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First time Android user with questions

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by TheBlueFox, Aug 25, 2010.

  1. TheBlueFox

    TheBlueFox Active Member
    Thread Starter

    Aug 24, 2010
    hey guys, whats up. my name is justin. i just recently purchased a Droid and had some questions for you seasoned Android guys on here. i'm running 2.2 as well.

    1) what is one of/the best app killers?

    i installed Task Manager by Rhythm Software and it acts pretty quirky. i can go to the app and kill everything running like Gmail, Browser, Messaging, etc, and it will show that they are all killed. well, i can lock the phone and after a few minutes when i turn it back on - like if i put it in my pocket then get it back out a few minutes later - it has a crap load of apps running. it will have amazon mp3, browser, settings, gmail, market, facebook, voice search and places running.

    is there something better to use?

    2) are there any other apps that you guys would recommended?

    3) what is the name of the app that you can store your apps on your microSD card? i know that i need to root it to do so. i've never done a droid but done plenty of iphones/pods.

    4) what is a good root file for first time users? i'm especially interested in wifi or tethering with having to go through verizon.

    i know this is a lot of questions and i appreciate any helpful answers. if i had more time to search it out i would, but right now between working full-time, school full-time, and full-time prego wifey i don't have a lot of internet time to look around. i really do appreciate any help and insight!


  2. Steven58

    Steven58 Reformed PH

    Feb 19, 2010
    Welcome to Android Forums! Glad you signed up! We look forward to your participation! :D

    I'm going to put this in the Lounge, since you have so many questions.

  3. DaSchmarotzer

    DaSchmarotzer Blame it on me

    Mar 10, 2010
    Welcome to the forums!

    I'm going to put this in the Android Lounge, seeing that your questions are Android related. ;)

    Steven, pull yourself together man :p j/k
  4. zerocool79346

    zerocool79346 Well-Known Member

    Apr 22, 2010
    You have no need for any app killer of any kind especially when running 2.2. You also don't need to root to run apps2sd with 2.2, it does so automatically with the apps that are developed to work with Froyo. As for rooting, go to the rooting subforum for your phone in the All Things Root forum, they will have step by step processes to do so.
  5. tommy_ed

    tommy_ed Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2010
    Verizon Wireless Sales, Traveling Musician
    good apps:

    i use yellow book app a lot, you can search for a business then click on the number to call, click on the address to navigate to!

    OI shopping list - great checklist app, lets you cross off items and shake the phone to remove them

    gstrings - if you play a stringed instrument this one is awesome, its a tuner!

    color flashlight - just what it says, its a flashlight

    handcent is a great text messaging app

    dolphin browser is by far the best mobile browser IMO.. has an add on that lets you quickly switch between "mobile view and desktop view" of websites

    pandora is a great streaming radio

    nesoid is a nintendo emulator

    keepassdroid - lets you save and encrypt all your username/passwords

    package tracker - put in your tracking number, select the carrier, and it gives you a notification when your package is delivered. You can also check the status of the package with it

    v cast song id - hold your phone near a speaker and it will tell you the song name, artist, album, you name it

    hope that helps, and welcome to the forum!!!
  6. Demache

    Demache Well-Known Member

    Apr 18, 2010
    Sioux Falls, SD
    You might want to drop the task killer idea for Android 2.2. They pretty much don't work with it. You device is fairly modern enough to not have an incredible benefit from one anyway.
  7. takeshi

    takeshi Well-Known Member

    Dec 6, 2009
    None of the above. Spend some more time learning Android before you start messing with task killers. Don't assume that you know how it works or you'll end up causing yourself more problems like many other Android n00bs.

    A good root file? Do you mean ROM? If so, you just need to try them out and see what suits you best and works well on your particular Droid. It's not a one-size-fits-all world. Spend some time reading up in the Droid hacking and ROM forums for ideas.

    Put rooting and custom ROM's on the back burner then. Come back to them when you do have time. You need to be able to dedicate a little time to reading, testing, etc. If you rush it, you'll just have problems and you won't be well-equipped to deal with them (which is also going to be time consuming).

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