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  1. Svetoslav Enkov's Avatar
    To recover (lower) drastically Other Storage you need to Reset your phone after a GDR2 update (may be not immediately - a day or a week later - read why below). This lowered the Other Storage to 1.02 GB on my unlocked 8X.

    But I am very disappointed of the so called Backup - it restores a minimal number and mostly non-essential settings so I had to fully go through every Settings and set them based on my personal preferenced and what I have remembered. This is mentioned in the Backup description but I got very angry losing 3-4 hours instead of a hour.

    Reset have refreshed my phone a lot, to be honest! It is now faster.

    I have applied the SIM card scotch hack on a day one... No restarts to date (my 8X is a 45-46 days old phone).
    09-01-2013 09:50 AM
  2. morpheus1982's Avatar
    I have a tweet from o2 uk that they are working on gdr2 and looking to release this month...i have a screenshot but cannot upload from the app.
    09-02-2013 02:12 PM
  3. germcevoy's Avatar
    I haven't even a clue if I have GDR2. Ran a load of updates the other night but no changelogs or descriptions on any of them. No DataSense either which is a shame.
    09-02-2013 03:03 PM
  4. rysliv's Avatar
    I haven't even a clue if I have GDR2. Ran a load of updates the other night but no changelogs or descriptions on any of them. No DataSense either which is a shame.
    Compare your OS version with the one on the Windows Phone 8 Update History page It should be either 8.0.10327.77 / 8.0.10328.78 or higher.
    09-02-2013 09:32 PM
  5. Doohickie's Avatar
    To recover (lower) drastically Other Storage you need to Reset your phone after a GDR2 update (may be not immediately - a day or a week later - read why below). This lowered the Other Storage to 1.02 GB on my unlocked 8X.

    But I am very disappointed of the so called Backup - it restores a minimal number and mostly non-essential settings so I had to fully go through every Settings and set them based on my personal preferenced and what I have remembered. This is mentioned in the Backup description but I got very angry losing 3-4 hours instead of a hour.

    Reset have refreshed my phone a lot, to be honest! It is now faster.

    I have applied the SIM card scotch hack on a day one... No restarts to date (my 8X is a 45-46 days old phone).
    When you do a Reset, you don't lose contact info do you? Are contacts stored on the Sim Card?
    09-03-2013 12:51 PM
  6. ebk14's Avatar
    I know this has been brought up on the HTC 8X forums (phone I have), but I was just wondering if it is happening with any other phones as well. Ever since I installed the GDR2 update on my Verizon 8X, I basically haven't been able to use WiFi. I'm at home now, which usually the wifi works blazing fast through my phone; I've tried it on other networks too and it still doesn't work. If i turn Wifi off then on, it'll work for a few minutes until slowing down to basically a standstill. This is very very frustrating, as I basically got no benefits from the update except for the radio and group message option (other storage problem hasn't fixed). Anyone having any similar problems or have any idea what's going on / how to fix it? I've already tried forgetting the network and reconnecting.
    09-03-2013 08:29 PM
  7. Doohickie's Avatar
    Weird. My wifi works fine post GDR2
    09-04-2013 08:41 AM
  8. jenni122701's Avatar
    I've had no problems with my wifi on my 8X post update either.


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    09-04-2013 12:03 PM
  9. Camaroon's Avatar
    I haven't seen any threads about this so I just wanted to see if anyone else was having issues with their notifications and tiles since the update (Verizon 8X). Since the update I immediately lost notifications from a couple of apps and have since lost notifications and tile updates from others. The ones I immediately noticed were ESPN (both tile and game notifications stopped) and the battery app I use, Insider (both tile and notifications as well). So I tried a fix that has worked for me before where I uninstalled a couple of apps that were listed under the Advanced background task menu but that didn't work. Then I turned off and on notifications for all apps and that basically broke tile updates and notifications for all the others. Now none of my tiles update, I receive no notifications at all from Lync (which I use all the time) and still have sign in issues with it. Should I soft reset? Hard reset? Anyone else have any problems?
    09-04-2013 02:01 PM
  10. jenni122701's Avatar
    Ok, I thought all was well, but seems I AM having a tile update issue. My battery tile isn't updating the battery percentage on its own anymore. It only updates when I click onto it. Im using the Battery app by Enless Soft Ltd. the settings are still set for the live tile properly, I checked. I did a complete discharge of my battery earlier and am not charging, so I will keep an eye on it. :-(


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    09-04-2013 03:32 PM
  11. Eric J F's Avatar
    My T-Mobile update went well and everything seems to work as well or better than before, including WiFi, tiles, and battery drain. The down side was it removed WiFi Calling. I 'accidentally' received a March update that enabled WiFi calling on my 8X, but this one nuked it after a post-update hard (factory) reset. Damn!
    09-04-2013 06:36 PM
  12. Hans Krause's Avatar
    Got mine last night, So far no problems... I still have wi-fi calling, but there is no radio option...
    09-05-2013 05:03 PM
  13. sstiwari's Avatar
    Seems, HTC is planning to cancel GDR2 Update altogether for Windows Phone 8X.

    Check here HTC throws a hissy fit, cancels WP8 GDR2 update for the HTC 8X? | WMPoweruser

    SST
    09-05-2013 09:36 PM
  14. mrdeeds_72's Avatar
    Seems, HTC is planning to cancel GDR2 Update altogether for Windows Phone 8X.

    Check here HTC throws a hissy fit, cancels WP8 GDR2 update for the HTC 8X? | WMPoweruser

    SST
    Yup, eexpected this. Hopefully it's false!
    09-05-2013 09:54 PM
  15. Darkgift's Avatar
    How do you change the default camera app (as stated in the original post)?

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    09-06-2013 12:03 AM
  16. Camaroon's Avatar
    @Darkgift, if you go to Settings, then swipe over to applications, scroll down to "Photos+Camera". There's an option in there to change it.

    Quick update to my tiles and notifications not working. Doesn't seem to be GDR2 that did it. I uninstalled additional apps that were showing up in the Advanced Background Task menu and the tiles started to work again overnight. Haven't had anything that would give me a notification so I still have to make sure those work but I anticipate they will. This happened once before where all my tiles and notifications stopped and I found a thread in these forums where a user said that if you have too many apps in the Advanced Background Task menu then all notifications and tile updates will stop. Sure enough, both times I've uninstalled some apps from there everything has started work again. Apparently there's a limit to how many can be in there which is ridiculous.
    09-06-2013 09:39 AM
  17. Doohickie's Avatar
    Seems, HTC is planning to cancel GDR2 Update altogether for Windows Phone 8X.

    Check here HTC throws a hissy fit, cancels WP8 GDR2 update for the HTC 8X? | WMPoweruser

    SST
    I got GDR2 for my HTC 8X two weeks ago. Not sure what this is all about. I think the writer took a status message and wrote a whole backstory to confirm his anti-HTC bias.
    Dadstar0410 and mrdeeds_72 like this.
    09-06-2013 09:44 AM
  18. vlacocabios's Avatar
    Hello, I wonder if anyone can help. I have an htc8x, which I am assuming it is unbranded, since there is no carrier logo when I boot up. I live in Greece, and I have put in a Vodafone sim. I haven't received the gde2 update yet, and every time I check for updates from the phone menu, it tells me I have the latest one, os version 8.0.10211.204. I think that almost everone in Europe has received this update, so am I the only one who's left out of the loop??? Anyone knows anything about it????

    thanks
    09-07-2013 08:23 AM
  19. mrdeeds_72's Avatar
    @Darkgift, if you go to Settings, then swipe over to applications, scroll down to "Photos+Camera". There's an option in there to change it .
    Are there specific apps you can choose as a lense? I have blink, fhotoroom etc and I can switch them in the camera app, but not in the setting you mentioned above. There is a drop down, but nothing is on there.
    09-07-2013 03:39 PM
  20. Camaroon's Avatar
    Same here. I have a couple of photo apps but none show up in the drop down. Maybe someone else can mention an app that does. Developers probably have to change something in order for their app to show up.
    09-08-2013 09:08 AM
  21. Dadstar0410's Avatar
    Is everyone's Me tile finally crisp and clear? Mine's still blurry :-(
    09-08-2013 09:20 AM
  22. Ktysai's Avatar
    I bought the phone few days ago, after 3 updates I have 8.0.10327.77 version. The phone works ok, but there's the tile inactivity of BATTERY LEVEL app. I'm not sure if this has to do with the update or there's another problem.
    09-08-2013 04:46 PM
  23. oolgac's Avatar
    I'm on T-Mobile, but I'm having a similar issue. Ever since I updated, it seems like my 8x won't maintain a wifi connection when the screen turns off even if I have that setting turned on
    09-09-2013 12:25 PM
  24. Eric J F's Avatar
    Did you do a hard reset after the update? I did and my T-Mobile 8X seems to work better without any of the reported problems. If you have WiFi Calling see my post above before resetting.
    09-09-2013 02:32 PM
  25. rysliv's Avatar
    My t-mob htc 8x often gets terribly slow data after a period of time, a hard reset doesn't fix it, nor does a restart, it just comes back.

    The 925 is slowly looking very, very appealing, or one of the android phones.
    09-09-2013 10:53 PM
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