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Froyo Hints, Tips, and Tricks

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Trident, Aug 2, 2010.

  1. Trident

    Trident Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Post any hints, tips, or tricks pertaining to the 2.2 Froyo update for the HTC Desire here.
     


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  2. bartlet

    bartlet Member

    Find out which installed apps can be moved to the SD Card with a simple, small app:
    SDMove (AppBrain)

    Hit Menu->About to find out what the colours mean.

    Saves checking each app in turn - like I did before finding this...
     
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  3. thorgoth

    thorgoth Newbie

    is there any way we can mark all apps to get "automatic update" option or we must tick it to every single app we have or will download?
     
  4. georgio2525

    georgio2525 Lurker

    nice app! tnx man!
     
  5. matttye

    matttye Android Expert

    You no longer need to manually resend a text message when you get the "unable to send after multiple attempts" message; the phone will automatically resend it when it gets a signal.

    Oddly enough, HTC have not updated the message so it still says "Unable to send after multiple attempts, please review the message to try again." or something like that.
     
  6. StuartTheFish

    StuartTheFish Android Enthusiast

    SDmove seems to work, though how come it only shows a few of my apps in the list and not ALL of them? I was expecting to be able to move absolutely everything barring the android OS onto the SD card...
     
  7. lob

    lob Android Enthusiast

    Now you have 2. 2 get 'chrome to phone' ; a very cool app not yet available from the market. Search for it on Google. :)
     
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  8. bartlet

    bartlet Member

    Only apps which have been coded by the developer to work from the SD Card can be moved. Contact your favourite app's developer (or wait if you have some patience spare after waiting for Froyo ;))

    The Wiki for SDMove advises:
    Why are only some apps listed?
    Not all applications will be listed in SDMove, only the ones that have explicitly declared their level of support for being moved to external storage.
     
  9. holyblood

    holyblood Member

    you can also download Mod Install Location from Market as it works 100% for the apps I've downloaded so far..

    although, as a reminder, just like what the article mentioned, should you install widgets or streaming apps, best not to move them to SD card..

    also, i noticed that you need to restart the phone so that the widget would show on the widgets list..
     
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  10. t0Msha

    t0Msha Member

    yeah, but you have to be rooted for that app to work
    procedure that i've posted doesn't require rooted device
     
  11. Staggers

    Staggers Well-Known Member

  12. holyblood

    holyblood Member

    cool..thanks for the info!
     
  13. jauhari

    jauhari Member

  14. chris 290

    chris 290 Android Enthusiast

    Can u move things like Google maps / browsers etc without any problems as they don't auto update?

    Not to sure what will be safe to move! Can some kind people who have tried this give a little more advice before I try this please.

    Thanks
     
  15. ktradx

    ktradx Newbie

  16. t0Msha

    t0Msha Member

    Well, you shouldn't move apps that require a background service running all the time.
    To see which apps are constantly running and which amongst them have background service running, I recommend SystemPanel. It costs 3$ but it's a great app and you'll now for sure which apps are safe to move to sd.
    I can tell you right now by looking right into SystemPanel screen that HtcSense itself (of course), widgets, home replacements like LauncherPro, WidgetLocker and native Sense apps (Mail, Messages, People, Settings, Weather, Youtube...) require background service so it's highly recommended not to move them to sd.
    Having said that, I'm not sure if you could move Maps and Browser without any problems but with all 3rd party apps that you could move with that tweak I've posted, I don't see the need to move stock apps.
     
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  17. ktradx

    ktradx Newbie


    Er... is anyone having problems syncing after doing the above?? my desire can't find the sync on the PC now
     
  18. Deleted User

    Deleted User Guest

    I replaced the battery and memory card, and it worked. May have been coincidence though.
     
  19. Si Pie

    Si Pie Well-Known Member

    I don't know when this happened, but I had an update notification just now and the market now has an 'update all' option.
     
  20. Deleted User

    Deleted User Guest

    After unmounting the SD card you now get the option to remount.
     
  21. ktradx

    ktradx Newbie

    I've sorted it.. uninstalled the SDK and re-installed the sync...
     
  22. danny2001k

    danny2001k Newbie

    I have a question.
    I saw in the Froyo presentation movie, at Google I/O 2010 a application that could send a link from your PC to the mobile phone. Is that application available?
     
  23. trevytrev

    trevytrev Well-Known Member

    Chrometophone is what I think you're after, works well for me.
    chrometophone - Project Hosting on Google Code
     
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  24. danny2001k

    danny2001k Newbie

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