Upgrade from OG Droid to Charge

Discussion in 'Samsung Droid Charge' started by jnd121, Jun 29, 2011.

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    So I pulled the trigger and upgraded from my D1 to the Charge. So far I am liking the speed (processor and 4G) and the screen. The bloatware is ridiculous on this thing though.

    So while I am in my 14 day return policy, has anyone found any kind of issues that I should take into consideration?
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    My gripes are few...But here they are.

    Let's say you're lying down, holding the phone up to surf the web.
    I've found that the phone acts weird at times, the screen locks up
    but only when holding the phone like that.

    Touch wiz, nuff said.
    Other Launchers fix this, but the brown is really weird to me.

    The mobile hotspot does not work unless you:
    -set the date back a month
    -install the software update for this issue (which will make rooting a PITA)
    to impossible...


    Other than that, I'm sold.
    My phone lasted the entire day, with much usage, a
    few calls that lasted 3hours....:icon_ banana:


    I don't miss the O.G. Droid at all.
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    The screen tilt thing is driving me nuts. The screen doesn't react when i touch it while it's laying flat.
    I want to like this phone coming from my og.

    Sent from my SCH-I510 using DroidForums
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    root for the EE4 update was out within a few days of the initial release of the update, and its no more of a "pita" than it was before.
    flash a custom rooted kernel, takes no more than 10 minutes.
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    flash away all that stock crap, problem solved :)
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    Oh Ok. I thought I had read a sticky instructing people NOT to root
    with a the ED2 software update, but the one I've received (but not installed) was the EE4 one you touched on in the other thread...

    I'm somewhat lost.

    ED1 > ED2 then EE4?
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    honestly i dont know, i got this phone 4-6wks ago. EE4 is the latest update, that fixed the hot-spot issue. on xda i have seen root for ED1 + ED2 but i got my phone a couple weeks before the EE4 and i was in the first group to get it. i had so many issues with mods on my d2g i was hesitant at first to mod this phone so i didnt root/mod untill right after EE4.
    the history is pretty much a moot issue, EE4 is current and root/cwm, thats how i see it anyways...
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    You know what? I goofed.
    I was on Android Central about an hour before I got the charge
    (6/27) a day before the $179.99 price at Costco was going to end...and
    I had read this sticky about the ED2 update and somehow got the idea it
    came from this forum and that you couldn't root the phone with ED2, which is wrong and then 2, doesn't matter because root can be obtained from all software versions, so my apologies, I think I got royally confused.

    Thanks.
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    If you do decide to root your Droid Charge, just remember that it will void your warranty and insurance. For me personally, I would risk doing it. For others, that may be another story.
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    I don't have that issue at all with my Charge; in fact, I just tested it now. I'm running stock with the EE4 update.
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    Im liking the leaked EG2 build. Not all that god awful brown plus Netflix works!!!

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    We upgraded 2 original Droids to 2 Chrages and so far have no regrets. I do miss the notification light, but that is minimal. Any initial problems we had, we have been able to find a stock solution after some research. It is almost set-up exactly like my Orig Droid was, so it feels like home.... only better!!!
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    I feel the need to clarify a few things here. First, after speaking with Samsung support, rooting a Samsung device does NOT void your warranty, it only voids Verizon's willingness to replace it for you through the carrier. Second, the insurance company Ashurion, I think that's the right name, we pay for through Verizon said it doesn't matter if your phone is rooted or not, physical damage or not, they are an insurance company, as long as you are submitting a legitimate claim and pay your premiums, they will honor their part. They don't care what happened, just pay what you owe and all is good. Explained to me by the insurance Rep about replacing my OG Droid that I use as a backup every time my Fascinate weirdest out. My Charge should be here soon and I am looking coward to it. The problems it has are minor in comparison.

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    problem is, the phone is replaced by vzw, if they bill you for full retail, im not sure what options you have to get it back. (with out insurance)
    not sure why anyone would send it back rooted, we have the files to avoid that...
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    ditched a thunderbolt for the charge. only hate not having a LED. rooting is cake. installed the EE4 update. run odin and a mD5 of gummycharge 1.9x and couldn't be happier. OG droid 1 to crapbolt to charge and i think it's the best phone ever.