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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by eriklj, Aug 9, 2010.

  1. eriklj

    eriklj Lurker
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    My Hero detects a headset even though it's not connected.
    If I plug in my headphones it switches to headphone mode, but as soon as I disconnect them it switches back to headset mode. (making me unable to use my phone to make phone-calls :( )

    Does anyone know how to fix this problem?

  2. Xyro

    Xyro 4 8 15 16 23 42

    Unfortunately I remember reading about this a while ago, in this thread. It was a hardware issue.

    You can 'fix' it by using this app, that manually toggles headset mode.
  3. eriklj

    eriklj Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Thanks for your reply Xyro!

    My problem is not the same as described in the thread you linked.

    My phone is always in headset mode. I can't use the speaker at all!
    Anyone else who has got an idea?
  4. Xyro

    Xyro 4 8 15 16 23 42

    I know the people in that thread had the opposite issue, that they couldn't turn on the headset mode, but surely the app will still help? It's designed to toggle headset mode manually.
  5. walkinhotdog

    walkinhotdog Well-Known Member

    Keep poking a headset in there until it disappears. Do not plug all the way in tho, that doesnt help. This problem comes up for me every once in a while whenever i restart it too much in a short period of time. I find that if i wait ~3-5 mins before turning the phone back on, then it wont appear. Its definitely a software issue for me. Happened on every rom and build version ive tried
  6. Slug

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    I can confirm this issue, as it's happening to my Hero.

    1. Connect headset/headphones (I've seen it with both the stock handsfree h/s and Seinheisser CX300 'phones) -the correct notification icon is displayed.

    2. Disconnect 'phones and the icon remains (or changes to) the "headset" one. Reconnect 'phones... icon changes to the correct one. Remove... see above.

    I've found that repeatedly inserting and slowly removing the jack eventually clears the issue, but the number of attempts varies seemingly at random. It also reappears the next time a headset or headphones are connected.

    I restored a stock MoDaCo 2.1 ROM (MCR4r5) and the problem persisted. I then tried a factory reset to see if that cleared it up.... and the handset got stuck in a boot loop! I tried to restore the nandroid backup made before starting this process and the recovery app barfed on the backup, entailing a restore from the shell. When I got the system back up I had apps that were uninstalled a hour earlier somehow reinstalled and a widget that was installed and working now fc'ing at startup..... but the headset problem has gone! :D Unfortunately I haven't a scooby why. All I can say for sure is that this points to a software rather than hardware issue. :eek:
  7. Z2.

    Z2. Lurker

    Ditto on LG GT540, re-insert hp and slowly remove, might be the removal speed, too quick and it doesn't register - you're just too quick slick!

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The HTC Hero release date was July 2009. Features and Specs include a 3.2" inch screen, 5MP camera, 288GB RAM, MSM7200A processor, and 1350mAh battery.

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