07-01-2012 09:08 AM
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  1. RaAkhenaton_AC's Avatar
    I am FINALLY S-OFF thanks to the J-bear (can't remember how to spell the actual name) wire exploit, so my ICS wait is over. I hope Sprint ships ICS soon, though.

    Sent from my A500 using Android Central Forums
    06-27-2012 01:35 AM
  2. sunriseshell's Avatar
    Called my friend at the local sprint store...
    He did indicate that the 3D SHOULD get ICS within the next couple of weeks (no guarantee)
    Just like last June when I bought the ƎVO, WiMax was "coming soon" to my area (wink-wink nudge-nudge not saying anything official). Not long after I learned of Sprint's plans to scrap it to go to LTE!

    Add to that, last Jan I was able to upgrade my phone after 1 year as the primary on my account. I noticed that disappeared around May as I went to upgrade. A call to customer service changed that.
    Think I'm due for another angry call to mebbe get the chance to upgrade early again.

    I've been a big defender of Sprint since I got the service about 4 years ago, great customer service, great perks, better price. BUT the slow network and the drying up of my favorite perk (new phone every year for primary) has me not liking them so much now.

    Sorry to hijack, guess I had to get it out.
    06-27-2012 09:11 AM
  3. allenc301's Avatar
    I had a similar problem recently. There was one area on my screen (top left near the HTC logo) where if I applied any pressure, I'd get phantom touches other places. I brought it in and the tech recalibrated the screen and came out and told me that it was fine. He said "there's a line drawing test that we run and it seemed to work fine." I immediately dialed *#*#3424#*#* and when straight to the line test to show him what I was seeing. (He was very surprised that I knew about the diagnostic testing menu.) After I demonstated the issue he ordered me a replacement. (Unfortunately the replacement was defective, so I'm currently waiting on replacement #2, but that's another story.)
    Holy Shnikies! Thanks for the info on that line test deal. I literally just read your reply and tried it out and the darn thing statred flipping out on me as usual. It even froze and wouldn't draw any lines. I'm headed back to the store tomorrow armed with this new developement. Thanks a lot for the info. I really appreciate it! But I was told at the last visit that I will be offered a new phone only after my third replacement. This will be my third replacement and I hope it doesn't mess up again because I actually really like the phone. Thanks again!

    Time to reflash stock firmware! LOL!(ZR3D 4.1 GT with several mods)
    06-27-2012 10:01 PM
  4. Malixous's Avatar
    I went into the store a couple days ago about issuse with my 3D as well. It's been flippin out in that the touch response will just go haywire clicking on random things for a few minutes before it calms down and is able to use. The rep did a diagnostic and couldn't find anything wrong but did say that I need to update the firmware to the latest one. I was supposed to do this OTA but didn't get one. The thing is, he straight up lied to me and said it was a software problem which I know it isn't because I have been flashing several roms and still have the issue no matter what. He did say update to ICS though. I was happy to hear that but was disappointed when it never came. I took it up with the manager but am still waiting to hear back on the matter. What the hell Sprint!
    Yea, sounds like screen failure. Was the rep a Tech? Sometimes regular Reps are not too sure and assume what it could be. Again, screens on this phone have a high failure rate, but "Most" Sprint Service and Repair centers know about this issue and recognize it immediately.


    Will
    06-28-2012 09:35 AM
  5. Malixous's Avatar

    Just like last June when I bought the ƎVO, WiMax was "coming soon" to my area (wink-wink nudge-nudge not saying anything official). Not long after I learned of Sprint's plans to scrap it to go to LTE!

    Add to that, last Jan I was able to upgrade my phone after 1 year as the primary on my account. I noticed that disappeared around May as I went to upgrade. A call to customer service changed that.
    Think I'm due for another angry call to mebbe get the chance to upgrade early again.

    I've been a big defender of Sprint since I got the service about 4 years ago, great customer service, great perks, better price. BUT the slow network and the drying up of my favorite perk (new phone every year for primary) has me not liking them so much now.

    Sorry to hijack, guess I had to get it out.
    Agreed. Yearly upgrades rocked, but these were slashed along with the Premier Loyalty programs (Which is actually the one that made the yearly upgrades possible) I know we have a new process where you get to buy out your upgrade, price varies on how many months you have left in your upgrade. I've seen it range from 50 to 150 plus the price of the phone. The data is horrible, I know you are not suppose to talk bad about the company you work for (Especially if you love working there, lol) but I believe Sprint needs to hurry up with the whole Network Vision project. As it is right now, our service is horrible unless you are a lucky WiMax customer.


    Will
    06-28-2012 09:44 AM
  6. Malixous's Avatar
    Camera is indeed horrible. I haven't used the stock camera app for almost 8months. I use Camera 360 or the Amaza Camera APK.
    Whenever me and my family go out, I let her take pics with her phone (Evo 4G WiMax) instead of pulling mine out. It's ridiculous.

    Will
    06-28-2012 09:51 AM
  7. jayhawks#AC's Avatar
    I walked into the Sprint store and asked them for Ice Cream Sandwich. They told me there was a grocery store a few blocks away.
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    06-28-2012 11:30 AM
  8. SenseMonkey's Avatar
    I walked into the Sprint store and asked them for Ice Cream Sandwich. They told me there was a grocery store a few blocks away.
    Was that metaphoricly speaking.? Lol.
    06-28-2012 02:23 PM
  9. jean15paul's Avatar
    Holy Shnikies! Thanks for the info on that line test deal. I literally just read your reply and tried it out and the darn thing statred flipping out on me as usual. It even froze and wouldn't draw any lines. I'm headed back to the store tomorrow armed with this new developement. Thanks a lot for the info. I really appreciate it! But I was told at the last visit that I will be offered a new phone only after my third replacement. This will be my third replacement and I hope it doesn't mess up again because I actually really like the phone. Thanks again!

    Time to reflash stock firmware! LOL!(ZR3D 4.1 GT with several mods)
    Good luck. My first replacement was bad like I said before, my second replacement was an flip-phone because they sent the wrong thing. Since they are on back order, the assistant manager gave me a new phone without even ordering the 3rd replacement.

    He initially offered a GS2; I asked for an EVO LTE, but he said he couldn't do that. I said how about a GNex and he agreed. So now I'm rocking an LTE, vanilla ICS, 720 device and looking forward to the Jelly Bean upgrade. Definitely worked out for me. I hope you get as lucky as I did.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Android Central Forums
    06-30-2012 01:55 AM
  10. evo43d4glte's Avatar
    While I too question most of Sprint's actions, they aren't totally stupid. There is no way that they would release ICS to any existing phone when they had a new one to sell.
    So I will simply check each Saturday, one day it will come...
    07-01-2012 08:32 AM
  11. masonfactor's Avatar
    I'm pretty frustrated but the international release coming out a week or so ago ironically made me give them a bit more of a break.

    While roms have leaked ages ago, HTC only just got a handle on updating and US carriers always take a bit longer.
    07-01-2012 09:08 AM
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