HTC Eris :: Power On Volume Up Button - No Options For Backup Or Flash
Sep 30, 2010
A friend of mine just rooted the other day using the Root for Dummies thread, (the same as I used months ago), and loaded up Kayosfroyo 35-1. He is now attempting to flash nonsensycal 8.2 Black. Well he downloaded the rom but when he tries to power up the phone using volume up it just boots up regular. He doesn't get the options for Nand Backup Reboot Flash etc. Volume down works but he gets a different set of menu items.
I've had my Eris for 2 months now and my End/Power button is becoming depressed, i.e., flush in height with the phone. I wonder if anyone else has had this become an actual issue, or if it happens to anyone else at all?
So I bought a used Eris off Ebay thats volume down button was broken (not the rocker but the actual button that the rocker presses). I knew the button was broken when I bought it and I didn't really care for a while, but tonight when I was trying to fiddle with it, I accidentally popped it out. Is it worth opening the phone to try to solder it back on?Also, how do I navigate through the recovery menu without a volume down button?
Anybody out there see what I'm seeing? It seems as if the power/sleep button is a bit more recessed than the phone/talk button that pops out a little more. Could this just be from heavier use since I am always hitting the sleep button after phone use? Or, is this a HTC design to prevent you from hitting the button as easily. Not really a huge difference here just enough to feel if you run your finger over both of them. Wondering if it will get lower over time? Good ol' ocd flaring up again.
I am always changing the volume accidentaly, especially while I am streaming Pandora or slacker when my screen is locked. Also I keep accidentaly turning my ringer down. Is there a way to totally disable the volume buttons or at least make them less annoying?
I was wondering if there is anywhere I can find a replacement volume button for the droid eris, or where I can get mine repaired. I am about to buy an eris off of craigslist and need the only thing wrong with it is that it needs a new volume button.
Received my 2.1 OTA at 1:36 AM last night and ever since, I can't manually lock my phone by short pressing the power button anymore. I thought maybe this was a Spare Parts issue, since I had changed the Power Button behavior on 1.5 using Spare Parts (when I pressed Power from any screen, it would return me Home; pressing from Home would Lock). So, I uninstalled Spare Parts, but this didn't remedy my problem. Any advice?
I'm looking to flash again... right after I loaded all of the market applications that I love onto the phone.
I apologize if this is a trivial question; I'm not yet all that familiar w/ the program management on the android. But what I would like to be able to do is create a directory (be it on the sdcard, my laptop, etc) and store the install files for all of the apps that I install on this phone after every flash. This would save a tremendous amount of time bringing the phone back up to usable status after a flash. And the cat's meow would be if the configurations for these apps could be backup locally as well. Similar to a ~/.name_of_application/ directory on a linux box.
I'm poking around the file system right now, and not finding anything obvious. Would these be the files out of /system/bin?
I'm looking to remove and add some options to the CM7 power menu.
I've been building CM7 from original source so which files control what's displayed in the power menu? There are just so many files it's going to take a very long time to work out which ones I need to modify.
I wonder if there is a way to expand the power buttons "phone options" with things like 'reboot' for example. Yes, I know some themes have this ability, but I am looking just to expand the power button offerings and wonder if there is a root option or file edit or something can do so. Not interested in installing a theme just for this, they are not my gig, so I will pass on that as an option - so if the answer is no then, no worries.
I'm learning about the android. Now, I want to display a button that can turn off the screen. That is when the user click the button the screen off as the user click the power button. How can I do this?
does anyone know if its possible or what app would be used to have the optical button work the same as the power button on the top of the phone. so if you push the button it would light the display up. or maybe its not even possible.
I tried searching for this but couldn't find a thread that discussed it. My power button appears as though its been jammed. I dropped my phone on its corner where the power button is but I don't think thats what the problem is. Anyhow, recently my power button responds but I have to really press it hard and it as though the button is jammed cause it doesn't depress as far.
My question is that is there a way to designate the camera button to become the power button? I know on some phones you can make different buttons do different things and I was curious if this was possible on the Droid.
Since this is a popular program, I thought someone would be able to answer a few quick questions on this before I purchase it:
1) Is there the option to backup to the SD card (which I am assuming is where you would want your backups to go, so that you do not lose them in case you need to do a hard reset?
2) Is there an option to back up all data onto your desktop, so that if you lose your phone and need to buy a new one, all the data can be put back onto the new Droid?
3) Are there any things that you CANNOT back up with this program? Will all the apps that you downloaded from the Market get saved as well as all the data that you entered into these programs? (like will all the notes that you entered into AK Notepad be saved, as well as the program itself?)
Is there a way to set a different button to turn the screen on to unlock the phone?An app or anywhere in settings?I hate touching the top button to turn on screen.What would be ideal is hitting a pattern on the bottom 4 buttons and then it unlock even without the swipe.Say my code is like hitting search twice then menu once then home once and the phone comes on.No swipe necessary.
After upgrading to CM10.2 nightlies, I noticed that neither of my purchased back-up apps function as intended anymore.
ROM Toolbox Pro fails to backup phone data (such as SMS, accounts, dialer info... etc.), and Titanium Backup gives me an "insufficient free storage space" error any time I try to back up my apps. Now, I've already tried pretty much everything with Titanium Backup outside of installing SuperSU. I've changed the backup directory to every combination of emulated/legacy and sdcard0/legacy... etc. The only thing I can think of is that it doesn't play well with Koush's SuperUser app, but I don't want to bother removing it for SuperSU because it's integrated into the ROM nicely.
So is there any way to get Titanium Backup working properly with 4.3 ROMs? I'd like to use it ideally because the update.zip function really makes it the best backup option out there when it's working right.
Otherwise, are there any other backup apps that can backup apps/data/accounts/SMS with 4.3 ROMs without problems?
Is anyone else annoyed by the fact that the volume and power buttons are positioned at the same level on opposite sides of the phone? When I try to hit the power button I usually hit the volume button as well because of the positioning so my ringer goes from vibrate to on or changes volume. The power button really should have been up top.
I've noticed for a couple weeks now that a few "flakes" of the chrome paint on my power button have come off, I thought at first this was due to maybe an impact since I carry mine in a holster at 90 degrees - also I ride a bike so maybe something like sand or debris did this. But further looking at it theres no mark under the missing chrome, so I ruled that out. Looking closer the rockers for the volume control have a couple specs missing.
I obviously use the power button more than the volume, and now since I've notice this I switch back and forth from the home button/P button to wake the phone in a attempt to prevent more wear and tear. Its honestly not that big a deal, I can tell the camera button is poorly painted too but due to the fact I use the on-screen shutter I rarely ever touch that one. I've contemplated just removing the chrome all together, a touch of acetone applied with a q tip would do the trick. Black wouldn't be bad, I just would rather have all the colors be consistent instead of the "chipped away" look.
Just updated my HTC desire to froyo. So far I am loving the chrome2phone features and the wonders of mobile hotspot. Everything seems faster in rendering and processing. Also I am using dolphin browser and its a great browser compare to our stock. 1 word - tabs. Just wanna share 1 noticeable difference that kinda made me disappointed.
Our search button. Back in 2.1. Our search button searches everything, from people contact, internet, maps, music etc. Now the search button only limited to well even tho there are 3 options. All, Web, App. If u choose web, it searches the web. If u choose App, it goes to market app. If u choose All, it just went to the web. Now if I want to search for people contact. i have to open people app then click the search button. If I want to search something in my email, I have to open mail app then click the search button. Seriously, tho 2.2 is really impressive with the features. Losing the old search functionality is. Well I have to click twice to get to what I want... Now 2.2 people app> search button=profit then 2.1 search button= profit.
Anybody else power button slowly sinking? I've had the phone for 2.5 weeks and the power button feel is a lot worse then before. It's slowly falling in and flushing with the opening.Probably will take it back and swap for a new one.
I just got my Droid but the power button seems to feel mushy clicky instead of how a button should feel with a proper click when engaging. What about you guys? Mine like mushy click feel but if I press dead center then its a near perfect less mushy click.