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Desire S freezing - whats causing it?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by MJMC27, Sep 6, 2011.

  1. MJMC27

    MJMC27 Lurker
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    Hello. Over the past few days, I've been having problems with my rooted Desire S. Basically, I've had to reset the phone back to factory settings 3 times now. The first time it froze I was using Dolphin HD, and the second and third times occured when I was installing updates for Maps and Facebook respectively.

    When the phone was restarted after freezing, it wouldn't get past the white screen after the HTC logo. I have everything backed up luckily, but it's getting very annoying!

    If it helps, I had tried to install the latest HTC update (which wouldn't install because of S-Off I presume). Also I have been using the phone for wireless and wired tethering as my broadband wasn't working.

    What could be causing this? I know I can factory reset whenever it happens, but I want to get to the root of the problem.

    Thank you :)

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  2. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    Never apply HTC updates to rooted phones - that's almost certain to cause problems.

    Otherwise, the Desire S forum might be a better place to ask.
  3. MJMC27

    MJMC27 Lurker
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    Thank you. Will do.
  4. InfernalByte

    InfernalByte Android Expert

    Your lucky it works at all IMO!!!!!!!!!

    Wipe everything and do not re-install any of the data.
  5. MJMC27

    MJMC27 Lurker
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    When you say don't install any of the data, do you mean don't install any backups and wipe the SD card?
  6. InfernalByte

    InfernalByte Android Expert

  7. MJMC27

    MJMC27 Lurker
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    Alright, well I've made a clean reset and wiped the SD card. So far so good.

    I had tried to install the update (and failed) about 4 weeks and there had been no problem. Therefore, I think the problem could have been related to a wireless tethering app I installed a couple days before the first freeze. I haven't downloaded it again so hopefully that should be the end of my problems.

    Thank you.

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