New Droid user got help even before I registered

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  1. bnrusso

    bnrusso New Member

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    I'm a semi-retired Motorola process engineer of 27 years. I left there in 2000.
    I got a used Motorola Droid this weekend, but only to be used like an I-pod. I have great service via Boostmobile.com so until the service gets to $50/mo unlimited for the Droid it will stay unactivated.
    The help from this forum and some videos on YouTube allowed me to get my Droid up and working pretty much without using root. It took a little while but it seems to be quite functional without the phone service.
    My Droid is running 2.01.
    I have been able to move some music over to it and somehow it moved some photos over to it without my trying or telling it to. Still trying to figure that one out.
    My PC is running Vista home. No problems there either.

    Where I could use some direction is:
    1. I don't understand the proper directory and folder structure.
    Like the proper location to create the folders for photos, videos, what type of files work with the driod and such.
    2. I also noticed that when I connect a headset the music switched to the headset immediatly. But when I unplug the headset I have to reboot my Droid to get the internal speaker to start working.

    The features, like the 5MP camera and built in speakers seem to be better than my i-pods. I've been playing with this Droid way too much these last 48 hours.
    Thanks in advance,
    BNRusso
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    For the folder question. All you should have to do is plug in your droid, turn on usb storage and make a folder. For example I have some labeled Movies, Music, and Pictures. The phone should recognize the file type from what I am understanding. I figured it is just the app like music just looks for the appropriate file type and shows it.

    I may be wrong. I am still new at understand the OS myself.
     
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    Welcome! Glad that you have found the site helpful.

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  5. bnrusso

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    Well, I decided to upgrade to 2.2
    That was easy.
    Looks like the problem I had with the internal speakers coming back on after I unplug headphones went away. Now the internal speakers come back immediatly.
    I'll be loading some popular apps as soon as I get to my office. No wi-fi here at home.
    I downloaded the Motorola free MediaLink.
    Didn't like the multiple copies it created and filled my 4G card quite quickly. It did help to see where the data files and folders are placed.
    I also ran into a ?crash/lockup while trying to take a picture of my PC screen when music was playing and the sd card was nearly full. The way I cleared it up was to plug in the USB and take the SD card offline to the PC.

    I'm a little disapointed that I can't connect to the market with a usb cable.
    I understand about the apk files but loosing the updates...