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The worst timing for the silent bug...ever

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by reinert012, May 30, 2010.

  1. reinert012

    reinert012 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Well, like most of you I have the infamous silent bug. Usually i don't mind when this occurs but this time it REALLY happened in a bad time.

    I was doing a phone interview with a company where I am trying to get an internship at this summer, and low and behold there are 4 people on the phone talking and interviewing me and BOOM! silent.

    Had to reset my phone and call back, so embarrassing. But i explained the situation with the silent bug and they understood, but nonetheless horribly embarrassing.

    About to leave for the Verizon store and demand a new phone on spot. Ill keep yall posted.

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  2. this silent bug is really starting to take hold!
  3. davros

    davros Android Enthusiast

    Mt phone is silent right now I am not going to reboot it till I go to verizon or my wife is convinced its really not something I did.

    Sent from my Eris using Tapatalk
  4. slatonyam

    slatonyam Newbie

    I know the feeling reinert012 mine happened when I was talking with my boss. He thought I hung up on him. I called Verizon that same day and explained the silent bug and they sent me out a new one. I got it this past Friday and so far so good.
  5. hallstevenson

    hallstevenson Android Expert

    Understood about "the silent bug" ? Yeah... As far as they're concerned, the call got dropped. It's not a "silent bug" to them.
  6. BigDaddyFromCincinnati

    BigDaddyFromCincinnati Well-Known Member

    The OTA is full of problems I can't stand right now and this is one of them. 1.5 to me was so much more stable. I honestly had 0 problems with my Eris until the OTA.
  7. truelove79

    truelove79 Android Enthusiast

    I've never experienced it thank goodness.
  8. reinert012

    reinert012 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Well i went to 2 Verizon stores and all i got was a bunch of crap about "HTC Is aware of the issue"

    So i called customer service and they made me do *228 and hit 2 to update the roaming or some crap.

    So i am going to wait for it to happen again and call back, hopefully get a new or DIFFERENT phone that works.

    Keep yall updated.
  9. alprazolam

    alprazolam Android Expert

    I have been very fortunate to have no problems since I've owned my Eris. I had what I thought may be the silent bug this morning but I think it was just a bad connection. The phone didn't freeze up or go completely silent. The call just started to sound like I was under water and the person on the other end said that it sounded like we were talking on two way radios. Sounded like the line went dead as soon as I finished talking. I told her to call me back and everything was back to normal.
  10. alprazolam

    alprazolam Android Expert

    *228? You have GOT to be kidding me! You need to call them back and demand a new phone be sent out.
  11. reinert012

    reinert012 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    I know i know, but i played nice and was mature about it on the phone even though i know it didnt do anything.

    My phone just got the bug again, so im going to call and say im going to AT&T if they dont give me a new phone, and im not kidding, im pertty fed up with these "we are aware of the issues" statements and not getting updates for months. Today was the last straw for me after that important call i got froze in the OP i put.

    I am going to ask for a completely different phone since it seems to be a hardware issue rather than a software one..please correct me if I am wrong.

    Stay tuned for more later.
  12. zerovertex

    zerovertex Member

    I completely understand... "If you wouldn't load all those apps on it, you would have those problems." That's what I hear.... I feel your pain.
  13. davros

    davros Android Enthusiast

    Lol yep almost to the word ..... I'm gonna see if we can go to verizon in the am. Our family plan is in her name so I can't do anything with out her. I might see if they will replace it with a droid with some extra $$ kinda sick of the bs with this phone. Or I'll root the replacement. I like the phone just not the bs.

    Sent from my Eris using Tapatalk
  14. alprazolam

    alprazolam Android Expert

    Most people have had a replacement sent out to them with no problems as long as they told the CSR that they did a factory reset and the problem is still occurring with no apps installed. I have a feeling that a lot of leakers did this and they may be cracking down a bit. Still, I'd call rather than go in. There is almost no proving to be done on your part when you do this.
  15. EKhatch

    EKhatch Well-Known Member

    For those trying to get a new phone what is that going to solve? Won't the new phone have 2.1 on it or have to update to it after it's activated? Just curious because if this happens to me I want to know what the options are and if people getting a new phone are still having this issue.

  16. davros

    davros Android Enthusiast

    So my replacement phone is on its way. Not to stoked but if I can't find a cheapish droid I'll root the replacement.

    Sent from my Eris using Tapatalk
  17. alprazolam

    alprazolam Android Expert

    Got mine last Wednesday and it had 1.5 on it. I rooted it right away. I feel like I own a different phone. Even Google thinks so, because I got a welcome to the Nexus One email.
  18. reinert012

    reinert012 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Awesome, i am definitely going to root mine. Did you just follow the stickies in the root subforum?

    Also, how is the battery life affected by your over clocking..if you are doing that?
  19. slatonyam

    slatonyam Newbie

    I got the Nexus One email also.

    EKhatch, I got a new one but I had other problems besides the silent bug with my phone. My phone shipped with 1.5 and I got the update message and updated, but I rooted my phone also. So far I have had no issues with my phone (knocks on wood) and my battery life has improved drastically. So there seems to be some defects in some the phones and maybe not the others. BTW I got my replacement on Friday.
  20. reinert012

    reinert012 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    What did you do exactly to improve the battery life on the rooted phone?
  21. slatonyam

    slatonyam Newbie

    I don't know exactly what happened, but I haven't charged the battery since friday night and it is still half full. I have talked on it and even texted. I am a heavy texter. I am surprised myself, I am not sure if it is rooting the device that did it or if my first phone was a piece of crap.
  22. reinert012

    reinert012 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Interesting, i can't wait to root!
  23. slatonyam

    slatonyam Newbie

    I have to admit I was really impressed. I am using the Evil Eris rom and I have live wallpapers with sense on and that is why I am surprised at my battery.
  24. BigE420

    BigE420 Newbie

    I had the silent big as well and i got a replacement sent and started using it saturday and have not had the bug since... (crossing fingers)
  25. vertig0730

    vertig0730 Well-Known Member

    There is one constant theme that comes from anyone who I have seen saying they have rooted their phone.

    "I just works better" That has got to be the closest thing to an HTC fail I can think of.

    By the way, my Eris works better too. Thanks Ivan.

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The HTC Droid Eris release date was November 2009. Features and Specs include a 3.2" inch screen, 5MP camera, 288GB RAM, MSM7600 processor, and 1300mAh battery.

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