Galaxy Note Self Reboot / Self Restart with Android 4.0.4
I have an international unrooted Galaxy Note. During Gingerbread it was stable. Since the ICS update it is very unstable. Battery drain. Sometimes no deep sleep. Self reboots. App crashes.
I had not performed a factory resets before upgrading.
I read in forums that those steps could help
a) getting the battery out for 10 seconds
b) removing unnecessary apps (that might be a problem)
c) moving all apps to internal memory
This actually did help. The Note was more stable. Hardly any self reboots anymore. Mostly it did deep sleep.
Yesterday I installed Android 4.0.4 and hoped that the problem would be gone forever.
BUT – the self restart problem with my Galaxy Note under Android 4.0.4 is worse than ever. I had about hourly self restarts yesterday. I will test again today but I am very unsatisfied.
I am coming from an iPhone and still like the form factor of the Galaxy Note. I also like that you can customize so much. Most Apps that I want to use are available for Android. Some Apps are even better. Some UI details of Android are definitely better.
But the instability of Android on my Note is driving me crazy. This is not acceptable. A real turn off for anybody used the stability that iOS provides.
Besides my rant. Does anybody have the same problems? What are solutions.
I am reluctant to perform a factory reset. I am not aware how to backup Apps, screen layout and picture data. Unhappy ex iOS now Android user.
Last edited by gfisch; 07-25-2012 at 02:47 AM.
07-25-2012 02:45 AM
Welcome to the forum
From GB to ICS is a major update.
1. Factory reset will solve lots of error as it clear all the left over from GB.
2a. If you reluctant to factory reset before back up. You need to root and use Titanium Back up to back up all the application and data/apps/launcher setting. NOT BACK UP system data!
2b. Root will void warranty.
2c. There is brick bug on Galaxy Note. If you not careful and understand...potential of brick is high.
Hope it help