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Replying to:  new droid 2, new set of problems by voyagerboy   Sep 25, 2010, 1:46 PM

Re: new droid 2, new set of problems

by mupi    Sep 28, 2010, 6:30 PM

Sounds to me like you need to turn off the auto restore feature of Froyo.

I suspect, given the apps you have admitted to having, that there's lots of little goodies floating around in your google account from 2.1 that can cause issues when loaded onto a 2.2 phone. for example, do/did you have a camera replacement? I know you complained more than once about the camera, so I suspect you used a non-standard camera app. If you did, then when froyo auto-restores your google account, it will load the other camera program as well, and maybe that camera app isn't compatible with froyo, or maybe there's a new version that does have froyo compatibility, but you didn't install that yet.

Even problem connecting to 3G could be traced back to crud left over from your OG Droid, although that's more likely just a signal strength difference caused by the updated design. You can actually view the signal strength in your settings, and you might discover that the actual signal strength on your phone (as measured in dBm, rather than "bars", or is that too technical for you?). You might be surprised at what you find when you do that. cyanogenMod (which I run) has the ability to display signal strength in your status bar, and the results have been most interesting to track.

Of course, if it turns out that the problems are, in fact, related to restoring bad data from your Eclair installation, then again, it points back, as Menno, myself, and many others have pointed out repeatedly, that it is NOT the phone's fault, but the user's fault, even for these problems.

I have also pointed out before that issues with the hardware buttons lighting up are probably due to the placement of the proximity sensor, which if it triggers, will shut down all the illumination and disable to touch screen. By design. Now, you can argue that the placement is poor, as it applies to your use of the phone, but 99% or more of use don't have that issue. furthermore, you already knew this was a problem, as it has been a problem for you before, and again, you persist in wanting it.

One of the definitions of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, and expecting a different result. If you always do what you always did, you'll always get what you always got. I'll type it again, more slowly, so maybe you'll catch it this time: "If you always do what you always did, you'll always get what you always got" You might want to remember that phrase, it's pretty useful in a lot of situations.

There's lots of phones out there that are not as complicated to use as the Droids. Sure, they don't give you as much freedom, choices, or options, but you don't have to worry about complicated things like uninstalling apps that don't work like you want them too. Oh wait, that's not very complicated. You won't have to worry about complicated things like the long-press. Oh wait, that's not very complicated either, and you don't want me harping on that. So, you won't have to worry about complicated things like... well, I guess honestly, I can't speak for you, but there really isn't that much complicated about these phones or the underlying OS, unless you are delving into the actual PCB design, or programming. Or, well, even programming isn't that hard either, if you can follow simple directions.

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