All good advice so far. I would add that you want to take time to know your phone before you run off and make lots of changes. Take more time than you think you'll need studying and understanding root (http://www.droidforums.net/forum/dro...op-asking.html). Don't get caught-up in the frenzy. There are lots of terms and things to understand and if you aren't computer savvy to begin with, you can easily get lost in the details. Make absolutely sure you know how to revert to stock before you get started.
By then you should have high confidence in your phone's reliability.
The nice thing about most moto phones are the availability of sbf files, I thing they are around for the D3. Before doing any modifications be sure you know how to fix it before you break it. The most important thing to do is get everything you may need together so if you mess something up your not searching in a frenzy to find out how to fix it. The first time I "bricked" my phone I was up until 5a.m. trying to fix it and had to be at work at 7a.m. that was a long night.
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Im coming from a d2g that I dropped in the river (ooops). I like it alot. Its fast and I love messing with roms and stuff. I love the keyboard. This is my third d3 tho. Be patient til u get a fully functional one if u need to be and im sure u will be happy. Rooting for me means being able to freeze all the crap bloatware and personalize my phone how I want.
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Got a friend that has a Droid3 They come stock with gingerbread. She only has 5 screens on launcher. My wife has a D2 with gingerbread update she has 7 screens I have always had launcher pro on my phones I dont even know how many screens I would have had but I think 7 Thanks
I am planning to buy a full retail droid 3 from verizon online and get it shipped to my cousin in New York. I live in India and so will have to buy the unlock code to make it work here.
Since actual droid users are active in this forum, I feel this is the best place to place my queries before i take the plunge.
Some of them are :-
1) The battery life is one of the aspects that droid 3 users seem to complain the most about, does it vary greatly with individual pieces ? Like,whether I get a good piece or a bad one,is that left to chance ?
(I wont be having any opportunity to get it replaced)
2) A lot of user reviews on cnnet and other sites claim the problem of random rebooting and heating up of the battery compartment, insights into this ?
Help would be greatly appreciated !
Unfortunately, there's really no way to determine whether or not your phone will ship with a decent battery. You may want to order an extended battery to play it safe.
I've experienced two random reboots in 3 months, which is no big deal. I've never owned a phone that didn't randomly reboot (except for basic flip phones). No problem at all with excessive heat, either. This phone has worked very well for me, but I think it's always a crap shoot, no matter what phone you buy.
Honestly, if you want a global phone to unlock, that will probably not have the aforementioned flaws, you'd be better off with the Verizon Escapade. No, I'm not recommending it, but it's a flip phone with very basic features. If you want the Android experience, you will be running more of a risk.
I recommend the Droid 3 and believe you're more likely to end up with a phone that works well, but there are no guarantees.
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