Can't find a workable solution to my problem. I stupidly allowed my HTC 8x to update this morning, and since it has been stuck in 'spinning gears' mode. I have tried soft reset, hard reset, removal and reinsertion of SIM card, etc. At different times I've been 'rewarded' with a sad face and a lightening bolt/gear combo but phone will not come back on. Meanwhile, it is heating up nicely. I use this phone for all of my contacts so I'm feeling a little panicky. Anybody else have this experience, and any suggestions?