Spontaneous reboot. Way to tell why?

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    Just sitting here at work when I noticed the X suddenly pop up on the M screen. I thought "Uh oh!" but waited and watched it boot up normally. It was just sitting there, no LED blinking, not touched at all and last time I used it was a half hour before that to check the outside temp.

    So, I let it finish booting up, then went into ALogCat to see if the logs it displays showed any error but nothing in the log was indicative of a fatal error causing a reboot. Just normal stuff as far as I can tell.

    Is there then any way to tell why the phone just rebooted on its own? Could this have been a forced reboot by one of the apps that is set to automatically update? If so, shouldn't that show up in a log?

    Interesting.
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    I have had it happen to me once or twice. I wouldn't sweat it. The way the processes run on these things it was something corrupt in one of them and it decided to reset itself.

    All in all it is probably a good thing. Its a way of the phone taking care of itself. I wouldn't sweat it until it becomes repetitive.

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    if you see it happening at least once a day, i would do a hard reset. it was happening to me also. sometimes when i was slide to unlock, it would just freeze and reset. so on tuesday i did a hard reset and restored all my apps, and havent had the problem since. i hope im not jinxing myself by saying this.
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    My X also does that occasionally but it has never be a problem that has cause me any inconvience or anything. I wouldn't worry about it.
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    Same here. Probably once a week or so it does that. I'm not worried right now. If it becomes more progressive, then I'll look further.
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    Thanks for the input. This is the first time I've seen it happen so was just wondering. If it happened once a week or more, I'd sure like to know why it happens and make it stop!

    I'll ignore it for now.

    Kevin
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    In answer to your question, though, I'm not sure if there are logs you can look at or not. I've seen mention of logs in some of the rooted X forums, but I've not dwelved into it that much.
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    Same here

    I'm up to 2 to 3 reboots a week. I will try the hard reset as suggested, but I am skeptical. It seems that a crash log is a basic tool for any computer. Sometimes I feel that we've gone back 20 years in app development.
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    Having the same issue myself, reboots on it's own, sometimes while I'm using it, other times while it is idol. Sometimes a few times a day.

    Only new app I've installed lately is the WoW Auction House app. Hope that's not the problem but if others have it and are crashing it might be.
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