Ugh...sudden onset of problems
Starting out of the clear blue last night, my X is terribly laggy, especially Handcent. Also, the microphone no longer works on phone calls. No one can hear me unless I use the speaker.
The replacement is on the way, but I am disappointed that I need one already.
Anyone have a similar issue?
- 08-12-2010, 08:04 PM #2
- 08-12-2010, 08:44 PM #3
- 08-12-2010, 09:30 PM #4
Re: Ugh...sudden onset of problems
I too have had problems similar to those described by Hosehead. I have wondered if my thoughts of returning it is premature because of these issues, which are quite frustrating. So much so, that I'm keeping an eye on the approaching the 30-day return mark.
I find the comments by greydarrah interesting. I think there's some truth to what you say, but I think the volume of people having problems with their Xes suggests there's more device issues than user error.
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- 08-12-2010, 09:33 PM #5
- 08-12-2010, 09:39 PM #6
- 08-12-2010, 10:02 PM #7
- 08-12-2010, 11:09 PM #8
You know...I'm starting to think it's the Facebook app. Ever since the update(s), my X has been acting funky. Laggy, screen freezes, phone mic not functioning. I've had to do four battery pulls today...the latest a few minutes ago when trying to check a post on my Facebook page. I am going to uninstall the Facebook app and see if that improves things.
- 08-12-2010, 11:58 PM #9
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I have done a factory reset 3 times. It still does it. I have tried 3 different backgammon games and it has done it with all of them.
Verizon told me the screen freezing up is something they know about. They blamed it on a bad batch of phones from Motorola. I am still waiting for my replacement.
- 08-13-2010, 12:00 AM #10
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- 08-13-2010, 12:08 AM #12
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Just to get an idea, when did you guys purchase your phones? There have certainly been reports of bad batches of Droid X's on release day and for some time after that, but (supposedly) the newest batches have all the hardware kinks worked out. Are these phones a almost month old or almost a week old? I've had mine for 2 days, and haven't had any problems so far, so I'm really hoping the hardware issues were fixed!
edit: And after reading too many threads implicating facebook for a whole host of problems, I've decided not to use the official FB app or the Blur FB account sync thing. Right now, I'm just using the Touch Facebook website.
- 08-13-2010, 12:24 AM #13
- 08-13-2010, 06:00 AM #14
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Grey- i here ya but don't think that is the case. Both devices i returned had known hardware issues. When i got the new device i ran it virgin for at least 24hrs before installing anything (That included removing all the crap that came on the desktop). If these were simple known software issues Verizon wouldn't be so willing to make the exchange. They are getting a TON of returned devices.
- 08-13-2010, 08:34 AM #16
- 08-13-2010, 09:27 AM #17
I was not rooted, and I was not doing a factory reset and starting out at scratch. If the microphone on the phone is not working, perhaps you can explain to me how that can be anything but hardware related? Looking forward to that reply.
- 08-13-2010, 10:49 AM #19
- 08-13-2010, 10:54 AM #20
Hosehead, it could be the software controlling the mic, not the microphone itself.
I am going to try doing a hard reset before I decide whether to call this in. I get the notion that bugs can happen, but given the high number of people experience the same issue, this seems like more than something resets can fix. I am really starting to get a bad taste in my mouth (read buyer's remorse).
- 08-13-2010, 10:59 AM #21
Just to prove my point, I did a factory reset...and of course lost everything...
And the microphone still doesn't work...
Hopefully the new device arrives today so I don't have to reinstall all of this stuff again on this phone and then the new one...
- 08-13-2010, 11:50 AM #23
- 08-13-2010, 11:59 AM #24
Or it could just be that the OS is hosed an is using the wrong mic, well, because there are 3 of them. You might actually be getting canceled out with the one of the other mics that way. Or the noise canceling software could be acting screwy just canceling out everything.
In fact I would ask, if a phone had three mics. Why would you assume all of them died instead of there just being a software error?
Edit: Sorry didn't notice you had actually done a reset. But it furthers a point, there are hardware issues. But as someone who has worked in PC support for well over a decade. Way to many people interpret software issues as a hardware issue.
And as an IT professional for over 15 years, I know a hardware problem when I see one.
I left the world of BB because of lagginess and BS hardware and software issues. I should NEVER have to do a factory reset just to get my phone to work correctly. That is like calling Dell or HP for a problem with a laptop and the only answer they can ever give is "reboot" then "format your hard drive and start from scratch". \
I have also never seen a piece of software break a piece of hardware.