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    Hello [​IMG] and :welcome: to the forums


    Im just putting this together to help out all that are new to the Android OS. Its hard coming from a non-android phone and trying to just jump right in. So here are a few (well, a lot) of links to get reading on to help you become familiar with the operating system.

    Will add more so check back!!

    You can skim through and find which article(s) suit you.

    NOTE: just because I post it, it does not mean i agree with it. One example is the use of taskillers: some people use them, others (including me) do not. its up to you what you ultimately choose to run on your phone. Im just posting these to help ease into the new OS and get some helpful tips to create a setup that works for you.


    Motorola's site covers the basics of using the DroidX and Android OS
    Motorola


    The best way to make the most out of your new operating system is learning how to use it
    How to be an Android Power User


    With a big screen and a blazing fast processor, you need to watch your battery
    Extend the Life of Your Battery



    Helping set up your home screens to make you more efficient
    Android Home Screen Organization


    Choosing a Launcher to replace your stock home screen
    Different Options


    Dont like the stock keyboard?
    Keyboard Replacements


    For some new apps to get you started, check out this..
    Top Droid X Apps
    Top Droid X Games


    And a few apps to save u a few bucks
    More Apps


    Improve your cameras abilities
    Camera Tips
    Best Camera Apps


    Connect your PC to your Android Phone
    PC to Phone Tips

    Speed Up Your Phone
    Tips Here



    Have an Outlook account you want to Sync?
    Syncdroid


    Maybe peruse other peoples setup they already have and find something you like?
    Screenshots of Droid X Homescreens


    Now that we have multitasking (assuming your other phone didnt (Android FTW)), you need to know a little about it
    Android OS memory management and Task Killers


    Wanna Root? check out theses links
    NOTE:Only YOU are responsible for what happens to your device

    What Root Means
    How To Root your Droid X (also know theres one-click apps out there that will do it)
    How To Root Without ADB
    Apps for a Rooted Droid X
    Overclocking ur DX (new)
    A Dummies Guide to Android Terminology
    Using RSDLite
    Other (Droid X Hacks Section)

    any others you see fit to be on this list please let me know [​IMG] (and if any of the links are down, please dont post here, just PM me)

    UPDATED: new links in blue
     
    Last edited: Dec 8, 2010
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    Great post ! Sticky plz.
     
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    Sweet. Nice little one stop shop..:blackdroid:
     
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    added gizmodos article about different launchers
     
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    I wondered if you would...did you add on both forums?

    Yes, I know I could switch over & check... :)
     
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    Can you direct me to a current solution for my DroidX
    We have several Droids using our Outlook 2007. My Droid X will not cooperate. We have tried using the gmail option, Touchdown and several alternatives. The Droid X is connecting to the Exchange server but it will not send msg contacts or tasks. I am able to connect to our mail.XXX.owa via the browser.
     
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    Can you add info about how to get deodexed or whatever?
     
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    you mean how to deodex your phone? im working on getting it put on here. check back in a day or two to see it up
     
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    This is very helpful
     
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    TYVM for putting this togather.
     
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    Welcome :) glad it helped out
     
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    11/8 - added a few more links that i found helpful - in blue

    feel free to message me with any others :)
     
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    Appreciate your post and info.............really helps to a new Droidx owner............a little lost right now.

    Paul S.
     
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    no problem. let me know if you have any questions
     
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