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01-25-2014 02:04 AM
While my cell isn't set to shut down ever automatically, every night it "locks up" and the only solution is to remove it from the protective cover, which isn't a fun thing when you need to know the current time or make a call, then remove and replace the battery. Is it a problem with my particular phone or something in my personal set up? Obviously I'm asking a seriously difficult question of you folks knowing full well its impossible to accuractly to answer without having hands on it, but I can only hope, can't I?
Thanks folks, Mike
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01-25-2014 05:17 PM
01-25-2014 07:55 PM
The pad will no longer move and even if it happens to be over a icon it will not open it, neither will the shut down button on the top right shut her down. I actually have to remove its otterbox, the battery cover and then the battery. When I replace the battery, it starts up and is fine all day. It does this "lock up" every night, very, very late. I tried, one day, when I found it locked up like this to just wait and see if it would restart, rather unlock, on it's own, but gave up this plan at 1200 hours and removed and replaced the battery. Then it was good all day.... Thank you for the trouble of trying to help me.... This old SOC retired man can't afford a new one at this time, and who knows when I can......Mike Abbey
01-25-2014 09:25 PM
OK thank you. I recommend that you attempt to boot into Safe Mode:
It may take you multiple attempts to get the ESC key sequence (press/release/hold) correct, so be patient. When successfully into Safe Mode, see what happens.
If the behavior ceases, then think carefully...what happened just before this behavior started? A new app? An update? A Theme? Something else? Think carefully as the smallest change could be causal...and attempt to undo whatever that was.
But if the behavior continues in Safe Mode, then you may need to consider more drastic actions -- WIPE, OS Reload, BBSAK Wipe/Reload, and the "Bare Bones" OS Reload Process. To prepare, you should be sure that you have a full backup to your PC...please review the Backup link in my auto-sig on this post for instructions.
Good luck and let us know!
01-25-2014 10:46 PM
I preform the task with the esc key as suggested. The device shut off and it didn't turn back on, so I restarted it. It doesn't appear to be any change? The screen is exactly as before. Should it appear as my computer does when its in safe mode?
01-25-2014 10:48 PM
01-26-2014 12:51 AM
Sir, You were exactly correct! I didn't do it correctly. I did this as advised and am now in safe mode. I am guessing if it locks up tonight as it has been doing, I will need to preform the more drastic procedure of wiping her? And yes Sir, I frequently back up my cells.
I'll let yo know tomorrow! Thanks, Mike
01-26-2014 10:14 AM
Sir, I worked well! When I got up it was operating normally!!!!!! Sometime during the changinng to safe mode either I hit the set time and date back to eastern as we live in Central time now, or part of the process moved her somehow, but she wasn't locked up as before.
Do I leave her in safe, or revert back to regular operation?
Again, Many, Many Thanks. Mike
01-26-2014 12:06 PM
01-26-2014 03:36 PM
Sir, I'm sure it is obvoious that I am not very electronic savy by now and ask if it would hurt anything if I just left it in safe mode. I'm sure that I can't do the detective work it will require to find the culpert. Everything works just fine in safe....Mike