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Old January 8th, 2011, 12:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Arrow For all Evo Shift 4G owners new to Android Forums - AND Shift Forum Announcements - 1/17/2011

For everyone new to our forum (including new Shift owners still lurking)-

Here's what's just happened on January 17:

One-day Expiring Redirects were left behind, but nothing is lost.
Send me a private message if any questions or issues or requests.

Always ok to make notes or bookmarks of the things you find most helpful - when the time comes, we'll work together to get that info focused into the right places for maximum benefit to all.

We moderate your forum - but it's your forum to craft to the maximum advantage of getting the most out of your phone model.

Until that happens, some of us may from time to time re-post some Evo-specific, Sprint-specific, or Android-specific advice in hopes that it may apply to your Evo Shift. Remember, here's what you got:

  • way cool phone running way cool Android
  • way cool HTC Sense on top of that
  • way ... uh ... uh ... you know ... Sprint stuff on top of that

So I think lots of cross-pollination of info is going to apply here.

Never be cautious about asking - our policies protect you (links in my sig), no one can flame you for asking a previously-asked question. We loves us the questions, mmmk.

From time to time, we may merge threads when it seems that putting similar info all in one place may give everyone maximum benefit. It's not a penalty or anything bad. If this happens too much, people can get confused by the chaos, so that's why our new-thread tool always tries to suggest an existing thread for you.

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Just wanted you all to note that.

Finally - don't be afraid to use the Thanks button to give each other a pat on the back. It's fun, it's safe and it's been known to give users' dogs better breath and for their cats to climb fewer walls. Honest.

PS - It's ok to respond to this thread. If we broadcast a one-way announcement, we'll lock it, but otherwise, feel free to chat!

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Sometimes I overlook obvious things, but is there any way to give Thanks from mobile view?

At any rate I can't wait for a community to develop. Wonder how many folks we will see that are completely new to android, and how many are on the ditching a Hero train.
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I'll have to check.

I usually don't bother with mobile view - this site looks great without it.

Also - fwiw - in the site announcement post above my sticky is the link for the new Phandroid app - lots of people prefer using that instead of a browser - I _think_ the thanks button is supposed to be live there. (Yeap - I'm supposed to _know_ -- nobuddy's perfect, ok.)

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Yeah, the site does look great without it. It is just not as pleasant to post with the lag in the text box. I will look at that app.

Well, hopefully she decides she likes it
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The "thanks" button is in the official Phandroid/AF app (positive of that).


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App looks nice. It is quite a bit more polished than other apps for forums.

I'll try it out for a few days
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The app for this site is awesome
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I'll have to check.

I usually don't bother with mobile view - this site looks great without it.

Also - fwiw - in the site announcement post above my sticky is the link for the new Phandroid app - lots of people prefer using that instead of a browser - I _think_ the thanks button is supposed to be live there. (Yeap - I'm supposed to _know_ -- nobuddy's perfect, ok.)

More later - we're off to look at one in person right now!!
Yes the phandroid app has a thanks button, quote button and reply button Much nicer for a quick response to a question without having to load the web page, imo
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Yes the phandroid app has a thanks button, quote button and reply button Much nicer for a quick response to a question without having to load the web page, imo
I hadn't been trying it since an early beta, so I gave it a go starting yesterday - I have to agree 100%, it's quick and way smooth.
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While we wait to get all the info for our Evo Shift 4G phones, here's some great info that may be of help from the Evo community. As time goes by, this forum will fill out with its own updated info, but meanwhile...

Here's a kind of link of master links:

HTC EVO 4G Guide: Updated 1:25 EST 9/2/10

From the Evo Support and Troubleshooting subforum, here's a thread on how to do backups and restores, along with some very good configuration advice (we'll see just how good where the Shift is concerned, however) and I tend to recommend it at the first sign of trouble:

http://androidforums.com/evo-4g-support-troubleshooting/141369-how-fix-froyo.html

And this one from another friendly neighbor mod, woop, just deserves a full cross-post here:

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This is the Tips and Tricks guide for the Evo 4G; it will contain various important links that provide some type of tip or tweak for your Evo. Please utilize this sticky and check back as it will be maintained. If you have any other links you think should be included in this guide, please PM me and I will update accordingly.

How to:
Tip - "HOW DO I" Settings with Android

Battery tips:
Battery Tweaks For HTC EVO 4G

General Android related info:
http://androidforums.com/evo-4g-tips-tricks/85554-task-killers-must-read-new-android-users.html
I got my Evo! Now what?!
All EVO 4G Wallpaper thread

Just to be super clear -

  • This is your forum
    • not mine (other than I'm a member and phone owner like you)
  • Great phones draw a great crowd
    • This stuff above isn't intended to have you or the new Shift walk in the Evo's shadow or footsteps
    • It is intended to simply give us all here a little "jump start" on any info out there that will or maybe might benefit us
    • Whether you're an old hand or total newcomer to Android and the forums - your contributions are based on your experiences, so it's all welcome in this forum
  • Make it what best serves you as a community working together
    • Everyone is free to put up a post like this one!!!
    • Eventually we'll want our own home-grown list of threads to be our reference standards for the Shift (like that link of links above)
    • As we move towards that, feel free to post those threads links right here - and go ahead and say outright you'd like this one or that one for the official record

My advice on the links above - feel free to start new threads here so we discuss the Shift with our own group's focus, and if you want, reference other forum threads (or not). Plagiarizing ideas by copy / paste is ok (always nice to credit authors tho) or cross-posting when it makes sense to you is also aok.

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I hadn't been trying it since an early beta, so I gave it a go starting yesterday - I have to agree 100%, it's quick and way smooth.
Agreed 100%. I'm very impressed. This is the best forum app I've used.
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I'm loving this site and have lurked before. I want to optimize my phone but I already had some issues with it.
1. Is there a way to root it yet?
2. I'm having some real buggy SD issues, where do I look for help on that?
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Welcome to the forums!

Regarding rooting -

http://androidforums.com/htc-evo-shift-4g/255094-has-anyone-rooted-phone-yet.html

On your SD card issues, we'll need some specific description of the problems. Perfectly OK for you to start a new thread - maybe even call it "SD card issues" - and take it from there.
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Already done, Mod man: Shifty Woes
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Thought this bore repeating here:

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So I finished that test using H2Testw and it IS a bogus card!!!

So now I just need to try and get my money back from the ebay seller.

I'm glad that I ordered that card on Amazon.

One las question: that post on how to "fix" froyo that is sticky; do you need to be rooted to do it? It seems a bit unclear to me.

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Nope - http://androidforums.com/evo-4g-support-troubleshooting/141369-how-fix-froyo.html is liable to be your best friend.

It gives details for backup / restore of your phone (hey - c'mon, we've all had one fail, get dropped in the sink, lost or stolen - so you want that procedure) - and once you have a nice, simple recovery regimen, doing a factory reset is painless and you don't lose your stuff.

It's a little tangled to read, sorry about that, because it has instruction both for permanent root and out-of-the-box stock, and for the latter, gives you options to do more work and backup most stuff for free, and options on how to make life easy by spending like 5 bucks (easily worth your time).

In addition, it suggests some setting to enhance overall performance (although the Facebook stuff is undoubtedly stale, FB's just a moving target to me).

Finally, it gives the link to fix htc sense itself if that ever messes up on you.

It's like your swiss army knife post, and was the result of the whole Evo community contributing what worked right. Many others with non-Evo-like HTC phones have also found it most beneficial.
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Hello everyone,
I just got the evo shift this past Saturday. It is my first smart phone. So far I really like it. I hope to learn alot from these forums. If I have any questions I will be sure to post them, oh I just installed the Phandroid app also. Thanks in advance.
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