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problems with HTC Tattoo

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by tatutu, Oct 25, 2009.

  1. tatutu

    tatutu New Member
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    Hey phandroid phans,
    I just got a tattoo this week and have had a few problems, and thought I would post what I have seen so that other tattoo users can either add to the list, or respond with solutions or workarounds they have found.
    1) many apps from previous android phones are not available (presumably this is because they are "incompatible with the smaller screen resolution, but I suspect that many of them are just incorrectly tagged for 1.5 sdk or earlier, but would likely still work with donut-1.6) but could easily be made available with a tiny bit of tweaking.
    2) the HTC Mail widget can't be removed (or moved) from the second screen to the left on the Sense interface. Why even bother with this one over the gmail?)
    3) speaking of Gmail - somehow it only accesses the messages which are actually to my gmail address, and not to other addresses which are forwarded to my gmail (and are always in my gmail inbox) do I need to install google gears to get this working (which is not, as I found out quickly "gears for android" as listed in the marketplace) as it does on my laptop?
    4) All of this is would be easily solved if someone has just figured out to root this thing... I started along the hero donut instructions I had seen at unlockr, pressing the down volume rocker while turning it on, and it showed the HBOOT screen:
    HBOOT-0.52.0001 (CLIC10000)
    etc...
    I realized this wasn't the same so I didn't want to mess anything up or become the first casualty... (though I did enjoy the android on a skateboard graphic at the bottom)
    I came very close to trying the reset button, but wasn't sure that would do anything more than remove the few apps I was able to install

    please add your comments, suggestions, etc... this really is a great phone, and the first android phone that was affordable for me (not to mention that Vodafone were the first to give me a contract without 3 years of UK address history).
    what is your take?
     

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  2. Carl C

    Carl C Well-Known Member
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    Hi Tatutu and Welcome to the forum! :D

    May I recommend Posting your Problems in the HTC Tattoo Section as this should get you a better response :)
     


  3. Welcome....


    and to answer you about 1.5 issues running 1.6 go to the market and download spareparts for donut... open the app and there is an addition to run older apps in compatibility mode... check that and it should take care of those issues...
     
  4. MaxiP

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    If you look in the Tattoo section, I've already posted an explanation why many apps aren't available in the marketplace. As suggested, it's because the authors haven't 'signed' the app to work with a smaller / lower res screen and whilst many apps do work, you have to install from a local .apk file.
     
  5. tatutu

    tatutu New Member
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