[Q] Defy (MB525) starts 2nd boot while already running and then crashes
Three years of happines on a finely tuned Defy (T-Mo US standard firmware) that now has started giving me a lot of grief; something trigers a 2nd boot phase (that's how I call it... it's the phase with the MotoBlur/Android animation) while the phone is already running (seemingly OK,).
It's weired; out of the blue, I can see the MotoBlur animation start, and when it completes, the phone will lose wi-fi, cell network goes down (there's a red '+' icon displayed), and soon the phone freezes and only a battery pull will get it going again. This happens at random, sometimes when the phone is not used. If I were to speculate on the likely cause, I'd point out wi-fi, but... what do I know?
So far, I've done a factory reset, reflashed the firmware, and I've even tried two other SBFs (the GB Blur U3_3.4.2_179-6.1, and the CEE U3_3.4.2_179-002 Deblured), all for naught.
I think I've done all that's available to mere mortals, and now it's time to seek help of the experts here.