Samsung Fascinate :: Moving Bloatware & Other Apps Safely

Sep 27, 2010

So, I have been successfully moving bloatware and other apps I don't use - from Verizon apps to Samsung Widgets. I use LauncherPro exclusively and according to this site, TouchWiz30Launcher.apk/odex can be removed safely, but he also mentions not to move Launcher.apk, which I don't see in my system folder. When I move it, the phone is operational, but keep getting a force close error for TouchWiz30Launcher.apk/odex. By moving it back with Root Explorer, it corrects the error immediately.I guess what I am asking is...is it possible to disable the 17MB file of TouchWiz if I am not using it, and if so, how.

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Motorola Droid :: Bloatware Apps Can Safely Uninstall - Using Ti Backup

Aug 30, 2010

Using Ti Backup, what are some of the bloatware apps we can safely uninstall?

Apps that are safe to remove (so far):

Amazon MP3
Twitter
Facebook
Email
Visual Voicemail
Google Goggles
News and Weather Widget
Home Screen Tips

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Samsung Fascinate :: Killing Running Apps / Removing Bloatware

Nov 24, 2010

Simple question. Is there an app out there, that is NOT a battery hog, and keeps services off...OR is there a way to get rid of the bloatware on the SF WITHOUT rooting?

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Samsung Fascinate :: Remove Bloatware

Sep 27, 2010

I've down the root script and have the 'superuser' app installed. I know how to use ADB, but I keep getting permission denied when I do 'adb shell su'.

How do I remove these buggers! I also tried ASTRO explorer, still denied.

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Samsung Fascinate :: Does Appbrain Uninstall Bloatware?

Sep 27, 2010

I just installed appbrain, and it shows bloat like cityID and VZ navigator. It also shows an uninstall option as well. Theoretically, can you Sync with AppBrain, uninstall all that bloat, then perform installs again when you need restore the bloat (for when updating or anything)? Haven't tried this yet but just wanted to see if others have.

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Samsung Fascinate :: What Programs Are Consindered Bloatware?

Oct 3, 2010

I am new to android and just got a Fascinate. Love it so far compared to my BB Storm2. What programs are consindered bloatware. I bought system app remover and removed bing, VCAST but what else can I remove and aside from taking up space does it do anything else.

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Samsung Fascinate :: Removing Bloatware Without Being In Recovery Mode

Sep 10, 2010

I basically have no idea what I'm doing so I take no responsibility for how you use the information below, nor any responsibility for any issues it might cause. After following the rooting process and installing Titanium Backup and the 1-Click Lag Fix. I decided to explore and I was actually able to remove some of the bloatware apps without being in recovery mode. After obtaining root ADB Shell (the shell with a # sign instead of a $) I basically did the following commands:

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Samsung Vibrant :: Which Apps - Bloatware - To Remove

Aug 15, 2010

I rooted my phone, installed lagfix, and removed some bloatware from the phone via Titanium. The phone was stupid fast after doing this, almost everything loaded up instantly. However I started to notice some things weren't functioning properly. Apps on the marketplace would not download, I would try to download Launcher Pro and nothing would happen, nothing downloaded. Tried this with other apps, same thing. I rebooted the phone and noticed upon reboot that a force close/app error happened, not sure which app it was but it had google in it. I have no idea what app it could have been since I only removed apps if I knew what they were like Slacker, Kindle, Sims etc. Maybe removing the Sims caused the error?

I also noticed that emails wouldn't send (or would take a long time) even when I was on wifi. And the XDA app wouldn't work. I would go to make a post, click the text input box, but it wouldn't let me move the text cursor. I would press the keyboard and nothing happened.

I removed a crap ton of apps but they weren't anything major. I also removed the samsung widgets since I would never use those. Guess I should have asked on the forums before removing so much stuff.

Which apps are okay to remove? Any ideas on which app could have caused the market to mess up?

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Samsung Fascinate :: Google Apps On Fascinate

Oct 19, 2010

I am using google apps email for several of my websites. the settings are the same as gmail. I am using IMAP.
I setup my @gmail account and one of my @myprivatedomain.com emails in the gmail app and regular email app on my phone. I like using the gmail app as my email app since it auto syncs and you dont have to open and wait for sync like you do w/ the regular email app.Now I can't setup my @myprivatedomain.com emails in the gmail app. I don't understand on the Adroid phones why email setup is so hard. I had one hell of a time on the X and Inc setting up email. Very buggy and intermittent does anyone know what "your phone may not be provisioned for data services" means?

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Samsung Captivate :: Way Of Moving Apps To External SD

Sep 22, 2010

Now I'm better. On to the question. Is there a way of moving apps from the internal SD to the external SD on a 2.1 rooted Cappy?

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Samsung Epic 4G :: Moving Apps - Downloads To New Device

Sep 7, 2010

I'll be exchanging a phone with issues for a new phone that should be arriving today... How do downloads for widgets and apps get moved from one device to another? Is it an Android OS thing, or is it hardware (like Epic will be different than Evo) related?

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General :: Moving Apps To MicroSD On Samsung Galaxy Rush?

Jan 1, 2013

I just bought my micro sd card (8g) and I inserted it into my phone. It says its there but I don't know how to transfer my apps or music, videos, extc onto it! I have the Samsung Galaxy Rush. I tried downloading apps to move it but it says there is an option 'move to sd card' and there isn't. Is it not reading the micro sd card right? I tried moving simple apps, messenger, bubble worlds, fruit ninja, whale trails, things like that but all it said was clear cache and no other options. I downloaded a few of these apps to transfer to the sd but they didn't work. I don't really know what to do because it says I have little space but the sd card is in there. It has 7 gigs of space but nothing is on it. How do I transfer my apps?

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Samsung Fascinate :: Want To Update Apps?

Nov 11, 2010

I was wondering if app updates only show up once you've been in the "Market" or will the notification come up if you haven't opened the market for quite some time?I'm thinking the only time I've received a notification is when I'm in the Market. Is that the case?Other times, I do not get notification, then I'm in Market and I choose "downloads" from the menu and it tells me some of my apps have updates available on my list of downloads. Still no notification.

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Samsung Fascinate :: How To Unfreeze Apps?

Nov 30, 2010

I recently traded my droid x for a samsung fascinate. I realized while browsing through that it has been rooted. Some of the files have been hidden or frozen. Buddies now friends stream and swype. I would like to unfreeze the apps. I have super manager installed and I can see that they are still there. Beyond that I have no clue what to do.

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Samsung Fascinate :: Apps Keep Forceclosing.

Nov 9, 2010

Beautiful Widgets force closes for me at least 20 times a day, it is so irritating. Anybody know why or a work around? Also widget locker doesn't seem to play nice with the lock screen on the fascinate. WHile charging I get a freeze and have to do a battery pull.

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Samsung Fascinate :: Apps Will Not Download After Root?

Oct 28, 2010

=I finally rooted last night, now I cannot download or update any apps via the market. Any ideas?

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Sep 12, 2010

I am trying to find some tv apps that work with the samsung fascinate. Most in the market will not download on my wifes phone. Have not tried with mine but I assume it would be same results.

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Samsung Fascinate :: Working Root Apps

Sep 10, 2010

Here is a list of confirmed working root apps...

1. Wireless Tether - Use the Incredible version (Downloads - android-wifi-tether) I have confirmed this working as well as a friend of mine.

2. Root Explorer - The ultimate file manager for root users. Access the whole of android's file system (including the elusive data folder!).

3. Shootme - Allows you to take screenshots of your device. Just fire up ShootMe and give a good sustained shake or shout to take a screenshot. If present, the light sensor can be used as well.

4. Titanium Backup - Extremely powerful backup tool for rooted Android phones ! * Backup/restore regular apps + their settings * Backup/restore protected apps + their settings * Backup/restore system settings (incl. Wi-Fi AP list) * Restores the Market links when restoring apps * Zero-click background batch backup * Many batch scenarios (eg: if more than N days since last backup, etc) * Zero-click app un-installer * Zero-click system app un-installer

5. One Click Lag Fix (working with superuser permissions)

6. adbWireless - Enable ADB wireless connection to connect to the phone as if connected by USB

7. Adfree - Removes most ads in the browser and other apps. It does this by nullifying requests to known hostnames serving ads.

8. Autokiller - an award winning minfree tweaker, it fine tunes android's inner memory manager to keep your device fast and lowers battery consumption. Users are reporting that the "Optimum" preset is stable and helps with performance/battery life.

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Samsung Fascinate :: Saving To SD Card - Sms Mms Apps

Nov 25, 2010

I s there a way to save sms, mms, apps,or any other info to sd card on a Fascinate for future reference in case phone gets wiped

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Samsung Fascinate :: Remove Some Of Apps That Came With Phone?

Oct 13, 2010

I got the SF but am wondering if there is a way to delete some of the apps that came with the phone, that are always running in the background. some of the apps are; voice comands, city id, blockbuster, allshare, kindle, skype. I don't use any of these apps, and have no idea how to get them off my phone, or if I even can.

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Samsung Fascinate :: Install 3rd Party Apps Stock?

Oct 26, 2010

Does the fascinate allow you to install 3rd party apps stock?

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Samsung Fascinate :: Export Installed Apps List

Sep 22, 2010

I am getting a warranty replacement for my Fascinate today. Anyway, my contacts and images are easily backed up and synced with gmail. Is there an easy way to export a list of all the free Apps I have installed so I can print them out? Too lazy to write them all down but will if I have too. ;<) Also, not quite as important to me but is there an easy to export all the text messages and import them into the replacement phone?

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Samsung Fascinate : Restore Contacts - Apps And Notes?

Nov 7, 2010

My son decided to "borrow" my Fascinate and once I got it back, all my contacts, Apps & Notes are gone, but my music and pictures are still there.

Anyone has any ideas on how to fix this problem?

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HTC Incredible :: Delete Bloatware Apps?

Sep 26, 2010

Where do I go to delete the bloatware apps? Also, has anyone been able to use INCredible Revolution theme with 3.0.1?

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HTC EVO 4G :: System Apps - Read Bloatware

Nov 4, 2010

So I have been messing around a bit and am really enjoying my phone. I want to keep it nearly stock, so am running OMJ's Evo ROM, which I am happy with.

I have been toying with what system apps (read bloatware, etc.) I can delete without comprimising anything.

I've been using Titanium Pro to freeze things before deleting them.

What programs have you removed without tanking your phone?

Here is whatr I have taken off without any promblems:
Peep
Footprints w/widget
Stocks w/widget
Car Panel
FM Radio w/widget

When I freeze the gmail app though my CPU runs higher and drains my battery.

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Jun 4, 2010

does anybody now how to safely unlock samsung galaxy I7500

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Samsung Fascinate :: Apps Closing When Phone Goes Into Sleep Mode

Sep 30, 2010

Until yesterday if I had an app like Pandora or ESPN Radio playing/running when the screen kicked off the app would keep playing. However, now when the phone goes to sleep everything else gets shut off. I have not altered anything myself per se. Even uninstalled a few apps like AutoKiller [which I had installed for weeks and everything worked fine with it on and installed] but the problem persists and remains. This really perplexes me as I want/need these apps to play with the screen off like they did before. For the life of me I don't know why this is; nor can I find anything in settings to change.

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Samsung Fascinate : Upgrading From Droid - Does Market Populate All Apps?

Sep 9, 2010

For those of you who have now gotten your phones and upgraded from another android phone - did you sign in to the market/configure the phone with same Gmail account? And what I really want to know - did your previously installed apps (both free and paid) automatically download?

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General :: Get Rid Of All Apps / Bloatware That Comes With Droid Bionic?

Oct 5, 2011

Any way to get rid of all of their garbage? (vz navigator, etc.. etc..) Just got the Bionic, first time ever having a smart phone. Looked for a few links, but so many people with wacky ways of doing things.

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Samsung Fascinate :: Settings / Apps Allow SF To Return To Homescreen When Turn On Phone Again?

Nov 14, 2010

Is there any settings or apps that will allow SF to return to the home screen when you turn on the phone again? It would be nice not to have to hit the home button each time I turn the phone back on?

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General :: How To Root GS2 T989 - Remove Bloatware Apps

Dec 19, 2011

step by step instructions on how to root my t mobile version galaxy s2. I've never done this before. And how do I remove bloatware apps?

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Samsung Fascinate :: Phone Dims - Dialer Apps Menu Landscape Orientation?

Nov 23, 2010

When using Google Maps the phone dims out, how can I stop this? and one other question, can the dialer and apps menu go to the landscape orientation?

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HTC Incredible :: Factory Settings Restore Stock Apps - Bloatware

Nov 18, 2010

I want 2.2 but I removed some stock bloatware apps and my froyo OTAs always fail. Can I get the stock bloat apps back by simply doing a revert to factory settings?

I'm worried that a factory reset won't revert them because I theoretically shouldn't have been able to ever remove "system" apps in the first place. I'd like to hope/think that the developers would have this feature as part of a reset but who knows.

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Samsung Galaxy I7500 :: Safely Remove ADB Not Appearing After Rooting

Sep 3, 2010

rooted to drakaz's galaxo 1.6.3.4 , i noticed that everything is working as it should. but there is no safely remove icon in win 7 32 bit, in USB debugging mode, which earlier used to be in cupcake

another question, though not related to rooting ..i use EDGE GPRS and through dial up i can connect to internet using phone as modem in debugging mode. i see that there are some new app like wireless tether ..
can i make windows to connect without USB ?

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Samsung Fascinate : Apps - Facebook/Twitter/Google Finance/Etc Are All Slow And Often Fail Because Of Low Connectivity

Nov 30, 2010

I'm a new VZ Samsung Fascinate user. I got the phone 4 days ago.

I have noticed that my bars are never full. I even compared it with my friend's Nexus One w/ her T-Mobile service and she had 3 bars when I only had 1.

I constantly get zero or 1 and occasionally 2 if lucky. I thought I was in a bad service area but I'm sitting at home where I had full bars before getting this one - same Verizon.

What could be the cause? Do I need to take it to VZ store (I got the phone from BestBuy) and have them take a look?

My apps - Facebook/Twitter/Google Finance/Etc are all slow and often fail because of low connectivity. It's really annoying and I'm not getting full 3G impact on my phone for $30 that I'm paying!

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Samsung Galaxy S :: Best Way To Back Phone Up / App To Let You Surf Safely Encrypting Data?

Oct 30, 2010

Hi everyone new to this forum and new to android, have to say loving my new Samsung Galaxy S, I have rooted and lag fixed, the increase in speed is massive.

Two questions I have that I cant find anywhere,
1.What is the best way to back up my phone?

2.Is there an app to let you surf safely, ie encrypting your data

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May 25, 2010

Since the 2.1 update, I've been trying to get rid of the bloatware (i.e. moxier mail, sprint nfl...etc.) am I stuck with it again? Or is there a way to get rid of it?

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Samsung Captivate :: Will Rooting Let Me Get Rid Of Any Bloatware?

Jul 14, 2010

I've been with Apple for the last two years, so I'm sorry if these questions are relatively simple.

1. Will rooting let me get rid of any bloatware? Or touchwiz?

2. I hear that rooting on this isn't "true" rooting. What does this mean, will it eventualy be "true", and what apps will this prevent me from running

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Samsung Fascinate :: Testing GPS Satellite Usage On Fascinate - Use Wireless Networks - Off

Sep 8, 2010

First of all congratulations everybody. I am soooo excited for each and every one of you. Seriously, I have a big smile on my face because I know that excitement, that joy you all are feeling. You won't be putting your phone down for days, I GUARANTEE IT! You guys seriously just purchased the most kick ass Android device, along with the rest of the Galaxy S phones!

The Vibrant and Captivate users are watching closely. Samsung has promised us a GPS optimization, and presumably your Epic and now Fascinate already has it. So you guys are our life line right now.

For those of you who will be testing out your GPS in the next few days, I'd like to make a few comments, so that we can get accurate GPS testing, to determine if the phone is actually using satellites like it should, or depends instead heavily on less accurate cell phone towers to determine your location, which means the GPS is still busted on these phones.

Okay, so here it goes. When testing your GPS, "Use Wireless Locations" should be turned off. Settings>location & security>Use wireless networks...make sure its UNCHECKED.

Read the note right under it, it says "See location in applications(such as Maps) using wireless networks."

If you put a check mark next to this, and turn this ON, then how will you ever know if the phone is functionally using the satellites. This is the big question with the phone, can it use and lock onto satellites or is Samsung hoping we use less accurate cell towers. Samsung hopes you have this on. I ask that you keep this unchecked, this is the only way to truly test the Satellite usage.

Further, by checking this, you are allowing Google to collect location data, even when no applications are running, they say its anonymous, but you never know.

So uncheck "Use Wireless Networks," restart your phone, make sure this is still unchecked, power up Google Maps, and go for a good long drive. Then please share your real world results. Including, how quickly it located you, was the location correct, how wide of a blue circle is there around your location, did the phone ever drop the GPS signal, etc. No 2 min drives, you really need to drive around a lot to dependably test this.

You can also download "GPS Test" from the Android Market, it will show you how many satellites your phone views, versus how many satellites are locked in. You need 4 LOCKED on satellites to get a true 3D positional lock that includes x,y,z,t. GPS test also shows your accuracy in ft, up in the upper right corner. Good accuracy is anything less than 10 ft. I have phones that get 5ft accuracy, the best accuracy I can get with my Vibrant is 40ft. Please report this number also. If you have time, upload a screen shot of your GPS test, or just take a pic of your phone running the GPS test, upload it and share your results.

You can also use the built in native GPS test. It is virtually the same as the GPS TEST program above, it's just not a pretty visual interface.

Go to your phones dialer, as if you are making a phone call, and dial in *#1472365# or if that doesn't work try *#*#1472365#*#*Then click on "get position test."

This test will show you your longitude and latitude, you can then enter this into Google maps to see how accurately it located you. It gives you accuracy in meters, convert to feet by multiplying the number given in meters by 3.28, you will now have your accuracy in ft.

The native built in test will show you have many satellites it has in view, the satellites that it actually locks onto will have an asterisk next to it. Please report both these numbers. Remember you need 4 locked on satellites for true precise 3D positioning.

I'm really interested to hear from prior smart-phone Android users, because these users will be able to make a direct comparison of the GPS to prior phones.

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Samsung Fascinate :: Fascinate - System Dump - Includes Bloat APKs

Oct 20, 2010

Just found the stock /System dump, which includes all the apps/APKs that come with a stock Samsung Fascinate.

*This is useful for those who accidently deleted bloatware, but still want a backup for future use (i.e. for updates).

Thread:
Fascinate system dump - Android Forums

Direct Download to the /System dump (Copy and paste the links):

Code:

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Samsung Fascinate :: Access Fascinate's System Files - Folders

Oct 18, 2010

I have a rooted Fascinate. Using ES file explorer I was able to view system folders and found the system media files containing ringtones, notification tone, etc. However, I can not edit the files there or paste new files in there. I cannot find the system folder when I connect the fascinate to a computer. I tried showing "hidden files" but the folders still would not show up.

What I want to do is add my downloaded ringtones into the system media folder so that I can use those ringtones without having those ringtones appear in my music player. Another post tried to deal with this issue of the music player recognizing ringtones and notification tones, but no one could provide an actual solution to the problem. If I could move ringtones from the media folder on the SD to card to the media folder in the system folder, this would solve the problem.

Can anybody access the system folders in a manner that I can add files to the folders.

EDITED: PROBLEM SOLVED.
With the help given below, I came up with a solution, and have pasted instructions directly below.
Here are the steps I did in case any one else is interested.


Once your phone is rooted, it's pretty simple.
1)Download Root Explorer from the Market. Root explorer will give you the ability to edit folders/files that normally can't be edited, ie read and write permission as opposed to read only.

2)Using Root Explorer (make sure in top left of program it says "mounted as r/w"), copy any ringtone, notification file, .ogg file, .mp3 file, etc that you have made or downloaded, by selecting sdcard folder and navigating to the location of your tones, long pressing the file of interest, and select copy. (You can even long press on the folder and copy the whole folder of tones).

3)Still using Root Explorer, back out of the SD folder, and find the folder called "system". Navigate to system/media/audio/"ringtones" or "notifications" . Click the paste button at the bottom of the screen (which should have appeared as soon as you copied your file/folder). The file/folder will now be in your system's tone folder.

4)You must power down and power back up your phone before the phone will recognize these newly added tones.

5)Either delete the tone files from your SD card, or put a .nomedia file into the folder to remove them from the SF's media player.

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Sep 16, 2010

Has any one try sending photos via email with out hanging in the sending folder? It only sends them when I do a battery pull and once in a wile it will send.

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Nov 5, 2010

I downloaded wireless tether, the newest version and the two previous versions. I install the apk using the fascinates file manager. The program appears to run fine on the phone, and says 0.4kb download and .1kb upload. I've used two different laptops, one with windows 7, and one with XP to try to connect to the phone. I can find Android Tether as an available network for both computers. However, when I click to connect, both computers cannot connect. When I perform a diagnostic test, windows reports there is a problem with the access point, but cannot fix it.

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Sep 17, 2010

EVRC-B allows you to have enhanced voice quality in large metro areas. On the HTC's, you could dial ##PROGRAM, press send, choose EVRC-B and BAM! It made a huge difference for us city folk.ny ideas?

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