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  1. GenericMessage's Avatar
    Do you know of any way to have the 5 screens from Helix but get rid of the app drawer it gives you? I don't really like it as much as the stock one.
    Nope, sadly thats part of the package it seems.
    04-15-2010 07:49 AM
  2. mupi's Avatar
    Look into Pandahome2 in the market. Has more-or-less stock drawer, and can add screens. Some other things I like too. And free. I like it slightly better than Helix, but I think it is mostly a preference. Certainly can't hurt to try!!
    04-15-2010 10:47 PM
  3. prometheus's Avatar
    Well.... I've been stock 2.1 for about 72 hours. Yawn... Boring! I think I'll revert to 2.01, root, flash, overclock, and hack. What's the fun of having an Android device if you can't play with it?
    04-16-2010 03:59 PM
  4. Zorro1's Avatar
    As to battery life, watch the new Google News/Weather app, it likes to start running in the background sometimes without warning or being asked....and suddenly your red light is blinking!
    04-16-2010 05:04 PM
  5. GenericMessage's Avatar
    Well.... I've been stock 2.1 for about 72 hours. Yawn... Boring! I think I'll revert to 2.01, root, flash, overclock, and hack. What's the fun of having an Android device if you can't play with it?
    There you go, getting my hopes up only to destroy them
    04-17-2010 05:33 AM
  6. nickf126's Avatar
    Hey guys I am posting here because I believe that a problem that I had is 2.1 related. The other day I looked at my home screen (Stock 2.1, no launchers, etc) and all of the icon were no longer lined up. Each one was either a little higher or lower than the one next to it. It seemed as though every other icon was a bit smaller than normal. I tried moving them around and lining them up manually, but that did not work either. Has anyone else experienced anything like this? BTW I fixed it with a soft reset (yes I know we aren't supposed to soft reset).
    04-17-2010 10:28 AM
  7. FastKatt's Avatar
    Interesting
    04-17-2010 04:05 PM
  8. solideliquid's Avatar
    Am I the only one who thinks that navigating the home screens, launcher, and the phone in general is pretty slow and unusable with live wallpapers?
    04-18-2010 12:10 AM
  9. CharlieL3's Avatar
    (yes I know we aren't supposed to soft reset)
    Why? I don't remember anyone posting such a thing. What we don't need to do is pull the battery.
    04-18-2010 11:00 AM
  10. mupi's Avatar
    Well.... I've been stock 2.1 for about 72 hours. Yawn... Boring! I think I'll revert to 2.01, root, flash, overclock, and hack. What's the fun of having an Android device if you can't play with it?
    You do realize that even when you posted this, it was no longer necessary to revert to 2.0.1 to root? It certainly isn't necessary today, which I can personally attest to since I am happily running rooted 2.1. I am actually stock 2.1 + root + custom kernel, rather than loading a whole ROM. One of the biggest reasons I did it this way is that I can still play (as demonstrated by the custom kernel) but don't lose all my stuff.
    04-20-2010 10:46 AM
  11. bjab's Avatar
    Quick question about the 2.1 update. Do you lose your apps that you installed prior to the 2.1 update?
    04-26-2010 09:04 AM
  12. GenericMessage's Avatar
    Quick question about the 2.1 update. Do you lose your apps that you installed prior to the 2.1 update?
    Nope.


    You NEVER lose your apps, even if you change phones! Even if you wipe your current one!
    04-26-2010 10:19 AM
  13. Cory Streater's Avatar
    I have noticed, that after a hard reset/wipe, that not all of the apps I downloaded with my Gmail account show up in the downloads list. I've had to search for them and then redownload them again. This is true for both paid and free apps. I'm not sure what that's about.
    04-26-2010 10:28 AM
  14. GenericMessage's Avatar
    I have noticed, that after a hard reset/wipe, that not all of the apps I downloaded with my Gmail account show up in the downloads list. I've had to search for them and then redownload them again. This is true for both paid and free apps. I'm not sure what that's about.
    Odd, I've never had that issue, and I've actually changed phones, and have done two wipes
    04-26-2010 10:36 AM
  15. bjab's Avatar
    G M....how do you do a complete wipe and start over?
    04-26-2010 11:02 AM
  16. GenericMessage's Avatar
    G M....how do you do a complete wipe and start over?
    Go into your privacy settings are reset to factory defaults. That'll wipe'er'clean
    04-26-2010 12:05 PM
  17. yazman666's Avatar
    Hey how's the image quality on 2.1 on the droid is there any improvement ???
    04-27-2010 03:34 PM
  18. GenericMessage's Avatar
    Hey how's the image quality on 2.1 on the droid is there any improvement ???
    What image? In the screen, in the camera, in what?
    04-27-2010 04:13 PM
  19. ValleyForge's Avatar
    Nah ... I was hoping for an improvement in image quality, especially with flash (as in flashbulb, not Adobe Flash) and low light, but it still doesn't seem to get the exposure properly. That's really the only major fault I find with the Droid..Can't get a decent flash photo.
    04-28-2010 03:43 PM
  20. drraccoon's Avatar
    I do believe using your flash as a flashlight does kill the LED.
    05-11-2010 01:24 AM
  21. android_nyc's Avatar
    What are new Droids shipping with now? Does they come with 2.1 or you have to upgrade it yourself?
    05-11-2010 03:54 PM
  22. GenericMessage's Avatar
    I do believe using your flash as a flashlight does kill the LED.
    Not for the possible life of your phone, or the life that you're going to use it for anyway.
    05-11-2010 04:01 PM
  23. fludkilla's Avatar
    What are new Droids shipping with now? Does they come with 2.1 or you have to upgrade it yourself?
    No they update when turned on.
    05-13-2010 07:19 AM
  24. angel35's Avatar
    Directions for getting the update: (Exclusive!)
    You will need a compass application and ensure that your droid is properly calibrated. (draw a figure 14 with it sideways)

    Be sure to have your droid plugged in (as *they* can tell).

    Point your droid to 10 degrees west of due north (based on your compass).
    More specifically - point the "hole" at the top of your droid in that direction. (Most people think that it is for Headphones, but they are only slightly right. Data Input for large amounts of data must pass thru this port).

    If you hold your droid in this position for an hour *WITHOUT* touching it, an update.zip file should show up in your sdcard under the downloads directory, and soon after your droid will reboot.

    The update does change the color of your droid though, so if you don't like blue, I wouldn't allow it or you will be disapointed.

    If you have any questions, be sure to contact your Local Verizon Rep (after the hour is up, of course), and let them know that these directions did NOT work for you. Maybe they will update them at that point.
    your a Trip
    05-13-2010 05:35 PM
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