How many of you own a droid?

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Re: How many of you own a droid?

Postby Spikey on Fri Aug 06, 2010 2:12 pm

Anyone know why my computer wouldn't be recognizing my phone when I plug in the USB? It's not showing up under removable devices. This is my work laptop so it's a total dinosaur and I'm wondering if maybe that has something to do with it. I haven't tried it on my laptop at home yet.
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Re: How many of you own a droid?

Postby pittsoccer33 on Fri Aug 06, 2010 3:01 pm

- on the top of your phone's screen near your USB icon, drag that top info/notifications area down.

- tap on USB connected select to copy files to/from your computer

- then select mount
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Re: How many of you own a droid?

Postby Spikey on Fri Aug 06, 2010 3:36 pm

pittsoccer33 wrote:- on the top of your phone's screen near your USB icon, drag that top info/notifications area down.

- tap on USB connected select to copy files to/from your computer

- then select mount

That's the thing, it's not even recognizing that I have it plugged into the PC. When I pull down the menu and touch USB connection it gives me four options: PC Mode, Windows Media Sync, USB Mass Storage, or Charge only. Nothing about mounting.
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Re: How many of you own a droid?

Postby pittsoccer33 on Fri Aug 06, 2010 3:39 pm

hmm im just going by my phone (the original G1). never saw those choices. im guessing you've tried them all? USB Mass Storage seems like the one I'd go with first.

do you have an SD card installed in it? dumb question but thats the only other reason I can think of without know much about your specific phone.
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Re: How many of you own a droid?

Postby Spikey on Fri Aug 06, 2010 3:44 pm

pittsoccer33 wrote:hmm im just going by my phone (the original G1). never saw those choices. im guessing you've tried them all? USB Mass Storage seems like the one I'd go with first.

do you have an SD card installed in it? dumb question but thats the only other reason I can think of without know much about your specific phone.


It's a brand new Droid X right out of the box so I assume it has an SD card? I dunno. I'm not really good with tech stuff. :lol:

I tried all of them but nothing is happening. Not only can I not copy files, it's not even charging the phone via USB. That's why I thought maybe it was something weird with the computer.
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Re: How many of you own a droid?

Postby pittsoccer33 on Fri Aug 06, 2010 3:53 pm

the SD card is a little chip the size of a finger nail that should be right above your battery when you remove the back cover. i dont remember ever having a new phone where the card was already in the phone when I bought it, so maybe look there.

the other problems could be your USB ports on your pc. at my company, they disable them so we cannot connect drives to them and compromise data.
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Re: How many of you own a droid?

Postby Ben Klingston on Fri Aug 06, 2010 5:24 pm

Yikes. How long did it take you Droid Xers to get your phone? I ordered mine from the store last Saturday... they told me it'd ship by this past Wednesday (which sounded too good to be true based on the 'will ship by dates on the VZW website). On Wednesday, they told me it'd ship by the 11th. Today it's the 18th. Starting to get a bit nervous. Really want it for a trip in early September.
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Re: How many of you own a droid?

Postby Kraftster on Fri Aug 06, 2010 5:29 pm

Ben Klingston wrote:
Kraftster wrote:Just ordered the X tonight at the local vz store. I can't wait. I am blown away by the awesomeness that is Swype. Dealing with another week of the swypeless Storm will be difficult. Its definitely on the border of 'too big', but with swype on there, I'd still buy it if it was a whole inch bigger.


Hmm... is Swype really that good, huh? I was holding off on ordering.... was waiting to see if they were going to drop the price on the Incredible. I was thinking I'd probably get it anyway because of the smaller size, but as texting is one of my bigger needs, if Swype is really that much better, I might have to throw the X back into the mix.


Weird, Ben. I ordered mine 7/28 and it came Wednesday of this week and it wasn't even supposed to ship until Thursday...
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Re: How many of you own a droid?

Postby skullman80 on Fri Aug 06, 2010 5:35 pm

Spikey wrote:
pittsoccer33 wrote:hmm im just going by my phone (the original G1). never saw those choices. im guessing you've tried them all? USB Mass Storage seems like the one I'd go with first.

do you have an SD card installed in it? dumb question but thats the only other reason I can think of without know much about your specific phone.


It's a brand new Droid X right out of the box so I assume it has an SD card? I dunno. I'm not really good with tech stuff. :lol:

I tried all of them but nothing is happening. Not only can I not copy files, it's not even charging the phone via USB. That's why I thought maybe it was something weird with the computer.


Probably your computer if it won't even recognize the phone. The drivers should load automatically for the computer to see it when you plug it in ... and that's when you would have the choice to mount it/put it in mass storage mode etc.
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Re: How many of you own a droid?

Postby Ben Klingston on Fri Aug 06, 2010 5:43 pm

Kraftster wrote:
Ben Klingston wrote:
Kraftster wrote:Just ordered the X tonight at the local vz store. I can't wait. I am blown away by the awesomeness that is Swype. Dealing with another week of the swypeless Storm will be difficult. Its definitely on the border of 'too big', but with swype on there, I'd still buy it if it was a whole inch bigger.


Hmm... is Swype really that good, huh? I was holding off on ordering.... was waiting to see if they were going to drop the price on the Incredible. I was thinking I'd probably get it anyway because of the smaller size, but as texting is one of my bigger needs, if Swype is really that much better, I might have to throw the X back into the mix.


Weird, Ben. I ordered mine 7/28 and it came Wednesday of this week and it wasn't even supposed to ship until Thursday...


Yeah, i dunno. Did the FedEx delivery require signature confirmation? That will be the next issue - since I won't be at home during the day for delivery. I'm going to try and leave the FedEx guy a note telling him to just leave it in my mail box, but I need to know when it ships to do so, and the only way to check on that is by calling customer service (apparently can't track in-store orders via the VZW website).
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Re: How many of you own a droid?

Postby Kraftster on Fri Aug 06, 2010 8:16 pm

Ben Klingston wrote:
Kraftster wrote:
Ben Klingston wrote: see if they were going to drop the price on the Incredible. I was thinking I'd probably get it anyway because of the smaller size, but as texting is one of my bigger needs, if Swype is really that much better, I might have to throw the X back into the mix.


Weird, Ben. I ordered mine 7/28 and it came Wednesday of this week and it wasn't even supposed to ship until Thursday...


Yeah, i dunno. Did the FedEx delivery require signature confirmation? That will be the next issue - since I won't be at home during the day for delivery. I'm going to try and leave the FedEx guy a note telling him to just leave it in my mail box, but I need to know when it ships to do so, and the only way to check on that is by calling customer service (apparently can't track in-store orders via the VZW website).


thuy will leav esomthing for yhou to sign to ge thte phone the following day. just waitch for it.
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Re: How many of you own a droid?

Postby the wicked child on Fri Aug 06, 2010 8:59 pm

So I just saw the X in person for the first time and I have serious concerns about carrying it... How are those who've made the plunge handling it?
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Re: How many of you own a droid?

Postby skullman80 on Fri Aug 06, 2010 9:04 pm

the wicked child wrote:So I just saw the X in person for the first time and I have serious concerns about carrying it... How are those who've made the plunge handling it?


I carry mine in my pocket without issues.
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Re: How many of you own a droid?

Postby Draftnik on Fri Aug 06, 2010 9:14 pm

Is my original Droid obsolete already? I just bought it in November. Cell phones become dinosaurs faster than computers. Also, what is up with Android 2.2 or Froyo? It was supposed to be released in late June for the original Droid. I want Flash capabilities that Froyo will allegedly enable.
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Re: How many of you own a droid?

Postby DelPen on Sat Aug 07, 2010 5:52 am

Draftnik wrote:Is my original Droid obsolete already? I just bought it in November. Cell phones become dinosaurs faster than computers. Also, what is up with Android 2.2 or Froyo? It was supposed to be released in late June for the original Droid. I want Flash capabilities that Froyo will allegedly enable.


2.2 will officially be released for the Droid later this summer, I know the date keeps changing but it will happen. The only thing Verizon has said the Droid 2 will do different is adding in the mobile hotspot. They say it's a hardware issue, I'm sure hackers will release soemthing if it can be done on the Droid 1.
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Re: How many of you own a droid?

Postby jwienand on Sat Aug 07, 2010 8:04 am

I have an Env Touch now with unlimited data... To get a Droid w/ unlimited data is going to cost me another 20 a month!!! BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
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Re: How many of you own a droid?

Postby MikeEnIke on Sat Aug 07, 2010 8:47 am

jwienand wrote:I have an Env Touch now with unlimited data... To get a Droid w/ unlimited data is going to cost me another 20 a month!!! BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO


Yea, but moving from an enV Touch to a Droid Incredible was awesome for me. Worth all the money.
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Re: How many of you own a droid?

Postby DelPen on Sat Aug 07, 2010 7:48 pm

jwienand wrote:I have an Env Touch now with unlimited data... To get a Droid w/ unlimited data is going to cost me another 20 a month!!! BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO


Did you get grandfathered in? Because now both are $29.99.
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Re: How many of you own a droid?

Postby jwienand on Sat Aug 07, 2010 7:55 pm

DelPen wrote:
jwienand wrote:I have an Env Touch now with unlimited data... To get a Droid w/ unlimited data is going to cost me another 20 a month!!! BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO


Did you get grandfathered in? Because now both are $29.99.

Yeah that's what they told me so now I don't want to change even more.
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Re: How many of you own a droid?

Postby Spikey on Mon Aug 09, 2010 8:35 am

I ended up downloading the drivers to be able to charge my phone/transfer files to it so I'm all set there. Weird that they didn't download automatically when you plug the phone into the PC.
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Re: How many of you own a droid?

Postby Spikey on Mon Aug 09, 2010 9:12 am

This is probably a simple question...how do I get it to stop going "Drooooid" every time I get an email? I checked in sound settings under notification ringtone and it doesn't give me a silent option.
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Re: How many of you own a droid?

Postby Dean Wormer on Mon Aug 09, 2010 9:46 am

Draftnik wrote:Is my original Droid obsolete already? I just bought it in November. Cell phones become dinosaurs faster than computers. Also, what is up with Android 2.2 or Froyo? It was supposed to be released in late June for the original Droid. I want Flash capabilities that Froyo will allegedly enable.


It's not obsolete. They're not going to sell them anymore, but the original Droid will still receive software updates when available, like 2.2 which should be out any day now I hear. Verizon just doesn't want to offer it for sale anymore because the only way to make it worthwhile at this point would be to discount it a crazy amount.
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Re: How many of you own a droid?

Postby pittsoccer33 on Mon Aug 09, 2010 10:08 am

speaking of selling phones at a discount, heres a breakdown on what the Nexus One actually costs to build:

http://www.isuppli.com/teardowns-manufa ... veals.aspx

less than $175.
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Re: How many of you own a droid?

Postby cheesesteakwithegg on Mon Aug 09, 2010 10:10 am

2 questions...

1. I have the original (moto) droid. When 2.2 comes out for it, will it just be an update that is sent to my phone like all of my other updates (for apps)?

2. I got my moto droid back in April. What are the newer models capable of that the original one isnt? Granted, I love my phone and really dont know what else it could do. I am just curious for my next go-around.
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Re: How many of you own a droid?

Postby Loaf31 on Mon Aug 09, 2010 11:28 am

Spikey wrote:This is probably a simple question...how do I get it to stop going "Drooooid" every time I get an email? I checked in sound settings under notification ringtone and it doesn't give me a silent option.


You need to go into your email account on your phone. Hit the button on the left side and get into message options, there you can set your notifications to silent
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