HTC Desire


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Hardcore Til I Die

Best HD rom for me, it all fits on the nand.

Does the HTC Hub work for you?

I'm running RC2 at the moment but have tried v1.0 and v1.1 too, with and without wiping, and it never works. Doesn't work on my girlfriend's phone either :(

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Sir Topham Hatt

I don't want to root it thank you.

WhyyyyyyY?

Yes, why?

I'd rather keep my first Smart phone standard before risking things going wrong :)

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Sir Topham Hatt

Okay, so I have a couple of questions:

1) Setup and Internet Connections

During the setup it said this: "Allow google's location service to collect anonymous location data. Collection will occur even when no applications are running." and then "Use My Location for Google searches and other google services.". Now this is great but will it override the settings I have to keep Wi-Fi/Internet connections off? Basically, I don't want my phone to be randomly connecting (via wi-fi or 3G) to the internet without me knowing about it.

Is there a way to ensure this won't happen?

2) Setting up IMAP access to WLM

Tried to set up access to my Windows Live Hotmail account, but it said the servers were un-reachable, then it said it doesn't support SSL. Is the latter right?

3) Can you remove default applications?

For instance, the STOCK and FLICKR applications I will never use so would prefer them to be deleted. I tried forcing the application to stop, but the "uninstall" button was still greyed out. Am I just stuck with them?

Thanks

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Soulsiphon

Has anyone tried the MIUI roms?

Reminds me of iPhone too much :crazy:

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Sir Topham Hatt

Also, in addition, is there a way I can use my Hotmail account with IMAP access?

I just want the phone and server to be the same.

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Singh400

1) Setup and Internet Connections

During the setup it said this: "Allow google's location service to collect anonymous location data. Collection will occur even when no applications are running." and then "Use My Location for Google searches and other google services.". Now this is great but will it override the settings I have to keep Wi-Fi/Internet connections off? Basically, I don't want my phone to be randomly connecting (via wi-fi or 3G) to the internet without me knowing about it.

Is there a way to ensure this won't happen?

2) Setting up IMAP access to WLM

Tried to set up access to my Windows Live Hotmail account, but it said the servers were un-reachable, then it said it doesn't support SSL. Is the latter right?

3) Can you remove default applications?

For instance, the STOCK and FLICKR applications I will never use so would prefer them to be deleted. I tried forcing the application to stop, but the "uninstall" button was still greyed out. Am I just stuck with them?

4) Also, in addition, is there a way I can use my Hotmail account with IMAP access?

I just want the phone and server to be the same.

1) If you disable wireless and mobile internet, no it won't connect.

2 & 4) Depends on your Android version 2.1, no. 2.2 yes. On 2.2 download an app called "Improved Email" and you can have it sync both ways with you Hotmail account.

3) No, not unless you flash a generic ROM or a custom ROM (which will require rooting).

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Sir Topham Hatt

Thanks (Y)

Rated you 5 stars!

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+John Teacake

There was an update the other day to the stock ROM, Does anyone a changelog for this? Just Curious.

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paraman

I have recently started using the HTC Desire and I love it. The only sore point is the poor battery life. I am using Froyo on the official HTC ROM.

I read up on this issue on the net and found some tips. But they dont seem to help much. I have already turned off auto-sync, bluetooth, GPS, etc and switch on wifi only when needed. But still there is no improvement in battery life. It hardly lasts 20hrs! Is there no solution to this problem?

I was reading Desire HD and Z specifications on gsmarena and found out that they have 1230mAH and 1400mAH batteries respectively. When a 1400mAH battery is insufficient even on Desire how are even lower capacity batteries going to work for more powerful models? Why has HTC given less powerful batteries on newer models? My OmniaII had a 1500mAH battery and it would last me almost 2 days with wifi being on almost all the time!

Another query I have about the Desire is that I have installed free browser (Opera) from the market. Now when I click on a link in the original browser it asks me which app I want to use to complete the action. There is also a setting below to make the selected action default. Now suppose I choose Opera as my default browser and later uninstall it, in which app would weblinks open? Same case with the default messaging app and Handcent SMS app. Further, if I later on install another browser or messaging app would I be asked again which app I want to be used by default?

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Subject Delta

I have recently started using the HTC Desire and I love it. The only sore point is the poor battery life. I am using Froyo on the official HTC ROM.

I read up on this issue on the net and found some tips. But they dont seem to help much. I have already turned off auto-sync, bluetooth, GPS, etc and switch on wifi only when needed. But still there is no improvement in battery life. It hardly lasts 20hrs! Is there no solution to this problem?

I was reading Desire HD and Z specifications on gsmarena and found out that they have 1230mAH and 1400mAH batteries respectively. When a 1400mAH battery is insufficient even on Desire how are even lower capacity batteries going to work for more powerful models? Why has HTC given less powerful batteries on newer models? My OmniaII had a 1500mAH battery and it would last me almost 2 days with wifi being on almost all the time!

Another query I have about the Desire is that I have installed free browser (Opera) from the market. Now when I click on a link in the original browser it asks me which app I want to use to complete the action. There is also a setting below to make the selected action default. Now suppose I choose Opera as my default browser and later uninstall it, in which app would weblinks open? Same case with the default messaging app and Handcent SMS app. Further, if I later on install another browser or messaging app would I be asked again which app I want to be used by default?

It's pretty easy, you go into Settings > Applications > Manage > All, then you simply select the application from the list and press "Clear Defaults" and it will remove it as default. If you uninstall Opera, it will return to using your previous default.

As for the battery issue... If you use a custom ROM, a lot of them have good scaling options in their kernels that throttle the speed of the CPU when you have your screen off, which saves some battery, if it's that much of a concern to you then i'd recommend rooting and installing a ROM like LeeDrOiD, with the smarta** CPU gouverner. If you choose not to root, you have the obvious things like disabling wifi, GPS, and bluetooth when you don't need them, you can also turn the screen off automatic brightness and dim it.

As for HTC's battery choices... Hard to know for certain without trying the devices and seeing how they are for battery life. I was lucky enough to get an AMOLED desire, so it's a little more efficient.

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testman
SK[' date=30 July 2010 - 11:53' timestamp='1280490795' post='592973798]

I just read this thread from start to finish. It's odd looking at someone go from being the happiest new phone owner in the world to the most frustrated, so much so he smashes the phone to bits.

My favourite thread on Neowin ever.

:o

I did the same with my Nokia N97. It really was a piece of crap. I wager that the HTC Desire is miles better though and the bloke simply didn't understand it.

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Singh400

The battery life does definitely improve with time. Just stick with it. Mine lasts for quite a while now.

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AbandonedTrolley

Oxygen 2.0 with Gingerbread now out :)

Installed and running fine so far.

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paraman

@Subject Delta

Thanks for clearing the 'default app' issue. As for installing a custom ROM, well I have absolutely no knowledge of this issue. So I am afraid of screwing things up. Where do I learn about this? My guess is xda.

How do I determine what type of screen is there on my Desire? Whether its AMOLED or S-LCD?

@testman

somebody smashed his own phone? whats the story? hard to go through all the pages.

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Pajter

Oxygen 2.0 with Gingerbread now out :)

Installed and running fine so far.

Same here. Good stuff!

Not fully liking the theme. But I'm sure there will be more options available soon enough. :)

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IMPSBL

Proud owner of HTC Desire from today :punk: For about 12 years I've only had Nokia phones (e51 was my last one), and this is my first touchscreen/Android phone - I must say I have a bit of hard time adjusting to it, it has soooooooooo many options to tweak and play with :)

Anyway.... I have some issues with the default email app - I've set it up exactly the way it's set up on my Outlook, and I can send email but I don't receive anything :( All settings are 100% right (for pop/smtp servers), and I really don't know where is the problem.

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Chicane-UK

I wish I'd never rooted and put a custom ROM on mine. Would quite like to go back to totally bone stock but haven't a clue where to start! :|

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+Audioboxer

Oxygen 2.0 with Gingerbread now out :)

Installed and running fine so far.

Going to switch over to this.

The HD Rom is quite nice, but really is a bulky mutha-f.

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Sir Topham Hatt

I have given up with (hot)mail and the HTC Desire for now.

POP 3 great, but I want it to be read on the server if I read it on my phone.

Shame, but this is Microsoft's doing, not the Desire.

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The Dark Knight

@Subject Delta

Thanks for clearing the 'default app' issue. As for installing a custom ROM, well I have absolutely no knowledge of this issue. So I am afraid of screwing things up. Where do I learn about this? My guess is xda.

How do I determine what type of screen is there on my Desire? Whether its AMOLED or S-LCD?

@testman

somebody smashed his own phone? whats the story? hard to go through all the pages.

Rooting guide: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=788044

Screen type: Power off the phone completely, then hold the volume down button and press the power button. The phone will go into recovery mode. The type of screen will be displayed there. If you got your Desire recently, then in all probability it is SLCD. If you were an early adopter like me, it will be AMOLED.

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+Audioboxer

Running Oxygen RC4, Oxygen hboot as well - http://alpharev.nl/

Superfast and thanks to the hboot the data partition has 387mb of space :D

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+InsaneNutter

Unlock your Desire for free over @XDA.

Nice, I don't actually know if mine is locked thinking about it!

If it happens to be might as well unlock it for free.

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simonlang

im currently using redux 1.0 which is a gingerbread rom as well. cant believe how much faster than the fat desire hd rom it is. i even start to like the keyboard more and more by day. now i just need a good and working news widget. scrollable news is gr8 but it just wont update (neither automatically nor manually) my engadget rss feed.

thats such a shame :(

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