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    Not only does my phone restart at least twice a day but when my phone starts up after restarting it takes a solid five minutes for my phone to get to the homescreen. Is that longer than normal?

    I have about 150 apps installed is that possibly causing such a slow start-up? I need to speed up these reboots because it's driving me nuts..
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    Quote Originally Posted by dasaucemasta View Post
    Not only does my phone restart at least twice a day but when my phone starts up after restarting it takes a solid five minutes for my phone to get to the homescreen. Is that longer than normal?

    I have about 150 apps installed is that possibly causing such a slow start-up? I need to speed up these reboots because it's driving me nuts..
    1) No. Normal is about 1.5 min.
    2) I'd say yes. Probably that many apps is slowing the boot down.

    5min does seem a little high though. But that is a lot of apps.

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    Agreed... the more that's on your phone, the longer its going to take to boot. Every time you boot your phone your SD Card is read and prepared. I have around 20 apps (most of them stored on the SD Card), about 100 pics/images, a few videos and a few movies, no music stored, I clean out my browser, call logs, old emails/texts about every two-three weeks and my phone never takes longer then a minute to start up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dasaucemasta View Post
    Not only does my phone restart at least twice a day but when my phone starts up after restarting it takes a solid five minutes for my phone to get to the homescreen. Is that longer than normal?

    I have about 150 apps installed is that possibly causing such a slow start-up? I need to speed up these reboots because it's driving me nuts..
    I've never timed it but I have had a similar experience. It has however gotten worse since the bum software update. I don't have significantly more on my phone than I did before and reboot time literally doubled.
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    I don't believe it's the amount of apps, not at 150 anyway. More importantly would be what kind of apps. If you have a lot that start up when the phone does or something that could be taking time. Of course, more of anything will slow things down a tad, but widgets can be worse. It can take a awhile to load if you have a lot (I have 24 on my home screens and some are pretty big and deep), about 11gigs left on sdcard, and have about 190 apps and I just timed mine. About 2 minutes from the time I hit OK to reboot, widgets loaded and ready to go. 5 Minutes seems insane.

    Have you ever cleared your caches or anything like that? Wonder if something is hanging on start up or something. Only thing that makes sense.
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    2 minutes, but my SD card is nearly empty with only 500 songs on it. I have maybe 40 apps and 3 widgets.
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    5 minutes, that's like my old Blackberry days!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SoDev View Post
    I don't believe it's the amount of apps, not at 150 anyway. More importantly would be what kind of apps. If you have a lot that start up when the phone does or something that could be taking time. Of course, more of anything will slow things down a tad, but widgets can be worse. It can take a awhile to load if you have a lot (I have 24 on my home screens and some are pretty big and deep), about 11gigs left on sdcard, and have about 190 apps and I just timed mine. About 2 minutes from the time I hit OK to reboot, widgets loaded and ready to go. 5 Minutes seems insane.

    Have you ever cleared your caches or anything like that? Wonder if something is hanging on start up or something. Only thing that makes sense.
    I think it all factors in. When I did my factory data reset the SIM card was left alone (as expected) but when there were no apps on the phone it rebooted fairly quickly but the more I installed the longer it took so I think it is a combination of the number of apps, kinds of apps (ones with background processes, widgets, etc.), and yes what is on your SD card. It's still at least twice what it was on the last software build so something is deffinitely up..

    I too am reminded of my Blackberry days :/ ... but at least with Blackberry we could force downgrade if we had a bum update
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    Probably 5 minutes or so, a little quicker since I rooted
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    Does it truly matter how long it takes to reboot? Any length is too long when you are in the middle of a phone call.

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    I had this same thing happen on a phone I just exchanged, it would seem to take 5 minutes to reboot, and during the process it would almost look like it booted twice. It would boot, I'd get the thunder and animation, then the screen would go blank for a bit, the clouds would reappear without the lightning and it would sit there for awhile. The problem for was that in this process it would occasionally erase the memory card, to the point, where I had to pull it and each time and format in PC, it would not format in the phone.

    I tried factory reset, but the problem continued, so I think there was some sort of hardware fault in the memory card reader that was causing the phone to hang during boot. Since exchanging the phone I haven't had any spontaneous reboots, but restarts now only take about 1.5 minutes when I exchange the battery. The contents of the SD card are basically the same as I restored all my apps, music, books, etc.

    My point being is that if it is taking 5 minutes, you may have some sort of hardware problem-- have you had any issues with the memory card? Just grasping, but my experience with the replacement phone so far is SO much better than the original, battery life is better, no erased memory cards, no spontaneous reboots..I'm back to loving the phone instead of considering throwing it against a wall
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    Quote Originally Posted by DanH View Post
    5 minutes, that's like my old Blackberry days!
    Still better than when I had my Palm Pre
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    Quote Originally Posted by whydidnt View Post
    I had this same thing happen on a phone I just exchanged, it would seem to take 5 minutes to reboot, and during the process it would almost look like it booted twice. It would boot, I'd get the thunder and animation, then the screen would go blank for a bit, the clouds would reappear without the lightning and it would sit there for awhile. The problem for was that in this process it would occasionally erase the memory card, to the point, where I had to pull it and each time and format in PC, it would not format in the phone.

    I tried factory reset, but the problem continued, so I think there was some sort of hardware fault in the memory card reader that was causing the phone to hang during boot. Since exchanging the phone I haven't had any spontaneous reboots, but restarts now only take about 1.5 minutes when I exchange the battery. The contents of the SD card are basically the same as I restored all my apps, music, books, etc.

    My point being is that if it is taking 5 minutes, you may have some sort of hardware problem-- have you had any issues with the memory card? Just grasping, but my experience with the replacement phone so far is SO much better than the original, battery life is better, no erased memory cards, no spontaneous reboots..I'm back to loving the phone instead of considering throwing it against a wall
    All of our devices pause after the Thunderbolt animation and sit at the scary cloud scene. Although, 5 minutes does seem excessive.
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    The reboots are terribly annoying since I've never had a phone that simply decided to do it on its own like this before. That said I still love the Thunderbolt and hope a patch fixes this one issue. The other annoying thing about them is that even with the phone plugged in during a reboot the battery takes about a 10% hit. Two of these unwanted reboots a day and you just lost 20% of your daily battery life. Found that out through the juice plotter app. As for the reboot time it's not the amount of apps you have on your phone that's a problem but the amount that are designated to start up with a reboot. There's an app called autorun manager that you can get that allows you to disable certain apps from startup at reboot. That will significantly speed you up.

    Oh and anyone upset with battery life on the phone just need to do a couple easy things. A) spread out any sync jobs you have. You don't need your facebook sync'd every five minutes!! B) Manage "running services". Many can be closed out after reboot and won't start up again saving you a lot of power throughout the day. C) Stop worrying about task managers. The operating system manages RAM for you and background apps ARE NOT sapping your battery.
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    I'm impressed with the boot time on this device. I'm comparing it to my previous device, a BlackBerry Tour which took a solid 6 minutes.

    However, the random reboots are killing my batter midday, when I'm at work. That isn't Kosher.

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