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  1. papadonna's Avatar
    How do you assign individual ringtones now on GB?
    06-02-2011 10:13 PM
  2. Genericmessage00's Avatar
    Curious what peoples real impressions are... thread is heavy on other builds and wanting it.

    Never rooted and don't have a ton of applications.

    I must say that I like this phone a lot with 2.2, and I like it more with 2.3. I used a blackberry Storm for almost 2 years before getting this 6 months ago. I'd probably be happy with a string and tin-can.

    +'s
    • Batter life seems better
    • memory management seems better. I've disabled ATK and memory is very stable.
    • Google Maps and Navigation seem more stable. Relatively fast GPS fix, but never had problems there.
    • Performance seems a little better.
    • I like the notifications and ability to remove the ones I want.
    • Is the aiplane mode option when you long press the power button new? Maybe I just found it, but I like it.
    • I think the camera is faster and works a little better
    • With 2.2, after traveling my phone would get flaky. So far, it is stable on this trip.


    -'s:
    • Don't like the new keypad. Seems harder to hit the letters (I don't use swipe)
    • it is very hard to use your own word. Before, if I used a product name not in the dictionary, it would switch it to best guess, then I would go back, it would switch back and I could move on. Now, no matter what, it switches the word. Very annoying. I spelled it the way I did 3 times because that is how it is spelled...
    • Why do I have a txt message icon in the bottom row (not sure the name of it). Can I change it?
    • I don't get the whole profiles thing. Seems a little annoying so far.
    • The camera screen seems a little limited after taking a picture. I used to easily share image, now I've somehow gotten in a mode where I have to cancel out and get to the gallery to share.

    -'s:
    [LIST][*]Don't like the new keypad. Seems harder to hit the letters (I don't use swipe)
    I solved this by removing hepatic feedback. Now my typing is par for the course
    [*]it is very hard to use your own word. Before, if I used a product name not in the dictionary, it would switch it to best guess, then I would go back, it would switch back and I could move on. Now, no matter what, it switches the word. Very annoying. I spelled it the way I did 3 times because that is how it is spelled...
    If you click on the word right after you spell it, it will add it to your user dictionary, just like in 2.2. If you wish to add more words just go to settings-->Language &Keyboard settings---> User Dictionary
    [*]Why do I have a txt message icon in the bottom row (not sure the name of it). Can I change it?
    Long press it, and you can replace it with any app shortcut you wish.
    [*]I don't get the whole profiles thing. Seems a little annoying so far.
    Don't need to use them friend
    [*]The camera screen seems a little limited after taking a picture. I used to easily share image, now I've somehow gotten in a mode where I have to cancel out and get to the gallery to share.
    Was not aware of the preview time shortening
    06-02-2011 10:25 PM
  3. Genericmessage00's Avatar
    How do you assign individual ringtones now on GB?
    Same way you've always done it. (on the X anyway, I thought)

    Click on the contact.
    Hit the menu button.
    Select options.
    Then choose the ringtone of your choice
    papadonna likes this.
    06-02-2011 10:27 PM
  4. snowdude1190's Avatar
    A warning, I forgot to unroot and my phone was locked up, I went to verizon, they said I was rooted and oh well, still ordered me a new phone, but I was not to be beaten. I took out the battery, waited 30 minutes, restarted, and just let the phone sit for an hour or so, now all is good and working as it should.
    wait...so they still ordered you a new phone even though your phone was rooted? for free? explain!
    06-02-2011 11:00 PM
  5. moosc's Avatar
    wait...so they still ordered you a new phone even though your phone was rooted? for free? explain!
    Could have just SBF back to stock it takes 15mins

    Sent from my Xoom using Tapatalk
    06-02-2011 11:08 PM
  6. onenonlynony's Avatar
    I'm rooted but still received the update to my phone. I haven't flashed any ROMs or anything to my phone either. I still run the official build from Verizon. Yes I tried to install it OTA but it gets 1/4 through then quits. Is that because I'm rooted or because there's an issue with the OTA?
    06-03-2011 03:47 AM
  7. phasa's Avatar
    Update: I backed up my data and did a factory reset on the phone, and all issues seem to be fixed. Now that it actually works, I like GB for the most part.
    06-03-2011 07:13 AM
  8. jjdalton's Avatar
    My experience with the new OTA update has been mediocre. I originally had a custom APEX rom that i was running, but once I went to this new update my phone is lagging and moves much slower than it did before. I do like the new features of GB i just wish my phone wasn't slow.
    06-03-2011 08:10 AM
  9. mikesmith's Avatar
    The Signal Strength Widget doesn't work anymore. All it says is -113 and T-Mobile.
    06-03-2011 08:27 AM
  10. SouthernSaltine's Avatar
    Big issue for me.... The bottom hard buttons are now controlled by the light sensor (which is great i think) The problem is when you have the phone on the Multimedia station (bedside at night) the hard buttons stay on and are BRIGHT AS HELL! Anyone else find this to happen to them? It makes using my bedside dock worthless now as a bedside clock at night.. I got to get a fix...

    EDIT: Oh i am factory, un rooted running Official...
    06-03-2011 08:41 AM
  11. greydarrah's Avatar
    Everything (that I do with my phone) works perfectly for me running the stock OTA upgrade. It's noticeably faster.
    06-03-2011 09:57 AM
  12. papadonna's Avatar
    Oh okay! It actually used to be under Edit Contact....thats why i didnt know... Thanks!
    06-03-2011 10:15 AM
  13. andirobinson's Avatar
    I had a few hiccups with my install (namely, some of my passwords went away and my MS Exchange connection was lost). But my biggest issue is the battery. My battery life seems to be draining like crazy and it won't charge while it is turned off now!

    Very frustrating.
    06-03-2011 10:34 AM
  14. anon(319128)'s Avatar
    I don't know if anyone pays attention to the real important issues here....but has anyone noticed that when you call your voice mail, on 2.3, it displays an icon of....... an audio CASSETTE!

    Too funny.... How many people in this forum even remember using cassette based answering machines?
    06-03-2011 10:36 AM
  15. KDParis's Avatar
    Received the OTA GB update last night. The update downloaded within a few minutes however after installing the update, my DX is completely bricked. Multiple battery pulls have not worked. The phone brings up the home screen then just completely freezes. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
    I had that problem too, reset by battery pull and then just leave your phone alone for a bit (20 - 30 minutes). It will keep freezing up every once in a while for a day or so then it will work fine. At least that was MY experience. I just rolled with the freezes by just putting the phone down and leaving it and they subsided.
    06-03-2011 11:06 AM
  16. Sleepstupid's Avatar
    Is there some trick to getting the update? If I'm on wifi I get "Checking for update..." forever. If i'm on 3g as soon as i hit the check for update button it immediately comes back and says "check for update is unavailable...."

    What do i need to do?
    06-03-2011 11:43 AM
  17. StorminDT's Avatar
    Click on a phone # in an email. Brings up the dialer, but does not import the phone #. I believe this worked on Froyo.

    On a phone call, go to home screen. Then click on dialer shortcut to return to call. Launches dialer but in a different context then the phone call. To get back to the call, need to go to context bar and select active phone call. I believe this also worked different in Froyo.
    06-03-2011 11:56 AM
  18. Ryan0189's Avatar
    I updated to 2.3 last night, first Gingerbread running phone in my household (Everyone else is using 2.2, and my mom is on 1.5 still!)

    My first impression: The new look of the UI for 2.3 on the Droid X is amazing, I love it, it's much more suiting to my style, It's nice and clean looking. Then the performance is noticeable, and I love how I can go landscape with the application drawer, and grouping of apps in their own individual categories is epic too.
    06-03-2011 12:06 PM
  19. gbororats's Avatar
    Is there some trick to getting the update? If I'm on wifi I get "Checking for update..." forever. If i'm on 3g as soon as i hit the check for update button it immediately comes back and says "check for update is unavailable...."

    What do i need to do?
    Go into settings ---> Battery and Data Manager---->data delivery---->social applications, and uncheck sync over wifi only...

    for some reason if your phone is set to sync social applications over wifi only, the check for system update will not work over 3g. I've confirmed that unchecking this will allow you to check for updates successfully. It doesnt mean the update will be available for you, but itll at least return something other than an error
    Sleepstupid likes this.
    06-03-2011 12:16 PM
  20. anon24860's Avatar
    Tried to install upgrade. It failed. Twice. So I went back and did a factory reset (rooted). No joy. Then I did a wipe cache partition/Davlik cache. Screwed up my less-than-a-month-old Sandisk 32 gig card! Wiped it completely and now it won't format at all. Just wanted too report in. I'm re-downloading now and will report back.
    06-03-2011 12:51 PM
  21. mikesmith's Avatar
    Go into settings ---> Battery and Data Manager---->data delivery---->social applications, and uncheck sync over wifi only...
    I had to restart my phone after doing this before it showed an update was available. Downloaded over wifi after that with no problems.
    06-03-2011 12:54 PM
  22. ralphwhitfield's Avatar
    Works OK for me. But it's real funny that the Verizon app store won't.


    Ralph
    06-03-2011 12:57 PM
  23. anon24860's Avatar
    Well, upgrade failed again. I think I'm done.
    06-03-2011 01:01 PM
  24. continuum#AC's Avatar
    My phone updated to Gingerbread. It seemed to go fine, however, I noticed that I've lost almost all of my phone contacts. A few of them are still in my contact list, but the majority are not there. When I look at my recent call activity, it lists just the phone numbers with no name attached. Any ideas as to how I can get my contact list back?
    06-03-2011 01:11 PM
  25. winste's Avatar
    Am I the only one having issues with the Amazon App store after the GB update? Says I do now own any apps I d/led from there.
    I've got this issue too. Emailed amazon but no reply yet.

    This is the only issue I've had with Gingerbread.

    A minor annoyance though, using Swype, the keys aren't as responsive. I especially have problems with the space key.
    06-03-2011 02:06 PM
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