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2.2 just killed my hotspot!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by nosquids, Aug 5, 2010.

  1. nosquids

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    So have had my Evo since end of june using my hotspot 2 power up my laptops and ps3 no problems got 4g and hotspot going at the same time than I download 2.2 and every time i power up the hotspot the 4g drops out. I call sprint and dude tells me i was one of the lucky ones that got my hotspot for free?? for the first month but now its gonna be 29.95 if i wanna use the hotspot?? hello thats why i bought the fn thing?? He said he would give me one more month for no charge but thats his final offer!! I decline and ask him to give me the president so he can tell me why sprint is sticking it 2 me once again! Does the 2.2 software allow them to turn the hotspot one and off again at will? Until I figure this all out im leaving my other evo on 2.1. Help anyone!
     

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  2. Tyler Perez

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    I purchased my evo last weekend, my hotspot didn't work either. I think some of the phones got the hotspot for free by accident, but with 2.2 they disable it unless you pay the 30 bucks a month. I think if you root your phone you'll be able to use your phone as a wireless router again.
     
  3. pwnst*r

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    Erm... that shit's not free on unrooted.
     
  4. One Beast

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    My thoughts exactly...If you not Rooted you have to pay 30 Bucks a month..Period No Exceptions (Minus the 30 Day Trial you get)
     
  5. FrostyD

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    There are plenty of Evo owners who would feel incredibly lucky to have 2 free months of their hotspot feature.
     
  6. nosquids

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    They told me I was one of the lucky ones! Now my luck ran out cause the 2.1 is probably the reason there are no evos out there for sale they dont want to ship them until they all have new software! Now how do I go back to 2.1 anyone??
     
  7. Tyler Perez

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    Anyone have a good link for rooting the evo? I think it's about that time already. Have they rooted 2.2 yet?
     
  8. One Beast

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    You were one of the lucky ones that got a trial but eventually you would have had to pay anyway.....The whole bit about getting a trial for HotSpot isnt even supposed to be possible thats where you were lucky

    You never had "Free'" HotSpot
     
  9. One Beast

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    The Official 2.2 OTA has not been rooted yet
     
  10. One Beast

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    As of now there is no way to re-invert back to 2.1 From the Official OTA..
     
  11. Tyler Perez

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    damn. you know how long it'll probably take?
     
  12. One Beast

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  13. nosquids

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    So what your saying One is that the software had nothing to do with it? It would have ended regardless?
     
  14. One Beast

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    Yup Exactly....It isnt free and you were lucky to even get a trial
     
  15. nosquids

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    They never told me it would cost an extra $30 to use the hotspot I thought it was one of the features that came with the plan the extra ten bucks they were charging for "premium data" Stupid me?
     
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  17. NicksGarage

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    Well Sprint has said all along that the hotspot feature was going to cost 29.99 a month. It's been discussed in every review, their web site, ads, and enumerable forum posts. Did you not see any of this before getting the phone? Sprint isn't sticking it to you.
     
  18. mynamewastaken

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    Not only has it been discussed in every review, some reviews even marked the phone down because it wasn't a free service.
     
  19. Roadblock

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    Well, actually, Sprint lied to a lot of people... They told me the hotspot and wired tethering was free, part of the $10.00 dollars per month. Then it changed to only wired tethering was included, then nothing.

    F__k'em... I rooted my phone.

    That said, apparently HTC has given Sprint a tool to rollback updates. The tool was needed to rollback the unofficial update to 1.47 so you can update to the official one because the official one was having issues updating over the unofficial.

    It's talked about over on the XDA forum. That said people are waiting to see if a Sprint Tech might "leak" it. Guess we will see.

    Supposed HTC notice:

    HTC support response to installing 3.26.651.3!! From HTC support-

    On Friday, Engadget posted an article telling users how to download and install an unofficial version of software that was found on one of our R&D servers. We pulled server offline within an hour or so of finding out about the issue, with the wrong software (anything other than 1.47.x.x) FOTA updates won
     
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