Discussion in 'TechPowerUp Club Forum' started by crazy pyro, Nov 15, 2009.
Starting to think there was more than just non-functioning hard buttons.
Ive got a question.....Does anyone use any Anti-virus/Malware apps on their android phone. my Arc S came with McAfee, but i registered it expecting to get at least 30days trial but it was only 7days -- totally worth going out of my way to register for.
Ive tried stuff like 'Plan b' which doesnt seem to be working on my phone - the app is tiny (136-138kb) and it does nothing but load a splash screen up when i click on it so i got rid of it. (oh and i uninstalled McAfee too before i went ahead with plan B.
Ive currently got a free version of AVG installed.
I suppose if you are careful with what apps you install, the chances of you picking up a an app or malware that could hijack or fuck up your phone are pretty small.
Id still like to hear what you think anyway. otherwise i might just unistall it
Maybe, It will last a while if I dont use it but as soon as I check facebook, email, or TPU it tanks quickly, If I use it to tether at work then its pretty much dead on the way home.
For those interested, my son and I decided we had exhausted our options for his tablet and we would take it apart.
I kind of thought if we just removed the battery for awhile it may reset and at least get us to download mode.
So away we went. Well it worked. We now are back to a stock rom. Now looking for a rooted rom for it.
My son is ecstatic, now he has a nice android phone and a galaxy tab
VERY easy to take apart, took us all of 15 minutes.
I had to refrain from a big ol' LOL! Don't insult your own intelligence and have useless AV on your phone, it'll just deplete battery life and cause slow downs.
IMO right now there are no outlandish virus' being written or have been written for phones... I don't use it because the only thing it would do to my phone is slow it down and drain the battery
Edit: as far as apps go I normally just stick with the sites that have the legit one's and won't bugg out the whole system... it's worth paying for a few imo
meh - I thought as much, Ive uninstalled it anyway
The trend seems to me that people would rather attack the companies via creating custom roms by rooting/jailbreaking than to attack the phone with a virus... but the virus programmers look at the phone as a tiny computer that they can make some extra money off of even if there is no threat. Just another market to them.
Someone talked with me about that last night... I'm with Gary on it.. IF you go to sites that you know, and download from the marketplace... Why do so? the worst you can do is lose data that your have saved on the the computer...
That's my thoughts on it..
Gnex battery:13h 28m - 75% and that's with me just putting it on "mobile" for the rest of the night..
Just moved to GingerBread last night and realllly hate the keypad auto bs... anyone know how to revert it back?
You will have to root then install Clockworkmod recovery then flash a froyo rom. What phone u have?
milestone x that i can't root atm... i got some settings change to make it tolerable.
Try launcher pro or go launcher ex. gingerbread is good but I enjoy froyo better due to it beeing smoother on my OG droid but this may change with the Dinc
Can someone give me a list of general must have apps for android smartphones? ie. apps that help extend battery life etc. Oh, and for anyone who uses grooveshark, is it possible to use the browser to use it, without having to buy the grooveshark app?
Iheartradio works just as good if not better
ADWLauncher EX to change themes without rooting PAID
Advanced Task Manager to kill bloatware apps or processes to extend battery FREE
Google Sky Map cause it's cool FREE
JuiceDefender - battery saver FREE
Newegg Mobile FREE
ShopSavvy Barcode Scanner for shopping FREE
The Weather Channel FREE
VLC Direct this one is cool cause you can use the phone as a remote even in the free version FREE
Zedge Ringtones & Wallpaper this one is free too
Does it allow you to search for specific songs and make a playlist? I don't know about this "station" crap. I just want a comprehensive song search.
You can create your own custom radio stations
Forgot a really good free one.
AndroZip File Manager
You can zip files/songs/images ect and text them or email them
OI filemanager is good as well
Meh. I just want songs without having to set up stations. That's why I like grooveshark. I can choose exactly what I want to play all of the time.
Is Dolphin HD the best of the Android browsers?
I use firefox, don't have any problems with it plus you can bring your desktop bookmarks over to it
I figured I'd try both. I'm familiar with ff, but I've heard good things about Dolphin.
Me too but I don't like change and have used FF for too many years now.
Dont forget the Android Appstore, they have a pay-for app free daily. Oh yes, Dolphin Mini works great.
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