Major Flaw With the Evo - Do This!


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  1. Emrys

    Emrys Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    If you ever use the gps, try turning your music on. Test that it will always drop the gps signal with music on. Then e-mail and call HTC like crazy about this issue until they either replace our phones or if it's a software issue then release a patch.

    EDIT: Since most people started flaming me, I will post more information to validate this error. It seems to be external speaker related, as far as I can tell using headphones will not cause any problems.

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=702596
     

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  2. BenChase7

    BenChase7 VIP Member VIP Member

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    I track my Jogs and hikes every day with GPS on my EVO. Every day i am also streaming pandora or listening to mp3's I have downladed to the phone at the same time. It works fine. not sure what you mean.
     
  3. Jonhern

    Jonhern Well-Known Member

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    i use music all the time with gps, never had a problem.
     
  4. AmericanTemplar

    AmericanTemplar Well-Known Member

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    Yeah. No problem here either.
     
  5. sikclown

    sikclown Well-Known Member

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    Zero problems here. OP what is your music source? SD card? streaming?
     
  6. I want my EVO

    I want my EVO Well-Known Member

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    I would like to test But i need more info.

    Is it Sprint Nav or Google Nav?

    Is it Slacker Radio, Pandora or some other alternative streaming client
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    Is it the stock music app and its your music you put on the SD card.
     
  7. RedWingsFan

    RedWingsFan Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like somebody jumped the gun on calling HTC out

    User error
     
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  8. BenChase7

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    i did a brief test...

    used a gps tracking app.. turned it on and set to track. then i turned on music (used both the stock media/mp3 player and streamed with Pandora) then went to the web browser and opened a couple web pages. seems to be working fine. nice stress test though.. didnt even studder! :)
     
  9. pwnst*r

    pwnst*r Well-Known Member

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    Can a mod change the topic title. The sky is not falling.
     
  10. Rob_A

    Rob_A Well-Known Member

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    I found a major flaw yesterday. Evo fails when you submerge it in water. Nice job HTC.
     
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  11. BenChase7

    BenChase7 VIP Member VIP Member

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    ^
    lmfao
     
  12. mcl1981

    mcl1981 Well-Known Member

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    I've put about 200 miles on my bicycle with MyTracks (GPS tracking) and MP3 or Pandora music going with no problem. I walk to/from the train stations with music playing and never lose GPS lock.

    I agree. User error. Trying punching yourself, it fixes things a lot.
     
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  13. Emrys

    Emrys Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    This appears to be a valid problem, but you did not mention that it is external speaker related. Most people listen to music via headphones, so they wouldn't encounter this issue.
     
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    Droidone Well-Known Member

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    ???
     
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    bbtitanium New Member

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    I have seen this problem too. Couldn't understand why my music stopped playing.
     
  17. Super Noob

    Super Noob Well-Known Member

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    I just tried it, and your right.

    Dang it, now I get to see how good Best Buy's Black Tie insurance is.
     
  18. Emrys

    Emrys Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Can we get back on topic, please? Will people try confirming this using a gps app with music playing through the external speaker. You may not have problems if your not driving, it could be that moving slowly doesn't have any issue with the gps tracking you.
     
  19. sikclown

    sikclown Well-Known Member

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    I will try it although this situation will never arise for me. Whenever I am using both at the same time I have it playing through the headphone jack. when would I ever need GPS and Music out of the speaker? But I will try it
     
  20. RaiseUp151z

    RaiseUp151z Well-Known Member

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    I have a similar situation when I have the GPS on and using bluetooth in my car to stream music from the phone it pauses & skips it disrupts the stream.

    Turning GPS off helped a lot & I get continuous stream now going into my car speakers.
     
  21. Emrys

    Emrys Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    When you're driving? I play music through my phone when using the gps for the fact that it pauses the music to speak directions. Otherwise I'd just listen to the radio.
     
  22. sh4o8kid

    sh4o8kid Well-Known Member

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    had gps and music on for 3 hours, no problems
     
  23. sikclown

    sikclown Well-Known Member

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    When I am driving my EVO is connected to my system via Headphone Jack and yes when I am using GPS it Pauses the Music and gives the directions over my sound system. So I never use the actual speaker to listen to music at the same time as using GPS
     
  24. Emrys

    Emrys Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Ah, alright. Well, I don't have that option so this is a problem for me.
     
  25. sikclown

    sikclown Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I can imagine it is frustrating. Like I said i will try this when I get in my car. In the meantime (and yes it would be a workaround but an awesome one) if your car stereo has an AUX button you can add an Audio line pretty easily with a few mods. I did this to my 2005 Mustang stock stereo with a 60.00 part and a 4.00 cable from Radioshack. Everything sounds great over the car speakers. Even if you don't have an AUX button do a search for your car make model and year stereo for this mod. Took me about 30 minutes (have to pull the stereo out to plug in the back).
     

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