I wonder if ne one had an major issue with their touch screen before like I had with mine. So I decided to post this little story. Let me start off with a little background info. I got my droid november 6, 5 46am central time zone. don't ask me how but the vzw dude was letting me earlier cuz I had work. I was so happy that day leaving t mobile I did love my g1 but wen I read all about the droid I felt likt I had to leave her and move on. She did do a lot for me but time tells all and it was my time go and move on.Untill two months ago (Present time I'm talking in) I realized not everyone has the bubbly keyboard. I saw friends at my unit (I'm in the army reserves) that bought the droid a couple of months after me had flat keyboards n they were bitching bout how flat it was. I agreed with them since I was woth a g1 the keyboard was a bit flat but nothing to were its such a pain, so my friend shows me his keyboard and I looked shocked played with it was like wow and I pulled my n did a side by side side comprasion and this before I saw the bubbley keyboard thread on here. So unforunately my toucscreen starting doin its own thing like it was ghost writer and spazzing out. I had no control over it this happened monday nite and I was dreading it that I will end up replacing it. But it would not let me do nothing.I couldn't go ne where on my screen it would randomly hit different icons to the point were sum times it would call my contacts. I only had control over the physical buttons. So on Tuesday during work I fought the ghost writer to let get to setting a do a system restore. First minute of the set up was ok but right wen it finish and I was on the home screen again. I was like FUDGE I don't want to replace my rare Droid. After work I replaced it, I was real pissed I had the bubbly keyboard and (something I didn't noticed untill I got my replacement) the golden plated volume side button. I miss my precious rare droid. I was soo proud to be first non employee to have the droid in houston.
There was a thread about htc telling us to charge the phone till green then turn it off and charge again till it hits green, i tried this method but the battery led would always go back to orange, i unplugged and repeated step two about 30 or 40 times
So I got caught in the rain and the phone died. I tried to turn it on the day after and the touchscreen was completely weird, it acted like I pushed all over the place. I turned it off and put it in rice for 4-5 days. When I turned it on the bottom half of the screen worked for a day, then it stopped working again. I put it in rice for about 10 days, then I used a hairdryer for about 5 hours on low heat.
Now, still only half the touchscreen works. Sometimes it wants to go helicopter view when I'm only using one finger, sometimes the notification bar is activated if I'm playing around in the lower regions and sometimes the screen stops being responsive at all. Thinking I'm the handyman I just ordered a new digitizer, but I have no real idea if that's the problem or not. Can something have corroded inside and caused this, or will a new digitizer most likely fix this?
New digitizer: 40 usd. Insurance: 160 usd. Obviously I want it to be the digitizer
I've never been able to calibrate my compass since day one for some reason, but the easily rotating screens were driving me nuts and getting annoying. I was messing around yesterday, and tried hitting the Calibrate button like 50 times FAST AS HELL and I got the compass to appear! Doing it the normal way didn't do anything, as the phone would just repaint the screen with the fake phone showing you how to rotate it.After a few rotations, it turned green. I was like, wow, that was easy...until I tested it. My phone now refused to go to landscape at all!! So I tried it again. After another 50 taps, I went throught the same motions, got the red compass folks were complaining about in another thread and tried the solution that worked for some by deleting the market Compass app I got months ago. I went back to settings and...nope, still needs 50 taps and still got a red compass. I did a reboot and a battery pull, and same result. I can no longer get into landscape mode, EVER!!! The only way to get into landscape is if I am playing a game or something, but rotating the phone for web surfing or texting just doesn't work.
I stupidly did the same mistake again by updating my S2 from GingerBread to IceCreamSandwitch without calibrating the horizontal accelerometere, and now unfortanatly i cannot find the official GB firmware for my S2 .
(if you have a better solution that will fix my accelerometer cause now when i play games like " Trial ", when the phone is in the "normal" position the rider is always going back so i have to rotate the phone about 15 degrees to the right in order to be "normal" )
I am running 1.5 r00ted and unfortunately it was last used in mass storage, not debug mode. How can I get my data off the phone using ADB? Remember, I have no touchscreen, so I guess this will have to be done in fastboot mode or something similar. I cannot navigate to the settings from the homescreen using the keyboard as I have an unlock pattern...
I am having a problem with part of my screen and I was wondering if anyone knows what the deal is. On the phone screen I can't tap on the top of my screen. It doesn't register anything at all. Also, on my notifications screen I can't tap on the clear button. It started happening sometime after I updated to froyo.
I bought a cheap A-13 MID of the internet and flashed a firmware for another variant common problem with these devices so i have no touchscreen and the usb has snapped of tried soldering it but was unsuccessful.
I have recovery installed but only way i can use it is through novotools but need touch screen.
So i need a way to flash firmware through sdcard on boot (Can be done, can't find guide though)
Or a script that will run reboot-recovery.sh on boot from sd or maybe emmc
Or that will run when the sd is mounted so that if i insert an sd card into the device with reboot-recovery.sh script on it it will reboot to recovery
Give me reason enough to confirm my impressions of the Droid X and Droid 2's touchscreen compared to the Incredible.
From Droid X forum - "Touchscreen Lag?" From Droid X forum - "Touchscreen unresponsive"
So I had to take my wife's EnV Touch in for a software update on Friday. I started playing with all the Android phones in the store (and yes I own an Incredible...since launch day). There were three Droid 2's and two Droid X phones on display and all 5 seemed to have crappy touchscreens compared to the Incredible. The 1 Motorola Devour actually had a better feeling touchscreen, more responsive and fluid. I felt like the Droid 2 and Droid X touchscreens were rough and had an issue picking up my touch consistently. The two Incredibles on display behaved just like mine.
The LG Ally phones on display worked ok, I hate the haptic feedback. It feels like a capacitive version of my wife's phone. Honestly, it didn't seem much better than the resistive touchsceen on her phone. If a live wallpaper was enabled, forget using the phone lol.
The Devour running 1.6...gotta say I was impressed at it's performance and responsiveness for such low-end hardware. If I had to get my wife a smartphone it'd be an Incredible, but if she HAD to have a physical keyboard I would probably suggest the Devour to her. She could care less for flash, the Android version, or getting a lot of apps.
Anyway, this was just an observation. Some people are probably fine with Motorola's touchscreen but are pissed at the Incredible's battery life. The Incredible really seems to shine with a good custom kernel and a larger battery. If Verizon does get a version of the EVO I hope they go with a minimum of 1500mAh. Then again, I'm fine with my Incredible until 4g enters my area. Given my location, it may be a couple years when they finish the 4g rollout.
I recently broke my G1 and I am thinking of buying the Samsung Vibrant. Since the Vibrant is touchscreen only I would have a hard time playing Nesoid, SNesoid, etc. I researched the app "Wiimote controller" but unfortunately it does not work for the Vibrant. Should I buy the Vibrant even though I use my phone to play emulators? Or should I just wait for the Samsung Epic or just buy the MyTouch Slide because both have physical keyboards?
Hey D2 owners. I have a DX and my wife wants a D2. Question is - is the touchscreen on the D2 the same as a DX ie. it wont work with fingernails, stylus etc.. It actually has to be touched by a finger..
I come from the iphone scene and bought an evo. i got the emulators and while playing it i noticed that sometime it starts acting up and my character moves by itself when i hold 2 buttons together then let go of 1. is this just the way the touchscreen was designed? i know the iphone had some kind of multi touch they pattented so it took a while for other phones to come out with pinch ability on their touchscreens. iphone works perfectly for being on-screen buttons but on this phone i seriously cant even play cause the controls are so messed up. sometimes my character is like crouching repeadedly or running right , does anyone else have this problem or is it just my phone? specifically while playing snes emulator since there isnt many other apps that use more than 1 button at a time.
Today at one moment i was using my HTC magic on a call to my brother, and then 5 minutes later i try to unlock it on the pattern screen and the touch is not working! all the buttons work, however when i recieve a call all the phone does is play the ringtone and not show an incoming call!
I just picked up the Hero about a week ago and am having issues with Google Maps and the touchscreen. If I open Maps and leave the phone sit for a second to where the lock screen comes on, the touchscreen stops working. I am able to close the app using the buttons and trackball, but have to restart the phone to get touchscreen functionality...
Has anyone noticed their touchscreen being unresponsive (in other words its like their is lag and it's sticking and you have press down harder than normal for something to register) from time to time? This has occurred while I texting or just trying to scroll through the different screens. Generally when this happens I press the power button on top and press it again and it seems to go away. I have a stock phone with no apps installed aside from Google Maps from the Market.
Is anyone else having issues with the responsiveness of the touchscreen after updating to 2.1? It seems to have lost some accuracy on touch detection and I find myself having to select things twice sometimes before it registers my touch.
My current phone is a Behold, KRZR before that, and a Kyocera SOHO before that. I really like the Behold, it is by far the best phone I have used to date. But it is time for a change. I'm looking for a touchscreen phone with WiFi and Android and I don't want a data plan. Requirements: 1) Touchscreen (no slider) 2) Android, preferably 2.2 or confirmed update in pipeline (or ability to root & update) 3) No Data Plan (I'm not willing to pay $30/month for something I won't often use) 4) WiFi 5) Fast processor, 800mhz or faster 6) Camera w/flash Possibilities: 1) Because I don't want data, I don't need 3g, so I could run an AT&T phone. 2) I am willing to root a phone, as long as the process is reasonably well explained in a how-to. 3) I am not looking for a new contract and am willing to pay outright for the phone. 4) If there is a phone that will work, I am willing to consider a phone not sold in the US, if I can get it on eBay or elsewhere. Remember, no data, no 3g, so that might open a few doors.
Eagerly awaiting my Incredible! I'm only a little apprehensive about losing the physical keyboard. Can anyone provide any information on how hard it was to transition from a physical qwerty keyboard to a touchscreen keyboard? My only prior experience with touchscreen was a Samsung Glyde and I wanted to frisbee that phone.
This is my first post and an aspiring programmer (I guess you can call me that) I want to know what type of input would be the best for a 2d game using only the touchscreen? I want to know from a gamer's point of view. I want to know if the buttons mapped on the screen is more user friendly or that "Point and click" type of input like what you would do with a mouse but touching instead? Or something dramatic with the multi touch that some devices have, but that limits the audience to a couple devices.People may argue an all touch screen input is a terrible Idea, but look at all the Android devices, most if not all have touchscreen and some ONLY have touch screen. So I would like to reach the majority of the audience.
New to this forum so please forgive me if I'm asking a question already touched upon.
I wanted to upgrade my phone to either the Droid X or the Fascinate so I went to a few Verizon stores over the weekend to test the phones out.
I really liked the size and feel of the Fascinate over the bulkiness of the X, but I noticed in many of the floor models that the touchscreen wasn't very accurate when trying out the texting feature.
I realize that floor samples are abused and therefore not indicative of the actual phone. So I wanted to ask people who actually own and use the phone if anyone has noticed any issues regarding the touchscreen.
I currently own a Samsung touchscreen and it has become a bit fussy. It has been two years so I know its to be expected, but want to avoid any future problems.
This is random, not necessarily towards the Hero, but I was listening to a podcast and they were talking about how the phone can be used completely from just the buttons/trackball, so I tried it on my Hero. I can scroll to any page, but I can't pick an icon.
It's interesting that the phone CAN do a lot without the touchscreen, but I think it's extremely difficult. Even if they WORK, they are so difficult to use, and the touchscreen is so easy, that I can't imagine anyone using the trackball more than the screen.
I was just wondering what you guys thought, even though the trackball does a lot, I really don't like using it EVER (unless I wrote a big word and I want to change a letter). And if they made a "Curve-style" phone with buttons and a smaller screen that wasn't touch, I think it would be horrible!
I have been trying to find a way to control my phone from a touchscreen. I have a samsung galaxy running android and would really like to hook it up to my touchscreen in my car. I know there is a module called mimics that allows it to be done. It is difficult to install into a monitor tho. Any way to connect it to a touchscreen another way? Maybe a Mirroring app and cable(s)? My galaxy has a micro usb out, it can be used as a video out maybe?
I wanted to root my new galaxy victory 4G LTE from Sprint and put a custom rom on it. Followed rooting guides and that worked fine. Then I went to find a rom that would work and all I found was victorious, which I was so eager to try I didn't even think to read that part that said VM only. Got stuck in a boot loop. That's where I made the real mistake and decided to try a rom for another galaxy model, a custom s3 rom. Ever since that my touchscreen has been unresponsive, soft buttons and hard buttons work though. Using ODIN I've tried to restore to stock, I've used KIES to try to update, and everything has worked as far as I could want it to, but nothing restored touchscreen functionality. I am able to get into the hard button guided recovery menu and download mode, but have been unable to get anything touch based to work, and cannot find a CM non touch recovery that will work with this phone.
Maybe this belongs somewhere else but not sure. I installed Universal Androot and ran it. Then I sarted uninstalling somethings I thought I didn't need. Well I accidentally uninstalled my touchscreen keyboard. Is there anyway to get it back? I didn't use it a whole lot anyways but it would be nice to have it back. Thanks for any help
When I try to use the Droid while connected to the computer through the USB (not mounted), the touchscreen is acting up. For example I press the home button and it thinks I pressed something on the screen instead. I was wondering if anyone else ran into this problem and what might cause it (maybe some malfunctioning app?). It gets back to normal as soon as I unplug it.
For the past 2 day every so often my phone selects stuff on my phone without me touching it. I have tried hard resets and also I set my phone back to factory default like it was right out the box. Still does it. Even tried to recalibrate screen.
This is my first touchscreen phone and I am having trouble getting use to it and was wondering if there were any tricks to it. While scrolling a page with my finger I often find I am inadvertently clicking a link I didn't intend or two links are close together and my finger makes contact with the wrong one first and in both cases I have to stop loading the page I dont want, hit menu and back to reload the page I did want and start scrolling over again.I also find it unnatural that the phone can scroll in both the x and y directions at the same time. It makes sense to scroll in whatever direction is more predominant.
This is the 2nd time now that this has happened, and both times it has been when my phone was plugged into an outlet and charging. I was on a bus ride and had my phone charging while I was using it pretty heavily - Google Talk, web viewing, etc. Basically, some aspects of the screen would stop working. For instance, the "space bar" wouldn't register when I touched it, and certain other letters. Overall, the touch screen was pretty unresponsive. The problem only went away later after I had unplugged it for some time. During this problem, I reset the phone, reset the calibration - nothing worked.