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Just got the EVO
Hello EVO forum....I have been lurking in here for several weeks. I came over from the Verizon side. My wife used to work for VZW and the employee discount was nice. She got a better job and I have a 30% Sprint discount thru my job.
I had a Moto Droid since Dec last year - loved the phone, before that I was a WinMo puke. When we switched to Sprint tried the Intercept and it stunk up the joint. Sent it back we both did the wife and I and got EVO's. They arrived today.
From reading the forums I know about the phones power and its Achilles' heel, battery life. One of the 1st things I will order is the Seidio 3500mah extended battery. I have used their products and from the reviews it wil solve the power issue.
I will root mine - dunno about the wife's phone. One thing I liked from my ole WinMo days was trying out different ROMs - The Dev commuinity is strong on this device so things should be fun.
So if I ask a stupid question please forgive me.
- 12-21-2010, 06:21 PM #2
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- 12-21-2010, 07:08 PM #5
I took the 3500mah to Orlando and left the GPS tracker on the whole trip practically kept pretty good track of my 4 to 5 mile walking everyday while on vacation at the parks, plugged in at the hotel overnight, with the hotspot running. The Evo was brilliant. Back home I put back in the stock battery since I can plug in all day at work.
- 12-21-2010, 07:23 PM #6
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- 12-21-2010, 10:52 PM #11
Welcome!! As far as the battery stuff, like Gekko said, if you keep an eye on things you should have good battery life. Personally I think the Seido extended battery cover looks absolutely horrible. But you can't beat the extra battery life. As far as rooting, read read read! Rooting seems to have gotten a little more annoying and even complicating since the last two updates. If you follow the stickies in the hacks section along with reading as much as you can, it shouldn't be an issue at all. There's a bunch of us that hang around in the hacks section so if you ever have an issues specific to rooting, just go to the hacks section and ask away. You'll get a response pretty quick. Enjoy your Evo!!
- 12-22-2010, 08:55 AM #12