The Motorola Droid is a smartphone offered exclusively by Verizon (in the US).

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What causes battery to drain faster than it can charge?

I have a Moto DROID (v1). On a trip from Tyler, TX to DFW airport I had my phone in the car dock and charging. I was using Navigation for directions to the airport and also had Listen running to ...
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Factory reset to restore performance? What are the disadvantages?

tl;dr: What bad things will happen if I do a factory reset? So I've had this original Droid for about a year and a half. I love this phone, and if only I could get it to be a bit faster and have a ...
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How can I boost the volume on my Droid's speaker?

I used to have an app for my Treo called "Volume Care" that let me boost the volume of my speaker beyond what the factory settings allowed. Is there any app or hack that would allow me to push my ...
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How can I change the voice used for the Navigation app on Android?

I love the Navigation app on Android. The voice it uses is fine, but I'd like a little variety. I'd settle for it using the British voice that's available on the phone. However, I've changed the ...
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Sometimes My Phone Just Restarts

Occasionally (maybe twice a month) my Milestone just reboots (goes black and then to the Android startup screen (but not all the way to the Motorola screen)). I presume that such behaviour could be ...
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What are the risks to overclocking my CPU?

What are the risks to overclocking the CPU on one's phone? Bonus Question: What's the max profile I should set on my Motorola Droid 1 to get the most performance (with no regard to battery life) but ...
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How can I sync photos to a network drive over wifi?

My current workflow is to snap pics on my Droid, plug it in via USB, and sync the pics. I'd like to just run a script to sync the DCIM folder with a shared network drive, if anyone knows of a way that ...
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Android 2.2 on Verizon, specifically Droid [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When will my phone get the Android 2.2 update (FroYo)? Does anyone know when 2.2 will be released for Verizon phones? Also, is there a way to install it currently? I'd ...
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How to change calendar week start day in Android?

I prefer my week view of my calendar to start on Monday rather than Sunday. I already have my Google Calendar set that way (to which I sync). How can I do the same on my Droid (Android 2.2)?
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How do I restore my rooted Motorola Droid back to completely stock and unrooted?

I'm thinking about unrooting and going back to completely stock, vanilla Android on my Droid. How can I do this?
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Android: Force Music Application to Refresh List of Playlists

How can I force the built-in Music App in Android to refresh my list of playlists. Even after I delete one from my SD card, the playlist will still appear in my list of playlists.
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Every time I plug in my phone via USB it automatically mounts the SD card

I have a Motorla Droid running CM6 (essentially Android 2.2). I'm connecting to Windows 7 machines via USB. Every time I plug in my phone via USB it automatically mounts the SD card as external ...
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How can I stop the Music app from launching when headphone is plugged in?

I have a Moto Droid, running Android 2.2 (Froyo), although this behavior also existed on 2.1. Whenever I plug something in the headphone jack, the Music app will start up (sometimes with a bit of a ...
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Is there a way to display Interstate Rest Areas on Google Maps Navigation?

I've had several instances where this information would have been useful when navigating w/ Moto Droid, but I haven't been able to figure out a way to get to interstate (USA) rest areas in Google Maps ...
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How to increase headphone loudness beyond 100%?

I am very hard of hearing. Is there a sound amplification app one can use with earbuds? Earbuds with a microphone for a Droid are a non-issue but I don't know where to find an inexpensive app to work ...
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I keep losing my Swype keyboard

I'm running CM6 on a Motorola Droid. Every now and then (at least once a day), my keyboard will revert from Swype back to the Stock Android Keyboard and I have switch back to the Swype keyboard to be ...
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Are there any apps that can shut down the phone?

The power button is stuck on my friend's phone, so he wanted to know if there were any apps available that could shut off the phone, or any other way to turn it off without pressing the power button. ...
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Is There *Any* Way To Increase Internal Memory?

Ok, even to me this question sounds stupid but I let's just go with "the only dumb question is the one not asked". I have nearly 14Gb free on my SD card but the Motorola Droid only has 128Mb internal ...
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What is causing music playback to stop/pause unexpectedly?

Moto DROID v1 Android 2.2.1 Is anyone else experiencing random music playback stopping/pausing on their handset? Do you know what is causing it, or how to prevent it? I've been trying to get to ...
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How can I disable Phone, SMS, Market and 3G functionality from Android?

I am trying to convert my old Motorola Droid (running CyanogenMod 7) into a device my kids can use without me worrying about them making phone calls or downloading apps I don't know of. My needs are: ...
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How to break in a new cell phone battery?

Whats the best way to break in a new cell phone battery? I just got a replacement battery for my Motorola Droid and so far through 2 cycles it is barely lasting a few hours.
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Power button fails to work consistently on Motorola Droid. Workarounds?

When I press the power button on my Motorola Droid, nothing happens (usually). Just to get my phone to turn on after being shutdown, I have to plug it in to the charger cable. Once booted, however, I ...
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USB Mass Storage Not Working

I have spent a few hours trying to figure out why my USB mass storage function is not working with my laptop. Here's what I've done: Installed Android 2.3.2 (Pete's GPA12) Uninstalled, cleaned, and ...
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Why my photos end up half dark?

Sometimes my motorola milestone camera goes crazy and starts out to take photos half dark. I noticed that it only happens when flash is on. Also, I've seem this happening when the battery is low ...
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Is there a way to turn off backlit buttons on Motorola Droid?

The four buttons at the bottom of the Motorola Droid (back,menu,home,search) are backlit when its dark and the phone is unlocked. The brightness of the buttons' back light doesn't adjust with the ...
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Device recognized as ????? in ubuntu

Hello good people of stack exchange, I am having trouble setting up my Ubuntu 11.04 boot to use for app development on a hardware device. I have followed the instructions here to try and recongnize ...
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CyanogenMod 7 Stable for Droid

I'm asking this here because the mods at CyanogenMod's forum seem pretty adamant about people not asking about the status of version seven for the Of Droid. I understand that CM7 hasn't been released ...
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How do I diagnose hanging and restarts?

I have a Droid which was running fine with Cyanogen Mod 6.0. I travelled for a week out of service range, and since I returned it's been both hanging (no response to user input) and spontaneously ...
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I’m new to SetCPU on Moto Droid and need help

I'm running rooted stock Android 2.2 on a Motorola Droid. I was hoping other users of the app could give me some advice. First question: whats the best underclock setting for a good balance between ...
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Is there any way to get Swype on my Moto Droid?

Is there anyway to get Swype from outside the Market? Its not available there, and I see its already running on Droid X, so I was thinking it'd probably work on Droid as well.
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Clock Replacements for Motorola Droid Docking Station

I have a Motorola Droid (v1) and a docking station. When the phone is docked, it automatically runs the Clock app, which isn't very configurable. Are there any alternatives to the Clock app, or is ...
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How To Stop Rejecting Messages At Low Memory? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: I can't receive SMS when I have low storage When my phone reaches ~22Mb (internal) free space, my phone starts to automatically reject text messages. Assuming ...
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Activating wifi hotspot tethering on a Verizon Droid with Froyo 2.2

I rooted my Droid and got Froyo working on it (Bugless Beast). What is the best way to enable Wifi Hotspot on this thing? I tried an app "Wireless Tether" which allows me to connect my Mac via ...
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Is there any way to make my Motorola Droid use Landscape mode on the Home Screen w/out sliding out the keyboard?

Its all in the title, but again for clairity: Is there any way to make my Motorola Droid use Landscape mode on the Home Screen w/out sliding out the keyboard?
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Droid RAZR MAXX encryption downgrades max camera resolution

After submitting my DROID RAZR MAXX to the whims of my company's OLA for getting access to work mail, calendar, and contacts, it was encrypted, including the storage. Encryption notified me, before ...
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Moto Droid - Screen Going Crazy / SD Card Contents

So about an hour ago I was texting and noticed that when I would try to hit certain letters using the on-screen keyboard that it would think I pressed the keys to the left or right of a certain area. ...
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Android email setup of Mail app results in a “Force Close”

On the Motorola Droid I was successfully getting my corporate email for a year with no problems. On 11/09/2010 I started getting a security error when trying to retrieve email in the native Android ...
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Home Screen Takes a Long Time to Display After Removing Phone From Dock

When I remove my Motorola Droid from my docking station, my home screen is blank for a long time. It sometimes takes over 10 seconds for my app icons to display, and even longer for widgets to ...
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want to get my Droid back to stock, but don't want to reinstall apps

I foolishly rooted my Motorola Droid and fumbled around until I got Cyanogenmod 6.1.0-RC3-Droid installed on the thing. There's really no reason I should have done this, however. It didn't exactly ...
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is AT&T network possible on the Droid a855?

Is it possible to use AT&Ts network on the Droid a855? At all possible? Tough to find a direct answer on the web for some reason. Thanks!
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On it's own, my Verizon Droid Razr (recently with ICS), went into debug mode. How do I get it out of debug mode?

This evening I took my phone out of my pocket and the screen was on and it was in debug mode. I assume it is debug mode - there is a column of text right justified near the top of the screen that ...
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Swype “The Swype package you installed is configured for another device.” error on install

Running CM6 on my Motorola Drid. Another Swype upgrade, another headache. I keep getting this error message when I uninstall --> reboot --> reinstall Swype: "The Swype package you installed is ...
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How to keep the Car Home app from opening automatically on my Droid?

Hey all, this is something that's been bugging me for a while now and I just found this wonderful, glorious place so I thought I'd pick your collective brains. I'm running CM 6.2.1 on my original ...
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What can I expect if I unroot my Droid?

I am thinking about rooting my Moto Droid but I don't know much about the subject, I've been doing some reading, but I'd like to know: If I were to root and then wanted to unroot later on for some ...
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Is there any way to listen to Zune Pass music on my phone?

I have a Zune and download DRM-ed music via the Zune Marketplace that I can listen to as long as I have a Zune Pass monthly subscription. Is there any way to listen to this music on my Droid?
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Wi-Fi won't stay off

I have a Motorola Droid and have just installed the latest update. The Wi-Fi network at my workplace is temperamental, so I prefer to simply turn off the Wi-Fi and use 4G. The issue is, when I ...
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Homescreen is blank on 2.2 Droid

I have a Motorola Droid on Verizon, and a lot of times when I unlock it, my homescreen will be blank; no icons, no widgets. Nothing in my app tray, either. I have to wait for about a minute for ...
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How can I enable the Wifi Hotspot capability on my Moto Droid 1 without using Adhoc?

I want to enable the wifi access point / hotspot functionality on my Droid so it acts as a "Standard" router like the built in functionality of the newer VZW phones (like the Droid Incredible). I ...
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Bluetooth headset in-call volume doesn't change?

I have a Motorola Droid (the original, A855) and a Jawbone Icon bluetooth headset. The headset does not have its own volume controls, so I've tried adjusting the volume using the volume rocker. While ...
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Unable to install bootloader on MotoDroid with froyo FRG83D

I'm attempting to root my phone and have placed an update.zip in the root of my SDCard. I get the message that the zip is not signed and the update fails. I understand that VZN started added this ...