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  #327995 8-May-2010 17:30
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No my cover is a silicon based plastic one,kept away from keys etc,well at least im not the only person with the issue. Yes tryed figures 8;s but in 3 dimensions?

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  #328000 8-May-2010 17:56
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ok read a forum and apparently a shake when turned off actually does the trick gets hardware back into place

 
 
 
 


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  #328141 9-May-2010 12:02
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ryan1019: No my cover is a silicon based plastic one,kept away from keys etc,well at least im not the only person with the issue. Yes tryed figures 8;s but in 3 dimensions?


Yeah 3 dimensions. There is a youtube video that demonstrates, it is using an iphone but the principle is the same.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sP3d00Hr14o&NR=1

 Another just showed doing a figure 8 flat on a table which didn't seem to help. Perhaps doing the motions vertically as well as horizontally has the same affect as giving it a shake.




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  #328241 9-May-2010 17:41
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I've just discovered a pretty sweet browser if anyone is interested called Dolphin Browser HD. Lots of useful gesture based commands, better tab support, quicker page loads (maybe comparable to Opera?) and a few handy add-ons.

Lovin' it so far! Can be found in the Market but be sure to get the HD version.

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Master Geek


  #328242 9-May-2010 17:43
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Oh and built in support for downloading YouTube videos as mp4's to your sdcard :-)

dpw

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  #328243 9-May-2010 17:45
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Jerry123456: I've just discovered a pretty sweet browser if anyone is interested called Dolphin Browser HD. Lots of useful gesture based commands, better tab support, quicker page loads (maybe comparable to Opera?) and a few handy add-ons.

Lovin' it so far! Can be found in the Market but be sure to get the HD version.


Yup - found it earlier today through a blog - so far so good. My one bug bear is how much screen it takes up, especially with the tab bar. I wonder if there are any themes which shows slimmer tab and address bars... 




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  #328268 9-May-2010 19:44
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just a warning to any one thinking of rooting there nextG Desires.  don't.  for now anyways.

petty much the only rom which will get gps working is the offical telstra fix rom.   no rooted or custom one so far will work.

just waiting on some one to root a rom based off that telstra one..then i should be good to go.


btw found a pretty mint pouch,  you can pick these up from telecom edge stores for like $25

http://www.mobileextras.com.au/ProductDetails/tabid/65/CategoryID/166/ProductID/6647/Default.aspx

i was about to buy a $50 sena pouch... but this pretty much is the same thing.

 
 
 
 


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  #328431 10-May-2010 11:20
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dpw:
Jerry123456: I've just discovered a pretty sweet browser if anyone is interested called Dolphin Browser HD. Lots of useful gesture based commands, better tab support, quicker page loads (maybe comparable to Opera?) and a few handy add-ons.

Lovin' it so far! Can be found in the Market but be sure to get the HD version.


Yup - found it earlier today through a blog - so far so good. My one bug bear is how much screen it takes up, especially with the tab bar. I wonder if there are any themes which shows slimmer tab and address bars... 


... really like Dolphin browser and have made it my default. have tried skyfire, opera mini and the native browser... its the only one that can link with google bookmarks...and you can get more screen space by going into setting to get rid of tabs and even the notification bar...



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  #328437 10-May-2010 11:24
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Hmm I better have another look at Dolphin, I took it off as I didnt like it, but I dont think I had the HD version.

Edit: Yep, wasnt the HD version.

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  #328438 10-May-2010 11:28
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here's another couple of tips....

how to add another gmail account... works for google apps too.
http://androidheadlines.com/2010/05/video-how-to-add-a-second-gmail-account-to-your-phone.html

how to improve battery life...
http://www.androidcentral.com/keeping-your-charge-how-improve-battery-life-your-android-phone


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  #328442 10-May-2010 11:36
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... and for those into twitter ...here's an article on the best twitter apps reviewed (still not as worthy as #gravity for symbian IMO) so I've been using a combination... and doggcatcher is an awesome for podcast but not free :(

http://www.engadget.com/2010/05/06/twitter-for-android-the-best-apps-reviewed/

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  #328622 10-May-2010 17:30
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Oops, sorry guys - I perhaps should have mentioned Dolphin (and its ability to download youtube video). For whatever reason I just kinda assumed everyone was aware of it!

Will check my installed apps again and see whether there are other things I've neglected to inform you of...




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  #328730 10-May-2010 23:13
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guys with NextG desires', i've managed to root and retain GPS via the following links, if any one else is keen.

http://android.modaco.com/content/htc-desire-desire-modaco-com/307365/04-may-r4-htc-desire-rooting-guide-now-with-hboot-0-80-and-os-to-1-21-support/

http://android.modaco.com/content/htc-desire-desire-modaco-com/307881/06-may-r1-modaco-custom-rom-for-htc-desire-with-online-kitchen/

note i've only just done this tonight ..so early days, but all looks swet so far

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Master Geek


  #328753 11-May-2010 07:54
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Has anyone got Vodafone Live! working on their Desire?  In particular mobile SkyTV
Would have been nice to watch the cricket this morning on my way to work Smile
Come on NZ, let's get some more wickets and win this game!... (as he listens to radiosport...)

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  #328800 11-May-2010 09:53
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Hmm, does anyone know of a .lit ebook reader for android? I have a bunch of .lit ebooks that I read on my TP, would be nice to read em on the Desire too..

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