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deutschdragon

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I just purchased a Motorola Droid (w/ Verizon) and had a few questions:

1. Is there a way to add or change the text-to-speech function? The navigation is great but the spoken directions are a bit difficult to understand. The voice seems very metallic and scratchy.

2. Is there a way to get rid of the factory apps? I can't find them in the app removal panel and there's some I just have no need for.

3. I've read some of the post on "rooting" the phone and upgrading the OS to 2.1. Is it particularly dangerous to the phone, and if I were to screw up the would Verizon do anything about it?
 

entwined82

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Rooting voids warranty but you can un-do it in the event of other hardware failure I suppose.

The only way to "get rid of" the factory apps is by rooting. Once rooted, you can hide apps like visual voicemail, corporate calendar, email, and amazon mp3. Deletion is not recommended.
 

Cory Streater

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Is there a way to add or change the text-to-speech function? The navigation is great but the spoken directions are a bit difficult to understand. The voice seems very metallic and scratchy.

Assuming you are talking about Google Maps/Directions - no there is not. I just installed CoPilot today and there are better choices for voices IMHO. If you're willing to shell out more money, it might be worth a shot.
 

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