New Android phone!

Discussion in 'Android' started by TwinRetro, Feb 11, 2011.

  1. TwinRetro
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    TwinRetro Don't start nothin', Won't be nothin'

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    So...My wife and I are taking advantage of the free phone weekend at T-mobile and She's getting the G2, and I'm getting the Mytouch 4g. Is there anything that I should know beforehand?

    I haven't had an android phone since the G1, so what all has changed, and what should I take advantage of?
     
  2. Terminator02

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    are you asking for which phone to get or app recommendations or rooting help or what?

    just a heads up, i've heard the mytouch 4g is better than the g2, although the mytouch's speaker is pathetic
     
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    I didn't post yet because I wasn't sure, but I think he's referring to the difference between Android 1.6 (from the G1) to 2.2/2.3 that we currently have. If I'm right, then tethering built in (no need for third party apps), flash 10.1 support, a better homescreen/UI, HSDPA support (3.5G) and a few other things that I haven't discovered yet since rooting my G1.

    These things will be discovered as you play around with the phone anyway, so no need to worry about it.
     
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    If its not too late, get the G2. Thats a far better phone than the mytouch4g.

    I have a nexus one and LOVE it. What kind of questions do you have? I've rooted all types of phones... maybe i can help?
     
  5. TwinRetro
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    TwinRetro Don't start nothin', Won't be nothin'

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    My wife got the G2, and I got the mytouch 4G, and I have to say i'm happy with my decision...

    What I was asking is...Yeah, what the differences are with the latest updates with Android.

    Also, what apps are essential? I have Juice Saver, and Angry Birds, but thats about it.

    Um...I also had relative ease in rooting my G1, but I have found that the MyTouch 4G is one of those NAND locked phones, so how would I go about rooting this time around?
     
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    The MyTouch 4G and G2 are both NAND-locked devices, but both can be rooted with gfree.
     
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    well for apps i'd recommend pandora, last.fm, slacker radio, doggcatcher, movies (flixster), google shopper, shopsavvy, imdb, buzzbox, skype, tapatalk, facebook, dolphin hd, watchdog (don't use a task manager except this to see if an app is using crazy resources), kongregate arcade, beats, bubble blast 2, slice it!, labyrinth, squibble, rocket bunnies, zuma's revenge (u might have to search for that online, i think it got taken down, make sure to get the right version too), fruit ninja, gameboid, rom gripper, jewels, unblock me free, candy farm, farm tower, wordfeud, gem miner, tank hero, pew pew, google goggles, dropbox, espn scorecenter, AndChat, Andy-83, evernote, the weather channel, dictionary.com, urban dictionary, wapedia, audiogalaxy, music playerpro/winamp/music player of your choice, mvideoplayer, tunein radio, gtunes, soundcloud, soundhound, skifta, ringtone maker, VEVO, tubemate (search it online, got taken off market), youversion bible, aldiko premium, documents to go

    that enough?
     
  8. Originality

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    Did you include a file manager in your list? I use Astro.
     
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    and astrozip to extract zip files, i could give u some root apps if you did root

    Edit: and a flashlight app that uses your led
     
  10. tagzard

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    dont root it.
     
  11. Originality

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    Why not root it? What's the downside?
     
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    tagzard Tagzard the Crazy Dinosaur with Wings.

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    back when i was a amateur hacker i broke my fone. droid!!!!!!!!
     
  13. Originality

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    I rooted my G1 easily. So did he. I think we'll be fine rooting other phones with ease.

    EDIT: Don't know why my last edit attempt didn't work.
     
  14. Terminator02

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    most phones can be unbricked and unless you screw something up when following the directions your phone should be perfectly safe, i've done a ton of crap to my phone and reset it back to stock at least twice