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  1. KingDong

    KingDong Well-Known Member
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    Thought i would start a thread where everyone could contribute. i will be adding the tips to this list as i receive them so get contributing :)
    I have added a new 'Recommended Application/widget section and i am ASKING for your help! can anyone please leave a message on an app you would recommend, what it does and why thanks! It can be found at the bottom of this post.

    Version Log
    Version 1.0 - Added tip number 1.
    Version 1.1 - Added tip number 2,3 and 4.
    Version 1.2
    - Added tip number 5 and 6.
    Version 1.3 - Added tip number 7, 8 and 9. Also added an recommended app section.
    Version 1.4 - Added some recommended applications and widgets.
    Version 1.5 - Added images to make it look more visually better and easier to navigate.
    Version 1.6 - Added the link on how to take screenshots

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    X10 Tips

    1) Slide the menu up and if you long click a app you can place it as a shortcut without going through the longer method.

    2) On the lock screen touch the top of the arc and you can drag it the other way for left and right hand users.

    3) Hold the home button down (the middle one with the square above it) to get a pop up with shortcuts to recently opened apps. - Thanks to Airplaneman.
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    4) Download the HTC keyboard as this keyboard is much easier and better to use than the default android one and x10 one, you can get it from here -
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=654179

    5) If you are familiar with sony ericssion phones, you would be familiar with this secret menu! Sony Ericsson did not keep their Flagship Phone Xperia X10, away form this Secret Menu.
    Heres the Code to Unlock the Menu :
    In the Lock Screen ( the one with the Swype animation! ) Press the buttons below, simultaneously and in succession,

    Menu, Back, Back, Menu, Back, Menu, Menu, Back

    6) To be boot into Safe Mode:

    Turn off the device

    Power on
    During start up, hold down the menu button as soon as you feel the first vibrate
    Continue to hold menu down until phone has completely booted

    Once the phone has booted you will see "SAFE MODE" in the bottom left hand corner of the lock screen. - Thanks to Frankbonatelli.

    7) Download Advanced Task Killer on the market place it's a great app and increases the amount of RAM you have and will speed up your phone.

    8)
    You can silent incoming call by tapping lower volume key and you can reject call by tapping power button. - Thanks to Busha.

    9) Holding down on an empty space on the home screen will allow you to add a widget or shortcut.

    10)
    When you are in the call log to see who has called you etc, if you press the name of the person, you will have another screen before you get the option to actually call the person. However, if you actually press the green 'phone' icon next to the name of the person you want to call, it will dial it straight away. One less screen press.

    11) How to take screenshots -
    http://www.simplehelp.net/2009/07/2...ots-of-your-android-based-phone-from-windows/

    Reccomended Applications and Widgets

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    1: ADW Launcher (Replacement for the default home screen, much more customizable.)

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    2: Gesture Search (Easy to search anything on your phone from contacts to applications.)

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    3: TweetCaster (If your into twitter imo this is the best application and visually is the best out the lot.)

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    4: K-9 Email (My personal favorite email application, but it really all goes down to personal preference.)

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    5: LED Light (If you ever need your X10 to be a torch this is the application to have although there are many alike.)

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    6: AIM (if you ever need to sign onto Facebook Chat you can use with this, there are a few on the market but i heard some hack into your profile?)

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    7: Handcent SMS (Nice notification pop-up, and very customizable my favorite text messaging application.)

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    8: BatteryTime Lite (An widget and app which can give detail battery times and percentage of your battery also a nice choice of widgets.)

     

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  2. airplaneman

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    Hold the home button down (the middle one with the square above it) to get a popup with shortcuts to recently opened apps.
     
  3. Busha

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    You can silent incoming call by tapping lower volume key and you can reject call by tapping power button.
     
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  4. rosered

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    As a little adjunct to King Dong the following is a thread for installing the HTC_IME keyboard but with a skin of your own design. Its pretty cool and pretty easy and Gimpsta the guy who runs it is supremely helpful when you have a prob as I did with my naff laptop.

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=654179
     
  5. KingDong

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    Thanks I've replaced the link
     
  6. manxape

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    Get Swype keyboard it beats all other keyboards hands down.
     
  7. joemonkey

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    or try ShapeWrite which is FREE and very usable.
     
  8. JDwan

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    Swype is free too, you just have to sign up for the beta to use it. Not sure whether they are still accepting testers or not at the moment.
     
  9. KingDong

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    Keep the tips coming ill update tomorrow
     
  10. frankbonatelli

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    Hey King Safe mode (6) is not correct.

    To be boot into Safe Mode:

    Turn off the device
    Power on
    During start up, hold down the menu button as soon as you feel the first vibrate
    Continue to hold menu down until phone has completely booted

    Once the phone has booted you will see "SAFE MODE" in the bottom left hand corner of the lock screen.
     
  11. KingDong

    KingDong Well-Known Member
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    Thanks i've changed it also...

    I have added a new 'Recommended Application/widget section and i am ASKING for your help! can anyone please leave a message on an app you would recommend, what it does and why thanks
     
  12. KingDong

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    Any apps guys?
     
  13. Bexy

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    Go to the dialer and enter *#*#4636#*#* to find out what percentage of time your phone has been on without sleeping, from the battery history section.

    Read that somewhere on the forums and sound advice. Unfortunately mines at 99% but, Im working on it, to improve the battery life :).

    Apps.......
    Astro - File Manager. Can also be used to uninstall/install apps and kill tasks.
    TaskPanel - Task Killer. Have tried a few different task killers but, this is my overall favorite :).
     
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  14. jrdunno

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    For most SE phone there's another hidden feature. When you are in the dialer you can hold the * key and you will see a comma. What it does is "pause". Its mainly for dialing automated phone line's prompt. For example: if you dial 1888-123-4567,0 what it will do is first dial 1888-123-4567 and it will wait for the line to connect and then press the prompt "0". It's hard to explain in words so try it with any automated line you will know what it really does. Really useful if you use calling card or any automated phone service on a daily basis.
     
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  15. xx_raj_xx

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    Juice defender.. seems to be working better again.. great apps for me and I am a medium user of the phone.

    great apps to extend the precious battery life

    tx

    Raj
     
  16. Bexy

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    I never knew what the comma was for. Havent seen it on a phone for ages, with no physical buttons to press, I dont hold my finger on it long enough now lol. Thanks for the tip.
     
  17. KingDong

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    Okay on my attempt to revive this thread as I'm not really been busy I'm going to update this tomorrow morning, So if you have any tips or useful widgets or apps please leave them here and ill add it to the main post. thanks.
     
  18. Daniel40

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    Remove the back cover, remove the battery. That way you are doing your bit to save the envronment before throwing your X10 in the bin !
     
  19. KingDong

    KingDong Well-Known Member
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    Real advise please :D
     
  20. eddietse91

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    haha lol, thats a funny one
     
  21. KingDong

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    Although throwing it away would mean i would be without a phone.
     
  22. KingDong

    KingDong Well-Known Member
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    I've added some recommended apps and widgets, i couldn't really think of any tips anyone care to help?
     
  23. KingDong

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    Will be updating again tomorrow.
     
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  24. cwepruk

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    Widgets - switcherpro.

    You can control 7 things with this and when you double click on it, it can take you to that menu in settings. I use it for wifi, BT, 3G, Airplane Mode, Brightness, battery life and GPS.
     
  25. KingDong

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    I couldn't find this on the market?
     

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