Do you guys use custom ROM's on your phones?
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@Amourek how long will a phone last you? Say you switch to custom ROM a year or two in, how many more months or years will you get on that phone on custom ROM?
Not sure whether S7 Edge will get Android Oreo...even if it does, I suppose you don't need root?DiceMan wrote: ↑Nov 9th, 2017 9:53 pmNo. I've played around with it in the past and did it for others. In the end, I found the convenience of stock ROM outweighs the maintenance and fiddling required of a custom ROM. My current phone, S7 Edge is on stock and it's fine.
Background: I'm a techie. Besides Odin, I subscribe to Chimera Tools. Still, on my own phone, I don't fool around.
When you shop for a phone, are you specifically hunting out devices that will work with custom ROM or would you settle for a phone with a locked bootloader that cannot be unlocked if the deal is good? Do you find the Chinese brands to offer better custom ROM compatibility than Canadian carrier phones?
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Without custom ROMs, I'd still be stuck on Lollipop 5.0.3 on my LG G3. Instead, I've gotten an extra 2 years of updates. Overall I'm still fairly happy with it. This is the longest I've used a phone without upgrading (about 30 months).
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