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Is there rules about the apps you download to your Droid?
leader0101
Enthusiast

so i was looking at alot of apps on youtube seeing what was available for droid phones and it got me curious about a couple of things that im hoping ya'll can tell me more about.

 

1) does it matter where you get ur apps? i know there is the droid app market but there seems to be other websites that say they are the app market or that they have apps for the droid. is the app market that goes with the phone the only you should be using for certified apps that you're supposed to put on your phone?

 

2) does a deffective app like lets a defective launch pro app currupts or does something bad on your phone, does that affect ur warranty on the phone or something?

 

3) do you always have to becareful about the apps you download or are they pretty safe and are easy to get rid of?

 

ok thanks for you help

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Re: Is there rules about the apps you download to your Droid?
Ambreezy
Contributor

Hello Leader 0101. I have read your post and understand your concern regarding downloading applications to your device. You can download the application from anywhere other than the Droid Market at which they are available to you. For applications that are defective, they do not affect the warranty on your device. You will want to be careful of the applications that you are downloading as they can be defective and cause defective issues with your device itself.


Keep in mind, Verizon Wireless is not responsible for third party applications that are downloaded to your device.

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Re: Is there rules about the apps you download to your Droid?
crb79
Specialist

 


leader0101 wrote:

so i was looking at alot of apps on youtube seeing what was available for droid phones and it got me curious about a couple of things that im hoping ya'll can tell me more about.

 

1) does it matter where you get ur apps? i know there is the droid app market but there seems to be other websites that say they are the app market or that they have apps for the droid. is the app market that goes with the phone the only you should be using for certified apps that you're supposed to put on your phone?

 

2) does a deffective app like lets a defective launch pro app currupts or does something bad on your phone, does that affect ur warranty on the phone or something?

 

3) do you always have to becareful about the apps you download or are they pretty safe and are easy to get rid of?

 

ok thanks for you help


 

You should always be cautious when downloading apps.  The biggest concern are free apps that are not affiliated with VZW, MOTO, or Droid.  Basically watch what the app requests access to when you click to download it.  If it's an online recipe book it shouldn't be asking to have control of phone dialer and system tools etc.  However if you're downloading a battery manager, sure it will need access to your system tools.  Just make sure it all adds up.

 

Apps are pretty easy to uninstall.  Just go to your settings/applications/manage apps.  Click on the desired app and then click uninstall.  Also some apps can cause problems with your phone, if you experience issues after installing an app, try uninstalling it and see if it clears up.

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Re: Is there rules about the apps you download to your Droid?
demmo86rt
Super User
Super User
In addition to what crb79 said, I would suggest looking at the rating and reading comments about an app. Most apps in the market are fairly safe, though some just don't work right. The comments section will let you know what issues others may have had. I have a handful of apps from outside the market and so far they have all performed well but, be careful and go one at a time so that if they do cause problems, you will know which one is probably causing it.
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