2.2 upgrade has made my phone utterly useless!!Support


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  1. Oshidori

    Oshidori New Member This Topic's Starter

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    Evening all,

    I've been having a ton of issues with my Moto Droid since the upgrade! I am so close to throwing the damn thing at a wall I get so frustrated! This is what's been happening:


    • Touch gets disabled somehow, especially when trying to answer or end calls. I've missed so many phone calls because of this!! A lot of the time my phone just completely freezes, and I have to take out the battery in order to 'fix' it. Sometimes several times in a row.
    • Apps freeze and kill the phone, again I have to take the battery out in order to remedy this.
    • Apps don't load at all. It doesn't kill the phone, but I sometimes have to try several times to get an app to load, or I have to power off and turn it back on again.
    • Everything lags.
    • Sometimes the phone goes dead. My little blinky indicator light stops blinking, and I can't get the screen to wake up. It doesn't power down or anything, it just goes kaput at random times. Again, I have to remove the battery to fix this, and sometimes I have to do that several times in a row too.
    • It resets all the freaking time.
    • Tonight I had to take out the battery so many times within one hour just to check my mail that I lost count!!
    • Sometimes it doesn't pair up with my Bluetooth headset, even though it goes through all the motions. Like, I hear the headset turn on, I see it sync up and hear it sync up... and then everything goes through the phone speaker as if the headset weren't turned on at all. Again, have to turn the phone off and on in order to get it going, sometimes several times.

    I've tried doing a hard reset as I've read in these forums, but it actually seems to have made things worse. I wonder if it was because I got one of the more recent updates when it rebooted. I've had my Droid since May and I absolutely loved it, but now it's just making me incredibly angry! Is anyone else experiencing this?

    And also, since I have a feeling I'll have to get a replacement phone (although if I could I'd rather downgrade to 2.1 since my phone worked perfectly before the upgrade), if and when things work fine how do I get Flash? It seems like some people have already gotten it from the market, but I don't see it? Or are only those who have rooted their phones able to get it?

    Thanks in advance!
     

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    jumbodroid New Member

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    Ditto. I'd love advice on how to make things run smoother or how to speed things back up.
     
  3. aminaked

    aminaked Well-Known Member

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    You're not killing tasks are you? Don't.

    You could try rebooting in Safe Mode and see if your problems go away. If they do disappear, you know that one of the apps is causing the problem.
     
  4. Oshidori

    Oshidori New Member This Topic's Starter

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    How would I go about rebooting to safe mode?
     
  5. rcourt529

    rcourt529 Well-Known Member

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    You could root your phone and overclock your processor...just an idea...
     
  6. deborah2125

    deborah2125 New Member

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    Ever since the 2.2 upgrade everything moves very slowly. And the screen flips incorrectly. Anyone ideas?
     
  7. Oshidori

    Oshidori New Member This Topic's Starter

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    Yay! It was a bad app after all (ADW Launcher). Got rid of that and Quick Desk since that would just crash and now everything seems to be working beautifully.

    But either way for future reference, how would I go about rebooting in Safe Mode? I just took a guess of what it might be and it just happened to work since I couldn't figure out how.
     
  8. johnlgalt

    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian VIP Member

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    A better thing to do (and I have been saying this for over a month now) is to perform a factory reset after you get the OTA update - even if you force it yourself.

    Another good idea for users still on FRG01B is to go to Pete's site and get the master update - instead of patching your system files one by one, it simply erases the system 'partition' and replaces it with all pre-compiled files - no patching.

    Then you can patch to FRG22D, and then, if it still acts funny, perform a factory reset.
     
  9. MiBFTo

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    Probably not super helpful, since I wasn't having the same severe issues the OP is having, BUT I decided to do a factory reset the other day and my battery life and general peppiness in my new OTA Froyo is vastly improved. FWIW.
     

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