Just got myself a desire HD.. what now?General


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  1. SolidSnak3

    SolidSnak3 Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hi everyone, i just bought myself my first ever android phone (coming from an iphone 3g )
    There are so many options so many things that i do not what to do now :s

    Can you guys help me out with these(please!):
    1-How can i prevent it from accessing the web? ( i havent paid extra for it to go online,so ijust want it to go online whenever i m at home and using my wifi connection)
    2-How to get myself one of those awesome themes that you guys have?
    3-How do i put music in it? :s any music player you guys recommend? i really dont want to use itunes anymore.... ( i hate it! )
    4- I ve been reading the thread on the battery issues and i downloaded advance task killer from the market.. is there any other thing i should do to make the battery better?
    5- and last, any apps you guys recommend? games?


    Please me help me out guys i m a total andriod noob :(


    Thanks alot
     

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  2. naths

    naths Well-Known Member

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    Go to menu-settings-wireless/networks..and un-tick the mobile network box...
     
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  3. eddiewawa

    eddiewawa Well-Known Member

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    ok well i think:

    1. theres a htc mobile widget? that turns the data flow on and off
    2. themes, from what i learned yesterday check out the htc desire thread on that, i used launcher pro and folder organizer to customise icons, but have a gander you'll be able to find the thread.
    3. lol im old skool, i just chuffing drag and drop from net book to sd card, but think the rest of the peeps here will advise on that :)
    4.auto sync kills batteries (but you dont use data on the go so thats negated)
    5. ooo games, i'll let the other peeps suggest, i like my boring turn based strategies like uniwar and everlands hehe

    p.s. why have you got a desire hd...a super smartphone and not get a mobile data package with it?
     
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  4. SupremeBeaver

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    1. Read above
    2. click the bottom right button in the dock. click skins. choose from there
    3. To put songs just copy them over to your sd card. The default music app is good enough imo, but there are plenty of good ones out there. just pull up a google search
    4. Do yourself a favor and delete advanced task killer. that will kill your battery. as for other ways of saving battery, keep the screen brightness not too high, switch off 3g if you're not using it. can't think of others :p
    5. there's tons of apps, just head over to the application and games section on this forum. plenty of options!

    edit: beaten by eddie lol
     
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  5. eddiewawa

    eddiewawa Well-Known Member

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    lol :p just passing the time after watching the all blacks hammer england, now watching those green guinness swigging boys take on SA
     
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    ur talking about rugby right? football is more my thing :)
     
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    you mean the one where an ankle tap means rolling around crying like a baby? lol im kidding, im a fulham supporter myself, but passionate rugby league/union player too.

    oh and since im bored and point 5.

    Games at the moment aren't the greatest on the android platform esp when you see the plethora of quality games on the iphone, but bit by bit games are being slowly ported across onto android e.g. angry birds & fruit ninja, but some of the games i have at the moment are:

    Robo defence (1st game i bought, addictive tower defence game)
    Everlands (cute, addictive and surprisingly deep hex strategy game...but its a lil short)
    Shoot U! ( love it, physics game shooting a rag doll...nuff said! lol)
    Word Up! (GF loves this, word finding game)
    Blow Up (what can i say, blow things up whilst trying to not kill panda? hehe)
    Chess (what? seriously...what? so i like chess, bite me! lol)

    not really played any of the 3d games like baseball superstars on my Hero as it isnt cut out for it (but have on my mates desire and its pretty fun) once my DHD arrives next week tho...that'll change hehe
     
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    Games - Angry Birds!

    Dave
     
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    SolidSnak3 Member This Topic's Starter

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    Whats auto sync, and how do i turn it off?
    Yeah i was doing that to ( drag and drop songs on the sd card ) but i want something more like itunes.. even tho i hate it... i kinda got used to :p
    Yeah the data package was kinda expensive

    ( i live in Norway :p)

    I ll see what i can when i get a job :3 i m really enjoying this baby
     
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    SolidSnak3 Member This Topic's Starter

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    Why i thought, advance task killer actually helped the battery life by closing down all the apps that are running in the background :s

    And the skins are very limited i wanted custom ones ;(
     
  11. SupremeBeaver

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    actually any app you have running in the background is not actually running. It doesnt use any cpu cycles because it is in effect just "frozen". If you use a task killer, you're using cpu power to kill the task, which is unnecessary and could really effect your battery depending on how often you decide to kill apps.

    As for custom skins, hmm maybe you could try launcher pro. There's plenty of different skins for that.
     
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    SolidSnak3 Member This Topic's Starter

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    Oh ok cool
    Another things.. whats that about rooting it? i ve been reading that for a bit now, its like jailbreaking right?
    Is it worth it? I m pretty happy with my phones performance ( and it has the latested andriod version..) What does it actually do?

    Thanks and sorry for my noobiness :p
     
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    SolidSnak3 Member This Topic's Starter

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    And also what is this picture that i keep on seeing in many andriod blogs and forums? :s
     
  14. eddiewawa

    eddiewawa Well-Known Member

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    QR codes, use your desire hd barcode scanner, point at one and see lol

    edit: sorry my bad, forgot one doesnt really come with it...anyways! use barcode scanner app (market), use your camera point and ...well...wait and see :)
     
  15. SupremeBeaver

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    yeah rooting is similar to jealbreaking. With root you can install certain apps which require root. Some include free wireless tether, overclocking, titanium backup (which backs up all your apps, settings etc), and more. Also you can install custom roms with more efficient kernels etc. (but that's not possible on the DHD yet)

    Well imo if you are happy with your phone then there shouldn't be any reason to root. Don't forget rooting voids your warranty so i would only root if you really need to.
     
  16. jonrwg

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    Install Need for Speed: Shift !! =D
     

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