My HTC was working fine, but I stopped using it for a month then tried turning it on, now it's stuck in a reboot loop. I have tried holding the volume button down and the power button to get into Android system options, but even when I select "restore all settings", it still won't reset and continues to be stuck in a loop. I noticed when doing this that the system screen says the phone is locked. Is this the reason I can't do a reset? How can I fix this?
I still haven't replaced the screen / Display on my Moto X 2nd gen. I'm now seeing entire phones (used on eBay) for as much as the cost of replacing it! Why even bother? I think the problem is that the displays are "OLED" not LCD. You have to replace the whole assembly. Older phones, like Apple 3g and gs, have two separate components .. the glass/digitizer, and the LCD. You can replace one or either for a much lower price. From now on, I will not buy OLED screen phones! Almost any phone with Dow Corning "Gorilla glass" will crack and break. The Apple 4 models were the worst because of cost but also the repair process. You have to completely disassemble the phone! I turn those repair jobs down... it can take hours of stressful micro surgery. Those screws are small!
I recently bought a Moto X 2nd gen with broken glass and ordered just the replacement glass thinking I could repair it myself. As it turns out, the phone comes apart easily, but trying to replace the glass on my AT&T model was impossible. The glass is glued directly to the touch screen. So I returned it and ordered the whole assembly. It costs around $110. I think I will still have to use the old plastic "bezel" and hope I canget the glue strips to work as they hold it all together. If you get a whole assembly, I'd recommend spending a little more to get the whole assembly including the bezel and metal screen for the back. Realistically, paying $150 for someone else to do the job is not a bad idea. My total cost, including buying a walnut back, comes out to over $250. You can buy a complete phone for less than that on eBay with a plain back. Make sure you order the right assembly for your specific model or phone carrier. There is a difference!
I just attempted to replace the screen glass only, but I discovered that on the AT&T model XT1097, the glass is attached to the LCD, digitizer assembly and is almost impossible to remove. Looks like I will have to buy the whole assembly. YouTube videos showing the process don't mention that the assemblies differ.. Be sure to get the correct model number's part.
I tried to have a #3 connector assembly (which you CAN buy) replaced but it was an impossible job even for a good technician. You might try sliding a small non-conductive shim under the #3 cable to add upward pressure to the cable .. it might work. Worst case scenario .. just use the speakerphone.. somehow the sound carries through the phone and up to the earpiece. Hey.. it works!
Attaching the #3 cable on either the 3g or 3gs is a tricky thing.. many times leading to no ear piece sound. One solution I heard (but still haven't had luck with ) is to readjust the cable several times in slightly different positions before clamping down the retainer clip. As you can see, the contact points on the #3 ribbon cable are very small and they need to line up just right with the connector pins to work. Replacing the whole proximity sensor cable is an option but it doesn't always solve this problem. I have two 3g's that I have to use in "speaker phone" mode to work, but the strange thing is, I can hear through the earpiece at the same time! If you can't get it to work (ear piece speaker) just do the speaker phone trick.
Mikall.. you are right. It should be 616-0435, but iFixit shows 0431! Better correct that. My question is why does it matter? Some forums show that it also depends on the iOS version! What is the right battery for 3G and 3GS?
I have had this problem with a CD with a stick-on label. Answer:stick your finger nail into the CD slot and pry the case up gently at the same time you hit the "eject" button or command- E. Works for me!