[QUOTE=StayGold;1022548]Just ordered my R2-D2 Droid!!! going to be my first smartphone, so i'm beyond excited!
Debating about Rooting it.
i think the free tethering would be nice?
also what's this bloatware stuff? how easy is it to remove?
And is overclocking / underclocking pretty easy to do?
anything else i should consider if i decide to root?
Definitely root. Tethering should be free since your paying for unlimited access!! Paying more for tethering is stupid. PDANet is a good program to try. BW is all the crap Zerizon installs on your phone that you don't need or want, and can't uninstall. It also slows down your boot time by loading software, bloatware, you never use. Droid X/2 is an awsome app, now with profiling built in, making clocking very easy. KUDO's to JRummy! Overclocking today on this phone isn't a big deal, but as apps get bigger, the phone will slow, like all computers onthe planet. Underclocking will extend battery life, sometime a lot. Search for overclocking 101 in this forum, hell of a good article!
Use Quadrant to test your overclocking. Pay attention, overclocking to far will drop your score and performance.
ps. before even getting a response in this thread, i started to dig on my own and found all of the answers that i asked anyways. haha... shoulda done my reading before posting. :facepalm:
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I am a new smartphone user and my very first phone was the R2D2 droid 2 and I love it. Im just wondering wat overclocking and underclocking is. I love this phone and im always trying to learn new things about it although the only cool thing I have found is useful is rooting and using wireless tethering. Is their anything else tht is pretty cool like tht and suggestions on awesome apps?
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I bought my R2D2 three days on Cyber monday at a storefront VZW. I am still learning the interface of course (previous phone was a Moto Razor). I had gone in to buy a Droid 2 and was pleasantly surprised when the salesman said I could have the R2D2 phone for the same price as the regular Droid 2(unadvertised special). It was a no brainer, heck yes I want Star Wars phone :D
I am loving my phone, I wish the battery was a little stronger and last longer.
No help on my questions at all?
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