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Support Evo touch screen locking up

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Roymus, Aug 31, 2010.

  1. Roymus

    Roymus Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Jul 18, 2010
    I am having a weird issue with my Evo that I haven't seen elsewhere. Occasionally (usually after a call), my Evo's screen will lock up...by that I mean the phone continues to function if I get a call or text, but I can't press any buttons or anything else on the screen (I'm still on v2.1). I can press the Power button and it brings up the power options dialog, but I'm unable to select any option or dismiss it. Usually if I wait a few minutes the screen will eventuall unfreeze and allow normal operation, but on a couple of occasions I had to pull the battery. Coming from the Palm Pre I'm used to this kind of crap, but I was hoping I left it behind me. Is there a way to reboot the phone just using the hard keys (i.e., some combination of Power + volume)? This would be an acceptable workaround...in fact, I would pay for an app that would turn the Power button into a "power off" button with a long press (hold the key down for 10 seconds and it turns off the phone). Otherwise, this is just annoying, but so far I'm living with it...any help is welcome! Thanks!


  2. t0ast3d

    t0ast3d Well-Known Member

    Aug 27, 2010
    Student / Dev
    I've had this problem on some ROMs when flashing around.

    A quick pull of the battery and reboot always fixed it for me

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