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  1. iowabowtech

    iowabowtech root@android:/ # Moderator

    Hey all. Thought I'd make a thread where we can discuss our newest OS. General thoughts, problems, tips & tricks, etc. Have at it. :)

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  2. Two problems: SD card won't mount, and no phone/dialer icon shortcut.

    EDIT: Got the SD card mounted, still no phone icon or personalize icon as shown in the official documentation.
  3. acejavelin

    acejavelin Well-Known Member

    Not having either of this problems... I did nothing special and both phone/dialer icon are where expected and SD card mounts with no problems.

    A few things of note:

    Contact links... gone (had to relink, done automatically except a few)
    Facebook settings... gone (had to disable notifications and relogin)
    Power Profile (High Performance, Standard, Economy)... gone
    Sleep Profiles... gone
    Camera save directory... back to default
    CDMA/LTE set back to default (I had it set to CDMA only)

    Just a few things I have seen in poking around for a couple minutes. More to come as I find them.
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  4. HenryKrinkle

    HenryKrinkle Well-Known Member

    One problem I've noticed is that all my album art is incorrect in the HTC music app.
  5. HenryKrinkle

    HenryKrinkle Well-Known Member

    Never mind. Just did a reboot and it seems to be fixed.
  6. BigRoach

    BigRoach Well-Known Member

    Llama no longer supports having different volume settings within the same profile (I would set my notifications to low volume while I'm sleeping, but keep the ringer the same - can't do this anymore).
    I, too, had to redo all my contact links. Also all of my general sound settings (ringtone, notification, etc).

    Also, I think ~12 of my apps immediately prompted for updates, to make them compatible with ICS.

    Definitely not a fan of them switching the "cancel" and "ok" button positions on most of the system pop-ups. What's the point?

    Had to enable the wireless network, and reset the phone, to get it to pull down a data signal after the upgrade.

    I do like the "app association" option in the phone settings. Also, I was happy to be able to disable Facebook messenger, but disappointed that I can't do anything with the stock bloatware (Slacker, HTC messenger, etc).

    After all the hype, I'm actually not entirely sure why this is so much better than GB - but I'm looking forward to figuring it out.
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  7. nynvolt

    nynvolt Well-Known Member

    Everything is smoother/faster. Web browsing has improved. Native animations function without using a third party app (spare parts). Signal switches better between 3g and 4g. There is a new power setting that is by default set for the WiFi to use less battery. I didn't realize this and thought my modem was crapping out. Switched to full power WiFi and its great again.

    The confirmation box switch is a pain but after a couple weeks you get used to it.
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  9. Echo17121

    Echo17121 Well-Known Member

    Thank you! I thought I was going crazy everytime I hit cancel. I knew they switched them! Why?

    Also I am having the MIA phone app issue. No idea why.
  10. NightAngel79

    NightAngel79 Bounty Hunter Administrator Moderator

    In app associations menu it lists maps, the way i read it is that it would still open the map app if i click a map url
  11. lxf32

    lxf32 New Member

    Has anyone else experienced the white screen with green "HTC" logo coming up every time you close anything (apps, settings, menus, etc.)? I did not have any errors during the update but that screen comes up more often than not. It lasts ~5 seconds and then I am able to see my home screen. I've tried shutting down completely and restarting...no change. Any advice??
  12. iowabowtech

    iowabowtech root@android:/ # Moderator

    That sounds very odd. Especially after the reboots. :confused:
  13. NightAngel79

    NightAngel79 Bounty Hunter Administrator Moderator

    Factory reset is in order I think
  14. lxf32

    lxf32 New Member

    Will that erase everything on my phone that isn't on my SD card? I've never had to do that before so I'm uncertain about the process...
  15. nneptune

    nneptune New Member

    I'm appreciating any and all tips and tricks...
    I love this update more than I thought I would. It's very well done, in my opinion.

    I noticed now that when an article on a site like 'Huffington Post', it gives the option to share or save the article, as well as a direct access to Facebook as well.

    All in all, I'm very impressed. Makes the phone seem more sleek, smooth, and fresh!
  16. WarnerYoung

    WarnerYoung Well-Known Member

    I'm seeing the same problem. Not looking forward to doing a factory reset, but I might do it if I see that someone else has done it and it fixes the problem.
  17. zazan

    zazan Well-Known Member

    So far I really like this. Everything seems to run smoother and faster. I really like the layout and the new features. It will be fun getting to know this.

    One problem for me was that all my music playlists were erased. My albums etc are all there but my playlists are gone.
  18. nynvolt

    nynvolt Well-Known Member

    Make sure you don't have close apps I'm not using or however its worded clicked. It literally closes everything, including widgets and wall paper. So it has to reload the screen each time you access it, hence the HTC splash screen.
  19. amswink

    amswink Well-Known Member

    Can someone explain why it is recommended to do a factory reset after an OS update? I've seen that on other threads, but I'm not clear on why. My phone is running great after the update, so I'd like to know whether it's worth the hassle.
  20. iowabowtech

    iowabowtech root@android:/ # Moderator

    Hopefully the whole factory reset thing won't be as painful as before. ICS should have an option to backup to Google servers. Settings > Backup & Reset > Backup my data. This SHOULD allow your market apps and data to restore after a reset. This is one of the greatest improvements in ICS I think. Haven't tried it on a Rezound yet but its worked on my Gnexus just fine.
  21. Dangergus

    Dangergus Member

    Try "Settings", "Developer options", then un-click "Don't keep activities".

    I clicked it and got the HTC screen after closing every app.
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  22. NightAngel79

    NightAngel79 Bounty Hunter Administrator Moderator

    The rezound doesn't have this option unfortunately.
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  23. cap'n crunch

    cap'n crunch Active Member

    Just finished update, was not rooted, and everything is working fine. All pics, etc are there. And FoxFi works like a charm. Getting closer to being as good as my Incredible. One thing I don't like are some of the pictures I take. In some of the indoor shots faces look a bit fake, for lack of a better word. Kind of like those Charles Schwab (spelling?) Commercials with real people with coloring added over them.
  24. TheMortallyWounded

    TheMortallyWounded Well-Known Member

    Settings > Developer options > Background process limit

    Try that. It depends on how heavy your favorite apps (the ones you end up reopening and leaving on in the background all the time) are and how taxing it is on Sense. Start with 4 apps, and reduce it after every three or so HTC splash screens, or until you're lacking enough multitasking ability to do what you want. If it doesn't work for you, go back to Standard limit.

    Of course, I am running .10 so if you can't find Background process limit, that would be helpful to know.

    And heck, maybe I don't even know what I'm talking about... :dalek:

    (Also note, I have no idea why I stuck a Dalek in there...)
  25. iowabowtech

    iowabowtech root@android:/ # Moderator

    Dang, I was hoping it was universal to ICS. Well forget that then.
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