New droid 2 global owner here , got it a couple of days ago. I had a droid pro for a day, which I really liked, but typing with two hands was frustrating.
This is my first smartphone. I had the chance to get an iphone but opted for an android instead. That definitely would not have been my choice 2 years ago when the iphone was the only device of it's kind. Mostly I wanted a physical keyboard. Also, screw apple.
So I've never modded a phone in any way. I used to have rockbox on my ipod, which seems to be in the same vein.
I've been on the forums and treating them as read-only, but I'm considering rooting and obviously I don't want to mess it up. The subforums specific to d2g don't have as many threads as I expected and I still feel fuzzy on some specifics. Namely:
Do all hacks for droid 2 work the same on d2g?
I'm not sure if I really NEED to root my phone. I've already downloaded a couple of .apk's (games), put them on my sd card, run them on my phone from the card and installed them. One works fine, the other often crashes and throws the "force close" window. Idk if this is because I'm not rooted, or because I installed it wrong, or if the file itself was corrupt.
I'll save the rest of my ?'s for the droid 2/d2g subforums. Lates.
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