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If you have a fastboot-enabled bootloader version (such as the old 0.76.0000 engineering HBOOT in the EVO's case) you can use that to flash it from a PC via USB. Reboot into your bootloader, then select the "Fastboot" option from the boot menu (if it has one, it may start up fastboot automatically). Once it's ready, go to your PC's shell and execute: ...


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It is included with Cyanogenmod and is based on similar modes in other ROMs. It is meant to provide you with what you need, but not so much as to distract you while driving. I do not know what is launching it, or how it is doing so automatically, but there may be ways to stop it: Stop it in it's tracks If you would like to remove it completely and not ...


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You've got a bunch of questions going on here, but I'll see if I can break this down in a reasonable manner. For starters, there's another key part of your phone that can be useful for determining which rooting methods will/won't work - your HBoot version. This is effectively a first-stage bootloader for your phone, and you can access it by powering on your ...


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Your GPS is nothing more than a precise clock, passively receiving signals. There is, unfortunately, nothing to calibrate. Source If you'd like, consider going to the problem locations with an app such as "GPS Test" to view the internals of your phone's GPS to try and understand the problem, although there isn't much you can do about it.


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Do it after, just in case. Rooting shouldn't affect this process, but you never know. If it fails to activate you'll need to bring it in presumably, and if they see it's rooted they won't honor your warranty. Installing a custom ROM can definitely screw this up, though, so I wouldn't do that. The comments on my answer to this question have some insight ...


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Try: Settings → Applications → Manage Applications → Select Browser ("All apps" tab) → Clear Data. This would delete all the data belonging to the app. Quite like a factory reset, but just for that app. Be careful while using this. Make sure you select the correct application (Its called 'Browser' some phones and 'Internet' on some) in the All apps list. ...


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You can simply use an app like Earpiece. It does what you want to do. You can pop Earpiece up on top of another application simply by holding down the SEARCH key. then check Audio through earpiece On a side note, USE AT YOUR OWN RISK. Playing audio at high volumes, especially for a prolonged amount of time, can damage speakers and/or hearing.


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The factory implementation doesn't support landscape. (When you configure the background, you get a hint about this from the dimensions of the image). Lanscape mode would require a custom ROM.


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Ok so I found the solution. It was stuck in a bootloop. Instructions can be found here. Bootloop problem Pull your battery ( If you're already in your recovery skip to step 3) Use your hardware buttons to boot your phone into amon-ra or clockwork recovery (google to find out how if you're unsure) Use your hardware buttons to boot your phone into amon-ra ...


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You might be thinking of the limitations on ROMs that are based on the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) such as CyanogenMod. The difficulty for these developers is that they don't have access to the source code for some of the device drivers of the EVO, and use only code that is available from the AOSP (as well as home-built modifications and code, of ...


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I can't speak for the Google Voice App being fully integrated - I only use it for the voicemail feature. However I have a fully rooted Evo (Fresh Rom 3.5) and I still have access to the market and all the normal Google Android Apps. In fact I find that rooting gives me more features like free wireless tether and with Fresh 3.5 the power manager is ...


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There is no setting for this as I'm sure you know. The only way l see this working is if you potentially write an app to capture all volume button changes and then act on the changes from within the app. You could potentially use registerMediaButtonEventReceiver to register your app as a BroadcastReceiver for all media button calls. I say potentially ...


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It looks like someone sent HTC an email back in July and got the following response: I understand you want to know which speed is the best for your device as far as SD card is concerned. We have tested the devices on a class 4 speed. I could not recommend anything higher than that. The phone may be capable of running a higher-class speed, but we have ...


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One way is to open ROM Manager and choose "Flash ClockworkMod Recovery". Select your device when it prompts and wait for it to download the latest (non-touch) recovery. Using a file browser, go to /sdcard/clockworkmod/download/<site>/recoveries and paste your .img there. <site> may be mirror.kanged.net or something else, just check the folders ...


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Have you tried using an alternative SMS app? Handcent is very popular. It has always notified me of a new SMS even with the message still open. Edit: If you don't want to switch SMS apps, you can also use SMS Popup.


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I know you mentioned Sense UI but you could use LauncherPro which has the ability to auto-rotate the homescreen. Personally I believe LauncherPro is a far better implemented launcher than Sense. If you purchase LauncherPro Plus you'll get 90% of the Sense UI widgets anyway but also you'll get an increase in speed and stability. LauncherPro:


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Joel, I've done this before, and I've had mixed results. Make sure you have Windows set to see hidden files and folders, then drag everything over. Your phone may refuse to remember the SD card-stored apps you have (as in, you've moved an app to run off the SD card), but it may also work. App settings, as far as I remember, seem to come over. I'd say it ...


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You can disable car mode in your phone model by going to Settings > Dock > and uncheck auto-launch, according to http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20110814065550AAW9RZc Apparently this is a common problem in EVO 4G, see: http://forums.miui.us/showthread.php?21516-Car-Mode-won-t-turn-off ...


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I found another Car Home issue related to the USB port. On a non-EVO someone dicovered that their USB port was bent and they violently disabled it. Since Iplugged and unplugged my EVO 3.1415 million times since I got it, I've played around (gently) with the USB port. This has reduced the annoying Car Home app starts from all the time to 4-5 times daily.


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My best guess is that this behaviour is not configurable and maybe solely HTC's fault (you most problably had a look at every option of your browser already before asking here). Some options that come to mind: You might want to try a different browser than the EVO's default (Dolphin, Opera, Firefox) Root, unlock and install CyanogenMod or something ...


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No. Unlocking your bootloader allows you to flash unsigned images to your device, but it doesn't (in and of itself) give you root permissions which you need to remove bloatware. However, having the ability to flash unsigned images makes it very easy to gain root via a custom recovery, so unlocking your bootloader can often greatly simplify the process. If ...


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Yes. From the widget, select the contact name (not image). This brings you to the contact info. Select the chain link in the upper right hand corner (it should say Linked in your specific example). Finally, select the image in the upper left corner. You can select the image source from there. I tested it on the HTC incredible. EDIT: I was originally ...


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You could start with this method. It's basically just two steps: If you used Unrevoked Forever on your phone, then flash their S-ON tool. Flash a stock PC36IMG.zip from HBoot. There's also the RUU method, though I think you'd still need to run the S-ON tool if you used Unrevoked Forever (I don't believe the RUU will re-enable S-ON). Either one of these ...


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If you're using Android 2.2's native tethering, then the phone acts as an access point. This means any Wifi-enabled devices can tether to the phone as if it is a regular wireless access point. I don't know much about PDANet/Easytether, but it should be possible to set up "Internet Connection Sharing (ICS)" on Windows or "Masquerading" on Linux. Speed will ...


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You can use the GPS Status app to tell you exactly what your device's GPS is doing. It will tell you things like your current GPS calculated position and the accuracy of that position (in the Error field). It may be that at times your device's GPS is not getting a good lock, maybe one that's only accurate to 30m (which is what mine's reporting curretly in a ...


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As far as I'm aware, there really shouldn't be any other settings which are affected by the OTA. In fact, Android Central has a thread where people are compiling a list of new features and apps along with reported issues and bugs. They've put this (losing your alarms) in their list of bugs. It looks like it also broke Netflix and Wireless-N support, for what ...


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Assuming your phones calendar is syncing with a Google Calendar, then the easiest way to do this may be to export your friends' birthday info from Facebook and import it into Google Calendar. Our sister-site Web Applications has more info on doing this: How do you extract friends' birthday and contact information from Facebook? Import birthdays of friends ...


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It's hard to say without knowing what specific model(s) you're thinking of, but by and large the antennas you're thinking of are probably designed for 3G/EVDO, in which case the answer is no. Sprint's WiMAX network operates on a completely different frequency than it's 3G network, so the antenna for one will not work for the other. The EVO itself has two ...


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The newest versions of FullHDMI work without root, but my understanding is that the performance is degraded on unrooted devices (haven't compared myself, so I don't know if that's accurate or how bad it is).



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