04-05-2010 10:08 AM
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  1. YoungChrisG's Avatar
    I'm in the same boat here. I paid full price for my Storm2. I wish I hadn't.

    I just ordered my Moto Droid, should be here by Wednesday.

    I'm still debating on trying this for 30 days, then seeing if I may hold off for the Nexus One. It seems though, that since the Droid is getting 2.1 and Flash, it really isn't much difference from this to the N1. The major differences I've seen are the 1ghz processor (which although is fast, I suspect the Droid can handle it's processsing better.) and double the ram...

    Now, I do have a few questions.

    First, I'm used to the BB platform. Is it easy to root, and customize compared to the limited customization on the BB?

    Yes it's pretty easy to root although flashing ROMs and such can take some learning. I came from the same boat you did with the betas and hybrids and I got it figured out no problem. Once you flash a few times it becomes super easy. Especially with the SPRecovery and the help of DroidRootPro.

    Also, as far as the ram goes, I had upwards of 70 apps on my BB, what should I expect for App size? I'm just concerned about maxxing out the memory.

    You shouldn't have any problem with the RAM on the phone and apps. I have over 50 on my Droid and that list grows almost daily. No battery pulls or lag really due to the apps at all.

    Also, I'd like some opinions from users as to the ease of use coming from a BB. I'm sure there will be a learning curve, but I'm just looking for basics.

    I took to it like a fish to water and my fiancee who stepped up from her LG NV2 had almost no problem making the jump to the smartphone world with the Droid. It's uber user friendly.

    Thanks and I hope I can be as much of a contributor here as I am on crackberry.
    Oh! I have another question lol.

    On my blackberry it is really easy to get ringtones because I just go to Myxer and download them through the browser, can I do the same thing with the Droid? Download things through the browser?
    There's a couple of apps I use:
    iMusic for song downloads (Think of it like Lime/Frostwire for your Droid)
    Ringdroid to edit the songs to the clips I want for the ringtone
    Or the short and easy route = Mobila Ringtones. Download ringtones directly from them and install them on your phone
    01-18-2010 02:22 PM
  2. Dalt0n94's Avatar
    There's a couple of apps I use:
    iMusic for song downloads (Think of it like Lime/Frostwire for your Droid)
    Ringdroid to edit the songs to the clips I want for the ringtone
    Or the short and easy route = Mobila Ringtones. Download ringtones directly from them and install them on your phone
    Oh cool thanks. Are all of these free?

    So I found a couple Droids on ebay for $200-250 that say they were never opened, so I might be able to get my Droid in a week or so. Has anyone ever bought anything off of ebay? Is this a safe way to go? It definitely would be much easier than getting the extra $300 and buying in the Verizon store.
    01-18-2010 04:20 PM
  3. Dalt0n94's Avatar
    UPDATE: My friend from school who gets new phones almost weekly said he can get a Verizon rep he knows to get me a Droid for $200 maybe $250 in a week, a month at the latest. Super excited .

    One more question, just to make sure of this. So when I get the Droid, I can just *228 and activate it, and have both my Storm 2 and the Droid working with the same number, on the same plan, and no additional fees will be required?

    EDIT: Sorry bout the double post.
    01-19-2010 11:01 PM
  4. moviemogul's Avatar
    No...its one or the other
    01-19-2010 11:28 PM
  5. Dalt0n94's Avatar
    No...its one or the other
    Aww bummer. But say if I was using the Storm 2 and wanted to use the Droid that day, I could just *228 activate it right? And then I would do the same thing if I wanted to switch back?
    01-20-2010 10:22 PM
  6. Dalt0n94's Avatar
    UPDATE: Ok so my friend said the guy he knows at Verizon couldn't get me the Droid for about two weeks, so I was thinking about buying on ebay. Has anyone had any experience doing this?

    And I'm pretty sure that once I get the Droid, I'm gonna save up some money and then sell my Storm 2 for $200, so I can get the Nexus One when it comes to Verizon. Would be pretty sweet lol.
    01-22-2010 05:48 PM
  7. PJnc284's Avatar
    Get the ESN from the seller, call verizon and make sure it is clean. You don't want to be buying one that was lost, stolen or one that is stuck on an unpaid account.
    01-22-2010 06:05 PM
  8. Dalt0n94's Avatar
    Get the ESN from the seller, call verizon and make sure it is clean. You don't want to be buying one that was lost, stolen or one that is stuck on an unpaid account.
    Ok thanks for this because I have no idea what an ESN is, but seeming as it is important, could you tell me what it is?

    And I decided to go with Craigslist instead, cheaper prices and no shipping and handling fees yay.
    01-22-2010 10:22 PM
  9. PJnc284's Avatar
    If you're buying it on craigslist, have the person meet you at a verizon store or call in and activate the phone before you give the person the money. The ESN/MEID is basically the phones serial number. CDMA phones that have been reported lost, stolen or unpaid are blacklisted and can't be activated so essentially you have an expensive paperweight. On any phone, if you take out the battery, you'll see a sticker with a barcode and an ESN/MEID. Below is the description from the verizon site:

    ESN in decimal is represented by 11 numbers, e.g. 22404596915
    ESN in hexadecimal, or HEX, is represented by 8 characters that are numbers and letters, e.g. E0462B3
    MEID is always hexadecimal, represented by 14 characters that are numbers and letters. The first digit is always A-F.

    ESN/MEID Tips:
    Don't confuse the letter O with the number 0 (zero). It is always zero. Remember only letters A-F are in an ESN/MEID.
    01-22-2010 10:32 PM
  10. moviemogul's Avatar
    I am stunned though...why would a 15y/o need a phone like this? Believe it or not, there weren't many cell whones around when I was 15. (This was the days before iPods and the like)

    Wow...I'm getting old..lol
    01-23-2010 10:04 AM
  11. Dalt0n94's Avatar
    I am stunned though...why would a 15y/o need a phone like this? Believe it or not, there weren't many cell whones around when I was 15. (This was the days before iPods and the like)

    Wow...I'm getting old..lol
    Because it's a sick phone! Lol. And if I have the money to buy it, why not?
    01-23-2010 10:06 AM
  12. billbobaggins's Avatar
    The browser is extremely fast, even without good 3G coverage. I find it Operamini for android not needed. I had a blackberry before this Droid and there is no comparison as far as your concerns. I had 2 apps on bb that I couldn't find in market, Poynt and Viigo. But Google has come out with a near me thing which easily replaced poynt. I bought an app that replaced viigo, that was FeedR. Does a great job.

    I highly suggest you get a Droid. Since I got mine its like blackberries are a dying breed. Nothing RIM makes can compete with the Droid.

    As far as themes go, I know there is no problem getting wallpapers. To me the original theme is so visually pleasing that I haven't even looked to see if they have themes.

    Good luck.
    I too used Poynt on my blackberry. I now use Where on my Droid, it is as good as Poynt but does not have reverse look up.
    01-23-2010 02:58 PM
  13. Dalt0n94's Avatar
    I too used Poynt on my blackberry. I now use Where on my Droid, it is as good as Poynt but does not have reverse look up.
    That's awesome because I use Poynt pretty frequently, so nice to know there will be a similar app on my Droid, when I get it! And I don't use the reverse look up at all anyway so that's not a big deal.
    01-23-2010 10:00 PM
  14. Dalt0n94's Avatar
    Finally got my DROID! It's amazing, I already love it. Way better than my Storm2. One big question so far though, I just took out my SD card out of my storm and put it in my Droid, so I know for a fact all my ringtones are on there, but when I go try to set a custom one for text messages, it doesn't show any of them.

    Is there a way to view the SD card files on my computer like I did with my Storm2, because I was looking around and someone had a similar problem, and they were told to put all the ringtones in a "notifications" folder. Since I had a blackberry, they are all in a "Ringtones" folder, so I think this might be the problem. Thanks for the help.

    Again, so happy to have my Droid!
    04-04-2010 11:34 PM
  15. Dapke36's Avatar
    Go download "Astro file manager" from the market. That's a file manager for the SD card, you should be able to root around and find your ringtones.
    04-05-2010 10:02 AM
  16. Dapke36's Avatar
    I am stunned though...why would a 15y/o need a phone like this? Believe it or not, there weren't many cell whones around when I was 15. (This was the days before iPods and the like)

    Wow...I'm getting old..lol
    Haha I kind of agree, but hey why not. I didn't think I needed a smart phone halfway through college, but, man, has it made my life easier.

    Well, technically the palm centro I had for 2 years didn't necessarily make my life easier, but this Droid has surely made grad life more bearable!
    04-05-2010 10:04 AM
  17. Mrluky's Avatar
    i just switched from s2 to droid.bought the droid outright called verizon and made the switch thats it.No charge at all.I have 3 months left on my contract then i will be contract free and the phone i want.I will sell my s2 on ebay.
    04-05-2010 10:08 AM
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