GDR2 update brings problems to certain HTC 8X units

GDR2 update brings problems to certain HTC 8X units
It seems that the recent GDR 2 update for Windows Phone 8 might have brought an unwanted feature with it, if you own the HTC 8X. According to complaints from some owners of the model, after the update was installed, their phone froze. Most times, it happened while music was playing. Since a battery pull is not possible with the 8X, the recommended key combination (press on power while holding volume down) should have rebooted the phone, but in this case, it did not work. Those whose HTC 8X suffer from the problem are reporting that a full battery drain also isn't the answer.

While this is apparently not an issue affecting a great number of HTC 8X owners, those who do have the problem are stuck with an unusable brick of a phone. T-Mobile subscribers with the phone are supposed to receive the update on Monday. The update brings Data Sense, which allows users to get a better grip on the amount of data they have consumed, an FM radio, and a way for owners of the phone to finally delete those unnecessary duplicate files that ended up in isolated storage, consuming some of the phone's free unused storage capacity.

Let's hope that it also doesn't bring the bug that is causing HTC 8 X owners to lose their phone and gain a paperweight. We will keep an eye on this story and see what HTC and Microsoft are doing to make this right for those whose phones no longer work.

source: WPCentral

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Windows Phone 8X
  • Display 4.3 inches
    1280 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, 1GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB,
  • Battery 1800 mAh
  • OS Windows Phone 8.1



15. supermario1

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 30, 2013

Ok, updated my HTC 8X and was shocked at the amount of issues which were not their previous to the update. The main one being that they have completely ruined the music player, the volume constantly adjusts its self when ever it feels like it. Also my controls on my headphones do no longer work and when it plays their is a distinct popping noise.

14. Lenny86

Posts: 301; Member since: Sep 20, 2012

This proplem came out with 8S as well....simply can not use my device and if I reset it, the new version will set up I have nice looking phone which is smells like a piece of sh**.

11. Edmund

Posts: 656; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

Troll harder. Rarely are these situations genuine

5. mi55u unregistered

That's window phone for ya

3. iamfury

Posts: 78; Member since: Oct 07, 2012

people please, if you wanna go for WP than go for NOKIA and NOKIA alone !!! I really think others (HTC+Samsung) aren't as much dedicated to WP as Nokia.

7. jromy

Posts: 114; Member since: Feb 26, 2013

sometimes I doubt their commitment to sparkle motion too!

1. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

HTC at it's finest. lol

2. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

Taters the blind hater at its finest. May i remind you that Samsung also had issues with Galaxy S3s and S2s turning into bricks? 500+ pages on XDA.

4. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

Don't mind taters. He hates on HTC all day err'day and loves as till the worlds end. No use trying to talk sense with him

8. zennacko unregistered

"Hates HTC" "Talk sense" -- I see what you did there. :D

9. g2a5b0e unregistered

Not sure if that was purposeful or not, but it was an amazing pun regardless.

10. No_Nonsense unregistered

Thought, I'd just chime in here: (s)he hates on everything other than SS. Pathetic really.

6. jromy

Posts: 114; Member since: Feb 26, 2013

He didn't mention Samsung at all tho...*coughs*

12. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

The difference is every single phone HTC has made has major issues and they don't even move that many handsets. Samsung moves so many that there will be complaints strictly based on volume. It never ceases to amaze me how clueless you HTC fans are. Basically it means HTC wishes they had 500+ page discussions about their product and they still manage to have more major issues than Samsung with way less customers. Impressive. Lol

13. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

No. You say HTC fans are clueless but while you say its HTC at its finest for having a WP flagship getting bricked what do you call Samsung having 2 ANDROID flagships with the brick bug? The Galaxy S2 was due to EMMC issues on ICS and the Galaxy S3 was a sudden death issue. Maybe you should open your eyes, look at yourself in the mirror and realize after all that you aren't the lord of reason and truth and not everyone else is "clueless", "dilusional", HTC fanboy" or the best attempt at me you tried was "everybody is getting biased by the likes of Can You see the light."

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