What droid doesn't do.

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  1. mikeofmikes83

    mikeofmikes83 Member

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    Droid does right?
    I've owned my moto droid for about a month now, and I'm totally in love with it. It really is the most powerful smart phone on the market :)

    ...but...and there is a 'but'...there are a few things that I've found that I would really like to see. First off, my primary and only real gripe...

    FM receiver/transmitter... Not a big issue as far as listening to the radio (all though that would be nice) but I would love for my phone to be able to transmit my music when I'm in the car. Like, for instance, when its in a car dock. That would be the sweetness! I've done some research online and found out that it does have an FM receiver/transmitter in the chipset. I wonder when someone will tap into it? As a side note (and I'm not sure if this is even in the same realm or not) but wouldn't you be able to use the phone as a keyless entry/auto start for your car if the chip was inabled? I saw where the iphone can do it, which to my knowledge, is the one thing the iphone can do that the droid can't.

    Minor issue, and I'm sure theres a fix coming down the pike (if others are even experiencing this issue) the new photo gallery keeps lagging out on load, forceclosing, etc, etc.

    It still needs a way to clear the market search history.

    And a free cache cleaner that doesn't need root would be nice too...

    I would love to root my phone, I really would....I'm just terrified of bricking it. Few questions (not even sure if I should ask here, but oh well, hope no one gets upset) I'm running 2.1; where can I find a near sure fire guide to rooting my phone. I know I would have to roll it back a version, then update it with root privs...again, just afraid I'll stumble on the wrong tutorial. Also, do you have to reinstall all your apps if you root?
     
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    titans Premium Member Rescue Squad Premium Member

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    If you wanted a phone with an FM tuner, why didn't you check the tech specs before you bought it?
     
  3. mikeofmikes83

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    I did check em. :) its only a minor gripe. It would be nice if it did it though, right? If just to be able to transmit radio wihout extra hardware. Considering that the hardware is all ready under the hood, its probably only a matter of time before someone figures out how to utilize it. Maybe next update? o_O until then I'm in the market for a blue tooth fm transmitter.
     
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    i would love to listen to the radio dont mind to much about transmitting i dont have a car

    Sent from my Droid using Tapatalk
     
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    The Droid Incredible supposedly has a radio receiver. Maybe you'll want to check out upgrading to the Incredible.

    And I can see why you'd want it to function as a radio. Once you realize everything the Droid can do, you start to wonder why you'd need any other device for tech on the move. I get it.
     
  8. mikeofmikes83

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    Exactley! :D its such an amazing device, and that's literally the only thing I think it doesn't do. (You could wipe your ass with it I you wanted lol) like I said though, the hardware is on board, and from what I understand its a receiver and a transmitter...but alas, I'm not sure whether that's true or not. I also read that ppl at alldroid are working on tapping into it. :) so maybe in due time we can ditch another accessory.
    The incredible looks amazing, and I am thinking of upgrading, and givin my gf my droid. The processor its got on board is beastly, the 8gb onboard memory is sweet, and the camera is 3mp stronger. I won't miss the hard keyboard at all, cause I never use it...but my gf (coming from a black berry) absolutely needs the hard keyboard. So it'll work out.
    Oh amd thank you so much for pointing me in the right direction as far as rooting goes, I'm feeling brave so I might give it a try tonight. I know I could use the boost in speed, and tethering would be sweet as hell. Thank you eeyone for your input, have a great day. :D
    (Responded on my droid...I love this phone):heart:
     
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    Wait, It doesn't?? I thought that smell was my imagination. I just assumed the droid was taking care of that.

    Looks like it's time to hit the shower and burn some jeans.
     
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    Bluetooth Voice dialing (argggggggg)... <ex. call office...>
     
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    Hahaha
    Droid ass wiping app ftw
     
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    I tried doing the laundry the other day but my wife said honey you need to separate your jeans from your underwear. I said sh*t, I'd need a stick to do that!

    sorry... back on topic...
     
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    rooting is so easy and a very slim chance of bricking, you will be happy once you do
     
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    I heard fm receiver will be in the 2.2 update.
     
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    That would be sweet if the receiver was in the update, but still though, I would rather listen to pandora.... If it can receive, then I certainly hope it can transmit. Internet radio where ever I go would be epic. Just plain epic.