DROID Screen Unlock Pattern Cannot be Enabled

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  1. royalking18

    royalking18 New Member

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    I'm having this weird issue with my DROID where the other day my screen unlock pattern all of a sudden went back to the default finger swipe instead of my custom pattern. When I try to re-set it in Settings or check the option, it does not save. Re-starting the phone doesn't solve the problem either. When I try to change some of my other settings, it doesn't save either.

    Also, the phone re-starts out of nowhere from time to time.

    Anyone else have this problem or know a fix? Maybe someone hacked into my phone somehow?

    Any advise would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks!
     
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    I am having the same problem with my phone... I can't find any related messages to this topic. Is there a a solution other than a hard reset?
     
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    The only thing I'd imagine was happeng is that the Settings data keeps getting cleared. If you go into Settings>Applications>Manage applications, hit the menu key, choose Filter select All you'll see one app called Settings and another called Settings Storage. On mine, Settings Storage has 48KB of data and I can't clear it. Settings on the other hand is 1.52MB and if I want I can clear the data. I don't know why an app would be set to auto clear the data but if you have any downloaded and highly configurable task killing apps, I'd check them. If you don't then I'm a little puzzled because the only other thing I can imagine is a fault in the phone's internal memory.

    I haven't heard of this problem anywhere else. You might try clearing the data in your Settings app and reconfigure all those parameters again. The last resort is of course to take it to a Verizon store and/or do a factory reset.
     
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    Didn't work :(

    Still having the same problem... wanted to throw this out there again to see if anyone had any suggestions. I'm pretty sure I've tried everything.
     
  5. drivinfocused

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    have you tired going to (homescreen) settings then privacy then checking back up my settings? is it checked or no? oh and are you stock or rooted?
     
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    RE

    Back up settings is checked and I am stock
     
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    okay how about settings>location&security>screen unlock pattern. checked require pattern or use visible pattern?
     
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    This is the problem. When I check them and exit, they don't STAY checked. If I return to settings they aren't checked anymore. Crazy.
     
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    Bueller... Buueller...
     
  10. drivinfocused

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    what if you stay as just the swipe across? or would you want the actual drawing password?
     
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    Of course I would like the security feature to work. That's why I am valiantly keeping this thread alive.
     
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    Have you taken it into Verizon?
     
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