08-09-2018 09:01 AM
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  1. beman39's Avatar
    so my X3 just had a strange update a couple of minutes ago, 12 am eastern time and I was wondering if anyone else got it. what was strange and its never happened to my X3 EVER is the screen went black and the was unresponsive for several minuts, I actually thought my phone got bricked! with my heart sinking to my gut I put it down and decided to give it time to do what it needed to do... and low and behold I got the HP logo back and then went dark for more several minutes and got the HP logo back again and now it is going through the 5 upgrade parts... and now its loaded up to win 10... but man it actually gave me a scare! so I'm letting people know what to expect and don't panic if the screen goes black for several looong miinutes... very strange this last update
    07-12-2018 12:09 AM
  2. Timbre70's Avatar
    Having similar issue on 650 latest update. Hanged at Windows starting up screen. Need to pull out battery to reset before it resumes the usual steps of restoring...
    07-12-2018 03:45 AM
  3. G4Grandad's Avatar
    This has been happening with every update on my L830 for months now. The battery pull used to work but not anymore. Now it requires multiple soft resets. Several times it has stayed dead for more than 24 hours before inexplicably firing up again. Oh, the joys of Windows Phone. I should say Enough is Enough and get rid of it but I can't. It's still my favorite OS ever.
    Useless as a daily driver, so many apps that can't be updated and generally unreliable but still my favorite. It's always comforting to come to the forums to find there are lots more gluttons for punishment!!
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    07-12-2018 08:50 AM
  4. bill broad's Avatar
    no issue with the update on my x3.... I was pleasantly surprised to get one.
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    07-14-2018 08:25 PM
  5. Kevin Rush's Avatar
    No issue with the update of my X3.
    On another topic, a warning, take extra extra care with your X3 to never drop it. The glass breaks easily even though it is supposed to be rated as a tough phone. I'm looking for a Verizon CDMA replacement and can't find any.
    07-15-2018 09:25 AM
  6. Byrese's Avatar
    just picked up a new X3 and a bit afraid to download the new update. what y'all think? did it enhance any performance?
    07-16-2018 01:50 PM
  7. beman39's Avatar
    congrats on your new x3, your gonna luv it! just do the updates, it does improve things considerably...
    07-17-2018 01:08 AM
  8. Byrese's Avatar
    congrats on your new x3, your gonna luv it! just do the updates, it does improve things considerably...
    Can get past the start screen now. Err!

    Just saw the above comment about waiting for it as it sits on the blank screen. Gonna did that and see what happens.
    Last edited by Byrese; 07-17-2018 at 09:27 AM.
    07-17-2018 08:46 AM
  9. Byrese's Avatar
    Update: It wouldn't mind past the blank screen so i had to do a Hard Reset. Luckily I just got it so it's by a hassle to set back up again. But now I don't know ow what to do. I'll have yo contact HP I guess. Good thing it's brand new and still under warranty.
    07-17-2018 09:29 AM
  10. beman39's Avatar
    let it do all the updates without interruptions… it should work just fine, doing a hard reset when its updating is a good way of bricking your device!
    Byrese likes this.
    07-17-2018 08:49 PM
  11. Byrese's Avatar
    Got it straight now. Happy Camper here!
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    07-18-2018 05:01 PM
  12. beman39's Avatar
    Got it straight now. Happy Camper here!
    congrats! its a great device and you will/should be very happy with it...
    Byrese likes this.
    07-19-2018 10:06 PM
  13. Byrese's Avatar
    congrats! its a great device and you will/should be very happy with it...
    Ya it really is. It's funny. I owned the device a year ago then sold it (and obviously bought another one). At that time I thought it was too large, now I think it's much more manageable. I just wish I had the courage to rock it naked. Got a hp case on it.
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    07-19-2018 10:32 PM
  14. bill broad's Avatar
    I think the HP silicone case is outstanding. Without it the phone is like a slippery watermelon.

    I find the phone very manageable in one hand with the case.

    Also gives great protection.
    Byrese likes this.
    07-24-2018 04:50 PM
  15. fonephool's Avatar
    For at least a couple of hours Friday afternoon, maybe longer, Microsoft had the Verizon bundle in stock and on sale again for $299. Arrived yesterday. Now I have to figure out what my voicemail number is... Ordered one back in March? and they eventually cancelled it as out of stock.. Applied the updates yesterday without issue.
    Jackie Earley likes this.
    07-25-2018 08:27 PM
  16. Kevin Rush's Avatar
    For at least a couple of hours Friday afternoon, maybe longer, Microsoft had the Verizon bundle in stock and on sale again for $299. Arrived yesterday. Now I have to figure out what my voicemail number is... Ordered one back in March? and they eventually cancelled it as out of stock.. Applied the updates yesterday without issue.
    Geez! I've been looking to buy two of the Verizon HP Elite X3s. I've been asking and searching and can't find any. People who have them, do not sell them!
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    07-25-2018 11:24 PM
  17. nate0's Avatar
    Ya it really is. It's funny. I owned the device a year ago then sold it (and obviously bought another one). At that time I thought it was too large, now I think it's much more manageable. I just wish I had the courage to rock it naked. Got a hp case on it.
    I never use a case on an x3. But do what works for you. I've actually dropped it multiple times inside my home on the tile before with no issues. Accidentally of course. Granted I'm a one off case scenario, but still they're built to take moderate abuse and walk away 👍.
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    07-26-2018 05:16 PM
  18. fonephool's Avatar
    I have the HP silicone case but think it really looks cheap. Phone loses much of it's "wow" factor with it on for me.. maybe I'll just leave the case off.. so far I've never been prone to dropping my phones..
    Byrese likes this.
    07-26-2018 06:18 PM
  19. Byrese's Avatar
    I have the HP silicone case but think it really looks cheap. Phone loses much of it's "wow" factor with it on for me.. maybe I'll just leave the case off.. so far I've never been prone to dropping my phones..
    Ya me too for the most part. But it only takes one drop. . I hear u though. I MUCH prefer no case. The phone feels better in the hand and has a wow factor too.
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    07-26-2018 11:44 PM
  20. nate0's Avatar
    Ya me too for the most part. But it only takes one drop. . I hear u though. I MUCH prefer no case. The phone feels better in the hand and has a wow factor too.
    Yes. I dropped it once while getting up from the couch and was certain I either put a crack in it or at least a dent some where. But nope, luck has it on those occasions and drops this X3 had no dings or cracks. I think minor hair line screen scratch on it some where...

    I usually end up buying one when I come across a new hack I want to test or try out. Then I resell it. I have bought and resold the X3 at least 4 or 5 times. I did own the VZ CDMA model too at one point but ended up exchanging that for the GSM unlocked model at the Microsoft store. Right now I am X3-less. But I have a 950 XL, Idol 4s, 1520, etc to keep me busy...
    Last edited by nate0; 07-27-2018 at 04:42 PM.
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    07-27-2018 01:58 AM
  21. Byrese's Avatar
    Yes. I dropped it once while getting up from the couch and was certain I either put crack in it or at least a dent some where. But nope, luck has it on those occasions and drops this X3 had no dings or cracks. I think minor hair line screen scratch on it some where...

    I usually end up buying one when I come across a new hack I want to test or try out. Then I resell it. I have bought and resold the X3 at least 4 or 5 times. I did own the VZ CDMA model too at one point but ended up exchanging that for the GSM unlocked model at the Microsoft store. Right now I am X3-less. But I have a 950 XL, Idol 4s, 1520, etc to keep me busy...
    Haha. Truth...i read you other post late last night and dreamt that my mom had dropped my x3. Well, in the dream it was like a tablet size version of it (its a dream and stuff don't make sense in dreams). I was pissed! Must have been in my head.
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    07-27-2018 10:43 AM
  22. Jackie Earley's Avatar
    Originally posted by Kevin Rush

    Geez! I've been looking to buy two of the Verizon HP Elite X3s. I've been asking and searching and can't find any. People who have them, do not sell them!
    I just bought a Verizon one last week on eBay. If you really want one, you have to check eBay weekly. As soon as I saw it on eBay, I bought it immediately. I got it for $220 with all original accessories including dock and most was still wrapped in plastic. Pretty much brand new.
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    08-01-2018 10:21 AM
  23. Byrese's Avatar
    I just bought a Verizon one last week on eBay. If you really want one, you have to check eBay weekly. As soon as I saw it on eBay, I bought it immediately. I got it for $220 with all original accessories including dock and most was still wrapped in plastic. Pretty much brand new.
    That's a good deal. I got mine a few weeks back closer to 3. Enjoy
    08-03-2018 11:23 PM
  24. nate0's Avatar
    Ya I have been seeing smoking deals on legitimate Elite X3 phones. It is always just the phone no accessories. In the sub 200 dollar range.
    08-04-2018 02:06 AM
  25. Byrese's Avatar
    Ya I have been seeing smoking deals on legitimate Elite X3 phones. It is always just the phone no accessories. In the sub 200 dollar range.
    Ya... Luckily my deal included two official cases (folding leather and hp rugged).
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    08-04-2018 02:23 AM
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