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  1. Shaikh Aaftab Ahmed's Avatar
    hello everyone ,
    welcome me back , bricked my phone again last night after bringing it to life 3 weeks back , all was well going , thought to give it a try so watched movie ( cant resist without movies ) and hunged , bricked , screwed .
    have become a laughing stock for my android dedicated family members .
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    08-15-2013 12:50 PM
  2. MilkyTee's Avatar
    hello everyone ,
    welcome me back , bricked my phone again last night after bringing it to life 3 weeks back , all was well going , thought to give it a try so watched movie ( cant resist without movies ) and hunged , bricked , screwed .
    have become a laughing stock for my android dedicated family members .
    Did "watching movies" extend to Youtube videos and the like?
    As in, if I avoid watching movies that I DL'ed to my phone, yet keep watching Youtbe/Vine etc. videos, there's a risk the phone will brick again?

    And sorry to hear about your phone bro, take some consolation in the fact that'll it'll almost certainly come back, it's just a matter of time. Unless you've had enough and just want to ship it off to those idiots at HTC. Which would probably eb a wise move. I myself tried it FOUR TIMES. And the delivery guy NEVER came to collect and HTC can do very little about it. Luckily my phone turned on again the other day after being dead for nearly two weeks, so I want to exercise every possible measure to avoid yet another bricking and just ride it out until a fix emerges.
    08-17-2013 10:51 AM
  3. x0rsist's Avatar
    Good evening Gentlemen and Dear Ladies,


    I myself, today whilst driving down the M1 in northern ireland, on my way home after a weekend saturday working my *** off, was listening to some absolutely glorious melodic metal as loud as my eardrums could take from my phone through my aux cable, have fallen victim to this foul issue.

    The phone charge level is relatively unknown. I had taken it off the charge thit morning fully charged, used it for music for half an hour on the way into work, listened for about 40 minutes while in work, and then about 10 mins before the crash happened on the way home. (right at the best bit of the song as well...Sylosis-Oath of silence, right at the end when the guitars make some of the best melody in a metal song ever)

    This was an MP3 not XBOX music. Beatsmusic was turned ON.

    I installed the update about thursday of last week, as i wasnt bothered with updating my phone. I actually accidentally hit the update button while trying to unlock my phone.

    When the crash occurred, there was no user input. There was simply a loud *ZZZZZZZT* which ripped the eardrums out of me at +25 volume on my car stereo, and then absolute darkness. No light, no back light no nothing. No vibrations and no response to button combos.

    I have also removed the sim multiple times.

    I estimate the battery to be possibly 70%. this should be, according to a qucik calculation of others times posted in here, just under 3 days while ht ebattery drains.


    I shall keep you informed!

    We need to vanquish this ghastly update from our phones!
    08-17-2013 02:07 PM
  4. Jasper Boot's Avatar
    Hello Guys (and Girls),

    My phone got bricked saturday evening with 24% when I started listening music aswell. At the second song it turned into the famous brick.. Started to freak out a bit when it didn't respond to any form of charging. Now, after a few days, it vibrates as said by others... It worries me tho that my batt life was already 24% and it doesn't respond as we speak. It comforts me that MilkyTee and Shaikh Aaftab Ahmed got theirs working multiple times by now.

    Still, can we conclude that just plugging it in on our PC's will eventually unbrick our phones?
    And, are there stories where it didn't came back at all? It's been a while now since the first few persons encountered this problem...

    My apologies for my grammar, I'm from The Netherlands.

    Thanks for any response!

    Best regards,
    Jasper
    08-19-2013 03:16 PM
  5. MilkyTee's Avatar
    Doesn't need to be a PC necessarily, any power outlet will do.
    Seeing as your phone was only at 24%, you shoudn't have to wait more than a day for it to drain and come back. Just remember not to play any music for the forseeable future(until they release a fix). I'm not sure if that also applies to YouTube videos, but I'd keep playback of them to a minimum just in case.
    08-20-2013 05:14 AM
  6. steven fritts's Avatar
    Just manually checked for updates on my phone and I am installing one as I type this. It's still migrating my data but i'll update with a version number as soon as the install is ready. Fingers crossed that this update will solve the problem.

    *Update* after the update my OS version is 8.0.10327.77, Firmware version is 3030.0.34101.401. This doesn't seem to be a newer version number but lets hope it is a fix.
    I'm going to run my battery down to a minimum before testing Xbox music.

    More info, my phone is an unbranded one I bought in the Netherlands. No further updates have been found after this one installed and no updates were found yesterday.
    Last edited by steven fritts; 08-20-2013 at 02:01 PM. Reason: update
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    08-20-2013 01:31 PM
  7. MilkyTee's Avatar
    Just manually checked for updates on my phone and I am installing one as I type this. It's still migrating my data but i'll update with a version number as soon as the install is ready. Fingers crossed that this update will solve the problem.

    *Update* after the update my OS version is 8.0.10327.77, Firmware version is 3030.0.34101.401. This doesn't seem to be a newer version number but lets hope it is a fix.
    I'm going to run my battery down to a minimum before testing Xbox music.

    More info, my phone is an unbranded one I bought in the Netherlands. No further updates have been found after this one installed and no updates were found yesterday.
    Thanks Steven, keep us up to date!
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    08-20-2013 03:09 PM
  8. steven fritts's Avatar
    Well I ran my battery down too about 6% before testing and started up the music app. Still had some mp3's on my phone that I was playing last time my phone bricked. Successfully played some music and radio for about 7 - 10 minutes. Tested using the phone speakers and with my earphones plugged in. Also tested having the screen turned on and off and having the app in the back- and foreground. It all seemed to work fine this time.
    Last time my phone bricked it happened within a minute after starting the first song.

    I know this is not the most extensive test but my battery ran out of juice. Has anyone else been offered the update yet? Possible when manually searching. I don't want to get anyone's hopes up but this update seems to have solved the problem on my phone (knock on wood). Although longer and more extensive test are needed.

    Please let us know if you been offered the update and what your experiences are.

    Let's hope this is the fix and it'll be rolled out to everyone soon.
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    08-20-2013 06:20 PM
  9. listeningtree's Avatar
    Well I ran my battery down too about 6% before testing and started up the music app. Still had some mp3's on my phone that I was playing last time my phone bricked. Successfully played some music and radio for about 7 - 10 minutes. Tested using the phone speakers and with my earphones plugged in. Also tested having the screen turned on and off and having the app in the back- and foreground. It all seemed to work fine this time.
    Last time my phone bricked it happened within a minute after starting the first song.
    One quick question: Is Xbox Music integration turned on for you? It's in Music > Settings > Connect with Xbox Music.

    We have the same OS version, different firmware revision number. Another poster here had the same OS version as us but his bricked anyway. Haven't had trouble with my 8x since I updated to GDR2, and I'm a little confused that I haven't had problems with mine while others are having it. T_T
    08-21-2013 04:08 AM
  10. MilkyTee's Avatar
    I have the update sitting there, but am afraid to install for the time being. I'm going to hear reports of what other people have epxerienced first, before I do anything.

    All of this could be solved if HTC decided to release a simple and brief rundown of what the update includes. Would take them 10 minutes :/
    08-21-2013 04:16 AM
  11. steven fritts's Avatar
    One quick question: Is Xbox Music integration turned on for you? It's in Music > Settings > Connect with Xbox Music.

    We have the same OS version, different firmware revision number. Another poster here had the same OS version as us but his bricked anyway. Haven't had trouble with my 8x since I updated to GDR2, and I'm a little confused that I haven't had problems with mine while others are having it. T_T
    Yep mine does have "Connect to Xbox music" turned on.
    08-21-2013 06:06 AM
  12. steven fritts's Avatar
    I have the update sitting there, but am afraid to install for the time being. I'm going to hear reports of what other people have epxerienced first, before I do anything.

    All of this could be solved if HTC decided to release a simple and brief rundown of what the update includes. Would take them 10 minutes :/
    I understand your hesitance but I'm wondering, can it get any worse ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Now here's where my phone bursts into flames when I try to make a phone call :-P
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    08-21-2013 06:11 AM
  13. x0rsist's Avatar
    Phone returned form the dead last night, was prompted about an update myself but wasnt near wifi or charger.

    3 days it took my phone to come back.


    Will also install update and test music.
    08-21-2013 08:42 AM
  14. MilkyTee's Avatar
    Update installed, not willing to play music yet though ๐Ÿ˜
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    08-21-2013 08:43 AM
  15. Shaikh Aaftab Ahmed's Avatar
    c'mon MilkeeTee , be our beta tester .
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    08-21-2013 12:54 PM
  16. steven fritts's Avatar
    c'mon MilkeeTee , be our beta tester .
    LOL, yes please walk into that dark cave to see where the growling is coming from ๐Ÿ˜œ

    I'm going to test tonight or tomorrow as soon as my battery hits 30/20%. I'll leave my music on longer and keep you all updated.

    *update* I'm at 60% a.t.m. and I'm guessing I'll be at 40-50% by the morning, if I don't charge tonight. I'll be able to test tomorrow morning/afternoon. I'll update with results a.s.a.p. (my time zone is GMT+1)
    Last edited by steven fritts; 08-21-2013 at 05:01 PM.
    08-21-2013 01:08 PM
  17. MilkyTee's Avatar
    Well, after some relatively extensive beta testing, thanks to the ever wise advice of Shaikh, it looks like everything's cool ๐Ÿ˜‹

    Music has been playing on and off for two hours, and not a hitch, lock up or bricking in sight. Seems the firmware update patched whatever bug that was.

    I can stop tiptoeing around my phone now and use it like an actual smartphone again!

    Still puzzled as to why HTC didn't accompany the update with some sort of patchnote/press release/blog post. Perhaps they still want to keep the debacle under wraps I suppose.

    Don't care anymore though, the update fixed the update! Rejoice!
    08-21-2013 05:26 PM
  18. steven fritts's Avatar
    Well, after some relatively extensive beta testing, thanks to the ever wise advice of Shaikh, it looks like everything's cool ๏˜‹

    Music has been playing on and off for two hours, and not a hitch, lock up or bricking in sight. Seems the firmware update patched whatever bug that was.

    I can stop tiptoeing around my phone now and use it like an actual smartphone again!

    Still puzzled as to why HTC didn't accompany the update with some sort of patchnote/press release/blog post. Perhaps they still want to keep the debacle under wraps I suppose.

    Don't care anymore though, the update fixed the update! Rejoice!
    Great to hear! Thanks for testing :-)
    Last edited by steven fritts; 08-21-2013 at 06:38 PM.
    08-21-2013 06:23 PM
  19. listeningtree's Avatar
    Yep mine does have "Connect to Xbox music" turned on.
    I have mine turned off. Maybe that's why my phone doesn't brick even though I play music and receive notifications on it.
    08-21-2013 07:29 PM
  20. steven fritts's Avatar
    I have mine turned off. Maybe that's why my phone doesn't brick even though I play music and receive notifications on it.
    Could be but I wont be able to test your theory seeing that I've already installed the update that fixes the problem. And it's hard to test seeing that it bricks your phone for awhile if the theory is wrong.

    Hopefully HTC will give some sort of information about the last fix or problem. But I'm guessing the most it will say is "fixed minor problems".
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    08-22-2013 10:58 AM
  21. Shaikh Aaftab Ahmed's Avatar
    still no update for me in india , unbranded !!!!!
    08-23-2013 04:31 AM
  22. chr98is's Avatar
    still no update for me in india , unbranded !!!!!
    Update is available in Australia, unbranded unlocked phone which i bought in the UK. After my phone bricked for two weeks playing music on it feels like poking a hungry tiger!

    But I'll test it any way an let u know if i keep my fingers!
    08-23-2013 07:17 AM
  23. steven fritts's Avatar
    Well that sucks hopefully it will be out soon. I always thought India was ahead of the curve when it came to bringing out updates.
    + I'd think HTC and Microsoft would want to smother this problem a.s.a.p..

    If we try to see the positive side of this you can imagine us as your personal beta testers. If this update has any bugs we'll hopefully find it before you receive the update

    Hang in there!
    08-23-2013 02:49 PM
  24. chr98is's Avatar
    Spent around two hours last night listening to music, no problems at all. Seems like its fixed!!
    08-23-2013 11:35 PM
  25. Shaikh Aaftab Ahmed's Avatar
    the results definitely seems positive . no brick phones reported ....
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    08-24-2013 04:39 AM
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