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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by jam-bro, Oct 2, 2010.

  1. jam-bro

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    Very happy to say that I am about to get a couple of new Evos for my wife and I.:D I've read lots of very informative threads(thanx to all). I am getting them from Sprint.com and I would like to know what I should do first with them.

    1-I read that I must charge(8hrs) and then calibrate the battery.
    2-In terms of making sure I don't get refurbs, ##786# should show activation dates unless previous ones were erased. What else should I look for in here? Version? What is the current one?
    3-Light leakage? What does that look like?
    ETC...

    Any comments will be appreciated... Thanx in advanced...
     

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    first thing for me was case and screen protector.
     
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    Dis regarding the post above me that made no sense... (probably didn't read your post)

    For #1, you don't have to do that. I never have, there are no battery issues with min aside frm it being a little short, but that's understandable with these phones.

    For #2, just punch that in the dialer, and read through. There's something along the lines of refurbished written in the pop up that comes, if it says yes, its refurbished.

    For #3, just turn the lights off im your room and look along the bottom edge near the search key and whatnot.
     
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    If you bought them from Sprint, why are you worried about them being refurbished? Has anyone ever bought a new one and received refurbished?
     
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    Actually, slopokdave, quite a few people have been ripped off like that, yes. It's sad, but it's almost a must to check if the phone is actually new now; Sprint has been telling everyone they're getting new phones, when they're just recycling the old broken ones to get them in people's hands.
     
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    Foodman... Thnx for your responses.
     
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    Jam-bro, Welcome to the world of EVO!!! Don't always believe what the EVO hater's say. As long as you have a couple battery chargers around you will be fine. I just ordered my wife a EVO from Sprint and as far as I know I never heard, up until now, that they ship refurbished EVO's. You and your wife will not be dissapointed, enjoy! :D
     
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