Had Ally, went to Droid 2... quickly back to AllyGeneral


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  1. joeymogul

    joeymogul Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Funny story... I left Sprint to get the iPhone 4 thru AT$T... that sucked so I sold the phone and cancelled my contract. I have to pay an ETF but the money from the sale of the iPhone should cover it. So then I went on my sister's Verizon family plan and was pleasantly surprised to see this decent phone LG Ally free through BestBuy. So I signed up and used the LG Ally for about 1 week. Then I rooted it and put Trident's amazing V2 on it... it's a completely different phone. But I kept feeling like I didn't want a last gen phone so I exchanged it after 3 weeks for the Motorola Droid 2.

    I was so disappointed in the Droid 2 that I returned it after 4 days and got a new Ally. I had to pay $50 this time as the phone is no longer free, so I'm pissed at myself for doing that but I've already flashed my previous backup of V2 to it and I am much happier with this phone. The D2's keyboard is really bad, not to mention the major E-Mail oversight that won't allow Simple Password Authentication with private E-Mail (Not Gmail). And you don't realize how much you rely on the status light until it's gone / mono. The LG's light changes color dependent on what alert you have waiting. It's actually very useful once I got used to it.

    Anyways, Thanks to Trident for making this phone much better and I'm shocked at Motorola for making such a low par device. It's good, not $200 good... Ally is great for free (or $50 if you're stuck like I was)
     

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  2. phlfly

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    what is a Trident's amazing V2?
    how did you flashed to V2
     
  3. Mitchell4500

    Mitchell4500 Well-Known Member

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    Its a ROM. If you look around the forums you can find it. If you need help visit my support chat.
     
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    3devious Well-Known Member

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    The D2's notification light does not change color based on the notification!? Why would they go a step back from the D1?
     
  5. sookster54

    sookster54 Well-Known Member

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    Motorola are taking steps back in general, no real reason to pick their devices over others nowadays. If you're outside the US then they don't care about you. :p

    I like the LG's keyboard, one of the best out there, the Milestone's keyboard is terrible and so is the Backflip's.
     
  6. UncleMike

    UncleMike Well-Known Member

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    I've had my Droid since day 2 and recently got an Ally for my son. In some respects I jealous. The only thing I really don't like about the Ally is the decreased sensitivity of the touch screen when compared to the Droid.
     
  7. joeymogul

    joeymogul Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hey UncleMike, is the original screen protector still on? I guarantee it's still on it. I didn't even realize there was one on until like 2 weeks after it. Rub your thumb where the sensors are and you'll feel it if its still on. That will improve the sensitivity.


     
  8. UncleMike

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    I got the device used, so it's likely that the original owner removed it. I know it's sometimes hard to see, but I can't find any indication that it's still there. Maybe I'll go check one out in the store and see if it's the same - maybe it's just this particular one that's this way.

    Thanks for the idea...
     
  9. sookster54

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    Is the LG still running in LG UI? That causes a bit of overhead lag, switch it to android home with home selector or install Zeam Launcher (my preference)
     
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    UncleMike Well-Known Member

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    It's not a lag issue, it's a sensitivity issue. The Ally screen requires a firmer touch than the Droid screen does. I'm already using LauncherPro, and switch back and forth between that and the Android Launcher with no difference.
     
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    Can I ask why you didn't just trade the Droid 2, for an Incredible, Droid x, or Fascinate?
     
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    I posted in another thread that LP was giving me problems too, did you try a lighter launcher? I found Zeam Launcher to work great, I said in the other thread that LP was eating up memory and constantly redrawing the screen- it wasn't playing nice on the LG whereas it runs flawlessly on my Desire.

    I don't notice a sensitivity issue between different phones, but like I said the LG presented lag in response when touching, the Motorola Quench I had before was terrible in response and definitely needed a firm touch.
     
  13. joeymogul

    joeymogul Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Well, the full keyboard was a must so that excludes the Droid X and Incredible. I didn't even research or consider the Fascinate since I was both, trying to save money and found myself missing my LG Ally. I remember glancing over all the phones and the Fascinate was too large.


     
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    Oh, I understand. Well I don't like keyboards so I want an Incredible, which I am getting.
     
  15. sookster54

    sookster54 Well-Known Member

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    Seriously if you looking for a phone with a keyboard, the LG is one of the best out there. I'd also suggest the Motorola Charm, however it comes with major issues plus Motorola are being such asshats.
     
  16. Gride250

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    I agree! My ally is so sensitive. But to check if there is a screen protector take a razor blade to the screen!
    I work for Wireless Advocates so I sell Verizon, AT&T and Tmobile. Trust me it wont hurt it. I do it everyday to my personal phone to show customers the nice screen.
    That aside I had the droid X and the Droid 2 before the public could even buy it. My verizon concession account manager let me test both for 2 weeks right before they were released. I dont think the droid X is more sensitive than the ally! The droid was just laggy in my opinion. Although I never got to root them and install custom roms like i did for my Ally.
     
  17. darkxsun

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    ... what?!?
     

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