For no reason at all, the touch screen on my Epic randomly stopped working. I had a lock on my phone and I couldn't drag it up and the only way to unlock my phone was to slide the keyboard out. However, even when it's unlocked, I can't click on any icons, can't move to any of the other screens, nothing. The four buttons on the bottom work, but nothing on the main screen.
The only way I can get around on it is if I use the arrow keys on the keyboard. I've tried doing a factory reset (twice) and still nothing. Anyone have any ideas?
Also, whenever I press the "Home" button on the bottom, there's a blue border around the icon as if it's selected, but still unable to press it. Only way to open the program is if I press the enter key on the keyboard.
Edit; Whenever I press the arrow keys to move to a different icon, it'll lag really bad.
My phone has been doing that as well lately. And it just started, coincidentally after the recent Android Market update that forced the google book app in. Mine is stock, no root. And it does it randomly. Hard boot, battery removal, etc...does nothing to solve the issue. It's as though something is running in the background that eats the processor time and eventually just lets go and everything works again.
My phone is doing the same thing ... the touch screen simply becomes unresponsive. The phone is "stock." From what I've read, I should do a hard reset. Can anyone direct me to a post that explains exactly how to do this (on an Epic 4G) without loosing the information that's on my phone? I don't know how to back up my phone; I don't know how to do the hard reset; and I don't know how to restore my phone from a backup. (If it matters, I have a MacBook Air.)
And I don't know if this is related or not, but I've tried to update my phone's PRL. I get a message telling me that it was updated and that my device must reset the radio. Add that to the list of things I don't know how to do.
The phone resetting the radio after a prl update is automatic, it's just warning you that it's going to happen. In order to factory reset and not lose anything you'd have to root, so there is a bit you'd have to read and become familiar with before you did that. However restoring your data may be counter productive if the issue is corrupted data. You may be better off just copying down any info you need, writing a list of your apps, factory resetting, then redownloading everything and re-adding everything from scratch. To do a factory reset go to menu, settings, privacy, data/factory reset. Once chosen it will boot recovery on it's own and wipe your data partition. It can also be system partition corruption, in which case you would need to use a desktop program called odin to flash (install) the stock system after wiping everything from the device, not just user data. This isn't difficult, the instructions are easy and up to date images for FC09 and FC19 are available if you choose to do this.
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I have the same issue! Will I be able to restore my contacts if I do a system restore?
(None of the suggestions worked) My touch screen will not work. I cant unlock the phone even. The power and volume buttons do work though.
EDIT: I did a factory reset and IT STILL WONT WORK. Can anyone help? I don't want to have to pay 100$ under total protection.
Last edited by chimy727; September 16th, 2012 at 11:20 AM.