Ask NerdGirl: Hands Free Eventually. Don’t Oversleep. Will I Get In Trouble?
May 16, 2010 8:24 AM –
On a side note, before I get started, I just updated my friend, Alan’s, Samsung Moment to 2.1 using the instructions I found on Sprints website (we have a guide to update Samsung Moment too). It’s nice enough, but I still love my Eris.
Given the fact that my Droid does not have anything really approaching true hands free capability, I was ready to return it. Just too dangerous and against the law. But the more I used my Droid, the more I loved it. Still, what’s the word on hands free? Can we expect to get that any time soon?
I really wish that Android 2.2 (Froyo) would just release already, Larry. I would love to find out if the lack of Bluetooth connectivity will be solved in this upcoming update before I completely go off the handle. I have answered this question in several of my posts already, but I’m hoping that the more people write about it, the more developers will take notice.
Update: Android 2.2 (Froyo) does have Bluetooth Voice Dialing!
I would like to have a louder message tone to wake me up as I depend on text message alerts for work and if it after midnight the preinstalled tones aren’t loud enough. I am told that this can’t be changed. I do like the desire but if it can’t give this option it’s going back to the bin. Please help.
I am not a morning person at all, Dave, so I feel your pain! There are two routes you can take with this.
Option 1: You can change the program you use for your ringtones.
I love Rings Extended. Once you install it, when you go into your alarm and click on Alarm Sound, it will give you the option of using the regular ringtone picker or Rings Extended. If you click Rings Extended you have the option of either using the built in sounds or music that you have on your SD card. As usual, it lets you listen to the tone so you can decide if the song will be loud enough for you.
Option 2: You can change the program you use for your alarm.
If you go into the Market, you’ll find somewhere around 1,154 alarm programs. I personally haven’t reviewed any since I have Rings Extended and I wake up fine with some System of a Down or Mindless Self Indulgence. AndroidTapp, however, has only one free alarm clock rated at 5 stars. WakeUp! Alarm Clock might be one to try.
So I have recently rooted my Droid Eris because I got tired of waiting for the 2.1 update… anyway I gave that phone to my sister and now she’s scared that the update that is supposed to roll out tomorrow is going to ruin her phone. Do I need to back step to 1.5 or should it be fine?
In the case of pretty much every rooted phone, you cut yourself off from over the air (OTA) updates. This is a built in feature makes sure that you won’t get any future updates that will block from being able to root the phone at all. There are steps to go back to the official firmware if you want to go that route now that it’s out.
I, personally, decided to go the leaked update route. In theory, I should be getting the official OTA update in the very, very near future as it was a quasi-official update I installed.