Motorola Droid :: Quick Points - Overview

Nov 4, 2009

I got my Droid Tuesday, 11/3/09, around 9:30am. I'm enjoying this phone more than any other smartphone that I've used so far, including any blackberry, winmo, and my iphone. The OS is fast, smooth, everything works great. I simply activated my phone, turned it on, it asked me if I had a google account. I signed in and my gmail account, contacts with picture id, and google talk were set up in just a few minutes. The downside is that it doesn't sync with Outlook, no user manual or sync software included with the phone.

You can drop and drag and for ringtones, you need to create a folder, then drop and drag. There is no default video player but you can get one from the Android Market. Actually, you can get almost anything there. You may find other things you'd expect to have on the phone by default, you have to get from the Market. So, it will take some time to get everything set up. I haven't used the camera yet. The keyboard is not the best, but it's useable. The touch screen keyboard is very good though.

Motorola Droid :: Quick Points - Overview


Motorola Droid X : Calibrate Screen Touch Points On DX?

Oct 18, 2010

I have looked all over, and done a few searches already, but that don't mean I'm not blind.

How do you/Can you calibrate the screen touch points on the DX? I seem to have to aim slightly lower left of every thing I want to hit. Sadly it seems to be getting worse or well, I'm blinder than I thought.

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Motorola Droid :: Roaming Between Multiple WiFi Access Points With Same SSID?

Nov 7, 2009

Just got my hands on a Droid and now I'm working out some kinks. My iPhone and laptop have no problem roaming aggressively between multiple access points we have at work that share the same SSID. I can't seem to get the Droid to do the same thing. I've tried downloading some wifi scanners, but they don't quite cut it. Is there a setting I'm missing? The expected behavior would be for the Droid to happily associate with any AP that shares a "remembered" SSID. Right now, it requires manually going into settings and associating with each and every AP in order for it to hop automatically as I move around the building.

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Samsung I7500 :: Flashing And Rooting Overview

Sep 25, 2009

I've been a Galaxy owner since release day on O2 UK and have been following the forums here for a while. I've had all the usual problems (NPS being useless, etc) and found the forum to be invaluable, so thank you.

I wanted to update the firmware, but found there's almost too much information around. Lots of updated / contradictory information, and some of it requiring convoluted hacking of text files etc. I eventually took the plunge, and made notes as I went. Hopefully, this will be of help for other new users.

After reading, I decided there were two stages to this. First, back up the phone so if it all went west I could roll back. Second, get the firmware on it.

Booting in various modes:

With the phone off:

Fastboot mode - call + power
Recovery mode - vol-down + call + power (hold home + back to exit)
Download mode - vol-down + ok + power

To enable root and back up the phone: (update - this method appears to have been blocked as of firmware rev. II5, should still work for IH8 and earlier)

To enable root and back up the phone:

Get recovery image from http://www.megaupload.com/?d=8SAFKOIN see [url]

Get recovery flasher from Android Rooting in 1-click (limited time only... until it gets patched)

Copy recovery.img and rectools.tar.gz files to /sdcard
(tar.gz must be the root of /sdcard)

copy the recovery flasher .apk to /sdcard and install it

Run recovery flasher
Choose "backup recovery image" just in case

Enter sdcard/recovery.img as the path
Choose "install custom image"

Boot into recovery mode
Run a nandroid backup
Enable root if desired
Reboot

To flash the firmware:

Get Odin + H7 firmware from MEGAUPLOAD - The leading online storage and file delivery service

Get H8 firmware from RapidShare: 1-CLICK Web hosting - Easy Filehosting and unizp it to give you a .tar file. Alternatively, you can use the latest I5 firmware here, there's links to it elsewhere on the forum - I'm using H8 as an example as this was the latest when I wrote this.

Edit the .tar file with 7-zip to remove cache.img (to remove CSC branding) - 7-zip handles .tar files in a vaguely sensible manner, unlike things like WinRAR. 7-zip can be had from 7-Zip

Boot phone in Download mode
Run Odin
Follow instructions here The Chronicles of Cjeni a.k.a. Dejan Cencelj: Flash ROM Samsung I7500 Galaxy for dummies - essentially you're adding your freshly modified .tar as a one-file update, along with the orion.ops file supplied with Odin. The web page is nice and clear.

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Motorola Droid X :: Need A Quick Desk On X?

Jul 15, 2010

Anyone figure out how to get out working? Double tap home gives voice command and holding search gives voice search and no way to change default.

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Motorola Droid X :: Quick Boot

Aug 12, 2010

Is there a way to get into recovery mode using quick boot? Or is there a program out there that will alow me to get into recovery mode. I liked quick boot because it allowed me to make a backup of the phone to an sd card. I am still not sure how to use titanium back up so if there is another program suggested that would be great.

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Motorola Droid X :: Quick Reboot App

Oct 9, 2010

I know there's an app out there that can do a quicker-than-usual reboot kind of like what HTC implemented with their new Sense UI. Does someone remember the name of that app? I can't seem to find it. Engadget tested it a while ago with the Droid X but I can't find that article either.

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Motorola Droid X :: Anybody Have Quick Office Apk?

Oct 14, 2010

I did a factory reset after updating my ROM and now I don't have quickoffice.It's in my Ti Backup but the reinstall option is grayed out. Does anybody have the apk so that I can re install without buying the $10 version from the market?

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Motorola Droid X :: Add More Quick Contacts?

Jul 21, 2010

The default screen to the right of the home screen on the X has 4 quick contacts on it. I'd like to add more, basically fill this screen with the 12 contacts I contact the most. I cannot figure out how to add more contacts to the screen...it starts out with 4 spots you can fill up, but how do you add more of these? Are these technically widgets or are they called something else, maybe I just am searching on the wrong term and that's why I couldn't find an answer.

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Motorola Droid :: Quick Launch Feature

Dec 24, 2009

Under Settings > Applications > Quick launch, you can setup hot keys to launch apps. I've tried it a few times, and it sure doesn't seem too efficient to me. And I'm a keyboard shortcut kinda guy. Just wondering if any of y'all found a use for this "feature".

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Motorola Droid :: Quick SPrecovery Flash

Aug 20, 2010

I have my phone rooted and in bootloader mode but when I try to load the latest SPRecovery through RSD lite 4.6 it says. Failed flashing process. I think I need to run the md5sum but I cant figure out exactly what to type in the command box to bring it up right. If it is a problem with one of the files, where can I download other versions? Also, while I'm at it. What exactly is the C: root directory?

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Motorola Droid X :: Quick Office / Is It Free?

Sep 22, 2010

Just noticed Quick office, is it free?

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Motorola Droid :: Quick Search Box And Music?

Dec 26, 2009

I have a Droid running 2.0.1 And I had thought that the Quick Search Box could also locate my music. But it doesn't. Am I missing something?

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Motorola Droid 2 :: Quick Text Button?

Nov 12, 2010

( I have the Droid 2 and am running the newest software on it )Very frequently, I send text messages to my Hotmail email account as a form of reminder. This works very well for me.What I'm trying to do is make a button on my phone's desktop that will open up a blank text message addressed to my email account so I can easily press the button, type in my reminder, and send it on it's way.Is this possible to do? I tried to make a Quick Contact but it

(a) is not the same thing as what I want and

(b) wouldn't work with an email address.

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Motorola Droid X :: Way To Get A Quick Reply Application?

Jul 18, 2010

So I've been using SMS Popup lately, but I've learned that it doesn't play well with the stock messaging application on the Droid X. It will send text messages that have been sent for a whole day back to certain contacts. Anyway, I've just been wondering what else is a good application for quick reply? I love the interface of the standard messaging application. Sure, I wish I could change some colours, but I'm not going to worry about it as it works flawlessly for me. I just wish more people would start adding a quick reply feature with a feature to turn it off for those that don't care for it. So has anyone come across any good applications like SMS Popup? I'm not really willing to go to Handcent or Chomp when stock app works just perfectly.

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Motorola Droid :: Google Quick Search Box

Mar 13, 2010

How come you can't turn the phone to the side in Landscape mode when you want to use the Google quick search box?

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Motorola Droid :: Quick Google Maps 4.1

Mar 19, 2010

I was planning on just updating google maps from the market after i got the 2.1 update, but since that isn't coming should i just update google maps now?what will happen to the 'live wallpaper' and whatever- will it just not be there and then show up when 2.1 comes out?

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Motorola Droid :: Way To Get Quick Contact Video?

Nov 23, 2009

I'm new here. Go easy on me. But I was watching this video: YouTube - Contacts (2.0)

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Motorola Droid X : Any Quick Browser Navigation Tip?

Jul 20, 2010

Are there any quick ways to navigate through web pages, or to call up the address bar at the middle or bottom of a page? I.thought I did something to bring up the address bar mid page by accident, but haven't been able to reproduce it. Yes, flick scrolling to the top is one answer, but am hoping there is another way without losing place on a page.

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Motorola Droid : App To Quick Text For Phone

Nov 14, 2009

My old LG had the option when texting to insert quick text. Is there an app to do that for the the droid

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Motorola Droid :: Spontaneous Shutdown / Reboots Getting Old Quick

Nov 6, 2009

the spontaneous reboot and shutdowns is getting old quick. If they truly want to measure up to the IPhone, they best be patching this quickly. Or, Android will be like the I'm a PC / I'm a MAC commercials with Android being the less stable, flaky OS.

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Motorola Droid :: Quick Scroll To Bottom Bug Or Feature?

Nov 12, 2009

I assume that I am not the only Droid's owner who has this weird experience with the device: sometimes when I touch on a list (e.g., Apps listed on Market) or a web-page. The list or page will rapidly scroll all the way to the bottom of the list or page. Although I experience this at least a couple times every day, I am unable to reproduce this phenomenon at will.Does anyone know what cause this? Is it a bug?

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Motorola Droid X :: Quick Way To Add Calendar Events By Voice

Aug 1, 2010

On my BlackBerry I used to use ReQall to set calendar events by ReQall's voice recognition.It worked pretty well and understood words and phrases like "tomorrow," "Wednesday," or "next Saturday"; but it could take an hour or more to sync with the Google calendar (and the syncing costs about $30 per year).
Recall for Android is still fairly primitive, so I was looking about for an app that would recognize an event in the form "dinner next Tuesday with Jen at 6 pm." The Market did not have any promising candidates.Then it dawned on me that such functionality is built into Google itself.By sending an SMS to GVENT (set this up on your Google account) you can use SMS together with the phone's voice recognition to add such events by voice. Having set GVENT as a "favorite," it takes only 4 quick taps (and no screen scrolling) to add an event on my calendar, and the synchronization is nearly instantaneous. Much better than ReQall.This is, for me, much easier than manually setting the date and time settings in the phone's calendar app.Hope others might find this useful.

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Motorola Droid :: Improved Performance - Quick Gallery

Dec 31, 2009

UPDATED UPDATE: Root is no longer required! Re-released in .apk format! Get it here: UPDATE: now ported to 2.0.1 by jinx10000 at Alldroid. Available here: To all those adventurous souls out there, there is a new 2.1 ROM available at Alldroid that was built from a newer Nexus One build than Greek's. In this ROM, there is an updated music player. While the update is not very significant, it does change it a little bit. -There are no longer buttons for songs, albums, playlists, and artist. They are now tabs and always there. -If a song is playing, a "now playing" bar is always at the bottom of the screen -When you open an album, the album art is in the background of the song list. You can see in the following screenshots: Once you get to the song playing screen, though, it is the same as before. As for overall, the new 2.1 ROM is very good. Improved performance for sure. The gallery is very quick, browser, etc. GPS works, keyboard back light is improved. LED notifications still are quirky.

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Motorola Droid X :: Contact Quick Tasks Alternative Or Fix In LPP?

Aug 26, 2010

I'm trying to get my new DX configured to my liking and am thrilled....except that I can't get Contact Quick Tasks to behave. I'm using Launcher Pro and suspect that's the problem. But what I need is to be able to one-touch dial a dozen or so contacts. (What a concept!) Is there a workaround or some other widget or app that can get me quick access to "speed dial"?

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Motorola Droid :: Quick Battery Drain In Bad Reception Buildings

Feb 17, 2010

So my church is a cell-phone black hole.No 3G and barely 1x.They changed the password on the WiFi recently so until someone leaks it to me, my phone is near useless in the building. This stinks as I spent a considerable amount of time there over probably 4 days a week, so stinks to be me.That said, I've noticed that on days I spent a lot of time at church, my battery life is poor. Last Sunday however, I noticed my Droid/battery was HOT when I left church and by the time I got home, it was down below 20% battery life. Was full when I awoke (media dock) so this all happened in just a few hours, most of which it was unused.I returned that evening for some children's events and it dropped again to 20% in just another 2 hours in the building.

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Motorola Droid :: Quick Way For Media Player Volume Control?

Dec 5, 2009

Is there a quick way to adjust the media volume without having to launch a media app? The rocker defaults to ringer, but since I like to use the voice search button a lot it is extremely irritating when the connection error bong or success bong blasts so loud. seems like those should be tied in with the ringer vol/vib control not media volume. I looked for a volume control app or widget to go with the buzzlock and ring profile icons i have unnecessarily taking up space, but i couldn't find one that looked like it fit the bill and worked on Droid.

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Motorola Droid :: Making Quick Calls To Certain Contacts When On Road

Nov 16, 2009

I know, I know, don't use your phone and drive, but you know, sometimes you have to. I find the droid kinda tricky to power on, unlock, then call a certain contact. There are way too many screens to go through, even with contact shortcuts right on my home desktop. What are your tips and tricks for making this process easier? I like the "voice dial" app and I wish I could tie that to one of the hard buttons on the side of the device. is this possible?

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Droid X :: Motorola Contact Quick Tasks Does Not Work With Launcher Pro

Jul 10, 2010

I figured I'd give everyone a heads up in regards to the Motorola Contact Quick Tasks Widget not working with Launcher Pro. You can use any of the stock Motorola widgets with Launcher Pro but they can not be re-sized. The only one that does not work is the Contact Quick Tasks, it will appear on the screen but when you try adding the type of task (text, phone) you get a message, saying that it needs to be re-sized, which you can not do with LP.

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Motorola Droid :: Easy Awake - Quick Dial - Better Notify?

Nov 9, 2009

Couple of random annoyances since moving over from the BB Curve. I don't want to have to open the physical keyboard for any of these. Don't like the slide feel or the actual keyboard, just want to use the touch screen.

1) Is there a way to wake it up faster than having to (1) press the button on top then (2) swipe right to unlock?

2) How can I do 1-Touch speed dials on this thing? I need a fast way to unlock then speed dial someone. Right now it takes at least 6 commands to get the phone to unlock then go into the phone app, then contacts, then find the one you want then dial them. Waaaay too many key presses when I need to do this while diving.

3) How do I customize my Phone Favorites?

4) The tiny notifications are not enough for me, why don't the actual icons change? For example, when I get email, I want the actual icon to change and not just the tiny one to appear in the notification bar on top.

5) Is there a way to do custom notification schemes? For example, I want one regular that rings and beeps on everything, then I need a quite one that only vibrates on calls and texts while I am at work, no email notifications. Then I need a full vibrate one for quite on all notifications.

I like the phone, but I am having a hard time getting used to the amount of touches and clicks that you need to do to get things done. Everything seems to take too long with too many commands compared to the blackberry where everything was quick and easy.

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