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  1. HAT MAN

    HAT MAN Well-Known Member
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    to all edjamicated eris owners, I am sorry but have searched for over an hour and still can't get the answer.


    HTC Eris, love it just small problems

    Is there a way to set my phone or get an app that allows me to play all videos? sometimes I get videos and it wont play just a grey circle with a line through it.

    another related question regarding powerpoint and excel attachments

    its not work related so looking for a free app
     

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  2. AdrianC14

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    There is no Flash on the Eris therefore you cannot watch most videos on the Browser except for Youtube.
     
  3. andrizoid

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    There is flash on the eris, but its flash lite. Full flash will be on froyo, 2.5 I believe.

    And look into offiviewer for your other question.



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  4. smacky

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    So far, the only phones that will ever get Flash are the N1 and the Incredible, and I think I remember seeing the Droid as well. Other than that, our phones can not and will not run Flash.

    FroYo is testing and will most likely be known as 2.2, not 2.5. From what I have read, 2.2 will be built around Flash and therefore will not come to the older devices.

    Another member on here claims he can not elaborate further on his statement that 2.2 can not be ruled out for the Eris.

    However, it is for sure that the Eris will never get proper Flash. Neither will most phones on the market today.
     
  5. andrizoid

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    Agreed. Just throwing the mention of froyo out there. Didn't mean to imply we would actually get it though



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  6. NickDroid86

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    We will even if its just a leak.
     
  7. andrizoid

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    But we wont be flash capable.



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  8. HAT MAN

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    thanks for the quick responses. A few more then I will leave you all alone.
    1. Knob question, how do I know I am running2.1, dont remember getting an update

    2. I am a guy that always wonders if i am missing out on something, so havent added many apps since my first month are there new apps out there that are must haves?
    What is taptalk?
    things I have, also I am aware some may not be actual apps below
    handcent
    weather
    google maps
    digital clock
    voice dialer
    advanced task killer
    quick unistall
    i music
    color flash
    zedge
    pandora
    some games
     
  9. andrizoid

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    1.5 comes standard. if you didnt do anything you are on 1.5
    you can check under settings>about phone>firmware version


    tapatalk is an application that runs forums. its pretty nice to have if your active in any forum.

    i recommend you download swype, lookout, and astro.
    astro is a file manager, allows you to modify your SD card from your phone. Also does backups of applications installed and makes installation on nonmarket apps much easier
    swype is a keyboard replacement. just youtube it and you will see what it does. its awesome.
    lookout is a security app. it scans downloaded content, backs up photos, call logs, and contacts. also can do gps tracking of your phone, and can turn on a siren on your phone if you have lost it around the house.
     
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  10. HAT MAN

    HAT MAN Well-Known Member
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    ok I have 1.5 but first things first

    I downloaded swype (already had astro didnt know it) so I have it in my download but the directions say to unzip file how do I unzip file? I think my phone did it on its own cause it says SwypeReference-WVGA854-trial-release.0.35.3959.apk.
    if thats true how to I save it to sd card?


    tapatalk is an application that runs forums. its pretty nice to have if your active in any forum.

    i recommend you download swype, lookout, and astro.
     
  11. andrizoid

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    install barcode scanner if you dont already have it and scan this.
    [​IMG]
     
  12. andrizoid

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    then just open in astro. make sure you choose "open app manager" and not "browse file" after selecting it.
     
  13. HAT MAN

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    ok so scanned the bar code and it says open browser share via e mail or share via sms which one do I chose?
     
  14. andrizoid

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    open in browser
     
  15. HAT MAN

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    and click download where it says on the sprint site?

    sorry for being a knob
     
  16. andrizoid

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    its on xda, but yes. click "download here"
     
  17. HAT MAN

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    I must be that stupid. I think i have it, hit install on astro went to settings and enabled swype but everytime I try to text it doesnt swype.

    Is it cause I have handcent as my default? do I need to power down then start back up?
    if i cant get it after all your help I will give up
     
  18. andrizoid

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    dont worry. long press inside one of the text fields and choose swype.
     
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  19. HAT MAN

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    If I could kick myself in the arse I would right now. Works great the dang directions on the site said to hard press a letter while tapping another :mad:

    you are awsome thank you sooooooooooooo much. going to bed now!!!!
     
  20. andrizoid

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    no problem. glad i could help
     
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  21. HAT MAN

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    So I had astro so its not that

    I have lookout and swype now but battery drains a lot faster, which one is causing it and is there a fix to it?

    Stock battery on eris
     
  22. andrizoid

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    Most likely swype. No fix I know of



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