1. TrueTrueFalseTrue's Avatar

    I am (un)happy owner of HTC 8X with touch buttons on the bottom broken. Could anybody give me any idea how to fix it switfly?

    1. Is any application doubling the navigation bar (as in Windows Phone 8.1)?
    2. Is any way to fix it with hard reset
    3. Is any custom rom on HTC 8X with on screen buttons otpions
    4. Any other ideas? How to use WP8 smartphone withouse these buttons?

    Thanks in advance!
    02-27-2014 02:14 PM
  2. Martin hfd's Avatar
    First of all how did you break the buttons? Did you drop the phone or did you buy it that way?
    1. I am not aware that any app can emulate those 8.1 onscreen navi buttons except .. well... WP8.1 (soooo.. not right now)
    2. You can try a hard reset but if it is a hardware problem I don't see that helping... :S
    3. Have no idea if it is possible but you could try with this [Guide] Unbrand HTC 8X - xda-developers !!!!WARNING!!! Never tried and never will so be REALLY careful if you decide to do this...!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    4. Try to update it... try hard reset... try soft reset (if you haven't).... that's about It I'm out of ideas :S sorry.. oh yeah and did you try to take it to a repair shop and if you did what did they say...?!?!?
    02-27-2014 02:55 PM
  3. TrueTrueFalseTrue's Avatar
    This is second hand phone. I got it for ~60 dollars, I have been not told what happened. I am working outside home this week so I just had no chance to try to fix it. I'm looking for the ideas.
    Do you know any navigation bar that I can download? WP community is to tiny, as WP market share ;)

    And what about solutions like Gesture Gesture Launcher | Windows Phone Apps+Games Store (United States)

    or voice navigation. Is anything like that? May I just say "Back" to go back or say "Home" to go homescreen. That would make my day. :)
    Last edited by TrueTrueFalseTrue; 02-27-2014 at 06:20 PM.
    02-27-2014 05:36 PM
  4. Martin hfd's Avatar
    Sorry I took a while to answer... was out of town... As you put it voice navi would be my choice.. You can google for the commands and such.. Idk if there is a command for home or start or whatever.. Regarding the app haven't used it and I can't download it because of region or smth like that (Am currently in Macedonia so... F@#$)...
    P.S. You got it really cheap... You can try taking it to a repair shop it should not be expensive to fix if there aren't any hardware parts broken...
    P,P,S, Paid $300 for mine (F@#$ ) :D :D
    02-28-2014 12:36 PM
  5. TrueTrueFalseTrue's Avatar
    Hi. thanks for yr prompt responce, no bother, take your time. Agree, it is a cheap deal :) But is the voice commands requires to use "Start/Home" button to be hold on?
    Another way is something like this app: Lockie | Windows Phone Apps+Games Store (United States)
    I could put some links to the apps on the lockscreen. So that would make my life way easier to pin some apps on the lock screen.
    02-28-2014 12:45 PM
  6. Martin hfd's Avatar
    Yes normaly the Voice command does require to hold the home button.. but you can try putting a shortcut for it on the lockscreen with lockie (haven't tried it)... You can also try this Assistant | Windows Phone Apps+Games Store (United States) and Vocal Assistant | Windows Phone Apps+Games Store (United States) this.... otherwise just try to take it to a repair shop.
    02-28-2014 01:33 PM
  7. TrueTrueFalseTrue's Avatar
    Repair is non an option at this moment. I have paid ~$60 but the reapir costs is ~150. It's Windows Phone, it's not worth it ;) :) :) ;). Thanks, I will try your solutions Monday and I'll get back here to let you know. Fingers crossed. Thanks for these apps, I thing they will help a lot!

    Any other ideas? Any other users?
    Last edited by TrueTrueFalseTrue; 02-28-2014 at 03:06 PM.
    02-28-2014 01:36 PM
  8. TrueTrueFalseTrue's Avatar
    03-01-2014 03:33 PM
  9. Martin hfd's Avatar
    Holy $@#T it actualy costs that much.... duuude! And don't go around saying "it's WP it's not worth it" you can get into a lot of trouble.... trust me..
    Hope I helped (I sold my HTC 8x for $280 and got a HTC 8S for less than $80... BARGAIN)....
    If you need anything else don't hesitate to ask..
    03-01-2014 06:36 PM
  10. TrueTrueFalseTrue's Avatar
    Did you see 4 emoticons? Take it easy, it's a joke. I know the best solution is: to fix it. But I can not affort it at this moment. So I am looking for apps - any ideas?
    03-01-2014 06:38 PM
  11. Martin hfd's Avatar
    Nah I got it! But someone else might not.. :D :D.. I've seen people get lynched over a sentence like that.. (Been a member only a very short time but i used to read all day long)
    Ok so... apps.. I am currently installing on my 8S: Battery, Quick Tiles, Skype, Viber, Sysapp pusher, Preview for Devs, Bing Weather, PDF reader and so on (I know these are the basics but I don't need anything else..) aaand games just one REAPER best f*****g TBRPG game EVEEER!!!!!! I am addicted to this freakin game...
    03-01-2014 06:59 PM
  12. TrueTrueFalseTrue's Avatar
    The solution is quite easy but.... Nobody wants to help me so... I will not tell u how to fix it switfly ;) bye!
    03-05-2014 04:35 PM
  13. fleuriee's Avatar
    How did you do it? I really need to know! In the end of June I get my new phone, but untill that time I have to survive with my HTC 8x.. Please help me!
    03-11-2014 04:47 PM
  14. Judge_Daniel's Avatar
    I would do a hard reset first. Go to settings > about > reset your phone. If that doesn't work and you don't want to repair it, then I would suggest getting a pair of headphones that have a mic built in so that you can use voice commands. If you press and hold on the headphones' button (not the rocker), then the voice assistant will pop up. You won't be able to go to the home screen once you leave it, but you should be able to launch any app.
    03-20-2014 07:32 PM
  15. johnepedersen's Avatar
    Hei TrueTrueFalseTrue, or 1101, if you have a good solution, please share, I am in the same situation as you. This is a great change to save me from Android, seriously contemplating a Sony Xperia Z(x)
    03-23-2014 04:59 AM
  16. Stu Malin's Avatar
    I had this issue before, when you set up the phone did you get an SMS from Microsoft saying Welcome or something like that? Until you receive that, those buttons don't work. Weird I know but true
    03-23-2014 05:20 AM
  17. Stu Malin's Avatar
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1774654 - see this guy says"but I don't receive the usual fake welcome SMS from Windows Phone).
    I can launch apps, but the capacitive Back button, Start button, Search button don't react (they cause the phone to vibrate, but WP doesn't react to these commands)"
    03-23-2014 05:24 AM
  18. johnepedersen's Avatar
    managed to fix this "sort of". I just created a lens-app that navigates me to the startscreen. my problem was not with the welcome message
    03-31-2014 01:40 PM
  19. TrueTrueFalseTrue's Avatar
    How to fix now working buttons
    1. Is no way to fix it fully. You can only replace the screen
    2. Is only way to get back on start screen. I think that is OK to many users

    there are two ways.
    1. Turn on Kid's Corner
    2. Run some app/game
    3. Lock screen
    4. Press power button but do not unlock the screan
    5. Instead of unlocking screen move it to left. Then you'll see Kids Corner
    6. Lock and unlock screen again - you are on home screen.

    Works faster than you think.

    The other way:
    Buf NFC tag and use NFC launchit. In my tag I have "go to start screen" command. I have stick the NFC tag to the phone case. Works fine.
    04-15-2014 05:47 PM
  20. i106's Avatar
    Ok I had a similar problem with HTC Radar a while ago and after I updated to WP 7.8 my capacitive buttons stop working.
    The problem than was HTC's Connection Setup App... It was trying do do something and it stuck the phone... (buttons not working)
    So the solution than was to simply go and delete the app from applications (you do not need buttons to do that).
    ​Maybe something similar is happening now?
    04-16-2014 01:45 AM
  21. johnepedersen's Avatar
    The problem with my phone was hardware related. Caused by myself, when trying to eject sim-card. However with the 8.1 developer preview, life is finally smiling. I created an app that takes me to the startscreen, and that "always" have 1 notification waiting for me. And if I'm stupid and clears all notifications I can reach it from the Lens-picker. If anyone needs the VS-project just let me know on johnepedersen@hotmail.com. Needs wp 8.1 dev preview and visual studio. and maybe ability to read code to change the language specifics I hardcoded.
    04-21-2014 01:07 PM
  22. acubica's Avatar
    Life saver!!! Thanks a million!!
    09-07-2014 06:40 PM
  23. Kostas Karyotis's Avatar
    Life saver! thanks!
    07-18-2015 11:51 PM

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