possible hardware issues with droid incredible
I've had my droid incredible since last July, and i'm beginning to see some problems surface, hopefully you guys might be able to help.
Every so often my phone would think i was in Seattle when i've never even been, but it would usually go back to the right city. Lately though, its been 4-5 hours off and the time zone is correct and everything. Then, its been randomly shutting off, getting stuck on the vibrate button (just vibrating straight for 2-3 minutes) or every time i restart it because of the time being off it sends me notifications from 4-5 days ago.
I'll restart it or take the battery out and put it back in and that fixes it for awhile, but then around time for me to go to bed its back to thinking its 9 when its really 12 pm. Then, i've also noticed a lot of my apps are force closing for no reason at all.
Anyone have any idea on what could be going on? I asked the verizon boards about this but they weren't any help at all other than to tell me they also had this problem with the time zones.
11-02-2011 09:22 PM
First let me say that I too have had several of these issues, and I feel your pain. With that said the few things I'm going to tell you are likely to be more painful...
The location thing is a known issue. I can't remember if it is an HTC thing or Inc thing, but as far as I've heard there isn't much you can do about it. It affects some apps more than other, and some apps not at all I've found reading through the posts. The same with individual phones.
As for getting stuck in vibrate, this could be a hardware or software issue. Check your buttons. I know you like I love this phone so much that it's clean, but just to be sure clean around the rocker arm and be sure to clean the optical joystick and screen.
As for the things that are likely software related, i.e. the late or repeated notifications, the time shift, and the FC apps. This is where the pain comes in. I'm guessing but are you a battery changer? I found that, as a battery changer, my apps would get messed up if I pulled the battery while the phone was still on, or pulled the battery as soon as the phone vibrated that it was shutting down. I then figured out that I had better luck if I waited 40 sec. to a minute before pulling the battery. Why? I can't say, but it has been my feeling that there is a capacitor inside that discharges after about that amount of time and if the battery is pulled before this it's like pulling the battery with the phone still on. I've had people say that it doesn't matter and they have done it, but once or twice may not be enough to cause harm but once or twice a day for days probably is. Once you reach this point where apps are FCing and things aren't working correctly it's time to factory reset. I suggest MyBackup Pro. It has a 30 day free trial if you don't want to buy and will allow you to restore your apps and home page layout. It saves other things as well but most of the other stuff is backed up by Google or Big Red. A plus is that if you use MBUP most of your apps will resync with the market and go back to updating them selves. The down side and painful thing is nothing will save your data in any of those apps unless you are rooted. So game progress, account logins, other entered information will all be lost and you will have to start all over. If you call Big Red they will suggest this before they tell you to bring in the phone, and most stores will do this if you just walk in, some without asking so you should be prepared, with a back up program of some kind before you talk to or go into a store.
Please post your results or what you tried, I'm sure more members will chime in with suggestions too, and we are all interested in what worked.
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