Windows Phone 8 Reboot Bug Bugs Nokia Lumia 920 And HTC 8X Users

By Khurram Aziz | Nov 19, 2012 12:26 PM EST

Share This Story

  • Print
  • Email

Weeks after Microsoft pushed out its Window Phone 8 operating system for mobile devices, some early adopters are reporting random rebooting issues.

Users of HTC 8X and the Nokia Lumia 920 handsets, the first to feature the new OS, are posting on Microsoft and Nokia support forums of issues with their smartphones.

One user posted on Nokia's site, "I have my Nokia Lumia 920 three days now and it already became unresponsible [sic] twice. I could not start the phone or anything. Only a hard reset (all three buttons at once) started the phone again. Should I turn back the phone for a replacement?" 

"I've had my 8X for a couple of days, and it's been having multiple reboots," said a HTC 8X owner on Microsoft's support forum.

"Pretty sure it's a software problem as have seen people complaining of the Lumia 920 doing the same thing.

"Seems like Microsoft rushed WP8 a bit," the user added.

Users have struggled to pinpoint the reason their devices are doing this and neither Microsoft, Nokia or HTC has publicly commented on the issue.

A user calling himself "DuncanF62" on Microsoft's forum said the issue is definitely software not hardware related.

"I'm starting to log my 8X reboots. No pattern that I can see. Once or twice when using the phone (starting a call and starting an app) but more often when doing nothing. I.e. took it off charge this morning to see the 'Enter PIN' screen," said DuncanF62.

"Not too much of a hassle in as much as it hasn't crashed on me whilst I've been doing something important," he added.

Windows Phone 8 is Microsoft's completely revamped OS which it hopes will help it make ground against Google and Apple in the fiercely competitive smartphone market.

It's been developed closely alongside Windows 8, which was also recently launched for Desktop PC's, as a bridge between the new generation of touchscreen devices.

Google, which markets the Android OS, also recently released the new version - Jelly Bean. Like Windows Phone 8, users are already reporting bugs.

A post on Google's Google+ social network said that users cannot add contacts with a December birthday due to the flaw. 

Follow us

Get the Most Popular Mobile&Apps Stories in a Weekly Newsletter

Join Our Conversation

Smartphones
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 all colors Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy Note 4 Edge to get Android 5.0.1 Lollipop
Sony Xperia Z2, Xperia Z3 Android 5.0 Lollipop update set for early 2015
Huawei Honor 6 Plus will reportedly skip Europe, other Western markets
BlackBerry Classic officially launched at $449, reviving most loved design features
Tablet / Laptop / PC
Dell Venue 7 and Venue 8 Dell unveils Venue 7 and Venue 8 Android 4.3 Jelly Bean tablets
Retina iPad Mini facing delays, may not launch until early next year
Refurbished 128GB iPad with Retina Display now available on the Apple Online Store
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 – 2014 Edition: Pricing and availability now official
Gadgets
Amazon Logo Amazon reportedly to launch ‘Firetube’ set-top box before 2013 holidays
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear India launch: Pricing and availability
Samsung Galaxy Gear Android smartwatch now up for pre-order in Canada
Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 reportedly in the works already, may debut at CES or MWC 2014
OS / Software
HTC Logo HTC reportedly considering Android/Windows Phone dual-booting smartphone as Microsoft pushes for deeper Windows mobile integration
iOS 7 Chrome Incognito mode leaks private searches due to bug
Sprint HTC One Android 4.3 Jelly Bean already rolling out, AT&T, T-Mobile & Verizon to follow
Microsoft Windows 8.1 now available for pre-order
Internet / Social Media
Google Downtime Google blacks out for two minutes, causes 40 percent drop in world’s Internet traffic
Xbox Music web player is live and ready for Xbox Music Pass subscribers
Facebook Android app collected phone numbers even if users never logged in
Firefox 22 brings support for web video calls, 3D gaming, and Unreal Engine 3
What's App
Amazon Prime Now Amazon Prime Now service rocks NYC, offers fast deliveries within the hour
Flipboard for Windows Phone finally available, but requires 1GB of RAM (VIDEO)
Vine gets major update, lets you upload previously-shot videos & more (VIDEO)
BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) finally hits Windows Phone – Available as a free download now

Most Popular

Copyright © 2014 Mobile & Apps All rights reserved. mobilenapps
Real Time Analytics