It looks like all the freezes, lock ups, reboots and hot batteries on the T-mobile G2x are caused by a bad batch of batteries? From this forum post on the T-mobile customer forums, many are reporting that getting a newer replacement battery has pretty much eliminated all the above mentioned issues. If you have swapped the entire phone numerous times, try swapping just the battery instead.
Archive for May, 2011
The EagleBlood 1.0.3 Revamped rom is probably one of the more popular custom roms for the T-mobile G2x. The only flaw with it is the failure of Swype to work. This is actually not the fault of the rom, but more of the fault of the rom it was built on which is the leaked Gingerbread (2.3.3) rom.
To fix this, flash the following zip like you would any custom rom via Clockworkmod recovery. This should correct the error message that pops up telling you that Swype is in limited functionality.
[Update] – This should work for all ROMs based on the Gingerbread leak for the G2x.
So from a few reports on XDA, there’s some discussion on whether or not removing a piece of protective plastic from the back of the G2x results in better reception. The plastic can either be blue-ish or black like the picture above. It’s located right above the bottom speakers after you remove the back cover of the G2x. There’s no warranty voiding since it’s just a protective piece of plastic like you see on a lot of electronics.
One thing I did notice that was better was wifi calling. My first phone call out via wifi did not break up like it normally did. I’ll try on various access points through out the day, but try this out and see if it does anything for you.