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My Droid got updated to 2.1 last nikght, ha, ha! ! !

Jayshmay

Apr 2, 2010, 3:32 AM
Yep, I have live wallpapers!!! @ which point I said "fk U Nexus One, I have live wallpapers now too!!!"

Multitouuch in Google Maps, and !!YES!! a microphone in the virtual kb for voice to text!!!

Ooohhh yeah got the milky way galaxy as my "live wallpaper"!!!

So,...anybody else's Droid a new member of the 2.1 club?
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smrivera80

Apr 2, 2010, 5:58 AM
I also got the update last night. I've been reading these forums for a VERY long time, but never joined. I worked for VZW from 2002 - 2008. Up until now, I've had about 15 different phones, most of them by LG. But I have to say, I got the Moto Droid as an upgrade last week, and it's the best phone I've ever had. Love it, love it, love it. And the update makes it even better.
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Jayshmay

Apr 2, 2010, 7:46 AM
Hey!!! I got my Droid a littleover a week ago also!!! I got mine 3/23.I love mine too, I'm fine with the keyboard, some people aren't, but I am.
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mellowlen62

Apr 2, 2010, 9:47 AM
A lot of people must have been upgraded last night, my niece was all gaga over her live wallpapers. Really? Doesn't that just suck the battery more? Haha, no the Droid is a fantastic phone...
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Jayshmay

Apr 2, 2010, 9:55 AM
Honestly, I haven't had 2.1 long enough to know how the live wallpapers effect the battery, right now I have the milky way galaxy, so. so freaking cool!!!!!!!

I hope some developers, or Google make more live wallpapers to choose from in time as more 2.1 phones come to market, so we'll have more to choose from.
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OrionsVantage

Apr 2, 2010, 9:57 AM
I am all kinds of jealous right now
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Jayshmay

Apr 2, 2010, 10:40 AM
Yeah, I was very impressed by how fast I got mine, 1am pacific time Friday. Your turn will come up, wxpect your update to be somewhere around the same time as mine was, 1am-ish.

I'm not even using the Dolphin browser anymore cause the native browser has multitouch now.
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allboutvzw

Apr 2, 2010, 8:01 PM
I'm jealous right with you, I've had my phone since the day it came out. I'm like whoomp whoomp. Crying or Very sad I want 2.1.

Guess I'll just have to wait and see. I've been reading that the phone is a little quicker with 2.1 on board.
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smrivera80

Apr 2, 2010, 10:49 AM
I don't know about the battery life, but when I tried a live wallpaper, it seemed to take some of the smoothness from the touch screen navigation. So I went back to a regular wallpaper.
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epik

Apr 2, 2010, 11:53 AM
This morning I picked up my phone and it had no icons. I've never seen that, so I did a battery pull to reset it.

When it came back, the update was there! Only problem is, my battery is too low to run it. So it's on the charger RIGHT NOW. GRR!
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epik

Apr 2, 2010, 12:25 PM
Looks good so far.
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Jayshmay

Apr 2, 2010, 12:34 PM
I thought only 200,000 each day, and appearently there's been @ least, what 4 or so including me that have come forward and said we've got the 2.1 here on Phone Scoop.

Not bad so far. I uninstalled the Dolphin browser on my Droid to free up memory cause the native browser has multitouch now.
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OrionsVantage

Apr 2, 2010, 12:44 PM
I decided i didn't want to wait for verizon, so i did a web search for the update. Found the update, d/loaded it to my droid, updated, and voila! 2.1. No problems whatsoever, browser, gallery, newsfeed, and live wallpapers work great!

Anybody know where to get more live wallpapers?
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Jayshmay

Apr 2, 2010, 1:03 PM
So what exactly is this newsfeed feature that has been added?
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OrionsVantage

Apr 2, 2010, 1:08 PM
its a live weather and news from google presumably.

I found some live wallpapers from the appstore as well.
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Jayshmay

Apr 2, 2010, 1:11 PM
Awesome! What is the name of these live wallpapers? So I can find'em in the market.
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OrionsVantage

Apr 2, 2010, 1:22 PM
just search live wallpaper. duh.
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Jayshmay

Apr 2, 2010, 1:28 PM
Your right, duh me!
I did, and guess what, now I have the Earth & moom rotating on my homescreen!!! I also d/l one that does fireworks!!!!
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OrionsVantage

Apr 2, 2010, 3:07 PM
yeah, earth and moon is exactly what i have on mine right now Cool
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Jayshmay

Apr 2, 2010, 3:15 PM
Right this moment I have the neuron one, I'm juzst a live wallpaper freak. . .I'm getting use to them! When I leave for work I think I might change it to the fireworks one.
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IrishCarBomb

Apr 2, 2010, 3:52 PM
The earthliverot is awesome! I have been using it since I was an alpha tester. The developer for it is really active over on xda-developers.com

I like the live map earth, the clouds get updated every 3 hours, and the daylight line every hour... so just set update frequency to every 3 hours or 1 hour depending... it uses 74k each download, which can add up fast, fyi.
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Jayshmay

Apr 2, 2010, 4:42 PM
Is "live map earth" the exact name? I tried looking it up on the market and can't find a live wallpaper that changes clouds. I don't care that it's 74kb's everytime it updates, I do have unlimited data, besides 74kb's isn't much @ all.
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IrishCarBomb

Apr 3, 2010, 12:08 PM
Do a search for "EarthRot"... maybe it isn't supported on the Droid yet, but I doubt the dev is blocking other phones besides the Nexus One.

It is REALLY cool!
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OrionsVantage

Apr 3, 2010, 5:32 PM
Just found it.

Death Star FTMFW!!!!!!!!! Cool Cool Cool Drooling
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WernerCD

Apr 2, 2010, 4:41 PM
Best live wallpapers you can get.

Very Happy
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Jayshmay

Apr 2, 2010, 4:46 PM
Yep! I'm liking these live wallpapers a LOT. I can't even say which one I like the most, the milky way, fireworks, neuron network, earth & moon, so many good ones.

Now that 8 have multitouch in the native browser I uninstalled the Dolphin browser to free up some memory.
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sweetlucky

Apr 2, 2010, 4:47 PM
cool
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Jayshmay

Apr 2, 2010, 4:49 PM
Outside the market? Where exactly do you recommend I go to get cool live wallpapers?
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WernerCD

Apr 2, 2010, 4:59 PM
Laughing Laughing Laughing
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Menno

Apr 2, 2010, 1:23 PM
nice man!

I use the starfield live wallpaper (free on the marketplace) because it's simple.
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Jayshmay

Apr 2, 2010, 2:07 PM
So you joined the 2.1 party here in the Vzn forum. Don't you have to have 2.1 for live wallpapers to work? I thought you said you aren't going to upgrade to 2.1 cause you thought you won't be able to be rooted anymore.

Fireworks one is cool also.
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Menno

Apr 2, 2010, 2:09 PM
I have a rooted version of 2.1. It's not the official OTA update (yet) but one a few versions back. As soon as they root and release an update.zip for my rom I'll be on the same update as you
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Jayshmay

Apr 2, 2010, 2:13 PM
Such fancy talk! I'm not brave enough to venture in the direction you have with your Droid, I've heard some who root have had complications.

So what exactly are the differences between my 2.1 and yours?
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Menno

Apr 2, 2010, 2:29 PM
still working that out.. the big one is my version still has the same bootloader (the part of the OS responsible for installing upgrades). Your version has a new bootloader. One that makes it harder to root
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Jayshmay

Apr 2, 2010, 5:50 PM
Am I able to get insurance for my Droid from Vzn, even though I purchased my Droid from letstalk.com?

I'm guessing no, but I'm asking anyway.
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Menno

Apr 2, 2010, 5:58 PM
yes, as long as it is within 30 days, you can get asurion. It is 8 a month/ 90 deductable
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Jayshmay

Apr 2, 2010, 6:01 PM
Even though I didn't get my Droid through Vzn?

Dang! $90 deductable! Better than retail if something terrible happens I suppose.
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Menno

Apr 2, 2010, 6:57 PM
yes. since you got it from an authorized source, you can still add it
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Jayshmay

Apr 2, 2010, 7:25 PM
Damn it! ! ! My first bill is $236!!!!!!!!!!
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Menno

Apr 4, 2010, 10:16 PM
2 new lines (pro rated bill is partial + first month)
+60 in activation fees
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Jayshmay

Apr 5, 2010, 12:12 AM
Do you think if I call 611 and ask all nice like maybe they'll waive the activation fees? It's an artificial fee, it doesn't cost Vzn or any carrier anything to activate a phone, besides, I'm the one who activated them when I got them by simply pressing *228 or whatever.

So what do you think? Any chance? I've heard of carriers waiving activation fees before.
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Jayshmay

Apr 5, 2010, 6:16 PM
I just thought of something. Isn't part of the 2.1 upgrade suppose to include little #'s over the little Gmail envelope to tell you how many Gmails you have? Same thing w/txt? I'm referring to the Gmail symbol @ the top of the screen.
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Menno

Apr 5, 2010, 6:48 PM
hmm... not to my knowledge. Handcent puts the number up there for texts though. I dont think gmail does.
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Jayshmay

Apr 5, 2010, 6:54 PM
Well perhaps I should d/l that then.

I haven't heard back from you about my vm? Is there ?any? way to make it so that I don't have to enter a passcode when calling vm? The network should just automatically detect that it's my ph that's calling vm! 8yrs I was with ATT, never had to enter a passcode when retrieving my vm msg's.
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Menno

Apr 5, 2010, 7:00 PM
Yes.

Menu-->settings-->call settings-->Voicemail settings--> Change your password to *86P12345

Where p is "pause" from the keyboard that pops up (could be p) and 1234 is your VM password.
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Jayshmay

Apr 5, 2010, 7:08 PM
Your saying my password is 12345? Actually it's, I probably shouldn't saying this in a public forum, 19770.
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Menno

Apr 5, 2010, 7:13 PM
no, you exchange 12345 with whatever your password is.

So in your case, the number should be:

*86P19770#

if you make your voicemail number that it should never prompt you for a PW again
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Jayshmay

Apr 5, 2010, 7:16 PM
Fabulous! I'll wait til after 9 though so it doesn't cost me any of my measly 700 minutes, to call vm and take care of it.
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Menno

Apr 5, 2010, 8:23 PM
well you can do all those settings via your phone. Then just wait till after 9 if you want to test it
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Jayshmay

Apr 5, 2010, 8:31 PM
Umm, when I try to enter the uppar case letter "P" it enters as "0", it won't let me enter the actual letter, what's the deal?
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Jayshmay

Apr 7, 2010, 5:03 PM
Do you listen to streaming internet radio, and browse the web @ the same time? Cause I don't think the Droid can handle that much action @ the same time.
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Menno

Apr 7, 2010, 6:25 PM
Yes I do
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Jayshmay

Apr 8, 2010, 12:30 AM
I saw this video on Gizmodo's website, kinda neat, NYC destroyed by 8-bit.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rcXtT3rZcqg&feature=y ... »
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Jayshmay

Apr 2, 2010, 6:42 PM
Oh right already! I just got off the ph w/611 and added insurance!
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tourman

Apr 5, 2010, 2:54 AM
What part of country is the update being released to?
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Jayshmay

Apr 5, 2010, 3:36 AM
I received my 2.1 update this past Friday @ 1am pst. I live in Las Vegas.
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tourman

Apr 6, 2010, 9:16 PM
Is this update for Moto Droid or HTC Eris Droid?
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Jayshmay

Apr 6, 2010, 9:18 PM
!!THE!! Droid!! as in Moto Droid. The one with a real keyboard!
Got my 2.1 update last Friday @ 1am.
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