August 15th, 2011, 09:21 AM
Join Date: Jun 2010
Device(s): HTC Evo 4G
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Originally Posted by kwicksilver
I just picked up my HTC EVO 3D from rogers mobile last thursday and everything was going well until Friday night, then I went to take a picture and it was a black screen, and I could not press any buttons other than the home button. I kept trying and I could use my front camera but the rear camera just went to black, sometimes froze, and sometimes crashed.
4 hours later it miraculously started working again! Until the next day..
It then broke the same way all the way until sunday morning when it started working one more time, it finally stopped working 3 hours ago.
I am wondering if anyone has had similar problems/knows how to fix it, or if I should return it for my money back.
I believe this issue is unfortunately common. My phone is rooted and I have many applications installed. The frustrating part it isn't one particular thing that triggers the "black screen of death"(XDA posts) for me. The screen goes black and the four menu keys at the bottom light up and the only cure is a battery pull. Could you reply with some particulars about your phone set up, (rooted or not, current software build number, if you are running a different kernel other than stock, number of apps, if you are using any software like apps2sd or dark tremor)? Maybe it will trigger a memory with someone else having the same problem. I was on the Synergy nightlies (8/9 build) when I had my first experience with the black screen and I switched to Viper Rom. Coincidentally I also switched recoveries from CWM to TWRP. I just downloaded Shooter Rewind and the Synergy 8/14 build to try again. I am waiting for Myn to release his ROM so until then I am flashing away. Oh haven't had the black screen since moving away from Apps2SD and Synergy but again it may have nothing to do with either pieces of software. I may try Apps2Sd again and see what happens
Phones: Samsung Galaxy Note 2, Evo3D & Retired Evo4G
Roms:Stock Deodexed MA7
Tablets: Toshiba Thrive Rooted Dale's HTK55D.31.5.0002 OOM ROM