Excited Noob

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions & Site Assistance' started by TFinleyosu, Nov 28, 2010.

  1. TFinleyosu

    TFinleyosu New Member

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    I just pulled the trigger on my first smartphone EVAR which happens to be a DROID X. I get to unbox on Christmas so I'm doing my homework early to be ready to get up to speed fast. I love finding info on forums, so I'm very excited to see this forum so popular.

    Here is my shortlist of ideas I need to come up with a gameplan for:

    1. Screen Protector Only or Case + Screen Protector
    2. Utility Apps
    3. Entertainment Apps
    4. Default or Root?
    5. Game Apps

    Any quick help/links would be great. Thanks.
     
  2. Droid Firefighter

    Droid Firefighter Senior Member

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    Screen protectors are nice. When they get scratched up, replace it and you have a new screen. A good clip or pouch is good to have as well. I'm a huge fan of launcher pro plus. The plus version is a paid app but so worth it (scrollable Widgets are cool). Try stock for a while to get used to the phone. Then create a backup and root. DID YOU SEE THE PART ABOUT MAKING A BACKUP? Its your "safeplace" if something goes haywire after rooting. ROM manager is excellent once rooted. One touch ROM downloads. Titanium backup is also very good. Got to be rooted to use it. There are a couple of one touch root apps (easyroot and z4root) that make the rooting process pain free. Finally the most addicting game on the planet is angry birds. Its a must have for all android phones. Welcome to the forums, enjoy your phone. Hopefully you can wait until Christmas! LOL

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  3. Stelv

    Stelv Silver Member

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    Screen protector and case is a must for me.

    Rooting is awesome. I will root anything I can in the future...but research and read up on the risks before you do so...there are certain risks.

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  4. TFinleyosu

    TFinleyosu New Member

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    I'm planning on paying for the insurance for the first year with it being my first smart phone so I might risk it without the case.
     
  5. Stelv

    Stelv Silver Member

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    I would at least get a screen protecter to reduce screen scratches.

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  6. lucey

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    What is rooting?

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  7. TFinleyosu

    TFinleyosu New Member

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    LMGTFY

     
  8. davidsdroid

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    You're a better man than me, my friend. There is no way in hell I would be able to restrain myself til Xmas if I had an X just sitting there teasing me....droid-eyeballing me. Power Amp is a great music player with an equalizer and presets. Some other great apps Dolphin Browser Hd, Juice Defender(Saves Battery), App Brain Market, and of course the Droid Forums App.