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Old September 19th, 2012, 12:12 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Growing pains from Android 2.* to 4.*

I just switched from HTC Droid Incredible on Verizon running Android 2.* to HTC EVO 4G LTE on Sprint because I was really looking forward to a much newer Android OS and better supported apps. So far it has been a disappointment. I can't seem to do anything I want with the EVO.

If anyone knows the answer to the following questions can you please respond?

1) Where are all the widgets and apps? In Android 2.* I could create shortcuts to everything (e.g. Airplane mode, GPS). Now there are just very specific widgets available (e.g. Friend Stream, Google Playbook, etc.)

2) Where are my downloads? I have ES File Explorer and some of my downloads end up in the Download folder.

3) Why does Google Chrome for Android not have a Downloads folder/page? I have to open Internet and look there for Downloads brought down by Chrome.

4) ES File Explorer says it is creating shortcuts to folders when I long-press them but where are they? They aren't on my desktop.

5) Google Chrome for Android and Internet can't seem to play Flash videos on websites like Coursera.org, download MP4 files.

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Old September 19th, 2012, 07:14 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I just switched from HTC Droid Incredible on Verizon running Android 2.* to HTC EVO 4G LTE on Sprint because I was really looking forward to a much newer Android OS and better supported apps. So far it has been a disappointment. I can't seem to do anything I want with the EVO.

If anyone knows the answer to the following questions can you please respond?

1) Where are all the widgets and apps? In Android 2.* I could create shortcuts to everything (e.g. Airplane mode, GPS). Now there are just very specific widgets available (e.g. Friend Stream, Google Playbook, etc.)

2) Where are my downloads? I have ES File Explorer and some of my downloads end up in the Download folder.

3) Why does Google Chrome for Android not have a Downloads folder/page? I have to open Internet and look there for Downloads brought down by Chrome.

4) ES File Explorer says it is creating shortcuts to folders when I long-press them but where are they? They aren't on my desktop.

5) Google Chrome for Android and Internet can't seem to play Flash videos on websites like Coursera.org, download MP4 files.

Many thanks!
Welcome to Team #EVO4GLTE!

Not to be rude, but is this disappointment or you don't know what you're doing? Those are two different things.
  1. When you long press anywhere on the screen that will bring up the widgets and short cuts menu. You can also log into the HTC Hub to download more apps (like the flashlight) that were standard on the previous Sense UI's
  2. All downloads go to the download. Pictures will go into a "dowloads" folder inside the picture gallery
  3. I do not understand what you're asking. When
  4. I do not use ES File Explorer so I cannot answer
  5. You are aware flash is no long support? However, if you search this very forum you'll see discussion which may help you.

Check your users manual for more in-depth explanations and of course browse this forum. I'm sure you'll find the answers to all your questions.

It took me a week or two to get out of the GB ways of doing things to now do it in ICS.

Read the manual, read this forum, play around with your device, and ask questions. I'm positive in a week or two you'll be fine.
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You can download QuickShortcutMaker from the play store to retrieve apps that have been hidden by Htc. There you will find the missing download app.
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You can download QuickShortcutMaker from the play store to retrieve apps that have been hidden by Htc. There you will find the missing download app.
There isn't anything missing, she/he just doesn't know where to look for things.
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OP,

Thank you for joining the site. I appreciate you taking time to post and wanting to know more about ICS (generally speaking).

Most of your concerns deal with ICS and not necessarily with the HTC EVO 4G LTE. Moving to ICS, there are new way of doing things as others have mentioned here.

I took the time to search up some links to discussion that may help you on your way with this device. Also reading the manual that is built into the phone is a major help to get you on your way.

Most helpful threads

Need help adding a programs icon to the homescreen

ICS Design Compliant Apps (No Dots Menu at Bottom)

How to create custom picture folders? (TIP: Use a file manager to create folders)

Where Is My Menu Button?

the Downloads app is missing, how to find downloads?[answer inside]

http://androidforums.com/htc-evo-4g-lte/572559-few-questions-about-evo-4g-lte-questions-answered.html

Do you like the 'EVO 4G LTE' device?

Why do URLs not show as hyperlinks in Emails? [solution for rooters, workaround for others]

Recent apps button question

How to ensure I have LTE (4G) active on the handset when I am in an LTE area?

Mount as disk drive (to transfer files, etc)

How do I launch apps from the lock screen? [Resolved]

Looking for hidden apps in ICS? Try ES file explorer (Polaris, twitter, etc)

http://androidforums.com/htc-evo-4g-lte/554537-how-performance-stock-browser-discussion-help.html

Recommended steps to transfer data from one Android handheld to the 4G LTE

Please also read the Sticky threads at the top of this forum. You will find a lot of information on Google Wallet as well as other items.

Thank you for the opportunity to assist. As you smoke over these links I took time to search for you and read the Sticky and do you own searching, you will be a PRO with this device in no time.

If you get lost, send me a PM and I will be more than happy to help you.
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