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Support Esteem Slow to Dial or Not Text

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Lee12311, May 4, 2013.

  1. Lee12311

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    Sometimes my Esteem does not respond or is very slow. I will dial a phone number, but the phone will not start dialing right away. This can be several minutes or not at all. Usually I cannot text when the phone is acting up. The screen looks slightly grey and letters will not appear on the screen. I can send pictures though.

    When it is really bad, it will not turn off either. I have to remove the battery. Does anyone know what the problem is?

    I have not modified my phone, but I do have a lot of apps. I want to keep my Esteem until MetroPCS comes out with the news phones that work on the T-Mobile Network or Black Friday.

    Thanks, Richard
     

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    Hello and welcome to the forum. Glad to see you chosen the lg esteem sorry to see u having a problem with the device i see u having a problem with it lagging. Sounds like its time for a clean up . You will need to try and update with *228 listen to instruction press 5 . Wait for reboot of device let it sit for about 5-10 minutes. Now try it if its still slow and laging .you will need to factory reset device . And download all apps again .this would be easy cause they are in the playstore under the my apps>slide to all my apps . Post back for results if repaired or not
     
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    I had that happen too; sometimes it even dialed the wrong number or dialed numbers randomly. One time, it dialed several numbers in succession. I got frustrated and bought a new phone -- with a new set of problems I might add. But, at least it doesn't randomly dial numbers and it doesn't reboot several times throughout the course of the day.
     
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    Helllo my phone freez all the time please I need help.
     
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    One thing everyone has to realize is that this phone is pretty old and it still running Gingerbread. All of the apps and updates that are being rolled out are optimized for newer devices with Android 4.0 and up. I have a bone stock Esteem and I did not update any of the apps and its running fine with no problems. The battery is also lasting up to a day with 20 something percent left. These new apps and updates are running in the background and are causing the phone to lag. rooted or unrooted, these new google apps are what causing these older phones to act up.
     
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    That may be true. I was hoping one or two apps may be the problem, and I could remove them. I plan on getting a new phone later this year. Maybe a Nexus 5 when it comes out since Metropcs is poor about updating Android.
     
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