Evo issues (excessive data, bad battery, random reboots) magic bullet? Facebook syncSupport


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  1. dr g

    dr g Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    In tracking and experiencing some of the strange Evo issues of excessive data use, intermittent short battery life and spontaneous reboots, a common culprit has become the leading suspect: Facebook for HTC Sense, particularly its contact/people syncing capability. It appears to get stuck downloading like crazy.

    I am suspicious that this massive data demand can possibly cause all of those issues for various reasons. So if you are having any of these issues, try turning off your automatic facebook syncing (in settings > accounts & sync > facebook for HTC sense > uncheck sync contacts and sync live feed). IMO there's no real need to sync live feed (friend stream and the sense facebook widget suck anyway) and contacts can be manually synced as needed.

    Note about the reboot issue: The general fix has been to turn ON settings > wireless & networks > always-on mobile, if you had turned it off for battery reasons. In lieu of this, people having reboots, please test turning off facebook sync first and seeing if that helps (and pls report).

    For some background on these issues, here are some previous threads:
    http://androidforums.com/htc-evo-4g/103811-what-my-phone-downloading.html
    http://androidforums.com/support-troubleshooting-evo-4g/96897-evo-rebooting-its-own.html
    http://androidforums.com/htc-evo-4g/107468-so-my-wifes-phone-somehow-used-720-mb-data-one-day.html
    http://androidforums.com/htc-evo-4g/98901-its-been-week-how-much-data-have-you-used.html
    http://androidforums.com/support-tr...essages-wont-scroll-up-snaps-back-newest.html
    EVO 4G continously downloading Facebook photos - possibly from Friendstream - xda-developers
    Evo 4g battery saving tip - get rid of the people widget - xda-developers

    Update: This rumored update may address this very issue: EVO 4G to get a software update on June 28th? Boy Genius Report
     

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  2. jadoe05

    jadoe05 Well-Known Member

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    I am not really experiencing any of those issues, but I will give this a try and see if I can spot a difference.

    HTC EVO FTW!!!!
     
  3. Quags

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    FWIW...I turned off the Facebook for HTC Sense "Sync Live Feed" option this afternoon and I did notice battery lasted longer. I just finished doing the battery calibration procedure. We'll see.....
     
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    jadoe05 Well-Known Member

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    i have experience longer life too, but i wanna test for multiple days and really check. Could someone point me to how to calibrate the battery?
     
  5. Quags

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    These phones use Lithium Polymer/Lithium Ion batteries. Li-Po batteries really don't need any calibration. I use them on Remote Control Planes and the only thing you have to watch out for is if storing, only charge to 50% and never overcharge them. They explode nicely (don't ask!). These types of batteries do not have memory. They will lose capacity over time. So if the calibration thing is working, I assume it has to do with software on the phone and not the battery.

    From previous posts:

    Fully charge the battery with the phone on... (until the led turns green.)

    Once the led turns green, unplug the charger until the led goes off.

    After the led goes off, plug the charger back in. When the led turns green , power off the phone.

    now.... with the phone fully powered off...

    1. Unplug the charger.

    2. Wait until led goes off.

    3. Plug charger back in until the led turns green. When it turns green, unplug the charger again and go to step 1.

    4. repeat steps 1 and 3, 10 times. This may take anywhere from 30 seconds to 30 mins per cycle. Typically only about 1 minute. though.
     
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    jadoe05 Well-Known Member

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    That's what i thought. I already did that, just making sure i got everything :)
     
  7. ThatNewAndroidGuy

    ThatNewAndroidGuy Well-Known Member

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    Never had any of these problems, until just now.....

    I'm sitting in my chair reading stuff on the computer and all of a sudden I hear the 4G bootscreen to my left. My phone restarted by itself, hmmmm. Any reason why it could have done that?

    EDIT: I'm NOT using any facebook sync/whatever whatsoever, if anything i'll do it via the browser.
     
  8. Biggest Fro

    Biggest Fro Well-Known Member

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    It's the Gnomes.
     
  9. mitchellvii

    mitchellvii Well-Known Member

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    The EVO is punishing your for wasting your time sharing every insignificant bit of your pathetic lives with the world. Stop using Facebook. It is evil :)
     
  10. novox77

    novox77 Leeeroy Jennnkinnns! VIP Member

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    nice thread resurrect.
     

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