hm I noticed an update yesterday (or rather my phone prompted me about it), but I pressed it away as I was in the middle of harassing estate agents. Strangely now that I have the time to properly look at it, the update is nowhere to be seen.
I got this update today so far the only changes I have found are:
Voicemail no longer works from speeddial 1. The error message is "Missing voicemail number - No voicemail number is stored on the SIM card". When I choose the "add number" option the number it shows under Voicemail service "my carrier" and if I go into Voicemail settings ("settings for my carrier") the number is correct.
The phone is now slower to scroll screens and for widgets to update are the only things I noticed on this update.
Hi guys new here, got this firmware update about a week ago and yes had exact same probs, no voicemail number. im uk on orange network. rang customer services 150 they sent sim settings update, read elete power off back on usual thing still no voicemail. rang htc technical line they said it must be your sim card. range back orange and threatened toi leave, hey presto new sim card 2 days later. in phone activated and nope still no voicemail. rang htc technical again they said try a hard reset.. cheers lost all my stuff cos you cant save ALL apps to sd. never the less still no voicemail and they dont know what it could be. looked around to root and install custom rom thinking that may fix the answerphone thing but unrevoked 3 only works on 2.1 or less. this phone now sucks donkey nuts and i want an iphone. swap any 1? even for a tatty old 3gs lol.
Hi erehwon. With regards you managed to root your phone could you point me in the right direction on how to do this. The problems I'm having with sluggy screens no voicemail screen freezing and pictures now not being viewable is realy pushing me away from HTC. I would not recommend this phone to an enemy at the moment and to be quite honest. If I brick this phone trying to root and fit a custom Rom at least it could start to fit some use as a door stop or toy for my 4 year old daughter. All my last phones have been Nokia or Sony Ericsson and this phone is realy starting to dissuade me from any form of new touch screen!!
Yes, I took the plunge and rooted my phone. After a couple of false starts it went quite well and I now have Cyanogenmod 7.1 installed with 1GB of memory for my apps and very happy with it. It will last me at least another year - until my contract runs out! I didn't really have any speed problems but 140MB for apps is woefully low.
So, what did I do? Most of the info I got from this forum, of course. Start with All Things Root. From there, follow the link to SUroot's Rooting with Unrevoked guide. (My mistake here was that I had set my apps to install onto the SD card and so Unrevoked didn't work. Changing it back solved my problem)
I then wanted to find a simple ROM to install. I chose Cyanogenmod because it is popular and it has an addon to easily use some of the SD card for app storage. See this post about S2E. (Sorry - its about Data2Ext but has some useful comments about Simple2Ext)
I hope that helps. And good luck!
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Wow cheers for the fast reply friend. I'm going to do it tomorrow after work cos its a bit late to start now. Today was the last straw with this phone. Took a picture and screen froze. Phone totally locked up. Removed battery restarted and the picture had a greyed out box with exclamation mark. Standard original 8gb card. Right now I hate this phone. Can't turn off haptick feedback. No voicemail. Picture problems. Arghhh. just one last thing. has the custom Rom and rooting enabled voicemail speed dial 1? cheers.
hey im stuck with unrevoked on screen saying waiting for bootloader make sure driver is installed and the phone is in hboot usb plug screen mode. how long do i leave it like this i dont want to unplug it? allready done the drivers update thing step by step fine. removed htc sync, ran unrevoked, plugged in phone with debug mode and revoked pushed the rcovery then rebooted my phone the stopped at where i am now. any ideas?
Yay.. order has been restored by the means of a Samsung galaxy s 2. defo stick with android but as for HTC... ill not have another one given. still have my old desire. few marks to casing nothing major mirror screen protector was fitted day one so when removed screen will be like new underneath. still have original box and charger but afraid the earphones are no longer with us. open to sensible offers. believe its orange network not sure if locked never tried anything else. has latest horrid firmware as seen in post the answer phone is not available through the usual hold 1 process. what's it worth? if no real offers ill keep it just as an xbmc remote control / ipod.
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