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Thread: Screen And backbutton problems

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    as stated previously, had screen and backbutton problem and tried everything. Finally thought maybe a screen intensive app had gone haywire and deleted everything non-essential. Saw drastic improvement but would still spazz on occasion. Locking/unlocking phone would generally fix this for a while. Since phone was rooted and I had the money to replace it if needed, decided to try a fresh rom. Wiped everything, installed Smoked Glass version 11, and haven't had a spazz yet a week later. The back button still needs to be pressed repeatedly to register sometimes, as well as about 2 mm of the left (bottom in landscape) side of the screen, but I believe this to be the result of a drop. Otherwise, fresh rom seemed to do the trick, plus I didn't have to get the phone re-flashed to metropcs. Just had to rewrite the apn settings.

    On a side note, I was told by the metro guy who flashed the phone that metros browser would block app downloads, so I would have to be on wifi to download them, but I could use them with metros 1x internet. I've heard others on various forums confirm this. However, I have always been able to download apps with 1x with no problem. Can anyone confirm or deny? Wondering if the rom has anything to do with it, I upgraded from v.6 and had no prob with it either. Appreciate any feedback.
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    Valk, I have had almost identical problems to you. About 3 weeks ago back button stopped working. Then over a matter of 4 days everything went haywire and the only way I could navigate the phone was with the slide out keyboard. I was running BB 6.2.1 and nothing else. I tried flashing 4 or 5 different roms and they all had the same problems. Doing multiple wipes every time. I flashed back to BB 6.2.1 and basically stopped using my phone except to make calls.

    Right around the 8th of Feb it started working normally again and I would say completely back to normal by the 12th. On the 16th the back button stopped working again. I flashed to GPA11 yesterday because what the hell...i figured it couldnt get any worse.

    NO solution for me yet...I am testing removing Swype because that was the last app i installed when I though I was back to normal. Could it be that the screen is going bad on the Droid? If anyone else has any ideas I would love to hear them.
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    static/grounding may be to blame

    hey guys,

    I've had this same thing happen!! the "crazy screen," phantom touches, unresponsiveness, etc. my temp solution is to turn the screen off, then retry my operation. I've since rooted my phone and installed some performance apps, because i'm a noob and why not tinker on a kind-of-broken phone that's out of warranty. its shown some improvement, but not a lot.

    however, I found a forum somewhere where people said this had happened after using a cheap recharger. I've only used either Droid or Blackberry rechargers on my phone and didn't notice any changes after using the bberry charger at my girlfriend's house.

    Anecdotally, I've noticed that the craziness gets much worse than when I wear a pair of my shoes that pick up a lot of static charge. The screen is much more buggy and weird than if i'm wearing other shoes. I've also tried grounding the screen by touching the glass to metal or grounded electronics, but to mixed results.

    anyone else have similar experiences??
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    After linking to laptop

    Sounds like the solution is a replacement phone.

    I plugged my phone into a corp laptop (with all kinds of encryption) just to charge it during a long biz meeting. The next day the backbutton would turn down the ringer volume and sometimes go back. Other misc. stuff happened too. Once, I couldn't open facebook - it would open and close immediately.

    Took to Verizon, they said run factory reset. Did that, no change.

    I'm going to Verizon store for replacement at lunchtime.
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    I had similar problems using chargers for LG and Samsung, I stopped using random chargers and stuck with my Motorola charger and I haven't had any more problems. Just cause it fits in the hole doesn't mean it goes in. Lesson learned :-)

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    My home button loses it's mind from time to time, just stops working. Usually it starts working again on it's own. I blame the leaked Gingerbread as I didn't have any issues with Froyo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruben181 View Post
    Just cause it fits in the hole doesn't mean it goes in. Lesson learned :-)

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    Do you guys put your phones in your pockets? It could be moisture. Mine does that sometimes, but corrects itself after a while or if I put it by a fan.
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    My phone suddenly started this too. Its never been rooted or anything. I rebooted the phone and that fixed it so i deleted any recent apps and updates. But that only lasted for a week before it did it again yesterday. Makes the phone pretty much useless when it does it.
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