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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions & Site Assistance' started by Ima2Dori, Sep 23, 2010.

  1. Ima2Dori
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    Hi All,

    I'll be the first to admit, I'm not all that tech-savvy, but I heard that Droid was the way to go, and I was really bored with my Crackberry, so I made the switch. Now I'm having wicked second thoughts.

    This phone seems to have a mind of its own, and I'd love as much help as possible; otherwise, this puppy goes back in 24 hours or so!! :blink:

    If anyone is willing to point me in the right direction, I'd be most appreciative. Of course, barring any help, my wallet will be most appreciative!! LOL
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    well we can help but you have to be more specific with what you want help with :)

    were smart but not mind readers lol
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    this phone is double a crack berry... no comparisons
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    first start by browsing the market. There are lots of apps that make your phone very personal. It took me awhile to get use to it but now it is amazing. this phone will do things you could never imagine
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    I agree...we can definitely help if we know the problem

    Also if VZW installed a Task Killer, it will make your phone act weird, uninstall it
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    i gotta brand new crackberry id be more than happy to swap you for ur droid
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    Abe,

    I know....didn't want to throw too much out there too fast and make me seem like a completely hapless female!! LOL

    So, thing one: When I first got the X, the camera actually had a "shutter release" on the screen. Made taking pictures REALLY easy. Now, it's gone and I have no clue how to get it back. Advice?

    Thing two: When I try to check for the 2.2 upgrade, I get a "check for update was not available at this time. Try again later." message. Any clues?

    I'm sure there will be more "things" later.....like when they'll come up with a self-capitalizing "I".....but these two will make me a little happier! :)
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    Hmmmm


    Not sure what it is, or where I'd find it.....help?? :)
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    Ummmm......

    Yeah, thanks, but, no.....LOL
    I got a brand new Storm 2 about 14 days before my X arrived, so if I DO make the switch back, I'm covered and this one goes back for a full refund!!
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    [/quote]
    Not sure what it is, or where I'd find it.....help?? :)[/QUOTE]


    download an app called uninstaller, it will list all the apps on your phone in alphabetical order. It should be at the top or close to it. It will have "killer" in the name of it.
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    Yep.....apps, I've got that covered!

    Thanks....I've found them.....a LOT of them!:icon_eek:
    Sadly, the one app I'd like it to have is the one that will write my Master's Thesis for me!! :laugh:

    Have to admit, my favorite is The Schwartz......:)
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    Nothing on the list with "killer" in it, so I'm good there......:)
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    I have no idea on the shutter release thing. Regarding the update I'm not sure if Verizon is sending out "batches" like they did with all the other updates or what. I'd give them a call and ask. If they say you should have got it already I'd take it into the store and have them put 2.2 on for you.

    Regarding autocapping I. Go into menu>>>settings>>>keyboard and language>>>settings and there should be an option to auto cap the I.

    I'd hold on to this phone for at least 3 weeks before you give up on it. There IS somewhat of a learning curve but it doesn't take TOO long to "get it". One rule of thumb is long press, long press, long press. Just about anything you have on your droid, if you long press on it...you'll have a menu popup giving you all kinds of options. I suggest you write down EVERY little question you have throughout 2 whole days then post them up here. You might not get all the answers at once but eventually someone will tell you what you need to know.

    I hope this helps! Good luck!
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    Thanks for the suggestion.....we are headed towards the mall where the Verizon store is, so I will pop in and ask! :)

    I actually don't have the option for Autocapping I......could this be a 2.2 feature??

    Thank you for the "long press" suggestion.....I had noticed it, but I thought I was doing something wrong!!! LOL
    I think I will be keeping the X, I just hate being behind the curve! :blink:

    You will probably see me out there again, with more questions!! Thank you for all your suggestions!
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    Look at all the instant support!!! You can't get that anywhere else. That advise was golden "write down all little questions you have and ask them" here, well not here but in general discussions people love to help out around here. If anyone gives you any gruff the MODs will rain down on them.

    I can say this was my first smart phone and I was lost. I thought it was going to crawl out of the box on its own and make my dinner, I was disappointed. After just a few months its my hobby almost a passion. I never thought just buying a phone could have such a positive effect on someones life. My wife was a doubter too and now I always catcher on the damn phone.

    Sorry to ramble.