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  1. brandonwh64

    brandonwh64 Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!

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    Its TIME my fellow android friend
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    Thanks brandon! But I have been lurking on XDA forums for quite some time. Have plenty of bookmarks.
    Btw, this is my first Android device, Im still only learning new things. Root will wait (but probably not long :D )
    Btw guys, any must-have apps? I already installed Total Commander :D, and MX Video (or something like that).
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    brandonwh64 Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!

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    Dropbox for sure! also My backup root if you start flashing roms and need to install your apps back
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    My favorite apps: Amazon appstore and check free app of the day. And GOlauncher EX.
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    Galaxy S or Optimus Black?
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    Guys which video player do you use? Because it seems MX Video Player cant handle my software buttons, they dont go off on light...
    Any suggestions?
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    Yes, just a decent phone i can muck around with and not care if i brick or break it
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    Winamp? If that's your only complaint ..... :p

    Galaxy S then!
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    Talking of the Galaxy S. I've been a dedicated DarkyROM fan but I fancy a change. I don't want MIUI so I'm thinking Cyanogen, anyone recommend it?
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    Stick to Darkyrom but say maybe switch your theme or switch launchers/home replacement apps "??"
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    brandonwh64 Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!

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    Im bout to try something different as well. formatting SD card as we speak :)
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    I bought an HTC Desire Z about 3 weeks ago. I'm loving it.
    Still fairly new to android, but I found a sync software that sync's over wifi, as well will do complete backup of your device over wifi..Its much better then having to plug it into my PC. Android Sync Manager Wifi.
    Another app I thought was quite cool, even though its rather buggy, its updated fairly frequently and does work. Emit. Allows you to view all your media from PC on your device via wifi..My son has a Galaxy Tab as well, so its very nice for him to watch movies from my PC in his room.
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    What are you doing now!? :laugh:


    @Canzara

    You rooted or running custom roms?
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    brandonwh64 Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!

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    I dont know yet but CM7 release a new stable I may try.
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    No sir I'm not...I'm afraid of bricking my phone and bought it for work so its kind of critical to my day to day life.
    lol

    I have considered it and will eventually talk myself into it, but for now I'm happy.
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    another great tool to look into (there are some different apps, like sms2pc) is to answer ims on your pc. it's backwards from the sharing you have mentioned, but if you spend a lot of time on your pc and prefer the kb/m to a touchscreen, you can hook it up to receive and respond to emails from a pc on the same wifi network as your phone.
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    Thats a cool idea. I do spend an a$$load of time on my pc..so your saying I can receive a text sent to my phone on my pc and reply via pc? or did I misunderstand you?

    My son uses a program to be able to send text via wifi on his galaxy..It provides him a phone number and such...he has a cell phone too, but prefers the galaxy. I'm not sure the name of it though, he's at school atm so I can't ask...but if there is interest in it I'll find out.
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    yep, there are some web-based ones but sms2PC is a program you install (windows/linux, mac too i think) and then sync it to your phone over wifi(not syncing files or data, just a connection)

    once it's connected, sms2pc works like any old im app, only it's straight from your phone. you can view old messages, contacts, etc. really pretty complete imo.

    I use google voice on my archos tab, it allows texting and voip calling if you set up the accounts properly, however i don't need voice calling so i just use text.
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    First off, don't call me that! :p I was only a private.:D

    Root and mess around with the Nexus once you get another Android. To me (IN MY OWN PERSONAL USE) only gains are UI customization, custom handling of ram/creation virtual ram, adding a2sd+ support, adding swap partition support and removing bloat.

    @digi

    sms2pc eh? I will have to check that out.
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    Ya man, I'm gonna check that out right now, thanks for the heads up digi

    @JrRacinFan: I have a Desire Z..I will eventually do it...I was in the process of downloading the software about a week ago and decided better of it just in case...I'd be outta business without my phone and being a single parent not in the position to just go buy a new one if I do...I so want to..I'm a bit of a tech nut and want nothing more then to screw with it lol
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    Actually, rooting can be done on your stock rom if you just want to do that to remove some of the bloat and crap-ware. Safest most effecient way. Could potentially give you more battery so you could use it more. Hey i'm not trying to push root but it does have a TON of Pro's to it.
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    I've got TouchWiz 4 on my phone which I like and the Darky theme is nice. I've tried different launchers so I'm thinking of a different ROM entirely. Darky's ROM(s) seem to be slipping in quality.
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2011
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    brandonwh64 Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!

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    GoLauncherEX is my fav launcher. It really customizable!

    Jr, Im now on CM7 7.1.0 stable (10-10-2011)
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