My Hero's screen won't time out anymore. It worked fine until today. I have the screen timeout setting set to 30 seconds and it just dims and stays dimmed without actually locking it completely. What other setting do I need to adjust?
I have found the settings to adjust the delay on the screen itself blanking, but when using the phone in the dark, the backlight behind the home, menu, back, etc, keys turns off too quickly. I might be reading and email and want to go back, but by the time I have read it, the keys are dark.
This just started happening lately. Every time I set my screen timeout to anything other than the default 30 seconds, it will just change itself back in a couple of minutes. I can't think of any apps I've installed recently that could possibly be causing this. Any ideas on how to fix this?
First post here....biggest issue with the Hero is that when you are in a call, the screen time's out. If you are in a call that you need to hit numbers, then you have to hit the power button, then swipe, then get to your keypad. Is there a way of preventing the screen from timing out while in a call? If I switch to "never", will that stop it?
My Droid keeps losing the setting for screen timeout. It resets to no option being selected, which means about a 5 second timeout. I have to reselect 30 seconds, etc. I can't seem to find a pattern of situation leading up to it. Started on 2.01 and continued after 2.1 upgrade. Never rooted.
is there a way to set screen timeouts to specific apps? For instance, when running navigation, can the screen time out be set to never timeout just for that app? I only want the screen to stay lite for certain apps.
When I end a call, it takes a few seconds for the screen to light back up so I can push END to kill the call. Does anyone know how to fix or adjust this? This is can be a problem if another call is calling in and sometimes I loose it before I have a chance to switch over.
I'm having a problem with my screen timeout - nomatter what I set it to, it soon afterwards resets back to 30 seconds. I've tried 2 minutes, 10 minutes etc. and it might work immediately, but not long afterwards it gets reset.
The only thing I had running that I thought might possibly affect it was timeriffic, but I've deactivated that now and its still happening.
And yes, I know that apps like screenmodewidget and Screebl can be used to work around the problem, but I'd rather fix it!
Just setting up the display profiles on my phone....does anyone know how to change the screen time out for different scenes.....eg when I'm using my phone normally I want the display to timeout and lock etc, but when the phone is on charge at work or in the car I never want it to timeout.
Changing the timeout setting seems to apply for all profiles.
I have a UK 3 Hero and am running Screebl. I set the screen timeout for a minute but it keeps reverting back to 15 secs. I am changing the time in the phone's settings and Screebl's, but it keeps changing back.
I guess I'm one of the lucky ones that can get mms on my hero but when i download the incoming mms it shows up once then after i close it i can not view or find the picture again. Ive mounted the phone and looked in the download folder of sd card but nothing is there, and its certainly not in any of my albums. Is this yet another bug int he Hero's mms handling? a side question is there a way to adjust the snooze time on the built in alarm clock?
I have my screen timeout set to 30 seconds but now it doesn't seem to want to turn off like it should even when the phone is sitting still. I also turned off the email notifications so I wouldn't hear the sound in the middle of the night and it still plays the sound.Are these things that need a reboot before they take effect or might there be an actual problem with the phone?
I noticed that you can't adjust media volume without first playing media. Like you have to, for example, press the play button before pressing rocker volume in order to adjust media volume or else you'll just be adjusting ringer volume. This is unfortunate since games also use media volume. So if you wonna start up a quick game in a quiet setting, your in trouble if you were listening music before and never turned down/off the media volume. Unless I'm missing something and there is in fact a way to do it?
I just go hero and I went to the Pop3 setting and started to insert my microsoft pop3 account setting in the fields as prompted. The password was not correct so it would not pull in my emails.I can't seem to find out how to go back into my pop3 settings since the HTC Hero email application will not let me view my previous settings to make changes.There must be a way, I am just not seeing it.Please help me with the correct procedure.It tells me to select my email account from the drop down screen in my created email account, so, I select the email address that it shows that I created.
This is just some general ideas for getting the CM6/Froyo 2.2 running great
NANDROID: Make a nandroid of your current rom or your stock rom. Always do a nandroid before flashing a new rom. It may save you one day
CM6: If you are new to rooting, follow the exact steps Darch recommends in the CM6 thread xda-developers Make sure if you are coming from another rom, WIPE everything, Data, Cache and Davlik cache. Here is the zip file http://mirror.teamdouche.net/get/heroc/update-cm-6.1.0-RC1-Heroc-signed.zip for those of you wanting to download directly The phone will be just fine as is, but if you want the market.... you will have to flash the gapps
GAPPS: If you want the Android market, gmail, etc... Here are the gapps [url] You will need to flash the gapps after flashing the rom. You can do this directly after you flash the CM6 rom. Then reboot phone. If that mirror does not work, look here [url]
GOOGLE ACCOUNT: After the phone boots, you will need to sign into your Google account. This will give you access to the market, gmail etc... Any previous purchases from the Android market will be in the download section of the market. It could take 5-20 minutes for everything to sync to your new rom, so give it time
ANDROID MARKET DOWNLOADS: There are a couple of applications from the market that will help backing up applications. I recommend using Titanium Backup or something similar. After wiping data, all previous downloads will need to be dowloaded again. TB helps in this by backing up applications in previous roms. This would be the first download from the Android market I would do, then open up application and press menu, batch and press RUN Restore all apps with data. This makes the process of restoring applications faster instead of searching for applications in the market
APPS 2 SD CARD You can move applications to your SD Card without having to partition your card with Froyo 2.2. First, go into CyanogenMod Settings>Apllication Settings> and check the box 'Allow application moving'. Press 'install location' and choose 'External'.
Now, go back to 'Settings'(for the phone) and press 'Applications'. Make sure the box at the top 'Unknown Sources' is checked.
Press 'Manage Applications'. After your applications load, go down to each one you want to run from your SD Card and tap the application. This takes you to a screen and you will see in the middle/right of the screen (below 'Storage') where you press 'Move to SD Card' ( a few applications may not be able to move). Press that and wait a moment for the button to refresh, It will now read 'Move to Phone', showing you that the application was moved to your SD Card and you can press again to move the application back to your phone.
You will notice the amount of KB/MB for the application under 'Storage' has gone down. Some applications release more space than others but the application still needs some of the application to remain on the phone so it can be accessed (just like in cache) and find the application on your SD Card. Simply repeat this process for each application you want to move to your SD Card.
VOICEMAIL: The CM6 does not have voicemail. I prefer Google Voice from the Android market. It is now open, no invitations needed. If you would like Sprint Visual Voicemail, here is link for Sprint VVM xda-developers - View Single Post - [ROM] CyanogenMod-6 for Hero CDMA - V6.0.0 (09/18/2010) Flash the zip file from recovery.
NAVIGATION: After downloading the Maps application from the market, you will now have Google Navigation. If you prefer Sprint Navigation, here is the link for the apk xda-developers - View Single Post - [ROM] CyanogenMod-6 for Hero CDMA - V6.0.0 (09/18/2010)
OVERCLOCKING: First thing you will need for adjusting frequencies, download OC Widget or SetCPU from the Android market. Not every phone will have the same OC settings, so the Min/Max settings may vary from phone to phone. But I would recommend the Min setting be at least 245. You will be able to OC to 768 on the STOCK kernel. If random reboots or freezes happen when setting at 768, lower the frequency until you find that 'happy' place for the phone.
You can also flash an Uncapped kernel which may result in a faster phone. Found here [Kernel] BrainFuct Kernel - UncappedKernel [09/22/2010] - xda-developers Make sure you WIPE Davlik cache before flashing one of the uncapped kernels. Decad3ance has stable and BFS kernels for the CM6. The stable kernels will be just fine, flash the BFS kernels at your own risk.
If you turn on/off your phone, will need to reset settings for the frequencies
BATTERY ISSUES: If come to find that the battery is not so great, there are a couple of things you may want to do.
1. Make sure the sync settings for widgets and such are not having to sync every 5 minutes. For instance, I have Moblie Buzz widget set to sync every hour. If you are roaming, syncing will take a toll on the battery. Adjusting the settings of syncing may increase battery life.
2. Wipe the battery stats. Charge phone to 100%. DO NOT UNPLUG. Boot into recovery and wipe battery stats. Reboot phone. UNPLUG PHONE FROM CHARGER. Let the phone completely die to 0%. Plug in phone to charger. Charge phone back to 100%(DO NOT UNPLUG). Complete charge should take 4-5 hours. The green light comes on at 90% so for safe measure if you see the green light come on, leave the phone charging for another hour just to be safe.
3. Flashing an uncapped kernel will improve battery life
4. Try the battery tweak found here Collin_ph Battery Tweak RC1 for Cyanogen / Darch Froyo roms (possibly others) - xda-developers Collin has all information there. But before doing the battery tweak UNINSTALL OC widget and SetCPU You will be able to set the frequencies with the battery tweak, no need for OC widget and SetCPU. Collin just released a new update [url]
GPS: If you are having trouble getting a lock of your GPS, download GPS Status from the Android market. Open up the app, press menu, settings, GPS & Sensors, Manage A-GPS state, press DOWNLOAD. If you are having trouble with GPS getting a lock, do the same as above and press RESET and then redownload.
LAG ISSUES: Some may experience lag issues after some time after flashing. I would recommend getting a solid GPS lock. I don't know why this works but it works. Go into any MAP application and make sure your exact location is determined. I would HIGHLY recommend doing this right after flashing the rom. ENABLE Auto rotate in settings>display. Then go into CyanogenMod settings>User Interface>Uncheck> 90 Degrees and 270 Degrees.
LOCK SCREEN LAG: Flashing an uncapped kernel will solve this issue
MMS FIX: Some may have trouble with mms messages, look here for the fix xda-developers - View Single Post - Discussion of Cyanogenmod Nightlies for Hero CDMA Download Handcent from the market to blacklist any unwanted text messages.
OLDER GAPPS: If you try to download something new from the Android market and you get an unsuccessful install. Use Titanium Backup. For instance, the new Gmail 2.3. Uninstall Gmail in TB. Reboot phone. Then go back into the Android market and download Gmail 2.3. If you flashed the new 9/17 gapps, you should not have any trouble downloading.
RADIO UPDATE: WARNING: I HAVE ONLY TESTED WITH THE CDMA SPRINT HTC HERO! If you flash the wrong radio, serious issues may happen. Please do your research before flashing. Thanks to infintefx for a flashable zip for the baseband radio. Look here for 2.42.02.10.29 [url] Flash from recovery! There is NO NEED TO WIPE. Boot to recovery and flash the radio.
PRL UPDATE: To update the PRL, you will have to flash to a sense rom, found here [ROM] 08/30/10 | Fresh Hero 2.4.0 | Incremental Update For Freshness - xda-developers To update PRL, Nandroid current rom, flash over to Fresh and update PRL, then restore nandroid back to CM6
SENSE UI in CM6: Since the CM6 is an AOSP rom, there is no Sense UI. Look here for some great recommendations [url]
PERFORMANCE SETTINGS: There are list of things in CyanogenMod settings that you can enable: JIT, Compcache, Enable surface Dithering and VM Heap. Enabling or changing some of these may improve the phone and some may cause issues. Change or enable at your own risk Need information about what each one does? Google it!
FORCE CLOSE ISSUES: Some may experience some force close issues. You can Fix Permissions via Rom Manager. Go into Rom Manager, press 'Fix Permissions' and let it do its thing. Then reboot phone.
ANDROID MARKET ISSUES: Some have trouble with the android market getting stuck on 'downloading...'. Before going into the android market, go into your GTalk application and sign into your GTalk account. Once you are signed into GTalk, there should not be any issues downloading applications from the market.
NIGHTLIES: Look here for the nightlies [url] If you decide to flash a nightly, be warned there may be bugs The most recent nightly is at the top, by date and by number. To flash a nightly do this: Nandroid. Download nightly. Boot into recovery. WIPE ONLY Davlik cache and cache (some recoveries do not have the option to wipe cache, make sure you wipe Davlik cache though) Flash rom. Reboot phone. If you decide to flash a nightly, all of you settings, ringtones, applications.... will be as you left them. (As if you turned your phone off and back on) After flashing rom, you will have the stock kernel and you will have to flash the uncapped kernel again, flash the battery tweak and set frequencies for overclocking.
I had my Hero set the way I wanted it for the past 5 months, long story short, I ended up resetting the phone and am now try to add my yahoo mail, gmail, and my Exchange mail. When I setup my Exchange mail, I add an icon to my home screen, works fine. Then I bring another mail icon and add it to the homescreen and setup my yahoo mail, all is good, and so forth for my gmail. The way I had it set up before, I could click each Icon and get my mail accordingly in each of the 3 (mail) icons. In fact, before, one of the icons was even labeled "yahoo". NOW when I try to set it up, it wants to give me the same email in all folders. I do not have anything set as my default.
I have the zedge app and downloaded ringers and message tones, but when I set them as my defaults, I still get the hero ringer/notification sound instead. How can I stop my phone from doing that so the zedge ringer and notification sounds I choose stay?
Looks like in the stock browser, the bookmark sort setting is not being saved. I have mine set to sort Most used. However, if I reboot or kill the browser via a task manager, then go back to bookmarks, it is set as sort by Newest. Can anyone confirm they are getting this as well?
I got tired of the messing with the people widget so I created shortcuts to people. I have a couple of folders that I put these shortcuts into, one for texting and one for calling. Is there any setting to change the transparency of the folder?