What to do with Droid X on it's first boot?

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    Ok so I just got my Droid X. Anyone wanna list what I should do first and foremost to maximize presence? OTA, drain the battery, root, etc. Is it really true you should charge all the way before using the phone? And also what are some things I should check off right off the bat to make sure I don't have to return it. Stuck pixels, camera problems, wifi, etc.
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    good questions! I am getting my droid x soon and i would like to know as well!
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    Root! Haha
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    I was kinda hoping to hold off on root till Froyo...
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    Agreed! I'm not sure if the Droid X can be rooted yet.
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    It's already been rooted.
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    Oh sweet! that was quick! Motorola really sucks at trying to stop people from rooting. I thought it would have taken couple weeks because of the eFuse.
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    Should I charge all the way and then discharge and then charge all the way again before actually using it?
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    eFuse has nothing to do with it..
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    oh.. I'm new to all this android stuff.
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    Well I wanted to hold off on root until Froyo just to be safe.
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    I'm not getting nearly as much battery life as others are reporting here, and I just let my phone trickle charge while I played with it when I first turned it on. So I told Verizon and they're sending me a new battery.

    I intend on doing what you describe above this time. No shenanigans. Charge it all the way, drain it all the way, charge it all the way........then I'll get back to my regulary scheduled messing around with it.
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    Play with it all you want, just charge it all the way, then drain it all the way down before you trust the battery indicator.
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    The first thing I did was get a different launcher. ADW FTW.

    I don't need a contacts button because when you go to the dialer it has the contacts. Dumb design IMO.

    Sent from my DROIDX using Tapatalk
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    After finally checking out LauncherPro, I will agree. Rather than having to do all your screens twice, if you want to use a launcher besides the stock one then just get that out of the way.
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    so, being that I'm a (former, lol) avid BlackBerry user, I'm seeing on all these Droid X youtube vids where the HTC Sense clock and weather widget is on the home screen. i've read somewhere online that the widget comes with Launcher Pro. anyone care to either validate this or point me to the site where i'm able to get said widget? dancedroid
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    Your battery will be more accurate if you just start using your X with the factory charged amount. Use the X until the battery quits, then do a full recharge.
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    Motorola advices you to charge the phone to full initially, and there are folks who say this is important, but the critical thing is to drain it completely initially, and then to do so again every once in a while (every month-ish). The battery's internal gauge needs to be show where the bottom and top of the battery are. Draining it shows the bottom, and filling it shows the top. The reason we don't need to worry about the top is because almost everyone charges their phone to full on a regular basis, but draining is far more rare. Draining your battery frequently will shorten its life, so don't do that.

    As time goes by, the gauge gets less accurate, which is why it is good to drain the battery again now and then.

    So top if off now or later, neither will hurt you, just remember to drain it at your first opportunity. Don't put too much faith in your battery readings until you do both.
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    Here's my current battery status after 1:10:00 off charger:

    View attachment 12350

    Battery Left may still be overly optimistic.
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2010
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    I believe you get the HTC look with Beautiful Widgets.