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My Droid X reboots at random.
LinareN
Member

Im not sure if anyone has reported this.  I've had my Droid X for about a week and it has rebooted itself at random about 4 times.  I've factory reset the phone as well as tried *228 to reprogram my phone.  I'm not sure what to do at this point.   Can someone assist?

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Re: My Droid X reboots at random.
DroidXluv
Member

Mine does this too....seems to do it less now that i have deleted my advanced task killer app. A couple nights ago it did it again. There's definetely some bugs that need to be worked out. Hopefully the update will take care of these things. :smileyhappy: I'd say if it keeps happening, look at what apps you have. I had to do a factory reset with technical support to help with my last problem....The phone would turn off when texting and a phone call came in. (**bleep** me off). It hasn't done it since my reset though and dumping the task killer though. Other than that....I love it and it seems to be working pretty good for the most part. (knock on wood). So much happier with this phone than my last Iphone and at&t sucks for service. Good luck!

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Re: My Droid X reboots at random.
djtonic
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Yup...never while using it though.  Yesterday, i had it on my desk at work and happend to look at it and saw it was in the process of rebooting.

Driving while it was in my car dock on tuesday, it just reboot itself!

 

I re-installed 2.2 this evening, i'll see if it reboots again.  Weird thing is it just started doing it within the last week. Never really noticed it before.  Although, i'm not constantly staring at my screen so for all I know it has done it a million times. 

 

Maybe i should call verizon?

 

Dj.

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jefbon
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I just ended up with the same problem last night.  I couldnt even turn off droid without taking out battery.  I did a hard boot. Thank goodness I had appbrain to re install my apps!  I replaced battery, was installing all my apps and when I loaded an app called "battery status - free" the droid went back into a reboot mode.  I had to hard boot again and re install.  This time I did not install the battery status -free and so far so good.

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Re: My Droid X reboots at random.
mortb
Sr. Member

Hmm! I have Battery Status Pro, a free app installed on my Droid X. Don't know if its the same one you had. I haven't had any problems with mine and use it to check on my battery status at least once a day. The only app I ever had problems with was one of the several task killers. Got rid of that one real fast.

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jefbon
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No, it was not the pro version but a different one.  I never had the problem until the new update and was just lucky to find the app that was doing it.  Droid has been working fine all day now.

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Re: My Droid X reboots at random.
Wildman
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Most of the rebooting and freezing isues usually comes from a uncompatible app installed, the solution to this is to try removing all installed apps other than stock and see if the problem stops, so many say that the replacement device does the same thing as the one they sent back, this usually means that the issue may not be the device but something added to the device...  After owning a Windows device you usually develope this as a second thought because the chance of two seperate devices having the same exact issue is very slim..

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Re: My Droid X reboots at random.
curtterp
Sr. Member

I have had about 3 reboots on my Droid since I got it the Monday after the launch date.

 

Every reboot has happened when I had put the phone in the car dock, and trying to go to the navigation app. Now this is not happened everytime I have docked it (It gest docked every morning and night during the week ( an hour drive one way), so the reboots are a small percentage of the times I have had it docked. I thought it was related to one app I had installed, and I uninstalled that app, but about a week later, it happened once more.

 

Not sure why, but not freaked out about it. Not sure if it is just a quirk that I have not been able to duplicate it with regularity, and it just might be something that will straightened itself out

 

so it has happened... not often... and never when it was critical to anything I was doing at the time.

 

 

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Re: My Droid X reboots at random.
Wildman
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curtterp wrote:

I have had about 3 reboots on my Droid since I got it the Monday after the launch date.

 

Every reboot has happened when I had put the phone in the car dock, and trying to go to the navigation app. Now this is not happened everytime I have docked it (It gest docked every morning and night during the week ( an hour drive one way), so the reboots are a small percentage of the times I have had it docked. I thought it was related to one app I had installed, and I uninstalled that app, but about a week later, it happened once more.

 

Not sure why, but not freaked out about it. Not sure if it is just a quirk that I have not been able to duplicate it with regularity, and it just might be something that will straightened itself out

 

so it has happened... not often... and never when it was critical to anything I was doing at the time.

 

 


I gave up on the factory dock application, I installed NoDock to simply use the Original Main Screen and I use Desktop Visualizer to add larger icons so I can use it on dock and placed them on the last page so whenever I choose to dock it I scroll to that page to select my dock options. 

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Re: My Droid X reboots at random.
bananafish2828

my phone also constantly reboots itself randomly throughout the day; usually when i start an app such as the default music app, or VZ Messaging, or market.

 

I've already done a factory reset which i lost a bunch of data that wasn't able to be restored.  I tried to back as much as I could and the VZ Customer service INCORRECTLY told me that moving the app to the SD card would protect the data for the app.  WRONG.

 

It is one of the most annoying thing about the phone.  I'm usually a very calm person; but when it reboots itself 3x in 1h sometimes, I feel like throwing the phone against the wall.  But I know it's not the phone because I never had any of these problems w/ Froyo.  ALL the problems started w/ the Gingerbread update and subsequent system updates have done squadoosh to fix the bugs.

 

They should change the message when you go to 'system updates' to 'Your device is up to date!  No new updates available at this time' because the current message 'No update is necessary at this time' is WRONG WRONG WRONG!!!  An update is necessary at this time to fix the stupid OS, or the System to make it compatible w/ the OS.

 

I seriously hope I don't have to put up with this crap for another year before I get the offer to replace the phone at a discount.

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