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Has anyone ever thought about how safe these phones are. With all the delays, freezing,restarts, blankscreens etc. If you where in a true emergency could you count on your phone not to restart or freeze. Does anyone pay for a back up phone?

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My phone has only ever frozen once or twice. I always have a backup phone somewhere, in case I lose my phone, but as far as restarts, blank screens, delays, or freezing, I haven't had a problem yet, and I've been rooting, roming, formatting, and all sorts of stuff. I've even McGuyvered a makeshift charger when I messed my phone up enough that I couldn't get it to turn on far enough to charge the battery.
 

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I have not had an issue with my DX and I have had to use it for emergency calls. Much more reliable than my Tbolt on the "freezing" department.
 

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Never had such a problem. Only time I was unable to make an emergency call was when I was on AT&T... and is why I am now on Verizon.
 

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The only failures I have experienced because I did not pay enough attention to details while rooting and romming. A quick SBF and my mistakes were cured. Have never felt a need for a backup phone.
 

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Has anyone ever thought about how safe these phones are. With all the delays, freezing,restarts, blankscreens etc. If you where in a true emergency could you count on your phone not to restart or freeze. Does anyone pay for a back up phone?

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I have had my Droid X since day 1 (rooted), and have not had any of those issues. There is something definitely wrong with your phone.
 

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I have had my Droid X since day 1 (rooted), and have not had any of those issues. There is something definitely wrong with your phone.

IDK Maybe so! I was in an open house this weekend past and had a strange guy(who turned out to be harmless but any who) come through. I automatically picked my phone up and went to make a call and it restarted and then the screen was none responsive which then resulted in a battery pull. That what made me think of this. Also looking at the forum and issues OTHERS have had made me really think. I don't know how to root and I'm not interested in it right now. With apps screwing up, all the crazy updates that cause folks phones to act dumb it was something to think about. Just look at some of the issue folks have had. I couldn't even open my dialer at one point and I know I've seen at least 4 thread with folks having the same problem and so forth. You guys are a few of the LUCKY and I mean lucky few that have not had issues but a lot of folks are. :(

Oh there is no need in sending my phone back so that I get another screwed up replacement from Big Red!!
 

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You seem to be having a lot of problems with the X.

So, maybe you're better off just getting a different phone altogether.
 

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I have three X's and none of them are perfect.
All of them have the occasional non-responsive screen problem mentioned in this thread whether it is stock, rooted, rommed, etc.
To me the benefits offered by these devices outweigh having perfect reliability.
Nevertheless, I do keep a dumbphone in all my cars secured in the center consoles.
The reason for this is as a backup 911 phone. If I crash my car my X will likely be destroyed by the airbags or thrown from the car. The one in the center console will hopefully still be accessible. I top off the batteries every 3 months or when I change the oil.
I keep $10/mo service on my work truck mainly so I can use voice and data simultaneously when needed.
The other dumbphones do not need service as 911 works regardless.
As cheap as these things are it is silly not to have a backup just for the car accident scenario.

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All you guys and especially the one who started the thread do realize that these problems are caused by Motorola's UI and not necessarily android. Why didn't u return ur x and receive a new one if u r having all these problems?

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All you guys and especially the one who started the thread do realize that these problems are caused by Motorola's UI and not necessarily android. Why didn't u return ur x and receive a new one if u r having all these problems?

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Are you being serious or trolling?
 

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Either way, the FEMALE OP's OG statement was simply about a phone being un-reliable in an ER situation. The Droid X has had it's very own and unique share of hardware problems, and that being tied in with some user error concerning Android software. Overall, all cellphones to some degree have the slim chance of under performing in an ER. The network being number one culprit. Phone can be a dream device, but with a crappy signal its a paperweight(see most in the movies). With a good signal and a bunch of mods being applied incorrectly, your phone will be rendered useless. Having a backup prepaid is never a bad idea stored somewhere, a sat phone if u can afford, or knowing where the pay phones are, and keeping your carrier pigeon fed properly.
 

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Either way, the FEMALE OP's OG statement was simply about a phone being un-reliable in an ER situation. The Droid X has had it's very own and unique share of hardware problems, and that being tied in with some user error concerning Android software. Overall, all cellphones to some degree have the slim chance of under performing in an ER. The network being number one culprit. Phone can be a dream device, but with a crappy signal its a paperweight(see most in the movies). With a good signal and a bunch of mods being applied incorrectly, your phone will be rendered useless. Having a backup prepaid is never a bad idea stored somewhere, a sat phone if u can afford, or knowing where the pay phones are, and keeping your carrier pigeon fed properly.

I prefer a hawk to a pigeon. That way I feel uber because I get to wear a leather sleeve.

On topic, I agree, any phone can have issues at the worst of times. It is chance or maybe even karma for some. There are so many variables to consider. I would contact vzw if you ever felt that the phone would be unreliable to the point you can barely use it. But random glitches, even though they are annoying, aren't too much a cause for concern. It can happen with any phone.

And blaming blur is ridiculous. If that were the case every DX would be a bust. Mine worked amazing until I made the error of moving all of my Apps to SD in titanium. That is why we call it user error. On the plus side, that's what backups are for.

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Ok I was in an open house this weekend, Had a strange fella come through by himself. Gave me a creepy feeling so I reach for my phone (just got a re furbished from big V) As I tried to call my boyfriend my phone restarted took 2 or 4min to reboot fully. Even though it was a false alarm my phone bugged out at an in opportune time. To me that's kinda scary, had I needed my phone I would have only needed to fight off a violent attacker for aprox 5 min. (while the phone reloaded) That's all I was saying it could be a hazard but I got me a dumb phone Monday so I can at least have it in an emergency! Everyone had a good point but some phones have issues whether user, or manufactured problems. It's maybe be safe to have a Dumb phone near by!!
 

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