A few months ago, I was using my SE Live with Walkman and I started Rooting and Customizing it, a decision I enjoyed in the short run but came to regret it later. The thing is after you break the original software, there isn’t much left in the device and you will start getting bored easily but that should be the least of your concerns, the real problem lies in the instability of the device, the random restarts, the crashing and the irritation caused when your phone still isn’t performing well. So, I started working hard on Fiverr because I had begun Project Desire, which was just the codename of me, saving and earning bucks to have enough to buy a HTC Desire X for myself as I failed to revive my Live with Walkman to its original self after all the customization I had done to it and thus, Project Desire had begun.
It only took me a little while to earn enough for the HTC Desire, two and a half months to be precise. So, I set out in the market to learn about the current market price which was just an effort to see if someone was selling it at less than 15k INR and infact, a local store WAS selling it at 14.5k but there was a fix to this deal, the seller informed us that HTC stocks are less and thus we will have to pre-book the phone two days in advance. This 0.5k fall would not matter much to someone else but to a middle class family, maybe its worth waiting for two days but I was still strongly of the opinion to buy the phone at 15k and buy it now! But due to the random events of the daily routine, I couldn’t go for it. When I had actually planned on buying it, a friend of mine told me about a new Sony phone being released in a few days, this was Xperia L and by the look of it, it was better than the Desire X and the betterment came at a price of 18.9k thus, I needed to save more – and I could do that in no time, thanks to Fiverr. This renamed Project Desire to Project L.
I waited for a few days but the phone wasn’t out yet and the frustration was increasing. A week later, my brother and I went to a Sony Store to actually ask about the exact release date as the internet was full of different dates, the most prominent one being the date of the same day, 8 May 2013. So we told him, “We are interested in a new phone, Xperia L, when is it” and the person stopped us midway, “Sir, the phone released just today, let me show it to you”. He showed us the phone and I loved it, the next day, we bought it and believe me, it’s the best damn thing ever. Later, as I could now bear the risk of ‘bricking’ a device, I tried to fix my Live with Walkman and I succeeded, I could install the original OS and interface back into it and now it is in an awesome condition. The thing is that Project L has ended now and I can shout at the top of my voice,
I didn’t BUY this phone, I earned it!