The wifi is jacked on my black myTouch 4G so I called and arranged a warranty exchange. The replacement phone, an obvious refurb, came yesterday. I powered it up and all I can say is WOW. The screen on the replacement is AWFUL. Unless you are looking at it completely straight-on, the colors are completely washed out. If I put it side-by-side with my current phone, it looks TERRIBLE.
Up until this point, I was unaware that there were different panels on this phone. I pretty much figured but I went ahead and checked and my current phone with the wifi issue is a type 2 panel. I called back and told them that the replacement phone was not acceptable and they are sending me another one. I've now discovered that some are having to go through this process for 5+ phones to get a good one.
So, my question is...are there any tricks to get a "good/type 2" myTouch 4G or do you just have to play the game?
No trick, unfortunately you just have to keep exchanging. My original white model was faulty (good screen, other issues, China model). It took 5 exchanges to get a good one again. Every refurb they sent was a Taiwan model (including the good replacement).
I have been wanting to post this for awhile, and I have in a couple of threads, but this would be the official thread to post in. I have owned a total of 4 MT4G handsets. Every one of them has had the "bad" screen. But my question is this. is it possible to have one with the "bad" screen, and nothing be wrong with it? My colors are brilliant and not washed out, and in fact, I would be very amazed to see a screen that was much better than mine. At any rate, just to let anyone know that are new to MT4G, its possible that the "good" screen "bad" screen issue is overrated....just sayin..
A couple of other people have also mentioned that about the bad screen. There's nothing really that wrong with it if you're looking at it from straight on, but the difference can be seen here in the video from the OP:
The difference is obvious at oblique angles. As alluded to in the first post of the thread, it might not even be the screen itself, but possibly the coating applied to the screen. Empirically, the evidence suggests that it's the screen itself, but a later run of those Sharp panels could very well look fine.
Tried using Terminal method to determine which screen I have but nothing telling me the type of screen I have came up. Just about 80 pages of useless results.
Does this work if rooted and running a custom ROM? Cause I'm running Creamed Glacier.
Also could the recent Market update of Terminal Emulator have anything to do with it?
Did you type this into Terminal emulator?
Watch the result.
SEM04G - good.
M4G2DE - bad.
Both can fail, even without rooting. The "bad" has been shown to fail more. This method has NEVER failed to tell me which display the phones I was working on had. Notice the space between cat and / and it is mmcblk ZERO
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