Setup for my Droid Pro:

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  1. jimbo11mcm

    jimbo11mcm Member

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    1. I use Keep Screen to keep apps open that I use for an extended period, like email and the browser. Avoids screen timeout.

    2. I use BetterCut widgets on my home page to press for an instant dial to a contact. Avoids a 2 step operation.

    3. I use NoLock to allow the phone to start up without sliding the lock icon.

    4. I use NoLock and no apps selected on the mappable side button to allow screen refresh using the side button.

    5. I use Easy Reminder to get a aural tone for an incoming email or SMS text. I have it set to notify me once. It can be set for varying times up to infinite.

    6. I have purchased a 16GB Class 2 MicroSD card and installed it in place of the 2GB card.

    7. I use MyBackup Pro to do a daily backup of everything on my phone to my SD card. I have the original SD card secured so if the phone is actually lost or stolen, I can restore everything.

    8. I have the extended battery installed.

    9. I have Visible Battery manager installed.

    10. I use Calendroid as my calendar app.

    11. I have Real Signal installed to give me a visual indication of phone and data signal strength in the top notification area.

    12. I have Weatherbug elite pro installed.

    13. I use Kindle for ebooks.

    14. I use Printer Share to print to my home or any other printer from anywhere.

    15. I use AK Notepad to put notes into the phone. The voice enter capability is excellent with very high recognition.

    That's about it. I have the same setup on my Droid X, plus Rhapsody to go.
     
  2. TheAlmightyDrew

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    So you have the Droid X as welll? With the same setup which phone are you liking more? Do you regret making the switch? Do you miss the screen real estate?
     
  3. jimbo11mcm

    jimbo11mcm Member

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    Droid X

    Actually, the Droid X is my primary phone and I love it. I have the Droid Pro that I setup and basically maintain for my wife, who is coming off a Blackberry 8830. It took her about a week to start getting used to it, but she likes it a lot now.
     
  4. jhalsey205

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    I have both the X and the Pro. I thought i might toggle devices a bit, but the Pro has become my "go-to" device. I thought i would miss the screen size, but that's become a non-issue. I do miss themes and custom rom's (hopefully that will come).
     
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    Yea, this is what I am hearing. It all boils down to the similar dilemma I went through a few months ago when the Droid 2 came out. I knew I wanted a physical keyboard but I don't like the hassle of sliding out a keyboard and changing orientation every time I want to send a message. Because of this, I eventually passed on the Droid 2. However, now that the Droid Pro is here, my dilemma is back with an even tougher decision. I am going to lose 1.2" of screen real estate and HD video recording, but gain a front facing full QWERTY keyboard (which I desperately want).

    It's a tough call. Jimbo, I am sorry. I don't mean to derail your thread. I am just trying to gather opinions from people who have made the switch from the Droid X to the Droid Pro. It is good to hear a lot of people and reviewers say that they don't miss the Droid X's screen very much.
     
  6. jhalsey205

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    My set up:

    Hardware
    -16 GB Class 6 Micro SD
    -Extended battery

    Power management tweaks & apps
    -device rooted via z4root
    -Screebl Pro
    -SetCPU (throttle down to 300 when screen off)
    -AutoKiller Memory Optimizer
    -Uninstalled or frozen a bunch of stuff i don't use via Titanium Backup
    -Changed phone radio from global to cdma
    -App 2 SD

    Interface/screens
    -Launcher Pro Plus
    >7 screens
    >set columns and rows to 5x5
    >calendar, people & bookmark widgets

    -Home screen widgets
    >gtab simiClock
    >several Power Control Plus widget set to transparent
    >Beautiful Weather

    -Itching Thumb mapped to double tap of Home button
    -Smart Bar mapped to swipe gesture of App Drawer handle

    Replacement Apps
    -Launcher: Launcher Pro Plus
    -Dialer: DialerOne
    -Email: K9 Mail
    -Calendar: PocketInformant
    -Files: Asto File Manager
    -Backup: Titanium Backup

    [​IMG]
     
  7. bww143

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    A few I have found helpful are:

    NO LED.- sometimes the blinking light is hard to see, so the screen will have a little blinking icon for missed calls, emails, texts, etc. (this will not work with a NOLOK type app though) although I love NOLOK too, I can't use it.

    Simple sound profile widget- switch between sound profiles

    Jorte- calendar app

    MineVibrationSetting- sets different vibration types (including custom ones) and missed text reminders

    Just put in the extended battery.

    I was on a BB 8330 prior to this.
     
  8. bb_or_droid

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    I can't find an app with this name. It sounds interesting. Any ideas?
     
  9. jhalsey205

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    Link here
     
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    hey halsey, how can I map doubla tap of home to launch an app like itching thumb? It doesnt show up in the list of apps available....thanks
     
  11. spaz33g

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    There's an app in the marketplace called homesmack that does that but it requires root acess. To my knowledge root is the only way to assign the double click home to a specific app.

    Sent from my DROID2 using DroidForums App
     
  12. thedose

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    that is mad impressive!

    how difficult was it to do all of that?
     
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