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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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RE[3]: Motorola i1
by Morgan on Wed 20th Jul 2011 10:06 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Motorola i1"
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Well, I made the suggestion based on two thoughts: One, he had indicated that he didn't use or even want the iDEN-only PTT feature, which is the only real reason to have Boost/Nextel over vanilla Sprint/Virgin. Two, Virgin offers a $25/month unlimited data/text plan with 300 peak voice minutes, which is half of Boost's normal plan. Granted, Boost will allow you to "shrink" that monthly fee with timely payments, but the floor is $35/month.

I really don't understand the huge price difference either, considering both companies are Sprint holdings. I suppose it's the added PTT functionality on Boost's side, but I don't see that being worth so much more money. If you rely on PTT that much, it would make more sense to just go with a postpaid plan.

Anyway, you're right: He could just stick with Boost and buy a new phone. He just sounded unimpressed with them to begin with. ;)

Edited 2011-07-20 10:07 UTC

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