Motorola Razr: Factory reset

Posted by Muscadecipio
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I am suffering from a large amount of ambivalence towards the DT (see Motorola Razr: Setup contacts (and the youtube problem)). I just find something I like a lot and then it throws in something I hate. As I metioned before (Motorola Droid Razr: First steps) the startup screen never appeared and I was having a problem with starting some apps. eventually, more in frustration than anything else, i decided to reset to factory defualt and start again.

This is surprisingly (and suspiciously) easy. Tap Menu-Settings-Privacy-Factory data reset. Select if you want the onboard and SD memory cleared or not and tap "Reset phone". The phone shut down and then a few minutes later was back with the missing setup program. I had it on the charger at the time to make sure, probably not a good idea to do a factory reset without acharged battery or the phone on charge.

So now I set up everything again, but a little wiser and it all seems to be running OK.

Still not sure I like the phone though. Its like dating a beautiful girl who is taller than you. The view is great for a while, but kissing is a bitch, you have to stand on her feet when you dance and the conversation during sex is by SMS.

In a flurry of renewed energy I seeded lots of little app icons on the Home screens and wanted to get rid of them. Huh - on where is the delete key? After a bit of a search through the manual I gain the knowledge tht holding your finger on the icon undocks it, and a little trash can appears at the top of the screen and you can drag it there. Neat. And f you undock icons you can also move them across the Home screens and align them on the blue grid that appears.

But I bet all of you knew that already right?

I am a 40-something computer geek who years ago decided that technology would either rule me or I would rule it. So far so good, but due to an irrational fear of cellphones i now face my greatest adventure. Learning to use my Motorola Razr


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PrinceVince Monday, 25 June 2012

My 2c worth

HI Muscadecipio

Like you I liked the look of teh Razr from day one, having been jealous of a colleague who had the previous (Clam-shell) Razr many years ago.

I did not have issues with the start-up wizard, it ran perfectly for me, and I LOVE this phone, despite a few niggling issues:
1) Vodacom can still not tell me why I cannot send MMS messages containing pictures (they managed to get it to do so WHILE I was at the Vodacare shop, but it stopped again as I left the door, and I can not be bothered to go and sit in a queue for an hour, so I downloaded Viber, and send pictures to like minded friends using that (and Instagram for Android, which ROCKS by the way)
2) Occasionally the display seems to freeze, usually when I need to answer a call - but I have found that pressing the power button (which silences the call as well) twice will clear THAT up.
3) (this one applies to ALL large screen phones/phablets/tablets) Smudge marks on the screen drive me insane - should ship with a microfibre cloth
4) There are NO cases, as in NO cases for this phone - so your beautiful tall girlfriend is having unprotected SMS (sex), and Vodacom do not seem to be in any hurry to resolve this one - not enough demand, I would assume.

Like you I am also waiting to see if Motorola (who as you say is owned by Google, just like the Android OS is owned by Google) will meet their deadline of rolling out ICS in Q2, 2012 as promised - they have 5 days left to achieve this...

Other than that, it's a great phone. Hope you enjoy it as much as I have (so far).

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Muscadecipio Monday, 25 June 2012

2c worth more than 2c

Thanks for the comment PrinceVince.

I haven't tried an MMS yet so i'll have to let you know on that one and I've not had any freezing. The case news distressed me immensly. at the moment it is raining in the Cape and I have a natty Indian made rain jacket with a fur lined inner pocket that fits my phone just fine thanks (plus doubles as a wipe cloth). Not sure what I will do when it heats up as I cant see the phone living in my pants pocket like my previous celulars. MU eldest son has been playing with leatherworking the last while so maybe I'll ask him to make me something.

Excited for ICS, especially after reading up on it a bit. It was a bit dissapointing that, though it is almost July, the OS version on the phone was the one it shipped with in Oct 2011. This meant a 113Mb update just to get it to the latest version.

I'm slowly learning the phone though and will keep on posting my progress. Any addendums ofr comments from a fellow user will be appreciated.

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