Canadians!! LG eve on rogers!

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  1. New to the forums... hi all!

    So anyone interested in the new lg eve? I've been waiting for rogers to come out with a new android phone for a while, as I'm kind of hesitant to buy an "older" android phone like the magic or dream, and I'm kind of disappointed that they've come out with this lg... While I don't know much about the hardware, I've always had nothing but problems with LG phones.

    What do you guys think? Buy the eve? Buy the magic or dream? Wait for something better? I haven't heard anything about new android phones from rogers, and the hero will only be available on telus...

  2. mjschmidt

    mjschmidt Well-Known Member

    I have the Magic, and I love it, but I was looking at the LG Eve as a potential phone for my wife. Looking at the specs on Rogers web site, however, I notice that it says the Eve only has _150 MB_ of internal space, compared to the Magic, which has 512 MB. Why so little? Can the Even store apps on the SD card, unlike the Magic?

    Edit: I just rechecked, and _my_ HTC Mgic (from Rogers) only shows a total of 295 MB of internal memory, but the Rogers site says "Up to 512 MB of intrnal memory".

    Does my Magic actually have 512 MB of memory, all but 295 MB of which is used by the OS I suppose?
  3. vandelay

    vandelay New Member

    I'm considering getting the Eve. Only thing is it appears to be running Android 1.5, I'm not sure if rogers or LG plan on updating it to 2.0, and it appears that no one has rooted it yet. Other than that the phone has everything I want. Also it comes with 2GB of memory, more information on the phone can be found in this video, specifically at 2:04 when he starts going through the settings. YouTube - hd review of the LG Eve - running android
    I'm hoping to be able to install cyanogenmod on this phone or some other firmware eventually, and despite running an older version of Android, LG has added some nice eye candy to the UI and some multimedia improvements that you can see here LG Eve From Rogers Wireless I have yet to see android running on other devices so correct me if I'm wrong about this.
  4. Coronalex

    Coronalex New Member

    Hey there guys.
    I really, really, really love it.
    I'm an X-iPhone user and I'm glad I made the change. As awesome as the OS for the iPhone is, It's WAY to sheltered and doesn't have any great apps that really grab my attention.
    The Android OS on the other hand, oh boy forget about it.
    If you guys have any questions give me a shout, I just picked up the phone over the weekend and I've been playing with it ever since.
    And yes, the Eve comes with a 2gig stick, but it's not built in, and yes you can save apps and other things to it, I've got it full of emulators and roms :)

    I'd like to make a comparison video with my Eve and my iPhone and toss it on YouTube, let me know if you guys are interested !
    Later. :cool:
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  5. panesingh

    panesingh Member

    Lol I feel the exaxt same. I was alsoa x iphone user but using this is amazing but where did u get the emulators?
  6. ezdozit

    ezdozit New Member

    k how do i put apps and stuff on my sd card for the eve my card is in but i look at the settings abd its says i still have full memory left but when i put the phone on my computer my pics and stuff are there but i dont think there in the sd card how do i save my pics and stuff to my sd card?
  7. ezdozit

    ezdozit New Member

    also is there a firm update cause i hear there is android 2.0 mine is 1.5 i think
  8. mjschmidt

    mjschmidt Well-Known Member

    Rogers hasn't released the Android updates for any rogers Android users yet. I have a Magic, and I'm still on 1.5 also.
  9. I'll be getting one this week. Tried it out at a rogers store and its really nice. Keyboard is great, and the camera is one of the best I've seen on a phone.

    Ability to play divx is cool too!

    Yeah, its not rootable yet... but I'm sure that will come in time.
  10. nescient

    nescient New Member

    I bought the Eve a couple of days ago. I'm a basic user, hoping to have the option of tweaking but not sure if I can do much if I can't root. Although, I enjoy having it, I experienced one main problem. After a while, the phone becomes sluggish...perhaps because all my apps are on internal memory. I did d/l an app that ends all active apps and that seemed to fix my problem. Perhaps a bug in 1.5?

    I'm not sure if it's because this is a Rogers phone or not but it's quite slow booting up if turn off the least 2 mins for the homescreen to be useable.

    As for the Eve receiving an Android 2.0 update? It's hard to say. From what I've read, it might not happen but if we all complained to Rogers about this, it might just happen...I'm trying to be optimistic ;)

    Check out this thread:
  11. mjschmidt

    mjschmidt Well-Known Member

    @nescient: My HTC Magic also takes a long time to boot up, but since I seldom turn the phone off, it's not really a problem.

    As for sluggishness, I think the LG Eve has less memory than the Magic? I use TasKiller to keep a lot of BG apps from running and keep my memory trim. :)
  12. pathwalker

    pathwalker Member

    I'm really pumped about this phone been a longtime blackberry user and am just sick and tired of slow shitty internet... I wanna phone that can do it all not just do great email. Can you tell me how the push email exprience is on the eve?

  13. ezdozit

    ezdozit New Member

    hey guys anuone know why i cant watch flash videos on my lg eve? it wont let me download flash from the intermet on my phone?
  14. mjschmidt

    mjschmidt Well-Known Member

    Flash doesn't work in android yet. It's supposed to be coming eventually.
  15. Crash27

    Crash27 Well-Known Member

    I just received mine last week, I am totally in love with it, It is a great design and has tons of features and apps, and with the new OS on it there is going to be thousands more to come, I have been playing around with movies on it, so far I have Zombieland, Avatar, Family Guy on it, and it plays them flawlessly with great picture quality, The only think I didn't like was the lack of games but with the Market there is lot's to choose from, The feature I wish it has was being able to put your own games on the SD card and install them, It wasn't availiable but I dugg around and found a app on the Market called OI File Manager which gives you full access to your Phone Storage and SD, so you can browse the folders or make them, and also store some games on the SD and use it to install them, It works great. I also found a player that is supposed to allow us to play other formats like Xvid, it is located at Mobilesoft
    But other than that I hope that Roger's can get the apps for this phone up and running, It would be nice to see some new Firmware and Android 2.0 updates to download. But for now I am content with the phone, Roger's had a great deal on it. It came with the phone, USB cable, AC Charger, 2GB SD card, Nokia BH-804 Bluetooth Headset which works excellent on it.
  16. canuckchick

    canuckchick New Member

    hi guys!

    I am new to forums and cells and doing computer besides farmville :p.

    I need some help with my apps being saved to my memory card. I d/led an IS file thingy but have no idea how to use it.

    Any help would be greatly greatly appreciated.

    Remember we all had to learn it once.
  17. Crash27

    Crash27 Well-Known Member

    Try a application called OI File Manager from the Market, It is a great app, it allows you to browse your SD card or Phone and you can delete folders or make folders or simply search for things on the SD like pictures, games ect, I downloaded it so I could install games from my SD and it works like a charm. It also has a lot of other features to.
  18. canuckchick

    canuckchick New Member

    Ok i dled apps from andriod market that were saved to my phone. How do I save these to the memory card? Can u run apps of ur memory card? Can you dl stuff from the market to your card?
  19. mjschmidt

    mjschmidt Well-Known Member

    Canuckchick: You can not currently run apps from the SD card. Google says they will add this feature in a future version of Android.

    At the moment you can only install/run apps from the internal memory, however the size of the app files are so small you aren't like to run out. I have about 100+ apps currently installed on my HTC Magic, and I still have space available.
  20. canuckchick

    canuckchick New Member

    Thank you...I figured this out when i read the FAQ in the software section...
    Guess I should have checked there first.
    Ok now don't smack me but last question. Can you get rid of some of the apps that came with the phone? I figure i won't use em and they are just wasting space.
  21. Crash27

    Crash27 Well-Known Member

    Yes, all you need to do is go to Settings and then click Applications , under there you will see Manage Applications. Just Browse through the list and remove the Apps you don't want, just be careful not to delete anything important. LOL. It make is very easy to uninstall the apps to. Just click it and it pops up with the uninstall buttuon. I myself have downloaded and installed a lot of apps and then deleted the one I didn't like, the only thing is make sure to keep a eye on the SD card for a lot of the apps make folders and after you uninstall them the folder is still there. I just go in and delete it.
  22. canuckchick

    canuckchick New Member

    ok i think i am all set then...Wish me luck. I just want to get rid of the moxier or moxy or whatever it is. Is that important? LOL
  23. droid20

    droid20 New Member

    I had mine for 2 days and i love it, i was a ex-iphone user/window mobile I think i found a os that's actually awesome to use, Just sad that there's no news of updating of android for it.....
  24. Brunswick

    Brunswick Active Member

    does anyone know of a way to get the updated firmware for the android phones?? There has to be a way. If it is available in the states then there must be a way to get your hands on it and apply the update to our android phones. It really peeves me off that Rogers is not supporting it.
  25. mjschmidt

    mjschmidt Well-Known Member

    @Brunswick: Yes, you would have to root your phone and install a custom ROM. Please don't ask how here, you can search the forum and find lots of threads about rooting your Android phone.

    Please let's keep this thread on topic for information about updates to Android on the LG Eve.

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