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Poll: San Diego Interest? (80 member(s) have cast votes)

What is your situation?

  1. I own a San Diego and plan on keeping it. (21 votes [21.65%])

    Percentage of vote: 21.65%

  2. I own a San Diego but will sell/return if no root is found. (5 votes [5.15%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.15%

  3. I plan on buying one no matter what. (6 votes [6.19%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.19%

  4. I plan on buying one only if root is achieved. (30 votes [30.93%])

    Percentage of vote: 30.93%

  5. I plan on buying one if a third party unlock becomes available. (13 votes [13.40%])

    Percentage of vote: 13.40%

  6. I plan on buying one if a FREE unlock becomes available only. (12 votes [12.37%])

    Percentage of vote: 12.37%

  7. I will not be buying one at all. Sorry Orange! (2 votes [2.06%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.06%

  8. I will not be buying one i just enjoy the community around a new device. (8 votes [8.25%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.25%

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As with all new devices the forums here are pretty quiet at the minute, most people i assume waiting in anticipation for some kind of root exploit to be found. What i'd like to do is gauge the owners to interest to not at all interested of us present. So vote in the poll or discuss.

Do you own one?
Will you keep it if root is not achieved even after weeks/months?
Do you plan on owning one?
Are you giving this one a miss? And if so WHY?

Just as a side note, i went on GSM arena and put in phone search for something with,

NFC.
4-5 inch screen.
Min res of 480x800.
8mp Camera.
Front facing camera.

The phones that showed up were the likes of One X, Galaxy Nexus and some coming LG devices. Then the San Diego, it just highlights the value of this device!

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mighty tempting but cant see myself getting one for a while tbh. happy with my G300 atm :)

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I'd consider it if a root and unlock were made available but, like above, I'm quite happy with my G300 for now.

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I will buy one once an unlock becomes available, but that would be with the assumption that root would be achieved further down the line.

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As everybody else has said, I'll consider it when it has a free unlock method as I am quite happy with my Acer liquid metal

Edited by Mtman1, 14 June 2012 - 09:33 AM.

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As weird as this sounds, I'm not bothered about root or hackability too much. I like the device for what it is. Of course, hacking is a nice extra but it isn't essential for me as the phone is that good anyway.

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As weird as this sounds, I'm not bothered about root or hackability too much. I like the device for what it is. Of course, hacking is a nice extra but it isn't essential for me as the phone is that good anyway.

The device is fantastic - software is less so. I've replaced every damn app that it came with and I still miss ICS/AOKP.

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The root / hackability bothers me for two main reasons...

- I use apps that need root. They are a vital part of my usage pattern, simple as that.
- ICS is out there if we could install it. I use Chrome a lot on my phone and only ICS allows me to use it.

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I'd been after a decent, well priced phone for a while now and this is the first one I've found in a few months that has great performance at a good price. Being able to add a custom rom etc. would be a bonus, definitely, but it's not a deal breaker for me. It would be nice to have that internal MicroSD slot activated some way though. But so far the phone does everything I want at a very good price and it does it fast and smooth. The only two negatives are the annoying clicking sound when playing back video recorded with the phone and the lack of Orange Signal Boost as the signal here isn't very good, being a rural area.

Oh and it was Paul's review that finally made up my mind, and it turned out to be very accurate, so a big thanks to Paul for the review.

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As weird as this sounds, I'm not bothered about root or hackability too much. I like the device for what it is. Of course, hacking is a nice extra but it isn't essential for me as the phone is that good anyway.

This is pretty much my attitude. I bought it knowing there may not be any root or unlock but I don't really care too much if there isn't. If a community develops around the phone and it does get rooted and gets ROMs that will be more a bonus than a key factor in my purchasing decision.

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Previous phones: OSF, Samsung Jet, HTC Wildfire, Nokia N95, HTC S620, Motorola RAZR V3, Sharp GX10i, Nokia 3205, various other Nokias

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Ics is more important to me than than root like some have said but I like to use apps that require root. I can haz bootl0aderz unlok?

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As weird as this sounds, I'm not bothered about root or hackability too much. I like the device for what it is. Of course, hacking is a nice extra but it isn't essential for me as the phone is that good anyway.


Of the same opinion - much better than the blade

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If there was an unbranded, sim free version at a reasonable price I'd take it (root would be a bonus).

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I'm only really interested in getting rid of the Orange bloat - Navigon, Wednesdays, etc. My old OSF was greatly improved by rooting and installing Swedish Snow, but the San Diego is a completely different class of phone.

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With ICS you can disable those apps. Can't wait!

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You can on Gingerbread too, you just use adb.

adb shell pm disable packagename

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You can on Gingerbread too, you just use adb.

adb shell pm disable packagename

Needs root on GB.

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I'm on a lookout for a phone upgrade, and the SD seems to be the best bargain on the market now and if I lived in UK I probably would skimp over no root and being tied to Orange for some time.
Sadly, I'm not part of the Great Polish Invasion (in fact I have never put a foot on British land yet) so I need an easy way to SIM unlock badly.

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Needs root on GB.

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I thought it only needed root via the terminal, but was OK without via adb?

I know that was true of another pm command (setInstallLocation).

Edited by Rusty!, 15 June 2012 - 06:17 AM.

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Just a thought is there not a notification LED?

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