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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions & Site Assistance' started by BridgeGuy, Feb 15, 2012.

  1. BridgeGuy

    BridgeGuy New Member

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    Well, I finally got a smart phone (been more than a few months, actually) and found the forums soon after. Spent some time reading through odds and ends here, but haven't really had the time to truly "learn" how to most effectively use this beast. I guess that brings us to the beast:

    Currently I have a Samsung Charge (SCH-I510) that, when I purchased it, had Froyo and now has (as of last night) Gingerbread. I would give the build information, but as of finally knuckling under and installing GB, the phone has decided that it no longer likes me and doesn't want to work. I've posted about it as I would LOVE to get some input as to what is truly going on with thing and the best way to handle it (reset without losing everything I've paid for in dloaded apps, contacts, etc.)

    When purchased, it came with a Samsung Micro SDHC card with 32 Gb capacity and a "screaming" Class 0 rating (I know, they really didn't hold back, did they?) I've meant to upgrade the Micro SDHC but at this point, haven't so I don't know if that is an issue GB is having or if it's just an issue for me.

    I wanted to get an Android as I am grossly anti-Apple anything. I don't really have much patience for their control related issues (what apps can be on the market, closed source everything, etc.) and love the open-source aspect of Droid. (Well, at least I did until this phone started randomly doing it's "thing" which precipitated my finally installing GB in an effort to "clean-up" what was happening with Froyo.)

    I will continue to read through the threads and try to learn more about how to save what I have on the phone/SD card, but at this point I'm more concerned about not losing all my info than I am anything else. Well, that and Otterbox finally came out with a cover for it which I just got a couple weeks ago. I'm just scared as reading through some of the posts here, Verizon's "fix" for Charge related issues has been to replace with another phone. If that is truly the only recourse, I'm wide open for suggestions as to replacements to MAKE Verizon supply(my wife has the same phone and you don't want me to get started on the issues we are having with HER phone....they make mine seem mild by comparision.) I'm mostly worried about their wanting to change phones for me and then not wanting to supply replacement Otterbox, screen protectors (for hers), etc. as with how mad I am right now, I will honestly lose it and wreck their store, employees, and anyone remotely near it.

    I pay a TON of money every month and have been avoiding buying a Droid pad for months based on the issues we're having with these phones and REALLY don't want to have to buy an IPad to get something that works. The same with avoiding an IPhone. I REALLY don't want to have to go that course and listen to my sister gloat as we have been having a Droid vs. Apple war for some time (long before I owned one, actually.)

    Anyway, that's the short version and I hope that by belonging to this forum that I can actually learn enough to not be dangerous and fix the issues that seem to be haunting my electronics these days. As an FYI, I am a registered engineer so actually have SOME aptitude with electronics and used to dabble in Unix, Free-BSD (I LOVED having a Static ISP and server at home....those were the days when Pac Bell issued Static ISP as they didn't even remotely forecast the Internet's popularity and having your own FTP server was tantamount to having an arm growing out of your forehead: it was just something you didn't see!!)

    Ok, back to being reasonably productive and trying to resist the urge to throw the phone into the blender and see how that turns out.

    Thanks in advance if you are able to help out, commiserate, etc. Would be nice to know I'm not totally alone in this debacle Samsung appears to have wrought upon us poor idiots who paid full price for the Charge. I look at how much Verizon charges for them now and wish I hadn't paid nearly $400/each for them when I bought them.
     
  2. smalltowngirl13

    smalltowngirl13 DF Administrator Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to the forum!!

    I hope you find a quick solution to your issue...I haven't messed with a Charge in quite sometime so I cannot offer feedback that would be of assistance.
     
  3. aqworldthunder

    aqworldthunder Darth Droid

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    Welcome to the forums. ^_^

    -AqworldThunder ;) ^…^ ¶.¶ *.* Thank me if i helped please!
     
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    aqworldthunder Darth Droid

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    Well, I don't know too much about your phone but I would backup all on my computer and reset, you should post in a area with people with your phone model, my way would save everything but might take a hour or two. Lol I'm lazy don't know about you ^_^

    -AqworldThunder ;) ^…^ ¶.¶ *.* Thank me if i helped please!
     
  5. aqworldthunder

    aqworldthunder Darth Droid

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    And I'm trying to learn a lot about unix, I know C++ and hack a few games on my freetime Crossfire, halo ce and combat arms, I work for Ubisoft but just got my Android like 2 weeks ago, its not hard to learn, this forum is very helpful I learned how to root a few phones and fix countless problems that I could ever have so just stick around and look over a few topics it should answer any of your questions. ^_^

    -AqworldThunder ;) ^…^ ¶.¶ *.* Thank me if i helped please!
     
  6. CJM

    CJM Developer Relations Staff Member Rescue Squad Premium Member

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    :welcome: to the forum.
     
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    Welcome to Droid Forums!! Sorry you are having issues, hopefully you can get them resolved.

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    Welcome to the site. DancingNexus
     
  9. WIDDA

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    Welcome, BridgeGuy, from another newbie. I don't have answers for you but am really looking forward to the ones I see provided by the knowledgeable minds in this forum. Don't throw the phone in the blender! Why ruin a blender? :blink: Looking forward to future posts. Godspeed to you and yours!
    Carol