Shelley, 19 Dec 2009Hi!
I am due to get this phone on Monday.
Are there any 'must have' installations you th... moreThere is no one place to get all the apps for windows mobile. Programs can be found all over the net. This phone has more in common with a windows PC than with an average phone. so the faster you accept that the easy things will be for you when using it. So make Google search your best friend because you will be using it a lot to find what you need. There is no iTunes to do it all. And the “window mobile market please” is Childs play compared to what you can find on the outside.
And seeing that you are new to windows mobile and HTC phones the first thing you should do is spend the weekend reading the HD2 user manual.
HTC did a good job of making the phone user friendly. But sad to say, it is still not as i-diot proof/friendly as the iPhone, so you will have to do some reading to know how some things work, what some things are for and how to edit the many setting that can be edited.
Go to w w w .h t c . c o m
Pick your country as United Kingdom
Go to the support tab
Pick this phone
Pick the User Guides tab
And download the User Manual (not the Quick start guide)
After you digest all that is in there.
You can think about what programs to get.
Starting with the updates right there on the HTC site.
Neutral_Guy, 19 Dec 2009I have heard that after installing the patch from HTC site to resolve the sms issue, there are... moreI've noticed after installing the SMS patch, I can no longer open emails from the screen. I have to go into inbox tab to open my emails. I'm thinking about removing the patch...............
Anthony, 17 Dec 2009Soon? You are late :-) The patch is out already for the sms bug on www.htc.com Pick your cou... moreI have heard that after installing the patch from HTC site to resolve the sms issue, there are still cases whereby the sms that are send out got stuck in outbox or the receipent only got it in the inbox hours later. Has it happen to anyone here?
chris z, 19 Dec 2009PLEASE HELP, can anyone tell me how to access my java apps on hd2 have installed opera mini an... moreThis was dumb of HTC....
solitare and bubble breaker is on the phone but they did not make a shortcut to it, so you will have to make one your self.
1. open "file explorer" on the phone
2. go to the "Windows" folder
3. scroll down to the game.
4. press and hold on the file till a popup menu comes out.
5. pick "copy"
6. scroll back to and tap on "start menu" folder
7. tap "Programs" folder
8. tap "Games" folder
9. once in there press and hold in a open spot till the popup menu comes out
10. tap on "paste shortcut"
that it, you should see it in the games folder, in the start menu now.
I am due to get this phone on Monday.
Are there any 'must have' installations you think I should get.
I have the iphone at the moment. Apart from the basics I'm not that technical with phones.
Is there a website you can use to view all the available downloads/updates?
chris z, 19 Dec 2009PLEASE HELP, can anyone tell me how to access my java apps on hd2 have installed opera mini an... morewhen you install a java app it is kept in a next app called "JBlend" :-)
it can be found under...
but why did you install opera mini when the default browser on the phone is Opera Mobile.
and if you want a browser that can play flash or handle java script (like what you need for online banking)
use "skyfire" its the closest you will get to browsing like on a desktop pc.
PLEASE HELP, can anyone tell me how to access my java apps on hd2 have installed opera mini and cannot work out how to start it, no icon appears anywhere for java or java apps. ALSO, anyone know how to access microsoft games i.e solitare etc.
would appreciate any help
It is excellent phone i ever used before. It is really cool and have all the options you are thinking for. The price is much lower than IPhone when it was launched. I can say this is really phone that makes me satisfied after a very ,long search and time. Go for it...
can anybody tell me how do i free memory on my phone ... i keep on getting a msg saying phone memory full ..
also all my contacts are stored on phone memory can i transfer them to the memory card ... how?
Anthony, 17 Dec 2009Tell me how you did it on your older HTC phone for sms and I will see if I can find it on this... moreHi Anthony,
This is regarding the Autosignature in SMS. On my Touch Cruise the method was just similar to what you asked me to do for the emails - I used to go to "Messaging / Options". There is a "Signature" tab. When we select this tab it opens another window - "select an account". There is a pull down menu that lets you select either "outlook emails" or "sms / mms". For each option you could provide a different closing statement - e.g. Regards XX for emails and Yours truly YY for sms....
However in case of HD2 we get the pull down menu but the option to select "SMS" is not avaialble.
For those of you that HD2 camera software version is 6.26 (build 1921.1625) or lower
There is a patch for you on the HTC site that will make your camera use the storage card more efficiently allow more pictures/video to fit on your existing card
I fell in that group so i did it.
Chuck, 18 Dec 2009Well, lucky HTC has a person like you available to be their user guide. Its probably cheaper t... moreWOW! All this because i answered your question???
I’m not begging you or forcing any one to buy the phone you know. What you buy or don’t buy does nothing for me. I just choice to be help full because there are allot of negative people out there that do nothing but fuss about everything and nothing at the same time. Like you for example :-)
There was a simple solution to the problem but instead of being happy you just looked for something very opinionated to be negative about. There are many people like you out there so was no need to add myself to the list.
So if being negative keeps you worm at night then by all means just keep it up.
For the rest of the people that wanted to know about the next program it’s called
At last check, it had reach version 2.78
This one does not need “.net 3.5” in order for it to work and it is very customisable. Because of this some people may just prefer to stick with “BsB Tweak”
So after you download the .cab just copy it to you memory card and run it to install.
1. Lunch the program from the start menu
2. Check the “enabled” box
3. If you want the rules you set here to always be on check the “run on Startup” box
4. Check the boxes that show how you want the phone to be able to orient its self by default right side up, left, up-side down, right. (Whatever you set here applies to EVERYthing on the phone.
5. Then go to the “Exceptions” tab this is where you put the programs that you don’t want to follow the default rule you made before
6. Tap “add” to get a spot to enter a program name. (It’s real name not the short cut name.)
7.Type the name of the program and check the boxes that show how you want that program to behave.
8. If you check no boxes that program will just take the orientation of the last program you had open.
9. If you want to add a program to the list but you don’t know it’s real name, then go back to the “General” tab and tap on “show App Names”
Now any app on the screen will have its real name displayed. Even interface names are displayed. When you find the name you are looking for re-open changeScreen and tap “stop”
10. Go back to the “Exceptions tab and make your exception.
From there you can save and exit or you can go on to the “Advanced” tab to do more tweaking
If you did allot of changes in here, when you are done you will want to go to the “Help” tab and “Export configuration”
This is the link to ChangeScreen
Scottish, 18 Dec 2009Thanks. Have just noticed one possible major problem - how do you bring up the keyboard whi... more:-) when you were in the call don't you see a black key that had "keypad" written on it in white? open your eyes when you are looking at the screen the next time.
lIVERPOOL, 18 Dec 2009when visiting arabic language sites the phone cant display the words,where can i find a softwa... morehi chief you can check out mobilestan.net i have downloaded the softwear for HTC HD there u will find out lots of softwares regarding this.its an persian(farsi) web site but anyways arabic and persian alphabets are the same.good luck
Your opinions, 18 Dec 2009Who is better phone htc hd2 or nokia n97? Who has experience with both phones?lol the n900 would be better to compare to this than the n97 because the HD2 is far superior to the n97. i have an n900 and i love it and i would probably love this as well except the only downside in my opinion is windows mobile. the phone is pretty impressive sounding i just feel android would have been a better choice. but everyone has thier preferences.
Anthony, 17 Dec 2009Chuck, what is the big deal if you can’t rotate MS Office out of he box? When the app to activ... moreWell, lucky HTC has a person like you available to be their user guide. Its probably cheaper than making it work properly in the first place. I also bought a car the other day, do you know were I can download the software that displays the speed on the dashboard?
when visiting arabic language sites the phone cant display the words,where can i find a software to download in order the phone be able to deal with arabic letters?
Anthony, 18 Dec 2009install BsB Tweaks
it will let you turn off sim contactsThanks.
Have just noticed one possible major problem - how do you bring up the keyboard whilst on the phone. Was on the phone to SKY just jow and i was asked to enter my home phone number - you can't bring up the keypad whilst on a call.
Or am i missing something???