A couple of suggestions...

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  1. dbryant

    dbryant New Member

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    I am still getting used to this platform (have been on BB platform) and here are a few things I think would be helpful. A separate notification for text messages, voicemail and email. Separate folders for ringtones versus music.

    Also, is there any way to delete pre-installed programs that you don't use? I can delete the ones I've downloaded, but don't seem to have any control over the original ones. They won't go in the trashcan, either. For a platform touted for it ability to customize, this seems very odd.
     
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    You can do it if you have Root level access.
    Depending on your device, I would visit the subforum of whichever device you have.

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    I looked and I think that is way over my head, unfortunately. Thanks for the heads up, though.
     
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    Z4root works great on the X and is free in the market. I'd still recommend researching what "root" does so you'll have an understanding of the process and actions.



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    You can have separate folders for ringtones and music, just have the ringtones folder named Ringtones and the OS will find it. As for separate notifications, each app controls its own notification settings, but if you really want to play around with it WhoIsIt - Android app on AppBrain gives you lots and lots of options.
     
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    You know I initially thought that, too. My urge to tinker overcame my caution so I ended up going all the way, so now I've done all sorts of crazy things to my Droid.
     
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    Stupid question...how do you do that?
     
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    z4root is not over anyones head

    push a button, reboot, done
     
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    You sound a lot like me LOL

    Lord knows how many hours I have spent tinkering with this phone...and with ADW too dancedroid
     
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    Hmmm, it's just sitting on the screen with a little circle spinning saying running exploit in order to obtain root access...been that way for a while. My X has froyo, does that matter?

    Oh well, now it is frozen.
     
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    Ok, finally got it to work. Phone is now rooted (and has busybox on it), but still can't delete "bloatware". I can force close it and delete data, but that is about it, am missing a program I need?
     
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    root explorer..you got that?