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Favorite Android Apps.

Discussion in 'Technology' started by THXEY, Jun 23, 2010.

  1. Jun 23, 2010 at 11:04 AM
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    THXEY

    THXEY [OP] Panda Jerk

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    My favorite right now for my moto droid are:

    LauncherPro
    HandcentSMS
    BeautifulWidgets
    ZimlyPlayer
    TuneeeMusic
    ShopSavvy
    PhotoshopMobile
    Vignette


    And of course
    The Duke Nukem Soundboard :p
     
  2. Jun 23, 2010 at 11:16 AM
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    PreRunnerSeth

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    Wifi Tether - Pimpin
    Craigsphone - Craigslist
    Meebo im - IM client
    Where's my droid - Send texts to your droid, make it ring or text back its location
    Torque - Badass OBDII scanner
    Video Player - Plays several formats off SD card
    Tapatalk Pro - Surf TW
    Nesoid - NES Emulator
    Lamppu - Camera LED flashlight
    Fishin' 2 go - Pretty fun
    App Brain - manage apps on your computer
    Bubble - Cool bubble level
    Engadget - engadget app
    HandcentSMS - Best SMS client Hands down
     
  3. Jun 23, 2010 at 11:18 AM
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    THXEY

    THXEY [OP] Panda Jerk

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    Oh I have that flashlight one too....ilove that
     
  4. Jun 23, 2010 at 11:23 AM
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    PreRunnerSeth

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    The Moto has a good one that doesn't require root. I don't think anyone has one for the Dinc yet that doesn't require root.
     
  5. Jun 23, 2010 at 11:26 AM
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    James3492

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    GET WOBBLE WALLPAPER :)) your gunna be happy when u shake ur phone :) hahahha. best app ever
     
  6. Jun 23, 2010 at 12:15 PM
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    gupster88

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    Couple questions for you gurus...

    1) what does it mean and how do you "root" your droid, or in my case droid eris

    2) how do you disable your regular messages program so that you only have to deal with the handcent?
     
  7. Jun 23, 2010 at 12:17 PM
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    PreRunnerSeth

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    Its in the options to disable the stock messaging notifications. Root means to gain super user access to the underlying OS. Then there are a lot of other parts of hacking the system that allow you to do more and more, but on a basic level root is just super user access.

    How to root your phone is different for every phone. Some have evolved to one click applications, some are newer and require some advanced skills to do. check www.androidforums.com under the all things root section and under your specific phones section.
     
  8. Jun 23, 2010 at 12:26 PM
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    tacovic

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    so once you root your phone, what are some of the things you can do with it? is it like jailbreaking an iphone?
     
  9. Jun 23, 2010 at 12:30 PM
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    PreRunnerSeth

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    Sort of, You can change tons of stuff, remove preinstalled apps, install wifi tethering, take screen shots, install custom recovery, install custom roms, do full system backups... there's a tons more you can do.
     
  10. Jun 23, 2010 at 12:34 PM
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    THXEY

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    is there anything to worry about when rooting a phone?


    also when does/how do i get android 2.2?

    and whats froyo?
     
  11. Jun 23, 2010 at 12:37 PM
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    tacovic

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    hmm thats cool. is it bad to do root your phone though? are there any negative things about doing it?
     
  12. Jun 23, 2010 at 12:59 PM
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    jrdbrn

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    Void your warranty if you can't default it in the case of a damaged phone. I don't think Verizon really checks it though.
     
  13. Jun 23, 2010 at 1:06 PM
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    Richman21

    Richman21 I think therefore I'm a Democrat

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    1. If you mess up, you will brick your phone.

    2. Android 2.2 is Froyo and will be officially released soon. Well, except the Nexus One, I think it has already been released for NO.

    3. Froyo is the build name for the latest build of Android OS. I believe Gingerbread is next.

    http://www.droid-life.com/2010/05/20/android-brings-froyo-now-gingerbread-in-q4/
     
  14. Jun 23, 2010 at 1:13 PM
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    PreRunnerSeth

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    They have made rooting for the moto droid so easy now, I wouldnt worry. Then you have a custom recovery console loaded. Then with a good nandroid back up your phone is virtually unbrickable. Just follow directions and do go fooling around with things you dont know about and you will be fine. Then the sky is the limit....I'm sure there are already 2.2 roms for the moto.
     
  15. Jun 23, 2010 at 1:17 PM
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    tacovic

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    you guys are really making the waiting process hard on my btw. hopefully my phone will come early
     
  16. Jun 23, 2010 at 1:28 PM
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    PreRunnerSeth

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    Did you get the moto or the Incredible? The incredible is much much more difficult to root right now and they have not released the recovery console. If you're familiar with Linux at all then you should have no problems doing it. See my tutorial on androidforums.com
     
  17. Jun 23, 2010 at 1:52 PM
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    tacovic

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    incredible. i probably wont root it anyway if its going to void my warranty. plus i would probably screw it up somehow.
     
  18. Jun 23, 2010 at 2:51 PM
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    YumaTRD

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    my girlfriends favorite is the dildroid :(
     
  19. Jun 23, 2010 at 4:36 PM
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    tacovic

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    haha was that a joke or is that an actual app.
     
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    bevans

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