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Nexus 7: Random restarts
I posted a while back about my girlfriend's n7. Mine works perfectly fine but hers has had sporadic restarts. We returned the first one but the second one had the same issue. We did a factory reset and it was problem free for over a week but it just now did a random restart. We are out of the return window with it now and really don't want to have to send it in and wait a month. Does anyone know what causes this issue?
Last edited by NotJustAPhone; 01-20-2014 at 11:17 PM.
- 01-20-2014, 10:40 PM #2
Re: Random restarts
First I don't think anyone out there can rule out the occasional random restart on any device. I've seen it happen on everything I've owned, rooted or stock. Most of the time its a software related problem. Not necessarily the fault of the OS and more likely of an application you have on the device. But there is that small percentage that does have a hardware related issue that causes this so we can't rule that out either.
My suggestion would be to look at anything outside of the stock applications that you have installed since doing the factory reset.Paul
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- 01-20-2014, 10:45 PM #3
Re: Random restarts
Agree with above. Even though you did a factory reset, it might still be worthwhile to do a system cache partition wipe. You won't lose any personal data or settings anyway, so no harm in trying: [GUIDE] Nexus 7 (2012 & 2013) Cache Partition Wipe
The other thing to try would be to boot into Safe Mode, which disables 3rd party apps. Granted, you won't be able to do a whole lot, but you could fiddle around with Google apps and browsing for a while, and see if random reboots still occur. If they do, then it's a problem with the system. If not, it could be something else you installed.
- 01-21-2014, 10:59 AM #4
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Re: Nexus 7: Random restarts
Funny (and ironic) thing with me is that my n7 is the only device I own that I have never had a random restart. I own 3 Samsung devices and all 3 have randomly restarted at least a few times over the last year or so. Granted I just got my n7 a month or so ago and have only put about 100 hours on it, but no restarts yet.
- 01-21-2014, 12:28 PM #5
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