Move out the way Elvis, make room for Woody!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions & Site Assistance' started by woodym, Oct 22, 2010.

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    Just a quick stop to introduce another noobie to the world of DroidX. Damn this thing needs to have an instruction course on what it can do. Then another on how to do it. I see all the threads about flashing, rom, rooting, and wonder what the hell is that? Must be getting old. Reading lots of the threads and I must say some of you are socially inept while others just plain rock! I've found myself looking at some of my apps and now wonder what the hell do I need that for. I don't care what some of you say... every one needs lookout!!! Not for antivirus but for the screaming phone. Had to use it several times already ( have a four year old that likes to play hide and seek with daddies phone ) I also use a task killer (froyo task killer) force stop those pesky background apps that I can't seem to uninstall.... Thanks for all you who have been sharing your experience on this thing. One day I may actually know what the hell some of you are talking about.
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    spaz33g Rescue Squad Rescue Squad

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    First off welcome to the forums!

    Secondly I'm glad that the screaming phone feature works for you but the argument about lookout is its antivirus feature seeing as there aren't virusus on linux/android so if you disable its anti virus functions it will be less resource intensive.

    Then there's the issue of the task killer, as you may or may not know android has its own built in processes for killing and starting apps in the background so be prepared for atk to cause issues with performance and battery life. And people will bring this up to you often.

    This finally brings us to rooting and bloatware. Rooting is giving yourself "superuser access" to use certain apps, access and change filesystems, and remove bloatware etc etc. If you decide rooting is right for you there are plenty of people here who can help you with how to do it and what to do after its done.

    Enjoy your stay!

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    huskerkate Premium Member Premium Member

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    welcome to the forum!! you'll find a wealth of helpful info on here, and even more helpful and friendly people. in addition to the Droid Discussions (for all things Droid) there is an entire section devoted to the DX, with several subforums. browse around and join in the fun! after you've had a chance to get settled in, don't hesitate to ask questions.

    as for your other topics, google cautions against task killers. i, and many more knowledgeable than me, don't even have a task killer installed. because of the way the android os is designed, task killers actually consume more memory and resources than they save, and end up working against your system and actually slowing it down.

    for your rooting question, start here: http://www.droidforums.net/forum/droid-hacks/632-what-root-means-stop-asking.html. then, take a look in the DX Hacks section for more info specific to rooting for the DX.

    enjoy!!
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    This Forum is 10X better than any instruction manual - Welcome, feel free to ask questions and join in the discussion

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