HTC One X Initial Setup

, posted: 10-May-2012 15:35

The setup of my HTC One X was one of the most annoying things. Nothing to do with the HTC One X itself, but just the amount of stuff that I have on my existing phone! I had probably about 200 applications installed on the SGS2, and deciding what I did and didn't want to put on the HTC ONE X was the main task.

The problem with getting a new phone, is that it's not my phone yet. None of my accounts are on it, none of my apps, none of my wifi networks, VPN servers etc.

HTC did supply an app that would Bluetooth over to my existing phone and suck the contacts off it, but as that is one of the few things that does work thru the Google accounts without issues it is largly redundant from another Android. I can see that it would be a great start if you are moving from a feature phone or other smartphone platform however.

I was always under the impression that the Google account was supposed to bring across my wifi details, passwords and apps. That did not happen. But probably a good thing since the SGS2 is full of junk I installed and lost interest in. Sorry Zynga Poker - not getting a spot on the HTC ;)

I use lastpass to store all my website passwords, paying for the premium service so I get the Android app. This has proven to be worthwhile for setting up the the phone as I am able to copy and paste my passwords from lastpass into the various apps on the phone. But I can't help feel that there could be more done by Google to help people moving between Android phones in this respect, vs having to copy and paste from a third party app.

Throughout the first week I constantly found myself cursing at the phone as I couldn't find apps where they should be on the homescreen as I gradually laid the phone out closer to the way I used the last one.

So anyway, about a week on and the phone is now my phone, and it is working for me instead of the other way around.

Since setting it up I have found the scene options, which gives me even more scope to separate work from play from other stuff, so more playing around is in order.

Data Usage
One big deal that I did have is that in the in between process of getting the new SIM card in the phone and finally getting things setup and then going to the Your Telecom link is that I had well burned thru the casual rate data and had ended up going thru about NZ$30 of credit. So basically I had paid most of the price of a 2 GB pack of data at the casual rate. This wont be an issue if you are setting up on a plan with data, but if you are on prepay then perhaps think about getting it on a 2 GB addon before doing the setup.

About the author

I am 34 years old with most of that spent playing with technology of some sort from an old Sinclair thru an Apple II clone finally onto a long course of Windows machines and recently getting a couple of other vintage machines to play with, I have quite a background in computers. Initially started off doing a b.tech in electronic and computer engineering at Manukau tech I gave up on that when I saw how much more fun having money from a job was than being a struggling student. A few years at an ISP was fun till it was sold to Australians and lost the magic, and by that stage internet was just another service like power and water so after moved on. Decided to partially leave IT and did a bachelor of product design at Unitec. Hobbywise I am still into the electronics side of things and the recent purchase of some arduinos and hopefully a raspberry pi has reignited my interests in this. I am quite a fan of the opensource hardware movement lead by adafruit, seeed and sparkfun etc and hope to be able to contribute to it soon.

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