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Two minor issues that have been driving me crazy: Sounds and Defaults

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by rubejb, Aug 23, 2012.

  1. rubejb

    rubejb Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Okay, so I love my Evo V. It's by far the best phone I've owned yet. And while most things work fine for me, two things have been an issue that I'd love to get resolved.

    The first is to to with sounds. For some reason the phone ringtone and notification sound will change back to defaults for no reason. I use some MP3 sounds for both of them, so I can understand if when I have the phone plugged in as a disk drive, that it would go to default. But then even after I unplug the phone from my computer it stays on the defaults.

    This happens sometimes to just the notifications, sometimes to just the ringtone. No idea what's causing it.

    The second has to do with the default browser. I've set Dolphin as the default browser, but every time I launch it, the browser has a little bar at the bottom that says "Would you like to set Dolphin as your default browser? Yes or no." No matter how many times I go through the process of setting it as default it always comes up and asks me.

    I know these issues seem minor and are easy to just ignore, but I'd love for them to go away. I'm on the stock rooted ROM if that makes a difference.


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  2. MrJedi

    MrJedi Member

    Your first issue drives me nuts as well. Every other Android phone I have had would change the sounds back to my settings once it was done re-authorizing the card. What's weird is it seems to only be the ringer that changes and not my notifications. Either way, I feel you pain.

    On your other issue it may be an issue with Dolphin, and not Sense/Android. For a while I had Chrome as the default and never saw the issue you are having. The way you described it it sounds more like a Dolphin initiated message versus one from Android. Wish I could say more than I have not seen that issue with other browsers.
  3. OverByter

    OverByter Resident Slide Rule Guru

    Try clearing dolphins cache under app settings and if that doesn't help I would just uninstall it then reboot and try reinstalling it.
  4. Kahroo

    Kahroo Android Expert

    I think the second issue is because of that stupid app thing in settings. It's the menu right under apps. Get rid of that and it won't ask anymore
  5. narutoninjakid

    narutoninjakid Android Enthusiast

    the notification changing drives me nuts as well. also the stock messaging app doesnt play sound when i receive message even though i have it checked in the settings but go sms does. its really weird.
  6. death2twitter

    death2twitter Well-Known Member

    I don't know about the sound problem, but as for the browser, what I did is disable the stock browser (settings > apps > all > internet > disable).
    I did that as soon as I figured out that the default Brower doesn't highlight the effing URL when you tap on it or hit the search button, so you have to hold tap, hit select all... Etc.
    I'd like to use Chrome, but it gets all glitchy. Hope that gets fixed soon.
  7. OverByter

    OverByter Resident Slide Rule Guru

    I use Chrome and find that it works quite well except for some screen flickering on occasion.
  8. death2twitter

    death2twitter Well-Known Member

    It's a lot more than on occasion for me, unfortunately. :(
  9. MrJedi

    MrJedi Member

    Wish it was just on occasion for me. It would happen to me several times a day. I finally got tired of. The Sense browser is not perfect, but at least I can scroll the screen without it looking like my phone just bricked.

    Are you using stock or custom Rom?( sorry to derail the thread).
  10. I get that too.
  11. boltguy

    boltguy Newbie

    For your text received notification sounds, Open the messaging app, press Menu, Settings and check the notification sound.
  12. OverByter

    OverByter Resident Slide Rule Guru

    Currently I'm on Midnight rom.
  13. rubejb

    rubejb Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Well I think I may have corrected the audio issue, although I haven't had time to test it yet.

    As I stated in the first post, I realize that when the phone is plugged in as a disk drive it can't access the notification sounds on the SD card, so it plays a default one instead.

    So what I did was copy the ringtone and notification sound I use into the system audio folder. In theory this should stop it from switching my settings. The folder is located in:


    In that folder there is a ringtone and notifications folder, put the audio files you want to use in the appropriate one. You'll need a file explorer with root access, I used Root Explorer.


    Just realized a reboot was required after I moved the files in order to get them to show up in the list. Also, this is on the stock rooted ROM, the location of the audio file may be different on another ROM.
  14. deathsled

    deathsled Well-Known Member

    this was going to be my suggestion. It's what I've always done to prevent my custom sounds from returning to default when the SD card is mounted as a disk.
  15. softtech

    softtech Android Enthusiast

    I was going to make the same suggestion as well. Nice job figuring it out for yourself...
  16. tmpullen

    tmpullen Member

    Firefox doesn't flicker.
  17. OverByter

    OverByter Resident Slide Rule Guru

    Yeah but Chrome is faster.

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