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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by killerb777, Feb 4, 2011.

  1. killerb777

    killerb777 Member
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    I rooted with Z4 a little while ago and everything seemed fine. The few things I do notice is when I go to unlock the phone and slide the the lock it will reboot before going to the homescreens (5x the past few weeks). I also notice that my pandora and myspot will force close and lock up forcing me to reboot. This never happened before z4. My 3G connection occasionally drops as well but not often. And on 2 occasions the screen would lock up on the droidx eye boot animation and I would have to pull the battery to get it back up. Is this common with rooted DX's? Before I take the next step into roms I want to see if this is a common thing and just something we deal with on rooted phones.

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  2. Aggie12

    Aggie12 Android Expert

    What ROM are you running stock?

    What it sounds like is you're on the stock rom and experiencing some flaws. When I was on the stock rom I would experience random stuff. Although not quite that often. Usually a factory data reset can help remedy some of the issues. This will erase all your apps and remove your gmail account so have a backup of everything. When you boot up after that It will be like you have the stock rom back to stock but it's rooted. The market should redownload your apps but the data for them will be gone, high-scores, achievements and the like (titanium backup can restore data if you backup your apps with it). Your contacts will resync as long as you made a backup with google prior. Backup assistant as well if you still have it.

    You could try that out but I'm not sure if you want to somewhat start over. Keep asking questions if you're unsure or if you were asking for something else.

    Have you installed any apps around the time that you noticed this happening.

    What you are describing are not widespread for the DX. I'm running Liberty 1.5 at the moment and its amazing. Far better experience than stock. It flys. No issues whatsoever for me.
  3. Btros

    Btros Android Enthusiast

    Pretty certain it has nothing to do with z4root. Try using WidgetLocker, that stopped my unlock reboots. It's definitely not something you just have to deal with rooted phones. If anything, you now have the freedom to make your phone run better.
  4. killerb777

    killerb777 Member
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    I'm not running any roms. All I did was root it with Z4 and backup with titanium. I did freeze apps with titanium but I only went by the list on the forums that were safe to remove/freeze. Maybe I'll try unfreezing them all and test it out for a week.

    Aside from my minor issues, from what I understand in taking the step into roms is I need bootstrap and either apex or liberty for setting up the roms. Are there any other newb friendly recommendations like rom manager or similar? I'm on 2.3.340 OTA if that matters.

    Appreciate the feedback gents.
  5. Aggie12

    Aggie12 Android Expert

    Yeah, I would try unfreezing everything and see what happens.

    Applying a ROM to your phone can go very smooth. IF you know what you are doing and know what to do if something goes wrong. The first thing to get down is backing up your current rom and getting familiar with ROM manager. Check out this Sticky in this forum for more information. And the other threads here. They all contain a lot of info and knowledge is power with android.
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