Thunderbolt annoyances ??

mitchb2

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- Home screen doesn't rotate in landscape. Very amateur.
- That bleeping Backup Assistant error icon that never goes away
- Swype seems terrible on the TB. Worked great on the D1.
- USB connector location, as mentioned.
- No matter how many times I confirm that I have assigned different ringtones to different people in my contacts list, only the global ringtone plays, regardless of who calls. And my custom ringtones disappear from the list and reappear when they feel like it.
- Phone earpiece is eardrum-splitting loud on lowest volume.
- LED color limitation blows
- Photos disappear from Gallery and have to be found using a file browser.
 

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I have experienced some of the annoyances mentioned already. Like the auto complete and the suggestion bar in the way of the send button. I came from a d1 and will take these small issues over the d1 any day. I'm very happy I switched.

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No problems here buddy works good try rebooting it.

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-Horrific amounts of bloatware

I'm waiting until my free wifi hotspot runs out to root it, this is my first smart phone of any kind so I'm pretty new at it. I'll be very glad to be free of all this junk popping up in the background and bogging down my processor/memory.

-Kickstand doesn't work when charging (landscape)

They may as well have included a dock with the stock package and charged an extra 30 bucks for the whole thing. Very annoying.

-Stock messenger is terrible

Very slow when switching between contacts, sometimes I'll check a new message and close it without replying quickly and the notification will still be there.
 

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A minor annoyance, with my OG Droid I could edit or rename my contact categories like for the hospital my mom stayed at I had a "front desk" number and changed one to "patient services". With the Thunderbolt you can't change anything. Mobile, home, work, work fax, home fax, pager, other.
 

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Speaker volume sucks
Kick stand needs to be flippped.
Browser url defaults to http://


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Battery is way better with CPU turned down on screen off and 4g turned off. Rooting truly realizes this phones potential. Hadn't even noticed some of these things till mentioned here...DAMN YOU IGNORANCE !!!

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I had big issues with the battery life. Also had an issue with 4G but Verizon fixed the 4G network to be more stable. As far as other issues previously explained I have not had those issues.

If you're looking for a good way to increase battery life, there are a few things you can do. Turn down screen brightness and screen time-out, or install Screen Filter. Turn off location services when not being used. Get a task manager that supports auto kill. This part is recommended for experienced users only. Go to Phone and type *#*#4636#*#*. This opens a hidden menu. Go to Phone Information and scroll down to "Set preferred network type:". Originally it will say CDMA + LTE/EvDo auto. Change it to say CDMA auto (PRL). This will give 3G instead of 4G but my battery life is much increased by doing this.

Btw juice defender or whatever did not work for me.

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I had big issues with the battery life. Also had an issue with 4G but Verizon fixed the 4G network to be more stable. As far as other issues previously explained I have not had those issues.

If you're looking for a good way to increase battery life, there are a few things you can do. Turn down screen brightness and screen time-out, or install Screen Filter. Turn off location services when not being used. Get a task manager that supports auto kill. This part is recommended for experienced users only. Go to Phone and type *#*#4636#*#*. This opens a hidden menu. Go to Phone Information and scroll down to "Set preferred network type:". Originally it will say CDMA + LTE/EvDo auto. Change it to say CDMA auto (PRL). This will give 3G instead of 4G but my battery life is much increased by doing this.

Btw juice defender or whatever did not work for me.

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3G is the main problem when you're talking about 3G/4G, and the soon to be released OTA should fix it. The handoff between the two was not good, and they were always fighting with each other. This makes it much more streamlined and gives priority to LTE where available. If you aren't in a 4G area, you will want to do this (though, if you download LTE On/Off in the market, its a lot easier to do) only so that when you're on 3G, the phone isn't always looking for 4G.

As for Task Manager/Killer... thats a complete waste and more of a placebo affect than anything. You kill it, it'll come back. Just because it shows up on the list does not mean its chewing up battery and CPU. The way Android is set up, those apps SHOULD be in memory to allow them to boot up more seamlessly when you choose it.

As for the display settings... As with any Android device, and especially those with large screens, the display will eat up most of the battery. Personally, I have it eating anywhere between 40% and 50% with regular use. Just the name of the game to have a good device. I found that there's really no reason to have Auto Brightness on. It sets it too bright indoors and too dull outside. Its nearly impossible to read it outside anyway, but if you must, maybe use a brightness widget (stock HTC or Beautiful Widgets) and have the dull setting around 25% or so, and just toggle it to be 100% when you step outside.

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My annoyances:
-Did they really have to put the charging port underneath the kick stand??
-I.dont.need.practice.using.my.punctuation.
-sometimes the drop down notification window gets weird, sometimes clicking will open messages, and sometimes it just hangs there
-Screen brightness could be better in daylight. Its great at night.
-I would love to remove the bloat without having to root

But I still am loving my phone.
 
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I love my TBolt, but I do have a couple of minor annoyances. The first is the bloatware that you can't uninstall (without root). I paid $199 dollars apiece for 2 Thunderbolts plus well over $100 monthly for my plan. I should be able to decide what software is installed on my device.
My 2nd annoyance is the auto-complete. It's always replacing words with something completely different from what I intended. I always have to carefully re-read my texts and emails before sending.
 

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Go to Phone and type *#*#4636#*#*. This opens a hidden menu. Go to Phone Information and scroll down to "Set preferred network type:". Originally it will say CDMA + LTE/EvDo auto. Change it to say CDMA auto (PRL). This will give 3G instead of 4G but my battery life is much increased by doing this.

There's an app for that, its called LTE on/off. Saves you the step of having to dial all of that lol Plus *#*#4636#*#* doesn't work for everyone.

And to add, the best battery saver for me is turning off 4g when not in use. I find when 4g is on, my battery is a waste!
 

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I love my TBolt, but I do have a couple of minor annoyances. The first is the bloatware that you can't uninstall (without root). I paid $199 dollars apiece for 2 Thunderbolts plus well over $100 monthly for my plan. I should be able to decide what software is installed on my device.
My 2nd annoyance is the auto-complete. It's always replacing words with something completely different from what I intended. I always have to carefully re-read my texts and emails before sending.

If you root your phone you can get rid of all that annoying bloatware.

Your second annoyance is easily fixed. Go to menu>settings>language & keyboard>touch input>text input and uncheck prediction and word completion.
 

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Micro USB is in the worst spot ever. Guess they want you buying the dock. I have to admit though I really like the phone on the kickstand in portrait. Everyone that sees it comments.

I hate the fact that HTC wants to rip you off with the dock. Bad enough I had to buy an extended battery to get reasonable life. Now they expect me to pay $55-59 for the dock? They are smoking something. Our next phones will be Moto or possibly LG.
 
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