Grrrr...mobile annoyances!!!

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Re: Grrrr...mobile annoyances!!!

Post by Savory » Fri Jul 13, 2012 10:51 pm

which HTC?

how long you expected to be without it for?

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Re: Grrrr...mobile annoyances!!!

Post by Dan » Fri Jul 13, 2012 10:55 pm

Savory wrote:which HTC?

how long you expected to be without it for?
Wildfire S. Not brilliant, but the contract was cheap.

Took it to Carphone Warehouse and they reckoned it could be up to 28 days as they're not authorised repairers for HTC and would have to send it off, but realistically once they've sent it away it's out of their hands. You can track it online, but it's been 'waiting for parts' since 5th July :?
Most other makes they reckon they can have fixed inside 48 hours at their own repair centres.

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Re: Grrrr...mobile annoyances!!!

Post by Savory » Fri Jul 13, 2012 11:06 pm

crap, what you usin instead?

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Re: Grrrr...mobile annoyances!!!

Post by Dan » Fri Jul 13, 2012 11:25 pm

Savory wrote:crap, what you usin instead?
erm.... sony ericsson w810i :oops:


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Re: Grrrr...mobile annoyances!!!

Post by Savory » Fri Jul 13, 2012 11:33 pm

old handsets are always the best, battery life is amazin compared to a smartphone :lol:

i always end up recyclin mine tho :doh:

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Re: Grrrr...mobile annoyances!!!

Post by Gibbon » Sat Jul 14, 2012 9:21 am

My iPhone 3GS just celebrated it's 3rd birthday.

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Re: Grrrr...mobile annoyances!!!

Post by Gibbon » Sat Jul 14, 2012 9:22 am

Dan wrote:
Savory wrote:crap, what you usin instead?
erm.... sony ericsson w810i :oops:


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Found one of those on a train once. Great phone. Turned out it belonged to a probation officer.

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Re: Grrrr...mobile annoyances!!!

Post by theadore » Sat Jul 14, 2012 11:31 am

They were decent at fixing mine (albeit on the second attempt) but service from them was good.

Service from UPS was shocking.

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Re: Grrrr...mobile annoyances!!!

Post by Dan » Sat Jul 14, 2012 2:03 pm

theadore wrote:They were decent at fixing mine (albeit on the second attempt) but service from them was good.

Service from UPS was shocking.
I shouldn't have that problem, it's being delivered back to the store where I dropped it off, hopefully they'll call me and let me know when it's in.

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Re: Grrrr...mobile annoyances!!!

Post by Dan » Sat Jul 14, 2012 2:09 pm

Gibbon wrote: Found one of those on a train once. Great phone. Turned out it belonged to a probation officer.
They are great. I've had that one years and it's not let me down once. It's been dropped, sat on, taken to bits, soaked in beer, and still comes back on and works perfectly. It actually took me a long time to make the decision to switch it off in favour of a smart phone, and that was only a year ago ( :oops: )

Also, it fits in your pocket easily. And putting keys in there too doesn't scratch it and make it unusable.

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Re: Grrrr...mobile annoyances!!!

Post by theadore » Mon Jul 30, 2012 1:00 am

Have bricked my HTC desire. :(

getting the bootloading screen everytime I turn it on but can't select any of the options. googling has not saved the day.

Anyone any new phone suggestions?

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Re: Grrrr...mobile annoyances!!!

Post by Savory » Mon Jul 30, 2012 1:48 am

o Un-USB Brick HTC Desire:
1. Hold down the back button, and then turn on your Desire
2. Make sure the screen shows FASTBOOT. If it doesn’t, choose it from the options available
3. In command prompt go to the folder on your computer where you downloaded and extracted the Android SDK to
4. At the command prompt type ‘fastboot oem boot’
5. If you know that you don’t have access to the SD card when your phone loads up, also type the command ‘ fastboot oem enable qxdm 0’
6. The bit you need from the information displayed in the CID. Look for something like ‘INFOCID is O2___001’. In this case, my CID is ‘O2___001’
7. On your phone go to Settings>About phone>Software Information and note your Software Number. Mine was 1.21.405.1
8. Now turn off the phone and take the SD card out and put it in your computer
9. Go to http://ks33673.kimsufi.com/misc/ and put in the details from steps 6 & 7.
10. Download the file it creates
11. Get the flash image from http://www.shadowchild.nl/flash_image
12. Put both of these on the SD card
13. Put the SD Card back in your Desire and turn it on
14. Go to the Market and download a terminal emulator. I used ConnectBot
15. Run Connectbot. In the bottom left corner where it says ‘ssh’ click on the triangle. Choose ‘locall and put in anything for your nickname.
16. Now enter the following commands EXACTLY as they are shown below, pressing enter after each one
17. su
18. cat /sdcard/flash_image > /data/flash_image
19. cat /sdcard/mtd0.img > /data/mtd0.img
20. chmod 755 /data/flash_image
21. /data/flash_image misc /data/mtd0.img
22. Reboot your Desire, and it should all work again!

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Re: Grrrr...mobile annoyances!!!

Post by theadore » Mon Jul 30, 2012 11:06 am

Savory wrote:o Un-USB Brick HTC Desire:
1. Hold down the back button, and then turn on your Desire
2. Make sure the screen shows FASTBOOT.
Sadly when I get here its frozen and won't allow me to select anything.

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Re: Grrrr...mobile annoyances!!!

Post by theadore » Thu Aug 02, 2012 12:38 am

MY NEW PHONE IS SO SHINY

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Re: Grrrr...mobile annoyances!!!

Post by Savory » Thu Aug 02, 2012 9:07 am

what did you get?

got an myself S3 this week 8-)

ps. did you sort your problem out above?

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