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Old December 9th, 2010, 06:44 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi All, just thought I'd start off a thread for Legend Froyo goodness..

a few things that I've noticed:

SMS POPUP: if you don't use buttons you now need to long press on the senders name / number to get the popup options.

Wallpapers: we have live wallpapers now but can't change the lock screen wallpaper indipendantly from the normal wallpaper (as far as I can see)

Messaging: the layout has been changed a bit and the order has been put right (thank god!)

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I have also noticed that:

> There's a new "Flashlight" app that successfully uses the camera's LED light

> There's a new "AppSharing" app that allows you to share the applications on your device with others

> There are new menu animations... that have a zoom-in / zoom-out effect. For example... if you're in the settings menu... if you press the "home" button you will see the effect

> There is now a voice recognition feature. See menu\settings\voice input & output

> If your keyboard layout is "Phone Keypad" or "Compact QWERTY" you cannot minimize the keyboard which is quite annoying

> The HTC Legend now has the ability to be a Wi-Fi hotspot. See "wireless & networks"

> The "Manage Applications" menu now has more functionality, although I haven't figured out how to move already installed apps to the SD card

> The Youtube app has been upgraded (see new icon)

> There is a new "News & Weather" app

> There is a new "Videos" app

> The "FM Radio" app seems to have been updated. But all I see that is new is that the background is now blue instead of orange

> The "GTalk" app has been updated

> The messages app has now been fixed and all new text messages display first but I can't seem to change the font size of the messages. (the default size is quite big)
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I have also noticed that:

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> The "Manage Applications" menu now has more functionality, although I haven't figured out how to move already installed apps to the SD card

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Click on each application and there you will find a button MOVE TO SD CARD ... you have to do that for each application at once.

But don't forget, that not all applications are programmed to move.

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One more thing worth mentioning - updated Facebook app. Way better UI now.
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One minor point, it would appear you can no longer switch to the stock Android Launcher - you are stuck with Sense, unless you install third party Apps like Launcher Pro.
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Is it just me or is the Legend much, much slower on Froyo than it was before the upgrade? Simple tasks like opening e-mail or sending a text take forever. And there are now a lot more crashes.
I am considering going back to 2.1....
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im getting at least twice as fast speeds as 2.1...
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Mine seemed slow and clunky after the upgrade, so I did a factory reset as recommended in another thread. It seems to have done the trick, it's all ok now.
Good points I've noticed, these really got on my nerves before:
Email task-switches properly now. You can use another app and go back to your message, and it's just as you left it.
When you use backspace to reject a suggestion, it doesn't remove the space before the word any more.
Flashlight app!

Bad points:
No picture on the lock screen anymore. I really liked mine.
You can't stop Gmail sync. Now I get a reminder that I have more spam every time I boot.
You can't install Google maps 4.4.0. Well you can, and it works fine, but it's replaced with 4.5.0 when you reboot. No useful improvements in 4.5.0, just a search bar wasting screen space.
Text input does seem a bit laggy writing this.
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I take that back about not being able to stop Gmail sync. I just looked again and there were boxes to uncheck. I'd swear they weren't there before the reset.
I'd definitely recommend a factory reset after the upgrade. My phone was doing a few odd things that seem to be cleared up now.
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Yep there were a few wierd things happening on mine as well... reset worked a treat though.
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My phone is no where near what it was it's slow, hangs and is generally slugish. Live wallpapers made my phone so slow it was annoying, just scrolling through the home screens is chopy. I have done all of the above things including a factory reset (I had just got my phone the way I wanted it on 2.1) and just when I think its going ok it does some quite random/weird thing to prove me wrong.

The youtube app crashes most of the time, the friendstream widget takes forever to update as do the other FB apps out there, gmail will no longer sync telling me there is a server error and please try later. I havnt been able to sync my contacts with my google account since the update.

The only 2 things that are improvements are the flashlight app and the sms fix

I will look into going back to 2.1 real soon I think, thank you vodafone UK (contract)
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Hi there, is this happening before you install any apps (after the data factory reset)?

There may be an app that you have that does not play nicely with 2.2 (especially task killers).

You could try another data factory reset (sorry) and then don't install anything for a while and see how your speed is...
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Try not to put apps to your SD card.
I experimented with apps on SD card and that slowed mine down dramatically.
I'm presuming it's linked to the speed of SD card you've got.

Mine has had no speed issues at all since keeping all apps on the phone.
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Thanks for the replys guys

staffsmatt, I cannot say if this was the case immediatly after the facotry reset, what I can say is that I deliberatly put just a few apps on after the reboot, ebuddy,3g watchdog and angry birds. I mostly use the HTC widgets to fill my screens so dont really need a lot of apps. Another factory reset might fix but I want to stear clear of that if I can. i never use taskillers

Martin L, thanks for that tip, I did move what apps I could to the sd card, my thinking was to keep the phone memory as clean as possible in some effort to keep my phone running smoothly (ironic). I shall move them back and see if that makes a difference.

still need to sync my contacts with google, I can do a backup of them but Im desperate to get my contacts into my google account, it will sync contacts on sim card but not on phone memory *_*
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Hi, where did the contacts come from originally? Did you enter them into the phone? If you go to Menu > Settings > Account & Sync are your Background data and Auto - sync turned on? Also if you tap on your google account on this screen is there a tick next to contacts?

Oh another thought is your Calendar syncing or is nothing on your google account syncing at all?
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I had the updated market app, now after I updated to 2.2 the market app downgraded and it doesn't update anymore, even tried to clear cache
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Hi, where did the contacts come from originally? Did you enter them into the phone? If you go to Menu > Settings > Account & Sync are your Background data and Auto - sync turned on? Also if you tap on your google account on this screen is there a tick next to contacts?

Oh another thought is your Calendar syncing or is nothing on your google account syncing at all?

hello,

well the contacts were on my old phone (samsung tocco) I had to move all the contacts to my sim then when the new phone came placed the sim in it and moved the contacts to the phone memory.
The few contacts that have sync'd to my google account are new contacts I manualy put in when out one night that saved to my sim.

Background data and Auto - sync are turned on, if i tap on my google account there are 3 sync options

1 sync contacts- is checked but has red '!' next to the sync icon with a message at the bottom of the page saying 'Sync is currently experiencing problems. It will be back shortly.' It never comes back. Last sucsesfull sync was sun, nov 28

2 sync Gmail- no problems

3 sync calender no problems reported allthough when I go to my calender online it is empty
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Hmm you could try HTC sync to get the contacts onto your PC (probably in a csv file) and then import them direct to your gmail account on the web (contact management is MUCH easier done through gmail on the web).

They might sync then... It may be that your old phone did something strange when exporting your contacts (I know nokias put all number in Other which won't show up on windows mobile phones).
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Just another thought, if you synced ok on nov 28th are your contacts not synced from then? They may be in a folder (or group) within your gmail account (if you log on on the web page...)
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I have backed up my contacts to my pc and my sd card and my dropbox account lol

im not worried about losing anything, I just want the damm thing to work how its sposed to. I WAS able to sync with my account before the update. My contacts are constantly changing and so I need my list to be updated weekly

ill give your idea to use the csv file but thats a hassle I could do without week in and week out

if i do another factory reset can i create a new google account or did i read somwhere that it is (google account) forever linked to my phone?
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Hi, hopefully once all of the contacts are in gmail then it should all sync ok (it sounds like new ones you enter are syncing ok already unless I've misunderstood?)... It's strange that contacts that must have been in gmail before your update are now gone after it.... They weren't facebook contacts or anything like that were they?

You can create another google account and link it with your phone but you would probably lose any paid apps tied to your old account (I'm not sure if it is possible to move your purchase history from one account to another...)
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I noticed 'flip' in date change for the Clock widget for HTC Desire HD video, I was thinking that my legend will get the same after update, but no ..

Anyone knows how to do it.
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I noticed 'flip' in date change for the Clock widget for HTC Desire HD video, I was thinking that my legend will get the same after update, but no ..

Anyone knows how to do it.
Even Hero had that Flip.. For me it looks totally awesome, would love to have it as well.
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Think there's a discussion about the flip here: Anyway to get the HTC Desire/Eris flip clock widget on Droid?

Not sure if any of the things discussed there work though (don't use them myself).
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So just now I downloaded & installed the 2.2 update on my legend. the horrible thing is, the phone part isn't working at all. I don't know why but when the phone starts after installing, it goes to the usual 2.1 lock screen saying NO SERVICE while in fact I inserted my usual sim card. all the 7 home screens are empty, and when I tap the (+) icon or the menu icon on the left bottom corner nothing happens. Not long after that there's the usual "force close" box saying the phone isn't working. I'm really desperate and don't know what to do.... Is there any way to soft / hard reset the phone without using the home interface?

I'll really appreciate your help. Thanks.

a little update : after trying to press anything on the phone, turns out the search button is working. I try some apps and they all work flawlessly... I think it's the problem with the home / phone part of the phone. anybody know how to fix this?
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If you can press the menu button you could navigate to privacy settings and do a reset.
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I don't know why, but I left the phone to sleep. just now when I woke up, everything works fine.... weird.....
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Think there's a discussion about the flip here: Anyway to get the HTC Desire/Eris flip clock widget on Droid?

Not sure if any of the things discussed there work though (don't use them myself).
Just wondering, why Desire HD has it and legend don't
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Not sure if it's froyo related but there's a new version of market.
I preferred the simpler approach of before...
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Not sure if it's froyo related but there's a new version of market.
I preferred the simpler approach of before...
Me too. Why do we always have to have extra bloat with every update?
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Not sure if it's froyo related but there's a new version of market.
I preferred the simpler approach of before...
Agreed, the new market is much less user friendly. The last one with tabs across for comments etc meant much less scrolling.

I also had a few problems with my phone being a bit laggy after the froyo update. I tried the factory reset and it seems to have done the job. One thing I found though, I changed my googlemail account to gmail, thinking I may as well sort this out whilst doing the reset (http://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=159001). I used @gmail in the set up but it didn't like it. Reset again and used @googlemail, despite my account still being set to gmail, and now works.
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Has anyone found a fix for;

"> If your keyboard layout is "Phone Keypad" or "Compact QWERTY" you cannot minimize the keyboard which is quite annoying".

I find this very annoying as it was something i could do before and was happy with. Pressing the back key only works on certain occasions. It was much simpler having a small down arrow on they keyboard
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Are you using the stock keyboard? I'm using Smart keyboard pro and the back button always works...

To be honest I think smart keyboard pro is worth the money for the other funtions / customisation abilities so it may be worth a look for you. There are other keyboards on the market that you might like as well...
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yea just the stock one. The stock one would be ideal if only it had down key on it to get rid of it. does the keyboard you are using have that function? how much was it?
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sorry for the delay in replying. It doesn't have a dedicated softkey but I've not come across any place where the back key doesn't get rid of it. was there anywhere in particular you were thinking of?

The pro version is 1.99 (I think) I think there is a trial version (that comes without the T9 keyboard) as well....
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