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Droid X2: Summary of Problems

Discussion in 'Droid X2 Tech Support' started by devedsmith, Jul 21, 2011.

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    Here is just a quick rundown of the problems I'm having on the "X2" that I did NOT have on my Droid X:

    • Can't edit contacts: when tapping a contact, I get the home screen
    • General Slowness/Responsiveness
    • Loses wifi connection constantly, have to turn it off and then back on (in many different wifi locations)
    • Browser crashes in a wide variety of situations
    • Phone app crashes or does not respond to taps (very embarrassing)
    • No camera button (WTF?)
    • Difficult to use shutter icon because that's where you tap to open options - this was my iphone deal-breaker - just plain stupid
    • Some videos don't save or get corrupted
    • Photo gallery crashes and is slow (shows facebook photos from friends?!?! WTF?)
    • Screen animations repeat for single actions and often kill the app
    • Back button leaves screen white when leaving youtube
    • Hardware buttons are hard to press - VERY.
    • Battery life is half that of the DROID X (on Liberty)
    • When on wifi web sites will stop responding, switching to 3G fixes it
    • Hyperlink taps will occasionally be ignored - they highlight but the browser does not respond
    • Flash occasionally does not run when tapped (see above)
    • Phone restarts randomly - sometimes in the middle of an app or call
    • Noticeable click (clunk?) sound when starting camera app
    • Browser crashes when closing windows - every time
    • Occasionally does not wake-up/unlock forcing me to pull the battery
    • Keyboard stops responding - mostly no spacebar or backspace

    Anyone else experiencing an unusual amount of problems with the "X2" that they did not have on any other Droid? Perhaps this is just the abomination that is Froyo?
    Last edited: Jul 21, 2011
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    Sounds like you have a bad phone. I have an X2 and I am not having near the issues you are having. Have you tried a factory reset?

    Have you rooted the phone? I would and then find and run the v6 supercharger script. It will help with the sluggishness of the phone.(Though for me the phone has never had too many issues with sluggishness.)

    After you are rooted you can freeze some apps and replace others. Motoblur gallery sucks. Quickpic is better. Dolphin HD is a better browser.
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    You should SBF your Droid X2. Mine was a pile of junk when i first got it to. After SBFing it last night I was amazed at how this phone performed. I then went ahead and removed the bloat. Now i'm kinda sad I don't have it to play with for another 2 weeks.
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    What is SBF? On my Droid X I had Liberty and it was the fastest phone I have ever seen. I loved it. But that's what I get for jumping into the pool with it with a CRAPY insurance company (Asurion).
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    I think SBF stands for system base file. It is a flash of the system out of the box. If you got your phone as a CLNR then my sympathies. Certified and like new are wildly varied concepts.
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    Agreed. This is Froyo 2.2.2 with some major differences from the version I started with in 2010. The Gallery for example is linked to facebook so of course it's so slow I cant really use it. Every time I open the Gallery it updates with my friend's photos and videos. And I can't change it. There are no "default view" settings. And there are limited ROM's out there now. I think I am going to try MinimalistX.
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    Editing the contacts problem may be from deleting or freezing yahoo contacts & yahoo validation (may not be exact names) happened to me & all I had to do was un-freeze them
    So some of the other issues may have to do with what bloat you deleted or froze
    I dont have near the issues your having
    Thats my 2 cents :)
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    Mine has the camera clunk / click issue when starting or even using the led as a flashlight. Also my speaker on the back when used causes some major rattling and sound vibrations in the case of the phone. These are all new droid x2s from Asurian. As an insurance replacement for my water tripped X. I've had 2 to date . All with the same issue. If the next one is like this i'm demanding a x again. X2 is a pos!!

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    Yahoo authentication has a couple of known bugs. Especially battery drain. My battery usage was around 70% Yahoo, then display, etc. I had to root then remove it to get my battery to last more than a couple hours.
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    Just got my THIRD >>NEW<< Droid X2. It has the SAME problems. Camera clicking and bad speaker. This phone as a whole is bad not just what I'm getting. Motorola tried to cheap out on speaker isolation that was used on the X and used cheaper materials on the X2. Then tried to offset customers with a qHD display.
    Last edited: Jul 26, 2011
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    You guys should not be having anywhere near this amount of trouble with your x2. I'm running 2.2.2 with NO problems at all. As far as the gallery goes - yes, it is horrible. Download Quickpic from the market, and use that as your gallery. It is better in every way possible.
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    I don't get how 3 NEW DX2's can have the EXACT SAME ISSUES!
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    Thanks for the tip. Quickpic is so much better than the gallery on this phone.
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    Agreed! Quickpic is MUCH better. Simple while having all the features I need.
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    i to have the click when the camera turns on...IF it turns on. My camerasoftware seems screwy. Because of the bad placement of the shutter I constanly open the options tab and if I touch the effects tab the phone will lock up for about 10 sec then exit camera. This is only once in a while. Another problem is that every third or fourth time I unplug it from the charger the battery indicator stays in charging mode. I have to power down to clear it. This phone is 3 weeks old from Verizon.
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    Im on my 2nd X2 and can't stand it it lags. Turns itself on then off. Freezes up on me constantly and to top all this off the first had the same problems. I think I know what to use for target practice.

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    I finally got the update to Gingerbread and I'm afraid that I still have all of the same problems... except that they are a bit faster. Faster to crash, faster to re-boot... which I have to do often. I even have a new problem... the Camcorder app will only record about 20 seconds, then it freezes for about 5 seconds, then starts recording again. Junk, junk JUNK.
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    Man-SUCH good news

    I had my X2 for exactly one month when it crapped out. Showed "No Service" and stayed in airplane mode and couldn't even go back to factory defaults.

    I took it in and also complained about how it works when it does work. SO SO SO the cust. service rep and manager at Verizon "taught me" that there's a big learning curve and YOU HAVE TO seek out a bunch of aps from the internet to replace the stupid, clumsy, ugly aps it comes with!

    Plus, of course I am only getting a refurb for replacement, which I was told gets tested a lot!! Well, hope it's tested better than a NEW one!!!!:rating01:
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    odd love my x2 only gripe i got is needs to be louder and what do u mean by camara clicks?
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