I had to do a factory data reset for my phone today. I tried to download Vlingo from the Market and couldn't. I contacted the app makers and they said that there were major functionality issues with the Sensation and they had to remove the Sensation from their supported devices list. They said that they are working on it to get it back. In the meantime, am I stuck without Vlingo? I normally don't back up my apps to my SD card. When I'm rooted, I just used Titanium Backup. Since my Sensation is unrooted, I didn't have that option. I need Vlingo!
On a side note, I had to do an FDR because I was having the issue where using the camera caused the phone to stay at 100% brightness. The FDR fixed that for me.
I've put links to instructions for (unofficial) temp root in the Development forum. See the thread in that forum (and the disclaimer at the top of that forum) titled "Means for Temp Root Access on the HTC Sensation 4G".
I've also got a thread there for full (unofficial) S-OFF and rooting.
I've only done temp root, the S-OFF stuff is still considered to be "developer preview" (beta-stage) by its developers.
With temp root, I'm able to use Titanium Backup, Autostarts, Droidwall and of course Superuser with no issues. Just have to redo the temp root process after any reboots. But anything set with the apps I mentioned during temp root remain in place even after a reboot. Any frozen apps remain frozen, anything kept from autostarting remains that way and anything blocked from data connection remains blocked. So the settings those apps make remain in place.
Now I have a question for you. If I put my microSD card in my Vibrant, save the Vlingo app to the microSD card, then put the microSD card back in the Sensation, will Vlingo be available on the Sensation? Or do you have any other suggestions on how I could get this app back?
21stnow wrote: Thanks Darnell. Now I have a question for you. If I put my microSD card in my Vibrant, save the Vlingo app to the microSD card, then put the microSD card back in the Sensation, will Vlingo be available on the Sensation? Or do you have any other suggestions on how I could get this app back?
Only if you back up the app from the Vibrant using something like Titanium backup. Moving the app to SD card just puts most of the data for that app there, but the app is still installed on the phone. Moving the SD card to another phone will not actually install the app. You might be able to find the Vlingo APK on the XDA forums, download and install it manually.
Thanks, Jaylan. I found the .apk and now I am good to go!
So have you had issues with the app on your Sensation?
No, I was fine with Vlingo on the Sensation. Vlingo's developers said that there were major functionality issues with Vlingo on the Sensation, and that's why they pulled it. I think that the issues arose because the Sensation didn't come with the Voice Dialer app. I believe that app is necessary for Vlingo to work properly.
If you really want Vlingo now rather than wait for the Android Market version to return you can find it at the Amazon App Store.
Thanks for the info! For some odd reason, I haven't used the Amazon App Store yet, and never think to look there. But I have already found the .apk for it.
Oh! Thanks for the info, that's why I had Vlingo working on my other HTC Sensation this morning, because I had the Voice Dailer App instaled also ...
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