Your beginner android tips for my GV invite


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    ggp Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I had started this in the Lounge under a different title, but thought it may keep the mods happy if I restart this here.

    I, like many thousands of cell phone users, will become first time Android users in a couple of weeks, with VZW's release of the Droids (hmmm, I call movie rights! :cool: )

    Please share your insightful tips to make our adaptation of this wondrous new technology efficient and effective.

    On the line is two Google Voice invites. I'll be giving my two GV invites to the two best ideas. Being a newbie... I will need everyone's help if you're so inclined. Please feel free to chime in on any tips you agree as being most valuable.

    Just in time for trick or treat, I'll decide who gets my GV invites on 10/31.

    tia for playing along :D
     

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    ggp Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    carried over from prev post:

     
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    shivers316 Godmember VIP Member

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    Nope....still lounge material. Moved over.
     
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    dkaufman1 Well-Known Member

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    LOL! Now that's funny. GGP - people will see this...no worries. I am sure you will get some good tips.
     
  5. ggp

    ggp Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    lol, seriously! couldn't we just delete this thread and keep the other one going? ugh! I tried!
     
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    dkaufman1 Well-Known Member

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    Can the forums goderator do that?
     
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    shivers316 Godmember VIP Member

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    I like the name of this one better....if you want this one completely deleted and the other reopened let me know and I'll do it.
     
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    ggp Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    "Goderator" says it all... he has omnipotence.
    We're good here... but dear Goderator, couldn't you maybe grace us with a tip to help my cause? :)
     
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    ggp Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I get no love here??? :( Well, other than from dkaufman1.
     
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    shivers316 Godmember VIP Member

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    Recovery Mode - Turn your phone completely off. Hold the home button and hit power while continuing to hold home. This will bring you into recovery. You can wipe and manually update your phone from here among other things.
     
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    ggp Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thanks Goder... may I call you Goder?

    Is that the same as "safe mode?" I've heard there's a safe mode so you can troubleshoot if a problem is the phone or the apps.
     
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    shivers316 Godmember VIP Member

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    No. Safe mode is when you power on holding the menu key. Use that if you have an app or apps that continuously crash rendering your phone unusable.
     
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    ggp Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thanks for that clarification!

    Still sad that I can't rally anyone else to help a newbie :(
     
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    Hi, I just tried this, how long should you hold the Home button for?

    I held the home button, pressed and let go of the power button but kept the home button pressed, a picture of a Triangle with an explanation mark in it and a phone underneath it came up and I let go of the home button

    It just stayed like this, I has to take the battery out as it was completly unresponsive.

    Could this be Orange locking functionality down? Or just me not doing it right?

    Ta
     
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    shivers316 Godmember VIP Member

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    Which phone are you using?
     
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    stretchie_ Member

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    DUH :rolleyes:

    That'd probably help wouldn't it.. :D

    Got a HTC Hero on Orange in the UK. Just done the HTC update for it to bring it up to the current build version (on firmware 1.5 if that helps)
     

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