1. Drusstw's Avatar
    Hi all,

    has anyone installed wp8.1 preview on the 8x? just wanna know if you've experienced any serious problems or if all is hunky dory??

    thanks
    07-15-2014 05:03 AM
  2. imryang's Avatar
    I use it as usual.
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    07-15-2014 05:16 AM
  3. jorgejlt's Avatar
    It's running ok for me in Spain. No serious problem by now. Waiting for HTC firmware update. Glad
    Sent from my Windows Phone 8X by HTC using Tapatalk
    07-15-2014 05:16 AM
  4. Drusstw's Avatar
    no serious problems... but are there small problems?

    i read that there are some drivers that will only be available when htc releases official version... so im a bit worried. also read that it bricked up someone's 8x... :(
    07-15-2014 05:35 AM
  5. wiseguywood's Avatar
    I haven't seen any issues, have used it from day 1 the preview went out. TMo USA.
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    07-15-2014 05:44 AM
  6. Drusstw's Avatar
    update: I did the update, and all is well! except for the cortana feature... i'm outside the U.S... guess i'll just have to wait.
    also, i think the music player is slightly buggy in that the transition between tracks isn't very smooth. like, before the next song is played, the last second of the previous track is played
    07-16-2014 04:26 AM
  7. MikeLip's Avatar
    I've been running 8.1 for a while on mine (US) and everything is working well. Better in fact - and even better than it runs on the Icon. The Icon suffers from a wakeup delay. The 8x does not. So while putting 8.1 on the 8x takes a while, it's very definitely worth it. Even Cortana works well.
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    07-16-2014 05:48 AM
  8. lizziej's Avatar
    I've had no issues at all using 8.1DP on my 8x or my housemates that I updated too. Everything works as it should.
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    07-17-2014 11:54 AM
  9. Eric J F's Avatar
    Also no problems with 8.1 on my T-Mobile US HTC 8X. It's a great improvement over 8.0.
    07-18-2014 09:15 PM
  10. David F1's Avatar
    I have had no problems at all since installing 8.1 about a month ago.
    07-21-2014 08:41 AM
  11. wiseguywood's Avatar
    I should rephrase my original quote, I have not been able to use the HTC app, to the point I have actually taken it off my start screen. The clock won't update correctly on the tile and I gave up on HTC's canned responses (i.e. ask Microsoft). Most major vendors know how to update their apps, HTC obviously doesn't and doesn't really seem to care, once again, my opinion.

    HTC are you listening, my bet, NO!

    Otherwise 8.1 has been a pleasure.
    07-21-2014 03:25 PM
  12. etphoto's Avatar
    I too have been running 8.1 on my 8x with zero issues. When I first started I didn't use Cortana but recently I have used her a lot.
    07-21-2014 04:12 PM
  13. henry.gray's Avatar
    I've had it from day 1 too and had no problems at all either.
    07-21-2014 04:20 PM
  14. stickyshocker's Avatar
    Mine has also been working fine, better in fact. My 8x used to stutter when waking up the phone and going to an app but now it doesn't, the only things that don't work is the crappy htc apps but why should anyone care about them because they don't CLEARLY!!! well only 1 day left running it as I'm off to my new 930 tom sorry HTC but to little to late!!!!
    07-21-2014 04:21 PM
  15. CMan1980's Avatar
    My HTC 8x is now on continuous reboot loop after doing 8.1 dev preview update. Still trying to fix it. Mine is AT&T version..
    07-23-2014 04:18 PM
  16. Ktysai's Avatar
    WP8.1 dev preview was super for my phone. The last update, though made the phone a little sluggish.

    Any ideas when the HTC firmware will be released? I haven't seen any reliable news. I would prefer to wait for it, before I do a hard reset.
    07-28-2014 04:16 PM
  17. Zahid's Avatar
    The HTC live tile and lock screen don't work on my 8X with the dev preview either. But I am excited to see that Bluetooth 4.0LE seems to work out of the box ... my Fitbit Force synchs to the Fitbit app :)
    07-28-2014 08:40 PM
  18. Sadangelman's Avatar
    But I am excited to see that Bluetooth 4.0LE seems to work out of the box ... my Fitbit Force synchs to the Fitbit app :)
    Are you sure you have Bluetooth 4.0LE. I have an 8x as well & according to a few system information apps I downloaded, my 8x show that it only has Bluetooth 3.1 on it.

    Also the HTC website says that the 8x only has Bluetooth 3.1 & an article I saw here on WPCentral awhile ago said that the 8x had just gotten official Bluetooth 4.0 certification so we will need the firmware update that comes with windows phone 8.1 to enable Bluetooth 4.0LE
    07-29-2014 12:45 AM
  19. Drusstw's Avatar
    don't know about everyone... but i found the battery life isn't as good as it was on wp8. i'm gonna wait for an update that fixes that issue and until then im gonna stick with my android phone...
    07-29-2014 05:02 AM
  20. TheHusky's Avatar
    Works perfectly, i had minor issues with Micro SD issues two days ago but i don't know if they were OS based.

    Pretty much my phone was like: your MicroSD is damaged, you can't use any apps until we fix this. Want to fix it? I pressed no and all apps were working. I pressed Yes and nothing was happening. I pressed Yes again at some later point, it was looking for an error, finished, and everything is fine after.
    07-29-2014 06:55 AM
  21. jpspiderman's Avatar
    It's running perfectly so far. Also have received all of the RTM updates as well with no issue.
    07-29-2014 02:29 PM
  22. daddymanAZ's Avatar
    Like Drusstw, my 8X with 8.1DP battery life is not great otherwise 8.1 has been pretty smooth. And, starting yesterday, my phone has been shutting down expectantly...this might be the SIM tray issue again.
    08-07-2014 08:37 AM
  23. Tuan Vu Van's Avatar
    No matter what, good to experience. HTC 8x longer have the official version
    09-02-2014 10:16 AM
  24. raptr569's Avatar
    The battery life on my 8X (Three UK) was appalling and it was get insanely hot initially so I did a factory reset and now it runs normally and I get pretty much what I did with 8.0.
    09-03-2014 04:10 AM

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