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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by suvlady, Jan 5, 2013.

  1. suvlady

    suvlady Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Well, I just received my phone on Thuraday. The first thing I did was look for the update and it was ready to download. All is good there. I don't want to root the phone, but I'm looking for any enlightening tidbits of information that a new owner would appreciate knowing about.


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  2. Erik-_-Chavez

    Erik-_-Chavez Well-Known Member

    Why wouldn't you like to root? There are so many advantages in rooting and getting S-off. For example JB ROMs, nonSense ROMs which have less bloat wear. Modified sense ROMs. There are so many great things. I suggest you root and S-off. Or if you don't want to I would also suggest just getting themes from the HTC hub.
  3. mysticalnyte

    mysticalnyte Well-Known Member

    Not really much you can do without it being rooted and having VM control your phone and tell you "that's the way it should be".
    Other than installing apps to your preference. I can't think of anything else except the different browsers, launchers, etc.
    The community here for our phone is just plain awesome on these boards. Any questions, just post them and they should be answered in a timely manner.
    Enjoy the phone, I'm sure you'll love it!
  4. Ted Roo

    Ted Roo Newbie

  5. musiciansapp

    musiciansapp Member

    I've had mine for 2 months and haven't rooted it (not worth the risk to me) and I'm happy as a clam with the way it is. I upgraded from the OV because the internal storage kept yapping at me that it was too full no matter what I did so I said screw it and got the HTC EVO V. The only problems people have encountered was the radio interference with texting. I never had that problem and there was an update to fix it. I can't think of any other "issues" I or other people have had that are serious.
  6. Larzuk

    Larzuk Well-Known Member

    The only real issue with the phone was the radio error and as far as I know, Atleast within the last week most people have received the update. I got mine a little over a week ago and I'm thrilled with it.
  7. Ranhead

    Ranhead Android Enthusiast

    I hate the stock keyboard ..... so I use Touchpal. And a better battery is almost a necessity. The Anker 1900mah is good if you do not want to change the size of your phone. But if you don't mind a thicker phone the Laza 3460mah battery is a beast.

    And of course i have to say it :D ..... You should really consider rooting. Rooting and s-off make it a much better phone.
  8. soonertoad

    soonertoad Newbie

    I got mine last week and have loved it. I did pick up an extended battery from Amazon to deal with massive power needs.

  9. OakIris

    OakIris Member

    I just received my HTC Evo V 4G on Friday - my first Android phone. I like it so far; I don't think you will regret your purchase, either, suvlady.

    I downloaded and installed the software update on Sunday, and now I am just trying to learn about the phone - I have a long way to go!

    Unlike you, I have been considering rooting the phone, mostly because some of the programs I want to try out require root. Quick question about rooting - does this allow you to remove some/most of the unnecessary programs that VM puts on the phone, or do you also need to install a custom ROM to get this ability? Also, do you have to additionally carry out the S-off step? I am just learning, but thought that that was a step necessary to fix the radio problem; does it have other advantages as well?

    (Not trying to hi-jack your thread, suvlady; hopefully you will find this information useful as well. :) )

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  10. Palmetto Fellow

    Palmetto Fellow Android Expert

    What is the general consensus on that battery? It's only 10% more capacity on paper. Are the specs conservative?
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  11. awev

    awev Newbie

    There are a good number of days where i work alone and plug in hands free earphones to listen to some tunes. The smaller aftermarket battery is ok for extra stand-by/talk time, yet doest help enought for a day full of music.Even with a 3450mAhr battery I still have to charge my phone nightly after jamming for 8 hrs plus a moderate number of calls and text.

    Working as part of a team the ear buds stay in the pocket and the phone lasts me between 36 and 40 hours between charges. Of course your mileage will very.

    As to the questions about rooting you really dont have to worry about s-off unless you are changing ROMs on a regular basis. Unless you need something special, and/or want bragging rights, rooting the phone is enought, then you can find a program on the app store to help customize your phone.
  12. Ranhead

    Ranhead Android Enthusiast

    If you are looking to remove VM bloatware, I would suggest rooting and flashing the Harmonia ROM. You do not need S-off to do that, and you will have "what a stock rom should have been".

    I actually got a dead Anker :( .. and am currently waiting for the replacement. So while I have no real experience with it, there are quite a few people who swear by it. I do have the LAZA, which lasts me (a light user) 3.5 days.
  13. Droidula

    Droidula Android Enthusiast

    Thanks for that. I download way too many keyboards and switch around depending on what I need. I currently have Swiftkey, Swype, and Thumb, but haven't tried this one. It doesn't look as nice, but seems to work pretty well so far. I love the feature where you can slide up or down for a number or symbol.
  14. LzeroKI

    LzeroKI Lurker

    Hello All, I just bought an Evo V 4g as an update from my LG Optimus V a couple weeks ago, and just activated it over this past weekend. I am already experiencing the "Radio Interference" error, and I am finding it quite frustrating. It looks like there is a vast wealth of knowledge on this forum, and I was hoping I could tap into it in order to alleviate my frustrations with this phone.

    From the sounds of it, there has been some kind of update to fix this error (according to the posts I've quoted above), is there anyone who could tell me where/how I can get this update? Is it something I can download through my phone, or do I need to connect my phone to my computer? (Apologies in advance for my obivous noob-ness when it comes to smartphones).

    Thanks for any help y'all can give me.
  15. Antiochus

    Antiochus Well-Known Member

    Go to

    Settings/System Updates/HTC Software update.

    Check for the update there. If it is not already there, you will get it eventually. Just keep checking.
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  16. Ranhead

    Ranhead Android Enthusiast

    There is a thread with the update. If you root you can just update the radio and rcdata stuff ...

    HERE is the thread
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  17. LzeroKI

    LzeroKI Lurker

    Thanks so much for your help, I downloaded and installed the update this evening; I don't want to jinx it, but I haven't had the "Radio Interference" error in the last few hours after updating (after getting that error over half a dozen times in the previous 24 hours).

    Thanks for the help; other than that error, I have loved everything about this phone, especially compared to my old LG Optimus V.

    Thanks for your reply, but everytime I've looked into Rooting this phone as a means to fix the error, I am reminded of how little I know about the inner-workings of smart phones. The tutorials seem to be a mash-up of words and abbreviations that I don't understand. The last time I used a ROM, it was so I could play some SNES games on my computer in middle school.
  18. Ranhead

    Ranhead Android Enthusiast

    LOL .... fair enough.

    But it isn't nearly are daunting as it may seem. This is only my second smart phone, and I bought my first one last fall. The guides here are really easy to comprehend. Also I don't know what a lot of the abbreviations are either, I just follow the directions step by step. :D

    I did this one: http://androidforums.com/evo-v-4g-a...ing-evo-v-4g-roms-kernels-using-fastboot.html
  19. hartley001

    hartley001 Lurker

    Hey guy, i've always been on IOS person and jailbroken many of my devices, Learnt a lot from that and now i want to get into Rooting my New HTC evo v device.. I've been reading many posted but everything is going in one ear and out the other. Can someone dumb it down for me because i really want to learn.


    Greg Hartley
    Proud Android Owner
  20. Ranhead

    Ranhead Android Enthusiast

    The link I posted above is what you want to check out. There is even a link in that thread for a video walkthrough. One thing to keep in mind is that your EVO V 4G is physically exactly the same phone as Sprints EVO 3D, so after rooting you want to do Leslie Ann's guide, "Fix everything by turning your phone into an Evo 3d". It's a sticky in the root section.

    Then it's ROM time!!! :D I suggest reading some ROM threads in the root section. It that seems over whelming at first, Leslie Ann's Harmonia ROM is a great place to start.
  21. jmstrat

    jmstrat Well-Known Member

    I recommend unlocked potential HD. It's everything you could ever hope for from stock plus some sweet juicy extras without messing with the stock feel at all. It's almost the perfect rom. Actually to me it is.

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