The "Got my D3"/ first impressions thread

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid 3' started by Stevelord, Jul 8, 2011.

  1. kanundrum

    kanundrum Member

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    I forgot to mention in my review.

    Uninstall Lets Golf and Nova


    Both combined are 250mb+
     
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    so the D3 blur app launcher has grouping (aka folders for the most part)?? that gets me a little excited haha dancedroid
     
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    mostly just decided i wanted to try the bionic first. 2 days is plenty for me to see what the phone has to offer. in the end i found there was nothing i really enjoyed about the D3 that i didn't have in my X besides the physical keyboard. My fiance saw a greater beneft from the switch, considering she was on a stock 550mhz OG Droid.

    After trying the bionic, i may very well get another droid 3 if i don't get wow'd by the bionic. But until then i'll just enjoy my X.
     
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    Right now there aren't any options to remove it. Root hasn't been achieved so until that happens.....you ignore it or "hide" it.
     
  5. Bear in NM

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    Let me apologize for the off-topic here, but it might be a good place to get the word out, so to speak, as a lot of new users are viewing this thread.

    Brandon, yes root access allows you to have full control of the operating system (with a proper file manager apk). You can delete specific aps, or just rename them with an extension so they no longer load. And this is IMPORTANT. Once root is achieved, do not go crazy deleting aps. If you must rename, or secondarily make copies of the files to your PC or other backup (both is best). You would also have programs like Titanium backup to freeze files, and make backups. These files may be needed to be in place for an upgrade from moto/vzw to take, and it is possible to delete wrong files, or apks that need other aps or functions to work.

    So yes, root is needed to remove/rename the aps from the operating system, so they do not load at boot. Hiding them with LP or the stock ap drawer would only keep you from seeing them in the ap drawer.

    Craig
     
  6. phonixzero

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    Just got my Droid 3 today! Right as I was leaving my house from my lunch break, the guy pulled in. I showed him the letter I wrote in case I wasn't there and he said that it would have worked and that he would have left it.

    Coming from the Incredible, I love it. Screen looks great (even outside) and the keyboard is fantastic. So far only problems with it is the lag after leaving the camera (I am over it already). Love the phone so far and the pentile problem seems to be blown out of proportion and the 512 ram seems to be doing the trick quite well. Once we have root this will be an amazing phone (the bloat does suck but its easily to ignore).

    If anyone is wondering, there are 4 points of touch on the D3. I dont know if this is standard now but my Dinc only did 2. Tested with Multi Touch Visualizer.

    Happy with the upgrade so far

    Oh and it might just be because I am a masochist but, I am not completely hating Blur, do miss some Sense stuff but I can deal with it.
     
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    Awesome thanks! I was already using launcher pro, just didn't realize this feature existed... Much cleaner app drawer now!
     
  8. Opiemitsu

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    OH! Thanks for that :D
    I prefer Launcher Pro but figured I'd give "stock" a try. Guess I need to get in and play some more.
     
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    Just got mine! Managed to unlock the SIM, which I'm happy about. It seems very fast, snappy, and looks great (both hardware and OS-wise).

    For those interested, it doesn't bench that well - I've rebooted it a few times now, installed, uninstalled, and basically let stuff settle. I did four Quadrant full benchmarks in a row, and scored ~2100, ~2200, ~2600 and ~2500 in that order. Linpack reports an average of 44 MFLOPS single thread, 63 MFLOPS multi thread (which is the most surprising statistic to me).

    BUUUUUTT, I don't care about those benches. The phone is awesome.
     
  10. lunacie

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    What did you do for unlock? I need to be able to use a Rogers (canada) sim, I'm guessing it's a call to Verizon?

    Tnx

    JT

    Sent from my DROID3 using DroidForums
     
  11. dancingcrab

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    See here:

    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/droid-3/158398-droid-3-sim-unlock-discussion.html
     
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    i got my first look at the device today..veryimpressive i must say.. i love the new look. very sleek.. hope that front slider is an indication of what might be in store for the bionic now that its coming to verizon for sure...very nice phone this D3.. very smooth and very fast.. dual core. gotta love it...very cool new options with gb and new blur..i like it.. not due for an upgrade yet. but who knows. if bionic is as impressive and will be 4g.. might just have to add a line..lol..
     
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