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george357
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New to Android and have questions?

I got a Samsung Proclaim on the Straight Talk network and love it, at first I didn't think too much about tinkering with it but that has changed. My phone has 2.3.6 Gingerbread (I think) and I have rooted it recently. The phone has 419mb of Ram showing as a total, and 1GB of internal storage. I have a 32GB Class 10 SD card installed. I am using Superuser for root access and DroidSail for app management. I am using ES File Explorer as well. I have removed the stock picture gallery, camera and music player replacing them with QuickPic, CameraMX and XPlay.

I prefer free apps wherever possible.

My first question is about Xplay, I want to tell it which folder to look for music in as I do not want my notification/ringtones indexed with my music, any ideas on how to accomplish this with Xplay or suggestions for a better app?

Is it possible to upgrade to ICS or Jellybean on this phone having only root access?

What would be a good app for reading and altering system files (like using notepad to edit html files on a PC)?

Is there any point in using battery apps to extend battery life (I have not gotten much success with the various task killers I have tried so far)?

Those are my four primary questions so far, there are likely more I jsut can't think of right now but will post later.

Android Rocks!
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PeeWee
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»androidarea51.com/samsung-galaxy···aim-148/

Above seems to be the only rom activity I see for that device and they're not there yet.
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george357
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I am assuming that you are referring to my question about upgrading the OS. I take it the ROM is whats required for that operation. Thank you PeeWee.



PeeWee
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File explorer root is available here »play.google.com/store/apps/detai···gucnIiXQ.. Battery apps other than Juice defender are a waste of time, I recommend no battery app myself. Task killers ruin the very fine way android handles ram.
Yes rom is what you could call the OS for android.
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PeeWee
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You really should start here.
»www.androidpolice.com/2010/05/01···nt-them/
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george357
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Thanks for the link and info! I have come to the same conclusion concerning task killers. I will give that Juice defender a shot and see what happens. You have any input on the music question?



PeeWee
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I rely heavily on my phone for work use and don't use any music apps. Sorry. Some of the people I know think Apollo is good.
»play.google.com/store/apps/detai···hlbWUiXQ..
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george357
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I really appreciate all the help PeeWee!

Anyone else have anything to add, especially concerning a highly configurable music player or any other tips/tricks for an Android noob?

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reply to george357

If you want a particular folder or directory to not be indexed by music and gallery apps, create a new blank file in that directory and name the file ".nomedia" without the quotes. Note, that the filename itself looks blank and it looks like the "nomedia" is a file extension because of the preceding period.



george357
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Thanks for the tip, LED! I'll put that into use.