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Motorola Photon restarting randomly

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Captivity, Dec 19, 2012.

  1. Captivity

    Captivity Lurker
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    Recently my Photon 4G has been randomly restarting its self. I will have a app open, or just be looking at the home screen and it will just shut off and restart. Anybody able to help with this?

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  2. crosspatch

    crosspatch Member

    Sorry, I can't help, but you're not alone. My Photon has been having random restarts for a long time. I always assumed it was one of my root apps, but never nailed it down. If I did have the energy to try troubleshooting it, I would probably try freezing/uninstalling any questionable app, then I'd defrost/reinstall them one at a time.

    In other threads, I've seen people advised to do a system reset to fix this issue. That's not an option for me thanks to ROM Manager having screwed up my phone.
  3. oaksld

    oaksld Newbie

    My Photon was re-starting over and over and I finally had to do a complete factory reset.. No problems since. It started after I updated FoxFi and I thought maybe that was causing it, but have since re-installed FoxFi and it still seems to be fine.. only thing I can think is that I didn't delete the original FoxFi (as per instructions) and that was causing it, but after reading this post I'm starting to think it was something else.
  4. Citizen Coyote

    Citizen Coyote Android Enthusiast

    In my experience random reboots are either something that's broken in the android kernel (in which case a factory reset is usually the only solution), a misbehaving app (removing it can often fix it), or a faulty battery. If you can't pinpoint an app and your battery seems decent (good life, doesn't get super hot, etc) then a factory reset is probably the next thing to try.
  5. scottegos2

    scottegos2 Newbie

    For me, I think it was exdialer that was causing my reboots.
  6. crosspatch

    crosspatch Member

    It seems feasible to me that a reset won't even solve this issue, depending on the cause. A reset doesn't replace all system files as they were originally. I had my Photon rooted, with a custom boot animation (bootanimation.zip). After several resets, the custom boot animation is still there. Also, problems caused by my least-favorite app developer are still there.

Motorola Photon 4G Forum

The Motorola Photon 4G release date was August 2011. Features and Specs include a 4.3" inch screen, 8MP camera, 1GB RAM, Nvidia Tegra 2 AP20H processor, and 1700mAh battery.

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