Summary: Came with a CyanogenMod installation that wouldn't connect to data at all, even after I deleted the extra APNs and created the correct one with the values from the stock firmware. After I flashed back the stock firmware I was instantly able to connect to LTE data.
Pros: Great phone, great speed on LTE. Very easy to root so you can remove the bloatware for apps that you can't use without an extra subscription. You can also delete the stock versions of some of the Google apps so you can move them to the SD card as internal storage limited to 2GB and that can disap...
Cons: No FM Radio, but that's more the fault of the US carriers disabling the feature when they customized the phones from the international models. If you really want FM radio you'd have to go with the international model I9100 but you won't get LTE data on it.
Refunded original phone, beware of Ross Cellular. Phone is awesome!
29 April 2014
Summary: I was very excited to get this phone and ended up printing a return label for it today. I learned the hard way that from now on it is a good practice to contact the seller and ask exactly what you are receiving.
Summary: I absolutely loved this phone but returned it because the battery drained down too fast. I did order another one and so far love it. I will rate the new one as excellent all the way down the line.
Summary: The only complaint I have is the charger continues to side out of the compartment other than that I took off a star also because the phone still had pictures and info from the previous owners on it...by me working in law enforcement I just find that as a safety issue in the crazy world we live in...
Summary: If you want current performance at low cost and are a tech oriented do-it -yourself-er, this is for you. IMO you cannot get a better new unlocked phone than the SII Skyrocket at this price point. I bought new, and had no issues. I Don't recommend used unless for parts.
Pros: Excellent for Techie Users Nice features & performance vs cost Still well supported by developers Easy to root, remove bloatware, customize & fix any issues. Parts readily available. Easy to flash correct radios for carriers other than ATT
Cons: Not for lazy or tech challenged people Possible hardware or sound issues, but most fixes are well documented. Poor Battery life for heavy users, but only needs proper setup and extended battery