Last Updated: Mar 13,2013
You will most likely have to do a factory reset, and then download the update again.
how do u backup to computer...sorry for the newbie question but ive never had to do it before
Connect your phone to your computer using a USB/microUSB cable. Using your computer's windows explorer, browse to the phone, and select the SD card directory - copy the entire directory over to your computer's hard drive (just a regular copy/paste would work fine)
Or, if you prefer, power off your phone, remove the microSD card, connect it to your computer using a microSD card reader (assuming of course that you have access to one), and copy paste the contents using windows explorer) to your computer.
Either mount your Phone and transfer filers, or take the SD card and use a reader and transfer files, or download an app called, My phone explorer client from the play store and transfer via WiFi, one of the best apps out there, I never mount my phone, I simply transfer all by WiFi
I have no firmware update available, the software update went fine and I see many changes but I can't figure out how to activate face lock or some of the other new things that show up in the manage apps section under settings. The peep app disappeared not that care. Any other apps worth downloading for ics??
Facelock is under Security...the same area where you would have entered/changed your pin/pattern unlock before.
Contacts are only backed up to the SD card if you back them up to there manually. (Export contacts to SD card while in People app)
Everything seems have gone well, but I still don't understand how to disable App's. I go to settings>apps and I see no button to disable anywhere.
Only some of the apps can be disabled (facebook chat is one) when you go to manage apps, click on the app and some will have the option to disable them
-Background Data to prevent apps from connecting to google play (not talking about syn, etc) also setting data limit does NOT limit background data
-default option to load stuff when no default option is set to load a particular thing (ex. when you google search a youtube video and u click on the youtube link in google it will open youtube in mobile view instead of asking if you would like to open it in youtube app or browser.
-always on data option
does anyone know a fix for any of these? I have stock Evo3D ICS
PS yes i searched thru google and android forums for a solutions to these but NONE had a actual solution to any of these, just people talking like they know what there talking about but actually not knowing anything about what was being asked
Just a minor issue, can't drag an icon to the left if I want to change screen but its fine going right. I took advantage of the folders and consolidated all the icons.
I found that I still have the original HTC flashlight. Maybe it's because I didn't back up and reset first?
Also, while I didn't "use" it, the free spinning carousal will be missed! Always thought it looked cool.
Anyone else having to get used to the new keyboard and wishes it could be dark keys for Swype again?
I currently use the Evo 4G LTE (have the Evo 3D in a drawer - not going to update), and to turn off background data you HAVE to set a data limit and then go into settings (on screen menu key since there is not a hardware menu button anymore - for you try hitting the menu button) and select turn off background data. I believe this is an Ice Cream Sandwich change and should be similar across the handsets even though Sense is a different version?
If successful, you will probably have a notification in your bar all the time showing that background data is off.
As far as getting the phone to open applications instead of websites, you may want to give this thread on the Evo 4G LTE forum a read through: Android Forums | Evo 4G LTE - How to get it to open apps instead of websites?
Always on data option is gone as far as I can guess, based on my similar phone. The closest thing I can think of now is in the advanced wifi settings you can specify to keep wifi on during phone sleep, and use best performance which consumes more power.
App association should solve the problem of how certain apps interact with files/links/etc
Is anyone's web browser not able to access certain form fields? For example, on phereo.com I can't get into the sign-in fields like username or password in the upper right hand corner because the address bar lingers at the top and blocks the form fields. It's so annoying.
Also, when I reply to a text, I always get directed to the lock screen first. Boo. My keyboard also seems to be a bit funky when I edit my text.
I've had similar issues with texts. I try to delete any thread that gets longer than 100 texts and the whole phone tends to work better.
Have you tried Chrome? I highly recommend it.
I haven't seen anyone post anything about this yet, so I hope I'm not reposting this. The whole ICS update went through with no problems at all except that I cant load any of my pictures or music that I have stored on my sd card. I downloaded astro, and plugged it into my pc to verify if they're still there and they are definitely still there. I tried using the music app and tried winamp, but for some reason it does not find any of the music I have. The same goes for pictures...I opened the gallery app and it cannot find any of my picture files. Is there something I;m missing or that I can do to fix this??
Have you tried rebooting your phone ?? you also might need to do a FR
Yup...just rebooted and everything is there. Thanks once again Don!!
Ok so first I already tried what u said and it DOES NOT actually turn off background data, I can still go into google play and I still get app updates, yes there is a icon saying press this button if u would like to turn on background data but in fact doesn't do anything
Second app association does NOT let u choose what apps to open what in, huge misconception there
This phone (3VO) finally runs like it should of all along. ICS just feels right. The only problem I'm having is I can't seem to find the add-on widgets (flashlight, battery meter, tip cal, etc.), I miss the battery thing! If anyone knows how to get these back please let me know!
Has anyone noticed that the battery is draining faster? I have a second battery, but it still feels like it's going faster than when it was running gingerbread.
I'm giving it a few days before I judge the battery life. Like you, my battery life seems to be noticeably less since the update. Sometimes it seems better, but when I use 3g for browsing it seems to chew through the battery pretty fast. Unfortunately, every update seems to eat up my battery faster for the first couple of days. Definitely something to keep an eye on though. A lot of times I worry that I am crazy, so it is good to see someone else seeing the same thing. Of course, we might both be crazy.
Crazy is better than nothing...
I just upgraded to 4.0 and everything seems to be working fine except my text messages. It just says Please Wait..... and thats it. i cant click menu to remove or delete texts or anything....anyone have any info or help on this matter? Thanks much for the help.
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