Initial Activation and Setup - DROID X by Motorola
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Initial Activation and Setup - DROID X by Motorola

  1. Select the android.
    Welcome screen with android
  2. Select Activate.
    Note If not presented, skip to step 5.
    Activate phone with Activate
  3. Listen to the instructions then select 1 when prompted.
    Note To enable the Speakerphone, select Speaker (located in the lower-right).
    Note Stay on the line until activation confirmation is heard.
    Activate phone screen with 1
  4. Select Next.
    Activation confirmation with Next
  5. Select Begin.
    Tutorial screen with Begin
  6. Select Next.
    Setup screen with Next
  7. Select one of the following options: Google account screen with available options

 

Create a Google Account

  1. Enter the following information then select Done (located in the lower-right).
    • First name
    • Last name
    • Username
    Create new Google Account screen with Done
  2. Select Next.
    Create new Google Account screen with Next
  3. From the Type a password and Confirm password fields, enter a password then select Done.
    Note The password must be at least 8 characters.
    Password screen with Done
  4. Select Next.
    Password screen with Next
  5. Enter the appropriate information into the following fields then select Done.
    • Security question
      • Favorite food?
      • City of birth?
      • Best childhood friend's name?
      • Highschool name?
    • Answer
    • Secondary Email
    Security screen with Done
  6. Select Create.
    Security screen with Create
  7. Review the Google Terms of Service then select I agree, Next to continue creating the account.
    Google Terms of Service with I agree, Next
  8. Enter the appropriate characters then select Done.
    Note The characters that appear in the following image are only an example.
    Enter characters screen with Done
  9. Select Next.
    Enter characters screen with Next
  10. Configure the following location settings then select Next.
    Note Enabled when a green checkmark is present.
    • Allow Google's location service to collect anonymous location data. Collection occurs even when no apps are running.
    • Use My Location for Google search results and other Google services.
    Use Google location screen with Next
  11. Configure the following setting then select Next.
    Note Enabled when a green checkmark is present.
    • Back up data with my Google Account.
    Back up data screen with Next
  12. Select Finish setup.
    Confirmation screen with Finish setup
  13. To restore data (e.g. contacts) using Backup Assistant, enter the appropriate PIN then select OK.
    Note If Backup Assistant has not been previously setup for the 10-digit mobile number, select Skip.
    Note Backup Assistant setup can be resumed after completing initial setup by navigating Applications tab > Backup Assistant from the home screen.
    Backup Assistant screen with OK
  14. If applicable, select an existing service (e.g. Facebook, MySpace, Yahoo! Mail, etc) enter the appropriate credentials (e.g. email address, username, password, etc.) then select Next.
    Note If presented, review the Terms and Conditions, select I agree then select Next to continue service setup.
    Note Repeat this step as necessary to setup additional services.
    Setup accounts with available services
  15. Select Done adding accounts.
    Note Account setup can be resumed after completing initial setup by navigating Applications tab > My Accounts > Add account from the home screen.
    Setup accounts with Done adding accounts

 

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Sign in to an existing Google Account

  1. Enter the following information then select Done (located in the lower-right).
    • Username
    • Password
    Google account sign in screen with Done
  2. Select Sign in.
    Google account sign in screen with Sign in
  3. Configure the following location settings then select Next.
    Note Enabled when a green checkmark is present.
    • Allow Google's location service to collect anonymous location data. Collection occurs even when no apps are running.
    • Use My Location for Google search results and other Google services.
    Use Google location screen with Next
  4. Configure the following setting then select Next.
    Note Enabled when a green checkmark is present.
    • Back up data with my Google Account.
    Back up data screen with Next
  5. Select Finish setup.
    Confirmation screen with Finish setup
  6. To restore data (e.g. contacts) using Backup Assistant, enter the appropriate PIN then select OK.
    Note If Backup Assistant has not been previously setup for the 10-digit mobile number, select Skip.
    Note Backup Assistant setup can be resumed after completing initial setup by navigating Applications tab > Backup Assistant from the home screen.
    Backup Assistant screen with OK
  7. If applicable, select an existing service (e.g. Facebook, MySpace, Yahoo! Mail, etc) enter the appropriate credentials (e.g. email address, username, password, etc.) then select Next.
    Note If presented, review the Terms and Conditions, select I agree then select Next to continue service setup.
    Note Repeat this step as necessary to setup additional services.
    Setup accounts with available services
  8. Select Done adding accounts.
    Note Account setup can be resumed after completing initial setup by navigating Applications tab > My Accounts > Add account from the home screen.
    Setup accounts with Done adding accounts

 

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 Skip Google Account setup

  1. Configure the following location settings then select Next.
    Note Enabled when a green checkmark is present.
    • Allow Google's location service to collect anonymous location data. Collection occurs even when no apps are running.
    • Use My Location for Google search results and other Google services.
    Use Google location screen with Next
  2. To restore data (e.g. contacts) using Backup Assistant, enter the appropriate PIN then select OK.
    Note If Backup Assistant has not been previously setup for the 10-digit mobile number, select Skip.
    Note Backup Assistant setup can be resumed after completing initial setup by navigating Applications tab > Backup Assistant from the home screen.
    Backup Assistant screen with OK
  3. If applicable, select an existing service (e.g. Facebook, MySpace, Yahoo! Mail, etc) enter the appropriate credentials (e.g. email address, username, password, etc.) then select Next.
    Note If presented, review the Terms and Conditions, select I agree then select Next to continue service setup.
    Note Repeat this step as necessary to setup additional services.
    Setup accounts with available services
  4. Select Done adding accounts.
    Note Account setup can be resumed after completing initial setup by navigating Applications tab > My Accounts > Add account from the home screen.
    Setup accounts with Done adding accounts

 

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Last Modified: January 24, 2013
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