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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by aod, Aug 5, 2013.

  1. aod

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    My phone started acting weird yesterday.

    The first thing I noticed was the Wifi was stuck on. In the status switch the wifi showed as on, but with the little circle spinning showing it was doing something. If I touch the button to turn off wifi, nothing happens, it just stays on with the spinning circle.

    If I go into the wifi settings, the status is: Wifi – Error. It won’t turn off in here either.
    Also the phone seems very warm, back and front.

    After turning the phone off / on, it boots, but when it gets to the unlock screen, if I try to unlock it, the phone screen fades out (the image ‘melts’ from the outside to the centre’), and reboots again.
    This happened several times.

    I took the battery out and rebooted. It wasn’t much better.

    I took the battery and sim out, and turned on – it seems to work ok, and then when I put the SIM back in, it was ok for a while. However a bit later on, the same problem with Wifi / getting hot happened again. Also the battery drains really quickly (lasts only a few hours) when doing this.
    I’ve managed to temporarily resolve it by adjusting the wifi settings to static IP and turning wifi off, however, it means I can’t use wifi.

    At a few points between all of this, the wifi has worked normally a few times, but often freezes again. It happens with a few different wifi AP’s.

    Any idea on how to fix this without a re-flash of the ROM? Is it a hardware fault?
    It’s running Android 2.3.4 (upgraded to this In May2013), and is rooted.
     

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    Unfortunately a reflashed ROM is the only way to rule out a possible hardware issue with this one.
     

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