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Old July 5th, 2010, 06:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Phone sleeps and does not wake up!!!

Has anyone had this issue, it has happened to all 3 Hero's that Sprint has replaced, out of no where it goes into sleep mode, does not matter what button I hit it does not wake back up, I have to actually take the battery out and replace it and then turn the phone back on to get it back on. Is there something that is causing this issue if anyone else has had this happen, is there a solution to wake it up without having to take the battery out, it does not happen often, but at least once or twice a week.

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Is the battery dead? That's the only time I've ever had this happen. I was in a marginal coverage area with a 25%-charged battery and the battery died.

Other than that, I don't know, but it seems weird that you've had it on all three of your phones. Might suggest a bad application.

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Is the battery dead? That's the only time I've ever had this happen. I was in a marginal coverage area with a 25%-charged battery and the battery died.

Other than that, I don't know, but it seems weird that you've had it on all three of your phones. Might suggest a bad application.

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This has not happened to me and I had 2 Heros. Could you try to hold down the power button and if it doesn't come back up, press it one more time.
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It's happening to me too. Obvious answers like holding the power button down don't work. Like DonB I have to remove the battery then power up the phone again. This never happened before I upgraded to 2.1 and applied the OTA update. It's happening every day or two.
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This has not happened to me and I had 2 Heros. Could you try to hold down the power button and if it doesn't come back up, press it one more time.
Tried that and does not work, the only thing that works is taking the battery out, and powering up again !! I am sure this has happened to more peeps, if it has happened to 3 phones now, it maybe a program but I am not sure, I can always post the market programs I have, but I am sure that yesterday when it did happen again I had not used any of the market apps, yesterday was a quiet day for my phone.
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Having a misbehaving app installed might be enough, you wouldn't have to actually open it.

Another thing to check, since you seem to remove your battery often, is to make sure the battery fits snugly and that the battery contacts are clean.
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Having a misbehaving app installed might be enough, you wouldn't have to actually open it.

Another thing to check, since you seem to remove your battery often, is to make sure the battery fits snugly and that the battery contacts are clean.

Actually I did make sure of that, and remember this is the 3rd phone now, I had all 3 phones here before sending 2 of them back, and yes I take the battery out, but not by design, because I have no choice, nothing turns the phone back on. If it has happened to me I am willing to bet that the more the peeps read this thread they will sooner post if it is happening to them also.

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Thanks Don.

I know what I would do if I were you. No, not "give up!" I'd do a factory reset of the phone, then run it for a couple of days with no 3rd party apps at all to see if you still have the problem. If you do still have the problem, then I'd give up and get a different phone.

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Bump,

I find it hard to believe we are only 2 having this issue, when it has happened to me on 3 phones, anyone else, please post
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Well it's happening to me too on my Galaxy S. Interesting to note when it's in this state and I call it, I don't go straight through to the answerphone however there's no sign of life from the phone.

I've weighed my list up against your, and the only ones that we have in common are Handcent, Google Maps and Astro. Doubt that'll hel you much.

PS I had a similar issue on my Dell Streak too although not on my Hero.
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I believe that I have encountered similar behavior. However, when my Hero does this, I can hit the menu button twice and it finally comes back to life.
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My menu button isn't a hard button, so I can't do that.

I've managed to further narrow it down, so here's what I've found now.
-It isn't totally dead. It's still on although it doesn't show any signs of such (the phone call test).
-Taking the battery out and replacing it allows me to reboot it.
-This only happens when it's unplugged. When it's plugged in and charging it's fine.

Anyone know anything more than me?
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My menu button isn't a hard button, so I can't do that.

I've managed to further narrow it down, so here's what I've found now.
-It isn't totally dead. It's still on although it doesn't show any signs of such (the phone call test).
-Taking the battery out and replacing it allows me to reboot it.
-This only happens when it's unplugged. When it's plugged in and charging it's fine.

Anyone know anything more than me?
Hey - I'm having the same problem on my x10 - it's been steadily getting worse... all that dies on mine is the digitizer and backlight - so basically I can seen the screen is on (if I hold it in the right light) and it doesn't respond to any touches...
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Default YES YES YES - this JUST happened to me - I thought my phone had died

I was on the phone, ended the call - screen went black, and I thought that's odd that it would go into sleep mode so quickly - pressed the menu key - nothing. Pressed all the other keys. Nothing. Pressed the Power off/on key, nothing - pressed all the keys in rotation - NOTHING NOTHING NOTHING. Completely dead. Two minutes later, phone STILL dead. Nothing I could do to get it back on again. Eventually took the battery out and it came on again - I hardly have any additional software on my phone at the moment, as it is only about 3 weeks old and I am still figuring out how the basic software works - so I don't understand it. This has happened probably about 4 times in total since I got the phone. Anyone? Anyone?
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This is the kinda thing people get phones replaced by their carrier for lol.
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This is the kinda thing people get phones replaced by their carrier for lol.
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I cannot believe we are only a few that are having this issue, this is my 3rd Hero and has happened to all three, and has also happened to 2 of my friends, I wonder if it could be an app causing this issue, it did it again today, the screen is asleep and when I try to wake it up, I do everything and nothing works, sometimes if I leave it alone for 10 to 15 minutes then it finally wakes up on it's own, or if I don't want to wait then I have to take the battery out to reboot it, that is the only way to get it back, and I am not doing another factory reset. Not ready to Root but I am getting closer, LOL
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Well even rooting I don't think would fix this unfortunately, sounds like a hardware issue.
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But 3 phones now and also happening to others ??


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Default Same Issue with Samsung Acclaim

This is happening on my Samsung Acclaim (running 2.1) from US Cellular also. I'm on my 3rd. The first one new out of the box Would not switch between 3G and 1X and the camera had a green tint only a battery pull would fix these issues. When a Factory Restore would not fix it (Pull Battery for 20sec and insert, Hold trackpad button+Vol Down while pressing power, from here you can do a complete factory restore) they sent me another phone. the second phone I got started showing signs of the sleep mode issue after I had it a few days, (blacked out 3 times) in a 24 hour period. We did another factory restore and I ran my Phone, with only the factory apps for well almost 4 hours before it started happening again, so I contacted US Cellular, and they sent me another replacement which I just received yesterday, and this phone is having the same issue, As everyone has described not plugged in goes in sleep and will not recover until you pull the battery. The customer service guy at US Cellular said if I had issues with this phone than I can get at different Phone, I may bare with this one and wait until the 27th and get the HTC Desire.
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Here let me put more info incase anyone sees anything that could be causing this issue.

I am on stock 2.1 with the .6 update, apps installed are, Delete old messages, Launcher Pro which I am using as default now, Handcent, Juice defender, Quick settings, COL reminder, Dolphin HD, You Mail, Fancy Widget, Sense analog clock not using this right now, home switcher, Uninstaller, Google maps, Viz battery, Google voice, Barcode scanner, Opera mini, Astro file, PDA net which have not used yet, Free caddie, Color notepad, How far am I

I do not turn it off, out of no where it goes into sleep mode and I cannot wake it up, no mater what keys I press, if I take the battery out and replace then I can reboot it back, or if I leave the phone alone for about 15 to 20 minutes then all of a sudden it will wake back up. Anything else needed let me know!!
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Got a HTC Hero, only a week old and this morning couldn't wake it. Tried again a bit later and could. All day been like that, even rebooted on its own once. First of all I shut down all the apps, no good. Have reset twice using both methods and still no good. Just appears to be totally random, I can leave it alone for a while and then I can wake it, or I can be using if for a while and it will go to sleep mid way through.
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I've had this happen before, too. Eventually after a few minutes of waiting, the "Menu + Menu" will sometimes work. Have you tried the "Talk + Menu + Power" to reboot it?

I must say, though, sometimes when this happens it is when SenseUI does a restart. Meaning that holding the power button "restarts it." This has also worked for me.
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One possibility is that your phone might be running out of memory. When that happens, garbage collection can take a very long time and the phone becomes unresponsive.

I've had that happen only once (after installing Fennec) and while the phone was unresponsive, it only lasted for about a minute, not the 20-30 minutes people are reporting.

You could have some bad memory, which might cause the same effect. I would doubt, however, that you've had 3 phones with bad memory.

Just thought I'd mention it just in case...
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IMO it is an app that is doing this when it happens, I has not happened for a week, now and I disable an app and wait and see, it will be trial and error but I will find the culprit, as of now,I tried turning BT off, and that was not it, now I have turned Polling off on my Youmail app and has not done it since, so we will see, LOL


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I've had that happen only once (after installing Fennec) and while the phone was unresponsive, it only lasted for about a minute, not the 20-30 minutes people are reporting.

You could have some bad memory, which might cause the same effect. I would doubt, however, that you've had 3 phones with bad memory.

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Well I guess I spoke too soon minutes ago sleep mode again and nothing is waking up the phone, will have to take the battery out to reboot, back to the drawing board, I wish the phone would create an error log this after once it happens I an reboot and check the error log, would be great
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You can make logs/error logs if you are rooted, I believe..
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Don't discount YouMail - I put it on the phone yesterday after reading a Post. Memory Hog....Didn't even set the thing up and it was just killing my phone....battery Drain and Laggy - Removed and rebooted and have been fine since.
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Are you running Stock 2.1? How much internal memory do you have left? Seems like you have a good amount of apps and some widgets. Stock is pretty bloated I seem to remember being, maybe delete some stuff you don't use that often?
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Well I am still using Youmail as I love that program, but just not running the program on my phone for now, if I get a voice mail it sends me an email and I can listen to the message from my email, so for now I will leave it off until my phone sleeps again and does not respond, then I will try the next program, I will put a list of programs later in case anyone can see a program that is causing this issue, I have checked with others and they also do not seem to see anything that is causing this issue, but I am sure it is a program eating the rams up and locking the phone up.


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Well I have about 20 apps installed, and I am using LP, with 3 screens, and only a couple of widgets running, Internal memory available space is 78 MB's still have 49% free and my SD card has 1.49 Gb's still have 81 % free, now if I called Sprint they would say do a FR and I would forget it, it is my 3rd phone and this issue has happened on all 3 phones, so I am convinced it is an app, thus the reason why I will post my apps later for you all to see, I sent them to Joe Hunni last night, but and he also did not see anything

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I have actually had the opposite happen... sometimes mine will just stay there on the main screen or browser and never turn black and go to sleep. The only thing I have found for that is a power cycle though.
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I wish I could do that, when it goes into sleep mode which is what I call it by the way, nothing wakes it up, I have to physically take the battery out, or wait the 10 to 20 minutes until it wakes by itself, but during that time I cannot receive any calls or do anything



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Well since I have not had a sleep mode yet, but does not mean anything, usually when I get one it does not happen until a week later again, so I will have to wait, but I am able to list to my voicemails from my email, but means I will still have to login into my youmail account when I want to delete the messages, which is no biggie, so I guess it is still too early to say, but I will keep you all posted, I may root, but I want wait until I find the culprit first


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Update, well, it has been 7 days since I uninstalled Youmail app and have not had a sleep mode, yet, not out of the woods yet, I have had a couple of reboots since but no lock ups, will keep you all posted
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Well just to let you all know, I have not had another lock up since I uninstalled YouMail
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Thanks for letting us all know, and I'm glad you found the culprit! Bet you feel better!
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You are definitely not the only one having this issue.
Just bought a Samsung Intercept. Not even a month old and it happened to me today. The phone would not respond no matter what I did. Plugged it in to the charger and it lit up but the keys and the touch screen would not respond.
Had to pull the battery to get it to start working properly.
Once the bat was pulled it would reboot and seems to be working properly now but since others are having this issue on other phones and they are reporting the OS to be android 2.1. I am wondering if it is not a OS flaw.
Hoping it does not get worse before the 2.2 update this summer.
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IMO it is an app that is doing this when it happens, I has not happened for a week, now and I disable an app and wait and see, it will be trial and error but I will find the culprit, as of now,I tried turning BT off, and that was not it, now I have turned Polling off on my Youmail app and has not done it since, so we will see, LOL
Maybe, but looking over your list of apps. I have none on my phone. So......
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Well as this is an old post, but I have since rooted, but I did find the culprit before I rooted, it was the Youmail app, once I uninstalled it I never had the issue again, I simply listen to my Vmails from my email rather than from the youmail app


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Maybe, but looking over your list of apps. I have none on my phone. So......
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Yep...Don't have that one on my phone.

So there are multiple programs creating the same problem on these phones.

I have a question. If I use the factory reset on the phone. What all does that change.
Do I lose my phone book? ringtones? WallPapers? Just installed apps?
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Actually I did make sure of that, and remember this is the 3rd phone now, I had all 3 phones here before sending 2 of them back, and yes I take the battery out, but not by design, because I have no choice, nothing turns the phone back on. If it has happened to me I am willing to bet that the more the peeps read this thread they will sooner post if it is happening to them also.

Here is a list of my apps, to see

Expensify, was installed after this issue
COL reminder also installed after
Free Caddie
Dolphin HD
Handcent
Sports Tap
Astro File
Color Note Pad
How far Am I
Fast Call
Google Voice
Google maps
You Mail
Is that all the apps you have ? I must have 150. Not being a smart ass, but it's your SMARTphone, it can handle way more. Use and abuse it and have fun.
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