Category Archives: Android
Get Rid of Those Annoying Stock Apps on Your Droid Razr Maxx
One of the biggest killers to battery life on a Droid Razr Maxx is the stock apps. There are a number of apps that Verizon and Motorola decided you needed to have. In most cases, users don’t actually want these apps. To make matters worse, the apps are lodged in there pretty tight, taking up storage and using RAM. Here’s how to remove them.
Droid Razr Maxx Soft Reset
If your Motorola Droid Razr Maxx goes on the fritz, it might lock up. This can be exhibited in many ways – but without a removable battery, you can’t pull it and shut the phone off. Of course, Motorola knew this and built-in a way for the Droid Razr Maxx to reset, also called a soft reset, simply by using the buttons.
Droid Razr Maxx Hard Reset Instructions
Performing a hard reset on the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx is simple. It involves a few steps that are well documented here. If you haven’t already, you may want to back up your data before moving forward. This process will erase all of your information, and once it’s gone, you can’t get it back.
Droid Razr Maxx – Easily Boot Into Recovery
Installing ClockWorkMod Recovery on the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx
After I rooted my Razr Maxx, the next step was getting a “real” recovery on it. I did some digging and found this well-written method that worked flawlessly.
Root Droid Razr Maxx
I was having heaps of trouble finding a functional root method for my Motorola Droid Razr Maxx. It seemed that all of them were for people who didn’t have Ice Cream Sandwich – also called ICS or Android 4.0. My phone was running Android 4.0.4. I’ve learned over my time with Android that these differences matter, so I wasn’t about to mess around with a root exploit for an older Android version. After a great deal of hunting, though, I found something.
CyanogenMod 7.2 Breathes New Life Into the Motorola Droid 2
I had left my Droid 2 sitting in a drawer since I got my Droid X a few months ago. When CyanogenMod 7.2 RC1 came out, I started playing around with getting it loaded up on the Droid 2, not wanting to risk my “production” phone. The first few attempts went awry, so I’ve documented the process that worked for me. I am very happy with the results and feel that CyanogenMod 7.2 is a big step forward from 7.1. Please read this entire post before following the directions. As you might expect, I’m not responsible for anything – so proceed at your own risk.
One Device Should Be All I Need
I’ve written at times about my technology dream – that I could have one device that would perform all of my needed functions. Depending on the design of the device, it would need certain attachments. For example, if the device is a phone, I’d need the ability to attach a keyboard, mouse and monitor. Two new devices have been recently released that take us one step closer to my goal.
Droid 1 Recovery – Easy
To boot Droid 1 recovery (also known as the Original Droid, OG Droid, Moto Droid, Motorola Droid) start with the phone powered off. Then, slide out the keyboard and hold down the X key. While holding the X key press and hold the power button until you’re greeted with the Droid 1 recovery. That’s it!
The Droid 1 is still a good phone, so I hope this is useful. Plenty of places out on the web telling you how to do this – I’m just including it for completeness of my own references. I try to write my own material when I can, at least for the devices I own. If you need additional support beyond what I offer here, you can try Motorola’s web site.
Easiest Nook Color SD Card Method
Feel free to skip the text below and go to the directions that finally allowed me the Nook Color sd card method here. I spent a lot of time going through the various methods people have used, and the last thing I want to do is make someone wait longer than necessary.