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  1. jeffreynothing43

    jeffreynothing43 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    before anyone get all mad about my subject..........please read.

    i have been patient, i have rooted, i have read for hours and hours about fixes, work arounds, and everything android-htc hero possible. i'm talking nearly 100+ hours of reading. i have a job where i can surf the net nearly non stop, allowing me to do this.

    problems:

    1) htc mail app does not work despite every work around possible. i've had to forward my yahoo mail address to my gmail. effen lame. i also have to refresh all my yahoo accounts by hand which i need to only check daily. again, htc mail app does not work.

    2) gmail app gets mail pretty quickly, however it does not notify me consistently. i will receive 2 out of 5 notifications...and i mean, light sound and in my notifications bar. i have tried clearing data, rebooting, and everything else you can possibly name off.

    3) as everyone knows, the weather widget is a POS. what's the point?

    4) calendar widget is effed up...i have to manipulate it to get it to work.

    5) my phone is NEVER....i repeat NEVER ON 3G...it's always on Edge. and this is all over the raleigh, durham, chapel hill area.

    6) bluetooth has repeatedly crapped out on me.

    7) audio has disappeared for no reason on phone calls, had to reboot.

    8) seriously.......i am running fresh 1.1 with gumbo. someone please tell me that if i flash to damagecontrol 2.1 these issues will disappear? please......cause i'm past my 30 days and this is effing ridiculous.
     

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  2. jeffreynothing43

    jeffreynothing43 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    oh yah......let's add that youtube needs to be manipulated to work on 1.5 as well. i ended up just removing it.
     
  3. coheeds monstar

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    I have my yahoo account set up. Had no problems so I don't know whats wrong with that. I don't have the problems with 5-7 and I too am using fresh 1.1 with gumbo.
     
  4. 330D

    330D From My Cold Dead Hands VIP Member

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    I don't know about the email issues you're having, but when I flashed 2.0d, every issue I had with my phone went away. If you haven't tried a 2.1 rom yet, why not? apparently you've got nothing to lose, eh? 1.5 was made for gsm phones, and patched to work with cdma. Seems like the 2.1 builds that were designed to work with cdma may help you as much as they helped me..

    Just my .02
     
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  5. ejpyle

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    I have my gmail set up though the HTC exchange server app. I just put a domain... m.google.com and i leave the exchange server field blank. then I can configure it to receive mail as they come in. works like a charm.
     
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  6. jeffreynothing43

    jeffreynothing43 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    thank you. this was the type of help i was looking for...not necessarily a definitive answer but a possible solution. i haven't flashed any rom beyond 1.5, so i think that's my next step. if that doesn't work, well i'll be bummed out.
     
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    330D From My Cold Dead Hands VIP Member

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    DUDE! That's why we have android phones! to play with them. because we can. That is half the fun of the hero, making it work for you, messing it up and fixing it. Try fresh 2.0d. It is awesome to me, and really complete. I can't believe it's the same phone I had before. Complete turnaround. Good luck, and just make sure if you do it, to read read read about wiping and all that good stuff that goes with upgrading your rom to 2.1.
    ;)
     
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  8. tatonka_Hero

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    the 2.1 ROM's are likely to seem a bit slower than 1.5 with a custom kernel, but they'll get better with time.

    I haven't had any email problems, and more often than not my phone notifies me of an email before it even comes through on my computer (I use gmail though)

    Audio loss has happened to some people on the 2.1 ROM's, but I believe there's a fix.

    I don't use bluetooth, so I have no clue on any issues with that (except that I can't pair with another phone...well, I can pair, just not send anything but contact cards lol).

    Not real sure why you're not on 3G. Stupid question, and don't feel insulted by it, but does the phone say Ev or 1x in the signal bar, and is there a triangle in the bars as well?

    The "genie.apk" widget for news/weather in the 2.1 ROM's is pretty nice in my opinion, one of my favorites. It's accurate enough, but no quick access to an online weather page (at least, I don't think there is).

    To make it short, I don't think you'll be disappointed with the 2.1 ROM's. There seems to be one for everyone's taste, and the customizations for them are really picking up.
     
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  9. drawing infinity

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    yeah, if your phone has an E in the status bar, that's 3g. there is no "edge" on the cdma network.
     
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  10. ToxicToastKatz

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    Howdy,

    I am stock, always have been, always will be, so some of the issues, it appears are issues w/ the custom ROMS, and I don't have any experience with that.

    One thing I can attempt to help with is the signal issue. I was having it just the same as you. Heavily populated area, GREAT Sprint coverage, and yet, still on 1x (and sometimes Roaming). I finally got fed up with it and talked to Sprint Tech Service over the phone. They had me hard reset and trouble shoot for a week. After a week, no change. They swapped out the phone and the new one (a refurb) has been great! Signal is still weaker than all phones I've owned in the past, but it is a 1000% improvement over what the first Hero was doing. I've never had dropped calls with the first one, but data speeds were at a crawl, and I would roam sometimes where I shouldn't. The refurb has been a huge improvement.

    I don't know how much stock can go into this, but my first Hero was one of the "first batch" that had the "Rev. 0" visual bug in the status menu. This new refurb has all of the latest software (I guess that's what you could call it) and works fine.

    The calendar widget....yea, that's a pain.

    As far as the Gmail notifications go, I'm not sure if this is the problem, but it will only notify you after you get a new email. If you are notified, and don't check that new email, it will not notify you of more email. In other words, if you have been notified of an email, and haven't gone into your inbox to check it, you will not receive another notification of new email until you do. (hope that makes sense).

    Anyway, hope those bits of info are helpful to you.
     
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  11. Wiskid

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    Let me start off by saying, I'm running a stock Hero...

    1. I never have problems with receiving emails both the Gmail and Mail apps work fine for me.

    2. Once again, works for me. I always get notified.

    3. You need a weather widget to let you know that its raining outside? You cant walk to a window and see the wetness?

    4. What do you mean by manipulate? Mine works flawlessly.

    5. I turn my 3g off when im not using it, to save battery. Within 2 seconds after hitting my 3g "on" switch, I get connected.

    6. I dont use it.

    7. Also, never had this problem.

    8. I'm thinking that it is the ROM you are running currently; just because of the fact that I'm stock and have none of these issues.
     
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  13. Kelmar

    Kelmar Done by choice VIP Member

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    If your sick of your phone, sell it and get a new phone...

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    If you are looking for help and advice, it's usually helpful to state that somewhere rather then just listing a bunch of things you hate about it as it is very misleading.
     
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    jeffreynothing43 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    ok...there were a lot of replies, lemme see if i can hit em all.

    i do use the gmail app, as i had hit and miss luck with htc mail app. at first i was loving the gmail app, but it seems like i'm missing some of my notifications now. some one in here said my problems were because i'm rooted running fresh - that's not the case at all. however they aso gave me some insight saying that gmail has an unread email, it will not alert again. this answers about 90% of my gmail issues, so thank you. the other 10 is because sometimes, i still won't receive a notification, even if the inbox is empty.

    next...

    you didn't insult me, but i was wrong. yes i'm seeing an E in a circle in my status bar. i looked up the icons online and must have been reading the gsm instruction manual. so does this mean i am in fact on 3g network? i rarely see 1x. thanks for someone clearing up my confusion with 'edge.'

    calendar widget...someone here said they don't understand what my issue is:

    the small calendar widget often gets a day ahead. i find this happens if something in my calendar is scheduled for 'all day.'

    weather widget....please don't be rude. saying stuff like "look out the window" is not helpful at all. go on youtube if you want to anonymously talk like that to people.

    also, saying stuff like 'mine works fine' is not helpful.

    tatonka_Hero, when you talk of customizations in 2.1, can you please tell me some? or at least direct me to an existing forum. i'm curious...
     
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    jeffreynothing43 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    yes you're right...sorry about that. i was frustrated with the phone when i posted this. that list is the things i would like help with.

    thanks.
     
  16. SlothyUK

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    I concur. Am very happy with 2.0d

    Will be doing my girlys phone shortly too as she is very frustrated with the lag on 1.5
     
  17. Kelmar

    Kelmar Done by choice VIP Member

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    I'll look over the list when I get home and see what I can help figure out!

    Would you mind updating the 1st post with what is resolved?
     
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    Your answers in bold.
     
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    jeffreynothing43 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    i suppose i got all the answers for the majority of my questions, and then some...

    but the thing i would like to work above everything else is my email and calendar.

    *i can manipulate the calendar to work, but is there a better calendar app out there?

    *i think my issue with the gmail was that you don't get notified after a new email hits the inbox...i will test this out.

    *i manually entered my yahoo email info into htc mail app...seems to be working so far. updating every hour.

    *tatonka provided me with a solution to the weather widget and some info on 2.1.

    thanks everyone who was helpful in this thread. i believe i thanked you all...
     
  20. peck1524

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    Its possible that when you wipe and install a custom 2.1 ROM, your email and calendar issues will be resolved. I previously had a calendar issue here and there but nothing to noticeable. Since I installed Fresh 2.0d I haven't noticed any problems with my calendar. I'm assuming the wipe helped fix that and my mms problems. Good luck!!!!
     
  21. scottmbolt

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    Download "Smooth Calendar". It has a great widget, that automatically syncs with the stock widget. All of the events are 100% spot on, and it is customizable as well. TRUST ME- DOWNLOAD IT. Smooth Calendar.

    Weather - if you mean the weather that is included into the stock flip clock? If thats what you mean, download "beautiful widgets". YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED! Its like two bucks, and has some of the best clocks/weather widgets out there. Also for weather, have you not downloaded "the weather channel" app yet?

    Check all of these out via the Android Market :D
     
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    jeffreynothing43 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    i'm very tempted to flash a 2.1 rom, but...i guess i'm still kind of waiting to see what the devs come up with when sprint releases their version. i like fresh 1.1 cuz it's snappy. i don't have any mms issues, although i kind of expect them to start at anytime :)
     
  23. Little Darwin

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    I have no issues with the Calendar on the stock rom... It just works, and syncs flawlessly with Google Calendar... Do you have a market app that is interfering with your calendar?

    Define better... If you mean more stable, I have seen no signs of instability, so I think you may have issues based on hardware or add-on software.

    If you are talking functionality, then it is purely subjective unless you tell us what you want in a calendar, nobody can really do anything except tell you their favorites... which may, or may not, be better to you.

    Because of the array of things you have that are failing, I think you might have a faulty Hero...
     
  24. 330D

    330D From My Cold Dead Hands VIP Member

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    I flashed 2.0d literally one day after flashing 1.1. I know people say 1.1 is quicker, and lags less, but I never saw it. 2.0d is quick, lag free and just awesome. Try it out, you wont be upset...
    ;)
     
  25. mcapozzi

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    I agree that Fresh 2.0d is the most feature complete Android 2.1 ROM available for the CDMA Hero. I have had nothing but excellent results with it.

    The phone is still kinda pokey when multitasking, but everything works.

    -Mike
     

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