I think most people that bother to be part of the xda developers forum are pretty aware that non-Nexus devices are going to get slower updates. No surprise there. I think what people here are mostly complaining about are other carriers providing updates for the same device sooner than AT&T.
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Reading stuff like this, it almost makes me thing it could in some cases be 'safer' to just flash a custom ROM with the reputation for being the most stable bug-free. XDA users have already helped the developer work out the bugs. If an official update screwed my phone up with things like below, after putting of a custom FLASH, I would be LIVID.
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Maybe someone can throw a new guy a bone here? ....
One thing I had on my jailbroken iPhone was free tethering. My Xfinity went down the other day and I realized I couldn't tether my new Android without paying AT$T. So from what I understand, like the iPhone I need to root it and then download a third party tethering app?
If I root now, I'll probably be tempted to give Black Jelly or Frost ROMs a try. I know with this 'Odin' program or 'Nandroid' backup with CWP (still figuring all this out) I can switch between ROMS pretty easily. It takes me about an hour though to download all my apps and reconfig my phone after a reset though. I think Titanium backup or something solves this, but seems to me using something like that with custom ROM, as opposed to a 'clean' install and just start installing/configuring from scratch may pose higher risk of having issues?
So my question is, if I root and install custom ROM, how hard is it to get the official update installed, or any more official future updates installed if I decide I don't want to stay on a custom ROM?
Being an experimental person and my first time to Android, I'm sure I'm going to eventually cave (for sure root) and try a custom ROM. I see SO many posts though in these ROM forums with all sorts of little issues. I want to go back to stock and get official updates if I need to.
When the updates come out...the devs usually have a rooted stock ROM up for grabs within a day or two...sometimes hours. Once your rooted....there really is no reason to go back to stock unless you are returning your phone or sending it in for service, or selling it.
Sent from my GalaxyS III SGH-I747