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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by carmendiva, Feb 25, 2010.

  1. carmendiva

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    I've really tried and tried to tolerate the lag of my eris but with this 2.0 is coming this week or next week or next quarter and the lagging keyboard and launch of apps

    I'm officially coming back to join you guys :)

    I have been switching(literally every other day) from the droid to the eris to droid and back to the eris

    and I am willing to compromise looks for this ugly phone(until the Nexus one and//or Incredible comes) so the eris will be going into the sock drawer with the rest of the lame phones(i.e my env2 and such)

    My question is what is the best home replacement because i am going to miss the 7 screens??

    Some of them i heard are awfully laggy
     

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  2. Crazy_J

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    GDE gave me up to seven screens. I loveded it until I rooted. I didn't seem to have lag.
     
  3. slick_old

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    Is your Droid rooted?

    And just out of curiosity, what type of calling plan do you have on your phones?
     
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    you have a droid and an eris? you the woman mama!
     
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    The Droid is ugly? I never thought it looked ugly...:thinking:
     
  6. carmendiva

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    I try :)
    and yes to me the droid is ugly and big compared to the eris
     
  7. carmendiva

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    No i tried rooting with a friend and he screwed me over sooo i chickened out...and the directions seem easy but obviously i needed something EASIER haha lol

    and my calling plan is unlimited everything for 119
     
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    I have not rooted my droid yet. Right now I am using GDE and like it a lot.
     
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    Home++ is my favorite stable home replacement, and has 7 screens with Screen Switcher like 2.1. Try it out. It's free.
     
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    Sorry, GDE is pewp. Use Launcher+ if all you want is 7 screens.
     
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    I was once a scaredy cat like you but I followed this very easy n00b guide. Since I've become quite good at modifying my phone to death. Love it!

    1.) Obtain Root
    2.) Install Custom Recovery
    3.) Install Droidmod ;)

    If you don't like root there are multiple ways to go back to bone stock. Go have fun!
     
  12. carmendiva

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    Lol so do you guys think I should try and root??
    FOR SOMEONE WHO HAS LITTLE IF ANY TECHNOLOGICAL SKILLS???
     
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    i dig home++ . it has a lot of great features ...

    3-7 screens with looping

    power strip with phone, browser, task mngr, voice command, etc etc. it saves precious screen space.

    screen shots of your home screens (for the "post your droid screens" thread)

    home screen orientation (unlike the stock home)

    and a few other goodies that make it totally worth it. it does force close on me about once every 3 or 4 days, but i dig it. it doesn't seem to lag any more than the stock home, but i don't pay that much attention. i just really like the 7 screens. it lets me put a pic frame of my fam on every screen without worrying about real-estate.
     
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    If you can read the directions off the side of a box of mac-n-cheese you can root
     
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    Agreed.

    It's what kept me from switching from the Eris to the Droid sooner.
     
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    Yes use the droidmod. all you have to do is put the file on your sd card and use astro to find it after you unmount from the computer. Using astro file manager hit browse install and away it will go and do everything for you. Rooted and all set. DroidMod - Everything Droid doesn't, DroidMod does.
     
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    i like my droid, the look is awesome, i would choose your favorite idea out of all the ones shown above, and go with it, maybe you will have to try a few of them first
     
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    Yeah, I agree. I love the phone, but it's ugly. And, almost everyone I meet out says it's pretty ugly, but they are all impressed by the phone none-the-less.

    I'm waiting for the Nexus to hit Verizon and this thing goes on eBay!
     
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    Carmen, welcome back to the Darkside - or should I say DROID Nation?

    Rooting is not that bad of a process, and nowadays it can be done pretty simply. Whether you root is up to you, but I recommend it myself.

    Also, as for home replacement screens, well, I would have like to have had 7, but nothing I have found plays nicely - so I opted to replace the entire OS instead :p

    I now have 5 - good enough for me now, as I have Launcher:D
     
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    Root is not so hard. Definitely worth the hassle. GDE is nice, and simple. When I switched to 2.1 rom, it made my live wallpapers come alive. Which was cool for a few. Overclocking is definitely nice. Eliminates all the lag. Eliminates your battery life too, if you're not paying attention. ;-)

    Overall, yes, you should root. Just take your time, and read up.
     
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    Wow this thread has gotten out of hand heh.

    Good looking girls do that to a forum I guess :)


    Anyways don't feel pressure to root, enjoy your droid, it's a fatastic device even just stock.

    All these yahoos pressuring people to root wont be there if something were to go wrong. So, take your time and decide for yourself if you want to root someday down the road. Only you are responsible for your phone. (Also, forest fires).
     
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    And littering, and your health, and your happiness....
     
  25. carmendiva

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    thanks a bunch guys :)

    i don't think i'm going to root just yet because idk what im doing and the directions may be simple but i tend to make the simplistic things harddddd soooo...

    yeah i might have to deal with GDE home or something another but i am open to hear more about what you guys have to say if there any other suggestions!

    While im here....what are you guys favorite apps?
     

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