Do you get random reboots?

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    Decided to make a thread to help narrow this down, as I see different people having similar issues and I want to see what the common factor is. The other thread dealt with reboots when you plugged the phone into a USB port.

    I am looking at phones that just restart themselves, while sitting there doing nothing. Like it can be sitting on a table, not plugged in, not being used, screen off... and then it just reboots itself.

    If you experience this, can you list what version of the OS(or ROM) you are, if it is rooted, whether it is overclocked, and whether you are using a launcher replacement like Launcher Pro or ADW.

    I want to see if we can pick out a pattern. I think it is ADW, but others say it is not and so let's see if we can figure this out.

    Mine: DX running the latest release from Verizon, rooted, overclocked to 1,1Ghz with stock voltage.

    I saw the restarts with AWDLauncher EX. I clocked it back to stock, and it still would randomly restart. I uninstalled ADW and put on LP, and I have not seen it restart in the last 24 hours. But the problem is that if you are not looking at the phone when it happens, you could miss it.

    Anyone else?
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    Simply put, Droid does not do random reboots unless something is wrong. Either you've got a task killer, antivirus, or maybe that launchers causing it. It's generally a rogue app.

    If you have pulled the launcher and it didn't do it, I'd say you've answered your own question.
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    And I would agree with all of that. I don't use a task killer as there is no point with this OS, and I don't use Anti-Virus for the same reason.

    However, other people that don't have ADW get the restarts, so I wanted to see if we could determine a patter or trend.
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    I know a wide majority of people getting random USB reboots when they connect to PC. This came about right after the last update. I had flashed 2.3.15 sbf, updated the new OTA and before I had done anything to my phone I had reboots.

    So yes, it does get random reboots. I even had one on lockscreen. I don't OC, no anti virus and no ATK.
    I fixed my reboots by moving all my apps that were sitting on SD card back over to my phone. It worked for someone else last night. Not saying this will do the trick for you, but it wouldn't hurt to try.

    //Tap'd on CM8's DX w/DF app\\
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    i get them everyday.
    i am rooted and running stock os (latest version). this occurred before rooting as well. and i have tried adw, launcherpro and adw ex and it has happened with all of them. i also have apps frozen as well. but again, this has happened with apps frozen and unfrozen.
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    I get rebooted when I connect to a computer, but that's the only time. I am using ADW ex, it's not causing me any reboots.
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    I get them occasionally, maybe once every couple of weeks that I notice. I'm rooted running Rubix 1.9.0 with ADW. I have no task killer, & no overclock. It also happened (more frequently) when I was on Rubix 1.0 with no ADW.
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    Wow, so presently it happens with no pattern, which may indicate a hardware issue. Let's see what trends emerge, if any, as more people respond with their experiences.
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    i see it happening in 2 occasions:
    1 - when my phone is just lying there, untouched, screen off.
    2 - when i slide to unlock it.
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    I get the reboots only since the OS update that Verizon sent to my phone. I didn't have to go searching, I had a message that an update was available, so I downloaded it. I am not rooted, and I've been running ADW since day one of having my phone. I am not running any Antivirus. Sometimes I will try to do something like access email or open my Handscent to send a text message and the phone will freeze. If I try to press to turn the screen off, it reboots. Other times since the update, it could be sitting untouched and just reboot. Then, there are days since the update where I have no reboots at all. Yup, it's annoying!
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    Interesting. Mine had not rebooted for days since I took adw off, but today it did it as I was flipping between home screens. Just went from the center one to another, reboot.
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    I've been having this problem lately, never used to. I rooted my phone, still running stock OS, but I did get a free launcher called Zeam from the Market...I don't think it's that thought because this recently happened, within the past few days, and I've had Zeam for a few weeks. No OC or anything here either.
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    I get reboots too. I'm running rooted stock 2.2.1 with Launcher Pro, no overclock, no other mods. Root is only for wireless tether and removing some bloatware (city ID, Skype, etc.)

    Worse, I get this slowdown problem where my phone goes into turtle mode until I do a battery pull. This is a newly replaced FRU device.

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    I was getting random reboots also...was told by Verizon I had to remove the battery first, which I did. Reboots continued, next Verizon person said I had to do a factory rest, which I did yesterday. Now I'm just waiting to see if that fixed the problem. Only thing I've done with the phone is download and use Launcher Pro. Everything else came on the phone at purchase. I DID lose my "craigsnotifica" app and now cannot find it in the market, which is a bummer, but maybe I would rather have that than the continual rebooting.

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    What I am seeing here is no clear pattern, which points to either a hardware issue or an OS issue, not a specific app.

    I had 3 reboots yesterday, one while texting, one while scrolling on the home page, and one while the phone was just sitting there.

    Annoying, to say the least.

    Maybe Gingerbread will fix it?
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    this needs to be fixed before gingerbread, since we have no clue on when specifically, it will be released.
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    I agree, but I don't think that Verizon has even acknowledged a problem, so I don't see it happening.
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    neither do i. i know other people who have the same phone and they dont experience it at all. and it would be hard to prove it happens, if it doesnt happen right in front of the verizon rep.
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    Mine has rebooted twice this morning. Just now, all I did was unlock the screen.

    This is getting really old already. My roommate just got a new DX last night and it is bone stock, no root or anything, so it will be interesting to see if her's starts doing it.
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