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Support New Evo user. Tips needed.

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Whiteicedmstech, Nov 20, 2010.

  1. Whiteicedmstech

    Whiteicedmstech Well-Known Member
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    Well I went into Bestbuy tonight to drop off my laptop for repair and walked out with an EVO. I am a former HTC Hero person and have been tossing the idea around about upgrading.

    With Bestbuy only charging me $199 straight up and avoiding the hassle of rebates through Sprint, I went for it. I also went ahead and changed my insurance to Bestbuys instead of sprints.

    So now that I have my EVO, any recommendations on anything I need to do or get from the apps market to enjoy my new toy?

    Thank you,
    Whiteice.
     

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  2. JunBringer

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    There are lots of threads here that'll give you tips on apps, but I'll name a few that are helpful/fun:

    AppBrain
    Angry Birds
    WinAmp
    DoodleBowl
    Lazik (if you use winamp on your pc)
    Remote For iTunes (if you use iTunes)
    GetGlue
    FourSquare
    Google Voice
    Handcent
    BattStatt


    Also read some of the battery tips threads to make sure you don't kill your phone's battery for no good reason. :)
     
  3. MsRandall

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    Please do your research on BB black tie insurance....YMMV

    Welcome to Team Evo
     
  4. Whiteicedmstech

    Whiteicedmstech Well-Known Member
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    Hi there and thank you for the reply. Would you mind elaborating about the Bestbuy black tie coverage? I have not cancelled my Sprint coverage yet.

    Thank you,
    Whiteice
     
  5. MegatronVsMe

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    From the galaxy s captivate, to the Evo 4G!
    I got the white one, it looks amazing.

    So far im loving compared to the captivate. Every app opens and runs faster. The browser is faster. Ive barly got 4G but i didnt buy it for that anyways.

    One of my friends who has the captivate is jealous lol.
    Only thing i dont like about the evo as much is the screen quality (colors and stuff, the Super Amoled screen ruled) and no swype.

    Unless you can get swype somehow??
    I need all the suggestions and tips on this phone!

    Thanks guys!
     
  6. JunBringer

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    You can definitely get Swype on Evo, I have it. Search around on the forums here and you'll find a link to the apk install file.

    I do like that Galaxy S screen too, but I prefer the little bit more size that the Evo has, plus countless other things. :)

    Glad you made the right choice dude!
     
  7. AndroidSPCS

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    Congrats. I have both the Evo and Captivate and love them both, that plus my Epic.
     
  8. hodad37

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    Welcome, you're going to appreciate your EVO more everyday. By the way, be sure to root it too, then your head will explode with the endless options to change it around, not to mention extended battery time and wireless tethering.
     
  9. ovrrdrive

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    I just got my evo yesterday too. Isn't it great?

    I searched google for swype evo and it only took about 10 minutes to find some working links. I think supposedly the same version that works on ours works on the nexus too. I tried a few versions that didn't work until I found a copy of 2.4.44.10912 that works great minus the voice button, but handcent has that so it isn't a big dealio.

    If yours is new and has a 3.30 software variant on it be careful with the rooting of it. It can be done but you have to follow the directions to the t and have a little background knowledge too. I haven't done mine yet but I'm reading up on it. I'll probably root in a few weeks. It isn't as big of a deal to make the rom work right, it's mainly to remove bloat and run wifi tether for me.

    Do your homework.

    As far as tips, I suggest reading the "post your screens" thread in this forum. I learned more and found more useful apps there than I have found anywhere else. Lots of good info in that thread.
     
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  10. MegatronVsMe

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    Honestly, im to scarred to root it.
    I dont know what im doing and i dont really wanna risk screwing it up you know?
     
  11. JunBringer

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    I was the same way for the first few months with my Evo. After awhile you get more used to it and ok with it. As long as you pay attention to what you're doing you're not going to mess up your phone.
     
  12. MegatronVsMe

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    lol, yeah. I just dont know if i trust myself is all.
    How much better is it? What are some of the good advantages?
     
  13. eluno

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    depending on were you live. you may want to check your local craigslist for someone who has done a root on your version evo.
     
  14. Dicole

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    Wordfued is another if you know other people with android phones
     
  15. Robtheknob7

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    Whats that one app called that instead of actual texting its voice texts? my friend has it on the iphone 4.... I forgot the name
     
  16. Hunterbeav

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    you already have it, look at your key board when texting the little mic.
     
  17. Robtheknob7

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    I don't have my Evo yet... Have to wait a few more days. And just to be clear I'm not talking about talking and it changes your voice into a text message. I'm talking about something that sends voice as texts... Is this what your implying?
     
  18. jersey221

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    no he's talking about a app im pretty sure hes talking about heytell.
     
  19. Hunterbeav

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    correct I thought that's what he meant sorry
     
  20. JunBringer

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    That's called Voicemail :D

    Well the speed and better battery life are a big deal for me. I slow down my cpu when the screen is off to save battery and overclock it when the screen is on so it's really snappy. That's using an app called SetCPU. By itself is enough for me. :)

    Oh and the free wireless tether.
     
  21. gadcini

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    I am a newbie to EVO and touch screen phones. I keep hanging up on people, putting them on mute or speakerphone. Is there a setting for the phone to lock while on calls?
     
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