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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Afgroyalty, Feb 27, 2010.

  1. Afgroyalty

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    i ordered my droid eris through walmart for free and before it gets here (hopefully wednesday :D) i want to know what to do when i first turn it on. Now what i mean by this is that back in the day when you first got your phone all you did was charge in right when u turn it on, is that still the case (just got done with an old 2 year contract) and if i do charge it right after i activate it how long should i do it. Thnx :D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D
     

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  2. Coltknows

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    Charging your new phone is always recomended, as they are tested before shipping. Often, phones are pulled out of the box for customers to tinker with (especially at a T-Mobile kiosk). As for how long, the battery icon in the top right corner will indicate when its done (if the phone is turned on). There is also a battery menu in settings that displays the exact percentage of charge. While its charging, feel free to browse the app store!
     
  3. SlickRick

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    Charge battery then hit the Market :cool:
     
  4. fungalMonk

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    I'd actually advise poking around the local settings while you charge. The possibilities are nearly overwhelming even before you hit the Android Market. Then you can really get mindboggled.
     
  5. Caddyman

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    Read the stuck threads in this forum
     
  6. aleis

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  7. bad05gtt

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    afgroyalty...under no circumstance do you ask any questions about the 2.1 update...their is no update, their never was a update or will their ever be a update..just walk away...trust me on this one...:D
     
  8. bowerman

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    Hey whats that code you can enter on the phone to get 2.1 again? HAHA KIDDING!!! :D:D:D:D

    Any way to the original poster: Take your time with learning this phone. It has A LOT of features and may take a while to get a grasp on everything. It's pretty easy to get overwhelmed. If you have any issues, JUST ASK!:)
     
  9. textstev

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    Wish there was more to say other than takes awhile to get used to the phone, but it's true. Add/removing the stock widgets alone is tough. I used to have iPhone, so evening moving icons around was a lot. lol

    With Eris though, the first thing I did was convert a bunch of music videos from YouTube to mobile version and upload them through USB to the phone first thing. :) I waited really almost 1.5 years before I got a good collection on iPhone.
     

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