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DAntiVirus

Jun 9, 2011, 6:22 PM
over in the "Samsung Droid Charge" discussion:

Software Update

I was told by VZ tech support there was suppose to be a software update today for the Charge which is suppose to fix some issues.

Anyone else hear of know of this update? If so, what does it fix?
I got the update this morning.

Called Verizon to find out the fixes. The 1st thing you'll notice is now there's 5 signal strength bars on the top instead of 4. The "Seeking GPS" message that frequently appeared on navigation has been corrected. ...
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Is there any way to get new software. There are apps in the store now that will not work with this phone. A phone should at least be supported until your two years are completed.
DMZ

Sep 10, 2012, 8:48 AM
over in the "Samsung Droid Charge" discussion:

Now I Know Why Hardly Anyone Else Has Been Here

It's because people are dumping this piece of crap in droves!!!

After a SIXTH one started going kaflooey with all the lockups, freezes, intermittent lags going from screen to screen or making calls from the call log all to the point where it became unusable, I called Verizon (for about the 50th time since I became a Droid Charge owner, no joke, no exaggeration!) and they moved up my upgrade from next January to now. I walked into a VZW store and when those sales people who scoop you up on the way in said "Welcome to Verizon, How Can We Help You?" I held up this expensive paperweight as said "You Can Take This Piece of Chit Out Of My Life!" They all chuckled as if they knew where I was coming from.

I am now a Ver...
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Wow, I have this phone as a replacement to the Bionic. This phone is, as you mention, horrible. I can sit and watch the battery die. It shuts itself off and won't come back, then it comes back on its own. It is very slow. In fact, I may not want anoth...
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DMZ

Jul 22, 2012, 10:55 AM
over in the "Samsung Droid Charge" discussion:

Used to Love This Phone - NOT ANY MORE !

Now on my 5th unit in 14 months including 3 in the last month and a half. Verizon keeps sending me refurbished replacements, each with else something wrong. Have wound up wasting several hours every time setting it all up all over again. Worst battery life imaginable whether or not on 4G. Ever heard of a phone where you have to have 5 chargers and 3 batteries just to keep going? Locks up, shuts off, intermittent delays from a few seconds to SEVERAL MINUTES (no joke) when trying to make a call from the call log or going between screens. Half of my incoming calls wind up with a smashing static sound in my ear and/or just no voice at all. This model is an abortion and BOTH Samsung and Verizon should be ashamed to continue selling it.
AnthonyJD

Apr 28, 2012, 12:10 PM
over in the "Samsung Droid Charge" discussion:

Home keys

Hi I just purchased this Charge and so far I love it but have a minor gripe. Once the phone locks I try to "wake" it to unlock by pushing any one of the 4 keys on the front, nothing. The only way to "wake" it is by pushing power button. I had an LG Optimus and any button would wake . Is this normal for this model. Thanks in advance.
As far as I know, that's it. It's really not a big deal, it's just that different manufacturers have different ways of doing things.
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DMZ

Mar 28, 2012, 7:13 AM
over in the "Samsung Droid Charge" discussion:

Phone Much More Stable Since ...

the Android 2.3.6 / Gingerbread update back on December 3rd.

Made even better since the over the air update released yesterday, thanks to which it now takes about ½ the time to restart when swapping out the battery.

It's apparent Verizon, Samsung, and Google read all the negative user reviews on this phone, got off their asses, and fixed just about everything, FINALLY!

Practically all the issues outlined in the negative owner reviews have been addressed to the point where I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this phone to anyone. Battery life of course still isn't that great, but that goes for all the Android phones, right?

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DMZ

Mar 28, 2012, 7:05 AM
over in the "Samsung Droid Charge" discussion:

Where is everyone?

It's now March 28th and no one's posted here for 4 MONTHS?

WTF?!? ... Surprised
DMZ

Nov 8, 2011, 12:21 PM
over in the "Samsung Droid Charge" discussion:

Light at The End of The Tunnel ?

johalp

Nov 18, 2011, 1:41 PM
over in the "Samsung Droid Charge" discussion:

virus protection?????

I have the droid charge and was wondering, should I download a virus protection for the phone. I us the internet when not in the office .
Marine805

Nov 1, 2011, 12:14 PM
over in the "Samsung Droid Charge" discussion:

Loss of Network

Has anyone had a issue with the Droid Charge losing connection to the Network.. I have been getting a new phone every 2 weeks and a new SIM card every week and Verizon can explain this... Im I the only person with this phone with this problem?
No, you're far from the only one with this problem. This is one of the many fixes a Gingerbread (Android 2.3.X) update is supposed to address including the suck ass battery life. The fact that Verizon has now upgraded the 4G LTE phones that ca...
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I have the Droid Charge, and on occasion I lose 4G, and lose data completly for a moment, then 3G conmes back on, but this happens on occasion, maybe 2-3 times a week at the most, it's not like it happens constantly. I use my Charge for data far more ...
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DMZ

Oct 10, 2011, 2:22 PM
over in the "Samsung Droid Charge" discussion:

Had To Have Mine Replaced

Got my Droid Charge back in May a week after it came out. Last week, the display started showing faint horizontal lines top to bottom. Verizon sent me another one.

After HOURS of trying to transfer everything, I realized backing up the phone's folders to your PC and then back via the USB cable is not enough. After several calls to tech support, I finally got a Verizon Tech on the phone that knew WTF he was doing. In order to SUCCESSFULLY backup and reinstall all your apps, call log, and text messages on the replacement phone, you have to download and install SMS Backup AND App Backup & Restore from the Market ON BOTH PHONES. Run both programs on the old phone to save everything to the SD Card. Then once the SD card is...
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johalp

Jun 15, 2011, 10:58 AM
over in the "Samsung Droid Charge" discussion:

Pictures/ gallery

I have several pictures on my cell and I want to seperate them into groups. Can anyone help me to do this. Is there an app I can download??
Vaulty at the market. Click the Market icon, then search for Vaulty.
dricket

Sep 24, 2011, 11:48 AM
over in the "Samsung Droid Charge" discussion:

WIfi hotspot app

Here's a wifi hotspot app for Samsung Droid Charge that doesn't require root:

https://market.android.com/details?id=com.svtechpart ... »
kayleigh720

Aug 2, 2011, 11:41 AM
over in the "Samsung Droid Charge" discussion:

Text Selection

How the heck do you do it on this phone!? Evil or Very Mad
You don't. It's really f*cked up.

The forthcoming Gingerbread update will supposedly correct this.
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Marine805

Aug 9, 2011, 12:33 PM
over in the "Samsung Droid Charge" discussion:

Screen shot

Does anyone know how to take a screen shot on the Charge??

Any help will be appreciated.. Shocked
Hold the back button and hit the home button. Some apps have an issue with this but if you are quick enough, eventually you will get it Smile
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Marine805

Jul 27, 2011, 7:01 AM
over in the "Samsung Droid Charge" discussion:

Video chat

Does anyone know how to use the video chat function on this phone??? Do you need to download a Application??

Thanks for any feedback
The forthcoming Gingerbread update is supposed to include the video calling feature.

However, in the meantime, go to the Market and download Tango. I've installed it but haven't tried using it yet. First time you run it, you'll see those on your ...
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DAntiVirus

Jun 28, 2011, 2:21 PM
over in the "Samsung Droid Charge" discussion:

Gingerbread hope

Well according to a Pulse story, a group is almost done with gingerbread for the Charge and it does have Netflix working!

Very Happy
DMZ

Jun 23, 2011, 8:46 AM
over in the "Samsung Droid Charge" discussion:

Wired Headset Annomoly

I've now had the phone for 4 weeks. I prefer wired headsets to those Bluetoothy things that cling to your ear. The Bluetooth system in my car is enough Bluetooth for me, thank you very much.

In my experimentation, I've discovered that NONE of the Samsung brand headsets are able to answer or end a call using the button on the microphone, and I've tried 3 different Samsung headset models. Sound-wise, they work fine.

Ironically, the button on headsets for Blackberry, the genuine Blackberry brand, work perfectly! Go figure.

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johalp

Jun 13, 2011, 7:43 PM
over in the "Samsung Droid Charge" discussion:

Reminder

Can anyone tell me if there is a setting for a missed call reminder or if you don't hear a text. My screen stays black and unless I power up the screen I won't know if I missed anything..
Tap the Market icon, then download & install NOLED.

Problem solved !
DAntiVirus

Jun 13, 2011, 7:09 PM
over in the "Samsung Droid Charge" discussion:

Block caller

I have looked and looked through the menus and caller options but I cannot seem to find any feature to block a caller.

This is rather odd as other Android phones have this feature. I am just missing it or is it not on the Charge?

If it's not on the Charge, how would I go about blocking certain callers on the Charge?
Jayshmay

Jun 13, 2011, 7:31 AM

Got mine Saturdat night

Phonescoop is late in reporting this. I got my update Saturday night.
Have you seen any change in your phone's performance?

Did you try the MiFi feature since the update? any improvements?
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