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Working solution for random boot issues

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By horndroid, Senior Member on 28th February 2012, 06:57 AM
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So this morning I got a call from a friend who told me that his TF is running like crap after doing OTA upgrade to ICS.
We met up at school and I got to take a look at it. Yes, it was indeed running like crap and it even randomly rebooted while we were eating breakfast. He told me the random reboots were happening every 3-5 hours(that he could notice).

Here's what I did to fix it.
  1. Removed his MicroSD card(not sure if necessary)
  2. Shut down TF.
  3. Hold [volume down] and [power] button together until you get into reset mode with 2 icons in the center of screen. Left icon is Wipe Data. Right icon is Cold boot. Right icon is selected by default.
  4. Press [volume down] to highlight the LEFT ICON, which is Wipe Data.
  5. Press [volume up] to confirm your selection
  6. Go through the process.
  7. Let your TF reboot.
  8. Shut down TF again.
  9. Hold [volume down] and [power] button together until you get into reset mode with 2 icons in the center of screen.
  10. You need to do cold boot. It's already selected by default so just wait like 10 seconds and it will happen automatically. Press [volume up] if you don't want to wait.
  11. Go through the process. Your TF will reboot afterwards.
  12. Done.

It has been over 24 hours and his TF has been running smooth without any glitches or any random reboot. I told him to let me know immediately if a random reboot happens again.

This is simple to do. Worth trying unless you can't read English.

Edit: I didn't include this at first because I thought it would be common sense for everyone but it apparently isn't....
Last edited by horndroid; 29th February 2012 at 04:21 AM.
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28th February 2012, 09:24 AM |#2  
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thnx man for sharing . I actually tried every thing to solve this issue but no luck , I'll try your as sson as i go home .
28th February 2012, 11:29 AM |#3  
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This did indeed work for me as well. I tried this a couple days ago and I have yet to have any freezes or random reboots. I think that not restoring any backed up data, apps or settings is key to fixing the problem. I'm now very happy with ICS- burn in hell Honeycomb.
28th February 2012, 03:15 PM |#4  
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28th February 2012, 03:36 PM |#5  
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When you switch from a version like HC. This is what you exactly should do!
I did this and never experienced random reboots.
My Transformer is running since three days and everything works fine!

Another quick hint:
If you want to work with Google Docs, you have to disable Forced Hardware Rendering!
28th February 2012, 03:57 PM |#6  
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I see on forum the problem is google+

So I removed google+... Wait and see...

Sent from my Transformer TF101 using Tapatalk
28th February 2012, 04:01 PM |#7  
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Originally Posted by billouetaudrey

I see on forum the problem is google+

So I removed google+... Wait and see...

Sent from my Transformer TF101 using Tapatalk, why post in this thread that you are not going to follow the advice of the Op?.......
28th February 2012, 04:12 PM |#8  
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Sorry to say but this is not working, already done this since the minute it was out and still have so now and then a hang boot
(random reboots that hangs on the boot)
28th February 2012, 04:35 PM |#9  
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Giving it a try
I am experiencing random reboots after ICS

Wiped transformer, cold booted, and installed the following.

Adobe Reader
Dog Catcher

updated G+ and GMail but have not run it.

Charging now, I will let you know.

Previously I had wiped it and reinstalled all, disabled syncing, disabled location info, adjusted wi-fi settings, and added CPU throttle control obviously none worked.
28th February 2012, 06:54 PM |#10  
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It might have helped some people, but it did not help me. Unless it was dogcatcher.

5 or so minutes after unhooking it from the charger, I tried to wake it. And it was unresponsive. Was only able to wake it by holding down the vol down and power button at the same time.

I will kill off Dogcatcher and try again but it is not looking so good.
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