What are you doing to prepare for your Galaxy S?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by jhnstn00, Jul 12, 2010.

  1. jhnstn00

    jhnstn00 Well-Known Member
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    I'll be getting the Captivate soon and have started the preparation process.

    1) appbrain.com to pick apps I want to install OTA (over the air) Here is my list of apps.
    jhnstn00's My GalaxyS Apps
    2) Gmail account has all my contacts and Calendar events updated.

    3) Create a google voice account. I haven't done this but others may want to.

    4) Accounts already subscribed to Dropbox, Evernote, Slacker, Pandora, Skyfire, Opera Mini, Facebook, Twitter, Picasa, XDA, Android Central.

    5) chaoscentral on this forum (and XDA) has a root captivate thread which i will follow. Hope he will do a "Step by step Rooting the Captivate for Dummies" for us noobs.

    When I get my phone, will install Appbrain app to allow OTA installation of my apps.

    Once all done, I will have my apps, contacts, Notes, misc in Drobox, pics in Picasa, and Calendar backed up in a cloud.

    Since Captivate is locked from sideloading, not sure if all these apps will load. :(

    What are you doing to get ready for your new Galaxy S?

    What must haves will you load?
     

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  2. chaoscentral

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    I'll be getting my Vibrant Thursday morning, and will be rooting as soon as I get it home, and getting used to Android again. (Last android phone I had was a rooted G1 about 4 months ago, but have had a grand total of 4 in the past 9 months)

    Must have apps for me:

    Handcent SMS
    Launcher Pro
    Fancy Widgets
    Google Voice
    Facebook
    Pandora
    Twitter

    and loading a ton of movies onto my 16GB card from my recently deceased HD2
     
  3. lordmaxx

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    The same thing we do every night pinky......

























    Wait.... :)
     
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  4. SteveJobCutLine4myLiver

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    I will go to the tmobile store on the 15th to play wither the vibrant and then wait for Sunday to roll around. Hopefully they carry enough to go around.
     
  5. jhnstn00

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    Will be my first Android. Is there a root procedure for Vibrant or will you just try to figure it out? I saw there was a root for Euro version Galaxy S.
     
  6. Blackforge

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    Does taking back my iPhone 4 tomorrow count as preparing? ;)
     
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  7. chaoscentral

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    There is a root for Vibrant, and can be modified to work with the Captivate most likely. Since the bootloader is most likely the same it allows just about any signed update.zip, so root is extremely easy.
     
  8. ewingr

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    Haven't read this thread yet, but I've put in several hours this weekend just building a list of apps to investigate. I plan to post that soon. In meantime, I'll catch up on reading this thread.
     
  9. chaoscentral

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    oh that reminds me, if you are accustomed to itunes and such, check out doubletwist, both the android app and the desktop client. much better than the stock music experience
     
  10. SteveJobCutLine4myLiver

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    +1 doubletwist syncs with itunes. it's perfect for those coming from iphones.:D
     
  11. t-readyroc

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    Bought my microSD card (8GB class 6 for now - $21, Newegg), 2 micro USB cables ($2.50 for both (as in, total), Monoprice) & just bought a micro USB retractable car charging cable (eForCity via eBay for $4).
     
  12. Jofaba

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    Not preparing, just continuing to research. It all comes down to the screen (outside, not even sure how they'll let me test that...) and the camera for me. If they manage to impress me then I'll trade in my Aria.
     
  13. Aftashok

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    - burying myself in these forums, AndroidCentral, and XDA.....
    - bookmarking threads like these to know the apps and whatnot that i should have.
    - HOPING and PRAYING that sideloading is ENABLED on the Captivate, and if not, looking into some of these solutions that people have suggested for getting around this.
     
  14. linuxdood

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    3.5mm to AV output cable.
     
  15. t-readyroc

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    Where'd ya find one o' dems?
     
  16. emuneee

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    -Selling my Zune HD to finance my Captivate purchase
    -my gmail (email, calendar, and contacts) are all ready sorted and ready
    -already have an 8GB microSD card

    What music sync app do Android users use?
     
  17. Loco Leeep

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    converting movies using the process outlined on knowyourcell.com
    I will say, the aspect ratio looks wrong, I hope I don't wind up with black bars on the top and bottom, I want to fill the gorgeous display!
     
  18. jhnstn00

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    Double twist to sync itunes music to double twist desktop to phone sounds good.
     
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  19. linuxdood

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    I know they are online but i'm going to try radio shack first
     
  20. maerlim

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    Do I need special headphones to take advantage of the Captivate's "virtual surround" or will any old headphones do the job?
     
  21. emuneee

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    Any headphones should work. :)
     
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  22. maerlim

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  23. ewingr

    ewingr Well-Known Member
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    I should have posted to this thread. here is similar content.

    Very anxious to get this going. Feel like a kid at Christmas.
     
  24. Intervenient

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    Learning as much about Android as possible
     
  25. subie41ife

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    returning my iPhone 4 today..only a few more days till captivate!
     

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