Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




1508 posts

Uber Geek


# 111094 23-Oct-2012 22:46
Send private message

Not sure this is the right place to put this, but here we go. Looking to sell my X5 as I have sidegraded to the G300. 
Is a phone worth less/harder to sell rooted with a custom rom on it? It was running Aurora but I have since downgraded it to official 2.2 and it is now running CyanogenMod 7.2. I'm thinking it is better if everything is stock and works unlike custom roms which often for this phone mostly work with an issue or two. What do you think?





Try Vultr using this link and get us both some credit:

 

http://www.vultr.com/?ref=7033587-3B


Create new topic

gzt

11033 posts

Uber Geek


  # 705561 24-Oct-2012 11:01
Send private message

Depends on the buyer. Advertise on geekzone first : ).

My feeling is many people would not know the difference anyway but may misunderstand cyanogen features.

In your position I would return to stock in case the buyer has problems and consults a clueless 3rd party.

Hawkes Bay
8477 posts

Uber Geek

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 705590 24-Oct-2012 11:30
Send private message

Always sell as standard with fresh install of latest stock.

"Totally standard, no faults, perfect working order"

Is always better than:n

"its rooted and I put software on it from some geek you never heard of but it's better but not everything works 100% and a store will not be able to help you"

Geeks can root/rom to their hearts content, and they know it.







 
 
 
 


3024 posts

Uber Geek


  # 705629 24-Oct-2012 12:16
Send private message

I think most people would prefer a 'standard' phone - so I'd say stock firmware would appeal to the biggest audience.
Also probably quite nice if you have done that whole reset to factory/wipe thing as well - anyway - gets your data off the phone as well.




Nothing is impossible for the man who doesn't have to do it himself - A. H. Weiler



1508 posts

Uber Geek


  # 705980 24-Oct-2012 21:44
Send private message

Cheers, pretty much confirmed what I thought.




Try Vultr using this link and get us both some credit:

 

http://www.vultr.com/?ref=7033587-3B


6995 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  # 705988 24-Oct-2012 22:00
Send private message

Yep, the end user doesn't know what you've done to it, and doesn't really know if it's better or not...

Create new topic



Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Ring launches indoor-only security camera
Posted 23-Jan-2020 17:26


New report findings will help schools implement the digital technologies curriculum content
Posted 23-Jan-2020 17:25


N4L to upgrade & support wireless internet inside schools
Posted 23-Jan-2020 17:22


Netflix releases 21 Studio Ghibli works
Posted 22-Jan-2020 11:42


Vodafone integrates eSIM into device and wearable roadmap
Posted 17-Jan-2020 09:45


Do you need this camera app? Group investigates privacy implications
Posted 16-Jan-2020 03:30


JBL launches headphones range designed for gaming
Posted 13-Jan-2020 09:59


Withings introduces ScanWatch wearable combining ECG and sleep apnea detection
Posted 9-Jan-2020 18:34


NZ Police releases public app
Posted 8-Jan-2020 11:43


Suunto 7 combine sports and smart features on new smartwatch generation
Posted 7-Jan-2020 16:06


Intel brings innovation with technology spanning the cloud, network, edge and PC
Posted 7-Jan-2020 15:54


AMD announces high performance desktop and ultrathin laptop processors
Posted 7-Jan-2020 15:42


AMD unveils four new desktop and mobile GPUs including AMD Radeon RX 5600
Posted 7-Jan-2020 15:32


Consolidation in video streaming market with Spark selling Lightbox to Sky
Posted 19-Dec-2019 09:09


Intel introduces cryogenic control chip to enable quantum computers
Posted 10-Dec-2019 21:32



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.