1. Download our Official Android App: Forums for Android!

Tracking Droid Software and Hardware Problems

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Droidin, Nov 9, 2009.

  1. HyperM3

    HyperM3 Android Enthusiast
    Rank:
     #357
    Points:
    68
    Posts:
    501
    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2009

    Nov 6, 2009
    501
    49
    68
    Male
    Audi Brand Specialist at Princeton Audi
    Lawrenceville, NJ
    Thank you for that informative and quick response!
     

    Advertisement

  2. ktlk

    ktlk Lurker
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    5
    Posts:
    3
    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2009

    Nov 14, 2009
    3
    0
    5
    My droid had major charging issues. I will have to return the thing. Sucks cuz I like playing with it better than my iphone. It has a 4109# but I can only get about 30 minutes of time off a complete charge. If it is on the charger to long, if sees itself as being dead. Must be some kind of software malfunction....
     
  3. SharonW

    SharonW Well-Known Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    15
    Posts:
    90
    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2009

    Nov 3, 2009
    90
    0
    15
    The echo back is a known issue. You need to power cycle your phone to fix that (whatever that means, I''m waiting to get mine via Amazon ;) so I don't have hands-on experience). There are several known issues some of which have work-arounds and others that will be remedied with an update in Dec. or later.

    Someone else posted the lengthy list within this thread, but so that people know and have a one-stop place to check and see if their particular issue seems out of the ordinary or replacement worthy, you might check The Verizon Resolution Document right here on Phandroid. It's a good place to start:

    Motorola Droid OTA Update Coming December 11th? | Android Phone Fans
     
  4. brettlewis

    brettlewis Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    68
    Posts:
    867
    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2009

    Nov 3, 2009
    867
    49
    68
    Arizona
    I have 39/09
    no problems
     
  5. The HITMAN

    The HITMAN Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    15
    Posts:
    51
    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2009

    Nov 10, 2009
    51
    0
    15
    Journalist
    Syosset, NY
    39/09 and I have nothing to report, except, like total, like, awesomness!
     
  6. karimarie

    karimarie Well-Known Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    58
    Posts:
    169
    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2009

    40/09, and yeah, total awesomeness here.

    Well, my damn weather notifier in the notification bar disappears every time I hit TasKiller, and sometimes it won't restart until I reboot (like right now.) But that's my only beef.
     
  7. HyperM3

    HyperM3 Android Enthusiast
    Rank:
     #357
    Points:
    68
    Posts:
    501
    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2009

    Nov 6, 2009
    501
    49
    68
    Male
    Audi Brand Specialist at Princeton Audi
    Lawrenceville, NJ
    You can set that so its not killed off.
     
  8. karimarie

    karimarie Well-Known Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    58
    Posts:
    169
    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2009

    I did. I set both OpenHome and WeatherBug to "Ignore" in TasKiller. It still goes away and doesn't reappear when I open WeatherBug. Sometimes it'll randomly reappear within a few minutes, and sometimes I have to reboot the phone to get it to reappear.

    In the grand scheme of things, it's a very little thing, but annoying nonetheless.
     
  9. Thumper

    Thumper Member
    Rank:
     #957
    Points:
    35
    Posts:
    40
    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2009

    Nov 8, 2009
    40
    0
    35
    Northern California
    41/09 here, had an issue with the pattern unlock setting on day one, hard wiped (and did not attempt to re set up pattern unlock) and have had no real issues. My main screen will not rotate until I slide out the keyboard, but the touch is SO accurate, I never use the keyboard.

    I did just have to do a battery pull because I had it connected and mounted to my PC, loading a DVD onto it. I had the phone in the Gallery screen already (when mounted it doesn't show anything, just says SD Card busy) and when I stopped the device on the PC and pulled the USB from the Droid, it began to refresh.......and stuck, would not accept any inputs from the touch or lower button controls. No biggie, just won't do that again :)

    Battery life is incredible, using web browsing, texting, googletalking, and Slacker online radio app I get about 12 hours of use with about 10-20% left still.
     
  10. thisislee

    thisislee Lurker
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    5
    Posts:
    2
    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2009

    Nov 14, 2009
    2
    0
    5
    I have a 39/09. Except for a stuck pixel, it seems to work great. There will be some lag in the interface occasionally, but that's probably just software related. Probably will exchange though to get one without a stuck pixel.
     
  11. andrew53517

    andrew53517 Android Enthusiast
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    38
    Posts:
    491
    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2009

    Oct 31, 2009
    491
    18
    38
    Do you think they have fixed all of the little bug fixes in the Droids? I have yet to get mine yet.. I might be getting it in a week or so, but I was wondering do you think they fixed everything that was happening to all of your phones? or should I wait a bit longer?
     
  12. andrew53517

    andrew53517 Android Enthusiast
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    38
    Posts:
    491
    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2009

    Oct 31, 2009
    491
    18
    38
    And if so, I'd want a 42/09 + model right?
     
  13. hingli168

    hingli168 Newbie
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    16
    Posts:
    27
    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2009

    Nov 11, 2009
    27
    1
    16
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    40/09 and no problems :D
     
  14. Joan

    Joan Lurker
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    25
    Posts:
    8
    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2009

    Nov 14, 2009
    8
    0
    25
    *sigh*

    Maybe it's the rain in Seattle. :(
     
  15. JoeKC

    JoeKC Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    15
    Posts:
    35
    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2009

    Nov 10, 2009
    35
    0
    15
    I have a 42/09 and have had no problems other than the autofocus issues most are having.
     
  16. fireshaper

    fireshaper Well-Known Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    56
    Posts:
    214
    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2009

    I have a 41/09 and the wifi works fine, of course everything else works fine as well :)
     
  17. Joan

    Joan Lurker
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    25
    Posts:
    8
    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2009

    Nov 14, 2009
    8
    0
    25
    FS, I think you're bragging. ;) And lucky, too.

    I'm using a newer DLink 614+ with 64bit WEP. I think. Everything else new and old connects to the DL, even visiting fancy-pants doodads... I'm thinking I'll go out and test it at a local coffee hotspot early before the football and cigars start.

    If it still doesn't connect, it's going back to the droid orphanage. [she laughs]
     
  18. lobe50

    lobe50 Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    16
    Posts:
    74
    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2009

    Nov 6, 2009
    74
    1
    16
    Joan...

    I had the same issue w/ my WiFi, I have a post on here somewhere....
    Anyway, I did what you mentioned I went to a hotspot, and it connected perfectly. The problem ended up being my ZyXEL Router. After checking ALL settings, I decided to ck the web for any firmware updates. Sure enough there was a recent update, which I installed to the router, and it works GREAT now w/ my DROID.

    BTW I have a 39/09.....
    Problems are minimal. I have the camera focus issue All seem to have, an occassional call echo complaint from the person on the other line, and keyboard lag when replying/typing on web sites.

    I am debating on swapping it out......But I tried a display in the store and it didn't seem to have the keyboard (touch screen) accuracy of mine.

    I may wait, sometimes the grass isn't always greener :)
     
  19. TheGr81

    TheGr81 Well-Known Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    36
    Posts:
    111
    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2009

    Nov 11, 2009
    111
    2
    36
    I had to return my original Droid because it would lock up and restart every few minutes.

    My 2nd Droid is 42/09 and the only problem I have is with the camera. I cannot get a single picture to come out focused and get the red lines EVERY single time. I have tried taking the same pictures dozens of times and still get the red lines every time. I am wondering if I should exhange it because from what I have read, everyone else is able to get green lines and a good focus at least sometimes. What do you guys think?
     
  20. Joan

    Joan Lurker
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    25
    Posts:
    8
    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2009

    Nov 14, 2009
    8
    0
    25
    Hooo boy, Lobe50, I took your advice! After updating firmware, I seemed to have toasted my cheap old DLink wap while trying to set up encryption. :mad:

    After brand new wap foraging at Fry's today, I chose a DLink DIR-618. Dead simple set up and all is well with my 44/09 and the wifi. MOST excellent.

    All happy again in Ten-Months-O-Rainville. Bring on the bourbon! :)
     
  21. just02

    just02 Lurker
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    5
    Posts:
    3
    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2009

    Nov 16, 2009
    3
    0
    5
    I just swapped my 39/09 for a 42/09. The 42/09 seems a bit better with some things but I'm not able to get the camera to focus anymore and the slider doesn't seem quite as sturdy. It's a new one right out of the box. It's better and, unless the coming software update doesn't fix the auto-focus issue, I'll be keeping this one. :D
     
  22. Lnimoy

    Lnimoy Lurker
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    5
    Posts:
    4
    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2009

    Nov 16, 2009
    4
    0
    5
    42/09

    Experiencing crackling/clipping when played through 3.5mm jack at all volumes. Through headphones or car stereo aux. Seems like the bass/low freq sound causing it.

    Also had the speaker go quiet on me ONCE during voice nav. Power off/on fixed it.

    Other than that the phone is great!

    We get a real 1yr warranty on these? or is the first 30 days when i should make up my mind to exchange or not?
     
  23. whatupyo02

    whatupyo02 Lurker
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    5
    Posts:
    3
    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2009

    Nov 16, 2009
    3
    0
    5
    42/09

    Broke the second day I had it. Couldn't find service, so I took the battery out and put it back in. Now it's permanently stuck on the bootloader.:mad:

    Going to verizon to get it replaced today, hopefully they don't make me wait for one to come in the mail:(
     
  24. mazz0310

    mazz0310 Android Enthusiast
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    68
    Posts:
    587
    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2009

    Nov 4, 2009
    587
    38
    68
    Woohoo, just got my 42/09 replaced by a 44/09. So far all seems well/
     
  25. raremage

    raremage Well-Known Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    36
    Posts:
    119
    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2009

    Nov 13, 2009
    119
    1
    36
    What differences have you observed?
     

Share This Page

Loading...