Support D2G fails to start in Airplane mode?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by seamusmoran, May 24, 2012.

  1. seamusmoran

    seamusmoran New Member

    Nov 30, 2011
    Hi. I was hoping to read a Kindle-for-Android book on a series of flights recently, but I was unable to: my Droid 2 Global never managed to complete the start-up process. I'd like to figure out why! The phone is a Droid 2 Global; from Verizon; runs 4.5.629.A956 and Android 2.3.4. It works fine on the ground, both before and after the flights.
    Not in airplane mode: On the first flight, I made a call at the gate and simply shut the phone completely off at take-off. When I restarted it, the screen came on, it sought service, and I was not able to invoke airplane mode via the Motorola Widget. After, say 5 minutes, I pulled the battery, restarted it, holding the button down so that I could select Airplane mode from the get-go, which I did. But while the phone went through the start-up process, once I slid the slider, the home screen remained unresponsive: no movement to other screens, no action from apps.
    In Airplane Mode: On both the next flights, I put it into airplane mode before shutting it off at the gate. But I had the same result on starting it on board: it restarted until a point where the screen froze. In trying over, I was able to open some apps for a short while, but they eventually froze too. (Noteverything, Solitaire, Bfolders - I avoided apps with net access needs.)
    In all cases the phone got hot and the battery died. Replacement batteries also died (I carry 2 spares). In all cases, once on the ground, the phone started up fine with the third battery, and ran great.

    I have suspects:
    * An incomplete Companion Link synch
    * Auto-updates specifically Shazam, maybe others
    * Air Pressure on the battery & phone
    * Fat Thumbs & not enough RTFM​
    but I don't believe any of them are really guilty. Any ideas?



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