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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by scatterd, Mar 24, 2010.

  1. scatterd

    scatterd Active Member
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    I'm just curious. I've found a few that messed with my settings or wouldn't work correctly.


    So which apps would you recommend to never install?

    Personally, I haven't found any that really messed up my phone... yet.
     

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  2. barnacles

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    The mobile network widget switches. I currently use the ones from beautiful widgets with no problems tho. But many of them screwed up my phone to the point I had to hard reset.
     
  3. Mama Luigi

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    The Weather Channel. I complained about it in another post... it automatically launches at startup, checks for severe weather alerts every 5 minutes, sends you a system notification whenever there is an alert, continues sending you more alerts every 5 minutes if you try to clear them, and none of these settings can be changed. The only option is to uninstall.

    There are lots of options for weather. I just use Beautiful Widgets, but surely there are other weather apps that don't screw with your system as much as The Weather Channel.
     
  4. shrink57

    shrink57 Well-Known Member
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    I personally avoid task killers that can not be used in a manual only mode. Even when configured to ignore particular programs I have run into problems. Android does a good enough job on its own in juggling memory.
     
  5. scatterd

    scatterd Active Member
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    barnacles: I've always used the stock ones from HTC (under settings). I haven't seen a problem with those.


    Apparently Beautiful Widgets is really awesome according to you guys then... I'll keep that in mind :)
     
  6. scatterd

    scatterd Active Member
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    I've had issues with Proximity Sensor, Remember the Milk, and Toddler Lock but since the update & talking with the developer, they've all been (thankfully) worked out.
     
  7. bluenova

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    On the flip side, I've had no problems with the Weather Channel at all. It runs really well on my phone.

    I had issues with Weatherbug it always made my phone very laggy.
     
  8. vbhokiefan

    vbhokiefan Well-Known Member
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    I had to uninstall the Weatherbug app because it was causing my GPS to be off by several miles. Once uninstalled and rebooted, the GPS was dead on again. Not sure if this happens with the "elite" paid version.
     
  9. regression

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    Did you have your home location set? I noticed I was seeing similar things when I had my home location set. Now, I leave it blank and manually entered the city I live in. After that no problem.
     
  10. rjoudrey

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    ES Tasks. Screwed up my phone bad. Would disconnect my calls.
     
  11. RyanB

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    More Icons. It worked quite well for some time, but a few weeks back I had problems with my Droid resetting at random. After a reset, the widget would immediately force close on me, even after I stopped using it (though it was still installed). The problems largely went away after I got rid of it altogether. I'm hoping the Dev gets it fixed.

    Sent from my Droid using Tapatalk
     
  12. RyanB

    RyanB Guest

    Just top to updatet this thread, I got ahold of the Dev over the weekend, and the update to the widget seems to have cured the problem. I can now recommend More Icons again. :)

    Sent from my Droid using Tapatalk
     
  13. Bswartz95

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    I had problems with Weatherbug too. I've had no problems with TWC widget. I set it to receive severe weather alerts also. It seems to be the most up-to-date widget.

    I stay away from all task killers.

    Phone runs great!
     
  14. grainysand

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    I try out damn near everything. :p If anything goes wrong, I wipe and reflash.
     
  15. tuahogary

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    I personally didnt have a problem with ES Task. Works perfectly on my Hero
     

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