New&In Love but VERY confused about this DROID!!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions & Site Assistance' started by resa510, Feb 24, 2010.

  1. resa510

    resa510 New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2010
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Location:
    Bay Area
    Ratings:
    +0
    :greendroid:...Hey Everyone,

    Im new to the site. Jus got my new phone this past weekend and I have plenty of questions in regards to getting familiar with the Motorola Droid.

    Applying Ringtones that were sent via text as mp3's, forwarding text msgs... and the more I read the to do list on some of these forums the more confused and frustrated I become.....sigh' :frown:......

    Imma work it out!...On the other hand, I absolutely LOVE this phone and all its perks! .....

    best wishes

    Resa510
     
  2. KZIWarrior

    KZIWarrior Silver Member

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2009
    Messages:
    2,609
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    103
    Location:
    Nashville, TN
    Ratings:
    +2
    :welcome: to the club. There is no doubt there is a steep learning curve to the Droid. Check the stickies in the various threads and you should get a quick handle on things.
     
  3. Corinacakes

    Corinacakes DF Super Moderator Theme Developer

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2009
    Messages:
    5,009
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    153
    Location:
    Maine
    Ratings:
    +3
    Howdy Resa and :welcome: The first thing you're going to need to learn is long pressing is your new best friend. If you long press on a text it gives you the option to forward along with a few others. Same with the ringtones that are sent to you. Long press and it gives you the option to save then you can go to your ringtones and apply. Long press EVERYTHING...you'll see so many new options. Hope this helps and feel free to pm me if you cant find an answer you need:D
     
  4. AnneDroid

    AnneDroid Rescue Squad Rescue Squad

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2010
    Messages:
    2,403
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    101
    Ratings:
    +0
    Welcome, resa510! You've come to the right place. This forum is full of people who love their Droids! They've all been where you are and are willing to help if you need it.

    For ringtones, first mount your Droid after you've installed a file manager like Linda or Astro. Then on the Droid SD card create a directory called "media". In the media directory just create a subdirectory called "audio". Then in the audio directory create three subdirectories called "notifications", "ringtones", and "alarms". Then just drop your files into the appropriate folder.

    For notifications: media/audio/notifications
    For ringtones: media/audio/ringtones
    For alarms: media/audio/alarms

    That's what I did and have had no problems. I drop new stuff in there all the time because I get bored easily... what else is new around here, huh?

    To forward a text message you have to long press on the message and a list of options shows up, one of which is forward.

    Reading is one of the best things you can do, especially the stickies. You'll be absolutley amazed at what you can teach yourself after a couple of days. If you get stuck, just let someone know and we'll get it resolved for you. Good luck and enjoy!
     
  5. pc747

    pc747 DF Administrator Staff Member Rescue Squad

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2009
    Messages:
    19,645
    Likes Received:
    2,278
    Trophy Points:
    1,078
    Ratings:
    +2,425
    I just posted a thread that has video tutorials. You can ignore the first 5 posts since you are just wanting to learn the basics. Starting with post 6 on has everything from how to set up yahoo mail, fix call quality, ringtones, and folders. Hope it is helpful and if anything I can add to make let me know.

    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/dr...-seen-some-questions-here-video-droidmod.html

    ignore the title it started as a root video then I added other vid tutorials. I wanted to change title of thread but can not seem to do so.