Quietly brilliant? Really?

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  1. SpicyTacoto

    SpicyTacoto Well-Known Member
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    Does anyone else find it deliciously ironic that when booting the phone, the "quietly brilliant" logo comes up just as the phone is BLARING the start up chime?
     

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  2. LECTER

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  3. jay_kay

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    haha so eloquanty put.

    It certainly is 'quietly brilliant' once you install silent boot!
     
  4. snowmobile

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    My phone has never had any start up sound at all. Maybe it depends what network you are on?
     
  5. Griff_LI

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    I'm glad it's not just me. I'm on O2 and mine's never had a start-up sound... Perhaps there is an advantage to having a branded handset ?
     
  6. FelixofMars

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    Mine has never chimed. Completely silent.
     
  7. PJD007

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    Root and get over it ! ;)
     
  8. SUroot

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    Yeah O2 replaced the Boot screens with their own.
     
  9. shauny13

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    same here, no sound on orange
     
  10. Vicdude

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    Mine blew a hole in my hand the other day *nods* It was THAT loud!! :D
     
  11. Modd

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    Just a slight chime when mine starts up (Us Cellular), I can live with it.
     
  12. sookster54

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    Silent boot fixes everything, but you could root, remount /system and replace android_audio.mp3 with another file of the same name.
     
  13. Evil Genius

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    since 2.2, the startup chime has become much quieter.
     
  14. aardys

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    how do you turn the chime off ?
    cant see it in any menu
    :thinking:
     
  15. Phenomenological

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    Been said three times in this thread already - Install Silentboot. ;)
     
  16. aardys

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    an app, ok
    :rolleyes:
     
  17. Hadron

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    Curious - I didn't notice any difference with mine.

    I'd like to believe that it's a deliberate irony rather than an accidental one ;)
     
  18. Rushey

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    I've got an unbranded, unlocked Desire with an O2 sim. I get the startup sound.

    Rob
     
  19. SpicyTacoto

    SpicyTacoto Well-Known Member
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    Interesting...just loaded 2.2 today and I don't notice a difference re the startup chime.
     
  20. bfksc

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    I noticed my Telus Desire was somewhat quieter when I updated to generic HTC Froyo. It's now a comfortable volume, not that I restart it much as it's been very stable for well over 100 hours straight.
     
  21. mjpartyboy

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    Maybe HTC's slogan refers to how quiet the Desire actually is when you want to use it as a phone.
     
  22. bfksc

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    I wasn't thrilled with the earpiece volume on 2.1, but it was acceptable and similar to my iPhone 3G. But I noticed 2.2 is louder and now I set the volume level at 60 or 80 percent instead of 100 in normal situations. All in all Froyo has been quite an improvement.
    :)
     
  23. benchmark

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    The start chime is the 'brilliant' part , after that the phone is 'silent'. Thats more of a Brilliantly Silent slogan :) .
    Anyway , i almost never shut off my phone so it does not bother me.
     
  24. Intruder

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    I have r2d2 boot sound :) with the rom I'm using
     
  25. SpicyTacoto

    SpicyTacoto Well-Known Member
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    LMAO...perhaps! I'm happy to report that the in-call volume on my TELUS desire improved dramatically after updating to 2.2. Night and day difference.
     
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