I have been having a particular issue with the HTC One X unit with me. The only way to describe it in one sentence is that it looks like the One X’s display goes to sleep without having turned off yet. The display doesn’t respond, and the menu keys don’t either. You can “wake” the display up again by tapping the power button to turn it off and then tap it a second time to wake it up again, and everything is working fine till the next time it happens.
I did some internet rummaging for info on this phenomenom and found that quite a number of other HTC One X users face the same issue. I also found a possible solution and gave it a shot. According to the source, one of HTC’s recent updates to the One X messed up certain built-in apps and services.
I remember that on powering the One X up for the first time, an OTA firmware update was waiting, and I ran it. A few days later, there was another update, which I also applied to the device. I do not recall exactly when this issue popped up.
If you’re having this issue, this is what to do:
1. Hard reset your device (after backing up apps and files)
2. Go to Settings -> Apps, and disable the following:
– HTC Weather Provider
– HTC Weather Sync Provider
– Weather Widget
Disabling the above has reduced the issue to the barest minimum, not eliminated it completely. HTC certainly needs to rectify this via a firmware update.
Thankfully, none of the disabled services are vital to my day-to-day smartphone needs. Should I need to travel or find a location though, what would I do without Maps?
If you own a One X, I hope that you find the above tips useful. If you have not implemented the last update, please don’t, as there is the chance that this issue springs from that.
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