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Default (Discussion) What is the first thing you do when you get a new phone?

So, I'm just curious. What is the first thing you do when you get a new phone and go through the initial setup?

And, how long do you run the stock ROM before you root and flash?

I will normally download and install a different launcher and set up my screens with my apps and widgets.

Or I will see what kind of bloatware I have and how much available storage I have to work with.

The first phone I had was the Droid X2 which I didn't root until about 10 months after I got it. I researched and read about the basics of rooting then finally decided to take the plunge after a few months.

The second phone I had was the S3 on VZW. I had it less than one months before I rooted it and flashed a Custom ROM. I just couldn't take the ui of TW.

I eventually sold it after 3 months and bought a VZW Galaxy Nexus in near mint condition. I unlocked and rooted it the first day I had it. I am still on the stock ROM after having it for a week. I couldn't be happier with the performance. The battery life is horrible, of course, but I am always near a charger.

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I will restore my previously downloaded apps, root it, flash new rom if possible
 
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rooting it and removing bloatware then searching in the net searching for custom rom.
 
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Update rom and root. :P
 
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removing bloatware, apps and services i don't use
 
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Default Root! Root! Root!

I root my phone. Then I install Titanium Backup and back everything up. Then I start looking at new roms.
 
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Read through preferences and adjust them.
 
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Root it... Flash it...
 
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Root it... Flash it...
Yep...best and easiest to do when you have no data to back up on the phone.

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Yep...best and easiest to do when you have no data to back up on the phone.

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Agreed.

I got a new LG G2 a week ago, checked out how bad the stock rom looked and felt, and just went to cyanogen, then re-did my apps/launcher.
Then comes the inevitable sleepless nights on xda and other sites, just fumbling with the device.

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