12-21-2010 03:10 AM
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  1. paradroid's Avatar
    I thought it would be good to give Cyanogen an official thread, I have seen this work well on other forums (not related to phones) where everyone interested in that topic can ask questions or search that thread for answers in one spot rather then all over the forum or in separate threads. It also stops hijacking of threads with questions from those that don't want to start a new topic for a quick question.

    This is for questions for those with EVOs already using Cyanogen 6.0+, not on installation problems as that can take the thread way off course.


    I just loaded Cyanogen yesterday. It is much different the HTC Sense and has both fewer and more options. So far, I like that the Sprint page is gone and wireless tethering is there. The jury is still out on whether it adds more value then it takes away.

    It is missing 4G so if I travel to a place with 4G I guess I'll need to swap it out. There is also and issue with HDMI but I am not sure what that is or if really care.

    At this time it is too early for me to say if I like Cyanogen more than stock HTC Sense so I will hold of on any critical reviews. I could put this thread in the Cyanogen developer forum but they chew up and spit out people like me that ask what they feel are stupid questions. This thread is meant to be a safe spot for those of us with stupid/newbie questions (and complaints) that may have simple answers. If you are a crusty old Cyanogen pro and hate stupid questions that have answers somewhere out there, it might be best to stay away from this thread.


    [mods I won't be offended if you delete this thread but I thought I would give it a try]


    I'll go first with my questions so far:

    • No HTC sync. Because I no longer have HTC sync, I lost an easy way to sync with outlook or install programs from my hardrive. What are my alternatives?


    • Cyanogen gives 5 home screens/secondary home screens to place icons and widgets. Right now all but two are empty. Is there a way to control the number of home screens in settings - I could not find anything. If not, what are some of you using all of those screens for?


    • Shortcuts to web pages. There are a few pages I like to click on the icon on my phone top screen and go to the web page. For example, I want to put a hot link to my website admin on my home screen. I am pretty sure I could do this in HTC sense, but can't figure out how to do it in Cyanogen.


    • Similar to 3. In sense I drilled down to a few spots in settings, like wireless & networking and put a direct link to that on my home screen for quick easy access without drilling down. It does not seem to be possible in Cyanogen to drag and drop secondary + levels of settings to the home screens so I need to keep digging to the same spots from the settings area.


    • HTC sense had some nice icons set up on one of its screens where I could turn on and off 4g, wifi, bluetooth etc..with a simple touch without digging in settings, does Cyanogen have something like that. How do you do quick connectivity changes. Maybe there is a good widget for this.


    • I miss the Cool HTC Sense weather widget on the homepage with the nice giant date. Anyone find a good replacement?


    • With HTC Sense, when I plugged in my phone via USB to my computer I had a few different options that would pop up, (Sync, Charge Only, data, Tether). Anyway to get that back with Cyanogen?
      * How do I get the phone to show up on my PC when I plug it into it via usb?
      * How do I move stuff to my sdcard now?
      * How do I turn on wired Tethering, Wireless tethering is fine, but wireless tethering is faster and uses less battery life. Do I need to get the June Fabric paid app now or is wired tethering still available in Cyanogen?


    That's my questions for now. I am sure I'll have more but I just wanted to get the party started.
    10-12-2010 09:35 AM
  2. d3xn2o's Avatar
    I'll bite... Any real questions based on CM6 I'll attempt to help

    For your home screen question go into ADW Settings and play around in there...

    You can change the amount of screens you need and or want also which screen is the home screen

    For the home screen weather widget either use Beautiful widgets or Fancy Widget if you can find it... Fancy had issues with HTC because it was an exact replica

    if you drop down the notification bar it should give you the option to switch the SD card to view on your pc

    Wired tether is turned on under options just go in and find it...

    With CM6 the best thing to do is play around dig and find stuff

    It has a lot going on to be honest...
    Oakleyguy likes this.
    10-12-2010 09:38 AM
  3. paradroid's Avatar
    Thanks for your quick and easy to understand answers.

    Are direct deep links shortcuts into the settings not possible on the home screens.

    Also, shortcuts to specific web pages on the home screens not possible?
    10-12-2010 11:15 AM
  4. d3xn2o's Avatar
    Thanks for your quick and easy to understand answers.

    Are direct deep links shortcuts into the settings not possible on the home screens.

    Also, shortcuts to specific web pages on the home screens not possible?

    Tap and hold on the screen then click shortcuts see what you can add

    Im not on CM6 right now so i cant tell you for sure...
    acedanger likes this.
    10-12-2010 11:23 AM
  5. IanMcB's Avatar
    You can create a shortcut to a bookmark (stock browser or Dolphin) in Cyanogen.

    The 'Power Control' widget is what I'm using to turn on/off WiFi, bluetooth, etc.
    10-12-2010 11:25 AM
  6. TehMan's Avatar
    d3x is all lies...he don't know what he talk aboot









    10-12-2010 11:32 AM
  7. d3xn2o's Avatar
    d3x is all lies...he don't know what he talk aboot










    Damn you -___-
    10-12-2010 11:36 AM
  8. thekarens's Avatar
    On stock CM6 stable (which is what I'm using) if you scroll to the right from the home page there's a bar at the top with wifi, bluetooth, gps, etc right there to click on and off.

    ADW is the default launcher with CM6 and there are endless customizations for it including themes etc.
    10-12-2010 11:57 AM
  9. paradroid's Avatar
    @ratdog07067 the Power Control widget seems pretty good giving me instant access to the the data/radio functions.

    It's not the most elegant looking app but it does the job without me having to dig into the settings constantly. Do you know how I can edit the widget once I set it up?

    It takes a while to create and I want to change one button without recreating the whole widget.
    10-12-2010 07:13 PM
  10. mr.wizard's Avatar
    @ratdog07067 the Power Control widget seems pretty good giving me instant access to the the data/radio functions.

    It's not the most elegant looking app but it does the job without me having to dig into the settings constantly. Do you know how I can edit the widget once I set it up?

    It takes a while to create and I want to change one button without recreating the whole widget.
    I don't think you can, once its made. You just have to make sure you get it right the first time
    10-12-2010 07:34 PM
  11. IanMcB's Avatar
    Yeah, the only way to change it is to remove it and re-add it. At that point you can set what goes where.
    10-12-2010 08:20 PM
  12. IanMcB's Avatar
    So I flashed Snap 7.6 (without the turbo part) and the first full day with it was not a good one for data. 3G and Wifi connections were dropping all day. I found a thread on XDA where some people mentioned similar problems, so I just downloaded and flashed KingX AOSP BFS#2. Hope the results are better.
    10-12-2010 09:10 PM
  13. paradroid's Avatar
    I don't think you can, once its made. You just have to make sure you get it right the first time
    Beans!

    One thing I noticed is my battery drained down fairly fast yesterday. Maybe because I spent a lot of time setting things up and messing with it. I rarely went below 50% at the end of a day at stock. Something to keep an eye on though.
    10-13-2010 08:25 AM
  14. IanMcB's Avatar
    In a very unscientific test, it appears that something in the KINGX kernels (BFS and CFS) do something that inhibits WiFi tethering on CM6 from working (or at least they did on my Evo). When I reflashed Snap 7.6 tethering worked no problem.
    10-13-2010 05:38 PM
  15. igotsanevo4g's Avatar
    Cm6 has weak battery life, use set cpu to help out with it but other than using snap or kind kernels theres not much you can do.

    I personally make it through the day with cm6 using snap 7.6 turbo just fine.
    10-13-2010 06:34 PM
  16. Jesse's Avatar
    I'm seeing some pretty weak battery life as well. I'm using king's AOSP #2 kernel as well. I really like cm6, but part of me also wants to give plain old vanilla Android 2.2 a go.

    Sent from my Evo 4G using Tapatalk Pro.
    10-13-2010 06:53 PM
  17. SanGo's Avatar
    I'm seeing some pretty weak battery life as well. I'm using king's AOSP #2 kernel as well. I really like cm6, but part of me also wants to give plain old vanilla Android 2.2 a go.

    Sent from my Evo 4G using Tapatalk Pro.
    But cm6 IS vanilla Android....
    10-13-2010 07:17 PM
  18. Jesse's Avatar
    But cm6 IS vanilla Android....
    It's close, but not quite.

    Sent from my Evo 4G using Tapatalk Pro.
    10-13-2010 08:10 PM
  19. Jerzyiroc's Avatar
    TECHNICALLY it's not. Because there are some added CM stuff in there. Pure Vanilla Android would be as basic as basic can get, like the Nexus One.
    10-13-2010 08:13 PM
  20. igotsanevo4g's Avatar
    If you want any more basic than Cm6 try emerald alpha in rom manager. It has the stock launcher and stuffs.
    10-13-2010 08:24 PM
  21. paradroid's Avatar
    Cm6 has weak battery life, use set cpu to help out with it but other than using snap or kind kernels theres not much you can do.

    I personally make it through the day with cm6 using snap 7.6 turbo just fine.
    I thought CM6 would give me the same or better battery life than stock HTC Sense which was real good. What does CM6 do that makes it drain the battery faster? Does it up the CPU clock speed?

    I'll need to look into how to change kernels and the pros and cons of each.
    10-14-2010 12:32 PM
  22. BigRick10's Avatar
    The code freeze is this Sunday and Cyanogen will be working on the EVO non stop till Sunday.

    From his Twitter:
    i'm working on evo stuff nonstop the next few days

    Also:
    wimax might make it. i'm going to be working hard on it the next few days.
    10-14-2010 12:40 PM
  23. paradroid's Avatar
    It seems CM6 uses a different browser than HTC Sense. It seems a bit better with bookmarking and tabs, but one feature I really miss is the ability to stretch or pinch a column of words and the words and letters adjust to fit on the fly.

    On the CM6 browser there are + / - buttons to enlarge text on the fly but then the page jumps and I need to find my spot again. It works but is not as precise as what the stock browser could do. I dug through the browser settings and couldn't find a setting change text sizing to the HTC browser style.

    Is it possible to uninstall the current browser and install the HTC Browser and make that the default without much trouble? I am not sure what browser HTC used but I am thinking mobile chrome?
    10-14-2010 12:40 PM
  24. d3xn2o's Avatar
    It seems CM6 uses a different browser than HTC Sense. It seems a bit better with bookmarking and tabs, but one feature I really miss is the ability to stretch or pinch a column of words and the words and letters adjust to fit on the fly.

    On the CM6 browser there are + / - buttons to enlarge text on the fly but then the page jumps and I need to find my spot again. It works but is not as precise as what the stock browser could do. I dug through the browser settings and couldn't find a setting change text sizing to the HTC browser style.

    Is it possible to uninstall the current browser and install the HTC Browser and make that the default without much trouble? I am not sure what browser HTC used but I am thinking mobile chrome?
    the zoom feature for txt in the browser your talking about is just a setting you can switch on and off I forget what its called...
    10-14-2010 12:47 PM
  25. paradroid's Avatar
    the zoom feature for txt in the browser your talking about is just a setting you can switch on and off I forget what its called...
    If anyone knows the setting let me know. I downloaded skyfire that allows me to size the text then double tapping on the column to make it fit. Fairly good solution.
    10-14-2010 01:09 PM
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