OS & Running Apps

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    I have 2 questions:

    1. How to I locate and install 2.1 operating system?

    2. How do I find what applications are running, and how do I stop them from running?
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    1. you can install once it's sent to you or you can manually install. you can find it on this forum (sorry can't find the link)

    2. you can download Advanced Task Killer, this allows you to see what apps are running and lets you pick which one to "kill"
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    If you go to settings>applications>running services you can stop them
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    1. anyone know where to find it?

    2. I have already installed Apollo ATK. I guess I don't understand how to find what apps are running and how much battery life they are using up.
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    I've been there. No option to stop them, just clear memory or data space.
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    Which app are you trying to stop? When I press the application under running services it asks me if I'm sure I want to stop the app and then I either hit ok or cancel.
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    Not any in particular. I'm just trying to find them, and have a better understanding of what to do with them.
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    Is the 2.1 OS for the Android or the Droid?
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    1. You can go to How to manually update your Droid to Android 2.1 | Android Central for links and information. Otherwise you wait until the OTA comes to you. That should be soon.

    2. If you're trying to see what apps are using your battery, go to Settings>About Phone>Battery Usage.
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    Hold it. Your questions suggest you are very new to your phone. Before you rush off and try to manually install the update and add useless task killers, relax and learn a bit about the computer with phone attached that you now own.

    Believe me, you will stand a much better chance of having a well functioning device if you follow this advice.
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    I went to those settings, but there is no Battery Usage item.
    There is Battery Status and Battery Level
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    YES, a very new "believer".
    It's quite frustrating to see advise for some things I'm interested in, then don't know how to do it on MY phone.
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    Most of us have been where you are now. And my advice wasn't meant in any way as a flame. This forum is a goldmine of useful information. And you can download the Droid Owners Manual from Motorola.

    http://www.motorola.com/staticfiles...tatic-Files/DROID_UG_Verizon_68000202474a.pdf

    You might also want to consider spending $10 or so for the Droid Pocket Guide by Jason O'Grady. You can find it on Amazon. It's a very good largely non-technical (but with technical terms fairly well explained) guide to the phone. I purchased it when my wife got a Droid and it has been invaluable in reducing her questions.

    Give yourself a couple of weeks and become familiar with the phone's stock behavior and the terminology associated with the technology. Then if you want to start hacking you'll be in a better position to separate good advice from bad.
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    This is not really a thread on 2.1 it's more of a thread of someone trying to understand the Droid. Since it doesn't really concern itself with 2.1 I'm not deleting it, however I did change the title a bit.
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    Yes, it is about OS 2.1 (the first part)
    I am still trying to find out if the 2.1 OS is for the HTC Droid Eris for Verizon or for a different device.
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    I got rid of the task killer because it was causing problems on my Droid. I have to say that once i got rid of it and forced myself to forget what was running in the background, I had longer batter life. Now I'm trying to convince my husband that ATK is not necessary and that the world will continue to revolve around the sun if he dumps ATK. Do not worry about what is running in the background, it is not causing any conflicts or running your battery down.
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    It is not for the Eris. It is for the "Droid," sometimes called the Moto Droid. There is an expected update for the Eris coming along in the next few months.
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    Well, that probably explains alot of my frustration.
    I thought I had initially posted that I was inquiring about a Droid Eris. Yet, I think most of the responses I got back were from Moto Droid users.
    There appears to be quite a difference in the operational of these 2 devices.