Got my first Android phone about 10 months ago, but I had some problems with it, so I talked with Verizon and had them send me a new one - both Droid X. They were both refurbished phones. Then I decided I wanted a tablet and purchased a Toshiba Thrive for myself and then a Dell Streak 7 for my husband (yes, I know they have been discontinued, but some of the best toys are no longer made). I am an electronic toy freak. I have been playing with computers since I was a child and learning about how to customize them, and then lately I have been learning I how to harness the power of websites and social media. Once I realized that Blackberry was going downhill, I decided to take the plunge and purchase my Android phone and now I am ready to dive into the deep end into customizing my phone and tablet. I've heard SO much about what you can do with this operating system that I can't wait to get started. I just rooted my phone earlier this evening and and ran the root explorer to get rid of the bloatware (man, I hate that! - just like on a PC or a laptop) and I am now ready to get going. Ya'll holler and say hello and give me some tips on what I should and shouldn't do - I already have security on both the phone and tablet, and interestingly enough, I found out while in Root Explorer the answer to a question I had about something else - the phone came with a firewall already installed. I was taught from a PC standpoint to have a firewall, virus protection, and spyware removal. I also use CCleaner on my PC to clean the registry and wipe out history and temp files, etc and there is a similar app called History Cleaner for the phone and tablet. Has anyone seen anything like a spyware removal app or if there is a need for such a thing? I also was wondering about defragging the drive - I regularly do this to my PC when moving and removing files - is this necessary for a phone, because I have moved and removed several files and apps. Seems to me, logically, it's the same thing - anyone got an answer?
- Nice to meet everyone - Have a fabulous 2012!