This is a discussion on Backflip Owners' Roll Call! within the Motorola Backflip forums, part of the Motorola Android Phones category; Originally Posted by MrHorsepower Hi ATTdroids. I bought my backflip (ebay, $135) in Nov to replace my old Palm Treo. Immediately installed Moto 2.1, then ...
Whatever you do, don't freeze 'home'. That makes the home screen a black screen. Luckily, pressing the home button several times activates the voice launch feature, and I said 'titanium backup', and it started up! Then I unfroze 'home' and was back in business. So I dodged that bullet. I have 32 NATIVE BACKFLIP APPS FROZEN. Now, when I hold click to make a new shortcut, and click on applications, the long list of apps pops up very fast! I am sure that the phone is much faster! I wish I had benchmarked it before hand. If you want a list of what I froze, let me know, I will post it. I am happy! I really like my MOTO Backflip.
My functional frozen apps list, so far. I now have a faster phone that works how I want it to work.
at&t wifi hotspots
IM offline service 2.1-update1
Market Updater 1.0
motoblur calendar service 2.1-update1
motoblur megamaid 2.1-update1
motoblur services 2.1-update1
motoblur social sharing 2.1-update1
motoblur storage monitor 2.1-update1
quick contact 2.1-update1
social messaging 2.1-update1
social messaging service 2.1-update1
social status 2.1-update1
universal inbox 2.1-update1
I use ES Task Manager to kill all apps, then launch what I use, to see what runs it.
I also use Cache Cleaner. If an app is slow to load, stop it and clean the cache, then it loads quickly.
I did have a weird issue at first. The phone would only ring audibly if I set it to Ring Only w no CID. After a reboot, it is working normal.
Also, a great shortcut to create (IMO) is Facebook Phonebook. It is in the Folders section.
Hi. Titanium Backup doesn't show Blurhome on the MB300, only blur.res.2.1-update1. I have every 'blur' and 'motoblur' frozen.
HOWEVER! Joel tells me that factory apps cannot be restored, once deleted. TB has a legend for the color of text to tell which apps are OEM.
'It's quite easy to identify the bloatware that you can safely un-install: just try to "freeze" it first, and if everything remains okay with your phone, just un-install it a couple days later.
As long as you are careful *not* to un-install any critical app such as Phone (because Titanium Backup does *not* backup apps that are part of the ROM) you will be safe. The only issues (with some manufacturers) is that OTA (over the air) updates might not apply if you have removed some of their bloatware. In that case, you can still "freeze" the bloatware.'
Joel Bourquard, author of Titanium Backup. http://matrixrewriter.com/wiki/
I've had the backflip for almost a year now. I hate it! It's the worst phone I've ever had! It's a total P.O.s. its so slow I'm always waiting and frustrated. Its always calling people I don't want to call, won't call when I want to, runs programs when I don't want to, I could go on and on. Bottom line I would toss this piece of crap oin the trash if I could afford another phone. I would not recommend this phone, don't waste your money, it feels like you're working on an old 386 .