My DX arrives today! Step by step, what should I do?
This may be a goober question, so if it is, excuse this android newbie, but....
What should I do with my new best friend when I take it out of the box...one step at a time.
ANY help is sooo appreciated!!!
- 11-24-2010, 04:47 PM #2
Coming from BB I see. Well first thing I would do is fully charge it so you have time to play . I am not sure if they are shipping with froyo now but if not go to Settings>About>System Updates, and update the software.
Then IMO you should enjoy the device stock for a while before you get into Rooting, and custom ROMs. This way you have something to compare to when you start removing bloatware and speeding up your phone
- 11-24-2010, 05:10 PM #4
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- 11-24-2010, 06:50 PM #7
There's a great "sticky" thread on this forum for new X owners, plus one on apps and tips-and-tricks. Out of the box, the X is user-friendly, so don't panic. You are just about to enter one of the most entertaining part of your world. You will be absolutely stunned!
- 11-24-2010, 07:06 PM #8
- 11-24-2010, 08:18 PM #9
Hmmmm, I may be late to the party on this one.
I'd make a gmail account if you haven't already. Then I'd download Google Sync on the blackberry and sync all your contacts to your gmail address. Then I'd set up a Google Voice account (if you haven't already). Then when the X get's there, log into your gmail account so you can quickly recover all of your contacts without all the hassle of transferring them over. Then I'd download Google Voice and set it up as your voice mail. Then I'd spend the next few days playing with every bit of the phone and learning the ins and outs.
- 11-24-2010, 09:18 PM #10
tntdroid and I are on the same page. Take your time and get a feel for the phone before you start down the path of rooting.
once you root you are in a position to do some real damage to your device.
second bit, custom roms are great and they offer a lot of real advantages in the way of ui and performance tweaks BUT, do your research. Rom manager scares me a bit because it makes trying new roms really easy.
I would suggest instead to look around and find a rom you think you'll like and then follow the dev's instructions for installing.
Sorry for gushing. Can't hold back my enthusiasm.
- 11-25-2010, 03:06 PM #12
I would suggest just enjoying it for a while, and then read, read and reread the topics associated with rooting/unrooting (z4root is a 1 click app you can put on your DX) then continue reading about ROMs, Themes etc.
But above all know the risks and rewards before you dive in, you don't want a $569 paper weight. Rooting is the easier part and you can do alot with it like ad blocking app, wifi tether, etc.
- 11-26-2010, 09:24 AM #13
I second the LauncherPro recommendation. It makes everything in the X much smoother. Go to youtube and search for videos about the DroidX. There are quite a few. They give you great ideas and show you things that you might not even think of as a former bb user.
- 11-26-2010, 12:24 PM #14
- 11-26-2010, 06:50 PM #15
New Droid X
To many here rooting may be easy and what they want but if the OP was not concerned to answer a great question for adice out of the box I think he would have read about rooting and who knows what might have happened.
I am not cutting you down but let the poor guy learn his new phone and he will know what is right for him.
- 11-27-2010, 01:39 AM #16
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Since z4root is a 1 click app you can use to root your device make sure to download Titanium Backup or any app that can backup apk files and backup a copy of z4root so if you have to restore device and the app gets removed from market you are not stuck without a way to unroot as easy. The developers are good at helping but I agree to read and reread because you never know what can happen.
After rooting I ran into a situation that corrupted files on my unit that screwed my device but good enough I researched first and was able to get it back. But on the same not you wont learn if you don't take a leap.
- 11-27-2010, 06:15 AM #17
- 11-28-2010, 12:56 PM #18
I would take a week or two to learn everything and get used to using android and froyo. There's no need to rush a custom Rom and root the phone. Learn all you can about the basics first. Research the forums and just spend some time using the stock phone. Besides hopefully Gingerbread is around the corner and you might like that better.
Learn everything possible about the Android system, Froyo...and Gingerbread when its released....then decide on if you need or want to root the phone.
- 11-28-2010, 01:08 PM #19
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