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  Reply # 361654 2-Aug-2010 15:20
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Has anyone tried out the wireless tethering available on version 2.2? As in, your phone can provide wifi internet access to your laptop.

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  Reply # 361663 2-Aug-2010 15:31
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I bought my Desire from Expert Infotech and the update came today. All sweet except that I had a few hiccups getting the APN's going again. In the end the problem was either that I needed the APN to be set to "internet" instead of "www.vodafone.net.nz" as mentioned above, or that I'm using SwiftKey beta as my keyboard, it leaves spaces at the end of words and that was buggering things up. Not sure which did the trick as I changed them both at the same time and it started working fine after that.

The tethering works wonderfully well (at least from my Win7 laptop), it's easy to set up and is fast.

My favourite thing so far is music player controls in the lock screen.

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  Reply # 361673 2-Aug-2010 15:45
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julianz: My favourite thing so far is music player controls in the lock screen.


That's interesting - what is it about the controls that you like? Other than the green icon for absent album graphics I can't see anything hugely different... 




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  Reply # 361675 2-Aug-2010 15:45
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Moving apps to SD. I went through this http://thegreencodeblog.com/2010/06/12/how-to-force-apps-to-move-to-the-sd-card-on-froyo/ and it works perfectly.

Not all my apps could be moved before doing this, there are a couple that I cant move like Google Maps but otherwise pretty much everything I have downloaded can be moved to the SD card.

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  Reply # 361679 2-Aug-2010 15:47
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early report on things I've noticed with froyo:

1. I thought the desire was fast before ...now its kicked into another gear and is 2-5x faster... video playback heaps better...websites just load faster....and did I say it was FASTER!!!
2. ...better reception ...getting full bars now all the time....
3. HD camcorder 720p
4. new apps - appsharing, flashlight, news and weather, videos, voice search, wifi hotspot.
5. calculator widget is cool...
6. swype works after a reinstall.
7. not many apps with install on SD card....
8. checkout new app - adobe flash showcase to check out flash player 10.1
9. need to add apn again after upgrade...

maybe a list of what can be installed toSD would be useful - here's my list...

barcaode scanner.
google sky maps
retro camera
rockplayer
APN backup and restore

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  Reply # 361695 2-Aug-2010 16:10
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Zeon:
bendigo: for those that need these setting again after the froyo update:
 


It's probably better just to use the "internet" APN (ie name: internet rather than www.vodafone.net.nz) as when you go to other networks, use overseas SIM cards etc. most networks have it standard so no reconfiguration necessary.


MMS is an utter mystery to me, I can never ever receive a pxt.  All I get are generic network failures.  does anyone else have this problem?

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  Reply # 361696 2-Aug-2010 16:12
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meanderingmark:
Zeon:
bendigo: for those that need these setting again after the froyo update:
?


It's probably better just to use the "internet" APN (ie name: internet rather than www.vodafone.net.nz) as when you go to other networks, use overseas SIM cards etc. most networks have it standard so no reconfiguration necessary.


MMS is an utter mystery to me, I can never ever receive a pxt.? All I get are generic network failures.? does anyone else have this problem?


What are your APN settings? Who's network are you on?

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  Reply # 361706 2-Aug-2010 16:23
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HTC Desire A8181 (UK model)
Vodafone New Zealand - on contract

Name: Vodafone NZ
APN: internet (note, it doesn't seem to make any difference if i change this to www.vodafone.net.nz)
Proxy: "<Not set>"
Port: "<Not set>"
Username: "<Not set>"
Password: "<Not set>"
Server: "<Not set>"
MMSC: "<Not set>"
MMS Proxy: "<Not set>"
MMS port: "<Not set>"
MMS Protocol: WAP 2.0 (this seems to be the default, the only other choice is WAP 1.2)
MCC: 530
MNC: 01
Authentication type:
APN type: (I tried entering "default" but that cut off the internet)

Name: vodafone NZ-MMS
APN: live.vodafone.com
Proxy: "<Not set>"
Port: "<Not set>"
Username: "<Not set>"
Password: "<Not set>"
Server: "<Not set>"
MMSC: http://pxt.vodafone.net.nz/pxtsend
MMS Proxy: 172.30.38.3
MMS port: 8080
MMS Protocol: WAP 2.0
MCC: 530
MNC: 01
Authentication type: "<Not set>"
APN type: MMS

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  Reply # 361716 2-Aug-2010 16:32
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Well, cant say i noticed a huge difference other than the home screen. Nothing noticeably faster , a few more apps installed that i probably wont use (flashlight, news etc).
I did notice i can have wifi hotspot now which is good, something i can always use at conferences or on the road :D 

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  Reply # 361718 2-Aug-2010 16:35
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meanderingmark: HTC Desire A8181 (UK model)
Vodafone New Zealand - on contract

Name: Vodafone NZ
APN: internet (note, it doesn't seem to make any difference if i change this to www.vodafone.net.nz)
Proxy: ""
Port: ""
Username: ""
Password: ""
Server: ""
MMSC: ""
MMS Proxy: ""
MMS port: ""
MMS Protocol: WAP 2.0 (this seems to be the default, the only other choice is WAP 1.2)
MCC: 530
MNC: 01
Authentication type:
APN type: (I tried entering "default" but that cut off the internet)

Name: vodafone NZ-MMS
APN: live.vodafone.com
Proxy: ""
Port: ""
Username: ""
Password: ""
Server: ""
MMSC: http://pxt.vodafone.net.nz/pxtsend
MMS Proxy: 172.30.38.3
MMS port: 8080
MMS Protocol: WAP 2.0
MCC: 530
MNC: 01
Authentication type: ""
APN type: MMS


Try default again under the first APN type. Mine is set to default and the internet works fine. If I remove the word default I cant send an MMS to myself

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  Reply # 361726 2-Aug-2010 16:53
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kiwitrc: Try default again under the first APN type. Mine is set to default and the internet works fine. If I remove the word default I cant send an MMS to myself


No joy.  I tried "default" and "Default" under the Vodafone NZ APN.  That stopped my data connection and I still couldn't receive an MMS.

Yell

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  Reply # 361732 2-Aug-2010 17:02
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Grasping at straws now, try mms lower case in the second APN

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  Reply # 361742 2-Aug-2010 17:22
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kiwitrc: Grasping at straws now, try mms lower case in the second APN


OMG.  would you believe it, that was the fix.  Thank you for your perseverance!


Edit:  i meant, omg

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  Reply # 361764 2-Aug-2010 17:44
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Also have an A8183 and no updates as expected due to Telstra ROM. Tempted to root and flash a custom 2.2 Official ROM.

As expected, the official OTA update breaks root due to a new HBoot version or something without an exploit (yet) in it.

If you root and flash a 2.2 rom from XDA then you can keep root and have FroYo.

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  Reply # 361786 2-Aug-2010 18:08
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meanderingmark:
kiwitrc: Grasping at straws now, try mms lower case in the second APN


OMG.  would you believe it, that was the fix.  Thank you for your perseverance!


Edit:  i meant, omg


Woo Hoo!! That will be good info others having issues hopefully.

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