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Photon Number Two Bricked

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by simcha, Sep 10, 2011.

  1. simcha

    simcha Android Enthusiast
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    My second Photon was bricked this morning. I was using the hotspot and usb tether to download music. Suddenly it got caught in a reboot loop. After several battery pulls and a factory reset the phone displayed an error page. This page said that the modem would not power on and that it was in some recovery mode. I tried another few battery pulls but no matter what I got that error screen. When it was displaying the error screen it wouldn't even let me power it down with the power button. It was just bricked.

    I just got back from Best Buy. I exchanged it for my third MoPho in a week and a half. Hopefully MoPho number three is problem free. If not, I might be done with the MoPho.
     



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  2. mitchedo

    mitchedo Member

    wow. That really blows. I'd be done with it too. Mine's been superb, but I don't tether or use hotspot.

    EDIT: to clarify... I attach the MoPho to my computer with a USB cord rather frequently to transfer files. I don't use the MoPho as a "modem" at all.
     
  3. simcha

    simcha Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    I'm scared to use the hotspot or usb tether on this third one now. I'm going to have to do it though soon to test it. I've put this phone through its paces otherwise and drained the battery well. At some point tomorrow I'll test the phone with hotspot and tether... I'm nervous...

    Has anyone else used usb tether and the hotspot without sending the MoPho into a reboot loop? I don't want to brick this phone. :eek:

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  4. KnowProblem

    KnowProblem Member

    Which method were you using at the time it bricked? The hot spot or the tether? (otherwise, why would you be using both?)

    Are you rooted? Were you using the "official" Sprint tether connection method? If not, were you using one of the third party tools (e.g. PDAnet, easyTether, etc.?) or were you using a rooted method?
     
  5. simcha

    simcha Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    I'm not rooted. I'm using Sprint's hotspot and paying for it.

    I was using the hotspot while having the phone in "mass storage mode" so I could simply store the songs on my MoPho. Maybe tethering wasn't the correct word to use for that.
     
  6. zombdroid

    zombdroid Android Enthusiast

    I feel your pain. I surrendered after my 3rd EVO 3D. I am hoping the MoPho will be the cure. So far it has been.
     
  7. simcha

    simcha Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Everything is perfect but I still haven't tried usb storage or hotspot. I'm still too nervous. I don't have time to sit at Best Buy until Tuesday morning.
     
  8. Citizen Coyote

    Citizen Coyote Android Enthusiast

    So you had your computer hooked to the internet via the Photon/Sprint's official hotspot capability, and the Photon hooked to your computer via USB mass storage mode, and were saving things directly to the phone? Huh. I've hooked mine up as USB mass storage many times with zero issues, so I wouldn't worry about that. I would try setting up the phone as a hotspot, downloading what you want to your computer, then turn off the hotspot and connect the phone as mass storage and transfer it over.
     

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