06/05/2012, 09:07 AM
Just as I've been singing the praises of my Pre 3 as 'the best phone I've ever owned', it's now gone and let me down!
The issue started about a week ago even though I haven't really installed anything new for a while, except 72ka's Google Maps and VisualBoyAdvance (in the last month).
What happens is that the phone will suddenly become very sluggish for a couple of seconds then won't react to any input, or it will just freeze up on the spot. The screen will stay on despite pressing the power button. Sometimes icons will disappear from the top bar and occasionally I've had a 'Phone Offline' message at the top left. Other times I will be able to perform a few functions such as bringing up the app popup with an upswipe, then hide it again, but I can't load anything or when I do I get a blank card.
Now here's the painful part - I spent the whole of last night using the WebOS Doctor to wipe and restore the phone, however upon using it today I've had to reset it (with POWER + Ringer Toggle 3 times) a number of times due to the same issue.
I've tried a different SIM today, but that doesn't affect it. My only other thought is that it's a faulty battery, after all I have experienced the 'sudden 0% battery' issue a handful of times this year.
Lumberjack doesn't seem to register any odd activity either, just in case someone suggests that.
Any pearls of wisdom to help me, or should I contact HP with my fingers crossed?