Got a Droid Pro today - what are some key things I should do?

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  1. gsu_golfer

    gsu_golfer Member

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    Especially to extend battery life.

    Are there any apps I should download?
     
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    Get the extended battery -- Honestly, it's worth the $50 (or $35 if you have the discounts) and you wont have to spend any time fighting with settings or apps to preserve battery life. My wife keeps her GPS, WiFi, and BT on all the time, and she puts the phone on the charger at about 40% every night.
     
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    Yeah I agree with the battery post...had my pro for a couple of days now....for sure battery life is an issue.

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    Yes extended battery helps a lot!

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    Many people like Juice Defender, but I personally feel like this cripples many of the "smart" elements of this phone.
     
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    As far as some general android apps, I would check out:

    Beautiful Widgets (a nice clock/weather widget app)
    Setting Profiles (create profiles with different ringtones, settings based on time of day or location)
    Screeble (allows you to control screen time out)
    Dolphin Browser HD (internet browser)
    Touiteur (Twitter client for Android)
    Astro File Manager
    WordFeud (Android version of Words with Friends (scrabble))
    SportsTap
     
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    Here's a pretty good thread regarding how some members have configured their Pro: LINK.

    Tweaks around "battery life" are popular (and necessary). In addition to getting an extended battery, you may wish to "root" your Pro. This will allow you to apply additional tweaks or apps. My "power management" tweaks include: Rooted via z4root
    • Screebl Pro
    • SetCPU (throttle down to 300 when screen off)
    • AutoKiller Memory Optimizer
    • Uninstalled or frozen a bunch of stuff i don't use via Titanium Backup
    • Changed phone radio from global to cdma
    • App 2 SD
     
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    Is there no way to freeze apps that are running with rooting the phone? I am very new to android and would really like to avoid rooting, however, I can barely get through half a day with my battery.
     
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    So what's the weight difference between the standard battery & the extended one? Coz if it's too heavy I think it can spoil the phone's weight distribution (sorry, car fan here :)) and make it feel clumsy.
     
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    I have a Droid 2 so I may not be beneficial here, but I have no problem with battery life. I'm able to push up to 28 hours on a single charge with good use.

    Do pros really suck that much battery?
     
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    The extended battery adds a little weight and it basically evens out the back of the phone. Personally I think it feels better with the extended battery than with the oem battery.

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  12. RT55

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    Extended battery is $50? I bought the phone yesterday.. if I buy additional extended battery it is $50 or do you mean to upgrade the phone from standard battery to extended is $50.

    How are some people getting it for $35?