HTC EVO FAQ's: Please Read Before Posting (Updated 10/16/10)
The following are frequently asked questions within the HTC EVO forum. This page will be updated frequently, and suggestions are welcomed. Please PM me if you have a suggestion or would like to add additional content.
Android Central Articles:
1. Hardware Hands On.
2. EVO/Palm Pre Side-by-Side.
3. EVO/Nexus One/Incredible Spec Fight.
1. Spec Sheet.
2. Sprint Press Release.
1. User Manual.
2. Getting Started Guide.
1. Remove SD Card.
2. Convert Video.
3. Store Custom Ringtones, Album Art, Wallpapers, and Notification Sounds.
1. Loose Screen.
2. Light Leakage.
3. Poor WiFi Range.
4. Graphics Capped at 30 FPS. Cap removed with 3.29.651.5 OTA update
1. Evo 4G's official Froyo update pushing out now! (Update: It's really real)
2. Update coming for the Evo 4G, will fix gmail sync, calendar edits (maybe more)
If you do not see an answer to your question above, please use the SEARCH feature of the forums, to look for a solution, before starting a new thread.
Optimizing your phone’s battery life
When you’re on the go, it’s not always easy to charge your phone’s battery as often as you’d like. Follow these tips to extend the time between charges:
* Turn off wireless functions such as Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and data connection when you’re not using them.
* Do not use GPS satellites to determine your GPS location.
* Lower the screen brightness.
* Switch off screen animations.
* Cut down on activities such as Internet browsing. Wireless data consumes a lot of power.
* Avoid making very long phone calls or using the camera for extended periods of time.
* Consider carrying a spare battery for times when you can’t charge your battery for an extended period.
* Batteries gradually lose storage capacity over time. Consider replacing your battery after eight months to a year, or if you notice that the battery life is decreasing.
* Read this thread.
A Warning About 3rd Party Task Managers:
Q: What is a task manager?
A: Task managers typically provide details about running programs and services on your Android device. These programs are called "Task Managers" because they also provide the ability to "Kill" and/or "Terminate" processes and services via the click of a button. In theory this sounds like a good idea, as programs running within Android typically do not include an "exit" or "close" feature. For resource management reasons, users typically turn to these applications as a way of controlling these applications manually.
Q: Why should I NOT use a task manager on Android:
A: For various reasons, task managers are known to cause a variety of problems. Critical services, processes, and applications are often unknowingly terminated, causing undesired behavior. The forums are filled with complaints of "program a" or "program b" not working properly, and half the time it's due to a task manager.
Before you post a question regarding a problem you're currently having with an application or other odd software related behavior, please ask yourself "Am I using a 3rd party task manager?" If the answer is yes, please try uninstalling first, and the try to reproduce your problem.
1.) Connect the phone to your computer using the supplied USB cable.
2.) When the Connect to PC dialog box appears, tap Disk drive, and then tap Done.
3.) On your computer, the connected phone is recognized as a removable disk.
4.) Navigate to this removable disk and open it.
Then do one of the following:
- Copy the files from the computer to the phone’s storage card’s root folder.
- Copy the files from the phone’s storage card to a folder in your computer or computer desktop.