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Laos101 06-24-2011 06:09 PM

EVO3D Tips & Tricks
 
I'll periodically this thread with all kinds of cool tips and tricks I see available for the device. Feel free to make suggestions of your own and we'll add them!

1. Uninstall your Bloatware!

So, someone in the #htc-evo chat said that you could uninstall apps on the stock 3D... i looked into it, and went straight for the blockbuster app. Sure enough

menu -> settings -> applications -> manage applications -> blockbuster -> uninstall

reboot and BAM! It is gone! They also mentioned something about shared space... about /system being readable only, so it still resides there but is no longer installed? But, it is gone and I am looking forward to eliminating others. Now we need a safe list of things to get rid of!

Other bloatware includes Sprint TV, NASCAR, Sprint Radio, and others! Tell us!

Thanks GhettoBSD!

2. Test That 3D!

Here is a Youtube video that really shows off the 3D affect better than what comes on the device for demos... I love this one...

Youtube Player in 3D

GoPro 3D

Post some links if you find some cools ones!

Thanks scrosler & CarlaDarla!


3. Boost Your Battery!

Like all 4G phones - and most especially with the now 3D one - these things suck battery like water, be sure to follow some of these tips below to get the most out of your EVO3D - both in performance and usability.
  • ROOT! Once available, you can ROOT to use awesome abilities and features - such as CPU and Kernel control
  • BRIGHTNESS & 3D! turn off automatic brightness and manually set it low - or turn off 3D to help loosen that strain on the batter (at the cost of your eyes!)
  • RECONDITION - some people see improved performance after completely draining the batery and letting it recharge. Also (once rooted) you can remove your battery stats and try to trick the phone into better performance
  • Task Killers! Use Advanced Task Killer or another app to get that processor under control! (and improve overall performance)

Thanks GhettoBSD!

5. Start all over with a Hard Reset!

How to hard reset:

  • 1. Turn the phone's power off. Take the battery out from the device, wait a couple of seconds and reinsert it back again.
  • 2. Gently, Press and Hold the Volume Down button
  • 3. Then also press and hold the Power button until the device turns on
  • 4. A menu will then appear like: Fastbook, Recovery, Clear Storage, and Simlock
  • 5. Just select Clear Storage by pressing the Volume Down button
  • 6. Then press and release the Power button
  • 7. Select Volume Up if YES and Volume Down for NO


6. Free Wifi-Tether w/ Temp Root!

http://forum.ppcgeeks.com/htc-evo-3d...fi-tether.html

Thanks Scrosler!

GhettoBSD 06-25-2011 12:27 AM

Re: EVO3D Tips & Tricks
 
how about 3. Properly manage your battery! I know its tempting to turn it on and go! BUT, let the phone charge completely over night. In the morning, once the green 'fully charged' led is on, unplug the charger until the light turns off. Once off, plug the charger in and let it charge up again. Use the device until the battery is exhausted (the phone will shut itself down). Now charge and do the same.

I'm getting great battery life in the first two days doing this and historically, battery life should be pretty bad.

ls3mach 06-25-2011 07:49 AM

Re: EVO3D Tips & Tricks
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by GhettoBSD (Post 2119784)
how about 3. Properly manage your battery! I know its tempting to turn it on and go! BUT, let the phone charge completely over night. In the morning, once the green 'fully charged' led is on, unplug the charger until the light turns off. Once off, plug the charger in and let it charge up again. Use the device until the battery is exhausted (the phone will shut itself down). Now charge and do the same.

I'm getting great battery life in the first two days doing this and historically, battery life should be pretty bad.

I wish people would stop giving out this type of information. These are LiPo batteries. The prefer a top off regularly over a complete drain.

stangdriver52000 06-25-2011 08:30 AM

Re: EVO3D Tips & Tricks
 
Yeah, actually if you figure the average life of a phone battery is maybe 18 months, you shave about two weeks off of its overall life every time you drain it... best to plug in and top off whenever possible.

Laos101 06-25-2011 09:17 AM

Re: EVO3D Tips & Tricks
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ls3mach (Post 2119883)
I wish people would stop giving out this type of information. These are LiPo batteries. The prefer a top off regularly over a complete drain.

It's a debatable - some people see improved performance after they recondition the batter. For example, my battery would go from 100 to 50 in an hour, but take another couple hours to get to 0 - Why? I have not a clue, but after reconditioning the performance was somewhat better.

You can also wipe battery stats (once rooted) Adding it alongside some other typical tips.

P.S. - send me Screenshots of the various settings i mention and i'll post them!

gator352 06-25-2011 01:05 PM

Re: EVO3D Tips & Tricks
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ls3mach (Post 2119883)
I wish people would stop giving out this type of information. These are LiPo batteries. The prefer a top off regularly over a complete drain.

These are li-ion batts...not LiPo. They prefer an almost (not totally) drain and then a full recharge.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lithium...olymer_battery

Li-Po's are derived from Li-ions and use almost the same technology but are NOT the same.

Laos101 06-25-2011 01:26 PM

Re: EVO3D Tips & Tricks
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by gator352 (Post 2119996)
These are li-ion batts...not LiPo. They prefer an almost (not totally) drain and then a full recharge.

Lithium-ion polymer battery - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Li-Po's are derived from Li-ions and use almost the same technology but are NOT the same.

biggest difference between LiPo and Li+ Batteries is you cant leave LiPo batteries in the charger or to overcharge - can cause serious damage to device or explosions.

iagodfather 06-25-2011 01:34 PM

Re: EVO3D Tips & Tricks
 
Not to disrupt the proverbial battery debate, but another 3d video sampling that looks good is the 3d maestro on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMTvaNomlWY
and The Prodigy's Girls: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4MXePU_pcL4

There are some other music vids from Black Eyed Peas and Lady Gaga, but they don't have the same pop without being hd as well as 3d

scrosler 06-25-2011 06:02 PM

Re: EVO3D Tips & Tricks
 
Add this:

How to hard reset:

  • 1. Turn the phone's power off. Take the battery out from the device, wait a couple of seconds and reinsert it back again.
  • 2. Gently, Press and Hold the Volume Down button
  • 3. Then also press and hold the Power button until the device turns on
  • 4. A menu will then appear like: Fastbook, Recovery, Clear Storage, and Simlock
  • 5. Just select Clear Storage by pressing the Volume Down button
  • 6. Then press and release the Power button
  • 7. Select Volume Up if YES and Volume Down for NO

robysch22 06-25-2011 07:23 PM

Re: EVO3D Tips & Tricks
 
.... ok so what now.... draining it or not? :scratch::scratch::scratch:


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