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    johnchavens New Member This Topic's Starter

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    So I just left my Storm 2 to get the Droid2 because I'm a huge fan of Augmented Reality and desperately needed to get my hands on the AR apps that Droid has. And for about an hour, I was PUMPED. Ran Layar and other apps but realized the battery died almost instantly. Then when the battery was charged and I tried to just access YouTube on the train this morning, I couldn't see a video. Saw the red swirly circle (my nemesis) for about three minutes. Updated my wi-fi settings, etc, and still couldn't get on. So not only was the froyo OS not "lighting fast," it simply doesn't work.

    Then later today I was trying to show off the Yelp Monocle AR app and couldn't get the phone to recognize my location. I rebooted TWICE and still no luck. Seriously, what the hell? PLUS I didn't realize that you can't search Outlook email which is frankly ludicrous.

    Sorry to sound bitter but I was SOOOOOO pumped for this phone. Perhaps I should have waited for more Droid X's to be avail, but I like the external keyboard for typing emails WHEN I CAN GET FREAKING ONLINE.

    Any videos I can watch? Advice? Refunds? Apologies? Jokes? You can reply here or at my email as long as you're constructive: johnchavens@gmail.com. Thanks in advance and I am sincerely hoping to have people tell me how to find fixes so I can get back to my Droid joy I enjoyed for about 55 minutes.
     

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  2. Shid

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    Don't really think this thread belongs in the Root Subforum. Anywho, there are numerous threads about the battery life of these phones and how you have to "calibrate" them over time to build up the battery life. I was in the same boat you are, but after a week I can easily go a day and a half with no charging and pretty moderate use. Just give your battery time to build up and you'll be happy. As for the reception issue, can't help you there.
     
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    jradicle11 That Guy VIP Member

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    Sounds like a lot of issue that are uncommon for most. I suggest you try a factory reset and maybe that'll nip it in the butt.

    Go to Settings > Privacy Settings > Factory Data Reset

    It'll set you phone back to how it was when you first bought it. Any apps and contacts you've added will show up again after the factory reset when you sign back in with your Google account. Everything syncs to your Google account.
     
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    @johnchavens,

    Do try the factory reset on the phone, a lot of times a single setting being wrong can trigger a cascade of negative behaviors on the phone. As for the battery it took me about three full business days of tweaking settings and conditioning before it performed as well or better than my previous phones. Good Luck!!
     
  5. johnchavens

    johnchavens New Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thank you for all your quick responses and apologies if this was placed in the wrong forum.

    Cheers,
    JCH
     
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    jradicle11 That Guy VIP Member

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    Keep us informed after the factory reset.
     
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    infil Well-Known Member

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    keep in mind first week or so battery life is going to suck.

    I swapped batteries from my d1 to d2(d1 was a week old) so i wouldnt have to go through that again hehe.

    Once i got everything setup the way i wanted it, gave it a day or 2 and since then no problems whatsoever.
     
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