Damn right it is.
Originally Posted by sk8ology
This is a major, major design flaw, IMO.
It's basically a situation in which, if you use the headphone jack a lot, you're going to end up dealing with this.
In my case, I can't do ANYTHING to get it working.
I've used all the tricks in the past (probably have had it get stuck 20 times in five months) - and now nothing at all works.
The thing that blows me away is that this last time - I didn't use a music app or plug any headphones in. It just went into headset mode on its own overnight as it charged via charger plugged into wall.
At this point, I don't think this is even an issue inside the jack - I think it's something on the other side of it between the jack and the rest of the hardware. You can only stick so many Q-tips in there with so much rubbing alcohol (battery out, phone off, phone upside down) before the thing is sparkling clean for contact...
This is my ONLY gripe with the Pre. I've had nothing but a fantastic time with this phone, but here I am about to go through the exchange process.
And unless I want to buy another device to play my music in my car and out and about, I'm going to feel dread every time I plug anything in.
As much as I love this phone, part of me wants to fight like mad to get something else out of Sprint (Android, I guess, though I'm not excited about that because my GF has one and it just isn't nearly as slick or fun to use - not as bad as an iPhone, IMO, but not as good as Web OS.)