yeah, I hear you.
well, it's been 4 days by now and I haven't lost anything even a single time. everythings sits in there, zero problems, also the battery life has extended for me since the last OTA. just saying.
Feniks, you may want to wait a while before celebrating. After the update, my pictures were restored for a day or so...and then they disappeared once again. Hopefully this will not be the case for you but just thought I would share a future possibility.
Just to add my name to the list, I still have this problem as of 1/17/2012 with Gingerbread and my Sensation.
Pictures all of a sudden at a certain point would not be in the gallery, but using a file manger I could see they were still in the folder. Restarting brought them back just to disapear later, not sure what caused them to disapear though.
The batter runs out pretty quickly so im in the red pretty often. They seemed to be consistant at what point they started not showing up though. This problem also happened at the same time as my ringtones would stop working. I couldnt even preview the current ringtone set, nothing would play and even no play icon. Deleting and redownloading or setting a new ringtone set would fix it for awhile. I was late for work the other day cause no ring tones I think somehow the missing photos and the corrupt ringtones are related. This seemed to happen after my last software update from htc a week or 2 ago. I just got the phone at Christmas, so maybe I just got the update all you guys already have.
I hope they fix this or upgrade everyone to ICS
I've talked to many people at Tmobile about this issues.. they've sent me 6 phones.. and no one is listening.. I told them about this form and they still say its not a known issue.. they offered me a sidekick 4g.. umm no! I'm done with Tmobile.. and the non communication.. I've been with them for 5 years.. and never had an issue.. they don't care.. and no one is talking to eachother about this issue..
Yeah, problem with missing pics (and ring tones) still exists. it seems that "thumbnails snapshot" got refreshed for me after latest software update, that's why pics were not disappearing. however 2 weeks later I took some pics and again those new ones started disappearing after a few days from reboot.
Unfortunately my phone despite battery upgrade to 1900mAh (from stock 1400mAh) started also experiencing increased battery drain since a week or so. I also noticed the GPS often hangs and cannot get a lock, it also seems that again WiFi & BlueTooth both drain the battery excessively.
I think this problem is purely related to GingerBread 2.3.4 release we are running (not a problem before on 2.3.3), so the only way out is to update system to something later, either with T-Mobile's help or without. I our phones do not get ICS (or any other for that matter) update then I am rooting this device and going for CyanogenMod.
Im glad you mentioned the battery issue, I was thinking of trying that also.
I guess the rooting might be in my future aswell.My phone is so new, to me, at this point Im not quite ready yet.
Its funny when searching for the problems I have with my phone, how far back the problems go. You'd think they would fix these pretty important issues allot sooner.
I think some of other older HTC phones are already getting updated to GB 2.3.5 as I write this.
Just found that out on HTC FB page in comments that some Desire S users were complimenting the new (recent) update to 2.3.5 from 2.3.4.
T-Mobile G2 belongs to same Desire (Z type I think) family, so it should get the update once it gets passed (and loaded with their extra apps) in T-Mob labs.
I finally got tired of waiting to find a solution to this and poked around some. Here's what works for me:
1. Manage Apps --> All
2. Open 'Media Storage'
3. Hit 'Clear Data' button
4. Open 'Gallery'
5. Hit 'Clear Data' button.
6. Using either a file browser app or connected via USB, navigate to /DCIM/.thumbnails and delete everything in that directory
7. Power off your phone
8. Power on your phone
9. Open 'Gallery'
10. Now wait for the phone to refind all your media and Gallery to repopulate.
I normally do this as I go to bed since it takes awhile to rescan. I hope this helps. This 'fixes' the problems until I start taking photos again or move photos to another folder.
So, I'm not sure if anyone has seen this, but T-mobile claims to have fixed the issue.
Here is forum post answered by moderator tmo_alicia_b: http://support.t-mobile.com/thread/23626?tstart=0
The official fix is posted here: http://support.t-mobile.com/docs/DOC-3113
I haven't tried any of the instructions recently, although when I initially experienced the problem I did reformat the SD card and factory reset the phone (as well as a score of other 'fixes') -- at that time nothing worked to eliminate the issue.
Please let us know if the posted fix actually works (I'll report back if I have a chance to try them too).