I finally took the leap about a month and a half ago and got myself off the "grid" by rooting my Droid Incredible and then flashing the ROM to Cyanogen 6.1RC2. I'm now on 6.1 Stable and I have to say, it's a HUGE improvement over the stock HTC ROM + Sense UI. I still don't have the stones to rid myself of the stock content for good and will likely keep them around as long as I have the insurance plan for the phone. However, it is nice to know that none of that crap is launching at startup or chewing up my resources.
Anyone else root their phones? Any advice to would-be rooters? Which ROM are you using and why?
I started this blog to chronicle my adventure as a somewhat tech-savvy user of Android-enabled devices. While I might not have the funding of a full-time reviewer, I do have a unique perspective. I'm not paid to write any of this. In other words, these are my experiences, not the experiences of someone paid to have them.
As an end user, I find infinite utility in reading how others have loved or hated various technologies. This is my attempt to give back to that community.
I decided to title the blog "Iron Android" as a play on the novel The Iron Man by Ted Hughes and the Android OS. I see Android as the next big thing in mobile computing.