Oh gawd! I think I have done it now. I am totally freaking out! I always button my pocket shirt, I mean always! I am almost in tears. Why HTC, WHY!!!!! HOW COULD YOU MAKE A PHONE LIKE THIS!!!?
OK, I need to calm down. Well, I guess I should start at the beginning. Oh, by the way, thanks for the help from my other post. Some of you smarter people might understand this, the rest you can just ignore this post...
Last Friday I received my 11th Hero in the mail. (#10 had to go back; it kept crashing on my Fox News app.) First thing, I carefully take it out of the box and grabbed my BOREALIS 1050 LUMENS flashlight and my X20 magnifying glass. I inspected every pixel and scanned every mm on the screen of my new Hero (which I absolutely LOVE!). To my surprise, the screen was 100% clean. I have not been so happy since I received my stimulus check in the mail.
Well, I will cut to the chase; I only have an hour lunch break and my slave driving boss has a stopwatch. Two days after receiving an almost flawless Hero, I went up to the bathroom upstairs and put the phone in my top shirt pocket and fastened the button close.
Anyway, after “doing my business” I stand up; fasten my drawers and lean over to flush the toilet. As I am reaching for the toilet handle to flush, I see my brand new phone swan dive in slow motion toward the open bowl. I put my lightening reflexes into action but miss the catch by milliseconds.
WARNING: For the love of god, don’t read this part to the children; it is very upsetting to me. The phone landed right on top of an extra large floater, face down! Forgive me, I think I just threw up in my mouth. I ran downstairs and grabbed my dish gloves, you know, the yellow kind that comes two in a pack and bolted back upstairs conquering 3 steps at a time. My mind kept clicking repeatedly, “I can save it, I can save it, I can save it. Oh my precious Hero is in danger!”
When I get back to the scene of the crime, to my surprise and delight, the phone is still resting on the floater like a polar bear adrift on a crumbling iceberg. So not to further contaminate the phone, I lift it gently, (gagging the entire time). I shut it off; still leaving it facedown so not to have contaminates seep into the phone itself.
So I bring it downstairs to the table where I performed a delicate cleanup job with a gallon of bleach, 200 q-tips, 1 pack of extra large cotton balls, the micro attachment with my wet/dry shop vac and a squeegee. It was like I was performing surgery! 3 hours later, with aching hands and my heart fluttering like the first time I kissed a girl, I turn the phone back on.
To my delight and astonishment, I see the boot screen and wala!, the phone boots. I check everything out, phone, Internet, address book, Auto Task Killer Pro, all working! Happy ending right? Not so fast.
So I call Carlos, my bud that works at the airport and give him the four eleven on my phone drama. He said that I was insane and needed to see a shrink, but screw him; at least I don’t have to perform cavity searches on strangers for a living!
He came over after work with a 12 of Keystone Premium. I love that STUFF! Anyway… He also borrowed a black ultraviolet light from his job. I asked him what the hell that was for. Apparently, fecal matter fricking glows in the dark! Who knew?
So we shut out all of the lights and click on the light and can you f*$%ing believe it? My phone now has POOP under the glass. Mind you, it is only 2 small spots, only visible with a magnifying glass, one piece is in the shape of a banana, and the other piece kinda looks like Glenn Beck. (That guy is so talented!) Also, but not the biggest problem, there seems to be a few small drops of toilet water under the glass as well. So now I have glow in the dark POOP in my phone! I read on this or some other forum this happened to a few other people as well; so if you dudes are reading this!
Here is my dilemma. No dust, no lag, (thanks to “Auto Task Killer Pro”) and a few day old phone, what do I do with it? You can’t see the POOP unless you shine a black ultraviolet light on it.
So should I just ignore the POOP or call the insurance company again and have this shit replaced? (No pun intended) These deductibles are starting to take a bite out of my savings!
This has to be the absolute worst phone I have ever owned. If I did not love it so much and have about 330 days left on my contract, I would get an iPhone.
Would you guys be willing to join me in a class action law suit?
if i was sprint i would have dropped you already, 11 phones????? you look for something wrong with everything. you check all pixels for what,,,"ohh noo that 1 out of thousands is dead, time to take back" and the fox app which force closes, this could be any number of things like your appkiller killing a vital process or even an error of the servers side. I hope that sprint and htc tell you to f*** off and stop complaining because our first 10 phones were perfect, and you drop another perfect phone into s***water and expect that to be our problem!!!!!!!
Phone--Sprint HTC Hero Rooted
<<<<-------If I was helpful please give me rep!
If it were your first exchange, I would suggest playing dumb and taking it back to the Sprint store. Since this is your 11th return though, I'm sure it may be a little rough trying to return it.
Have you tried calling Sprint Tech Service? I thought I read somewhere that if you ask politely for a Supervisor and explain your situation, they'll give you your MSL number.
Once you've obtained that, you can edit the phone's innerworkings. If I'm not mistaken, and it's been awhile since I've tinkered around in the programming side of the phone, there is a setting that allows for the Changing of your Slot Cycle. This has been rumored to help with ringer lag. However, since ringer lag is not your problem, you have to take the electrical tape off of your trackball (assuming you still have the electrical tape on this phone as you did with phone #5) and use it to scroll on down to the "Remove Fecal Matter" setting. Within that setting, the menu will give options as to where you'd like to remove the fecal matter from. You obviously want to choose "From Under Screen". Select that and power the phone down. As you power up, hold Volume Down, Home and simultaneously plug in a pair of headphones. Hold all of these down until the Android character pokes his head out. If he walks out from beyond the "HERO" insignia and takes a poop and then throws it at the screen, you've removed all your fecal matter from the screen. Should this not have worked, no fear. Power down the phone again, and instead of holding the buttons down as before, power the phone on, and perform the NES "Contra Code" (up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, b, a, b, a, select, start) using the hard buttons on the phone (green button is "select" red is "start"). This will perform a "clean wipe" on your phone, removing any fecal matter from any region of the phone.
From here, you should be all set. If you want to confirm you are fecal-free, use any high powered microscope (I prefer this guy:Highpower Microscopes) and any standard flashlight.
Hopefully that'll solve your issue and save you another deductible.
P.S. how many more people do you think will come on here and flame the OP for too many phones?
P.P.S. OP, you have been rep'd for making me laugh VERY hard.
The Sprint HTC Hero was announced on September 3rd, 2009, making Sprint the 2nd American mobile carrier to offer a phone based on Google's Android operating system. While HTC had already launched the Hero, making it available on European carrie... Read More