Formatting without volume buttons (touch screen going crazy)

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  1. GST

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    My droid 1 is acting crazy and I want to try to factory reset it (it's not rooted). Problem is, both my volume buttons on the side are broken. Is there a way to format without using the volume buttons?

    And incase anyone has seen this problem before, my screen is going crazy. When I try to use my finger to scroll down a list, half the time the scroll goes wacky and goes up and down really fast. The other half, it doesn't even respond to my finger, just sits there. When I slide out my keyboard to text message, the top notification bar keeps scrolling down by itself without me even touching it. I was going to try a format and see if that fixed anything. Has anyone else seen this before?
     
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    Don't you just use the keyboard? I briefly had a droid one and I don't think you have to use the volume keys... what you need the volume keys for besides scrolling?

    And with the messed up screen it might be something contacting the screen. Usually some kind of moisture. Check to make sure there are no little particles in between the screen edge and the bezzle.

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    As far as I know, you have to use the side volume buttons to bring up the format window when you turn on the phone. I've tried to google another way, but haven't seen one. If someone here knows a way to go through the format screen when you boot your phone without using the volume buttons, I would greatly appreciate it.
     
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    Try holding x. Turn of phone and push the power button and hold x. I believe this is how I did it. It was a while go. I know x is involved :p just hold x till that screen pops up. And from there you can use the keyboard to scroll

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    If you're talking about scrolling in recovery, you can use the D-pad to do that.
     
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    My problem is I can't get to the recovery window. The shortcut I've googled is holding volume up and the camera button together. Then the screen pops up. Right now I can hold x and have the triangle with the yellow ! come up, but I can't get to the recovery options. I've tried holding dpad up, left, right, and down with the camera button, but none of them work. Is there another way to get there without the volume button?
     
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    looks like you might have to flash an sbf to get a formatted phone. If the display digitizer is going out then take it to a verizon store and they should be able to ship you a new one if you have an extended warranty. If not contact motorola for a manufacturer's warranty
     
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    That sucks. I thought the x button would work. Kinda makes me think there might be even something larger wrong. Cause I swore that holding x got you to the options. Isn't there a factory reset in the settings. Have you tried that?

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    I assumed you were rooted. There is a way to do a factory reset through the phone. Hit the menu button, then Settings/Privacy then Factory reset.
     
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    FWIW, my OG is doing some of the same things. It's driving me nuts. It's making phone calls, pressing buttons and making the phone really hard to use. The only solution is turning off the screen. Then I have problems with the slide lock. And, then the phone starts jumping in my hand as the gremlins attempt the slide lock themselves :blink: My contract is almost up and this seems like a way to force me to upgrade/renew.

    Did you figure anything out GST? I'm going to try a factory reset. I think this all started right around the time the latest "update" came out.
     
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    Well, I thought the only way to format was from start up, didn't know you could do it through settings. So I just factory reset. It didn't fix anything (I didn't really think it would do much). I read that water and stuff can seep down between the case and the touch screen, and I have grease on my hands often at my work, so I think that might have screwed up my phone. So I just bought another. It might be another way to sell another phone also, lol. Good luck to you.
     
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    Thanks GST, good luck with the new phone. I'm probably going to do the same thing. I keep mine dry, I know it's not water causing my issues. Such a PITA especially since there's no new Droid I really want.

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