May 12th, 2011, 12:06 PM
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PDAnet is great, but is shoves a lot of information through something that wasn't exactly designed for it.
That's part of the reason the phone tweaks out and drops the connection.
The other part is like it was mentioned, the USB itself gets dirty. a piece of dust can cause all kinds of problems.
If the phone is old, the usb port itself could be dying.
Say one of those tiny little wires has a crack in it. The more information you shove through that wire, the hotter it gets. The more heat, the more the crack expands. So now, instead of tiny wire, you have a tiny wire with a tinnie tiny little bottle neck, which just compounds the problem. The phone tweaks, and drops the connection. By the time you can get it unplugged, restarted and plugged back in and going again, it has cooled off enough to work again.
So it is a combination of things.
Rooting doesn't solve the old phone issue, but it does solve the random tweak out and randomly dropping the driver's issue.
Stepping up to the latest EB28 roms is highly suggested.
Otherwise, just count the days til your upgrade and get a new phone.
That is, if you are going to stick with Sprint, (which isn't highly suggested) but that's a whole other can of worms.