I have to admit.. Android has grown on me.. But

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  1. xythil

    xythil Member

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    Well I went from rooting, to using the DroidMod updater to install DroidMod1.0... to installing Ultimate7.. to going back to DroidMod 1.0 to finally unrooting...

    It was an interesting journey. And I have actually grown to like the Android OS. I appreciate how open it is , the multitasking, the notifications... it is all great.

    However I am not too sure I am in love with the motorola Droid.

    I mean on the one hand it feels sturdy, and well built. The screen is just BEAUTIFUL. The resolution makes going back to the internet on my Ipod touch nearly unbearable...

    Although I do still appreciate the snap of the ipods menus/browser, the lag on the droid isn't to bad and it is definitely speedier in other areas.

    I would honestly be perfectly happy if it wernt for the design and weight of the droid. I do not use the physical keyboard so it feels like I am carrying around extra bulk that does nothing for me.

    So I think I am going to give it a full week before I make my decision whether to keep the phone or not but any suggestions would be helpful.

    I was thinking of maybe going down to an Eris but I dont think i could live with the smaller screen and lower resolution and slower processor.

    The Eris is about the size/weight I would want ot carry but I want the power o the moto droid.

    P.S.

    Just want to thank everyone on this forum who was so helpful.

    P.P.S

    Hey I noticed I lost the mic icon on my droid on the google search widget and on maps and just about everywhere. I use to have an option to press a little mic on the keyboard and input command verbally but I dont see it anymore. Is this because I am not on droidmod anymore?
     
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    Sorry to see you go. I am like you on the size and weight but I really don't mind it that much. It is a pain when it is on my belt while driving and I have to take it off. I also miss the speed dial of my old phone but I still am enjoying my Droid and have no intentions of getting rid of it. By summer I hope to get my wife a smartphone but I am sure she wouldn't like a Droid so I may be getting her an Eris.
    I have owned a couple of dozen phones in the last few years and the Droid is my favorite one so far. Good luck what ever you do.
     
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    get the nexus one coming to vz in late march early april
     
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    You should try BuglessBeast with Chevy's 1GHz Kernal. It's really like an entirely different phone. Over the past week I've tried about every ROM/Kernal combo possible including Koush's CM and this BB/Chevy combo is just unreal. 1000/250 ondemand in SetCPU and there is no lag, ever. Battery life is amazing.
     
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    Do a reset in your privacy settings. That will get your mike back.

    Gotta say that you certainly gave it a fair try. No reason to say bye, you just need a different Android phone. Maybe the Devour.

    Whatever you decide to do, good luck.
     
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    the size is the problem? almost the exact same as the small iphone.
     
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    Get into the gym:icon_ devil:... anyone (other than a teenage girl) that complains about the weight of this device has some serious issues. Is it heavier than most devices, yes... but if an extra 1-2oz is that noticeable to you after a week or two of use than you must be seriously weak. If that's the case you should def keep the phone as it's apparently the only thing keeping your arm from complete atrophy:icon_ nana:, lol.

    Though I will agree I love the OS (though it's in its infancy, it will get better) but Moto has some obvious flaws in the other design elements and QC aspects of the phone.
     
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    I absolutely love my Droid, but have to say, I would probably get rid of the physical keyboard if I could. Running BB v.8 right now with the Chevy 1.2 kernal is amazing. Although the size does not bother me....if there was a choice I would go lighter without the physical keyboard.
    I do wonder how you boot into setup with a non physical keyboard, but I guess that would depend on the phone.

    Hey...KZI...Want to compare arm size or strength..LOL Still would like it lighter even with my 5 days a week at the gym
     
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    I would definitely suggest looking at the Nexus One once it gets to Verizon. No keyboard and an excellent screen. I wouldn't bother with the Devour as it has the same resolution screen as the iPhone.
     
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    I dont really understand the differences between ROMs and I understand NOTHING about kernals.

    Perhaps someone could enlighten me?

    Everyone seems to LOVE UltimateDroid7 (hundreds more people on that forum than any other) but I installed it after DroidMod and I lost my tether and a bunch of cool features... It felt like a downgrade from DroidMod.

    1) So what exactly is the difference between all the ROMs? Just the packages they come with and the look/theme?

    2) What exactly is a kernal? How exaclty do I use it to overclock my droid? Can somone explain this to me? Can I get an overclock in droidmod 1.0?


    3) Is it possible to do all these things on any android phone or is it just MotoDroids? Could a Nexus one run DroidMod? Could it run wifi tether?


    4) I noticed when installing droidmod it installed a browser package (i forget the name but its popular and everyone around here said to use it) but I dont actually see it as an app anywhere. How do I access this?
     
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    I find the virtual keyboard useless if you do any kind of serious emailing. I am so thankful for the physical keyboard.
     
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    I am way faster with the virtual keyboard personally. The top row on rh physical keyboard is unbearable
     
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