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EVO LTE overheats!

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Journeyman

EVO LTE overheats!

I am still looking for answers why my EVO LTE overheats!

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Journeyman

My LTEvo case still on is plugged in to wall charger, TeleNav  on, bluetoooth connected to earpeice.

Battery temp is 39;  battery level is up and down between 6-8%. Running this for the last 20 minutes.

Car charger is the missing factor in my test

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Journeyman

Sorry guys, but I was too busy at work today to respond.  I'm headed out of town, tomorrow.

smotrs - I'm using (I actually purchased the pro version, but I originally had the free version below):

Battery Notifier (Big Text) by Shkil/larryvgs

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.larryvgs.battery&feature=search_result#?t=W10.

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Journeyman

I am going to call HTC and let them know what's going on with my phone.  Thanks for the heads up Odigs.

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GrandMaster

In your case (depending on which type of car charger youre running) I'm guessing your vehicle charger isn't putting out enough juice causing the phone to work twice as hard to pull it in. on top of that its trying to run navigation which will cause your phone to warm up anyways. Thats normal.

What vehicle charger are you using? 3rd party? Rapid charge? A USB plug style?

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Journeyman

I removed my case so I could do a little test on my commute home.  Case off, phone charging using car charger, only app running was GPS (Google Navigation), phone in Sprint Car Dock, auto brightness settings. I left work a couple hours late, and my results are below.

Total trip time 38 mins.  Here's a quick summary:

- Began trip @ 6:48 pm, battery temp @ 32.5

- @ 7:00 pm, battery temp @ 41.4

- @ 7:04 pm, battery temp @ 44.3

- @ 7:10 pm, battery temp @ 44.9

- @ 7:19 pm, battery temp @ 44.8

- @ 7:24 pm, battery temp @ 45.5

- End of trip @ 7:26 pm, battery temp @ 45.0

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Removing the case made a difference, but the phone still heated up.  There’s no telling if the phone temp would’ve kept rising, since my trip ended at 38 mins.  Do I think the phone overheating issue is solved?  No…  I still think the phone will overheat with the case off; I just have to do another test.  I'll perform another one when I get back in town.

To me, it's not practical to take the case off my phone every time I use GPS.  Will I (if this solves the problem), yes in the interim.  We'll see...

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Journeyman

I know you didn't direct your question to me, but...  I have Sprint, HTC, and Mediabridge car chargers.  750 - 1A...  I've experienced the overheating with all three.  EVO LTE and OG EVO.

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GrandMaster

2 phones over heating with the same chargers....and 750-1A is WAY fast for a car charger.by car charger are you talking about the cord-cig type or a vehicle phone dock?..if they actually do put out that much that there might be your problem..i can see the 750-1A through a wall plug..

did you happen to do the same test while at home plugged into your wall and running the same things again? im going to guess you'll see a difference.

A22MATIK wrote:

I know you didn't direct your question to me, but...  I have Sprint, HTC, and Mediabridge car chargers.  750 - 1A...  I've experienced the overheating with all three. EVO LTE and OG EVO.

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Journeyman

Well, I am trying to figure out why some of us experience overheating or overeating ! My suggestion, how many of you pre-order the phone and how many of you bought the phone when it was available in the market. I suspecting that the first phone they manufactured that were sent to pre-ordered are acting normal than the phones that they sold out in the market. Please help me identify this by letting me know how you bought your LTE. Also, does Sprint monitors the community blogs?

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Journeyman

You're welcome!

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GrandMaster

odds are the ones that hit the pre-orders were version 2 phones...i know the ones kicking out right now are version 3.

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GrandMaster

you can pull this info up by going into settings-about phone-hardware information-hardware version

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Journeyman

I started using car docks about 8 mths ago.  I have the latest EVO LTE car dock sold by Sprint, and another generic car dock from iBolt.  Before those, the charger was plugged directly into the phone(s).  I have the Sprint cig charger with the coiled cord, the Mediabridge is the USB type that can charge 2 things at once.  That's new, as I just purchased it less than a month ago.  The HTC is a USB type too.  In the past, I've strictly used Sprint branded car chargers.  No, I haven't perfrmed the same test at home.  I'm at the airport headed out of town.  I'll try it next week when I get back.

FYI - I usually take a summer trip to MIA every year.  I rely heavily on GPS to get around in the rental car.  If you want to see overheating in abundance, use your EVO for gps/nav while on vacation.

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