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Time to take my Droid to the target range

Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by Steve H, Sep 1, 2010.

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    I have heard about possessed Droids but never have I seen one like mine. It sent email's out on it's own, played music on it's own and tried to edit my contacts. I tried to do a factory reset and that won't fly either, now it keeps dialing #'s 1, 7, 4 and the * symbol. Verizon tech didn't believe me so I had to go through the store manager to get a replacement going. I'm tellin' ya it POSSESSED!!!!!

    This is all since 2.2 hit my phone
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    Remember to take high speed video of the shooting event.
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    eh, i dont believe you. lay off the drugs...
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    I know some things are covered, but I don't remember reading anywhere that bullet holes are covered. :)
    Might get you a bill for full cost even though the initial return was for a valid problem.

    Now, if you shoot it up, then post video of it still working and actually have signal strength, I would post that to the iPhone forums. LOL
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    Besides, you don't use a gun on possessed things. You are suppose to use Holy Water and old Priests.
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    If I shoot it with a silver bullet do you think that would get rid of them?
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    I don't think you need Holy Water for a possessed Droid. Dropping it in the toilet will do. :p

    To the OP, have you done a battery pull? Was the update OTA? If so, maybe you can go to the "Circus" thread and install the 79mb file.
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    Several battery pulls. One from midnight last night to about 6:00 this morning. A couple of hours after I turned the phone back on it froze up. Did another battery pull and within 10 minutes it was sending emails on it's own. Here is the text of the email.........CD x drx xrdxx xxd xxrr CD. DD rr4 xxCC
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    do you have it on the charger when its doing all this?
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    Call a preist and exercise those demons.

    Sent from my Droid using Tapatalk
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    That sounds like a proximity sensor/transistor issue. Try installing the file aaf709 suggested and see if that fixes things. If not, try cleaning your screen (with the phone powered off) with a light mist of glass cleaner. If that still doesn't work, you could either take it back and demand a replacement or try rooting and seeing if another ROM or a rollback to 2.1 would fix it. If you try the last, don't despair, just backup all your data, wipe the phone clean, and then take it in.
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    In a fair amount of cases these problems are caused by moisture entering from the ear piece.
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    That would make sense with my having this issue while doing yardwork. However, doing the sensor reset finger trick always worked for me.
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    Now you don't think that when I'm on a fire any moisture would get near me do you? Actually I haven't had the phone on a fire in about two weeks.
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    As it is right now I cannot turn the phone on without it going crazy. It will not even let me do a factory reset. As soon as it goes on it starts pushing it's own buttons.....
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    Can you get into the bootloader? If so you might be able to flash SBF files and see if it's software or hardware effing things up.
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    lol. I was just making a suggestion. Your issue sound a little worse than when its happened to my droid. Good luck...........