Bought my phone used on Ebay.
Received Friday, activated Saturday.
Allowed software update at time of activation.
Drooooid started Saturday night at 3:45 AM
again this morning at the same time.
Currently 5:32 AM Monday morning.
Pulled SD card out. Inserted into adapter and into my PC.
Let PC "import" photos and set to also delete from SD card.
83 BS "stock photos"
Inserted SD card back into phone and all seems well.
Did this at 4:30 AM.
No, I did not safely remove SD card. Pulled while phone was on. Re inserted while phone was on also.
Thanks to all of you for the good info to read at 3am when my phone/alarm clock wouldn't let me sleep. Nice to know I wasn't alone in my frustration! Good luck, all!
The phone keeps restarting on me as well around 2am. It is quite obnoxious and it would be nice if a solution was available for this issue with the phone. This is my first smart phone and I did like it. After having to factory reset in order to perform the update and then the restarting after the update started occurring it is seriously making me rethink the whole smart phone choice. I may just go back to simple phones if this is going to be the outcome.
I did as suggested and removed my SD card. Also cleared the cache on my phone with the power and volume down buttonson about Sept 5. Left the phone overnight, then re-inserted the SD card the next morning. Today is Oct 2 and I have only had ONE night of DROOOIIIIIIID happen. It only went DROOOIIIIID once on that night (about 2-3 days later). Love getting a full night's sleep. Hope this works for more of you as well. Thanks to these forums, I have resolved both problems with my phone, without doing a factory reset, and without having to swap my phone.
Since I use my phone as an alarm clock, I just ended up putting the phone on silent and turned it face down on the nightstand. I don't think it's doing it anymore. Back when it did, I would have to change my location settings back to normal. I haven't had to do that in a long time. My advice to anyone with this issue, just let it ride it's course. If you depend on it for an alarm, the alarm still sounds if the phone is turned to vibrate.
The phone is automatically reprograming/optimizing. Anyway it's VERY annoying.
SOLUTION: Place phone where it can't be heard at night, plug it it in, and let it do its thing for a few nights. The "problem" will cure itself when it's done.
This does work. If you want to keep phone handy, download Quick Settings and turn off all sound and system volumes.
Ok. So. I had been putting off updating for about a month, and then finally updated around three weeks ago. The day after updating, my phone rebooted like five times in a row, and then shut off and became unresponsive. Couldn't turn it off or on, just a black screen. I let the battery run out and then charged it, and it was fine after that.
Ever since then it has been rebooting sporadically, but usually only once and usually while I'm getting ready to hop into bed, so it hasn't really affected me so much. Until today! Well last night more specifically. Around 3:30 in the morning, it suddenly started rebooting again, but it only got to the "HTC: quietly brilliant" screen, and then the screen after that with the little Droid circle/eye/robot thing (like what our avatars to the left are). After this, it goes back to the HTC screen, the robot eye screen, the HTC screen, and so on. The screen brightness is also diminished - kind of like when you don't touch your phone screen for a while and the screenlight dims? It's like, that, no matter what I do.
It's been doing this for hours now. I've tried turning it off, pressing buttons, but nothing, it just keeps doing its little half-reboot cycle. This is especially annoying because I am expecting several calls today about Thanksgiving travel arrangements that I really need to receive...
Right now I have it unplugged, and I'm just gonna see if letting the battery drain and then recharging it will help.
If you have any suggestions, that would be great...I'll be stopping by a Verizon store in about three days just to ask them about the problem (even if it's fixed itself by then), but I won't have the chance before then.