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Just did a second factory reset and synced my Google account and my contacts are finally how they should be. Also, my computer finally recognizes the phone when mounted as an external drive.

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Edit: After some searching I read that the problem could be the new update to the Facebook App. I am going to uninstall it and see what happens. The new version runs as a service instead of in the background so something might stop the phone from going to sleep.
It was definitely Facebook stopping the app from going to sleep. I uninstalled (downgraded) it to the old version and everything went back to normal as far as Up Time and Awake Time are concerned.

I checked out the comments on the Facebook app in the market and other people posted about the same problem.
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I just did all of these steps and it took around 30 minutes. I was playing on the internet and transferring lots of files, so I can't say it is an accurate time frame for completing this.

That said, wow, what a difference. I was contemplating doing something like this a few weeks ago, I just never got around to it. I have about 90 apps/widgets downloaded from the market (mostly) and it is as though they just needed to be realigned properly, especially with Froyo.

My battery has been fixed on 61% for over 1.5 hours (with very light usage), which it would never do before and everything is running much smoother than 2.1 or the first few days of 2.2 (I did the OTA update).

Everyone really needs to give this a try.
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I followed all of this last night and am very happy with the results. The only problem was my own mistake - I guess I CUT instead of copying my EVO to back up on to my computer ! So.....even the ASTRO backup was gone. PITA!! Ultimately I think it was a good thing cuz I have a super fresh EVO and only reinstalled Apps I am using. I did not install a Task Killer.

I have been pounding the phone with heavy use for the past 3 1/2 hours (calls, texts, internet, etc) and am down to 71% battery. I'll take 12-14 hours of heavy use any time!
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OK - here's one I get asked about a lot, never knew you could do this:

How to replace Sense with the Launcher of your choice in Froyo - see here:

Htc sense vs Android 2.1

Not a defect fix per se - but I thought it might get less lost if I pinned it here.
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Hello...

Was having a Flash issue and EarlyMon suggested I follow this post for a "Froyo Fix" so here I am!!

I'm in the process of reinstalled as I type and came across an ODD situation. Don't know if any of you have noticed but I was reading the following post:

What changes do YOU see with Froyo 2.2?

and noticed a comment that the start up screen and start up tone were DIFFERENT after the Froyo update:

- boot up screen is different, after HTC EVO screen, just says 4G no animated boot up or music-- Firemanjay

I noticed this on 8/3 when I did the upgrade to Froyo. However, I have a WEIRD circumstance since my "factory reset"...I restarted the phone, 2.2 was still on the phone as expected, HOWEVER, the Sprint animation and "old startup tones" from 2.1 is BACK!!

Do you have ANY CLUE what this would have happened? Just WEIRD!! I kinda like the NEW startup that I had and lost but don't know why it is gone now...??

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I've noticed that as well - and also - your first boot after factory reset took a little longer, if you noticed.

Now that everything is clean, you'll notice (if you're running stock or the stock odexed rooted rom) that your subsequent bootups are now MUCH faster than with 2.1.

I suspect that HTC streamlined the entire process and that the factory reset - as proctored by Sprint - might just "fix" some of that streamlining at startup.

I write it off as one of those things.

I'll check into this - maybe there's a little something we can do so it drops the Sprint babbling.
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I just did all of these steps and it took around 30 minutes. I was playing on the internet and transferring lots of files, so I can't say it is an accurate time frame for completing this.

That said, wow, what a difference. I was contemplating doing something like this a few weeks ago, I just never got around to it. I have about 90 apps/widgets downloaded from the market (mostly) and it is as though they just needed to be realigned properly, especially with Froyo.

My battery has been fixed on 61% for over 1.5 hours (with very light usage), which it would never do before and everything is running much smoother than 2.1 or the first few days of 2.2 (I did the OTA update).

Everyone really needs to give this a try.
Also - if like anything else, you get into the habit of always keeping backups and have confidence in them, you can leap into this procedure at a whim and save a wee bit of time on the front end.
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LOL. I ended up doing mine while driving my wife to work. Was a desperation move after seeing my battary hit 50% in an hour. No prep work, just reset and then dealt. Fixed Mybackup Pro's misses over the next few days.

But so freakin worth it.
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I followed all the instrutions but still lost my contacts and home screen layouts...
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I've noticed that as well -

I write it off as one of those things.

I'll check into this - maybe there's a little something we can do so it drops the Sprint babbling.
THANKS!! I DEFINITELY noticed the change in tone from 2.1 to 2.2 and LIKED it. And I DEFINITELY noticed that the old startup graphic and tone is back. I read in another thread there are apps to change the startup sound...I think to mute it or something. If I refind the thread or app info, I will post.

ONE side issue and ONE question for all that I noticed...just giving a little narrative of my experience with the factory reset:

1. With the "Network" app that was suggested to change the PRL, I downloaded the app and read a little note from the developer that he has heard of the inability to connect after using the app and flipping around the PRL. I had previously done this on my 2.1 EVO using that *#*#* number number number **#*# whatevertheheck the code was so I was FAMILIAR with the GSM/CMDA PRL settings so wasn't too concerned, however, I was NOT ABLE TO CONNECT TO 3G as I was warned!! My AppBrain connection and downloads after the PRL adjustment just HUNG without downloading so I shut the phone off, put it back on and 3G was up and running fine.

And my QUESTION...I was HOPEFUL but NOT SURPRISED that the prefs for pretty much ALL my apps that I installed had to be reset. Most apps are EASY with a quick launch and setup but SOME were annoying with ALOT of prefs (ChompSMS, Jorte, K9). I KNOW that account information like email in K9, wifi connections, google sync is gone and needs to be reassociated with a login.

Is there any backup app that will save your APP PREFS so you can reinstall the prefs and be right back where you started?? If your app was screwed and and prefs were screwed up, you'd want a CLEAN install of the and prefs. But would also like the ability to kinda load a prefs file back to restore back where I was running WITHOUT having to go through all my prefs manually all over again.

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I followed all the instrutions but still lost my contacts and home screen layouts...
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I followed all the instrutions but still lost my contacts and home screen layouts...

Are/were all of your contacts sync'd with gmail? That is the easiest way to preserve them. If they are still on your gmail account, then you need to make sure that your phone is syncing with the appropriate gmail account. I had no issues.
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yeah I synced it before and after the reset but nothing.
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Try Menu -> Settings -> Accounts & Sync -> Sync all and see if that doesn't get your contacts back.

Can you send a test mail from GMail?

If you've tried that and GMail works but still no contacts, try to log in to Talk and just see if that works. If so try to sync all once more, and if that fails, power-cycle your phone.
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Is there any backup app that will save your APP PREFS so you can reinstall the prefs and be right back where you started?? If your app was screwed and and prefs were screwed up, you'd want a CLEAN install of the and prefs. But would also like the ability to kinda load a prefs file back to restore back where I was running WITHOUT having to go through all my prefs manually all over again.
When the XDA devs crack how to root 2.2, you might consider it. That gives you access to Titantium Backup and that does back up everything. I also use ASTRO as a backup to my backups.

Did you try MyBackup Pro?

For the benefit of others reading, just added Sprite Backup + Astro to the list.
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Try Menu -> Settings -> Accounts & Sync -> Sync all and see if that doesn't get your contacts back.

Can you send a test mail from GMail?

If you've tried that and GMail works but still no contacts, try to log in to Talk and just see if that works. If so try to sync all once more, and if that fails, power-cycle your phone.
Tried all that except power-cycle, what is that?
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Hi EarlyMon...

Thanks for the post and suggestion. I MUST ask however: is your post at the above link **THE ONLY** option for the youtube issue? The reason I'm asking is because I JUUUUUST got my phone back from a 20-day repair!! I had to reinstall EVERYTHING already this week and have spent HOURS resetting all my settings and preferences.

I am running SMOOOOTH it appears...BUT FOR the youtube issue....so I really am DREADING a hard reset/wipe clean at the moment.

So, is this the ONLY way??? :-//

THANK YOU....
I can understand your trepidation at this.

I do not know if this is your only option.

What we've learned as a group is that once you find one problem, you chase it and fix it and then lather, rinse, repeat - because it seems that they all have the same root cause. In some theory, if what ever's screwed up is really limited to just one thing, you could just wipe the data for that thing. In our experience, that's more like playing whack a mole - so we've turned to this. Besides, if the problem is within the guts of the OS itself, then this will be your only option. Without x-ray vision or a better option, this seems to be it.

Unlike other handsets, this doesn't put your handset at risk or require an MSL# - except one that did require reprovisioning and Sprint help - but that was the only incident reported like that so far. So, there's a statistical possibility that it could get complicated, but probability is on your side by a wide margin.

In any case - in my strongest opinion - you want a good backup strategy. Personally - I think everyone does. You've already been through a lot with yours from your description - and it's a phone. Things happen to phones, like lost, stolen, broken, dropped in the sink, you name it.

If you ever become rooted you want Titanium Backup. I backup everything I need with it to the SD card, then keep a backup of that on a PC.

Non-root users are choosing MyBackup Pro or a combination of Sprite+ASTRO File Manager, either for 5 bucks.

If the 5 bucks ain't happening, you can still backup your apps with ASTRO File Manager for free and your People contacts with Google - also free as that's how that's supposed to work anyway. You'll lose settings and sms messages and your desktop layout - but it's free and for many people, those are sur****ble over the 5 bucks difference.

The beauty of the suggested thread is that it deals with backup/restore and some use strategies as a discipline - anyone can push the factory reset button, but keeping your user-experience state of health is the primary goal.

With whatever you've been through, if I were in your shoes, I'd personally be sweating my backups first, YouTube second.

Once the backups are in hand, see if you have any other symptoms - poor battery life, other little glitches in various places. If so, a factory reset+radio fix is for you, otherwise, you might hold out and see if you can solve just YouTube.

But at the first sign of other troubles, I'd check that thread out. By virtue of public and private exchanges, I edit the top post often in an attempt to stay abreast of what it helps and what it doesn't.
As well as this one:

http://androidforums.com/support-troubleshooting-evo-4g/142978-after-froyo-update-evo-doesnt-sleep.html#post1318731
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Tried all that except power-cycle, what is that?
Sorry, that wasn't clear of me.

Turn your phone off, wait a minute, turn it back on.

For whatever reason, others have reported this sometimes seems to help.

And do not lose faith. If you read back to the near the ending posts of the previous page, you'll find one case where the syncing step was kinda skipped and then later, by whatever it is that google really does, contacts reappeared. In his case, he did the factory reset twice but others have gotten by just by giving it some time.

I've been personally told of several cases of this in the past few days, so keep the faith.

Did you try MyBackup Pro or just the free way?

If just the free way, I have to give a stronger warning about the screen layouts and some settings being lost, maybe, in the first post. Kindly let me know.

And don't go anywhere. Lots of people here will also help advise - you're not hung out to dry.
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You sir, have an extraordinary amount of patience.

I used the regular free MyBackup, but I followed the steps to save the 'Scene' but I understand now why it probably didnt save after the reset.

Power cycling now, I hope it helps. For what its worth, I dont ever use GMail and have always had the sync off until before the reset when I synced everything. Would that have mattered? Or is there any way to access it from the computer through my gmail account?

Power cycling did not work. When I did that though there was an exclamation next to the contacts under the sync section, saying there was syncing errors and it wasnt working right now. But when I clicked sync all it went through fine, but still no contacts, or any calender info.
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...I also use ASTRO as a backup to my backups.

Did you try MyBackup Pro?

For the benefit of others reading, just added Sprite Backup + Astro to the list.
I did a TRIPLICATE backup of sorts: AppBrain, ASTRO and MyBackup Pro. But I restored from MyBackup Pro.
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You sir, have an extraordinary amount of patience.

I used the regular free MyBackup, but I followed the steps to save the 'Scene' but I understand now why it probably didnt save after the reset.

Power cycling now, I hope it helps. For what its worth, I dont ever use GMail and have always had the sync off until before the reset when I synced everything. Would that have mattered? Or is there any way to access it from the computer through my gmail account?

Power cycling did not work. When I did that though there was an exclamation next to the contacts under the sync section, saying there was syncing errors and it wasnt working right now. But when I clicked sync all it went through fine, but still no contacts, or any calender info.
Thanks.

You make a great point about verifying your contact existence.

Log on to GMail account on the web. Find the Contacts link, it might vary a little, but on browsers I know, it's on the left. Go there. If your contacts are there then this is just a short-term Google issue and it will clear itself up.

Somebuddy might even know some way I don't to import/export them from there if time is of the essence - personally, I don't.

If your contacts are not on the Google server, then it's time to begin cursing my name and my eyes, I guess.
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I did a TRIPLICATE backup of sorts: AppBrain, ASTRO and MyBackup Pro. But I restored from MyBackup Pro.
And still you lost prefs???

Checkout this link to Sprite Mobile - Android Backup - SMS, Bookmarks, System Settings, Application Settings, Call Logs, MMS, Contacts, Photos, Video, Music and much more...

If MyBackup Pro failed to do the right job for you where Sprite would have, I'm going to pull it from the recommended procedures, depending upon other feedback.

It was my clear understanding that MyBackup Pro would have protected you from losing that stuff.

PS - Go quadruplicate - ensure stuff gets to your PC.
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Yeah theyre not there. Its not your fault I am sure I did something wrong. Thanks for your help though.
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OK - any feedback you can give on the instructions, I'm all ears.

I'm going to add the verify contacts on Google server right now.
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And still you lost prefs???

Checkout this link to Sprite Mobile - Android Backup - SMS, Bookmarks, System Settings, Application Settings, Call Logs, MMS, Contacts, Photos, Video, Music and much more...

If MyBackup Pro failed to do the right job for you where Sprite would have, I'm going to pull it from the recommended procedures, depending upon other feedback.

It was my clear understanding that MyBackup Pro would have protected you from losing that stuff.

PS - Go quadruplicate - ensure stuff gets to your PC.
Hey EarlyMon, first lets NOT JUMP TO PULLING MyBackup Pro as a suggestion based upon my VERY LIMITED experience using it. Let's get some other opinions on MyBackup Pro first...anyone have comments?? Look above at my (scudder's) comment in this thread where MyBackup Pro did NOT save settings of apps like Jorte or K-9 Mail or ChompSMS. It saved the SMS MESSAGES but not the color and text size and prefs settings.

That being said, I looked at the Sprite Mobile link and the FAQs at their website. MY belief is that Sprite would NOT have helped me the way I needed. The Sprite site lists "3rd party applications" where settings WILL be saved and they include a VERY limited set of apps;

Currently we support the following application settings.

  • HTC Twitter
  • HTC Footprints (including photo and audio)
  • HTC Plurks
  • aTrackDog
  • StreamFurious
  • aHome
  • Note Everything

So, it appears, from this information and thread here (and other threads I have have read) that you CANNOT save settings/prefs of 3rd party apps that I had issues with UNLESS you root the phone and use something like Titanium Backup.

Can someone CONFIRM MY FINDINGS PLEASE??

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To anyone that decides to use sprite, keep in mind that since your going from one rom to another that your settings will not stick. Meaning if you have a ringtone set it will not keep it setup that way. This is because sprite is really for situations where you have to hard reset because of a problem program or personal reasons.

What it is good for in this situation is saving bookmarks, calendar entries, contacts, music, photos, video files, call logs, text messages, mms, and things like that. Just a FYI
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And still you lost prefs???

Checkout this link to Sprite Mobile - Android Backup - SMS, Bookmarks, System Settings, Application Settings, Call Logs, MMS, Contacts, Photos, Video, Music and much more...

If MyBackup Pro failed to do the right job for you where Sprite would have, I'm going to pull it from the recommended procedures, depending upon other feedback.

It was my clear understanding that MyBackup Pro would have protected you from losing that stuff.

PS - Go quadruplicate - ensure stuff gets to your PC.

Ok...so I did some searching for everyone and found some information about Sprite vs. MyBackup Pro. Here are the various links (to specific comments...you can, from there, read the rest of the threads)

Commenting about "better compressed archives" with MyBackup Pro: MyBackup or Sprite?

A SPRITE employee/developer commenting about their capabilities (albeit from October 2009, and might be updated since then): Backup Program.. Faceoff

There are other threads you can search for (search the forums here or google.com for "mybackup pro vs sprite backup") but some I found were OLD.

One PERSONAL comment I have is with regard to the online backup option. BOTH have online or "cloud" backup options as well as backing up to SD card, however, MyBackup Pro's FREE online backup is CAPPED at 50MB. I had 74MB in my 90+ application backup last night so I HAD TO back up to SD card since I didn't want to pay There is an option to PURCHASE extra space for MyBackup Pro online...250MB for $1/PER MONTH and $2/PER MONTH for 1GB of space. These prices are RECURRING obviously :-/

Sprite has the option to backup to your DROPBOX "cloud" account for FREE which is very interesting!!

I want to do a side-by-side comparison of WHAT EXACTLY EACH APP DOES to compare each and every item they back up. I will post when/if I find info...
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I am little confused here.
a) Should I update first to 2.2 and then do factory reset
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b) Should I do factory reset on my 2.1 first and then go for update to 2.2?
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Ok...so I did some searching for everyone and found some information about Sprite vs. MyBackup Pro. Here are the various links (to specific comments...you can, from there, read the rest of the threads)

I want to do a side-by-side comparison of WHAT EXACTLY EACH APP DOES to compare each and every item they back up. I will post when/if I find info...
Ok, here is what I found from the FOLLOWING sites:

Sprite: Sprite Mobile - Android Backup - SMS, Bookmarks, System Settings, Application Settings, Call Logs, MMS, Contacts, Photos, Video, Music and much more...

MyBackup Pro (RerWare): RerWare Android&#8482 Products: MyBackup Pro (backup Android, Nexus One, Motorola Droid, G1, Hero, MyTouch, etc...), MyBookmarks (Userguide and FAQ)

The ISSUE with backing up 3rd party apps appears to be SECURITY SETTINGS with the Android OS which "protects" apps from "offering" their settings information to just anyone who wants it. This finding MAKES SENSE considering that only ROOTED phones, with the use of Titanium Backup, allows prefs and settings of 3rd Party apps to be backed up and reinstalled.

That being said, both MyBackup Pro and Sprite invite 3rd party developers to "integrate" and allow their settings to be saved and backed up with the respective company's software. At the moment, the most recent information (from the links above) suggests that MyBackup Pro has MORE 3RD APPS integrated into their backup than Sprite.


Here are Sprites 3rd Party App List from their website:

Currently we support the following application settings.

* HTC Twitter
* HTC Footprints (including photo and audio)
* HTC Plurks
* aTrackDog
* StreamFurious
* aHome
* Note Everything



Here are MyBackup Pro's 3rd Party App list from their website:

aHome
AK Notepad
Apps Organizer
aTrackDog
Car Locator
Car Locator TRIAL
EboBirthday
GDocs
Meridian Player Noble
Missed Call for Android 2.0
More Icons Free Widget
More Icons Widget
Note Everything
Note Everything Pro
OI NotePad
OI Safe
OI Shopping list
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Power Manager
Power Manager Pro
Quick Profiles
Smart Keyboard PRO
StreamFurious
StreamFurious Pro

BOTH sites indicate "more on the way with subsequent builds" but integration seems SLOW when considering the THOUSANDS OF APPS that are available for backup.

Beside that, when contemplating which backup to use, one would also consider the System Settings and other items such as Dictionary, Alarms, Music Playlists, Calendar settings, etc. I have NOT HAD A CHANCE to do a "side by side" summary ("...this app DOES back up this but this one does NOT") but here is the relevant information for you all to peruse. Perhaps you will see one difference between the two apps which makes your decision.

Also note in my previous comment that MyBackup Pro "cloud" online account backup is LIMITED to 50MB with a PER MONTH COST for 250MB or 1GB options. Sprite allows you to backup to your free DROPBOX account (and another free cloud account that I forget) for FREE. And BOTH allow you to backup to your SD card.

Here are the "system settings" and other non-app back summaries for the two apps:


SPRITE SYSTEM AND OTHER NON-APP SETTINGS:

* HTC Home Screens (Scenes)
* HTC Stocks widget settings
* Wallpaper
* Home screen icons and widgets locations
* Ringer Volume
* Ringtone sound selection
* Ringer Mode
* Notification Volume
* Notification sound selection
* Notification to use ring volume setting
* Music Volume
* Call Volume
* User Dictionaries
* Airplane Mode
* Alarms (HTC Magic and greater only)
* Time Format
* Use network to set time
* Date Format
* Bluetooth Discoverability
* Lock Pattern (enabled, tactile feedback, pattern visible)
* Use accelerometer rotation for screen changing orientation
* Screen Timeout
* Screen Brightness
* Stay on while plugged in
* Static IP settings for Wifi
* APN settings



MYBACKUP PRO SYSTEM AND OTHER NON-APP SETTINGS:

3.1 Contacts
All contact information (name, number, icon, organizations, notes, emails, etc…) is securely
saved when creating a backup, and restored completely if you need it. All contacts will be
restored on your phone properly, and will then be synced up to your Gmail account.
3.2 Call log
All of your call log will be saved\restored with correct date\time information. Note that some
Android systems only keep the last 500 logs.
3.3 Bookmarks
All of your default browser bookmarks are supported.
3.4 SMS
All SMS messages are stored and restored completely, regardless of which Android phone you
are coming from, or moving to.
3.5 MMS
All MMS messages and attachments are also stored and restored completely, regardless of which
Android phone you are coming from, or moving to.
3.6 System Settings
The following are supported settings:
Wireless controls
Airplane mode
IP settings
DNS settings
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Sound & display
Silent mode
Ringer volume
Media volume
Phone ring tone
Phone vibrate
Notification ring tone
Audible touch tones
Audible selection
Orientation
Animation
Brightness
Screen timeout
Security & location
Visible passwords
Application settings
Development -> Stay awake
Date & time settings
Automatic
Time zone
Use 24-hour format
Date format
Google search settings
Show web suggestions
Search history
3.7 Android Home (Also HTC Sense UI\Scenes, including Sense for Android 2.1)
Android Home shortcuts and Hero Sense UI are supported. Restoring a backup of home
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shortcuts from non HTC Sense UI phone to a HTC Sense UI phone will show the shortcuts in the
classic home view. All backups created from HTC Sense UI and restored back to HTC Sense UI
will be in the Sense UI and are fully supported.
3.8 Alarms
All of your enabled and disabled Alarms are supported.
3.9 Dictionary
User dictionary words are supported.
3.10 Calendar
MyBackup Pro will protect your calendar events’ information, with the ability to restore and
maintain support with Google calendar sync.
3.11 Music Playlists
Your music playlists are backed up and restored correctly.


At first glance it APPEARS that MyBackup Pro backs up more non-app system and other items but I suggest you look above and compare the two lists as well as visit the websites indicated above.

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I am little confused here.
a) Should I update first to 2.2 and then do factory reset
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I would recommend doing the 2.2 update and then following the 1st post procedure.
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Ok, here is what I found from the FOLLOWING sites...
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I appoligize if i am repeating anything...i was on a seperate thread after the offical 2.2 release.
I had Unrooted(Unrevoked3), had the OTA update (best buy did it for me), backed up throught titanium/busy box...and then added the new 2.2. I can not flash/recover anything.....It can't find busy box or says' i need to update....titanium wont work....realized my new driver was missing...reinstalled that.....but I CON NOT get to recovery....Someone said I have to wait until someone comes up with a root for 2.2...and that i am stuck for now. The big problem, besides not being able to get to recoverey mode...is the flash websites as mentioned above, so i wanted to see if anyone here knew of anything to help...and should i do the factory setting....I understand I will loose everything, contact are backed up....but I would reather start OVER, then wait....any advice would be great!!!!
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I appoligize if i am repeating anything...i was on a seperate thread after the offical 2.2 release.
I had Unrooted(Unrevoked3), had the OTA update (best buy did it for me), backed up throught titanium/busy box...and then added the new 2.2. I can not flash/recover anything.....It can't find busy box or says' i need to update....titanium wont work....realized my new driver was missing...reinstalled that.....but I CON NOT get to recovery....Someone said I have to wait until someone comes up with a root for 2.2...and that i am stuck for now. The big problem, besides not being able to get to recoverey mode...is the flash websites as mentioned above, so i wanted to see if anyone here knew of anything to help...and should i do the factory setting....I understand I will loose everything, contact are backed up....but I would reather start OVER, then wait....any advice would be great!!!!
Oooh - I think you're stuck for the time being on root and your Titanium use. Major bummer - the 2.2 ota was also available as a rooted version, for those already rooted and able to load custom roms.

Your options to get as close as possible are to study scudder's comparisons, choose between MyBackup Pro vs. Sprite for 5 smackers, and couple whichever with ASTRO File Manager.

Or - at least get your apps with ASTRO and your contacts via google and then re-do your settings and setup by hand.

The procedures in the 1st post will get you there.

Keep us all posted.
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Thanks for the write up. I followed everything you said but my problem is not fixed.

Primary account (personal) works just fine. The secondary gmail account (work) does not sync automatically. Both accounts are gmail.com accounts not apps. Gmail push was working just perfectly till last night on android 2.1. The sync on secondary gmail stopped working after I upgraded it to 2.2 last night. Infact I didnt even notice the problem till I missed my meeting this morning becase the email never arrived on the phone.

Earlier the gmail push was working *without* talk.. with ATK installed and autokilling apps... Now with 2.2 I have no autokiller.. I also tried factory reset and tried it without installing any apps and the problem still existed... I cant believe more people are not plauged with this problem...

Here is a summary from what I have read about this issue so far.

1) This is not isolated to HTC EVO
2) The secondary gmail not syncing seems to be a froyo problem (there are a few threads about this for android 2.1 but they refer to all gmail not syncing. Froyo does not have the option for "gmail storage" to clear data)
3) Factory reset does not help
4) Adding and removing accounts does not help
5) Same problem with any secondary account I add
6) Its not related to a particular gmail account because they dont work the other EVO as the secondary email either.

I currently have a workaround. I have forwarded my secondary gmail to [mysprintnumber]@messaging.sprintpcs.com

that way I receive an SMS when email arrives in my gmail and then I manually sync in the gmail app. Works for now, but I dont want this to be a permanent solution. This is android... the least Google could do is make gmail (and its other services) work on this perfectly.

Someone at Google, HTC or Sprint please take notice..

Device: HTC EVO
Carrier: Sprint
Country: US
OS: Android 2.2 (/w HTC Sense) - Official froyo update from sprint

Personally, I don't use the gmail account application. I have disabled sync. I have about 5 email accounts, two of which are gmail configured with the stock email application. They're all syncing as expected and it's nice to have all email in one place i.e. Hotmail, yahoo, gmail etc. Give it a try.
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I have been reading through a lot of this, and I am willing to try OP method, but only if I have to. What problems exactly are we talking about that this fixes? I got my phone yesterday and dloaded/installed the official froyo update. The only true problem I have had is with battery life. However, i really haven't downloaded many apps at all, and i haven't had the phone long. Will doing the things OP suggest actually help? (battery life especially)
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I have been reading through a lot of this, and I am willing to try OP method, but only if I have to. What problems exactly are we talking about that this fixes? I got my phone yesterday and dloaded/installed the official froyo update. The only true problem I have had is with battery life. However, i really haven't downloaded many apps at all, and i haven't had the phone long. Will doing the things OP suggest actually help? (battery life especially)
Yes, it helps and it helps a lot.

Some of us now believe that most of the advice in the battery-tips thread are really summed up with this procedure.

The bottom line is that poor battery performance is a sure-fire sign that something's out of whack with your phone.

The OP is the first required step - for many people, that's all it takes.

To the last one of us, we all started out with a new EVO that just needed some battery tweaking....

Believe me - we've been in your shoes, have seen it all and done it all.

Collectively, we know this works.

That said - sometimes getting set up correctly can be confusing.

Pay close attention to the stuff mentioned in the browser and et cetera sections.

And watch out for the new Facebook revision - everyone's reporting issues with that.
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OMG, I have been debating this guy all week. He's suggesting that the HTC Sense functionality of overwriting contact photos with whatever photo used on facebook when linked is expected functionality... then why is there navigation on the phone that expresses and implies I have a choice by selection contact, link, clicking the photo, then four options are presented i.e. phone, facebook, gallery, camera.

See HTC's reply below:

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Sent: Saturday, August 07, 2010 1:03 PM

Subject: Regarding your message (10USCW32ENA000904)



Dear A Dubb,

Hi, A. Dubb. Thank you for your response. Again, there is no further information that we can provide regarding the issue. If contacts are syncronizing with Facebook, their profile picture will over write any previous pictures used. This will happen each time Facebook syncs to the phone and cannot be changed. Again, this is a function of the sync and is not a bug of any sort. You can try the steps the previously provided to resolve the issue with a contact not syncing but is not guaranteed to fix due to a communication issue with Facebook servers due to security update by Facebook itself. You concerns will be documented for review of future information but there is further assistance we can provide regarding your current issues. If you have other concerns, feel free to contact Technical Support directly at 1-866-44+9-8358, 6 am to 1 am, 7 days a week.

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JEEEZ! The unmitigated gall!

<cursing> <extreme cursing>

This is the down side of Sense - its brain-dead approach that all social networking is good for you.

Here's a suggestion by another AF member as a workaround:


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Here is an idea to make life a little easier, you can edit the names of your facebook contacts (I know it will take forever). But for my "just facebook" contacts, I added Z-Facebook to the name and it stuck all my facebook contacts to the bottom of my address book. I know it is not much, but every little bit helps.
Weak.

To make matters worse - many people are asking for more Facebook control of the Android experience:

Facebook contact info not syncing to Google contacts? | Facebook

Lame.

This however looks like the fix for your problem:

syncmypix - Project Hosting on Google Code

  • 'Skip existing pictures' option to prevent overwriting manually set contact pictures

Please try it and let us know if 1) it works and 2) does it improve your phone's performance?
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awesome, helped a lot thanks guys
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I did the reset, all is working now. THANKS!!!!
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I've noticed that as well - and also - your first boot after factory reset took a little longer, if you noticed.

Now that everything is clean, you'll notice (if you're running stock or the stock odexed rooted rom) that your subsequent bootups are now MUCH faster than with 2.1.

I suspect that HTC streamlined the entire process and that the factory reset - as proctored by Sprint - might just "fix" some of that streamlining at startup.

I write it off as one of those things.

I'll check into this - maybe there's a little something we can do so it drops the Sprint babbling.
I don't know if I mentioned but I downloaded the app "Silent Boot" which shut OFF the startup tone if anyone is interested...
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I did the fix and reset everything but now it won't let me reset my keyboard. all I can get is this fanned factory one. Can anyone help? this thing sux!
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Well, I found a problem with recording with mpeg4. The picture is "choppy". It doesn't go smooth at all.

It is the very first time I tested it after doing reset.

Any solution to this?

EDIT: False alarm. Everything is all good now.
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Old August 7th, 2010, 08:49 PM   #99 (permalink)
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So i need help determining if my battery life is worse than i think it is. I was at work most of the day, so I used my phone for about 25-30 minutes. (sent a few texts/checked my facebook) This is how my batter stats are looking right now:

unplugged: 7h and 37m

cell standby:37
phone idle:31
android system:23
display: 7
wi-fif: 2

im at 68% right now.

compared to some of you guys, how am i doing?
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Old August 8th, 2010, 12:27 PM   #100 (permalink)
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So i need help determining if my battery life is worse than i think it is. I was at work most of the day, so I used my phone for about 25-30 minutes. (sent a few texts/checked my facebook) This is how my batter stats are looking right now:

unplugged: 7h and 37m

cell standby:37
phone idle:31
android system:23
display: 7
wi-fif: 2

im at 68% right now.

compared to some of you guys, how am i doing?
Geez, don't everybody talk at once!

I think that's at least decent.

The other day I talked for a couple of hours, did a bit of web browsing and newsreading and some light texting and was still above 60%.

I don't know how our background tasks differ - I do zero social networking for example - so our mileages are going to vary a little.
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