Flytouch 3/Flytouch 2.2 Tips and TricksTips


  1. MrSmith317

    MrSmith317 Well-Known Member

    Ok I figured some newbies could use a thread like this. So please add on useful tips you have.

    1) Some apps will not install. Unmount and remove your microSD card and most will install now including Angry Birds.

    2) The battery drains like a mofo when idle. Turn this thing off(and hit the reset pinhole) or have a charger handy constantly.

    3) The speakers are garbage. NOTHING can be done about this. I've tried the audio boost and nothing helps. Go to your nearest tech store, but a pair of battery powered(small) speakers and live with it...or use headphones. Try this one or something like it: Battery Powered Speaker

    4) Flash in the browser sucks, it works...but it sucks. Grab the Dolphin HD browser from the market to work around this.

    5) To me this goes without saying but, download a different launcher. Yes the 3d InfoTM launcher is pretty but it's useless. Try Launcher Pro or ADW Launcher, both have custom themes(downloadable from the market) and are pretty sharp on this device.

    6) Don't worry about hosing your device. There is a factory reset built in and easily accessible. As long as it can power on/off, From a powered off state, hold power, menu, and back(the big round button) for a few seconds and you'll see the recovery screen. It will put you back to stock(how the device came)

    7) To sync Calendar and contacts check out this blog post: http://got-google.blogspot.com/2011/03/calendar-and-contact-sync-flytouch-3.html
    ** Thanks to Bleyten for sharing this one.
    Enjoy!

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  2. mixterz

    mixterz Well-Known Member

    got the 'Avent screen protector for vega tablet pc' which fits nicely over to keep your screen clean fits well and the touch screen isnt affected at all :) 10euro pc world.
  3. mixterz

    mixterz Well-Known Member

    oh and dont make the mistake i made by buying a standard hdmi cable you need a 'mini hdmi' :)
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  4. jannoi

    jannoi Member

    or you can buy a Mini-Hdmi to HDMI M-F adapter for $ 2.50
  5. mixterz

    mixterz Well-Known Member

    either way it doesnt work
  6. robmclain1975

    robmclain1975 Member

    A screen protector came with mine when I purchased it. Problem for me is that it is so damn big its hard to get on right without having more bubbles than a bubble bath! GRRR!
  7. mixterz

    mixterz Well-Known Member

    credit card etc smooth them bubbles off to the edge and walla
    as for its size just trim it down at the edges looks messy though
  8. Woodyandroid

    Woodyandroid Well-Known Member

    Ok, I just tried the Bluetooth mouse dongle and it worked the 1st time. Right click is the menu botton. The mouse is a Rocketfish that I used with my old Laptop. The wheel even works as a scroll, this is great for when I home at my desk.
  9. lani20

    lani20 New Member

    i recently got a flytouch 3 it worked perfectly fine but yesterday i downloaded the display widget and i turned of the backlight by mistake, now the tablet starts up but goes blank when it gets to the homescreen, can someone please help me, is there anyway i could turn it back on, i was told i should reset it but i got it with some apps already preinstalled and i dont want to lose my data, please help
  10. bleyten

    bleyten New Member

    I saw the solution to your problem here
  11. bjellys

    bjellys Member

    I have plugged in a mini usb mouse with scroll wheel and it works perfectly
  12. woop

    woop novacane (OFWGKTA) VIP Member

    Stickied
  13. kenewto

    kenewto Well-Known Member

    I just realized that I ordered 4 gb and not the 8 gb. Someone had posted some wonderful photo's of the innards and it's clear that the difference is simply another SD card on the inside.

    Presuming I have accepted the fact that I will void my warranty, can I simply put a different SD card into the slot and do a factory reset? I have not received my device yet but I plan to root it right away and make a backup.

    Am I allowed to ask more than one question? I see postings of ROMS from Tim. I really appreciate his efforts but one question. Where does the ROM data reside? Is it on the internal SD card or is it actually flashed into a chip? Relating back to Question 1, if I were to replace the stock SD card and put it in a safe place, can I just ROM the new SD card and have something to go back to?
  14. GMANROD

    GMANROD Member

    I accidentally pressed the gps_test icon and now there's a green "search" indicator next to the wireless icon at the top of the screen. Restarting it didn't make it stop. I also tried settings/manage applications/running but I'm not sure what it is there. How do I turn that off?

    I read on another site to do the following; on home , click settings -> privacy and location .. turn off GPS [ should be 2nd one]

    The problem is that when I click setting -> I do not see an option "PRIVACY AND LOCATIONS"?....how do I get rid of that GPS Green Search light at the top of my Screen?...Any suggestions?
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  15. Endlezz

    Endlezz New Member

    You took the wrds right out of my mouth with this post. I have the flytouch 3 with 4d flashed. Now I keep away from anything GPS because when I do try to use this function, the GPS icon appears at the top and there is nothing I can do to remove it except re flash it. If anyone can help with this orhave experieced this please let me know. i would like to use my GPS eventually, but without the hassle of a flashing icon that wont disappear after Ive finished using the app.
  16. Woodyandroid

    Woodyandroid Well-Known Member

    Make sure you kill the app when you are do using it, with app killer.
  17. Endlezz

    Endlezz New Member

    The running task does not show up in any programs whatsoever. I tried to view it in TaskManager and BatteryDoctor.. No dice.... Any other ideas?
  18. Pelletco

    Pelletco New Member

    To repair all of the problems listed Update with new Firmware download.
    You will get :-

    Brighter screen

    louder speakers

    updated market

    much faster general performance

    better wi-fi performance

    better flash performance - (i even got bbc i-player working!)

    Youtube - full screen HD - perfect

    correct operation of Skype, facebook, Google Maps,Youtube

    The list goes on.

    http://www.davepallot.com/update_firmware/20110410_Tim2b.zip
  19. GMANROD

    GMANROD Member

    You took the wrds right out of my mouth with this post. I have the flytouch 3 with 4d flashed. Now I keep away from anything GPS because when I do try to use this function, the GPS icon appears at the top and there is nothing I can do to remove it except re flash it. If anyone can help with this orhave experieced this please let me know. i would like to use my GPS eventually, but without the hassle of a flashing icon that wont disappear after Ive finished using the app


    HERE IS HOW YOU REMOVE THE GPS ICON FROM THE MAIN MENU

    from the main menu select "SETTINGS"
    - THEN SELECT "LOCATION & SECURITY"
    - TAKE THE CHECK MARK OFF OF "USE GPS SATELLITE....THAT SHOULD REMOVE THE ICON FROM THE TOP OF THE MAIN MENU.....I read how to do this on one of the threads located here....let me know if it works?....I spend hours trying to figure it out.....​
  20. grantd01

    grantd01 New Member

    I've tried the factory reset (power+menu+back) and it worked the first time I tried it. However the unit would still not accept a charge (charger is ok checked with meter). I also tried hard reset. Unit just vibrates and will not boot. Help???!! I've already opened so if there's something inside I should look at (maybe charge battery directly?) Also no LED light from charger. Ebay seller is providing no response. I will post her name after giving 1 more day.
  21. tsunnamii

    tsunnamii New Member

    does this work for problems while updating firmware???

    Im a bit scared about doing this to my new tablet

    mine is a Super Pad with android 2.2-20110316 - 2.6.32.9 cao@cao-desktop#19 - model number DISCO. - 1024 x 600 p
  22. dart16

    dart16 Well-Known Member

  23. mixterz

    mixterz Well-Known Member

    if like me you download some some tv programmes and they stay stuck in 4.3 ratio not utilizing the widescreen of the tablet moboplayer gives you the option to changes aspect ratio plus its probably the best player ive come across so far
  24. lukey8000

    lukey8000 Member

    Hello, sorry for re opening this but I really need help.
    The apps wont install like you said, but I don't even have a SD card in, unless there's some secret compartment for it that I don't know about.
    I'm going to buy a micro SD card tomorrow though so I can flash the firmware or whatever, it's at 2.3.
    And thanks for the advice for Pro Launcher it's not as laggy. Somebody please help though because I don't know what to do and I can't install apk files off of browsers.
  25. deon0722

    deon0722 New Member

    Hi, did you know that you can connect a harddrive2.5 or 3.5 to you Flytouch tablet. Just reformat you drive to FAT format, and should work fine. Great for carrying movies with you. Or save all you apps and games.

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