Driod X keeps locking up
For some reason the screen on my X keeps locking up. It seems to be getting worse as well. It started occasionally with the keyboard while texting where it would become slow but then speed up again until more steadily it would lock up completely and I would have to push the lock button, then unlock the phone to get it working again. Now it is happening not just while texting (though that is still where it happens most frequently) but also while running various apps as well as just when navigating through the home screens. Is my droid failing or is this common. Cant find anything on the forum about it. As always any info is appreciated.
- 01-26-2011, 12:23 PM #2
- 01-26-2011, 01:14 PM #3
There's been a lot of users experiencing problems with their sd cards lately. A corrupted file/filesystem on your sd card can cause a lot of problems, including those you describe.
For a corrupted filesystem, the solution is easy, just backup your sd card's contents to your computer, reformat the card, then move everything back. For a bad file, you do the same as above, but you have to move things back in small batches and test, repeat until you find a bad file.a little obsessive...
- 01-26-2011, 01:58 PM #4
- 01-26-2011, 03:16 PM #5
If you have a task manager installed, you should definitely delete it. Also, if you're running LauncherPro you might try replacing it with ADW. LP has been causing some issues on some, but not all devices...likely a conflict with a yet to be determined app. If none of that helps, then a factory re-set will probably fix your troubles.
- 01-26-2011, 03:45 PM #6
- 01-27-2011, 06:57 PM #7
- 01-27-2011, 07:15 PM #8
LP, SD cards, ROMs, Files? hmm, first I have heard of this. Interesting to see what the culprit is. Subscribed.
- 01-29-2011, 05:05 PM #10
- 01-29-2011, 05:36 PM #11
The easiest way to backup your sd card is to click and drag your files to your computer. I find that file transfers are much faster using a card adapter rather than usb to your phone. I haven't used atk in months it is not needed. I try to restart my phone once a day and that helps more than atk did.
- 01-29-2011, 05:42 PM #12
- 01-29-2011, 06:19 PM #13
Delete it, reboot, and your problems will go away and your phone will run better. What do you have to loose? If I'm wrong, you can re-install it.
- 01-30-2011, 12:30 PM #14
- 01-30-2011, 06:25 PM #16
OP, if using an alternate launcher, make sure you clear all homescreens of any unused launcher apps of icons and especially widgets because they continue to run in the background, even if you can't see them.a little obsessive...
- 01-30-2011, 06:27 PM #17
Well, going on two weeks since uninstalling atk and the phone is locking up more than ever, especially while typing..... It is quickly fixed by locking and unlocking the phone but it's getting really annoying. Time to reformat the sd card I guess. When I access the sd card under "settings" do I first have to "unmount" the sd card or do I just pull it out of the phone?..... Actually I guess it doesn't matter since I don't think I have a card reader so I'll be going mass storage mode anyway.
- 02-11-2011, 01:19 PM #19
I can't begin to say how many times I've written this same advice ...
Beware of the app auto-update feature that came with the Froyo update. Your apps are all automatically set to auto-update in the background. This will randomly BRICK your X! Bad. Bad. Go into Market > My Apps and individually UN-check the auto-update feature. You will still get update notifications, but you can do it at your convenience. Multiple updates can dl at the same time, so it doesn't take long, even if there are 10 needing updates.
Reminder - after multiple updates, good idea to do at least an off/on or, better yet, a battery pull... Just to let things settle in.Always learning ...
Also since uninstalling atk I've noticed that several of the apps I've downloaded and store on the sd card have no icon on the home screens. Some still exist but have that gear symbol instead of an icon on the home screens and under settings as well, while some have the gear symbol and when you click on them it says this app does not exist...... brutal
- 02-11-2011, 04:52 PM #21
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Ugh.. Having the same problems, along with all the random resets.. Been to Verizon several times, they told me I would get another phone sent to me, then came back and told me to take out the memory card and try that. That did not help, then was told again I would be getting a phone only to call back and tell me to try 2 Factory resets back to back and that would totally reset the phone further than doing one?? I guess I am stuck with reloading everything on my phone Again. I hope this is the last time and this works. They told me to get a pin and use the tiny hole on the front of the phone for the two resets. Maybe that will help??
- 02-25-2011, 09:32 AM #23
So after reformatting the sd card I still had all the same problems so last night I did the factory reset and now I'm in the process of setting everything up back to the way I had it..... curiously for some reason though it is running the old version of market..... I checked and there are no system updates available..... anyone know why this may be?
- 02-28-2011, 03:43 PM #25
I have a problem, I was playing Angry Birds, I just finished a level, press to continue to the next level and my DX shut off, when it restarted my angry Birds icon was missing, and there a message at the top left that reads "Blank SD Card...when u click on this, a window pops up that reads Format SD card, when u click format nothing happens...and the message remains in the notifications...I went into settings/SD Card & phone storage clicked "mount SD card" the notification area reads, "preparing SD card" and immediately after that it says "SD card safe to remove" so I tried to format the SD card, enter my lock code, click erase everything and nothing happens...
anyone else have this problem or heard of this?