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  1. Uprising

    Uprising Member This Topic's Starter

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    First things first.....My phone isn't jacked (yet) like most people have theirs. I do have the Motorola Droid. The only thing i've done to it was Trident's version of forcing the 1st and 2nd updates through the phone itself. So i do have the FRG22D build #. I've also changed the call quality setting. So there really isn't anything that would be taxing the OS of this phone.

    Why is my phone running so hot then?
     

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  2. ricksievers

    ricksievers Well-Known Member

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    Its most likely from the update, mine gets real hot also. Which is one of the reasons why Im getting it replaced
     
  3. chadwick108

    chadwick108 Well-Known Member

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    how hot? I have overclocked to 1.2 ghz and saw temp up to 115
     
  4. allanlaw

    allanlaw Well-Known Member

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    It may run hotter because 2.2 has upped the clock speed a bit.
     
  5. xliderider

    xliderider Well-Known Member

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    Have you done a Factory Reset after the updates? That corrects a lot if issues following the updates for many users.

    I also had to reformat my memory card because my Droid would run very hot and lag, freeze, and FC a lot. It's been great since reformatting the memory card.
     
  6. Eurosteve

    Eurosteve Well-Known Member

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    So does anyone know if letting the Droid run hot is really a problem?
    It seems that the Droid gets hot with many applications, such as using GPS with navigation on (and plugged in). For that reason, I try not to run these types of application for very long.
    But is this really a problem? Has anyone let the Droid get hot and stay hot to see what happens? Will it melt down as a result of running hot? Or is this just an unappreciated side benefit (cheap handwarmer in winter?)
    I think everyone has the idea, myself included, that it's best not to let electronic devices run hot, that's why we have cooling fans, heat sinks, etc.
     
  7. Turdbogls

    Turdbogls Well-Known Member

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    i have heard that the phone can get up to 120 degrees without a problem. I personally have mine overclocked to 1.2ghz, using a LV kernel, i have set CPU pretty much shut the phone down (250 min 350 max) once it gets to 110...and that has only happened 1 time when i was running navigator, and pandora, while it was sitting on my black leather car seats with the sun beating down on it (FL heat)

    i also heard somewhere that once it reaches 120degrees or a little higher that the phone shuts down....but they may have been talking about another phone or device. i suggest getting an app to monitor the heat of the phone, you will be surprised. the phone feels HOT to me and it is usually under 105 degrees which really isn't a big deal for these devices i feel.
     
  8. sooper_droid12

    sooper_droid12 Well-Known Member

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    Mine only runs hot when it's trying to pull down data in a poor reception area. Other than that, it's fine. Mine is stock, through and through.
     
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  11. Thornfullessrose

    Thornfullessrose Well-Known Member

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    If your phone reaches 140F, your battery suffers from thermal runaway. Becomes unusable after that.
     
  12. Uprising

    Uprising Member This Topic's Starter

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    You guys are way to advanced for me in all this. I'm trying to learn as we go here. Nope, i've never did a factory reset. Only done the rebooting. I'm not at that point to do a factory reset yet. I'm going through all the tips-and-tricks to set up for the downloads and back-ups and everything else.
     
  13. nightelvesreasy

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    funny thing, I asked a VZW rep why my Droid was running so hot, even just browsing the marketplace ive seen 115-125 F. He told me in his own words "Honestly, the Droid isn't meant to handle Froyo" then he tried talking me into a upgrade since I have a free one to use, just thought I would share, seems interesting that the big V knows the phones run hot with Froyo, maybe just another ploy to phase out the D1

    edit: I was also running stock froyo when I went to a VZW store
     
  14. Highland Ranger

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    If by that you mean the phone reboots itself you are correct. No permanent damage. But agreed, not something you want to do if you can help it.
     
  15. Thornfullessrose

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    Your battery becomes unusable. Not phone. Sorry. Should have made my last sentence clearer.
     
  16. Highland Ranger

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    Guess it depends where the heat is and how much - like dashboard of the car and whole phone is at 140 vs processor briefly visiting 140 does not necessarily mean the battery hits 140.

    That is a poor way of saying that while I was fine tuning the over clocking, the phone visited 140 a few times - no ill effect on battery or phone probably because it was smart enough to shut itself off. In order to get the battery to 140 I would think you are talking dashboard of the car in Arizona . . .
     
  17. Thornfullessrose

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    Highland Ranger,

    For how long though? I'm talking about if your phone overheats (140F+) and sits at the temp for too long (between 10-20 mins) while your battery follows behind, your battery will die, permanently.


    When handled improperly, some rechargeable batteries can experience thermal runaway, resulting in overheating. Sealed cells will sometimes explode. Especially prone to thermal runaway are lithium-ion batteries. Reports of exploding cellphones occasionally appear in newspapers.
    From Wikipedia

    OverClocking 101 - Droid Forum - Verizon Droid & the Motorola Droid Forum
     
  18. Highland Ranger

    Highland Ranger Well-Known Member

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    Nowhere near that long - the phone must have a thermal cutout because the few times it got up that high, it hit 140 and rebooted. Seconds maybe . . . .
     

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