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post #81 of 1529
I think Engadget made a silly cardboard holder.

Edit: that's what I get for middle clicking all my repy to's and getting to them in order...hah!
post #82 of 1529
Lol.

Well dang, though I discovered something!

Mount is nearly done.
Not too pretty, but totally functional and very secure.
Now I'm working on placing the magnet as far as possible from the phone while still activating car mode.

Probably will have this done tonight.
post #83 of 1529
So I just want to give a heads up to my fellow Droid owners. Many of us are experiencing sporatic GPS outages on our phones. Last night both my wife's an my phone lost all GPS. I called tech support tried everything under the sun and could not get reception back. Then low and behold I thought about something. Our phones use A-GPS which use's a server on Verizons end to augment and improve accuracy, one of the things this server does is tell the phone where the satellites are so it can get a faster better lock. While experiencing this issue last night both phones were using 3G instead of my WIFI so I thought to myself well maybe if I log em onto my wifi network they can reach the server.

Guess what!! it worked, the minute they connected to my WIFI they both locked onto the Satellites and have worked perfect since, which tells me verizon may be having issues with the A-GPS server communicating through the towers at some points. So if you run into this issue try logging onto a wifi network and see you get lock at that point. If so please PM me and let me know as I'm talking to Verizon to try to get this issue resolved so the more feedback I can get from other user's who run into this the better. Thanks a bunch guys and girls!
post #84 of 1529
any of you guys hacked/jailbroked?

What exactly can be added when it's done?

Honestly, I'm looking at all these free apps and thinking there's almost no need to root-hack it!

What apps are a MUST have? I mostly use devices for media playback and such.

Anything to read .mkv files?

I just dont know where to start with this thing. It's gone WAY beyond my expectations already and I've only had it for 6 hours!

Watching a movie + voice navigation at the same time? = OWN!
post #85 of 1529
I got mine on Thrusday (thanks Dad) and I'm loving it so far. First day the battery was eh, but after that it was fine. What are some of your guys' favorite apps? I'd love to get a GOOD GB/GBC emulator, but can't seem to find one.

So yeah, add me to the club.
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post #86 of 1529
I love mine so far. Rooted mine last night but haven't done much with it. I removed the sounds it makes when you take a picture, but it still beeps when you auto-focus.
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post #87 of 1529
Got my proof of concept mount done.
Works fantastic!
I'll get pics up when I get home from work!
post #88 of 1529

Was messing around with my dogs (excuse the high pitch voice, they respond well to it lol) and decided to use my droid and try out the video camera.

post #89 of 1529
I want a dog.
post #90 of 1529
Haha, there's a dog whistle app, and yes it works. Not really sure what use it would be since my dog comes whenever I call her anyway.

So, for about a week now I have been running without a task manager. I got out of my linux mentality when I started using my Droid, and fixated on keeping everything out of the memory, until I remembered how linux handles background processes. In Fedora I never kill any process unless it isn't working. You won't ever run out of memory, or be bogged down by things running. Android will close things itself, and free up memory when it needs to. When you press home, or back to the home screen, whatever you were running is no longer consuming CPU cycles, and therefore is no longer consuming power. Case-in-point, when using the browser you go home and run something else, then later go back to the browser, it isn't just sitting there waiting, it basically recalls its last state and starts running again. I've stopped worrying about what I've been running and let the beauty of linux work for me .

My point of all of that being: task managers are running down batteries by constantly scanning the OS and memory, and killing things which need to re-run themselves later. I have noticed an increase in my battery life without it, and maybe a tad better since the 2.01 as well. Feel free to continue using it if you like, but just test it out for a day or two and see for yourself. It was tough for the first couple days for me.


On the topic of rooting, I haven't seen anything much, except removing the stock apps, changing the taskbar color and transparency, and loading that 2.1 ROM from the Nexus One phone. I'll hold off for now, since you won't be able to get OTA updates anymore. I'll resist until something really cool/useful comes out.
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