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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Chinkee, May 30, 2010.

  1. Chinkee

    Chinkee Lurker
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    Hello all. New to this thread but not to forums in general. I'm am usually watching the HTC forums but I have been having problems making an account so I'll just start one here.

    So I just upgraded my Hero to 2.1 and there a couple of problems that I can't find answers to.

    The first one is Lock Screen wallpaper. I can't seem to change it to anything other than the default it started out with when I updated, I even tried using the preinstalled onces but it never seems to change. Anyone have/had this problem and has a fix to it?

    Next is apps disappearing on my homepage. Especially the google search function. I used it once and it just disappeared. But it has to still be there because I can't set anything in it's place. I can't even remove it as well. Maybe a restart will help but I don't know right now.

    And last is the Facebook contact syncing. With 1.5 I could find any friend on facebook and sync their name to their number by just searching for their name. Now it only will find friends who have input their number on Facebook physically. So I can't search for a friend who doesn't have their number on facebook and sync it to their matching contact through my phone. Get what I'm saying?

    If anyone has any fixes to these problems then please feel free to throw solutions at me.


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  2. Papoise

    Papoise Well-Known Member

    Hm I'm still on 1.5 would u recommend 2.1 after having these problems.
  3. Chinkee

    Chinkee Lurker
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    Eh, not really. Like the only problems with 1.5 was the constant slowing down and and freezing which caused frequent reboots. Im not having those problems now(not the freezing at least) but there are still some times where it likes to just lag for a couple of seconds. I am kinda mad that they would take so long to release an update just for it to still have problems. I don't get that part of the story.
  4. barnacles

    barnacles Android Enthusiast

    I could be wrong, but the contacts should just sync on their own based on names. Do you have your facebook from htc auto updating? If so, maybe try deleting the facebook account and signing in again, with auto update on. Sometimes it takes a while to sync, but I'm pretty sure it should sync with names.

    As for the other problems, I am not too sure. I haven't used the official sprint 2.1 so I haven't experienced any of these problems. You might try a factory reset on the phone, assuming all your contacts are synced and all. Maybe someone else experiencing these problems will chime in
  5. meangreengdub

    meangreengdub Android Enthusiast

    As far as the lockscreen goes...are you going to settings-personalize-lock screen wallpaper? That should work.
  6. Chinkee

    Chinkee Lurker
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    I have used every possible way of choosing what picture I want for my lock screen wallpaper. But every time I hit save and go check, it remains the same blurry bubble picture. I might just try doing a factory reset.

    Also, my phone has started to get really sluggish. I'm am getting disappointed with this update more and more.
  7. tazcollins

    tazcollins Well-Known Member

    Me too on 1.5 for five months. :D
  8. deedub

    deedub Well-Known Member

    Open a photo, go to menu, select "set as", choose "Lockscreen", position the preview frame how you want it. That should do it.
  9. dksnet

    dksnet Guest

    Wish I had never installed 2.1
  10. Chinkee

    Chinkee Lurker
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    Thats what I did, but never worked. I just did a factory reset and its fixed now. Actually all the problems I listed are solved now that I reset.
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  13. Bnice

    Bnice Guest

    I upgrade to 2.1 and i recommend it,my only issue is the phone vibrates when making a call and i can't turn off the vibrate on the dialer. this seem to be one of the problem everyone is having.
  14. Traviswf

    Traviswf Member

    It seems I'm the only person who actually likes the vibrate-when-connect feature. It's just an easy way to know when the call is starting, because sometimes there's network issues (either Sprint or the other network you're calling) - and things get silent for a while and you don't know what is going on. So - this is a good way to know the call is going through.

    BUT - you should certainly be able to turn it off. That's just odd. Like how you couldn't turn the vibrate off in the Dialpad in 1.5.
  15. joeyrh9

    joeyrh9 Lurker

    I think I will stay with android 1.5 for a while..or at least until these android updates are ironed out. My phone works just fine with 1.5....the little glitches on it are tolerable. They are nothing compared to the issues reported by others. I feel for you guys that updated your phone. My advice would be not to update till sprint and htc figure this thing out.
  16. r-sky

    r-sky Lurker

    I agree as well. I'm still on 1.5 and not ready to move "up" when the biggest issue seem to be with the most basic of functions - calls.
  17. V425

    V425 Android Enthusiast

    I'm staying on 1.5 too. I'm used to its problems by now and I don't want to get used to new problems! I keep thinking about rooting though...
  18. chance19817

    chance19817 Lurker

    I have had nothing but problems with my phone since update to many to name i would like to go back to the old one. I cant believe htc would wait so long to put out 2.1 and it be nothing but crap. I would not recomend it to anyone to update.
  19. katers

    katers Newbie

    Is there anyway to take off the update? I had it put on at a Sprint store and although the problems are minor, like the FB sync not working and sideways editing on the camera, I liked the way it was prior to the update better.
  20. androidtp

    androidtp Android Enthusiast

  21. noni10

    noni10 Lurker

    I having a problem whit the audio on the videos when i downloaded to my computer it's only the images not the audio did someone now something about this...
    i learning now so i'll really appreciate some help...

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