I got the Bionic, my first smartphone, the day that it came out and everything seemed great. at first.
now I'm starting to have problems so here's whats going on:
>when i press the button to turn the screen on, it frequently displays only the background and none of the apps or widgets. none of the 4 buttons at the bottom work. i have to turn the screen off and then on again and usually wait a second or two for it to begin working again. sometimes it takes more than one repeat.
>texting seems slow. typing names in the contact search doesn't bring up any results without a huge lag. sometimes i'll send a text and then it won't show that it sent until i leave the messaging window and come back to see. texts also all seem to arrive all at once, making me think that i have a similar problem as described here: Texting Problems
>battery life was miserable, although it is improving the more that i drain/charge it. except that... Now my battery isn't working at all! it was low on battery and i was going to plug it in and i didn't get the plug in until just after it began powering down. it finished powering down, and now it won't turn on at all. when it's plugged into a computer, the indicator light in the top right is on; when its plugged into an outlet it isn't. i can't turn it on, even when it's plugged in. this is true even after giving it some time to charge.
does anyone have any ideas? i'm beginning to think that i just got a bum phone (these suspicions are compounded by the fact that the first phone that they sold me was missing a power button... here's to hoping they aren't 0 for 2)
Yes X you are right, this could use a sticky!
Yes i did mean SDcard, I was looking at the 4GLTE card when i posted this lol so sim card just stuck in my head. My apologies.
OK all, did some more research and testing when i got home. I think i found the solution to the issue with the video. I do not claim that this is indeed the solution but it did work. Took forever but worked.
Try this for a solution if you have the same problem as i did.
1-Use the cable provided with the phone and install the drivers for the device onto your laptop. I tried to use an older cable and it wouldn't recognize the phone at all being plugged in. But when i used the one provided with the phone, it worked great!
2-Once installed properly and your connected to your phone's sim card, just copy the movie over using this method through the cable provided. When you try to copy it, it will ask you to convert the file too. Just choose yes and let it do it on it's own. This was used using Win7 Ultimate.
I tried 2 different file types. AVI and MP4. I was tired as hell last night so i just started it and hit the sack. Woke up this morning and the AVI file transferred properly. The MP4 didn't. It had a message that the device shut down or was disconnected at one point in time. So i image the transfer just got interrupted. No worries will retry with this file type tonight. However, good news came of this. Played the same file as mentioned before, the one that looked like we were watching a movie in Chinese, it was perfect! Everything synced properly and turned out to be very good! I will try this again with the other file type tonight and post my results.
The reason i tried to do this was because of what the Manger and i talked about in the store yesterday. Something triggered late last night in my brain from what he said. He said something about it might be a bit-rate problem and there is a program out there that you can just re transfer it through and it will fix the issue. So i decided to go the route above. Install and transfer the file through the cable itself. So far it worked. Will let you all know later on how the other file type works.
I hope this helps others. For me, now that this issue is fixed, I'm happy as can be with the phone. Love the battery life of both the standard and extended battery. Love all aspects of the phone as well. I can go the whole day with the extended battery. I might just get another one at the half price rate just so i have 2 extended bat's. Anywho, take care everyone, and hope this helped more than just myself.
Last edited by Lanops; 09-14-2011 at 09:51 AM. Reason: Forgot to add a line.
One problem I am having is when I'm using the browser and have too many windows open, I hit Settings>Windows and them try to close the windows by pressing the red minus signs.
It only seems to close the window about 30% of the time, most of the time it just takes me to that webpage instead of closing the window.
I was trying to relocate two setting that I stumblied on and passed through during my initial setup and now can't find them again. The first was something along the lines of quiet time (turns notifications and data off during set times). Also there was a dialog that prompted something along the line of 'Always use wifi if available". Not that I want to set it but I was wondering where I would toggle that on/off. Thanks in advance (Coming from the droid 1 running CM7. Missing CM, but still exploring .
Ok so i have tried twice now to transfer 2 movies over but im getting a fatal error and it stops in he middle. So will work on a solution for that.
New problem arised today. Having issues with apps uninstalling themselves! This phone has its own brain! Oddly enough, one if the apps that keeps uninstalling is the app for this website. So far thats the only one its been happening with. Anyone else, or any solutions?
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Are you installing the program to the SD card ? If so, there is a known problem with SD card apps dissapearing after the phone shuts down.
Last edited by jastek; 09-15-2011 at 12:38 PM.