How to Fix HTC One X Overheating/Flashing RED while Charging [RAPID Battery Drain]
04-28-2016 08:22 AM
- After you see that red light, make sure you press the power button in. If that doesn't work, you may have to factory reset it on your bootloader by holding the power button and volume rocker down button simultaneously. The real issue with the phones model is that there is a file that HTC put in the incorrect folder and this causes it to overheat and die easily. You could root it and rearrange the files but you should know what you are doing before you try to.06-04-2013 06:53 AM
- Nothing more to say, THAT IS REALLY A TRUE ANSWER ! Fixed my problem and really thanks to HTC and the one that found this possibility.
I was playing a game when my phone just stopped working and no led no charging, when i plug on my pc strange sounds and detected or not by my computer, i've plugged on sector and made this trick, after 2 minutes replugged and that worked perfect MANYYYYYYYYYYY THANKS !!!06-20-2013 05:14 PM
- Nothing happens when I connect my phone to the charger. There is no red light. The green light on the charger connected to the wall goes off when I connect the phone. I left it in charger over night anyhow, and this morning I tried holding both the up and down buttons of the volume while holding the power button and nothing happened. Am I doing something wrong. Is there anything else I can try?06-25-2013 12:15 PM
- I'm getting the same problem. Phone was overheating and then froze, after a few minutes it just went black and I can't do a thing with it. No lights when I plug the charger in and have tried the button holding trick but still no joy. Anything else I might be able to try?06-25-2013 02:44 PM
- What I notice when this happens:
If plugging it into an outlet does nothing, try plugging it into a computer instead. I don't know why, but it's worked for me more than once. If you get a slow red blink it's charging. Once it changes to a solid red light it's ready to be turned back on. You will also know when it's ready by the computer seeing it as an HTC One X.
This is by far the biggest problem this phone has.07-01-2013 07:02 PM
- So I just got my HTC One X in the mail today. Turned it on and the screen is a bunch of pixilated colors, I've had it plugged in for about 4 hours and the light is still a solid red. I'm beginning to wonder if there is a problem with the phone. I am waiting for my SIM card to come by mail, would this be a reason the phone is acting wonky or is there a bigger issue.07-11-2013 01:52 PM
- 07-18-2013 07:03 PM
I just bought a new samsung s4 phone due to this stupid issue.
I've had my htc x one for one year then suddenly some days ago it just died.
I had left it connected to my pc (done this thousands of times before)
When I get back to the phone it was stone dead! (red / green light starting to flash when charging)
Only now I realise how f.. stupid this design with sealed battery and micro sim is.
Not only the phone is useless I've also lost a lot of nice family videos and pictures on the sealed micro sim.
(This is as stupid as how to get media content from your pc to the apple pad)
I've tried all the possible tricks out there loosing many hours trying all the combinations that might if you're lucky reset the battery?!?!
From the meny no success at all: recovery boot, going black screen
factory reset, going black screen.
And this trick 2 minutes (why so long?!) Only thing that happens during these two minutes is that the boot loader screen is blinking on regular intervals.
Never ever HTC again. Samsung s4 mini will hopefully work better!
(btw the antenna on my HTC is way inferior to samsung,
I nearly had to stand beside a telecommunication antenna to have connectivity)07-20-2013 04:58 PM
- ,most likely its a protection for the hardware if it goes over a certain temperature it will shut it down so it doesn't fry the mother board (yes it can happen) so the best thing to do is simply let it cool down bont let it power down you mite damage the battery what you need to do is just unhook the power let it cool down shut down all background programs just let it cool down on its own if it cools too quickly you can crack the board so dont let it power down simply go to the home screen and let it cool down n its I n if the phone was vented with a heat sync it wouldn't matter but its sealed and no heat sync
Sent from my HTC One X+ using AC Forums mobile app07-29-2013 08:58 PM
I tried your trick and it worked 1st time when i faced that issue but 2nd time when i faced the same issue it dint work out. My phone is dead now. Its not getting charged and neither that red light is blinking now. Plz guide me how to make my phone alive again. Your response is highly appreciated08-05-2013 02:43 AM
- I tried this method and it did not work. After thinking about the overheating issue I thought about the power source. Most plugs have a wider neutral slot on the left and a smaller hot slot on the right. The HTC charger has two small plugs, so you can plug it in either way. I wasn't paying attention to how I was plugging it in. So, I decided to pay attention. I figured that the side of the charger that has "HTC" written on it was the top, so I've been making certain to plug it in so the neutral, left, slot was always on the left of the top of the charger. Since doing this, I have not had the overheating or the "no sim card" problem. Probably worth a try.08-05-2013 07:26 PM
- I tried this method and it did not work. After thinking about the overheating issue, and the phone not charging, I thought about the power source. Most plugs have a wider neutral slot on the left and a smaller hot slot on the right. The HTC charger has two small plugs, so you can plug it in either way. I wasn't paying attention to how I was plugging it in. So, I decided to pay attention. I figured that the side of the charger that has "HTC" written on it was the top, so I've been making certain to plug it in so the neutral, left, slot was always on the left of the top of the charger. Since doing this, I have not had the overheating, charging or the "no sim card" problem. Probably worth a try.08-05-2013 08:59 PM
- Hi Guys,
After struggling for 2days for getting my HTC one X charged which was earlier not getting charged and was just blinking that red light due to which i was even not able to switch on my handset is now getting charged and i am now even able to switch on. Nothing much i did some one told me try keeping it in charge from computer and i said i tried all the possibilities by keeping the phone in charge whole night connected to wall socket,even tried with various other chargers so i said will even try this. so i kept my mobile in charge via computer in 15mins i saw the red light which was earlier just blinking is now lighting constantly. i then tried switching on and it happened. then i removed it from PC and kept my mobile in charge now via wall socket. Everything is working perfectly fine now. Thanks to the guy for giving me that advice.08-06-2013 05:19 AM
- Okay so I'm going to say this to everyone here, hope it helps
First of all you choose to perform any of these do so at your own risk
Worst scenario, or this doesn't work, take the phone back to where you got it and sound really angry and annoyed
My uncle has a HTC one but I do not. I am No HTC one expert but I do have experience with rooting, flashing, bricking and unbricking android devices.
First of all those of you getting a boot screen, power off, the boot menu is for accessing recovery and rooting your phone. (hoot is accessed by holding volume up when powering on)
From the first post the guy is asking for both power buttons to be held (that means two fingers on the side of your phone, one pressing volume up and one pressing volume down.
So drain your phone entirely, and turn it on too see if it can still turn on, if it can still turn on you Need to keep turning it on until it has no battery left to light up the screen.
Now charge for 10 mins with the phone off (cable plugged in but the phone stays off)
Now unplug, wait a minute
Now when I say count to a number, I mean in your head, not actual seconds
Press both volume up and volume down and hold them
Count to 2
Press and hold power
Count to 3
Release power down then power up just after
Release power08-07-2013 06:42 PM
- hello, my htc one day just went of and wont go back in i have tried charging it but when i put the charger in it does nothing for about 2 minuted then the screen starts flashing on and off and when i take the charger back out again it does not work can this be fixed or can i atleast get my photos off it?? please helpp!!! xx08-12-2013 07:05 AM
- Thanks a lot , dear ,
even my htc one was dead , and this irritating red led light was blinking , and i had no idea how to switch it back on , while i followed your instruction and now its working,, well i have tried this while my phone was on charge , and it was continuously showing hmode screen , well my phone is working now but still its getting overheated..can you tell me what went wrong?
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THANKS A LOT , DEAR ,
EVEN MY HTC ONE WAS DEAD , AND THIS IRRITATING RED LED LIGHT WAS BLINKING , AND I HAD NO IDEA HOW TO SWITCH IT BACK ON , WHILE I FOLLOWED YOUR INSTRUCTION AND NOW ITS WORKING,, WELL I HAVE TRIED THIS WHILE MY PHONE WAS ON CHARGE , AND IT WAS CONTINUOUSLY SHOWING HMODE SCREEN , WELL MY PHONE IS WORKING NOW BUT STILL ITS GETTING OVERHEATED..CAN YOU TELL ME WHAT WENT WRONG?08-22-2013 09:40 AM
Do you mean hold vol up and vol down and then while holding them, press and hold power?
Do you release power while still holding the vol up + down?
Then do you release the vol up + down and immediately power up?
TP08-25-2013 05:13 AM
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