I'm willing to try the EVO on Virgin Mobile though -- because it'd be only $35/mo. I wasn't going to pay $70+ for faux-4G and be locked into a 2yr contract. I think for the price on VM and if you set your expectations accordingly, it's a good deal.
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I followed the directions here: http://forums.androidcentral.com/htc...-fastboot.html
Follow them precisely, but don't worry about mentions of ROMs if you're only rooting. It's a long process but if you follow every step up through to 7, you'll be set. TWRP is great to have on the phone for peace of mind, too.
haha man thats a whole lot of instruction to start using roms.. I guess thats the fault of the locked boot loader though. :/
I'm having problems with WiFi on the evo. WiFi will work for a while then at a later time when I awaken the phone from sleep only 3g is on. It says the wifi connection is out of range which isn't right since I have other devices using it in the same room. I turn off WiFi and back on again then it connects but shows a weak signal then a few seconds later disconnects and says out of range again. What's wrong?
Wirelessly posted (lg optimus v,huawei m835: Opera/9.80 (Android; Opera Mini/7.0.29952/27.1993; U; en) Presto/2.8.119 Version/11.10)
go to settings, wifi, wifi settings, hit menu,advanced, then turn off wifi sleep policy.well that's the way to turn it off on the OV but its sleep policy your looking forOriginally Posted by Imadoppy
Last edited by phonemagician; 06-12-2012 at 06:26 AM.
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Just switched to the Evo V. it's pretty awesome. I had it on wifi before activation, so I followed the tips in the "Activation Issues" thread about having my phones off, doing the phone swap on VM's website, and factory resetting the Evo so that it performs hands free activation upon start up. So far, just one random reboot while doing wifi file transfer (SwiFTP). I have not had any issues with calling or text, but I really haven't had the opportunity to use it that much yet.
The power button is also kind of hard to press. I think HTC's build/design was not that great in terms of physical buttons. The optimus V's power button has a much better "push-click" feel. One tip i found was that if you put the back plate on by placing it over the power button side first, it's a little better. There's also a tape fix if you want to google that.
The phone itself is much larger than the optimus V. My hands aren't particularly large, I actually have some trouble using it with just one hand, whereas I can do pretty much everything on the optimus V with my hand and thumb. But i'm willing to sacrifice the "largeness" factor for the evo quality. One thing that bugs the heck out of me is the 5mp camera closer to the center of the phone. My hand will always smudge this camera when i hold the phone. Also, because the camera lens housing sticks out from the body, I worry that I'll scratch the awesome-looking red camera-band, so I've been placing it only on soft surfaces. A case that covers the camera lenses is on the way though.
I was able to get a wimax connection at poor strength. However, when I ran a speedtest, my speeds are actually slower than 3g. It was something along the lines of: 4g: .5Mbs down, versus 1.1Mbs down on 3g. I don't care too much for wimax, but i'll be testing this out in the future for curiosity's sake.
Got mine from best buy, it has the sprint branding. the case wasn't completely snapped on, and there was some nasty debris that was clamped to the phone via the back plate. In addition, the screen protector film was placed on the screen very "crookedly". I wouldnt mind except that it was filled with bubbles, dust specks, and felt very bumpy when you run your finger across it. I plan on keeping this film on until my screen protectors from ebay arrive.
bottom line: the hardware on the evo makes it awesome, but I don't like stock sense 3.6 as much as IHO (cm7)
Exuberance, just picked mines up yesterday as well and you're pretty spot on with all of the info. Any idea on what case I should get?
if you search on ebay "evo 3d tpu", you can see some pretty cheap cases. The case i chose covers the cameras (it has 2 holes cut out for the cameras), instead of just having one big cut out for the entire camera housing <-- this doesn't do me much good because my fingers will still be smudging that bottom camera.
http://forums.androidcentral.com/htc...irections.html (Simplified How-To Root your EVO (No ROM directions))
It's a complicated process only due to needing to unlock the bootloader. The actual process of flashing recovery, flashing Superuser/Root is pretty darn painless. My simplified how-to makes it easier to understand exactly what you are doing and why. The original how-to was a bit painfully (and needlessly) verbose.
Incase you guys don't visit many other sites, here is the missing FM radio app for the evo 3d/v.