This problem is not a screen timeout problem.
My wife has a new Droid Ultra within the last 11 days. She will wake the phone number, unlock it, and pull down her notifications all within a couple seconds and then the screen will shut off.
She then has to press the power button again to wake it up and unlock it.
It's not a screen timeout issue because it's set to two minutes and it happens within seconds of waking up the phone. sometimes she's even scrolling around on the screen when it happens.
We have 2 droids Both same. His did the same thing. If he re starts it it will stay one. But soon falls back into the pattern of shutting off in 5 secs. Mine does not do it. thankfully
I have no clue why. But all I know is his screen broke and we get to pay the lovely deductible for a new one. ( eye roll ) I am sacred to death now to bump mine
This should really be a recall with as many as I have seen on the internet doing this.
Maybe Verizon will chime in ?