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Rogue DROIDS have mind of their own

Rogue DROIDS have mind of their own
A Motorola DROID owner thought that his phone was a real robot when it started surfing the web, answering emails and making phone calls by itself in the middle of the night. The next evening, not only did the handset get back on the web, it again answered emails and made calls to the owner's parents, neighbors and a client. The neighbors were so alarmed by the call in the middle of the night that they rushed over to see if anything was wrong. A virus scanner showed no problems. Did this DROID actually have a mind of its own? Uh, not really. His problem was traced to one of those replacement chargers that you might see on sale at your local drug store. Another forum member had the same problems arise after he purchased a cheap replacement charger from eBay. But there is more to this story. A number of DROID owners using the Motorola supplied charger are complaining about their beloved handset doing things on its own. Verizon has been good so far in replacing these runaway units, but no one can give a precise explanation why it happens. Some are blaming static electricity while others point to some kind of software bug. For some, even a Master Reset would not help.

If your Motorola DROID starts to come to life, do not panic. If you are using a charger that is not original equipment, go back to the one that came with the phone and see if that fixes the problem. If that fails, you could bring your DROID back to Verizon and see what they suggest. This is an ongoing problem that started within weeks of launch and new complaints keep popping up on the DROID FORUMS board. Not even for one second do we believe that a contingent of Android powered Motorola phones will each start making rogue calls, sending out gibberish emails and surfing the web in a diabolical plot to take over the world. That we leave up to Apple and the iPhone.

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:45

1. warhed (Posts: 56; Member since: 07 Mar 2010)

If my droid starts doing this am calling the Autobots!!!!

posted on 11 Mar 2010, 19:53

2. Cali_E (Posts: 196; Member since: 24 Sep 2008)

lol. what if it starts building other droids that shoot missles and shit? oh shit TERMINATOR "Rise of the Droids"!!!! lmfao

posted on 11 Mar 2010, 20:46

6. chris2283 (Posts: 16; Member since: 28 Feb 2010)

Wow lmfao!!!

posted on 11 Mar 2010, 19:58

3. scottmbolt (unregistered)

Damn green bot!

posted on 11 Mar 2010, 20:18

4. coolchris1400 (Posts: 7; Member since: 11 Apr 2008)


posted on 11 Mar 2010, 20:31

5. corporateJP (Posts: 2458; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)

Walmart cargers...FTL.

posted on 11 Mar 2010, 20:49

7. JackFace (Posts: 190; Member since: 03 Nov 2009)

WTF??? Haha!

posted on 11 Mar 2010, 23:43

8. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)

And that, kiddies, is why you don't use chargers not specifically meant for the phone you're using. There are different amp levels needed between some smartphones and regular phones; in the Droid's case this makes sense due to the monster battery it uses. What do you think is going to happen when you poke your electronic equipment with electrical sources not designed for it?

posted on 12 Mar 2010, 00:16

9. cellgeek82 (Posts: 518; Member since: 20 Dec 2009)

I've not had any problem with mine, but I mainly use the Motorola charger it came with. But I sorta wonder if this is SkyNet trying to take over humans??? :o

posted on 12 Mar 2010, 02:55

10. CommZod (Posts: 10; Member since: 08 Mar 2010)

The screen on my Droid tends to go a little crazy while plugged in, granted not that bad. But you can test it yourself by pluggin in your Droid and pulling down the notification bar and try to hold it still it tends to bounce all over the place!

posted on 12 Mar 2010, 06:18

11. ToddD00 (Posts: 38; Member since: 30 Mar 2009)

In a world that doesn't. Droid does...... Retarded things

posted on 12 Mar 2010, 08:20

13. Fan_of_Fanboys (Posts: 101; Member since: 13 Nov 2008)

Don't let Sarah Palin read that post. Unless you vote Republican. Than you are just being factious. Either way +1

posted on 12 Mar 2010, 06:34

12. Jyakotu (Posts: 852; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)

I guess Droid does...have a mind of it's own. O_o

posted on 12 Mar 2010, 09:36

14. rimwireless (Posts: 17; Member since: 03 Feb 2010)

SO WHERE DID IT START SENDING EMAILS???? LIKE THE ARTICLE SAID? I have seen many touch screens do that, Its an issue with the touch screen. This is dumb. Hes a bad phone who cares. Guy probably dropped in water or something.

posted on 12 Mar 2010, 10:51

15. stuntz (Posts: 178; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

he forgot to mention that he dropped it in the toilet before this video...

posted on 14 Mar 2010, 23:03

16. ozinator80 (Posts: 2; Member since: 14 Mar 2010)

Alright, time for a quick lesson. The program that is running on the screen is not a default app. If you research the app prior to the current version, customers state that it does weird things to their phones including making phone calls! Hint hint, delete the app. That is one down fall of open source development, bad programmers...

posted on 26 Jun 2011, 11:20

17. Sabrina (unregistered)

ok, so my moterola droid is pure evil scince its doing things by itself... its not the charger and i cant even get into settings to reprogram it because its clicking on otherthings by itself. all i have installed on it is: i heart radio , zedge ringtones, Angry birds, speed anatomy, and love calculator...i installed love calculator after it started going haywire though... but my phone has its really bad moments and calmer moments... i cant take it to verizon because of parents... and for fear that i will have to pay because i have no insurance on the phone! WHAT DO I DO!!!!!!

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