Hello everyone. I got a Droid 2 Global back in about Feb. as an early birthday present (had an old LG Voyager that I couldn't stand anymore). Now I have the phone and love it. I use it so much I went out and bought the extended battery from Verizon with my left over birthday money. Now this was really my first ever interaction with Android OS and I think over time I'm getting better.
Now here is the help I need.
I want to customize my Droid a ton. I go around the forums and see things that blow my MIND. I just can't figure out how to do ANYTHING. I've searched and searched but nothing. Like how to use Launcher Pro or any other home launcher? How to customize my screens? I see things like what I have attached and just get blown away. (There are tons more pictures I found but I can't seem to locate the threads anymore of things I saw that looked even better) The third picture being the best example of something I find to be sleek and something I'd love to have but have no clue how to get it.
And I want that. I want to show off my phone and I want to get it to look like MY phone not just what I have now which is a background of my favorite band and some Facebook/Twitter widgets. I have been searching around for a long time. I'm not sure if I have to root and get certain themes to get my phone a certain way (I'm currently running stock everything including Blur) and people I talk to about Android phones (especially Droids) say that you can customize so much and they look amazing yet I can't find an app or anything that guides me along or shows me how to get my Droid to look like all of these other phones.
Please help me? I've posted here once before with a quick question and was helped but now I'm looking to find a way to get my phone to become something better and more of something for me.
Also random question (As if that wasn't enough) if I want to purchase an App from the app store (I haven't yet just got free ones) how does the charge work? I've looked at Beautiful Widgets but I don't think buying an App would fly with my parents. Does it just get charged to your account at the end of the month? Is there any good free alternatives to BW?