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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by pl4life52, Jul 8, 2013.

  1. pl4life52

    pl4life52 Android Enthusiast
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    I have had the motion for a while now and the last week i have been having a lot of issues.

    running real slow majority of the time. when i would type on a website it would crash and sometimes the whole phone would restart. a lot of freezing when im just on the home screen and then would also reboot. and now i was trying to send photos through my email and it restarted twice and i was on about 20% battery and when i try to boot it up it says no battery life.

    I tried different firmwares, im on just stock C now. i have also tried several roms and tried clearing caches and the same thing just keeps happening.

    any suggestions or should i move onto a new phone?
     



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  2. rhino889a

    rhino889a Android Expert

    Yeah, i bought 3 of them. Getting of sick of the battery issue. Just got a new battery from lg. Today it died . And seems totally dead. Doesnt even try to charge. Thinking of gettin rid of three for one with less issues.
     
  3. pl4life52

    pl4life52 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Yeah I loved the phone but to many issues now I saw the s4 is out but I don't wanna spend that much dinero. I was thinking maybe the spirit but locked bootloader sucks
     
  4. Gman9831

    Gman9831 I'm no Senior

    Since your in NY maybe go the route of BYOD. That opens a whole new world of phone, N4?
     
  5. pl4life52

    pl4life52 Android Enthusiast
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    byod isnt ready in NY yet :( well atleast from what it says on the site
     
  6. blaze420916

    blaze420916 Android Expert

    I agree go the n4 route I just bought one and shove my motion into a drawer. But I switched to tmo and the speeds are faster and way more reliable than metro.
     
  7. Gman9831

    Gman9831 I'm no Senior

    Think the sites wrong, the S4 has been released there so its a GSM market. They probably wont get any shipments till next week anyway.
     
  8. pl4life52

    pl4life52 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    i will check it out any difference between the N4 phones and carriers?
     
  9. blaze420916

    blaze420916 Android Expert

    I don't know we don't have byod here in Sacramento ca yet but on tmo the service is fast they're hspa gives me 12mbs over metros LTE 6mbs
     
  10. Gman9831

    Gman9831 I'm no Senior

    Metro BYOD should basically see the same speeds as tmobile
     
  11. pl4life52

    pl4life52 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    thanks guys i will see how much i can pick one up for
     
  12. jasonzech

    jasonzech Android Enthusiast

    I love my spirit! Since Bliss released Loki we can pretty much bypass the bootloader. Got true recovery and gametheory is working on a nice ROM.
     
  13. Ubercharrge

    Ubercharrge Android Enthusiast

    you can get an optimus l9 or galaxy s2 from t mobile if you want
     
  14. pl4life52

    pl4life52 Android Enthusiast
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    well we have the l9 for metro, but the nexus does look like a nice phone and bunch of roms for it.

    So im going to go for either the nexus or if i can find an s3 for cheap.
     
  15. sammyz

    sammyz LG Whiz Kid

    BobZhome got a MetroPCS L9 and that phone has a locked bootloader, but can be unlocked through a guide on xda.

    I was thinking of getting an L9 once it came to south FL, but since the Motion's bootloader has been bypassed, I'm staying :p
     
  16. jasonzech

    jasonzech Android Enthusiast

    Nah! Go spirit!! Way better. LoL :screwy:
     
  17. OcalaFlGuy

    OcalaFlGuy Android Expert

    Sorry Jason but in my opinion the noose is already around the neck of the Spirit but still a little loose.

    ESPECIALLY for $269.

    At the end of this year, 5 months from now, you'll only have 1 year MAX of CDMA left. TO ME the Spirit becomes all but worthless at that point. Before I'd pay $269 for a Spirit now, I'd consider a CDMA S3 for around $300.

    Of course all this could and may likely change dramatically once T-Metro gets the new network all dialed in and Everyone able to use it.

    You and I did good getting ours when we did. I'm even putting my money where my mouth is and putting my Motion on Fleabay very soon.

    Bruce in Ocala, Fl
     
  18. pl4life52

    pl4life52 Android Enthusiast
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    I didn't really think about that, probably buying an expensive phone no from metro will be a mistake since I'll have to switch once networks change so probably the nexus is just the way to go
     
  19. OcalaFlGuy

    OcalaFlGuy Android Expert

    If I absolutely HAD TO replace a phone tomorrow for $150, I'd probably get a decent shape Spirit from Fleabay. It'd still work for another year and a half almost and is a GREAT phone for $150.

    If I could wait another month or so, the L9 for us looks Ok for the same money and will be on the new network.

    Bruce in Ocala, Fl
     
  20. jasonzech

    jasonzech Android Enthusiast

    [​IMG]True Bruce. But Loki(looky) how my spirit runs

    Thanks to GT and his over clock kernel :)
     
  21. pl4life52

    pl4life52 Android Enthusiast
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    I just feel like the specs on the spirit arent that great of an increase to get that. im sure im wrong but it seems just bigger screen??

    We do have OC now so ill be trying that out this week maybe it will help
     
  22. OcalaFlGuy

    OcalaFlGuy Android Expert

    I would agree that describing a Spirit as a Motion with a bigger screen is a pretty fair appraisal.

    I came to the Motion from a 4.5" Droid X.

    The Motion was really too small for me. Nice phone, just too small.

    The Spirit for me is PERFECT.

    If they keep my "enriched" combined speeds without throttling them the closer they get to 2015, I could stay on CDMA til they kill it and be pretty happy.

    (You HEAR that METRO, charging me MORE for the same damn plan on GSM IS NOT going to get ME to switch devices.) :rolleyes:

    Bruce in Ocala, Fl
     
  23. pl4life52

    pl4life52 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    That's another reason as to why I'm thinking about a new phone because I feel like I need a magnifying glass to watch YouTube on this thing.

    I was looking at t-mobile stuff and didn't like how they make a big deal of offering a phone for 50$ and in fine print talks about monthly payments for the phone for two years, and the plan I have now is like thirty bucks more on t-mobile
     
  24. OcalaFlGuy

    OcalaFlGuy Android Expert

    Try and wait a week or so and see if BYOD opens near you.

    The Metro L9 doesn't seem like a bad deal for the money.

    Bruce in Ocala, Fl
     
  25. pl4life52

    pl4life52 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    soooo my touch screen does not work now. i guess ill be using my old connect for a while :'(
     

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