[Q] Newbie questions (Sorry!!)
Hail the Mighty Lords of XDA!
I have heard that XDA forums are the great fount of wisdom when it comes to mobiles/smart phones, tablets and the like, and have come as a novice seeking guidance from the masters. I beseech you to have patience with my (currently) limited knowledge and in return, I will do my best to learn as quickly as I can.
I know very little at this point (though I have found the Glossary and Terminology pages at the Wiki) but I don't mind doing my own reading and stuff if y'all can point me in the right direction. A big part of it right now is just that I don't know who or what is trustworthy, except that you guys have an excellent reputation
I recently got a Dell Streak 7 WiFi only from Amazon.com (no T-Mobile connections or apps.) I'm really loving it, but there are a few things that I would love to be able to change if I can figure out how. Here are the ones I'm most interested in at the moment:
REMOVING PRE-INSTALLED APPS: There are several apps that came with the device that I have no desire to use and would like to remove. I understand that this will involve "rooting" the device, but the instructions I've found on how to do that are confusing and I've seen references to apps that are supposed to do it in one-click, but the reviews have been mixed and its hard to tell if the instructions or apps are for the Streak 5 or Streak 7
SETTING DEFAULT PROGRAMS: My Streak came with 2 email programs (a "generic" one and Gmail) as well as a generic browser. On the home page at the bottom of the screen is a widget that has an email icon, the thingy you touch to get to all the apps on your device and a browser icon. Is there any way to assign a specific e-mail client and specific browser to those buttons?
ASSIGN ICONS TO FOLDERS: When I make a custom folder, is there a way to assign an icon to it as a visual way of identifying it?
GET T-MOBILE'S QIK VIDEO CHAT: While my Streak isn't connected to T-Mobile, they are the company we use for our cellphones. I like the Qik video client T-Mobile installed on our MyTouch4G phones and would like to be able to use it on my Streak as well (so I don't have to maintain separate video chat friends lists and make sure everyone has the right software.
If you've actually made it this far, first off, THANK YOU for your patience
I'm sorry it's so long, but I just wanted to get it all out there to start with.
Any other suggestions are more than welcome, as well as links to any other references.