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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by wodin, Nov 10, 2009.

  1. wodin

    wodin Well-Known Member
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    Th manual says that the red button can be used to "turn the device on or off, end a call, or turn off the LCD"

    Maybe I'm just missing something, but I don't see any options for tuning off the LCD!

    I really hate sticking my phone in my pocket with the home screen active. You never know who your going to call.
     

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  2. fishfood

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    It sounds like you're having the same problem that I was having (the red button does not lock the phone).

    So here's my experience with this issue: the red button worked to lock the phone for the first two days I had it. Then it didn't work for a few days afterwards. And then it started working again. I haven't installed a bunch of apps ( just the "advanced taskkiller", "connectbot", "andFTP", and "a online radio", and none of these apps are always running in the background... ), so I don't think this issue is related to anything I'm running.

    Has anyone else experienced this problem?

    If so, it would be nice to resolve whether this is a hardware or software issue. I suppose you might be able to isolate the issue by first performing a soft reset, seeing if it corrects anything, and then trying a hard reset. If either of these resets fixes the problem, then it would most likely be a software problem...
     
  3. pho

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    i did, to fix it i went into settings then "sd card and phone storage" did a "factory data reset" (to clear all the apps) and installed all the ones i needed one by one, apparently one of the apps i had was screwing it up, can't really remember which one since when i first got the phone i downloaded a bunch of apps. Now my phone works perfect except the whole wanting android 2.0 on my hot amoled screen.
     
  4. fishfood

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    so probably a software issue... now, it would be nice to pinpoint what app might be causing the problem. FWIT, I also installed and removed the "droidlive" streaming audio program.
     
  5. pho

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    just do the reformat to be sure it's a software prob, unless you actually paid for an app. Not really sure how they do all the paid for ones since I've only downloaded free ones, but after that the "red" talk button would turn the screen off "lock the phone" and would also "unlock the phone." TBH i downloaded way too many apps to remember prolly the chris tucker soundboard app :D
     
  6. wodin

    wodin Well-Known Member
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    I changed my wallpaper, and it strted working! What's up with that?
     
  7. Stoney62

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    Market remembers all your downloads. And lets you know if there's an update.
     
  8. cds36

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    ok mine just now started to not work. really wierd been working since i got the phone but just today not even 5 min it just stopped working
     
  9. cds36

    cds36 Well-Known Member
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    Ok i had downloaded OI SAFE from market just uninstalled it, rebooted and now it works wtf !!
     
  10. AndroidSPCS

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    Interesting, this reminds me of the Palm Treo days where you had to debug apps one by one, until you figured out the one that was messing up your phone.

    The more things change (Android > Palm), the more they stay the same. :)
     
  11. Tint

    Tint New Member
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    yep I am having the same problem. No way to lock my screen. The red button does nothing.
    I havent even installed any apps yet and the phone has this problem. I did change my wall paper though. So I have no idea how to fix it. Would rather not reformat my phone. Is that the only way?
    Is there an app that will do the job? I have been looking but havent found one that works.

    OK I HAVE AN UPDATE!
    I changed the phone setting. to have the phone sleep in 15 seconds rather then 30 and now magically the red button works for sleep mode.
     

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