I'm looking for a new phone....

Discussion in 'Smartphones' started by Virinder, Nov 12, 2012.

  1. RickAgresta

    RickAgresta Above: Peanut, leader of the Peanutty Forces

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    I've had instances where built-in apps have frozen and needed to be killed manually. I may be overly sensitive to 'one size fits all' since yesterday, though :vbwink:
     
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    Granted, but in those instances and instances where you get some general flakiness on a phone, I think you risk instability by killing the app. I just do a battery pull (or, in the case of a Nexus device, a simulated battery pull) and everything is back in order. Don't need to do it often, but have had to do battery pulls with all phones now and again, going back to my moto flip phone. Remains the single best fix for misbehaving phones, for me at least.
     
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    Can't do a battery pull on all devices anymore…just being obstinant <g>
     
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    You can on any Android device. :vbwink:
     
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    Not really, not without dissasembly. I don't have a removable cover on my tablet, Samsung Galaxy Tab 3; neither do you, original Nexus 7, right?
     
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    Rick, but there are other ways to simulate or actually do a "battery pull" without the need of taking the battery out of the device. My Xperia Z1 is as sealed as phones go, but it has a small push button next to the SIM tray slot that effectively disconnects the battery, doing the same an actual battery pull will do. Do the models you mention have a similar functionality?
     
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    Mine doesn't raspy, but this is a wifi only device, so no SIM tray. it's an excellent idea, though.
     
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    On any Android device I have had (just in case I am wrong and it isn't universal), you do a battery pull by holding the power button, ignoring the menu that comes up, until the device spontaneously reboots (shuts off and spontaneously powers back up). That fully simulates a battery pull and generally cures (for me ) all manner of odd phenomenon including battery wierdness.
     
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    Thanks, Hook, I'll try that next time something goes belly-up :vbwink:
     
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