Originally Posted by zillerman
Interested, where you located and how much you asking?, am searching for replacement lcd cost now, so will need to factor in shipping cos funds are limited here (living in Singapore)... i have a wildfire s i am trying to s-off (hardware only) so am weighing up the cost of an xtc clip to s-off against price of your dell streak, i've seen them around, big buggers yeah, but i heard very reliable, can you advise any downsides to owning one that you have found (apart from breaking it of course lol).
hello and thanks for your reply.
Dirst of all, the streak is an unbelievable piece of kit, it is so moddable its hard to believe, some manufacturers have their phones so locked down its hard to do anything with them, the streak is easy, its literally a 2 minute job to flash a firmware, and sooooooooo easy, the best thing about the streak is that its practically impossible to brick it, unless the user does something really stoopid like flashing a wrong firmware, ie, galaxy ace gingerbread onto the streak lmao, believe it or not, it happens.
The next best thing is that a tiny piece of plastic hidden behind the battery door out of sight has been removed, allowing access to the streaks internal mem which is a micro sd card, this allowed me to replace the internal 2 gig memory with an 8gig class 6 memory card, it can take a class 10, although im not sure if it will take a 16gig internally, so having the 8gig in there gives you about 6.5 gig internal storage for downloads, thus doing away with the need to keep moving stuff to the external sd card, its great.
It is also very fast, even though it only has a 1 gig processor the speed and graphics capability is awesome, easily outpacing a lot of more up to date phones, battery life is good, i got 10 hours constant use of surfing, texting, calling.
DOWNSIDE, only 1, the lcds are easily breakable, i dropped mine when it wasnt in its protective case, off my bed onto the carpeted floor, that was enough to break the screen lol.
The lcds are replaceable, they can be purchased at a reliable source in the uk for about £25 to £30, then you just follow the guides and videos that the boys here on XDA have posted, which may i add is the only mobile forum place anyone should use, XDA is the greatest resource online, anything you need is right here.
So the question is price, it is open to offers, i have not set a price on it and of course your location would mean heavy shipping costs, this is why i asked on here if anyone could please advise me of its worth, i have seen them selling on ebay with broken lcd for around £100gb.
I wouldnt be asking that, i would take offers lesser than that as long as the buyer was able to collect or at least compensate for postage.
As it is, it works fine, the phone still works and useable, just where its broke at the top its leaked and blotted out the top right corner where the battery icon is and a couple of mil across the top, the rest of the screen is visible apart from a black thin line.
But my advice to you my friend is buy a streak if you can get one.