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  1. icet69's Avatar

    3) When using Spotify it halts/pauses several times during every single song. Less than a second, but it doesn't matter if it's saved as an offline playlist. Sadly, because of the breaks, it adds the "fade-in" after each break, which makes Spotify a (bigger than before - the app is not very good) pain in the *** to use. The music played through the music player still works ok - but it I do wish I could get rid of that fade-in...

    Anyone else experinced any of this?
    This fade in is also a problem listening audiobooks. This update is useless!
    07-23-2013 01:19 AM
  2. Chregu's Avatar
    3) When using Spotify it halts/pauses several times during every single song. Less than a second, but it doesn't matter if it's saved as an offline playlist. Sadly, because of the breaks, it adds the "fade-in" after each break, which makes Spotify a (bigger than before - the app is not very good) pain in the *** to use.

    Anyone else experinced any of this?
    Yes, annoying as hell.
    07-23-2013 01:28 AM
  3. envio's Avatar
    Did anyone's "Other" go down with the new update?
    No. Mine is still stuck at 4.38GB. And the HTC "Make More Space" app is absolutely useless except it now shows me temporary files which, when you press it, does absolutely nothing. So, I uninstalled it for a second time, to make more space. Thanks HTC.
    MilkyTee likes this.
    07-23-2013 05:56 AM
  4. jonda082's Avatar
    Am I seriously the only one who has recieved this update and gotten a phone that works a lot worse than it did before? :(

    1) The smoothness has went down dramatically. It lags when "opening" big or small programs (such as Persons), the slide effect halts every once in a while - also when returning to the home screen.

    2) There is a delay when pushing the "on/off" button. It doesn't react instantly anymore as it used to.

    3) When using Spotify it halts/pauses several times during every single song. Less than a second, but it doesn't matter if it's saved as an offline playlist. Sadly, because of the breaks, it adds the "fade-in" after each break, which makes Spotify a (bigger than before - the app is not very good) pain in the *** to use. The music played through the music player still works ok - but it I do wish I could get rid of that fade-in...

    Anyone else experinced any of this?
    I have also noticed all the problems you describe. All of them are really anoying!
    07-23-2013 06:55 AM
  5. Elena Cvetinovska's Avatar
    I got the update 2 days ago and since that when I press the home screen button almost never gets me there. Instead, random applications or contacts open and close for more than a minute. Also for some reason 3G is not active anymore. Anyone experiencing the same problems?
    07-23-2013 08:42 AM
  6. MangoGuy's Avatar
    Anyone got this update on branded handsets e.g. 3 UK
    07-23-2013 12:00 PM
  7. Shaikh Aaftab Ahmed's Avatar
    gdr2 update is crappy ... lots of issues to be handled and solved , a lot to be done .
    07-23-2013 02:30 PM
  8. TheJoester09's Avatar
    Guys?
    I dint dont receive any update yet :(
    Using htc 8x by t-mobile.
    Im on san diego. Any? I wanna have problem like you crashing phones :D please rply :(
    The update supposedly starting rolling out to T-Mobile customers this past Monday, but I haven't heard a single report of anyone actually receiving it. The 8x support page on T-Mobile's website still shows the most recent available update as being the one from January, and the reps on their forums have zero information about it. What a mess. T-Mobile strikes again...
    Marcos Hidalgo likes this.
    07-24-2013 12:49 PM
  9. Stu Malin's Avatar
    Got the update Friday, was all good, listened to some music this morning and it suddenly bricked. Raised a ticket with HTC and waiting for their response but going by other forums on here, last chance is to wait for battery to completely drain 92-3 days as phone is inoperable) and try charging :(
    07-24-2013 01:52 PM
  10. slipknot28's Avatar
    I found this article with a link to a page that explains how to manually flash the phone. I did not try, because my HTC 8X is still working. If someone is willing to try this is link: Did WP8 GDR2 brick your HTC 8X? Now you can flash it back to life yourself | WMPoweruser
    I'm not responsible if this made something ​​even worse to your phone (if it could be worse?)
    07-24-2013 03:27 PM
  11. icet69's Avatar
    Yesterday I noticed a gap in Whatsapp of about 10 minutes in receiving messages and problem receiving calls. The signal was perfect. There are still volume changing problems listening audiobooks and I am afraid of that brick problem.
    I changed from android and I fell this piece of **** is miles away from my old android phone. I write this message from my old phone and I am happy that everything is working well.
    I cant believe that microsoft with that straight hardware rules and less system options still having such problems.
    Good luck guys with your HTC 8x
    07-24-2013 11:59 PM
  12. envio's Avatar
    Am I seriously the only one who has recieved this update and gotten a phone that works a lot worse than it did before? :(

    1) The smoothness has went down dramatically. It lags when "opening" big or small programs (such as Persons), the slide effect halts every once in a while - also when returning to the home screen.
    I thought I would leave it a few days before commenting and I conquer with the laggyness. Things are definitely not as slick and buttery smooth as they were. For example, when accessing the Phone Storage on several occasions, it's actually timed-out and returned to the Start Screen. Other times it just appears to hang during the menu transition attempting to show the storage breakdown. There are other odd slowdowns and jittery transitions between menus that are no longer smooth.
    07-25-2013 07:23 AM
  13. icet69's Avatar
    One tip to all 8x Users. Never ever upgarde to gdr2 and if you already did sell the phone before you get a useless brick and a lot of discussions with your dealer about warranty and stay 4 weeks without a phone.
    I had the same problem and sucessfully sold this piece of .....
    Sorry but thats the truth
    07-25-2013 08:03 AM
  14. DenniSundaY's Avatar
    Relax! Not every 8x on gdr2 is going to brick. In fact, mine was one of the first which received the update and no single problem so far.
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    07-25-2013 04:58 PM
  15. wunderhund's Avatar
    ...Things are definitely not as slick and buttery smooth as they were... Other times it just appears to hang during the menu transition attempting to show the storage breakdown. There are other odd slowdowns and jittery transitions between menus that are no longer smooth.
    Am I seriously the only one who has recieved this update and gotten a phone that works a lot worse than it did before? :(

    1) The smoothness has went down dramatically. It lags when "opening" big or small programs (such as Persons), the slide effect halts every once in a while - also when returning to the home screen.

    2) There is a delay when pushing the "on/off" button. It doesn't react instantly anymore as it used to...

    ...Anyone else experinced any of this?
    I only purchased my HTC 8x two weeks ago, so I only had it a week before the GDR2 was downloaded and installed. (unlocked, international c620e in USA with AT&T) I noticed some laggy behavior in WP8 on the phone before the update, but now it is everywhere with GDR2: stutter/hesitation/laggy behavior with transitions, sending email, people hub -- Not all the time, but frequently many of the standard WP8 effects are not smooth. Very disappointing coming to a faster phone with more memory from a Samsung Focus WP7.5 which had none of these basic OS render issues.

    Are there any particular apps which give the OS problems that I should know about? Would a reset help with these issues?

    Cheers.
    07-26-2013 12:38 PM
  16. jlangner's Avatar
    Have you reset the phone by holding the power button down until it reboots? After GDR1, my phone was acting up and I called HTC and was told to try and it seemed to help, at least in my case.
    wunderhund likes this.
    07-26-2013 03:11 PM
  17. wunderhund's Avatar
    Have you reset the phone by holding the power button down until it reboots? After GDR1, my phone was acting up and I called HTC and was told to try and it seemed to help, at least in my case.
    Thanks -- I have tried that. I've had two hard freezes similar to what others have been complaining about since the GDR2 update, as well. Holding down the button brought the phone back to life and I've been 'soft' resetting it regularly. Mind you, I have noticed the laggy OS behavior occasionally, not all the time -- could be something running in the background.
    07-26-2013 04:39 PM
  18. MangoGuy's Avatar
    Still no update for me :(
    07-28-2013 07:38 AM
  19. Rem97's Avatar
    Anyone have any idea when three uk will be rolling out gdr2?
    07-28-2013 10:02 AM
  20. TechFreak1's Avatar
    Data sense is carrier dependant still so even though its now enabled with gdr2 the carriers still have to allow it. Im on the Beta for the O2 version of data sense and its pretty good and very helpful when im tethering my RT. Maybe start petitioning your carriers to sort it out.
    Do you mean the O2 App? if so its not data sense it just show data, text and minutes usage. The reason why it needs carrier implementation is data compression hence the claim they made (something like) 52% more browsing with data sense enabled on a capped data tariff.
    07-28-2013 11:23 AM
  21. MangoGuy's Avatar
    Anyone have any idea when three uk will be rolling out gdr2?
    I am also waiting for the update on 3, tweeted them but got no reply
    07-28-2013 12:27 PM
  22. MangoGuy's Avatar
    Think the update schedule is crap, it's now August and still waiting for an update released last month complete joke!!
    08-03-2013 06:46 AM
  23. jlangner's Avatar
    Think the update schedule is crap, it's now August and still waiting for an update released last month complete joke!!
    Lol, wouldn't you rather they fix it first....That is why it is on hold.
    08-03-2013 09:59 AM
  24. MangoGuy's Avatar
    Lol, wouldn't you rather they fix it first....That is why it is on hold.
    yeah i would
    08-04-2013 05:56 PM
  25. rlindabury's Avatar
    Relax! Not every 8x on gdr2 is going to brick. In fact, mine was one of the first which received the update and no single problem so far.
    Yup. Typically the people who post the most are the ones who are having problems and want to ***** about their problems. It's understandable. However, there are probably many others who aren't having a problem with the GDR2 update. They wouldn't even be reading this thread in most cases.

    People are throwing blame for this all over the place. MS, HTC, etc. Until the issue is resolved it seems pointless to point at any one reason for this issue. I still maintain that some app or apps are hogging up CPU time and not exiting causing the phone to "lock-up" and drain the battery even when on USB charge from a PC. This sounds like something is eating up 100% CPU. Other's stating that their animation and other actions are no longer smooth and that they stutter only supports my contention.

    I'm on T-Mobile and have yet to see the update OTA so no issues here. I'm still looking forward to it however. If it bricks my phone T-Mobile can either fix it or replace it with a nice new Lumia 925. :-)
    LEFTKOYL likes this.
    08-05-2013 09:35 AM
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