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  1. gadgetmonster

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    Happy to be getting one of these........making the switch from verizon to save $. I love all the customization available for this phone so its going to be fun.........come on amazon, ship my phone! I apologize in advance for all the stupid questions.
     

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    Welcome!

    A watched Postman never comes ;)

    Don't worry about the questions. There are folks here that will help you.

    If you are planning to root, you might pass the tie by reading the tutorials in that folder--they are really good and helpful.
     
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    Is there a one click root like z4root worked for my droid x? And yes, i'll start reading.....
     
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    I know at one point SuperOneClick worked as a one click root, not sure if it does any longer I haven't really kept up with it.

    Gingerbreak seems to be the big news on the street right now. I'm sure Jerry or Andy will be here soon to point you in the right direction.

    Don't forget link2SD after you root. It is something the Optimus V really needs.
     
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    I came from Verizon too (Incredible). I love my new phone and service and this forum is really helpful :)
     
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    That totally depends on how many apps you need to put on your phone. I've only added 35 apps (40mb) and the majority of them are merely to customize the look of my phone. I have tons of space left. :)

    You only need link2SD if you plan on putting more apps on the phone than the phone was meant to handle. ;)

    Reminds me of...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvgN5gCuLac
     
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    I really don't need link2SD, I have 77 apps on mine and still have 144 megs left. Running the Bobz version of IHO, and it seems to be very memory friendly. This is including a number of large apps in the 15-20 meg size range.
     
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    If you had to list the first 10 things I should do with the phone after Its activated, what would they be? heh heh
     
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    1. New Launcher
    2. New SMS app
    3. Plants Vs Zombies
    4. Root
    5. Link2SD
    6. ...
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    9. ...
    10. Profit!
     
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    1. Install a custom recovery using this tutorial found here http://androidforums.com/optimus-v-...-custom-kernel-rom-change-boot-animation.html Then make a backup of your system in the recovery under "backup and restore"

    2.Root you phone using the Gingerbreak.apk. A really good tutorial can be found here http://androidforums.com/optimus-v-all-things-root/380801-guide-rooting-without-computer.html

    3.Install a custom Froyo based ROM or Gingerbread based ROM using the first tutorial mentioned above^.
    Harmonia and Bumblebee are the best Froyo based ROM's that are still supported. Any IHO-CM7 ROM(Gingerbread ROM) will have most every thing working and will get updated(little problems fixed) regularly.

    4.Try to figure out all the new things that a custom ROM can do.

    5.Try to figure out all the neat apps that you can use now that your rooted

    6.-10. Discover new ROM's and new friends here in this forum.

    Welcome gadgetmonster, we are truly friendly and helpful. If you need any advice,or just need to ask a question concerning your new Optimus "V" feel free.

    The "All Things Root" section is were you will be able to get the best advice for Rooting,Recovery's,and ROM's.

    This section is good for all your general phone problems not associated with Rooting,Recovery's and ROM's.

    Remember: we get freely so we give freely. As your knowledge of the "V" grows you can use that knowledge to help new members less knowledgeable than yourself(if you want to)

    I hope you will enjoy the time you spend here and make plenty of new friends.
     
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    If you aren't necessarily going to root (I haven't though I'm thinking about it):

    1. If you don't have a google account, get one. Import all your contacts into it from your previous phone (I did this with the clunky contact display on T-Mobile's web site, brought it into Excel, hundreds of contact #s didn't take long at all).
    2. Start using google calendar, it syncs with your phone.
    3. Get a google voice #. Get Gvoice App. If you talk a lot, get GrooveIP so you can make voip calls with Gvoice (and not use VM minutes).
    4. Download APPBRAIN. It manages apps, shows you new/hot ones, great place to start off to see what's out there. Also you can block updates for certain apps (like the pre-installed ones you never use)
    5. Get a custom launcher. I like Go Launcher EX, which is free.
    6. Get a bigger SD card and move your music onto your phone.
    7. If you drive much, get a car mount and charger. Bingo - in-car music, nav, entertainment system all ready to go. (I have a bike mount too, I use the maps and music all the time when I ride, I go off into the country without worrying how to find my way back)
    8. If you camp or are otherwise away from electricity a lot, consider buying a couple of cheap batteries on ebay that you can swap out.
    9. Rough on your phone? Buy a case.
    10. Download a lot of really cool apps then when you start getting the memory full message, consider rooting ;)
     
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    Lets see: So far I have activated(couldn't get the darn $25 plan so i'm pissed I waited so long), installed a ton of apps(twitter, facebook, weatherbugpro, yahoo im,act1 video player, chrome to phone, titanium backup, gmail, pulse, youtube, words with friends, angry birds of course(multiple ver)), otterbox commuter case, put my itunes music on a 16gb card and am using that as my main card,

    I am a previous droid X owner so i'm not totally new to android.

    Now I need to get some setting shortcuts so I can turn wifi, and other settings on/off.
     
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    Check out Quick Settings in the market. Lets you toggle almost your settings from a widget or from the app itself. Wifi, data, brightness, volume control, gps, airplane mode; there is more, I just can't remember them all.
     
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    Guys, If you love downloading MP3 musics, the good source is from YouTube videos as it has the complete list from any online streaming. The instruction is as easy as 1,2,3, and the great thing is, its free. Just paste your YouTube URl and for a couple of minutes, it will be converted into MP3. YouTube to MP3 Converter | flockee.com
     
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    Worked great.......I don't see a widget for it though.....
     
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    1. Read the user manual
    2. Read the user manual
    3. Read the user manual
    4. Read the user manual
    5. Read the user manual
    6. Read the user manual
    7. Read the user manual
    8. Read the user manual
    9. Read the user manual
    10. Install LauncherPro Plus

    :p :D ;)
     
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    There's a user manual? Learn something new every day :)
     
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    Lol!
     
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    Only thing i usually ever read the manual for is how to open the battery cover if its not obvious.....i admit, i had to do that for this phone.......heh heh heh heh
     
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    I did too lol. :eek:

    I'm kind of the opposite I guess. The user manual (or online PDF file, which ever has the larger text) is normally the first thing I grab when I open a box. Suffering from PEBKAC sucks!
     
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    I'm right there with you. It took me 2-3 reads before I was satisfied I had enough knowledge of the phone and all It's capabilities.I still got it close at hand just in case I forget something(Me forget something? At my age I've already had the first sign of getting older for a few years).
     
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