Joseph the dreamer, 03 Sep 2016I had accidentally drop it from the loft straight down to the foyer on the first day. It surv... moreDon't mess around trying to root your phone. I didn't read your entire comment but yes, mine has a case on it but it's fallen in mud puddles and been dropped a billion times. Still working. Just do as I recently did. Go to your carrier and buy a chip. I thought I was going to have to buy a new phone. I use this little phone for a lot. I'm active in animal rescue, have a small rescue and advocate for animals on Facebook and Google plus. I have a YouTube channel. I've got TONS of pictures on this phone. It's out of memory almost, HAS been but I have almost 16Gb available. The phone started working better immediately after I had them put it in. It was about $20 I think. There was a cheaper one, less memory and one that had thousands of Gb memory. More expensive of course. People who know how to root phones say it's easy to mess up and the THEN the phone is ruined. I'm not sure exactly what rooting is. I've disabled some apps the phone came with. I uninstalled Twitter but I don't remember if the phone came with it. I've uninstalled quite a few apps, actually. It says if you uninstall this app, other apps may misbehave. I DIDN'T uninstall Hangouts. I've read that's a bad thing. I DID disable it. I wish I would have known about the memory cbip a long time ago. Because of all the social media sites I'm on the phone was lagging and crashing. Thought I had to buy a new phone. Very smart guy working at Cricket sold me the chip and uninstalled some apps I had downloaded for security. They, themselves were not secure. I didn't know they need the little blue icon to show the site is secure. Still learning. Buy the chip. My phone felt like I bought a new phone. I'm sure it would have crashed and burned, not even come back on soon if I didn't uninstall everything I USE the phone for.
I love the photo editor. It's nicer and has much more control than other manufacturers. I have photo lab and photo grid installed. I'm an artist and use photography as a medium. I'm also a graphic artist and understand the red green blue balance. I minored in photography back with rolling film in a dark room. I always edit my shots in my HTC DESIRE editor rather than the photo apps I downloaded. After I do a manipulation I always crop it and using the custom filter I can change the image to various colors and choose which I like. I'm ready to upgrade although the phone still works well at 14 months old. Specs here say Snapdragon. Mine and I believe all are Kit Kat. I don't know much about that part of the phone but check out HTC phones often and I know that's what it says, unless they have changed it recently. Nice phone for what I paid.
Joseph the dreamer, 03 Sep 2016I had accidentally drop it from the loft straight down to the foyer on the first day. It surv... moreIt's a pretty easy phone to root, if you do that you can uninstall anything you want.if your feeling confident, there is a custom Rom called nosense that debloats a ton, gives you root, and Is stable. The Rom will take you under 1 gig on the os and double the speed. I'm not posting links because the mods would probably nerf the post, but you can get all the info at xda.com. Btw the no sense link on the main thread is down but near the last page someone posted a mirror
I had accidentally drop it from the loft straight down to the foyer on the first day.
It survived the fall with out any damage.
However, i noticed that it had been freezing a lot. It would pause for a couple of seconds while im texting or typing in on any social media.
Internal memory has 4 GB but when i bought it, it is already full of useless app which i can't remove. It already has 3 + GB on it so there wasn't much left to play around and add apps that i like. The app that came with it always uses up all of whats left. I had to delete the cache all the time of each app and delete the updates and restore the factory installed version of the apps so the facebook app and skype would function. It doesn't capture pictures well on dim light. I had wish it has the slow motion feature on video.
For a $100 dollar phone that survived a 30 feet fall straight down with out any damages and also survived an accidental dump in the water, this phone is not bad.
Trixie, 14 Jul 2016I absolutely hate this phone. Camera quality is okish, sans the fact it doesn't have flash. It... moreGet the battery out put it back in and I hold the power and volume down button at the same time and then you should get a screen to pop up and then select with your volume buttons the factory reset and press the power on my button and after it should work but you will have all of ur data removed btw I agree with you worst phone ever I have to wait til December until I get my s7 edge :[
Marduk77, 08 Jul 2016I bought this phone from Boost Mobile. I only have 1GB of "hard drive space", and 3.5 of usel... moreYou should get an app called
Root app deleter.
It allows you to freeze a system app. Then use the phone for a few days and then delete it,but only if after waiting the few days your phone doesn't act weird due to "freezing" it.
First you gotta root your phone.
Then dl the above app.
it's the worst phone i ever got my hands on, whoever designed this piece of crap could use a lobotomy. i am horiibly disappointed after i spent that money on it and i can't wait to get a new one before i can smash this phone with a hammer, i am typing this on my laptop with only my right hand since i use my left to keep the usb cable at the right angle for it to charge. this was the only solution i found after 2 hours of breaking my fingers against it and it still dosen:t charge properly, if it ever freezes again i've half a mind to break the ice. after i've put up with the lack of flashlight, the hyper sensitive touchscreen and all the damn viruses it likes to download for a year and 3 months i am seriosly considering the amish lifestyle
I found this phone on the floor with a cracked screen so I charged it and it works but then I found out it only has 4GB of storage and I can't get it unlocked to T-Mobile and I can't delete the stupid Boost Zone app plus it has no flash it's good for a $50 phone but otherwise do not get it
Mindy, 13 Jul 2016please tell me this phone has a gyroscopeHi I am in the same kind of boat you are with the gyroscope functionality on the HTC 510 desire. So I watch many videos and went over a couple of trust worth tech paper providers and they all said to use a functionality test app. And I am sad to say it said that the HTC 510 did not have a gyroscope. But you f you would like to check for your self please check out (sensor box for Android). Thanks for reading and have a nice day.
I absolutely hate this phone. Camera quality is okish, sans the fact it doesn't have flash. It doesn't have a gyroscope. Its directional awareness is iffy, the processing time is terrible, and now just barely a year over the warranty it won't boot back up. It just gets stuck on the white htc screen for ever. I haven't been able to get it to turn on for 24 hours. Boost Mobile is of no help, and now HTC won't even let me send it to them to fix it. Total waste of money. 2/10
i have this phone but i had a question does this phone have a gyroscope in it. becuase if not then the game i have been trying to play is usless to me.
I bought this phone from Boost Mobile. I only have 1GB of "hard drive space", and 3.5 of useless apps that Boost put on there. I want to really talk to the person that set up the phone initially.
I've had this phone for about 3-4 months now. Everything works great, except for the memory problem. I bought a 16gb micro sd card (which is the size it takes). All apps are not movable to the sd card. I have looked up possible solutions for the problem, but it seems that HTC will not do anything for it. This makes it really frustrating when trying to download more than 2 apps onto the phone. The camera quality is okay, however objects that are pink come out red. The processor on the phone is pretty fast, but has some issues rerouting on Google Maps.
Hi i have a HTC 510 desire and i dont have a flash for my camera and i dont even have a light to see. What is the go with that, and why dont i have a flash??
ABQTeresa, 17 Jun 2016Do NOT buy this phone! It has only 4GB memory, not 8GB as stated and most all of it is used up... moreI agree. I have an 8 GB phone storage and all the apps that came with the phone takes up about 7.5 GB. I bought my own 32 GB SD card and moved all the moveable apps I can into the SD card. Now I can't download anymore apps unless the phone storage has enough space for the app to download, then I can move it to my SD card. But some apps you download can't be moved over. I even went as far as to uninstall most of the basic apps that I don't use, so the apps that came with the phone. And even doing that the basic apps still take up 7.5 GB. I can't even update my phone now coz I need ~700 mb of space to update, which I don't have. Not my fault all the basic apps take up all the room and I can't delete them, only uninstall the updates. Also, my space bar doesn't work half the time. And the cherry on top is, I've only had this phone for about 4 months. All and all, if you want a cool TEMPORARY phone, get this HTC Desire 510 (I paid $120 for mine), otherwise I would not suggest buying phone.