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  Reply # 1095978 26-Jul-2014 09:42
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At the moment I have stuck with the stock Sense 6 ROM, albeit rooted with Xposed modules installed and tricked up with tasker, autovoice, sense 6 toolbox, pie-controller etc to achieve the same as the Venom custom ROM I was running previously. So I think the only thing I would really gain in the M8 is the SD card slot.




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  Reply # 1099169 31-Jul-2014 11:44
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Took my HTC One in on Saturday arvo, and today received a brand new replacement. Incredible service. Definitely will be looking to stick with HTC at any opportunity. But for now I am happy with my (new) HTC One. Looking forward to the M9...



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  Reply # 1099243 31-Jul-2014 12:48
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Anybody else getting HTC Backup bugging you to update to the cloud every time you update an app?
I have backups to both HTC and Google running so it is getting to the point where I'm going the disable or freeze HTC Backup. Only seems to be doing it since the last HTC apps update via the play store. Even if you tick "don't ask again" it continues to do so.

However I do applaud HTC for moving major Sense elements to the Play Store. Hopefully when everything is over there we will be able to separate the OS from the OEM skin and that will speed up updates. Then just need for the radios to be considered separate from the OS as well (like a service provider pack) to shorten the approval/testing chain and all will be good.




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  Reply # 1099494 31-Jul-2014 17:52
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SumnerBoy: Took my HTC One in on Saturday arvo, and today received a brand new replacement. Incredible service. Definitely will be looking to stick with HTC at any opportunity. But for now I am happy with my (new) HTC One. Looking forward to the M9...


Where did you buy it/take it back to, Ben?

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  Reply # 1099495 31-Jul-2014 17:53
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Bought it from the Telecom business hub on Moorhouse Ave (in ChCh) and happened to be near the Palms on Sat so dropped it in there for repair.



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  Reply # 1099528 31-Jul-2014 18:34
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Maybe we just hit the sweet spot where the M7 is now old enough that its stock value has dropped such that it is more economic to replace than repair. Still I am still smiling how hassle free and quick the resolution was. Possibly because it is clearly a design/materials defect. Nevertheless this is my fifth HTC handset and, as long as the company survives, probably won't be my last.




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  Reply # 1099533 31-Jul-2014 18:38
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Dingbatt: Anybody else getting HTC Backup bugging you to update to the cloud every time you update an app?
I have backups to both HTC and Google running so it is getting to the point where I'm going the disable or freeze HTC Backup. Only seems to be doing it since the last HTC apps update via the play store. Even if you tick "don't ask again" it continues to do so.

However I do applaud HTC for moving major Sense elements to the Play Store. Hopefully when everything is over there we will be able to separate the OS from the OEM skin and that will speed up updates. Then just need for the radios to be considered separate from the OS as well (like a service provider pack) to shorten the approval/testing chain and all will be good.


yes! it's annoying me, I have ticked the ''do not notify me again'' but it still does (HTC M8)



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  Reply # 1099892 1-Aug-2014 10:20
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Quibbler:
Dingbatt: Anybody else getting HTC Backup bugging you to update to the cloud every time you update an app?
I have backups to both HTC and Google running so it is getting to the point where I'm going the disable or freeze HTC Backup. Only seems to be doing it since the last HTC apps update via the play store. Even if you tick "don't ask again" it continues to do so.

However I do applaud HTC for moving major Sense elements to the Play Store. Hopefully when everything is over there we will be able to separate the OS from the OEM skin and that will speed up updates. Then just need for the radios to be considered separate from the OS as well (like a service provider pack) to shorten the approval/testing chain and all will be good.


yes! it's annoying me, I have ticked the ''do not notify me again'' but it still does (HTC M8)


Only way I have found to stop it is to have HTC backup as the primary backup ( instead of Google). Also discovered I missed out on 25GB of Drive storage by skipping that step until after unlocking my boot loader ( not available to unlocked devices). Not a huge concern as my cloud storage is measured in MB not GB.




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  Reply # 1099900 1-Aug-2014 10:45
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Dingbatt:
Quibbler:
Dingbatt: Anybody else getting HTC Backup bugging you to update to the cloud every time you update an app?
I have backups to both HTC and Google running so it is getting to the point where I'm going the disable or freeze HTC Backup. Only seems to be doing it since the last HTC apps update via the play store. Even if you tick "don't ask again" it continues to do so.

However I do applaud HTC for moving major Sense elements to the Play Store. Hopefully when everything is over there we will be able to separate the OS from the OEM skin and that will speed up updates. Then just need for the radios to be considered separate from the OS as well (like a service provider pack) to shorten the approval/testing chain and all will be good.


yes! it's annoying me, I have ticked the ''do not notify me again'' but it still does (HTC M8)


Only way I have found to stop it is to have HTC backup as the primary backup ( instead of Google). Also discovered I missed out on 25GB of Drive storage by skipping that step until after unlocking my boot loader ( not available to unlocked devices). Not a huge concern as my cloud storage is measured in MB not GB.


I'm hoping it will come right in the next Android version 



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  Reply # 1100252 1-Aug-2014 18:36
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Quibbler: ..........[

I'm hoping it will come right in the next Android version 


Hopefully, but in the meantime I'm just going to leave the HTC backup as the default so I don't get the annoying popup all the time.




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  Reply # 1110321 18-Aug-2014 11:11
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When I got my replacement M7 and inserted my Telecom Sim I selected "Install provider settings". One of the things it appears to have done is put " Telecom NZ" on the the notifications pulldown bar. With the rename to Spark all other parts of the phone report the operator as "Spark NZ" but the pulldown bar stubbornly refuses to change. Without doing a factory reset* does anyone know how to change this? Phone is rooted and Xposed framework installed.

* Problem isn't large enough to warrant blitzing everything on the phone.




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  Reply # 1110346 18-Aug-2014 11:23
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Dingbatt: When I got my replacement M7 and inserted my Telecom Sim I selected "Install provider settings". One of the things it appears to have done is put " Telecom NZ" on the the notifications pulldown bar. With the rename to Spark all other parts of the phone report the operator as "Spark NZ" but the pulldown bar stubbornly refuses to change. Without doing a factory reset* does anyone know how to change this? Phone is rooted and Xposed framework installed.

* Problem isn't large enough to warrant blitzing everything on the phone.


Is the Telecom NZ on the notifications bar coming from the sim card? My phone with a Telecom sim still shows Telecom as the operator. My other phone which has a Telstra sim shows Spark as the operator.

One thing I did notice when I was in Oz recently was that my phone with the Telecom sim would always initially show Telecom when it was "woken up" but this would change to Telstra within a few seconds. This also makes me think the sim influences what operator name is displayed.




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  Reply # 1110393 18-Aug-2014 11:58
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Technofreak:
Dingbatt: When I got my replacement M7 and inserted my Telecom Sim I selected "Install provider settings". One of the things it appears to have done is put " Telecom NZ" on the the notifications pulldown bar. With the rename to Spark all other parts of the phone report the operator as "Spark NZ" but the pulldown bar stubbornly refuses to change. Without doing a factory reset* does anyone know how to change this? Phone is rooted and Xposed framework installed.

* Problem isn't large enough to warrant blitzing everything on the phone.


Is the Telecom NZ on the notifications bar coming from the sim card? My phone with a Telecom sim still shows Telecom as the operator. My other phone which has a Telstra sim shows Spark as the operator.

One thing I did notice when I was in Oz recently was that my phone with the Telecom sim would always initially show Telecom when it was "woken up" but this would change to Telstra within a few seconds. This also makes me think the sim influences what operator name is displayed.


Yes. It would appear to be what is on the sim that matters. I just tried my Vodafone sim and it stayed on "Vodafone NZ" but when I put the TNZ Sim back in, on bootup it briefly displays Spark then reverts to Telecom.

Will post this reply in the Spark thread as well in case there are people with the same dilemma that don't own this awesome phone.




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  Reply # 1110407 18-Aug-2014 12:19
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Dingbatt: Phone is rooted and Xposed framework installed..


How attached to the notification are you? There are Xposed framework modules which let you remove the carrier name from the notification bar if you'd prefer that option?



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  Reply # 1110427 18-Aug-2014 12:48
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markl:
Dingbatt: Phone is rooted and Xposed framework installed..


How attached to the notification are you? There are Xposed framework modules which let you remove the carrier name from the notification bar if you'd prefer that option?


I could see ones for removing the carrier from the notifications, more for the heavily carrier branded phones that throw logos everywhere. I just couldn't see one for the pulldown bar. From another thread it is sim related. I have also found conflicts between modules is affecting the stability of the phone, so I will only install them as a last resort.




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