I tried using trapster on my verizon doid-x phone the past few days.
What I find disturbing is that after a while the the droid/trapster stops announcing the rlcs and other things. Instead I only get a vibrate.
Restarting trapster doesn't solve the audio problem, as I need to reboot the android.
The trapster app looks like it is good, but we need reliability.
I find that when Trapster stops announcing RLCs, the only way to get the announcements back is a reboot of the DroidX.
Restarting Trapster does not solve the problem, and complete reboot is needed.
This makes me think the problem is some bugs in the Android operating system. And it seems I will never be able to upgrade to newer operating system versions.
The audio problem is being caused by the Trapster app not playing well with the android operating system. This happens many times with poorly written apps on phones and also computers. They normally mess with the audio driver and cause the problem.
Trapster needs an update not the OS to correct the problem.
You sound like a broken record crying about not being able to update your phone. As other people have already told you in your other thread, you can update your phone if you root it.
Which leads to this question: why does HowardZ not wish to root his phone and solve his problem?
The real question is:
Is there ANY way to get trapster to work for a 20 mile drive without failing on a DROID-X.
Sounds like your collective answer is NO.
Great that I have a Nuvi.
That was a rather snippy reply. Did we strike a nerve or something?
Now, it was a good effort on your part to try deflecting my question, but my question is at the heart of the matter. You know that there are issues with Trapster. You know that Motorola isn't releasing an updated ROM. You know that to fix both your issues with Trapster and your complaint about not being able to update the ROM you need to root the phone so you can install a ROM like Cyanogenmod.
So why don't you want to root your phone and solve your problem?
Can you tell me more about rooting and cyanogenmod?
Perhaps point to websites describing these?
You are confident these things will get trapster working better?
I recently drove to work using trapster/droidX and after trapster stopped speaking, I found that the droidX could still play audio books and I could hear the book being read. This makes me wonder where the problem lies - in trapster or in the droid operating system?
I only update my nuvi's poi files once per month. But, with Trapster one gets the latest camera information at all times. I just need to learn how to get trapster to work more reliably.
This makes me wonder where the problem lies - in trapster or in the droid operating system?
If you run a google search on trapster you will find many threads discussing problems with the app. Here's one which points out that trapster includes spyware http://androidforums.com/droid-x-support-troubleshooting/211...
There's not much to say. Rooting gives you the freedom to put a ROM like Cyanogenmod on a phone. Otherwise you would be forced to use the ROM provided by the carrier, which is filled with bloatware and has things disabled or removed to prevent you from using the phone the way you want. In my case, if I didn't root my Dell Streak I would not have Gingerbread on it since Dell hasn't officially released a Gingerbread ROM for the device.
Whether it fixes Trapster or not I don't know. I don't use Trapster.
Do spend a great deal of time on the XDA Developers site reading. There is a ton of information in there that will only help you. If you have a question, do ask it but make damn sure you at least tried to find the answer by yourself using their search engine before you post. Searching before posting is the number one rule on the site, and we XDA members won't hold your hand while you're there.
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