Here is fine. I see you have been a member for almost a year. Welcome to our little community. There are a lot of older information here as well as newer but so much has changed in the last couple of years that there isn't nearly as much development going on. Most of the newer things is talked about in the off topic area in this thread
. I hope you enjoy your time here as much as the rest of our regulars. Have a great day.
10-4, thank you spainter!
Yeah, I've been poking around for a while even before that. LOL I agree about the change, it reminds me of the phrase typically associated with the older folks, "Things aren't the way they used to be!" I imagine it'll probably be used earlier and earlier in life by future generations... it's like some mutated form of Moore's Law. hahaha
Well, first of all my username *should* have been exsquid and it was supposed to reflect my previous enlistment in the Navy. but I wasn't paying attention when I typed it.
I'll try to be succinct here because I've been told many times (and I agree) that I tend to overthink, spend too much time on things, and be overly detailed. So I'll do my best to keep myself in the scope of this forum and welcome any (polite) feedback/reminders from others in that spirit as well.
I'd consider myself much more proficient with electronics hardware related repairs than software and I'm by no means an engineer or highly specialized/certified in anything, I'm just someone who enjoys disassembling, troubleshooting, and repairing electronic devices. I'm very comfortable with flashing/updating devices and so forth, but only after I RTFM and understand what I'm doing. I enjoy the satisfaction of thoroughly learning and discovering the solution without help and will typically try to avoid asking until absolutely necessary.
My first smartphone was the XT926 (RAZR MAXX HD) which was replaced with my current XT1585 (TURBO 2 customized *only* w/boot a screen "personal greeting" & 64GB), both purchased at Big Red's store. After the second "purchase" (I really got for free.. another story) of the XT1585, I became increasingly frustrated that I was forced to have bloatware and little freedom of control on both phones in addition to the merry-go-round of support/blame from Moto & VZW, thus began my quest to resolve this blight. I did my best to avoid OTA updates on both phones, but I eventually relented. I've learned my lesson at this point and I will never buy another new or branded phone!
Presently, I now have.. several XT926/5s from ebay to experiment/play around with and are essentially the immediate focus of my interest. I know these are old phones, but I have to start somewhere despite not knowing how far or where where I'm going yet.