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« Reply #200 on: August 10, 2010, 04:31:56 AM »

So I've been playing around with the SDK but I'm kind of coming up short on ideas for an app to try to go for, so does anyone have any simple issues with there phone that could possibly be fixed with an app of some sort?
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« Reply #201 on: August 10, 2010, 04:33:56 AM »

I find that none of the phones I've ever owned made enough fart noises.  Maybe you could make an app that causes your phone to make fart noises.  You could even branch out to other noises, like belching and cats meowing!   icon_biggrin
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« Reply #202 on: August 10, 2010, 04:40:57 AM »

Quote from: Chaz on August 10, 2010, 04:33:56 AM

I find that none of the phones I've ever owned made enough fart noises.  Maybe you could make an app that causes your phone to make fart noises.  You could even branch out to other noises, like belching and cats meowing!   icon_biggrin

Sadly I think that market is pretty full of apps.
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« Reply #203 on: August 10, 2010, 12:54:21 PM »

Quote from: SkyLander on August 10, 2010, 04:40:57 AM

Quote from: Chaz on August 10, 2010, 04:33:56 AM

I find that none of the phones I've ever owned made enough fart noises.  Maybe you could make an app that causes your phone to make fart noises.  You could even branch out to other noises, like belching and cats meowing!   icon_biggrin

Sadly I think that market is pretty full of crapps.

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« Reply #204 on: August 10, 2010, 02:10:17 PM »

Well played, sir.
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« Reply #205 on: August 25, 2010, 04:11:39 PM »

Anyone have a recommendation for a good sports arm band thingy for Droid?
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« Reply #206 on: August 26, 2010, 02:34:53 AM »

Quote from: kratz on August 25, 2010, 04:11:39 PM

Anyone have a recommendation for a good sports arm band thingy for Droid?

I found this on Amazon, but I have never even seen one of these in a store, and can't advise either way.
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« Reply #207 on: September 25, 2010, 12:46:51 PM »

After getting my OTA upgrade to Froyo for my Incredible, for the life of me I can't figure out how to move photos from internal storage ('Camera shots') out to my SD card. I did it in the past and could swear it was pretty easy but I can no longer find any such dang option. Help?

I know I can hook my phone up to my PC and transfer things back and forth that way, but...
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« Reply #208 on: September 25, 2010, 02:41:08 PM »

I've otice a performance decrease since froyo.  It takes much longer for the icons on the home screens to load and when I attempt to access gtalk from the notice bar it almost always just sits.

Anyone experience anything similar?
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« Reply #209 on: September 26, 2010, 01:02:22 AM »

Quote from: ATB on September 25, 2010, 02:41:08 PM

I've otice a performance decrease since froyo.  It takes much longer for the icons on the home screens to load and when I attempt to access gtalk from the notice bar it almost always just sits.

Anyone experience anything similar?

We have several people at work with the original Droid who are experiencing that. Supposedly, Motorola is working on a fix.

My X is much faster and I have been fortunate not to have any of the bugs that have been reported with its upgrade to 2.2.
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« Reply #210 on: September 26, 2010, 01:42:26 AM »

It's clear to me the stock Motorola home screen/launcher app is horrible. With 2.2 and the bump to 5 (or 7) screens it's much worse. I highly recommend Launcher Pro as an alternative home screen/launcher. (assuming you have a Droid 1/X/2)
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« Reply #211 on: December 01, 2010, 01:30:01 PM »

I know grim will be thrilled to know that I am in the midst of my firs gigabyte data month!  True 180k of that is giantbombcast downloads but still.  A gig+!  How this little thing has changed hiow I do everything.

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« Reply #212 on: December 01, 2010, 02:55:36 PM »

There was a small update a couple of weekends ago for my Droid Incredible from Verizon.  Since then, my battery life is about 2/3rds less than it used to be.  However, the battery seems to charge at almost twice the rate.  Weird.
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« Reply #213 on: December 01, 2010, 04:19:29 PM »

Quote from: ATB on December 01, 2010, 01:30:01 PM

I know grim will be thrilled to know that I am in the midst of my firs gigabyte data month!  True 180k of that is giantbombcast downloads but still.  A gig+!  How this little thing has changed hiow I do everything.

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« Reply #214 on: December 01, 2010, 05:06:37 PM »

Quote from: ATB on September 25, 2010, 02:41:08 PM

I've otice a performance decrease since froyo.  It takes much longer for the icons on the home screens to load and when I attempt to access gtalk from the notice bar it almost always just sits.

Anyone experience anything similar?

I have a Droid 2 and finally got fed up with the poor battery life and slow GUI.  I decided to root my phone and put on a ROM called Fission.  So glad I did.  The phone is much snappier and the battery life has increased a ton.  Just to give you an example, I did a little experiment.  I drove to Texas from Colorado (13 hour drive) and had my phone just sitting there.  The phone ran out of battery after about 11 hours.  While in Texas, I rooted it and installed Fission.  On the way back, I drove the same 13 hours through the same territory and when I got home, my battery was still at 60%.  What an amazing difference.

Fission is basically using the vanilla Android OS and I must say Motorola really made a lot of changes to it that are for the worse.  I like my phone so much more without the Motorola stuff and I have to wonder why they insist on putting things on there that drain the battery so much.
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« Reply #215 on: December 01, 2010, 06:19:47 PM »

I love the 'hacker' community when it comes to phones. There's SO many things the community can do to make them better it's not even funny.
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« Reply #216 on: December 01, 2010, 10:51:58 PM »

Quote from: The Grue on December 01, 2010, 05:06:37 PM

Quote from: ATB on September 25, 2010, 02:41:08 PM

I've otice a performance decrease since froyo.  It takes much longer for the icons on the home screens to load and when I attempt to access gtalk from the notice bar it almost always just sits.

Anyone experience anything similar?

I have a Droid 2 and finally got fed up with the poor battery life and slow GUI.  I decided to root my phone and put on a ROM called Fission.  So glad I did.  The phone is much snappier and the battery life has increased a ton.  Just to give you an example, I did a little experiment.  I drove to Texas from Colorado (13 hour drive) and had my phone just sitting there.  The phone ran out of battery after about 11 hours.  While in Texas, I rooted it and installed Fission.  On the way back, I drove the same 13 hours through the same territory and when I got home, my battery was still at 60%.  What an amazing difference.

Fission is basically using the vanilla Android OS and I must say Motorola really made a lot of changes to it that are for the worse.  I like my phone so much more without the Motorola stuff and I have to wonder why they insist on putting things on there that drain the battery so much.

How does one do this and what are the risks?
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« Reply #217 on: December 02, 2010, 01:46:06 AM »

Quote from: ATB on December 01, 2010, 10:51:58 PM

Quote from: The Grue on December 01, 2010, 05:06:37 PM

Quote from: ATB on September 25, 2010, 02:41:08 PM

I've otice a performance decrease since froyo.  It takes much longer for the icons on the home screens to load and when I attempt to access gtalk from the notice bar it almost always just sits.

Anyone experience anything similar?

I have a Droid 2 and finally got fed up with the poor battery life and slow GUI.  I decided to root my phone and put on a ROM called Fission.  So glad I did.  The phone is much snappier and the battery life has increased a ton.  Just to give you an example, I did a little experiment.  I drove to Texas from Colorado (13 hour drive) and had my phone just sitting there.  The phone ran out of battery after about 11 hours.  While in Texas, I rooted it and installed Fission.  On the way back, I drove the same 13 hours through the same territory and when I got home, my battery was still at 60%.  What an amazing difference.

Fission is basically using the vanilla Android OS and I must say Motorola really made a lot of changes to it that are for the worse.  I like my phone so much more without the Motorola stuff and I have to wonder why they insist on putting things on there that drain the battery so much.

How does one do this and what are the risks?

There is an app called z4root you can get to do the root.  Download and do the permanent root.  The risk is potentially bricking your phone.  As for getting Fission, you need to get the Fission ROM and a program called Droid 2 Bootstrap Recovery and then follow:

Select the ROM for your device (Droid2, Droid2 WE, DroidX or Droid Pro)
Download and place ROM on SD Card
Open Bootstrap
Tap "Bootstrap Recovery"
Tap "Allow" if asked to grant SU Persmission
Tap "OK' on "Success" screen
Tap "Reboot Recovery"
You will be booted into Recovery
Use Volume up/down keys to navigate through menu. Press Camera button to Confirm selection. Power button to back up to last menu.
Create Backup - "backup and restore" then select what you want to do
Back out to main menu
Wipe Cache
Wipe Data
Back out to main menu
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Wipe Battery Stats
Wipe Delvik Cache
Back out to main menu
Mount System - Screen will read "UNMOUNT /SYSTEM" when mounted
Mount Data - Screen will read "UNMOUNT /DATA" when mounted
Back out to Manin Menu
Install Zip From SD Card
Choose Zip From SD Card
Select your ROM
Yes - Install
Reboot back into Android
Recommended - Factory Reset in Android. How To: Settings Privacy, Factory Data Rest, Yes Erase Everything
Enjoy!

ROM is found: http://www.teamdefuse.com/roms.php
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« Reply #218 on: March 28, 2011, 03:08:27 PM »

Another update another drop in performance.  Since the latest updat about 3 weeks ago, it can tak anywhere from 5-10 seconds for icons on my home pages to populate.

Anyione else having issues? 
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« Reply #219 on: March 29, 2011, 01:58:28 PM »

Quote from: ATB on March 28, 2011, 03:08:27 PM

Another update another drop in performance.  Since the latest updat about 3 weeks ago, it can tak anywhere from 5-10 seconds for icons on my home pages to populate.

Anyione else having issues? 

I have the droid 1 and I have not noticed anything.  I do use launcher pro however.
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« Reply #220 on: March 29, 2011, 04:51:58 PM »

My wife has issues... I'm going to reformat her phone and see if that helps.

She might also have little kid juice on the keyboard related problems, but I don't think that would be making things run poorly... it'd just make things not work at all.
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« Reply #221 on: December 20, 2011, 04:39:52 PM »

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« Reply #222 on: February 03, 2012, 05:38:48 PM »

Droid 4 hits next week.  just in time for my contract to expire.

Time to upgrade!
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« Reply #223 on: February 03, 2012, 05:49:05 PM »

Quote from: ATB on February 03, 2012, 05:38:48 PM

Droid 4 hits next week.  just in time for my contract to expire.

Time to upgrade!

Does it support Gears of War 3?  Tongue
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« Reply #224 on: February 03, 2012, 08:12:25 PM »

I wish.
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« Reply #225 on: February 13, 2012, 12:50:10 AM »

Droid 4 should be here midweek. W00t.
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« Reply #226 on: February 15, 2012, 12:39:01 PM »

Wow.  4g is fast.
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« Reply #227 on: March 04, 2012, 03:18:19 AM »

Grim! Almost 4 gigs this month!
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« Reply #228 on: March 04, 2012, 02:50:39 PM »

How are you liking the Droid 4, ATB? I'm very torn on which direction to go with my next phone, so any feedback would be great.
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« Reply #229 on: March 04, 2012, 05:46:22 PM »

Quote from: ATB on March 04, 2012, 03:18:19 AM

Grim! Almost 4 gigs this month!

Congrats!  Especially since AT&T has announced that they'll start throttling me until my cycle resets if I exceed 3 GB. disgust
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« Reply #230 on: March 07, 2012, 03:41:54 PM »

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How are you liking the Droid 4, ATB? I'm very torn on which direction to go with my next phone, so any feedback would be great.

So far it's a huge step up. 

The os seems to be streamlined and its obvious that the new chipset is capable of handling more and more efficiently.

Im at over 400 hours of up time and no hiccups. I had to reboot the droid 1 at least once a week.

New keyboard is great. Got to relearn it, and it seems that it is shifted one character to the left, but its a huge improvement.

The form factor is significantly larger than d1, but not overwhelming.

I like how the software responds and am still discovering shortcuts, and i may opt out of any upgrades.

So far i love almost everything.  I dont like that the dictionary does not auto correct dont to don't like the d1 did.

One big step back is the physical button for taking pictures is gone.  Taking pics with the touch screen can be tricky and annoying.

Ive also noticed that the data connection gets shut off accidentally, though that is probably user error.

The sound on the headphone jack is questionable, but through bluetooth and the main speakers is good.  I think the d1 was louder on the main speaker, but it's a push overall.

I hate google music and downloaded the d1 player to use in its place.

D4 also seems to connect to bluetooth devices faster than d1 did.

Things that might bother you, but dont irk me, is it's not a removeable battery and the battery case cant be opened without a special tool.

Phone comes with preoloaded with a TON of nonremovable aps (they can be hidden) and the first three webbrowser bookmarks are preprogrammed and locked  to. Verizon sites and google.

Overall its a major upgrade in every way.
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« Reply #231 on: December 01, 2014, 06:23:12 PM »

Grim! 11 GB so far this month on the Droid Turbo.

Fancy that!
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« Reply #232 on: December 01, 2014, 07:02:23 PM »

5.8 in September is my highest of the year.  Paying $30 for unlimited rather than 3GB has saved me $80 this year.
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« Reply #233 on: December 05, 2014, 09:53:09 AM »

i have a rooted Moto Photon Q (it's kinda like a Droid, right?) as a work dev phone and it's certainly nice enough to use. i miss the slide-out keyboards.
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« Reply #234 on: April 02, 2015, 04:11:42 PM »

Grim! I'm in the midst of my first 20GB+ month.  21.23 with 4 days to go!

My how things have progressed.
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« Reply #235 on: April 07, 2015, 01:44:45 PM »

24.86, Grim!

Wow.
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« Reply #236 on: April 09, 2015, 05:09:16 PM »

What the hell are you doing?
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« Reply #237 on: April 09, 2015, 05:18:11 PM »

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What the hell are you doing?

What do you think.....
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« Reply #238 on: April 09, 2015, 06:06:24 PM »

I agree. Lettuce what the heck are you doing to hit 20gb a month?
Does that device act as an AP for your entire household?

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« Reply #239 on: January 04, 2016, 05:48:46 PM »

Grim! 36 gigs this month with 2 full days to go!

NFL Mobile ap FTW!
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