Motorola Droid :: Where To Find More In-depth Instructions?
Dec 29, 2009
My name is Moondog and "I'm a tehno-phobic Moto Droid newbie"..Although the Droid is pretty easy on the basic stuff, I am sure that there is lots more I could do with the phone.I've read the online manual, but it doesn't get into much detail.Does anybody know where I could find more in-depth instructions?
I have downloaded the Fresh 126.96.36.199 to my desktop and have no clue what to do next. Every thread I follow leads to discussions of folks doing it, having issues, etc but I never actually find instructions on how to do it?
It's been awhile since I've done an update. I'm on Ult Droid 9.0.0. I noticed that there are no ROM Manager instructions for 9.8.0 but that states you have to do a wipe and clear cache prior to installing the update. Do you still do all this through the ROM manager? Or is there another way to install this that is "better"?
I'd love to load this new leak, and currently have it downloaded and on the SD card waiting to go. However, I REALLY don't feel like reloading everything and repositioning all my icons and redownloading stuff. So, my question is this: how "in depth" can a back up get? For instance, I have the game "Replica Island" that I've played probably 30 or so levels, I'd hate to lose all that stored information too. Can a back actually just do a complete restore after loading an OS?
Is it necessary to limit how deep the activity stack can become within an application?I'm implementing a browser-type app. Every time the user clicks a link, I could launch a new PageView activity, but then the activity stack might become very deep. Alternatively I could have a single PageView activity that changes its content when a link is clicked, maintains an internal history and overrides the BACK button.Is there anything performance-wise to choose between these two designs? Is it OK to let the activity stack become arbitrarily deep?
I just received my HTC Desire on Orange, rooted and de-branded it. Works fine now, I'm on SW version 1.15 as otherwise, I get issues on Orange.
However, the color depth on my device is very poor, it looks like it only has 256 colours if that makes any sense? A bit like on the old PCs when you rebooted and your display graphics drivers weren't properly installed.
Is there any way I can reinstall display drivers on Android? I hope this isn't a hardware issue.
I'm currently learning OpenGL ES programming on Android (2.1). I started with the obligatory rotating cube. It's rotating fine but I can't get the depth buffer to work. The polygons are always displayed in the order the GL commands render them. I do this during initialization of GL:
On surface-change I do this:
When I enable backface culling then everything looks correct. But backface culling is only a speed-optimization so it should also work with only the depth buffer or not? So what is missing here?
I thought I would try to create a thread with short answers and links to instructions. I would like to keep this thread short. These are answers found on this forum not mine if you don't agree with them you can argue about it on the original threads. Feel free to add questions and answers/links. Please keep it short?.
- Should I backup my phone contacts before updating? Yes - Will I have to reset my Home Page? Yes - When will I get OTA 2.1? It is Random. But all should have OTA by May 24. (For those sticklers as random as a computer will generate I know it is not truly random but close enough for this case.) - If I have a leaked version will I get OTA 2.1? Yes according to VZW. - Has anyone with the leak got the OTA? No. No one reported getting OTA as yet. Look Here. - Is the leaked 2.1ver3 the same as the OTA? Yes. Except for the HBOOT version, leaked has 1.49. How to check HBOOT version - Can I manually install the OTA? YES. Instructions - Does 2.1 have live wallpaper? NO. VZW says yes. Those who have the update don't have it. Look Here. - Does 2.1 have talk to text? No Look Here - Does 2.1 Google Maps have pinch to zoom? No. Look Here - Does 2.1 have 3D gallery? No. Look Here - Can I root 2.1 OTA? Yes. Root Guide - Can I root 2.1 leak? No. HBOOT 1.49 prevents root. How to check HBOOT version - My whatever doesn't work/is missing. Try removing and reinstalling you battery. If that fails Look Here - Is my phone root? How to check
I followed Caddyman's instructions on what to do if the Native SMS app was keeping my phone awake all the time. After rebooting and letting it sleep for 10 minutes, my phone is still at 100%. I just got it last night so I just have Weather Bug, Handcent SMS, Facebook, Gmail, and Peep installed. I've never had a smart phone so it's possible on of the other settings is keeping it awake, but I have no clue which it would be.
Alright I sifted though all the root/upgrade threads only to find myself confused so I apologize for the possibly common question but I seek clarification.
Some months back when I got my HTC Eris I installed a 2.1 leak and rooted it. Not 100% sure but I believe it was Version 2. I used these instructions:
Now that the official 2.1 is out I want to switch to it and root it again. I started looking at the pinned threads only to realize that depending on how and what one installed on ones phone it may or may not be possible and instruction vary.
Can someone point me to the set of instructions that apply to my case or confirm that I am out of luck. If you need some firmware build code etc from my phone to make an accurate recommendation I would be happy to provide the information.
Currently, I am targetting the emulator to make Android application which is targetted for an Android device which includes 5" 24bit display. Only currently android emulator (or android in general) only appears to support 16bit. Meaning we are experiencing dithering issues why it isn't really necessary. Now my question can I somehow recompile Android 1.5 emulator image so it's using 24bit instead?
Or is this impossible without a lot of changes? Currently, I am predithering the images but no fun ;)
Dear Sir, As I know, Android only supports RGB 16-bit color depth format. Could Android play 24-bit color RGB format video and REALLY see 24-bit color now? If it is not, will it be supported by Android Donut in the future?
I just learned how to do this from a fellow Forum member and wanted to post it up here in case other do a "search" for this. Very few are aware you can do this, or that Droid/Eris allow you to do it at all.Open Exchange email client Select Menu>>Compose Select Menu>>Add Recipient Select To Select Company Directory Begin typing in a name or distribution list that lives on the server Global Address List Select the name Compose your email
Anyone know of an app to find gas prices?I like GasBuddy.com Find Low Gas Prices in the USA and Canada I see they have a mobile app for the iPhone: Mobile Instructions GasBuddy.com made by: Bottle Rocket Apps - iPhone App Development - Propelling the Mobile Market | Bottle Rocket Apps.I am ready for one for my Droid that can use my GPS location and plot gas prices around me.
this is my first time posting and I'm really new at this so please forgive. I bought easy root to root my Droid, which I love, and then downloaded set cpu and every time I install set cpu, I keep getting the reading "read only, cant detect root" I';ve tried installing and uninstalling, but cant seem to get past this stage. Can anyone offer words of wisdom?
I am working on an application that needs to find GPS location of the user. While testing my code on Droid i am unable to find the GPS location. While googling i found this link to an issue raised with Google.
But apps like Yelp can find the GPS location on droid. Is there a workaround to find the user location on a device? Here's the code I am using code....
I'm new to this, but this site has helped me a lot. I recently viewed my friends droid and saw that he had a different, quicker home. So I searched for the exact app he has called home ++ and my droid cannot find it. I'm running on 2.2