Droid X and Gingerbread: only a small percentage of people are having issues

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    I just called in for my 3 DX. the Verizon person on the phone, say only a small portion of the DX users are having issues with Gingerbread.
    I am curious, why is it the phones I am getting keep having issues?

    is there some kind of bug bashed on location or something, in relation to Gingerbread on DX?
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    I went through 4 DX's after the latest update. Massive battery life issues and reboots. Finally got a X2 replacement and that and the late update have me cruising along. I personally think there is a major issue with the last patch for the X.

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    I've had some issues with the gingerbread update but nothing excessive like that, question, X2 worth it? I have heard a lot of mixed reviews.
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    For me personally, it has been. Other than an issue with the phone locking while charging during the night, which seems to have been corrected in the recent update, I have been MUCH happier with the phone. It is a solid performer.
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    Ok, the screen locks when you charge, that's the update? I thought it was from using a walmart charger
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    All you have to do is read the posts here and other Droid X forums including the Motorola Owners forum. While all phones have their issues, the Droid X has had several and more on Gingerbread. I was so frustrated with how bad the X was on GB that I reverted to Froyo and have been happy since.

    The Verizon person is uninformed. There are a lot of angry unhappy users of the Droid X (sure, there are plenty of those who are totally happy) but it's impossible to know what the true percentage is. You have to assume that users of smartphones are a technical bunch and, if they have problems, know how to search and post on the internet.

    All I can say is that there are a LOT of posts about problems with the X spontaneously rebooting, starting up when you just turned it off, rebooting while playing music, keyboard problems, Wi-Fi connection problems, and 1X instead of 3G connections. For every goofball who has to post "I haven't seen one issue with my X and it's wonderful" I'm sure I've seen 5-10 disgusted users. But that's true of any phone.

    I also think there are a lot of faulty phones that have been "refurbished" that are not actually fixed and Verizon is simply passing on the problems to the next user of that phone. MY phone is great on Froyo but a POS on Gingerbread.

    Good luck with your new one.
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    I said that to him. he still said, that people who do have issues, likely would go to a forum. which is why it seem like most people are having issues on the forum, when its actually a smaller percentage less than 1
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    It was happening to me 2-3 times a week before the latest update. I would put it on to charge when I went to bed and it would be locked up when I woke in the morning. Black screen and nothing would work until I did a battery pull. It would be okay all day then. Since the latest update it has not happened at all. I happen to use all Verizon chargers, in fact the one it happened on most was one that I ordered in the media dock from Verizon for it.
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    For rebooting/crashing/freezing problems on the X:

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    For me GB was trash for my DROIDX until Apex rom fixed my dismal battery life and rebooting. Stability too. Apex is the man!

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    I'll give this a try...

    [h=1]Auto Memory Manager[/h]Mad Squirrel
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    Omg new droid x and not even working!!!!!
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    Too bad Motorola doesn't release individual sales figures for their devices (I have not found any) so it's impossible to tell just what percentage of Droid X users are having issues. Some just live with them, some never report them, some never post, etc. So, none of us can say for sure what percentage really has problems. I'm sure the guy you spoke to also has no numbers other than his own experience to back up his claim.
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    My DX is running GB and I have NO PROBS! It's rooted and overclocked. No ROM at this time.
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    Strange, last month I talked with a supervisor at Verizon and he stated, they know there are problems with GB on the X, but sorry to say he did not think anything was being done with it. So, basically you need to live with it, or get a new phone, which I will be doing very soon as soon as I get a chance to look over, in person, the new HTC Rezound, the Nexus and even (MAYBE) the Razr. However, if I go with a Razr it will be after it is being sent out with ICS.
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    In short no. Its a piece of junk. Some point next yr im buying a new phone at full to get off this thing. Its only worth it if you have patience and got one hell of a deal like anything less then $50.

    I'd rather have a dx in all honesty. Android does not run well on it and while its got better on 2.3.4 it is still crap. Im hoping it get ics and maybe then it will be a good phone.

    If you like listening to music then this is not the phone for you. The dev community is doing there best but the thing is truly junk. I got it in may and I'd rather have my lg env touch still and o hated that phone.

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    Dumped Mad Squirrel after one day. It was killing my Spotify and force closing Go Launcher.
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    You can add apps to the Auto Memory Manager's whitelist. Actually, though, I've read that a factory reset may fix many problems on the X.
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