No way...EVO Waterproof?


  1. sikclown

    sikclown Well-Known Member

    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.
  2. shawheim_a

    shawheim_a Well-Known Member

    Good observation on the black screen, mine is white as well so there is something different with his evo os.
  3. jsnole

    jsnole Member

    I say its probably a dummy phone.
  4. Crodley

    Crodley Well-Known Member


    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. :)
  5. Crodley

    Crodley Well-Known Member

    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...
  6. SporkLover

    SporkLover Well-Known Member

    I tried this on three phones..... destroyed all three Evo's.....

    That video is a lie!
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    /sarcasm
  7. sikclown

    sikclown Well-Known Member

    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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  8. mynamewastaken

    mynamewastaken Well-Known Member

    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.
  9. sikclown

    sikclown Well-Known Member

    We know this... That's why he did it... So he could just pay the deductible and get a brand new one.
  10. mynamewastaken

    mynamewastaken Well-Known Member

    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.
  11. sikclown

    sikclown Well-Known Member

    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.
  12. MacRyan

    MacRyan Member

    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.
  13. bfm

    bfm Member

    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.
  14. IOWA

    IOWA Mr. Logic Pants Moderator

    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.
  15. dr g

    dr g Well-Known Member

    Did anyone bother to read his video description?
  16. SporkLover

    SporkLover Well-Known Member

    Just confirmed..... HTC Evo is Refried bean resistant as well.

    Next experiment: 3 Mile Island Hooters wing sauce!
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  17. socos

    socos Member

    You know the EVO vs iPhone 4 video did say it is indestructible. Why is this a surprise? Now back to my island...... :p
  18. hawt

    hawt Well-Known Member

    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

    Part Two: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxDpf587uxw
  19. ArkAngel06

    ArkAngel06 New Member

    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!
  20. freeza

    freeza Well-Known Member


    The HTC "EHVO"????
  21. hawt

    hawt Well-Known Member

    I pronounce Evo the way I pronounce the word Evolution. It sounds more natural to me.
  22. mynamewastaken

    mynamewastaken Well-Known Member

    E-volution?
  23. hawt

    hawt Well-Known Member

    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?

    Attached Files:

  24. tjwoo

    tjwoo Well-Known Member

    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.
  25. Vastlee

    Vastlee Member

    It's BS. My screen F'ed up even just wetting my screen cover & that was almost none.
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