Just got Droid X todsy and already having big problems!

Discussion in 'Droid X Tech Support' started by Olivia, Oct 20, 2010.

  1. Olivia

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    First of all I used to have the original Droid but hated it so when new iphone came out I switched. Well I got tired of going over data plan so today I switched back to Verizon and had a tough decision between droid x or droid incredible.

    Well I decided on the X so I install beautiful widgets with live wallpaper ands few apps. I restarted my phone because after using it a while the web browser was acting up. Well after restart I now cannot get one of my folder shortcuts to open, when I slide to unlock like my droid before its lagging ( so that probably means when someone calls I'll have to swipe it a few times and miss calls again), and some other issues that I cannot recall right now.

    This was the whole reason I left android phones. Yes I do have ATK installed. I don't want these same problems all over again. I thought by now all the bugs would have worked out.

    Oh I now remember the main problem I'm having now. My buttons at the bottom of phone are dark. They lit up earlier but after restart will not light up now. I've restarted twice and still no luck. Please help!
     
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    Removing the live wallpaper isn't a must. Its really easy to make a ton of changes and not know what might be causing what. Specially if its something bad. Always start with a fresh charge and try to simplify things. I would lower all my setting and notifications to not auto pull anything. Same with widget and stuff....keep it to a minimum till you find something wrong. If nothing can be found, if try a factory reset.
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    Since your not that far along on your Droid X i recommend doing a factory reset. Don't worry you wont have to re-buy beautiful widgets, just find the app again in the market and install. I would go without the Task Killer also.

    If you bought it from a local Verizon store they would most likely be more than happy to help you.
     
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    Hit the lock button twice and your bottom buttons should light up again. There's no need for the task killer. It could be the root of your problems. Live wallpapers shouldn't be a problem either. Switch browser flash to on demand.
     
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    Actually if your not far along with your new Droid X I recommend calling the warranty center for a new one.

    This isn't my only and #1 solution. First I would do the recommended in the first response to you thread, get rid of Advanced Task Killer, not needed on the DX.

    As far as laggy slide lock...? It will lag, I've noticed, if your holding it flat in your hand and level to the ground. I know I sound like Steve Jobs by telling you to hold your phone a certain way but it's just what I've noticed from experience.

    Live wallpapers can cause a little lag but it isn't a major problem. If it is a paid LWP(live wall paper) I suggest playing with the settings and adjusting your FPS(frames per second) to a lower setting.

    Hope this helps a little, good luckdancedroid
     
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    Here's my little list of things to do:

    1. As everyone else has said, get rid of the task killer. I would not be surprised if it is causing most of your problems.
    2. If you have an anti-virus program, uninstall it. They do cause the kind of problems you're experiencing.
    3. Until you find the root of your problems, kill the Live Wall Papers. After things are running smooth you can redo them and see how it goes.
    4. Uninstall the apps you installed. Presumably at this point the phone will be running smooth and quick. Now start the reinstall the apps you had, but do it one at a time and run the phone through it's paces after each install to see if that app is causing any issues.
    5. Do not install apps on the sdcard until they have been tested as indicated above.
    6. Do not install any apps on the sdcard that are tied to any widget that you have on your screens.

    Well that's all I can think of now. Good luck and keep us posted.


    Good luck.
     
  8. Martin030908

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    Follow bayou's advice and get back to us...

    definitely rid yourself of the task killer, it's causing more harm than good.
     
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    Agreed, and No Task Killer. I was having problems with my evo then when I got rid of the task killer they cleared right up.

    Trying out Sprint for a month. Sent from my Evo using Tapatalk. 4G is pointless when you don't live in one of the few available network areas.
     
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    I just got an X as well and have task killer on it. I'm just curious about why it's not good to have it installed? Is there a better way to stop the apps from running and run the battery down?
     
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    There is a thread somewhere around here that explains why task killers are not the way to go. I rooted my droid x and installed minfreemanager, works great and keeps the phone fast and smooth.

    Sent from my DROIDX using DroidForums App
     
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