06/01/2010, 09:58 AM
I have been keeping track of the issues my wife and I have been having with our Pre and Pixi's since last June. Below is the list. If anyone has valid ideas, thoughts, links to true fixes, etc. I would appreciate any of it. I am getting a little tired of the the randomness of WebOS.
Sprint Palm Pre - 4 different Pre's and many visits to Dr.
-Inconsistent battery drain, both with stock battery and Siedio 2600
-Inconsistent cell signal between known good locations and different Pre's
-Random luna restarts (with or without developer mode on)
-Youtube player cannot always play its own videos
-PDF viewer sometimes cannot open a .pdf doc downloaded from the web, a reboot usually fixes this.
-On 4th Pre, all due to the headset mode toggle issue. (soon to be the 5th because the headphone jack screwed up again - 5/31/2010)
-1 Pre also had issue where the enter key would not depress physically most of the time.
-Sometimes text messages that were just typed won't show in the messaging app for a few minutes.
-3 times I have had the universal search quit working. 1 of the 3 I had to Dr. to get it back.
-Every day or two the email accounts will prompt for authentication...even though I send and receive emails with no problem. (update - has not happened with this latest Pre...yet, but has happened to multiple Pre's in the past)
-Once just after getting a replacement Pre I was in the process of syncing Facebook contacts and it reset, then started the entire thing over again. Starting from the Palm profile authentication.
-Contacts application will occasionally prompt for new account authentication. (update - has not happened with this latest Pre...yet, but has happened to multiple Pre's in the past)
-If your using a data connection and traveling through a weaker signal area such as 1x then back in to 3G. It will not always change back to 3G until you close the app that is using the data connection. (both UI and the speed at which the app is using the data connection)
-GPS is not consistent, sometimes a reboot of the phone is needed for apps to pick up the signal.
-Restarts of the phone in general take 5-10 mins at times (3 different Pre's)
-email will randomly format on the screen incorrectly see below attachment. this happened along time ago as well, prior to having any patches.
Sprint Palm Pixi - Wife's Pixi 2 different physical phones and multiple visits to the Dr. as well, also these are only the issues she is complaining about and that I have witnessed myself on her phone too.
-contacts, messaging and a couple other native apps will launch but never show the data. Ex. Contacts will open but it is as if you have no contacts. Luna restart does not work. Reboot of phone does. Has happened about 15 times in the last 4 days. Just Dr'd a week ago too.
-once her phone locked up and she had to do a reboot, when it came back up it was in another language. Had to reboot again and it went back to English
-once her phone locked up and she had to reboot and when it came back up everything was upside down. Had to reboot again to get it normal.
-random freezing which in turn has luna automatically restart
-Pixi will not abide by the user selected ringtone for the messaging application, removed all patches that would deal with this feature. It is defaulting to 6 vibrate pulses at 5 secs apart, regardless if you check the message on the first vibrate or not...there is no patch for this that I installed or even heard of. (currently happening right now - probably going to try EPR and if that fails, back to the Dr. again)
In addition to all of this while I like patching and over-clocking and everything. I don't think that a phone should almost be required to patch to properly use it. Things like not including a message counter, messaging groups, proper time stamps in SMS messages, Agenda views, All day events in Calendars, etc, etc......SHOULD NOT come from the development community. The stock image should have these features included....LIKE THEY DID on basic feature phones for the past 15 years!