I am really starting to hate my X, wifi won't work and reboots...wtf

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  1. jwilderman

    jwilderman New Member

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    I had good luck with my phone, loaded 5 or 6 different roms without any problems, but when I tried to load the 596 rooted 2 part GB it all went to hell in a hurry. I'm lucky if it doesn't repeatedly reboot itself, and if I dare turn on wifi it just sits there "turning off..." only it doesn't turn off.....ever! I can turn on airplane, which will shut down bluetooth, but does nothing to wifi, can't figure out how to kill wifi. Then after a while it starts with the rebooting business, I've sbf'd back to 340 about 10 times now, tried to take the OTA GB--no luck, no luck with the 2 part GB, and even the stock 340 bends me over if I try to turn on wifi. I'm at my wits end with this thing, it's on its way to being a broken paperweight.

    Thanks for letting me vent, please help with any suggestions if possible!
     
  2. Ivanhoensandiego

    Ivanhoensandiego New Member

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    Haven't been able to get wifi on gingerbread to work at all. I could never get the wifi to work consistently previously. Motorola says I should get a different phone. I bought 1 of the very first ones. Some other forum said they had problems on some the initial phones.

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    SBF it and go back to .340 and install Cyanogenmod 7 for the DX. I just installed the latest nightly(18)today, flashed the camera and video fix and then the GPS fix, everything works perfectly on it. I used Android Overclock set to 1.2Ghz and scored over 2700 in the Quadrant. It's blazing fast. Never mind that 2.3.3 update Verizon put out, it's terrible. Go ASOP with Cyanogen, it's 2.3.4, it's sweet. You don't even need a bootstrap on it once you install it. Rebooting in recovery is build right in. Try it out, you'll be happy you did.
     
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    Why not just take it to vzw and get a new one. They should replace if widow is broke. It runs fine on mine with liberty 0.8

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    His phone isn't broke. Do you really think Verizon will replace his phone after it's been rooted and running a hacked verzion of gingerbread? I think not. That would go over like a fart in church. All the phone needs is a SBF, factory reset, complete wipe, and a good rom, like Liberty or CM7, and it will be fine. That 2.3.3 Gingerbread DX build is terrible.
     
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    Well I thought he said he did all that. And I was under the impression you could sbf and then Verizon would not know it was rooted. Is that not true?

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    Sure, if you SBF back to 2.2.1 Froyo and take it to Verizon unrooted, they would accept it. The only thing is Gingerbread went live a while ago and they might wonder why your phone isn't on Gingerbread yet. You may have to SBF with the .596 Gingerbread SBF file, but you won't have any root that way.

    I'm thinking it might be an issue with something else involved with the SBF/factory reset process. I would re-download a new .340 SBF file and SBF and factory reset and see if Wi-Fi works...if not, definitely bring it back and see if they will give you a new phone.
     
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    Ok makes sense thanks for clearing that up.

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    I have taken my phone back to 340 via sbf, done a nondroid backup that took me back to before I started loading roms (did a backup before I started playing), and I still can't shake the wifi issue. And I have no idea why I keep getting the random reboots.

    I would take the phone back to vzw, but it got wet several months ago, and so the indicator stickers were triggered. I sat my phone down on my nightstand where a spilled sippy cup was, but I took out the battery and left it sitting for 24 hours and everything was fine from then on. I'm gonna guess vzw won't care about any of that, just that the stickers have been triggered.
     
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    I am really starting to hate my X, wifi won't work and reboots..

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    Wow.... VZW responding to a post about a rooted phone with Wifi problems. Talk about weird.
     
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    You know what? It's awesome. Very cool to see it.

    Personally, I have had nothing but positive experiences with Verizon. Customer service especially. I've also had many conversations with VZW reps, about rooting/bandwidth/ROMs/etc..

    Anyway... back on topic... DX with WIFI issues and stuff...
    Bummer, man. Hope you get it sorted bro (speaking to the OP).

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