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Tips What to do and not do with EVO

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Slick1020, Aug 12, 2010.

  1. Slick1020

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    Do use a screen protector and case....self explanatory.

    Don't buy cheap chargers for a $500 device. Someone in another forum car charger melted and could have caused his car to catch fire. His EVO did not get messed up as it was charging in the car. I only use HTC chargers but that's me. If your charger cost $3, I wouldn't use it on my phone.
     

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  2. pwnst*r

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    Don't install brand new apps without doing some research on permissions and the person/company who released it. Any app can be coded to pull all the information from your phone and sent overseas into someone's wonderful database.
     
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  3. DMerz

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    DO NOT use it as a coaster, like my 3 year old almost did today,
    I caught him just in time
     
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  4. FrostyD

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    The glass on the evo is very durable, using a case or screen protector is certainly safer but many agree that it is unnecessary. do charge the ego overnight. Also, do keep your Evo in a pocket with nothing else in it.
     
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  5. BeerPimp

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    No doubt have you seen the fake Angry Bird(s) app?
     
  6. pwnst*r

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    Lol haven't looked at it, but that wouldn't surprise me. I have a 3GS too and Angry Birds is an awesome time consumer, and I don't mobile game much.
     
  7. thedonk13

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    DO use that amazing flashlight app that comes with stock froyo

    DON'T place your evo in your back pocket no matter how comfortably snug it fits there
     
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  8. Slick1020

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    Who cares about the glass? If you drop your phone and the phone ceases to function but the glass remains in tact what good does that do? A case absorbs the impact of a fall.

    I have 3 different cases and I know everyone loves to ask me about my Seidio Innocase II when I'm using the pearl white case. The phone is hot, but the white case intensifies the hotness.
     
  9. Slick1020

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    Great advice. I tell people I only download apps with 4 1/2 stars or more. I did download the Zombies Live Wallpaper/game that was 4 stars but I have yet to have an issue with the app.
     
  10. Slick1020

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    Don't say 2.1 was faster than 2.2 on your phone. I would love to get my hands on a persons phone who claims 2.1 is faster.
     
  11. Brian360

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    DON'T take your evo on a rollercoaster

    DO carry it deep sea diving.


    DON'T use task killers.

    DO keep a battery charger close by.

    DO show off your phone to your apple fanboy friends so they can complain about how their phone DON'T do nearly as much shit
     
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  12. Slick1020

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    I definitely DO that last one....LOL
     
  13. pwnst*r

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    It should say DONT use task killers if you don't know what you're killing.
     
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    Do get Launcher Pro and mod your phone till your hearts content with screens, widgets, layouts etc.
    Don't forget you have a family, work and a life because you can become a modding junkie.
     
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  15. slugbug

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    Ok ok, I will charge my EGO overnight :D

    ....but I will NOT charge my EVO overnight anymore unless I need to. I go down 1% overnight, that is all, and I'd rather charge it when I can take it off the charger as soon as possible after the light turns green, which is during the day. That is just me.
     
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  16. Slick1020

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    Brother, I do the same thing. I take my phone off when the light turns green.
     
  17. Brian360

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    I used to do that, but I bought some cheap ass 3000MAH "batries" off ebay for 20$ shipped. So I'll have three of them to screw around with
     
  18. Slick1020

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    I'm using Seidio's 1750 mah. I think HTC should have used a 1750 in the EVO because the battery isn't heavy and you can use the regular back cover.
     
  19. txcobra96

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    I just removed advance task killer. it wasnt working with froyo.. I read up on it and tried other task killers for a few days.. Froyo doesn't need it.

    I got 23 hours with 75% battery life without the task killer. :D



    seriously. just re-charged my phone for 30-45 minutes before i head out..
     
  20. Brian360

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    23 hours and still 75% with what battery??
     
  21. magnet252

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    Lol, I like the last comment.
     
  22. blinky260

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    I DID show my EVO to a couple of apple fanboy's and now they are proud new owers of EVO's :D:D:D:D
     
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    Quick question... so I'm using my blackberry charger that i used for the tour... its not a cheap on its an offical blackberry charger... would that still be ok for my evo? I havent had any problems so far....
     
  24. Slick1020

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    Nope, your phone should be just fine using a charger from blackberry. I use my charger from my old sprint touch with my EVO. I had to put a micro usb adapter on it because its for a mini usb phone.
     
  25. sk0rpius

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    hmm ive been wondering whetheri should buy one of those or not, does it make that much of a difference ?
     
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