My DINC2 was working as usual until approximately 3 hours ago when the weather function of the clock widget started to have an error that it wouldn't update correctly.
I tried removing the widget and putting it up again, no luck. I uninstalled a couple of things I had downloaded in the last 2 or 3 days (Skyvi, AIVC, Ocean live wallpaper) and restarted the phone. When I restarted things seemed more or less ok, but I got the same error, and then from the settings screen the small home button on the lower left stopped functioning and there was no way to get back to the home screen.
So I restarted again and even worse. The phone started normally, but then Whatsapp came up saying it had a problem, two error messages from HTC showed up and there was no way to get to the home screen and there was also no service. Google login information worked and seemed to go through correctly.
I decided I would turn the phone off and pull the battery, but when I selected turn the off the screen went black with everything but the top bar with the usual icons for WiFi and battery and such. When I pushed the power button the screen blocked as usual and showed my current wallpaper, but when I slid down to go to the main page nothing. I waited a good long while and finally opted to just pull the battery. Not my first choice, but didn't seem to have many options.
When I started the phone again, I got the usual start up crap from HTC and the red Verizon Droid stuff all the way through to when the little Droid bug with the two eyes popped up. Then it just stayed there with the little bug. So I pulled the battery again because at this point, honestly, what does it matter. Same deal, it has had a good half hour each time to get past the little red eyed thing and it doesn't.
Thoughts? Suggestions? Comments?
I am out of the country so I can't just go to my local Verizon and get it plugged in, and even if I could I don't know if that would solve anything. I have downloaded various apps in the last few days, different live wallpapers, Evernote, Skitch, etc. But yesterday I deleted the majority of the wallpapers, and I doubt that either Evernote or Skitch would cause this kind of meltdown.
Help??? I would be SOOOOO happy if someone could suggest something ... anything ... well, other than just smashing it with a hammer, because that is starting to look like an appealing possibility ...
P.S. I have had the typical problem with that the options for the world clock and alarm clock disappear from my clock widget for a while, and on Saturday they randomly started to work again, and then just as abruptly disappeared later that same day. I think it maybe related to adding and removing apps, but it has never caused this kind of issue before.