[How to] Steps to shake the noob status

kuzibri

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Tribute to TonyStark, a.k.a. Tom

Dear XDA members,

this thread is now ny personal tribute to Tony (see my earlier posts). So, please keep posting in this thread to show your relationship with/respect to Tony. Let me be clear: this is not a "in Memory of Tony" thread , but a tribute to Tony as if he would still be alive. I really hope that you all will keep on contributing to this thread. Tony deserves all the respect we can give him by keeping this thread alive in every way. He was a very special and unique Forum Moderator in every aspect.
BTW, My mission to make this thread a true personal Tribute toTony is merely based on the many personal contacts with Tony. It's very clear to me that I will never be able to stand in the shadow of Tony, therefore he was too unique, But as a very close friend, I know how he thought about issues regarding XDA and as such, I think I'm able, depending on the kind of future posts in this thread, to answer some of these posts in the spirit of Tony. The only thing I want to achieve is that this thread will be continued as a very well meant Tribute to Tony, my very dear and close friend.

Thanks in advance and kindest regards, kuzibri
 
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kuzibri

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Disappointed

Hi,

I'm not only disappointed by the lack of contributions of you all to my personal TRIBUTE thread for Tony, but also amazed by it. Had expected that this thread would be kept alive by you all not only as a Tribute to Tony, but also as if he still was alive. As a unique and easily approachable Mod, he deserves this. Maybe I'm sentimental, but that's my real and honest opinion. Come on, post your thoughts in this thread in the way you should have done if he was still alive!

kindest regards, kuzizibri
 
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Pouring one for TS.

Thanks for the entertaining read!!


My lesson from this: If you are experiencing a problem.... chances are it isn't unique and it has already been asked. Don't be a n00b and ask without taking the time to search properly and read.

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Hi @kuzibri
I just stumbled upon this thread via your (Tony's) Index project. The "Steps to shake the noob status" is a very entertaining read, his passing is undoubtedly a great loss to this community!
As for the disappointment post, it doesn't surprise me as much. In my experience, the www is a difficult place to discuss the topic, especially in a mainly anonymous environment that doesn't focus on it. I don't believe people mean any harm by not posting, I think it's rather a fear of saying something that would offend someone considering the delicacy of the topic.
I hope you uphold your clearly endless respect for Tony on XDA, it's a good thing to remember. Thank you for keeping his spirit alive :)
Kindly yours
-Timmy
 

kuzibri

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Hi @kuzibri
I just stumbled upon this thread via your (Tony's) Index project. The "Steps to shake the noob status" is a very entertaining read, his passing is undoubtedly a great loss to this community!
As for the disappointment post, it doesn't surprise me as much. In my experience, the www is a difficult place to discuss the topic, especially in a mainly anonymous environment that doesn't focus on it. I don't believe people mean any harm by not posting, I think it's rather a fear of saying something that would offend someone considering the delicacy of the topic.
I hope you uphold your clearly endless respect for Tony on XDA, it's a good thing to remember. Thank you for keeping his spirit alive :)
Kindly yours
-Timmy
Hi Timmy, many thanks for your kind words! Will do my best to keep Tony's spirit alive. And yes, my respect for him is indeed endless and will stay that way for the rest of my life. Not only were we very good friends but we also worked a lot together in many projects with the same intention: make XDA a better and organized place.

kindest regards, kuzibri
 

ZydaneJeremiah

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This is my first time posting anything since joining XDA mainly because I've been able to find the answers to any questions I've had, but this post touched me. This was a truly hilarious read and something everyone should read upon joining XDA! I offer my deepest condolences (though many years late) to all his friends and family. I will recommend this post for reading to anyone i come across in hopes to help keep this alive and going in his memory. I didn't know him but feel this community suffered a great loss and if this post was any indication of his personality then I know those who never knew him missed out on an insightful and humorous person. I am a hobbyist at this at best and this post truly was insightful and taught me something I needed to know and I am grateful for the chance to have experienced this read. I am honored to have had this opportunity and hope I have helped in keeping this post alive in his memory. I hope my words have not offeneded or upset anyone and apologize if they have. My deepest sympathies to all who had the chance to call him friend. RIP TonyStark!
 

cpa950462

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LOLOLOLOL!!!!

Thanks from a 7 year XDA member noob,

I became a member in 2011 to download files to root my Motorola Droid 1 after the contract expired. Since then I have used XDA for modifying countless devices and I am still very much a noob. The information to almost every question I have needed have been searchable. Thanks to all of the contributing members.
 

imWACC0

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Ok, I know this has become a tribute thread, but I still have questions.

I have a few phones that I'm messing with, so it's not just one tread. I'm not seeing anything for people new to XDA to get up to speed. Even the How-To's make an assumption that you have basic knowledge.

There's a lot of lingo used... bootloader unlock method is established... I have TWRP... lg up tot file... fastboot mode... Kingroot...

Or as AptLogic put it:
If you don't know what a locked bootloader is, or think that Chainfire is a new video game, you shouldn't be here, go read a little about Android and the Galaxy S5 before continuing.




So, I guess the big question is, Where in XDA-University is the "Dummies Guide to XDA"?




May your god go with you,
W.A.C.Co.
 

Phoenix 15 A

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Ok, I know this has become a tribute thread, but I still have questions.

I have a few phones that I'm messing with, so it's not just one tread. I'm not seeing anything for people new to XDA to get up to speed. Even the How-To's make an assumption that you have basic knowledge.

There's a lot of lingo used... bootloader unlock method is established... I have TWRP... lg up tot file... fastboot mode... Kingroot...

Or as AptLogic put it:
If you don't know what a locked bootloader is, or think that Chainfire is a new video game, you shouldn't be here, go read a little about Android and the Galaxy S5 before continuing.




So, I guess the big question is, Where in XDA-University is the "Dummies Guide to XDA"?




May your god go with you,
W.A.C.Co.
Old post, don't know if you are still around but as one senior member or Dev put it, read more, post less. That's the thought behind all of XDA. You learn as you read. You figure stuff out hopefully before you brick it. You try again. You gotta want it. I started from the level of what heck does open terminal at your files mean? You google, you study, you read. It's a journey. I have a long way to go. https://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2287803
 
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imWACC0

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Old post, don't know if you are still around but as one senior member or Dev put it, read more, post less. That's the thought behind all of XDA. You learn as you read. You figure stuff out hopefully before you brick it. You try again. You gotta want it. I started from the level of what heck does open terminal at your files mean? You google, you study, you read. It's a journey. I have a long way to go. https://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2287803
Thanks for the link. I'm not here often, not a lot that I *need* to do, but there's quite a few things that I'd like to do. It blew my mind when I found out you could turn off cell, now I don't know how I lived with out it.