How to reboot


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  1. Shofar

    Shofar Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    How do you reboot.
    I seem to have lost the original home screen and I'd like it back.

    Will it return on a reboot or reset?
    Will I have to reinput my email settings etc?

    Been waiting a long time for Desire but totally new to smartphones and Android.
    Upgrading from a Nokia and a Palm T5

    Help much appreciated.
     

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  2. Pryomancer

    Pryomancer Well-Known Member

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    What do you mean by 'lost the original home screen'?
     
  3. Shofar

    Shofar Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    The first home screen with: weather at location; Large digital time; direct links to internet; mail and messages - there was a forth symbol too that I couldn't figure out.

    This is the one and I don't know where it went or why it went.
     
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    Pryomancer Well-Known Member

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    Press the menu button, then select Scenes. Choose one and see if it comes up again. There should be a default HTC suggestion, and I have one from my phone carrier, too.
     
  5. mikebell

    mikebell Well-Known Member

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    Here's a reliable - but admittedly slightly long-winded - way of rebooting your phone:

    1. Go to CPW to complain that the bozo who sold you the phone supplied it with a 2G SIM
    2. Irritate the hell out of a snotty-nosed sales lad, who would rather be making his commission on a Saturday afternoon.
    3. Watch in horror as he rips the back off with no warning and pulls the battery out, quick as you like.

    Done!
     
  6. DaddyCee

    DaddyCee Well-Known Member

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    Or hold the power / button switch on the top of the handset in for a few seconds then select shutdown. Once the handset has shutdown, you can press the power switch / button again for it to boot back up.

    Let us know if this fixes the problem.
     
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  7. Shofar

    Shofar Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    thanks for telling me how to reboot but the "home screen" I was looking for is still not there.

    It was the default one that came with the Desire when I first turned it on.
     
  8. Pryomancer

    Pryomancer Well-Known Member

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    Did you try my suggestion?
     
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    DaddyCee Well-Known Member

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    what is currently on your home screen please?
     
  10. Shofar

    Shofar Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Just tried it and it worked was the HTC scene.

    Thanks so much.

    Another question please.

    I have 2 email accounts: gmail and a normal pop3.
    When I hit "mail" I go to my pop3 account and there seems to be no way to access the gmail account.

    Actually where I am I cannot get gmail on either my laptop or Desire.
    I do want to try the market before I leave U.K. as it might be more limited at home.

    Thanks
     
  11. SUroot

    SUroot Well-Known Member Developer

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    If you signed into gmail on your phone, when you turned it on / set it up, gmail defaults to the Google Mail application rather than the htc/android mail.

    You can set it up in mail too though. I have done this where I can't download specific attachments in the google mail app.

    Hope this helps.
     
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    Shofar Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thanks that seems to work. Now on widget for mail and one for Gmail.
     
  13. Gti fly

    Gti fly Well-Known Member

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    I really can't understand the mentality of people like you. Somehow if you don't know how to use something, you automatically revert to attacking other people in the quest for answers to your problem.


    1) 2g sims don't exist off the shelf anymore. They were phased out years ago. So how could one be supplied with the Desire!!

    2) What makes u think that irritating people actually gets u closer to your own personal goal of getting something rectified?
    It actually works against you.
    And for the record they don't make commission anymore. Commission was axed 12months ago, so you need to stop making that preconception.

    3) Probably a reaction to you talking to him like he's a piece of crap stuck to the bottom of your shoe. (see point 2)
     

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