Long story short: I bought my LG Thrive off amazon a few months back, with no extra warranty, and I dropped my phone today. Now it will only send audio to the left ear of my headphones through the built in headphone jack, so I was wondering if an adapter like this would allow me to use headphones through my micro usb port, or if the Thrive doesn't support it.
My last phone was so old, the only game it came with was Snake!
i too have a thrive, and i use a bluetooth headset (lg tone, hbs700), which sounds like the best option for you, if bluetooth still functions on your phone. i have seen other bluetooths (blueteeth?) on amazon for less than $20 if your on a budget, however the tone i have i highly recomend for anyone looking for a stereo headset.
I went and bought the adapter I linked to try it out. My bluetooth still works, but the problem is that I dropped $50 for a pair of these headphones, and I really, really like them, and I'd rather not spend more than I have to. Maybe I can get one of these, (along with a usb battery pack I have) but only if the adapter I bought doesn't work.
Thanks for reminding me, though. I forgot all about bluetooth in this thing.
I decided to take the phone apart (using this,) and I found that, because my phone landed topside-down, it drove my headphone plug down in farther than it should into the port, and broke some plastic. I'm epoxying it back together to see if that's the problem.
I finally got that BlueBridge device, and unfortunately I'm not very happy. The device itself is great, but apparently a setting in the Android OS limits the sample rate over bluetooth to about 30,000 KHz, which makes my music sound slightly worse, and adds an obvious distorted crackling noise to cymbals and high guitar notes. CyanogenMod supposedly fixes this, but it's not available for the Thrive, so I don't know what to do.