Hi all, newcomer here, first time poster.
It's been 3 months since I got my used Moto Droid - not rooted, using page plus pre-paid service. I've tried and tried to love this thing, and when it works, it's awesome!
But I can't get over the fact that on this third month of using it, I've had to factory reset the damn thing 4 times now - the most recent was 2 days ago when it wouldn't accept incoming calls.
At first, I was all giddy and downloaded tons of apps -- then those started to force close (forever). Then the second time (after factory reset) I was much mroe careful and only got the few ( <10 ) apps that I felt I couldn't live without. But even being careful, the downloaded apps (like jewels, some other games) started to force close all the time, and even the major apps like google maps stopped working, prompting a factory reset.
After a reset, maybe 2-3 weeks later the symptoms started to re-emerge - again killing the feelings of joy that my droid is supposed to provide me.
My question is, do I have a bad phone? Is it the hardware? I mean, we are all running the same default OS here, non-rooted, so why is it giving me such terrible stability issues?
I am a techie, and I would love to use this thing fully - but if I have to be careful at every turn, and worry about what kinds of apps will bring this wonderful piece of hardware into a glorified paperweight with an LCD screen, then what's the point? I can't push it to the limit.
So, does it sound like I have a bad droid or what? Tell me I am not alone. Do you think the upcoming 2.1 will fix the issues. Should I just buy another droid?
advanced task manager >>> already removed according to the advice in post #2 and #3
Google sky map (awesome)
stopwatch (2 different ones)