[Q] Bricking After Update: Who's Mad?
I purchased an at&t 8x off craigslist and was quite happy with it. All up until the GDR2 update was applied. Then it got into the famous loop:
**buzz**HTC screen for three seconds**black screen**buzz**HTC screen for three seconds** ad infinitum.
No button combinations work to stall or alter the outcome. Just a friggin' boot loop for days, if I let it. I contacted HTC about it, and despite them showing it is still in warranty, the fact that it's second hand voids the warranty. So if I drop $110/120 bucks, they'll repair it. I understand that, I really do. But why is it that because of that I, and the countless others having this issue, have to deal with it without exception? I don't believe I'm being a whiny consumer when I don't want to be held responsible for performing an update that was pushed to me and broke my phone. The fact that this is an unpopular Windows Phone model dictates lack of support for ALL owners in this situation. If it were the One, HTC would sprint to support it, I'm sure.
This phone is so undesirable by the general public that I can get them off craigslist for less than $100 just about any day, but that's beside the point. I told the rep that it's like buying a car and getting gas directly from the dealership. If a bad batch is provided, it would be outlandish to request that the buyer be held responsible for the repairs.
I tried skipping at&t because I expected them to be just as much help. Even this post is pointless, haha. Just venting, I suppose. Who else is mad?