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Old September 6th, 2011, 03:29 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Desire S freezing - whats causing it?

Hello. Over the past few days, I've been having problems with my rooted Desire S. Basically, I've had to reset the phone back to factory settings 3 times now. The first time it froze I was using Dolphin HD, and the second and third times occured when I was installing updates for Maps and Facebook respectively.

When the phone was restarted after freezing, it wouldn't get past the white screen after the HTC logo. I have everything backed up luckily, but it's getting very annoying!

If it helps, I had tried to install the latest HTC update (which wouldn't install because of S-Off I presume). Also I have been using the phone for wireless and wired tethering as my broadband wasn't working.

What could be causing this? I know I can factory reset whenever it happens, but I want to get to the root of the problem.

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Never apply HTC updates to rooted phones - that's almost certain to cause problems.

Otherwise, the Desire S forum might be a better place to ask.
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Old September 6th, 2011, 03:59 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Thank you. Will do.
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Your lucky it works at all IMO!!!!!!!!!

Wipe everything and do not re-install any of the data.
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When you say don't install any of the data, do you mean don't install any backups and wipe the SD card?
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Alright, well I've made a clean reset and wiped the SD card. So far so good.

I had tried to install the update (and failed) about 4 weeks and there had been no problem. Therefore, I think the problem could have been related to a wireless tethering app I installed a couple days before the first freeze. I haven't downloaded it again so hopefully that should be the end of my problems.

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