One X + Int with Sense 5 update and S650 speaker cradle dock
So my kids are always breaking our phones - they love to yank loose the micro usb ports (sensation and my beloved G note1), or chew the top of the phone causing it to go into failed boot loaders - probably saliva related boot failure! (Htc desire S) or just plain break them (my old HD2 - still the greatest - and the missus old samsung!).
So nowadays the phones are screen and body protected and I thought I would get a pogo pin charging cradle for my recently bought HTC one x+ international - no child related cable yanking could occur, theoretically. Phone came in great condition from ebay and got a newish cradle dock from amazon. Except initially the cradle dock would not seem to recognise and charge the one x plus - no sound, no power, no charging icon - NADA - even though it seemed to be a perfect fit to the pins.
I wondered if I had made some error and it was not compatible with the x+ and only with the one X original. However, looking around the net there seems to be a few posts about the tendency of the pogo pins to GET DUSTY. I could see no overt dirt on the phone at all so I was sceptical.
So I tried using a small plastic wire/ cable tie and scrubbed out the pogo pin holes with the end til the connectors appeared to be SHINY again and then tried to rub them with a cotton bud/ Q tip. A very small amount of dirt came out of some holes BUT to my astonishment when I put my phone back on the dock - SOUND AND CHARGING WORKED PERFECTLY!!!
I have not tried to sync to pc yet but seems to be fine for charge and sound. I am amazed that the ports seem to be so prone to failure with such tiny amounts of dust. Does not bode well but at least its an easy fix. NEWS FLASH: Pogo pins are not the future! Crazy, crazy HTC!!!
Now all that i have to do is get the DOCK Mode working on sense 5. My phone is used but appears to be unrooted, stock HTC sense 5 as recent update. I reset the phone when I got it anyway. I hope this simple fix helps some one. Will update on sense 5 and the HTC dock mode/ apps when I try it out. peace.
HTC dock mode/ screen apps do not work with stock sense 5 in the versions uploaded in the earlier posts on this thread. Sense 5 or android JB force closes them. will look for more recent/ updated compatible versions of the apps.