on XDA. Not the greatest troll, you make pointless remarks, your allegations are un-based and half truths, and i'll feed you because i'm bored. By the time you reply to this post, I won't care what you have to say to this post. Not many people agree with your statements, it's the simple truth.
 

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Rythmyc said:
You're the kind of person that belongs on XDA. Not the greatest troll, you make pointless remarks, your allegations are un-based and half truths, and i'll feed you because i'm bored. By the time you reply to this post, I won't care what you have to say to this post. Not many people agree with your statements, it's the simple truth.
Im sorry that hurt your feelings. I guess you forgot that this is a forum, a forum that people can state their opinions. Go for it, ask how many people are going to switch to the prime from the charge, or a phone with a second gen LTE chip. Verizon's LTE line up right now just isn't great, it's the truth. Come later this year and we will see much better phone from Verizon. What I am happy about this phone though is the few devs working on it are some of the best devs android has.
 

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Whats disappointing is I know the person that basically donated the phone to rootzwiki for the purpose of development..i hope R2 does the right thing and gives it to another dev.my two cents
 

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turb0wned said:
Im sorry that hurt your feelings. I guess you forgot that this is a forum, a forum that people can state their opinions. Go for it, ask how many people are going to switch to the prime from the charge, or a phone with a second gen LTE chip. Verizon's LTE line up right now just isn't great, it's the truth. Come later this year and we will see much better phone from Verizon. What I am happy about this phone though is the few devs working on it are some of the best devs android has.
Welcome to the Mobile world. That happens with every single phone out there. According to your logic, people wouldn't want any phone because an even better phone will come out soon after. The "simple truth" is we get out phones for what they can do and what they're capable of doing. We rarely get a phone ONLY to keep us busy until a newer one comes out.
 

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"turb0wned said:
Im sorry that hurt your feelings. I guess you forgot that this is a forum, a forum that people can state their opinions. Go for it, ask how many people are going to switch to the prime from the charge, or a phone with a second gen LTE chip. Verizon's LTE line up right now just isn't great, it's the truth. Come later this year and we will see much better phone from Verizon. What I am happy about this phone though is the few devs working on it are some of the best devs android has.
There's a difference between your last statement and this one. Your last statement simply states the Charge is only good as a backup. Sure, people will leave for the Prime, but that doesn't mean this device is only good as backup. It's still a solid device, and will remain one.
 

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Rythmyc said:
There's a difference between your last statement and this one. Your last statement simply states the Charge is only good as a backup. Sure, people will leave for the Prime, but that doesn't mean this device is only good as backup. It's still a solid device, and will remain one.
You are right I should have said it a bit different originally but at least we are now some what in the same page.
 

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blakec432 said:
I'm not mad at r2. I'm just upset that we won't see OMFGB on this phone!! It and CM7 are both my top picks! He does good work people!

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I could care less how good his Rom is or how good the quality of his work is in the dev community. His ethics suck. I also don't care that rootzwiki said that it's "his phone". It's like saying, "Well, since Wal Mart won't press charges against me for stealing a candy bar its okay that I stole it". Wrong is still wrong even if I've been thrown some grace. My opinion still stands and I won't use his work in the future on principle but that's just me.

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"turb0wned said:
This is the kind of phone that should be everyones backup or temp phone. Not the greatest phone, lots of signal issues, I have it because I love Samsung but will keep this as a backup as soon as the Prime comes out. By the time AOSP comes out for this no one will have this phone. Not many devs care for this phone, its the simple truth.
I respectfully, completely disagree. Yes I am thinking about getting the prime when it comes out, but the charge is a great phone, best verizon 4g phone, and yes better than the bionic. It has an amazing display and has great performance. What this can all boil down to is that phones are getting better by the day, so not every rom will come out for every phone, thats just too much work.
 

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Listen people.. Everyone has the right to post.. If you dont agree with the post, just ignore it and move on. It is that simple. No need to start an arguement . There is no reason for you to this reply to thread if you dont agree. Iam not gonna respond.
 
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