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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by dr_destructo, Jan 10, 2011.

  1. dr_destructo

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    Hi all, I've been perusing the forum for the past few weeks, ever since I decided to upgrade my phone. Well, I decided on the Defy, and it will be delivered sometime today(T-Mo is awesome btw, upgraded my shipped to 2nd day air for free because the Defy became back ordered after I ordered it).

    So, this will be my first droid, upgrading from a Blackberry 8900. My wife bought the Charm a few months ago(her decision), so my experience with Android is very limited. I do plan on rooting and going with a custom rom, but what I'm looking for here, is advice.

    My question is as follows:

    What are the most important tricks/configurations/dl's/etc for me to enjoy this phone to it's max potential?

    Thanks in advance!
     

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  2. sneeze18

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    this board doesn't seem active. I also decided to upgrade to a Defy for free today. It was rather a rash decision since I never seen it in person or tried out the phone. I hope it made the right choice though, it being my first smartphone. First thing I will do is root the sucker and go on from there. Have fun with your new phone!
     
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    I've had it since November and like the phone a lot.

    Here's a suggestion,

    Install Launcher Pro and use it instead of the default homescreen. It is much faster.
     
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    What's the advantage to rooting it?
     
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    Check out the Defy section over at XDA. There are some great guides on how to root, install custom recovery, overclock and flash custom ROMS.
     

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