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  1. Darkgift's Avatar
    Anyone having a problem with texts? Randomly I won't be able to send a text. I'll get the error saying to try again. I have to do a soft reset to fix it. Sometimes its once or twice, and other times it'll happen like 6 times in 5 hrs.
    Dadstar0410 likes this.
    09-09-2013 11:42 PM
  2. rysliv's Avatar
    About to throw this T-Mobile 8x in the trash, the gdr2 update totally screwed it up, I can't even get decent speeds over 4g, and no there is nothing wrong with my area, cell towers or have low signal. Not even a hard reset fixed it. If only downgrades were possible, portico worked perfect, now it sucks with gdr2, screw the google mail carddav functionality.
    09-10-2013 11:32 AM
  3. Doohickie's Avatar
    So I repeatedly tried running Shrink Storage and Make More Space after doing the GDR2 update, with minimal results. Last night I took the plunge and did a hard reset. Here are the results. Apps went down a little because there are a couple of apps that couldn't reload- the Samsung folder for instance. I think there was only one or two other apps that I didn't load, but apps storage is about 11% smaller, and other storage is less than half what it was. My phone wasn't really that close to capacity, but I've been curious how much difference a hard reset would make.

    We'll see if other storage creeps up as I use the phone for maps and stuff.

    mrdeeds_72 likes this.
    09-10-2013 12:49 PM
  4. Camaroon's Avatar
    @doohickie, I've been thinking of doing a hard reset but don't know if I want to go through the hassle. How long did it take you? Did you back up the phone on your computer before you did it?
    09-11-2013 12:55 PM
  5. Ktysai's Avatar
    @Doohickie, why the picture folder has become bigger? You have put some music or there are some temp files also?
    09-11-2013 04:12 PM
  6. Doohickie's Avatar
    I used the backup on the phone: Settings > backup and enabled app list+settings, text messages and photos backup. When you do the reset and the phone comes to its senses, there is an option to restore from backup (I think right after you log into your Microsoft account). Most of the apps just loaded. There were a few that are no longer available (such as Facebook Beta, which sometimes is there, sometimes isn't; if not I just use Facebook), and the Samsung folder app that someone posted a hack to get it to load on phones from other manufacturers. A bit of advice: As soon as you can, turn the Wifi on; it will make the apps load faster (assuming you have Wifi in the area). After that, the most time consuming thing is getting your tiles arranged the way you want.

    The picture folder actually got smaller, going from 2.08 MB to 0. When I take pictures, I offload them onto my computer when I get a chance, so my pictures folders are generally empty or nearly so.

    If you did the GDR2 update and your Other Storage is the same size, it's worth a try to do a hard reset.
    09-11-2013 10:50 PM
  7. morpheus1982's Avatar
    Received grd2 for htc 8x on o2 UK last night. I have data sense, fm radio and all the other goodies that come with the update.

    My Other storage dropped down to 1.3gig also.

    No issues so far.
    09-12-2013 02:35 AM
  8. Camaroon's Avatar
    @doohickie, thanks for the explanation. People around here talk about doing a hard reset all the time like it's fairly easy but I can just picture myself doing something that wipes out all my photos, videos, music, and everything else. My Other Storage didn't budge after I installed the update so I think the hard reset might be in my near future.
    09-12-2013 08:58 AM
  9. Ktysai's Avatar
    Thanks Doohickie, other folder is 1Gb or so. I'll play few weeks with the phone and afterwards I'll wipe it down. WP8 is new for me, so lots of new thing to test.

    Why Datasense is such a hard thing to obtain? If I have an UK phone SIM card it will appear, it is really GSM operator dependable?
    09-12-2013 09:00 AM
  10. Omnislash9998's Avatar
    Just got the GDR2 update on 3 today. No data sense but most 3 price plans are unlimited so I guess they thought it wasn't needed. Cant say Ive noticed much difference to be honest.
    09-12-2013 12:48 PM
  11. Sean Cohen's Avatar
    I keep getting multiple text messages, can't send errors and Download Content text messages for group text. The whole things seems messed up since GDR2
    09-12-2013 01:29 PM
  12. AnilJassi123's Avatar
    I just updated mine on 3 now (they took their time), it took a good 40 mins. So far I like the radio but it needs more settings. I don't think I really need data sense but otherwise I need more time to be able to judge the rest of the update.
    09-12-2013 06:26 PM
  13. anon(5408460)'s Avatar
    Another O2 UK user now happier !!
    I don't seem to have the option to select a lens to load automatically when you press the camera button. When I press to choose the lens, there are non showing and I have a few installed.
    09-13-2013 01:01 AM
  14. morpheus1982's Avatar
    Another O2 UK user now happier !!
    I don't seem to have the option to select a lens to load automatically when you press the camera button. When I press to choose the lens, there are non showing and I have a few installed.
    Same here regarding the lens.
    09-13-2013 05:43 AM
  15. Bryan Sayas's Avatar
    Hey guys, I think my phone is possessed by a spirit of a pikachu, this happened to my phone after getting the update. Tried restarting it, still it stays like that, full charge is up to 2 days compared to 1 day & 12 hours before gdr2.
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    09-16-2013 09:46 AM
  16. Camaroon's Avatar
    Wow, how in the world were you even getting a day and a half before? I can't make it more than 10 hours without having to recharge, and I swear battery life has gotten slightly worse since the update.
    ali80 likes this.
    09-16-2013 10:21 AM
  17. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    I'm getting about the same as i did before GDR2...16 hours. I run a VZW model on t-mo. I could get about 19 hours if I push it, but I often run it down with I'm home to charge it before bed.
    09-16-2013 10:31 AM
  18. martinmc78's Avatar
    Erm having some issues with mine since GDR2 and the following firmware update.

    My 8X is turning itself off. Its also rebooting and the dreaded Sim errors have started coming back.
    09-16-2013 10:39 AM
  19. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Erm having some issues with mine since GDR2 and the following firmware update.

    My 8X is turning itself off. Its also rebooting and the dreaded Sim errors have started coming back.
    probably why HTC & some of the other carriers skipped this for GDR3. It is a shame though as I was thinking of getting another 8X to customize...
    09-16-2013 12:29 PM
  20. Camaroon's Avatar
    If I leave my house in the morning with 100% battery I could get to the point where I wouldn't have to charge it until I got into bed, somewhere between 10 and 11. But it would be down to the 20's by then so I usually charge it while at work too. Not terrible, but definitely not a day and a half!

    Also definitely understanding why this update has been cancelled by some carriers. Mine hasn't been turning off or anything like that, but I have this text bug that pops up where it just won't send texts until I either restart the phone or wait for the problem to stop. It's also been somewhat unresponsive for a while now, with lag when I try to open something or even scroll the screen.
    09-16-2013 01:34 PM
  21. martinmc78's Avatar
    Oh yeah forgot about this one - after a reboot it pops up with a message saying you are now in GSM mode. Never had that before.
    09-16-2013 01:48 PM
  22. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    That's one of the reasons I opted for the VZW model. This thing runs smooth as silk. If I could send + receive mms and internet sharing, I'd be happy as a pig in fresh slop. I'd be very curious as to why the software is being so buggy with the pure GSM models...
    09-16-2013 02:32 PM
  23. Bryan Sayas's Avatar
    I usually charge my phone full before going to sleep, after 7hours my battery says 97%, usually, after 7 hours mine will be about 90-91%. I don't know what's happening to my phone, but I like it.
    09-16-2013 06:17 PM
  24. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    I was on track for some seriously good battery life tonight and then my ex decided to talk my head off...still, enjoying the battery life on the 8X. Makes me almost want to give us removable batteries on phones...
    Last edited by MSFTisMIA; 09-16-2013 at 11:37 PM.
    09-16-2013 11:06 PM
  25. Danijel B's Avatar
    Erm having some issues with mine since GDR2 and the following firmware update.

    My 8X is turning itself off. Its also rebooting and the dreaded Sim errors have started coming back.
    Same with my phone, at first it was once a week problem now it almost daily... and it always resets when I press unlock button.
    09-17-2013 06:05 AM
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