Well I tried to get to doctoring my Pre2, but alas, the evenings festivities (a Bball game for my duaghter and then the midnight premiere of The Hobbit) did not allow me to do it. So as I left for the theater, I put my Pre2 on a touchstone. When we returned home (at 3:30am, about 6 hours later) I noticed my Pre2 had had an unexpected journey of it's own. It was on, looking pretty normal, in TS mode showing a calendar item that had popped up at midnight I think.
I was pleased of course, but all is not well. It is very sluggish, it appears to be on the verge of freezing up. I did take a look at the Photo Roll, and I think they are back now...about 400 photos. I was too afraid to actually click on the last photos and see if they were indeed the last ones I took.
I got to my office this morning (about an hour later than usual...I'm just an ORC if I don't get my 4 hours sleep...and the phone was still limping along. After a little bit, I put the phone on the TS and continued with my work. Many minutes later, I noticed the screen was off...apparently it had never come on after putting it on the TS. I picked up the phone and I couldn't get the phone screen to come up by clicking the power button or by opening the slider...so I put it back on the TS. After several seconds, the screen came up, in a half dimmed mode, with a static touchscreen touch ripple visible over a launcher icon (Calendar). It won't do anything. there is a calendar event icon in the minimized notification bar. But it doesn't even look like it is charging.
Hey, as I was typing that, the phone switched to the screen you get when it is not on the TS and you press the power button...with the slide lock icon and the lower half of the screen dimmed out. I swiped up to bring up the screen and it did...there were two Tower Signal icons on the top bar, and then the phone went into a reset. This could take a while!
I guess I'm going to be trying to do a doctor at lunch. I have downloaded the Pre2 Verizon 2.1.x doctor from webOS Internals...trying to school myself on using the command line in 'DOS'. Do I have to put the doctor jar executable file in the c:\Program Files\java\jre6\bin subdirectory? Or, do I just need to change the directory to that subdirectory, THEN run the jar file by entering java -jar <path to doctor-file>?
If so, let's say my jar or specific doctor file is in c:\Program Files\webOS, do I type at the command prompt:
jar -jar c:\Program Files\webOS
I'm also thinking that if I save the doctor/jar file in the java bin subdirectory, that I don't need to specify the path, because it's in that directory already. Sorry, it has been so long since I did anything in command line DOS environment.
By the way, my phone did come back up after about 7 minutes. It was responsive, but not acting quite right. I just opened the Weather Channel app...and it took a while to boot up, and I only get a white screen. I tapped the Web browser, and it was a little slow coming up to the 'cards' page, but it did go to the website once I selected one of the cards.