I have a Droid X that i have had for a little over a year and lately it has been giving me some problems. I come here hoping some of you can either help me fix what i have or help me choose a newer phone.
I have a desk job and listen to pandora through my phone for about 8-9 hrs a day. Recently it has began to randomly shut its self off (the phone not pandora). Sometimes it will go for weeks without this happening and sometimes it will do it a few times per day. It is always as simple as turning it back on but, still very annoying.
Last friday there was a desert/offroad race that was broadcast online that i wanted to watch. So i hook my phone to a charger cable and try to watch. It would load the USTREAM video and almost instantly kick the video stream off. Sometimes i could get it to play for a few mins straight and other time only 5-10 secs. It worked better when the charge cord was unhooked but that wasnt really a option either because of battery life. I assume the phone was getting hot and that was part of the problem
What i need to know is...will rooting help any of this? Would i be better off going to the verizon store and getting a newer model.
BTW...the phone is running 2.3.3.
I am confident that with some research and a little help i can get through the rooting process but spending a bunch of time messing with my phone does not excite me. I just want the damned thing to work and quit shutting off.