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Old December 15th, 2010, 01:31 PM   #51 (permalink)
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i'd like to actually see him use the screen. my htc hero screen stayed on even though it fell and landed in ocean water a foot high. it wasn't until i pulled the battery that the screen finally shut off. it would not turn back on.

i say that this phone is not water proof.

well, like you said, it's a Hero, not the HTC,...

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Old December 15th, 2010, 07:49 PM   #52 (permalink)
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to me, that iphone video seems fake
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I dropped my phone in the toilet yesterday, but took it out fast(nothing was in the toilet but water....so far it's been working fine...cleaned up the Headphone jack with a Q-tip and the rest of the insides under tha hood with an air can..it's been working fine, but yesterday it was acting up...I can say for now it's waterproof, but time will tell
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Mine is with geek squad. Definitely NOT waterproof. lol
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Its easy to waterproof your electronics. just take the case off and dip the whole thing in a wax that has a higher melting point than the operating temp of your phone.

Bam.

I used to have a remote control boat with a 'waterproof' circuit board done that way.
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This guy is an idiot. My phone would have been on standby and off that screen already lol
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I hope no one is stupid enough to try it on their phones.
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I dropped my phone in the toilet yesterday, but took it out fast(nothing was in the toilet but water....so far it's been working fine...cleaned up the Headphone jack with a Q-tip and the rest of the insides under tha hood with an air can..it's been working fine, but yesterday it was acting up...I can say for now it's waterproof, but time will tell
There is never nothing in the toilet but water after about the first few dumps taken.

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I had my phone in my pocket at work and dropped the hose sprayed my pocket good and I thought I ruined my phone it came out fine
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Just posting this warning:

Don't do this at home, the guys who have done this are what you call professionals.
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Old January 1st, 2011, 02:39 PM   #61 (permalink)
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I know this is kind of an old thread but for those of you that were wondering, that black splash screen is a mod. I have it on my EVO.
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I know this is kinda an old post but.... did NO ONE understand what the guy was doing?? Everyone says "oh that phone is TRASHED" and "But look, it wont boot" WELL DUH! That's why he did it!

He was messing with the software and bricked it. Since the insurance wont cover that, he was TRYING to water-damage it... WHICH THE INSURANCE WILL COVER!

They will charge him the $99 deductible instead of $500 to buy one outright. How did that get by everyone that posted on this?? I had EXACTLY the same plan. The guy in the Sprint store said "They wont cover it if you brick it" And my reply was "I ride a motorcycle. Ever seen what happens to a phone that falls outta ur pocket at 75mph?" He just smiled, and said "haha, you already know!"

If you screw the software in one, they wont replace it. BUT, if it's FUBAR and they cant get into it...well....

The guy in the video even said, "I'm gonna water-damage this because no one could help me fix it and I cant afford to pay that much for a new one"
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I know this is kinda an old post but.... did NO ONE understand what the guy was doing?? Everyone says "oh that phone is TRASHED" and "But look, it wont boot" WELL DUH! That's why he did it!

He was messing with the software and bricked it. Since the insurance wont cover that, he was TRYING to water-damage it... WHICH THE INSURANCE WILL COVER!

They will charge him the $99 deductible instead of $500 to buy one outright. How did that get by everyone that posted on this?? I had EXACTLY the same plan. The guy in the Sprint store said "They wont cover it if you brick it" And my reply was "I ride a motorcycle. Ever seen what happens to a phone that falls outta ur pocket at 75mph?" He just smiled, and said "haha, you already know!"

If you screw the software in one, they wont replace it. BUT, if it's FUBAR and they cant get into it...well....

The guy in the video even said, "I'm gonna water-damage this because no one could help me fix it and I cant afford to pay that much for a new one"
That's also insurance fraud. Just saying...
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I never saw this the first time around. Pretty funny.

What he SHOULD have done was put some salt and some soap in the water. The soap softens the water and allows it to flow through thin cracks easier. The salt electrolyzes the water making it super-conductive. That enables the liquid to short-circuit the phone. Water without dissolved ions in it won't do squat to a circuit.
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You are saying that he might have modified the plumbing in his bathroom to have his faucet pour baby oil instead of water?
EPIC FAIL BRO you totally pointed out his EPIC FAILURE
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I dropped my Evo into my dog's water bowl last week, bent over and it fell right out of my shirt pocket. I snatched it out immediately, ripped the battery cover off and removed the battery. Dried it off as much as possible and let it sit for several hours. Put the battery back in, and it would boot and work, but weird things would happen, like the speaker phone coming on randomly, programs FC-ing, and notifications making no sound. So on a whim, I decided before I filed a claim, I'd wipe it completely, install a new ROM (VirusROM 2.3, very nice BTW), and see what happened.

Phone works great now. Something must've gotten scrambled in all that chaos. I was relieved, and saved $100
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I dropped my Evo into my dog's water bowl last week, bent over and it fell right out of my shirt pocket. I snatched it out immediately, ripped the battery cover off and removed the battery. Dried it off as much as possible and let it sit for several hours. Put the battery back in, and it would boot and work, but weird things would happen, like the speaker phone coming on randomly, programs FC-ing, and notifications making no sound. So on a whim, I decided before I filed a claim, I'd wipe it completely, install a new ROM (VirusROM 2.3, very nice BTW), and see what happened.

Phone works great now. Something must've gotten scrambled in all that chaos. I was relieved, and saved $100

there was a virus in the doggie bowl?
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I knocked my EVO off into a glass of water the first week I had it. I immediately did a battery pull and let it dry out over night and it was fine. Then about a month ago it fell out of my jacket pocket and lay in the pouring rain for over 20 minutes before I realized where it was. Again, battery pull, dry, and it's fine.

Is it waterproof? no.

Did my Otter Box help? unlikely, I work in a paper company and I use it mainly to keep paper dust out of the ports.

I think the phone is amazingly resilient, or maybe I'm just lucky, either way I'm very hard on phones and this is the same EVO I've had from the beginning and the only damage at all is a very tiny scratch on the screen... no loose USB port, no screen separation, no cracked camera lens, nothing.
Are people using their EVOs as hammers?
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I'd never try this, I know my luck is poor enough to have a Fried phone 100% of the time.
But, if you remember your High School Science classes, "Pure Water" (H2O) is considered a "non-conductor". At least it's not a conductor, until you add some other compound, like salt (Sodium Cloride).
So, in theory, the unit should work just fine, while immersed under water. At least until the chemicals on the board, mix with the water, to form some other conductive compound.
But, it's likely, its seal integrity is such, that there's enough of an air pockets to protect the phone, to prevent the water from getting to the main board. I notice he didn't flip the phone over while underwater.

potted circuits work better.

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i'd like to actually see him use the screen. my htc hero screen stayed on even though it fell and landed in ocean water a foot high. it wasn't until i pulled the battery that the screen finally shut off. it would not turn back on.

i say that this phone is not water proof.
agree!
although the video is cool, but i still don't believe there is a phone which is really water-proof~
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So I dropped my phone in the toilet and it went into car panel mode and the screen stayed on the whole time and even when i pulled it of the water it still stayed on until i pulled the battery out. I poured the water out stuck the battery back in restart it works fine but touch screen wont work so then i hit it with the hair dryer and all is well now again.
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go into recovery.. and wipe everything ... 10 times.
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So I dropped my phone in the toilet
hope it was after a flush...
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hope it was after a flush...

it happend before the business lol so im good
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In my experience, electronics are semi-waterproof....for a few minutes. When I got my iPhone 3g to replace my original iPhone, I ran it under water just like that. It never turned off. In fact the only thing that stopped working was the cable port. It cant charge anymore.

And then theres this video:

YouTube - iPhone 3GS dropped in the pool. Still works!

Keep your phone away from water why do people insist on taking their phones around water then act like it couldnt happen long story short keep your phone away from pools bathrooms lakes beaches preety much any place with a vast amount of liquid on the ground.
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So I dropped my phone in the toilet and it went into car panel mode and the screen stayed on the whole time and even when i pulled it of the water it still stayed on until i pulled the battery out. I poured the water out stuck the battery back in restart it works fine but touch screen wont work so then i hit it with the hair dryer and all is well now again.
Hair dryer itself could of messed your phone up. your best bet is to stick it in rice for 2 days be patient.dont turn on right away there still might be hope if you dint turn it on and fry it. Also I heard wash with distilled water then rice method.
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So I posted a while ago about my phone being destroyed. About 4 weeks ago I left it in my pocket and put it through the washer, including a 2 hour soak cycle in soapy water. When I couldn't find it and realized what had happened, I was devastated. I took it out and the screen was about 65% full of water. I took apart as quickly as possible, but couldn't get the screen off (that is a big deal involving a heat gun). I let everything dry for about two days, then put it in rice, and left it for close to a week. After a week - it was still dead and the screen was about 50% covered in water. I realized I had an extra battery (the extended was in it, I still had the stock battery in storage) and tried it out. It actually came on! My happiness quickly faded when I realized that it took it about 10-15 minutes to boot to the home screen, the screen itself was still completely covered in water and impossible to see through, and the backlight was flickering. Despite that, the touch screen still worked through the water, but I knew it was toast. I put it back in my desk in the container of rice and left it, purchasing an Evo 3D the next day (an amazing upgrade over the original EVO, btw, except for two things: signal strength and speakerphone quality).

Anyway, a few days ago (about 3 weeks after leaving it in the drawer) I pulled it out to look at it. The water was all gone from the screen. Curious, I turned it on - and it booted up in about 30 seconds, to a perfectly visible, non-flickering home screen. I played with it for a bit and realized it was essentially exactly the same as how it was before it was washed. Everything worked perfectly. Using wifi, (since the phone was deactivated) I played Pandora on it to check the speakers, surfed the internet, took pictures, etc. My final test was to see if it would give out - so I left it on for a few days. It didn't turn itself off once, and it seems to be in perfect order.

Sooo...I returned my 3D (in the nick of time) and reactivated by original EVO. Though it needed about a MONTH to dry out, it completely survived a trip through the washer and a 2 hour soaking in hot, soapy water. Quite amazing really.

Now just one question, when the Samsung Within comes out (if it gets good reviews) obviously I can't sell this phone on ebay, back to sprint, etc (since it has water damage and it would be wrong to do so), so what should I do with it? Just keep it as a back up phone for the future?
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Now just one question, when the Samsung Within comes out (if it gets good reviews) obviously I can't sell this phone on ebay, back to sprint, etc (since it has water damage and it would be wrong to do so), so what should I do with it? Just keep it as a back up phone for the future?
i do not see why you can't return your evo in for a trade in. they usually do not check for water damage on trade ins. as long as it works you should be good to go. if you need something fixed then that is a different issue.
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He's really convincing with the are you serious, and the wow is this phone water proof or something. Either way you have to be rooted to have a black splash screen like that cause I had to put the same one on mine. And it sat on that splash screen the whole time so obviously the phone was ****ed from the get go.
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I was working on a boat (in SW Florida) when the platform I was standing on broke ( add fat joke here ) of course I had my awesome EVO in my pocket when I hit the water ... About 6 feet under. I removed my battery as quickly as I could, flushed it out with fresh water and finished the boat job. When I got home I submerged the phone again in fresh water for about a half hour ( while I showered ) Pulled the phone apart (thank you to all who have posted on this website) Using a heat gun and a infrared temp gun I repeatedly brought the temperature of the phone up to 125 several times, allowing it to cool between each warming. Then into a bag of rice for 24 hours. Reassembled the phone and a different battery pack ....

It fired up like nothing ever happened !!!! There are still water stains on the LCD but it works ... all except for the camera.

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I think this must be a hoax? Either way it's a fun watch. Again, I DID NOT MAKE THIS VIDEO!

YouTube - HTC EVO 4G underwater
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Liquipel | Make Your Cell Phone Watersafe, No Case Required!

lol when he said "I don't want to touch it"
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Swimming pool mishap over the weekend...I went in and so did the Evo...was in the water for about 5-10 seconds (intoxicated)...since then, it has been in rice and drying in the sun outside....5 days later, it will fully run but it is still damp under the screen and the camera isn't working. Evo is a beast!
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I'm going with the "water damage doesnt always kill a phone" option. I had an iPhone 4 that had SEVERE damage (opened up the back and the inside was COATED in rust --- link to pic) but the only issue I experianced was Video-out stopped working and a *faint* usually unnoticeable yellow tint on a few spots on the screen... (even battery life was fine, which is a KNOWN problem with water-damaged iPhones) It just depends on what gets wet...

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Also just a tip (never tried this but read it a LOT), if you DO drop your phone in water, leave it there till it powers off, remove the battery and submerge the phone for ~24 hours in Isopropanl (sp?) Alcohol - this will remove the water from the phone, then allow it to dry for 2-3 days before powering on, this has saved countless phones from rust damage
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When Sprint announced their first ever 4G handset at CTIA in March 2010, they dropped a bombshell on the mobile world. The HTC Evo 4G is a device that introduces a lot of firsts when compared to other North American handsets. This is the first Andr... Read More

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