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Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Jacksonville, Florida
Device(s): Kyocera Rise, ZTE X-500
Carrier: Virgin Mobile
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Hey guys, I'm Demineaux. For the friendly users that browse this forum, I'd like to get to know you. As for me, I'm a loyal Google/Android user, most of my daily structure is revolved around the sync and cloud storage of my Google account, and many of the apps that exist on Google Play. I've been using Android for just under a year, and it has been awesome so far, except for this impossible-to-fix problem with my new Kyocera Rise under the carrier Virgin Mobile.
I'm not sure if this is an easy fix that I have overlooked, but it has been a nuisance for over a week now. The problem is, well actually first off, for those who aren't familiar with the Kyocera Rise(you can skip this if you so choose):
The Kyocera Rise is an entry-level Android phone at the price of $99 and has a 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S2 MSM8655 processor and 512MB RAM, with 2GB internal storage and a 2GB microSD included. It features a physical slide-out QWERTY keyboard, the normal volume rockers, camera and power buttons, and four capacitive buttons(Back, Home, Recent Apps, Settings) with a 3.2MP Camera and a 3.5" screen. The Kyocera Rise runs on Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich.
My problem is, the only hard(physical) button that works is my Power button. This has been happening since day two in the morning. The thing that is weird, however, is if I hold down the button for 10+ seconds, it presses the button, but it stays down. So if I hold the volume-up button, and it will eventually go up, it will go to max, and when I attempt to adjust it on-screen, it will simply keep rising the volume. The same is true for the keyboard. Applying the same measures(10+ sec hold), the button will eventually press, but it will simply spam the letter(i.e. hold down 'u' and recieve uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu...)
The best part is that on the home screen, google search will randomly pop-up and either type "@lmvbcu" or "u", and in each case, after I attempt to erase the 'u' with the on-screen keyboard, the 'u' simply replaces itself. After closing the on-screen keyboard and re-opening it, I can successfully type with the on-screen keyboard without any mishaps, but the fact of the matter is, neither the hard keyboard, nor the hard buttons function properly, they only seem to be permanently registered as downpresses.
Please do not suggest a factory reset, or restarting the phone, as I have had this problem for over a week and I have been trying to fix it since then.
If anyone has suggestions on how to fix this, please do not hesitate, and PLEASE let me know if you need anymore information to help me with this problem. If you have no clue, you can simply say hello and inform me of your place in this wonderfully grand forum.