Tag: verizon

Someone help me with this pop up screen i keep getting

by on Mar.13, 2013, under Other Posts

I was getting this too.   I uninstalled the updates since I cant uninstall the whole app, I just did the updates and Im no longer getting the message.

Incidentally I uninstalled all updates for the bloatware apps I never use–Backup Assistant Plus, Blockbuster for HTC, NFL Mobile, Slacker Radio, Verizon Tones, and VZ Navigator. My phone seems to be running faster and saves me ~32 MB of internal storage. The only update I do have is for My Verizon Mobile because the update is actually smaller than the stock version.

If you do this dont forget to uncheck Allow automatic updating for these apps, if you have it checked.

It sucks having all the updates listed in my Play Store and not being able to use Update All, but I usually install the updates from the web anyway.

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General Really torn: Charge or Dinc 2? – Android Forums

by on Jul.18, 2011, under Other Posts

I just went from the Motorola Droid 1 to the DInc 2 last week, but considered both the Thunderbolt and Charge. Also my wife has the Samsung Fascinate.

I thought about the Charge and 4G in general but ultimately decided to turn it down. Although faster Internet would be nice a comment I saw summed it up nicely for me “batteries aren’t ready for 4G”. Maybe not entirely accurate, but from all I’ve read it seems like the phones switch back and forth between the 3G and 4G radios all day depending on quality of signal which results in short battery life (people are talking as low as 4-6 hours depending on usage). Some people can deal with that, with my Droid 1 I was used to plugging the phone in via USB around lunch everyday because my battery was old. Perhaps waiting for the second generation 4G phones might be wiser. Constantly dealing with a short battery life doesn’t seem a fair trade for the benefit faster web browsing when you need it.

There are only 2 – 4G phones on Verizon–doesn’t seem like much choice there.

To speak the question of the Samsung Charge, somewhat referencing the Samsung Fascinate my wife has: I personally didn’t like the TouchWiz interface. I found the color scheme ugly on the Charge. We waited for months and months for Samsung/Verizon to release an update. Personally what turned me off to the Charge, although perhaps minor: no notification LED. If your phone is sitting on the desk or bedside and you have a text or email there’s no blinking light to let you know. Not sure what the thought process was there.

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XV6900 Upgrade to Windows Mobile 6.1 (plus GPS)

by on Jan.24, 2009, under Technology

I have the Verizon Wireless XV6900 (also called HTC Touch or HTC Vogue).  It’s a compact, full touch screen phone running Windows Mobile 6.  A couple of months ago I started hearing about Windows Mobile 6.1.  Newer Verizon phones were being released with it and Spirit (among others) were offering firmware updates for their verison of the same HTC phone.  What about me?

One of the reasons I chose to purchase the phone was because it has integrated GPS.  Shortly after getting the phone, I found out that Verizon disables it because they want people to use–and pay for–their VZ Navigator service.  I found a few forums were users were talking about how to bypass this with hacked firmware versions, however it seemed like a lot of the posts included things like “the GPS is working great! …but now I’m not getting TXT messages and the phone is freezing randomly!”  Updating the firmware of any device scares the crap out of me; if anything goes wrong, you can always end up bricking it.

Last week I finally found the official Windows Mobile 6.1 upgrade.  I knew it was official because on the Verizon Wireless XV6900 support page there’s a Downloads section which has a link to PCD–who I guess is responsible for hosting the update.  I updated the firmware successfully.  Thanks to, I learned about a fix for the GPS.  The post says it’s for the XV6800 (and it is) but this same update also works on the XV6900 flawlessly.

In the process I found out about a great and free little program for Windows Mobile called GPSToday from GeoTerrestrial.  Since enabling the GPS, I’ve tried a few “social networking”-esk location sharing programs/websites (Ipoki being the best looking one), but wasn’t really impressed with any of  them.  They look promising, just not yet.  I also was drawn into a lengthy thread concerning the XV6900 that’s actually from November 2008, when the “official” firmware was “leaked”.

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