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Old November 16th, 2009, 03:24 PM   #101 (permalink)
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As information: I just got back from the VZW store where I was talking with a tech guy telling him of my concerns about the Droid freezing a few times and I didn't want to let my 14 days run out and then have to deal with Motorola on any troubles with the phone. He said that their policy is now they will take the phone back (for an exchange) within 30 days, now that's not to change to a different phone but to exchange for the same model. Also he said that there should be a software update out any day now. So if you are like me and are going to keep the Droid, wait for the software update and then make your decision as to swap it out. I sure wasn't looking forward to setting my phone up again.

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i got the 43/09 and sw runs good no freezing yet..
but wat i dose have is that the cam makes noise now
when it focus and i dont get the green corners.
Is this clicking noise normal i had the pro
and ever made noise when i focused
43/09 here and it is running just fine.
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I have had 41/09 for a week. It froze on the first day, took it back to the store and was told it was because everything was setting up and syncing. They did a battery pull and I was on my way. No more problems until today when it froze at the end of a phone call and I had to do a battery pull. After reading all the others who have had multiple freezing and reboots, I am hoping that the software update will fix whatever problem I have.
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just exchanged a 42/09 for a 43/09 today for aux port crackling. have'nt had a chance to test my aux port in the car or headphones yet.
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I have had 41/09 for a week. It froze on the first day, took it back to the store and was told it was because everything was setting up and syncing. They did a battery pull and I was on my way. No more problems until today when it froze at the end of a phone call and I had to do a battery pull. After reading all the others who have had multiple freezing and reboots, I am hoping that the software update will fix whatever problem I have.
Two freezes in a week...I'd take it back just in case. Mine did the same thing and I've had no issues with the second one. Everything setting and syncing is not an excuse for your phone not working correctly.
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40/09 here, and no problems so far.
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I stopped by the Verizon store, told them about my second freeze up in a week and was told that those that are not experiencing freeze ups are people who have been using smart phones for some time and are doing a battery pull every few days. This does not sound right to me, why should you have to do this? I am also wondering now that since I had not had any problems for a week, it was because I was running Advanced Task Killer, which I uninstalled a couple of days ago.
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It looks like the earliest Mfg code is 39/09 so far and the latest is 42/09.

From the responses so far, there seems to be no clear correlation between date code and problems.
Nope, got a 38/09 right here!

It might be because I bought it from Costco instead of straight from the Verizon store. Maybe Costco got their order in earlier from Motorola or something. Who knows.

Anyway, I haven't had any problems that I can see so far. The thing works exactly as I expected. Of course, my three previous phones were running Windows Mobile 5/6. ANYTHING looks outstanding to me!
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My first Droid was a 39/09 and my new one is a 43/09. The 39/09 slider became extremely loose, so I traded for a new one. No problems with the 43/09. Has anyone else noticed a difference in the color of the Verizon emblem? The emblem on my new phone is a darker shade of grey.
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Mine is 44/09. Mine seems to be working fine too.
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Ok...can someone explain which numbers I'm suppose to be looking at?!! I'm not quite sure what batch I have...
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Ok...can someone explain which numbers I'm suppose to be looking at?!! I'm not quite sure what batch I have...
That's cause you're looking in the wrong place!

Pop out the battery and look at the bigger of the two stickers. There should be a line that has something in the format of "xx/09". xx might be anything from 38 (earliest I've seen) to around 44.
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That's cause you're looking in the wrong place!

Pop out the battery and look at the bigger of the two stickers. There should be a line that has something in the format of "xx/09". xx might be anything from 38 (earliest I've seen) to around 44.
Thanks shadow!! Finally found the right number... 41/09...LOL
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With my new 43/09 I hear clicing when i load the camera app. I remember reading this means the hardware is defective, do i need to go exchange to get my third droid ?
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With my new 43/09 I hear clicing when i load the camera app. I remember reading this means the hardware is defective, do i need to go exchange to get my third droid ?
I heard a clicking noise on my 39/09 and hear it on my 43/09 Droid. It appears to be a mechanical movement in the lens. A few of my coworkers experience the same on their Droids. Sorry, I'm not a camera guy, so I can't give a professional explanation.
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The only thing I ran into was the home page landscape vs portrait issue/feature.
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With my new 43/09 I hear clicing when i load the camera app. I remember reading this means the hardware is defective, do i need to go exchange to get my third droid ?
Its supposed to do that. Don't know why, but they all do.
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My first Droid was a 39/09 and my new one is a 43/09. The 39/09 slider became extremely loose, so I traded for a new one. No problems with the 43/09. Has anyone else noticed a difference in the color of the Verizon emblem? The emblem on my new phone is a darker shade of grey.
I have the exact same problem. It even clicks down a lot. I think I am going to take it in again soon. Took it in today and they told me to keep an eye on it. 39/09
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Mine is a 3909 and I am on number 3 mainly losing network connection, no data, not recieving calls or texts, not getting email alerts, the new one seems ok so far. I am really ready for the OTA update dec 11. I hope it fixes all the bugs. I did notice that after I deleted the ATK I started getting email notifications again. Or maybe it was the new phone.
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Its supposed to do that. Don't know why, but they all do.
If I'm correct its the focusing mechanism just like a regular camera. Many cameras do this type of noise when first turn on.
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My girlfriend and I both got one on launch date, and her's was one of the ones that had random shutdown issues. We took it back and got a new one and has had no new problems.

I have had only one incident where mine went dark like it was going to sleep, but then it would not come back on. I thought it had shut itself off but I wasn't able to restart it. In trying to restart I accidentally hit the side button and I heard it change the volume, so it seems like it was actually just the screen being off. I eventually just took out the battery and put it back and all was well and the issue hasn't re-occurred.

That being said, I'm keeping a close eye for any other issues over the next few days.
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I have the exact same problem. It even clicks down a lot. I think I am going to take it in again soon. Took it in today and they told me to keep an eye on it. 39/09
Mine was clicking on the lower right side (back button) when the slider was extended.
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39/09 and no issues with mine. Got it on launch day.
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39/09...so far so good.
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40/09 here, purchased on release from Best Buy, without any problems.

Minor annoyance: The slider doesn't quite make that nice click sound anymore when sliding the screen down to close the keyboard. There's also a little bit of give on the screen when I press around the left side of the touchscreen, getting a bit more noticeable towards the upper left corner.

Has anyone else experienced this? I'm fine with software problems, but I'm uber nervous about hardware issues. I figured I'd be fine without the additional warranty/insurance, but now I'm tempted to go back to the store to see if I can pick it up just in case.

*has nightmares about his phone falling apart*

What do you all think?
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What type of file is it?? you may need to download something like download crutch from the market.. it will allow you do download file formats android otherwise won't download..

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but I'll be sure to chime in if anything crops up. EDIT: oops, spoke too soon!!
I cant save email attachments, at all! This may be more user error than phone. But as far as I have tried there is no option but to open, which lets me view or hear the attachment and then boots me right back to the email. no option to save.


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Default This thread should have a pole to track issues vs batch #s

If it's possible to add a pole to this thread, we should track the # of issues so they can be compared to the batch #. If it can't be added then we could start a new thread and post a link to it on this one. I've never created a thread with a pole so whoever likes the idea, feel free to run with it.

I don't know if the pole will let you select or enter your batch number AND a yes or no for having issues with it, of if it only lets you enter one variable. If the later is the case, just double the options with a Y or N for each one:

-39/09 Y
-39/09 N
-40/09 Y
-40/09 N

It would be interesting to see this info graphed out after some numbers come in.

I have a 39/09 myself and have had a few freezes and restarts, but I attribute them to the apps that I have installed. I know for a fact that some of them are not supported by 2.0 and/or are betas.
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I'm am very thankful for this DROID forum. If I can't find it here, then I don't need it!

I have a 42/09 I got at Cincinnati VZW store on November 6.

Any issues up until now were all solved by killing or uninstalling some apps. I've never had an android/iphone/smartphone before, so I've been going crazy downloading and trying different apps that I've seen suggested here and there.

But now I have an issue with the STOCK TEXT MESSAGE program. If this needs moved to another thread, feel free to do so. As well as letting people know about issues, I'm hoping someone can help me solve the problem.

The problem started two nights ago. The MMS program keeps freezing and giving me a Force Close option. Here's the accompanying message:

Sorry! The application Messages (process com.android.mms) has stopped unexpectedly. Please try again. Force close.

This is funny. I launched the app so I could get the message when it came up, and wouldn't you know it, it's working fine! Hilarious. But, this is the message that has been coming up over the last two days, and at times it happened when I wasn't even using the program. I also failed to receive about 20 messages from work and friends. I Googled it and found that it's been an issue on other android phones.Any wisdom? THANKS!
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I don't have a call waiting swap button when I get a call & I am already on the phone. Does anyone have the same problem?
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I'm am very thankful for this DROID forum. If I can't find it here, then I don't need it!

I have a 42/09 I got at Cincinnati VZW store on November 6.

Any issues up until now were all solved by killing or uninstalling some apps. I've never had an android/iphone/smartphone before, so I've been going crazy downloading and trying different apps that I've seen suggested here and there.

But now I have an issue with the STOCK TEXT MESSAGE program. If this needs moved to another thread, feel free to do so. As well as letting people know about issues, I'm hoping someone can help me solve the problem.

The problem started two nights ago. The MMS program keeps freezing and giving me a Force Close option. Here's the accompanying message:

Sorry! The application Messages (process com.android.mms) has stopped unexpectedly. Please try again. Force close.

This is funny. I launched the app so I could get the message when it came up, and wouldn't you know it, it's working fine! Hilarious. But, this is the message that has been coming up over the last two days, and at times it happened when I wasn't even using the program. I also failed to receive about 20 messages from work and friends. I Googled it and found that it's been an issue on other android phones.Any wisdom? THANKS!
Same thing happened with my camera. Things were great for awhile, then just last night I'm taking pics and the damn thing locks up and gives me an error. Do a couple battery pulls and still nothing, it affects my photoshop app and anything that has to do with the camera. My new one is coming tomorrow, we'll see how she is. My current one is a 40/09 by the way.
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Mine was definitely rotating on the lock & home screens out of the box (without keyboard), and then suddenly as of today it isn't unless I slide out the keyboard. I thought I was going crazy until I read that other people have had the same issue!

40/09 by the way.
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Mine was definitely rotating on the lock & home screens out of the box (without keyboard), and then suddenly as of today it isn't unless I slide out the keyboard. I thought I was going crazy until I read that other people have had the same issue!

40/09 by the way.
Check your display settings. Towards the bottom, there's an option to enable/disable rotation. Make sure it is set correctly.
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Same thing happened with my camera. Things were great for awhile, then just last night I'm taking pics and the damn thing locks up and gives me an error. Do a couple battery pulls and still nothing, it affects my photoshop app and anything that has to do with the camera. My new one is coming tomorrow, we'll see how she is. My current one is a 40/09 by the way.
Did you recently add any widgets or do you use a lot of them? If so, try taking the recent ones off, or just reduce the number of them, and see if your camera problems go away.
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Mine was definitely rotating on the lock & home screens out of the box (without keyboard), and then suddenly as of today it isn't unless I slide out the keyboard. I thought I was going crazy until I read that other people have had the same issue!

40/09 by the way.
I remember mine doing that and then it stopped.

I hope they eventually fix this. It could be some of the widgets I installed.

Apps will auto rotate with the slide out keyboard closed.
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Did you recently add any widgets or do you use a lot of them? If so, try taking the recent ones off, or just reduce the number of them, and see if your camera problems go away.
Thanks, but yeah. I removed all the recent widgets and apps that weren't native or updated for droid, had the same problem, I even reformatted it and that didn't even work. I got my new one yesterday 43/09 and she seems to be in tip top shape.
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Looks like the mfg number spread is now 38/09 to 43/09....

And still no apparent correlation to mfg code.

This thread has turned out to be some good info though...
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Looks like the mfg number spread is now 38/09 to 43/09....

And still no apparent correlation to mfg code.

This thread has turned out to be some good info though...
but i REALLY wish a mod would step in and correct the thread title. its completely misleading, since there are no lemons in an "early batch".
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Check your display settings. Towards the bottom, there's an option to enable/disable rotation. Make sure it is set correctly.
Im having this issue as well.. ive verified that my Display - Orientation is in fact checked.. My build is 39/09.. and ive powered off / battery pulled.. same issue... im loving the phone, dont have many issues with it (if any any all aside from this).. but wondering if i should exchange it before my 30 days is up, or is this going to be fixed in the upcoming OTA update?

EDIT: Spoke too soon?? After doing this Pwr Cycle / battery pull, my picture widgets are now coming up blank?? The phone is currently in Airplane mode... but i dont think this should matter?
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interesting note I had a 42/09 and the box read 10/26/09 then I returned it with a 39/09 but the box had a date of 10/23/09 so I'm not sure but with this new one as I'm typing this there is significant lag from the time I hit the keys and it showing up on the screen, is that normal?
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I have the 39/09 build. Battery life isn't really that good. Other than that no real problems. Should I consider exchanging it before my 30 days are up? Ant opinions?
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I guess the question about the orientation needs to be, should it change without pulling out the slide out keyboard.

I could have sworn mine did that when I got it.
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Thanks, but yeah. I removed all the recent widgets and apps that weren't native or updated for droid, had the same problem, I even reformatted it and that didn't even work. I got my new one yesterday 43/09 and she seems to be in tip top shape.
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Hi All-

I have a 41/09 and I am having a freezing issue when I go and open my gmail icon. Either it freezes and I have to take the battery out or it is rebooting itself. Anyone else having this issue? I have had the phone for 4 days and it has happened twice. Let me know if this is something i should be worried about and return or just wait until the Dec 11 update.

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There has been a lot of posts about problems with the first batch of Droids with a lot of them being returned.

Is there a serial number series that identifies these early phones?

Or maybe some other manufacturing code?

I'll be getting mine soon and it would be nice to be able to avoid getting a Lemon.

Yes there is, after hrs s with tech support, and anyone who gets a replacment without. That code will be. Freeze, reboot free
Under the the battery on the white label it will have the manafacture date code 42/09
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Yes there is, after hrs s with tech support, and anyone who gets a replacment without. That code will be. Freeze, reboot free
Under the the battery on the white label it will have the manafacture date code 42/09
Could you please clarify this? Are you saying that 42/09 is suppposed to denote a bad batch, or that it is a good batch, or everything fter it is good? Your reply was not clear.

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I am guessing 42/09 is a good one - b/c my phone has never rebooted without me wanting it to, has never randomly called / SMS'd anyone, an has never locked up (although yesterday when I was playing with Home++ it was acting pretty bad - but I have a theory about why that was happening - bad, bad SportsTap....)

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I am on # 5 I had 2 that I never left the store with cuz they would not activate at all. My earlier ones were all 39/09 I now have a 41/09. For the first 3 power cycles the battery sucked. Maybe 3 hrs to a charge with no use. Yesterday the battery lasted all day with pretty moderate use and I was only at 40% at 11 pm after starting at 5am. So maybe it is trained now. I have noticed that the screen was sluggish to wake up after a call , but it did finally do it. I have had the texting require a force close a couple times, and I have noticed that the screen acts like it doesn't work and then will work perfactly, maybe it is just moody lol. As compared to the first ones I had this one is alot better. As of yet I have not lost my data connection, which was a major problems on the others. So for the poll I have had 4 lemon 39/09 and 1 41/09 that seems to be working better. My store didn't have any 42/09 or newer I made them look to be sure before I accepted the latest phone.
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Guys - any newer builds (higher than 43/09) out there since last update?
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I have a 44/09 here. Got it directly from VZW online.
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I took mine back. Verizon said that I would be under the new $350 termination fee if I exchanged for a new one. Too many unresolved issues for me to accept that agreement. went to Sprint Hera and now T-mobile Mytouch. They all suck!

I think I'm heading back to my iphone. The whole android thing is a mess. The market blows and you have to sift through the soft porn to find real apps. You call any phone carrier and they blame either google or the phone manufacturer.

I'd have stayed with V and suffered as a test rat, but not with the $350 hand cuffs.
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