Glitching bionic

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid Bionic' started by gchave, Oct 9, 2012.

  1. gchave

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    So recently I have been experiencing some glitches in the phone.. Mainly in the text messaging app that came on the phone. It will type random letters or type more then one whenever I type a letter (ex. I type "e" and the phone puts out "et")
    I also have problems with the lock screen where everything gets stretched and turned sideways..really weird. There's plenty of other things that glitch on the phone constantly and daily. I have had the phone for a year now and the problems in the past few months seem to be getting worse.
    Just thought I would throw this out there and see who else was dealing with this..I'm assuming if I go to Verizon they will say "do a reboot" but that's so annoying.

    Also a side not My GPS is just the worst it tells me I'm blocks some times a mile away from where I really am. Navigation on the phone is literally useless because it give me wrong directions all the time.
     
  2. aaf709

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    A couple of questions...

    Are you on .905 or one of the leaks?

    Have you cleared your cache?
     
  3. Dave12308

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    I assume you mean a "factory data reset". And yes, it may be annoying, but that's EXACTLY what I recommend at this point. There's no way for us to tell what 3rd party apps you've installed over the past year, and to me this sounds like a 3rd party app misbehaving. I am going to assume that you are one of those folks that expect a phone to just "work". Unfortunately, these things have progressed to the point where it's like carrying a PC in your pocket. Like PCs, a smartphone benefits from some housekeeping from time to time, and a fresh start is always good.
     
  4. altspeed

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    Putting off an fdr is like putting off going to the dentist. Just suck it up and pull the offending tooth (or the trigger as it were). You and your phone will feel better immediately. Just because it has a linux kernel doesn't mean it will outlast the hardware like linux on a PC.
     
  5. gchave

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    I am not on any leaked version just waiting and going along with the OTA's
    I guess I'll go with doing a factory rest.
    Any suggestions or tips on preparing myself for it. I'm assuming all contacts are backed up on my google account?
     
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    I occasionally had funny things happen with texting on .905. I use handcent, it would insert random characters when typing. A reboot always fixed it.
     
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    If your rooted back up your apps/data first, google will take care of the rest and make sure your backup is saved to sd-ext
     
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    I did a FDR the other day. Did my backups with ROM Manager and getting set back up was a piece of cake. Phone is more responsive, signal/data holds on better. I am on 247 but I agree, should help even 905.
     
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    An fdr almost always helps and can't hurt if you prep properly
     
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