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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions & Site Assistance' started by DarlinD, Nov 17, 2010.

  1. DarlinD
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    :welcome:

    Well am new to the world of Smartphones, I finally gave up on my very old (7 yrs), dial only phone! I now have a DROID 2 global and consider myself younger than a newbie, if there is such a thing! I have setup my exchange mail, a VPN for our company's server, all of my other emails and all is working well. Feeling pretty proud of myself and then you know what they say about Pride comes before..... :)! I have a couple things that are driving me crazy and I KNOW they have to be easy to fix but dang if I can figure them out!
    1.) How do you stop all of the 'dumb' apps from running all the time in the background. I have used Task Manager and downloaded Advanced Task manager (which I run like every 10 min) and they all keep coming back when I have stopped them. UGH
    2.) How do you delete the pre-installed apps that you don't use (like Blockbuster)
    3.) Now that I have my VPN set up, I can't figure out how to remote desktop into the server, is there a solution/app to do this?
    4. I have tried all the tricks I know to help with the battery usage but it is really pretty bad. Any ideas on this? I don't use any of the web services during the day, just email and yet my battery will be almost dead, if not dead by the end of the day.

    I REALLY appreciate any help/ideas any one can give me. AND I am also very sorry for probably asking the same questions that 100s before me have asked! I just haven't figured out how to use this sight yet since I have been so busy trying to figure out how to use my phone! :) Have a Happy Thanksgiving to all!
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    ClumsyNinja21 Premium Member Premium Member Developer

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    Although I don't have a d2g, I can advise u of a couple things. Firstly, pre installed apps cannot be deleted unless u have root access. These are commonly known as bloatware.
    Secondly, get rid of any and all task killers u got from the market. The built in android task killer is effective enough and those task killers simply consume more battery.

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    Hi Welcome to the forum. I am going to try to answer all your questions below.

    Hope this helps and happy Thanksgiving to you as well.
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    dlwhtrose has this pegged--Android OS was designed to have these items running 'on call', the battery is not suffering needlessly because of it in most cases.

    As far as the bloatware, I would avoid nuking them into oblivion. If you get rooted just grab Titanium Backup and 'freeze' any you really can't stand. Especially with the D2, you are going to want the ability to quickly restore any bloat to 'new in box' condition when needed for OTA updates.

    Welcome to DF, btw.
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    Welcome to the Forum - it seems you have gotten all of your questions answered, let us know if you need anything else :)
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    Hi I am also newbie there. lol
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    why everyone's introduction is so long. make my head dizzy.