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Thread: Thinking of getting a D2

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    Quote Originally Posted by blitzburgh39
    Reliable? Is that a joke? Every D2 I have seen is extremely buggy. My ex had one and the touch screen would go crazy and start clicking random things. That was with her first one and her replacement. IMO the D2 is garbage.
    Dude chill out. Just because you saw a few bad d2's doesn't mean its going to happen to everyone.
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    I love my D2, but I rooted it back in the day to get rid of all the bloatware and now am running it rommed. It's stable as can be. The stability of any stock D2 depends on how well it plays with all the extra crap Verizon puts on it. Mine used to freeze and reset multiple times a day and battery life was just okay. It would also act squirrely with the charger plugged in.

    Not sure if you've looked into it, but it would be worth your time to learn about rooting and possibly flashing a rom before you power the phone on and take the Over the Air Update. As of now once you get it the device can't be rooted at all.

    All VZ phones have some sort of quirks because of their modifications, but the Droid 2 is a great phone despite all of Verizon's apparent efforts to make it otherwise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MissionImprobable
    I love my D2, but I rooted it back in the day to get rid of all the bloatware and now am running it rommed. It's stable as can be. The stability of any stock D2 depends on how well it plays with all the extra crap Verizon puts on it. Mine used to freeze and reset multiple times a day and battery life was just okay. It would also act squirrely with the charger plugged in.

    Not sure if you've looked into it, but it would be worth your time to learn about rooting and possibly flashing a rom before you power the phone on and take the Over the Air Update. As of now once you get it the device can't be rooted at all.

    All VZ phones have some sort of quirks because of their modifications, but the Droid 2 is a great phone despite all of Verizon's apparent efforts to make it otherwise.

    MIUI tested, mother approved.
    Thx. It appears that i will be getting a d2. Im sure when i do ill be back in the forum asking for advice.

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    I'm happy for you.. great device! Get some cm7!!!! I have an SD card loaded with roms and mods for that device...if your ever into it let me know via pm...

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    Quote Originally Posted by droid2drummer
    I'm happy for you.. great device! Get some cm7!!!! I have an SD card loaded with roms and mods for that device...if your ever into it let me know via pm...

    Sent from my Droid Razr using Xparent Red Tapatalk 2
    Thx. Honestly will probably keep her stock until i get more comfortable with Android os.

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    Flashing Roms is easy as pie. The instructions in Rom threads is simply to be clear and thorough. If you watch some of the youtube vids you'll see how easy it is. No rush, but have no fear of flashing if you decide you want to. You'll likely at least want to root, not only because of the bloatware that everyone has mentioned but also because there are root apps that will stop VZ from giving you that annoying update pop-up every hour if you're not on the latest version.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MissionImprobable
    Flashing Roms is easy as pie. The instructions in Rom threads is simply to be clear and thorough. If you watch some of the youtube vids you'll see how easy it is. No rush, but have no fear of flashing if you decide you want to. You'll likely at least want to root, not only because of the bloatware that everyone has mentioned but also because there are root apps that will stop VZ from giving you that annoying update pop-up every hour if you're not on the latest version.
    Awesome. Thanks for the advice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blitzburgh39
    Reliable? Is that a joke? Every D2 I have seen is extremely buggy. My ex had one and the touch screen would go crazy and start clicking random things. That was with her first one and her replacement. IMO the D2 is garbage.
    I agree with it being buggy. Mine never got replaced but my fiancée's did twice. I think Motorola didn't do enough optimization of the builds. Just enough for them to work...but not flawlessly. Probably the same will go for any phone.

    It's usable but has these quirks. I would much rather have a different manufacturer. There's so many other choices like the D4 if you want something similar and same manufacturer.
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    I have a brand new R2D2 Droid2 for sale. Still in the box, never opened. It has all the goodies with it, ear buds, R2D2 dock, etc. I bought it off of Ebay for $205, would resell for the same price plus shipping. If your interested, or have questions about it let me know. Its a very cool phone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cooly1911 View Post
    I have a brand new R2D2 Droid2 for sale. Still in the box, never opened. It has all the goodies with it, ear buds, R2D2 dock, etc. I bought it off of Ebay for $205, would resell for the same price plus shipping. If your interested, or have questions about it let me know. Its a very cool phone.
    I know you're trying to be helpful, but you can't offer anything for sale in this forum per the Guidelines of Conduct;
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