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PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless InfoWorld's Serdar Yegulalp provides an in-depth tutorial on how he rooted and upgraded his Motorola Cliq XT, one of many Android phones made infamous for not receiving further Android updates beyond 1.5. 'It turned out to be quite an odyssey, with twists and turns I describe here in order to help those who wish to embark on a similar journey,' Yegulalp writes. 'Was it worth the trouble? Yes, in the sense that learning how to jailbreak your own phone is a valuable skill, and I got much more functionality out of the Cliq, when I was expecting to simply junk it. '
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Motorola i1
by cmchittom on Tue 19th Jul 2011 14:03 UTC
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I have a Motorola i1, which came with Android 1.5, and which I bought because it was the only Android phone available for Boost Mobile (Sprint's pay-as-you-go division). It also (as far as I know) happens to be the only Android phone with iDEN (push-to-talk) functionality, which Boost/Sprint integrated into the standard Android build. I don't care even a little bit about iDEN, since I never, ever, use it, nor is there any possibility that I will in the future. But because of it, none of the ROM-making groups have even tried to support upgrading the i1 to a more recent Android version, as far as I have seen.

Caveat emptor, I guess. On the plus side, this is my first smartphone, so I don't really know what I'm missing out on.

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