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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by AmericanHero, May 14, 2010.

  1. AmericanHero

    AmericanHero Well-Known Member
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    The purpose of this thread is for sharing verified information on the New Leak.

    There are several unanswered questions about this release.

    1. Is Voice-To-Text present in this release?
    Rumored not to be present Message #7

    2. Can this be installed over the first RUU leak?
    Answer: Yes, Verified by SDscorch message #2

    3. Is this the actual final release.

    4. What are the origins of this leak.

    5. Is Sprint Navigation Working?

    Please share your discoveries.
     

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  2. SDscorch

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    2 - just installed it over the prev leaked ruu..........

    yeah, its booted up - looks good so far
     
  3. AmericanHero

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    Good to know. Was this the .EXE version of the first leak? Thanks for the info!
     
  4. SDscorch

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    i had the "standard" version - no fancy bells and whistles
     
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  5. NSXLA

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    Everyone is too preoccupied playing with the new upgrade to list features, but I don't see the excitement if there is no friend stream, live wallpaper, no 3D galaxy, heck not even voice to text!

    I was inquiring for my g/fs hero...
     
  6. AmericanHero

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    Is this your own observation or do you have a source for this information?
     
  7. NSXLA

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    Read on another site, "no mic icon while in keyboad"
     
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  8. WUESTSIDER

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    Wondering if you can load the Official Sprint 2.1 after loading this new leaked version?
     
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  9. Kelmar

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    The first leak didn't have it either.... try the xda keyboard and see if it allows you to use it.
     
  10. mattheis

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    Eris forum says 3rd party keyboards have the StoT ability. haven't tried one yet.

    I also installed this over the April exe leak. no audio problems thus far. pretty snappy too, keyboard lag is min to none.

    private apps not showing on market, make sure to backup apps with astro so you can atleast install them.
     
  11. WUESTSIDER

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    Loaded the leaked 2.1 last night (not rooted).... So far its pretty nice. However, here are some minor problems or should I say continued pre-existing problems I had with 1.5.

    Negative(s)

    1) I still do not have voice dialing via bluetooth
    2) Still unable to incorporate my Outlook Email account (work email) to the Hero.
    3) Still lag time placing a call via widget.
    4) Can not recover Documents To Go (paid) app.

    Positive(s)

    1) Smooth or snappier responce
    2) An improved Android Market
    3) New look and feel regarding widgets and basic phone setup
    4) Works great with "Better Keyboard" app.
    5) Works great with "Handcent" app.
    6) I now have Google Nav.
    7) Improved Camera and settings (though I have re-installed XF Camera)
    8) GPS and Google Nav. work good and accurate.
    9) So far in and out calls (talk) is clear (However, I never had a voice/sound quality problem prior to 2.1).

    Well, I am still playing with my phone. If anyone has any questions just ask. But so far it is pretty cool. Oh' and just a hint to those of us (like me) who are new to the Hero; put all your contacts under "Google" not "Phone". Google does not recognize any contacts listed under "Phone" so it wont sync them with your Google account. I learned the hard way, spent 2 1/2 hours this morning re inserting all my contacts....lol
     
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  12. race4live

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    Ok, so I backed my apps to my SD card. I then switched to the 2.1 rom. How do I get the apps off the card?
     
  13. WUESTSIDER

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    Go to the Android Market and download "Astro" apps manager... Its free, then open the app after you downloaded it, then re-install the apps you have on your SD Card.
     
  14. race4live

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    Thanks.
    Also, how do I turn off the password to unlock the phone? I don't want have to enter that everytime. I can't seem to find it in the settings.
     
  15. Kelmar

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    Try lockpicker from the market
     
  16. slimboutit

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    From home screen Menu--> Settings--> Security --> (uncheck) Require Lock Pattern
     
  17. ScorpDX

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    I do some stuff and get paid for it...that's all t
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    I had the same problem with the first RUU leak. I caved and paid for it again via the dataviz website ($10) because I use it for work and needed it that bad...An email to Dataviz explaining the situation and about a week later I was credited the $10 onto my debit card!
     
  18. AmericanHero

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    Has anyone checked the status of Sprint Navigation? Is it working?

    Has anyone installed the XDA Keyboard with Voice to Text ability yet?
     
  19. alanzer

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    http://androidforums.com/htc-hero/40114-convert-phone-contacts-google-contacts.html

    tells you how to change the contacts from "phone" to "google". I used the app a while ago when I first entered all my contacts, it worked perfectly. I figured saving you (or anyone else) the time of re entering them next time might be appreciated.

    For those who don't want to read through everything, the app is called contactsync.
     
  20. bbelhorn

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    I recently found a youtube video that walked me through how to root ans install the Damage Control ROM on my hero. LOVED IT, Awesome.
    Then 2 days later i felt greedy and stupidly installed the Sprint 2.1 leak, and I am very disappointed. Many of the apps I found and love are no longer available, The voice to text is gone, and it is slower and less smooth that the Damage Control.
    I want to reinstall the Damage Control ROM but the video is now gone and I can not seem to get it rooted and installed after 3 tries.

    Ben
     
  21. Hero_Guy

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    so far everything is running perfect but i got one question, does it still diplay the percentage of awake time? i cant seem to find it and it just tells me the up time and awake time and it seems like my phone wont go to sleep but my battery is laswting incredibly long. anyone else notice this? gow can i lower my awake time on this cuz i even downloaded a task manager to see what was running and nothing out of the ordinary was there so i can figure out why my phone wont sleep??? its been up for 9 hours and like 45 minutes and its been awak for 9 hours and 43 minutes.
     
  22. bill t

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    Sorry, man, you can't. The new 2.1 RUU is a one way street. You cannot go back to 1.56 and you cannot root. You will have to wait until someone hacks a new exploit - may be days, weeks, never.

    BUT, if you are talking about the earlier, first 2.1 leak, then it is already rooted and you can flash a recovery image into it. Depends on which 2.1 leak you have.

    If you are missing protected apps on the Marketplace, that's because this 2.1 release has not been recognized by it. Just wait a few days (ha!) until Sprint officially lets out its update.
     
  23. bbelhorn

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    You have just made me a very sad man.

    Ben
     
  24. ecaggiani

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    Yes, Sprint Nav seems to work fine, as does Google Nav.

    I did try a keyboard from XDA and yes, the voice input works. I uninstalled it, however, because it was taking up around 6MB of memory. I'm not sure I installed the proper xda keyboard, but it did have voice input working.

    Also, Handcent can now read your text messages to you, which is cool.

    Seems like all the voice input/speech-to-text hooks are included in this ROM, but the built-in keyboard does not support it.
     
  25. bbelhorn

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    Is there a way to verify which leaked root I have?
     
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