Experienced any problems with the ZTE warp?General


  1. elmoosh

    elmoosh Member

    I have the same problem. I got a refund from Google for the movie I rented and told them my phone is not rooted and that they need to fix this problem. I haven't tried Netflix yet because I let my account with them lapse. I wonder if Netflix works. I know Crackle.com doesn't. I tried downloading some program that knoxville recommended to download movies but it didn't work on my computer. I'm stuck with YouTube and the Smithsonian Channel app for viewing entertainment on my Warp.
  2. cartersball

    cartersball Well-Known Member

    The netflix app works great on this phone with a wifi connection.
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  3. ZTEWARPSS

    ZTEWARPSS Active Member

    I actually suspected my wifi as well, I had downloaded
    a wifi widget and kept having problems terminating my
    Wifi.... had another lockup as well after a clean install of
    The new firmware....could also have been weatherbug
    which I had installed once again after the clean install
  4. Kamau

    Kamau Well-Known Member

    After a day or two with the update, I'm still having problems with the phone rebooting on its own, especially when I'm playing a game, a couple times a day. My phone also gets warm both when recharging, and while I'm using it.
    I've come to the conclusion that I got what I paid for, so I'm not gonna gripe too loudly. I can't expect this phone to act/be like a $600 phone on Verizon. It's a pre-paid Boost phone from a company in China. For the price/service, it's not bad. I just wouldn't make the same time choice if I had it to do all over again. I like dependable & reliable products and service. This is not it.
  5. elmoosh

    elmoosh Member

    I'm assuming this is a problem with Boost service and not the Warp, but lately I haven't been getting texts at all. I'll reboot the phone and they'll all come pouring in. This has happened pretty frequently. Then today I've rebooted 3 times and they're still not coming in. I've gotten emails from 4 people saying they tried to text me but I didn't answer. Does anyone know if this is a problem with Boost with other phones as well? I live and work in the middle of Los Angeles so the problem isn't lack of cell towers.
  6. ZTEWARPSS

    ZTEWARPSS Active Member

    In my opinion it's not a Boost/Sprint problem, it's a ZTE problem, this phone is only about 2 months old, there is a firmware update, which updates you from 06 to 08 version, you may want to install it, that's if you haven't already... also document the apps you install and go from there... also you may want to install apps a few at a time, some apps aren't Warp happy... in my case the lockup issues are when the screen turns off, I remembered I had selected the option for my WiFi to turn off when the screen goes dark, that may have been the problem all along, I now have to wait and allow time to go by...

    btw, right now I am keeping my phone on 3G...
  7. elmoosh

    elmoosh Member

    Yeah, I installed the update and wiped all my apps and only reloaded the necessary ones to see if it helped with the freezing and the random crashes. So far it hasn't -- it'll reboot by itself in the middle of browsing the Google News homepage or something equally tame. No games, no music, no volume equalizers or anything. I think it's just a bad bug they didn't fix before putting it on the market. The backlogged text thing has been happening since the beginning, although it's gotten much worse and more frequent lately, and rebooting/removing the battery doesn't help. But since I'm basically broke and can't afford to replace the phone or spend more for a monthly plan, I guess I'll deal with it. Like the other guy said, unfortunately we got what we paid for. I'm not trashing the device -- it's really fast and fun. When it works. :D
  8. Trimbaud

    Trimbaud Well-Known Member

    I have to disagree with the 'lowered expectations' approach.
    Certainly if you are talking about cpu, display, speed, etc, I wouldn't expect the warp to match a razr, nexus, et al.
    But I think I have a right to expect a $200 phone to NOT shut down randomly and daily. And I expect the company that sold me the phone to stand behind their product.
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  9. marca

    marca Well-Known Member

    ok i know your all frustrated with the all the reboots as i was but its been more than 3 days now since i applied my last "fix" and i have had absolutely no issues no freezes no drop calls nothing, games apps all have been working fine.
    i did the original update to B07 all was good, updated to B08 had freeze issue from Wi-Fi,
    fix was as follows settings>wireless & networks>Wi-Fi settings>menu>advanced>Wi-Fi sleep policy>never.
    no more freeze or lockups. heres a list of apps im currently running not including pre-installed
    flash
    adobe reader
    air attack
    angry birds
    barcode scanner
    bow man
    contapps
    cpu tuner
    epson print
    gmail
    go launcher
    hotmail
    jorte
    magic locker
    yahoo mail
    google maps
    marine compass
    netflix
    nyc mta updates
    sense analog
    solitaire
    speedtest
    superuser (forgot to mention im rooted)
    twitter
    youtube

    i wrote all this not to brag but show phone is capable of working without issues. as stated i have had no freezes no lockup no reboots since i applied wi-fi fix oh and battery life has been good heavy use got me around 12 hrs laying around like 15 cant stop messing with phone lol
    hope this help you guys out
    i love this phone not giving it up or giving up on it .:)
    forgot to say i have left wi-fi on while charging with no issues and gone to sleep with it still connected.
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  10. shunter7

    shunter7 Well-Known Member

    I second what the writer above said. I have the WIFI set to never sleep and have not had any problems with reboots and shutdowns. I still get a lockup once every three days or so but I am also currently running B06.
  11. elmoosh

    elmoosh Member

    Nice! I just switched mine to that setting too. We'll see if that helps. I don't know what to do about my texts not coming through until 11:30 at night but I guess I'll focus on one issue at a time. :) I don't wanna give up on it either -- I love this phone in spite of the issues!
  12. ZTEWARPSS

    ZTEWARPSS Active Member

    have you tried restoring your default settings in your messaging settings?
  13. shunter7

    shunter7 Well-Known Member

    Also might want to see if your reception bars in the top right corner are white instead of green during the day. That can sometimes effect the reception of text messages. Also check in settings>wireless networks>Mobile Networks that Data is enabled is checked and Network Mode is set to CDMA/EvDO.
  14. ZTEWARPSS

    ZTEWARPSS Active Member

    I just had this problem.... powered down and on reboot got a crap load of text...local time was 10:45pm pacific....hmm, what gives....

    *EDIT*
    Looks like it might be a Sprint issue, did a quick search and other Sprint customers are having similar issues with delayed text messages....
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  15. godraw

    godraw Well-Known Member

    Did some digging of my own.

    If these lost messages are from friends who are NOT on the Boost/Sprint network follow the steps outlined by abe2020 in THIS post found on the Sprint Community boards.


    Metcalf Inter-Carrier Messaging (ICM):
    Press Releases | News/Events | Syniverse Technologies
    Metcalf Inter-Carrier Messaging | Mobile Messaging | RealNetworks
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  16. ryantt

    ryantt Member

    Mine is missing the voice mail icon and browser icon from the get go on the home screen
  17. ZTEWARPSS

    ZTEWARPSS Active Member

    You already check where your apps are at? the icon that has a bunch of small squares...
  18. ZTEWARPSS

    ZTEWARPSS Active Member

    Well since disabling the "turn off WiFi feature when screen goes dark"and my last voluntarily reboot, I have not had any issues with my Warp locking up... everything I had done prior to disabling my Wifi Feature had done nothing... a few days ago I was going to make an emergency call for fire rescue after an accident on the highway and being the second person to pull over and offer my help, wouldn't you know it my phone had a solid red light and had locked up... luckily the first car that pulled over was already on the phone with fire rescue... in these cases every second counts, not to mention damn fire rescue took 12 minutes to respond, so did the Highway patrol...

    Back to the damn phone, lol.. I actually like this phone, hopefully a permanent fix without having to go through a process of elimination the next time it decides to ***** out... I also installed "fast reboot" 36 hours ago, which I like a lot better than task killer...
  19. ctislva

    ctislva Well-Known Member

    has any one had the music app start by itself, the stock music app that is. if so do you think if i install a different one that the problem will stop. i am rooted but i know that has nothing to do with it
  20. Kamau

    Kamau Well-Known Member

    That's what scares me the most about this phone; locking up and/or rebooting at a crucial moment. I have had it to reboot at a time when I was needing to make an important call.
  21. ZTEWARPSS

    ZTEWARPSS Active Member

    The only time that it happened I figured why and it was because my messages alert was set to my ringtone..
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  22. ctislva

    ctislva Well-Known Member

    duh!!!lol thanks
  23. ZTEWARPSS

    ZTEWARPSS Active Member

  24. ctislva

    ctislva Well-Known Member

    yes it was thank you. i didn't look my son must have been playing with the phone hes good for that
  25. dbguru

    dbguru Member

    This is very helpfull, thanks ! I confirm, not using wifi since my last post and zero lockups / freezes. Luckily I have very good 3G coverage where I live so I almost never use wifi anymore. I also installed battery doctor and this has helped to increase battery life too.
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