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I am new here at the forums. I just want to introduce myself. I am a high school student in Virginia at Appomattox Regional Governor's School, and I major in Technology. I was an iPhone user for about a year, and before that I had the Droid 2. After the Droid 2, I went to the iPhone 4, since I hated the Droid. I had vowed never to go back to Android. Then, I got the iPhone 5 back in October. Things started going downhill. I would put in an address for Apple Maps, and it would not only take me to the wrong place, but the wrong country. I was trying to navigate to somewhere in Virginia, and it told me I had to go to New Zealand. After that, the iPhone just was being slow. I would drop signal randomly, my Wifi wouldn't work, or sometimes it would just shut itself off. I needed a new phone. A week ago, I decided that I would trade my iPhone for either a Galaxy Note 2, a Galaxy S3, or a Droid DNA, with the Note 2 being my preferred device. Someone offered me a Galaxy S3 plus $150 cash, and I told them I would contact them another day if I didn't get the Note. The person was leaving the next day, so I blew that offer. I found someone selling a Brand New in the Box Galaxy S3 16GB Sapphire Black (one of the less common colors) or trading for iPhone 5. I did the trade. I was very happy with it. I am still kicking myself for not accepting my first offer. I couldve used that money to go towards a desperately needed new laptop, as my primary machine is a 10 year old Power Mac G5 (my only Apple device now) that has 4GB RAM, a 160GB HDD, dual 1.8GHz Single Core PowerPC G5 processors, and a 64MB video card. Sure, excellent 10 years ago, but lacking now. The only reason I haven't gotten rid of it is because it is being used for a school project. Anyways, I tried rooting the phone, and installed a font pack. It rebooted and was bricked. I was thinking, "oh , I'm screwed!". After 2 hours of work, I finally found the file I needed to put on the phone to get it working again, but it had to erase everything. Luckily I found out how to get to my downloaded apps. I now will not try rooting again. Anyways, that's my story.