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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by MR_COATES, Aug 10, 2010.

  1. MR_COATES

    MR_COATES Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Hello peeps.

    Haven't seen this mentioned anywhere (apologies if I've missed it) but I randomly thought I'd check for updates on my unbranded Hero and something actually came up!

    It's a G-Sensor calibration tool so nothing exciting but I wasn't expecting anything ever again after getting 2.1!

    Screen:

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    I had no data loss problems whatsoever during the update.

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    Nice new updating screen too:

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    Will post what's happened after the update completes.

    Update:

    Took about five minutes for the device to fully reboot into the phone after the progress bar reached the end so don't be tempted to turn it off during this process.

    I was then presented with this screen:
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    And within Settings> Sound & display you now have:
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    And:
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  2. rachelisadog

    rachelisadog Newbie

    Ooooo, just done a check for updates (manually) myself and it's now downloading.....good spot
     
  3. captainstu72

    captainstu72 Member

    Nothing here :( (Orange 2.1)
     
  4. adz63

    adz63 Android Enthusiast

    how do you check for updates manually ?
     
  5. revolt1977

    revolt1977 Lurker

    Newb question but what does this G-Sensor calibration tool do?
    Is it even worth updating to my phone?
     
  6. zark

    zark Newbie

    Nothing new on my Orange, 2.1 either. Though I'm pretty sure I had that calibration thing already from 1.5... or did I lose it with the update and not notice?
     
  7. mred2000

    mred2000 Lurker

    Erm... this has always been there, hasn't it? I've seen it before, anyway... maybe it just wasn't on unbranded units...

    (Orange 2.1 updates are numbered 3.35XXX so, I guess, are set after this one...)
     
  8. rachelisadog

    rachelisadog Newbie

    Since you're on 1.5 and i am guessing you're running stock 1.5 (3's version) then the option isn't there. It's only on unlocked/generic roms i think
    It's like in the images, it's a kinda spirit level and when the phone's apps use tilt it aids that
    Calibration tool is missing from 2.1. It was in 1.5, there was a thread from a member on here who was none too pleased, contacted HTC. Perhaps it's his and other's efforts we have it.
    Again, it was in 1.5 but was missing from the 1st releases of 2.1
     
  9. Peloquin-uk

    Peloquin-uk Member

    I've just updated to this calibration tool and it's wiped the clock,and numerous other widgets from my home screens.
    My advice is make sure you save the theme before you do it.
    I know it's hardly something major but it's a bit of a pain once you have all your screens set up how you like them and they get wiped.
     
  10. nedamdam

    nedamdam Android Enthusiast

    Any Slovak/Czech who got this update or all from UK? (the old trick with the date doesnt work for me :( )
     
  11. mystastian

    mystastian Lurker

    Its great having an g-calibration, when half of the htc widget are missing...

    The Clock, and Calender widget from HTC disapeared from the homescreens and arent available in the add menu either. (I'm not able to get them even with the update function).

    Any Ideas? Would like to have my widgets back.
     
  12. captainstu72

    captainstu72 Member

    Okay, so maybe I should have looked before I posted last - This already does exist in the Orange 2.1 update...

    (Can't help with the widgets)
     
  13. nedamdam

    nedamdam Android Enthusiast


    Which country you are from? I want the G-sensor too.
     
  14. nedamdam

    nedamdam Android Enthusiast

    So today I got an answer (for my 2 months old question) from htc that the FOTA is getting official, asked her if she can give me more info. Will see :D. I still dont have it though. Anyone got it?
     
  15. robogo

    robogo Android Enthusiast

    Got it, downloaded it, installed it.

    Now it stalled on the startup screen.
     
  16. nedamdam

    nedamdam Android Enthusiast

    Ah I got it too (after installing I rooted back :p) (Slovakia , Stock 2.1, Unbranded rooted with 1 click) but it didnt stall. It took it half an hour to install. I think when rebooting 10-15 mins. (Someone said its erasing the cache.)

    How long you waited?
     
  17. robogo

    robogo Android Enthusiast

    That's the thing, 20-something minutes and nothing.

    Removed the battery, started it up again - the same. HERO logo and nothing.
     
  18. nedamdam

    nedamdam Android Enthusiast

    Hmm, give it 25 ? No idea what else I could tell you :( .

    Just checked my logs I wrote to a friend about the progress. So 30 mins the install. And 20 mins for the logo with "quietly brilliant" .

    Give it more time. I guess you have nothing to loose. Till the experts come :)
     
  19. robogo

    robogo Android Enthusiast

    I don't even get to the "quietly annoy... i mean, brilliant" sign.

    It's on, I'll let it work for some half an hour and see what happens.
     
  20. nedamdam

    nedamdam Android Enthusiast

    lol :p (okay I dont remember which it was (was white thats all I know for sure) I wouldnt bet my hand on it :D) But write how it gone after the 30 mins.
     
  21. robogo

    robogo Android Enthusiast

    Yeah, it's "quietly brilliant", I just modified it a bit :D

    Restarted it, this time on the charger. We'll see what happens.

    EDIT: Jesus H. Christ this is taking forever. :mad:

    EDIT 2: so, ok, apparently, this update killed my phone. I'm going to drink someone's blood at HTC.
     
  22. rayzzle08

    rayzzle08 Lurker

    how to update HTC manually?
     
  23. rayzzle08

    rayzzle08 Lurker

    how to check updates manually??
     
  24. nedamdam

    nedamdam Android Enthusiast


    If you have 2.1

    Settings >>> About Phone >>> System software Updates >>> Check now
    [​IMG]
     
  25. pdrhan

    pdrhan Member

    when home screen is shown, menu-settings-programs-administer programs,in there find htc sense and press clear data,same for the weather widget in there , then you will get it back!
     

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