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Droid constantly launching Car Home and Multimedia station apps
agentdax5
Newbie

This problem started last week when I noticed my Droid was constantly cycling between launching the Multimedia station and Car Home apps. My phone is not in a dock nor near anything magnetic, just sitting on my wooden desk. This persists on and off throughout the week happening and at random times of the day. Generally always around 5-6 AM (which is crucial, because the Alarm won't work), around 10 AM, and near midnight. During the launching cycle the phone is pretty much unusable. I'm lucky if I can get back to the home screen.

Friday I restored the phone to factory settings and wiped everything. That seemed to fix the problem up till yesterday. The cycle started again around the same times previously mentioned. I did a clean install using a virgin 2.0.1 ROM and it fixed the problem for the day. I followed the guide here: Disable multimedia station/dock app? - Android Forums to rename the car dock and dock apks to baks and it has prevented the apps from launching.

Today I had no incident up till about an hour ago. My Droid will constantly wake up. I assume it thinks it's still in a Dock and trying to launch the applications but cannot.

What could be the issue? And if you think it's a hardware issue, do you think VZW will replace it? I pay the monthly insurance, but I bought the phone from someone else.

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Re: Droid constantly launching Car Home and Multimedia station apps
supitsmike
Specialist

agentdax5 wrote:

This problem started last week when I noticed my Droid was constantly cycling between launching the Multimedia station and Car Home apps. My phone is not in a dock nor near anything magnetic, just sitting on my wooden desk. This persists on and off throughout the week happening and at random times of the day. Generally always around 5-6 AM (which is crucial, because the Alarm won't work), around 10 AM, and near midnight. During the launching cycle the phone is pretty much unusable. I'm lucky if I can get back to the home screen.

Friday I restored the phone to factory settings and wiped everything. That seemed to fix the problem up till yesterday. The cycle started again around the same times previously mentioned. I did a clean install using a virgin 2.0.1 ROM and it fixed the problem for the day. I followed the guide here: Disable multimedia station/dock app? - Android Forums to rename the car dock and dock apks to baks and it has prevented the apps from launching.

Today I had no incident up till about an hour ago. My Droid will constantly wake up. I assume it thinks it's still in a Dock and trying to launch the applications but cannot.

What could be the issue? And if you think it's a hardware issue, do you think VZW will replace it? I pay the monthly insurance, but I bought the phone from someone else.


 

First of all, touching any core files can void your warrenty to nothing. Secondly, it sounds like an application is interfereing with the Car Home and Multimedia Station apps. What those would be, I don't know. I suggest using Advanced Task Manager, and stopping those apps from running, and processes to see how it behaves then. If not, then, I encourage you to do a factory reset (with it's original files intact) and sending it to Verizon for a replacement.

 

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Re: Droid constantly launching Car Home and Multimedia station apps
DarkHorseSki
Enthusiast

Supitsmike is right about the warranty thing, though if you reset your phone to the factory settings they can't tell there is an issue.

 

The real problem is that the Verizon/Google/Motorola folks need to address this lack of control over applications and right now they are choosing to pretend this is not a problem (built-in application or downloaded app).

 

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Re: Droid constantly launching Car Home and Multimedia station apps
agentdax5
Newbie

Copy pasting from another forum I asked the same question on, and it's a bit better of a discription


Ok guys, see if you can help me out here, I've posted about this problem I've had before but it's come back. My Droid will randomly think that it is in a car dock or multimedia dock and launch the corresponding applications constantly. This renders my phone near unusable. I've factory reset a number of times (2.0.1) and install a virgin 2.0.1 rom. The problem would be fixed temporarily and eventually come back at a random time.

I followed the advice of another site to rename the .apks of the applications to .baks. That helped until my phone would not stay asleep. It would keep coming back on whenever I try to put it to sleep. I figured it is trying to load those two applications but can't.

Today I installed the a ROM which was successful, and the problem persists. The video below will give you a better idea. That is with the a ROM but when on 2.0.1 the EXACT same thing happens to me.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mzjv9zDtxNE

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Re: Droid constantly launching Car Home and Multimedia station apps
PPC_Dude
Contributor

Uh-Oh!, Somebody's going to get in trouble... :smileywink:

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