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The Weekly Q&A: Week 5
Every week, we select five questions and answers, found on the forums. Even though some of these questions and answers might not be of help to you, they might still be interesting to read.
Q‘I need to enter my MAC address in my router and can’t find it on my TD2. If you know how to find it, any help would be appreciated.
A Turn on Wi-Fi, then go to Settings\Connections\Wi-Fi\Advanced\ (or Comm Manager\Wi-Fi\Advanced\) and switch to the Advanced tab.
- Q&A originally posted in the Touch Diamond 2 (Topaz) General forum thread.
Q‘When can I expect to see a Froyo-based ROM with HTC Sense on my Hero?’
A Nobody is currently working on a Sense Froyo ROM for the Hero. If or when a suitable device gets the Froyo update (such as the MyTouch 3G Slide or the Legend) a port will be attempted. The device needs to be based on the same ARM architecture as the Hero. No Froyo device yet uses this.
- Q&A originally posted in the Hero General forum thread.
Q‘On the Dash, when typing, a long press will input the Alt+key combination, e.g. When you perform a long press on the “W” key it will input “1”. The Snap can’t do it and I need to press the FN key. Is there any way to change this?’
A Yes! It involves changing the device’s key map with a text editor. See this post for more details.
- Q&A originally posted in the Dash 3G General forum thread.
Q‘After installing the Swype keyboard on my HD2, nothing happens when I try to enter my four-digit passcode. Please help!’
A It is a known problem with Swype that it changes user information once installed. As the passcode is hashed with such information it makes it almost impossible to unlock your device again if Swype is installed incorrectly, so a hard reset is the only viable option. Check out this thread to find out how to avoid such problems in the future.
- Q&A originally posted in the HD2 General forum thread.
Q‘I recently bought an HD Mini and, although I love the phone, I can’t get the screen to rotate when I bring up a menu (despite doing so in messaging and photo album applications). I’d like it to rotate so that I have more room to press buttons. Is there any fix for this?’
- Q&A originally posted in the HD Mini Themes and Apps forum thread.
We certainly hope that you can use these bits of knowledge. This site is full of wonderful guides for virtually every question you could have. Read them and put them to good use.
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