Droid 2, should I have waited?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions & Site Assistance' started by felixthecat1, Feb 8, 2011.

  1. felixthecat1
    Offline

    felixthecat1 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2011
    Messages:
    13
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Brand new moto Droid 2 user on Verizon Wireless... but now I'm thinking I should've waited for the HTC THunderball?

    Ugh. Oh well, I'll stick with it for a while... no matter when I buy a phone, they're gonna have something newer and better every 3 to 6 months anyway, right?


    So... what can I do with this phone that I haven't already figured out? ANd how can I delete the CityID, Car Dock, and some of the other bloatware that was pre-installed with my D2?
  2. hookbill
    Offline

    hookbill Premium Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2009
    Messages:
    19,545
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    N.E. Ohio
    That's right. There is always going to be something new coming up. D2 is a great phone, but if you want to remove bloatware you're going to have to root.

    I have the D2 and I had some issues with the boot straps, so I went back to stock. You can root by using z4Root, and then get a copy of Root Explorer. I suggest you simply hide the apps by changing the extension as opposed to deleting them, as you will need those apps for the next update. I don't have any idea when that will be.