Conflipper, the Story of a Great Developer
For the world of mobile devices, XDA member and developer conflipper has done immense contributions. He´s one of the great minds that started a long time ago, playing around with devices, making kitchens for them, ROMs, and a lot of other stuff that we use in one way or another in our devices. Sometimes, we don´t even know how or where, but conflipper’s contributions are all there.
As some of you know, back in June HTC forced conflipper to take down his site shipped-roms. After several meetings and calls, both HTC and the dev finally came to an “agreement” where conflipper could leave over 145GB of ROM files to download at free will but nothing else can be uploaded. The saddest part is that, based on this outcome our dear friend has also decided to leave the world of mobile development for good and carry on with some other personal goals.
The Saga conflipper and some other great developers started has endured and will continue, but we have to take a moment and thank him for all of his work, time, and effort and simply show this great developer that he will be sorely missed.
Good luck on your new challenges!
Originally posted by conflipper
Well for the most part this HTC Saga is over. The verdict is in. They have asked me not to upload more files in the future. For a compromise, they are allowing me to keep everything else that is online.
This is a compromise on both sides. Although I do not enjoy how this turned out. I am not about to go head to head with a corporation of that size.
The other side to this is going to hurt a little more. Because of the recent turn of events. I am decided to leave behind the PPC community; and focus my time on other tasks at hand.
I got my first Cell phone (CDMA RAZR) 2 weeks after I turned 18 (June 2006), it took me 3 weeks, and I was looking for ways to modify it. I had that device until October 2006; I then went and purchased a Motorola Q at retail price for $510. This was a great device with a great keyboard.
March 2007, I downgraded to a RAZR once again, I ran into money issues and I had to get a new contract with Midwest Wireless. This was a big change and something I was not happy with, but I had to do what I had to do.
September 2007, I got a Motorola Q back again, at this time Alltel had purchased Midwest Wireless and so I was now an Alltel Customer. This was great, I loved that device. This was where I started to get into a lot of modifications. I was changing registry edits, I had the device hooked up to RSD General, so that I could downgrade the PRL, modify the PPST Settings. This is where I learned a lot of fun things.
December 2007, I had a friend that worked at an Alltel store, they had an extra HTC Apache lying around, and they figured I would want it. I gladly purchased this device from them for $100. I took that device home, and started to see what I could modify. I tried making my own ROM right away, this turned out to be a disaster. I was building a ROM, using the Motorola Q to tether for internet (1x), on an older PC that had 64MB RAM, with a 13″ CRT monitor. I finally decided on Helmi 6.0 Apache Build.
I was now curious about ROM modifications, and January 9, 2008 I purchased a HTC Vogue. This was a great little device, I started to play with it, but I still didn’t know much about ROM cooking. I started to read a few sites, read some more and more. Finally it was around April, Alltel released a firmware update for the Vogue, this allowed for GPS radio to work. It was that night I wanted to try something new. I plugged my Motorola Q into my old PC, and I started to download everything I could. The files were taking about 60 minutes to download. But I was dedicated.
You can find more information in conflipper’s website.