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    Hello everyone, i've been a lurker here for quite some time, and am currently waiting on my unlocked arctic 680.

    I thought someone should put together a short FAQ sticky thread with a few things that seem to be simple, yet not commonly known to newcomers, and links for threads that some (albeit few i'm sure) people would dare to read if they want to know more... so... please correct me if i'm wrong on something, as i am new too.






    HOW TO PERFORM RESETS:


    Soft reset (rebooting Palm OS only): Take the battery out of the back of the unit, wait a couple of seconds, replace.

    Warm reset (Booting into "Safe Mode"): Hold the up button while booting up. Perform a soft reset after fixing any problems.

    Hard reset (wipe handheld, recalibrate hardware, reboot Palm OS): I don't know... perhaps someone can tell me.

    In-Cradle reset (Rebooting the recharge circuitry): Plug the unit into an active charge, then fperform a soft reset.

    For more information on resets, visit the treo wiki reset page here


    HOW TO CALIBRATE YOUR BATTERY (METER)


    Drain your battery COMPLETELY (so far as it will no longer turn on), recharge fully before powering back on.

    For more information on this process, please read up on the "Battery Life" Thread: Here


    HOW TO SET UP A BLUETOOTH DUN CONNECTION TO SURF FROM A LAPTOP

    Read Here






    Please let me know if i need to be corrected, or i should add something to the list.
    Last edited by adrianoftyriel; 01/14/2007 at 09:42 AM.
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    Good idea! There is a great deal of info in the TreoCentral Wiki already, but we could make it even better by adding more 680 specifics.
    Palm Pilot-->Handspring Visor-->Treo 300-->Treo 600-->Treo 650-->Treo 700p+E62-->Treo700p+Curve (8300)-->Curve (8330)
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    This sticky is a very good idea, but some of the links above are a circular reference (e.g., the Wiki eventually brings you right back to the forum to search for whatever you are looking for)

    I thought I would add some of my favorites/most helpful 680 posts that I have read, particularly targeted to newer users



    BUGS AND PROBLEMS


    General known (and fixed by Palm) bugs:

    1. Palm is an expert at launching phones with bugs in them. Not so great at fixing them. However check this site to see the latest on what fixes are available for your model. Given how buggy this phone is, I still think it would be nice if Palm would offer a site where you enter your device particulars and it tells you what you need (e.g., something like Windows Update)
    http://www.palm.com/us/support/downloads/treo680.html (daylight savings time, security, Outlook conduit, etc, etc, etc)

    This is the US site. For non-US folks, be sure to check your local site for country-specific fixes (e.g., Singapore has an SMS and an emergency number dialing fix)


    Battery life stinks:

    1. Don't believe the battery meter, there is probably more power left than you think
    http://discussion.treocentral.com/sh...d.php?t=138463

    2. Ignore the sudden drop in % battery power remaining after you unplug it from the charger (currently unresolved bug)
    http://discussion.treocentral.com/sh...d.php?t=138463 (same link as #1, a great post)

    3. Be sure to hang up the phone (press the red button) at the end of each call to avoid increased power drain (currently unresolved bug - GSM)
    http://discussion.treocentral.com/sh...d.php?t=138460

    4. In case your phone was made before January 18th, 2007 install the camera update (resolved bug)
    http://www.palm.com/us/support/downl...eraupdate.html


    Clock losing time:

    1. Some 680s have an undependable clock. Third party software can help with recorrecting your clock on a regular basis (currently unresolved bug)
    http://discussion.treocentral.com/sh...d.php?t=130810



    FEATURES (Either new or were available on previous Treo versions but don't work now)


    Get SMS delivery reports:

    1. Option (to get confirmations that SMS's were delivered) only shows up if your network supports it, however, sometimes it still doesn't show up. In this case you might still get delivery reports on new SMS's, rather than replies to SMS's
    http://discussion.treocentral.com/sh...d.php?t=130473 (not really an answer, just a confirmation of the problem)


    Get call log to show duration of call

    1. A hack is available to enable the phone to show the call duration on models where the call log does not show the duration of the call (not all phones seem to have this problem)
    http://discussion.treocentral.com/sh...d.php?t=130679 (see post #9 to link to a hack to get duration enabled, or post #40 for the hack without linking to the German site)


    Turn the service light (LED) on

    1. If you want the light in the top left corner to function as it does on the 650, there is a program that does this. Warning, don't forget how much effort you have already probably put into extending battery life
    http://discussion.treocentral.com/sh...d.php?t=141109


    Display favorites in an easier to navigate way

    1. For those who prefer two columns of favorites and ability to move left/right versus the single vertical list of the 680
    (I haven't seen any solution to this yet, please tell me if you have and I missed it)


    MAJOR OVERHAULS

    Custom ROM update

    1. If you are ready to trash the ROM on your device and go with something designed by users here, here you go (beware: like most things, there are risks to doing this, advanced users only)
    http://discussion.treocentral.com/sh...d.php?t=144028


    ADVICE AND SUGGESTIONS

    Suggestions for Palm from Treo users

    1. These range from the insightful to the truly specific to one crazy freak ("I am an Austalian bushman that will soon be frozen alive and thawed out in 200 years. Palm should have these 10 features that I need")
    http://discussion.treocentral.com/sh...d.php?t=131977

    2. My personal wish: a way to stop the phone from vibrating and making a racket when an sms comes in during a call. Happens a lot and other caller always asks "what the heck just happened?"


    Upgrading from one model to another

    1. Don't just sync new phone to computer. Best to start from scratch to avoid all kinds of clutter and conflicts that will be hard to track down later
    http://treo.discuss.treocentral.com/...ad.php?t=99450


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    This is just a start, happy to come back and edit/add as I gather up more of my favorites. Let me know if you have something you want added, or a better link than the thread I chose
    Last edited by treonovice; 11/19/2007 at 12:24 AM.
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  4. #4  
    This sticky is a very good idea, but some of the links above are a circular reference (e.g., the Wiki eventually brings you right back to the forum to search for whatever you are looking for)

    I thought I would add some of my favorites/most helpful 680 posts that I have read, particularly targeted to newer users
  5. #5  
    Thanks for the old folks that still got a palm before HP

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