- 03-23-2011, 03:00 PM #26
- 03-23-2011, 03:04 PM #27
- 03-23-2011, 03:24 PM #28
- 109 Posts
Thank you for your reply.....although I just don't get why there was no problem with my DInc. I have no problem ditching those headphones, which one's are any of you using that have been tested and would recommend?I really need a hands free and would preffer a cord connection, I don't like bluetooth's
- 03-23-2011, 04:07 PM #29
- 03-23-2011, 04:48 PM #30
- 03-23-2011, 06:49 PM #31
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- 03-23-2011, 06:58 PM #32
- 77 Posts
Accidentally locked out SIM card ; requires PUK code
No "solution" yet other than to get the PUK code from Verizon Wireless.
When the phone is locked out, you can make "Emergency Calls" to #s on the Emergency #s list. Not sure if this list can be editted somehow, but adding the Verizon support #s to it would be wise in case this ever happens to you.
- 03-23-2011, 07:20 PM #33
I believe I have discovered something ~revolutionary~.
Everyone complains we can't charge while using the stand in a horizontal position, right?
When we're charging and using the phone, we're usually at a desk right?
Bottom right corner of desk. Stand out. Charging.
Huuur duuurr. Still stupid that the USB wasn't on the other side, but its usable.
- 03-23-2011, 07:31 PM #34
Maybe this is covered, and Leeblanc tried to help me...
NO matter where I go, it always says City A.
If I press the city, I'll see the weather and like 2/2 or 3/3.
The City I'm in, City B will say (Current) but it will never show on the screen. I work in A...but live in B. I can delete A as many times as I want...still reverts back to that.
I've always had Verizon location services enabled, and have let it sync from 1 hour to 3 hours....and it never changes on my home screen.
The cities I want it to display, I can see them if I swipe up/down.
But...if I try to enter them by city name or zip code, it always says not found.
Any idea? No biggie..but it should work.
- 03-23-2011, 08:50 PM #35
- 03-23-2011, 10:31 PM #36
- 287 Posts
- bamf forever 1.10/3++
Problem: can't use that sweet kickstand while the phone's plugged in.
Solution: flip phone over. It won't take much to have the kickstand retract but it you're using it for movies or a desk clock it should work fine.
Problem: Blockbuster automatically updates even when I've never opened it up chewing through batter like a mother.
Solution: open blockbuster and counter intuitively appease the need for a software update. At the blockbuster app's main menu hit your android menu button and hit settings. Near the bottom of the settings page should be a "movie updates" feature enabled. Disable it. Voila. Free juice for all.
Problem: Quick boot is checked in settings > power but when I reboot it takes a minute!
Solution: That's because it's not quick booting. If you're in a 4G coverage area you've likely not run into this issue. If you're a poor soul like me who's graced with 3G you'll notice this issue. There seems to be some problem with 3G and quick boot. I'd say it has to do with software interfacing with the radio chipset but I'm no HTC engineer. Anyway the solution is as simple as disabling mobile data or connecting to a wi-fi network before you power off. I tried just turning on wi-fi without a network. This does not work.
Also neither of these solutions were mine obv, I just lurked some and found them. I felt they deserved a post here. At least those Blockbuster and quick boot solutions do for sure.
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- 03-23-2011, 11:28 PM #37
- 03-24-2011, 08:15 PM #38
- 03-24-2011, 08:42 PM #39
- 139 Posts
So here is my thing I have widgets for mobile network Bluetooth wireless airplane mode gps and mobile hotspot I have read some where that the more widgets the more consumption of your battery but on the flip side my apps sync every 4 hrs I have a calendar all but one of my home screens are full shazamm and Google search widget bright about 25% could I get better battery life cutting out some of the widgets I'm getting good battery I just always want better
- 03-24-2011, 09:04 PM #40
Here's a newbie from Blackberry to Android.
Like the Android system better and bought the T-bolt.
Most of the problems have been noted but I think I have another one.
Has anyone else noticed the sound during a call? Specifically the voice on the other end cutting in and out usually 30 seconds into a call.
I have also noticed that every phone I have bought since my Blackberry 8830 has had a weaker cellular antenna! When I used to have 4 bars I now have 1 or 2. Same network just a hardware change to a supposed newer and better!
Otherwise, I also have all the problems that everyone else here has commented about.
I am almost tempted to go back to my BB until something better hits.
- 03-24-2011, 11:28 PM #41
- 03-25-2011, 11:22 AM #42
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This worked for me. I had my phone turned on overnight with these settings. Got up in the morning and phone was dead. Next day, did it with all 3 checked off and phone was 95% charged. I also used App Advanced Task Killer so nothing is running in the background. People says GPS has nothing to do with draining the battery, but my old phone used to search for signal all the time. GPS do drain the batteries, they are constantly searching for the radio signal. If you own a GPS unit, leave it on and see how long before the battery dies out. This works for me and having the weather isn't important for me. If I am using the GPS, then I would plug in the USB to charge when using the GPS. GPS signals consumes more power than any other signal. This might work for me, but it may not work for others. I owned several phones over the years with built in GPS and once the signal are off, batteries lasted much longer.
- 03-25-2011, 02:02 PM #43
- 03-25-2011, 02:24 PM #44
- 03-25-2011, 03:30 PM #45
- 18 Posts
Profuse thanks with update!
I just verified -- Android newbie that I am -- that I can text and call w/mobile network turned off. I'm in a fringe 4G at work so this is huge for me.
On my TB I have put the Settings widget on my center home screen -- what with all the experimenting and adjusting of settings being done to reduce power use. 'Mobile network' is on the "Wireless & networks" menu in 'Settings' so I must hit:
Home key > Settings (widget) > 'Wireless & networks' > 'Mobile network' to check/clear the internet connectivity box.
I also found a "mobile networks" menu item just below 'Mobile network' and wondered if I should clear "Enable always-on mobile data" on that sub-menu. I did so & will look for any effects.
- 03-25-2011, 03:45 PM #46
- 03-25-2011, 04:20 PM #47
In reference to thisReported Problem: Cannot disable Backup Assistant once it has been configured.
Solution: Requires hard reset. After you complete the reset, do not reconfigure through the setup wizard.
Anyways not sure how this changes current information but even with it technically not activated or agreed to it is "Syncing" and running as somehow an active service on my Thunderbolt at the moment. SIGH
Last edited by iLLusive; 03-25-2011 at 04:31 PM.The art of war is simple enough. Find out where your enemy is. Get at him as soon as you can. Strike him as hard as you can, and keep moving.
- 03-25-2011, 05:51 PM #48
- 03-25-2011, 11:30 PM #49
- 50 Posts
I have a minor issue here. When I click my messages icon, it shows I have 2 new messages (has a 2 on the index card icon at the bottom and also a 2 on the double index card -- nothing is on the cassette tape looking icon(vmail)). I can't figure out how to get rid of the 2 on the icon. I have deleted all of my messages and it's still there. I have rebooted my phone a couple of times and it's still there. Any ideas???
- 03-26-2011, 12:49 AM #50