Recieved my DX last week and am getting use to it pretty quick.
I now have a few questions and was hoping that you could point me to the right threads or answers I seek.
First off, Rooting and deodex. If I understand things correctly, I need to do this before I can make any changes/mods. I did read here:
It sounds pretty straight-foward and I'm not shy when it comes to doing this.
Second, start-up/running apps/battery life. I hear some people wishing for better battery life and others saying it's ok. I also read somewhere about disabling apps with a start-up mgr to improve battery life. Like a dummy I didn't bookmark the thread and can't find the info again. I'm curious about how to do this. Which apps can I safely disable without causing problems or making a brick. I really would like to get rid of CityID, amazon MP3, Blockbuster, and maybe a few others. There are many apps listed in the "running" section under manage apps, are all of these necessary? I read a thread here, I believe, that talked about all of this, but I never bookmarked it and now can't find it.
Third, App Killers/Pgm Mgr's. Are they required/helpful? If so, any suggestions for a good one? I read about them in the post mentioned in Q2 and am curious. I'm not positive, but the thread I didn't bookmark may be elsewhere.
And Fourth. I hear the words Gingerbread and Froyo. Are they stock ROM's? If they are, how do I know which one I have?
Thanks in Advance for any and all help and suggestions.
FWIW, I'm come from a Win6.x smartphone (HTC Ozone). It didn't take long for me to flash a custom 3vo ROM to it and mod it the way I wanted