- Have had Droid for about 3 months
- Currently running OS 2.1
- Not Rooted
- Not using a Home screen replacement
- Minimal non-Google developed downloaded apps installed
- The phone thinks I am interacting with the GUI (i.e. touching the screen) - BUT I AM NOT!
- The phone clicks buttons and swipes on it's own.
- It did it last Saturday for about 2 hours and then today for about 5 hours (currently is doing it as I write this). All days between it was perfectly fine.
- The phone will boot up and when I unlock it it starts clicking icons, moving them around, pulling down the notifications bar, opening the apps drawer. It has made a few phone calls and sent a few texts. Oh it manages to add calendar events a lot, too. It is just randomly clicking things. It goes VERY fast at clicking constantly.
- I pull the battery and it restarts and (as soon as I unlock it) it starts all over again.
- I am mostly not able to interact with the phone while it does this. Escape and menu appears to work every now and then, but Home does nothing. And I can't click anything because it is too busy clicking whatever it wants.
- Sliding the keyboard open the phone is very slow to rotate the screen (if it does at all) - I assume this is because it is being overwhelmed with GUI input that it can't get to the rotation operation
Identifying the problem:
- The phone let me use it for about 4 minutes about an hour ago and I was able to delete all downloaded apps installed in the last month. (I don't use tons of apps...and I deleted basically all of them just now). No luck.
- Trying to narrow down environment. Both times it has started this I have been in the car - but it continues to do it after. I thought it might be interference in car so I tried turning off my A/C, radio, etc. No luck.
- I had a Plantronics Voyager 520 Bluetooth headset that I lost about a month ago. It worked fine for the 2 months I had it with the Droid. I just replaced it with an identical device. Both times the phone started acting up the Bluetooth headset was powered on and nearby (however, bluetooth was not enabled on the phone the second time). I thought that might be causing interference but now it is no where near me and the phone is still acting up. I also thought it might be a combination of GPS on (since I was driving) and bluetooth headset nearby - but I guess not.
- Throw the phone out the window
- PLEASE GIVE ME A BETTER OPTION! Any input is greatly appreciated.