Random reboots?

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    I have a friend who just bought a Droid X from Amazon Wireless. He rooted it and then applied the update and rerooted. Using Z4 root. He has alot of apps installed. (I'm getting a list from him now)

    Any idea what could cause this? He says it reboots by it's self up to 7 times a day. I've never had this issue with my Droid X so I have no real idea.
     
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    Is he running a custom ROM?
    (Some custom ROMS do have bugs, and may be the result of him installing the wrong version etc.)

    Overclocked?
    (JRummy's overclock has been known on a few devices to cause some problems with the kernel and making SOME phones unstable, but it could also be the settings he set his overclock to.)

    Custom Boot Logo?
    (Custom boot logo's have been reported to cause boot loops and or random reboots. I've personally never had the problem, but it HAS happened.)

    Does he run a Task Killer?
    (Android 2.0 + has a BUILT IN task killer, and he should refrain from using one! Same goes for Anti Virus software from the Market!)

    Has he tried wiping Cache/Data Factory Reset?
    (Sometimes all it takes is a fresh start, and may clear up some issues in his phone/sd card. Make sure he does it from CLOCKWORK RECOVERY!!)

    Last but not least, reinstalling the update/SBFing the SYSTEM ONLY SBF from TBH?
    (Will reinstate the phone to an "Out of the Box" state.)

    EDIT - All these questions can be turned into a solution to his problem, just a matter of going down the list! (If non of these work then he may have a defective device.)
     
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    Thanks 10 char
     
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    I have 928 black glass theme installed. I use to get random due to the slide lock at least 2 times a day. Installed No Lock from market and don't have that problem any more.

    I agree with all suggested above except the boot logo. Never seen reboots from a boot logo and I've had many of them. Doesn't mean it can't happen.

    Tap'n from DX while sit'n by a PC.
     
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    I'm not sure. If I had access to the phone I could check it out. But I don't. I'm not sure the cause. He has alot of games installed.
     
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    I would tell him to do a Data/Cache wipe within CWM, and try that out.

    And there is one available, its a System ONLY Sbf, not the FULL Sbf.
     
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    He said he removed a few apps and it stopped rebooting randomly. Can you elaborate on the System only vs Full?
     
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    System ONLY - Is the full .340 system, Apps, settings etc..

    Full SBF - System files, Kernel Upgrade, Baseband Upgrade, and Bootloader Upgrade. Takes your full up to a fully updated 3.2.340 Droid X and not just the system.
     
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    Can this update be flashed if one wants to restore their rooted, debloated phone to stock?
     
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    I froze a few things since the 340 update but not tried to get back in on bgx yet...

    My dx did a slide lock reboot today. Just once do far....but I'm now skeptical cause if the slider lock reboot issue with bgx.

    "what evrrrrr"
     
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    I have had the same problem since the update. It had never happened to my DX before until now and i've owned it since September. The only thing I have done is rooted it since the .340. Not task killers or anti-virus. It just seems to freeze up then it restarts.
     
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    UPDATE: My friend called me saying the phone is randomly rebooting again. It even rebooted while I was talking to him.

    He has some market apps and non market apps.

    He wants to flash the .340 to the phone. I know it's against forum rules to post links. But I'm clueless how to find the .340 SBF. I've searched Google with no avail. Help someone? I just want to help him get back to stock.
     
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    There isn't a full 340 sbf yet.

    "what evrrrrr"
     
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    other than what's been mentioned, have heard of weirdness of things like apps causing reboots.

    Someone said that they had several reboots daily, until they removed weatherbug.. and then their reboots stopped (??)...

    Could try trimming some of the apps you're not using.. *shrug*
     
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