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Airplane mode disables lock screen shortcuts on HTC EVO View 4G

Evo-view-airplane Since I bought my HTC EVO View 4G without a contract and only use the tablet over WiFi, one of the things I do to increase battery life is to always keep airplane mode on. This turns off the 3G/4G radio, which I don't need, while still allowing WiFi and/or Bluetooth to be on.

The only problem with airplane mode on the View is that it causes the app shortcuts on the lock screen to disappear.

This isn't how HTC Sense 3.0 is supposed to work, as the shortcuts are correctly displayed on the HTC EVO 3D when in airplane mode. The only thing that's supposed to be overtaken is the background; for example, the huge airplane mode graphic is shown instead of the weather animation.

The EVO View 4G was updated to Android 2.3.4 on the day it was released, so here's hoping that a new update that brings back the shortcuts that give the lock screen more purpose will be pushed out soon. Until then, I think it's time to see how well WidgetLocker scales on a WSVGA screen.

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Jenn K. Lee

Jenn K. Lee is the founder of Pocketables. She loves gadgets the way most women love shoes and purses. The pieces in her tech wardrobe that go with everything are currently the Samsung Galaxy Note II, Sony Tablet P, and Nexus 7, but there are still a couple of vintage UMPCs/MIDs in the back of her closet.

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