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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by xcodyx, Aug 2, 2010.

  1. xcodyx

    xcodyx Member
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    guess that's why they call it sin city..... hahaha.
    my name is Cody. I'm 21. I live in Texas...blah blah blah.

    the real reason i'm here is to get the scoop on my motorola devour.
    i love this phone so much.... im big into the social networking.
    due to the fact that i do alot of promotions with unsigned local bands, and facebook/twitter/whatever else is the easiest way for me to do so.

    BUT!

    this phone will turn on and off randomly.
    delete ALL contacts.
    not to mention, i would like to tweek it? or whatever its called when you can make it better.
    i purchased the phone in May-ish of this year.
    i do live in a shitty service area, and ive noticed that it does the turn on/turn off thing ONLY when i have 0-1 bar signal.

    HOWEVER!!!!!
    phone is excellent for the social networking. big fan of the motoblur. big fan on the syncing it does. i have all twitter and facebook buddies in my phone, and i like the fact that to get ahold of or in touch with someone, all you do is touch the screen. PHONE IS AMAZING...when i have good service and im getting the 3G coverage.

    so what im trying to get at, is what steps can i take to make my phone better in every aspect? speed, signal, memory, customization, etc.


    also: is it true that if you have the android system, that you have the same access to applications that say a droid user would have?
     

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  2. Steven58

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    Welcome to Android Forums! I'll move this to where more people will see it.
     
  3. EmoTonyB

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    well... you can root the phone and get it to do whatever you want however you want.
     
  4. xcodyx

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    thanks for the welcomes!


    and yeah, ive read about the rooting.... just scared that i will mess something up horribly wrong.

    =[.




    i can do just about anything on a computer, and yes i realize that these phones are a mini laptop, but im scared to tweek with it.
     
  5. EmoTonyB

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    i understand completely. best thing to do is backup everythign you can. once you start to root, the best part is if you F your phone software wise it is almost always easily fixable. i was also scared to hell and once i did it i was glad i had and felt a bit silly about being so apprihensive. if you are that comfortable using computers, this will come pretty easily to understand what your doing.
     
  6. NYCHitman1

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    Wouldn't this be better off in the Devour section? lol
     
  7. xcodyx

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    ok. not to sound like a n00b, but does my phone have have to be hooked up to a computer to root it?
     
  8. EmoTonyB

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    yes. depending on the root method you need to be able to make folders/transfer files to it, or run an updater prog with modified file. i dont think there is any device that can root by itself...
     
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  9. xcodyx

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    ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh ok! Thanks for the help man.
     

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