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Full Data Kill Switch - Is There One?

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid' started by M3-ADDICT, Jun 21, 2010.

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    Aside from the airplane mode, is there anyway else to turn off the data Fully and turn it back on at my discretion. I'm on the basic Data Plan, 50MB for full month. I use WI-FI all the time when needed, and only want to use my 50MB for emergencies or finding an address, phone number on the go. The Droid doesn't have it :( I've turned off Background Data, Sync, and even GPS Satellite, and it still leaking data.

    I read somewhere that the new OS Update for the Moto Droid will have that Kill Switch Option like the Incredible and the ERIS, but who knows when that will come out. Anyone know any Apps, any settings that does this?
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    Are you on 2.2? I'm not sure if theres one for 2.1 but there is for 2.2
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    It says Firmware Version

    2.1-update1

    How do I get the 2.2 Firmware? Is it the official release, or Beta?
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    You have to root your Droid to update to 2.2 because Google hasn't released 2.2 yet. Also, the android 2.2 that many developers are using isn't built from source so its still experimental; use at your own risk.
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    So I can't use the Nexus Android 2.2 on my Droid?
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    What device do you have?

    If it's a Droid you have Unlimited Data.
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    I'm on the basic Data Plan, 50MB for full month through Page Plus Celluar, which uses Verizon Wireless's Network and it's phones.
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    No you can't. If you really want to update to 2.2 I would read up on rooting.

    Some threads to help you:

    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/droid-hacks/632-what-root-means-stop-asking.html

    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/droid-hacks/38528-getting-root-access-you-phone-after-2-1-update.html
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    What do you think of this video?
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    That's for a different phone, you cannot take 2.2 from the nexus one because the code is completely different. This is why there are custom roms using code that was leaked and not officially from Google. Since you are new to the world of rooting I would follow the step by step video I gave to you. Also, I should've told you this before.

    Rooting VOIDS your warranty and could potentially brick your device so if you don't follow the steps correctly you could make your phone useless. If you are not confident you can root your phone then I wouldn't continue with it. If you brick your phone Verizon will not replace it. SO, Don't blame me if you brick your phone.
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    Now before doing all this, the Android 2.2 OS for sure has a Kill Data switch like the Iphone, Droid Eris, and the Incredible right?
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    His first phone is a Motorola Droid? I don't know if he went with the ROM Version or just straight forward as he wrote it.

    [​IMG]
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    I don't know if its built into the source that most custom roms are using right now, because I reverted back to 2.1 today. If nobody answers your question in this thread I would start one in the Droid Hacking forum and there will be plenty of people to help you with it, including rooting and updating to 2.2.
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    There is only one feature I want, killing the data leak. Otherwise, I'm ok with the 2.1 for now. I'll give it day as you suggested, and see what other's have to say. Why did you go back to 2.1? You seem to know this stuff really well?
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    He's just showing the performance of each phone. He's using an application called Linpack to benchmark each phone and then showing the difference in mflops of each phone. I can tell you right now that the motorola droid on there is not on android 2.2 or it wouldn't have such a low benchmark.
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    I'll make a thread and ask around to see if thats built into the source we are all using to get android 2.2 on our motorola droids. I'll post what I find. The android 2.2 source out right now isn't the one built from the Google source so it is still experimental. This means that there bugs could arise and not everything is "perfect". If you are really serious about rooting I would definately spend some time reading up around the forums and other forums so you can learn a little bit faster. It will be hard for you to diagnose whats wrong with your phone when running an experimental source when you have no education on rooting.
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    Post the link to your thread here, so if others in future have the same issue or are using Page Plus Cellular, can see the solutions. Also I can follow through with that thread and see what everyone says. Go make it ;)
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