This is the 1st phone I bought insurance on, as they seem to be less and less water and shock resistant. My last one (LG) went crazy, just from a glass of wine, spilled across the table and over it. And it had the USB and other ports covered.
Well i recently traded in my gen 1 droid for a droid bionic when the on off button on the gen one got permentaly stuck.
i bought the phone right out good large chunk of change. about a week later it started just randomly shutting off on me and would be really hard to get going again. then finaly it just would not come back on.
I took it into the store, the techs could not get it working so i had to pay 12 bucks to get a new phone sent to me.. YAY. i get the new phone yesterday, box my old one up and send it back. today at work i'm walking out to lunch and decided it was a nice day i would take a pic an put it as my new wall paper.. BAM
camera can not initialize. wtf i've not had this thing for 24 hours it has not been dropped or placed anywhere near water. so i guess i get to drive all the way back to the verizon store and pay another 12 dollars to get another shipped out to me.. YAY
so aparently this just happens
Two things you could do first: 1. Try an alternate camera app from the Market. Camera FX is a good one. If that works, good.
But even the new app does work you may want to do a Factory Data Reset to see if that will unscramble the camera app. Here's a write up I did a while ago on Factory Data Resets:
If your problem persists "grit your teeth" and do a Factory Reset. These have gotten pretty painless lately by following these simple steps: 1. Make sure Backup and Restore are checked in the Privacy setting. 2. When going through the setup after the reset, turn on wifi as soon as you can (assuming it is available). 3. After you have entered your Gmail account info, you will be presented with a screen that has two check boxes. Basically they are "Do you want Google to backup and restore this phone”. Make sure you check both of those. 4. Open the Market app and accept the market terms. 5. Your apps will then automatically reinstall (paid and free). Set the phone aside for a minute or two and let the apps download and install. 6. If rooted, use an app such as titanium backup to restore data only to select apps such as Tapatalk and you will not have to re-enter all your login information. I do this for 3-4 apps (Tapatalk, SPB Shell, etc.).
I've been flashing new roms/updates about once per day lately and I can be up and running with all my apps and settings back in place in less than 20 minutes. It's pretty painless now.
Baton Rouge, LA
well third party camera aps will not work either i'll do a reset tonight after work.. but i seriously doubt that will do it
can you buy insurance for a phone months after purchase? cause i forsee a lot of 12 buck shipping charges on this lemon, i'm pretty ticked off
did factory reset, same deal with camera, the camcorder ... kinda loaded once, but its screen was black when i closed out an tried it again i got the same can not initialize thing.
That is pretty odd that they would have CLN's this early. On the Bionic they gave out new phones for quite a while before the chute was full of CLN's.
Anyway, have a good day!
Baton Rouge, LA