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Old July 11th, 2010, 04:06 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default No way...EVO Waterproof?

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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lol, probably lucky. i wouldn't try it but good to know it's not a 100% chance the phone will die after water exposure.

i'm just surprised the EVO didn't jump out of the water to attack that guy.
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Yes the phone is serious! lol
Yes freakin way!
Yes really!
And no I'm not kidding you!
No don't touch me.

Just answering a few of the guy in the videos questions lol hilarious
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Old July 11th, 2010, 04:25 AM   #4 (permalink)
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yes the phone is serious! Lol
yes freakin way!
Yes really!
And no i'm not kidding you!
No don't touch me.

Just answering a few of the guy in the videos questions lol hilarious

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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.
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yeah .. the phone is definitely not waterproof. he probably broke it before and then decided to make a (stupid) video. as you can see the phone never boots in the 4 minutes.

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yeah .. the phone is definitely not waterproof. he probably broke it before and then decided to make a (stupid) video. as you can see the phone never boots in the 4 minutes.

pointless.
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Now can you understand why I said in an earlier post to swap your phones out before the 30 days are up if its not just right? After the 30 days someone is going to get this handset after its repaired. Still want a refurbished unit if you can help it after seeing this???
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True having a failed PH swapped for refurb is not the same as getting a new one off the shelf but relax, I'm sure u have more important issues that deserve your concern .
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Now can you understand why I said in an earlier post to swap your phones out before the 30 days are up if its not just right? After the 30 days someone is going to get this handset after its repaired. Still want a refurbished unit if you can help it after seeing this???
wat?
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wat?

Wat? here is Wat..

http://androidforums.com/htc-evo-4g/108756-warning-last-call-all.html


I got banned for 1 week for posting this. I still stand by it because you will get this Bozo's phone or one like it when its refurbished if you wait till after your 30 days to exchange it under warranty.
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wat?
When he returns this phone to sprint, they will ship it to wherever, and it will be refurbished. So basically they will reflash the software, and put a new case on the outside to make it look nice. Then somebody will get the phone as a refurb. Would you want a phone that's been underwater for that long? This thing is going to have MANY problems for the person who gets it next.

On a side note, I doubt Sprint let this guy exchange it. They will look at the water sensors, and if they went off (which i'm sure they did) his warranty will be voided and they wont give him a new one.
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Old July 11th, 2010, 09:47 AM   #13 (permalink)
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they do have a name for this clowns 'condition' right ?
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Wat? here is Wat..

http://androidforums.com/htc-evo-4g/108756-warning-last-call-all.html


I got banned for 1 week for posting this. I still stand by it because you will get this Bozo's phone or one like it when its refurbished if you wait till after your 30 days to exchange it under warranty.
Wait....why would you get banned for posting that??
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Wait....why would you get banned for posting that??
I doubt he got banned for posting that... read THIS THREAD after reading the other one (pay attention to the last posts).
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Wait....why would you get banned for posting that??
Because I was accused of posting sensationalist posts.
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I doubt he got banned for posting that... read THIS THREAD after reading the other one (pay attention to the last posts).

Well you see I have a relative that works for HTC and the Inc has been pulled for quality issues. Thats why they are "out of stock" until mid August now. HTC will however never admit to it publicly not unlike Toyota and there problems. This is where the Moderator was wrong. I however didn't want to flaunt the fact that I had inside information on this issue.
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Old July 11th, 2010, 11:01 AM   #18 (permalink)
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the phone is past dead. i dont kno about you but my evo doesnt take over 4 mins to get off the htc evo 4g screen. that sh!t is toast.
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It could also be baby oil. I know you can run electronics in baby oil and it will not zap it..people run their cooled computer through that, and they run perfectly fine all the time.
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It could also be an in store non working dummy phone and they photo shopped the lighted screen on to it. Something isn't right with the screen in that video.
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This is where the Moderator was wrong.
The thread was closed because your post was misleading people with perfectly reliable handsets. The reason is made perfectly clear in the final post in the thread.

If you feel the thread was wrongly closed then please take it up with the Admins via PM, not here.
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It could also be baby oil. I know you can run electronics in baby oil and it will not zap it..people run their cooled computer through that, and they run perfectly fine all the time.
You are saying that he might have modified the plumbing in his bathroom to have his faucet pour baby oil instead of water?
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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?

Hey I would do that for a youtube video wouldn't you?
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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?
Lmaoooo I like that "modified the plumbing"
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I think you should do it over and over again until the device is completely unusable and then try to trade it in.

I'm assuming you took the water indication stickers out first, right?
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Is it just me? I have never seen that EVO Screen ever... my boot screen is white and takes a minute to switch to the 4g screen and then goes right into Sense. Maybe he Rooted and changed the boot screen and bricked it. It would make sense as to why he is giving it water damage. He is outside of the 30 days so this way he can put in an Insurance claim on water damage and only pay the 100.00 deductible. Fraud on camera.
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Is it just me? I have never seen that EVO Screen ever... my boot screen is white and takes a minute to switch to the 4g screen and then goes right into Sense. Maybe he Rooted and changed the boot screen and bricked it. It would make sense as to why he is giving it water damage. He is outside of the 30 days so this way he can put in an Insurance claim on water damage and only pay the 100.00 deductible. Fraud on camera.
Good observation on the black screen, mine is white as well so there is something different with his evo os.
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I say its probably a dummy phone.
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I think you should do it over and over again until the device is completely unusable and then try to trade it in.

I'm assuming you took the water indication stickers out first, right?

Who do you think is "you?"

I didn't create this vid, I only posted it. The person who created the vid is likely not on this forum. It's like applauding a movie at the theater. No director is hearing it.
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Is it just me? I have never seen that EVO Screen ever... my boot screen is white and takes a minute to switch to the 4g screen and then goes right into Sense. Maybe he Rooted and changed the boot screen and bricked it. It would make sense as to why he is giving it water damage. He is outside of the 30 days so this way he can put in an Insurance claim on water damage and only pay the 100.00 deductible. Fraud on camera.
Ya maybe he was hoping the water would fry it so they wouldn't know it was rooted since the phone looks stuck on the boot up screen. Don't know...
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I tried this on three phones..... destroyed all three Evo's.....

That video is a lie!
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I tried this with the baby oil.... And some candles.... And some mood music.... My EVO and I are now eloping in Vegas. Thanks forums!
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Have not seen the video (don't care to), but just so you know, not all liquids are electrically conductive.

As for returning, if he has full TEP, then that covers water damage. Insurance would replace this.
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Have not seen the video (don't care to), but just so you know, not all liquids are electrically conductive.

As for returning, if he has full TEP, then that covers water damage. Insurance would replace this.
We know this... That's why he did it... So he could just pay the deductible and get a brand new one.
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We know this... That's why he did it... So he could just pay the deductible and get a brand new one.
If he just wanted a new phone he could have lied and said he lost it, and not destroyed this one in the process. Makes no difference whether or not it's lost or water damage to TEP.

Of course, laying about losing is is insurance fraud, but then again, lying about accidental water damage when it wasn't an accident is the same thing anyway.
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If he just wanted a new phone he could have lied and said he lost it, and not destroyed this one in the process. Makes no difference whether or not it's lost or water damage to TEP.

Of course, laying about losing is is insurance fraud, but then again, lying about accidental water damage when it wasn't an accident is the same thing anyway.
Well of course he could have lied and said it was lost. You are right, there is no difference to TEP whether it is lost or water damaged. The deductible is still there. But he also wanted to make a YouTube video to show it swimming.
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This girl I know accidently dropped the phone in the toilet. It went all the way to the bottom. She reached in to grab it within 5 seconds, and the phone came out fine.
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Yes the phone is serious! lol
Yes freakin way!
Yes really!
And no I'm not kidding you!
No don't touch me.

Just answering a few of the guy in the videos questions lol hilarious
My 4 yr old grabbed my EVO this afternoon and jumped into the pool with me. We got out and dried it off it was fine. AND I have light leakage. Weird but awesome. Not sayin you should ditch your insurance plan from sprint.
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Some phones do work after being submerged, but this is not the norm. In fact, i would say it is more of a rarity than anything. Don't try this at home.
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Did anyone bother to read his video description?
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Just confirmed..... HTC Evo is Refried bean resistant as well.

Next experiment: 3 Mile Island Hooters wing sauce!
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You know the EVO vs iPhone 4 video did say it is indestructible. Why is this a surprise? Now back to my island...... :P
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I just dropped my Palm Pre in a sink full water and it lasted about 30 seconds before it turned off. I came back like 5 minutes later and noticed my trash can was glowing.

This time I grabbed my Evo and took a video of me putting the Pre back in the water. After about 2 minutes the backlight went out but the screen was still on, 30 seconds later it was still on.

The touchscreen is broken so I can't tell if anything actually functions, but screen is still getting power.

I just went back and looked at it and the backlight came back on.

10:57pm - Total Submerged Time: 20 minutes before it gasped it's last breath

Video is uploading to YouTube right now.

Edit: Just noticed that the time hasn't changed on the Pre, so it is still on, but frozen.

Part One: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxJKf_iYGew

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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!
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I just dropped my Palm Pre in a sink full water and it lasted about 30 seconds before it turned off. I came back like 5 minutes later and noticed my trash can was glowing.

This time I grabbed my Evo and took a video of me putting the Pre back in the water. After about 2 minutes the backlight went out but the screen was still on, 30 seconds later it was still on.

The touchscreen is broken so I can't tell if anything actually functions, but screen is still getting power.

I just went back and looked at it and the backlight came back on.

10:57pm - Total Submerged Time: 20 minutes before it gasped it's last breath

Video is uploading to YouTube right now.

Edit: Just noticed that the time hasn't changed on the Pre, so it is still on, but frozen.

Part One: YouTube - Palm Pre is waterproof!

Part Two: YouTube - Palm Pre is waterproof! p2

The HTC "EHVO"????
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The HTC "EHVO"????
I pronounce Evo the way I pronounce the word Evolution. It sounds more natural to me.
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I pronounce Evo the way I pronounce the word Evolution. It sounds more natural to me.
E-volution?
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E-volution?
I pronounce it Ev-olution, but maybe that is just my weird hybrid of Boston and Florida accents.

Ev-Oh (Eh-vOh?) sounds better to me than Eve-Oh.

Edit: Now with audio attachment! We should make a poll out of this, I can't be the only person who pronounces it like this, can I?
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Well you see I have a relative that works for HTC and the Inc has been pulled for quality issues. Thats why they are "out of stock" until mid August now. HTC will however never admit to it publicly not unlike Toyota and there problems. This is where the Moderator was wrong. I however didn't want to flaunt the fact that I had inside information on this issue.
Oh please, you have a relative that works for HTC? And after all this bs-mongering, NOW is the time you mention you have a relative that works for htc? After everyone calls your bs, and your only way out is the old 'i know someone who works for HTC'?

What about all the 'HTC customer service told me not to buy EVO' bs you pulled right before release? I'm just going to stop here, and say. Take a deep breath, and release.
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It's BS. My screen F'ed up even just wetting my screen cover & that was almost none.
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