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A few moto droid questions

Discussion in 'Technology' started by THXEY, Jun 11, 2010.

  1. Jun 11, 2010 at 11:24 AM
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    THXEY

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    Just got one a few days ago and I love it.



    It's my first "smart phone" ever.


    Anyways.

    Almost every time I go into the camera to take a photo it says "insert SD card" I have a 16gb sd card in there and I have to reboot the phone for it to take the picture.......very annoying....


    And task killer

    Whenever I open the task killer it says I have 11 apps open when I'm only using music, browser, text and like phone...... Why?

    Oh and I have the app music junk


    Basically you can download any song for free and supposedly it's 100% legal.....I tried downloading a song and after I was done.....I could find the song....any suggestions?


    That's it for now
     
  2. Jun 11, 2010 at 12:48 PM
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    hmmm... i'm also having a hard time finding where my phone hides things i download. i believe that instead of having a download folder, it automatically trys to organize for you. for example, songs should be found in the music app. downloaded photos in the gallery etc... although like i said, i've never reallyfigured it out. you can uninstall the task killer. i used it at first too but it was explained to me this way. android is based on linux. and when you aren't using an app, no memory is alloted to it, it basically kinda sits in a state of inactivity until you use it again. so even if you have all your apps open it should not affect your battery life (unless one of the apps was poorly programmed). like i said, i'm no computer guru but thats how its been explained to me. i've compared battery life with and without the task killer and they are the same. as for the camera, i know if you "undock" your sd card the only way to get your phone to recognize it again is a reboot. but if you are not undocking your card then there is an issue and i'd take it to VZ
     
  3. Jun 11, 2010 at 1:04 PM
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    I'm not sure about the Droid since I'm a Windows Mobile fan but I can tell you some devices (computers, cameras, phones, etc.) will have problems reading a SD card if they are not formatted to the correct file system.
    If you plug it into your computer, right click on it's icon in My Computer and go to properties to see what file system it is. Like FAT, FAT32 or NTFS.
    HERE is a link helping in formatting.

    As for app killer, no idea. But I can only guess they are background system processes, just like a computer, that should probably not be messed with.
     
  4. Jun 11, 2010 at 1:08 PM
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    You don't really care, do you.
    Yup, format the SD card (you can do this through your phone, don't remember where though) and it should be good to go. I formatted my 16GB on my Droid when I first got it and it does fine.
     
  5. Jun 11, 2010 at 1:17 PM
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    HERE you go.
    Good luck.
     
  6. Jun 11, 2010 at 1:22 PM
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    I got my droid just 2 days ago and I've already put Froyo 2.2 and overclocked to 1.0 gHz (same as Nexus 1)
     
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    i hate my droid... its a pos... cant wait to get the incredible
     
  8. Jun 11, 2010 at 2:11 PM
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    how'd you get froyo 2.2?

    i like mine. it has room for improvement (give me multi touch on the keyboard for Christs sake!) but its the best phone i've owned to date. i do want the incredible though
     
  9. Jun 11, 2010 at 3:08 PM
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    for anyone interested this is the Froyo build I'm using with instructions on rooting and installing it on your droid. DO THIS AT YOUR OWN RISK I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE

    http://www.droid-life.com/2010/06/09/release-bugless-beast-froyo-v0-1/

    also to everyone hating on the droid - why? its a great phone with endless possibilities. it will do whatever you want it to.
     
  10. Jun 11, 2010 at 3:12 PM
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    Jake, check out this post I made in another Droid thread yesterday. It might have some information that could be useful to you in the future.



     
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    I bought my phone through dell and it only ended up being $20 with rebates and such so I sprung for the $80 "no questions asked" warranty and I'm glad it was still a great deal and if anything ever happens to it ill get a brand new phone shipped to me
     
  12. Jun 11, 2010 at 3:19 PM
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    Bought mine new in November of last year. It was apparently covered under the manufacture warranty and i'll be getting a 'new' refurbished unit to replaced my current phone. I liked the fact that it was a hassle free experience and took right at 15 minutes over the phone to complete, although I am still pretty disappointed in the fact that it failed so soon in the first place.
     
  13. Jun 11, 2010 at 3:20 PM
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    so how do you like the new froto os?
     
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    Froyo is quicker but I'm overclocked so that might be it. you get 5 home screens instead of just 3 and there is alot of other stuff too that just makes it all in all a better experience. I wouldn't recommend jumping to Froyo unless you are experienced in rooting and messing with the software on your phone. it took me a few tries and complete phone wipes to get it to work.
     
  15. Jun 11, 2010 at 3:51 PM
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    Shoulda went with the iPhone 16GB or 32GB. Brother
     
  16. Jun 11, 2010 at 3:55 PM
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    Well, a good bud of mine is an experienced computer programmer, so he would be the one doing the rooting. I'm not even going to touch it when it comes to rooting or 'hacking' the OS is any way. Thanks for the info though! I'll probably give it a try on Monday when the new phone arrives.
     
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    And put up with Apples BS? Nah, I like my Droid Incredible MUCH better. :D
     
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    ok.....what the fuck.


    so...

    i downloaded Beautiful Widgets. its pretty cool.

    so i went online and decided to download some wallpapers.....none of them show up on my phone....i cant find them anywhere....

    ive restarted it 3 times and nothing...

    ALSO i delete photos from my gallery and they dont go away when i restart my phone they all come back...im getting a little pissed off.


    AND it still says sometimes when i go to the camera it says insert SD card and ive formatted itr twice....
     
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