R.I.P. cyanogenmod development

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hperrin

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Personally, I'd love to see Cyanogen on the First. I'd be willing to pour in some money if someone needs incentive. I worked for Facebook when the First came out, and I clearly saw the flaws in the marketing. We all knew that with such terrible marketing, the phone would be a flop. It's a shame, because it's such a nice phone that had so much potential. I actually worked a little on Facebook Home, which is a nice product, but managed and advertised very poorly. Sometimes the "Move Fast" attitude at Facebook leads to product being released way before they're ready.
 

russian392

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Personally, I'd love to see Cyanogen on the First. I'd be willing to pour in some money if someone needs incentive. I worked for Facebook when the First came out, and I clearly saw the flaws in the marketing. We all knew that with such terrible marketing, the phone would be a flop. It's a shame, because it's such a nice phone that had so much potential. I actually worked a little on Facebook Home, which is a nice product, but managed and advertised very poorly. Sometimes the "Move Fast" attitude at Facebook leads to product being released way before they're ready.

Wow that's cool.
Yeah the marketing was pretty awful and I think Facebook home would have been better if it was more "home" oriented rather than "Facebook" oriented. But oh well, that dropped the price for people like me who have to worry about family and college at the same time.

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GnatGoSplat

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I'm very glad to see some progress made on the First.
I actually couldn't care less about Facebook Home, I have that turned off on my phone. I just love the hardware itself. The 720p display is gorgeous, but I'm a huge fan of the design, it's simple and clean, yet beautiful. I love the look of the bullnose-edged digitizer, body that's symmetrical right/left and top/bottom, the thinness, solid feeling (not one weak creaky spot), placement of the buttons, subtlety of the earpiece and main speakers, simplicity of the capacitive button icons, and the soft-touch rubbery feel. I like the design of this phone even better than Apple products. It's also been a great phone, it always feels smooth and fast, the only Android I've had that seems immune to Android lag creep. Only thing I wish is it had a better camera, MicroSD slot, and wireless charging.

I kind of collect compact 4.3" phones: Moto RAZR M, Electrify M, LG Lucid 2, Kyocera Hydro Elite, and recently got a Droid Mini, but the First is still my favorite.
Really a shame that people didn't recognize how nice the First is, as an Android phone.
 

russian392

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I'm very glad to see some progress made on the First.
I actually couldn't care less about Facebook Home, I have that turned off on my phone. I just love the hardware itself. The 720p display is gorgeous, but I'm a huge fan of the design, it's simple and clean, yet beautiful. I love the look of the bullnose-edged digitizer, body that's symmetrical right/left and top/bottom, the thinness, solid feeling (not one weak creaky spot), placement of the buttons, subtlety of the earpiece and main speakers, simplicity of the capacitive button icons, and the soft-touch rubbery feel. I like the design of this phone even better than Apple products. It's also been a great phone, it always feels smooth and fast, the only Android I've had that seems immune to Android lag creep. Only thing I wish is it had a better camera, MicroSD slot, and wireless charging.

I kind of collect compact 4.3" phones: Moto RAZR M, Electrify M, LG Lucid 2, Kyocera Hydro Elite, and recently got a Droid Mini, but the First is still my favorite.
Really a shame that people didn't recognize how nice the First is, as an Android phone.

Yep. Its an android. That's what matters. Go android.

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I would be excited to see cm for the first. I have no idea how to install it, once it is ready. I have never even rooted a phone. Is there any preparations I could do now? I don't want to sound stupid but I figure it's better to ask than assume things.

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russian392

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I would be excited to see cm for the first. I have no idea how to install it, once it is ready. I have never even rooted a phone. Is there any preparations I could do now? I don't want to sound stupid but I figure it's better to ask than assume things.

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okay um you can go ahead and root. its fairly safe and not a big problem.
First you want to back up all your apps into an apk. save those to your computer.
Then go get an RUU and run it off your pc to your phone, that will downgrade the HBoot so that you could root it. AKA it will format your device. (you can ask around what is the right ruu, i didnt need it, i got lucky i didnt brick my phone lol)
Then after that, go to htcdev.com and Unlock your bootloader you can look at that on argue4android.blogspot.com on how to unlock it and how to moonshine (aka s-off)
And that is about it. After that you dont need to do anything and just wait for cm. When cm comes, you just copy it to your phone and rebot into recovery (ill further explain all these terms if you pm me or someone else) and install it.
 

russian392

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Waiting for this release

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One more time you do this you will be reported and banned. You can't xxxxing do that man. When it comes out it will come out and you rushing the Dev isn't nice and its not like making a ROM takes a day or two. So shut up please.

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GnatGoSplat

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One more time you do this you will be reported and banned. You can't xxxxing do that man. When it comes out it will come out and you rushing the Dev isn't nice and its not like making a ROM takes a day or two. So shut up please.

I completely agree with you, but you thanked him for his useful post.
 

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    Looks like the ROM is far from dead ;)
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    right now i'm doing CM10.1 then i'll move onto 10.2 once 10.1 is stable enough and so on
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    thread cleaned up a little. Lets try and all get along. Just cause you are abrupt in real life doesn't mean you need to be on here and should think about that when others see your titles and look up to people like you. On the flip side there is no reason to call someone out and troll them either. Next time I see this attitude towards each other then more drastic measures can be made. I hope it doesn't come to that.
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    im sure he will come back....at some point. not saying hes requred to do XXXX.

    you know, putting people down, is a really bad way to get stuff done on an obsolete device
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    ANYWAYSSSSS, good luck Lloir, ill be looking forward to see your work, thanks again for working on this phone
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