HTC Eris Tips, Tricks, and Easter Eggs

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Hi forumers!! I am new to Google and everything, I love my Eris so far and by finding out the tips and tricks for Droid, I tried those for Eris, and found it disappointing that it doesnt DO the tricks. So I am guessing Droid and Eris are completely different when it comes to tips and tricks, so any tips?
 

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Ok, I don't have an Eris but I will get this thread started.

- Press & hold the "call" button when in a call to switch between headset & speakerphone.
- When watching a video over the Verizon network press the Menu button on the phone and you can select "High Quality".
- Instead of swiping the screen to unlock the phone, you can also press the "end" key followed by the "menu" key .
- For battery info dial (*#*#4636#*#*) and press "call". Select Battery Information.
- Want to stop WiFi from sleeping? Click: settings > wireless controls > wifi settings
Then Click: menu > click advanced > Then Click: wifi sleep policy > click never.
 
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my wife has one...i will try it on hers tonight to see if it works


Ok I have confirmed on my wife's Eris that the ##PROGRAM does in fact work. The pass code is the same, 000000. The layout is much different than the Droid, but none the less it still has the same info. I did notice that the vocode is set to evrc by default but it does allow you to change it to evrc-b, no option for 13k. Also allows you to change the default while roaming as well. It doesnt however reset the phone after making changes and closing it out like the Droid does.
 
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To bypass entering your password for voice mail:
Menu > Settings > Call Settings > Voicemail > *86PXXXX# (The x's are your password)

To save an MMS:
In your conversation, click and hold the message, not the picture itself. A box will open to "Save Picture".

While the phone is ringing if you turn it facedown it silences the ringer.
 

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I've actually skimmed over most of the 240+ page user guide that Verizon has online and learned some cool stuff from that:

- To switch between active apps, press and hold the Home key (this is sort of the equivalent of Alt+Tab in Windows) and it will show you the active apps
- You can create folders in the same way you add a Widget, just select Folder instead. You can then rename the folder by opening it and then pressing and holding the title bar of that folder. To drag things into it, click on the up-arrow just above the Home button, find the app you want to add to a folder, press and hold it and drag it to the folder in which you want to place it. This is a feature that I hear iPhone users don't have and would like.
- Get the Locale app - it's amazing. You can have your phone automatically change various settings based upon your location as determined by the GPS or by time of day and/or day of week. It's one of the few true must-have apps.
- To move Widgets and shortcuts around your home screens, just press and hold them until they get the green frame around them and then you can remove them or drop them where you like.
- To remove applications, go to the MarketPlace and choose Manage Applications (or Downloads, I forget which). Touch the app to remove and remove it. It stays in your Downloads and can be re-added later if you'd like.
 

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Does anyone know how to check available memory or how much memory my aplications are taking up?

Menu, Settings, Applications, Manage Applications.

Your apps will be listed along with the memory used.

For memory:

Menu, Settings, SD Card and Phone Storage, memory will be listed on phone, SD Card, etc.
 

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You can also ...

Quickly double tap the screen when viewing an image or on a web page ( of course not over a hyper link..lol) and zoom in and out without having to use the pinch technique... continue to enjoy the Droid.. I love this phone!!!!
 

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Thanks, I have a buncho more questions is there a noob thread I can post on somewhere?

Feel free to start your own threads with questions you may have. You will get more answers if you start your own. All we ask is that you please search before posting. Enjoy the forums!
 

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Ok so I've played with the ##Program settings for using the EVRC-B codec (to improve call quality) and it seems you do have to reboot/reset your phone afterwards.

To make the change/upgrade:
Enter a call for: ##7764726
Use pass code: 000000

Now scroll down to "NAM CDMA Settings":
Click on each below to set the EVRC-B codec
"Preferred voice Service Option for Home Page"
"Preferred voice service option for Home Origination"
"Preferred voice service option for Roam Origination" (I would leave this one at EVRC)
---I say to leave the roaming to EVRC because EVRC is the national CMDA standard so if your in a rural area the newer EVRC-B may not work and give you call errors.

after that, hit the Menu button, and the option "Commit Modifications" pops up. click and you have 10 seconds until the reboot. Or just click OK and the reboot happens instantly.

I assume if you don't commit the changes nothing actually changes until the next reboot that you do.

for info on what EVRC-B is:
Enhanced Variable Rate Codec B - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
and
http://telephonyonline.com/wireless/mag/wireless_evrc_best_worlds/
 
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##7764726 is not correct way of getting into the phone program menu.
it is actually *#*#7764726#*#* followed by the password 000000.
 

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##7764726 is not correct way of getting into the phone program menu.
it is actually *#*#7764726#*#* followed by the password 000000.

What is the main difference? If they both get you to the same place? Just curious, seems faster to just use ## method.
 

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