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    Default [Read Me First] HTC EVO 3D Tips, Reviews, Thoughts, and Issues

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    _ • EVO 3D Support Group For Palm webOS Users
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    _ • Migrating from the EVO 4G to the EVO 3D -- a simple guide
    _ • HTC EVO 3D launches today -- here's what you need to know
    _ • Review
    _ • How to customize the Sense 3.0 lockscreen
    _ • Grab the EVO 3D user guide to view on your computer
    _ • Comparing Sense 3.0 on the EVO 3D against the Sensation
    _ • Uninstalling pre-loaded apps
    _ • Comparing the EVO 4G camera to the EVO 3D
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    Default FAQ's & Tips - Built in App Killer, Cache Cleaner, WiFi Booster a

    Evo 3D FAQ's & Tips

    Got more question's I'm here to help!

    1.) App Killer - To quickly access the App Killer Drag the drop down, click the tab on the bottom that says Quick Settings, Next click where it says Total memory... This will take you to the built in App Killer

    2.) Cache Cleaner - Press Menu > Settings > SD & Phone Storage > Make More Space..... Here you have access to not only the build in Cache Cleaner but also a utility to help move apps to the SD card

    3.) WiFi Booster - Press Menu > Settings > Wireless & Networks > WiFi Settings > Press Menu Button > Advanced and check Best WiFi Performance

    4.) Hard Reset - Press Menu > Settings > SD Card & Phone Storage > Factory Data Reset(Helps with any bugs you may run across)

    5. Fast Boot On/Off - Press Menu > Settings > Power > Uncheck Fast Boot ( You must do this to access the bootloader)

    6.) Boost In-Call Volume - Press Menu > Settings > Call > Check Hearing Aids

    7.) Change Lock Screen Shortcuts - Press the Personalize button (to the right of the phone on the home screen) > Lock Screen > Settings.... tap the one you would like to change to pull up a list of apps.

    8.) Remove Stock Apps(BloatWare) - Press Menu > Settings > Applications > Manage Applications > Click tab at the top that says All.....
    Confirmed Removable Apps --- 3D Games - Blockbuster - Nascar - Qik - Sprint Radio - Sprint TV & Movies - TeleNav GPS Navigator

    9.) Linking Contacts to FaceBook - Press People > Select A Contact > Press Menu > Link > Facebook fo HTC Sense(Not the FaceBook app) > Then pick the appropriate Profile

    10a.) Bad Battery Life? - First try a hard reset(Tip # 4above) - Second perform a battery calibration.
    *******Also let your battery go through 1-2 full cycles.. from full charge down to 5% or so.*******

    My Calibrating Technique
    1. Charge until 100%
    2. Power off (while still on the charger) and wait until the led turns green (may take a while)
    3. Unplug and let sit for 5 min (while still powered off)
    4. Plug back in again until led turns green again (while still powered off)
    5. Power back on
    **If you have 100% after powering back on then you should be good to go... If not repeat these steps again.**

    10b.) Bad Battery Life cont... - Disable Always On Mobile Data - Disable Auto Sync - Enable Power Efficiency
    1.) Disable Always On Mobile Data - Press Menu > Settings > Wireless & Networks > Mobile Networks > Un-Check Enable Always-On Mobile Data
    2.) Press Menu > Settings > Accounts & Sync > Un-Check Auto-Sync
    3.) Press Menu > Settings > Power > Check Enable Power Efficiency

    10c.) Bad Battery Life cont. cont... - Check Apps and App Usage

    1. See if your phone is sleeping - Menu > Settings > About Phone > Battery ***If Up Time and Awake Time are the same or close than there is a problem. Usually being that an App is keeping your Phone awake. Check app permissions to see which have the permission - prevent phone from sleeping -

    2. Check app sync settings - Make sure that any apps that update are not set to update very frequently i.e. every 5 sec, every 5 min and change them to refresh less

    3. Sign out of GTalk! - If you don't use it that is - It automatically signs you in even if you've never used it - Open GTalk > Menu > Settings > Un-Check Auto Sign In > Press Back > Menu > Click Sign Out


    11.) How To Remove Battery Cover The Right Way
    1. Insert Fingernail into slit on the bottom of the case
    2. Pop the case up
    3. Continue counter clock wise along the side with the charging port, Once you are near the top of the phone the cover should pop off completely

    12.) How To: Locking Text Messages - While in the text thread you have to click the corner of the text that is hovering with a shadow behind it. For received messages click the bottom right corner, and for sent messages click the bottom left corner. When you click the corners a menu will pop up and the bottom option will be to lock the message. (Thanks nuprotocol)
    Last edited by irock1985; 06-29-2011 at 02:43 PM.
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    NICE! I already knew of the other two but the WIFI one is pretty slick. Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Corrosive View Post
    NICE! I already knew of the other two but the WIFI one is pretty slick. Thanks!
    Yeah the WiFi one caught me off guard when i first saw it... I was surprised no one posted this before
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    First time android user, what does the wifi one really do? I see next to it that the option also consumes more battery so just weighing the pros and cons
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    Quote Originally Posted by BiGsMiLeSKyLe View Post
    First time android user, what does the wifi one really do? I see next to it that the option also consumes more battery so just weighing the pros and cons
    I assume it boost the power going to the WiFi radio(cause for battery usage) increasing the connection range and stability... If your WiFi is fine now just leave it unchecked
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    I am updating the list with any questions I see in this or other threads... Trying to stay on top of this for you guys
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    Great job Milo and irok1985 on your write-ups! Merging them together. If you guys come up with more stuff feel free to edit your posts. If you add a post that needs to be moved up in the list I can do that as well. Just PM me if that happens.
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    Default Re: [Read Me] Welcome to the HTC EVO 3D Forum! (FAQ)

    Excellent... Thanks!
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    I show Milo's post empty now, where did that awesome getting started guide go?
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    Default Re: [Read Me] Welcome to the HTC EVO 3D Forum! (FAQ)

    Quote Originally Posted by majestros View Post
    I show Milo's post empty now, where did that awesome getting started guide go?
    The VB system glitched. All should be good now. Sorry about that.
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    Default Re: [Read Me First] HTC Evo 3D FAQ's & Tips

    I've been searching and searching for an answer to this incredibly simple question and for some ****ing reason nothing anywhere clarifies this! What aspects of this phone are 3D? Can it "force" anything into 3D, or does it only display things that were designed as 3D in 3D. For example, are regular games in 3D on this phone? Is the UI in 3D? I can't believe I have to actually ask this question because absolutely no reviews or anything make this clear...
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    Quote Originally Posted by jvnane View Post
    I've been searching and searching for an answer to this incredibly simple question and for some ****ing reason nothing anywhere clarifies this! What aspects of this phone are 3D?
    Pictures/picture taking - Videos/video recording - Some youtube videos - some games ----- Those are all the things in 3D.. 3D can NOT be force in something it is not made for... 3d is optional in the things I listed above

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    Quote Originally Posted by irock1985 View Post
    Pictures/picture taking - Videos/video recording - Some youtube videos - some games ----- Those are all the things in 3D.. 3D can NOT be force in something it is not made for... 3d is optional in the things I listed above

    Sent From My 3VO!
    Oh, that's lame. I thought it could do everything in 3D, like 3D tvs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jvnane View Post
    Oh, that's lame. I thought it could do everything in 3D, like 3D tvs.
    Believe me you would not want that! First it would be a strain on your eyes to look at for a long time... It can only be seen correctly from certain angles so that too would be a problem.... And most importantly using the 3D drains the battery because its like running 2 screens @ max brightness and running the CPU near max. 3D is very nice but trust me you only want it in bits a pieces...
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    Anyone know if class 10 sd cards work with 3vo
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiserian View Post
    Anyone know if class 10 sd cards work with 3vo
    Yes, Class 10 is what you want.

    For 32 GB Class 10, newegg.com, amazon.com, or Fry's usually have sales at prices between $60-$75.

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    Nicely done..Thanks very much !!
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    10a.) Bad Battery Life? - First try a hard reset(Tip # 4above) - Second perform a battery calibration.
    *******Also let your battery go through 1-2 full cycles.. from full charge down to 5% or so.*******

    My Calibrating Technique
    1. Charge until 100%
    2. Power off (while still on the charger) and wait until the led turns green (may take a while)
    3. Unplug and let sit for 5 min (while still powered off)
    4. Plug back in again until led turns green again (while still powered off)
    5. Power back on
    **If you have 100% after powering back on then you should be good to go... If not repeat these steps again.**

    I have been doing this for the last 5 hours and I do not seem to get to the bottom of it.

    Any advice?
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    I have been doing this for the last 5 hours and I do not seem to get to the bottom of it.

    Any advice?
    So what exactly is your problem? Are you not reaching 100%? Or just not getting good battery life? Need more information...



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    Quote Originally Posted by irock1985 View Post
    So what exactly is your problem? Are you not reaching 100%? Or just not getting good battery life? Need more information...
    So I have tried to get the green light following the calibrating technique but every time I get just red and it takes like 15-20 minutes to get the green light afterwards.

    The battery does not last longer than 8-10 hours with moderate use.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RedWhite View Post
    So I have tried to get the green light following the calibrating technique but every time I get just red and it takes like 15-20 minutes to get the green light afterwards.

    The battery does not last longer than 8-10 hours with moderate use.
    I too have the same issue with it sticking @ 99%... If you have performed the steps a couple of times then you should be good to go. This is a bug that HTC is going to have to fix. For the moment though you should be fine. If you use a widget you will notice it hangs @ 99% for a while then hits 100% and almost immediately drops back down to 99%.. So for the time being shoot for 99%. Also if you have somewhere to check the mV you can use that to tell when your battery is fully charged...

    8 - 10 hours is normal for moderate usage
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    thanks really helpful
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    Thanks. I loved my Palm Pre for many of the reasons you addressed. This may make the transition bearable. I was tired of waiting on the HP Palm 3 (as I was sure I was going to get it when it FINALLY arrived.)
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    I tried step (10a)...i can say that it's been the first time that i've seen the battery percentage on 100% on the battery widget since i got the phone on 6/24.......i hope this really works
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