I'm on my 3rd facinate
I just got my fascinate this past Friday and I'm already on my 3rd one. For some reason it locks up than i would pull the battery to reboot it and it won't start up. The Verizon screen comes up than it stays on a blank black screen. Some people at verizon say don't put a task killer app. Some say its an app that may be doing it. I'm getting very discouraged. They replaced 3 times so far but i'm just wondering why others have hundreds of apps without a problem and I have 20 and it locks unexpectedly.
- 10-03-2010, 11:57 AM #2
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- 10-03-2010, 12:31 PM #9
They always recommended task killers to me on my Motorolas, but I'm pretty sure they didn't really do anything. On the Fascinate there is a Task Killer built in so I just use that. I'm sorry about your Fascinate troubles- it might be an app that's causing it, it might not be. I went through a ton of phones before I got a good one so I just wish you luck.
- 10-03-2010, 07:33 PM #10
- 10-03-2010, 08:10 PM #11
Task killers are destroying people's perception of Android. I wish they banned them from the market. In fact, I'd be a rich man if I had a nickel for every post - where removing a task killer - resolved a problem someone was having.
- 10-03-2010, 08:40 PM #12
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- 10-04-2010, 12:41 AM #14
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Yeah, the day I got my Fascinate the VZW store installed the taskiller app and said it was pretty much an essential for any android based smart phone. I have had it on there for a couple of weeks and after reading several article and posts about how bad they are I got rid of it.
- 10-04-2010, 08:05 AM #15
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- 10-04-2010, 09:07 AM #17
I hate that they even touch the phone, that's why I normally order online, but didn't want to wait that extra day or two to get my hands on a new phone
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My Fasc had Adv Task Killer Free on it when I got it. It ran fine with it, runs fine without it. Don't really see that much of a difference, RAM seems to mysteriously drop as I use the phone either way. Battery life seems comparable. But it's certainly easier not dinking with it everytime I use a few apps.
What about the Start-up killer from this review thread? Are those OK? At start-up my phone always auto-launches all sorts of crap I have no intention of ever using (VZNavigator, CityID, etc).
I don't understand why I can't delete something like CityID. I'm past the free trial period, I don't want it...ever; yet it always launches when I use the phone. I can't even 'open' it because I haven't bought it. It's just a big ram-sucking turd on my phone.
- 10-04-2010, 09:51 AM #22
Emptycube, this is only my opinion, but I think a better route to go would be to root, and then use the safe to remove bloatware sticky to get some of that stuff off of there. That said, I've heard success stories using apps you asked about.
- 10-04-2010, 10:04 AM #23
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Thanks Cory. Being an android noob (and wasn't 100% on keeping the Fasc) I was at least going to wait until my 30-days was up, but that ends this week. Then I was hoping to wait for froyo. It's like they REALLY entice you to root by making them this way.
I'm making up a new android term: root carrot.
root carrot - an item you hate so much it entices you to root your phone just to be rid of it, even if you're the last person on earth likely to root a phone. Examples - CityID; VZNavigator.