I'm tired of my Droid X restarting randomly.

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    I don't know if this is an isolated incident or not, but it seems like at least once a day, my phone restarts by itself.

    I'll know because either I'll see it while its happening, or I'll hear "Verizon Wireless" when it picks up the service again.

    And its frustrating because I know at least once, it restarted right before my alarm was to wake me up to go back to work, and I almost didn't wake up but I heard the "Verizon Wireless" voice.

    Anybody else's droid x do the same?
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    I would possibly consider a factory reset to see if assists with the randome restarts.

    As for the VZW voice - that is the network lost tone or roaming tone...you can uncheck these in the phone settings - sound...

    Good luck..if the problem persists and it troublesome to you, contact VZW support for a possible replacement phone.
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    my droid x also does this and it also loses 3g signal like 5 times a day and random freezing.
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    I noticed my Droid X doing the same thing. I have been watching my battery and notice it had to have restarted. I then saw it restart just sitting on the arm on my chair. That was twice in just a few hours.
    I did a reset and have been 32 hours with no indecent. I will start adding programs one by one and keep an eye on it. Not sure if there was a program causing the program or not, time will tell. Had my phone since launch and this is the first sign of any problem.
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    X resetting

    This is a software issue. Most likely, from an app you downloaded. TheFlash and Smalltowngirl13 have the right idea. Factory reset, and slowly add your apps. These are computers, with a ton of third party software, restarts and freezes should be more common than they are.
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    I agree with the first part of your statement, I disagree with the second part. Droid is not a computer, and it isn't suppose to restart like this.

    Factory Data Reset like the others suggested should fix it.
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    I don't think freezes and restarts are a part of the everyday mobile experience either...the only time I have experienced this kind of activity from my droid is when I made software modifications that caused errors in the system i.e. kernel change or a ROM that was uncompatable with my device

    If this is truly random and a reset does'nt fix it (and it is stock) I would take it to VZW
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    My Incredible was doing this and the Froyo update seems to have fixed it. However, a lot of people were complaining of this, and relatively few talk about it with the X (never has happened on my X, although it has other issues with being able to hold onto a 3G signal). I would see about getting a replacement from Verizon (but they may have you do a factory reset and run as stock for a few days, so I would back up all your apps either with Appbrain or Astro first).

    Alan
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    i had the same problem with mine after a month. i got mine to work like new again after i did a few things.
    i haven't rooted my phone or installed any custom roms its plain Jain. the facebook app was part of the problem its updated several times while the x has been out and i noticed in the settings for the phone accounts it had made 2 facebook accounts within it. so i uninstall-ed it rebooted my phone and installed it back. it helped speed my phone a little bit, but the random restarts still happened. i did some research to see if any apps i had installed were casing this but with no luck. i finally came across this article in the droid forums that talked about task killers and how you dont need them so like the article said i removed the taskkiller the one i was using was the "advanced task killer form rechild" rebooted my phone and let it do its thing and so far so good i havent had a random restart yet and its been about a week and a half since


    the link to the article about task killers is here:

    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/droid-applications/65483-task-killers-answer-google-developers.html

    hope this helps, good luck
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    I have had this also happen and twice I had to pull the battery to restart it, I hope the update helps
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    Hmm has a processor, operating system, keyboard, screen, internal and removable memory, I/O port. Now what would you call such a device??
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    Note: This is one way to issue a wipe/factory reset if your DX locks up or continuously restarts itself.

    How to issue a wipe/factory reset by using button sequences:
    1) Power down normally.
    2) Press and hold both power and home buttons, until the green android shows up on screen.
    3) Press search button to bring up the menu.
    4) Using up/down volume button, select 'wipe/factory reset' option, then press camera button.
    5) Using up/down volume button, select 'yes', then press camera button.
    6) The wipe process will commence. Once completed, select 'reboot now' option by pressing camera button.
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    For what its worth... I had the same issue with my FIRST DX. Verizon told me to do a factory reset, so I did that. When I went to activate my phone it got stuck on the activation screen and would never go past that. After waiting for my replacement DX (because of course there are none available) I now have my replacement which has come with its own set of issues, but hey the random resets are over.... I just can't connect to wifi now... I'm not happy with this phone at all!
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    Have ya contacted VZW for another replacement or troubleshoot? I wouldn't be happy either - one phone with issues is one to many but the 2nd one too...

    Hang in there and good luck...
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    Just an update:
    I have swapped my battery 3 times with around 110 hrs. with no restarting since I did a factory reset. This is only the second time I have reset my phone. Email issue the first time and restarting the second.
    I would think if this was a hardware problem I would of had something happen in that amount of time.
    There are only a few programs I have not added since I reset, Quick Settings, Pandora, DropBox, PDAnet, update to Maps and a few games.
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    After a factory reset I still get random restarts.
    I had the DX just shut down the other day and it took
    awhile to get it to turn back on.
    No task killers, nothing that should be running in the background.
    Verizon told me to wait for the 2.2 upgrade.
    To me this means if it does not fix it then I have missed my chance to
    get a new replacement.

    :icon_evil:
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    had leaked 2.2, starting getting the random reboots, did a reset and kept 2.2 same issues. Put 2.1 update 1 back on with very few apps, still rebooting. I will wait until 2.2 to be official and if it still happens I will call for a replacement.
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    Went to Verizon and was told to wait for 2.2, got home and it rebooted again. Called support and the apps I have added were blamed for the problem. While I was doing a reset the Support Tech did a Google search and saw how many posts are out about this issue. I agreed to run stock to see what happens.
    I read a post that the restarting may be one reason for the 2.2 delay.
    Droid X’s Are having Rebooting Issues??? | Androidheadlines.com
    Verizon said not to worry I have a year warranty. That is all and fine but while they have me wait for 2.2 I have lost my chance for a new replacement.

    I have formatted my SD card and 3 hard resets to make sure nothing could be left causing a problem.
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    I would not bank on the 2.2 update being a Droid X Saviour. If its randomly rebooting you need to exchange it. My first DX was doing that as well and Verizon told me to do a factory reset. Once I did that my phone got stuck on the activation screen. Well, they had no choice but send me a new one... Oh yeah, and they are all on back order. Point is, I wouldn't wait.... I got a new DX and so far its so, so. Its a very quirky phone compared to my old original Droid. So much so I have talked 2 friends out of getting the DX and they went with the Droid 2 and are happy.

    I know many people who got the 2.2 OTA on the original Droid and it came with loads of issues. So my point is.... Everyone expects the 2.2 update to be great and fix all this stuff.... I am very skeptical. Plus when are we going to get it. The DX is supposed to be a "latest greatest" Droid phone and its well behind the curve on updates.

    Just my little rant. Overall I am happy and could not live without my Droid!
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    I have only talked people into getting this phone because of no problems. This is the best phone a person could buy .. period. I have had no issues at all. Everyone once in awhile a person will get a flawed device but that happens with anything in the world that is produced by man and or machine.
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