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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Bernal, Oct 9, 2009.

  1. Bernal

    Bernal Well-Known Member
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    As with anything there's a learning curve. Let's help each other out by sharing what we've figured out and ask for help with whatever has us stumped.
     

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  2. Bernal

    Bernal Well-Known Member
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    When I got my phone in the store, it took me about 5 minutes to finally figure out how/where to put in my Google account. It looks like it may prompt you when you first open any app or function that needs it, but for me I went to Home -> Menu -> Settings -> Data Synchronization -> Google. Once I got there I was able to enter my account.

    It starts a sync and brings in "All Contacts" which includes suggested contacts that you've simply received an email from at some point. I found that to set it to sync your real contacts only (aka "My Contacts") you do that from within the People (aka Contacts) app. People -> Groups (3rd icon on the bottom) -> Menu -> Sync Groups. Then uncheck "Sync all contacts" and check "My Contacts".
     
  3. Edaze55

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    The google sync was nice, everything added.

    Pandora is still a problem, so it wasnt just with the review phones. Even pandora, from my mobile, is saying its not a supported device, but there is a picture of the Sprint Hero on the page saying otherwise.
     
  4. Bernal

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    Mail versus Gmail...

    The home screen should have included a Gmail app icon but didn't. You can add it by pressing and holding in the empty space above the "Mail" icon. Then select Shortcut -> Program -> Gmail.
     
  5. slbailey1

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    Do you need a Google account to acces the Android Market? I will not be syncing with Google for my emails, contracts, and calendars - I will be using Exchange.
     
  6. Edaze55

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    Yes, your apps are tied to your gmail account. Not your phone.
     
  7. Bernal

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    There's an upgrade for visual voicemail, but you need to change a setting before it will work.

    If you open the voicemail app it will prompt you to upgrade to the new version. Once the download completes (only a few seconds) you then get a message saying that you haven't allowed apps to be installed from any source other than the android market. It then takes you to the settings page where you can change the setting. After changing the setting it returns you to the voicemail app but it never actually installs the new version.

    To install the new version click the Home button and start the voicemail app and it will prompt you to upgrade again. If it doesn't, then click Menu -> Settings -> Check for upgrade.
     
  8. Bernal

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    If you have a gmail account that has contacts and mail that you don't want synced to your phone, you'll probably be better off creating a new gmail account that is empty and only used for your android phone.
     
  9. sleepyEDB

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    Now that, is teh suck. :(


    sleepy
     
  10. SDscorch

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    yep!

    you gotta have a gmail acct to start the phone - and the email icon on the front page is...... a GENERIC email icon???


    lol
     
  11. TattierPub

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    has anyone been able to get the pinch zoom to work on their browser?

    I've tried and my iPhone buddy tried, it just doesn't work. Is there a setting I'm missing?

    Oh and the double tap to zoom doesn't work either.
     
  12. MrMattux

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    I still haven't found an easy way to switch scenes. The mail widget doesn't work with Gmail.

    It took me a while to get used to the keyboard, but I've got it now. Battery life isn't great, but I expected that. Anyone who sees it wants to play with it. Definitely an attention grabber.
     
  13. MrMattux

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    Just did it and it worked fine. Also, I can only reach the forums on my hero. Is the main site down?
     
  14. sleepyEDB

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    I'm very happy to report that Pandora is working great on my Hero. :D Of course, it's probably playing so well because I'm on wifi. I'm on wifi because, evidently, Sprint's 3G coverage in my area is horrid. I haven't seen over two bars all night, and it drops down to the 1X network quite often. :eek:

    It's so bad that I tried to update my voicemail as outlined in the above post when on the mobile network, and the download never finished. Switched over to wifi and it finished downloading almost before the 'update is downloading' message fully displayed!


    sleepy
     
  15. koolhand79

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    for some reason i cant seem to get my yahoo mail acct to work. I eneter my stuff and it just says its incorrect. other than that no probs at all
     
  16. TattierPub

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    Select manually configure and change the setting from IMAP to POP3
     
  17. poor_red_neck

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    I have yet to find how to add more than one gmail account, using either the built in gmail app (CRAP) or the HTC mail app (much better).
     
  18. TattierPub

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    Tap Other (POP3/IMAP) > Tap Manual Set-up > Protocol select POP.

    For some unknown reason the IMAP feature isn't working for G-mail or Yahoo.
     
  19. ChrisPlague

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    gmail, yahoo, hotmail etc are pop3 email that why buddy :)
     
  20. Edaze55

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    What do you mean you havent found an easy way to switch scenes?

    From the homescreen->Menu ->Scenes -> Pick Scene.
     
  21. MrMattux

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    Actually, they all have IMAP options...
     
  22. TattierPub

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    Yeah what he said. I know you have to have IMAP enabled which I do, but it still doesn't work.
     
  23. ChrisPlague

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    yeah but when you want it as email on your mobile device it has to be put in as pop
     
  24. TattierPub

    TattierPub Well-Known Member
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    Umm, not so. I had IMAP running on the Tour and prior to that on my Curve and prior to that my Treo.
     
  25. SDscorch

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    here's something cool

    if you click on a web link, it'll start loading - you can bounce out to the home screen (for example) - when you go back to the browser, the webpage has finished loading


    you can even turn it off (red hang-up button) and come back - it'll be done

    nice!
     
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