I tested it on mine and it worked. They are essentially twins.
I tested it on mine and it worked. They are essentially twins.
Did this give you permanent root??
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Picked mine up on Friday at a 3rd-party dealer. No corporate stores had it yet around my neck of the woods. Here's my first impressions:
Better than my old Desire:
1) IMO, the screen is gorgeous. Everyone I've shown it to tells me it looks "fake", like it's a dummy phone. It's that good. Yes, this is a pentile display, and people down that, but the only way I notice it is if I hold it 3-4 inches away from my eyes. Heck, from that distance I can see the individual pixels on my old Desire SLCD as well.
Also, the pentile design is supposedly more energy-efficient as it adds a "white" sub-pixel to the usual RGB mix, which allows more light to pass through the LCD, in turn allowing the backlight to use less power for a given amount of screen brightness.
2) TONS of space for apps. I am an app junkie. I installed everything I had on my rooted/modded Desire (CM7 + apps2sd + dalvik cache on sd = phone that runs like a dying sloth) and still have 2.4GB free on app partition. Sweet! You also have the option to store apps on the "media" partition which clocks in at another 9GB. Haven't messed with that yet, as there's no need.
3) Battery life is phenomenal compared to stock Desire, and I haven't really broken it in yet. My only gripe about this is the "automatic brightness" setting doesn't turn the backlight down to its lowest level EVER--even in complete darkness--producing unnecessary eye-strain and wasting valuable charge. I looked briefly for a min/max adjustment setting, but didn't see one. CM7 had this adjustment feature.
4) Reception is second to none; classic motorola.
Why it might be going back:
This phone corrupts downloads intermittently. While I was redownloading all of my Market apps, I frequently encountered "not a valid package" errors about 25-30% of the time. Redownloading a second time, they always installed correctly. This happens on 3G and wifi for me. I've never seen an Android phone do this before, and I've owned or played with several.
It goes something like this: the download progress bar would jump forward to, say, 30%, instantly drop back to 22%, then jump to 45%, drop back to 37%, and so on until the download completes. Then after finally hitting 100%, I get a "not a valid package" error (or something to that effect; I don't remember the exact wording) and I'd have to redownload it to get it to install.
Today I noticed that Google Music shows signs of this issue as well. While streaming music in my car, the first song in an album would play fine. Now, for you GM users out there, you know how the next song begins buffering before the song you're listening to is done playing? In order to minimize the gaps between tracks?
On this phone, one of two things will happen at the end of that first track: it will either play the same song all over again (no, repeat is not turned on, I double-checked), or it will skip to a random part of the song and play 10-20 seconds of it, THEN start playing the next song. Very weird... I looked at the display while this was happening, and the progress bar is completely green and the current time is actually greater than the total song time (i.e. a 3 minute song will show that it's now playing 3:21 and counting).
So I'm thinking, is it a bug in google music? Possibly, after all it's still in beta. But between the market download corruption issues and now the GM weirdness, I'm thinking it's either a bug in the phone's radio firmware, or I was (un)lucky enough to get a bad device.
So I turn it over to you, HoFo. Has anyone else experienced similar issues?
I'm holding off on rooting it for now just in case I need to exchange it.
Yes, I have permanent root access
No, I have not seen any corrupt downloads and I have pulled over 24o MB in the past 24 hours without issue
Got mine today and I must say I am impressed. Coming from the Desire as well, (rooted, CM7, etc..) and this phone definitely makes up in the places the Desire was lacking; battery life/storage space. The display is beautiful and I have no complaints. I also experienced a few "package not valid" or something like that when downloading from the marketplace so you may not be the only one. I've installed a dozen or so apps and have had it only happen once. Reading your post makes me nervous but hopefully this is a bug that can be easily fixed after the phone has had some time to be *tweaked. Those worried about making the jump to this phone shouldn't be. It is deifnitely a flagship phone for USCC.
Either that or need a stock image file
Somebody please give me a good reason to get this phone now instead of waiting for A: 4G (I'm in the initial roll out area) and B: seeing what other phones or specials may be coming towards the end of the year. I'm eligible to upgrade my Desire now and this phone looks like it will do everything I want it to do and more....
I do believe I am going back to play with this in store AGAIN today. I hate worrying about buyer's remorse...but I am soooo tired of this Desire it's killing me!
Mine will be here tomorrow. I order from telesales because I'm a big baby and I like getting a sealed box and knowing that I'm the first one to play with it. There's plenty of storage on this phone and someone else said that you can remove the stock USCC apps, so what are the benefits of rooting? Is it just to install custom roms? Just wondering...I rooted my Desire to help get apps moved to the sd card, but I don't know if I'll need or want to mess with rooting this one if I don't need to.
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Just wondering if anyone knows if the sim slot is unlocked on this phone ? My work phone is AT&T and I have us cell, would be great if my AT&T sim would work like it did on my touch pro 2. If anyone has a way to check and report back that would be much appreciated...
Went and playing with it in store for another hour or so, and now I am even more undecided than I was before! I did notice the screen issues once I started looking for them. Of course, as I sit here debating back and forth, the "low on space" icon is looming in the corner of my Desire screen....