View Poll Results: Did GDR2 Break your HTC 8X

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  • Yes, my phone broke

    29 28.71%
  • No, my phone is working fine

    40 39.60%
  • Something happened, but I'm not sure whether it was due to the update

    12 11.88%
  • Other (I have no opinion, I just like voting on polls)

    20 19.80%
10-01-2013 09:46 PM
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  1. Doohickie's Avatar
    I haven't received the update on my AT&T 8X. Or maybe I have and don't know it?
    I'm on AT&T and I just got the notification that an update is available. I'm gonna go for it. I've back things up and took screen shots of my tiles in case the worst happens. I got my phone at Best Buy and have a warranty through them (not AT&T) and I bet they'll give me a Nokia or even a Droid phone if I ask. We'll see how this turns out.
    08-15-2013 02:27 PM
  2. JamesDax's Avatar
    No!
    08-15-2013 08:39 PM
  3. listeningtree's Avatar
    No.

    But then I only have one app that's allowed to run in the background and I have Xbox Music integration off. :)
    08-16-2013 12:27 AM
  4. Patrick Jason Lim's Avatar
    Unlocked HTC 8x, developer device (Not for resale), Philippines

    Mine broke for the first time almost three weeks ago. Broke twice, and breaking happened when I played music. Phone revives after a day or so.

    Aren't there any updates whether HTC already brought an software update fix, or any other official statement from them? It sucks so much that I am using another device (Android phone) just to give me a music fix >< My phone is almost always used for my music..and now it's just a plain telephone and developer test device ><
    08-16-2013 03:29 AM
  5. bobpodesta's Avatar
    Yes... Battery performance plummeted from 2 days to barely lasting a day. After a thorough analysis it turned out to be standby drain - no apps whatsoever; I even performed a hard reset to be extra sure. On top of that, phone heats up from even the slightest use (e.g. 5 mins of browsing). Worst of all, you can't revert a firmware update unless you want to void your warranty. Definitely disappointed by HTC.

    Question: If I send it back at the service, will they be willing to revert the firmware of my device - at least until a fix is released? I mean seriously, it's unbearable for a device with no background tasks to drain 30% battery overnight (with 2G on).
    08-22-2013 09:00 AM
  6. mikey2toes's Avatar
    Sounds like you have an issue with the phone as mine is fine only a slight difference in battery drain but nothing to complain about as i can live with it as my phone is much more responsive. Have you tried a hard reset? It sounds like you may have a background task stuck if it drains 30% overnight.
    08-23-2013 06:01 AM
  7. bobpodesta's Avatar
    Sounds like you have an issue with the phone as mine is fine only a slight difference in battery drain but nothing to complain about as i can live with it as my phone is much more responsive. Have you tried a hard reset? It sounds like you may have a background task stuck if it drains 30% overnight.
    I did. So far the battery drain issue seems to be gone, but overall battery performace is still down. Does the battery need re-conditioning after a hard reset?
    08-23-2013 12:25 PM
  8. mikey2toes's Avatar
    It wont hurt to do a re condition try it and see. I havnt had time to do one so don't know if it will work or not.
    08-23-2013 03:26 PM
  9. bobpodesta's Avatar
    Alright, thanks. I'll see what comes out of it.
    08-24-2013 04:32 AM
  10. filskov's Avatar
    My phone has just been lagging constantly ever since the update and is no where near being smooth and nice as before. What is worse though is the constant lagging and skipping when I stream music - eg. Spotify. I might be able to live with the un-smoothness, but the music problems are really, really getting to me. Music is supposed to flow, but with 3-6 skips pr song it is almost more annoying listening to it than having to go without. When you then combine it with the ridiculous fade-in they have pushed on me (has it not occured to ANY programmer that silence is used in music to create dynamics!? You almost can't listen to classical music for instance, as the dramatic parts after breaks are completely ruined by the constant fade-ins. I really, really, REALLY can not believe they've done something so stupid :(

    I've actually been really happy with my WP phone up until the update, but not I am seriously considering getting a new phone - non WP. What's the point of getting a phone that is great at music, but then screws up - without the company trying to fix it!?

    Edit: Oh, non branded phone bought without contract in Denmark. OS: 8.0.10327.77
    08-24-2013 05:34 PM
  11. Muessig's Avatar
    Filskov, have you tried doing a soft or hard reset?
    08-24-2013 05:38 PM
  12. filskov's Avatar
    A soft reset (turning the phone off/on, I presume), yes. A hard reset, no. I had it hard reset just a couple of weeks before getting it updated due to some other errors - but that obviously doesn't do me any good now ;) It's a bit of a pain in the ***, but I guess it's worth a shot. I'll get to it next weekend. Thanks for your advice/suggestion :)
    08-25-2013 03:57 AM
  13. Muessig's Avatar
    A soft reset is holding the volume down and power button down for 10-15 seconds or until you feel a vibration. This is like a software reset but keeping your data. Hard resets will wipe your data and do a factory reset on your phone.
    08-25-2013 06:19 AM
  14. Willyman's Avatar
    Not death, but the update has caused the following issues:

    - battery life has significantly decreased. Used to be on 50% at the end of my work day. Now around 25-30%.
    - Audio playback is messed up. It will occasionally (read every 5 minutes or so) introduce a little glitch, followed by a drop in volume and then a gradual increase to the original volume.
    - Not sure if it is directly linked to the update or not, but it has suddenly become a lot more sluggish. The previously buttery smooth performance is gone. Lagging on many occasions. Interrupted aninmations, etc ... Not good.

    Really not impressed with the state of this. I suspect it's more HTC who is to blame, but it leaves me with a phone that is significantly worse performance than prior to the update.
    08-30-2013 05:06 AM
  15. Willyman's Avatar
    My phone has just been lagging constantly ever since the update and is no where near being smooth and nice as before. What is worse though is the constant lagging and skipping when I stream music - eg. Spotify. I might be able to live with the un-smoothness, but the music problems are really, really getting to me. Music is supposed to flow, but with 3-6 skips pr song it is almost more annoying listening to it than having to go without. When you then combine it with the ridiculous fade-in they have pushed on me (has it not occured to ANY programmer that silence is used in music to create dynamics!? You almost can't listen to classical music for instance, as the dramatic parts after breaks are completely ruined by the constant fade-ins. I really, really, REALLY can not believe they've done something so stupid :(

    I've actually been really happy with my WP phone up until the update, but not I am seriously considering getting a new phone - non WP. What's the point of getting a phone that is great at music, but then screws up - without the company trying to fix it!?

    Edit: Oh, non branded phone bought without contract in Denmark. OS: 8.0.10327.77
    Ah, I didn't see your post before posting mine. In a way I'm happy to see someone having exactly the same issues. Mine's also an unbranded one, but bought in HK.
    08-30-2013 05:07 AM
  16. muvig's Avatar
    My L920 is working fine, enjoying the Radio but the only setback on the radio is that you can't name the stations, no RDS
    08-30-2013 05:13 AM
  17. Pete's Avatar
    My L920 is working fine, enjoying the Radio but the only setback on the radio is that you can't name the stations, no RDS
    That's good to hear, but this poll is for HTC 8X users.
    08-30-2013 05:34 AM
  18. sportrckr's Avatar
    I got the GDR2 update for my Verizon 8X, and I haven't been experiencing any issues. In fact it's an improvement since I now have group text and the missed call tone is no longer present when on vibrate. I can't comment too much on battery performance right now since I've been using it more than usual since updating, but it does still last a full day for me at least.

    I had a few slowness issues right after updating, but I restarted the phone and it seemed to clear it up. The only thing that doesn't seem to be working is the "clear temporary storage" function of the HTC Make More Space app, I click on "schedule a cleanup" and it doesn't do anything.
    08-30-2013 07:45 AM
  19. Kevin Rush's Avatar
    I wish each post would contain the name of the carrier. I believe that each carrier, may make adjustments to the GDR before releasing it to their customers. I'm on Verizon and haven't updated the HTC 8X yet. (My Lumia 822 worked fine for a day and a half after updating to GDR2 and then black screen and "Can not find boot sector ...". I have read of 6 other similar cases of this, but they span over the last 8 months, so it may not have been GDR2?)

    Does anyone have a HTC 8X on Verizon and have any comments. I'm not going to update until I have read up more.
    08-30-2013 08:23 AM
  20. DOS76's Avatar
    Verizon HTC 8X seems to be working fine after GDR2 on my phone. When I installed it the phone restarted at first then came on as usual but then went black for a minute or two then installed the rest of the update. I wonder if any of the peoples who were bricked started fooling with it right away before the install was finished and that froze it up. I was busy on my tablet while the phone was updating and when it first came back on I didn't touch it or try to open anything just noticed that it had booted back up then it turned off finished up and has been working solidly ever since. I would like to see a repolling that separates the data by carrier also eliminate the last option since it throws off the results when people answer they don't know but they just want to fill out polls.
    09-05-2013 02:57 PM
  21. mdunworth's Avatar
    Kevin,
    My case is HTC8X on Verizon. The GDR2 update has broken my Bluetooth device operation on calls. My research reveals several others with the same issue at this point. Unfortunately for me, taking and making calls with my handsfree is what I do all day everyday from the car. I am regretting my decision to apply the update and wishing I had waited until the issues began to be reported in the various forums. Hoping for a fix asap.
    Mike
    09-07-2013 07:13 PM
  22. jz78817's Avatar
    Verizon 8x. After GDR2 I'll have random occurrences of not being able to send text messages. Immediately after tapping Send it'll barf back "Can't send message Try again" and as far as I can tell requires a reboot to fix. Never once happened prior to GDR2. For as long as we had to wait for this update, this seems like a really basic thing to miss.
    09-10-2013 02:41 PM
  23. Doohickie's Avatar
    Nope, it didn't break my phone. In fact, I gained back over .7 GB in Other Storage when I did a Hard Reset after loading GDR2.

    09-10-2013 03:32 PM
  24. Theevenger's Avatar
    Issue I'm having is that frequently I can't send a text message despite having full bars. Basically the same issue brought up on reddit recently (GDR2 seems to cause more problems than it fixes on my HTC 8X : windowsphone).

    Does anybody have any information on this?
    09-10-2013 04:34 PM
  25. mikey2toes's Avatar
    If you haven't done it already do a hard reset and that will sort out any issue you have. I did one and have had no issues with my phone since.
    09-10-2013 04:42 PM
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