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I bought a new HT Wildfire mobile phone

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by mrGTB, Mar 21, 2011.

  1. mrGTB

    mrGTB Well-Known Member

    Been reading a lot about how people rate the HT mobile phones highly, so today I went out and purchased an HT Wildfire. Superb mobile phone and still playing with it. :)


    Mine has the same black background that that comes with this sprint model. Just odered a cover for it from here as well. http://www.mobilefun.co.uk/cat/Wildfire-Covers.htm
  2. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    I swear by htc smartphones. They are solid (pending you don't drop them in boiling coffee). The ui is great and all your apps are easy to find. The only downside to any htc mobiles (for me anyway) is that when google update their android software htc are slow in updating to the latest android and even after htc update it still needs to go through your service provider so they cram their crap in.
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  3. mrGTB

    mrGTB Well-Known Member

    Well right now I'm having problems connecting to my own Wireless Lan in the home with it. It keeps saying it's connected and getting IP address, password is correct and accepted for connection e.t.c. Then it just says disconnecting and tries again. Same thing over and over. I just did a quick search on this and found this information, but I don't really get what you have to do.


  4. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    They're faster than most of the manufacturers, though some phones don't get updated because they're out of date.

    HTC should start making it so you can either use vanilla android, of their version, that way users have the option of updating directly, and it would also allow people to not have to use HTC sense if they don't like it (Though it is by far the best skin in comparison to other manufacturer skins).
  5. Blandt

    Blandt Well-Known Member

    Are you able to connect bluetooth devices ? ... if you can't then run back to the store and request an exchange right away .. This could be a faulty chip ...

    (now after scaring the hell out of you :D) ... try another wifi source and see if the behavior is the same (to eliminate the router) ...
  6. mrGTB

    mrGTB Well-Known Member

    I'll test both out at work tomorrow, not a lot else I can do right now. Not worried about getting it exchanged if there is a fault with it, I got it from ARGOS (pay as you go), and they have no issues exchanging faulty goods.
  7. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    Is it a wildfire (older) or wildfire S (newer) ?

    xda-developers to the rescue !

    No ROMS for HTC Wildfire S yet.
    But lots of ROMS for HTC Wildfire.
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  8. Umit

    Umit Active Member

    wildfire was my first android phone and it is really very good smart phone, missing it.

    xda-developers.com is the best place,
    ps. root it and install set cpu
  9. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    Not everyone is comfortable with rooting, and it would give a company a better image of supporting android if they allowed vanilla and their own version, as well as allowing people to upgrade when they wish.
  10. KevinL

    KevinL Member

  11. mrGTB

    mrGTB Well-Known Member

    The Wi-Fi works fine in work, connected no problem and has also to some random unsecured routers in my area tested. The problem seems to be with the Belkin N1 series of router I have, seems a few people are having the same issues searching google about it.

    I've tried changing a few settings in the router admin panel as recommended to get connected to it, still no joy.
  12. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    Rooting cellphones is both legal and easy.
    I was able to get a good ROM on my cellphone, better than what Tmobile installed, that's for sure.
  13. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    and it's a wireless router? That's odd.
  14. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    What exactly is "rooting" a cellphone?
  15. Luke F

    Luke F Well-Known Member

    The Android equivalent of jailbreaking
  16. TheRevTastic

    TheRevTastic Well-Known Member

    Probably something like jailbreaking.
  17. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    Thanks guys. :)
  18. Decent60

    Decent60 Well-Known Member

    Legal, although they do violate most warrenty agreements.
    Only problem I've found with rooting some people's phones is that it can make it unstable but that is easy to fix anymore.
  19. Jeremy

    Jeremy Well-Known Member

    If I remember correctly (I'm 98% sure on this), Android has no "hardware interface" layer in the software. Its more or less up to the manufacturer's to build that portion of the OS so it works on their phone.
  20. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    It is of course illegal to void warranties because someone rooted the phone - as rooting is legal.
    However, in practice, phone manufacturers do void warranties occasionally.
    Most of the time, they just fix the phone.
    It is also easy to restore the phone back to the original state .... to not void the warranty.

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