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Problems with Droid Bionic

Discussion in 'Droid Bionic Tech Support' started by crowsm, Dec 6, 2013.

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    Hey everyone, I'm looking for a little bit of advice and help here. I am a first time visitor and poster here, so sorry if this has already been asked.

    About a week ago, I began experiencing problems loading apps. My phone wouldn't load apps, or when it would, they would close mid-use. Recently, it has been restarting at random, just going back to the loading animation. Any ideas what is going on with it, and if so, how can I fix it?

    Using Droid Bionic by the way.

    Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
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    Is your phone rooted? What version of Android? The going back to the boot animation (without a restart) basically means that one of the UI components crashed, and Android is reloading the GUI. It seems like thats pretty consistent with the other crashes. I would try to boot into recovery and clear cache and dalvik cache.
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    Like she said^^^ are you rooted or stock, any roms? If not Clear your cache and if that fails..then your only option is to do a factory data reset.. Done from settings and privacy....

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    No, I don't have the phone rooted. I will give it a go booting in recovery mode, any link to a tutorial on how to do that with the bionic? This is a complete foreign language to me.

    I have it stock, no roms or anything.

    So it is a software issue from what I can decipher from what you guys are talking about?
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    Yes.. It definitely seems like software...but a fdr (dreaded I know) will typically fix that..

    MAXXED OUT!!!
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    Thanks, I found a link to boot in recovery mode. Cleared the cache in recovery mode, seems to have done the trick. But it's only been 20 minutes or so. Thanks for the help.
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    Alright, another issue has arisen. Trying to root my phone, however, it won't give me the option to connect via mtp when I hook up with the micro-usb to my computer. Any ideas why this won't work? And/or how to fix it?
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    Is USB debugging on?
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    So...just had almost a week of no problems with the phone, and the problems came back worse than before. I've been trying to root my bionic, and for whatever reason, it won't complete the process. I have no idea as to what is going wrong, the tutorial is unhelpful at best. Anyone out there in android world have a well written, easy to follow tutorial on how to root a bionic running stock 4.1.2?

    And if I root my phone, will I lose all of the contacts, pictures and the like that I have?