Last night I became the newest member of the Android custom mod family. I am now running CyanogenMod 10 on my HTC One S. It was quite the ordeal setting everything up and getting it running. To sum it up.
- Wow this isn’t so bad.
- Ok, this is weird.
- ……did I just erase my phone?
- Oh no, I think my phone is completely dead.
- Come on Google, save me now.
- Alright, back on track.
- Whew, saved.
- Oh wow, it’s done and finished!
Start to finish in the process was about 2 hours of fun.
With the above description some of you may be asking why I would do this if I had a perfectly good working android phone before this. And that’s a great question because I was asking myself the same thing about 60 minutes into the process.
I did it because I was no longer up to speed on the latest and greatest technology processes. I hadn’t built any code or put any custom programming in place in awhile. I felt like I was losing touch on the latest and greatest. Without occasionally pushing the boundaries of your capabilities you can’t know the direction of other systems.
Long story short- don’t do this yourself unless you feel comfortable with cmd prompts and custom sdks. But if you do, I’m really enjoying my suddenly new seeming phone.