*i apologize in advance for how long and boring this thread is. i didn't realize it'd get this long.
i once went to check out lasik surgery. a disclaimer in the propaganda basically said "if you're a perfectionist/complainer, this ain't for you".
i'm beginning to wonder if owning a webOS phone without carrier support is similar.
i have an old truck, an 88 4Runner; and i acknowledge that it will always need tweaking to keep rolling. it's high maintenance cuz of its age. meanwhile my 97 civic asks for nothing but oil changes and fuel.
IS OWNING A PRE, ANY PRE, SOMETHING THAT SHOULD BE LEFT TO PEOPLE WHO CAN WORK ON THEIR PRE (soft/firm/hardware) with some significant degree of technical know-how, like it's also part of their daily work routine?
because i'm just a consumer who researches like mad, then buys the best possible value. when the palm pre released, i waited for the first batch sell out to pass, but i was right on it for the second batch. and even though i had 6 bad refurbs, i still dig the phone.
so i bought a Pre3 and have tried it on Straight Talk for 2 mos. it's impractical. the 4G combined with bluetooth all day kills the batteries and there's limited accessory support to provide add'l power easily. i'd need the biggest power bank to rely on the Pre3. Plus, the ATT service plans are just overpriced. i'm not paying $100 a month with ATT or
Verizon, when i've been paying $60 a month for true unlimted with Sprint for over 10 yrs. (yes i'm hiding from the inevitable $10 sprint smartphone tax, but until then...heheh)
SO - IF YOU'VE READ THIS FAR, you may be someone who's interested enough in webOS to help me. Because it's people like me who continually pitch webOS as the best and no one freakin' knows it because of circumstances beyond our control. so far.
THIS IS WHAT I WANT TO DO:
1. Pre 3. How do i confirm the settings are optimum? is there a way to "start from scratch", or is it better to update, and does the update renew everything, or possibly leave other things that need to be corrected first with a roll back?
if you know a link to a post which corrects bugs, please PM it to me. i read the thread here, but i didn't find useful information. i'm having trouble finding the info after reading many threads.
who is using a Pre3 daily, and thinks it's a capable, hassle free phone like any other phone on the market, an android or whatever? no problems with chat, bluetooth, smooth graphic operations, etc.
2. Pre 2. I want to use this phone on Sprint. i am right now. but i'm experiencing significant issues, lag, freeze, bluetooth stops but says it's on, google chat keeps dropping offline, sometimes won't connect to web.
if you can PM me a clear outline of the order to undo all the doctoring i've done, even if it means physically moving it and rolling it back to 1.4.5 to do the latest network update, please do.
i have some confusion over when to use the "volume up, plug in" (recovery mode?) vs. just plugging it in "just charge mode" vs. when it must be in DEVMODE first.
Can it all be done with WOQI now, or is an ubuntu based method the only way to really do it right? i have the ubuntu on this machine from the first time i tried it, before i found the quik in.
are there people right now, using a Pre2 on sprint as if it was just like a Pre1 that's been overclocked and rebuilt with sturdier hardware. Seeing the 3 of them together on touchstones, the Pre2 looks like the cross-breed of the 1 and 3. size of one, looks of the other. they're so cute all lined up, but eh pre3 is a lot bigger when open.
if you are using a Pre 2 with a VZN body and Sprint comm board, and are happy with all radio features of the phone, including streaming Pandora, i'd like to hear from you in a PM as to how you got it just right. i really want to use this Pre2 on Sprint for a while, before i decide to move to the Pre3 when fauxG prices come down.
im using the Pre 2, and it's irritating me cuz the features are buggy. i gotta fix it, or get it fixed. or know that it's not a fixable thing, you have to maintain it.
i have to get my phone workng reliably before my job forces me to get a blackberry. nooooo
again, i have a Sprint Pre- with someone else's Sprint comm board in it (inactive), my Pre2 already active with my comm board, but acting buggy as heck. it's got 2.2.4 on it and nothing else, but it had a lot of patches and preware. the WOQI says i uninstalled everything. is there a way to wipe everything without fubar'ing the comm board? i dont want to move it back.
and i have the Pre3 on Straight Talk and i'm not impressed with it enough to just blow off the Pre2. what's that tell ya.
thank you in advance for any advice. now i'm going to add apologies in advance at the top of this post for how freakin' long its become.