HTC 8X Reboot Loop

[sc:mobile-category ]A while ago I upgraded my HTC 8X to a Nokia 925 which means my 8X was just lying around.

A friend of mine was still using an old BlackBerry and was stuck on his contract for quiet a while yet.  I offered him my 8X and he’s been using it for a few days now but he called me with an issue.

He plugged it in to charge and it started in to an infinite reboot cycle.  It would start-up, starting loading but before the “Microsoft Windows Phone” loading screen could be displayed it would reboot and start all over.

Doing a quick search turned up trying a hard reset, but it didn’t seem to let you do a hard reset in the cycle it was in.  Without the power cable in, the phone wouldn’t come on at all.

We pulled the SIM card but no difference.

While trying a few different things, I happened to pull the USB cable out while it was rebooting and instead of cycling again, it continued to boot all the way up.

It was a strange occurrence and we’ll have to watch to see if it happens again but the phone seems fine now.

Greg

Greg

Greg is the head cat at JumbleCat, with over 20 years of experience in the computer field, he has done everything from programming to hardware solutions. You can contact Greg via the contact form on the main menu above.

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Greg

Greg is the head cat at JumbleCat, with over 20 years of experience in the computer field, he has done everything from programming to hardware solutions. You can contact Greg via the contact form on the main menu above.