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  1. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon

    A root patch for volume is probably needed. I've started asking some of the devs at XDA about it, I'll post back when I hear something.
  2. mustang5o

    mustang5o Well-Known Member

    Thanks. I was thinking of avoiding rooting my phone this time but maybe it's going to be necessary.
  3. Granite1

    Granite1 Zercron Encrusted Tweezer

    Resistance is futile, you shall be assimilated. :p

    If you do decide to root, just post up a thread, we'll get you fixed up. :)
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  4. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon

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  5. mustang5o

    mustang5o Well-Known Member

    That looks like what I need. More apps to do stuff the phone should just do :(. Oh well. I picked up Tasker and have hit setting ringer to 0 during the night and then setup an exception list so when certain people (or Work) call me it will put ringer to full.
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  6. mustang5o

    mustang5o Well-Known Member

    Whenever I make a call the screen automatically shuts off. If I want to use speaker phone I have to hit power button to wake it up then hit the speaker phone button. Plus, if I'm trying to call a number that's busy and I'm trying again (think radio contest) without even putting the phone near my head it shuts off. If I'm making a regular call and then pull the phone away from head to hang up I still have to hit the power button to bring the phone awake! Has something drastically changed? All of my old HTC Android phones (Hero, Original EVO) would do this just fine.

    Another problem I recently ran into was an errors stating I was almost out of memory. I believe it came from Tasker because it said if the phone is too low on memory Tasker could start behaving badly (paraphrasing of course). This has only happened one time and I when I look at memory usage it showed over 200mb available. What does Tasker need to run? Should I have stuck with the GS3?!?!?!

    Please reply ASAP, tomorrow is my last day to return phone if that's what I choose to do.
  7. PyroSporker

    PyroSporker Well-Known Member

    This sounds like a simple proximity sensor issue. Do you have a screen protector installed on the glass? Its a simple problem with a simple fix. Check out this thread for some more information on this:
    AndroidForums.com | HTC Evo 4G LTE - Proximity sensor not working
    AndroidForums.com | HTC Evo 4G LTE - Slight red light?

    I don't know for sure, but it sounds like Tasker throws that error as a simple warning that there may be issues with the application if you have low memory. Not that you actually have low memory?
    Low memory talk has been addressed quite extensively in regards to this phone. One facet of the problem is that we think the system does not fully and accurately report RAM usage and what applications are running/ended. Things were slightly remedied with a system software update (OTA), which attempted to fix how the system prioritizes memory and ending old/still running applications. Meanwhile others have found massive gains when rooting the phone and slimming down the running resources. If you plan to root you should not have issues.
    I've found that keeping my stock setup very lean&mean and not worrying about memory is the best fix for me.

    I don't think so, but I've become self opposed to the Galaxy S 3 based upon its blind overpopularity. I don't want to see the open and choice filled Android device market slimmed even more by the unthinking majority of one device or one manufacturer. The grass is not always greener.
    But by all means, do what is the best for your personal situation. My opinion is obviously swayed, but the Evo 4G LTE is a stellar phone even with its few qualms.
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  8. mustang5o

    mustang5o Well-Known Member

    THANKS!

    I started wondering if it might be the Zagg. Got my phone and Zagg free at BB and they installed it. I see the notch seems to be about half way over the proximity sensor. I'll try getting that fixed by tomorrow and see what happens.


    So you rooted then just removed some of the bloatware from Sprint?

    I'm kind of the same way and I definitely had my qualms about the S3 which is why I gave it to my son and used his upgrade for the EVO. He loves the S3 but then again, he had an orginal Galaxy so he likes the way Samsung(Touchwiz) works. Not to say that I didn't like some things that it did. I guess there's no perfect phone for me but hey, at least I still have an FM radio! :D

    Now, is there an app that will replicate what Samsung did with NFC and WiFi direct? The search is on.
  9. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon

    There are a few good roms that fix the multitasking/memory-management issues with the LTEvo, without removing bloat, but that's desirable as well.

    Probably best to discuss in the root forum. :)
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  10. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood

    What did samsungs do? You dont need an app to use NFC or WiFi direct as far as I know
  11. mustang5o

    mustang5o Well-Known Member

    I will be investigating those forums soon. For the most part, if I rooted, I'd only be concerned with WiFi tethering and removing bloatware.

    No but the way Samsung implemented them together so you could send pictures and songs after bumping the phones is pretty good. Again, I still have some research to do on using the same thing on the EVO.
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  12. PyroSporker

    PyroSporker Well-Known Member

    Free Zagg, not a bad deal. I know I wouldn't use it for 1 cent more than that though. :D

    I'm not rooted and completely stock, haven't taken any updates, only needed applications are installed and not through the Market. Thinking of rooting right before the upcoming Jelly Bean update though. Been putting off rooting for over 2 years - I've been afraid to become the guy with too many ROMS.

    Yeah I use the FM Radio frequently. Just used it Sunday to listen to the football game while shoveling a foot of snow off the driveway.

    You probably won't find one that is integrated as well and uses NFC, but there are a few WiFi-Direct applications around like WiFi Shoot.
    Google should really update Android Beam to use WiFi Direct for large files, and continue to use Bluetooth for small files.
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  13. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon

    Tethering is a common rom feature, and it's become well known for us that HTC is using Gingerbread instead of ICS definitions for some of the memory management parameters, so I think you'll want those fixes, and you can get them without getting into the tweaky/flashaholic side of rooting. ;)

    PS - Kickstanded and listening to FM Radio at my desk right now. :)
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  14. rooster411

    rooster411 Member

    Really live the speed of the phone, yet do not enjoy the slow transition to more of an ICS/Android UI. I really miss Sense 3.6. Absolutely hate the new music player in 4.0. No list view for artists sucks. And I hate the blue highlights in the dialer. Something weird to me when I see the green call button, then the icons below with the blue highlight. I for one enjoyed having my android phone being so much more refined and polished than other phone makers. I think HTC should have kept more of the uniqueness of sense in place.
    But pictures are really good. Browser is really good. Build is as always HTC high standards.
    I have 10 days left to decide if I am keeping the phone. Right now it is 75% chance I will.
  15. rooster411

    rooster411 Member

    Oh yeah......I do kind miss the spinning home screens!! Lol...
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  16. HankHill76

    HankHill76 Member

    Is there a way to change the sms bubble style to lines in the stock sms on Evo LTE?
  17. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood

    Nope, youll have to use a different messaging app if you want different themes
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  18. HankHill76

    HankHill76 Member

    What is the best one for the Evo LTE?
  19. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood

    Only other one I've tried is go sms, but it requires go Launcher.

    Handcent is another one, but I've never tried it
  20. kchitown1977

    kchitown1977 Active Member

  21. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood

    It won't bring up menu on the stock launcher, but it works for all applications.
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  22. kchitown1977

    kchitown1977 Active Member


    Exact issue I'm having thanks glad to know I'm not alone
  23. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood

    That's how HTC intended it to work
  24. kchitown1977

    kchitown1977 Active Member

    I wonder why add options if it not going to work stock oh well

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