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MACKDEEZY510

Oct 27, 2010, 12:51 PM
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Unable to send files via bluetooth?

I was trying to transfer files from my previous phone to the G2 and couldn't find how to send files via bluetooth. I was able to pair, connect, and receive, but not connect.
Didn't mean to answer my own question, but, I found an app under the android market, that allows me to send files via bluetooth.
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sneek24

Sep 20, 2010, 11:52 AM
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A bit dissapointed...

I'm an avid G1 user and Ive been waiting for months for this phone to come out and now that I see the features that it had on it I'm pretty disappointed..

No front facing/duel cameras?? FAIL!!
Video calling is one of the coolest features out there right now..

No 1Ghz processor? WHYYYYYYY?????
I realize the 800Mhz probably isn't that much different but why not just go the distance and get the 1Ghz??

Would have liked to have seen a little bit of a larger screen.. With phones like the Galaxy, HD2, and other larger screen phones I would have liked to have seen a little bit larger screen on this phone. Confused

Anyways these are my gripes. Lol.. Kinda sad, guess ill be waiting for a different phone that has it all..
The frontward facing camera is nice, but it's not a deal-breaker for me. That tech has been around for years overseas, but I wonder how many people actually use that feature.

The processor is actually a lot more efficient than previous SnapDragon p...
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so the design will stay the same

front facing camera's are nice, but the tech has been around since the 90's. the only reason everyone wants it right now is because of the iphone. Fring and Quik have it for android, but both of them are still bug...
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Beef Supreme

Feb 9, 2011, 3:48 PM
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2.3?

If anyone has any info on how i can get 2.3 on mine, without getting a chopped up ROM, i would be interested in finding out when. Thanks in advance
Wink HEY SEASONED BEEF...I KNOW EXACTLY HOW TO GET THAT 2.3 ON YOURS..
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ollywolf

Mar 16, 2011, 10:07 AM
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Help

I downloaded an album from amazon. After I downloaded the album I listen to it and I had to shut my phone off for a few minutes for I had to go into a building that required the phone to be turned off. once I turn my phone on the album is gone. Now this is the second time this happened. What gives? Do I call customer care or do I contact amazon?
metropical

Mar 13, 2011, 12:15 PM
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International G2

is this phone international or able to made after rooting?
Seems odd if not for a European corp.

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RiggsTmobile

Jan 18, 2011, 9:36 AM
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G2 IS FREE! 1/17-1/19

Thats right, get em while they are hot.
g2 instant free with any new activation
juttsin2

Sep 23, 2010, 11:09 PM
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HTC G2. More like nexus 2.

Like another person's post. This phone is going to be loaded with vanilla android. (unaltered and not watered down). So... t-mobile never officially got the nexus... we do get the nexus 2.

I really dont understand why this phone is named the G2... Wouldnt the "my touch" be the G2? how about the "my touch 3.5mm"?
or the "LE Fender my touch"? "my touch slide"?

They should have just named it the G5. That is an entire "G" ahead of sprints "4g".
(yes... people are that dumb)

Rumors from the t-mobile side. This phone may not support wifi tethering. This is also the reason that the other phones don't have Froyo (2.2) yet.

Yes. You will get the first HSPA+ phone. But... you may not be able to share this speed with anyone else. Some...
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I have an N1, I can tether and I don't pay any extra for it. Yes the G2 is a great phone, yes I would love one. (well after they get the rooting issue solved) and got to give kudo's for TMO for putting hspa+ on it, but please don't grandstand.
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bluecoyote

Oct 17, 2010, 12:51 PM

Real World Speeds

Are you sure you just weren't on HSDPA 7.2? 5.6 Mbps is a cakewalk for my iPhone 4 on AT&T's network in Charlotte, and getting 2.8-3Mbps is pretty much the norm
Yup, positive. I compare against a Nexus One on T-Mo. The G2 was consistently faster. You must have great HSDPA coverage in Charlotte.
BiGg RiE

Oct 7, 2010, 10:41 AM
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ROOT PROOF?

It seems that the A-holes @ tmobile decided to make the bootloader on the G2 self aware.

What does that mean you ask? It means that while the G2 was successfully rooted just days after it's initial release, once you reboot the phone the bootloader checks to see if it has been rooted and if it has, it resets everything back to the way tmobile wants it. Shocked Eh?

WTH? Evil or Very Mad That is completely ridiculous. Confused I haven't made up my mind on whether I want to root his thing yet but I should have the option to do so. My main reasons for rooting would be the Wifi hotspot ability, installing to the SD card (let's face it 1.5 GB of internal storage isn't very much), full system back up to SD card, Super user control. etc

Sure I can and have ...
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My mistake Embarassed HTC are the A-Holes who put in the self-aware bootloader Evil or Very Mad , and Tmobile are the A-holes who decided to still go with the device Evil or Very Mad !
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DiamondPro

Oct 12, 2010, 12:41 AM
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Speed Test!

Whats your fastest speed test on the g2?
mustang03282

Oct 8, 2010, 9:27 AM
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will people please stop calling the mytouch the g2

my chargers, screen protectors, and extended battery came in today all from different companys and listed as works on the tmobile g2. Sure enough everything came in and is for the mytouch not the g2 so when ordered stuff make sure the seller knows the difference between the phones
Indeed.

Before the G2 came out, if you did a search on Google for "T-Mobile G2", many of the results listed the myTouch as the G2, which was odd.
mustang03282

Oct 7, 2010, 4:57 PM
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3.5g speeds

I'm just wondering what kind of speeds people are seeing with this phone. I was told it maxes out at 14mbit but i was in philly today and did a few speed test and was getting 25 mbit down and a little over 5 mbit up . Im sure these4 speeds wont be as good once more people get 3.5 g phones but wow im really amazed. Most of my friends cant get them speeds on a home connection
It can get mor on wifi. Do idk? r u sure you werent connected to wifi or reading it wrong cause...hspa+ right now is at a TOP theoretical speed of 21mbps. And the most ive seen someone hit on our network connection is 12 mbps....
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X3R0B4R5

Oct 1, 2010, 6:05 PM
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Screen Size....

I'm aware of the processor's actual speed and how solid it is, the fast boot up, blah, blah, blah.
I had the G1 and now have the N1. I like having my phone clean of the the add on UIs, we get the updates first (well except for the upcoming one from what I understand, big red and moto stole it from us!)
I was (add your favorite sexual insinuation here) when I heard of this phone. And was, until I got to play w/a friends Droid X. The thing that killed my high was the screen size... I had always hoped size didn't matter, but apparently I was mistaken. I guess I'll have to wait on the G3 now or maybe the NexusTwo if google decides to carry out the original plan... Crying or Very sad
OMFG I am ROFL your profile pic is EPIC Laughing Laughing Laughing
Byron

Sep 24, 2010, 3:56 AM
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Disappointed

I was happy to hear about this phone until checking out the specs. It would be nice if it had a stronger processor, PC synch, data tethering, UMA, and Java (JME2). Basically, wished it was a smartphone like the HTC HD2, but with Android instead of Windows Mobile. Is it 4G-ready? Sad
T-Mobile is pushing it as a 4G phone.
I agree, a few more features would have really set this phone apart from the rest... And yes, kinda, Its HSPA+ enabled which will actually push top speeds of up to 21.5 megs per sec of data.. Well or at least as fast as that 800 MHz processor will let...
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It's amazing and faster than pretty much EVERYTHING out there with the possible exception of the Desire HD

You won't get Java because android doesn't pay royalties for java mobile, and computer synching programs are available.

You will never hav...
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The processor is very good. The processor type is more important than the raw speed in MHz. An 800 MHz processor can actually be faster than a 1 GHz processor.

There are many sync options for Android.

T-Mobile is rolling out UMA for Android.

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mustang03282

Oct 5, 2010, 7:39 PM
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death grip

Is anyone els haveing a problem like mine. When i hold the phone I loose signal if inside my house. My g1 gets great signal in my house but the g2 looses service when i hold it but if i sit it on my desk it works fine. If htc trying to copy apple? I love the phone its everything i wanted and more and the metal case is nice but im wondering if the case is whats causeing the reception problems.
albertojohnguzman

Sep 27, 2010, 4:44 PM
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Mine On The Way - Have Root Questions

Hello, I already have mine pre-ordered and it is on the way. I currently have a Nexus One and enjoy the ability to be a hotspot for my laptop. I surf all day at work. I understand that this feature will be disabled on my G2 even though it has "vanilla" froyo on it. I have three question for anyone that can help.

1. If I root it, will this make the tethering and hotspot work like it does on the Nexus One and if I root it will I be able to use any sim card from any carrier?

2. If I root it, will any future updates (via over the air, like bug fixes and os upgrades) be able to be downloaded by my phone and how will this effect my phone?

3. Lastly, where can I go online to do like the easy root type of thingy, like where you plug your ph...
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Answers to your questions.

1. Rooting opens up the capability for your phone to do mobile hotspot. But you will need to download an app to get the function after you have rooted it. Rooting it just makes it possible.

2. You should be able to rec...
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1. With any root, you unlock the ability to use features on the phone that the carrier or the manufacture hold back such as the Wifi Hot Spot. You can root it and install wireless tether or barnacle which is on the App Market and free.

2. If you ha...
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bgale14

Sep 15, 2010, 5:08 PM
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This is going to be google's new baby.

To be honest, the spec sheet on this phone isn't all that impressive. especially when you do a side by side comparison with some of the competition. The reason I'm getting this phone?... VANILLA ANDROID! This is going to be google's new nexus. It will get all the updates first. I am coming off the cliq, cliq xt, behold 2, mytouch, and mytouch slide. I almost forgot that updates existed. It will be nice to be invited to the party again. Smile
that is exactly what I was thinking when I looked at the specs, not that impressive but very close to the nexus one. Technically you wouldn't see a different on a phone between 800 and 1ghz, but it would have been nice to have the 1Ghz on there with a...
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What's not impressive?

If you're referring to the processor speed, don't worry about it.

You'll notice much more of a performance increase from HSPA+ than a 1 ghz processor.
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64innj

Sep 10, 2010, 10:41 AM
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Concerned about battery life

looking at the specs that are released on this phone so far the battery life appears to suck major. I hope this is a mistake, that could be a major drawback to getting this phone. I know there are apps that help you extend your battery life but just look at how the G2 specs stack up next to its 4 competitors.

HTC G2
Talk: 6.5 hr
Standby: 18 hr
(0.7 days)

HTC Nexus one
Talk: 7 hr
Standby: 250 hr
(10.4 days)

Samsung Vibrant
Talk: 6.5 hr
Standby: 432 hr
(18 days)

HTC HD2
Talk: 6.3 hr
Standby: 490 hr
(20.4 days)


I love the fact that it is vanilla android 2.2 and that it has a physical keyboard which is a big plus but that battery life may not make it a buy for me. Sad
The Stand-by time HAS to be a mistake! there is just no way that can be true.. That has to be 18 days NOT hours..
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Sent the editor a note... these are new phones and a new listing..
Go to Phone Arena... it does list it as 18 Days !
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It is 18 days, not hours. It's fixed. Sorry for the mistake!
The standby time is 430hrs, which is ~18 days.

Of course, as with all devices these times are not including app use or syncing.
They basically disable background data on a freshly formatted device (not running any mem intensive apps) and test how...
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chantrel007

Sep 10, 2010, 12:11 AM
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Finally the moment we dedicated g1 users have been waiting for!

I actually wrote htc an email requesting the make a g2 2 months ago. lol. Ive had the white g1 for 2 years and haven't moved because of the keyboard color and well love tmobile. But this phone is definitely a must. Thank you so much htc. Another satisfied happy customer. But on another note how can the eris be wider and longer than the Droid 2 And the g2 but still weigh less than both?
But on another note how can the eris be wider and longer than the Droid 2 And the g2 but still weigh less than both?

It's not. Of those three, the Eris is the smallest in every dimension, and the lightest. Confused

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The battery has helium instead of lithium ... duh. Razz
Will this be better than the myTouch slide?
I am totally excited about this!! I still have my G1,but my upgrade comes in December. I've been keeping an eye of what T-mobile gets. This G2....heck yeah I am going to upgrade to it in Dec. Can't wait!
 
 
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