I am about to break this Droid!! New User - Long Post Sorry

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  1. Sithlrdvad
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    1st of all, I am a new Droid user, I upgraded from the Storm 2 to the regular Droid, so I only been on the Android planet for less than 3 months.

    I am really hoping I can describe my problem:

    Since yesterday when I make a call (example 1, voice mail), the automated recording asks you for your 4 digit password, my screen shows 6 buttons: Bluetooth, Mute, Speaker, Add Dial, End Call, Dial Pad.
    Now only the Speaker button works, the Dial Pad button won't event get highlited when I press it (and yes I tried using the physical key pad and that won't work either. Also same problem with all the other buttons except, problem two: The end button.

    When I try to hang up a call and I go to push the end button, the call freezes, I can still go back to my home screen and the phone still running, but the call still in progress, now after i say 30 secs to one minute the whole phone restarts.

    Problem 3: I just noticed that when I sued to make a call 1st the screen was black/gray then it turn green/black showing the time use for the call once the call got connected, NOW it doesn't do that, it gets stuck in the black/gray screen, I still can make the call and connect and talk to people.

    Here are some solutions I tried:
    I pull the battery 20 times already since yesterday (some of this times due to the fact that my phone was stuck in the call after hanged up like I explain earlier)
    I data wipe / restore to original factory settings: this did not help, still having the same issues.
    I also try to save my voicemail *86 and adding a pause to include my password, this did not work (this was actually a Verizon rep idea)

    Sorry for the long post but can you please help me!!
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    I've never used a droid 1 but sounds like u got a dud .. I don't even know that they make new ones anymore so it may be a refurbished and is messed up. If your passed the 30 days ur only option is get another refurbished droid

    Sent from my DROIDX using Tapatalk
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    Well first, welcome to the forum.

    Sorry to hear of you problems. If the hard factory reset didn't solve those issues, I would contact Verizon. All of that sounds like a warranty issue to me.

    Good luck.
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    Where did you get that phone? And can you return it?

    Swyped from a Droid
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    Thank you for the responses, but I am screw, I bought this phone from a friend that upgraded to the Droid X and gave this one to me, in a working condition.

    I called Verizon and yeah they told me all they can do is use my rebate upgrade of $100 with a 2 year extension price offer.

    That means I could get the Droid X for $200.

    Quick question:
    If I rooted this phone, will this solve the issue?
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    Rooting and installing a Rom could solve your issues, worth a shot

    Sent from my Droid using DroidForums App
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    @Adam:

    Yeah true, got nothing to lose here anyways, so far I am getting tired of restarting my cell every time I end a call.

    Now since I am new here, and yes I did search, can somebody point me where can I find the steps to do this, I am running the 2.2 FRG83D
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    Link one in my signature. Don't follow up that mess that happened to you with rooting the "easy" way. Use link one. Please.

    Sent from my GimpDroid (Installed by RZR).
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    My guess is that it would. I would recommend:

    Chevy's http://www.droidforums.net/forum/chevyno1/117227-1-17-11-ss-4-96-ready.html

    Cyanogen http://www.droidforums.net/forum/cyanogenmod/38278-cyanogenmod-installation.html

    Ultimate Droid http://www.droidforums.net/forum/ul...ll-devices-d1-inc-evo-4g-desire-cdma-gsm.html

    Bugless Beast http://www.droidforums.net/forum/bu...bugless-beast-v0-6-2-1-gingerbread-froyo.html

    and any others that may attract your interest.

    Good luck.
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    I downloaded the Ultimate Droid link posted above, now what?

    Sorry to keep bothering you guys but like I said I am really new at this, can somebody direct me to a step by step process?
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    Did you follow Guidot's excellent advice in post #8?
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    I missed the post, shame on me.

    Just downloaded the files and following the instructions, will report back with the results.
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    Any news?

    Sent from my GimpDroid (Installed by RZR).
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    I rooted my Droid. Well I think I did. I have a icon on the menu that says Superuser. Now I was thinking on installing 2.3 on my cell but been having a hard time figuring it out.
    Another dumb question: I have the gingerbread on a zip file and I have rom manager. Now what? And I tried reading the bugless beast install but for the life of me I couldn't figure it out.
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    If you used the first link in my sig, you have sprecovery already.

    If you need help flashing a ROM try link number 2 in my signature.

    Sent from my GimpDroid (Installed by RZR).
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