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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by danij8807, May 11, 2012.

  1. danij8807

    danij8807 Lurker
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    Help!!, I bought a used samsung continuum, and it worked fine for a week and half maybe. But now it glitching. every 25 secs maybe less the screen blacks out like it freezing than it goes back to the lock screen. i dont know what going on with it but its driving me crazy. i cant even get a text message in before it blacks out and goes to lock screen. sidenote i did download a app from the app store and maybe 10 mins after it started doing it, could it be that?? do i need a new battery. someone please help me before i throw it out the window!!

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  2. txwolf1980

    txwolf1980 Android Enthusiast

    It sounds like your framework is force closing, causing a reboot (not a full reboot. Your status bar probably stays up). Question. Is your phone rooted (you can tell by seeing if you have superuser in your app drawer).
  3. danij8807

    danij8807 Lurker
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    It shouldnt be rooted because i did a factory reset on it and nothing else. is it anything i can do to fix the problem or should i get rid of it?? im about to buy a battery for it, but if its its beyond im not gonna put more money in to it.
  4. txwolf1980

    txwolf1980 Android Enthusiast

    Factory reset wouldn't take away root. What app did you download? Have you tried deleting it? I dont think that was the cause, but its a first step. Check for that super user in the app drawer. As for fixing it, if deleting the app doesn't work, then yes. But, if you aren't rooted, it will require you to do so. I have a couple of posts up on how to do so. But, if you aren't comfortable with the idea, let me know and I'll walk you through it.
  5. defective_azn

    defective_azn Lurker

    Hi! Just recently today, I updated my friend's Continuum from Android 2.1 to android 2.2. The update went through successfully and both updates (one from verizon and one from samsung) went through. At first, when she boots up the phone, it froze constantly when she tried to open the app drawer. I told her to leave it on for about an hour or so. After that, it stopped crashing and freezing alot. However, she still experiences that issue when she opens an app or sends a text. The screen goes black. the status bar is still there. then it takes her to the lock screen. She has atleast 7 pages full of apps. Could you help me find a solution to this? Thanks!
  6. I've got the same problem with my Continuum, but I'm chalking it up to "this was a marginally crappy phone in it's heyday, and it's completely overwhelmed by the internet of 2012."

    Try switching to the lightest loader you can find, set a black background, no animations, no effects, kill as many background processes as possible, NEVER multitask! Basically, try to make things as easy as possible for the poor device, it's got one foot in the grave already :)

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The Samsung Continuum release date was November 2010. Features and Specs include a 3.4" inch screen, 5MP camera, 336GB RAM, Hummingbird processor, and mAh battery.

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