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    Question Help!! 8100 going crazy!!1

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    My buddy has a TMO 8100, Its going absolutely nuts! It will call people on it's own send texts by itself. When he turns the radio off it will turn back on, when trying to scroll to an icon it will select one at random. Its like it has a mind of its own Has anyone heard of this? what did you do, I tried to wipe it and restore, it fixed it for about a minute, then right back to it.

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    I would completley wipe it, 3rd party apps too and then reinstall with TMO's 4.2.1 OS. Did you use JL Commander to wipe it clean? If you used the BB to wipe it, it doesn't wipe the OS off, just your info and 3rd party apps. You may need a fresh OS installed. Hope that makes sense.

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    Here's a great link from Lavagirl to help you out:

    http://forums.pinstack.com/blogs/lav...lackberry.html

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    wow that is weird, what OS is it?
    how old is it? when did this start happening?
    ummm
    what else?
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    Alt-LGLG gets you the event log and might give more info as to what's going on.

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    That will only work if he can get the phone to cooperate long enough to scroll to it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by EricaJ1073 View Post
    That will only work if he can get the phone to cooperate long enough to scroll to it.
    I know, but that would still be what I'd try before wiping the phone.

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    I still say wipe the phone and install a fresh OS to take care of any bugs. JMHO

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    I had the same problem and was told it is a 'known issue' with the 8100- a problem with the trackball. My carrier ended up sending me out a new 8100, & I haven't had any problems since. Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by luciferseamus View Post
    wow that is weird, what OS is it?
    how old is it? when did this start happening?
    ummm
    what else?
    i believe it is 4.2, and i believe it is less then year old, and it started happening over the weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedNightHawk View Post
    Alt-LGLG gets you the event log and might give more info as to what's going on.
    It doesnt even give me a chance to attempt the alt lglg Lol it has a mind of it own it will start calling people and texting people... It's really quite funny only bc it's not mine I know i would be a little ticked. He is going to try and get a replacment phone, if he can't i am going to try the JL cmdr and i will keep you guys posted!!
    Thanks for all of your help!!
    Spark

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    I KNEW trying the ALT L G L G wouldn't work because it's inaccessible. I feel his pain. I had a SideKick 3 do this same thing to me a year ago. The trackball, D-Pad and keypad locked me out of the rest of the phone and I could only open the MP3 player. Making matters worse, I was not at home when this weird behavior was going on. I was able to replace the phone when I got back home though.


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