Droid locking up
Here's a new one. On Saturday, I looked on my Droid to see if I had missed a call. Hit the power button and nothing. Held it down to maybe turn it on, but nothing. Did a battery pull and it took a long time to start up. Tired checking voicemail, but when I hit send, it went back to my home screen. Tried dialing a couple numbers and did the same thing. Did another battery pull and it worked fine.
Sunday morning I hit the power button to use an app and I noticed that all my apps were off the 3 home screens. I had to move them from the App menu again. The missing apps mysteriously appeared under the new ones a couple days later.
Nothing else happened until this afternoon when it locked up again.
- 01-14-2010, 06:00 PM #2
- 01-15-2010, 12:56 AM #3
- 28 Posts
I had the same problem today. Hit the power button to check email, but the phone wouldn't wake up. After a battery pull I tried checking voice mail and it went back to home screen. Had to do another long battery pull to get it working right. Not sure what caused it. Seems to be working fine now. I have Panda home installed, but not using it.
- 01-15-2010, 01:05 AM #4
- 01-15-2010, 01:12 AM #5
- 01-15-2010, 03:47 AM #6
and I am not using a home replacement. Forgot to mention that I'm using 2.0.1 OS and non-rooted as well.
- 01-15-2010, 10:15 AM #8
- 66 Posts
My Droid locked up twice yesterday within 20 minutes. The 4 touch buttons were still lit up but the screen was black. Holding the power button did nothing. I had to pull the battery both times.
My Droid is not rooted and I don't use a Home screen app... all stock. I didn't install any new apps when it happened. The only odd thing that happened prior to both lock ups was the virtual keyboard (I use Swype) would not type letters in a text field.
So far today I've had zero issues, and I never had issues before yesterday. Hopefully it was just a hiccup and nothing serious... my Droid has had far less hiccups than any other device I've had (including the Pre).
My 4 touch buttons don't light up until I start a flashlight app or something similar... does anyone else have this issue?
- 01-15-2010, 11:00 AM #9
this has happened once to me. it is some sort of an app issue. i could not figure out which one it was. so i uninstalled all of them,then went back in and reinstalled them. this was a few weeks ago,and i have been smooth sailing since i did that. u have to uninstall everything,fyi.
- 01-15-2010, 11:06 AM #10
- 01-15-2010, 11:07 AM #11
- 01-15-2010, 11:20 AM #12
- 1,001 Posts
On a similar note...
I'm getting a second stock battery as a back up to have charged and ready if I get down to a low charge. My question: If switching batteries, should I power off first?
Please explain to all of us Blackberry folks why battery pulls are ineffective / ill-advised.
PS: I was using panda home and had BSOD (black screen of death) issues. Uninstalled, and problems went away. I'm very hesitant to say an app should be uninstalled or declare it a "fail". I think that's irresponsible and unfair to the developer. I much prefer giving the developer a chance to correct. However, several emails to panda home were ignored. Uninstalled and issue went away. So... panda home = fail.
- 01-15-2010, 12:26 PM #13
- 303 Posts
a battery pull is ONLY necessary if your phone is on and in a "stuck" state (i.e. its locked on some app, or frozen and there's no way to power it off or reboot). If you phone is not in one of these states, then simply powering off using the normal menu option to power off, then turning on, is what you want. Why? When you turn off the normal way, the OS shuts down gracefully and cleans up anything it needs to clean up. When you battery pull, it doesnt shut down gracefully and you leave it up to the unknown. You're also cutting off power to the device/hardware unexpectedly which is not good.
So, there is absolutely no difference from a battery pull and a normal power off/on except that battery pull has potential dangers. Conclusion? only battery pull if there's no other way to power/restart the device. A battery pull does not "reset" the device in any way that a power off/on would, so pulling it to "fix" something other than a frozen phone is pointless.
- 01-15-2010, 01:23 PM #14
- 11-07-2010, 06:47 AM #16
- 3 Posts
I had to do a batter pull also. Mine started Sat night also with the return button not working. All were lit up but none worked. Power button would give you power off options then disappear. Still locking up a lot this am. Have started removing apps. Most recent first. Also I have 'stuck' downloads on my list. One has finished downloaded weeks ago, another 2 are for programs I removed a while ago but they are stuck there. This used to be an awesome phone. Today it is a great paper weight!
- 11-08-2010, 10:44 AM #17