Originally Posted by Jivanile
Actually if you root and install a custom ROM it works even less properly. I rooted and installed cyanogenmod jelly bean on my phone. Just a little background on cyanogenmod ROM's. Those are the pinnacle of custom ROM's when it comes to Android. Apparently most other ROM's derive from cyanogenmod who are a team of talented programmers that can't program worth crap if you ask me. The custom ROM is so buggy and lacks features (my video camera doesn't work). I feel like I'm using a beta phone. The best part of it all is they are constantly tweaking and coming out with updates to fix all the bugs but it's not just a simple download and install. No, you have to download and wipe your entire phone and install, and sometimes it's night after night releases.
Imagine this for a minute now. You have this OS that is so great and advanced and does it all but you can never get an update so the only option you have is to root and install a custom ROM (way way more difficult of a process than jail breaking iPhone). So you backup your stuff using a few different apps and sync contacts and all that stuff with your gmail account if you choose to and you are recommended to first unlock the bootloader. Next you flash some clockwordmod thing which lets you back your current ROM and install custom ROM's. You back up your current ROM in case you ever want to back to the way you bought your phone. If you don't and you don't like the custom ROM than your screwed and this file is currently on my sd card taking up space. Next you move the custom ROM onto your sd card and some other stuff. Next you wipe your phone clean because if you don't it will cause things to not work properly. I wiped clean and there are many things that don't work properly. After all that you finally flash the new ROM and re download everything again. The next night a new build of your custom ROM gets released and you do it all over again.
No one who has a Android and roots and all that crap can deny this. It's a pain in the ass and in the end not worth it for the constant bugs. Here is an example. Just today, and not the first time, I get a phone call and so the screen shows a phone symbol that pops up in the middle of the screen and you are suppose to place your finger on it and slide it to the right to highlight the green phone and remove your finger to answer the call. I had to repeat this motion 4 times until it answered. I could clearly see the green phone highlighted which is cause to remove your finger from the screen so it will be answered, but no my Android with custom jelly bean was advising against it. Only after I was adamant about it did it finally side with me and answer my call. And this didn't only happen once, it happened on 5 or 6 calls the last 2 days. Although I sound like I'm blaming the custom ROM for all the problems, I'm not. There was many instances when I was using the original ROM, Ice cream sandwhich with htc sense and it was unresponsive after repeatedly hitting a on screen button or link. The one I can think of off the top of my head is the space bar on the keyboard. Can't tell you how many times I typed an text not looking at the screen only to look down and see 3 or 4 words with no space between because my thumb tapping the space bar didn't register.
I tell you people from experience, how Apple is blasted for not attaching the word beta to Apple Maps, Google should be blasted for not calling it Android beta and even with 4.1 jelly bean.
This is for the Android faithful who read this and reply with the same thing we been hearing from every other Android faithful word for word as if you all took the same course and were taught by the same professor. My previous iPhone had ROM's too they were called updates and they came from Apple and were available from day one for all supported products which usually includes devices from 2 to 3 years prior to the update. There is no need to backup, wipe, flash and repeat either. Even if you choose to go the jail breaking route with iPhone and you do have to wipe clean and install, you only have to do it once for said iOS version. Doesn't install with a non working video camera, or a screen with brightness issues, or wifi range all of a sudden being cut down when your 20 feet away from the wireless router.
May be shit to me but it's another man's Dessert. That's what Android OS is, Shit with a tasty name.
I do feel sorry for you having to go through this complex and extremely time-consuming procedure. Something that nobody should have to be put through.
How can companies sell crap knowingly ? What is even worse are their apologists.
Its like buying a new car, then having it towed to a repair shop so that it will work as specified. I still cannot for the life of me comprehend how any person could consider this as acceptable behaviour, have they lost their marbles ?
Microsoft are actually well adept in doing this, they sell software fully knowing it is full of bugs and insecure and then having the nerve in asking money from people to sign up for fixes.
May is suggest that you take to your android phones with an axe, you will be most satisfied, freeing you from this dictatorship.
Get an iPhone.