Just curious if anyone else may have encountered some odd behavior as I have. Last night I fell asleep with pandora running and woke up to find my phone was rather hot. It had been charging all night. I stopped pandora and ran ATK to make sure all unneeded apps closed as it seemed my driod was acting rather sluggish. I then had to run to a meeting, and droped the phone in my pocket. about halfway into my meeting I noticed that my pocket felt rather warm checked the droid and nothing was running it was in suspend mode with the screen blank (normal)
anyways, after my meeting I started noticing the heat was constant and the phone was getting more and more sluggish.. first thought was some app was running in the backgound so I again ran ATK and killed all running apps, but the phone was till laggy touch screen was not very responsive. etc.
well about an hour ago I decided to call VZW and they offrered to send me a new battery free of charge, so I graciously accepted, but was not contet that was necessarily the correct solution. About 10 min later while trying to send a text the phone went all wonky and after several attempts with increasing unresponsiveness I got the text out and have a VM come in. After checking my VM is when it hit the fan... all of a sudden unresponsiveness got so bad I rebooted the phone.
afer it finally rebooted it was still acting crazy so I started uninstalling apps and watching as the phone would intermittently freeze then respond then freeze then respond. I decided to start uninstalling any new apps, and after about the 3rd uninstall the phone blew a gasket and my notification bar at the top started flashing different shades of green and back to grey. nothing I could do would get the device to respond... Was very much like when a computer is hacked.
Anyways I powered the device back on and it just sat there stuck at the droid eye splash screen and would not boot. By now I am freaking out thinking my new droid just bricked itself... I have not even tried to root it either... Fortunately I had run a backup of the contacts, so I proceeded to reboot the phone into restore mode (pressing power and home key during startup) and reset it back to factory image... (good trick to know incase you lock it up trying to root it
All is fine now phone is working ok, and I have resynced my email and exchange mailboxes, but still have to wonder what the hell happened...
Has anyone else experienced this and did they happen to make a note of what caused it, or is it even possible I got a app with a virus that allowed my phone to be exploited until I did the factory reset?
Being a Systems Engineer. I know this kind of behavior... and in my experience on desktops and servers it is a tell tale sign of having a virus or being hacked outright.
if anyone can shed some light on this I would appreciate it