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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by mdeblaz, May 25, 2011.

  1. mdeblaz

    mdeblaz Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    It's been 4 full days without a reboot now for me. I think what did it was I let my battery drain completely out on Friday and then fully charged it while it was off.

    Perhaps, and I by no means am saying this is 100% the solution, but perhaps the reason for the random reboots is due to something with the battery calibration??? Draining out the battery will recalibrate the battery.

    Please give it a whirl and let the forums know how it works for you... and please, wait at least 2 days for a reboot to happen before saying it worked...

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  2. WOW! I just THOUGHT about draining my battery and I haven't had a reboot in the last 3 minutes! Woo-hoo!

    (Sorry, I had to poke fun!)
  3. Gravytrain

    Gravytrain Android Enthusiast

    The real fix is farting while spinning in a circle all while plugging in your phone with exactly 34% battery.
  4. mdeblaz

    mdeblaz Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Really? I mean really? You two are asking for support in other threads and I offer something that hasn't been discussed yet and you act like a 2 year old?

    Do me a favor, recalibrate your battery and then come back with your shenanigans.
  5. JEcht

    JEcht Member

    Actually it has been discussed about draining your battery all the way. I tried this twice and does not work on my phone.
  6. cmhobbz

    cmhobbz Newbie

    Joking or not, those sort of responses only do one thing... they turn people away from wanting to participate in these forums. The OP was clearly trying to offer a potential fix to one of the biggest issues with the TB. Whether it works or not, please try showing a little appreciation for those efforts. I for one depend on people who are willing to share their ideas... please don't push them away.
  7. HookEmHorns*UT*

    HookEmHorns*UT* Well-Known Member

    +1 Thank you!
  8. Whatstreet

    Whatstreet Android Enthusiast

    My phone rebooted a few times due to htc Sense crashing. I restarted the phone from the power off pop up and have had no problems since.

    Basically just a user initiated reboot.
  9. rob721

    rob721 Newbie

    As crazy as it sounds to some... I received my OTA Update last Friday. Within 3 hours of the update I had 2 random reboots.

    I turned of my phone and removed the battery for just over an hour. I reinstalled the battery and turned the phone on. I have had zero reboots since.
  10. project.in.process

    project.in.process Well-Known Member

    you went without your phone for an entire hour?

    what the hell happened to the Matrix while you did that?

    ...might have to give this a try. my reboots are becoming more frequent and at the most inopportune times---between reboots :)
  11. TxGoat

    TxGoat Guest

    But at the same time, why are people so thin-skinned now? Are we that sensitive? It's just words on a screen. I come in here to read a bit, but I know not to take anything serious. Are we really that uptight?
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  12. daltekkie

    daltekkie Member

    I agree! What's wrong with having a little fun. I didn't read those posts like they were making fun of anyone. As a matter of fact, in all my frustration with this phone I need a little giggle now and then. The way I read those posts is that they're only trying to point out how ridiculous it is that we have to keep trying so many things to fix problems that should have already been ironed out by their obviously overpaid QA department.
  13. TxGoat

    TxGoat Guest

    So I have an idea why the OTA upgrade was pushed out. Now I get a pop-up window on my phone when I connect it to my notebook saying that I can use tethering and wifi for a limited time. Something tells me that HTC didn't have the phone setup to tether where Verizon could monitor tethering use in 3G. Damn shame that Verizon pushes an update that benefits them rather than one that fixes any issues with the phone itself. Typical corporate BS, putting profits before Customer Service not realizing that profits should be realized BECAUSE of good customer service.
  14. cmhobbz

    cmhobbz Newbie

    Does it really matter how you and I view these posts? The OP obviously took offense to them, which may affect his/her participation going forward. This doesn't mean that anyone is overly sensitive... just that someone values their time and efforts.

    As for me, I guess I'd rather come here to read of possible solutions (even of they'd been mentioned before) than a thread full of criticism. I'm not opposed to responses that correct or add value to what the OP has written, I'm just not a fan of knocking them for taking the time to share information. It's a courtesy that they are owed.
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  15. nateap87

    nateap87 Android Enthusiast

    Thanks op. Ill try this. Now can we get a mod to clean up the discussion over making fun of people? Kthx
  16. lamoglinsgal

    lamoglinsgal Android Expert

    I'm going to try as well. Since the update, I've had several reboots, some in the middle of phone calls.
  17. lamoglinsgal

    lamoglinsgal Android Expert

    Well, dang. I've been trying to kill my battery to try this. I broke my charging cycle last night and didn't charge overnight, just a little bit this morning. I was in the yellow when I posted before and have been running both YouTube and the music player since then and it just won't die! :eek:
  18. mdeblaz

    mdeblaz Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    To be honest, no offense taken from TheSchneidster of Gravytrain... I just thought it was pointless for them post something that didn't offer up anything of relevance to the topic. Meanwhile, in other threads about reboots, they're both asking for help and complaining about their reboot issues.
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  19. TxGoat

    TxGoat Guest

    So has anyone proved whether or not this works? I must admit I'm skeptical (And will refrain from any sarcasm since that's already been touched in here). I understand how more advanced batteries are now, but I don't see how draining a battery completely and then recharging it from a charge of 0 will help with this issue, especially if the issue is related to the OTA update.
  20. mdeblaz

    mdeblaz Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    I can only speak from my experience, but I had random reboots that got out of control one day. Since I did the battery drain and subsequent recharge, it's been 227 hours since my phone has turned off by any kind of reboot - manual or random. And I didn't change anything with the phone.

    I'm also interested to know if anyone else has tried this...
  21. jackdubl

    jackdubl Android Expert

    Removing battery AND SIM CARD for a period of time has solved some other issues for me, mainly connectivity issues. Hope something works for you guys.
  22. DanDroid

    DanDroid Well-Known Member

    2 reboots today; Also had a complete device drain (3 hours) on 5/28/2011 after having it off charger (a full charge). This is a complete stock load, non-rooted and nothing installed from the market. 3G only from what I recall, I typically do have 4G inside my house...
  23. cmhobbz

    cmhobbz Newbie

    Has anyone else experienced random shutdowns? Mine has done it twice this morning. It did it one time before, but I figured I was at fault for it. Not so anymore.
  24. jarez mifkin

    jarez mifkin Newbie

    I'm going to try it as well. Mine has done it on the average three times a day since saturday. Screen time out is set to zero and I'm going to stream Sirius until it dies. clock starts now...
  25. Mallissa

    Mallissa Android Enthusiast

    I did leave my battery and sim card out for about 30 minutes (felt so unconnected!) and popped everything back in, haven't had a reboot yet.

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