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Hey all, as in the title I just got a Galaxy Ace.

I'm interested in what apps everybody here recommends (without rooting as of yet, I'm too scared to bugger it up and have a paperweight)

Here's a list my friends have come up with for me:
  • Quick Uninstaller
  • Dolphin Mini
  • Juice Defender
  • Imo
  • Camscanner
  • Launcher Pro
  • Call Confirm

The main purpose of the phone apart from calling, texting and reading PDFs is a music player so what advice do you all have for that?
I have been reading good things about WinAmp and it's ability to sync over the home WiFi. Is it any good?

I know it probably isn't the best phone out there but it's what was available here and within my price range.
     
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WinAMP is one of the best, honestly I would root the thing, you really have to try to truly brick it, some phones will soft brick but that just requires a software fix.
http://forum.xda-developers.com/
You can find all the info on rooting and other apps and stuff here, specifically for your phone, just scroll down and find it.
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WinAMP is one of the best, honestly I would root the thing, you really have to try to truly brick it, some phones will soft brick but that just requires a software fix.
http://forum.xda-developers.com/
You can find all the info on rooting and other apps and stuff here, specifically for your phone, just scroll down and find it.
Thanks! I'll give winamp a try. Will rooting the phone cause me to lose apps I've already installed?
     
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Thanks! I'll give winamp a try. Will rooting the phone cause me to lose apps I've already installed?
Only if something goes wrong, which it shouldn't. Once you're rooted you can then backup the apps so you can't loose them. Google keeps track of all the apps you download so you can get them back just without root you wont be able to save the app data.
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this is my list of apps that i'm runnign on CM7 nightly #12 on my captivate
http://www.appbrain.com/user/bleung96/cm7-nightly-%2312
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@Mr.Pie, yea we have same phone, same ROM Atinm's pretty awesome.
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@Mr.Pie, yea we have same phone, same ROM Atinm's pretty awesome.

I'm runnign nightly 13 now

but stay away from 14 cause loads of people are having issues like dropped calls and such

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Okay, just rooted it using Super One Click, seems to be working fine. =]

Thanks again guys, will now try some other apps.
     
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