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  1. God Like

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    ok i have been offered a G1 for a good price. However it has the following problems.

    1) cannot install downloaded update firmware (1.1 - buying apps)
    2) home key does not function (just stopped)
    3) dial button only operates when on the dialer app or when accepting calls (cannot bring up dialer from pressing it)
    4) will not accept incoming calls (not sure those that are technical can break it down)
    5) will not hard or soft reset (read forums)

    if you dont plan on buying applications and are happy with free applications then this is great, can go to previous screen or back to home through the back button, can go to dialer app to call, Able to make calls, send and receive texts, browse the internet, download emails (hotmail, googlemail) perfectly!

    The phone is unlocked. What do you guys think? repairable or not?
     

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    Check out this link with the Service Manual ...

    http://androidforums.com/support/4770-g1-manual-getting-started.html#post29315

    And evaluate to see if you can make the repairs.... Source for ordering the parts is the problem ... unless you can get a very Cheap Broken G1 for spare parts on Ebay ?
     
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    will i need parts to fix this?

    i thought all of the problems (except possibly home button) sounded software related and possibly i could update manually
     
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    Is the Menu button working ... If it is you should be able to perform a "Safe Boot"

    From your description .. sounds like you have two buttons (Answer & Home) ... not just one that are not working ...(probably circuit board)...
     
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    ive never seen the phone. but the seller says:

    "dial button only operates when on the dialer app or when accepting calls (cannot bring up dialer from pressing it)"

    could this meant he dial button operates when on the dialer application or does the g1 dialer have an onscreen dial button? (hope that makes sense)

    how much would it cost to repair circuit board?
     
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    Would be the cost of a broken phone from EBAY if you can find one ...

    Making Outgoing calls without the Call button could be done from the Dialer Shortcut on the Screen .

    You did not say if the "MENU" button was working or not ???
     
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    Also, Without the Home-Key and always using the Back-key ... you will be closing apps that are running and not switching from app to app ...
     
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    never mind. Isnt worth the effort. Only $50 or so cheaper, i thought a quick update would fix...will buy a working one
     
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    Please PM (private-msg) me.

    How much does he want .. I might be interested in it ... for a reasonable price and attempt the fix my self ... ?

    I can PM you email
     
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    pm'ed u. By the way i just purchased a g1 for about $230usd...

    looking forward to joining the community
     
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    Good Deal ... and A Good Welcome to the Forum
     
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    I have an unlocked HTC T-mobile G1 phone with RC30 build .A month back,the device started rejecting incoming calls.But I am able make calls.I get the following message in the DDMS log.

    I/PhoneApp(91): CallNotifier: rejecting incoming call because device isn't provisioned.

    Moreover my home key and Dialer key have stopped working.Is it ok to do a factory reset since its an unlocked phone?

    Mant people seem to have this problem...Can anyone help me on this?

    Thanks
     
  13. sowmya

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    To update, my problem got solved.I looked into the forum,
    Dial and Home buttons stopped working - Page 4 - Android Community Forums

    and installed "AnyCut" application and did the steps as given in the forum by aspiers.

    So Am now getting the incoming calls and my home and dialer key is working...
     

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