TracFone Developers

General => Site Discussion => Topic started by: rcunningham on March 29, 2018, 01:13:30 am

Title: Letter to all members; Site overhaul/reboot
Post by: rcunningham on March 29, 2018, 01:13:30 am
Hi all, I have a few things to discuss with ya'll.

It's been quite a while since I have posted anything meaningful here, infact my last ROM post was quite a while ago, November 18, 2015 to be exact. Since then a lot of stuff has happened, and I have not had any quality time to build ROMs, plus have invested in things other than Android.

Taking a look at who I was back in 2015 was quite scary, finding things I wish I had never said and mistakes I wish I had never made, especially those on (Holy crap I'm sorry EarlyMon). When I dug into it, I realized how annoying I was and how simply selfish my actions and responses where. I failed to understand what anybody else was trying to tell me, set in my own way of doing things. The best I can do is apologize to those who became pissed off by me not wanting to test stuff I had little confidence in, and me being a dick to people that had never installed a ROM before, blaming them for everything.

The point being, As much as I would love to be involved with the community more, I just can't bring myself to start developing again and do what I once did without feeling angry with myself.

In light of all this, I would love to have a dedicated forum for TracFone devices the way there once was on AndroidArea51, a place where TracFone owners can ask specifics for there devices and get help by those who actually own the device and those who care about making ROMs for such specialized devices that require much more amounts of work than other phones. Unfortunately their domain is down and I don't see it coming back up anytime soon. If anybody has any links or archives of these files, please let me know. I plan on adding a AA51 section for their legacy software so people can still use it.

We need somebody new to step up to the plate and revive the TF Devs name and community with fresh new software and fill the gap left behind for new TracFone devices. For this we not only need a few developers, but a new lead admin to take my position. If you think you qualify, fill out this Google Form:

Hopefully we can get somebody new in, the application due dates have not yet been determined, but I will inform you guys.

I also should mention, if we manage to fill the position, the website will should undergo a heavy redesign for the overhaul.

Thanks, Ryan C.
Title: Re: Letter to all members; Site overhaul/reboot
Post by: Johnny Nowhere on May 05, 2018, 07:55:36 pm
I see no one has replied to you Ryan. I think that it takes a pretty alright guy to eat such a big helping of humble pie. I can't speak for anyone else, but I've learned quite a bit from your discussions, and am still running the first LG Ultimate that I rooted and flashed with one of your custom ROMs. Ain't bricked it yet.  ;)

Is there any development since your last post?

Title: Re: Letter to all members; Site overhaul/reboot
Post by: wmcinnes1 on May 08, 2018, 06:23:18 pm
I can also say something similar. Ryan was the most helpful person i encountered when rooting my LG Ultimate 2 and later my LG Power. I still have a cool boot animation on that ultimate 2 thanks to you. I think you have been undoubtedly the biggest help in boosting Tracfone development. Thankfully Tracfone ROMs aren't really necessary anymore because you can bring your own phone so easily now, but when my Nexus 5X stops getting updates I'll look into a ROM thanks to you. Thanks rcunningham!