15 July 2011

motorola Droid 2™ tips and tricks

the prestigious title of Time Magazine's gadget of the year. The Motorola DROID was nearly a full head-on gamble for the one time dominant company in the mobile industry, but it appeared that they didn't require luck due to the fact that the DROID was such a big hit among consumers. Not only did it reinvigorate Motorola, but as a whole, it provided the sudden movement needed to showcase the power and depth that Android has to offer to a broad range of consumers.

Fast forward to the present and we're now being treated to its eventual successor, the aptly named Motorola DROID 2, which is coming into the market at a time when a myriad of other Android powered smartphones have shown their prowess among the competition. Despite finding a handful of improvements in the hardware and software side over its predecessor, the Motorola DROID 2 is aiming to continue its stance of DROID.






motorola Droid 2™ tips and tricks, specifications


General:

2G Network CDMA 800 / 1900

3G Network CDMA2000 1xEV-DO

Announced 2010, August

Status Available.

Released 2010, August

CPU 1 GHz processor

Messaging SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, IM, Push Email

Browser HTML

Radio No

Games Yes + downloadable

Colors Black

GPS Yes, with A-GPS support

Java Yes, via Java MIDP emulator

Battery Standard battery, Li-Po 1400 mAh

Stand-by Up to 315 h

Talk time Up to 10 h

Weight 1.49 W/kg (head) 1.50 W/kg (body)



Size:

Dimensions 116.3 x 60.5 x 13.7 mm

Weight 169 g



Display:

Type TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

Size 480 x 854 pixels, 3.7 inches



Sound:

Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones

Loudspeaker Yes

3.5mm jack Yes



Memory:

Phonebook Practically unlimited entries and fields, Photo call

Call records Practically unlimited

Internal 8 GB

Card slot microSD, up to 32GB, 8GB included, buy memory



Data:

GPRS No

EDGE No

3G Rev. A, up to 3.1 Mbps

WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot

Bluetooth Yes, v2.1 with A2DP

Infrared port No

USB Yes, microUSB v2.0



Camera:

Primary 5 MP, 2592х1944 pixels, autofocus

Features Geo-tagging, face detection, image stabilization

Video Yes, D1 (720x480 pixels) @ 30 fps

Secondary No

Features OS Android OS, v2.2 (Froyo)



Features:

- QWERTY keyboard

- Multi-touch input method

- Accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate

- Proximity sensor for auto turn-off

- SNS integration

- Digital compass

- MP3/WAV/WMA/AAC+ player

- MP4/WMV/H.263/H.264 player

- Google Search, Maps, Gmail,

- YouTube, Google Talk

- Document viewer

- Photo viewer/editor

- Organizer

- Adobe Flash 10.1

- Voice memo/dial/commands

- Predictive text input (Swype)






motorola Droid 2™ tips and tricks, extending battery life




Things you should know about charging your battery.



New batteries are not fully charged. Plug the battery charger into your phone and an electrical outlet. Your phone might take several seconds to start charging the battery.



Tips:



* The battery charger shipped with this device is a high rate charger specifically designed for your DROID 2.



* Other chargers might take longer to charge your battery, cause your calls to fail during charging, or cause your phone to continuously power cycle.



* You can charge your phone via USB cable but this charging time will vary based on computer specifications.



* If battery is low, your phone will not immediately power up when you connect it to a computer via USB. Depending on how low the battery is, it may take up to 30 minutes for the phone to get enough power to powerup.



* Some Marketplace applications can drain battery unexpectedly with data requests and processes running in the background. Deleting widgets alone for these applications will not stop the application from pulling the data; the application iteself must be uninstalled or killed temporarily with a Task Manager or App Killer.



There are two built in tools to assist you in optimizing battery life.



1. Power control widget



The Power Control Widget gives you a quick snapshot of some of the tools that may be draining your battery. The widget can turn off / on several features: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Location (GPS), Synchronization, and also adjust Display brightness



To add the Power control widget:

From the home screen, touch Menu > (+) Add > Android Widgets > Power Control



2. Battery Manager Feature



The Battery Manager feature provides you with a real time view of what features or applications are using the highest percentage of your battery. It can also be used to select an automatic or manually-selected battery saving profile.



To access Battery Manager:

From the home screen, touch Menu > Settings > Battery Manager



* Battery Profile: 3 automatic profiles - Performance (highest user of battery power), Smart (medium setting), and Battery Saver Mode (uses least amount of battery power)



* Battery Profile Options: Manually select certain options to reduce battery usage.



* Battery Use: provides current view of what features or applications are using the highest percentage of your battery







Tips to extend battery life:



* Select a shorter backlight duration



* Lower the display brightness



* Use the AC adapter to charge your phone whenever possible



* Turn Bluetooth off when not in use



* Turn Wi-Fi off when not in use



* Certain applications may be drawing excessive battery power. If you are experiencing shorter battery life after downloading an application try uninstalling the application.



* Close any third party applications running in the background



* Playing music, videos and viewing images in your phone will affect your battery life.







General Battery use & safety



* Motorola recommends you always use Motorola-branded batteries and chargers. The warranty does not cover damage caused by non-Motorola batteries and/or chargers.



Caution: Use of an unqualified battery or charger may present a risk of fire, explosion, leakage, or other hazard. Improper battery use, or use of a damaged battery, may result in a fire, explosion, or other hazard.



* Your battery can be charged without it being fully depleted, and can be charged every day if desired.



* Battery usage by children should be supervised.



* Important: Motorola mobile devices are designed to work best with qualified batteries. If you see a message on your display such as Invalid Battery, Invalid Charger or Unable to Charge, take the following steps:



* Remove the battery and inspect it to confirm that it bears a Motorola "Original Equipment" hologram;

- If there is no hologram, the battery is not a qualified battery

- If there is a hologram, replace the battery and retry charging it

- If the message remains, contact a Motorola Authorized Service Center



* New batteries or batteries stored for a long time may take more time to charge.



* Charging precautions: When charging your battery, keep it near room temperature. Never expose batteries to temperatures below 0°C (32°F) or above 45°C (113°F) when charging. Always take your mobile device with you when you leave your vehicle



* When storing your battery, keep it in a cool, dry place.



* It is normal over time for battery life to decrease, and for the battery to exhibit shorter runtime between charges or require more frequent or longer charging times. Motorola batteries are designed to last between 350-700 charge/discharge cycles at room temperature. This amounts to approximately a year to a year and a half of battery use for most people.



* Avoid damage to battery and mobile device. Do not disassemble, open, crush, bend, deform, puncture, shred, or submerge the battery or mobile device. Avoid dropping the battery or mobile device, especially on a hard surface. If your battery or mobile device has been subjected to such damage, take it to a local service center before using. Do not attempt to dry it with an appliance or heat source, such as a hair dryer or microwave oven.



* Use care when handling a charged battery-particularly when placing it inside a pocket, purse, or other container with metal objects. Contact with metal objects (such as jewelry, keys, beaded chains) could complete an electrical circuit (short circuit), causing the battery to become very hot, which could cause damage or injury.




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motorola Droid 2™ tips and tricks, rooting


How to Root Droid 2, or (see easy tutorial with z4root at android-marked)



1. Before we do anything, download Android SDK here and unzip it into a folder called “sdk” under your C:\ directory. (for Windows)



2. Download Droid2Root.rar and unzip it into your SDK / Tools directory as “droid2″.



3. Go to your phone, then browse to Settings -> Applications -> Development then make sure USB debugging is checked “on”.



4. Next, connect your Droid 2 your computer and select “PC Mode”.

Then, a screen should pop up saying if you want to install the Motorola Driver. Say yes and install this Motorola driver.



5. After it installs, you can double-check that the drive has installed correctly by checking your Device Manager, Mot Composite ADB Interface should surface.



6. Next, let’s open up a command prompt window by typing “cmd” under search bar.



7. In the command prompt, browse to the SDK\Tools directory like this:



cd \sdk\tools



8. Then type “adb devices” and if your device shows up, we are ready to root the phone



C:\sdk\tools\adb devices



9. Next type each of the following lines and hit Enter:



adb push droid2\Superuser.apk /sdcard/Superuser.apk

adb push droid2\su /sdcard/su

adb push droid2\busybox /sdcard/busybox

adb push droid2\rageagainstthecage-arm5.bin /data/local/tmp/rageagainstthecage-arm5.bin




10. Let’s enter the Droid 2 shell:



adb shell



11. Then run the rooting file:



cd data/local/tmp

chmod 0755 rageagainstthecage-arm5.bin

./rageagainstthecage-arm5.bin




12. After the last line, you can wait like a minute until you get back to the command prompt.



13. Type the following:



adb kill-server

adb devices

adb shell




14. Verify you have a # prompt instead of a $ sign here then type the following:



mount -o rw,remount -t ext3 /dev/block/mmcblk1p21 /system

cp /sdcard/Superuser.apk /system/app/Superuser.apk

cp /sdcard/su /system/bin/su

cp /sdcard/busybox /system/bin/busybox

chmod 4755 /system/bin/su

chmod 4755 /system/bin/busybox

mount -o ro,remount -t ext3 /dev/block/mmcblk1p21 /system


exit



15. Next reboot your Droid 2.



16. After your Droid 2 reboots, enter the ADB shell again:



adb shell



17. Then type:



su



18. Immediately go to your phone and Superuser app should ask you so select “Allow”.



19. Enjoy, your Droid 2 now has been officially rooted!




motorola Droid 2™ tips and tricks


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